paralactika by deMarche
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release date : august 2011
release party : Chaos Constructions 2011
compo : zx demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.86
alltime top: #1222
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Another nice.
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 20:26:44 by nodeus nodeus
Demarche qualitty!
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 20:59:42 by bitl bitl
Very nice prod with cute colors, any chance to get the disk image ?
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 21:03:59 by BackSpace BackSpace
Very nice demo!
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 21:07:59 by krusty krusty
totally awesome! music + gfx + code!
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 21:17:11 by mad mad
deMarche = lemon of the speccy
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 21:17:51 by Oswald Oswald
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 21:42:22 by tomaes tomaes
Seen live! Best prod of CC'11!
added on the 2011-08-28 21:48:32 by yandexx yandexx
what yandexx sayd...
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 21:55:00 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
KILLER soundtrack. One of the best demo soundtracks for a while.
Nice effects also. For me, this is the first time, when multicolor doesn't look like a mess where you can't see shit.
Very, very good demo. Congratulations!
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 22:05:47 by sq sq
totally crazy
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 22:47:33 by -SP- -SP-
Nicenice nice.
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 23:03:52 by Emod Emod
Very good.
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 23:04:34 by Shiru Shiru
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 23:42:11 by elend elend
This is an absolutely STUNNING speccy prod right here. Love it!
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 23:43:08 by deathy deathy
hell yeah
rulez added on the 2011-08-28 23:55:07 by superplek superplek
Great one, though I am wondering in what screen to watch it so that it doesn't flicker. For example, the screenshot logo was misleading, I thought the Speccy invented new colours, but this is not how it looks on emul or even the real thing. Also, the youtube video seems to show this logo and all other screens with perfect new non-flickery colors. My question is how was the capture done? Is there an emulator that blends two subsequent frames to produce a "simulation" of how interlaced screens would look like? Or is there a real video screen that does the work and somehow it was captured from there?
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 00:17:05 by Optimus Optimus
Optimus - yeah, they probably did the capture with one of those emulators with "gigascreen" or whatever it is called enabled which blends two frames into one. Not at all representative on how it looks on a real machine.
added on the 2011-08-29 00:27:48 by Sdw Sdw
Well done.
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 01:37:27 by ulrick ulrick
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 02:00:00 by Darkman007/quite Darkman007/quite
eyecancer gallore. Also blocky/haöf-screen effects. Quite a step back from classic speccy demos for the benefit of more colors on some tvs/emulators.
sucks added on the 2011-08-29 06:27:38 by shock__ shock__
forgot my thumb!
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 06:59:20 by yandexx yandexx
very stylish one! and so cool tune!
is it possible to grab a mp3 or similar somewhere? would be cool!! =)
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 07:55:32 by gentleman gentleman
mp3 or pt3 - extended version)
added on the 2011-08-29 08:09:29 by n1k-o n1k-o
thx very much!
added on the 2011-08-29 08:16:49 by gentleman gentleman
very cool :)
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 08:21:07 by .reEto .reEto
Awesome. Even if it would flicker a bit on real hardware :) Great effects, great music, great demofeeling.
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 08:22:46 by Preacher Preacher
me likes
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 10:39:26 by voxy voxy
FTW speccy demo! Well done!
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 11:10:05 by ViThor ViThor
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 11:46:30 by 3ASOFT 3ASOFT
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 12:39:10 by kyv kyv
Great prod!
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 13:21:49 by Silent Silent
As Shockwav3 said. Eyecancer. Typical emulator demo. Next time use tri-lace or quad-lace. More colors cheat. Real machines? Who cares. Emulators rules!
sucks added on the 2011-08-29 13:30:19 by irwin irwin
Shockwav3 & irwin - idiots. This demo works fine on the real ZX-spectrum, as well as http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=54207
added on the 2011-08-29 13:42:19 by bitl bitl
Офигенно (awesome) !!!
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 14:03:15 by porno-UZI porno-UZI
BiTL: It may WORK on a ZX-spectrum, but it looks nothing like the video posted here. Flashing red and yellow every second frame doesn't get you orange - it gets you flickering red and yellow.
The sad thing is that many only view the video and get an unfair representation of how the demo looks (just read the comments to "mescaline synesthesia" and see all the "Oh, look at the cool colors, never knew the ZX had those" etc.). That is just not correct.

