IV - racer by The Lost Souls [web]
screenshot added by cyberfish on 2002-03-31 06:24:38
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release date : march 2002
release party : The Gathering 2002
compo : pc demo
ranked : 2nd
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  • 5
popularity : 68%
  • 0.70
  • 2
alltime top: #1112
added on the 2002-03-31 06:24:38 by cyberfish cyberfish

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Ooo... Sweet...

A 'story' type demo, but a nice simple racing story. Nicely done, and it seem to grab my attention more as the show progressed. At first it was just OK, but by the end I was in love!

The hand, and especially the eye, coming out of the concrete block was my favourite effect. Good work!
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 08:00:03 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
might as well be a wild demo, or an animation outtro for a video game. as a demo it doesn't work.
added on the 2002-03-31 11:38:38 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Pretty good demo ! It has a good design, pretty well modelized, a good music, and not boring at all.
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 12:18:18 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
I don't like 3d-shows, but this one got a really nice story. I saw it with the democrew before the compo (without sound) and didn't quite like it, but I changed my mind after watching it on the bigscreen.

Great work, when is the game coming out? :)
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 13:55:26 by neon neon
whey =) I really like it.. it has a nice feeling to it, much because of the great music..

I'm just wondering, why does most parts (when the racers are involved) run so slow on my fairly fast computer with a geforce? Or is this something like a "1.5GHz or more, Geforce3 only"-demo? Usually, low framerate is annoying, but I didn't mind with this demo.. it's just lovely =) But I'd still like to know why it's so slow.. could this be fixed in a final version, or do I have to live with it?
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 14:58:56 by fox fox
Great works!
Good music and good design.
However, If there are few memories used in this demo than now, I will think that it was better.
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 15:17:20 by got got
I am impressed. Great music, great 3D and great atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 15:25:46 by z5 z5
I wonder why such a nice idea was wasted by making an ugly demo out of it instead of a great mpg. The only "demo" effect is out of place. But then, I'm an oldschool coder so what do I know. :) FPS crawls at some points, and I've got a P4-1.7 GF3 so it's not a horsepower problem...

Great idea, nice gfx work, bad code and horrendous music. Thumbs down for this onw, but I will be looking forward new prods by The Lost Souls, because fixing code & music problems is much easier than fixing idea problems. :)
added on the 2002-03-31 19:17:10 by Jare Jare
Nice Ideas! I'm in love!
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 22:05:19 by Kauto Kauto
Good planerace story that is well executed. Nice sound effects blended together with the music.

The first time I executed this demo it ran jerky in the early parts of the race scene.
I ran it again and then the framerate was much better in that part which was jerky at first time running.

Great work!
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 22:52:38 by Wain Wain
i hate the music because its cheese dance and sounds like all theo ther cheese....but the visuals *droool* o_O plain nuts running on a brand new gf4ti4600 + quincunx. the character animation are by far the most cinvincing i have seen so far. c'mon graphics dudes, lets see some more than a head next time puelease!
rulez added on the 2002-03-31 22:59:04 by NoahR NoahR
this lies in the same demo/game/wild category as DonQuijote2.0 (and it involves retro planes too), but the execution is somewhat lacking. those 'demo-fx' (that were apparently supposed to make it look more like a demo) don't fit at all. music is on the brink of the usual dancechart idiocy. good modeling, but the world those dudes race at just looks very deserted and un-alive..
btw it ran just with a few slowdowns on my office p3-800/g450 (I expected a slideshow, but was nicely surprised 8)).
added on the 2002-04-01 10:12:30 by bhead bhead
Well, all I got was a veeery slow slideshow. But I liked the music despite its cheesiness. Or perhaps because of that. ;->
added on the 2002-04-01 20:18:14 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
I really must point out that there _will_ be released a final version of this... Unfortunately, it consumes a lot of ram, but it should run superduper on 256 megs'o'rama, 800mhz proc and a geforce2 or above...
Also a lot of scenes and textures will be improved in the final version, but like always, we race the clock... every time.. :)
Please enjoy the demo!
As for the music - I can do better, but would any hardcore industrial gabba rubbadub trancy metal trummabassi really fit this demo? ;)
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 00:06:39 by kezoomer kezoomer
Take my hand and lead me to a place I can be free
Understand this love is meant to be for you and me
Can't you see the lost souls reaching far beyond the limits that we see
When you reach for this

Take my hand and lead me to a place I have not been
Understand I want to see some things I've never seen
Can't you see the lost souls reaching far beyond the limits that we see
When you take my hand in yours

