Mikado by Tristar & Red Sector Inc. [web]
screenshot added by tomaes on 2003-03-24 10:55:31
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release date : march 2003
release party : Equinoxe 2003
compo : combined demo
ranked : 7th
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popularity : 63%
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alltime top: #44032
added on the 2003-03-24 10:55:30 by tomaes tomaes

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The screenshot shows one of the very few good looking scenes in this software rendering demo.

Btw, code: kozmik? (I hope it's not the one from NE) ;)
added on the 2003-03-24 10:58:39 by tomaes tomaes
Atleast he once told me that he was in TRSI now, working on some demo.. perhaps this one.
added on the 2003-03-24 11:34:36 by zeroic zeroic
Hum... It appears that the particles are not subpixel-corrected, while the rest is...
Why is that?
I'll give you my theory: most code is ripped, particles are not...
added on the 2003-03-24 11:36:22 by Scali Scali

fuckings to ex next empire coder...
sucks added on the 2003-03-24 11:51:46 by uns3en_ uns3en_
can't get the monkey to run sorry
added on the 2003-03-24 12:04:52 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
you people are hard with kozmik, this prod is nice and smell like an oldschool trsi prod...
it would be nice that you judge a prod for what is it and not for the guy who made it.
thanx for you attention
rulez added on the 2003-03-24 12:21:38 by Tex Tex
what an ugly piece of shit. oh and for the particles, some seem to be coming from an avi ;-)
added on the 2003-03-24 12:22:00 by superplek superplek
This prod was runned on a Pentium 100Mhz with an ATI Rage Pro gfx card. It's a nice product, but they were many other nice products at the demoparty.
rulez added on the 2003-03-24 12:40:33 by Floyd Floyd
now that I've seen the demo, I'm sure it was the same kozmik :) the overall 2D is ugly as hell, the music is really nice tho'.. can't say much about the code. guess it's ok. antialias is great.
added on the 2003-03-24 12:45:32 by zeroic zeroic
rulez added on the 2003-03-24 13:01:20 by Dubmood Dubmood
Very impressive !!!!
rulez added on the 2003-03-24 13:22:06 by mdwf mdwf
Great demo! Tristar & rsi forever
rulez added on the 2003-03-24 15:12:59 by Buckethead Buckethead
very bad one
sucks added on the 2003-03-24 16:31:41 by spengler spengler
Too chaotic, some really ugly gfx.. Can't really say I like this.
added on the 2003-03-24 18:53:38 by break break
crashes after the entirely appropriate and well-designed anim of the skeleton.
added on the 2003-03-24 19:35:40 by sagacity sagacity
added on the 2003-03-24 20:59:01 by bhead bhead
not crashed :-)
rulez added on the 2003-03-24 21:03:05 by sokoban sokoban
A rare PC demo that was enjoyable to watch, although it crashed shortly after the scene on the screenshot above. Where is the fix? :)
rulez added on the 2003-03-24 21:20:02 by darkus darkus
worked all the way for me.. though i'm not sure the sync was perfect.... the acid-trance ended halfway through the scene with the spaceship over the ocean thingy.. anyways, if i put myself in the mindset where i'm pretending my pc is a circa '92 amiga, this blows me away.. otherwise, the best i can say is it doesn't get me bored, and it does look like a (rather rushed) trsi demo.. so i guess that's good.. but recent amiga demos put this in a bad light as far as design and style goes, so no thumb up for me.. enjoyed it, but now it goes to recycling..
it's still slow on my athlon 850, i couldn't imagine how insane slow it'd be on a 100mhz machine. anyway, where's the "impressive" and "enjoyable" stuff in this demo? and where's the oldschool part about it? the fact that it's a software demo?
sucks added on the 2003-03-25 08:35:17 by rp rp
tried it at the office, I get pauses between scenes (1-3 seconds), and it still crashes on the screen shot scene. the skeleton was cool, but I guess that's just an avi...
added on the 2003-03-25 08:42:15 by bhead bhead
crashes here too. what I saw wasn't anything special.
added on the 2003-03-25 08:51:22 by dairos dairos
Sorry. I found this uninteresting and quite muddled to look at. Plus the framerate was surprisingly slow considering it claims to have been originally presented on a 100 MHz Pentium.
sucks added on the 2003-03-25 09:18:43 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
well it was running on a P100 at the party place & looks really nice & fast.
rulez added on the 2003-03-25 10:24:03 by ThoRiN ThoRiN
btw. kozmik will you fix this demo. i got
error message and i can even run it saying
something about textures...
added on the 2003-03-25 10:35:50 by uns3en_ uns3en_
okay. tried on two more machines. guess what? - crashes on different parts, slowdowns galore, etc. god knows, I never thumbed a prod down for being buggy, but for this one I guess it's time to make an exception..
sucks added on the 2003-03-25 10:44:34 by bhead bhead
the dutch opinions:

[11:39] <mnemSTUDY> zo
[11:39] <mnemSTUDY> HOE DAN
[11:39] <mnemSTUDY> hoe kan je zoiets lelijks maken en releasen :(

translation: well.. HOW can one ever make something THIS ugly, and actually release it?

