Drone by Dead Hackers Society [web]
screenshot added by evil on 2012-07-01 19:00:47
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release date : june 2012
release party : Sommarhack 2012
compo : atari demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.92
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alltime top: #1578
added on the 2012-07-01 18:54:10 by hedning hedning

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Another great addition to the impressive DHS portfolio!
rulez added on the 2012-07-01 18:56:47 by CiH CiH
rulez added on the 2012-07-01 19:34:56 by UKKO UKKO
rulez added on the 2012-07-01 20:49:10 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2012-07-01 21:21:04 by Dbug Dbug
great demo and cudos for including the source
rulez added on the 2012-07-01 21:42:26 by insane insane
Very good.
I wonder if it works on regular SatanDisk 'though.
rulez added on the 2012-07-01 21:51:43 by YERZMYEY/H-PRG YERZMYEY/H-PRG
Wow, the music is my favorite, creates so good atmosphere with grotesque images. And there are enough good effects already!
rulez added on the 2012-07-01 21:52:51 by Optimus Optimus
Dark and nice.
rulez added on the 2012-07-01 22:09:13 by BackSpace BackSpace
total lack of relation between the music the graphics and the code was really disapointing.
sucks added on the 2012-07-01 22:51:43 by psenough psenough
very nice, music is great!
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 00:46:29 by piter_jnf af piter_jnf af
Not that the demo isn't good, but the thumb up from me is because of Evil taking the initiative of doing hard disk demos for plain STE. And using gajillions of RAM. And streaming music. People that are going to just watch it in steem or via a video capture should whine to the first brick wall they come across instead of here :P
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 02:27:52 by すすれ すすれ
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 07:06:20 by marss marss
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 07:19:16 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 09:25:55 by starbuck starbuck
wow, code synced with overscan.

like it!
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 11:25:57 by Blast! Blast!
this is ace :)
one tip for running on real hardware, on my setup it wouldn't run until ggn suggested ticking 'fast asci' in the hddriver settings, it now works perfectly :)
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 11:50:06 by spiny spiny
DHS rules it all once again :) Of course I love the dark style, awesome gfx, blasting fx and great soundtrack !
rulezcdc added on the 2012-07-02 14:31:18 by stsurvivor stsurvivor
A bit dark for me, but a GREAT demo nonetheless!
many thanks for including sources! :)
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 16:41:48 by baah baah
Some of the effects are really cool, and I liked the soundtrack too, but the design and flow could maybe be a bit better :)
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 17:31:39 by britelite britelite
I don't know what to say but WOW! Great soundtrack too, feels a bit like old Falcon demos but being STE it is even more WOW.
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 19:28:40 by simonsunnyboy simonsunnyboy
even comes with sourcecode!
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 19:47:09 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
I thought this was a Falcon demo at first :)

Generally I prefer floppy demos because I want to try it on a real STe, but maybe its time to move on.
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 20:08:05 by gwEm gwEm
(needless to say, graphics, music and effects are superb)
added on the 2012-07-02 20:09:37 by gwEm gwEm
Great work! Nice to see a few groups still going strong.
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 20:23:56 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Nice surprise! I especially like the cube and the stars part - really fluent stuff! :-)
Like gwEm i would prefer a floppy version... but who cares. ;-)
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 21:56:39 by RA RA
awesome music and effects. with the fullscreen, the music has to be a sample sequence? or is it a sort of sample/mod hybrid?
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 22:56:09 by earx earx
ah, it's a stream.. i get it
added on the 2012-07-02 22:59:40 by earx earx
earx: it's a streaming soundtrack, with buffer refill between screens
added on the 2012-07-02 23:02:43 by evil evil
btw. a downloadlink for the soundtrack (in hq) would be c00l ;)
added on the 2012-07-02 23:08:46 by starbuck starbuck
Nice. Btw source code link seems to be wrong
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 23:51:10 by stfsux stfsux
@stfsux : it's hidden somewhere in the archive...
added on the 2012-07-03 20:24:57 by baah baah
Awesome !!!!! Music, gfx, f/x roxxxxx !!!!!
rulez added on the 2012-07-03 21:07:05 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Like it!
rulez added on the 2012-07-03 22:23:11 by Paranoid Paranoid
rulez added on the 2012-07-03 22:28:00 by Buckethead Buckethead
@baah found it! thx for that hint!
@evil, thanks for sharing that source code with us!
added on the 2012-07-04 00:26:51 by Blast! Blast!
Totally made my day! Awesome stuff.
You really should give the oldskool compo at Assembly or at Revision a try. Miss those nice Atari prods there.
rulez added on the 2012-07-04 01:05:23 by tFt tFt
Quality music, gfx and design, top demo as always :)
rulez added on the 2012-07-04 07:18:54 by Tomchi Tomchi
Higher quality MP3 version of the soundtrack

