Odds And Ends by Fulcrum [web]
screenshot added by Seven on 2009-07-03 00:17:50
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release date : june 2009
release party : ReWired 2009
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 60%
  • 0.48
alltime top: #4834
added on the 2009-07-03 00:17:50 by Seven Seven

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Easily the best demo in the compo. It might just be a bunch of disconnected parts, but I enjoyed looking at each of them. Very nice music as well.
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 00:39:11 by Alpha C Alpha C
Heyhey! Nice one!
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 00:56:06 by gentleman gentleman
Perfect odlskool mood. Couldn't change the screen resolution in config, though. Anyway - good demo.
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 01:19:06 by Vedem Vedem
Live Footage

I enjoyed it very much, apart from the cheesy kaleidoscope bits :)
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 01:38:43 by mzerod mzerod
enjoyed watching that :) even tho some parts are ugly and others quite nice it was presented in good spirit and the soundtrack helped to carry it through, also i hope that wasnt Neuropol font you used at the end, you maek Trace mad !! :D
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 01:47:39 by keito keito
I liked the beginning and some other nice effects too, but still overall I thought it was rather medicore. Soundtrack wasn't bad but still bland.
added on the 2009-07-03 02:24:29 by noby noby
Ok, I just watched the live video. It seems that ati cards, or at least my 4850 doesn't display it correctly. Was a lot better on the video.
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 02:28:41 by noby noby
sucks added on the 2009-07-03 02:42:42 by xernobyl xernobyl
Quite enjoyable demo but some parts are a bit ugly. :)
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 03:11:34 by StingRay StingRay
nice :) i'm so into the vectorfield <3 (and it even runs on my 6800 \o/)
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 06:33:16 by nemesis nemesis
an outright celebration of demo ugliness

but it's still cool
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 07:15:45 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Noby: Can you tell me which parts were different on ATI? I haven't been able to test it on ATI, my last non-Nvidia card was a 9800 which has only shaders 2.0 and if I understand it correctly, GLSL shaders with jumps and loops need 3.0 shaders.

Can other people confirm or deny if it displays similar on ATI as on the live footage, and if not on which card model? The timing and some transitions are changed in the final version, but the effects and order are the same. Thanks in advance.
added on the 2009-07-03 10:41:46 by Seven Seven
the wobbly shaderball stayed black for me too (ati x2400)

additionally, if your engine has the tendency to shove half the window off the screen, you might want to leave the option open for the user to move it back (WM_CAPTION)

the demo itself just brought back bad bad memories.
added on the 2009-07-03 11:42:36 by Gargaj Gargaj
i loved that vector array!
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 12:36:23 by RRROAR RRROAR
The vector array was nice, if cliche and too static.

The rest was oldschool and silly, but not in a good way.
added on the 2009-07-03 12:47:32 by tomaes tomaes
inconsistent but enjoyable
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 13:10:08 by bfx bfx
Seven: At least the ball and the kaleidoskope were wrong, looked like both had no shaders on them.
added on the 2009-07-03 13:33:37 by noby noby
the transitions in the beginning were nice, but by bob the colors and design are very *barf*
added on the 2009-07-03 13:49:48 by Maali Maali
Since 2 of the 3 kaleidoskope parts reuse the shaders of the bal, there's probably some ATI-limit I exceed with my shader. I won't have time this weekend, but next week I might be able to try and fix it, at least if there's someone with an ATI-card willing to try test-versions.

Gargaj: I'll see if I can fix that with SDL, I almost always run them fullscreen so windowed hasn't gotten much attention. Thanks for the remark.
added on the 2009-07-03 13:54:06 by Seven Seven
yay vector array, DO IT AGAIN !!! DO IT AGAIN !!!
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 14:42:38 by cxnull cxnull
Well.... Overall feeling is... I have no feelings about this demo at all. It is not bad but it is not entertaining in any way.

Why the hell you used shaders for such a simple effects? Just because you know how to use them?
added on the 2009-07-03 17:01:00 by stan_1901 stan_1901
Hrm, yes, to learn to use shaders. You got to start somewhere, and if I can support a local party with my attempts, that's a plus. The demo is called Odds And Ends for a reason :)
added on the 2009-07-03 17:09:47 by Seven Seven
added on the 2009-07-03 17:11:32 by _H2o_ _H2o_
smooth flow and ugly textures
rulez added on the 2009-07-03 23:42:12 by T$ T$
a few nice new idears deservs a thumb up. nice music also
rulez added on the 2009-07-04 13:16:21 by neptun neptun
smoothie one, but now I have a colour shock.
added on the 2009-07-04 13:26:00 by Bobic Bobic
some neat ideas! really like the twisting kaleidoscope parts!
rulez added on the 2009-07-04 17:07:36 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
Not my kind of prod. Disjointed and sort of unfinished looking. Some bits were nice, like the kaleidoscopes and parts of the music, but as a whole it didn't win me over.
sucks added on the 2009-07-04 20:53:43 by Claw Claw
good ideas, nice demo
rulez added on the 2009-07-05 19:30:59 by aha aha
rulez added on the 2009-07-05 20:05:12 by pista pista
very simple/traditional/my-first-demo design and effects, but very cute, and it's great to see both seven and elblanco back! the plasma ball was very cool but didn't work on my radeon, like others have experienced.
added on the 2009-07-05 21:10:15 by phoenix phoenix
Some really nice parts, unpolished perhaps but overall really neat :)
rulez added on the 2009-07-07 21:47:11 by cg_ cg_
meh... towards thumbdown
added on the 2009-07-07 21:51:16 by Puryx Puryx
there is some cool stuff in there but also some quite bad stuff, so i'll go with a piggy.
added on the 2009-07-07 21:55:11 by src src
Some nice ideas, but it all looks rather flat and primitive.
added on the 2009-07-07 22:14:24 by Blueberry Blueberry
I fixed a really stupid shader bug, can someone with an ATI card download it again and tell if it looks similar as in the live footage posted by m0d?
added on the 2009-07-07 23:53:19 by Seven Seven
okayish prod, I liked the light-source-directional-vector part...otherwise: coder design..music was OK.
added on the 2009-07-07 23:59:09 by xyz xyz
No thanks..
sucks added on the 2009-07-11 01:11:54 by ferris ferris
Wow, primitive graphics!! Only liked the music and the patterns.
added on the 2009-07-12 00:03:13 by AntDude AntDude
Oh and I have no problems with my ATI Radeon 4870 (512 MB) with the latest Catalyst drivers.
added on the 2009-07-12 00:03:47 by AntDude AntDude
nothing groundbraking but with the soundtrack a weak thumb up...
rulez added on the 2009-07-12 09:21:57 by starbuck starbuck
Minus the bunny part it would have been a good demo. Now it's only a piggy from me. Oink.
added on the 2009-07-13 04:04:04 by Salinga Salinga
rulez added on the 2009-07-14 23:04:23 by Haszysz Haszysz
Cool enough!
rulez added on the 2009-08-07 16:07:13 by Optimus Optimus
Nice, with a soft retro feeling...
rulez added on the 2009-08-07 16:46:20 by bdk bdk
rulez added on the 2009-09-01 23:26:53 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Transitions between the first parts are pretty nice.
Okayish otherwise.
added on the 2010-06-28 13:00:20 by Zavie Zavie
lots of fun writing the tunes for this one!!! Glad it did well!
added on the 2010-08-09 04:06:42 by elblanco elblanco

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