Sim Reich by Contraz [web]
screenshot added by phlaton on 2010-07-21 13:02:40
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release date : july 2010
release party : Solskogen 2010
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
  • 54
  • 31
  • 5
popularity : 64%
  • 0.54
alltime top: #1963
  • enex enex [Code]
  • Dran Dran [Code, Graphics (2d and modelling)]
  • phlaton phlaton [Code, Graphics (modelling)]
  • binf binf [Music]
added on the 2010-07-21 03:29:17 by enex enex

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Took me 20 mins to upload this over a crappy edge connection. Adding OSX build hopefully tomorrow. (Current build is the party version)
added on the 2010-07-21 03:34:31 by enex enex
can't get it to fullscreen properly on vista32, keeps minimizing and losing focus, great stuff tho in windowed mode
maybe add sdl at that time?
anyways, thumb if just for the greets section ;p
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 03:55:06 by shuffle2 shuffle2
a little more color variation (i.e. white) wouldn't have hurt ... otherwise pretty decent.
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 04:23:19 by shock__ shock__
Nicely done :) At first it looked a bit 2004 (the warped perspective didn't help) but I really got into this as it progressed. Greets were really cool and I must say, the ending with the fade and text was flawless :)
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 04:26:00 by ferris ferris
Too short.. But you can't go wrong using (only) my favourite colours in a demo..

Missing a bit of Air Combat (with UFO's) though..
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 07:21:43 by leijaa leijaa
Does Not Run
Message from resourceloader
Error while linking shader pair
Shader: particlespriteboom

Fix it.
added on the 2010-07-21 07:55:37 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 08:00:11 by Corial Corial
Heil Cönträz!
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 08:56:28 by nerve nerve
Without a doubt one of my top-3 prods of Solskogen 2010 :). Love the aesthetics.
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 10:04:46 by elfan elfan
clear winner
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 10:09:12 by zefyros zefyros
are you guys channelling the ghost of matt current?
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 10:46:53 by bfx bfx
For the cool and consistent design.
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 12:26:28 by eladamri eladamri
Meh. :-)
added on the 2010-07-21 12:39:03 by Sesse Sesse
I like the styling on this. My favorite from the compo
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 13:20:47 by T-101 T-101
Nintendo Virtual Boy, which is very cool.
The demo is quite short, but very impressive. TRON meets Virtual Boy.
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 13:46:44 by Manwe Manwe
Finally! :)
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 13:49:12 by gloom gloom
looking forward to the osx-version :)
added on the 2010-07-21 13:53:40 by Proteque Proteque
Also looking forward to OS X, but was freaking amazing when watching it at the party, so here's your thumb.
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 13:58:03 by menace menace
Heil Cönträz!
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 14:29:06 by loaderror loaderror
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 14:31:21 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
what xernobyl said. shader linking fail
added on the 2010-07-21 15:30:11 by xTr1m xTr1m
Yeah doesn't run for me either. (ATI 2400 HD, admittedly not a great card)
added on the 2010-07-21 15:53:05 by 4mat 4mat
I'll look at the issues asap. You can also send the stdout.txt file to eforselv@gmail.com and I'll look into it. :-)
added on the 2010-07-21 16:38:09 by enex enex
not my kind of demo but well done
added on the 2010-07-21 16:51:29 by zeebr zeebr
very red!
added on the 2010-07-21 16:59:30 by maali maali
very atmospheric
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 18:40:41 by blueflame blueflame
Win archive updated with a fix for the shader xernobyl mentioned. If you find any issues, feel free to send the stdout.txt file to eforselv@gmail.com or post here. Looking at the OSX build later today :-)

Note that your gfx card need shader 3 support for this demo to work.
added on the 2010-07-21 19:21:21 by enex enex
[Shutting Down]
Message from demosys :

Message from resourceloader
Error while linking shader pair
Shader: particlesprite_stream

