20 Years Atari STE Megademo by Paradox [web]
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release date : december 2009
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50 FPS video

Thanks Paradox for putting this together :-)
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 10:29:56 by evil evil
I really recommend everybody to use a real STE if possible because some of the screens don´t work with Emulators!

Thanks to everybody who has made this demo possible!
And a big thumb up for all the GuestScreens.
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 10:46:32 by RA RA
Do you find the three Hidden Screens?
added on the 2009-12-28 10:58:21 by RA RA
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rulez added on the 2009-12-28 11:19:25 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 11:43:22 by Defiance Defiance
very cool demo!

* Intro + Menu: cool, esp the spectrum + multi coloured sprites screen
* Saluts Atari STe (Atari Legend & MJJ Prod): just a simple screen.
* Tribute to Blitter and DMA (Paradize): hhmm, keep learning..
* Extravagance (No Extra): very nicely designed. but ste has a blitter. bigger vectors, please!! rotozoomer is also not up to today's standards
* Visual Unity (Paradize): cool, and stylish.. but again.. why the small vectors? and use dither patterns for raster backgrounds instead of interlacing.. cool use of wireframe allround, though. props!
* Mr. Fourtyseven (BiTS): *pukes* one of solo's worst imho
* Zero to Twenty: Sixty Seconds (KüA): cool, esp the ASCII spiral scroller. short and to the point. style!
* Tuttugandi (DHS): a treat from the masters of overscan. great stuff!
* Cubes Ribbons and 3D Flybys (Paradox): too slow and i hate the pillars, but some very nice ideas here (the greetings)
* Roxotro (RGCD): stylish (great gfx!), but i kinda missed the point here? it's a shooter inside the demo? anyway, the effects are -ooolllddd-
* Zickdisk 2.5 (Paradize & Elite): nice musics, minimal effects (4096 colours are where??)
* $14 (Excellence in Art): great music, nice use of vectors, but minimal as fuck.
* Direct Color Zoomer (Paradox): obviously very hi-tech
Hidden screens: cool for 1991.. but these days.. hmm.
* Reset screen (Paradox): cool gfx

overall: amazing amount of screens in this demo. a joy to watch! :D
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 11:54:01 by earx earx
Earx you forgot the "Ex-Reset"-Screen which looks awful in the video because it uses 60Hz. ;-)
added on the 2009-12-28 12:05:07 by RA RA
ra: yeah, i did. i obviously cannot judge it.. ;)
added on the 2009-12-28 12:11:56 by earx earx
Wow, it rocks, a huge enjoyment. Thanks guys.
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 12:47:27 by micdune micdune
I like it. There is a good number of nice and stylish screens (DHS, XiA, Paradise to name just a few), a few ones that show the history of STE demos very well (mainly hidden) and funny ones (KUA, Paradize).
I think it's a very nice compilation for a machine that never got the attention it deserved.
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 13:04:32 by Paranoid Paranoid
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 13:58:15 by havoc havoc
I like the menu idea and lovely port of that amiga tune. There are some nice parts in this one. I missed three parts because they didn't worked on emulator. I will download video now.
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 14:33:34 by Optimus Optimus
I had a good time watching this.
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 14:46:44 by ilmarque ilmarque
A great way to kill an hour, thanks!
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 15:11:58 by Shockwave Shockwave
I'll have to wait to see this on a real machine, thumb up anyway, i'm going to try the emulator
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 16:32:45 by tobé tobé
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 16:49:18 by visy visy
Some good and some less good, but definitely a lot of content; and I did enjoy the 199x style screens very much :)
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 17:57:09 by Dbug Dbug
probably the most awaited demo of the decade. some really nice screens, among one shitro from BITS. virtual piggy for a guy who allowed this entry to celebrate 20 years of STe.
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 18:51:00 by grey grey
Is ok.
added on the 2009-12-28 19:42:22 by Claw Claw
earx > sorry, this is the fastest vector code I can do :) and I need extra Timer B cpu for the cube color effect. I really wonder how some ST screens can do so big and fast vector >_<
added on the 2009-12-28 19:42:23 by Orion_ Orion_
I especially enjoyed the gfx and overall the demo is well designed. Congratulations!
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 22:14:52 by baah baah
Thanks and great works! I really enjoyed this demo. Cool main menu Ra!
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 22:31:13 by Marcer Marcer
epic production. really enjoyable to watch so many different styles in one.
rulez added on the 2009-12-28 23:24:02 by button button
Excellent prod except 1 or 2 screens ...
rulez added on the 2009-12-29 08:30:20 by RIP RIP
So much creativity delivered in a single package is overwhelming.
That's an active scene we got here, no question! :)
Congrats to all the contributors and respect to Paradox for organizing and putting it together.
rulez added on the 2009-12-29 10:29:31 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
Thumb for RA who beared the main work.

