Volatile by ADDiCT [web]
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release date : november 2000
release party : Satellite 2000
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 61%
  • 0.64
alltime top: #5321
added on the 2000-11-17 23:59:01 by potos potos

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aaah. this is fantastic stuff. high goose bump factor when the vocals kick in ;) lovely piece of mindcandy.
added on the 2000-12-04 12:53:26 by _ _
Me rikey. Music gets a bit weird at times, but that tunnel thing at the beginning is pretty damned cool. Get this one if you've missed it.
rulez added on the 2001-07-04 18:54:18 by phoenix phoenix
Reminds me of Sunflower's new dull stuff, but is better. Nice colors, some nice looking effect combinations. Good design.
rulez added on the 2001-09-29 13:11:08 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
I happen to like this, although the music is rather flat and not fitting in the beginning, (besides some significant muffler drum samples ;)). Overall, a good demo.
rulez added on the 2002-03-20 13:00:48 by tomaes tomaes
i didn't really like it
added on the 2002-03-28 11:28:09 by superplek superplek
I didn't really hate it

I love it
rulez added on the 2002-08-01 10:40:36 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
This is a working link.

Nice looking stuff, creates a good atmosphere.
added on the 2002-12-17 00:21:49 by Crest Crest
exposed to this off the chscene cd. oh my god does the music own! I think this group is really damn talented.
rulez added on the 2003-10-26 23:09:21 by mconstant mconstant
Not much to say, simply a good prod.
rulez added on the 2003-10-29 17:33:34 by asasel asasel
It's pretty good, but it totally failed to appeal to me. Not sure why, maybe it's just not standing out from the crowd enough?
added on the 2003-10-29 17:40:45 by psonice psonice
very good, i love the mood
rulez added on the 2003-11-26 17:42:44 by termos termos
cool effects
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 04:24:12 by cj7 cj7
Good music and feeling.
rulez added on the 2003-12-29 13:15:51 by dairos dairos
DirectX 7 error ?!
i have DX9 and when you install XP DX8 is here so ?
added on the 2003-12-29 14:37:58 by Stv Stv
nice sync, but unimaginative visuals a bit.
rulez added on the 2004-01-11 21:28:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
Whoa, forgot all about this one, still rocks ... great feel throughout
rulez added on the 2004-10-30 22:13:19 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Rather ordinary, isn't it?
added on the 2004-10-31 00:37:45 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2004-12-01 04:27:08 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
rulez added on the 2005-10-10 20:30:17 by wie8 wie8
I watched it over and over again, wondering if it's deserving of a thumbs up. I must say I like it enough for that but this suffers from the same thing addict's television does, it just seems a little rough on the edges.

Things like fonts lacking any stylizing and the kaleidoscope-tunnel walls showing the credit sprites that were also on the screen just does not look good. Also I feel the glowing cubes should've really glowed, now there were flares in their center at times which really annoyed me. Finally, the last effects aren't much to look at, I would've hoped to see the best stuff when the vocals kick in but that just was not to be I guess.

Anyway, could've been better in some ways but doesn't detract from it enough to make it a piggy in my mind.
rulez added on the 2006-02-05 00:27:05 by slux slux
doesn't run on my computer :( same as stv apparently
added on the 2006-02-05 06:01:43 by blackpawn blackpawn
rulez added on the 2006-08-18 14:05:54 by hardi hardi
sucks added on the 2007-04-17 00:13:32 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2007-04-21 10:46:48 by beton beton
Greate tune with nice visuals
rulez added on the 2007-04-22 15:44:05 by Pulsar Pulsar
doesn't work on dx9.
but i remember i saw it on my old computer(shitty dx7 gfx card and windows me) :)
unfortunately it doesnt work on my new computer.
pity :(
and i think it's still one of the best addict demos... however my favourite is "Liquid forms".
added on the 2007-04-22 16:27:20 by wie8 wie8
shex composed new soundtrack for "Volatile 2" in 2oo1.
yhmm, unfortunately the project was not finished :(
added on the 2007-04-22 16:33:10 by wie8 wie8
This was one of the first demos i ever saw. For some reason I love it
rulez added on the 2009-05-28 00:35:53 by Duckers Duckers
Unlike many early hw-rendering demos, this one is fun to watch even after 11 years... Nice colors, good looking transparency and ofcourse THE MUSIC.
rulez added on the 2011-09-24 20:45:54 by propeller propeller
Nice saw this on Mindcandy on Birdie 18
rulez added on the 2011-12-10 22:32:48 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
still pretty cool. esp the music
rulez added on the 2013-02-03 17:39:23 by v3nom v3nom
Doesn't seem to work on Windows 7 64bit, HD5870, 12GB DDR3 RAM, 6-core
and DX11 installed. It gives me an error saying that I need DX7 or higher. So this is for older computers and not for newer ones??? :-(
added on the 2014-05-04 19:34:28 by MISTERAMD MISTERAMD
This demo tries to initialize DirectDraw with a wrong monitor GUID.
I did a quick executable patch and now runs on the primary monitor (Win7) but I'm unsure if I'm allowed to distribute it.
added on the 2015-08-21 19:51:04 by Dege Dege
Also, the tunnel looks beautifully in stereo3D through dgVoodoo2.
added on the 2015-08-21 20:11:21 by Dege Dege
This demo tries to initialize DirectDraw with a wrong monitor GUID.
I did a quick executable patch and now runs on the primary monitor (Win7) but I'm unsure if I'm allowed to distribute it.

Dege, don't hesitate and distribute it. I lost the source code a long time ago, so can't recompile it for newer systems. Does it run on Win8/10 now?
added on the 2015-10-09 20:06:26 by bayger bayger
Ok, I've uploaded a patch:


- I don't know if it runs natively on Win8/10, I tried only on Win7.

- It should run with dgVoodoo2 though but unfortunately I realized that
the latest released version won't run with it because of a bug.
I used a fixed version for myself so the fix will only be available in the next release.
added on the 2015-10-26 21:14:25 by Dege Dege
Captured using the patch above. Found an older capture but it was definitely SD, as it had the MindCandy watermark. :)
added on the 2018-05-02 14:42:05 by phoenix phoenix
If only direction and especially pacing would've fitted the music even more.
rulez added on the 2023-02-20 09:23:22 by SiR SiR

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