fr-06: black 2000 by Farbrausch [web]
platform :
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release date : november 2000
release party : Dialogos 2000
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
related :
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  • 22
  • 1
popularity : 72%
  • 0.67
alltime top: #1330
  • ryg ryg [Code]
  • kb_ kb_ [Code, Design (remix), Music (remix)]
  • yoda yoda [Graphics]
  • cp_ cp_ [Graphics]
  • paniq paniq [Music (original)]
added on the 2000-11-06 07:46:41 by analogue analogue

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Interesting one but I do not quite like their style, sorry! However, this should not be the reason not to try this demo, the music is good and the graphics are well, interesting in a way! =)
Kinda okayish prod, but could be cooler if it was less dark and, ehm. boring.. 8]
added on the 2000-11-07 12:14:58 by bhead bhead
the guy in russia must reaaaaally hate us ;D
added on the 2000-11-14 01:22:36 by PigPen PigPen
It's impressive, well designed and perfectly synchro!! The scenes are simple but nice, flat polys mixed with textured backgrounds. I really like this demo, it got STYLE!!!
added on the 2000-11-29 18:17:42 by epsilum epsilum
Not my favorite, but I certiainly enjoyed watching it. I feel little for most colors and textures but the well-timed synch makes up for it.
added on the 2000-12-07 07:40:05 by Shifter Shifter
Damn, I like this demo really much, even if it's not a technical demo. They made a really cool remix version, with a really powerfull music !
Watch it =)
added on the 2000-12-15 09:03:32 by Sanx Sanx
Thanks for the positive feedback, guys! :)
added on the 2000-12-16 01:43:12 by ryg ryg
The "Even Darker Remix" kiss ass big big time. In my opionion one of the best designs so far on PC. The Music is more than just cool.
added on the 2001-01-20 12:15:28 by Tyrem Tyrem
"the guy in russia" actually likes you a lot 8) and, yes, "even darker mix" is cool.
added on the 2001-01-27 22:44:04 by bhead bhead
Ehh... Crashes all my computers... Anyways.. looks dezin, dont wanna see it
added on the 2001-03-05 07:56:32 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
I hadn't seen this one. Kthulu recommended that we see that when we were watching demos in the Icafe.
That time I showed I liked it very much! Ok,. it has flat polygons but compines some better fx too (Loved the radial blurry thing and the particle that burns the texts very much!!!)

Yes,. the syncs are great! And then we runned it with the "even darker remix!" Amazing!

First time I had seen it I loved it,. I don't know why!

Nice recomendation mate.. ;)
added on the 2001-03-08 17:51:05 by Optimus Optimus
(note this is FR-06)
very good designed demo, with bad but very well synchronized music, no gfxs, a good code very fast
the win32 launcher is very good, a must see

there is 2 demos in one, see the remix, i prefer it, the music is very good and the design is better than the 'official' version, a must have, a must see!
i like this file. especialy the th-remix (and most the music of the remix) nice lyrics, nice gfx, nice effects. GO AND GET IT!!!!
added on the 2001-03-30 22:06:56 by syntiq syntiq
yay, the remix is nice, although it would be even better if there was no stupid text :)
rulez added on the 2001-08-25 07:38:42 by robotriot robotriot
fr generally do cool syncing - 06 is certainly no exception.

you make me smile :)
added on the 2001-08-25 08:05:20 by jelly jelly
Great demo,as all fr productions...Watch it now,...
added on the 2001-08-31 15:55:11 by mulambo mulambo
The "Even Darker Remix" was cool, when watching it at about 20:30, in a huge room, totally dark.
A demo that actually makes you _feel_.
rulez added on the 2001-09-27 14:01:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
Very good prod! I'm a gabba fan myself so it fits me :-P In fact, I started the 'dark' version, the bass started pounding me, I begun getting funky when... It crashed on me!

Right after the first black room scene. It exited to the desktop. And *very* few demos crash on my machine :-) I use a Hercules GF2MX, a P3/733, an ASUS VIA Apollo Pro 133A chipset, 512MB ram, Win2K, DX8 and latest detonators. Any ideas? Pllllllease! The dark version seems to be awesome! :-)
rulez added on the 2001-10-03 20:53:55 by moT moT
use the fvs32.exe from goldrausch and the black2k fixpack (http://www.farb-rausch.de/b2k_fixpack.zip) and it should work.
added on the 2001-10-03 20:58:57 by ryg ryg
I tried the fixpack and the fr09 EXE (btw I had to use the IMS.DLL from fr09 too), and at 800x600x32 it still crashed around halfway through (log snippet follows).

