Ceasefire (all falls down..) by Carillon & Cyberiad [web] & Fairlight [web]
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release date : august 2010
release party : Assembly 2010
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
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rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-08 00:45:13 by Sesse Sesse
I started sweating when i saw this. It's a good thing. Rules!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:45:43 by Pegan Pegan
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:47:11 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
music did it for me
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:48:11 by randomi randomi
Once again another masterpiece... Thanks to Smash and Desktop... Really enjoyed it!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:48:56 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
Yup! =) Dope stuff!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:49:34 by aMUSiC aMUSiC
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:50:26 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Yes don´t forget about Hunz! ;)
added on the 2010-08-08 00:51:13 by s7ing_ATZ s7ing_ATZ
Hope there won't be another soundtrack controversy, as this one here makes the whole magic, for me at least.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:51:45 by wrthlss wrthlss
<3 <3 <3
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:52:44 by Quarryman Quarryman
So beautiful! Amazing visuals, breathtaking music.... Love it!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:54:26 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
the music does it
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:55:17 by relias abardon relias abardon
Hunz! Louie! Fairlight! CNCD! \o/
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:57:02 by Alpha C Alpha C
A little more combination with "standard" effects would've been great. Liked the opening sequence very much and the song - which makes it a clear upper.

But what was that odd burning bird in the final scene xD

it was a fucking phoenix... muahaha what a blast
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 00:57:59 by d0DgE d0DgE
Yeah, the final scene is weird. The only thing that feels unpolished :-)

I also want to complain about using the blow-up-the-buildings effect eight times or something. Now, I've used up all my complaints. The rest is <3 <3 <3.
added on the 2010-08-08 01:00:20 by Sesse Sesse
tv-clip, but not demo.
sucks added on the 2010-08-08 01:01:22 by bitl bitl
static link plz... :(
added on the 2010-08-08 01:02:12 by zeroshift zeroshift
dodge: it was a quake symbol, I'm telling ya
added on the 2010-08-08 01:02:53 by leijaa leijaa
recycled but very good
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:03:40 by blala blala
I had no fucking idea what was going on during the compo, but I know I love it!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:04:12 by noby noby
Ossom effects and models!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:04:34 by Salinga Salinga
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:10:08 by merlucin merlucin
out of words...
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:10:47 by Soya Soya
splendid radiohead video, still liked agenda more
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:11:21 by post malone post malone
Way better than ASD demo imho. Coherent flowing scenes with one, reused, but still spectacular effect and nice music.

rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:11:26 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Couldn't the static meshes be some dotty dotty textured flat surfaces just so my gfx could run this half decently?
The only downside is that it almost looks like a music video.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:15:33 by xernobyl xernobyl
jaw dropping
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:17:35 by 4mat 4mat
i love the soundtrack! the particle system still looks great, too even tho it doesnt run at full fps on my machine.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:30:16 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Awesome work, the composition of the scene at the start with the flaring match is just beautiful.

The scene before the tiki heads appears to be nvidia only, I get a blackness on ati.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:30:58 by Claw Claw
Okay just admit it -- Fairlight, CNCD -- you hate GPUs and want them all to burn to death.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:32:05 by velusip velusip
great to see a demo using soundtrack by hunz for a change. the water and building disolving scenes were great.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:32:28 by psenough psenough
too slow with GeForce 9600 256MB on my msi laptop
added on the 2010-08-08 01:44:54 by ulrick ulrick
81.8 MB? Wasn't the size limit 64 MB ;)
added on the 2010-08-08 01:46:22 by emoon emoon
ran at nowhere near enjoyable speed here most of the time (c2q@2.5ghz, 9800GT, 4GB, WinXP) but from what I gathered I'm unsure about the visuals. Particles are certainly fun ... but not exactly something a demo should be completely based on ... especially when the current hardware limits still make them look grainy
Soundtrack is a fucking killer tho ... loved the glitching at the end.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:46:39 by shock__ shock__
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 01:51:17 by kusma kusma
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:25:46 by moqui moqui
gonna have to stick with my previous statement, even tho the street scenes certainly have something I can't describe. But props for handing out a recording so quickly wullon :)
added on the 2010-08-08 02:29:51 by shock__ shock__
Not a fan of the music and the ending was painful, but it's still pretty much a must-see.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:30:11 by JDruid JDruid
Killer production! Hunz is god.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:42:48 by Stebo Stebo
I was positively surprised and I totally loved the soundtrack that fit the visuals extremely well. It even manages to make one a bit sad, being such a sentimental song, a rare for a demotrack.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 02:52:18 by visy visy
really nice, hunz's song is great, and I'm happy to see our good old Louie500 around again :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:08:12 by rez rez
Outstanding level of detail, excellent visuals. Great atmosphere, thanks to the soundtrack (after Blunderbuss I have to say again that Radiohead and Keane meets demoscene here. And I really like that!)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:17:34 by Bobic Bobic
Thumbs up for Quake! j/k...
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:22:40 by rudi rudi
Still amazing. Imagine what they could do with lines!!!11 ;)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:40:38 by hornet hornet
One pixel = One particle just rules. Music does .. not sure :)
added on the 2010-08-08 03:41:40 by leGend leGend
but the file size...
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:52:51 by Manwe Manwe
how do you model these things with so much detail! very nice!
added on the 2010-08-08 03:55:02 by jaw jaw
crap. thumb.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:55:23 by jaw jaw
Lovely soundtrack, visuals were good yet again too, and there were some VERY nice scenes (streets, submerges subway station), but somehow it didn't feel like a "whole" as much as Agenda. Still, amazing...
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 03:56:55 by stijn stijn
Contrary to stjin i felt this did feel more like a complete, connected, and whole product more than Agenda. As xernobyl said it's like a music video, and I love that, soundtrack is totally awesome and the visuals connect to it perfectly, i could watch this "demo" over and over :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 04:00:06 by keito keito
Already watched this 6 times now.

What can I say? It's amazing.
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-08 04:49:02 by ryg ryg

I definitely like this more than Agenda, uses the same technique but in better ways and in a more likeable for me demo (more beautiful scenes, nice music from Hunz).

I love the beginning (which is one of the few parts that still run at a decent speed in my laptop) and the end. Love the water particles too, exploding houses, real 3d stuff with all those massive point sprites.