Both this and the other deMarche demos are great demos, but I really don't like that they are presented to the casual watcher in a form that just simply is not how it looks on the real machine.
added on the 2011-08-29 14:13:01 by Sdw Sdw
deMarche rule! =)
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 15:37:21 by aGGreSSor^tPA aGGreSSor^tPA
i find this one good regardless of flicker. maybe you just need to get some crappy soviet tv to filter it
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 15:48:01 by provod provod

Regarding to soundtrack i'am not consider with SQ. Track is good but it was very poor during party and even right now at home. It is too complex and very releated to volume of sound.
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 16:21:02 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
flicker or not.. This rules !
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 16:31:10 by lsl lsl
a bit blocky, but nice!
added on the 2011-08-29 16:46:41 by baah baah
a bit nice, but blocky!
added on the 2011-08-29 17:11:53 by leGend leGend
Beautiful! A real sequel to Mescaline Synesthesia! And all those rumours about flickering are unfair! If you use REAL hardware and a good monitor, flickering is very reduced and the demo looks similar to the video presentation. An emulator with the "No Flic" option disabled (or without any "No Flic" option) is NOT a real Speccy.
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 18:06:31 by Eye Eye
AAA product!
rulez added on the 2011-08-29 23:17:30 by 71M 71M
cool demo. a modern day demo, that pushes the standard zx spectrum's limits, works fine with tape, on a regular 128k +2, a very wide spread model. What more do you ask for?

Go demarche!
rulez added on the 2011-08-30 01:22:11 by ref ref
71M you make my day!

"AAA product!
added on the 2011-08-29 by 71M"
added on the 2011-08-30 02:42:18 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
AAA product!
yeah nice !
rulez added on the 2011-08-30 08:10:06 by GraywinD GraywinD
rulez added on the 2011-08-30 08:50:51 by restorer restorer
It would be interesting to see a video recording from real hardware to really judge the flickering. Anyone? :)
added on the 2011-08-30 09:00:05 by Preacher Preacher
2Preacher: ok... i will make video recording from real hardware
Ficken fresh as
rulez added on the 2011-08-30 11:25:44 by randomi randomi
spectrum forever!!!
rulez added on the 2011-08-30 11:28:58 by hun7er hun7er

video from real pentagon 128k
added on the 2011-08-30 12:34:32 by n1k-o n1k-o
AAA product!
rulez added on the 2011-08-30 14:39:49 by lchbbr lchbbr
Looks fine to me on the video. Of course there's the projector and the video camera, but still.
added on the 2011-08-30 16:24:03 by Preacher Preacher
heh, that video sure doesn't represent the real flickering ;)
added on the 2011-08-30 16:53:46 by britelite britelite
Didn't like most of fx and the ending, but the music is fkin fresh. I just love that beats. Fairy picture is pure awesome. And overall very good quality at the spectrum again!
rulez added on the 2011-08-30 18:02:10 by diver diver
yep, it's flickering. but what's the problem? there was other demos in that mode in the past, which was done for the real hardware. and that one looks very readable even with flickering.

britelite, please say which video can represent the real flickering? is it possible at all to make that video?

as i can see authors doesn't want to mislead somebody. they just trying to bring his product to wider audience, nothing more.
added on the 2011-08-30 18:48:31 by diver diver
diver: a true 50fps video recorded either directly from a real machine or from an emulator without filters would probably be the best solutions
added on the 2011-08-30 19:31:23 by britelite britelite
britelite, sounds fair. Will see, i think authors will provide that video.
added on the 2011-08-30 19:37:45 by diver diver
Amazing demo! Don't stop, we will wait your new works!
rulez added on the 2011-08-30 19:41:41 by Monster^Sage Monster^Sage
Whooooooaah!! Some of the effects weren't amazingly impressive but it was put together really well, and the music RULED. Nice show :)
rulez added on the 2011-08-31 10:28:33 by ferris ferris
YouTube does not support 50hz video, so you can't make exact video rip, it will fold 2 frames into one anyway. So, stop talking weird things about this piece of art, based on YouTube video. Just watch this on real pentagon (which is the compo-machine on CC2012), and you'll see that "eyecancered" commenters are bullshiting.
rulez added on the 2011-08-31 20:41:27 by siril siril
unfortunately the flickering is terrible on a real pentagon..
added on the 2011-08-31 20:48:39 by britelite britelite
But still, I kind of like the demo anyway. And I have to say that the colorcombinations used for the interlacing are way better than in Mescaline, so thumbs up for that :)
rulez added on the 2011-08-31 21:05:59 by britelite britelite
I'm with Britelite this time. Yes, it is flickery but it does have a few very nice combinations of effects. I also like the music.
rulez added on the 2011-08-31 21:36:12 by Paranoid Paranoid
The screenshot and the youtube are rather "wishful thinking", but still the tune is great, the flow is great and somehow I like it. And it runs on standard Spectrum with Tape - and it gave me some inspiration, so thumb!
rulez added on the 2011-08-31 21:51:19 by JAC! JAC!
Fix for the demo (there was uninitialized variables):


ps: boring demo...
added on the 2011-09-02 07:57:54 by lvd lvd
Very good, as usual.
rulez added on the 2011-09-05 18:25:56 by YERZMYEY/H-PRG YERZMYEY/H-PRG
colors :)
rulez added on the 2011-09-06 13:48:20 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
rulez added on the 2011-09-07 10:08:20 by Moving along Moving along
rulez added on the 2011-09-07 21:55:32 by nyuk nyuk
yep, cool!
rulez added on the 2011-09-09 15:48:59 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
rulez added on the 2011-09-10 12:59:12 by Mystra Mystra
The youtube video makes it looks much better than it is really in reality, but there's some work done at least :)
rulez added on the 2011-09-10 15:53:56 by Dbug Dbug
Mario !
rulez added on the 2011-09-14 13:05:47 by tobé tobé
I found Mescaline demo way better, still some effects are entertaining.

