A Step Beyond by Dirty Minds [web]
screenshot added by Optimus on 2003-04-21 17:04:46
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release date : april 2003
release party : ReAct 2003
compo : wild demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 66%
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alltime top: #1923
added on the 2003-04-21 17:04:46 by Optimus Optimus

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My first CPC demo finally released. The first demoscene production of mine that I feel actually sattisfied about. I can rest now and then go on in a better spirit..

More screenshots and infos here
CPC gfx and music results and releases here:

The demo supports 3 palletes (green, color, plus). Choose plus for the best colors. In plain color you might scream about the lousy palletes I choosed ;P

You can download Winape32 emulator which supports CPC+ and is the best (And then where I developed the demo btw with it's assembler) here:
For my friends who don't know that much about CPC but want to have a look at it:
Press F1 to go to basic at the beginning (1 at the nummerical keyboard for the emul users) and write RUN"ASTEP.BAS", choose 1 for plus pallete, wait for loading..
Also, with CAT you can see the catalogue of the disk. But write RUN"NOTES.BAS" to choose beetween 3 noters (C64 style). In the 3rd there are all my greetings, to non CPC sceners too. In the demo, the greets effect are only to the CPC groups and sceners, or else the demo would take that much ;)

Sorry for writting too much, just my enthousiasm! =)
added on the 2003-04-21 17:15:09 by Optimus Optimus
http://users.auth.gr/mkargas/astep.htm mistake..

the demo actually came 2nd at the wild demo compo at ReAct2003. The irony is that the first entry is another joke to me, Optisturvat, Optimus stair dismount game ;PPP
added on the 2003-04-21 17:16:50 by Optimus Optimus
Another URL mistake, how stupid ;P
added on the 2003-04-21 17:20:14 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2003-04-21 17:32:57 by elkmoose elkmoose

Just to point another URL. Because the one I have in my university account might stop working soonish. They are closing me. I might have to go to another server, I have one, the demoscene.gr one but I am bored to move my files agian ;PP
added on the 2003-04-22 11:31:21 by Optimus Optimus
/me sings ::You're just to good to be true can't take my eyes of from you::
rulez added on the 2003-04-22 13:09:56 by sybeX sybeX
Correction...too good i mean!!!!
added on the 2003-04-22 13:24:51 by sybeX sybeX
this was ok Optimus! The credits part was like an hour too long and that effect made the text almost unreadable. A little less of that fire effect and the plasma and instead make some other parts (other effects) and this could be really good!
The CPC seams too be quite an interesting platform..
added on the 2003-04-22 18:54:08 by ekoli ekoli
why i haven't noticed this yet? anyway, cool demo optimus! this is my first cpc demo so far, but i best this is best demo on this platform! :)
rulez added on the 2003-04-22 19:21:35 by shadez shadez
nice one.. i really liked it.. especially the tune wich btw is a cover from "oneder" by oxyron (c64)
rulez added on the 2003-04-23 04:11:15 by medron medron
Hey Michael, this demo really kixx! I think it is a real concurency for Ecole Bussionaire! Keep on making!
Your ZX Spectrum mate Factor6!
rulez added on the 2003-04-25 23:45:00 by Factor6 Factor6
optimus is on speed when he writes on pouet
rulez added on the 2003-04-28 23:28:13 by Shifter Shifter
I don't really know the limits of the platform, but a MASSIVE thumbup goes for Optimus's enthusiasm. Keep it up, dude!
rulez added on the 2003-04-30 15:59:11 by Gargaj Gargaj
I second Gargaj.
rulez added on the 2003-04-30 16:10:40 by dairos dairos
Plasmas and Blurs... Quite ordinary, but it's always fun to see something nice on obscure hardware.
added on the 2003-04-30 16:36:13 by tomaes tomaes
I haven't watch a lot of cpc demos, but this one rulez. I like the blur effects a lot, when i watch them i was thinking about water, fire, and i like that ! Nice job Optimus, take a rulez !
rulez added on the 2003-04-30 17:25:45 by skarab skarab
rulez added on the 2003-04-30 17:47:54 by elend elend
waiting for step 2 now :)
rulez added on the 2003-05-04 04:58:02 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
nice work mate :-)
rulez added on the 2003-05-05 17:25:50 by BadSector BadSector
rulez added on the 2003-05-05 19:24:15 by T33 T33
rulez added on the 2003-05-26 00:57:19 by Buckethead Buckethead
reminds me of my first 386dx40 turbopascal tests.. Yeah yeah I know that's a cpc.. So optimus good work.. even the graphics and the tune..
rulez added on the 2003-05-26 01:56:51 by mad mad
very good.. But can anyone tell me where to get the other top cpc prods.. Broken links.. And another thumbs up for the second place without watching the others..
added on the 2003-05-26 02:09:11 by mad mad
the second thumb up is an imaginery one.. Sorry for this two lines of bs.. Rulez a lot..
added on the 2003-05-26 02:10:55 by mad mad
looking good
rulez added on the 2003-05-26 02:12:28 by dalezr dalezr
Thank you! :)

I have posted some URLs for many of the good CPC demos, it's a pitty there is not an edit button on Pouet. Ftp.lip6.fr which was the only source for all the CPC demos back then, doesn't seem to work now (or has changed?) and so everything doesn't work. That's bad for people interested on how the CPC demos look like ;P

Anyways,. also more demos can be found here, but a lot are missing. My collection is around 600 demos from 1986 till today. I guess I'll have to speak with the webmaster of the www.cpcscene.com and see how can upload the whole files or send him to do it himself, cause else I have to submit it one per one from his site..


