Only Kings And Better by Fairlight [web] & The Silents [web]
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release date : july 2002
release party : Remedy 2002
compo : pc 3d acc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 66%
  • 0.73
alltime top: #1096
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A nice demo with energetic soundtrack, it won the accelerated compo!
added on the 2002-07-02 02:33:37 by Crest Crest
Good mix of modern effects and oldskool style!
added on the 2002-07-02 02:34:56 by Crest Crest
Looks very Pantaloon. Looks very cool. :-) (Especially the part with the falling ashes rules, except there should have been some refraction in that water :-) )
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 03:16:02 by Sesse Sesse
i love the endscrooler! :))
added on the 2002-07-02 03:25:54 by bizken bizken
Cool some effects and music.
I like it!!
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 05:47:44 by got got
pantaloon engine (tm) and cool music & gfx..

somehow unfitting synch in the end wich is to bad.. (i mean.. who the hell wants to see a sinusscroller with 3d-letters together with the most powerful part of the tune?;)

And the scenepoetry sucks.. ok.. they couldve looked 'cool' if they where displayed in another way.. rotating happily in a text with "be afraid" is like when dxm makes a tinnitus demo .. jokingly painful stupid ;)

tho, ok demo due to the nice gfx and music, and afterwall its a nice engine panta have done..
added on the 2002-07-02 05:51:07 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
*agree with sesse & stefan*

this IS nice, never really been a fan of fairlight (read: the vodka series)

but then smash & co. started doing nice stuff, and now even pantaloon does :) hurraay.

nothing really new when it comes to the effects/scenes, but they look nice. furthermore a very solid/driven soundtrack by gemini, which unfortunatly wasn't really synched that great to the visuals (except the part with the falling ashes).

oh and please, we're not in the early 90s anymore, skip the sinscrollers :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 06:02:01 by jelly jelly
Nothing new, but I like the FLT style, nice design and good music. Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 09:13:50 by Sdw Sdw
this is the partyversion dudes... in the final there will be some more gfx and another endpart... we had to leave some stuff out coz of the 8mb filesize limit at the compo... we will release it in some days... kind regards and cheerz to my bros in flt!
added on the 2002-07-02 12:03:23 by barock barock
hey braock and the whole silents/flt crew: nice one really, i enjoyed the fx the have exactly the coloring i like. and also the music's much more demostyle than in other productions these days.. :-)
added on the 2002-07-02 13:36:22 by unlock unlock
err.. yes the thumbs up was missing..
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 13:37:49 by unlock unlock
what will be the next group from the past that pantaloon will resurrect ? Future Crew ? :)

ye nice stuff again.
added on the 2002-07-02 14:08:50 by droid droid
or maybe even haujobb? :P
anyway, the old boys from tsl.de revived tsl without help from anyone, and you can't really blame anyone for wanting to work with old friends, can you?

..anyway, I'll thumb this up even if I've contributed to it, because my contrib (the text, which apparently sucks anyway :) is so small, and gemini's soundtrack is so great :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 17:21:08 by lug00ber lug00ber
i won't give it a thumb down because of the great tune...

btw, i do *love* since scroller but this just doesn't fit...
added on the 2002-07-02 21:04:46 by brioche brioche
exe.kings cannot decompress...?
added on the 2002-07-02 21:37:23 by moT moT
absolutly cool production! farbrausch can learn something here ;-)
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 22:26:56 by elkmoose elkmoose
Oh yeah!!! One of the best demos from this year.
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 22:29:12 by ravity ravity
interesting, but i dont like the kings graffiti
rulez added on the 2002-07-02 22:42:33 by bizken bizken
every time interesting to see different tastes... hehe...
added on the 2002-07-02 22:52:53 by barock barock
nice effects but why a sinus scroller at the end ? :) horizontal thumb
added on the 2002-07-02 23:38:37 by dake^cdx dake^cdx
hey, whats wrong with scrollers =) they fit any theme... =)
added on the 2002-07-03 00:52:00 by pantaloon pantaloon
rules for good scenes etc, but seriousley the sinus scroller quite dont fit. nice graffiti tho :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 01:01:31 by skypher skypher
remedy servers dont like my flashget... had to re-download.