Have to agree with neon: Didn't really like it the first time, but the more I watch it, the more I love it :-) Unfortunately, it has some bugs (enable mipmapping, anyone? :-P), but I trust such things will be fixed in a final version... The music and sound effects really are the final touch making this demo a very cool production. :-)
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 03:36:09 by Sesse Sesse
one of the best "story"-demos of the last 5 years. download now (or; wait for the final-version :). many of the scenes in this demo sent chills down my spine. kudos to tls for delivering the goods, again. :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 03:39:15 by gloom gloom
OBTW... the hand-scene is ripped from Fidderli Fisk! :-P
added on the 2002-04-02 04:16:42 by Sesse Sesse
same as neon & sesse here:
I started out not seeing anything special about this prod, but I am starting to love this prod. I've been playing the cheezy soundtrack in winamp quite a bit too.
guess I just like cheeze, and especially kezoomer's (love the anytime soundtrack as well :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 06:19:30 by lug00ber lug00ber
Its real frustrating seeing more and more demos beeing a 3d show only. Even if the modelling is good i dont see this as a demo but more as the intro to some game.
added on the 2002-04-02 15:13:42 by andromed4 andromed4
I agree with andromeda.. 3d only sucks.
I love demos with stories. Thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2002-04-03 13:15:21 by Ghidorah Ghidorah
Very very very nice !! :)
Good history, amazing music !
I hope they will make anotherone soon ! ;) ;)

added on the 2002-05-05 15:38:02 by Stip Stip
i dunno, i thought both modelling and textures were pretty bad. the music sucked, too. and those "scenish" effects put in the middle of everything don't fit. the only things i liked were the hand and the photofinish.
sucks added on the 2002-05-05 16:05:34 by robotriot robotriot
typical TLS style demo haha. cute.
added on the 2002-05-06 06:46:48 by psenough psenough
at start... way below average (almost pressed esc). In the end... well funny feeling i think I actually liked the demo...
rulez added on the 2002-05-14 00:20:34 by absurd absurd
gotta love this one! lovely story, and great soundtrack! the models look maybe a little too simple, but you won't notice after a short while, because you'll be too much into the story. the ending is perfection! has been running on my screen 24/7 the last few days... :)
rulez added on the 2002-05-15 13:05:29 by dragonfly dragonfly
This is pretty cool. Nice (altough simple) models, and nice story, but that music is so bad, that I'd rather watch it without sound.
rulez added on the 2002-05-15 17:12:52 by teel teel
A thumb down rating might be a little harsh, but on the other hand I cannot find a good argument to give this demo an ok, or even a thumbs up.

First, i thought the music was alright... until that girl started singing... arg. Secondly, most of the textures simply didn't fit and the whole scenario is a little dull. At the end it's just another 3d fly-by, but heck, there are much better ones out there. :)
sucks added on the 2002-05-17 10:46:14 by tomaes tomaes
a failure . tacky, dull, obscene.
sucks added on the 2002-05-17 11:51:47 by _-_-__ _-_-__
The beginning of the demo is quite dull, and everything seems like having too much saturation, candy-colored. Storyline is ok, the demoeffects in the pillar arent' really good, the eye is quite nice.

But just the opposite to what Tomaes said, the demo kicks like from gear N to gear 5 when the singing really starts and the brave hero accelerates. It's a really moving part in the demo, almost bringing a tear to my eye. Good job with the end part!
added on the 2002-05-28 23:55:55 by zeroic zeroic
ok, kinda late commenting here .. but i just have to add that i totally love this production. i've seen it countless times since the gathering and it was a real experience seeing it there..

at first it looked rather usual .. but after the middle part .. WOW. And all the way to the finish line (yeah, right? :) .. WOO. Vocals rocks .. and even if its kinda cheesy eurotranceish, it works out great.
rulez added on the 2002-07-28 05:32:43 by snillfisk snillfisk
nice demo with a great tempo.
rulez added on the 2002-08-03 16:03:42 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
its somewhere "ok" and "rulez". but i think i thumb it up, anyway good work
rulez added on the 2002-08-13 12:13:26 by mempheria mempheria
404, please fix link,
added on the 2002-12-09 21:36:24 by Dubmood Dubmood
Really nice! Downloadhere at Scene.org.
added on the 2003-02-28 10:52:59 by Kauto Kauto
gamers prod, like a bad game mixed with basic effects
ok, it's a race, but there is no interest to follow it
the music with vocals is good
Unlike my TAP-dude Tomaes I really like the demo. Nice story, nice music, lovely vocals and not-so-industrial-grafics do really good fit together. When I compare it to my childhood, the cool kids were watching tv-series but I loved cartoons. This demo is like a cartoon. :)
rulezcdc added on the 2003-11-07 11:00:31 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
i gotta say that what I like the most about this demo is the music. The visuals are not -that- appealing (although it has some cool effects in it), and the music kinda doesn't fit either, but the vocals in the tune and the change in tones simply makes me shiver a few times during the demo... that's just enough to give it a rulez :-)

I have to say though, that I've always liked Kezoomer's style, so I'm biased on this :-)

Anyway, good demo and worth a watch. Probably nothing breath-taking and not an unforgettable one, but gives enough to be worth watching.

