Arrival by Alpha Millenium Crew
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release date : june 2002
release party : Remedy 2002
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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  • 17
  • 3
popularity : 62%
  • 0.58
alltime top: #3151
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yes yes yes =) a great demo, one of the best prods at remedy this year (02).. great work guys. im looking forward to see more from you soon
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 05:34:38 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
and its partly glammy!
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 05:37:06 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
i checksummed and came up to:
70% Coders
40% Deziners
50% Glam
10% DXM (ff00ff quote in the end)
added on the 2002-07-06 05:38:13 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
just one thing.. how can the amigas being turned off running demos? i havent seen any amiga with broken diod's so i guess your amiga is very funky being able to run demos shut turned off and all :D
added on the 2002-07-06 05:58:18 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
very nice :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 06:00:12 by lug00ber lug00ber
not exactly a candidate as "demo of the year" -- but definitly nice.
Some of the scenes in here was waaaay to simple and the colours was what i would call "an approximation to the dutch color scheme".

The best release at Remedy and the best demo i've seen from AMC. Lots of nice effects, especially the remakes of the old demos effects. Mempherias music really fits the demo.
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 10:46:57 by bumbu bumbu
When I saw it .mpgged I assumed it was because it was an Amiga demo, since the routines weren't particularly great for a PC demo... Oh well. At least I can appreciate the 40% Dezin!
added on the 2002-07-06 11:45:08 by sagacity sagacity
and the 10% DXM factor wich we all know you love :-)
added on the 2002-07-06 12:23:09 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
(the "oldskool trip" sucked btw ;)
added on the 2002-07-06 12:58:29 by superplek superplek
love oldscool!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 13:08:11 by got got
hey ,i want those wireless amigas and c64s :)
added on the 2002-07-06 13:56:25 by bizken bizken
stefan: on the older amiga 500's the the powerled had just two states, on and off. turning on (or off?) the filter turned off the power-led. newer models had 3 states, off, low and high intensity. (or am i completely wrong now?)
added on the 2002-07-06 14:08:23 by neon neon
the new amiga's (like my lame a600) indeed showed the filter-state using low and high intensity.
added on the 2002-07-06 14:25:04 by sagacity sagacity
I don't know why, but for some reason I enjoyed watching this demo quite much. Combines a few very classic design elements and has a nice overall flow.
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 14:59:58 by melw melw
very cool. but why in software? ;)
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 15:02:38 by cp_ cp_
glam, design and glam.. i give you a piggie!
added on the 2002-07-06 15:25:09 by stealth stealth
design wasn't particularly inspired (or inspiring) IMHO, and besides that, it's really damn slow.

they could atleast have used bilinear filtering...
added on the 2002-07-06 15:26:11 by ryg ryg
Well, it was alright. Oldschool in a positive way.
added on the 2002-07-06 15:59:23 by tomaes tomaes
That was really nice! :-)

I think the music changes in the computer room are a little off, but that's a minor oversight. And software rendering is good. Finally, it seems to me amc guys love blue/purple, which happens to be ok with me. :-)
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 16:05:16 by moT moT
That idea with the Amiga's room was preety fun and lovely!!! Though, I won't thumb up since it seems to be preety slow even in lores mode in my current hardware configuration, thus destroying the whole demo. Perhaps I will be able to enjoy it in any friend of mine with a monster PC..
added on the 2002-07-06 16:12:33 by Optimus Optimus
Hrm.. damn slow, huh?
Like I said in the .nfo.. we're lazy bastards.. and there was the usual lack of time.. well, not really.. we did invest some time in making this demo, but very little was spent optimizing... still, in the lores mode it runs acceptably on my 500 Mhz, and I figured that's kind of low-end nowadays, that most people would have that or better... so I'm a bit surprised..
the ram is the big issue.. it will swap and freeze and feel slow even on a 3 Ghz machine if you don't have enough ram...
added on the 2002-07-06 16:23:57 by gammawave gammawave
Well I like it... Can't really judge the speed of the code on my system... It ran nicely here, and it was accurate...
The overall atmosphere was rather oldskool... Like that in... mid-90s demos or so, I always love that :)
Yes, respect.
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 17:02:12 by Scali Scali
i have 384mb RAM, but still, even the first part is stuttering notably, and that's just a pumped up FD tunnel. (cpu is duron 650)
added on the 2002-07-06 18:16:27 by ryg ryg
Very nice demo
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 18:42:33 by dairos dairos
i like the "plasma water effect". Great Demo
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 19:08:29 by diver diver
It is a bit better and more enjoyable in my brothers Pentium3/700Mhz. Of course several people may have monster PCs above 1Ghz, but these effects on this resolutions should run much smoother. It's a pitty cause the ideas and the effects are rather good!
added on the 2002-07-06 19:43:32 by Optimus Optimus
nice one
thumb up :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 20:42:45 by moolok moolok