This has very good music and some nice transitions and some cool gfx. I don't have a specific problem with the sinus scroller, other than it and its colors don't fit at all with the rest. The design is quite nice up until the scroller kicks in. Also, that music can be easily made into an .xm (I suppose this is an mp3) and then you won't have to download 8mb :-)
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 03:32:26 by moT moT
no idea how this tune was stored, but its tracked in ft2 and quite small originally as i recall.. And making a demo like this with so much gfx is quite hard even with 8MB and a small tune...

8MB on my 2.5Mbit didnt hurt either, i guess sweden rocks
added on the 2002-07-03 05:07:10 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
overall nice music and fx, however, the scroller is definitely turn down as are the 3d scenes, and its a bit short
added on the 2002-07-03 06:14:36 by mac mac
hm. nothing really interesting in there.

solid code, solid graphics, but aside from that, it's absolutely hollow. neither rulez nor sucks here.
added on the 2002-07-03 07:45:43 by ryg ryg
okay stuff, not too original though and no real theme..
added on the 2002-07-03 08:03:36 by bhead bhead
i might change the scroller color to pink in the final so everyone gets pleased :)
added on the 2002-07-03 12:14:10 by pantaloon pantaloon
uhm, isn't this the final version? the zip-file is called final..
It r0x0rd, but i didnt like big mac and coke, or the napkin.
Next Time use less mayonaisse with my fri-ze please.
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 12:50:49 by IZM- IZM-
haha... panta... make it pink :)
added on the 2002-07-03 12:57:28 by barock barock
this is not the _final_ version, you will know when u see the final coz its going to have a pink scroller.
added on the 2002-07-03 13:04:47 by pantaloon pantaloon
has some style but its still far too big for the provided stuff
added on the 2002-07-03 13:21:05 by xeNusion xeNusion
no rulez, no sucks, it´s ok.
added on the 2002-07-03 13:35:34 by diver diver
panta did it again. great effects, *great* music and let's not forget the very cool flow in the demo. good good good shit! :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 19:33:03 by gloom gloom
Gets pretty awesome, then just when the music's at its most intense.. whaa? Just a scroller? OMG, I actually agree with Stefan. :) I'll thumb up the demo when they make an ending that doesn't give the impression that they ran out of time - because it really deserves better.
added on the 2002-07-03 20:07:21 by phoenix phoenix
This is so fucking cool! One of my favourite demos from this year for sure.
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 20:23:58 by dairos dairos
Really nice.. one of the best prods from remedy this year (together with Arrival by AMC).
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 23:15:11 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
maybe we should make a small menu where you can select the endpart ? :)
added on the 2002-07-04 20:39:49 by barock barock
cool music, the rest is pretty standard stuff. but probably fairlights best "new" pc demo.
added on the 2002-07-04 20:54:39 by robotriot robotriot
cool !
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 12:46:31 by estrayk estrayk
this thing is rather greasy
added on the 2002-07-06 13:34:02 by _-_-__ _-_-__
it's glam.
only queers and better.
added on the 2002-07-06 13:45:02 by superplek superplek
good visuals and music, but like ryg said, a bit bland.. still up though
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 14:30:04 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
Pantaloon demos are easily recognized by the fact that they contain at least one part where most of the screens is covered in bright white light :)
Seriously, I know these guys could do better, but it's a nice demo. Big names like flt and tsl come with a responsibility, and I think panta & co. are upholding the standards pretty well..
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 19:48:51 by gammawave gammawave
hey, some azzkicking is going on here. not hardcore enough, but still a rules.
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 21:34:57 by FooLman FooLman
I liked it.
rulez added on the 2002-07-07 23:55:03 by emoon emoon
all in all a good demo, again one that shows that it's possible to create something good without the use of wannabe-philosophic poems.
good screenplay and good musick too, i foresee great things to come from tsl in the future.
rulez added on the 2002-07-09 13:57:33 by dalezr dalezr
all ok and better. + powerful sound and some new images, slick work - needs more sync and a switch to off the mindless text.
rulez added on the 2002-07-12 23:37:11 by Zzed Zzed
nice sfx, nice fx, nice prod ... only better
rulez added on the 2002-07-14 13:50:47 by RaS RaS
Definetly one of my favourites in 2002! Candy to eyes and ears. There's all, good music, good 3D and effects, and there was that nice 2D pic too, couldn't want much more from a demo.
rulez added on the 2002-07-15 20:39:02 by zeroic zeroic
All around ruler.
rulez added on the 2002-07-16 04:56:29 by Nezbie Nezbie
added on the 2002-07-16 23:38:15 by barock barock
A nice one! (but bugs on Radeon?)
rulez added on the 2002-07-17 01:54:12 by asasel asasel
yep... heard that there are bugs on radeon cards... pantaloon is working on it...
added on the 2002-07-17 10:35:05 by barock barock
Very nice !

