State of the Art by Spaceballs [web]
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release date : december 1992
release party : The Party 1992
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 83%
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alltime top: #28
added on the 2000-07-28 22:04:05 by analogue analogue

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One of the best demo ever released.
If you didn't see it yet, go download an amiga emulator (WinFellow) and try it now !
cdc added on the 2000-07-28 22:05:38 by analogue analogue
it's suks
atari rules !
added on the 2000-07-29 15:29:07 by kenet kenet
so give me the name of an st demo as good as this one ;o)
added on the 2000-07-30 02:29:58 by analogue analogue
This demo rocks!!! And atari too :))
added on the 2000-07-30 15:15:22 by lord k lord k
Don't forget there is a PC ANSI (!!!) adaptation by Z/Pulpe and Vodka/Saturne (http://www.ojuice.net/search/index.asp?s=tchitchi.zip&t=a&c1048576=on&c8=on&b=XOR)
added on the 2000-08-20 23:40:05 by Chandra Chandra
How can a kid get into a party and turn the scene upside down with a demo? Wanna find out? get you emus ready, or better kickstart the real thing and watch this prod. No wonder it's a classic, a trend setter. Ever seen dazing vectorised babes on a demo? See where it all started.
added on the 2000-08-21 15:36:32 by sin sin
i wanna buy an amiga only for watching this demo. It really rocks!
added on the 2000-09-01 12:40:57 by bp bp
bah, that pc-ansi demo really suxx, 3megs and no synchronisation with music... of course the original demo roxx ! :)
added on the 2000-09-09 10:51:24 by rez rez
it was very innovate. video+efx+tracked msx.
amiga5oo . see what you could see back then in 1992. there are no demos, such well designed nowdays.
added on the 2000-09-11 01:39:35 by lau lau
Oh, I don't have an Amiga. Can I borrow yours?
This demo trully changed the scene, ushered in the golden age of Amiga scene. Remember the Skid Row fix? Ah, those were the days... ;-)
added on the 2000-10-03 01:53:53 by tck42 tck42
The best dever never realised on all platform.
maybe forever???
pc dudes try to do that :)
added on the 2000-10-08 14:18:37 by M_MyErS M_MyErS
and what to say about "nine finger", the other spb demo? amazing and nice polygon compression technic+a great design! again more nice!
added on the 2000-10-18 11:36:15 by krabob krabob
This demo SUCKS :) I mean, there are a lot of equally good or better Amiga demos (Roots, Nexus 7 or Tint to name a few). Why are you PC guys so obsessed with this one?
added on the 2000-10-23 17:39:36 by Wavemaker Wavemaker
Well wavemaker (and I'm ex-Amiga) lemme tell you. This was the first demo I could show to my non-nerd friends and get a "that was cool" reaction. Roots and Nexus-7 both had some nice effects, but rotzoomers, tunnels, and mock-3d had been done before. State of the Art did something completely original (I've never seen such use of 2d vectors before) AND they did it with (for the times) excellent music and NEAR PERFECT design. This demo changed the scene.
added on the 2000-11-02 19:45:39 by tck42 tck42
the demo that made me download an amiga emulator :)
added on the 2001-01-12 15:06:56 by flure flure
... and that made me buy and Amiga as well
added on the 2001-01-26 14:49:08 by Ben Ben
State of the art - Nine Fingers:
no 3D, no gfx, no fuckin colors everywhere on da screen.
Pure design
The music blows. But, on the whole, it's generally 1337.
added on the 2001-02-02 02:00:43 by ZhayTee ZhayTee
quote: Remember the Skid Row fix? Ah, those were the days... ;-) /quote !

