About Time by Approximate [web]
screenshot added by MeteoriK on 2008-09-16 21:53:32
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release date : september 2008
release party : Sundown 2008
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 65%
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alltime top: #1424
added on the 2008-09-16 21:53:31 by MeteoriK MeteoriK

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Best 64k linux demo so far :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 21:55:18 by Deltafire Deltafire
about time!
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 22:01:50 by Zest Zest
Win32 and/or video port plz!
added on the 2008-09-16 22:02:31 by kusma kusma
Video is to follow. We still need to fix a couple of bugs. Hang in there pig-posters! Windows version is planned, but don't hold your breath.
added on the 2008-09-16 22:12:09 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 22:12:39 by parcelshit parcelshit
WORD! Great first time 64k, the music is nice, the visuals great.. just need to concentrate on the content/transtions for next one! Cant wait to see what you guys get done for breakpoint ;)
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 22:20:40 by dv$ dv$
Cool stuff! Very well done.
rulez added on the 2008-09-16 23:24:06 by ham ham
Longest 64k ever. I fell asleep during the compo and it was still going in the morning!

More seriously, let me know if it's different from the sunday morning verison and I'll grab the video. Also, mac port!
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 00:23:55 by psonice psonice
Thumb stuck up! Needs a bugfix version with greets to BDSE, though.
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 01:06:04 by syphus syphus
Very awesome stuff!
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 01:18:07 by Agilo Agilo
added on the 2008-09-17 02:07:51 by iks iks
Sorry to sound corny, but


ps. please don't port this to windows, it's not like any of windows prods gets ported :/ (if you want to call me selfish, look at yourself)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 04:28:31 by LiraNuna LiraNuna
video! :)
added on the 2008-09-17 10:04:34 by highlife highlife
added on the 2008-09-17 10:10:01 by alk alk
What Deltafire said. Pr0ncoder !
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 10:41:56 by Anat Anat
Video or win32/OSX executable please.
added on the 2008-09-17 11:00:28 by gloom gloom
Thumb up for the demo, double thumb up for being a new contender for the mostly-vacant 64k throne. (Assuming the follow-up takes less than 7 years to arrive, that is :-) )
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 11:32:41 by gasman gasman
Thanks for all great feedback. Video is on it's way and will probably be uploaded this evening. Win32 support coming in final version (if MeateoriK can port his synth) I would really like to do a OSX port. I will try to get hold of a person with an intel Mac in Gothenburg. Technically it shouldn't be any problems.
added on the 2008-09-17 12:37:35 by Cryptic Cryptic
Very nice
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 13:25:18 by bitl bitl
Longest precalc I've ever witnessed followed by two seconds of music and a segfault. =D
added on the 2008-09-17 13:42:24 by Sverker Sverker
looooong precalc, then only music (blackscreen, i had to kill X). But then, i do have an intel gma, so...
Still, thumbsup for releasing on linux :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 14:10:19 by xtrium xtrium
Temporary video link (640x480@30fps). HD version to follow shortly.

added on the 2008-09-17 14:25:12 by Cryptic Cryptic
I love it, thumb up. More Linux Demos...
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 14:33:07 by astaroth / trsi astaroth / trsi
Watched the video, and the content/design/music is all very, very average. Would probably have been forgotten immediately if shown at a bigger compo, I'm afraid :(
added on the 2008-09-17 14:48:26 by gloom gloom
Decent 64k intros on linux are quite rare, good work guys.
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 14:53:06 by keops keops
Bashoholics, now this. Shit. I seriously need to get something finished.
btw, what Gloom meant to say was "Release at the Gathering, you'll get crushed at Breakpoint, at the Gathering there won't be any competition so you'll win!"
a bit pointless, but nice graphics and big thumb for the OS! :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 15:08:03 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
linux finally managed to run poem to a horse!!!! but what keops said!
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 15:13:05 by maali maali
kinda feels like an early 2000 opengl 64k with specular bumpmaps, but at least it doesnt seem to be try much more than that :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 15:24:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
great stuff :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 15:45:32 by spiny spiny
a lots been said about the gfx, the music was atmospheric, i am looking forward to getting a VST of meaty's synth as it sounds superb (i played a tiny bit with it at the party)