[12:06] <shifter> HOEI wat een lelijke demo is. Verrassend lelijk zelfs.

translation: FUCK that was ugly, surprisingly ugly even.

[11:48] <mnemSTUDY> ja
[11:48] <mnemSTUDY> jammer dat het geen rush hour 2 was
[11:48] <shifter> haha, ja dat was wel zo'n enorme sof
[12:12] <plkAWAY> nou
[12:12] <plkAWAY> ik vond dit ook wel een fikse sof hoor shift
[12:13] <mnemSTUDY> razor is er niks bij

translation: too bad it's not rush hour ][ - ah yes, that one sure sucked - well, i think this one comes close too shift :) - razor is nothing compared to this

trsi stinks :)

added on the 2003-03-25 12:16:00 by superplek superplek
kozmik shows us more of his mAD Sk1LLz.
sucks added on the 2003-03-25 12:25:31 by _ _
While saying that trsi stinks is a broad generalization (well they do as of late, that's true), this crap is mostly due to Kozmik's incredible talent for making crap releases.

As for the equinox comment about it's low-end specs: it certainly lives up to the low, low, ULTRAlow expectations one should have when it's supposedly running on a RagePro card.

Crap. Waste of resources. I want those minutes I wasted on viewing this back!
sucks added on the 2003-03-25 12:27:58 by Shifter Shifter
sucks added on the 2003-03-25 17:25:05 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
methinks that it is actually pure hardware rendering, it got mad at me after disabling hw acceleration in the dx settings. and looking at the filesize, plus the fact that the exe has very low compression ratio, methinks it will be full of avi.
sucks added on the 2003-03-25 17:41:36 by tcp tcp
i thought trsi was a 'leet group... it is okay in general, besides the fact that the colors are somewhat discussable and the entire thing is quite inhomogenous; a real symhonic overkill. and why is there need for that 700k .avi with spinning particles ? that could have been done with a particle system (what would be smaller, faster and more flexible)...
added on the 2003-03-25 21:15:16 by rac rac
heard the music before, don't know if it was originally composed by this group or not.. also crashed.. it was looking alright however..
added on the 2003-03-26 00:29:14 by XteNt XteNt
Hey, TRSI! You forgot to give credits to Motek Entertainment for using their motion captured skeleton anim!
sucks added on the 2003-03-27 02:25:38 by allanon allanon
System Error : ERROR 165. D3D Devices do not support backbuffer bit-depth and HW Acceleration

I have an old S3, no 3D... wasn't this supposed to be software rendering?
sucks added on the 2003-03-27 05:28:09 by jmagic jmagic
I think it crashes/stops actually after the skelleton and I can't see the rest. Some parts are nice and the skeleton animation is cool (though, I just read it's not theirs ;)
added on the 2003-03-27 15:06:27 by Optimus Optimus
System Error : ERROR 165. D3D Devices do not support backbuffer bit-depth and HW

Rofl. But why such a low resolution then? To make it look like a sw-rendering engine and to hide it's real crappyness? ;)
added on the 2003-03-27 15:43:12 by tomaes tomaes
yihaa! way to go kozmik. hope trsi will
kick kozmik but i dont think it will happen
added on the 2003-03-27 15:46:35 by uns3en_ uns3en_
I will adopt Plek's method of stern (but fair) judgement, then.
sucks added on the 2003-03-27 19:36:11 by sagacity sagacity


its good there is still someone so lame, fun never ceases to exist..

TRSI, how could u

i am in desperate need of antivirus tho.. +39

sucks added on the 2003-03-27 20:10:31 by raver raver
this cannot be software, one cant make a software engine with that many artifacts without trashing it :-)

