2008 - a DTV Odyssey by Tristar & Red Sector Inc. [web]
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release date : february 2008
release party : Oxyron Party 2008
compo : 8bit demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.82
alltime top: #1174
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Streettuff & the DTV gang again ! Nice .. post Video url please !
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 20:09:11 by _H2o_ _H2o_

added on the 2008-02-25 20:10:44 by Warhead Warhead
second H2o
video version! please :D
added on the 2008-02-25 20:11:16 by NuKem NuKem
Feels very much like an early 90's Amiga demo. Nostalgia. :-)
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 20:14:10 by Radiant Radiant
Again, those old rivals with their dtv. :-)
But the demo is very nice, good work.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 20:18:03 by decca decca
worked like a charm on the bigscreen and the modplayer is kick ass! ;) SCHEISSE!
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 20:26:17 by Premium Premium
You know what? Fuck you.

Seriously. Fuck you. After the first two minutes, I was thinking of which of my CDCs I would give to this. And then what happened? All those beautiful graphics, the whole atmosphere, you turned it into a boring demo with so bat-shit inane texts that they ruined the entire fucking thing, and then it got even worse. Kubrick's 2001 end part had so much feeling and potential, and then it came to this?

Sorry for the tone of this, but I feel like getting the winning numbers in the lottery only to find that the coupon was for last week.
added on the 2008-02-25 20:30:16 by Preacher Preacher
yes the texts ruined quite much indeed. you could at least have your english checked!

anyway, the demo is very moody (eventhough the mood gets spoiled as preacher said above). the music by linus is excellent all the way though!
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 20:45:53 by dipswitch dipswitch
what preacher said u_u
added on the 2008-02-25 20:50:55 by p01 p01
first half was all really boring, then some fx, the music must have been quite some effort so respect for that, and the mod player gets this up to a thumb for me.
added on the 2008-02-25 20:54:32 by keito keito
i think it rocks. all musics including the mod were great and i especially like the intro-part. i also bet the loader is pretty cool.

rulez added on the 2008-02-25 20:59:39 by degauss degauss
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 21:04:41 by lordnkon lordnkon
Shame that VicePlus won't run this. :(
I was going to give a piggue due to being too long and boring for my taste, but the excellent modmusic during the endpart convinced me otherwise.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 21:12:31 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 21:28:40 by Buckethead Buckethead
Any demo that speaks my name get an instant thumb up! :D
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:01:38 by Sdw Sdw
rulez! \o/
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:14:55 by knoeki 🍼 knoeki 🍼
saw this via videoplayer and must say... nice story ( 2001 rockz ) and fine effects... yep this prod rulez.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:17:58 by AMItac_TSA AMItac_TSA
great demo!
the msx was a bit too noisy in parts..
totally cool oldschoole usage! ;D
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:18:16 by gentleman gentleman
In spite of the quite disturbing texts during the first part of the production I can't keep myself from leaving an Überthumb for the effort and especially the nice interpretations of Pink Floyd's Echoes and JMJ's Zoolookologie.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:23:25 by d0DgE d0DgE
Oh screw it, here's your thumb. It's a fucking awesome demo nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:48:31 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:49:29 by 4kum4 4kum4
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:54:04 by chromag chromag
misplaced my thumb earlier, no, not there :)
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 22:58:15 by keito keito
a demo is only a demo with a scroll !!!
thanks for the really nice time i had watching this!
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 23:05:35 by elkmoose elkmoose
The intro is the best. Kinda have to agree with Preacher even though I didn't mind much the change of atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 23:06:03 by Optimus Optimus
Yes, it would probably have a stronger impact on me without the strange texts. But very cool, nonetheless!
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 23:09:23 by Jailbird Jailbird
thumbed for the platform alone, bonus points for sound.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 23:26:18 by noouch noouch
I feel strongly motivated to place my thumb in the up position. Even the texts which some people hated, added to the charm of the production, lovely retro atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 23:53:17 by CiH CiH
fairly tedious thing
added on the 2008-02-26 00:50:02 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
SCHEISSE (in a positive way)
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 01:05:01 by Yazoo^OXY Yazoo^OXY
excellent! liked the space story and the mod
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 01:34:50 by jazzman jazzman
planet views, spaceships and 3D objects (satellittes),
tunnel effect, 2x concentric circles moving around and zooming in,
voxel effect of the Jupiter surface,
greetings with excellent isometric scroller a la "zaxxon" and spaceship sprite,
end part text font and 4 channels mod music
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 03:28:13 by BITS BITS
F*n A.
The end-part was great, but I must say that the demo as a whole was boring as hell, and most parts weren't really that impressive. So, piggie it is
added on the 2008-02-26 05:40:37 by britelite britelite
I'm quite sure the texts were silly on purpose, this being a tribute to "Odyssey" and all. IIRC the texts we're rather engrishy on that demo.