puhlease can i have a windowz version? :D
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 15:47:18 by m0d m0d
quite nice, i like greetings part the most.
tho overall, i felt for it, no clue why tho, but i did :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 15:50:18 by blz blz
I'll probably port the back-end of the synth to windows, so we can run demos on windows, but porting the editor is less likely. I'll see what I can do. First need to sort out the crappy drums and the "too many parameters per instrument" issue.
added on the 2008-09-17 15:50:32 by MeteoriK MeteoriK
Just bellow average scenes with uninteresting effects, somewhat ugly colors and no tempo, drive or style. I didn't care much for the music either, but its okay for a 64k. About fucking pigface
added on the 2008-09-17 16:26:10 by Duckers Duckers
Really great intro! I look forward to future releases!
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 16:37:06 by Wade Wade
Longest loading screen ever (several minutes, what is an average linux box ? I have an athlon xp 2800+, 1.5GB, geforce 3, ubuntu) for a black screen with some music ?
My computer doesn't seem to be able to run it, so I should not thumb down, but I still do because of that too long loading.
sucks added on the 2008-09-17 16:44:38 by MsK` MsK`
Its not loading, its loading twice (at least). Decent first try, lovely synth and good engine proof of concept.
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 16:47:27 by Vampy Vampy
windows, linux, mac: all the same hardware, not an excuse
intro is not very exciting but not bad either
thumb up as encouragement to make a next (better) prod
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 16:58:06 by havoc havoc
MsK`: I'm pretty sure an Athlon XP and a GeForce 3 were part of an average linux box... 5 years ago :)

Kind of lame to thumb it down for long loading if you just have a (relatively) slow CPU.

As for me, I'll watch the video when I'm at home.
added on the 2008-09-17 17:11:04 by stijn stijn
Not very interesting intro, but good to see the Linux scene "getting there" :)
added on the 2008-09-17 17:13:56 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 17:16:45 by shadez shadez
By far the best thing to make its debut on linux, ever. It could use more content, but I like the music and the "old demo style" of just showing effects.
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 17:44:45 by Preacher Preacher
Great feeling.
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 18:38:36 by Optimus Optimus
Fairly average intro. But keep in there and do a ass kicking Linux intro.
added on the 2008-09-17 19:21:25 by datsua datsua
Love it.
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 19:44:15 by rhino rhino
low on content and very appropriate title. solid, nevertheless. and finally some linuxtro to write home about. "hi mom! i've finally found some cool linux intro stuff .." hhmm, maybe not. ;)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 20:02:48 by earx earx
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 20:49:38 by neoneye neoneye
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 20:55:14 by doomdoom doomdoom
ok intro.
added on the 2008-09-17 21:03:02 by jamcar jamcar
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 21:06:38 by Virgill Virgill
awesome start :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 21:38:30 by keito keito
Extremely long loading here as well and about 1 fps thereafter... (GeForce6800GT)
added on the 2008-09-17 23:30:20 by beavis77 beavis77
Very nice! Loved the greetings part...
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 23:45:59 by Stebo Stebo
rulez added on the 2008-09-18 00:32:00 by iks iks
greetings part kewl ;)
added on the 2008-09-18 00:53:21 by gentleman gentleman
pretty much: meeeh.
added on the 2008-09-18 01:58:06 by kusma kusma
Black screen with music for me. Piggy.
added on the 2008-09-18 03:09:26 by Frost Frost
When trying to run it in full screen all I got as a black screen. It worked in windowed mode, but the music kept disappearing and reappearing. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 with an NVidia Mobile chip (Quadro NVS140).

Nice and solid first-time prod with a good synth and nice effects. The music could support the demo better. I didn't get the feeling that the audio was connected to the visuals. The style and colors of the different scenes felt somewhat inconsistent. Maybe decide on a global color scheme and add some transitions to make the demo feel less like a loose collection of effects. Other than that: Great job!
rulez added on the 2008-09-18 13:28:57 by 0xtob 0xtob
haha, i just realized the double-joke in the title :D
added on the 2008-09-18 23:55:51 by Gargaj Gargaj
Wow, that took forever to load, music died half-way through, but great otherwise
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 01:32:56 by PhQu PhQu
loading time! @_@
but I like it :D
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 02:49:19 by pera pera
Cool, but your hypnoglow looks really bad :D
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 03:21:05 by xernobyl xernobyl
good work. But please don´t sleep now for another 8 years, but continue!
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 03:31:39 by iq iq
Ok, yes it runs - native - on linux - big plus point.
technically it's not bad, but it's so slow, for nothing... almost nothing - and what the hell did you precalc?!