I rather support the few Atari parties that are still going.

And of course the demo is also on VideoDB
added on the 2012-07-04 13:17:45 by evil evil
thanx evil =)
added on the 2012-07-04 13:42:07 by starbuck starbuck
Just watched the video quickly.

Some nice effects.
The logo sucks. Really.
I hope the pictures are painted over and not straight scans/conversions.
Cool music.
Too bad the horizontal twister is so obviously scrolling horizontally, but yeah... not much you can do, it's "just" a plasma )
As usual the code looks SOLID!
rulez added on the 2012-07-04 13:44:21 by p01 p01
Efficients FX with high technical skills !
Hicolor pictures are maybe under exploited...
Atari parties roxxx !
rulez added on the 2012-07-05 01:32:40 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
rulez added on the 2012-07-05 05:58:30 by micdune micdune
Beautiful! Excellent fullscreen effects, pictures totally rock: love it!
rulez added on the 2012-07-06 11:00:20 by HarryPotter HarryPotter
Very good demo but the music was out of this world!!!
rulez added on the 2012-07-06 11:14:26 by ASiC ASiC
Quite cool!
rulez added on the 2012-07-06 15:50:52 by Iapetus Iapetus
Fantastic! Is the twistbar background really a twistbar or a scrolled image?
rulez added on the 2012-07-06 16:01:12 by grip grip
yep nice one ;)
rulez added on the 2012-07-06 19:14:21 by ultra ultra
grip: Well, you could check the source code ;)
But this is an STE prod so I'm pretty sure this is basically a static plasma (image) displayed using the blitter. And the effect on top is only switching the video address for each scan line.
added on the 2012-07-06 22:16:17 by p01 p01
Very nice demo. Interesting effects as always. Dhs rules :)
rulez added on the 2012-07-06 23:51:13 by Zorro 2 Zorro 2
Decent. :)
added on the 2012-07-07 09:29:10 by AntDude AntDude
grip: It's updating one column each frame and scrolls over a ringbuffer. So it's not a static image, but not a "free" twist either.
added on the 2012-07-07 14:35:21 by evil evil
Good stuff.
rulez added on the 2012-07-08 03:28:21 by Claw Claw
p01: Well, if I knew 68k asm and STE hardware I might ;-P