rulez added on the 2002-07-06 21:29:52 by XteNt XteNt
sometimes it doesn't have the framerate i'd like to have, but this is so beautiful...
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 21:33:15 by FooLman FooLman
Hmm... I didn't really get a big kick from this -- the oldschool part is funny enough by itself, but except from that there's nothing really new, and "we can't fade while running an effect" doesn't look terribly amazing either :-) The alphamap scrolling down the cube looks cool as an effect on its own, and the framerate is smooth on my 1.2GHz PC, but except from that I can't really find anything exceptional in this demo. :-)
added on the 2002-07-06 22:28:23 by Sesse Sesse
Very nice stuff and the idea with the oldskool demos just kicks! Also not *that* slow on my pIII-450, still enjoyable
added on the 2002-07-07 01:07:37 by Crest Crest
Pretty good !
The nostalgia part is a really good idea.
The rendering is not fast as i'd like it to be, be still good ! continue like that guys !
rulez added on the 2002-07-07 17:22:30 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
Great prod!
rulez added on the 2002-07-08 16:44:14 by starbuck starbuck
this thing .. well i found it boring and the computers-part was kinda lame...

but that effect next to the endscroller, WOW, i *really* digged it
sucks added on the 2002-07-08 23:55:57 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
Well yes, I have an Athlon 1.4 GHz, and 512 mb + mega-overclocked GF2GTS (running 240 MHz core, 400 MHz memory)... It helps, a lot :)
Perhaps the code is indeed slow, but I didn't notice... But I think it's mostly the memory issue.

But there's an mpg: ftp://ftp.remedy.nu/incoming/R2002/PCDemo/arrival-by-amc.mpg

So if your PC is not fast enough, you can always try that.
added on the 2002-07-09 13:00:28 by Scali Scali
its the old version tho, with lots of bugs ;-) (sucks)
added on the 2002-07-09 15:27:51 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Actually, the party version mpg dosen't feature all that many bugs.. I certainly don't mind if people watch that one.. as long as they don't bitch about stuff that's been fixed in the final..
added on the 2002-07-09 16:22:30 by gammawave gammawave
very intresting....... but! I think i have to thumb it down!
sucks added on the 2002-07-09 20:48:28 by picazzo picazzo
I really enjoyed this cool demo. Nice effects, brilliant music, nice touches of design! The oldskool part could have been done better. Anyplace where i can find more music from the musician?
rulez added on the 2002-07-09 22:00:40 by z5 z5
What's up with the comments about it being slow? it's already mighty smooth on this p3 500mhz. Anyway, this one got a little something in the atmosphere that makes me give it a weak thumb up..
rulez added on the 2002-07-09 22:51:21 by _-_-__ _-_-__
It depends on how do you define "smooth" ;)
added on the 2002-07-09 23:17:15 by Optimus Optimus
Just the music alone gets me going.
Great Show, And the Multi-Colored water is Beautiful.

Glad you ranked 1st.
rulez added on the 2002-07-09 23:56:21 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
It was fast enough on my 750 Athlon & Ati radeon 7200, 512Mb. Enjoyable production. The nostalgy scene was a good idea, but it was too long. But still, my thumb is up.
rulez added on the 2002-07-10 20:30:28 by asasel asasel

there also was few effects I liked.

the nostalgy part sucked tho.
rulez added on the 2002-07-12 11:07:14 by droid droid
stefan checksum your brain ;-)
added on the 2002-07-12 11:44:47 by mempheria mempheria
MASSIVE!!! Hey guys just let me know how does it feel to kick all those hardware rendering freaks straight in the nuts? :)

a nice one, respect!!!
rulez added on the 2002-07-15 20:09:01 by brioche brioche
i kinda enjoyed the nostalgy part. Sure it looked quite crap but it managed to have a nice feeling.
added on the 2002-07-15 21:59:04 by uncle-x uncle-x
i must say i liked it to, and most people i know likes it to... And as that part isnt the only part of the demo i cant say it sucks , it would be a different thing if it was the "only" thing of the demo.. but as stated above the plasma water and the last effect is quite cool aswell :-)