What can I say? I watched it in slow deadly motion and still liked it. Something that didn't happened before for some reasons with Agenda demo. I gotta see the video now. It's gonna be more awesome..
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 06:18:53 by Optimus Optimus
Slow but lovely, a definite improvement on agenda.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 07:36:34 by msqrt msqrt
Finally, after years of trying and improving, Fairlight & CNCD reached their goal of making the perfect demo. The world may now.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:00:21 by KeyJ KeyJ
wonderful. Had to watch the video.
Disobeyed warning and tried running this on 9400 GT. Crash my WinXP hard.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:44:50 by duffman duffman
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:54:01 by aha aha
What a beauty! And it's great to hear Hunz again.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:56:21 by Mystra Mystra
Good music and nice presentation.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:57:48 by Zplex Zplex
just wow!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 08:58:49 by pirx pirx
Nice atmosphere and visuals! Like it.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:00:55 by cce cce
The music is awesome and the demo is really nice but too slow even with my 280 GTX.
It's remind my entrelaced raytracing demo of the middle of 90 who run at 5 fps. And the synchros glitches are too much and too frequent with a low fps it's seems that tey are real bugs...
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:01:21 by u2 u2
Now that's a demo. Damn. You guys can make even slow flybys in gray cityscapes not boring. Certain competing groups might want to take notes.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:02:06 by break break
Awesome! I now want to change my old gfx card, those lastest demos are just f*g incredible.
Very enjoyable visuals with the particules that fit with a music that gave me shiver.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:03:45 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:04:29 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Where's the video?
added on the 2010-08-08 09:07:58 by paniq paniq
Absolutely great in every way and please release the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:09:33 by Cj Cj
Bored me, but still a nice demo.
added on the 2010-08-08 09:11:00 by Emod Emod
Stunning visuals, time to buy new gfx card it seems!! :P
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:12:27 by Premium Premium
@paniq: on scene.org.
like it
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:32:31 by dq dq
Definitely a nice one, even if it's pretty much rendering static scenes as particles + some distortion.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:38:36 by Marq Marq
Waiting for the fixed version with screens that don't shock.
added on the 2010-08-08 09:53:52 by mSW mSW
Radiohead. :)

rulez added on the 2010-08-08 09:56:39 by slyspy slyspy
good, but felt somehow a bit unfinished
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:09:08 by nosfe nosfe
Very good, I am having a hard time deciding between this and Happiness is Around the Bend.

Thanks a lot for giving us a great demo compo experience once more.

However I gotta say the shading on the flames didn't really match the rest of the shading. Amazing nevertheless and thanks for the breakdown of the scene during the seminar Smash. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:13:08 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:23:10 by red red
Sweet soundtrack, great great visuals. The "loss of focus" effect down in the water-pits was a crazy good detail that really did something for me. For some reason.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:34:23 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Not sure if I approve of the glitching in the end btw. But then again, it is sort of interesting.
very nice. what was the story about the phoenix again?
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:45:40 by neoneye neoneye
Yes of course. Simply beautiful :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:47:31 by xtrium xtrium
i love carillon & cyberiad & fairlight
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:49:44 by jazz jazz
The demo is great. But I hate the music.
sucks added on the 2010-08-08 10:50:28 by SiR SiR
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rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:51:13 by Calexico Calexico
so we had many particles, now we have shitloads of particles. whats next? infinite particles? :)
but seriously, this demo is quite perfect. visually and technically amazing scenes which are supported by the great soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:55:06 by gopher gopher
this new particle direction just gets better, amd the excellent tune was several layers of thick icing on the cake
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 10:57:51 by evilpaul evilpaul
Very nice even though it seemed like recycled agenda. I hoped you would have played more with your magic particles, now it seemed very much like a single effect demo (unlike agenda). Music rules.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:01:49 by pommak pommak
This is really some good stuff. It feels like the better demo compared to ASD, although im sure that the ASD one took alot more effort. Its a total slide show on my HD5850 though.

This could be a real music video.
(and ofc some will hate it for that)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:01:53 by Trenox Trenox
The quality of the vocals is amazing. Say, they are not taken from some commercial track again?
added on the 2010-08-08 11:03:17 by Calexico Calexico
Really great visuals and soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:03:36 by Rob Rob
Utterly awesome stuff.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:07:53 by uncle-x uncle-x
Technically this is incredible, but superficially I didn't really like it.

I found the music too boring and whiny. I also felt the design was lacking and the glitching and transitions just felt awkward.

That said, there's no way I could thumb down such advanced coding skills and innovation.
added on the 2010-08-08 11:09:01 by Wade Wade
not a fan of the vocalist but great visuals
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:15:18 by bfx bfx
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:28:39 by maytz maytz
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 11:31:24 by rale rale
i couldnt help shaking the feeling of "we STILL have particles", but it works really well with the concept here. overall an incredibly professional work.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:04:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
OH YES! Fantastic demo, and a totally awesome soundtrack by Hunz!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:09:03 by Radiant Radiant
They again managed to raise the quality bar a little higher. The fire effect at the beginning is just awesome and the soundtrack is ace.
Congrats guys !
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:12:16 by guille^cocoon guille^cocoon
Nice, and unlike most people i like the music...
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:12:34 by baah baah
Wow! One step further again. I especially liked the water.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:30:55 by glow glow
Amazing music!
Amazing!!! particle effect!
Amazing flow!
Amazing design!
What a dream team! Amazing Demo!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:31:31 by Proteque Proteque
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 12:36:16 by elend elend
Utter ownage. And nice to see the particles moving on in creativity
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:05:12 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
Reminds me so much of Radioheads "Go to Sleep" video in so many ways! This is NOT a bad thing! Everything about the demo just screams "LOOK AT ME AND FAP 'TILL YOU BLEED!" On the strength of the track used, i'll be getting the album! Great work guys, you made me cry............. AGAIN!!!! \:D/
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:38:56 by 8-bit buggery 8-bit buggery
Both technically and atmospherically, I find this prod to be superior to ASD's entry in the compo.
Still, it is "only" one huge single-effect demo (but what an effect this is!)

Anyway, big thumb up
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:40:09 by urs urs
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:44:18 by gr gr
video capture please, I'd love to watch it! Thanks
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:45:24 by krimble krimble
stunning prod, certainly taxes my machine :) Some scenes i would have liked to see for longer, and without the jiggly/wiggy screenshaking stuff to appreciate them more.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 13:51:58 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
can't run it decently on my "old Hardware Q9450 + HD4870 so watched the video and
i was smashed by the show , technically very advanced & impressive , more than "Agenda Circling Forth" the music & direction are great..
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 14:04:19 by _wheely_ _wheely_
What is a reliable place to download MSVCP71.dll?

Thank you.
added on the 2010-08-08 14:10:25 by SlamDunk SlamDunk
requiring a microsoft DLL from 2003 that you can not downloaded through official channels anymore sucks. hey, the thing is 80 MB big, can't you link statically?
added on the 2010-08-08 14:27:22 by chaos chaos
Hmm... Technically and artistically impressive and this prod will probably be admired by people not normally "into" demos, but nevertheless, it's not quite my cup of tea. Therefore piggy.
added on the 2010-08-08 14:31:43 by Joghurt Joghurt
After watching it several times, it is still outstanding. It does not matter, if particles has been used in many other demos. As long as a demo entertains, like this one, it is acceptable.
added on the 2010-08-08 14:33:19 by Cj Cj
beautiful stuff
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 14:42:14 by faaret faaret
Very boring, and big cut and paste of their previous demo, with only a few changes. ASD demo is far away better with a lot more work involved, even if it is also some rework of their older releases
sucks added on the 2010-08-08 15:04:35 by spengler spengler
like Spengler said. Boring&Slow.
sucks added on the 2010-08-08 15:11:51 by irwin irwin
Yes, I know about dll-files.com, but I doubt that is actually a reliable website...
added on the 2010-08-08 15:15:05 by SlamDunk SlamDunk
For those in awe of Hunz' soundtrack:

Buy the album (also available on iTunes, and probably several other places)
added on the 2010-08-08 15:15:10 by Sesse Sesse
Yeah, the FLT "everything-is-a-particle"-engine taken yet one step further.
Fluid/wave simulations looks really good.

