Shad 2 by Cocoon [web]
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release date : april 1999
release party : Arf!Party 1999
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 69%
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alltime top: #2859
added on the 2000-07-24 19:07:03 by lord k lord k

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A Kick Ass demo !! Available in Software And Hardware. All the graphician have done a BIG work! The demo is big but it's a must have!
added on the 2000-08-23 20:05:04 by lord k lord k
A very nice demo. Good work from graphicians. Only one problem, i have only 64 Mo, and for a good speed it need 128 :(
added on the 2000-09-14 16:41:14 by jb jb
Big but nice demo by Cocoon. Again their dusky style that rocks presented via pulling visuals and nice music.
a good sequel to Shad1, but this one lacks a bit of design IMO, too bad the music wasn't done anymore by traven (his music was awesome in Shad1) and some people will not like it at all because of the soundtrack and the mood ... anyway i still like it because there is a lot of efforts and the code is nice, the gfx are great and the 3d is impressive ... simply
added on the 2001-01-19 14:54:05 by flure flure
the more polemik-demo i think, all scener have an opinion to it.

good graphics, i like some textures

good code but need lots of RAM it's too bad (for the year of the release) for now, 128Mo is the minimum for win$ platform.

but not good music (commercial?) it's too bad (for the little history, the music should be made by a scener wich i dont want to name here, and this scener do nothing 5 days before the party, so they must use another music to release it for the deadline party democompo)

now i can see it at more than 25fps, and it's rocks, i see it more and more and i finished to like it, a must see for sure, a must have too
a fantastic demo. Good engine. Good music. Kick Ass
impressive work, once again, but it doesn't have the same incredible atmosphere as shad1 had, possibly due to the fact that coptic rain's music isn't the same dark style as traven's from shad1. graphics are top notch, as is to be expected from nytrik.
rulez added on the 2001-06-18 20:09:04 by fractalgp fractalgp
just a vote, my opinion is here ^^^
rulez added on the 2001-07-04 16:38:02 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
nice graphics, but i don't like that oh-we-are-so-very-evil-and-shocking-image they give themselves (especially by the music). and shad1 was way better.
sucks added on the 2001-07-04 16:59:34 by robotriot robotriot
Zone => I grant you the permission to name me.

I don't know where you get your "exclusive infos" from, but they aren't right at all.

FOR THE LITTLE STORY, it's true didn't do something 5 days before the party, I did it 3 months before. The reason they gave me for using another music was mine was too short. But guess what, the one they used is 30 seconds shorter that mine. (actually I did 3 tunes not only one).

So please check your sources when you can't back them up. And please do something about your english skills.

By the way where did you hear that "little story" ?

sucks added on the 2001-07-28 23:56:23 by traven traven
I guess my keyboard ruined my english skills too in the previous post... :)
added on the 2001-07-28 23:58:13 by traven traven
added on the 2001-08-06 20:54:12 by alexkidd alexkidd
this is just awesome:)
rulez added on the 2001-08-14 06:38:15 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
crushed babies, sanguinolent old turgescent bodies, commercial trash/garbage music, aliased software rendering, jerky hardware acceleration, trendy anti-christian middle-class message..
added on the 2001-08-14 09:19:41 by _-_-__ _-_-__
They had a soundtrack by the musician of shad 1 at hand and decided to use some ripped metalcrap instead.
This must be one of the lamest storys I've ever heard.
sucks added on the 2001-09-24 18:44:52 by heman heman
when the music do not fit with the demo you do not cancel the demo you fire the musician : that 's life guys
rulez added on the 2001-11-09 13:13:28 by nytrik nytrik
I like this one more than Shad 1. Maybe because the music hits you much harder (try growling to the track, great fun! :), and maybe because it has only two loading parts, not four.
I especially like the idea when the camera goes down on the fat guy's mouth.
rulez added on the 2001-11-16 22:40:26 by Gargaj Gargaj
I think shad 1 is better, i don't like the soundtrack. I think the demo is a bit boring at the end and the music started to irritate me.
added on the 2001-11-17 00:25:04 by bruce bruce
Shad 1 is better thant this one
added on the 2001-11-17 04:32:57 by mac mac

No sir, I didn't like it.

The demo looks as though a lot of work went into it, but my only thoughts while watching were, "So what..." And when it seemed to be over, a second part appeared, which was no different than the first.

The music really got on my nerves, and it's even ripped!?!
sucks added on the 2001-12-04 08:34:48 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
This one suffers,I think, from "over-design": Too many transparent layers of text and too many pointless foreground images.

Also, I thought a lot of the ideas were quite puerile and tacky - like the train with the gruesome face and the spiky-outfitted woman in the monster's belly.

Seems ironic, but it would have been better had the artists done less work towards it.

