Panic by Future Crew
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release date : december 1992
release party : The Party 1992
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 71%
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alltime top: #643
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Panic too! With the same cool trackmo logic, but older technology, but still really cool!

It's just the perfect synchronizing/effects that are out before you can take a breath/trackmo amiga style logic!!!

You know something? Second Reality and Panic are the best with the trackmo logic. When I lack from demos like these on PC, I run Feelow and see some Amiga500 demos! (Damn,. I have to buy a real Amiga :P)
added on the 2000-12-23 16:54:18 by Optimus Optimus
how's come the first thumb up is a year after submisssion %)

this demo is unbelieveable!
rulez added on the 2001-09-25 10:32:46 by PigPen PigPen
hmmh, I always liked Panic better than Second Reality...
added on the 2001-09-25 12:36:54 by britelite britelite
I disagree. Second Reality was overall a better production than Panic. I saw Panic after SR and it was evident that Panic missed a couple of things. Apart from that, Panic is a very good prod. Hard techno music, lots of fractal effects and a dark mood to go. A worthy and respectable prod from FC.
rulez added on the 2001-10-06 17:04:07 by moT moT
Just to vote!
rulez added on the 2001-10-22 14:35:58 by Optimus Optimus
Worth a vote. Had amazing effects (some of them, anyway), music, and design for 1992, on any system.
rulez added on the 2001-11-28 04:52:15 by phoenix phoenix
A good production by the FC.

For some reason I remember liking the opening zooming text sync'd with sound FX back best in '92, as well as the closing "TV" style screen power off :)
Some nice pixel graphics in this one.
rulez added on the 2001-12-17 06:52:48 by DW DW
The very beginning of this demo is sick :) Polished to hell.
rulez added on the 2002-01-28 07:19:15 by bigcheese bigcheese
Yeah, vote. I'm not part of the PC demoscene roots, and in fact, they're somewhat worse than the other systems, but this was a sign of hope :)
rulez added on the 2002-02-21 20:24:53 by kb_ kb_
First demo I ever saw.. and the one that got me intrested in the scene.. You wont believe how I got my hands on it thought.. It came with a pack of CD's with diffrent utils for our first 486 back in '95 =) I still watch it now and the on the very same 486 =)
rulez added on the 2002-02-28 00:07:21 by Phrekie Phrekie
I remember the fractal-voxel and the music the best. This demo was really good, but fell between "Unreal" and "Second Reality" in style.
rulez added on the 2002-02-28 03:13:25 by gloom gloom
Whate the?! I din't vote for this?

For 1992 it was a screamer, really good stuff, despite some really bad pixel art. There was some consternation about pre-calc scenes, but like anybody cared :) I recall FC being really huffy about getting to 2nd place, for reasons they thought unfair.

rulez added on the 2002-04-22 02:42:04 by Shifter Shifter
this was cool back then, tho i like(d) Unreal and SR better.
rulez added on the 2002-04-22 14:58:49 by funktion funktion
rulez added on the 2002-08-26 01:42:01 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
Too bad it only runs on SB, and requires EMS - the latter was considered quite lame back then.
rulez added on the 2002-10-10 14:13:15 by tomcat tomcat
music == oWnage
rulez added on the 2002-10-21 16:56:46 by Gargaj Gargaj
I agree.
rulez added on the 2002-10-23 20:53:48 by megamies megamies
sucks added on the 2002-11-06 12:04:50 by sprocket sprocket
One of the best! I'd often view it over and over on my 386DX-40. With the advent of Farb-Rausch demos, it is starts to look dated graphically, but some of the concepts and imagery are still fresh.

The music in this is great-- a worthwhile listen even separate from the demo itself.
rulez added on the 2003-12-01 16:23:42 by MrSparkle MrSparkle
hmm... I can see the gfx but I can't hear anything ! Running in Win2K w/ VDMSound. I also tried with the DOSBox 0.60 emulator and still, no sound. Anyone has a suggestion ?
added on the 2004-02-23 20:08:20 by BarZoule BarZoule
Sound breaks off after a few seconds in 0.61 as well. I suggest buying the MindCandy DVD or building a 486 out of old parts. :)
added on the 2004-02-23 20:28:20 by phoenix phoenix
I finally got a old SoundBlaster 16, so I can now watch that great demo in the real DOS ! woohoo!!
rulez added on the 2004-06-06 01:31:10 by BarZoule BarZoule
gotta vote for this, this baby got me in the scene!
rulez added on the 2004-06-06 01:48:14 by okkie okkie
rulez added on the 2004-06-22 21:39:10 by shadez shadez
added on the 2004-06-22 21:44:40 by shadez shadez
Thanks MindCandy for finally giving me the opportunity to see this gem =)