Yeah.. i forgot this but now you say .. how cool !! This demo is the best :)
added on the 2001-02-11 18:00:23 by jER! jER!
This demo change the rules, multipart-demo was the past when this demo is out. Some inovative things like synchro with music, and autoloading from 1 floppy disk without any loading-part, a must!
I was impressed! I had heard many things about Amiga Demos! I downloaded this demo to see it in an emulator! An Amiga had so good VideoClip like designed demos from 1992??? How about the Style from 9 Fingers??? I was really impressed that at such an early time there were such designed demos in a 16bit machine...
added on the 2001-03-08 15:18:27 by Optimus Optimus
i wish i had a real amiga to watch this demo !!!
on the emus i've tryed, it's far from perfect ... of course i've seen it on some partys' big screens, and it was awesome !!
added on the 2001-03-19 17:02:59 by flure flure
THE demo, amiga rulez 4 ever...
A great lesson for everyone!
seen on US MTV in the 90's
added on the 2001-04-25 10:25:52 by Tex Tex
yeah it rocks, the dancing of the girls is so smoooooooooth!
better than 9 Fingers for sure! and the eurotechno tune, hehe it was the times when eurotechno was a hot thing and wasn't considered cheesy ;)
skid row debugged it!
added on the 2001-05-17 23:52:00 by raver raver
Mother of all demos...Simply beautifull, music rocksss !!!!!!!!!
Amiga rulez !!!!!!!!!
Spaceballs too !!!
rulez added on the 2001-06-10 03:34:11 by pops pops
the all-time-best demo ?
rulez added on the 2001-06-14 13:10:35 by analogue analogue
Yes it is.
rulez added on the 2001-07-30 11:54:41 by redribbon redribbon
naay, it ain't. 8) but pretty good anyway..
rulez added on the 2001-07-30 12:03:29 by bhead bhead
very. (very very.)
rulez added on the 2001-07-31 17:48:01 by fiver fiver
simplement la best demo amiga. top fun, top bouge, avec un pire module de Travolta nomné: Codom Corrupt
added on the 2001-08-06 17:41:56 by moe moe
just my vote, comments above ^^

(Moe, english please)

for fans of the music :
rulez added on the 2001-08-06 18:30:14 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
I'm not really a oldschool aficionado, but this demo is one of my favourite. Simply a great idea with a very good code to make it possible.
rulez added on the 2001-08-06 21:12:27 by alexkidd alexkidd
what to say?
rulez added on the 2001-08-14 10:26:40 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
i wonder if this can be called a 'cult' demo amongst sceners nowdays..

superduper shit indeed concidering it was done '92 on an a500 :)
rulez added on the 2001-08-14 12:50:13 by jelly jelly
rulez added on the 2001-08-20 11:55:12 by Shifter Shifter
ugly colors, crappy music :(
sucks added on the 2001-08-20 11:58:32 by robotriot robotriot
rulez added on the 2001-08-27 02:39:01 by jar jar
just voting for a good, classic demo...
rulez added on the 2001-10-02 13:00:21 by lai lai
atari suxx.
rulez added on the 2001-10-19 04:38:41 by chewbacca chewbacca
This is a state of the art!
rulez added on the 2001-10-24 14:52:02 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2001-11-16 00:56:22 by zafos zafos
rulez added on the 2001-11-28 05:41:11 by it290 it290
Kicks ass!
rulez added on the 2001-11-29 09:41:45 by uncle-x uncle-x
Felix - Don't You Want Me :-)
rulez added on the 2001-12-04 11:16:08 by deetsay deetsay
a vote with devotion
rulez added on the 2001-12-04 11:57:45 by PigPen PigPen
It's great !
rulez added on the 2001-12-04 13:03:14 by bruce bruce
rulez added on the 2001-12-08 15:20:16 by got got
I don't actually like the music, but it fits to this demo. Demo itself is very original and cool.
rulez added on the 2001-12-08 16:09:28 by JDruid JDruid

LA Style - James Brown Is Dead =]

rulez added on the 2002-02-17 22:36:29 by raver raver
Remember it well. However I also seem to remember some game and a SAE music disk had the same vector dancing girl...
rulez added on the 2002-02-20 22:32:04 by Yazmon Yazmon
i only recently found out that this was on 2 disks :)... Anyway, one of the most groundbreaking demos ever
rulez added on the 2002-03-24 03:49:27 by bizken bizken
I was there at TP'92... Sniff... One demo still difficult to top... Good ideas, nice implementation, awesome music, simply magical... One heck of inspiration! as was demo #2, "3D demo II" by Anarchy.
rulez added on the 2002-04-09 15:07:58 by beyond beyond
this prod was one of the very few that got me interested in the demoscene, when I saw it on an Amiga in a mall. I had seen other demos before (in ST and other Amiga demos) but this one and panic/fc were the only ones which really got me interested in all this shit we call the demoscene. Rocks
rulez added on the 2002-05-10 18:26:45 by Jcl Jcl
At the time of its release, this helped the Amiga ward off the threat from the consoles and even the PC. I'll always love it for that.