What an URL!
added on the 2003-05-26 13:01:43 by Optimus Optimus
Ugh,. the new URL is:

Also,. the new URL is:
http://cpcscene.dyndns.org/Main.php?link=41c4320f6ab64a0e2abe0c56 (tad smaller, don't you think?)

Ugh,. I guess we need an edit URL button or more stuff I think. I won't do it with the other CPC demos now, it would seem like a flood of pouet..
added on the 2003-06-04 14:24:13 by Optimus Optimus
Certainement la meilleurs demo de la scene Grec !

Tanks, Dirty Minds ;)
rulez added on the 2004-02-21 20:42:27 by Barjack Barjack
Yeah, just after seeing oneder, I knew I have allready heard this somewhere :)
I didn't read the note! ;(
True: the music is wonderfull, I was playing
mvi_0004.avi or "schön" because of the comment ;)) (oneliner post)
I <3 your colors, sexy design fx & gfx
Excellent (but then I would say that!!!!). Can we hope for an A Step Beyond 2? Judging by the comments here, it is already regarded as one of the best CPC demos! Not bad for a first try!!! Roll on Optimus' next demo
rulez added on the 2004-03-25 19:49:20 by sice sice
firescroller rules
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 18:35:06 by cruzer cruzer
Awesome debut-production, actually it was nice to see Electric's great GFX ported to CPC. :)
I also like Sice's music and the excellent effects.
Burn Baby! All 12 ALiENthumbs up!

rulez added on the 2005-12-20 09:50:27 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Not bad for a first production. Some parts are way too long though.
rulez added on the 2006-03-18 21:18:05 by StingRay StingRay
Go, optimus!
rulez added on the 2006-04-28 19:43:33 by Preacher Preacher
It's cute!
rulez added on the 2006-07-20 02:05:36 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
I quite enjoyed it
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 10:59:52 by evil evil
Not bad :)
added on the 2006-10-16 22:32:42 by gentleman gentleman
This is how a demo should be!
rulez added on the 2007-01-30 18:49:40 by ASiC ASiC
Cool. Does your group name has anything to do with Prince, or it's just the name?
rulez added on the 2007-05-31 01:03:59 by xernobyl xernobyl
No. Neither that or that we are perverts or something. It has to do with the fact that we are not been under brainwash, we are the dirty minds. Original concept for the name by Antitec/Dirty Minds, years before I joined. He thinks of me as a dirty mind too :)
added on the 2007-05-31 15:45:39 by Optimus Optimus
Greetings to Optimus!!

(nice CPC plasmaworks but the fire scene could have been less blocky....)
rulez added on the 2007-07-02 08:52:23 by Momo Vampire Momo Vampire
I like the effects. Some multiparts like that should be more frequent !
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 19:56:13 by Supersly Supersly
nice stuff.
rulez added on the 2008-03-07 14:43:02 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2008-03-09 19:18:02 by chromag chromag
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 00:36:28 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 01:17:29 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Mostly just plasma, but it was nice plasma. Music is good too.
rulez added on the 2009-05-01 21:32:44 by noby noby
Best demo from Optimus for sure... but what about a new one with most stunning code and gfxs ?
rulez added on the 2009-06-16 10:28:12 by Hicks Hicks
added on the 2009-06-16 11:07:01 by Optimus Optimus
one of the best CPC demos ever imo; I really hope that Dirty Minds will bring the step above soon :))
rulez added on the 2011-01-26 10:26:56 by voxy voxy
Still waiting for ASB 2!! (hmm Voxfreax? :)
added on the 2011-01-27 00:44:21 by Hicks Hicks
Nice prod with a great z80 code.
rulez added on the 2011-08-20 13:07:56 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
This demo kicks asses!!!

Optimus, you should either get Antitec motivated once again or you should start coding again ASB2!
added on the 2011-08-27 16:06:52 by voxy voxy
I don't know about Antitec (seeing him frequentlesy, but not motivated for CPC since ages) but I will. I am just in a transitory period (lol. metavatikh periodos) with my life, no job, no mood,. I am expecting it to change soon though. Time, time, will tell..
added on the 2011-08-27 17:08:34 by Optimus Optimus
actually this is really nice!
rulez added on the 2011-08-27 17:38:09 by Defiance Defiance
This is my favorite kind of demos
rulez added on the 2011-09-22 10:41:39 by krusty krusty
rulez added on the 2011-09-22 13:31:19 by las las
rulez added on the 2012-05-05 13:50:14 by Eldrik Eldrik
really nice
Never too late to thumb up an awesome prod :)
rulez added on the 2019-02-07 02:02:52 by norecess norecess
Its always awesome to see firsties! Easily beats my first code released! Keep on rocking dat CPC!
rulez added on the 2019-12-29 17:14:40 by spkr spkr
burn baby burn! ;-)
btw: the dog is THE DOG by Cougar ->
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