Really cool prod
rulez added on the 2002-07-17 10:49:02 by _OverFlow_ _OverFlow_
Pappalon like white colors....
added on the 2002-07-17 11:11:49 by peggy peggy
Greeeeat - but 1) i miss a screenmode-selection, 2) i hate the pseudo-cinematic, i just replaced "overlay01.tga" with an empty mask - now it runs FULLSCREEN ! Finally a beauty !!
rulez added on the 2002-07-17 16:20:24 by lynxx lynxx
added on the 2002-07-17 16:34:51 by barock barock
very nice effects, but why this horrible ugly standart font ? that messes the whole thing up. and the music isn't that good, i heard FAR better stuff from gemini...
added on the 2002-07-17 20:23:38 by dipswitch dipswitch
Definitely rules. Very nice stuff, complete with some entertaining 'engrish' near the beginning.
rulez added on the 2002-07-18 04:13:28 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
a mixed bag of some regular stuff... doesn't really stand out from the crowd
added on the 2002-07-18 05:01:55 by cats cats
Expected better from such a perfect pair of groups. The music is somehting, tho.
added on the 2002-07-20 14:28:40 by dixan dixan
I'm a big fan of Pantaloon's demos and this is no exception.

Although the contribution from The Silents is slight, I think this demo is an honour to their name.

rulez added on the 2002-07-20 15:50:43 by Wade Wade
i've thumbed up worse prods then this but i could just not stand that 'poetry'.. ;)
added on the 2002-08-15 16:34:42 by lithis lithis
this demo simply rocks =)
rulez added on the 2002-08-26 17:44:31 by nystep nystep
rulez added on the 2002-08-26 18:35:20 by oldaccount oldaccount
Gemini, your music rocks!! This demo rocks!
rulez added on the 2002-09-10 00:44:03 by Cozmic Cozmic
gemini roxx
it's a very good demo
rulez added on the 2002-09-10 01:47:35 by med med
somehow, i think, FLT demos r underrated,
especially the one at evoky 2002...
rulez added on the 2002-09-10 02:33:05 by Igoronimo Igoronimo
Fairlight PC demos rules and I didn't knew it. Downloaded all of them yesterday. I should have voted them in any PC charts but I didn't knew..
rulez added on the 2002-11-23 01:54:53 by Optimus Optimus
lots of good effects
medium music
rulez added on the 2002-11-26 12:20:49 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
i love fairlight prods, but please .... music from lexical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2002-11-26 13:29:41 by snuffy snuffy
great prod =)
rulez added on the 2002-12-27 09:31:33 by Kami68k Kami68k

absolutely not my cup of coffee including music but i liked spiky object and more

added on the 2003-02-12 09:25:47 by raver raver
Mind if I say this is sick?
Respect. :P
rulez added on the 2003-04-14 14:19:42 by TrX TrX
i liked this very much
rulez added on the 2003-04-14 14:56:46 by shadez shadez
Very nice design throughout much of the demo, but the tunnel, water scene and the end part doesn't fit too well or could be improved. I really love that scene in the upper-right of screenshot!
Also a bit short, but a very nice demo altogether! Nice soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2003-05-05 15:39:48 by Zigrath Zigrath
another flt demo with good effects and gfx.
but too short.
still... stunned... by... scroller...


