Chapter7 by Skarla
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release date : april 2017
release party : Revision 2017
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 62%
  • 0.97
alltime top: #1769
added on the 2017-04-17 11:10:36 by _SoLO_ _SoLO_

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What an unexpected surprise, props to skarla, great demo!
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 11:23:02 by arm1n arm1n
Fast 3D and great effects. Perfect demo
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 11:40:41 by Skynet Skynet
Hands down best metaballs on Amiga ever! In general the 3d performance is really awesome. Looked really smooth on the stream!

Loved that bumpmap tunnel! I'm guessing this will be the winner
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 12:02:13 by rloaderro rloaderro
great to see Skarla back once again :D Your prod kicked ass in a serious great way :D
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 12:09:06 by Sapphire Sapphire
The pacing was a bit meh, but damn - the best parts of it are impressive!
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 12:15:57 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
Ohhmm good one from Skarla
added on the 2017-04-17 12:22:33 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
thumbsss do not forget the thumbs
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 12:22:54 by Ramon B5 Ramon B5
Amazingly smooth rendering, both performance and quality!
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 12:52:29 by raymon raymon
Awesome stuff as usual from Skarla. Even if they recycled some graffiti. :]
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 13:06:12 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 14:01:37 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
Really nice stuff from Scarla and the psychics engine is insane
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 14:17:46 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 15:01:37 by Starchaser Starchaser
This was my favourite in the compo, truly awesome! We want MORE! :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 21:30:41 by mayday mayday
Skarla Rulez!! IMO 1st.
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 21:35:35 by waldiamiga waldiamiga
A really nice production, should have won.
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 21:40:24 by 4pLaY 4pLaY
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 21:45:41 by mccnex mccnex
Skarla - Rides again!! Great!!
rulez added on the 2017-04-17 22:41:14 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
This runs amazingly smooth on real hardware, has unusual high texture quality, fancy horizontal overscan and a really nice flow!
Loving the sphere fragments ;)
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 00:48:38 by hfr hfr
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 01:34:57 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
Should have won, obviously
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 03:08:53 by _SoLO_ _SoLO_
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 07:38:32 by fyrex fyrex
Super demo!
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 07:41:36 by Corial Corial
Best Amiga prod this year.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 07:58:42 by aki aki
Really nice atmosphere, mostly due to the perfectly adapted soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 14:53:14 by novel novel
Best design in the compo, looks really great. Shoulda won?
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 15:00:12 by Fell Fell
+1 for the "should've won" crowd.
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 21:47:37 by Alpha C Alpha C
that one overly cartoony face felt awfully out of place, otherwise top notch
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 21:50:58 by msqrt msqrt
Ossom demo! Only a few points were missing to take a higher position in the compo. Perfect engine (runs smooth on a real 060 Amiga), massive effects and great soundtrack. Impressive work and I hope we don't have to wait another 6 yrs for the next Skarla demo ;)
rulez added on the 2017-04-18 22:27:56 by slayer slayer
Wow, simply wow! \o/ There should be 3 winner prizes this year, as this one deserver #1 too. Amazing!
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 00:00:44 by sachy sachy
what a great demo! when the exploding black sphere part kicked in, it really threw me off! i was like "wooooaaahhh, what the??!!!" :D Amazing demo!!! So many good prods this year, a lot of them deserved the first place! Thank you Skarla for giving us hardcore amiga fans such nice pieces of software! I hope we'll see another skarla demo next year! :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 17:36:10 by Cego Cego
what msqrt said
added on the 2017-04-19 20:50:04 by raer raer
Skarla rocks once again!
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 22:01:36 by Hicks Hicks
More of this plz, kthx.
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 22:13:00 by Charlie Charlie
This fuckin' hit me straight outta left field. Awesome follow up.
rulez added on the 2017-04-19 22:19:36 by d0DgE d0DgE
50 FPS Winuae unlocked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9Gt9oCg0Ik

The demo use a chunky to planar splitted in two frames during dma off to win some rasterlines, it gives some complications for video capture.

