hwr2 by kosmoplovci [web]
screenshot added by dominator on 2003-01-16 13:15:44
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release date : january 2003
release party : The Alternative Party 2003
compo : alternative demo
ranked : 14th
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popularity : 64%
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alltime top: #3997
added on the 2003-01-16 13:15:44 by dominator dominator

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By far the most atmospheric demo in the compo.

rulez added on the 2003-01-16 13:21:24 by uncle-x uncle-x
rulez added on the 2003-01-16 13:32:31 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
I couldn't remember much of this so I rewatched it. The music is quite nice.
added on the 2003-01-16 14:10:57 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
I love it. Great!
rulez added on the 2003-01-16 14:14:02 by dairos dairos
rulez added on the 2003-01-16 14:14:25 by kurli kurli
not interesting
sucks added on the 2003-01-16 14:27:31 by spengler spengler
I'm afraid I'll never be able to recreate the feeling of waking up while the democompo is already running, stumbling to the main area zombielike and half asleep and witnessing this on the big screen.

Still, nothing short of absolutely brilliant.
rulez added on the 2003-01-16 15:04:14 by jobe jobe
Effects are so amazing. It's way too boring, and I almost watched the whole thing (comparing to mp3 length)... Well, I may be little tired or something, cuz I usually don't press esc during demos.
added on the 2003-01-16 15:11:06 by shadez shadez
this was simply put fucking awesome and at the same time the best demo I've seen in a long time. total ownage, maximum respect!
rulez added on the 2003-01-16 19:36:09 by funktion funktion
only one effect ;(
sucks added on the 2003-01-16 19:40:43 by skarab skarab
A nice demo, but as I'm very rarely on the mood for ambient I'll give it pigface.
added on the 2003-01-16 19:46:10 by noid noid
7MB of MP3, 1 MB of bmp.. ahh, it must be art right?
Sorry, not my thang
sucks added on the 2003-01-16 20:28:30 by Mtl Mtl
rulez added on the 2003-01-16 21:18:44 by psenough psenough
Sorry bad demo.
sucks added on the 2003-01-16 21:44:37 by daddyvx daddyvx
One of the best demos at AltParty2003. Truly alternative!
rulez added on the 2003-01-16 21:53:48 by mstuomel mstuomel
heavy... thumbs up for the soundtrack. Visuals could've used some brushing up, but still a nice show
rulez added on the 2003-01-16 22:53:04 by cats cats
boring sound with boring graphics, sorry
sucks added on the 2003-01-17 00:00:39 by sokoban sokoban
it's a gorgeous thing... very cinematic music (kinda glitchy twin peaks-ish) and mesmerizing visuals.. if i could get it to run at a decent frame rate, it'd be pure bliss.
rulez added on the 2003-01-17 00:29:48 by dyscotopia dyscotopia
hmm yers slightly disturbing..(at 11AM)
Visuals were nicely executed but showed room for improvement :P
Music sounds reznor-ish to me - a good thing that! :)
Clearly deserved a higher place IMO
added on the 2003-01-17 05:40:12 by verm verm
Um.. I get 2 frames/sec on my 2GHz with Geforce 4. Even the music chops and skips and whatnot.
sucks added on the 2003-01-17 08:01:14 by sprocket sprocket
Hmm well it's an ok art demo, the way the white liney things popped out of existance was a bit jarring, and didn't suit the rest of the visuals.
Oh and it had two effects, which would be far too few in a normal demo, but in an art demo, it's far too many. :)
added on the 2003-01-17 13:37:13 by Factory Factory
tnx all and respekt back to those who deserve it.
added on the 2003-01-18 01:52:40 by dominator dominator
jesus chirst, no:
+ 2^65535 radial Blur planes
+ Z translate
this could not be real ART!!!!!! ....
sucks added on the 2003-01-19 00:17:01 by JaK JaK
love this.
rulez added on the 2003-01-19 01:50:31 by nosfe nosfe
i find this prod hard kind of hard to rate. the soundtrack is marvellous - true cinema atmosphere.

and then we have the visuals. super simple textures that look quite ok when repeated in Z direction. but when they hit the near clipping plane, they disappear instantly (why not just FADE them out, guys!?) and reveal their full crappiness. and that's all there is in terms of "effects".

