Shapeshifter by Excess [web]
screenshot added by gloom on 2002-07-20 11:32:09
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release date : july 2002
release party : Scene Event 2002
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 68%
  • 0.81
alltime top: #712
added on the 2002-07-20 11:32:09 by gloom gloom

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What the heck? "error downloading file"?
added on the 2002-07-20 12:23:59 by dixan dixan
this shit is too freakin good for your computerizer. awesome atmosphere it is. good f*cking work guys and keep making more of these incredible demos!
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 13:57:51 by oldaccount oldaccount
some hints of oldschool design + quite a good energy and rythm
added on the 2002-07-20 14:11:45 by _-_-__ _-_-__
In-your-face beat, great efx and awesome style. This one makes my day!
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 15:09:25 by dixan dixan
wicked music, cool font, effects and synchro as well as nice graphics. not perfect in some parts, but enough for a thumb up imho :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 15:09:45 by robotriot robotriot
alternate url http://www.psychoproject.net/~excess/productions/e_shapeshifter.zip for people who don't like to wait for scene.org to update their stuff.. oh; enjoy the demo :)
added on the 2002-07-20 16:34:59 by gloom gloom
nice, was missing some dancers at the party place :-D
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 16:54:41 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
ohhh! my god!
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 17:26:58 by mrdoob mrdoob
... and that last comment was made by me, not "stefan". Wtf?
added on the 2002-07-20 17:42:23 by break break
haha, excellent. now stefan will have to answer for a thumb up :>
added on the 2002-07-20 18:06:42 by lug00ber lug00ber
very nice!
(and stop lying about production times will ya ;)
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 18:08:16 by superplek superplek
Excellent demo which is really worth the 1st place :)
added on the 2002-07-20 18:12:44 by Crest Crest
this demo was made in less than 30 minutes, the day before the party
added on the 2002-07-20 18:13:00 by kusma kusma
we blame abc-demo. we just followed their directions. just goes to show that one should never trust a pink bunny. :)
added on the 2002-07-20 18:15:49 by gloom gloom
ruulez x')
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 18:21:09 by Zafio Zafio
Supreme NTM on this one guys.

Big Upz.

and remember,
"puffy is good, but wutang is for the children"
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 18:23:49 by IZM- IZM-
Super cool!!!
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 18:57:58 by got got
Good music and some nice effects, though I don't believe the production time :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 19:02:48 by ravity ravity
demolib-code is of course not included in the prod. time. :) ..but; most of the new code, design and scripting -was- done during the party.. which led to me not having time to drink myself shitfaced. damn.
added on the 2002-07-20 19:06:34 by gloom gloom
very good quality prod. Impressive music and effects fit in well and create a nice mood. Definitively a thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 21:22:38 by mac mac
excess (æg på tysk) også læs det på norsk.
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 21:30:26 by protectin'myhive protectin'myhive
Yes. This is a DEMO
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 21:38:57 by diver diver
This demo rocks, nice work Excess (i own you!!)
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 21:48:56 by Lavizh Lavizh
atleast your demoskills are better than your drivng...
rulez added on the 2002-07-20 23:43:36 by leijaa leijaa
Haha, wicked!

A demo with attitude.
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 01:48:59 by cloaked cloaked
Inspired by State of Mind? Good stuff, Excess!
added on the 2002-07-21 03:42:02 by irvin irvin
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 03:42:29 by irvin irvin
Nice one excess, give us some more from the place this came from ... :P - but did you have to drink all the beer in denmark ?
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 05:59:29 by dwarf dwarf
pretty darn sweet. could've been longer a bit..
added on the 2002-07-21 09:03:40 by bhead bhead
great show
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 10:26:33 by cats cats
very cool, looks really good and has excellent syncing