But even now I think it's one of the most entertaining demos around.
rulez added on the 2002-05-10 19:55:43 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
Never done before, never done since, with the exception of 9 Fingers ofcourse (which is my favourite of the two).
Incredible at the time, still great to watch.
rulez added on the 2002-06-05 13:27:19 by Scali Scali
rulez added on the 2002-07-14 02:10:56 by protectin'myhive protectin'myhive
I can't say more, ouch !, simply roxx
rulez added on the 2002-07-17 00:01:51 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
Bitplane effects, bitplane effects, bitplane effects. Rocks, rocks, rocks. :-)
rulez added on the 2002-07-26 17:22:39 by Sesse Sesse
Ten years old and still great entertainment. That tell alot about the quality of this demo. And ss long as slummy is alive and kicking I don't think we'll have a norwegian sceneparty without sota on the big screen;)
rulez added on the 2002-07-26 17:46:22 by silmaril silmaril
rulez added on the 2002-07-26 20:58:22 by jazzman jazzman
rulez added on the 2002-08-06 17:30:11 by ZoUzOuLoS ZoUzOuLoS
just for the vote!
added on the 2002-08-06 17:31:06 by ZoUzOuLoS ZoUzOuLoS
rulez added on the 2002-08-07 05:26:22 by Gargaj Gargaj
too hot !
rulez added on the 2002-08-25 03:36:39 by Stv Stv
legendary spaceballs demo - everyone in the scene should see it.
rulez added on the 2002-12-30 17:01:27 by gloom gloom
I forgot this one?
rulez added on the 2003-02-15 14:31:11 by shash shash
Spaceballs rules.. but if you think this is the greatest demo ever, then IMO you have absolutely no idea of what demo programming really was/is about..

This demo in many ways marked the death of the scene.
added on the 2003-03-11 14:21:10 by thepts thepts
da greatestestest...
rulez added on the 2003-03-11 14:54:31 by FooLman FooLman
the mostest bestest everest!
added on the 2003-03-11 15:49:53 by fiver fiver
...more than 10 years and the scene is still dead - and yet you say this isn´t the greatest achievement?
added on the 2003-03-11 15:54:31 by fiver fiver
This demo has: a lot of very old routines, and a silhouettetraced dancing vectorbabe on top of those old routines. "Wow!" .. or not.
All along "demos" have been "demonstration of coding skills", making innovative routines and heavy processing run smoothly.
This has little or nothing codewise, it's not a "demo", it's a music video (and not a very good one). If you think I'm wrong please correct me.
Again; Spaceballs has made some good stuff but this, sorry to say it, sucks IMO.
sucks added on the 2003-03-11 17:09:50 by thepts thepts
groundbreaking. It took demos from the dark age of codercolor to something others than coders can appreciate.