Runs a bit slow for me, even at really low res (especially the part with the balls flying above the water). Perhaps the engine likes nvidia cards better?

Anyway, both technically and designwise, this is brilliant, it got a very professional-trendy-design-studio feel to it, music is also of pro quality.

Only minor complaint is that the glitching is a bit too extreme in the end, maybe that's why people missed the "fucking phoenix" ;)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:21:41 by Sdw Sdw
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:27:31 by fyrex fyrex
brill! what is the 'decode' in the water about?
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 15:32:33 by parcelshit parcelshit
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:06:49 by stfsux stfsux
emotional depth due to imaginative visuals and a heartfelt soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:34:44 by jco jco
as smash said it's all about finding a niche. Congrats for slowly transcending this way into areas of mass appeal one particle at a time
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:36:48 by Paralax Paralax
brill! what is the 'decode' in the water about?

added on the 2010-08-08 16:40:04 by mrdoob mrdoob
As it has been said before, beautiful radiohead style demo :)

The music is nice, atmosphere too, so pity it's so slow ... Complex scenes make slow demos, too bad ... For when such demos with 60 frames per sec ? :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:43:30 by Hexogen Hexogen
Preferred Agenda, but this one had some high points. Loved the buildings dissolving and water scene. Great work!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:55:10 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
Another killer demo from Fairlight&CNCD.
I love the technical excellence of this demo, those millions of particles and uber awesome water shows that there are almost no limits to the mighty Fairlight code wizard smash :)
The content is also amazing, excellent track linked with excellent scenes.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:55:20 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
Watching Smash seminar before watching the demo seriously affected my experience with this one. On the seminar he talked about these buildings exploding effect, with all the NDA joke and everything but he didn't showed the actual result.

Well, it's hard to compete with imagination. What I imagined was a much nicer than what I saw. Oh well.

It was great to see hunz back, I was seriously considering using one of his tunes to bring him back but I'm glad someone else did before me.

As someone has mention, it does indeed have a Radiohead - House of Cards. Feeling similarities (music style + particle cities + 3d deformations).

I find the 2d distortions really removes a lot of the particle magic. I would have done 3d distortions of the particles on those sync points.

However, it's a really nice show and it has a couple of memorable effects.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:56:06 by mrdoob mrdoob
Very good stuff as usual Smash, although I hope the next one will be about something different from particules and fluids ;)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 16:56:56 by keops keops
Pretty awesome. Feels less of an experiment and more of a typical FLT/CNCD demo.

Also, the capped video atm is pretty stuttery, I'll be replacing it as well as uploading a 1080p/720p capture soon.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:11:21 by micksam7 micksam7
Much more my cup of tea already! :] But can someone please capture this on a decent machine to I can watch and thumb this. Runs slow like hell on my laptop... Eeek!! k watched it on capped! Awesome! Even more thumb than the last particle-demo!! :]
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:16:31 by ewerybody ewerybody
Oh SHIT :D! I wish to much that I could've seen this on the big screen. Just so BEAUTIFUL! The fire effects, the underground water sequences, the buildings being torn apart. This looks more technically advanced than "Agenda..." and the music is very moody. Sounds a bit like Radiohead actually :). Very, VERY nice!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:39:40 by elfan elfan
added on the 2010-08-08 17:53:13 by Salinga Salinga

soundtrack extracted directly from the demo in glorious v2 vbr.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:55:22 by gngbng gngbng
I like Agenda better, but this one is touching as well.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 17:57:23 by sub sub
Very impressive dots, however the awful whining vocal track almost ruins the demo.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:01:01 by Mixeri Mixeri
totally slow on gtx260. can't keep on buying a new gfx card every few months to watch new demos :(
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:12:06 by mop mop
Wth? Ok maybe the time explains something :D
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:27:53 by leGend leGend
i stopped counting the dots after 2 min. really great work :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:49:24 by .reEto .reEto
Should've won!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 18:57:37 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
awesome, like Radiohead for the scene. Just stunning!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 19:44:45 by button button
i cant figure out, while with such awesome details in this demo, u cant make a match burn away if u put fire on top of it. nevertheless, awesome demo
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 19:55:24 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
very very good
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:49:14 by ricky martin ricky martin
only one weak side: there was agenda before that.
MASSIVE. nice use of agenda engine, the water is awesome.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:56:53 by diver diver
Didn't like the first part but the awesome water effects really save it for me. Very impressive.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 20:59:48 by Paranoid Paranoid
Except at the beginning and at the end, the demo doesn't do justice to the soundtrack.
But I know it's hard :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 21:31:27 by willbe willbe
MASSIVE. nice use of agenda engine, the water is awesome.

What diver said.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 21:34:30 by dojoe dojoe
particle madness!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 22:06:53 by v3nom v3nom
Fairlight, I love you.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 22:09:05 by iks iks
never ever stop!
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 22:16:47 by nerve nerve
Fuck yeah!!

So how much of the dot processing is done in the vertex processor? I don't understand how you do shading. Are you using some other rendering technique aside from "fuck load of dots" and applying shadow and shading stuffs to the dots or is it all processed with the dots? If it's all just with dots, I don't get it. I understand that the dots move around sometimes gravitating towards a parent object interpolating their position and possibly a normal (for the reflective spheres, reflecting off a cube-map or something) but keeping their color. Do the dots get shaded by the world of dots? or is this pre-computed and static as they move around? It's a neat effect
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 22:27:47 by sigflup sigflup
sigflup: It's almost all done in various pixelshaders. There's a long post on the techniques used in Agenda Circling Forth in this blog post by Smash, and presumably Ceasefire uses the same basic concepts.
added on the 2010-08-08 22:35:14 by Sesse Sesse
agenda was appealing, this isn´t
added on the 2010-08-08 22:36:58 by T$ T$
I'm speechless. The subway station gave me goosebumps.
rulez added on the 2010-08-08 23:56:43 by pixtur pixtur
I liked Agenda Circling Forth better, but guess you have to blow shit up in your demo if you want a shot at Assembly. It's coo'.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 00:01:28 by glxblt glxblt
Oh, and the soundtrack is really, really nice! How did you get Thom Yorke to sing the lyrics? :)
added on the 2010-08-09 00:10:39 by glxblt glxblt
Oh god, please yes, more of this! Moar!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 00:25:28 by Movi Movi
Till fix me beautiful is processed..