maybe i have the "coder's view" disease... if something is so simple that i know exactly how it was done, it doesn't capture me anymore. anyway, i do think you could have put a little more effort in the visuals.
added on the 2003-01-19 15:36:08 by jazzman jazzman
this is that what its all about

get it

or fuck off
rulez added on the 2003-01-21 03:33:31 by asarhad asarhad
best alt-party release i have seen so far. i like the music and i like the visuals.

but how can it be that there are coders left out there that don't know that 2^n radial blur trick? (well, i call it crashzoom). that should speed things up by factor 4 to 8, and no more need to pop out planes...
rulez added on the 2003-01-21 15:57:14 by chaos chaos
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the first demo since kasparov that really develops an atmosphere you can drown in. please, make a looped version without the last screen !!! ;)
rulez added on the 2003-01-21 16:22:09 by rp rp
rulez added on the 2003-01-21 19:01:35 by diver diver
doesn't reach me.
added on the 2003-01-21 20:44:13 by ryg ryg
added on the 2003-01-21 21:23:41 by tomaes tomaes
Fuckin' boring i-want-to-but-i'm-not-able-to-do-it-trash.
sucks added on the 2003-01-21 21:36:48 by placer placer
rp, transition to the last screen was brilliant, i thought
added on the 2003-01-21 21:57:19 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Apparently surfing for porn can be a lot of fun. Maybe I'll try that instead.
sucks added on the 2003-01-22 02:45:14 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Like Chimera, _, etc etc, meant to be projected, not directly watched. And like most other Eurotrash art, cold and emotionless, but it will hold the attention of the drug-hungry, and those who feel they won't be cool and hip if they're not into it. Like it or not, this is a trend. But hey, by the end of the year many more groups will think they're artistic geniuses, and this genre will be overdone, so maybe the scene will get sick of it and move on.
added on the 2003-01-22 03:53:16 by phoenix phoenix
Like Chimera, _, etc etc, meant to be projected, not directly watched. And like most other Eurotrash art, cold and emotionless, but it will hold the attention of the drug-hungry, and those who feel they won't be cool and hip if they're not into it. Like it or not, this is a trend. But hey, by the end of the year many more groups will think they're artistic geniuses, and this genre will be overdone, so maybe the scene will get sick of it and move on.
added on the 2003-01-22 03:53:17 by phoenix phoenix
stupid generalizations
added on the 2003-01-22 08:25:57 by _-_-__ _-_-__

seconded, knos.
phoenix, if u feel like that, doesnt mean everyone else does.

added on the 2003-01-22 08:34:42 by raver raver
i think that even a moving, white pixel on a black screen could make a great demo IF somebody would develop something around it that FITS.
added on the 2003-01-22 15:12:55 by rp rp
this one has potential but doesn't evolve enough to fully reach its goal. still, definitely in the better half of the demos released at altparty.

and yes, very cool soundtrack.
added on the 2003-01-22 17:06:29 by melw melw
I will not put a "sucks" symbol, because I believe that there are a lot of very bad demos. That one was simply looonnnngggg to watch during the party place.

Anyway, for Chaos that wrote "best alt party release so far", you should know that there are some mistakes in pouet.net registrations... some entries were put in "Alternative Party (2003)" and some were put in "Alternative Party 4 (2003)".

I hope that someone will be able to correct all these mistakes.

For information, the #1 place demo is Viznut's VIC20 demo, and is in "Alternative 4 (2003)" party entry, while our own #2 place Oric demo is in "Alternative (2003)" party entry.

What a mess.
added on the 2003-01-22 20:18:06 by Dbug Dbug
Hum, it was the other way around :)

Sorry... damned myself...
added on the 2003-01-22 20:19:34 by Dbug Dbug
Bored me to death
sucks added on the 2003-01-23 07:37:53 by shash shash
Allright, I was a bit harsh last time, but, I tell it like it is. To be fair, I watched it again with music at full volume (rather than near silent late at night like last time). The audio definitely adds atmosphere to it. Still, I don't see it so much as a demo, as a "living" screensaver. Like melw said, it didn't reach its full potential. Years from now, these guys will be viewer as either artistic geniuses, or stoned. :)
added on the 2003-01-24 01:54:16 by phoenix phoenix
Another demo in the art trend.
sucks added on the 2003-01-24 02:52:44 by Wain Wain
phoenix: I don't understand what's wrong with trying to create something different; something that stretches or moves outside the normal (quite narrow) frames of a

