orbitalism by Haujobb & Park Studios [web]
screenshot added by nystep on 2002-09-01 15:48:45
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release date : august 2002
release party : Evoke 2002
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.59
alltime top: #1714
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damn, gf4 required :(
bah, these system requirements suck
added on the 2002-09-01 14:51:14 by sagacity sagacity
stunning masterpiece !!
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 15:33:41 by barock barock
they're wrong, it runs on my gf3 ti 500 (screenshot above). it's a little slow.

nice intro.
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 15:49:57 by nystep nystep
despite all the negative aspects this is still worth a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 16:35:26 by raymon raymon
runs good on my gf3 !
kicking intro and bigups for the weird soundtrack :)
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 16:43:01 by jazz jazz
doesnt want to start [crashes with green stripes on the screen]
added on the 2002-09-01 16:50:12 by _-_-__ _-_-__
can only hear the cool soundtrack, gfx is totally fucked up (geforce4, win2k-sp3)
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 16:57:38 by tunjin tunjin
nice intro:)
Moreover, i like the style :)
Workin well on gf3/w2ksp2
added on the 2002-09-01 17:30:42 by boxow boxow
won't work here. i am able to hear the soundtrack, but the gfx totally fucked up (ugly flashing purple window and fucked up background... maybe a new style? :)
added on the 2002-09-01 17:32:45 by prost prost
also crashes (green stripes problem), athalon2100 geforce4400 win98se sblive-value
added on the 2002-09-01 18:04:37 by cats cats
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 18:11:41 by sam sam
works well gf3ti500+XP.
but i don't like it...
added on the 2002-09-01 18:27:58 by FooLman FooLman
rulz !
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 18:47:24 by Igoronimo Igoronimo
the requirements suck ass, but this intro surely rocks... i missed a bit of coherency, but excellent visuals and sync
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 19:22:14 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
I didn't really think the visuals were excellent, but it's a pretty nice product.
added on the 2002-09-01 19:39:19 by Shifter Shifter
Not exactly pretty nor nice to listen to, but... very interesting effects!

3D code is very buggy, I suggest turning on the Debug DirectX Runtime and you'll see what I mean.
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 19:44:34 by Jare Jare
Well, it's no surprise this didn't run on my GeForce2 MX400. No surprise at all.

But I think it's about time demos/intros started using more 'advanced' features of new 3D cards. We can't live in the 90's forever...!
runs sweet as a nut here... v.nice intro, weird but good syncro. nice style. respekt!
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 20:14:33 by Panda Panda
there are some visuals i don't really appreciate (such as polysoups and interiors of cubes), but on the overall this is a nice intro.
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 21:20:52 by superplek superplek
eeeeeeeew. that font. anyway, looked ok-ish, but other then that pretty boring iirc.
sucks added on the 2002-09-01 22:02:55 by sang-soo sang-soo
(that sentence didn't come out right, Guess I shouldn't visit pouet when I'm still delerious from lack of sleep at a party :)

So. let me try again: I think the font is really ugly and doesn't fit the rest of the intro. other then that, the intro looks pretty ok.
added on the 2002-09-01 22:06:03 by sang-soo sang-soo
okay. this gets a rulez because it's fresh (and the first german haujobb-intro in a long time that doesn't look like discloned/ethik; dimensionsfalte is an exception :), the sync and the music is well done and it manages to be colorful without resorting to coder colors.

could've been shorter though, and the only really difference between this and your average jizzblob 64k intro is that it uses per-pixel bumpmapping on everything.
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 22:43:24 by ryg ryg
unbelievable great music ! netpoet did a wonderful job on this one.

and please, next time add the DIRECT FILELINK and not just some homepage url.
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 22:57:20 by dipswitch dipswitch
sorry, wrong link in buffer.
dies ist bunt
rulez added on the 2002-09-01 23:01:32 by cp_ cp_
dies ist bunt
added on the 2002-09-01 23:01:32 by cp_ cp_
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 08:50:20 by diver diver
is mir uebel ...

... geworden, als die komische Wuerfelschlange auf dem bigscreen lief.

Nice work,
though I´ll never be able to watch it again...
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 09:15:39 by anti anti
is mir uebel ...

... geworden, als die komische Wuerfelschlange auf dem bigscreen lief.