Video on Capped

Also a 720p Video
added on the 2010-08-09 01:03:11 by micksam7 micksam7
water sequence has 181 pixels in excess as I took my time to count
but still good to watch
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 01:08:00 by EviL EviL
cant thumb it up as i hate VOCALS in demos !
good job on code and visuals ;)
wont ever rewatch due to the music i really HATE !
Stunning! but it doesn't work on my PC, hurry up and release the fixed version plz.
Also ... the video was smaller than the demo, something is very wrong here :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 01:23:33 by Nuclear Nuclear
Impressive, but gave me nothing.
Water looks good, music is well produced.
Just not my cup of tea, I guess.
added on the 2010-08-09 01:36:47 by lug00ber lug00ber
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 01:43:19 by texel texel
Demo got too choppy after the candle scene on my old PC. http://alpha.zimage.com/~ant/antfarm/about/computers.txt (Windows box). Even exiting took a while Is it because of my ATI Radeon 4870 video card with 512 MB of VRAM? I think it is because Windows XP Pro. SP3's task manager showed 2.2 GB of peak memory (commit charge)! :(

I watched the MP4 video capture. It was OK. Music was decent.
added on the 2010-08-09 01:53:55 by AntDude AntDude
Thank you.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 02:03:30 by bdk bdk
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 02:29:22 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 03:37:24 by madMixx madMixx
maybe not a typical demo, but definitely awesome!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 03:58:52 by nemesis nemesis
Yeah, it could be a Radiohead music video. Great particles and fluids.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 04:13:49 by Serpent Serpent
Everything was amazing. Well done. However, glitching all over that phoenix really, I wouldn't say annoyed, more disappointed that I couldn't see the thing in all it's magnificence, it dampened the effect with a bit of frustration on what I kinda hoped would be the climactic part. Thanks for doing this stuff, though. I think I might be just echoing what others have said but I find your contributions are exremely appreciated.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 04:34:12 by m0d m0d
That's neither a phoenix nor a quake logo.

What it is is plainly a tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan.
added on the 2010-08-09 07:18:37 by ryg ryg
Excellent demo! I liked the music also.. There's no need to go all demosceney for it to work! Thumbs up ofcourse!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 07:42:39 by Hoaxi Hoaxi
Ok it s'really a good demo.
But agenda was better from my point of view
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 08:21:03 by nytrik nytrik
Pretty good eh. My mobile can do better though but thumb up for good try in any case. Better luck next time.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 08:24:40 by harism harism
This was AWESOME!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 08:27:11 by xTr1m xTr1m
Getting Hunz back to the scene (or actually vice versa :) deserves a thumb up alone. And when it's combined by such a fine selection of visuals the result very much reassures me of why i'm still in this after all those years.

Only downside: Some of the static backgrounds feel too... static. I can understand the ppl who said "Agenda was better" because in Agenda it felt like there was more going on everywhere. But that's just a small nitpick.

Also: Yes, buy the album. And if you've still got reservations, download Hunz' free album "Thoughts that Move" first. Should be enough to get you hooked. :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 09:27:37 by kb_ kb_
Loving the creds part in the beginning, the waves always do it for me and it was clear from the beginning it was a phoenix!

I bet it would be just so easy for Smash & co to beat up ASD in the solid 3D game if they wanted to, but I can't nothing but appreciate taking different directions and keeping up the "hack up a demo in two weeks" -spirit :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 09:38:48 by hoplite hoplite
nice demo, also what keops said ;)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 09:39:43 by Defiance Defiance
1080P video
Quite slow, sorry bout that. Didn't run much faster without the fraps recording either! :S
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 10:13:50 by psolord psolord
Hunz is back. The techniques from "Agenda" are back (but way better utilized IMHO). Totally awesome show, just wow.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 10:25:28 by gloom gloom
well done
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 10:33:35 by zefyros zefyros
@gloom: hunz never really left :)
good music, lovely exploding buildings scene and nothing more. combination of this particular vvisuals and music doesn't work for me this time. just a piggy. i preciate the effort of making this anyway.
added on the 2010-08-09 11:06:54 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
well, the credit scene is cool and the exploding city has it's moments but as a whole demo it doesn't manage to effect me.
the music is well-balanced without any doubt. but the radiohead vibe is too obvious aand doesn't help the visuals.
added on the 2010-08-09 11:29:59 by a-move a-move
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 11:42:54 by p01 p01
hunz speaks: http://hunz.com.au/2010/08/real-time-video-clip-for-song-all-falls-down/
added on the 2010-08-09 11:48:24 by smash smash
Feels like a Radiohead music video, which is a good thing (for me at least).
It is dead slow on my machine though, ~3-4fps...
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 11:56:25 by raer raer
Massive work, but only watchable with the biggest GPU available? Thats NOT my cup of tea, sorry!
added on the 2010-08-09 12:10:54 by decca decca
Probably the best soundtrack with vocals of all times.
Huge visuals too.
Just wow.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 12:55:18 by sq sq
don't know if it's been done already, but..

youtube (1080p) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcybC0MhOBQ
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 13:46:21 by polartimecast polartimecast
music is not my cup of tea, but still (of course):
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 13:46:29 by toxie toxie
Let me start by saying that a thumb up is the only option for this demo. I can't see how it is possible that one is not moved by what we see and hear in this performance.

Ceasefire continues the great particle saga (and I do think there is room for a final third demo) started earlier this year with agenda circling forth. Whether you like this ceasefire or agenda more is a matter of personal taste. I find agenda more esoteric and artistic while ceasefire is a better presentation of the high-end code. Both demos are understated and (may I say) overlooked.

But I also think that this time Fairlight has fallen victim of the limitations of their own technology. While watching it you feel that so much more could have been made using a slightly more active camera and a more imaginative movement of particles. But these additions (I assume) cannot happen that easily, as technology dictates where and how camera has to move. And that, in a way, is a shame.

In any case, this is one of those rare demos that people outside the scene will talk about for a long time. And that give it another thumb up from me.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 14:26:45 by Navis Navis
That was a lot of particles.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 14:33:54 by ponce ponce
This felt very well packaged with both technical skillz and style but without any need for an agressive direction which is helped by the soundtrack. This sort of signature is a clear winner in my eyes. If anyone did not see the presentation Smash gave on Saturday at Assembly which included the tech involved then I would definately recommend you to watch it. you will learn a lot or even if you arent technically minded and you will appreciate the recent flt releases even more from the sheer volume of processes / passes these effects / scenes take.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 16:08:50 by dv$ dv$
Simply stunning (just like agenda btw), hoping for new epic fx used in the next demo though...
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 16:29:37 by CrimsoN1972 CrimsoN1972
One effect demo but what an effect and used in so many different ways! and the particles syncing is just... astounding! The music is really cool but it sounds more like a commercial music than a demo music. Anyway, who cares! :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 18:16:12 by ok3anos ok3anos
very good soundtrack, and enjoyable demo :) thumbs up !
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 19:04:56 by bull bull
I'm going to thumb up, because it's high quality stuff, but I don't like the demo itself, will certainly not watch it again soon.

That being said, it's interesting to see that the demo from ASD and that one have similar reaction from people, many people loving each demo, but significant numbers of individual loving or hating particular parts of each demo. For each person saying they hate the guitar in aMusic's piece you can find another person saying that the music is awesome, similar thing with the lyrics in Ceasefire :)

rulez added on the 2010-08-09 19:22:19 by Dbug Dbug
This has instantly become one of my favorite demos. As an artist I don't really know what goes on behing the courtain, code-wise. I try to ask a few questions and most of the time the answer makes sense to me. I have tried to code simple things and they worked 50% of the time. I have only the faintest idea of how this is done.

