Daydreamer by Fairlight [web]
screenshot added by bhead on 2002-04-02 10:38:18
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release date : april 2002
release party : Mekka & Symposium 2002
compo : pc demo
ranked : 8th
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.72
alltime top: #1619
added on the 2002-04-02 10:38:18 by bhead bhead

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note, it's geforce+ only..
added on the 2002-04-02 10:48:30 by bhead bhead
Great beginning with goodlooking 3d scene + eye....those had good framerate, but then I think the demo dies with some effects that doesnt look any good and has worser framerate than that goodlooking stuff in the beginning.
added on the 2002-04-02 11:03:45 by Wain Wain
Uh...I'm not sure, but isn't that eye a 1:1 copy from the VIP2 eye (with better textures)?

Apart from that, it's not very inspired stuff. There's plenty of poly-pumping, but it's not a real kicker.
added on the 2002-04-02 11:18:15 by Shifter Shifter
shifter: no, the eye is actually a just a higher poly version of the girl's face, not a copy.
this demo is nvidia only for now im afraid, maybe the final will be different. =)
added on the 2002-04-02 11:37:14 by smash smash
Smash: Ain`t you a musician? :)
added on the 2002-04-02 11:40:10 by Wain Wain
dammit Smash, they found you out, you should know secrets dont last long.
not able to watch the demo tho, no geforce
added on the 2002-04-02 11:57:47 by graffik graffik
did you british guys have a safe trip home from hamburg?
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 12:02:03 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
nice code, nice music and nice gfx.
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 16:35:49 by oldaccount oldaccount
Nice demo, one of my preferred mekka prod...
added on the 2002-04-02 16:49:30 by rIO rIO
this one is good :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 18:05:47 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
hey, this is nice, i like it!!
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 19:03:12 by java java
after the demoshow i was sure this would be top3 but now i think it´s more like okay.
added on the 2002-04-02 19:30:43 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
now this bad mutha has definitely put my puny config to shame.. even my trusty gf3 was choking at 5fps at some moments! I wonder what it was coded on, some hi-end sgi workstation, tucked deep in smash's garage? 8)
lotsa eye candy, nice 3d (the girl smells of poser a little, but I don't mind), good romantic tune. the 'big city girl dreams of nature'-theme may be a bit tired and wussy, but this one's still an acihevement, I'd say.
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 19:53:59 by bhead bhead
a lot of people have moaned about the speed, so let me explain a bit =)
the 3d engine with all realtime light and shadows that you see in the first part should be pretty fast on a gf2 and a reasonable cpu. but some of the fx, especially when the crossfades are on, are a bit slow. the environment map bumpmapping for example is really slow. =)
sorry, sorry. i really should have optimised some fx more. maybe for final you'll see a massive speed injection :D

ohyeh. the modelling did not use poser, just to set that straight. just a good 3d artist =)
added on the 2002-04-02 20:04:06 by smash smash
no poser there, all done from scratch from a single polygon, maybe the reason it looks like a poser model is that she has big tits! i think :)
added on the 2002-04-02 20:13:38 by sUICIDe sUICIDe
One of the finest demo for a long time. Should have deserved much higher place - this demo beats any haujobb production any day but still placed 8th after that channel made it to 4th.
rulez added on the 2002-04-02 20:47:17 by drstranger drstranger
rulez added on the 2002-04-03 02:20:17 by T$ T$
this is actually quite nice. definitely the best fairlight demo i've ever seen. should have placed better.