Nice work,
though I´ll never be able to watch it again...
added on the 2002-09-02 09:15:46 by anti anti
the truth is that this intro is only half finished.

it was evoke, we wanted to be part of the competition and the intro didn't feel that bad - that's why you can download the party version here.

in this version the sync is very unfinished.
and there is a bug in the sample packer which create ugly "bubbling" sounds.

that's why you can expect a final version at the end of this week.
added on the 2002-09-02 11:29:37 by hfr hfr
coders.. :)

ok, do it hellfire. then it will be an even more
accellerating prod with one of the weirdest tune of this year :) i love it.
added on the 2002-09-02 11:34:12 by jazz jazz
ah, another thing:
the intro uses 4 textures pipelines and uvbump. so you either need:
ati radeon 8500 (or better)
nvidia geforce3 (or better)

radeon7500 does not work because it only has 3 texture pipelines
nvidia geforce4mx does not work because it sucks

together with the final, an avi version will be available.

thank you for your attention :)
good night
added on the 2002-09-02 11:43:06 by hfr hfr
download link to a website SUCKS Macaw !!!!

direct link to the file for download is here :
simply rocks. very good music, good style & sync. also it doesn´t run on my computer (the green lines), i saw it on bigscreen. waiting for the final.
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 12:21:49 by sobec sobec
i especially like how it randomizes all the colors everytime it starts :P
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 14:47:34 by shiva shiva
shiva: oh no, you divulged our design secrets! ;)
added on the 2002-09-02 14:50:22 by hfr hfr
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 15:45:53 by ravity ravity
Cool attention-deficit-disorder tune, nice fx and sync - Looking forward to final version...
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 22:13:08 by rayro rayro
very good work! the blobby bump effect looks brilliant and the tune is very good
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 22:47:14 by mac mac
Excellent intro. To sad that I could enjoy it just at the partyplace (no geforce card)
added on the 2002-09-02 23:05:12 by Crest Crest
really good! definitely deserved to win. powerful soundtrack and some very nice effects. that strange rotating distorted room is really impressive... i have no clue how they implemented that one.
rulez added on the 2002-09-02 23:19:04 by jazzman jazzman
ah, and that font sucks. :)
added on the 2002-09-02 23:20:19 by jazzman jazzman
in the "good old times" there was just bios font and nobody complained! ;))
added on the 2002-09-02 23:30:58 by hfr hfr
Seemed to work fine with my GF3, although it did blow up when using the d3d debug drivers. I really wish more coders would spend a bit more time/bytes putting in at least a few checks for the device caps! >_<'''

As for the intro, well, I can't say I saw much of anything that made the requirement of a GF3/4 worthwile, just a few basic shaders, but I'll leave giving it a thumbs up/down until I've seen the final version...
added on the 2002-09-03 08:48:05 by Paradroid Paradroid
This prod is nice and at least modern !
fuck the poor !
rulez added on the 2002-09-03 09:37:41 by nytrik nytrik
Can't get it to run it just locks up my system
evreytime I click on the EXE file.
Pentium 3 1000mhz, 512 megs of ram Geforce4 Ti4200
added on the 2002-09-03 13:53:27 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
woooow, great visuals and effects.
concerning the HW requirements:
do you remember kasparov?
we are very good, so you're machine should also be very good ; )
rulez added on the 2002-09-03 20:41:08 by reaktor2k reaktor2k
"We're doing dynamic lighting and shadows, per-pixel everything, rendering gigantic, lush environments. The graphical features we're using are so advanced we don't even have buzzwords for them yet."
added on the 2002-09-05 14:22:58 by jazz jazz
Great intro. And just when I thought Squish was amazing. Huge respect.
rulez added on the 2002-09-05 14:44:52 by iTeC iTeC
despite all the negative aspects this is not worth a thumb down.
added on the 2002-09-08 00:51:47 by uncle-x uncle-x
reaktor: Kasparov was runng here always very fine. Back at the release date even with tnt1 (but always on a pIII-450), so it's a quite bad comparison with this intro's requirements.
added on the 2002-09-08 05:45:40 by Crest Crest
okay effects, good music, awful font, guestionable color combinations. haujobb..
added on the 2002-09-08 09:31:23 by bhead bhead
looked o.k. and though I understand that it's better if demos run on older systems too it's also nice to see some demos taking advantage of certain new features which can create some new visual candy. On the other hand we still see software demos puilling really interesting stuff on our monitors so hey, depend on what you make of it, some productions are worth being limited to special features some are not. The one we have here looks nice but I saw better intros which did not demand special features.

nytrik, know you're just kidding with the last line but hey, the poor are those who have the creative effects because they do have to get good stuff out of nowhere where others use hardware features! :P
interessting discussion here...

i think you guys see those "hardware requirements" a bit too serious. the situation is that i got that really nice radeon card from ati and just wanted to play around a bit with those new features.
further on, i started to code a bit d3d (only doing opengl before) about one week before evoke. so this is in no way "extremely advanced pixel shading technology" nor anything like "breathtaking new effects".