rulez added on the 2002-07-21 13:39:49 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
coolie i just joined excess during se
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 14:03:39 by stil stil
yeah... this is great. excellent music, syncing, design and graphics.
though some 3d stuff and especially the texures were (at least a bit) disappointing. anyway nice work guys.
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 14:08:22 by raymon raymon
stil : so, you're back... and you joined excess... i think you made blowjob for that as you doing before, for it. But you will be happy if i say you that you will propably travel to an foreign island in one month :) stay tuned little scarabé
added on the 2002-07-21 14:17:21 by u2 u2
deserved to win. <repetetive joke>Shame abouit the software rendering Kusma </repetetive joke> ;)
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 14:20:56 by Shifter Shifter
Yeah! Soundtrack, font, design, noise, attitude. I love.
rulez added on the 2002-07-21 20:14:27 by jobe jobe
Running turtle speed here, but nice even though ...
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 02:08:05 by kohai kohai
cool track! - and nice visuals - deserved a longer running time :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 08:40:42 by gekko gekko
btw - it crashes on my work-pc's g-400 in the 'greeting scene' :/ (latest drivers)

what about a loop option =)
added on the 2002-07-22 08:55:38 by gekko gekko
agree with sören here, overall coolness, and should've been a bit longer

short and sweet
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 10:58:58 by jelly jelly
gekko: I'm surprised it works that far at all :-) G400 doesn't support stencil buffers in hardware, which we use quite extensively, so it's quite unsupported, sorry :-)
added on the 2002-07-22 14:10:24 by Sesse Sesse
sesse : actually the parts just before looks compleatly like they should...

- i still would enjoy the loop option at home!

added on the 2002-07-22 14:45:49 by gekko gekko
looping the crash? :D
macaw: bluescreen with slow motion replay ;-)
added on the 2002-07-22 15:44:44 by Sesse Sesse
all thumbs up for my prostitutes in excess!
a very nice production!
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 16:12:38 by xbit xbit
great stuff !!! roxx !
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 16:46:08 by barock barock

ps. if you get Unhandled exception: Error in .obj data in linux, try:

./demo-linux-oldg++.elf -fullscreen -640x480

rulez added on the 2002-07-22 17:26:34 by sang-soo sang-soo
Totaly rulez !!! Sory for not greeting excess in "The Box" intro. Final version with greetings for you guys will be very soon.

