tatsu by Fairlight [web]
screenshot added by bhead on 2002-04-01 10:21:47
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release date : april 2002
release party : The Gathering 2002
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 62%
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alltime top: #3300
added on the 2002-04-01 10:21:47 by bhead bhead

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This is a very cool production I think.
It should have won because its technically very good.
Nice metaballs with lights comming out of them. Don't think I've seen that before.
very nice music by andromeda and some cool vocals in there too.
It's a worth watching this demo!
rulez added on the 2002-04-01 16:32:54 by oldaccount oldaccount
fairlight storms into j-design territory, traditionally controlled by inf and does so quite well I'd say. lots of pretty cool somewhat 'akira'-inspired 3d, nice fx all over (those metaballs, yes), only some gfx and textures look fast-made and a lil' unpolished. the tune is pretty, but, sadly, goes nowhere..
much more a feast for the eyes than all the prevoius recent flt releases, it only needs some more life breathed into it..
rulez added on the 2002-04-01 18:15:52 by bhead bhead
Goodlooking effects, nice music, nice atmosphere. I loved the font :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-01 18:42:12 by Wain Wain
totally awesome! the metaball-light-effect in the screenshot made my pants go wet during the compo. great music, design, flow, graphics and code. wikkid!
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 03:36:05 by gloom gloom
Great work, but I still think Virtual Vodka was a bit better on the design part... There is a certain `eyecandy' aspect that's missing in this one.
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 03:46:15 by Sesse Sesse
Nice 3D scenes, and nice 3D effects. Quite well done and definitely worth the download. However, I didnt' feel the vocals in the beginning, and again at the end, fit in too well. They seemed to be musically off in parts. Oh well...
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 06:05:39 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
The visuals were nice..
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 11:30:21 by Optimus Optimus
I liked the soundtrack. visuals were ok too
(what would a mega-tokyoish scene be without bikers on quasifuturistic bikes ;))
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 14:30:16 by funktion funktion
The first time i saw this, I was impressed, but the second run really disappointed me. the metaball effects are very nice, but the rest of the demo has a very slow progression, and becomes lengthy at best. (anyone else notice that the speed of the bikes hardly reaches 30 kmph? :). A bit more thougt put into the flow of the demo, and you would have a killer.
added on the 2002-04-03 17:36:37 by kezoomer kezoomer
Cool production!!!
Motion code and some effects and music was good!!
And Nice j-design!!
rulez added on the 2002-04-12 05:21:18 by got got
nice x)
rulez added on the 2002-04-13 03:01:59 by Zafio Zafio
You gotta love those metaballs with light coming out of them.....
added on the 2002-04-22 09:43:28 by WiPeOuT WiPeOuT
This is nice demo.

That metaball effect rox :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-29 09:51:56 by teel teel
I don't particularly like the theme and the melancholic atmosphere of this demo. But it's just a matter of taste.

The demo itself is well presented with some interesting visual effects, music and design. Not Flt's best demo to date, but still worth a thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2002-05-12 14:04:25 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
i personally think the metaballs look a bit sucky :)

nice demo overall
rulez added on the 2002-06-09 22:36:28 by superplek superplek
i love this demO!
rulez added on the 2002-07-15 11:15:32 by DiJ DiJ
Great prod! pantaloon shows his skills, and andromeda has done a top notch job with the soundtrack. good work FLT
rulez added on the 2002-07-15 14:38:44 by mempheria mempheria
Very nice fx, and ambience. THat's the way I like it!
added on the 2002-07-16 07:16:20 by Nezbie Nezbie
A bit on the long side and I hated the font. Rules nevertheless, the music is very good, nice design, fast and clean code and it didn't need a bitchload of memory to run.
rulez added on the 2002-07-16 10:08:26 by moT moT
This is amazing, amazing code, great visuals :)
rulez added on the 2002-08-19 08:20:54 by XteNt XteNt
somehow this didn't excite me at all... just too much of that standard 3d-accel look. but still, very nice work technically.
added on the 2002-08-19 10:16:11 by jazzman jazzman
i admit theres no sync in this demo, we didnt had the time to finish it.
added on the 2002-08-20 20:10:06 by pantaloon pantaloon
Very cool
rulez added on the 2002-08-21 09:01:58 by dairos dairos
ati's catalyst drivers 2.5 and up fucked up all pantaloon engine demos... too bad... can't even start them
added on the 2003-01-07 13:42:06 by nelius nelius