fact is that this intro is just a try to get something nice done for the evoke competitions as quickly as possible, and all materials looked much nicer with bump mapping enabled ;)
things looked more interessting and colourful when using 4 parallel textures, too - that's why you need a geforce3 to run...
in this case it does not really make sense to force geforce2 compatibility, because it has 2 textures only, so everything has to be rendered twice - and things are already slow enough ;)
and, hey, we are doing demos - not game business, so why limit to tnt2 ?!

finally, we are just beta testing the "final" version of this intro, including a few new effects, more sync, more cameras, better font :), nicer sample quality and a filesize below 64k.

thank you :)
added on the 2002-09-09 14:28:47 by hfr hfr
added on the 2002-09-09 14:30:44 by superplek superplek
a nice one,
i finally managed to make it work at home..

what i remembered from the compo was something completely chaotic and senseless.

it somehow is, since you can predict what will happen in the next seconds, but it finally is nicely made, each pattern inducing another scene, very nice syncs, yeah ..
visuals are good too. too bad it's a bit slow on my 900mhz pc ..

very entertaining, i just watched it 4 times in a row :)
rulez added on the 2002-09-12 22:58:41 by florent florent
why can't basile change the group to "haujobb and park" anyway? :)
basile: wake up! :)
added on the 2002-09-20 13:48:03 by netpoet netpoet
Ugh.. couldn't watch it nowhere. There are some Icafes here now that have Geforce 3 and 4. This one have 4MX460, but I have heard that 4MX have reduced features. I don't know. I get either black screen or green stripes. One computer told me it didn't found "pixel shaders" I don't know anything about the new GeForces, but unfortunatelly couldn't run it don't know why..
added on the 2002-09-20 23:28:38 by Optimus Optimus
dont work
lots of little green pixels on the screen and a crash wich need a reset
winMe - P4 at 1.8 - GeForce4 ti4200 128Mb leadtek (original drivers) - 512Mb DDR
rulez added on the 2002-09-24 23:08:56 by warp warp
aH. gREAT! fUKK! tHIS oNE oF mY fAVOURITE 64kb eVER! H-a-u-j-o-b-b! aND oF cAUSE yOU sHOULD gREET pARK fOR a pERFECT sOUNDTRACK!!! Ahhhh. Sync is perfect. Ah. gonna watch it once more right now, and once more, once more, once more.... (at my gf3 works fine).
rulez added on the 2002-10-07 12:17:34 by night_ night_
installed Windows2000 and now it works! Yay! Chaotic but entertaining style! Can't wait for the final
rulez added on the 2002-10-22 12:03:01 by cats cats
Pigface. Because
1) some scenes are really ugly
2) it's quite repetitive
But runs great on my R8500 and features some nice effects. whatever, pigface
where's that AVI version? :)
added on the 2002-11-27 16:26:07 by sagacity sagacity
kills my win98/GF4200 stone freaking dead ... and just for you i did it twice . NO MORE ok?
sucks added on the 2002-12-03 21:55:52 by Zzed Zzed
where's the final, guys...? =)
added on the 2002-12-06 03:29:05 by jazzman jazzman
The ugly purple flashing window is probably coming from the debug D3D runtime. The debug runtime clears the back buffer to an ugly color when you use the DISCARD swap effect. When using DISCARD, you should touch every pixel of the back buffer before presenting it for display. This tells me that they didn't use the debug runtime during development, which probably means there are other bugs lurking in there as well.
added on the 2002-12-19 20:05:57 by legalize legalize
Yep, switching to the retail runtime eliminated the problem.
added on the 2002-12-19 20:11:08 by legalize legalize
4-5 scenes looped over and over, nice effects thiough. Music (sound) was ok aswell.
added on the 2002-12-19 20:33:42 by velo velo
return of the speedo style
rulez added on the 2002-12-21 20:51:28 by noname noname
I can finally watch it... and god damn it kicks ass!
rulez added on the 2002-12-24 18:53:31 by dairos dairos
rulez added on the 2002-12-24 20:22:36 by rocco rocco
Great style and music, nice effects too!