evil: Interesting. So streaming music and streaming techniques for the visuals? Looks good - if it was candy I would eat it :)
added on the 2012-07-08 11:45:16 by grip grip
Dark athmo & new original effects ! Amazing as usual ! Very good work !
rulez added on the 2012-07-08 12:14:15 by hylst hylst
wonderful "new" platform, i like the effects and flow of the prod!! Rulez! Evil rocks the house! Only downside: the pics were disturbingly dark for my lightsided mind.
rulez added on the 2012-07-09 22:38:09 by newdan newdan
rulez added on the 2012-07-10 13:41:27 by Frequent Frequent
has kind of an oldschool feel. i don't see any relation of the grotesque images and the overall feel of the demo. the music seems repetitive. impressive code for the platform though.
added on the 2012-07-11 01:19:06 by rudi rudi
Great graphics and soundtrack! Not bad for 16 colors.
rulez added on the 2012-07-11 02:27:54 by xernobyl xernobyl
Very enjoyable production, all aspects!
rulez added on the 2012-07-12 19:56:46 by darkus darkus
rulez added on the 2012-07-16 10:30:39 by numtek numtek
Watched it a few more times and I love that track, great work!
added on the 2012-07-16 18:31:19 by darkus darkus
Another great demo by dhs!
Very Impressive fullscreen effect !
I like especially star vectors, twister with gouraud and bumpmaping.
Oh yeah ... Very good graphic design and wonderful music!
rulez added on the 2012-07-18 02:26:51 by Templeton Templeton
Great fullscreen demo. Thanks for supporting UltraSatans!

Runs perfect on STE and Mega STE... once the Fast ACSI option in HDDriver is enabled :-)
rulez added on the 2012-07-19 23:35:11 by Strider Strider
video looks great! wont run on USA STE or MSTE
rulez added on the 2012-07-20 22:05:10 by Official Ninja Official Ninja
I lied! I saw the comment about fast acsi, turned it on and it is running on my USA MSTE! great stuff.
For pushing new hardware. Nice demo, too.
rulez added on the 2012-07-25 08:23:34 by Zweckform Zweckform
Thumb up, what else for a DHS production?
rulez added on the 2012-07-25 09:06:30 by Cj Cj
cool demo! enjoyable!
rulez added on the 2012-07-25 11:03:00 by voxy voxy
Good effort!
rulez added on the 2012-07-25 11:06:54 by Marq Marq
Good to see a ultrasatan prod, I think it is not DHS's best effort though (feels a bit like recycling at parts). Anyway, a must thumb up for sure: great to watch effects specially in the first half and the cube part + demo soundtrack are excellent - streaming ftw
rulez added on the 2012-07-28 00:37:09 by fiveofive fiveofive
Some nice effects here and the visual impression isn't bad, but overall disjointed and directionless. I thought the music to be quite weak too.
added on the 2012-07-28 00:47:12 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2012-09-23 21:25:14 by comankh comankh
Cool stuff (music, gfx, colors, design).
rulez added on the 2012-10-23 16:59:06 by slayer slayer
Supercool music and fine looking effects with the filter shown in the prod.screenshot.
rulez added on the 2013-07-10 22:29:04 by Corial Corial
great. love the music!
rulez added on the 2014-04-13 04:48:15 by _nemo_ _nemo_
Absolutely a thumbs up from me - this is an awesome demo!!!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2014-05-02 20:20:38 by applecrypt applecrypt
I've just discoverd this very good demo today ! Great atmosphear ! New original effects ! Nice use of blitter ! Brillant work Evil ! :)
added on the 2015-01-18 21:04:36 by hylst hylst
Great stuff, especially the screenshot effect and the graphics.
rulez added on the 2015-01-18 21:09:42 by Preacher Preacher
This is good :P
rulez added on the 2015-04-10 06:41:24 by m4ntr0n1c m4ntr0n1c
Cool stuff! Great graphics and some very neat effects! Certainly enjoyed watching it!
rulez added on the 2015-07-19 13:18:22 by Daniel Daniel
added on the 2015-07-20 17:32:28 by toxie toxie
thumb.. :/
rulez added on the 2015-07-20 17:32:39 by toxie toxie
cool one !
rulez added on the 2016-03-04 23:18:29 by frost242 frost242
Can't say I liked it much. But there is something in music and pixelwork...
rulez added on the 2016-03-06 22:49:41 by lvd lvd
Love that dark and scary style
rulez added on the 2018-11-15 11:25:08 by MKM MKM
Im not a fan of the dark stuff, but nonetheless a top prime demo!
rulez added on the 2019-02-20 23:57:50 by spkr spkr

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