Ati. 5870. Grr :(
added on the 2010-07-21 19:43:08 by Claw Claw
Same with ATI Mobility HD5650
added on the 2010-07-21 19:47:19 by Zplex Zplex
cool prod!
music, design, direction - all made with taste.
and i liked those animated overlays!
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 21:51:41 by ton ton
Cool demo :)
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 22:18:23 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
im always sceptical when it comes to nazi-style things since many people dont do it because they want to remember people about the bad things fascism can do but because they think nazi-style is cool.
however i like this prod's style and i havent seen any clichee-stuff so i give it a thumb.
good work.
rulez added on the 2010-07-21 22:40:14 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Loading screen and out!
added on the 2010-07-21 22:44:52 by 71M 71M
Terrible !
rulez added on the 2010-07-22 00:31:14 by Aeko Aeko
serves its purpose but ... but ...
needs more Schaftstiefel Grotesk

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rulez added on the 2010-07-22 01:03:10 by d0DgE d0DgE
Disappointing for me. Design, gfx and sound don't make me exciting.
added on the 2010-07-22 01:58:06 by Bobic Bobic
sucks added on the 2010-07-22 09:51:39 by Zplex Zplex
Cool look! Rocked at the big-screen!
rulez added on the 2010-07-22 12:02:02 by kusma kusma
nazi hommage in red? this ain't good.
sucks added on the 2010-07-22 14:12:14 by vibrator vibrator
i think the title might eventually occlude the prod itself, which would be a shame.

a very good demo in every aspect, but as i said at the party, i'd be really curious to see a version entirely without drums.
rulez added on the 2010-07-22 14:17:56 by Gargaj Gargaj
Video please - my Windows 7 x64 & Radeon HD5870 won't run it ...
added on the 2010-07-22 14:23:07 by Steel Steel
rang my "so what" bell
added on the 2010-07-22 14:31:41 by nytrik nytrik
not bad.. but also not that super great..
added on the 2010-07-22 14:32:41 by toxie toxie
vibrator: yeah this kind of art should be censored!

no wait. Aesthetic is really well produced and the demo is excellently composed. Do not confuse ideology with iconography.
rulez added on the 2010-07-22 21:05:00 by Claw Claw
quite ok demo, but not my kind of aesthetics
added on the 2010-07-22 21:45:29 by Alpha C Alpha C
censored? no, just thrown away.
added on the 2010-07-22 22:52:37 by vibrator vibrator
anyway, why did you come up with that censorship nonsense? i never mentioned anything remotely like that. YOU are the censor.
added on the 2010-07-22 22:56:28 by vibrator vibrator
Uploaded new version that should hopefully fix the ATI issues. It seems to only be an issue on ATI under windows.

Otherwise check the Youtube] version.
added on the 2010-07-23 01:02:41 by enex enex
Can't get it to work with my ATI X1950.
Tasty prod, a bit short.
rulez added on the 2010-07-23 01:52:32 by ponce ponce
Hey that was quite nice
rulez added on the 2010-07-23 02:17:54 by leGend leGend
could've been longer and more coherrent, but good anyways
rulez added on the 2010-07-23 02:44:22 by noby noby
sucks added on the 2010-07-23 17:30:50 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
Entirely black on Win XP + ATI HD 2400
added on the 2010-07-23 18:14:23 by ponce ponce
too short
added on the 2010-07-23 19:09:24 by rudi rudi
Loading screen, then blackness with music. Shader error is fixed though, so there's progress :)
added on the 2010-07-23 19:45:37 by Claw Claw
same as everybody else with the ATI, just music and black screen (on HD5870)
added on the 2010-07-23 19:48:50 by substrate substrate
Very interesting.
rulez added on the 2010-07-23 19:48:55 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2010-07-24 02:46:44 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
its really not bad, but has not a single effect ! cant thumb this up, sry.
Not bad. Too much red. ;)
added on the 2010-07-24 23:49:42 by AntDude AntDude
Not bad! but short and too red =)
added on the 2010-07-24 23:55:48 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
OSX build is now included in the archive. We will try to fix the remaining ATI issues.
added on the 2010-07-25 15:17:27 by enex enex
Should have been a Virtual Boy demo. :D
Again, short.
rulez added on the 2010-07-25 18:35:08 by velusip velusip
Love the atmosphere, hate the ideology behind it. A thumb nevertheless
rulez added on the 2010-07-26 02:23:56 by soueusou soueusou
Fullscreen issues in vista and win7 should be fixed :-)
added on the 2010-07-26 12:42:06 by enex enex
What Gargaj said.
rulez added on the 2010-07-26 12:53:16 by decipher decipher
enex: crash on osx:

Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libtiff.3.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/chris/Downloads/Contraz - Sim Reich/osx/SimReich.app/Contents/MacOS/../Frameworks/libIL.1.dylib
Reason: image not found

(No /opt folder at all on this box..) (10.6.4, intel, radeon 2400)
added on the 2010-07-26 13:16:54 by psonice psonice
Psonice: ups.. We'll get that fixed today.
added on the 2010-07-26 14:29:36 by enex enex
aww yeah! More of this please!
rulez added on the 2010-07-26 19:10:18 by response response
okey demo. like the hexagons.
added on the 2010-07-26 20:03:19 by blala blala
Yeah, this is rather nice. Short, sweet and complete.
rulez added on the 2010-07-26 21:55:18 by evilpaul evilpaul
Uhm, red.
added on the 2010-07-26 23:49:34 by Maissi Maissi
Red is Dead
rulez added on the 2010-07-27 18:30:31 by Eldrik Eldrik
rulez added on the 2010-07-27 20:24:49 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Unfinished seems to me, but OK.
added on the 2010-07-28 22:20:14 by jack-3d jack-3d
Just for style.
rulez added on the 2010-07-29 12:15:04 by Hicks Hicks
The archive is updated with new builds.
- Working OSX build (library mess fixed)
- New Win build that should hopefully work better with ATI cards.

If ATI users still have problems running the demo, we'll get that fixed as soon as we're back from vacation.
added on the 2010-07-29 19:55:51 by enex enex
Smaller download in separate archives :
Win archive
OS X archive
added on the 2010-07-29 20:07:20 by enex enex
New version is still black on ATI here, log says:

-> Initializing flags
[GL_ERROR LOCATION = 'VBO::validateBuffer']
[GL_ERROR CODE 1280] 'invalid enumerant' in ->
-> Initializing formations
-> Initializing glow
-> Initializing humans
added on the 2010-07-29 20:08:16 by Claw Claw
Insectecutor: Thanks! I'll continue to hunt down the ATI issue on windows. A demo only working on nvidia cards is of course not acceptable...
added on the 2010-07-29 20:22:49 by enex enex
Ok demo. Not too long which was a good thing
added on the 2010-07-29 20:31:14 by dairos dairos
Oh why there has to be a drumbeat.. It kills the atmosphere, piggy.
added on the 2010-07-29 20:45:54 by Serpent Serpent
Not mindblowing, but fun enough. And long enough.
rulez added on the 2010-07-29 21:53:26 by dixan dixan
Took a while for the mac port, but it was worth it :D

Great atmosphere at the start.. I was kind of disappointed when that style was dropped for the beat + robots, but the rest was cool too. Pity it ended right after mentioning "destroy", I was looking forwards to some good explosions in that style!
rulez added on the 2010-07-29 22:09:34 by psonice psonice
not my cup
sucks added on the 2010-07-31 11:11:42 by thec thec
Not bad at all.
rulez added on the 2010-08-01 09:07:20 by lemonade lemonade
WOW! What a plesant surprise!!! Awesome!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-02 00:01:39 by tFt tFt
Can't spot the nazi in this one. I was expecting something exciting after I read some of the comments saying that this was some sort of neo-nazi homage to the third reich.

