Sparks Win32 by Mandrixx & Flan & Willbe
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release date : march 2003
release party : Equinoxe 2003
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popularity : 66%
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alltime top: #1870
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rulez added on the 2003-03-28 12:51:57 by mandrixx mandrixx
Some nice ideas and textures, but I don't like the music or most of the design.
added on the 2003-03-28 12:58:02 by sprocket sprocket
Great Idea the way each scene changed with a different effect.
rulez added on the 2003-03-28 13:42:44 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
very traditional but effective demoshow..
this is very kewl ..
rulez added on the 2003-03-28 13:48:11 by florent florent
This could have been so great without those damn "coder colours"(tm).

added on the 2003-03-28 13:59:06 by tomaes tomaes
many nice ideas and effects. i especially liked the explotions and the glossy tile tunnel. The music wasnt particulary good, and the always-on-top-of-everything rgb dots were totally lame and ugly as hell. <br> but this was cool anyway! keep going
rulez added on the 2003-03-28 16:03:57 by Duckers Duckers
great music and great effects! the 2d graphics really sucked, but very good otherwise!
rulez added on the 2003-03-28 16:55:08 by shadez shadez
this should be named "how many times can one use grid-distortion in the same demo"...and the rgb-particles; yuck. the music was good in parts and terrible in others. like duckers i liked the "glossy tunnel", but the demo is too long, repetitive and boring i'm afraid. the music-player had "hickups" and the code didn't run in oneframe at my bitch-ass computer.
sucks added on the 2003-03-28 18:32:28 by gloom gloom
ran fine years ago. some stuff could be better, but overall just nice.
rulez added on the 2003-03-28 20:25:06 by superplek superplek
this one was a great one, and still funky :)
rulez added on the 2003-03-28 22:02:35 by Sanx Sanx
great coding, but not the gfx (except one or two), music :(
added on the 2003-03-28 22:11:09 by spengler spengler
Looks good and keeps me entertained. The music was sometimes great, sometimes it sucked bad.
added on the 2003-03-28 22:38:22 by Kootal Kootal
Definitly nice to see this original demo again, the DOS version is not running anymore coz video problem.
added on the 2003-03-29 00:51:30 by Crest Crest
another nice blast from the not-so-distant past
rulez added on the 2003-03-29 06:22:17 by verm verm
this is great 2D work even if the track sounds like thoose poor lame bontempi (c) synthe demoz :-)
rulez added on the 2003-03-29 12:13:45 by sokoban sokoban
Mostly ugly, but the first effect was nice (and I'm not talking about the lateral blur on the credits)
sucks added on the 2003-03-29 13:10:11 by shash shash
Please stop complaining! For effects, which were coded back in 1998, this is pretty cool!!
I like demos if they are entertaining or amusing and this demo was a pleasure to watch for me - what else counts?
rulez added on the 2003-03-29 14:48:28 by ghandy ghandy
the color scheme somehow sucks, and the demo could as well have been entitled "rotozoomerism, tunnelism: precalced distortmapism [feat. bumpmapism]". the music has a somewhat fine granularity; some parts are great, some parts just suck.
rulez added on the 2003-03-29 14:59:11 by rac rac
Very nice, it entertained me for a few minutes
added on the 2003-03-29 16:43:28 by front243 front243
I loved it!!! This Is.. !
rulez added on the 2003-03-29 21:17:53 by XteNt XteNt
Me likes, especially the fireball.
rulez added on the 2003-03-30 07:20:33 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
great! some really good high colour effects. MMX anyone?
rulez added on the 2003-03-31 12:24:11 by keiichi keiichi
There were a few nice effects but most of the demo was very ugly and I didn't like the music either
sucks added on the 2003-03-31 13:29:46 by noid noid
Thanks for the win32 port ! One of my favourite 1998 demo. 2d rulez, Revolution is coming ;)
Love the music from willbe, better than lot of BOOM BOOM 2002-2003 tunes.
rulez added on the 2003-03-31 22:52:18 by yes yes
not bad, nice pic by flan and music is cool. gets the thumb up
rulez added on the 2003-03-31 23:25:04 by Kami68k Kami68k
I haven't watched the DOS version of this demo before, but I think it rules because especially of it's great smooth and cool transitions and then for it's effects and the music! That picture from Flan is nice and now I know where Roudoudou transfered it from :)

It's nice when coders do Win32 versions of their demos, because some people see cool older DOS demos which they didn't knew before!
rulez added on the 2003-04-01 11:53:31 by Optimus Optimus
I just uploaded a fixed version, had to rewrite the whole timer stuff. now it's smooth as hell. enjoy !