Good job guys

(PS: I saw this demo when it was released and thought the same I do now... i just hadn't voted ;D)
rulez added on the 2003-11-07 20:06:05 by Jcl Jcl
almost two years and still no final...
added on the 2004-01-11 14:41:04 by kusma kusma
i kinda like ii better..
rulez added on the 2004-03-19 02:53:10 by psenough psenough
It has something that keeps my interest alive :) ...thought, I'd like to find a working dl link(?)
rulez added on the 2004-04-02 21:20:39 by Vulture Vulture
thumbs down for music.
rest is good.
sucks added on the 2004-04-02 22:01:51 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
it's sucks or ok prod..... but, no chance for rulez.
added on the 2004-04-02 22:08:36 by qaz qaz
sweet :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-02 22:45:03 by blala blala
rulez added on the 2004-04-03 14:20:07 by Optimus Optimus
Models are OK, music is OK... it actually tells a story and the booster part has a real nice kick to it. Worth seeing once at least.
rulez added on the 2004-04-29 10:34:33 by Hunsvotti Hunsvotti
working dl-link was send to the webmaster some months ago...
Very nice story demo. Yeah, I also stopped noticing the low quality textures after a while...
I liked the cheesy Europop ending. it fits.
rulez added on the 2004-06-09 16:10:57 by crusader crusader
I like this one, good music and story =)
rulez added on the 2004-09-11 00:32:23 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
very nice demo!
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 16:32:36 by kinski kinski
blaa, i liked it but not that much i should give it thumb up :D
added on the 2005-01-07 18:17:18 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Very enjoyable cool´n´fun demo. Nice direction of story perfectly fitting with music. I very like the vocals, nevermind how much are words in song cheap ´n sucky...

Rulez !
rulez added on the 2005-01-22 21:22:25 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Very cute!
rulez added on the 2005-02-07 01:10:43 by beavis77 beavis77
Yeah nice. I like it coz idea and music.
added on the 2005-03-11 23:09:04 by wayne wayne
Still awesome. Can you say "autotune"? :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-20 07:23:10 by irvin irvin
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 16:08:55 by koen koen
i said:



...and a thumb up ofcourse
rulez added on the 2005-04-05 15:49:55 by HeLLoWorld HeLLoWorld
loved it on the bigscreen, and still do :-)
rulez added on the 2005-04-08 07:26:46 by Quarryman Quarryman
That's a cool one
rulez added on the 2005-04-08 08:24:32 by v3nom v3nom
it's cute, i guess, but some scenes were brutally ugly, so OK describes it well.
added on the 2005-04-08 16:34:57 by tcp tcp
it tells a story, which i like
too bad there are unrelated scenes: those yellow and blue textured planes, and the extruded hand and eye
MMM, awesomeness from TLS!
rulez added on the 2005-08-20 16:25:26 by fdisk fdisk
for some odd reason i like the musics (except the sound effects spoiling the cheesy eurotrance feeling). and oh, it's so hideously ugly that it's cute. and the engine sucks btw.
sucks added on the 2005-12-06 05:34:23 by deleted deleted
wow this is wonderful. Why? Direction.
Music is no great work on its own, but matches the picture magically. Some shots are just great angles; they build interest, and the end is really climactic.
Goes in 'good' folder...
rulez added on the 2005-12-07 09:01:10 by Gaia Gaia
rulez added on the 2005-12-07 09:08:07 by iks iks
Though I allready voted, supergreat <3
rulez added on the 2005-12-07 09:19:55 by Buckethead Buckethead
Very remarkable 2002 production.
rulez added on the 2005-12-09 02:54:44 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Reminds me of GeeBee Air Rally. :)
rulez added on the 2005-12-09 09:42:50 by StingRay StingRay
It's ok, actually one of the better storytelling ones. I'm not particularly fond of the modelling and it's not very refined. There are some very unimpressive "demo effects" between the racing scenes that should've been left out.
added on the 2006-02-06 15:34:08 by slux slux
Beautiful ! Music is GREAT !
rulez added on the 2006-09-29 06:22:41 by richy_cat richy_cat
Patch to make it use proper mipmapping instead of those ugly pixelated linear thingies:

  • Change GL_LINEAR to GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR: 0xf607 = 0x03, 0xf608 = 0x27
  • Change glTexImage2D to gluBuild2DMipmaps: 0xf655 = 0xa4, 0xf656 = 0xe6
  • NOP the parameters gluBuild2DMipmaps don't take (mipmap level and border): Set 0x90 in 0xf643, 0x4644, 0xf64c and 0xf64d.

