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screenshot added by Gargaj on 2021-09-12 04:51:15
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release date : september 2021
release party : Function 2021
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 67
  • is ok 9
  • sucks 0
popularity : 61%
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  • cdcs 3
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added on the 2021-09-12 04:50:10 by Gargaj Gargaj

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omg, thank you, this is a perfectly executed dos demo, how i wish that there would be more to come.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 08:42:58 by randomi randomi
Meh, simple name voting. No risk, nothing new in the category. Looks a bit like unpolished 1995 demo.

A valid 3rd or 4th place.. if a risk was rewarded the Chernobil demo should have won.
added on the 2021-09-12 09:26:35 by hollowone hollowone
this is a very nice tribute to the old era
thank you very much
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 11:31:42 by iONic iONic
what a smooth operation!
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 13:31:38 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Not my cup of tea, but it does have some nice effects. The music is going to cure insomnia.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 13:54:06 by Nuclear Nuclear
Nicely done!
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 13:54:27 by tifeco tifeco
The Radix-like music reminds me of some really great demos of the past. Soothing and well done. Congrats on filling your (and our) gap!
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 14:02:56 by noname noname
everything a proper DOS demo should be, stellar soundtrack too!
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 14:35:23 by okkie okkie
i like the colors and esp. the design. well done and congrat for the 1st place
added on the 2021-09-12 15:40:11 by MrVainSCL MrVainSCL
My party favorite.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 16:30:51 by mash mash
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I never made a (proper) DOS demo
Oh what, Perec isn't a "proper" demo? :)

Definitely full of 2001 Haujobb/Replay-style vibes. As the demo you wanted to make 20 years ago, it's a direct hit.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 17:18:30 by phoenix phoenix
oh, you completely hit me again. first with piledriver, and now with this.

i'm out of words now. this is THE dos demo we've waiting for so long :)
rulezcdc added on the 2021-09-12 17:28:49 by wbc\\bz7 wbc\\bz7
and one last word: for the scene god's sake, please make a SB version anyway :D
added on the 2021-09-12 17:31:14 by wbc\\bz7 wbc\\bz7
Sparks joy <3
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 17:46:45 by darya darya
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oh, you completely hit me again. first with piledriver, and now with this.

i'm out of words now. this is THE dos demo we've waiting for so long :)


THIS THIS THIS

really worth the wait for a proper dos demo with the early2k numedia vibes that i’m a fan of, and this is what is all what i wanted in one package :D
rulezcdc added on the 2021-09-12 17:46:57 by Brittle Brittle
is this 1998 again and gargaj just joined replay?
rulezcdc added on the 2021-09-12 17:56:52 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
Very nice.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 18:15:17 by Skynet Skynet
Design, effects, and soundtrack are all fabulous. Rulez!
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 18:19:33 by Mibri Mibri
machine
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 18:55:40 by citrus citrus
The world that produced demos like this no longer exists.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 19:19:17 by hot multimedia hot multimedia
Absolutely magnificent. I love the ambience and that track is beautyful.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 19:32:52 by Corial Corial
THIS DEMOZOO HAS VERY NICE SOURCECODE! REMINDS ME OF ZILOG
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 19:52:50 by havamal havamal
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 20:18:27 by Mystra Mystra
very well executed tribute to this area.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 20:22:44 by wullon wullon
Maybe I am too emotional, but I had very good feelings from my childhood while watching it yesterday. And I think that's one of the purposes of art. Moreover, the idea itself is brilliant. So you deserve your first place (really... oh and congratulations again)
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 21:25:20 by netro netro
Nice, reminds me musically of Radix and visually also very close to Haujobb style.
Not sure if the lack of subpixel/texel accuracy is intentional, but it is quite prominent in some of the slow shots :)
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 21:28:13 by gopher gopher
Mazel tov!
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 21:44:24 by lug00ber lug00ber
Absolutely fucking perfect execution. Took me right back to the era of greatest software renderer demos. Thank you for that! cdc
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 22:37:38 by arabek arabek
kewl
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 22:39:07 by NR4 NR4
damn you gargaj. is there anything you cant pull off? ;P