Charlie: You finally have the best capture of our demo, other winuae capture is so bad compare to yours, thanks for your great work! The background bug come from the video compression, next time i will not use a gradient as a background.

The metaballs was designed to be in high resolution and the last effect for ultra resolution but as always we didn't have enough time to finish.
*high five* superb dope shit :)
rulez added on the 2017-04-20 19:17:47 by gentleman gentleman
The background bug come from the video compression, next time i will not use a gradient as a background

No need to optimize for YouTube!

added on the 2017-04-20 19:38:26 by ham ham
Some really cool scenes in this demo! Definitely want more good stuff like this.
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 17:06:53 by moozooh moozooh
A thumb up for the SKARLAz !!
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 20:41:14 by RaHoW RaHoW
Boring color palettes and some pace issues, but apart from that really good!
rulez added on the 2017-04-21 21:37:11 by Kylearan Kylearan
new 'best capture' contender is here ;)
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 05:46:42 by ed209 ed209
Nice capture ed209
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 11:16:56 by MarvinSkarla MarvinSkarla
The routines are pretty amazing. Smoothest 3d I remember seeing on 060. As was said this was only a few points away from winning and it would have been deserved.
I suppose the negatives would be somewhat plain (I guess very rushed) graphics (metaball effect with a b&w gradient in the background and photoshop lens flare as texture etc) and the odd music (reggae part?). Thankfully the vocals are not as annoying as last time. Still a bit random and the 'dubstep!' drop felt silly.
Hope you get to properly finish your next one!
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 11:23:55 by dodke dodke
Great music (not a fan of the vocal parts though) and impressive code as usual. And the tunnel looks awesome!
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 12:39:10 by StingRay StingRay
Hellfire capture with 50 fps unlocked and better sound quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctU1OE8tB4w
A great demo by Skarla as usual.
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 20:23:55 by ok3anos ok3anos
I remember seeing the logo at the beginning at ADA some years ago ;)
Great to finally see this demo.. keep it up! very nice!

Here is my live recording (1080p)
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 20:35:35 by magic magic
VERY good demo! Really really good music. ++++++
rulez added on the 2017-04-22 20:46:23 by darza darza
rulez added on the 2017-04-23 20:14:05 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Not perfect, but impressive.
rulez added on the 2017-04-24 15:52:15 by Frequent Frequent
the whole demo is great
nice music, nice effects
rulez added on the 2017-04-25 13:38:38 by EviL EviL
very solid
rulez added on the 2017-04-25 23:44:35 by wullon wullon
It was a pleasure to see this on the big screen and I was sure that this was going to win. The code is top and I love how Jamie is always guarding his framerate. The sound was really cool and high quality, too - even the vocals :)

In hindsight, the demo obviously lacked some graphics support. But the main problem for me was that some of the parts were generally too dark, i.e. not really optimised for the big screen. I mean the meta-balls, the fragments, and esp. the Skarla logo at the end. Thus, they were not properly reproduced by the beamer and also by the videos, which obviously hampered the viewing experience.

But man, was it all smooth. And it was great meeting and partying with you guys in person, 18 years after we met in an Amiga demo compo at ms2k-1. I hope we can repeat one or the other in a not too distant future!
rulez added on the 2017-05-05 00:23:20 by noname noname
Amazing smooth demo..
rulez added on the 2017-05-06 10:12:47 by DJM/DTA DJM/DTA
Bouncing balls, metballs, bumpmap tunnel and "dof" particles look really ace!

However some parts does feel disconnected from the rest of the demo (like the reggea'ish part), and some overstay their welcome (the breaking sphere part).