But a nice demo.
rulez added on the 2010-08-02 14:24:10 by mrp- mrp-
What soueusou said...but without the thumb. Any kind of "even almost nazi crap" is just a no go for me.

But nevertheless I respect the skills concerning code, graphics and music.
added on the 2010-08-02 14:50:39 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
"Any kind of "even almost nazi crap" is just a no go for me."

And that's just silly.
added on the 2010-08-02 14:57:41 by mrp- mrp-
enex: thanks for working on it. I'm kinda used to some demos not working on ATI now, it's nice to find a coder who cares about fixing it :)
added on the 2010-08-02 22:08:54 by Claw Claw
rulez added on the 2010-08-02 23:01:43 by superplek superplek
A new version with some bugfixes is now available (but there are still some issues with ATI cards). Also a version for Linux has been added for those of you who are into that sort of thing :)



added on the 2010-08-09 21:51:27 by Dran Dran
Yes! Too short though :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 22:06:15 by Puryx Puryx
Latest version works on ATI 5700 at least. Will have to try some other cards as well.
added on the 2010-08-12 01:16:07 by enex enex
good one, loop mode plz ;)
rulez added on the 2010-09-04 02:43:00 by T$ T$
Cool. Short, but good. Extra points for a great Mac port.
rulez added on the 2010-09-04 04:28:51 by Arkholt Arkholt
Short and to the point.
rulez added on the 2010-09-18 17:43:04 by Mystra Mystra
Several 32-bit libraries are included in the Linux port, but sadly not:
added on the 2010-09-24 14:47:45 by Int19h Int19h
libfusion-1.2.so.0 would be nice as well
added on the 2010-09-24 14:53:13 by Int19h Int19h
After finding a 32-bit library for libdirect as well, it failed on fmod.

On the positive side, everything worked great in Wine, after installing vcrun2005 with winetricks.
added on the 2010-09-24 15:07:25 by Int19h Int19h
Kann man machen.
added on the 2010-09-24 15:12:17 by raer raer
Just tried out the OSX port, nice design! starting destruction...
rulez added on the 2010-10-10 12:14:40 by ghandy ghandy
no luck on leopard though.
added on the 2011-05-08 13:48:21 by comankh comankh
Library not loaded: @executable_path/../Frameworks/libIL.1.dylib
added on the 2011-05-08 15:18:52 by comankh comankh
Mmm. No more red demos please, but keep the Mac ones coming! :)
added on the 2011-05-15 13:30:42 by johnl johnl
Good stuff, I like the choice of colour(s)
rulez added on the 2011-06-04 19:22:37 by phobium phobium
Nice nice!
rulez added on the 2012-03-04 21:27:52 by Frequent Frequent
Absolutely love this on my iMac. Cranked up the res and smoothing.. works a treat!
One thing though - after running the demo - you cannot run it a second time. Gotta delete and re-unpack from the zip and then all ok. Not sure why!

Perhaps this helps?
Code:OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9.2 (13C1021) Report Version: 11 Anonymous UUID: 299A1080-FF75-6B64-2A9B-8BC56D694E17 Sleep/Wake UUID: 187C482D-1293-4C67-9FA4-E646C9CFD917 Crashed Thread: 1 Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGBUS) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 Thread 0:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
rulez added on the 2014-05-19 22:45:14 by applecrypt applecrypt
otherwise, I'm happy just un-zipping a fresh app for each time I wanna view :^)

so.. made a video :
Nice demo, cool concept and style!
rulez added on the 2020-08-02 11:08:03 by arm1n arm1n
this demo is no exactly my cup of tea but leaving a motivational platform thumb anyway. i am planning make a macos demo myself also one day and thus feeling related to your prod.
rulez added on the 2020-08-02 11:23:57 by harism harism
sucks added on the 2020-08-02 12:04:43 by SiR SiR

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