Music was not my cup of tea, i found it uninspired and dull.

Still thumbing whole thing up.
rulez added on the 2011-09-14 14:11:56 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
I miss the crazy Mescaline Synesthesia art inbetween scenes, but overall it was a very enjoyable watch. I like the direction, please do more good stuff like this!
rulez added on the 2011-09-14 15:54:50 by moozooh moozooh
Like that
rulez added on the 2011-09-14 16:11:41 by jack-3d jack-3d
Doesn't blink on ZX Spectrum with LCD VGA.

Didn't try on LCD RGB, suppose doesn't blink either.
added on the 2011-09-15 15:11:20 by johny johny
blinks on my LCD, maybe it's just too good :)
added on the 2011-09-15 15:54:52 by britelite britelite
excellent music and appealing to children too
rulez added on the 2011-09-16 20:07:44 by zden zden
Not bad. :)
added on the 2011-09-17 20:49:31 by AntDude AntDude
Live at CC'2011 from 2:14 http://www.vimeo.com/28332078
added on the 2011-09-17 20:50:22 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
Awesome once again
rulez added on the 2011-09-17 21:18:15 by Buckethead Buckethead
very nice work.
rulez added on the 2011-09-18 13:13:04 by las las
What las said.
rulez added on the 2011-09-18 13:26:54 by moqui moqui
This is what we come here for... Keep up the good work...
rulez added on the 2011-09-20 06:05:46 by LovCAPONE LovCAPONE
visuals and soundtrack are great.
rulez added on the 2011-09-27 14:00:59 by Skate Skate
its fucking minblowing show
rulez added on the 2011-10-04 02:34:26 by funkdoobiest funkdoobiest
Yeah, this demo is a pure gigascreen awesomeness fest, right. Could use more intermissions between the effects, but even in that case, great job.
rulez added on the 2011-11-05 11:05:02 by nix./site nix./site
Oh, and additional kudos to nq for the soundtrack :)
added on the 2011-11-06 20:06:46 by nix./site nix./site
this is excellent how do i get in touch with the programmers please? do they not want to try velesoft snapper for sim coupe? do they not understand how to nmi SNApshot 48 stuff onto a +D isciple disc - they might need emulators?
added on the 2012-03-09 11:34:22 by rj rj
when is anyone going to connect the general sound neo to an old speccy then?
24mhz ? dma? no ula+? where is da scene please?
added on the 2012-06-16 14:41:56 by rj rj
why don't speccy emulators explain fully the hardware support still no interface 1 disciple netwokring these are pc's for pities sake
not one mass storage that has a sprite editor that dumps sprites and scenery into editable program still only +d hacker for +d can look at ram as pixels come one we can do better than this?
proportional font text editor with speell checker who cares what languages supported use rom keywords and error reports to save ram not possible? BASIC instructions on keywords like a help page or z80mnemonics for bbc basic built in assembler
added on the 2012-06-16 14:44:32 by rj rj

seriously atm turbo cant do better than this jeez 48 can do better than this
c rtype!
added on the 2012-06-16 14:45:15 by rj rj
rulez added on the 2012-07-09 19:48:56 by spritus spritus
FB, G. O.
rulez added on the 2012-08-12 11:56:24 by Fell Fell
this is really amazing, love it! <3
rulez added on the 2012-10-19 11:13:48 by nekomono nekomono
rulez added on the 2012-10-19 13:11:29 by p01 p01
rulez added on the 2012-11-04 20:50:35 by iks iks
good one
rulez added on the 2013-08-31 11:25:37 by nosfe nosfe
big. chunky. stuff. mkay.
rulez added on the 2014-01-07 06:08:20 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2014-01-07 06:54:12 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
march of the colours
rulez added on the 2014-07-12 14:27:55 by evills evills
Well, I've just changed my mind and namevoted again. :)
rulez added on the 2014-08-01 10:57:29 by lvd lvd
A lot of work in this! Waiting for hardware noflic :)
rulez added on the 2014-09-23 16:50:33 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
Yeah, deMarche!
rulez added on the 2016-08-29 13:19:27 by Hicks Hicks
Enjoyable demo overall, but seemed to really flicker continuously (alternating frames?) on my ZX+2 spectrum.
added on the 2019-12-05 00:41:38 by spkr spkr
rulez added on the 2019-12-05 01:55:53 by ROOT808 ROOT808
Nice cute ZX Spectrum demo
rulez added on the 2020-06-20 10:45:21 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
just great
rulez added on the 2021-06-28 23:49:25 by Blast! Blast!

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