Great music, some neat effects, nice synchro, all in '92 style =P

What more could you ask?
rulez added on the 2004-07-22 10:23:02 by Nezbie Nezbie
Oldschool PC style.
rulez added on the 2004-08-15 18:19:25 by sim sim
Yes kickin' it with oldschool, Thanks mindcandy
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 11:37:14 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
The fractal mountain effect really kicks ass. And it has shadebobs and dot vectors too <3
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 12:13:11 by Preacher Preacher
A classic. Great code, music and synchro. As I recall, this is one of the first early PC demos that wasn't completely boring to non-computer people.
rulez added on the 2004-09-22 16:41:58 by wad_ wad_
the first seconds are already more than enough for a massive thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2004-09-22 18:43:35 by blala blala
rulez added on the 2004-09-22 18:47:23 by maali maali
good shit back then
rulez added on the 2004-09-26 22:15:53 by oldaccount oldaccount
extremely oldschool, rather difficult to get running, but entertaining none the less.
rulez added on the 2004-11-05 21:49:34 by witeshade witeshade
rulez added on the 2004-11-16 11:08:31 by toxie toxie
A classic for PC.
rulez added on the 2004-11-18 08:16:07 by chock chock
Another classic from Future Crew. The rythm of the music and the synchronization with it was probably what made it so cool.
rulez added on the 2004-11-26 17:05:27 by Spock Spock
So fucking nice, too bad I haven't seen it with music for 4 years now :(
rulez added on the 2004-11-26 18:23:49 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
Big hit back then. Not as good as Unreal, but...
rulez added on the 2004-12-11 11:47:36 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
rulez added on the 2005-05-12 14:37:22 by chavez chavez
A great Future Crew demo, nothing more to say than excellent. Great timing and some really cool effects also.
rulez added on the 2005-07-14 10:41:09 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2005-07-14 12:56:46 by trigger trigger
Really good! Ace music and some outstanding effects for their day.
rulez added on the 2005-08-17 01:46:39 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
one of the nicest shadebobs ever, nostalgia to the max
rulez added on the 2005-08-17 02:18:54 by task^mdl task^mdl
for having it watched a thousand of times
and for the music
rulez added on the 2006-01-19 00:24:17 by Pap Pap
rulez added on the 2006-01-21 09:55:45 by _10b0 _10b0
my favourite future crew demo.
added on the 2006-03-07 13:02:23 by sauli sauli
rulez added on the 2006-03-07 13:02:56 by sauli sauli
great soundtrack. overall nice parts.
rulez added on the 2006-06-20 23:42:07 by anesthetic anesthetic
mode X?
rulez added on the 2006-09-19 02:03:11 by BITS BITS
The first demo I ever saw, totally amazing. FC were great those days - and then they came up with stuff like unreal and second reality which made them the dicks of the universe.
rulez added on the 2006-11-03 01:39:28 by hashdash hashdash
FC to the gods!
rulez added on the 2006-11-03 07:41:07 by zeebr zeebr
This is the first demo I ever saw! :--) Back on my 386DX. The mandlebrot stack used to blow my mind - even if I didn't have a sound card. :-D
rulez added on the 2006-12-15 14:34:20 by cTrix cTrix
rulez added on the 2007-06-29 11:18:05 by seppjo seppjo
rulez added on the 2007-06-29 11:59:45 by xernobyl xernobyl
the rest of the demo doesn't quite keep up on the same level with the music, but i still like this classic. though, as with 2nd reality, also in panic some scenes and pixelart are ugly
rulez added on the 2007-08-13 08:16:49 by piksi piksi
way cool for its time.
rulez added on the 2007-08-13 08:21:45 by uncle-x uncle-x
The voxel fractal looked awesome on the big screen at TP'92. I think that's the first time I saw something on PC that really kicked Amiga's butt.
rulez added on the 2007-08-13 11:02:58 by cruzer cruzer
Thumbs up for its time, but I don't like it too much.. The music is for me...
rulez added on the 2007-12-01 14:52:19 by zefyros zefyros
rulez added on the 2008-02-03 02:39:13 by Alpha C Alpha C
the music is NOT for me...
added on the 2008-02-09 11:21:20 by zefyros zefyros
rulez added on the 2008-02-09 11:42:14 by texel texel
The demo from Future Crew that I use to explain to Gargaj why 2nd Reality isn't as good as other Future Crew demos.
rulez for me!
thumbing down for this is idiotic!
Great great great!!!
rulez added on the 2008-04-11 18:41:05 by Nomax Nomax
this is the first demo i ever saw as well. i was so impressed, and so excited by the concept of demos, that it caused me to buy a pc and a soundcard, and eventually join the demoscene.
rulez added on the 2008-05-18 05:15:55 by gd gd
This was one of the very first I had seen as well. A real groundbreaker for its time. I was amazed watching my 386DX33 run this.
rulez added on the 2008-05-18 06:04:43 by ngtflyer ngtflyer
Saw it live at TP92. Amazing. Haven't seen it since... :(
rulez added on the 2008-08-14 01:38:04 by Moby Moby
this is what inspired me to start with scream tracker.
rulez added on the 2009-01-03 09:29:46 by tH4b0Mb tH4b0Mb
Ooh, classic!
rulez added on the 2009-01-03 10:16:16 by Emod Emod
Thumb for the Voxel Fractal and the Logo.
Gosh.. PC stuff from 1992.. ;)
rulez added on the 2009-01-04 06:13:06 by gentleman gentleman
nah, gathering glöps.
sucks added on the 2009-05-11 03:37:33 by tzaeru tzaeru
Oh well. It's kinda classic, I know, I know. But what the heck were they thinking of when they put that stickman "techno" crap in the beginning?
added on the 2009-05-24 06:12:43 by Marq Marq
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 20:49:56 by bitl bitl
Crappy music as usual, average prod.
added on the 2010-01-14 21:37:32 by leGend leGend
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Awesome music as usual and a great prod! Very nice fx.
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 21:41:02 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
neato. one of the first demos i've seen.
rulez added on the 2010-01-15 21:23:19 by ilmarque ilmarque
Udezajte se konem psy tem.
added on the 2010-01-16 16:24:12 by Scooter Scooter
rulez added on the 2010-04-23 15:06:33 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
well, good shit !
muzak rulez !
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 06:42:12 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
A true classic :)