Otherwise, great demo. Early 90's amiga-ish style.
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 06:52:17 by visy visy
well dun.! :)
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 07:26:05 by ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon.
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 07:35:23 by Skate Skate
nice one! keep on pushing the hardware. loved the story about 500 kbyte of unrolled code for the modplayer =))
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 08:23:15 by earx earx
hmm. did not watch all of it, was too boring, though i cannot say its not good work. So its surely not a thumb up nor down.
added on the 2008-02-26 08:26:58 by Zweckform Zweckform
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 08:35:10 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 08:38:02 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
a bit lengthy and cheesy, but still ace..
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 09:17:24 by toxie toxie
Some nice effects (I liked the tunnel and the earth zoomer). Cool music by KingFisher.
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 09:22:07 by mic mic
Music by KingFisher? Although we're both in Triad we are NOT the same person =)
added on the 2008-02-26 10:15:32 by Linus Linus
I do understand why everybody is so fond of this demo, since it's basically ripping and recycling from old stuff (music + graphics). Daft Punk did it before in another style, and it worked.
But screwing the slitscan sequence with the original textures ?! Gosh ! Good old Trumbull must be spinning in his grave. And it's not even about the code, it's about how to TILE the textures... You could have done it so much better, but you blew it. Next time, just watch the original sequence and try to find the proper U,V coordinates and scrolling speed...
Plus, crediting the guy who did the reverse engineering of the textures would have been more ethical. :(
added on the 2008-02-26 10:22:32 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
nice.. .ever heard about frameskipping ? ;)
hm ok reusing music and font isn't very nice...
also the greetingspart is dead boring...
added on the 2008-02-26 11:21:18 by ultra ultra
sorry you aren't rivals youre more the rulers on this kinda hardware.. however you can see that this is made in over half a year..
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 12:18:16 by mad mad
Sadly altho that this demo is without a doubt an excellent piece of code reverse engineering the dtv hardware on the fly it is at times just too plain boring to survive without being slipped into a coma.

Thumb for the modplayer tho...
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 12:26:49 by franky-- franky--
mod.cream of the earth \o/

the beginning of the demo is nice and I somehow love the "drunk tunnel" :) The voxel doesn't look too good on the other hand. Greetings part is cool and so is the music. Not a masterpiece but nice demo anyway.
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 12:29:18 by StingRay StingRay
forgot, this time the music is cool too! :)
added on the 2008-02-26 12:35:02 by StingRay StingRay
Impressive shit. I loved the music, PF & JMJ are really nice "SIDed". I love TRSI.
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 13:08:41 by wrthlss wrthlss
Music by KingFisher? Although we're both in Triad we are NOT the same person =)