the linux sdl/ptc versions are almost finished, stay tuned
added on the 2003-04-01 20:46:06 by mandrixx mandrixx
some oldscool effects and some idea was cool.
and very good music.
great this one!!!
rulez added on the 2003-04-02 07:50:19 by got got
Quite nice, Cool scene effects
rulez added on the 2003-04-02 07:56:33 by Glopper Glopper
I find this funny to watch, even in retrospective. This demo is also a good proof that Willbe hasn't always been such a great musician. :)
added on the 2003-04-02 08:45:21 by melw melw
added on the 2003-04-02 21:30:45 by willbe willbe
Hmm... Oldskool Spirit... Pure Taste and Enjoy for my Eyes, Groovy :)
rulez added on the 2003-04-02 22:09:22 by SaphirJD SaphirJD
2d rulez
rulez added on the 2003-04-04 02:06:06 by Buckethead Buckethead
I like. gloom sucks.
rulez added on the 2003-04-04 03:36:59 by kusma kusma
what do you mean the music sucks? it rules! willbe rules! pfft :-)
rulez added on the 2003-04-04 04:34:21 by bananaboy bananaboy
nice win32 port ! old skoolzz
rulez added on the 2003-04-04 15:20:03 by onickz onickz
rulez added on the 2003-04-04 16:09:45 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
those rgb-particles was relly ugly, but the rest was yummie.
rulez added on the 2003-04-18 10:40:25 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
the linux port is now available on http://mandrixx.net, the linux SDL and PTC versions are included with the win32 version

enjoy !
added on the 2003-04-19 19:49:07 by mandrixx mandrixx
excellent ... the so so muzik is brilliantly interpreted - i liked it so much i may even run it again, merci
rulez added on the 2003-06-15 18:27:36 by Zzed Zzed
not standard music, good synchro
worked style and suspens
but absolutly ugly colors of 1998's pc-scene
Love this oldskool demo ! Nice effects ! Refreshing !
rulez added on the 2003-07-27 02:05:58 by koinkoin koinkoin
nice music.
This is just SO good. Perfect in every way. One of the most underrated demos ever..
rulez added on the 2004-04-30 13:11:23 by Preacher Preacher
Great music, nice pics, really cool 2d effects and so effective synchro that I had to watch this again and again!
added on the 2005-11-13 00:26:05 by Optimus Optimus
Great oldschool style demo with fantastic sound - especially the end credits music, which is too fine :D
rulez added on the 2005-12-08 11:30:34 by Gaia Gaia
tunnel and other 2d effects galore. Ugly in some parts, but nice pics. It looses steam halfway through, as it repeats itself.
added on the 2006-02-20 21:26:40 by Navis Navis
great effects and transitions, medicore music, and butt-ugly colours and gfx...
added on the 2006-02-20 22:07:06 by v3nom v3nom
very cool
rulez added on the 2006-02-21 01:08:50 by blala blala
rulez added on the 2006-03-31 12:39:42 by iks iks
the demo is now viewable online, in a java 1.1 version.


enjoy ^^
rulez added on the 2006-05-02 16:07:02 by -mandrixx- -mandrixx-
Some nice scenes, nice music.
rulez added on the 2006-05-05 10:37:03 by bdk bdk

The java version is AWESOME =D

A great classic !
One of the best full 2D demo ever made !
rulez added on the 2006-05-05 11:25:03 by rez rez
Mandrixx, you rule. Now make Sparks II :)
added on the 2006-05-05 11:40:31 by Preacher Preacher
The colors are bad most of the time, the music is not my cup of tea either. Yet, this is nice to watch! :) The tunnel rocks!
rulez added on the 2006-05-05 12:21:18 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2006-07-12 14:35:58 by kelsey kelsey
+++ great code
+ cool gfx
-- cheesy music
- coder colours
a weak thumb up
rulez added on the 2006-09-19 19:41:16 by v3nom v3nom
Superugly colors during the whole demo. I second gloom. A falcon060 surely can do better... and now... thumb down for the re-use of the flan grafix from ENTRACTE which was released TWO years earlier.
sucks added on the 2006-09-19 20:15:44 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Music reminds me of Jazz Jackrabbit! Very 68K-4MB oldskool...

I would have called this an overmasturbation of the acid vision lightflare-girlpic-fractal-zoomer-tunnel-checkerfloor-more zoomer-more tunnel circus but this demo has some kind of SPARK which draws me to it...

The redhead girl is enchanted!!

Sadly, I feel Mandrix's spirit in trying to demonstrate the power of Java, but SPARKS seems to be proof of how fucked it is and how Sun has become another Netscape for being a net pioneer yet failing to make its technology more userfriendly... this demo crashes like a death meteor on my Firefox >_<
rulez added on the 2007-03-29 15:15:59 by Momo Vampire Momo Vampire
Wait... listen to the soundtrack and hold it close to your ears... did Will Be use samples that came from the pre-DirectX, really cheesy game called 'Hover' that came with the very first edition Windows 95?

Hell, that game was endless fun!!
Didn't really like the music but the effects are very nice.
rulez added on the 2007-04-01 07:44:08 by dairos dairos
Great demo and music... nice java demo :)
rulez added on the 2007-06-29 12:21:23 by xernobyl xernobyl
light sprites,
rulez added on the 2008-02-20 23:00:14 by BITS BITS
Coolest javaport i have seen in my life
rulez added on the 2008-05-08 09:51:44 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
awesome demo, the links to the java port are dead. does anyone have this still, or the source code?
rulez added on the 2015-02-21 13:30:43 by e64 e64
WOW that thing is REALLY NICE!
rulez added on the 2019-01-03 21:56:27 by drzeissler drzeissler
Hey Nico ! do you still have source code ?
added on the 2020-02-03 04:13:59 by neodyme60 neodyme60
good memories of this classic
rulez added on the 2020-02-03 11:32:48 by ferris ferris

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