i could only watch this in a window.
rulez added on the 2002-04-03 08:29:27 by raymon raymon
suicide: no.. in fact I found her face a bit poser-like 8) but I don't care really
added on the 2002-04-03 08:29:44 by bhead bhead
Bhead> maybe you think everyone rips because t-rex does?
added on the 2002-04-03 08:49:45 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
I liked it. alot..
rulez added on the 2002-04-03 10:15:33 by uncle-x uncle-x
Nice to see a prod that really pushes the envelope. But this really brought my Geforce 2Ti to its knees... It is beautiful nevertheless and the music too!
rulez added on the 2002-04-04 18:39:13 by moT moT
hangs at the scene on the screenshot, both in fullscreen and windowed mode. amd1ghz/640mb/gforce
added on the 2002-04-04 19:21:42 by robotriot robotriot
stefan> go jerk off another 'misfit' or something.. prick..
added on the 2002-04-05 09:05:53 by bhead bhead
bhead> feeling offended? :)
well its a well known truth so stfup
added on the 2002-04-05 09:18:12 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
(that t-rex 3dgfx dudes rips 3dsmax sample models that is;)
added on the 2002-04-05 09:20:38 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
stefan> yeah, it is a fact. feeling better now? 8)
oh and stfu too. 8}
added on the 2002-04-05 09:42:44 by bhead bhead
rulez added on the 2002-04-05 10:08:21 by funktion funktion
nothing more to say!
and some rather new and very well done fx-ideas!
rulez added on the 2002-04-05 10:45:39 by toxie toxie
you rulez !!!!!
rulez added on the 2002-04-05 15:55:44 by med med
The music is great, The beginning is really nice-looking, but quality is lowering when getting at the end of the demo ... but a good prod. nevertheless ! :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-05 16:05:42 by kohai kohai
The part with the walking girl is really cool! She looks and moves quite convincingly. Some of the other bits are good too, but I couldn't see an obvious connection between scenes. Just sort of a mish-mash of ideas. But thumbs up for the chick!!!
rulez added on the 2002-04-07 06:12:41 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Very good, definitly deserved a better placing.
rulez added on the 2002-04-08 01:17:13 by Nuclear Nuclear
Frame rate, Ouch! But nice models and textures
added on the 2002-04-11 02:48:01 by aancsiid aancsiid
Crashes hard at the intro part w/ the girl walking. Ath1.4, 512mb, GF2Pro, Win98.. v22.50 drivers not new enough for you? (still using em cuz they're the fastest in win9x)
added on the 2002-04-11 03:28:18 by phoenix phoenix
cool prods.
good music and some effects.
it rox!!
rulez added on the 2002-04-14 09:25:06 by got got
I get a "can't initialize device". Any idea?
Athlon XP 1800, Geforce 2 MX 400, 512MB RAM, Windows XP.
Detonator drivers are 27.42.
added on the 2002-04-17 21:25:17 by ithaqua ithaqua
i really should bugfix this =)
has anyone actually got it working properly, fullscreen, in winxp? ive heard it works in windowed mode.. but ive been unable to test it at all yet.

really dont know about the crash on yours phoenix, its always worked on 98 as far as i can tell.. maybe it is the drivers.

send bugreports to smaash@yahoo.com please and i'll try to fix it =)
added on the 2002-04-18 11:19:17 by smash smash
This is pretty good. Too bad my computer didn't seem to be powerful enough to run it (900MHz duron, gf2, 256Mb). The animation (of the girl) looks very nice and music is good.
rulez added on the 2002-04-23 07:58:11 by teel teel
Great demo!
nice gfx, nice music, nice (but slow :) code.

most parts run at full framerate on my setup (which quite frankly is the only setup I care about :), except for the scene when there are some 3d-stash behind the teared painting of some mountain-landscape. On the other hand, that scene runs at maybe 3fps or something.
Setup: Athlon1200/Gf2Ti64mb/384mbRAM/win98se/dx8.1
Thumb down: will come if not running in full framerate in the final version ;)
added on the 2002-04-23 08:48:13 by lug00ber lug00ber
excellent code (except the embm part which runs at 5 fps), great gfx, great music...

why wasn't it ranked in the top3?
rulez added on the 2002-05-02 20:28:49 by nystep nystep
Looks a little bit rough in places, but on the whole, a magnificent demo.

