Starbuilders by Software Failure [web]
screenshot added by ham on 2010-07-25 02:02:00
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release date : july 2010
release party : Euskal 2010
compo : combined intro
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 56%
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alltime top: #15124
  • ham ham [Code, Graphics, Music]
added on the 2010-07-25 02:02:00 by ham ham

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This is my contribution for the 64k compo at Euskal 18.


It may not work properly on some ATI cards.
added on the 2010-07-25 02:14:37 by ham ham
WinXP SP3, GF9800GT.

None of the supplied batch files work, and running the exe directly sends for Dr Watson.
added on the 2010-07-25 02:20:10 by lug00ber lug00ber
lug00ber: had the same as long as i tried to start from inside the rar, unpacked it worked on first try !

nice stuff, ham :) own softsynth ?
that rubik-alike-object in the end was unexpected :)
rulez added on the 2010-07-25 03:07:43 by ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon. ɧ4ɾɗվ./Lemon.
You're getting better with every new intro.
rulez added on the 2010-07-25 04:07:55 by xernobyl xernobyl
Unlike Navis demo, this one didn't work with Wine... In fact it made me restart the system :/

added on the 2010-07-25 04:16:11 by mrdoob mrdoob
sucks added on the 2010-07-25 08:37:22 by Phantom Lord Phantom Lord
pretty ok.
added on the 2010-07-25 08:38:31 by gentleman gentleman
Now that I've seen the video... I'm curious, how do you do the animations? The are very specific movements that I always though it was because Amiga limitations, but here they look the same... ?
added on the 2010-07-25 10:00:49 by mrdoob mrdoob
messy but ugly.
sucks added on the 2010-07-25 10:06:12 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
Pretty boring... esp the music.
added on the 2010-07-25 10:46:57 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Rather boring indeed. Pretty uninspired object show.
added on the 2010-07-25 11:37:20 by StingRay StingRay
"the application was unable to start correctly (0xc000012d)".

Windows 7 32bit, intel c2d, Nvidia 9800 GT, 2gb ram.
added on the 2010-07-25 13:39:17 by menace menace
what stingray said
Good for one man prod.
rulez added on the 2010-07-25 14:28:43 by Manwe Manwe
Ugly and boring
sucks added on the 2010-07-25 14:34:44 by Zplex Zplex
all the letterbox 16:9 batch files result in the screen still being my native res (1680x1050) but the demo running smallish in some corner or anywhere on the screen and not centered or something.
running the exe without batch files works better for me (no idea what res it is then, tho).

well nothing spectacular the music is too minimalistic for my taste and the visuals remind me of 100 other prods. still i respect the work gone into this so i wont thumb it down.
added on the 2010-07-25 14:50:45 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Ran OK but I got a flickering picture-in-picture in the bottom left of the screen. Not sure why that was there. Ati 5870. Doesn't look as virbrant as the screenshot so I guess the PiP is some sort of overlay thats not working properly.

Nice 1mp.
added on the 2010-07-25 19:03:47 by Claw Claw
I am not sure if I get what is there on the screenshot. I got some endless rotating thing like these meshes there, more faint in color, with some rotating b&w artifacts but no progression so I pressed esc. And music, nothing heared. I will try later or wait for the video.
added on the 2010-07-25 19:07:27 by Optimus Optimus
The bugs are back in town! Was OK.
added on the 2010-07-25 21:07:41 by Bobic Bobic
Interesting objects and nice synth.
rulez added on the 2010-07-26 00:14:01 by 71M 71M
added on the 2010-07-26 00:31:32 by decipher decipher
added on the 2010-07-26 04:42:04 by zoolum zoolum
Thanks for your comments so far.

Please, do not try the batch files unless you want to choose a resolution smaller than your desktop resolution. If everything goes fine, the intro will detect the dimensions of your desktop screen and then will try to adapt to it itself. I did those batch files just in case somebody need to use another resolution.

If you see objects rotating in front of a totally black background, then you need to check the video cause the background should not be a completely black screen (see the screenshot for an example of proper background).

I'll try to fix this issue but I cannot promise a fixed version soon. I'm sorry about that.

The shader for the background effect do raycasting into a mandelbox set and that's the reason why I didn't try to fix it at Euskal, a noisy place where I will always try to avoid partycoding.

One more thing... the music is just an XM file. So I only use synths for make the samples that, by the way, are all 8bit samples except two of them.
added on the 2010-07-26 17:50:49 by ham ham
A different flavour...
I liked the synthetic objects.
rulez added on the 2010-07-26 20:30:32 by peskanov peskanov
Really nice, should have earned #1
rulez added on the 2010-07-27 02:28:05 by T$ T$
Why not. Was different and trippy.
rulez added on the 2010-07-27 10:22:28 by mrp- mrp-
Amiga port please ;o)
added on the 2010-07-29 19:41:28 by jack-3d jack-3d
Didn't like the minimalistic music. Didn't much like the visuals either. :(
sucks added on the 2010-07-30 10:21:30 by Blueberry Blueberry
I think Ham has improve his skills :)
rulez added on the 2010-07-30 20:50:03 by Aeko Aeko
very beautiful.
rulez added on the 2014-08-01 14:28:21 by Barti Barti

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