Magrathea by Brainstorm [web]
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release date : december 2013
release party : TMDC 2013
compo : textmode demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 63%
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alltime top: #2582
added on the 2014-01-11 08:03:50 by BarZoule BarZoule

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very nice even if I prefer the demo that's on second place - maybe because it looks kinda fresh. music is nice too - good thing the wobwob is not that much :D
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 09:16:52 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
added on the 2014-01-11 11:50:56 by Frequent Frequent
Very nice stuff that would probably be better off in a non-textmode demo compo; Some parts require too much detail.
Very nice sound track!
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 13:12:05 by trc_wm trc_wm
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 14:38:24 by T$ T$
Non-ASCII pls!
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 15:28:20 by Salinga Salinga
Was rather surprising to see it indeed uses all cores at 100%. Are you doing some elabarate raytracing or something?
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 16:02:23 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 16:49:56 by bitl bitl
Works on dualcore too. ;) Looks nice, but I guess it's just "yet another 3D renderer downscaling stuff to textmode resolution"...
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 17:20:27 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
What Salinga said!
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 22:36:23 by baah baah
Really good, a clever way to make low-res raymarching look good!
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 22:41:03 by decipher decipher
This one is soooo sexy!
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 23:32:06 by Bobic Bobic
Here's the video in better quality.

added on the 2014-01-11 23:33:04 by Axel Axel
excellent, enjoyed every second of it :)
rulez added on the 2014-01-11 23:53:50 by keito keito
I think, an ASCII demo deserves a 4k capture, nothing less!
added on the 2014-01-12 00:09:08 by Salinga Salinga
great demo!
quad core for text-mode?!
come on..
sucks added on the 2014-01-12 02:15:07 by lsl lsl
what keito said!
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 02:18:51 by xTr1m xTr1m
I really enjoyed that. Loved the music and has a really good flow.
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 02:19:16 by raizor raizor
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 02:39:35 by Buckethead Buckethead
nothing particularly memorable but it wasnt bad either
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 06:13:36 by psenough psenough
the music carries this one. a long, long way.
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 06:39:17 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
"Habe ich schon gesehen. Großer Schwachsinn." [/Marvin]

No, for real: good job once again! Got even better than the last ones, choice-of-scenes-wise and actual eyecandy delivered in textmode!

lsl: downthumbing for making use of multicore? i mean: would you rather like it better to have just one of 8 Threads at 12.5% and the rest idling around, while the demo renders in 20fps or sth? It may not be necessary to use multicore, but i say it´s a great addition to the code.
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 07:47:05 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Great stuff, very beautiful scenes! Would like to see more effort put into ascii renderer. Nevertheless, that's a great piece of art, congratulations!
rulez added on the 2014-01-12 21:50:14 by Lifepower Lifepower
I like it! Cool music and visuals.
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 01:25:35 by kt kt
Nice .. would be interesting to know something about the implementation details behind this, tho.
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 04:38:27 by ccr ccr
added on the 2014-01-13 09:25:54 by gentleman gentleman
totally does not fit together, sry
added on the 2014-01-13 09:27:20 by gentleman gentleman
hardy: take f.e. "Heaven Seven", which did run perfectly on my 350MHz PII, add textmode-"renderer"... quad-core? srsly.
added on the 2014-01-13 10:11:52 by lsl lsl
Love this music! Very great. Visually also quite nice, even though it features a tad too much detail, imho. That makes it look a bit messy overall.
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 10:42:42 by elend elend
Enjoyed it, although it's pushing the text mode res slightly too hard perhaps. Looks interesting technically, ray marching with motion blur? Can we have some technical details? Or, better still, a high-res offline render? :D
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 11:01:13 by psonice psonice
@ccr: Sphere tracing. I have a set of renderable objects with distance, shading and normal functions. The result is an R8G8B8 which goes through a textmode converter. The texmode data is either dumped into a console or rasterized and displayed in an OpenGL window. I have a separate tool for editing curves which exports curve data directly in static C vectors. For sync I use clock()*.001/BPM*60