it featured a trackloader that showed a james bond like scene with 2 girls.
rulez added on the 2003-03-11 17:25:36 by NoahR NoahR
rulez added on the 2003-03-11 17:32:39 by moT moT
Absolutely stunning demo (although the music does grate a bit), especially when you consider how far removed this was from the usual copper-bar crap that was around at the time. I'd still love to know how they managed to rip the James Bond video into the start of this demo (did they digitise it and then trace it in vectors? because it's identical to the Bond film) - bloody clever whatever they did!
rulez added on the 2003-03-16 15:53:54 by requiem requiem
the vectorization is done manually in this one, as far as i know. If i remember correctly, Lonestarr wrote a routine for it for "9 fingers"
rulez added on the 2003-03-16 16:55:36 by kusma kusma
"It took demos from the dark age of codercolor to something others than coders can appreciate."
There were well-designed demos long before that, look at Hardwired for example.
"especially when you consider how far removed this was from the usual copper-bar crap that was around at the time"
usual copper-bar crap? did you ever watch ANY amiga demos from that era?
added on the 2003-03-16 17:46:20 by ryg ryg
lonestarr code this production when he was 16 ! , 1992 was really a great year for demoscene, remember mainly this year also for the best andromeda productions
rulez added on the 2003-03-30 10:10:36 by ThoRiN ThoRiN
Oh my, where is my thumb? Ah there it is!
Although I do prefer 9 fingers...
rulez added on the 2003-03-31 09:01:32 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
In some way it's similar to the House Techno Part in 'Facts of Life', atleast for the theme. I like both :)
added on the 2003-05-04 05:35:39 by Crest Crest
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 14:01:21 by D Vibe D Vibe
Often heralded as the greatest Amiga demo ever made (good arguments for and against both ways), it sure made a *huge* impression when it came out over 10 years ago. My friend invited me over to his house at the time to check out this "amazing new Spaceballs demo" he had just downloaded. I had a 386/33 PC at the time, and the demoscene was virtually nonexistent on that platform, so when he popped this in and the purple girl silhouettes appeared, with the Vinnie-tracked loadertune (basic, but effectively gets you in the mood for what's to follow), I knew I was about to see something great. Just the way the screen cycled from white to purple, scaling out to reveal a hand was really cool. Even though there's nothing all that special about the effects, their execution is top-notch, and well-synched. Using ancient interference effects with the (what I'm guessing is) rotoscoped dancing animations, along with one of Travolta's most memorable tunes, combined to create an experience that was tough to match at the time. A comment most often heard was that it was good enough to put on MTV. Seeing it today on bigger monitors, I always feel like that final strobe sequence is going to give me a seizure. :) Definitely a classic, and deserving of a:
rulez added on the 2003-08-16 00:42:45 by VindicatioN VindicatioN
A true classic that roxx
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 14:15:32 by timna timna
Nice demo, not what I like on the 16/32 bits
(+ I prefer multipart & main menu, 88-89!)
not bad...but music suckz
rulez added on the 2003-12-19 16:38:36 by miri miri
sure. it's good. but not THAT good. i'd take 3D Demo II before this one at any time...
rulez added on the 2004-01-15 10:37:34 by prm prm
It was the first demo i've ever seen in my life , so i was amazed!! i was wondering how the whole production fitted into one disk?? , dancer was and still is great. Still at 1st place for me :)
added on the 2004-01-17 14:06:49 by antidote antidote
It's funny how I used to not like it because it didn't look like a demo "should"...
rulez added on the 2004-01-19 01:21:14 by gammawave gammawave
It's funny how I used to not like it because it didn't look like a demo "should"...
added on the 2004-01-19 01:21:19 by gammawave gammawave
It's funny how I used to not like it because it didn't look like a demo "should"...
added on the 2004-01-19 01:21:22 by gammawave gammawave
the best ever
rulez added on the 2004-02-04 15:03:20 by krabob krabob
re-voting sucks more than even self-voting.

prod: rules, of course.
rulez added on the 2004-02-04 15:31:31 by psonice psonice
I was totally astounded the first time I saw it. Then I watched it something like 10 more times and did not manage to get bored. 11 years later it still rocks!
rulez added on the 2004-02-09 02:21:24 by keops keops
nuff said
rulez added on the 2004-02-09 02:34:12 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
rulez added on the 2004-02-09 02:36:10 by Pete Pete
11 years later, it still works!

That demo is a part of the demo History.
rulez added on the 2004-02-09 13:22:15 by p01 p01
rulez added on the 2004-02-09 23:20:21 by ricky martin ricky martin
This is THE shit.

Requim/Kusma, Lone Starr told me at Asm '02 that all those legendary rumours about him doing the animations by hand are.. you guess it: fake.

He wrote a tool that automatically extracted line vectors from real digitized videos and images.. A major fucking feat that one as well :)
rulez added on the 2004-02-10 00:39:00 by deck deck
ryg said:
There were well-designed demos long before that, look at Hardwired for example."