About the requirement:
I own a TNT2, so I'm unhappy 'cos i can't watch it, because it's great.
On the other hand, GF3 is IMHO widespread enough to use their features.
rulez added on the 2002-12-30 20:31:35 by Gargaj Gargaj
Sooo... when to expect the final version?
added on the 2003-02-25 18:42:35 by ravity ravity
Awsummmm Effects !!
Almost like Jizz or Stash and far better
rulez added on the 2003-03-18 00:29:53 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
ah, haujobb finally go per-pixel ;) very nice although the intro feels a bit rushed...
Had forgotten this one :)
rulez added on the 2003-12-22 02:01:13 by shash shash
This is really great stuff! I love the "bump wave" background effect!
rulez added on the 2004-01-15 19:57:42 by Corial Corial
fuck those green stripes 9x/me
added on the 2004-01-22 16:58:28 by apricot apricot
looks sooo pixel shader :)
added on the 2004-01-22 18:18:04 by shadez shadez
it would be mostly pretty average if it wasn't so bumpmapped... i love shiny bumpmapping. And the cube + feedback was cool.
rulez added on the 2004-02-19 11:48:46 by psonice psonice
really terrible.
sucks added on the 2004-02-19 13:07:46 by sofokles sofokles
all the effects are so eye-candy !!

instant coup de coeur for me :)

rulez added on the 2004-02-20 04:51:23 by Zest Zest
great music too (and great code)
rulez added on the 2004-05-11 06:31:26 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
the URL to the soundtrack of this demo (mp3 format) is here:

added on the 2004-06-03 12:51:14 by netpoet netpoet
This never ran on my GeForce4 Ti4200, but now runs fine on my Radeon X800. It's kinda interesting, mostly because it has bump mapping, and I love bump mapping. (Or is it normal mapping? Fuck if I know...)
rulez added on the 2005-05-08 16:01:49 by las las
cool bumpmaping.
and good music.
I liked the vortex scene.
rulez added on the 2005-06-11 17:33:30 by got got
rulez added on the 2005-06-11 19:15:38 by apricot apricot
rulez added on the 2005-08-16 19:55:44 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
didn't like the text, but uber-randomness of tune and sync make it really special. In a word: dirty.
rulez added on the 2005-08-17 12:46:22 by Gaia Gaia
cool intro :)
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 19:30:28 by kusma kusma
weeee, pixel shader !
we made a mess
sucks added on the 2007-07-20 11:40:08 by wie8 wie8
dirtiee :)
rulez added on the 2007-07-20 11:46:09 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2007-07-30 07:10:21 by Maissi Maissi
very smooth, shiny, fluid.
rulez added on the 2008-02-01 11:58:02 by auld auld
a must see
rulez added on the 2008-05-27 00:28:01 by relias abardon relias abardon
Great comeback intro, they still had it.
rulez added on the 2009-08-20 01:26:00 by 4mat 4mat
was teh shit back than... boring nowadys..
sucks added on the 2009-10-10 10:51:53 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2009-10-10 11:06:04 by Frost Frost
Really like this one, still remember when I first saw it on my new laptop in year 2002 with dx9 GPU.

Now ripped and uploaded on youtube:
rulez added on the 2011-06-20 22:54:23 by anni anni
this is a rulez!
rulez added on the 2011-06-30 20:51:56 by mad mad
gorgeous stuff and excellent music
rulez added on the 2011-06-30 22:03:39 by parcelshit parcelshit
Muss nicht sein.
added on the 2011-06-30 22:39:40 by raer raer
och nöööö lass ma
sucks added on the 2011-07-01 01:29:48 by SiR SiR
Scenes inside the cube are totally outstanding. Great music. Other scenes are quite good.
rulez added on the 2011-08-14 17:40:02 by closed closed
could've been worse !
added on the 2014-01-20 19:25:20 by keith303 keith303
not bad, some nice parts with a decent soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2014-09-30 23:38:30 by keito keito
lots of nice scenes but i must say the chinese whatyacallit music was kind of pointless.
rulez added on the 2014-12-18 06:52:30 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
This is some goddamn ugly stuff but hey, it's got NETPOET inside!
rulez added on the 2014-12-18 07:11:19 by noby noby
The word "final" has been mentioned 10 times so I hope that after 13 years, we will get that final version! ;)

Obviously does not work on my Win7 main rig (black screen + music only). Does not work on my Tualaltin/TI500/Win98SE old school rig either (green bars on top). Does not work in VMware XP or Win98. I could only make this work in Virtual Box XP, in Win98 compatibility mode!
added on the 2015-07-07 02:04:27 by ramon ramon
one of my favourite 64ks! colourful design, great music and nice bump mapping.

helli please do a win7 fix (or maybe even share the source, so other people can fix it :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-13 16:47:10 by arm1n arm1n
this one blew me away, especially the music. go netpoet!
rulez added on the 2017-05-09 17:44:37 by nagz nagz
I have never seen this work properly on any machine. Some scenes usually render fine, most bug out in strange and mysterious (and always different) ways. :)

(I do love those effect-driven mid-school intros. Too bad about the final M.i.A.)
added on the 2017-05-10 09:26:08 by tomaes tomaes
dat soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2017-09-14 00:14:58 by Saga Musix Saga Musix

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