Virus by Starlight
screenshot added by fox on 2002-12-30 14:53:10
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release date : december 2002
release party : compusphere 2002
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
  • 0.59
alltime top: #2308
added on the 2002-12-30 14:53:07 by fox fox

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Starlight's first demo ever, made during the party.

Party version, needs a fast GPU.
Might not work on your system if you don't have an Nvidia-based card.

Wait for the final version.
added on the 2002-12-30 14:56:03 by fox fox
ok first demo.
sucks added on the 2002-12-30 16:13:29 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
?too long tunnel error at demo virus
the music is cool, but those never ending tunnels were really booooooooooring.
added on the 2002-12-30 16:17:39 by FooLman FooLman
Some good material wasted. They seem to have a great potencial though =)
added on the 2002-12-30 17:10:59 by ithaqua ithaqua
Not bad at all for a first demo. Decent modelling and also the music turned out to be pretty good in the end (vocals in Apoptygma Berzerk style helps a lot). Next time just try to think of something else than mere space station tunnels, ok? :)
added on the 2002-12-30 17:27:03 by melw melw
i liked it. good models and textures
rulez added on the 2002-12-30 19:58:18 by jazzman jazzman
they have more bandwidth than me ;)
added on the 2002-12-30 21:14:32 by fox fox
i liked it, music was good :)
rulez added on the 2002-12-30 21:23:20 by velo velo
is ok, nothing more... ?
added on the 2002-12-30 22:25:00 by sokoban sokoban
it´s ok...
added on the 2002-12-30 23:39:04 by starbuck starbuck
indeed a worthy winner, and kudos for trying.. they could have gone to TP and won a lot of money, but stayed in gothenburg and had fun with us :) oh and good models there
rulez added on the 2002-12-31 06:52:03 by nic0 nic0
pretty cool for a first demo, next time try to include more than one effect :)
added on the 2002-12-31 14:57:12 by sagacity sagacity
The tunnel actually looks cool. and the elevator sequence in the beginning was cool.
added on the 2002-12-31 15:03:08 by elend elend
keep up the good work, im looking forward to your future productions.
rulez added on the 2002-12-31 15:19:01 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
Yep, definitely a cool first effort. Somewhat slow here (p2-450, gf1 *cough*), but what the heck. You've successfully proven that you can do demos, I'm waiting for your next production with more, uh, content :)

Oh, and the music is cool, but make that APB style ("Paranoia" in this case) less obvious, ok? ;)
rulez added on the 2002-12-31 15:19:02 by kb_ kb_
really kb, i don't know what you're talking about. =)
added on the 2002-12-31 15:29:41 by dragonfly dragonfly
good textures and the first scene really sets the mood. the music is also very good. unfortunately the intro gets repetitive and boring and doesn't feature any "real" demo-effects as far as i can see, but a very good first demo. keep it up! :)
added on the 2002-12-31 16:33:39 by gloom gloom
great music!
A outside scene friend of mine liked the "music video" very much. =)
Good job!
rulez added on the 2003-01-01 17:52:08 by Ghidorah Ghidorah
Would have been better without the never-ending 3D tunnels. Some nice work by the graphician tho. =)
added on the 2003-01-02 10:55:50 by sprocket sprocket
sucks added on the 2003-01-03 19:29:16 by Dubmood Dubmood
Very good for a first production. Nice scenes.

Strange though, it claims to need a fast graphics card, but the demo seems like software rendering. I didn't get any texture filtering... Oh well, maybe I need my eyes checked.
Didn't quite want to run here. Waited a few seconds, got some music, waited a few more seconds, got a screen with the group name, waited 10 more, got another frame, then gave up and had to hard-reset. Guess I'll have to wait for the final. Athlon 1400, Win98, DX8.1, 512MB, GF2Pro, Det41.09.
added on the 2003-01-03 22:41:13 by phoenix phoenix
Hmm,.. is it software or not? Nvidia and GPU it says, but the textures seemed to me not billinear filtered and stuff, so I thought it was software engine and at the beginning I was impressed. But looked good anyways..
rulez added on the 2003-01-04 09:09:30 by Optimus Optimus
its hardware rendered, dont know why they disabled the texture filtering tho.
added on the 2003-01-04 10:14:39 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
shit! i really liked this! im impressed starlight. dragonfly, your song was great! and kudos to fox and the rest in starlight
rulez added on the 2003-01-05 03:18:07 by mempheria mempheria
yeah, uhm, sorry about the texture filtering mistake, I must have copy-paste:d some code that turned it off.. won't happend again =)

will be fixed in the final version along with the other bugs.. and hopefully it'll be faster as well =)

but anyway, thanks for all your positive and constructive comments, we really appreciate it!