i'll thumb up the music and the gfx but the one who figured a sinusscroller at the end should be forced to watch it forever...
rulez added on the 2003-12-11 18:05:01 by Gargaj Gargaj
That was great, but do they expect you to read that part at the end? it was impossible!
rulez added on the 2004-04-01 04:24:36 by ELiTe185 ELiTe185
me likes
rulez added on the 2004-05-07 17:26:39 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
me loves
rulez added on the 2004-06-03 09:50:51 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Pantaloon + Gemini !!!! Absolutely rocks and sounds !!! Two thumbs up. Imho one of the best music in the PC demo....
rulez added on the 2005-01-02 14:49:10 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2005-01-02 14:56:17 by EviL EviL
Nothing that's never been seen before, but nicely done and the music is cool. Also, extra bonus points for making an endscroller that doesn't fit the demo, no matter how hard you try..
rulez added on the 2005-01-02 15:12:57 by Preacher Preacher
The scroller seems to be an ode to the roots of FLT and TSL :)
(Es kann eben niemand aus seiner Haut)
added on the 2005-01-02 15:47:31 by checkoff checkoff
great demo but real thumb up goes to the pink scroller.
rulez added on the 2006-01-13 21:54:30 by anesthetic anesthetic
rulez added on the 2006-12-01 21:37:02 by wie8 wie8
Very nice visuals and good music as well. Kudos for the scroller at the end. :)
rulez added on the 2006-12-01 23:04:43 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2006-12-10 21:02:49 by gentleman gentleman
music 9/10, really stunning
visuals 7/10

rulez added on the 2007-02-03 22:25:23 by crs crs
I liked this, and I like its soundtrack a lot. I also thought I voted for it long ago, but never mind.
rulez added on the 2007-04-10 03:53:31 by crusader crusader
great gfx and effects, excellent music!
all thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2007-07-29 00:47:26 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2007-12-05 21:27:38 by bitl bitl
Featuring poems.
rulez added on the 2008-01-10 19:11:24 by chromag chromag
Scroller in the end seems a bit out of place, but the rest is solid demo stuff, including the music.
rulez added on the 2011-01-17 09:45:09 by raer raer
Shit. What is the slightest sense in crypting RAR (.."kings"...as you wish) file? Yep, do not tell me, to protect against lamers ;).
Silly TSL practic back in the days...
Demo title is very pretentious too. In factl, we could have thought that the prod was made by some teenagers...

But beside that, it is a SOLID prod, in fact!

Is it possible to find a tune alone somwhere?

rulez added on the 2011-01-20 00:35:38 by sim sim
You could rip it from the demo data or the video...
added on the 2011-01-20 01:13:59 by raer raer
still love it!
rulez added on the 2011-01-20 08:17:58 by tirox tirox
Attitude, music and style. It kicks ass.
rulez added on the 2011-01-20 10:03:14 by Frost Frost
Not possible since, as I mentionned, the data is rar'ed and password protected. Pffff.
added on the 2011-01-20 10:07:22 by sim sim
password is goatfuck (needs just 1 minute to find out ;-)
added on the 2011-01-20 10:40:20 by RufUsul RufUsul
the password is stored as plaintext in the exe file of all early flt pc demos that used .RAR as archive :)
added on the 2011-01-20 10:48:14 by pantaloon pantaloon
<Property archivePwd="goatfuck"/>
added on the 2011-01-20 10:49:06 by pantaloon pantaloon
Tack sa mycket, killar! Det musik rulez!
After seeing that the file was UPXed, I did not bothered any further... Once again a lesson to learn - never give up.
added on the 2011-01-20 11:45:03 by sim sim
Pantaloon did some nice demo ages ago
rulez added on the 2011-01-20 14:18:49 by nytrik nytrik
miam!! great cooperation!
rulez added on the 2011-04-30 14:20:11 by sINk sINk
the white backgrounds in the start and end was not so nice, the rest where fine
rulez added on the 2011-12-10 22:15:43 by Frequent Frequent
rulez added on the 2012-01-07 23:03:54 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2012-01-07 23:13:55 by 4mat 4mat
rulez added on the 2012-01-07 23:37:45 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2012-01-08 00:29:27 by T$ T$
a song!
rulez added on the 2012-03-02 15:46:47 by cce cce
rulez added on the 2012-08-16 16:54:10 by dafuq dafuq
rulez added on the 2012-08-16 18:01:23 by kusma kusma
some ok scenes, but very few, not a fan of the music or "poetry", and the end scroller looks completely out of place, 2002 thumb.
rulez added on the 2012-08-16 19:03:27 by keito keito
Hm. Okay.
added on the 2015-08-14 21:37:40 by lennart lennart
Or better than kings... Gods.
rulez added on the 2016-09-26 14:19:05 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
good, but endscroller is completely out of place
rulez added on the 2017-05-23 01:59:22 by Flashira Flashira
love it
*wonders if the music in this demo is tracked*
added on the 2021-02-26 16:24:44 by Flashira Flashira

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