I especially like the opening sequence, which seemed quite reminiscent of the Silent Hill games. I'd love to see this style developed further.

Definitely deserved to place higher...much higher.
rulez added on the 2002-05-04 18:02:59 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
Compatibility problems? Heck, it even runs in Linux here ;-) Very nice and "soft" look at places, and most of the parts fit well into the `dream' setting. Could have used better graphics (the landscape, for instance, just isn't very pretty) and perhaps music at times, and the framerate definitely needs improving -- but overall, a very convincing production.
rulez added on the 2002-06-12 20:29:16 by Sesse Sesse
The eye part reminds me of the scene in Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within. :)
added on the 2002-06-15 01:20:16 by Cesar Cesar
There's a tiny bug... sometimes it won't start right away... starting a few times usually fixes it, or running another demo first...

But well, when it runs, it rocks me :)
The music is incredible, it touches me in a way, and the scenes fit the music nicely... I especially like the sun-part that is also shown in the screenshot.
The part where the woman walks on water(?) is also great.
And well, something just happens when the girl says "If you can see it in front of you, why not?"... Dunno :)
rulez added on the 2002-06-15 02:06:13 by Scali Scali
hmm it say it cant find a lot of texture and close the app.. i unzipped the file in a directory... normal?
added on the 2002-07-30 13:32:25 by voxel voxel
Great demo.
Absolutely amazing music by Bliss.
rulez added on the 2002-11-11 06:58:39 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Hey, were is my comment? I forgot that!
This is a very favorite demo of mine. Negative is that in 1 or 2 moments the demo goes really slow for some weird reasons :(
Beautifull demo! I have put the music in my MP3 folder, listening to it many times..
Fairlight are my favorite now!
rulez added on the 2002-11-14 10:22:27 by Optimus Optimus
fabulous textures & modelling. the first scene absolutely rocks, i haven't seen anything that realistic in quite some time. one thing puzzled me... is the girl supposed to walk through walls, or is that a bug? :)

the rest is nice too, except for the framerate drop that occurs even on a GF4.

i also like the music a lot.
rulez added on the 2002-12-02 03:01:36 by jazzman jazzman
nice.sweet soundtrack
rulez added on the 2002-12-28 21:23:36 by blz blz
Excellent music. Even thought it seems to be a bit slow, it has a nice feeling.
rulez added on the 2002-12-28 21:28:50 by dairos dairos
Now that I upgraded my NVidia drivers, I can *finally* watch this thing! Nice, soothing visuals and music. But, never, NEVER, end a demo with a still picture! (unless it has your group name or says The End or something :) A few parts were a bit slow on my Athlon1400/GF2, but oh well.
rulez added on the 2002-12-29 17:18:29 by phoenix phoenix
Argh, where is the final version? I want it to run on my Radeon 8500 :-(
added on the 2003-04-29 01:55:41 by Sesse Sesse
added on the 2003-08-10 15:44:46 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
runs perfectly with latest detonator drivers and xp, full screen or windowed.