FCCF: opening file 'b2kth/nosfer.fnt' from archive 'b2kfin_th' (as 'b2kth/nosfer.fnt')
TEXX: added texture: width=1024/1024, height: 512/512, 9 miplevels, flags: alpha+low quality+mip maps, rid #031ee820
MAIN: presync
MAIN: start mainloop
TOOL: dx error: CreateTexture FAILED (#0x8876017c, D3DERR_OUTOFVIDEOMEMORY)

I have a 32MB GF2 Pro, isn't that enough? I think it even worked at 800x600 on my TNT2 M64.
added on the 2001-10-14 19:47:21 by phoenix phoenix
Just to vote..
rulez added on the 2001-10-22 14:37:52 by Optimus Optimus
pom! pom!, pom! pom!, ti! pom! pom!..
rulez added on the 2001-10-22 14:47:57 by mrdoob mrdoob
"even darker remix" rlz!
rulez added on the 2001-10-26 04:25:07 by Zafio Zafio
This demo is really great, but the 'remix' is even better!
rulez added on the 2001-11-13 07:57:19 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
update update update: the newer detonators (21.xx) seem to have some *serious* problems concerning video memory management for render targets.

update as soon as I find out how to fix or workaround it..
added on the 2001-11-15 09:45:32 by ryg ryg
thumbs up for even darker remix, perfect syncro, great flow and smoothness!

btw: newest detonators seem to have problems with nearly everything (canot initialise 640*480*16bpp on my machine and some different prods)
rulez added on the 2001-11-15 10:19:29 by PigPen PigPen
Vote it.
This demo is great prods!!
Cool code.
Cool music.
rulez added on the 2002-02-06 06:11:56 by got got
Ok, finally managed to get this one running (some textures are missing though).

Some known effects (say hello again to the nifty font-floats-away effect from fr-03 and some others from kasparov) and some simple, but effective scenes. Also we can find some typical fr trademarks, like perfect syncs and good textures in this demo.

Btw, I prefer the original version. The remix has better music though. :)
added on the 2002-02-10 16:11:21 by tomaes tomaes
OH MY GOD!!! Are you guys crazy!? How come you're not mentioning the wizard at the beginning!! :)
rulez added on the 2002-02-12 19:08:09 by bigcheese bigcheese
Er, because it's just MS Agent, and nothing we coded ourselves?
added on the 2002-02-12 19:51:29 by ryg ryg
the remix is nice.
rulez added on the 2002-03-21 04:38:47 by psenough psenough
Awesome party version, even more awesome remix.

Rulez too much for (my) words. This could have a shot at the top 10, IMO.
rulez added on the 2002-03-21 05:42:03 by laserbeams laserbeams
i like it, but are the lyrics supposed to render love-sickness or a goth attitude ?
rulez added on the 2002-04-09 19:34:59 by rac rac
Nice sync, rulez a lot. Different from their lastest releases, that are more "technical" and push more polys.
rulez added on the 2002-05-17 16:20:19 by shash shash
But wheres Fr-07 Off Line? whats it like.
Will it be available for download someday?
Hope So. Ja?...No?
rulez added on the 2002-07-25 21:24:54 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
c'est tres bien
rulez added on the 2002-07-25 21:26:50 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
fr-07 is ronny's child.
added on the 2002-07-25 22:27:15 by ryg ryg
Nice remix :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-17 17:16:01 by carsonix carsonix
Heh, somebody finally mentioned about MS Agent. The character will popup and talk if installed properly. And hate that wizard.

Fortunately for me, I got Peedy the Parrot the first time I ever ran this demo. :)

Peedy: Welcome to fvs32. Here you can configure the demo...
*clicks "Quit" button*
Peedy: Oh, you suck.
added on the 2003-03-05 20:48:31 by Cesar Cesar
rulez added on the 2003-03-05 20:55:21 by diver diver
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added on the 2003-03-30 03:36:12 by donny donny
After three years the effects are gone a bit, but the music from this obscure "lr" is still fascinating me.
rulez added on the 2003-10-26 23:13:09 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
the original version just crashes after a short while.
but the even darker remix is an all time favourite of mine...
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:29:03 by FooLman FooLman
Rules, but can't get it to run on my athlon1800xp+R9800Pro, fr-06.exe crashes and fr09.exe complains about the music file. weird.
rulez added on the 2003-11-23 20:03:49 by ector ector
the fvs exes nearly all use mutually incompatible soundsystem versions ;)
added on the 2003-11-23 21:06:29 by ryg ryg
Hey ryg,