All this to say my favorite thing about the demoscene is the cool surprises that come from it. This is a demo I can show anyone and believe they will appreciate it. Some can see it as a music video or a short film. It's a bit beyond scene aesthetics. It's gorgeous. It's not too much like a music video, it's way better.

The song took me by surprise, I really liked it and it reminds me of Radiohead (the whole demo reminds me of the "Go to Sleep" video). It's really good checking the comments out and not seeing the shitstorm that wetn on last time.

This is why I love the demoscene.
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 21:26:40 by gr9yfox gr9yfox
I remember myself deciding again to leave the demoscene (from the coders' perspective) after watching this demo :)

It's too difficult to really compete with prods like this.

The music captivated me from the very first second, and the burning match at the beginning, with the music, represents one of the best demoscene moments I have experienced this year. but not everything is nice with this prod.

I felt a lack of coherence between the scenes, a nonsense. We move from fire to water, from someone floating in the microverse to balls moving through a channel in the city... and the end is too easy. I was expecting a grand finale, something glorious, empowered by the soundtrack, instead of a crescendo of noise and distortions that suddenly turn to silence.

Only for the first ten seconds, the thumb up is instantaneous, but as the checkboxes have misteriously dissapeared from pouet i will do it later
added on the 2010-08-09 21:59:20 by merlucin merlucin
This is epic. I have no doubt that its prods like this that could make the demoscene mainstream art. Whether that's a good thing or not I'm not sure, but this has massive appeal for a huge audience. Absolutely stunning.
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-09 22:24:38 by Mtl Mtl
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 22:29:20 by pls pls
great work, I love it!
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 23:24:15 by nekomono nekomono
"this prod rulez"
rulez added on the 2010-08-09 23:43:14 by chromag chromag
Nice style, didn't keep me entertained for long though. A poor imitation of a Radiohead sound track. And I didn't recognize the FUCKING PHOENIX.
added on the 2010-08-09 23:47:12 by trc_wm trc_wm
誕生日おめで{ 92;う!!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 00:13:47 by loaderror loaderror
Some of the scenes didn't really suit the display technique, and I didn't think the flames sat well in it at all, but the music was cool, and it was a good prod overall.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 08:42:50 by jonnyram jonnyram
I like it much more than 'agenda', for some reason. Well done, all!
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 09:06:43 by sagacity sagacity
This thumb is for the super cool "hair"-effect at the beginning of this demo. As with the ASD-demo, it's the newest effect that lifts the production in to something really great, imo.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 10:17:51 by Hyde Hyde
Lovely unlimited ribbons with glow effect at the start :)

The rest: obviously great but it didn't catch me the way agenda did, I guess 50% due to the music (which is great, but just not quite my taste) and 50% because of the rendering (which rules, but it's like those red/blue 3d glasses, the 3d effect is cool but it's not something I'd want for my daily tv viewing).

Still incredible work, technically amazing and the design + scenes were brilliant.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 10:35:58 by psonice psonice
I liked it too.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 13:28:38 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
Toll! Alles toll!
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 14:18:08 by rp rp
what i like most about this production is that it seems to me that there is an idea behind it which kind of influences the whole thing, not a style showdown, no boombastic mixture of state of the art stuff, i sort of remains simple and on the spot but still blows your mind! i miss that a lot in most demos! (not excactly sure if anyone knows what i'm talking about)

anyway, here's my regular comment: I DIG YOUR STYLE MORE AND MORE EVERY TIME!
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 15:10:06 by orange orange
Beware of not becoming a gimmick! Music is awesome and I really like the glitching in the direction as well.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 18:45:43 by okkie okkie
Some minor issues here and there (timing's off in the explosion part, ugly pipe/candle mesh in the final part...) and a soundtrack that is not easy to get used to (although I admit that it's catchy in a way). But yeah, after media error and the BP '10 one, this is the 3rd modern day flt pc demo that I think works very well.
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 19:05:17 by tomaes tomaes
Some slow parts on a GTX 260 (though I probably shouldn't be one to complain, hehe).

Really cool, probably one of my favorite demo soundtracks of all time! The only thing I didn't like was that on parts (flaming tiki heads for example) the bottoms of the flames looked a bit cheap...Still, this to me was like what Agenda Circling Forth should've been. Thank you :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 19:18:02 by ferris ferris
I'd like to add to my previous comment that the soundtrack is freaking great.
added on the 2010-08-10 19:35:30 by msqrt msqrt
total particle domination
added on the 2010-08-10 19:57:02 by madMixx madMixx
awesome prod!!!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 20:47:56 by wiseman wiseman
wow gives me goose pimpels
music ++ :D hunz
rulez added on the 2010-08-10 21:24:21 by seppjo seppjo
Has all the good Fairlight stuff
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 04:16:31 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
sucks added on the 2010-08-11 11:06:37 by kyv kyv
nice one (but why are the drums in the soundtrack mixed horribly?)
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 12:18:51 by nagz nagz
Fairlight are back with their amazing particles worlds... Superb, once again... although there was more beauty in "Agenda" maybe...
About the music by Hunz: well... <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 I'm completely charmed! :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 17:24:16 by untel untel
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 17:28:53 by las las
liked the hunz tune, except for the drums and their arrange.
visuals are pretty familiar by now, but the scenes they made up, were great.

besides that, it's quite disappointing to see that i invested quite some $$$ on a dedicated demo gfx-card (GTX 470), which still sucks performance-wise for nearly all new releases even at 720p without AA.
feels like a slideshow sometimes and i was shocked to see that sometimes more than 1100MiB of VRAM were used. :o

so what do i need to run this at reasonable framerates? 1.000$ SLI?
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 17:55:19 by keith303 keith303
added on the 2010-08-11 18:45:38 by jazz jazz
youtube caps at 30fps ;)
added on the 2010-08-11 19:05:22 by keith303 keith303
just amazing
rulez added on the 2010-08-11 22:07:20 by efecto efecto
I've got nothing to add.
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 00:01:45 by Maissi Maissi
1080p plz
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 01:04:17 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
particles are the new polygons :o
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 01:08:42 by pera pera
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 01:33:32 by devreci devreci
micksam7, thanks for MP4 video.
Well, I must say that I don't like the glitch frames with glitch sound...
added on the 2010-08-12 09:22:51 by Manwe Manwe
The only thing I don't like about this is that it doesn't run at all well on my machine (280GTX, 8GB RAM, 2.66GHz i7). :/
added on the 2010-08-12 09:36:52 by gloom gloom
gloom,keith303: admittedly this thing is not running amazingly fast on even high end hw. but i deved on a 280 gtx and it ran well, and the compomachine was a gf480 and it ran smooth there. ok probably not 60fps but a solid 30 on both configs.
we're targeting 720p and not 1080p. it doesn't gain you much at all for this given the rendering technique used, and it makes a big difference to the framerate and vram requirements.
id be interested to know in what way it's running badly - consistently slow or some occasional big stalls and slowdowns but generally ok?
added on the 2010-08-12 11:48:21 by smash smash
smash: I'll have a look at it when I'm back from work. If my memory does not fail me though, it was low framerate overall, no dips or peaks. I'll send you my specs, framerate and other stuff in a mail instead of filling the comment-field here.
added on the 2010-08-12 14:29:50 by gloom gloom
Another stunning production from the captains of the demoscene. Always steering realtime graphics into new waters, utilizing new ideas to create awsome effects topped off with great aesthetics. I salute you!
rulezcdc added on the 2010-08-12 14:43:30 by quisten quisten
here's a more detailed report on performance:

also on 720p, it still takes 1GB+ of VRAM at times btw ;)
added on the 2010-08-12 15:54:38 by keith303 keith303
Well, on my intel quad core 2.8 ghz with ATi 4870 x2 2gb this is like...5-10fps. GPU clock 800 and memory clock 1000mhz.