Ohhh, crashes on my computer (wont even load). :(
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 20:16:03 by Master S Master S
Where can I download the music track?
added on the 2002-07-22 20:47:12 by cloaked cloaked
irvin: state of mind? no, not really. i can't really see the similarities. =)
cloaked alien: you can download the music here:
added on the 2002-07-22 21:14:29 by D'Arcy D'Arcy
D'arcy: thanks! The site seems to be down /(atm) though.
added on the 2002-07-22 21:50:54 by cloaked cloaked
Reply from bytes=32 time=20ms TTL=244 .. is your dns faulty? it pops up quite nicely here. :)
added on the 2002-07-23 00:40:26 by gloom gloom
i wanna know if d'arcy is a hot gfx-chixxor or 'just' a female gfx-goblin =)
added on the 2002-07-23 09:11:39 by gekko gekko
personally i prefer bad handwriting :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-23 10:54:40 by bizken bizken
Energetic. I like it very much.
rulez added on the 2002-07-23 11:54:29 by willbe willbe
It ran too slow on my unaccelerated Matrox G400, But the screenshots looks nice ;-F
added on the 2002-07-23 12:13:10 by fenz fenz
yo, frenzy, drop over by me one day, and I'll show it to you ;)
added on the 2002-07-23 12:22:54 by kusma kusma
Flawless design, great music. I expected more feeling out of it but it still is a kickass production.
rulez added on the 2002-07-23 13:22:14 by moT moT
thiz iz good!
rulez added on the 2002-07-23 18:32:42 by cp_ cp_
wow! really cool demo. everything seems almost perfect.
rulez added on the 2002-07-23 21:12:28 by teel teel
very nice in between school feeling.
rulez added on the 2002-07-23 21:16:00 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
gekko: hot gfx-chixxor of course, all excess members are beautiful. :)
added on the 2002-07-23 23:00:47 by D'Arcy D'Arcy
ofcourse .the.product made us beautiful
added on the 2002-07-23 23:05:03 by kusma kusma
Quite nice indeed. good syncs, energetic music, nice fx etc.
rulez added on the 2002-07-24 00:06:06 by uncle-x uncle-x
fenz: want a divx? I added recording support to the demolib long time ago (unfortunately I forgot to include it in the compile, oh well :-P)...
added on the 2002-07-24 12:56:04 by Sesse Sesse
A cool prod, nice effects and a little bit of amiga demo spirit...Buy It ! ;)
rulez added on the 2002-07-24 17:51:03 by Squaley Squaley
great stuff.. skål! :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-24 18:12:03 by seablue seablue
Roxx, but shorter and not as good as Amoeba
rulez added on the 2002-07-24 21:26:47 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
*insert yellow glove comment*
Me-too'ish in music, gfx, design and attitude.
added on the 2002-07-25 03:50:23 by Jare Jare
Oh yes! Awesome shit!
rulez added on the 2002-07-25 19:08:14 by dairos dairos
Excessively cool!!!
rulez added on the 2002-07-26 00:30:22 by rayro rayro
erm. i dont get all the thumbs up but ok..
added on the 2002-07-26 02:12:00 by psenough psenough
ps: me neither, but I'll just have to live with it :-)
added on the 2002-07-26 02:41:53 by Sesse Sesse
rulez added on the 2002-07-26 13:11:39 by fox fox
rulez added on the 2002-07-27 11:16:08 by emoon emoon
Ooo, I like the style in this demo, and the music complimented the visuals quite nicely.
rulez added on the 2002-07-28 02:07:10 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
ooh, as i said, opengl working, and to what a sight :P
yes, the cube is nice :P btw, does excess have a thing for tounges? :P
rulez added on the 2002-07-28 02:46:57 by daxxar daxxar
Sesse : add LOOP-MODE! =)
added on the 2002-07-29 08:48:09 by gekko gekko
gekko, try something like this in a batch file.

@echo off
demo-win32 -fullscreen -640x480
goto loopmode

(something like that anyway, it's been a while since i've used batch files :)
added on the 2002-08-03 00:57:34 by sang-soo sang-soo
Good style
rulez added on the 2002-08-03 01:06:04 by reality3D reality3D
Love it !
Short, punchi, cool :)
rulez added on the 2002-08-03 01:25:58 by Dbug Dbug
added on the 2002-08-04 11:18:34 by stil stil

interesting start but crashes and dont ask me for a fkn config cos i got no clue whats inside my box