I really enjoyed the track, and the visuals are equally great. I am however left with he feeling that this isnt quite finnished. =/
rulez added on the 2003-01-07 15:12:04 by NoahR NoahR
good music japanese inspirated
mix of traditional blurred objects and akira inspirated scenes
without story. please stop the use of this old logo.
not bad but it miss something to make it memorable
House rocker. Best FLT demo on pc so far.
rulez added on the 2003-08-13 10:15:00 by tomaes tomaes
Really sweet demo, imho better than the demo who won.
rulez added on the 2004-01-11 12:27:20 by HellBoy HellBoy
impressive amount of d3d error messages during the debug session...
Direct3D8: (ERROR) :BeginScene, already in scene. BeginScene failed.
Direct3D8: (ERROR) :EndScene, not in scene. EndScene failed.
Direct3D8: (ERROR) :All attenuation factors are 0 for non-directional light
Direct3D8: (ERROR) :SetLight failed.
Direct3D8: (ERROR) :Vertex buffer must be unlocked during DrawPrimitive call
Direct3D8: (ERROR) :DrawIndexedPrimitive failed.

but i guess pantaloon got this all fixed since then.
sweet music, admireable amount of graphics, some nice code but too much ugly lowrez render to texture stuff. oh and the greetz part with the music-remix was excellent :)
rulez added on the 2004-01-11 14:15:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
i wish you had a decent d3d debugger with dx8 =)
added on the 2004-01-11 16:51:26 by pantaloon pantaloon
like what? what else do you want apart from debug runtime? :)
added on the 2004-01-11 16:54:51 by Gargaj Gargaj
what i ment i wish there existed a decent debugger when the dx8 came out. the dx8 runtime didnt report any sane debug info. however dx9 does =)
added on the 2004-01-11 16:56:27 by pantaloon pantaloon
Um, dx8 did too.
added on the 2004-01-11 17:25:08 by sagacity sagacity
yeah, but didnt provide all the debug info as dx9 does. and shader debugging didnt work with dx8 if i recall right.
added on the 2004-01-11 19:52:39 by pantaloon pantaloon
This stupid ultrageeky mange style sucks big time!! Please grow up and stop worshipping gay japanese "culture", otherwhise you will end up watching japscat and enjoying it.

Technically that demo is ok, but thats no excuse.
sucks added on the 2004-01-31 15:56:23 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
I get some kind of sick mix of turbotape II loading and windows.. I wont get any sleep tonight.. aiieii..
added on the 2004-02-01 06:38:49 by loaderror loaderror
I like this demo for some strange reason. There is nothing particularily great about it; everything seems really mediocre. Nevertheless, I've watched it about 5 times now. I think it's the way the music fits in so perfectly with the scenes that brings this demo to life for me.
rulez added on the 2004-02-08 03:48:50 by s_tec s_tec
Classic oldschool-megademo mixed with todays 3D-accelerated demostyle and not exactly j-pop. Very interesting. :)
rulez added on the 2004-03-04 21:13:53 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Very interesting what I wrote, because it couldn't really kick me now. At the moment it would be more like "interesting but not a thumb".
It keeps you interested. Freaky music was a turnoff at first but it's synced up to the action and adds to the feel of the entire piece. It's different, but like most Anime Flicks,which are different, it still captures an audience. Wouldn't mind more J-Pop influence, as in visualls and overall cool feel created in those movies
rulez added on the 2005-02-05 23:38:16 by marxcel marxcel
cool track and some exciting scenes. font is nice.
rulez added on the 2005-10-02 14:47:16 by anesthetic anesthetic
Not bad. I love the textwriter (and the font :D).
rulez added on the 2006-03-21 23:46:39 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2006-04-13 22:38:53 by p01 p01
Still cool, although I'm very late with this comment. Love the music, some parts could be better, but all in all very cool. A little bit oldskool in 2006 :p
rulez added on the 2006-08-13 17:11:11 by Kaktusen Kaktusen
Some nice effects, cool music, and I love the oldskool part :-)
rulez added on the 2006-09-23 21:54:01 by jua jua
rulez added on the 2011-12-06 21:45:42 by Frequent Frequent

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