It seems that this demo is not ATi friendly again...or is it something else ;)
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 16:02:09 by moredhel moredhel
smash: I retract my "slow all the time"-statement. It must have been a combination of old drivers and long-time-since-last-reboot and selecting 1680x1050 as a resolution the last time. Today the demo ran (in 1280x720) much, much faster. There are some slowdowns however, most notably in the beginning of the reflective balls-scene, and whenever there is fullscreen glitch-distortion going on.
added on the 2010-08-12 19:37:46 by gloom gloom
gloom: the start of the refracting balls scene is the one thing that slows down for us too and we're not really sure why either - no good reason for it .. :) trying to work out before we ship a fixed package with the missing dlls.
the glitch distortion "slowdown" could actually be an effect.. :) it holds the frames and messes with the order and stuff to make it look more.. glitchy. :)
added on the 2010-08-12 21:03:15 by smash smash
smash: Sure, but because the FPS falls to below 15 in certain places, the "slowdown effect" ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time, which spoils it's beauty (because watching the 60 FPS video-capture, it is perhaps one of the best glitch/distort-effects I have ever seen).
added on the 2010-08-12 21:36:28 by gloom gloom
+2 for a slow-burning tune that really fits the visuals.
+2 for the shifting sands visuals.
Automatic +1 for Fairlight (always an indication of Quality)

Final score: 5. This Prod Rulez!
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 23:18:17 by FunkyM FunkyM
I prefer, pantaloons code rather than smash.
added on the 2010-08-13 02:27:06 by moredhel moredhel
great code, some nice ideas, but the constant artifical screen glitching made the whole fucking annyoing
added on the 2010-08-13 05:56:03 by Oswald Oswald
Interesting demo...and to answer to someone that told me fire effects is not 2010 and it's the least lame, Kiss my fiery ass... I loved how the fire effect was used in this demo.
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 06:28:46 by sybeX sybeX
i prefer, spengler's comments rather than moredhel.
added on the 2010-08-13 09:56:26 by smash smash
i don't really like the burning match at the beginning but after it's... it's... amazing !
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 14:00:38 by tobé tobé
wow, that was amazing. but nobody glitches like mfx!
rulez added on the 2010-08-13 16:51:43 by dila dila
i prefer, beer over wine.
added on the 2010-08-13 18:14:01 by pantaloon pantaloon
Not a great technical achievement to my view. But artistic impression quite amazing with a special mention to the soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2010-08-14 11:57:19 by Spectrum Knight Spectrum Knight
fucking glitches
sucks added on the 2010-08-14 13:10:07 by vibrator vibrator
Great Soundtrack by Hunz, Nice Particles... Had an overall good flow - Good work :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-14 23:55:12 by Sapphire Sapphire
Even though the demo doesn't really appeal to my tastes, I just can't leave my vote as a pig when I see all the effort and innovation that's gone into this. The video capture runs better than it did on my PC and although the glitches seem too slow and intrusive, I did get a better look at the scenes and they looked great at times.

So here's my overdue thumb.
rulez added on the 2010-08-15 00:11:58 by Wade Wade
burning match is fucking ace... but overall an enjoyable demo, not as pictureperfect as ACF but great .. although the sync with glitches in the graphics and black screen pisses me off, that kind of effect is way to "powerfull" for this soundtrack, it should be used for graphics much less beautiful than these, here you want to see them all the time, not getting cut off all the time, would have been better without the noise syncs.
rulez added on the 2010-08-15 13:15:18 by dwarf dwarf
Just for the rendering engine.
rulez added on the 2010-08-15 23:20:06 by Hicks Hicks
The distortion effect is horrible and spoils the overall nice impression - the burning match saves it - a bit
added on the 2010-08-16 23:29:39 by JAC! JAC!
In my opinion, some flames don't really fit, but music and known particle effects do the job. I'm looking forward to other flooded areas ^^
rulez added on the 2010-08-17 09:08:33 by eatsme eatsme
i prefer, girls over guys.
added on the 2010-08-17 19:29:32 by reed reed
Mind blowing!
rulez added on the 2010-08-18 11:29:00 by 71M 71M
This really is the most beautiful demo I've seen for a very long time.
The music is building great atmosphere. And, yeah, the end is great for me - I always loved breaks and strong cuts. But the prod should have one more killer effect, as someone said. Anyway, amazing.

It crashes on my set, minus for that.
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 14:38:22 by Jakim Jakim
Good demo ruined by the video glitch effects, which were too strong and frequent, imho, making them horribly distracting.
added on the 2010-08-19 15:02:15 by xeron xeron
i prefer, particles over rasterbars
added on the 2010-08-19 15:04:56 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
My personal favourite in the compo, i liked every bit except for the soundtrack, which is definitely not my cup of tea on the vocals and beat sectors.
Besides that, you guys are just too good :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-19 20:54:21 by dixan dixan
nice work, but this demo works like a piece of sh!
added on the 2010-08-20 19:06:34 by yaneq yaneq
this should've won.
rulez added on the 2010-08-20 19:40:59 by provod provod
rulez added on the 2010-08-21 00:29:26 by Moby Moby
A joke.