added on the 2002-08-06 04:25:26 by raver raver
long time i haven't seen something like that !
It just rocks, really good work guys !
rulez added on the 2002-08-07 00:23:40 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
too short, too simple, but packs a lot of punch :)
rulez added on the 2002-08-07 01:04:11 by ld0d ld0d
cool, kinda short (but yeah, you already read that). Gloom made some rockin' music again, and Excess are slowly crawling their way to the top of the Norwegian scene. Keep 'em coming!
added on the 2002-08-08 00:15:44 by phoenix phoenix
now this one rocks!
rulez added on the 2002-08-08 01:42:17 by elend elend
It is very cool, and good looking...
rulez added on the 2002-08-08 02:46:19 by asasel asasel
...until it crashes.
added on the 2002-08-08 02:46:33 by asasel asasel
But still, a good production :) Thumbs up!
added on the 2002-08-08 02:46:53 by asasel asasel
added on the 2002-08-08 03:18:32 by superplek superplek
warp: Regarding the bug, it appears to be a gtk+ bug. If I don't set the locale, the problem goes away (I finally got ssh access on a machine with the problem :-) ). Try using the default locale (or remove the call to "gtk_set_locale" in main/linux-config/linux-config.cpp) -- anyhow, next Excess demo (ie. the one after Shapeshifter) will have fixed this problem ;-)
added on the 2002-08-23 00:57:23 by Sesse Sesse
Bah, I forgot there was no source with this one. Oh well, you can still apply warp's workaround (which skips GTK+ altogether), unset your locale, or fix GTK+. :-P
added on the 2002-08-23 01:02:01 by Sesse Sesse
(One could of course argue setting the locale makes it _correct_ for sscanf() to search for "," instead of "." when scanning floats, but I don't like the behaviour still :-P)
added on the 2002-08-23 01:15:29 by Sesse Sesse
the bugs seems to occour when running with badly written and compiled code, perhaps changing code could be good i think its the problem or its just a '0 and an '1 that needs to switch place, use an hexeditor, you probably will find it, sometime... i mean.. y0 h4xx0r it .. with linux.. and runt it in beos, its cool , its free, and its not even exisiting, but its never been free, so no need to run it then... i guess you should just fix the code, its probably easier, or run it on a virtual PC and then manually fix some shit here and there, maybe not the best fps, but itll probably work, then you can save state and add cheats and such in the menus (alt+f6) so.. thats was prety much everything i guess, exept that it lacks the professional touch of code when it comes to stability and portability i guess, i think those could be worked on, but then again then we wont have thise bugs wich we can fill pages about, wich are cool, maybe you use wrong os? or bad compiler? maybe the texteditor youre using is unicode? i guess the truth is out there, does mulder code? has he ever used a debugger.. i think not then he wouldnt have time to chase aliens, he runs beos? i guess so, since he never uses a computer , oh , hes a gnu person, he doesnt use computers, only say that computers shall run free stuff, since computers are free anyways, i think i should goto bed ... now.
added on the 2002-08-23 01:20:01 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
stefan: what the heck are you talking about? sure you didn't want to post that on the bbs or something, not here? :-)
added on the 2002-08-23 01:31:04 by Sesse Sesse
i wanted to write it in the textbox and press submit i did i succeeded, you failed in understanding what i wanted, i guess its not my problem
added on the 2002-08-23 01:33:48 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
ooohhh my god!!
rulez added on the 2002-09-15 20:12:34 by Cozmic Cozmic
rulez added on the 2002-11-01 16:11:46 by caep caep
Energetic, fast demo.
High quality profesional music.
rulez added on the 2002-11-07 22:34:24 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Where do I sign up for the Excess fanclub?
rulez added on the 2002-12-05 13:33:03 by sprocket sprocket
the music is nice
added on the 2002-12-19 19:40:21 by juho3 juho3
rulez added on the 2002-12-21 12:48:39 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
i dont like the music
interesting rendering, effects and more
very good and funny synchros
rulez added on the 2003-02-12 18:36:47 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
Ups, I forgot this one? Fast paced with good synchs and kickass music, it's simply impressive
rulez added on the 2003-03-02 22:22:38 by shash shash
Not as cool as amoeba, but still well worth a thumb.
rulez added on the 2003-05-24 15:18:53 by tomaes tomaes
great agressive demo!
rulez added on the 2003-06-23 14:56:33 by mentor mentor
great! we want moreeee! excess rulez :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-05 14:58:41 by gip gip
Yes, we want more! Come on Excess, you released the best 2 demos of 2002 so why not do it again this year :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-05 15:08:02 by break break
I love the Excess style!! Tremendous music, synch and design, and some great looking effects too.
rulez added on the 2003-08-05 16:15:27 by Wade Wade
this is awesome. more love for squiddies!
(free tip: watch stoned :)
rulez added on the 2003-09-01 00:58:17 by deemage deemage
too many bugs
added on the 2004-01-24 11:44:58 by Code Code
No comment yet?
/me wants more like this!
rulez added on the 2004-01-24 17:23:32 by ithaqua ithaqua
HOHOHO You wana vector cube!
Simply rocks!!!

Excess forever!