even tho this seems like an "oldschool" dos demo it picks up just the right spots and puts them into a perfect pace - the music obviously serves it well.
in a way its was most demos back then wanted to be but didnt quite manage to...
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 23:03:51 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
respect for doing a DOS demo in 2021, but it all felt quite derivative from random late 90s influences but lacking coherence to give it a character of it's own, ended up not feeling very memorable to me, sorry gargaj.
added on the 2021-09-12 23:13:06 by psenough psenough
Perfect soundtrack. Kinda agree with ps on the graphics side of things, but still it was an enjoyable late-90s ride.
rulez added on the 2021-09-12 23:57:28 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
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added on the 2021-09-13 00:15:33 by arabek arabek
Lots of Radix, a bit of Replay, Purple, Haujobb, Threestate or Woorlic... it's all there. You seem to lack subpixel accuracy though (or is it the capture?) and it's a bit incoherent. But hey, a nice, relaxing DOS demo in 2021. You have my thumb!
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 00:57:29 by raer raer
Very nicely done. Nice effects, good timing, great song, everything others have said. :)
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 01:33:23 by Starchaser Starchaser
Great tribute.
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 10:36:37 by nytrik nytrik
Moar, moar, moar! (And add the antialiasing, pleeeeese)
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 10:47:31 by argasek argasek
Doing 600MB demos with Unreal and Unity is completely wrong and uninteresting for me. After watching the old school demos and the size-limited pc entries I went to bed. Luckily I stumbled on this one by fortune to find there is still hope in saving the pc demo category. :)
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 11:37:18 by strepto strepto
A faithful imitation of what was 'in' 20 years ago.
Has quite some rewatch value to find all the demos which were referenced.
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 13:36:55 by hfr hfr
really, really well designed and sync'd. glad to see oldschool effects run this way.
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 14:22:46 by iks iks
nice design, music & sync!
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 14:25:43 by Jin X Jin X
time travel, executed with great style
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 14:39:27 by Sir Sir
What a nice cöncept, with nice speechsynth and effect and MS-DOS with GUS winning the PC demo compo
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 16:57:54 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Nice demo with great track!
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 17:20:11 by TMA TMA
If you people like this style of demos so much and think it was the apex of the PC demoscene that no longer exists then why don't you make some ? It's no rocket science.
Hell, there could even be some compos where competitors would have to reproduce a given style of an era of demos (hint) instead of just "oldschool" categories.

(Could use some anti-aliasing on the objects).
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 18:28:09 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
There are more people who do it that way, G simply joined the band wagon because in my humble opinion it is consistent with his thesis introduced during Pile Diver. Nothing new can be invented so we turn back the wheel of the time machine.
added on the 2021-09-13 19:53:26 by hollowone hollowone
feeeels
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 21:52:52 by ferris ferris
Reminds me of Replay and DCS demos which is a good thing.
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 22:14:59 by StingRay StingRay
Back to the 90s :)
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 22:53:55 by BiTL BiTL
Ticks all the boxes :D
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 22:54:31 by rloaderro rloaderro
Nice to see a demo targeting the late DOS era, not too many of those releases nowadays. Solid execution.
Also extra thumbs up for the story behind it - the drive to go back to a certain epoch of demos and scratch that "what if" itch!
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 23:39:31 by Sdw Sdw
I feel the strong urge to revisit a lot of beloved demos from the numedia age, to make a screenshot comparison of each scene. Clearly a lot of research, and love went into this.
It's the essence of these demos, distilled to a... cöncept of a demo of that time.
Thanks <3
rulez added on the 2021-09-13 23:46:05 by v3nom v3nom
looks solid.
rulez added on the 2021-09-14 08:48:00 by branch branch
Wasn't following scene in that mid to late 90's era really but i do know at least some of Replay's stuff etc. of course. Solid work but doesn't really do anything for me. Still, nice to see DOS stuff instead of "unlimited" platforms...
added on the 2021-09-14 10:08:50 by Serpent Serpent
Very nice music and very stylish. Love it.
rulez added on the 2021-09-14 13:19:32 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Nice öne! I've to rewatch hplus and sunflower now.
rulez added on the 2021-09-14 14:02:05 by violator violator
This is the best example of demoscene eating its own tail. Want 99-01 nostalgia? Check anything with Visualice in credits, which probably would blow Function audience minds in 2021. Quite sad, actually. As for the demo - nice tune, some cool 3d and suicidal color schemes.
added on the 2021-09-14 14:26:06 by AzzaroMWI AzzaroMWI
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This is the best example of demoscene eating its own tail.