I have not yet run the demo on my 1260/80mhz - but it is for sure making me want to set it up and try it out now :D
rulez added on the 2017-05-06 11:46:09 by Puryx Puryx
a pleasure to watch and listen
congratz Skarla :-)
rulez added on the 2017-05-08 21:40:04 by _wheely_ _wheely_
Skarla scores again. However some nice artwork from norm would really help the overall thing.
rulez added on the 2017-05-08 22:21:14 by nytrik nytrik
rulez added on the 2017-05-08 22:32:22 by xeron xeron
What Nytrik said x100. Kick-ass music.
rulez added on the 2017-05-10 01:49:48 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
Very high 3D quality. Everything feels smooth! Good one!
rulez added on the 2017-05-18 15:47:41 by Raven^NCE Raven^NCE
Great Skarla style, you rulez and i like Fairy Tales ;-)
rulez added on the 2017-05-28 10:06:52 by jeffrey jeffrey
Despite pacing issues and lack of graphics polish it's still my favorite from the compo due to awesome routines.
rulez added on the 2017-06-15 21:21:40 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
rulez added on the 2017-08-19 14:32:51 by bitl bitl
Trying to run this on my real amiga gives me "Error in command" (A1200, Apollo 1260/80mhz w 64mb ram) - running with and without setpatch gives the same error.

added on the 2017-08-25 13:38:52 by Puryx Puryx
Embarrassing - the executable flag was not set on the .exe file... rookie mistake by me :)
added on the 2017-08-26 17:53:12 by Puryx Puryx
Great code, the 3D is fast but also very accurate!
rulez added on the 2017-10-06 15:57:30 by roudoudou roudoudou
Oh yeah.
rulez added on the 2017-10-25 02:12:50 by lennart lennart
Very good. Or even better.
rulez added on the 2017-11-19 00:26:11 by baderman_one baderman_one
Oooo! Skarla!
rulez added on the 2017-12-01 10:09:38 by Tygrys Tygrys
Awesome! How this ended up 3rd is beyond me.

+ the opening scene and these faint bouncing sounds (pity they don't cast a shadow though)
+ 3d metaballs
+ the jelly/kissel tunnel and then the camera getting inside
+ the dreamy, majestic smoke-like thing
+ great soundtrack that doesn't sound like a typical demoscene tune (it's been a while since I've heard dub elements in a demo track) , but I feel it's a bit random and too much is happening

On a sidenote: although it's great that Jamie follows what is happening on Amiga scene, some inspirations are a tad bit too obvious :-)
rulez added on the 2017-12-21 10:12:06 by jazzcat jazzcat
so much nicer and with a gentle flow, skarla is passive! love the music and all the effects and scenes are wonderful!
rulez added on the 2017-12-21 11:15:48 by keito keito
This stunning demo absolutely deserves to be in this year's Amiga top 10 IMO. But to make it happen it needs your thumbs! :-)
added on the 2017-12-29 11:42:54 by jazzcat jazzcat
Thumb incoming. I could never resist jamies code.
rulez added on the 2017-12-29 14:55:46 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
Jazzcat: For the inspiration it's not really true, the demo was finished in 2013! i spent 4 years to rewrite/optimize the code but the data/effects was done, i know i'm slow:)
This demo rocks! Great effects and sound. One of mine favourite demos.
rulez added on the 2018-01-26 14:37:26 by Flops Flops
rulez added on the 2019-08-23 08:19:15 by ghandy ghandy
Few boring parts and I don't like the music. But tunnel and endpart save the thumb!
rulez added on the 2020-04-19 21:57:57 by Nosferatu Nosferatu
rulez added on the 2020-06-10 12:13:29 by Sir Sir
awesome discovery!
rulez added on the 2021-01-07 14:01:05 by hollowone hollowone
Very excellent music and song.
rulez added on the 2021-04-06 10:53:00 by MacDeath MacDeath
THE music! not that the rest is not excellent
rulez added on the 2021-10-21 23:06:01 by Twardy Twardy
Really should've won!
rulez added on the 2021-10-21 23:20:30 by neoman neoman
As Good as usual, Big smile with stylish twisted end logo with the sound. 😀
rulez added on the 2022-07-31 10:19:21 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
I don't know why Skarla's demos are not more popular. You are a big group
rulez added on the 2022-12-21 05:45:28 by mikev mikev

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