Very nice stuff indeed. The flow is very good, its consistent, the effects are good, and the 2d/3d is also nice. I'd like more demos like that.
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 17:38:18 by psonice psonice
please oh please Fairlight New Direction ;) the people ask for a final version supporting radeon!
rulez added on the 2004-09-20 08:50:38 by Zest Zest
it's ok but too boring for me
added on the 2004-09-20 09:10:41 by ttl ttl
hmm i dunno.. its ok
added on the 2005-03-01 13:10:03 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
nice art, nice music, the walking bitch is animated poorly, some effects looked buggy here... it's from 2002... ~_~
rulez added on the 2005-04-16 22:16:48 by Lupin Lupin
Sesse: You must be on drugs. The music is perfect throughout the whole demo. Also - the demo looks nice.
rulez added on the 2005-04-17 06:03:24 by irvin irvin
there are some bad scenes but still it rules
just because of the music and the scene visible on the shot above.
rulez added on the 2005-11-26 12:28:23 by keith303 keith303
nice. too much radial blur maybe. anyway, he made great 64ks afterwards.
rulez added on the 2006-01-13 19:44:49 by anesthetic anesthetic
"couldn't initialize device".. ?
Radeon9200, XP2000+CPU, DirectX9, 512MbRam
added on the 2006-01-19 00:16:59 by Gaia Gaia
Ok, now how comes out that I haven't voted for This? ...
Very good, the track is one of my favourites (someone knows what music tools were used ? thx!)
rulez added on the 2006-06-17 17:50:22 by bdk bdk
added on the 2006-08-16 16:04:12 by wie8 wie8
totally "omg" soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2007-02-20 21:33:14 by willbe willbe
it sadly crashed.. i would love to see it someday, couse the soundtrack is sooo great!
added on the 2007-04-29 21:18:47 by v3nom v3nom
it's rulez
rulez added on the 2007-04-30 08:32:41 by zeebr zeebr
THE most underrated prod of all prods at mekka. Just was reminded by it when listening to the soundtrack at DemoVibes 7 and thus this instant yet slightly delayed thumb up! :)
rulez added on the 2007-06-08 12:58:41 by Paralax Paralax
Wtf, no ribbons?
No, seriously, loves the atmosphere and sourndtrack. Voted it 1st. Very undervoted.
rulez added on the 2007-10-04 23:16:22 by lemmus lemmus
the sample "A dream come true, eh?", where does it come from? it sounds familiar, but I cannot recall if I have heard it before. Any ideas?
rulez added on the 2007-12-06 21:57:51 by neoneye neoneye
music = <3
rulez added on the 2008-05-24 17:26:21 by morten morten
ATI support plz.
added on the 2008-05-24 17:47:44 by raer raer
finally i was able to run it.. (only in windowed mode though)
reminds me a bit of certain inf demos..
rulez added on the 2008-05-24 18:30:13 by v3nom v3nom
joa. kann man machen. Musik ist gut.
added on the 2008-06-09 11:52:44 by raer raer
beautiful. it was a long time ago... music still...unique.
rulez added on the 2008-09-14 19:35:56 by HeLLoWorld HeLLoWorld
Lots of bugs, some very obvious. But also a lot of nice parts.

And the music... amazing.
rulez added on the 2008-09-14 20:09:34 by stijn stijn
Made me buy roses for the girl i love :)
rulez added on the 2009-01-23 04:19:07 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
bug parade, also the music was quite dull in the beginning then it became better and better. some good modeling there too. and i definitely liked it!
rulez added on the 2009-01-23 06:27:00 by decipher decipher
just smashing, awesome music as always from Bliss.
rulez added on the 2009-01-30 21:45:53 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2009-10-06 12:13:40 by zefyros zefyros
the music is cool
rulez added on the 2009-12-12 02:20:38 by blala blala
superb music and atmosphere
rulez added on the 2010-02-17 15:51:27 by SiR SiR
dammit that music
rulez added on the 2010-06-19 16:44:26 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
very nice
rulez added on the 2011-12-07 21:42:48 by Frequent Frequent
Visually this is simply great for 2002! Really nice music as well.
rulez added on the 2012-08-31 21:07:03 by noby noby
hmmm... *yawn*
added on the 2015-06-12 16:05:15 by rez rez
Really nice music! Graphics and models are nice too but the demo is way too boring.
added on the 2015-06-12 18:52:18 by StingRay StingRay
I loved the metaballs
A pretty cool water scene and some lovely music.
rulez added on the 2016-05-21 20:36:57 by cce cce
soo nice :)
rulez added on the 2017-06-07 12:56:38 by natalia natalia
Great technology, visuals and soundtrack, but all this things connected are only good.
added on the 2019-10-10 21:35:12 by vdr vdr

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