Also for all those who contributed.

Piggy for all those who were too lazy ;-)
rulez added on the 2009-12-29 11:49:00 by Zweckform Zweckform
The No Extra and Paradise parts is my favorites so far I think. Havent seen them all yet but I sure will! Massive megademo! Thanx to paradox for putting it together and making shit happen! :)
rulez added on the 2009-12-30 01:39:04 by Proteque Proteque
Great work from Paradox crew to make it possible !

There are a lot of screens for this year ! Only the Atari STE make it possible ;)
rulezcdc added on the 2009-12-30 16:09:26 by Zorro 2 Zorro 2
ATARI ! Cool !
rulez added on the 2009-12-30 16:39:50 by mitchell mitchell
Okay, since lots of the people that participated thumbed this, I guess I'll join in as well!

Not much to say really, I simply enjoyed all of the content, even those controversial (read: perceived by the majority of the people as substandard or not good) screens. There's simply lots of variation here, lots of traditional themes are explored/rehashed plus some with some tighter design and syncs etc.

In summation:

BB Image for the initiative by Paradox
BB Image for every person involved
BB Image for a jolly good year for the Atari ST/E in general. Great way to end it!

P.S. my personal favorites (for the time being) is the XiA and DHS screen :)
rulez added on the 2009-12-30 23:01:00 by すすれ すすれ
Put a massive smile on my face. Thanks guys!

Not picked a favourite screen yet.
rulez added on the 2009-12-31 00:07:48 by CiH CiH
Excellent!!! thanks guys.
rulez added on the 2009-12-31 16:16:38 by UKKO UKKO
Respect, would love to see something like this for an OCS-Amiga anniversary :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-01 15:21:02 by break break
Nice compilation.
added on the 2010-01-01 21:58:07 by AntDude AntDude
Btw, some WIP gfx and stories about the screens can be found here. Happy reading :)
added on the 2010-01-02 23:34:42 by すすれ すすれ
Very nice demo after watching it at home, congratulations !
added on the 2010-01-03 13:25:03 by tobé tobé
rulez added on the 2010-01-03 14:14:02 by starbuck starbuck
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2010-01-05 02:27:57 by zoolum zoolum
Heh. Not that I am a general ST fan, but this (rather lengthy) megademo had some really tough oldskool screens and effects. Kudos for those! Seems that STE was rather powerful beast when coded properly.
rulez added on the 2010-01-05 08:53:26 by mr_spiv mr_spiv
break: too late, it was over 2 years ago. ;)
added on the 2010-01-05 09:29:50 by abscess abscess
very entertaining!
rulez added on the 2010-01-05 22:16:45 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2010-01-05 22:28:00 by Scooter Scooter
mr_spiv: You can find some other nice STe demos on the
=Atari%20STe&order=thumbup]prod list.
Check "More or Less Zero", or "Braindamage" for example. (you can also check mine "Save the Earth", but it's not a tech demo so you will probably not feel the "powerful beast" in it :D)
added on the 2010-01-05 23:05:06 by Dbug Dbug
damn, bb code fail :(
How do you insert an url with [] in the path ? Some % something ?
added on the 2010-01-05 23:06:33 by Dbug Dbug
rulez added on the 2010-01-06 23:43:36 by v3nom v3nom
Some average screens, lousy vectors and stuff. Expected alot more and coding wise rather than recycling old effects. Comparing this to nostalgig-o-demo....looks like this is Paradize demo with some quest screen rather than "20 years Atari STE" demo. Piggie.
added on the 2010-01-08 16:43:44 by moredhel moredhel
Into every life, a little moredhel must fall...
added on the 2010-01-09 00:28:14 by CiH CiH
lot of nice screens!
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 23:39:39 by twh twh
I've only wtched about 2/3 sofar and I'm damned impressed.

