Zero Three Zero by The Pixel Twins & Excellence In Art [web]
screenshot added by Exin on 2015-12-22 14:52:24
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release date : december 2015
release party : STNICCC 2015
compo : wild demo
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Rocks! Code blows my mind and music is also good. Need to run it on my Falcon today:)
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 10:18:26 by MKM MKM
The video is captured from an emulator, does the demo run like this on a 030 Falcon?
added on the 2015-12-20 12:51:33 by exocet exocet
@exocet just run it on F030 with VGA monitor and it works fines here on real hardware
added on the 2015-12-20 13:12:13 by MKM MKM
Really impressive then to see realtime raytracing on a 030 Falcon :)
Beautiful scenes and music. Nice to see the animation from Phenomena's Enigma in there too.
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 13:56:14 by exocet exocet
This is indeed crazy Mr. Little.
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 14:20:55 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
I was curious whether this was realtime and then I read the nfo file. I can see how it works, that few pixels are calculated per frame and objects moves slowly. Blows my mind. And the visuals and music is great on it's own. I love the RGB leds :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 14:41:08 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 15:19:08 by g0blinish g0blinish
If this run with the same speed on F030 that can be seen in the YT capture it's really nice code indeed. Good looking scenes and nice music too.
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 16:04:01 by StingRay StingRay
omg, realtime sphere tracing on atari. Jaw dropped!
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 16:49:21 by Virgill Virgill
Wooooooh the demo on Falcon030 coming from nowhere..... Amazing... and great soundtrack. As Virgill said, jaw dropped!
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 17:00:15 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
Heahhh Doug ! You rocks one more.
So when will we be able to see the same effects on a standard A1200 ? Ouarfff lol !
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 17:14:51 by Thadoss Thadoss
This is huh... wow... A good example of a demo that stands well on its own purely for technical merits.
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 17:39:54 by noby noby
not able to judge how this prod pushes the falcon hardware but I do recognize a good show when I see one.
Hell yeah!
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 18:37:07 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Just look at this wonderful piece of code on my Falcon 030... WOW ! Thank you !!!
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 19:11:47 by HuggyOne76 HuggyOne76
wow this is amazing.
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 19:43:39 by nytrik nytrik
rulez added on the 2015-12-20 22:20:13 by p01 p01
Not bad. :P
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 00:14:27 by Charlie Charlie
wow! \o/
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 01:14:31 by sachy sachy
Now that's what I call a tech demo! Maybe a bit longwinded but the visuals are still great and the music has a good vibe.
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 08:17:55 by britelite britelite
Blasting effects for a 64k code binary, thanks to massive DSP magic by DML, mixed with really cool display methods.
Music is brightly sweet, always a delight to hear a XiA composition in this style!
And the overall design with music/visual synch is really nice.
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 12:32:19 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
awesome ♥ :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 13:42:32 by p0ke p0ke
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 13:44:59 by HellMood HellMood
What can I say... outstanding and how fun it was to see a Falcon demo in the competition! Made my day!
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 14:07:21 by Daniel Daniel

Why did it place as n/a btw?
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 18:45:30 by psonice psonice
nice hexagonal chunky modes!
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 18:46:57 by lvd lvd
rulezcdc added on the 2015-12-21 23:12:53 by Blast! Blast!
I'm credited in this demo but my involvement was limited enough that I feel confident to give the thumb up for this monumental Falcon demo :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-21 23:44:59 by havoc havoc
Pure awesomeness. (And the final proof that nature indeed suxx)
rulez added on the 2015-12-22 02:10:59 by tin tin
It does drag on a bit.. but this is excellent nonetheless
rulez added on the 2015-12-22 11:19:31 by evilpaul evilpaul
I didn't really like some of the weird patterns, but the colors were really nice.
rulez added on the 2015-12-22 14:53:05 by Exin Exin
not my cup of tea
added on the 2015-12-22 15:19:15 by unity1 unity1
If this run with the same speed on F030 that can be seen in the YT capture it's really nice code indeed. Good looking scenes and nice music too.