And, I don't understand why you over-simplify and reduce this to some stupid
'they-are-just-trying-to-be-special' all time time.
rulez added on the 2003-02-08 18:33:55 by sofokles sofokles
boring, esc pressed to save my time
sucks added on the 2003-02-12 17:43:45 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
great dark ambient music.
abstract demo.
rulez added on the 2003-03-30 14:46:47 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2003-04-08 08:08:02 by donny donny
added on the 2003-04-09 01:31:59 by donny donny
god, oh my god, thanx for this great experiance, want more!!!!!!!
rulez added on the 2003-05-12 10:52:50 by alkama alkama
While it initially seemed interesting, I started to feel pretty indifferent about it about half-way through, and as it neared its conclusion, I couldn't wait for it to end. I've tried several times since its release to give it another chance, but I haven't made it through to the end since. Art, no matter what form it takes, should be first and foremost, engaging to the viewer, listener, or what have you. Ufortunately, HWR2 failed to connect with me in the way that it has some of the users here.
sucks added on the 2003-08-18 04:46:50 by VindicatioN VindicatioN
Pretty cool but what's with the code? I mean, even the music started clicking and stuff...
rulez added on the 2004-03-11 19:56:30 by Gargaj Gargaj
kinda pulls you into the screen
Yes make a looped version without the last screen.
rulez added on the 2004-08-10 08:04:42 by Kasparov Kasparov
I think it is supposed to click. There are some very interesting effects like instant delay changes. The music is very well done!
The visuals are rather disappointing though.
added on the 2004-09-11 00:24:00 by mjz mjz
rulez added on the 2005-08-22 18:58:30 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
one of my favourite demos. also 1st kooi i saw.
Everything's great.. timing, experience, everything.
rulezcdc added on the 2005-10-01 14:18:43 by Gaia Gaia
I haven't commented this one?

Awesome demo with intense atmosphere. Love it.
rulez added on the 2005-10-01 15:22:18 by teel teel
i'm stunned
rulez added on the 2006-03-26 16:53:57 by kelsey kelsey
psycho-hacking rocks
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 19:03:13 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
great sountrack, but the visuals are rather dull and uninspired.
added on the 2006-09-22 15:52:02 by bhead bhead
14th place doesn't give it any justice
rulez added on the 2006-09-22 17:07:26 by waffle waffle
You waste my precious space. <br> :-D (one of my fav demos)
rulez added on the 2007-02-08 14:07:46 by cTrix cTrix
rulez added on the 2007-02-08 15:24:34 by evilpaul evilpaul
you are abstract
rulez added on the 2007-08-11 00:58:56 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
Still the best ambient/art/noise demo around! Fantastic atmosphere and the soundtrack is a killer.
rulez added on the 2008-09-02 00:40:34 by Stebo Stebo
Zooming and blurring...not exactly creative or challenging stuff here. Not even mentally or visually stimulating for me. The end result looks like the sort of mush you get when you run 20 Photoshop filters together.

I wish someone could explain the appeal of this stuff, because the only explanation I can understand is this one:

but it will hold the attention of the drug-hungry, and those who feel they won't be cool and hip if they're not into it.
sucks added on the 2008-09-02 01:10:28 by Wade Wade
sucks added on the 2008-09-02 01:21:57 by NH4OH NH4OH
rulez added on the 2008-09-25 21:21:45 by skrebbel skrebbel
rulez added on the 2009-03-14 21:18:09 by T$ T$
true love! one of kooi demos i was returning over and over a few years ago.
rulez added on the 2009-04-17 16:09:59 by elfh elfh
rulez added on the 2011-12-17 19:58:10 by Frequent Frequent
Daunting and mesmerizing
rulez added on the 2012-03-25 00:38:26 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2017-02-10 15:23:16 by nagz nagz
nice atmosphere
I forgot to thumbs up this 17 years ago, so here it is.
rulez added on the 2020-08-17 19:09:27 by stefa stefa

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