Sure thing, and i love hardwired. But hardwired doesn not have mass appeal, this does. and that is what i was talking about.
added on the 2004-02-10 00:53:40 by NoahR NoahR
All coded by the tiniest scener ever on the amiga scene ;)
rulez added on the 2004-02-10 08:46:34 by magic magic
Deck: You are wrong. The animations in 9 fingers were created with that tool you're talking about, but the ones in State of the art were handdrawn by Major Asshole / Spaceballs...
rulez added on the 2004-03-31 20:52:53 by psenough psenough
It deserves another thumb.
rulez added on the 2004-04-01 18:24:28 by DJ Fistfuck DJ Fistfuck
Definitely one of the best demos ever ...
rulez added on the 2004-05-15 17:29:06 by DrSKULL DrSKULL
I don´t think the animations were exactly handdrawn, or at least the guy used a video background (perhaps via genlock?) because the jumping guys were - afaik - from a music video from Marky Mark and the Fresh Prince (or something like that). Also, the girls in the beginning are infact bond girls, but I think they had a dancer for the mainpart (as far as I remember a sum of the party prize money went to her).
rulez added on the 2004-06-08 02:29:07 by jackknife jackknife
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 15:16:54 by pyksy pyksy
Heh, found out about this demo from a clip made at the LTP (rip =((( )
These French guys were dancing on the stage in front of the projection of this demo =)
Downside: the music gets rather annoying after a bit.
rulez added on the 2004-08-06 07:37:27 by Nezbie Nezbie
Everything has been told. A ruling milestone.
rulez added on the 2004-08-15 18:05:18 by sim sim
Fabulous soundtrack by travolta, rockin' colours and dancing girls... Nearly perfect demo.
rulez added on the 2004-08-19 00:28:12 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Sucks! ... nahh not really... 5 thumbs up :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-19 10:35:21 by xeron xeron
rulez added on the 2004-08-19 10:39:25 by bzz bzz
one of the first demos I've seen on amiga, made me sell my c64 and get an a1200. Though I went beck to c64 soon, I never regret the times with my ami. Everlasting Classic.
rulez added on the 2004-08-19 11:31:48 by Oswald Oswald
One of the best demos ever. Captures the oldschool "demo" feeling perfectly.
rulez added on the 2004-08-19 12:00:02 by Preacher Preacher
By the way, it's funny how a lot of people seemed to have a "Winnerdemo"-style attitude towards this demo back when it came out. Everybody was screwming "precalc" on the diskmags, etc.. And nowadays it's considered one of the greatest classics ever. Makes you think, eh?
added on the 2004-08-19 12:02:35 by break break
"Screaming", even.
added on the 2004-08-19 12:03:03 by break break
nuff said
rulez added on the 2004-08-19 12:06:04 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
nuff said
I did not yet thumb up the demo that was the first one to run on my A500 and that blew me completely away? What the heck!
rulez added on the 2004-08-19 12:23:36 by kb_ kb_
rulez added on the 2004-09-13 07:58:23 by petgridus petgridus
yes, state of the art.
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 19:37:35 by grusbanan grusbanan
simply state of the art.
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 11:31:22 by bLa bLa
I bet that those colors in the screenshot weren't state of the art even back then :)
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 18:27:29 by asasel asasel
True classic.
rulez added on the 2004-10-04 18:33:03 by blueflame blueflame
You may want to read the [Interview] with the dancer.
Great demo, but the drugs from that time period have left a hole in my memory as to what I felt when I first saw it back then. I do vaguely recall that I wasn't as wowed as when I saw the dancer in Amazing Tunes 2 though.
rulez added on the 2004-10-07 17:54:03 by SiW SiW
TEH rocks (this isn't selfvoting, I wasn't part of the making)
rulez added on the 2004-11-01 20:54:44 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
a couple of years ago, i had holidays in France.. and some chicks had quite a strong light in their tent, so you could see their silhouettes... reminded me of SOTA immediately :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-01 21:13:54 by post malone post malone
Haha, maali, demoeffects... they are everywhere in the real world!
nice but overrated pop video. thumbs up for the extremely short delay between the disk is inserted and the demo starts. the shortest i've ever seen.
rulez added on the 2005-01-15 18:37:33 by cruzer cruzer
rulez added on the 2005-01-15 18:42:18 by teel teel
showed that demos can be so much more than just code.
rulez added on the 2005-01-23 18:40:40 by Spin Spin
Disco in 1992 - 11 years before Farbrausch took this theme back into demos with fr-025: the popular demo :-)
rulez added on the 2005-01-28 14:33:28 by Steel Steel
"nice but overrated pop video. thumbs up for the extremely short delay between the disk is inserted and the demo starts. the shortest i've ever seen." baaah! I am very sure you didn't call this a POP demo back then. Now? Sure, back then? Nope. Maybe not HC, but not pop. Shame on you.
rulez added on the 2005-01-28 14:56:48 by spotUP spotUP
i must do it
rulez added on the 2005-02-20 16:48:03 by bonzaj bonzaj
Holy shit!
rulez added on the 2005-02-20 18:15:01 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2005-02-21 04:34:11 by stonda stonda
great, the second demo i saw (in a TV show !!!), the first one was the megademo by logon system on cpc 464 :)
Its nice - innovative for its age, perhaps extraordinary, but I wouldn't say its the best demo ever etc
rulez added on the 2005-05-26 22:54:27 by rio702 rio702
gods of the 90's
rulez added on the 2005-05-27 07:47:12 by zeebr zeebr
I love the demos from the 90`s! please make some more :D miss productions like this! I belive this was the demo that really made med get interested in the scene. if I remember correctly
rulez added on the 2005-06-03 01:34:08 by Proteque Proteque
rulez added on the 2005-06-16 11:37:01 by chavez chavez
rulez added on the 2005-07-08 20:45:11 by wayne wayne
dont know why i havent already commented.