0% cool effects (-)
0% nice gfx (-)
0% good music (-)
0% stable (-)
0% dezin (+)

so, ok thumb down it is
sucks added on the 2003-03-27 20:50:55 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
yay. the french whore is back! .... the midi music in the end was a nice addition.
sucks added on the 2003-03-28 20:51:24 by dodke dodke
kozmik is all good
sucks added on the 2003-03-28 22:44:19 by stonda stonda
crashed, but i don't think i missed anything "cool"
sucks added on the 2003-03-30 19:48:06 by teel teel
on the first run it was obvious that this uses hw acceleration... and it crashed
added on the 2003-03-30 21:16:27 by raymon raymon
sucks added on the 2003-03-31 23:04:06 by yes yes
sucks added on the 2003-08-03 15:42:01 by mr president mr president
Oh, yes! That's where Kozmik was hiding!!!
rulez added on the 2003-08-03 15:53:05 by Optimus Optimus
kozmik left scene :(
btw. mikado is bar in finland where prostitutes are hanging and lonely men go there to get some pussy so you could not pick better name for demo:D:D:D
added on the 2004-05-20 13:32:31 by uns3en_ uns3en_
This was seriously ugly shit..
sucks added on the 2004-06-18 19:48:37 by gammawave gammawave
sucks added on the 2004-06-19 08:42:28 by got got
I tried to watch it some time ago nut it crashed. Did not try to fire it up once again =/. IMO, I find it as the worst TRSI release ever and it is the stingy face slap on the whole group's history.
added on the 2004-06-19 09:07:27 by sim sim
sucks added on the 2004-10-07 21:40:04 by tintoitaly tintoitaly
Ugly is the word. Not to mention lame, crappy and bad..
sucks added on the 2004-10-08 10:50:18 by Preacher Preacher
no design and i think the code is a bit whacky... it crashed in the middle of execution :/
sucks added on the 2005-06-18 22:33:04 by Lupin Lupin
how could i miss to vote for this masterpiece of scene history....
sucks added on the 2005-09-05 17:46:08 by xeNusion xeNusion
I don't know if it's the demo or my drivers but it looked incredibly buggy.. during the elevator music at the end the screen went completely white.
What effects I was actually able to see weren't very impressive, and most of the textures looked awful.
I guess as a first prod by someone it would've been ok, but it should never have been released as a TRSI prod.
sucks added on the 2008-07-11 20:06:05 by mic mic
can ppl give this some thumbs please?

this back-then-failure would finally be rated as worst TRSi release officially
sucks added on the 2008-07-11 20:21:11 by Warhead Warhead
Masterpiece !
sucks added on the 2008-07-11 20:29:30 by _H2o_ _H2o_
so it did crash after a while, but having heard the music and seen the fighting skeleton I can only thumb this up
rulez added on the 2008-07-11 20:36:42 by hollowman hollowman
computer cancer!
sucks added on the 2008-07-11 21:31:32 by Frost Frost
Still better than anything warmhead could produce, and my legitimacy as co-sysop of Pirates ship BBS, makes me an older member than warhead, which I will have to kick out if he continues thumbing our group prods. Oh and warhead please get a life.
blah blah blah
sucks added on the 2008-07-15 10:49:48 by SiR SiR
This absolutelly rules! TRSI for teh win. I remember being at Kozmik's home when he coded this one, together me giving ideas about the karateka skeleton and me insisting to use some weird plasmas but we thought they wouldn't fit. Then we went for some beer and hookers after releasing this. Those were the times!
added on the 2008-09-29 09:11:41 by Optimus Optimus
sucks added on the 2014-04-28 16:00:15 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
ok one
added on the 2014-05-03 21:59:19 by T$ T$
This absolutelly rules! TRSI for teh win. I remember being at Kozmik's home when he coded this one, together me giving ideas about the karateka skeleton and me insisting to use some weird plasmas but we thought they wouldn't fit. Then we went for some beer and hookers after releasing this. Those were the times!

I don't remember that? Must be the drugs.
added on the 2014-07-20 12:00:21 by Optimus Optimus
Or I was trolling haha
added on the 2014-07-20 12:00:46 by Optimus Optimus
I dig the ghettoscene visual aesthetics, it looks like shit in a really good way. The music is crap though, an idm track and slower pacing could've actually been quite fitting.

It's still hilarious though, I was chocking back tears when the midi music started...
rulez added on the 2014-07-20 12:53:46 by noby noby
The definitive hardbass demo.
rulez added on the 2015-06-04 20:50:41 by cce cce
Music? yes.
but the visuals? nah...
added on the 2016-09-02 11:32:13 by Flashira Flashira
Ugly, buggy, .avi... only music softens it.
sucks added on the 2016-09-08 14:14:17 by ok3anos ok3anos
What Tex said.
rulez added on the 2016-09-08 14:20:41 by fra fra
Ugly and annoying.
sucks added on the 2016-09-08 17:44:18 by StingRay StingRay
what stingray said
sucks added on the 2017-05-10 16:15:37 by Flashira Flashira
I'm very happy to able to meet this prod. piggy though (too long).
added on the 2019-08-19 16:23:43 by FMS_Cat FMS_Cat
Actually entertaining!
rulez added on the 2022-04-24 14:07:55 by spkr spkr

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