Smash never been a good coder. He's volume shadow routine needs i7.
added on the 2010-08-21 10:00:23 by moredhel moredhel
Effects, tricks, synch, illumination.
Pretty nice. Not just another 3d flyby, but a neat collection of interesting ideas.
Hunz! the music! is awesome!!!
rulez added on the 2010-08-21 14:04:45 by JaK JaK
Very nice. The music is cool, but sounds too much like a Radiohead B-side IMO.
rulez added on the 2010-08-21 17:57:07 by oxb oxb
Yes, quite nice and technically impressive ... but I'm glad that it didn't get first !
rulez added on the 2010-08-21 22:48:02 by BiTbUsTeR BiTbUsTeR
technically impressive, but still not enough particles to make a "proper" demo (for some meaning of "proper" that I cannot define). i think the hardware is still not there. got boring after the third "loadObject - apply curlnoise and sine", tho. i like dthe collision thing of the water particles with the columns in the parking area. and knowing smash (best coder of the demoscene?) I'm sure that that fire effect has some 3d-fluid-simulation or something crazy or well, a lot more into them that it seems.
rulez added on the 2010-08-22 04:25:29 by iq iq
Glad the particle tech got pushed forward (recycled forth?)
Only thing bothering me is the water in some scenes that clip with the nearplane, it breaks the illusion. Other than that it's pretty much the perfect demo: Good music, impressive tech and awesome graphics and direction to bind it all.
rulez added on the 2010-08-22 07:13:03 by BarZoule BarZoule
Hail thy mighty pixel-engine. You are so beautiful to watch, so breathtaking. I wonder if there is a pc-configuration this demo actually runs smoothly on. Maybe smash should stop using Nasa computers to develop demos so that we can watch them at home again :). Music made me almost switch off the demo, but volume control and visuals kept me going.
rulez added on the 2010-08-22 21:35:02 by CONS CONS
> I wonder if there is a pc-configuration this demo actually runs smoothly on

yes, the compo pc. :) (it runs smooth on a gf280 or better or a gf470 or better in 720p).
added on the 2010-08-24 11:25:18 by smash smash
I don't have much of a comment other than this one rules
rulez added on the 2010-08-29 00:54:12 by neptun neptun
Wow. Thanks for this.
rulez added on the 2010-08-30 23:54:11 by AGL AGL
Doesnt run on my phenom 955 + 8GB + hd4850, but I saw it on Buenzli big screen and it was beutiful.

Smash will you ever optimize your demos for ATI?
rulez added on the 2010-08-31 14:10:35 by jack-3d jack-3d
Nice use of particles.
Best part imo : city explosions and waves
rulez added on the 2010-08-31 21:39:29 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulez added on the 2010-09-01 16:15:38 by src src
Wow. This is awsome. Very nice tune, too. rules!
rulez added on the 2010-09-02 21:28:22 by samurai samurai
For me this is surely one of the best Fairlight demos ever. Truly great music and visuals, even if I can't really enjoy it realtime. The only thing I would have left out are the glitches, which in my opinion are totally unnecessary.
rulez added on the 2010-09-06 17:51:47 by dairos dairos
Wish it won ASM10. It doesn't quite try to tell a story, aside from what the song lyrics give us. The ASD prod seems to try to continue the story of Life Force, but it's just so abstract that I can't follow it at all. This demo does what its authors intended, I don't need a degree in art to comprehend what they are doing, the music is sexy, the effects are sexy. What's not to like? 10/10.
rulez added on the 2010-09-07 07:49:37 by HunsValen HunsValen
rulez added on the 2010-09-11 00:44:10 by bLa bLa
Will there be a non real time version of this? With better particle sorting and more particles?
added on the 2010-09-11 01:29:59 by xernobyl xernobyl
I don't like the cool particle engine as much as I dislike the glitchy visuals. Having to look hard for the occasional place where the particle stuff works visually, only then to be distracted by massive "edgy" flicker all of a sudden, it doesn't do it for me.

Cool fires, though.
sucks added on the 2010-09-20 11:35:04 by doomdoom doomdoom
I didn't like the glitches all along the demo.
But this won't make it lose its thumb for the rest of the awesomeness ;-)
rulez added on the 2010-10-03 04:08:29 by Tarmil Tarmil
smash: damn you and your hardware-pushing demos. 470 GTX-upgrade in place and now it runs almost perfect :)
added on the 2010-10-05 19:59:40 by gloom gloom
very nice soundtrack and strong modelling as always, but the visuals didn't catch my attention this time.
less particles, more triangles and more fps next time :)
added on the 2010-10-10 14:19:14 by pista pista
rulez added on the 2010-10-23 20:09:14 by skrebbel skrebbel
Very nice! (Voxel storydemo?) Is it just me or does the music remind anyone else of Radiohead?
rulez added on the 2010-11-01 22:59:07 by Psychad Psychad
amazing demo, and nice music :)
rulez added on the 2011-01-02 20:00:53 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Beautiful demo, beautiful demo.
There are some glitches, the fire doesn't seem to fit in.

More credit should have been given to the soundtrack here as well. I see that there is consent of the artist but still can't be seen as a full part of the production.
added on the 2011-01-02 20:06:30 by joooo joooo
Beautiful demo, beautiful - soundtrack -
And so deserves a - rulez -
rulez added on the 2011-01-02 20:36:14 by joooo joooo
[With apologies to Hunz:]

I believe there might come a time
When my graphics card will give up and cry
Just no hope to run this thing
Even on the lowest settings

And it could all fall down
And it could all fall apart now
My GPU could melt to slag
And the demo stops right here

Who will care when the chips all drop
Those with quad-SLI will look down on us
Mere mortals shuffled off to YouTube
And only the gods are left to see

I await with bated breath
These circuits doomed to a fiery death
Clocking only slows it down
I'd water-cool but I would drown

And it could all fall down
And it could all fall apart now
My GPU could melt to slag
And the demo stops right here
rulez added on the 2011-01-11 17:46:17 by tek tek
very nice!
rulez added on the 2011-01-19 23:54:57 by tirox tirox
sucks added on the 2011-03-08 17:31:12 by dzedaii dzedaii
The only prod that scared me enough to exit it before it really ends because I thought the artifacts were due to my GFX card overheating.

Then I found out that the artifact simulation is intentional o.o

So, so scary, its cool.
rulez added on the 2011-03-15 15:16:26 by mudlord mudlord
Okey it looks like we can get rid of obsolete polygon-based rendering altogether and switch to particles already.
And once again - please oh please don't do vocals to scene music, it's as sucky as scene poetry. At least provide a non-vocal mix and GUI with "NO FUCKING VOCALS" option.
rulez added on the 2011-04-10 01:26:40 by rutra80 rutra80
please oh please don't do vocals to scene music, it's as sucky as scene poetry. At least provide a non-vocal mix and GUI with "NO FUCKING VOCALS" option.

Couldn't disagree more. I think especially the musical aspect of the demoscene really needs to detach itself from these antiquated formulas, such as having pretty much exclusively instrumental music in demos. I think the vocals in this demo really add much needed depth to the overall picture.
added on the 2011-04-10 04:33:07 by noby noby
I think especially the musical aspect of the demoscene really needs to detach itself from these antiquated formulas, such as having pretty much exclusively instrumental music in demos. I think the vocals in this demo really add much needed depth to the overall picture.

Over-reacted vocals like the cry-like ones in this demo limit the overall impression to sadness, and this demo has enough wow-factor to make me feel HIGH. It's annoying, they missed.
Demos and vocals just don't play well, unless someone REALLY knows what he's doing.
added on the 2011-04-11 00:29:36 by rutra80 rutra80
rulez added on the 2011-05-13 23:02:26 by phobium phobium
I liked the beginning and the water.
rulez added on the 2011-06-13 20:10:43 by MyO MyO
The burning match is just awesome - rest of demo is of course fine too :)

Made a 1080p Youtube Rip for it

Ceasefire (all falls down..) by Carillon & Cyberiad & Fairlight (1080p)
rulez added on the 2011-06-29 12:43:27 by anni anni
Goosebumps all over! Although i think almost everything about this demo has already been said, i´d like to point out one thing: Smash, please continue using vocal msx on your demos! Someone (i think noby was 1st) sed something about antiquated formulas, and i couldn´t agree more. In the meanwhile there are some FLT prods with vocal msx, and i tend to say those are enhancing the overall feeling and depth of the demo(s). And let´s just be serious: Who else but Hunz could underline this the most impressive way? But i´m fading away... this is a rulzor prod, like some other FLT stuff aswell. dot.
rulez added on the 2011-07-13 20:50:40 by nty_ nty_
This is the really "demoscene made in 2011 year", not pseudooldschool shit!
Yeah yeah yeah!
Fantastic & original & modern graphics.
Cool music.