sucks added on the 2001-12-05 19:54:40 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
When the music does not fit the demo, then, adapt the demo :) EXCEPT if u don't have good relationship with the musician : in that case, why bother an artist if u don't use it's work ?
added on the 2002-02-22 18:58:50 by fra fra
wow this demo is surely underrated ! code & graphics are very nice and there is a really gloomy ambiance in this demo, i love it.
Of course, im really disappointed that traven's tunes weren't used, since i love his music.
rulez added on the 2002-02-23 03:18:15 by stil stil
you can now request the 'fired' music on nectarine, think by yourself here
our coder Warhawk is a *huge* fan of Shad series and Cocoon style in general. he always wanted to do something similar.. which resulted in Sinum.. 8))
anyway, this type of demos (or pictures or videos or whatever) is not too much my cup of tea - I seem to have grown out of my gloomy decay-ridden NIN-inspired self-destructing obsessions when I was about 19 y/o. but I still kinda can relate. 8) this demo is a bit overlong and some parts really don't belong there, but the sheer aggressiveness of it still seems to awaken some deeply hidden dark corners of my soul.. 8}
added on the 2002-03-15 11:00:19 by bhead bhead
added on the 2002-05-08 13:43:34 by Gargaj Gargaj
hey, it's a style.
I enjoyed this demo alot.
I wish there was more like it, sure better than haujobb's rap job IMHO.
But it's just preferance. I can say a demo with rap music/style is boring, irrates me.. etc.. doesn't mean it's not good to someone else. Anyways, amazing job :)
I like you comedy demo too :)
rulez added on the 2002-05-17 21:39:24 by XteNt XteNt
the music is damn masculine, and the demo follows the rough lines the music sets to it, it's visually very nice demo aswell, just bugs me that the accelerated version doesn't work on my computer.
rulez added on the 2002-05-23 00:53:20 by zeroic zeroic
The Demo and Music Both Give Me a Head Ache.
sucks added on the 2002-07-11 03:20:43 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
This is SOOO Beautifull I had to pee in my pants whilst watching that!!! ROOCKS!!!

erh well, the end of both parts suxx! ;D
rulez added on the 2002-09-18 21:58:22 by elend elend
Agree with DemoMike
sucks added on the 2002-11-28 05:43:14 by Code Code
I couldn't see Shad1, but this one ruled.
rulez added on the 2003-01-21 19:39:52 by shash shash
rulez added on the 2003-02-11 19:08:56 by Dubmood Dubmood
It Totally Stinks
sucks added on the 2003-02-24 06:29:17 by donny donny
It Totally Rulez!!! Music Great (Phantom of the Opera part it's cool)!!!
rulez added on the 2003-02-24 09:07:09 by qaz qaz
I don't know if i've liked it... anyway I can see that there's a lot of hard work behind it. Respect :)
added on the 2004-02-03 13:25:15 by sergeeo sergeeo
rulez added on the 2004-02-03 13:50:21 by zoom zoom
bhead is so deep on his comments ;P
rulez added on the 2004-02-12 11:07:33 by psenough psenough
some times it s good to have a look back ...living in the past is not so good
added on the 2004-08-05 18:22:43 by nytrik nytrik
+ Kickass 2d gfx/textures
+ Style

- Ripped music
rulez added on the 2004-10-28 20:35:57 by Frozzy Frozzy
Great graphics but codewise and in general utterly boring.
added on the 2004-10-28 20:43:18 by Preacher Preacher
Pretty cool second part.
rulez added on the 2004-11-13 13:38:18 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
not better than the original shad. well, I was a bit dissapointed 'bout the music, but what the hec. 'tis a good prod.
rulez added on the 2004-11-27 14:12:16 by etak etak
The second part was awesome for its time.
The complete demo had a very good performance for a software engine. I did not try the dxd one because it failt here.
rulez added on the 2005-10-29 15:46:27 by Cj Cj
rulez added on the 2005-12-01 13:57:47 by v3nom v3nom
I like the style although I seem to remember it being a disappointment after the first shad. Mostly tunnels and some models with an attitude and a bunch of text and pics overlayed, the result is pretty nice.
added on the 2006-02-02 17:35:35 by slux slux
one of my faves
rulezcdc added on the 2006-02-12 22:53:52 by blackpawn blackpawn
overall, i'm not that impressed. anyway...
rulez added on the 2006-02-13 00:14:02 by blala blala
rulez added on the 2006-06-17 17:02:35 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2006-12-18 20:45:59 by eye eye
I like the graphics, the mood and the music. Too bad it's ripped but anyway I just happen to worship that second song. And even though metal/industrial stuff is not my taste, it's good to hear something a little uncommon in the scene. Anyway, cOcOOn !
rulez added on the 2007-06-14 14:39:38 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 19:41:23 by src src
We don't have this kind of demos anymore :(
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 19:54:51 by mrdoob mrdoob
Ripped music + unjustified high HW requirements at the time + used to crash my PC bigtime
sucks added on the 2007-07-09 19:56:36 by keops keops
what keops said..
(but i still like it enough for a piggy)
added on the 2007-07-09 19:58:17 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 23:14:01 by las las
forgot thumb, still legend after all these years
rulez added on the 2008-01-06 01:05:01 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Does anyone have a video of this? It crashes on both my Vista and Xp machines.
rulez added on the 2008-06-19 00:16:01 by Jaapio Jaapio
rulez added on the 2008-06-19 00:38:25 by xernobyl xernobyl
I didn't like this. Textures are nice though.
sucks added on the 2008-07-02 23:11:29 by d3pth d3pth
part one was better. piggy.
added on the 2008-08-12 13:48:41 by SiR SiR
needs my thumb.....
rulez added on the 2008-12-06 17:03:52 by relias abardon relias abardon
no fun at all
sucks added on the 2009-05-31 16:33:24 by malcom malcom
The train rules. A fixed version for Win7 ++ would have been welcome.
rulez added on the 2011-11-24 22:57:42 by Frequent Frequent
This was always one of my most favourite demos ever.
rulezcdc added on the 2012-03-24 04:58:38 by Nuclear Nuclear
classic fly by
I have atoned for not having commented on this demo, but now I will. It rules.
rulez added on the 2015-11-23 23:43:33 by cybernoid cybernoid
A massive flyby. Too bad about the dull music, but the textures and models are great.
rulez added on the 2015-11-24 01:02:33 by cce cce
rulez added on the 2021-04-14 01:21:53 by NR4 NR4
Classic of course!
rulez added on the 2021-04-14 09:54:20 by Rob Rob

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