Darkstar by Smash Designs [web]
screenshot added by René Madenmann on 2004-09-12 20:46:44
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release date : december 2002
release party : the Ultimate Meeting 2002
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 59%
  • 0.18
alltime top: #16535
added on the 2002-12-30 21:18:22 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero

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where are those "sleepless" times are ..... ??? :-/
What an incredible waste of okayish to good content.
added on the 2002-12-30 21:24:46 by ryg ryg
it loads, then I get a few message-boxes which I need to OK away by hitting enter, then I get an ugly-ass Smash Designs logo and some goa, and nothing more... have to kill it with taskmanager, all the while it starts using more and more memory. so. um.

(dx9retail/debug both did the same, 41.09 detonators, xp)

bah. I sound like DiamonDie. :)
added on the 2002-12-30 21:58:21 by sagacity sagacity
oh my god, what is this!?!
+++ for wayfinder's music
+++ for the heli-model
++ for the spaceships & scud-launcher
+ for idea & story
- - for the well-known backgrounds
- - - for the explosions
i hope this is an unfinished prod, not comparable with adrenalin or sleepless...
added on the 2002-12-30 23:58:42 by reaktor2k reaktor2k
Well done scenes and a typical Wayfinder tune. Was quite enjoyable on the big screen, but it's nothing for my old machine. On sunday morning they showed a version with stereoscopic effect, but wasn't that impressive like in the FR intro 'Dopplerdefekt'
added on the 2002-12-31 05:40:38 by Crest Crest
Damn! Doesn't work with me either..
added on the 2002-12-31 18:50:44 by Optimus Optimus
very nice models, bad cameras, very bad textures, nice music, lousy code (with many many zbuffer artifacts). gets a piggy
added on the 2002-12-31 19:56:23 by Jcl Jcl
added on the 2003-01-08 19:33:54 by spengler spengler
very boring, nothing new, nothing exciting!

sucks added on the 2003-01-08 21:04:37 by uz uz


okay, some nice modelling and thats about it. not to mention awful soundtrack.. i really hope SDS strike back cause there's lot of talent hidding inside.

sucks added on the 2003-01-16 05:15:11 by raver raver
well. bad code.
added on the 2003-05-02 01:50:03 by snuffy snuffy
I never ever got to run this ;P
added on the 2003-05-07 14:50:49 by Optimus Optimus
its great!!! i like it a lot... ok graphics are not the überflieger schlechthin but the athmosphere is quite cool... like in an old star wars film or sth or flash gordon or sth...
i like the models too!!
the music RULES
rulez added on the 2003-06-17 16:13:39 by v3nom v3nom
I could finally run it in here..

I'll give it a thumb for the 3d models. Otherwise, it looks like a badly made story with loosy explosions :)

Is the 3d model of the mothership, supposed to be inspired by the one in Triage3?
rulez added on the 2003-07-08 19:38:28 by Optimus Optimus
Boah, the industrial class models are just exciting. Otherwise, it runs slow, sometimes does not draw anything properly (here on nvidia).

The anaglyphic part of the engine is horribly broken: lack of green makes it monochrome-ish, mistreatment of fog and transparent objects, etc.

The billboarded explosions are well choreographed and don't look quite as boring as the particle-based ones usually tend to... if they were not so obviously lowres and ripped!
rulez added on the 2006-07-22 15:36:08 by eye eye
Very nice build up to invasion, nice mothership, poor explosions, nice music.
rulez added on the 2007-05-06 20:23:31 by hamster hamster
rulez added on the 2007-05-06 21:32:10 by src src
typical newskool sd prod: stunning meshes that clearly state: "It took three weeks to model me", but the rest is just crap..
added on the 2007-07-09 20:29:15 by toxie toxie
I really miss this unique SD design ;)
added on the 2012-11-17 23:38:45 by T$ T$

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