Paradox and DHS screens share the Number One spot!

Happy Birthday, STE!
rulez added on the 2010-01-12 18:32:38 by simonsunnyboy simonsunnyboy
rulez added on the 2010-01-13 09:52:37 by bull bull
abscess: That's why I said "AN anniversary", doesn't have to be the 20th :)
added on the 2010-01-13 09:57:10 by break break
very nice!
rulez added on the 2010-01-13 20:01:31 by aki aki
Lots of nice screens, some better than others and some effects were lost in design but overall a good 1hr show that I really enjoyed. Too bad that coder's block stopped me from being a part!
My favourites were pdx, dhs and kua.
rulez added on the 2010-01-15 22:12:41 by ChrisTOS ChrisTOS
Some "behind the scenes" and "making of"s can be found here
added on the 2010-01-16 17:21:28 by すすれ すすれ
Actually I was trying to top Dbug's boring perforce logs by pasting a boring irc log.

I think you managed quite well, congratulation for your achievement :D
added on the 2010-01-16 21:22:14 by Dbug Dbug
This thumb goes up for gwEm only, for his absolutely outstanding chipcover of stardust memories in the main menu. It must have been an incredible challenge to squeeze this song into and this wonder out of the YM2149. I would never have dared to try this even :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-20 00:25:06 by fiveofive fiveofive
Thumbs for the No Extra, DHS, Paradize and EIA screens. very Amigaaa-ish (hihi)... good ole 16bit times ;)
rulez added on the 2010-01-20 00:51:53 by xyz xyz
some cool prods, I especially like EIA's one... dunno why...
rulez added on the 2010-01-23 12:54:31 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
very nice ! Beautifuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul !
rulez added on the 2010-01-27 04:13:54 by jikoo jikoo
Some very nice sccreens in there, although some could have been done on the STFM I feel. But that's OK, this is more of a community effort
added on the 2010-01-31 00:28:36 by tompee tompee
Oops, thumbup, no pig from from
rulez added on the 2010-01-31 00:29:34 by tompee tompee
Nice !
rulez added on the 2010-01-31 20:02:23 by lsl lsl
Nice. 20 year old Mad Max tunes too
rulez added on the 2010-02-03 00:01:53 by alexh alexh
rulez added on the 2010-05-15 20:11:25 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
:-D it roxxx!
rulez added on the 2010-11-16 20:01:35 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
40 mins of massive.
added on the 2011-01-24 14:54:44 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Like earx said. Very pleased to see such a global prod on STe after so many years. Many really amazing effetcs / screens. Lokre specially RoXotro =p
rulez added on the 2011-05-31 18:53:17 by hylst hylst
Nice work and good idea to release such kind of comemorative demo
rulez added on the 2011-07-05 14:31:18 by krusty krusty
for the jester cover by Gwem
rulez added on the 2011-09-11 19:37:58 by Frequent Frequent
It is le totally awesome :)
rulez added on the 2012-05-10 11:01:47 by rez rez
A bit of a mixed bag but very enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2013-09-12 21:01:39 by lennart lennart
Very entertaining. Love it :-)
rulez added on the 2014-04-09 19:56:02 by applecrypt applecrypt
Some great stuff, some crappy stuff... overall a neat demo!
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 21:32:18 by Daniel Daniel
time passes too quickly!!. ;).. awesome big prod!
rulez added on the 2014-05-20 22:39:30 by sINk sINk
Doesn't work with Mist... Garbage on screen, sound seems ok
added on the 2017-06-22 23:33:25 by Jorge Jorge
This is huge. Various quality of contents, but overall very nice and fun!
rulez added on the 2019-03-01 11:38:10 by spkr spkr
Pathetic lame shit by the lamest group ever - Paradox(Atari) !!
Don't mix those asshole up with the winners from Paradox(Amiga/Console) - Paradox(Atari) are just imitators with a damn low profile.
sucks added on the 2019-06-17 18:21:06 by sataide sataide
Loved it! Works with Hatari and a real STe. Thanks for making this! :)
rulez added on the 2019-06-23 00:08:14 by 6BQ5 6BQ5
rulez added on the 2022-03-03 19:35:25 by Blast! Blast!

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