Megademo 1 by Hard Coders
screenshot added by Vedem on 2009-09-07 22:51:34
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release date : september 2009
release party : Riverwash 2009
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 63%
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alltime top: #45682
added on the 2009-09-07 20:50:57 by maq maq

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Looks like it needs a very expensive GPU or a video capture!
added on the 2009-09-07 21:07:33 by Wade Wade
From one of Hard Coders: Yes. This demo requires both:
1) nVidia GTX 260 or better 2) CUDA 2.1 Enviroment installed (not tested on 2.3).

The demo WILL run on worse card but also WILL crash after intro infinite zoom.
added on the 2009-09-07 21:17:17 by maq maq
cudademo ;) require at least nvidia gtx 260
video plz
2012 called, they want their demo back
rulez added on the 2009-09-07 21:22:53 by Zplex Zplex
YAY! A demo that only 5% of the people will be able to watch.

As for me: Ati card here, so, video or didn't happen :)
added on the 2009-09-07 21:26:41 by Blue Ion Blue Ion
We will create video (or someone will) but that is not that easy. For those who have required hardware but don't have drivers - you may download CUDA here: http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_get.html
(You won't need SDK just drivers).
added on the 2009-09-07 21:31:15 by maq maq
At least a screenshot would be nice...
added on the 2009-09-07 22:01:34 by Stebo Stebo
I save my thumb for when I see this demo
but from Tenerife-Spain I say spox and buzka to maq,mae azarro and the musicians!
added on the 2009-09-07 22:25:32 by magic magic
Part of me says vendor specific demos are bullshit, but another slightly larger part points out Amiga vs Atari and GUS vs SB and all the quality demos those battles produced. I guess I won't see this until I break like the weak willed bitch I am and buy an nvidia card.
added on the 2009-09-07 22:29:18 by Claw Claw
choice of CUDA is just a matter of other technologies availability.
added on the 2009-09-07 22:39:35 by maq maq
hrmm i have gtx280 and latest cuda installed but just get a black screen with music :( i'm looking forward to seeing it though! awesome to see cuda being used, it's such a cool technology!
added on the 2009-09-07 22:47:13 by blackpawn blackpawn
cool, cutting edge and not really well rounded as we can see...
In order to run demo, please try to use CUDA 2.1. Please report any config on which the demo runs :-)
added on the 2009-09-07 22:49:10 by maq maq
Cool! Works fine on WinXP SP2, GTX260 + CUDA 2.3 (if you get "cudart.dll not found" message, try to install CUDA Toolkit 2.3, then copy cudart.dll from CUDA/bin/ to the demo folder).
rulez added on the 2009-09-07 22:55:22 by Vedem Vedem
Vedem: could you send me few screenshots: maq [.at] ift.uni.wroc.pl so that I can put them here? :-)
added on the 2009-09-07 22:57:07 by maq maq
Vedem: ok, nevermind. done. thanks to uploader of this one :-)
added on the 2009-09-07 22:57:48 by maq maq
maq: not at all :) keep coding!
added on the 2009-09-07 23:07:45 by Vedem Vedem
sucks added on the 2009-09-07 23:22:17 by 24 24
but also WILL crash after intro infinite zoom.
So you need something like a zeno machine to detect the crashing?
added on the 2009-09-07 23:30:48 by 216 216
sorry but this looks like a bad compilation of coding tutorials...
sucks added on the 2009-09-07 23:36:23 by zoom zoom
Group name explains it all. ;) You've got nice spheretracer, but haven't used it right (see Heaven 7 for example of how to do things). Leaving a piggy for nice music and good effort of submitting a prod.
added on the 2009-09-07 23:48:26 by KK KK
I have a gtx285 on XP SP2 and latest cuda, same result as blackpawn, except my screen is grey instead of black.
added on the 2009-09-08 01:01:37 by andr00 andr00
don´t like it.... to polished and clean ...
sucks added on the 2009-09-08 01:28:58 by DJH of GCS! DJH of GCS!
raytraced ball men?
come on
sucks added on the 2009-09-08 03:05:10 by whynot2000 whynot2000
just bad