it is an old favourite, but at the sametime it doesnt compare to the likes of desert dream or nexus 7.
rulez added on the 2005-07-08 21:57:36 by darkus darkus
saw a dj yesterday on a jungle party using screenshots of this... =)
rulez added on the 2005-07-09 16:03:12 by dipswitch dipswitch
a _vj_ of course i mean
added on the 2005-07-09 16:04:33 by dipswitch dipswitch
Optical inferno.
rulez added on the 2005-07-18 04:30:53 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
rulez added on the 2005-07-18 10:37:05 by diodak diodak
umh I haven't already commented this piece of cake from '92... great prod...i've no more words....
rulez added on the 2005-08-16 10:05:16 by Spewk Spewk
Really good demo for it's time. And the short loading time is unbeaten
rulez added on the 2005-09-12 17:14:50 by Joghurt Joghurt
rulez added on the 2005-09-12 17:47:54 by dwarf dwarf
rulez added on the 2005-10-19 21:00:48 by Quarryman Quarryman
a classic :)
rulez added on the 2005-10-26 01:04:20 by Skate Skate
Rocked the old days!! :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-10 15:48:11 by Premium Premium
rulez added on the 2005-11-12 11:32:13 by _10b0 _10b0
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 00:56:19 by can can
"Fixed by Skid Row.." :)
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 20:58:13 by Midfit Midfit
Didn't really like it that much. I don't know anything about coding, but i don't like the music or the idea. The "usual copper bar crap" is what i like more. An ok show though.
added on the 2006-01-09 08:40:43 by Serpent Serpent
classic and enuff said
what happened to my thumb ? :]
rulez added on the 2006-01-22 19:08:45 by EviL EviL
rules bigtime
rulez added on the 2006-01-22 19:18:44 by Sverker Sverker
rulez added on the 2006-02-05 17:50:53 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
It rocks :)

... and it seems Skid Row were just jealous :P
rulez added on the 2006-02-11 08:56:26 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
The first demo I ever saw... gonna never forget this one. Rocks!
rulezcdc added on the 2006-02-13 11:31:48 by jua jua
good old SR fix, yes. But the demo was fantastic indeed!!
rulez added on the 2006-02-13 12:25:54 by ghandy ghandy
rulez added on the 2006-02-18 21:45:58 by neon_prannock neon_prannock
got me into tracking.
so blame it all on travolta!
rulez added on the 2006-06-06 16:45:27 by keith303 keith303
thank you Skid Row ^^
rulez added on the 2006-06-10 21:21:32 by RaHoW RaHoW
rocks. (maali's comment too :)
rulez added on the 2006-06-10 21:48:14 by anesthetic anesthetic
one of the best demo ever made !
rulez added on the 2006-06-13 18:14:30 by rez rez
... and it seems Skid Row were just jealous :P

definitely not! anyway, most overrated demo ever imho. not bad though.
rulez added on the 2006-06-13 18:35:11 by StingRay StingRay
Not bad but not my taste.
added on the 2006-06-19 17:21:42 by Cj Cj
"If he likes doing techno videos, he should stop using amiga and start using video." .. "If this is state of the art, I should start looking for another scene." -Chaos/Sanity

"Is this a demo? [..] We're not sure. [..] We don't like it as a demo." -Dr Jekyll/Andromeda

"Mr. Lonestarr, you cannot convince me that a bunch of jumpin' zombies makes a winnerdemo." - Laxity/Kefrens