this is not a crappy we-wannabe-oldschool-by-doing-oldschoolalikeeffects-on-modern-pc
crap as many other stuff ;-)
added on the 2002-07-15 22:03:35 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Thx Stefan! You are sooo kind! I love you!!!!
I want to be with you.. see ya on the boat (?)
added on the 2002-07-17 09:55:21 by peggy peggy
Uh, um, thx... tnx.. or what was it again?
Thanks anyway...
added on the 2002-07-17 09:56:18 by peggy peggy
Yes, we will goto the other side of the lake together!
added on the 2002-07-17 13:01:03 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
The very BIG lake with fishes that swim around in it! And much Sprit shall be drunken so we go around and make funny stuff to people on boat so they think stupid people!!!!
added on the 2002-07-17 13:06:09 by peggy peggy
Wtf this is like a webchat dude!
added on the 2002-07-17 13:06:57 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
talk about the demo please, this is not a webchat
added on the 2002-07-17 14:56:23 by mempheria mempheria
but it was
added on the 2002-07-17 15:31:15 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
This was a decent demo, although I didn't really like the room full of A500s, and am not sure that scene fit in too well.
rulez added on the 2002-07-18 04:08:22 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
stefan ;D
added on the 2002-07-18 10:28:35 by mempheria mempheria
added on the 2002-07-18 12:47:11 by sofokles sofokles
cheesy = ostig? hehe
added on the 2002-07-30 14:20:44 by mempheria mempheria
now who is webchatting.
cheesy = rykande färsk grevé ost... någonting at äääta... någonting o DRICKA! från RIKSOST!

they just compared you to the percy gang ... cool.. you must be the best
added on the 2002-07-30 17:36:30 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Stefan :D
you are funny, i like you
added on the 2002-07-30 22:15:22 by mempheria mempheria
i like me to, wanna have sex? sure
added on the 2002-07-30 22:26:52 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
memphereria: sorry if i was a bit vague.
sucks added on the 2002-08-02 16:13:47 by sofokles sofokles
Sofokles: hehe =) *thumb up*
added on the 2002-08-12 15:43:35 by mempheria mempheria
wasnt slow at all on my p2-433..
lovely music ! (but in terrible quality)
rulez added on the 2002-08-15 16:33:14 by lithis lithis
Lithis! *cheers*
added on the 2002-08-16 15:04:46 by mempheria mempheria
I like this one
rulez added on the 2002-10-08 10:15:22 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
kebab, but be more imature oh and its in swedish btw ;-)
added on the 2002-10-09 14:20:54 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
it is pretty obvious, really...
added on the 2002-10-09 16:39:59 by gammawave gammawave
im always happy after watchin AMC prods,
rulez added on the 2002-11-10 16:28:41 by dubmood dubmood
dubmood :-)
added on the 2002-11-20 10:28:10 by mempheria mempheria
i probably only like this because i remeber the intros imitated on the virtual amiga screens.. however, the other, less old-skewl, code looked nice, but since i have a 1.6ghz amd, it may not run as sweetly on lowgrade machines (and everything should run perfectly on 7.14 mhz damnit!)
Respect !!
rulez added on the 2003-04-05 10:26:49 by e=mc square e=mc square
KOOL Prod.

added on the 2004-02-28 03:13:12 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Quote from my post in
written two days before your post here:
" Mike, please stop writing
at the end of each positive post you make. It's just silly :)"
added on the 2004-03-03 06:01:33 by gammawave gammawave
neato burrito.

Music reminded me of James Bond in parts
rulez added on the 2004-06-05 11:45:24 by Dag Dag
piece of art
rulez added on the 2005-02-15 13:23:38 by skarab skarab
James Bond? uh. maybe hehe
added on the 2005-07-16 04:07:33 by mempheria mempheria
I simply love this demo. The Amiga tribute part is soooo nice <3<3. Yet I'd like to see Tint running on an A500 as seen here. :=)
Great demo!
rulez added on the 2005-12-04 15:52:29 by StingRay StingRay
great job
rulez added on the 2005-12-04 16:45:36 by anesthetic anesthetic
good one, good music and retro scene
rulez added on the 2005-12-05 19:18:41 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Great trip way back...
rulez added on the 2005-12-19 23:57:42 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Kewl demo
rulez added on the 2007-12-05 21:25:55 by BiTL BiTL
pretty uninspired but it wasnt that bad.
rulez added on the 2007-12-05 23:11:34 by psenough psenough
Nice flashbacks.

I like the Windows BSOD shot:

"System error

Windows has triied to run 2
programs at once"
added on the 2008-01-02 15:05:37 by CrzyClst CrzyClst

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