@lsl: To some degree you are right. I could have optimised it more. I'm using my code from 2 years ago and don't have time to optimise it. On the other hand my system is based on sphere tracing which is computationally more expensive than raytracing but allows me to easily do interesting stuff.
added on the 2014-01-13 11:13:44 by musk musk
Looks fresh, like a music clip. Works fine on my old Athlon64.
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 17:19:02 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
It´s in a console, software-rendered, so you HAVE TO put multicore-functionality in there, else every computer with multicores would only use the first core.
I think you are getting it wrong all the time, it runs fast on a singlecoreCPU, so theres absolutely no NEED TO have any multicoreCPU, but it would be slower than on singlecores without adding code for multicore-functionality (divide computing power by number of HTT). And while at it i guess mu6k made use of having it anyway, adding optimizations for quadCores, thats why he recommends it.
Looks like a regular demo, behind an ASCII filter rather than a textmode demo. Nice to watch anyway.
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 21:14:58 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
brainstorm delivers every single time when it comes to text mode demos (refering to outohmat, lick weed and retext)!
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 21:41:49 by bonefish bonefish
I like it :)
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 22:44:20 by Dbug Dbug
Looks really cool! Would be even cooler in non text-mode imo.
rulez added on the 2014-01-13 23:01:34 by ok3anos ok3anos
Fantastic! Absolutely cool! Would not be the same in non-text mode.
Great music!
rulez added on the 2014-01-14 01:19:40 by sim sim
Cool. :)
added on the 2014-01-14 12:30:41 by ccr ccr
rulez added on the 2014-01-14 16:32:32 by Virgill Virgill
Disturbingly slow at parts on a computer that should be able to do this a lot faster.
added on the 2014-01-14 17:04:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
Definitely worth downloading and running. Youtube's encoding is pretty brutal on it.
rulez added on the 2014-01-14 17:29:14 by squeakyneb squeakyneb
Yup, it's a bit slow and "textmode by filter" is probably not what was originally intended by the creators of this compo, but the result is still pretty cool. Very smooth and likeable tune as well.
rulez added on the 2014-01-14 20:37:34 by tomaes tomaes
Really nice stuff. Would like to see it as a "normal" demo too ;)
rulez added on the 2014-01-15 15:41:11 by tFt tFt
rulez added on the 2014-01-15 20:16:27 by Tronix Tronix
Wow, it used all eight/8 cores on my Intel system. It was still choppy. LOL.
added on the 2014-01-18 21:05:17 by AntDude AntDude
fresh tune and smooth scenes, which fit together very badly.
added on the 2014-01-18 21:11:16 by dixan dixan
Epic. And please don't send me any text messages. I only have an iPhone 4s...
rulez added on the 2014-01-19 04:25:39 by LovCAPONE LovCAPONE
I did not manage to connect the visuals to the music :S.
They are quite good on their owns though.
rulez added on the 2014-01-19 19:45:35 by wullon wullon
Very impressive.
rulez added on the 2014-01-23 14:29:17 by TheT(ourist) TheT(ourist)
cool demo
rulez added on the 2014-01-31 20:11:04 by spritus spritus
rulez added on the 2014-02-03 01:05:44 by las las
Haha, you can barely read a fullscreen logo even with it subpixelshifting :D Using text mode is silly, I bet this would look good even fullres. In other words, I want what Salinga wants ;)

The music steps to me. Well done.
rulez added on the 2014-02-08 22:02:18 by Photon Photon
OMG. Awesome music!
rulez added on the 2014-03-08 22:32:44 by stefa stefa
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added on the 2014-04-01 09:52:04 by musk musk
Awesome demo.
@mu6k: I join the list of those who would like a non-textmode version, that screenshot looks stunning!
rulez added on the 2014-05-08 02:00:48 by Hamcha Hamcha
rulez added on the 2014-10-05 09:32:51 by leGend leGend
Thumb needed. Thumb added.
rulez added on the 2014-10-08 06:33:01 by Starchaser Starchaser
good work.
rulez added on the 2016-03-06 06:02:57 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
Most high end looking text demo I ever saw :) Somehow the text resolution makes the brain interpret even more realizm compared to the hires render (rip english)
rulez added on the 2019-12-30 13:40:26 by rloaderro rloaderro
awesome visual quality
rulez added on the 2022-03-28 21:29:01 by Asato Asato

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