Quintessence by Spöntz [web]
screenshot added by merlucin on 2009-10-06 14:53:21
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release date : october 2009
release party : Main 2009
compo : combined demo
ranked : 6th
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popularity : 56%
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alltime top: #7695
added on the 2009-10-06 14:53:21 by merlucin merlucin

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Here is the MacOS X version, Isaac will release the fixed windows version very soon, see you next year at Main Party! :c)
added on the 2009-10-06 14:58:13 by merlucin merlucin
Nice demo. Looked great on the stream!
rulez added on the 2009-10-06 15:01:16 by ham ham
I like it, the music was really good.
rulez added on the 2009-10-06 15:26:02 by evil evil
what evil said.
rulez added on the 2009-10-06 19:08:02 by hexen hexen
Love it!
rulez added on the 2009-10-06 19:28:02 by Optimus Optimus
excellent soundtrack and great atmosphere!
rulez added on the 2009-10-06 20:40:31 by Bobic Bobic
okayish. i like the faces at the beginning and at the end, otherwise not my cup of tea.
added on the 2009-10-06 22:05:08 by blala blala
I embrace the fact that OSX demos get more in quantity and better in quality, but this one was too slow (paced) for my taste and bored the shit out of me. Sorry.
sucks added on the 2009-10-06 23:36:56 by Sir Sir
Great demo, but lacks something that would have made it more memorable.

And great title btw ;p
rulez added on the 2009-10-07 00:30:32 by wullon wullon
Mixed feelings regarding this one. It does have a lot of potential and has a few nice scenes, but seems to end in the middle of it and lacks most of the typical "Spöntz"-style that usually adds a lot of life to each of your demos ... Definetly not bad though.
added on the 2009-10-07 20:09:56 by Paranoid Paranoid
kudos for the scenes with flashes on the surface. the rest seems kinda hmm maybe not boring but lacks some tension, pace.
rulez added on the 2009-10-08 13:44:22 by comankh comankh
I like the soundtrack better than the demo itself, so thumb up anyway. :)
rulez added on the 2009-10-08 14:06:26 by Arkholt Arkholt
good music, okish rest
rulez added on the 2009-10-08 19:25:44 by gopher gopher
ok demo, but i would like to see more AAA-Demos
very slow paced. but a typical demo problem. Image qualitiy seems good thought.
added on the 2009-10-10 14:59:29 by ewerybody ewerybody
Thumb up, no less.
rulez added on the 2009-10-11 15:33:44 by vestige vestige
maybe some pace towards the end would have made me thumb up...
...but all i remember from the compo is it was stuttering, as it does in the video aswell ! kills it somehow !
(sry, no MAC here, cant watch in realtime !)
"Engine Error
fbo_upload: Error uploading fbo '0' (id='1'): no error"

10.5.8 PPC, SM3.0 nVidia GPU.
added on the 2009-10-17 06:56:07 by Hoild Hoild
Maybe lets delete the "Mac OS X" thing. Doesnt work on PPC
added on the 2009-10-20 02:32:27 by Exin Exin
Exin: I would prefer a working unibin build. ;]
added on the 2009-10-21 00:11:49 by Hoild Hoild
hi Holid!
This error es because your gfx card does not support the GL_FRAMEBUFFER_COMPLETE_EXT extensions, which card do you have? please send me an email: xphere.at.spontz.dot.org

The only ppc mac that we have is a macmini, and does not support shaders... so we have no way to test it! :S
added on the 2009-10-22 20:01:15 by xphere xphere
I thought it was rather dull and unspectacular.
added on the 2009-10-22 20:10:42 by decipher decipher

Mac Mini G4 Specs:
The Apple Mac mini G4/1.25 features a 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7447a (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and a 512k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of 333 MHz PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory (512 MB after July 26, 2005), a 40.0 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a slot-loading 8X DVD/CD-RW "Combo" Drive (4X DVD±RW/CD-RW "SuperDrive" optional), and an ATI Radeon 9200 graphics processor (4X AGP) with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM.

Radeon 9200 specs:
Pixel Shader 1.4, Vertex Shader 1.1, Vertex Pipelines: 2,Pixel Pipelines: 4, Texture units per pipe: 1, Textures per Texture unit: 6

added on the 2009-10-26 00:01:03 by Exin Exin
Hi Exin, as you said, the macmini PPC has the ati9200, wich has no support of glsl (pixel shaders 2.0), i'm sorry, but our demos (since cosmosis remixed), require pixel shader 2.0 to work properly.

I've also a mac mini, is a reat machine... but not for running spontz demos :'( ... not anymore!
rulez added on the 2009-10-27 16:37:08 by xphere xphere
A little be boring... Tow slow for me. Good to sleep.
added on the 2009-10-30 16:46:50 by bxo bxo
Thanks for Win32 version, works here with XP + nVidia 9600 GS

Overall it's a tasteful moody demo with great music. It was not bigscreen-friendly but works fine on the CRT.

I think the scene at 1:40 is the weakest point of the demo, with its unsmoothed black edges (on DTV and here) and length.

rulez added on the 2009-10-31 13:33:06 by ponce ponce
great atmosphere !
rulez added on the 2009-10-31 17:37:08 by fyrex fyrex
Happy to see new Spontz prods!
rulez added on the 2009-11-01 17:40:34 by AMB AMB
True SF-fans have done this. Did remind me a bit of the movie 2001.
rulez added on the 2010-10-10 12:25:34 by ghandy ghandy
rulez added on the 2011-05-15 13:37:54 by johnl johnl
would have like things done a little nippier.. but on the whole the gfx are superb and look jaw dropping. I wish there was a way to make it bigger though, and fill my 27" iMac screen.. otherwise LOVE it!
rulez added on the 2014-05-14 20:34:23 by applecrypt applecrypt
Recorded a video from the Mac release:

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