Or just grab the changed exe from here :-)
added on the 2007-02-03 15:21:14 by Sesse Sesse
Feh, wrong URL for the patch. Try this one instead. (Oh, and vim is teh shit for binary patching. :-P)
added on the 2007-02-03 15:24:05 by Sesse Sesse
Somehow I like this... nice music!
rulez added on the 2007-02-03 15:38:11 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
This prod rulez, especially the music keeps me watching it.
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 21:06:06 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
I like it, especially the music and character animation.
rulez added on the 2007-04-18 19:03:25 by Cj Cj
rulez added on the 2007-05-13 17:16:40 by las las
Was maybe the first demo i saw after 1995 or something, very nice, especially the music.
rulez added on the 2007-05-13 18:04:13 by Serpent Serpent
all time classic :)
rulez added on the 2007-05-20 13:12:31 by Duckers Duckers
Cool Demo, good Music :)
rulez added on the 2007-06-02 18:27:38 by Sapphire Sapphire
The music is cheesy but pretty good. A nice solid demo that's worth a watch. I like these story demos, and there arn't enough of these in the demoscene.
rulez added on the 2007-06-24 19:46:26 by Nezbie Nezbie
rulez added on the 2007-06-24 21:01:40 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2007-07-07 15:00:04 by dila dila
FUNNY prod! :)

ps: many Racers intros are way too similar to it...
rulez added on the 2007-07-07 15:21:25 by pohar pohar
the vocoder-powered vocals screw it...sry
added on the 2007-10-18 11:32:10 by d0DgE d0DgE
Thanks to willbe for making me discover this... Nice storydemo with a cute character.

This one specially for kezoomer.
rulez added on the 2007-10-27 20:21:12 by stage7 stage7
Needs thumb.
rulez added on the 2007-12-07 09:30:02 by ie ie
Thumbs up...mostly for kezoomer's music (thanks to willbe and demovibes!).
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 20:05:40 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
I went to an opengl summer camp with the coder of this. I guess he was the first one to really introduce me to the scene. :)
rulez added on the 2008-03-10 05:14:12 by vame vame
Very nice saw it at birdie with malmen :D
rulez added on the 2008-05-12 01:34:23 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
quite boring
added on the 2008-12-06 17:47:13 by zefyros zefyros
rulez added on the 2009-03-14 22:58:52 by T$ T$
a bit overated imo.
added on the 2009-05-12 22:23:56 by Eliecan Eliecan
What has been said, tacky and cheesy.....BUT I LOVE IT!

Story of my life!
rulez added on the 2009-06-12 12:26:30 by Deus Deus
Well at least they put the FLY in flyby.. Nice animations, tragically bad music, not much else.
added on the 2009-06-12 12:47:33 by break break
cheezy but cute and entertaining. good work on the animation.
rulez added on the 2010-08-17 13:31:22 by phoenix phoenix
Agree with thom, great work!
rulez added on the 2010-08-26 22:13:31 by Emod Emod
came crawling here from demovibes7, holy crap themusic
rulez added on the 2010-11-12 08:50:56 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
pretty cool demo with a story
rulez added on the 2011-02-24 03:24:07 by rv6502 rv6502
Nice demo to waste some minutes in front of your computer every now and then.
rulez added on the 2011-03-21 21:45:27 by Octoate Octoate
Very very nice!
rulez added on the 2011-09-17 22:36:53 by Mystra Mystra
What a cheesy soundtrack - I really like it :D
Also the visuals/design match the music and it even has a kind of "story" - what else do I want ;)

Made a Highres Youtube for it:
rulez added on the 2011-10-19 10:55:40 by anni anni
a bit cheesy, but.... oh well.... thumb.
rulez added on the 2011-12-06 21:00:05 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2012-12-03 22:42:06 by dafuq dafuq
Why not have ambition?
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 21:38:28 by cce cce
The most stupid cheesy shit ever......thumbs up!

Not quite NEXTEMPIRE but the ineptitude and immaturity are charming.
rulez added on the 2015-08-06 21:59:38 by noby noby
decent, but music saves it.
rulez added on the 2017-03-20 05:17:15 by Flashira Flashira
The message of this prod: never give up. My all time favourite demo.
rulezcdc added on the 2019-05-20 23:21:33 by Travis Travis

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