Just out of curiosity where can I download a copy of that merlin guy that pops up He's
funny. I'll even purchase it if I have to.
added on the 2004-05-20 05:58:14 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Black2000 rules. The 'even darker remix' roks and my my day happy. I love it !
rulez added on the 2004-07-21 12:03:48 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
my my == make my
added on the 2004-07-21 12:04:28 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Love both demos!!! Awesome style and music!
rulez added on the 2004-11-06 18:58:07 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
Ugly, boring and I hate the music.
sucks added on the 2004-11-06 19:18:29 by Preacher Preacher
The most interesting thing is the GUI-Wizard :)
added on the 2005-01-24 20:53:13 by checkoff checkoff
is the flickering on purpose or is it a bug? O_o
added on the 2005-04-24 22:48:55 by Lupin Lupin
Oh yes, this is black and beautiful indeed! Perfect mood and massive track.
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 22:27:09 by Optima Optima
rulez added on the 2006-10-25 11:50:51 by las las
forgot to rate this one. set new standards in sync, music and transitions in 2000 from my point of view. (i'm also always searching the final) you need to watch the final "even darker remix". it is much better.
music: weird computermusic that makes you sing!
effects: perfect+sync
great for 2000
rulez added on the 2007-02-24 16:14:38 by seppjo seppjo
rulez added on the 2007-04-28 10:10:33 by puNky puNky
Nice black room scene.
rulez added on the 2007-05-09 21:36:43 by hamster hamster
Can't believe I haven't voted it...
Quite suggestive, I like a lot the soundtrack in the remixed version.
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 01:26:24 by bdk bdk
something that actually motivated me to get closer to the scene back then
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 01:49:38 by red red
crashes when loading.. xp sp2, last line on log:
ENUM: found dsp_d \\.\DISPLAY1 aka 'RADEON X800 PRO/GTO'
added on the 2007-07-09 02:03:09 by psenough psenough
Black rules, is'nt it PS ? :)
rulez added on the 2007-10-05 12:27:33 by Pulsar Pulsar
yes! music rockz!
rulez added on the 2007-10-05 12:30:27 by hunta hunta
this was a super cool demo in 2000 :) just forgot to thumb
rulez added on the 2007-10-05 12:34:07 by substrate substrate
Crashed here too (check PS' comment) so I had to watch the video (i.e. I only saw the remixed version) and it's a pretty cool demo! KB's soundtrack kicks ass [I am not too sure about the vocals though =)] and graphics and effects are nice as well. And even if I would not have seen the video I would have thumbed it up just for the wizard at the beginning. :D
rulez added on the 2007-10-05 23:38:28 by StingRay StingRay
music, 3D graphics, fire disappearing letters effect, 3D cubes
rulez added on the 2007-10-16 03:40:48 by BITS BITS
even darker remix crashed with one of those stupid windows xp error sounds and locked up my PC. on the other hand a bit tasty little demo you have there.
rulez added on the 2007-10-16 07:10:04 by decipher decipher
rulez added on the 2007-12-28 01:39:24 by Anat Anat
rulez added on the 2008-01-01 15:42:14 by v3nom v3nom
Pretty good but design-wise it doesn't appeal to me.
added on the 2008-03-04 13:13:23 by Alpha C Alpha C
many fade to whites.
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 01:34:51 by neoneye neoneye
rulez added on the 2008-09-14 00:16:29 by SiR SiR
love the even darker remix
rulez added on the 2010-03-16 15:07:02 by wullon wullon
what wullon said.
rulez added on the 2010-05-22 12:35:29 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
rulez added on the 2011-03-04 13:04:17 by chromag chromag
FYI: YT shows the remix, not the original. but both rule :)
rulez added on the 2012-01-10 14:39:33 by scooper22 scooper22
The remix rules hard!
rulez added on the 2013-08-14 22:48:45 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
added on the 2014-05-10 13:18:52 by Daniel Daniel
lyrics ruined it for thumbs up.
I prefer Panic's track
Never liked the cheese-creep-break-up remix as such, other than the idea to have a demo selector and allow multiple demos/versions in one package (put a similar feature in my own old fx tool). The original rocks though. You get Tron lines and butter cream particles with deft 1990s drum'n'bass. Still pretty cool. :)
rulez added on the 2015-03-23 11:49:49 by tomaes tomaes
even darker remix is better!
rulez added on the 2016-07-16 06:48:21 by Flashira Flashira
tried to run in real time, crashes
added on the 2017-03-21 11:46:13 by Flashira Flashira
totally not my style in any regard
added on the 2018-03-27 17:31:19 by nagz nagz
For the even darker one.
rulez added on the 2018-03-27 19:28:04 by reptile reptile
The original one has one of the most unique designs I ever saw in the demoscene. The remix has a better track though. Still, very solid prod.
rulez added on the 2020-12-17 17:53:48 by Volantis Volantis

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