btw, hardware requirements for this demo are ridiculous.
sucks added on the 2009-09-08 04:01:50 by SubV242 SubV242
added on the 2009-09-08 12:00:07 by Emod Emod
added on the 2009-09-10 06:20:24 by auld auld
Doesn't work... do I have too slow machine: Quad Xenon 3GHz, 16GB RAM, GTX 295 + Quadro NVS 270? ROTFL! Drivers 190.38 with CUDA support, CUDA Toolkit 2.1, Vista x64... ;)
sucks added on the 2009-09-10 13:08:32 by Almighty_ Almighty_
video, for god's sake, please!
added on the 2009-09-10 19:43:33 by Bobic Bobic
Will not run for here. Vista x64, Intel quad, 8 gigs of RAM, gtx260. Tried All CUDA versions with corresponding drivers as well as XP compatibility mode and run as admin.
added on the 2009-09-12 07:53:37 by Retrig Retrig
what Bobic said...
added on the 2009-09-12 20:30:34 by Clarence Clarence
video versions with each of three soundtracks:
by Propofol
by X-ceed
by Traymuss
added on the 2009-09-14 16:46:51 by Fei Fei
Watched the video now... Didn't like anything here, would have been a piggy but the ridiculous hardware requirements (what for actually?) transform mrs.piggie into:
added on the 2009-09-14 18:53:10 by StingRay StingRay
sucks added on the 2009-09-14 18:53:48 by StingRay StingRay
For a first demo by a new group this isn't bad at all even in a megademo presented way! I liked the zoomer best! Here is my thumb!
rulez added on the 2009-09-14 19:28:58 by magic magic
I don't have any problem with high spec demos. It's no worse than console demos that I have to watch on video too.

The problem I have is the awful design and direction and I mean AWFUL! If only you asked around, I'm sure you could have found someone to design some text and logos for you.

Great musicians involved in this, but interchangeable music doesn't work! A demo (in my opinion) should work WITH the soundtrack and all visual should be in time to the music on some level.

I'm a big fan of Maq's previous work and the effects show some good coding skills, but it wasn't enough to make a good demo.
sucks added on the 2009-09-14 19:39:45 by Wade Wade
sorry, this is just bad, and on the top of that, the hardware requirements are more than ridiculous...
sucks added on the 2009-09-14 22:37:28 by blala blala
What Wade and Blala said. Didn't like it at all, sorry.
sucks added on the 2009-09-14 22:53:49 by Stebo Stebo
Sorry but no. Some nice stuff but overall the effects weren't that interresting and it's lame to stick to a single gpu vendor only, even though it's CUDA, not to mention the hw requirements. Also, why would you have multiple soundtrack options in a demo?
sucks added on the 2009-09-14 23:00:46 by noby noby
what Wade said
sucks added on the 2009-09-14 23:10:49 by snoutmate snoutmate
I liked the demo as prod that shows what can be done in realtime using cuda. High spec for me is also no big deal.
And as Wade said the only thing that it lacked was design. With proper music & visual sync this prod would be much better ( I also didn't like idea of random 3 soundtracks ).
But it is your first one so keep up good work :)
rulez added on the 2009-09-15 00:08:51 by dys129 dys129
But it is your first one

It might be the first hard Coder's demo but it's not Maq's first demo (far from it!), just in case you thought that.
added on the 2009-09-15 00:27:27 by StingRay StingRay
There are quite a few good looking effects, and the xceed track is more than cool for my taste. The design and hw requirements needs to be improved next time.
Thx for capturing...
rulez added on the 2009-09-20 00:11:17 by Clarence Clarence
what Clarence said.
Great as a megademo.
rulez added on the 2009-09-20 12:04:09 by wullon wullon
intro photography is a panoramic connection of few shot taken in glasgow, scotland. never go there unless you're brave as fuck or clever as wank :)
added on the 2009-09-23 23:06:24 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
Ok, ok, I was about to thumb it down for it just for the screenshot, but it doesn't do it justice. Demo is more varied and better looking than that, though it feels like a cuda tech demo without the paid artist at nvidia, which brings me to my next point.
Asking a Nvidia GTX 260 and ONLY a Nvidia GTX 260 is asking too much for a below average demo.
Do it in software or better with the standard d3d and ogl toolkit and I'll probably thumb it up.

But come on with those videos, Cinepak? In 2009? Couldn't you find an older codec?
Why didn't you use Microsoft Video 1 while at it?
The banding and logo flickering looked kinda cool if it weren't due to compression artefacts.

Oh well, piggy for trying new technologies (let's hope OpenCL drivers matures). I liked traymuss edition, seemed to fit better.
added on the 2009-09-30 00:23:25 by Blue Ion Blue Ion
love to the Juggler, no love to the design of this demo and the cuda technology. The tracks, especially the one from xceed, are awesome!
rulez added on the 2009-10-04 21:35:50 by Bobic Bobic
good show, nice ideas !
like the soundtrack as it fits a tech-demo like this !
rulez added on the 2009-10-08 13:27:48 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
la conception était terrible
somewhat too techie
added on the 2009-11-01 01:54:28 by T$ T$
ce que tempsréel a dit
sucks added on the 2011-12-11 09:31:58 by SiR SiR
rather boring, but thumb for the tech..
rulez added on the 2011-12-13 10:12:27 by toxie toxie

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