*even if you still didn't made yourself to optimize this*
rulez added on the 2011-07-25 19:07:36 by closed closed
I don't like male vocals like this at all, but the rest undoubtedly deserves a thumb.
rulez added on the 2011-09-05 23:02:33 by moozooh moozooh
Late comment, but...

Loved the burning match and I liked the glitching too. I had been really hoping that this would be the Smash particle system demo in which objects / models were articulated, rather than their only motion capability (other than moving them around the shot) being to turn to smoke or explode. I look forward to seeing that happen. Design was good, as expected from modern FLT productions.
rulez added on the 2011-10-14 22:07:10 by t-zero t-zero
just bought the soundtrack :p
Heavy load for the gfx card...........
rulez added on the 2012-03-06 20:40:52 by Frequent Frequent
great demo. Runs smooth as butter on my GTX 670 at 1920x1200 (vsync+default aa) except for the mirror-balls part at around 1:40 which runs really slow. dunno why.
rulez added on the 2012-05-24 14:09:12 by Mel Mel
This is just consistently excellent. Awesome in every respect.
rulez added on the 2012-05-24 15:30:56 by menace menace
What, I didn't thumbed this up? How come!

It's much better than Agenda, but the similarity makes it less impressive. The metro station scene is my favourite.
rulez added on the 2012-05-24 15:55:25 by Zavie Zavie
Beautiful music
rulez added on the 2012-06-13 23:28:38 by l1nk4kman l1nk4kman
this could be great demo without those dumb glitches every 5 sec.
sucks added on the 2012-08-05 06:52:48 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2013-04-21 01:48:01 by Fell Fell
rulez added on the 2013-05-31 16:47:04 by wie8 wie8
I vaguely remember seeing this on the stream, and with all the others on IRC I was stunned - this was something I waited for to pop up on Pouet, just to be able to run it on my box.
Then I somehow didn't feel what I did the night on the stream, somehow the music turned me off. I do like Radiohead a lot, though this felt like somebody was trying to immitate them - and failed.
So, I gave this comment some time, some day I'll like this one again.
Tonight it seems is that night, it's one hell of an amazing demo. The logo scene, together with the exploding row of houses and of course the water just do it for me,- again.

rulez added on the 2013-06-13 02:45:40 by mog mog
Love it ... although the music get’s too much noisy at the end in my opinion.
rulez added on the 2013-07-25 13:39:11 by gaspode gaspode
I've walked around humming this amazing tune more than I'd probably admit ;) It's a brilliant piece of music, that works wonders in a prod like this. Very well executed and great coherence between visuals and the song.
rulez added on the 2013-07-26 14:25:38 by Punqtured Punqtured
no thumb yet?
rulez added on the 2013-07-31 16:04:02 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
I love this demo because it stresses out even the most impressive of system specs.

I watched this again today and it occurred to me that it seems to foreshadow the earthquake in Japan in 2011. Watch it again and you'll notice the architecture is Japanese. The scene where the buildings are being destroyed is reminiscent of a tsunami. The subway system is flooded with water. And at the end you have metallic rods (the figureheads) surrounded by water, after which they begin to burn, giving rise to a firebird which menacingly rises into the air...a metaphor for Fukushima. Anyone else see it?
rulez added on the 2014-03-04 07:16:55 by voot voot
Fixed the no thumb yet on this great demo. GTX 600 @ 1.3Ghz and still suffer!
rulez added on the 2014-03-13 02:02:48 by ramon ramon
This is one of my all-time favorite demos. I love the city and the metro scenes, the exploding buildings, extra touches like the speaker walls, ...almost everything! And the music is simply awesome and fits perfectly. The only thing I dislike is the end scene which somehow feels out of place, but that's a minor gripe.

Thank you for making this wonderful demo!
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 10:57:39 by Kylearan Kylearan
Can't make it work on 8.1 x64, shame.
rulez added on the 2014-05-21 05:12:14 by Mopeto Mopeto
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rulez added on the 2014-06-12 00:13:28 by rc55 rc55
Too boring for me to thumb it up.
added on the 2014-06-12 21:37:18 by Daniel Daniel
I love the exploding buildings. An interactive version of this would be fun..
rulez added on the 2014-12-07 00:05:00 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2015-02-17 02:31:00 by Lacrimael Lacrimael
Incredible graphics, audio and mood. A rare production that should be cited as an example.
rulez added on the 2015-08-10 22:59:59 by _alt3_ _alt3_
Another CNCD/Fairlight tour-de-force, simply superb.
rulez added on the 2015-11-19 19:58:19 by animehaus animehaus
Mind = blown! This is completely awesome, super slick visuals and awesome soundtrack! The track goes so well with the demo it's almost unbelievable. All thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2015-11-19 20:09:43 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2016-05-28 05:06:21 by golem golem
Truly the best demo ever
added on the 2016-05-29 09:04:06 by golem golem
Such a joy to watch. The dark edges on the particles give it that special look...
rulez added on the 2016-07-22 22:54:56 by Blueberry Blueberry
I am simply loving these CNCD & FLT modern demos.
rulez added on the 2016-09-19 19:53:20 by Danguafer Danguafer
rulez added on the 2017-08-06 01:00:49 by beefheid beefheid
i take back what i wrote back then. the mixout on the drums may just fit the idea here, gives it a unique twist
added on the 2017-09-08 16:07:47 by nagz nagz
Any way to get this to run on x64? Really want to see how this will run with a sheer brute force overclock behind it.
@NickyDrinks: same here, hangs on loading on win8.1 x64 + hd8750m.
so i have pulled my old winxp+gf9600 box and it worked fine (well...not THAT well in terms of smooth show as it crawled to ~5fps sometimes and crashed my pc at the end but at least it runs! :).

about demo itself: you just need to watch it by yourself. unforgettable show, awesome particle modelling/syncing and of course excellent music! :)
rulez added on the 2018-07-23 19:39:43 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
No comment from me here yet? WTF!
rulez added on the 2018-08-06 12:21:07 by pan pan
I've listen to the music *a lot*

About the demo, I would have loved to see more fire and less particle dissolving.

Still a masterpiece
beautiful and big radiohead vibes
rulez added on the 2021-12-06 10:34:35 by wrighter wrighter
i love it
rulez added on the 2022-05-11 06:59:18 by nhan nhan
still looks awesome
rulez added on the 2022-07-22 11:24:40 by eye8 eye8

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