You can trust Doug on the code! Rules indeed!

rulez added on the 2015-12-22 23:40:40 by CiH CiH
It rulez, as always with DML. Next step is mandelbulb realtime !
rulez added on the 2015-12-23 15:20:27 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
While I guess there is still confusion as to whether the youtube capture actually shows the accurate framerate of a standard 16MHz Falcon, but seeing that dml coded it I think it is plausible! :)

I am guessing the DSP is doing quite a bit of work here, and then there is the FPU, which I'm not all that familiar with. How fast is it clocked? And was it a common addon for Falcons, or is it a super-rare expensive thing that only a few had?
rulez added on the 2015-12-23 20:38:40 by Sdw Sdw
Terence Mckenna!
rulez added on the 2015-12-24 00:48:15 by aricz aricz
Technically good, but aesthetically not my cup of tea and the direction and pace were boring as well. Weak thumb up for the tech show-off.
rulez added on the 2015-12-24 09:30:39 by Kylearan Kylearan
That's very impressive.
rulez added on the 2015-12-24 11:57:43 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Like with any deom XiA touches, this just has something really special about it. I love the music and the visuals, like watching a PC shader demo in low-rez.
rulez added on the 2015-12-24 13:10:32 by visy visy
With DML, everything who seemed impossible on a 1992 computer becomes possible, amazing!
An accelerator board are useless with him :D
Real time Raytracing on a standard Falcon is almost witchcraft =)
Read the nfo is as impressive as watching the demo !!!
I also like the design (fractal / enigma transition), the discrete electron beam that passes from time to time, the simulated CRT (curvature), etc.
The music is also excellent.

Congratulations, a milestone in the oldschool computers demoscene!
rulez added on the 2015-12-24 21:39:31 by Xerus Xerus
A FPU is very common on Falcon for two reasons:
First, there is a socket for this co-processor on the motherboard (as opposed to STF/E or Amiga 500/1200).
Second, the shops sold the Falcon with this copro (without breaking the warranty) for only 63€ more (300FF), cheaper than a game!
Example of advertising in 1993: http://tinyurl.com/z5nxs5m

68882 is clocked only at 16MHz.
added on the 2015-12-24 21:55:07 by Xerus Xerus
Adding to what Xerus said, I guess it makes sense to note that the benefits of the FPU are not very great on Atari Falcon for the purpose of making demos (so far, and including this demo- rumours say this may still change in the future). There has been a bunch of prods that used the FPU, mainly back in the 90s. Since then, coders found just as fast or quicker techniques that don't require the FPU, and so releases that require a FPU became a rarity upto the point that the STNICCC compo team didn't prepare for such a release at all until we became aware of DML's entry.
added on the 2015-12-24 22:22:50 by havoc havoc
rulez added on the 2015-12-25 23:28:03 by BackSpace BackSpace
wow...i was very impressed, watching that at STniccc 2105 ... since my daily job is 3D and realtime CPU previews for renderings are still relative new in hightech genre ...can´t believe what you guys doing with a Falcon =)
rulez added on the 2015-12-26 01:21:23 by agentt agentt
Not bad!
added on the 2015-12-26 07:47:31 by AntDude AntDude
Ace! The phenomena hommage is cool! <3
rulez added on the 2015-12-27 21:51:44 by baah baah
Like Daniel said ! Good work guys !
rulez added on the 2015-12-27 22:36:28 by hylst hylst
Very, *very* impressive
rulez added on the 2015-12-27 23:00:48 by urs urs
What urs said!
rulez added on the 2015-12-27 23:15:20 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
good stuff...
first time i saw the preview pic i though oh noes not that animation again... ;)
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 17:31:34 by ultra ultra
also what urs said!
rulez added on the 2015-12-29 20:48:50 by cupe cupe
Interesting rendering. Looks good!
rulez added on the 2015-12-30 01:24:18 by Blueberry Blueberry
Pulled out all the stops.
rulez added on the 2015-12-31 06:45:55 by FreeFull FreeFull
Absolutely incredible on stock F30...*hint* just youtube dml's F30 quake engine , its even incredible than this...pure fucking arma....DSP'ddon :D
rulez added on the 2015-12-31 09:08:16 by moredhel moredhel
rulez added on the 2016-01-03 00:05:34 by Soundy Soundy
A bit mixed about this one.
added on the 2016-01-03 22:09:24 by Frequent Frequent
my god
rulez added on the 2016-01-05 01:48:11 by Claw Claw
nice stuff
rulez added on the 2016-01-05 21:11:05 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2016-01-06 11:26:42 by micdune micdune
rulez added on the 2016-01-08 15:07:03 by toxie toxie
Find a real dezigner!
sucks added on the 2016-01-10 03:24:30 by rock rock
Find a real dezigner!

Trollman is back !

Seriously I loved it at STNICCC and need to check the video again. Loved the soundtrack as always with XiA. A very very nice prod indeed ! Hats up !
rulez added on the 2016-01-12 21:31:20 by stsurvivor stsurvivor
Trollman is back !