Well, all Future Crew demos are "true classic" :D
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 11:40:51 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2011-03-07 00:26:02 by tomba tomba
what saga said.
rulez added on the 2011-09-19 16:06:33 by las las
rulez added on the 2011-11-12 13:35:30 by mog mog
It works really bad on DOSBox, really bad :(
sucks added on the 2011-12-21 01:30:02 by domantasrackovas domantasrackovas
One of my favourite demos -- I have just the music saved so I can listen to it anytime I want to. :-)
rulez added on the 2012-01-09 17:38:52 by Urine Potato Urine Potato
rulez added on the 2012-01-23 17:54:55 by rudi rudi
Awesome music! overall good stuff!
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 15:55:20 by CeRi CeRi
I watched this one in the original intended hardware, and it looked amazing at that time. Of course, another late thumb up from me.
rulez added on the 2013-11-08 21:58:27 by imerso imerso
i was blown away twenty years ago - it ran really decently on a 486/33 ;o); today it seems a bit dusty, but it still rocks and is a classic - thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2013-11-08 22:28:08 by whizart whizart
Almost 22 years later and still impressive.
rulez added on the 2014-09-17 12:37:58 by cngsoft cngsoft
Scrollers Suck!
rulez added on the 2015-02-19 18:57:31 by Harekiet Harekiet
good memories
Scrollers suck indeed. Unfortunately the demo does a bit too. The beginning kicks off quite nicely, but at least the whole latter half seems to be lacking all sorts of quality control. Maybe someday I manage to amass more enjoyment from this one too.
added on the 2015-03-15 00:39:36 by noby noby
I just love this demo! #define rulez 1
rulez added on the 2017-01-18 16:19:13 by TBit TBit
rulez added on the 2017-01-19 18:34:27 by nagz nagz
Worth watching
rulez added on the 2017-01-19 18:59:41 by cxw cxw
for the platform
rulez added on the 2017-01-19 19:51:02 by yzi yzi
Worth having both SB+GUS in the old days for this. Still watching in 2020 :)
rulez added on the 2020-04-06 05:24:18 by stardustwtf stardustwtf
i think i would have liked it at the time. now not so much.
i cant get the scroller section to work in dosbox. anyone know how?
rulez added on the 2023-07-09 21:07:00 by Newtined Newtined
In DOSBox 0.74, set machine=vgaonly. In DOSBox SVN-Daum or -X, the default svga_s3 will also work, just remove any value for forcerate so it syncs correctly. For some reason the sound doesn't work in DOSBox-X.
added on the 2023-07-09 21:56:00 by phoenix phoenix
Some parts have really good flow. Especially the beginning.
rulez added on the 2023-07-10 02:53:57 by gaspode gaspode

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