Then one of you must change his name :P
added on the 2008-02-26 13:13:06 by mic mic
Great show!
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 14:38:39 by Cj Cj
@Mic_: As a matter of fact we do not share the same name :)
added on the 2008-02-26 16:07:06 by Linus Linus
nice one
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 16:41:35 by nosfe nosfe
Definitely thumbed. "2001" is my favorite movie, and Pink Floyd is one of my all-time favorite bands. Win, indeed.
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 19:23:49 by Arkholt Arkholt
Very nice old gfx ;)
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 19:35:57 by bodo^rab bodo^rab
It's a tough call, some nice ideas + music, but I felt it was overly long, especially the first part. Nevertheless, it deserves a thumb for the effort invested.
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 19:46:19 by edhellon edhellon
Great story, nice graphics
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 19:48:33 by kRadD kRadD
Roxx! Have to flash my DTV soon... ;)
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 22:47:32 by vscd vscd
nice :) now :D is it a lot of work to flash the DTV? I have one... somewhere. hehe.
rulez added on the 2008-02-26 22:57:12 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
Appearently Vice Plus has been fixed to the point where it actually runs the demo, though still not 100% correctly: link me beautiful.
added on the 2008-02-26 23:53:14 by Alpha C Alpha C
Didn't really grab me. The tunnel was ace though.
The PF cover was pretty nice.
rulez added on the 2008-02-27 12:46:45 by sasq sasq
slide at the beginning is a bit too long i guess. the rsi loader... zaxxon greetings, sampled tune at the end... satisfaction comes from little things here.
rulez added on the 2008-02-27 13:46:16 by comankh comankh
nice nice nice!!
rulez added on the 2008-02-27 16:00:03 by sINk sINk
what preacher said at first. could have been nice but is so full of fail
added on the 2008-02-27 18:04:07 by hollowman hollowman
I love Zaxxon scrollers, I can't help it :)
rulez added on the 2008-02-27 18:18:00 by evil evil
Great DTV Demo.

It runs with Vice Plus. (See the entry and link at: 2008-02-26 by Alpha Centauri.).
rulez added on the 2008-02-28 20:44:27 by Chainsaw Chainsaw
I loved the tunes. Visuially was OK.
added on the 2008-03-01 09:43:20 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2008-03-01 09:54:18 by titus^rab titus^rab
indeed impressing on its platform, but far too boring
added on the 2008-03-01 16:21:28 by zefyros zefyros
Was really nice! Thumb up bigtime. Does someone know the name of that tune used with the oldskool amiga loader?
rulez added on the 2008-03-01 18:54:03 by Fleshlight Fleshlight
I just tend to like well produced oldschool demos like this one. Thanks for the video!
rulez added on the 2008-03-01 19:07:42 by thec thec
rulez added on the 2008-03-01 19:11:12 by eye eye
Flashlight, zoolook
added on the 2008-03-01 19:25:39 by hollowman hollowman
Thanks hollowman :)
cool prod :)
rulez added on the 2008-03-01 19:38:48 by Pulsar Pulsar
rulez added on the 2008-03-01 19:41:46 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
what preacher said!
Released for those who might care are the C64 SPO256 Speech Emulation and the DTV Kernal
added on the 2008-03-01 20:21:09 by Warhead Warhead
That's the true scene spirit: inventing and sharing!
Yes, cool indeed!
rulez added on the 2008-03-02 21:35:03 by El Topo El Topo
Yhay Pink Floyd!
forgott to thumb upp.
rulez added on the 2008-03-03 19:07:01 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
technically it´s good, but it´s too boring for a thumb up
added on the 2008-03-05 14:48:12 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2008-03-09 12:19:52 by tantronix tantronix
funny that people bitch about the use of bad english, because that was ( as far as I know ) completely intentional ;_)
I saw it at the breakpoint. At the real thing it looks really good. Just awesome that this "next generation C64" has been put into a joystick for marketing reasons. however, on a real 1084 it looks and sounds great.
rulez added on the 2008-03-22 13:04:33 by twh twh
I have to disagree with Preacher - sure it's not as serious as the Kubrick sequence, but I don't think it ever meant to be that... It's still the C64 vibe that prevails in this one.
rulez added on the 2008-03-30 01:29:26 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2008-06-26 10:44:25 by johny johny
Coolest thing i have seen on DTV :D
rulez added on the 2008-06-27 00:08:33 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Nice, but a bit boring in some parts.
rulez added on the 2009-10-05 17:49:24 by lsl lsl
made me feel good. had to fast forward through most of the middle part though. (yet... another... slowly... moving... satellite...)
rulez added on the 2009-10-11 21:35:23 by vibrator vibrator
First part was really good, music was great, downhill thereafter. Still rulez overall.
rulez added on the 2010-02-14 17:48:46 by johnl johnl
nice. one.
added on the 2010-04-17 23:45:16 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
oops forgot this one.
rulez added on the 2010-08-27 02:42:11 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
rulez added on the 2015-06-06 18:10:53 by T$ T$
nice one,
a bit to long,
rulez added on the 2021-02-04 10:53:46 by Blast! Blast!
rulez added on the 2021-09-15 16:20:02 by Sir Sir

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