and yes, next time we'll have more "content" =) we just didn't have time..
added on the 2003-01-05 19:48:25 by fox fox
great, i like this, the graphics are good (ish), and as you mentioned in the readme, see if you can fix the artifacting on the radeon >9000 (missing geometry) for the final.

and, the music... ^_^
well, that was really something else. What a great track, one of the best tracks i have heard in a very long time.
Any chance of releasing it on its own somewhere?

As a first production though, if you can bring it all together with some content, new effects, and a little more speed, it looks very promising.
rulez added on the 2003-01-06 22:28:47 by keiichi keiichi
nice oldstyle design... clean
rulez added on the 2003-01-08 22:37:43 by spengler spengler
I liked it ..
rulez added on the 2003-01-11 16:49:13 by violator violator
a clean edit of the soundtrack will be up as soon as i can get the time to fix it. expect one in a week or so.
added on the 2003-01-13 10:07:20 by dragonfly dragonfly
All was said. Fox knows the rest :)
rulez added on the 2003-01-18 06:38:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
yes .. dunno what more to say - check it out
rulez added on the 2003-01-21 17:23:57 by Zzed Zzed
this makes me horny. the music is dope.
rulez added on the 2003-02-07 17:27:19 by jpx jpx


added on the 2003-02-28 07:56:27 by raver raver
Sure why not for a first timer
rulez added on the 2003-02-28 10:07:03 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
sorry for the delay, but the almost-final version is here.. texture filtering is now ON ;)
and it should work on ati-cards as well as matrox cards..

or use the "mirror" at my university..

enjoy! =)
added on the 2003-03-28 17:18:08 by fox fox
incredibly late i've finally done a "clean" edit of the soundtrack.. download it at..
added on the 2003-11-21 19:04:32 by dragonfly dragonfly
incredibly late i've finally done a "clean" edit of the soundtrack.. download it at..
added on the 2003-11-21 19:08:33 by dragonfly dragonfly
incredibly late i've finally done a "clean" edit of the soundtrack.. download it at..
added on the 2003-11-21 19:08:36 by dragonfly dragonfly
incredibly late i've finally done a "clean" edit of the soundtrack.. download it at..
added on the 2003-11-21 19:08:38 by dragonfly dragonfly
incredibly late i've finally done a "clean" edit of the soundtrack.. download it at..
added on the 2003-11-21 19:08:40 by dragonfly dragonfly
Soundtrack is very crisp I love it !!
added on the 2003-11-21 19:50:50 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
good music, good gfxs, very good synchro
but too much the same tunnel scene
rulez added on the 2004-02-20 16:33:28 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
dem tunnels r cooool!
rulez added on the 2004-04-04 08:48:40 by dnes dnes
ugly graphics.... but the music is awesome :)
added on the 2004-05-23 18:37:44 by prost prost
ok, problem with my webserver for the last couple of months.. here is still the almost final version, and possiby the last version of it ever ;) http://starlight.demoscene.ws/slt-virus(pre-final).zip