After 145 prods, I think Gargaj has earned the right to make one nostalgic demo.
added on the 2021-09-14 15:02:16 by phoenix phoenix
not the FUCKING DEMO but quite cool
rulez added on the 2021-09-15 07:00:15 by zeebr zeebr
I like this demo and am happy to see it on YouTube because I don't have a GUS card and, anyway... my MS-DOS computer is a 486DX2.
I'm even happier to know that it won the Function Demo Compo this year.

Congrats, Gargaj!
rulez added on the 2021-09-15 07:50:04 by ham ham
Just the music alone ticks all the right boxes for me. Really nice demo, and always happy to see older PC's getting some love.
rulez added on the 2021-09-15 08:03:59 by britelite britelite
Awesome to see true/real demos (software rendering) for the PC still being made! The only thing lacking is subpixel accuracy, it would have made such a difference in this demo! Nevertheless, highly enjoyable! Thanks!
rulez added on the 2021-09-15 14:47:15 by Daniel Daniel
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This is the best example of demoscene eating its own tail. Want 99-01 nostalgia? Check anything with Visualice in credits, which probably would blow Function audience minds in 2021. Quite sad, actually. As for the demo - nice tune, some cool 3d and suicidal color schemes.


Lmao, have you SEEN all the pandering garbage nostalgia amiga demos and even amiga/retro style pc demos?

Also 99-01 is more than 20 years ago, so hella nostalgia worthy. ahahaa
added on the 2021-09-15 15:14:48 by okkie okkie
Also i'm implying this demo is better than the 80s pandering shit
added on the 2021-09-15 15:15:41 by okkie okkie
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Also i'm implying this demo is better than the 80s pandering shit

What are those, then?
added on the 2021-09-15 17:33:32 by Serpent Serpent
a blast from the past
rulez added on the 2021-09-15 18:18:08 by decca decca
it's DOS and looks like it
rulez added on the 2021-09-15 22:51:32 by cce cce
Yes
rulez added on the 2021-09-16 04:25:33 by keops keops
Thank you.
rulez added on the 2021-09-16 10:10:23 by Charlie Charlie
Music cures cancer :)
rulez added on the 2021-09-16 18:26:55 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
very nice demo, love it!

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Lmao, have you SEEN all the pandering garbage nostalgia amiga demos and even amiga/retro style pc demos?

Also i'm implying this demo is better than the 80s pandering shit


I feel attacked :'(
rulez added on the 2021-09-16 21:46:22 by rez rez
Decent. :)
added on the 2021-09-16 23:55:27 by AntDude AntDude
One man band does it again! Charming presentation. And the music is a tribute to Radix I guess?:]
rulez added on the 2021-09-17 15:30:23 by nula nula
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very nice demo, love it!

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Lmao, have you SEEN all the pandering garbage nostalgia amiga demos and even amiga/retro style pc demos?