I wouldn't take it personally, it looks like he's a complete tool with everyone's productions :-)
added on the 2016-01-12 22:49:55 by CiH CiH
We have pixels, which are bigger than your pixels! ;-)

It's great!
rulez added on the 2016-01-12 23:06:23 by xeron xeron
That was nice
rulez added on the 2016-01-13 06:39:25 by leGend leGend
rulez added on the 2016-01-13 07:12:20 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2016-01-16 13:55:30 by spritus spritus
Just great!
rulez added on the 2016-01-31 20:50:52 by ham ham
Speechless! Falcon to the max. Well, seeing DML back on Falcon demos is a bit surreal to me. I love the tech-spirit of this prod, just as I did with the Falcon Doug Little Falcon demo screens and tools back in the 90s when I was a school kid. There is some special spirit about Doug Little prods, like demoscene-concentrate. Nicely pushing music, too.
rulez added on the 2016-02-24 00:28:38 by fiveofive fiveofive
Probably the most impressive demo that I saw on all oldschool computers !

Real time smoothing Ray Tracing without acceleration card... it's amazing!
This is the first time I see a demo of oldschool computer with Self-shadowing, ambient occlusion, CSG effects, surface displacements, etc ...
And the music is top notch too!

Douglas is a superior human! I'm speechless!

This is THE Demo 2015!
rulez added on the 2016-03-17 03:37:22 by Templeton Templeton
Incredible. Just plain incredible. Had to watch it three times to actually believe it.
No, i take that back.
I still don't believe it.
rulez added on the 2016-03-17 20:47:41 by Paranoid Paranoid
Is there an emulator that runs this demo with 030+FPU?
added on the 2016-03-26 23:21:13 by Photon Photon
The only Falcon emulator right now is HATARI (try hatari_falcon.exe)... haven't tried the demo with it yet.
added on the 2016-03-27 00:43:57 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
This is really, really cool! Great design & code, looks like nothing else on the Falcon I've seen. Lovely upbeat music track makes for a really happy atmosphere. Can't help but smile when watching this. NICE job guys.
rulez added on the 2016-04-11 06:57:50 by jmph jmph
rulez added on the 2016-12-02 11:07:41 by Yoyost Yoyost
rulez added on the 2017-01-07 19:14:12 by bitl bitl
Oh ffs
rulez added on the 2017-07-13 18:14:03 by Fell Fell
Is this the most modern oldschool demo?
rulez added on the 2017-08-25 12:01:25 by Trilkk Trilkk
This must be one of the most underrated, if not THE most underrated falcon production that is out here.

The ease with which the technical excellence is presented, together with the notion that this runs on a stock falcon (4mb memory, of which 2 is used by the mp2) hides the fact that all this is calculated in real time.

Hats off sirs!
rulezcdc added on the 2017-11-23 09:22:24 by spkr spkr
How did I forget to thumb this? Pure awesomeness :)
rulez added on the 2017-11-23 10:53:10 by kusma kusma
rulez added on the 2017-11-23 18:41:00 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
No need for long sentences : this just rules !! :)
rulez added on the 2018-02-19 17:52:05 by Mr. Styckx Mr. Styckx
DSP raiskaajat joutas linnaan, perkele :D
added on the 2018-05-05 14:47:52 by moredhel moredhel
Astonishing code by dml. As always. :)
rulez added on the 2019-09-28 13:30:51 by _nemo_ _nemo_
Nice Atari Falcon textmode demo with code by dml and music by XiA
and guess the name is a reference to the 030 processor ?
rulez added on the 2019-12-06 10:45:20 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Having touched the water a bit coding the Falcon, makes me realize this production is truely a state of the art c0derpr0n production. And as such, it should have a little extra love from us sceners!
added on the 2020-01-31 23:53:31 by spkr spkr
rulez added on the 2020-06-21 15:43:43 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Would be very interesting to read a making of, like what is calculated with the DSP, what with the FPU and so on. Stunning stuff!
rulez added on the 2020-08-02 00:38:27 by hot multimedia hot multimedia
I don't like the decision to "pixellate" a lot of the effects with oversize "phosphor dot" pixels in a hexagonal pattern, nor that CRT curvature with even more phosphor dots. Why? It hides whatever the programmers were intending and is annoying. The bits where the raytracing effects are shown in large pixels, clearly, are so much better.

However, the presentation is good, the music is nice and jaunty, and the homage to Enigma is perfect!
rulez added on the 2020-09-11 20:36:23 by Foebane72 Foebane72
How come we never saw something similar again ?
added on the 2021-11-24 14:03:32 by nytrik nytrik
great demo!
rulez added on the 2022-08-15 09:08:36 by piter_jnf af piter_jnf af
Soundtrack download link, please? Can't open track.s16 file
rulez added on the 2022-11-08 07:52:02 by Manwe Manwe

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