(would be nice if scene.org would host it instead.. will deal with that soon)
added on the 2004-06-05 01:46:08 by fox fox
yeah yeah links whatever. i'm tired. chalmers mirror should still work and give good download speed.
added on the 2004-06-05 01:48:43 by fox fox
Some good graphics, some nice but avg 3d-scenes and an awesome soundtrack deserve the thumb up.
rulez added on the 2004-06-14 14:57:05 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
music was nice but some effects and the composition was rather sucky
rulez added on the 2004-11-07 13:33:15 by Duckers Duckers
Hell yeah! :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-07 14:07:49 by BoyC BoyC
added on the 2004-11-07 14:26:17 by ninja ninja
Way too many tunnels in it. Still a thumbs up, because the tunnels were nice and I liked the music.
rulez added on the 2004-11-11 10:45:43 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2004-11-11 12:57:23 by daddyvx daddyvx
Music was really nice.. though it could've used a bit more effects.
rulez added on the 2004-11-27 21:55:42 by Vulture Vulture
Kick Ass Soundtrack (Thanks to Demovibes , without this collection i would have missed this one) . The rest is ok for the first one ;)
rulez added on the 2004-12-03 22:06:43 by Fzool Fzool
some scene was a bit boring.
and I don't like the visual.
however, I liked the music.
added on the 2005-02-01 04:51:24 by got got
i LOVE this music :)
rulez added on the 2005-05-05 19:59:58 by luks luks
any new demo planed after this so good start ?
rulez added on the 2005-07-04 17:42:57 by nytrik nytrik
underrated prod. quite nice scenes, good music.
rulez added on the 2005-07-04 21:35:25 by post malone post malone
great mood and atmosphere in this prod.
added on the 2005-07-18 01:42:43 by mempheria mempheria
not bad, for the first demo
rulez added on the 2005-07-23 11:48:26 by Frozzy Frozzy
Nice music, a 2d pic, toruses, ball effect and lots of tunnel flyby. Not completely worthless but not really enough to turn the thumb to anything but down.
sucks added on the 2006-04-05 02:27:26 by slux slux
Not too shabby at all.
rulez added on the 2006-04-05 04:37:46 by whizzter whizzter
Not bad for a first demo but it totally lacks content. That tunnel was totally boring!
added on the 2006-04-05 05:05:40 by StingRay StingRay
I like it! =)
rulez added on the 2007-04-05 04:24:07 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
Great first prod, with pretty nice music (thanks demovibes!) A shame this is the only production they released, since it was very promising :-/
added on the 2007-05-31 20:37:04 by Nezbie Nezbie
Who knows if starlight is stil alive
added on the 2007-11-20 17:54:18 by nytrik nytrik
I like the corridors
rulez added on the 2007-11-20 18:27:50 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
The music saves it...
added on the 2008-01-06 15:43:18 by raer raer
Errr... music ist great. For the first demo it's OK
added on the 2008-01-11 16:48:11 by samurai samurai
clean image, lovely music.
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 20:15:11 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
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rulez added on the 2008-08-01 23:53:50 by Ized Ized
rulez added on the 2008-08-24 06:41:47 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
as a first demo it is very good
rulez added on the 2008-08-24 07:20:23 by auld auld
fox: how is this your first demo if there is a starlight demo from 1998 already?
added on the 2008-08-24 08:14:41 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
Does somebody still have dragonfly_-_radient_(infected_edit).ogg?
The original download link doesn't work anymore.
added on the 2008-08-26 18:07:10 by cyraxx cyraxx
Cool modeling. A bit too long.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 09:41:42 by xernobyl xernobyl
My favs are the fast tunnel in last 3rd, and the psyish soundtrack :D

Youtube (HD)
rulez added on the 2011-07-27 20:17:23 by anni anni
Nice demo! Pity they didn't do anything else? :(
rulez added on the 2011-08-24 09:56:25 by Mewler Mewler
yeah, a bit boring but really good quality for a first demo :)
rulez added on the 2011-08-24 10:26:11 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2011-09-03 03:19:25 by las las
i've loved the music for a long time. too bad it's the first time i watched the demo :)
rulez added on the 2011-09-04 21:25:38 by anesthetic anesthetic
Promising. A pity they didn´t do more demos.
rulez added on the 2016-06-06 21:59:22 by arm1n arm1n
One of the first demos I saw!
rulez added on the 2016-06-07 07:53:01 by golem golem
I would really like to what happened after this promissing debut
added on the 2016-06-07 09:42:34 by nytrik nytrik
probably the 3rd best demo ever using neuropol font!!

here are the lyrics i could vaguely figure out, hope they are right, couldn't find an official lyrics file anywhere.

cant you hear me calling you / far from here i see right through / are you hearing me / to the dark reality / cant you feel me deep within / electricity on skin / are you feeling me / radiating energy
rulez added on the 2021-01-25 02:21:31 by psenough psenough
really nice
rulez added on the 2021-01-25 02:32:30 by Flashira Flashira
probably the 3rd best demo ever using neuropol font!!

It's not Neuropol, it's Induction (a.k.a. the Variform font)
added on the 2022-11-01 16:54:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
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rulez added on the 2022-11-01 19:35:48 by SiR SiR

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