Also i'm implying this demo is better than the 80s pandering shit


I feel attacked :'(


Aww.. don't be Rez! You do it with style <3
added on the 2021-09-17 15:36:36 by okkie okkie
I don't think this demo is either mindless pandering aka the downfall of the demoscene as-is, or in the same vein as Piledriver. On the contrary. I love how intimately personal and authentic it is - a genuine expression of an author who always wanted to make this, even if it's 20 years late.

It's not screaming "hey scene, look at me!", it just is what it is.

And as a demo itself it easily keeps up with the Replays and Haujobbs of yore. The soundtrack, while not entirely up to eg. Radix' level of proficiency and detail, fits perfectly and sticks in your mind for days, and the visuals and direction not only evoke that end-90s feel but also, personally, are welcome in the current times for how gentle they are :)
rulez added on the 2021-09-17 17:31:19 by kb_ kb_
some good old vibes in here
rulez added on the 2021-09-17 17:59:11 by seppjo seppjo
This seems like it's trying to be one of those late 90s / early 2000s design demos, along with Blasphemy, Purple and Replay demos. But sadly, it fails pretty hard for me to do just that.

The design bits are not cohesive and just ends up looking kinda derivative to me. It's not at all terrible, but it's still miles behind what we saw from the best demos of that era.

But much worse, the successful design demos of that era also had pretty good technical legs to stand on, and that's what really rubs me the wrong way here. The polygon fillers have terrible precision, yet animations move slowly which doesn't help to cover that up. And there's pretty bad z-fighting and even gaps between polygons going on.

...Also, the combination of code and design working together in perfect harmony is what was so magical with some of the demos of that era. And again this doesn't always work out well here. Some of the scenes looks like they were made in a 3d modelling program without having any idea of the limitations of the engine and how it would end up looking in the end. And as a one-man production, that just makes no sense to me.

On the plus-side, the music works really well for me, especially as an era-piece.

I'm sorry if this is overly harsh criticism, but I have an especially big love for that era, and this feels a bit like it tries to appeal to that without succeeding. It's certainly not bad as a whole, it's just my standards that are probably too high here ;)
added on the 2021-09-17 20:52:31 by kusma kusma
Neat idea, but also what Kusma said.
added on the 2021-09-17 21:07:09 by uncle-x uncle-x
decent!
rulez added on the 2021-09-17 21:20:12 by aolvos aolvos
I don't think you need to justify anything tbh. This is very much a love letter to the late 1990s demos. It is not perfect (they weren't either). It is nostalgic, the reference is clear and the standard of visuals is actually comparable to the majority of demos from the era. This would be one of the remembered ones if it was released back than, so I do not really understand the criticism of insufficient technicality.

I love multilayered design from this era, and was tempted to replicate it on several occasions. It is not that hard to replicate. Two real issues with these demos are 1. while they are consistent stylistically, they are rarely coherent, and 2. somehow, the vast majority of these demos are surprisingly substance-free, just pure shiny surface. Somehow, making this kind of demo twenty years later, and still keeping it incoherent and substance-free feels a bit underwhelming.
rulez added on the 2021-09-17 23:50:21 by introspec introspec
Looks neat, going for 1997 style gfx but more colorful. Effect parade without transitions. Basically all of the things oldskool demos that actually run effects the platform couldn't before, sometimes get as a negative or a don't-care. This is not an oldskool platform, and most oldskool prods have worse design than this.
added on the 2021-09-18 22:33:25 by Photon Photon
needs more design arrows!
rulez added on the 2021-09-20 12:56:45 by skrebbel skrebbel
Major, major Zilog vibes, to the point it almost feels like it's sharing Zilog's audio code. They're even comparable in size. Haha. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Paying homage to the late '90s scene aesthetic sure is welcome in 2021.

I guess the info file explains it all. I'm just glad this demo happened in the end. Also, I love the geometry after the flower scenes. One ♥ Love
rulez added on the 2021-09-21 00:39:53 by Morden Morden
great DOS demo! enjoyed the chill music and classic design elements
rulez added on the 2021-09-21 18:11:07 by blackpawn blackpawn

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