a native half thumb up ;)
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 08:22:52 by las las
nice linux 64k!

synth sounded also nice!

keep it up!!!!!
rulez added on the 2008-09-19 21:58:18 by tEiS tEiS
Very nice Linux 64k :)
rulez added on the 2008-09-20 05:08:15 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
As I get some glitches running it (synth bugs in the middle of intro and it runs quite slow with my 8600gt), I'm going to go with piggy. After looking video, it's a great effort though!
added on the 2008-09-20 10:21:45 by lemonade lemonade
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rulez added on the 2008-09-20 20:21:15 by Salinga Salinga
nice one
rulez added on the 2008-09-24 21:13:58 by TrX TrX
http://approximate.org/AboutFuckingTimeHD.avi was choppy between 1:10 and 1:40. How about the rest of you?
added on the 2008-09-27 23:02:17 by AntDude AntDude
music is a calm masterpiece :)

rulez added on the 2008-09-29 04:11:25 by HeLLoWorld HeLLoWorld
quite awesome for linux, it runs very smoothly even on a virtual machine with crappy crappy drivers by vmware.
rulez added on the 2008-09-29 06:50:28 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2008-09-29 14:22:26 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
it really sucks to watchit grabbed to vid. sucking 250megs to wath an 64kb intro, bah... anyway, music really rocks here.
rulez added on the 2008-09-29 16:53:11 by comankh comankh
I can´t judge about this coz doesen´t motivated to test it on my linuxtop ;-) but the video is impressive. Not technical or so, i like this one as whole product and the sound is also very good and does match fine to the demo. respect, also respect doing this for linux.
rulez added on the 2008-10-05 23:29:04 by AMItac_TSA AMItac_TSA
Thanks for releasing the synth code -- hopefully more people will get into audio!
rulez added on the 2008-10-06 00:29:48 by trc_wm trc_wm
quite nice, i like it
rulez added on the 2008-10-06 06:19:38 by blackpawn blackpawn
its me or these white rectangles (and this scene in a more general way) just look exactly the same than in the popular demo???????? (when the disco guy is walking in the windy path...)
added on the 2008-10-10 21:33:43 by Tigrou Tigrou
rulez added on the 2008-10-12 13:29:53 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
for the popular reference to bertha and jeremy the bear
rulez added on the 2008-10-13 21:33:51 by leijaa leijaa
barnaby, colargol, whatever
added on the 2008-10-13 21:36:48 by leijaa leijaa
OK. Music was fitting, but it looked a bit unfinished.
added on the 2008-10-14 23:59:03 by raer raer
First it ate up all my memory, and then it only showed a black screen with music :D
Then again, I only have a P4 2.6ghz, 1gb ram and a gf Ti4200 so I guess my box can't run it :)
added on the 2008-11-04 09:43:41 by krs krs
quite good
rulez added on the 2009-01-12 03:56:23 by T$ T$
very good work
Ok prod.
I give a thumb if you remove this hat that sound like its not from the music at all.
Awesome Demo and thank you for the source code for the synth it is much appreciated ;)
rulez added on the 2009-05-17 23:12:05 by boomtopper boomtopper
pretty but borring
nice one.
rulez added on the 2009-09-15 14:02:47 by relias abardon relias abardon
I liked it, some parts were quite pretty.
rulez added on the 2009-09-15 14:10:01 by Shockwave Shockwave
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 22:07:13 by F7sus4 F7sus4
Visuals were good. Music was much better.
rulez added on the 2010-03-07 20:38:00 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
strawberry's forever!! :D
rulez added on the 2012-04-08 22:43:52 by magic magic
strawberries <3
rulez added on the 2012-04-08 23:21:42 by cce cce
ledberries yeah!
rulez added on the 2012-04-12 14:54:05 by rez rez
I love meaty's music! Both in here and in gaia machina are great tunes. Thumbs up for that!
rulez added on the 2012-05-25 23:40:14 by xTr1m xTr1m
Good linux prod!
rulez added on the 2014-10-12 14:22:02 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
slow but smooth and moody. i like it :)
rulez added on the 2016-10-17 17:23:24 by sensenstahl sensenstahl

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