P.D: Ithaqua -> Do you like this one for the "pulpos"? X)
rulez added on the 2004-03-22 00:42:31 by pK pK
This. demo. rules.

give in to your urges;
excess is good for you!

rulez added on the 2004-04-18 01:00:47 by HellBoy HellBoy
Damn, I discovered excess while listening to Nectarine and they really kick ass :). Original electro sounds and pretty dirty design.
rulez added on the 2004-04-27 20:15:19 by goa103 goa103
The music simply blows me away. The demo is good too!
rulez added on the 2004-04-28 12:05:09 by slusk slusk
rulez added on the 2004-07-04 16:28:33 by neon neon
Great one!
rulez added on the 2004-08-18 21:39:21 by Vulture Vulture
Short and sweet, oldschool meets newschool with the vectorslime and text asking the viewer questions. I like. Pokes fun at the scene in it's current state too, which is nice.
rulez added on the 2004-08-22 22:26:53 by Claw Claw
great stuff!
rulez added on the 2004-09-18 14:47:24 by spy-da spy-da
rulez added on the 2004-09-18 16:30:17 by zeebr zeebr
you still suxx guys ! :)
rulez added on the 2004-09-18 17:09:05 by Stv Stv
rulez added on the 2004-09-19 11:55:03 by tintoitaly tintoitaly
rulez added on the 2004-10-30 11:56:29 by Dubmood Dubmood
Nice, but somehow empty. Void.
added on the 2004-10-30 13:09:02 by Preacher Preacher
really nice. gloom's soundtrack is absolutely massive!
rulez added on the 2005-04-10 22:25:17 by marek marek
That demo definitively rocks! The music!
rulez added on the 2005-06-01 11:32:08 by bdk bdk
Nice synch and the slightest imaginable pinch of originality don't outweigh all the old effects and a somewhat plain & inconsistent look. No technical prowess lacking here but I've come to expect more.
sucks added on the 2005-09-27 16:53:19 by slux slux
me really like this one.
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 05:14:59 by wb wb
Oh No! It's a Squiddie!
added on the 2006-05-02 02:28:22 by bdk bdk
I remember listening to that wicked tune in one of the demovibes CD a long time ago. Now I just enjoyed watching the demo to see how well the music fits with the visual. (how come have I not seen most of those great Excess demos before?)
rulez added on the 2006-07-22 19:33:48 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2007-01-31 18:18:16 by src src
i wish i had been there to get a beer from rasmus
rulez added on the 2007-08-17 14:56:56 by jasuy jasuy
not bad, not good.
Wierd Effects, great music not bad not good as anes says
what debug said
rulez added on the 2008-05-22 02:00:23 by relias abardon relias abardon
Gloom is great again.
added on the 2008-11-21 18:48:03 by chromag chromag
rulez added on the 2008-11-23 00:12:11 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2008-11-28 12:38:00 by Optima Optima
rulez added on the 2008-12-01 06:36:25 by Proteque Proteque
could run the ./demo-linux-oldg++.elf on modern linux! nice!
rulez added on the 2011-11-12 15:59:56 by provod provod
still like it!
added on the 2011-11-12 16:21:47 by superplek superplek
me too
rulez added on the 2011-12-10 22:24:00 by Frequent Frequent
nice, especially the music
rulez added on the 2018-04-18 09:19:14 by nagz nagz
Wot, no thumb from me yet?! Watched this a thousand times. Maybe the origin of that norwegian drum n bass demoscene era. Fabulous squid effects
rulez added on the 2018-04-19 07:21:28 by rloaderro rloaderro
Man, this is still so great. Too bad the current Youtube version has a texture fuckup creating a "grid" on the 2D gfx. Anyone able to do a better capture?
added on the 2018-04-19 10:40:38 by break break
music!!! and nice rubber cube :)
rulez added on the 2018-05-27 19:39:47 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
this is really nice.

btw i would've been looking forward to the vinyl release of optimize's original track, if laxical didn't steal that track for one of his commercial releases... :(
rulez added on the 2021-05-21 19:09:03 by Flashira Flashira

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