Heehee. Just imagine if Pouet was around in 1992/1993 - and all the thumbs down you would see here! Boy, times have changed..
rulez added on the 2006-07-08 14:40:25 by phoenix phoenix
How can I not have thumbed this up yet?
rulez added on the 2006-07-19 10:35:09 by grip grip
Seing this again brings a tear to my eye. But I'll leave that old hatchet buried I think. ;-P
added on the 2006-07-21 15:20:56 by Archmage Archmage
rulez added on the 2006-07-25 21:49:40 by Aasemoon Aasemoon
Actually, some of those transforms where it goes from person to shape (triangle, for instance) are a little ugly. But on the whole, this absolutely rocks and still looks good now! So thumb UP UP UP!
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 01:34:29 by alchemist alchemist
i couldnt liked this demo
sucks added on the 2006-08-18 14:49:41 by spritus spritus
THIS is what I call DEMO
rulez added on the 2006-08-25 21:41:01 by alfsoft alfsoft
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 19:53:37 by iks iks
Soooo coool! love it!!!!!
rulez added on the 2007-02-04 22:47:18 by darXtar darXtar
My alltime favourite Amiga demo.
rulez added on the 2007-02-18 17:58:06 by Pekhis Pekhis
I remember it as continued loading system with a good vector animation. (an effective solution) was very trendy that time and also cool to watch nowadays. that's typical amiga style in every way. made atari freaks like me cry ;) I like it anyway
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 23:14:59 by seppjo seppjo
A breaktrough in the use of animations in demos. Massive respect!
rulez added on the 2007-02-19 23:28:19 by xernobyl xernobyl
Made my jaw drop when I first saw it back in 1993. Incredibly fast load time (1-2 second after the disk is inserted), kick ass music, and great feeling. Of course it is no coderpr0n, but impressive nevertheless.
rulez added on the 2007-03-16 19:17:25 by Necronomfive Necronomfive
this one is all about vectors...
rulez added on the 2007-04-16 18:51:15 by oldaccount oldaccount
rulez added on the 2007-04-21 12:14:32 by TrX TrX
rulez added on the 2007-04-21 12:25:02 by SilkCut SilkCut
greate amiga demo
rulez added on the 2007-04-21 13:07:36 by Pulsar Pulsar
rulez added on the 2007-05-10 15:08:09 by aha aha
Ideas are ripped from here:

rulez added on the 2007-05-15 10:26:55 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
music, girls dancing, moire effects, morphing
rulez added on the 2007-06-10 03:06:30 by BITS BITS
great demo for 92
rulez added on the 2007-06-10 11:29:51 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
rulez added on the 2007-06-20 23:25:58 by wie8 wie8
SHITZ: Shitty Flash 5 shapetween effect. And what's with that chronic dancing against the ripplewave background trash?!?!?!?!?!?!?

SAUCE: AMiGA Being able to do what PCcan't: shapetween at 50fps on a computer 1/1000 the power of a gigaflops 886.

(I don't know why it reminds me of link me ass)
rulez added on the 2007-06-30 04:45:00 by Momo Vampire Momo Vampire
not a real classic for my taste but.. amiga 500 tp92 makes it a milestone in it´s own way. :)
rulez added on the 2007-06-30 04:59:10 by gentleman gentleman
This was mindblowing back in 1992...
rulez added on the 2007-08-06 08:40:55 by Mystra Mystra
Sweet demo!
rulez added on the 2007-08-23 09:36:34 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
Too much animation and too little code for a demo. However, the motion blur and morphing look well.
added on the 2007-08-24 21:51:42 by 0xF 0xF
wooooot, this roxx! very smooth animation (wonder how they did this), cool soundtrack... yeah =)
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 19:09:44 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
evergreen!! best of classsix
rulez added on the 2007-09-03 16:11:54 by thomas^sd thomas^sd
I suspect that the shapetweening is precalced ;-)
added on the 2007-09-03 17:41:21 by xeron xeron
(not that an a500 can't morph simple vector objects, but if the code is as lame as stingray says it is, i suspect it is precalced :)
added on the 2007-09-03 17:42:34 by xeron xeron
das rockt!!
rulez added on the 2007-09-03 17:45:38 by aga060 aga060
I prefer 9 Fingers, but this is almost as great. A classic, no bones about it :)
rulez added on the 2007-09-03 18:04:52 by Blockbuster Blockbuster
i can´t really unterstand the hype around this demo - of coures it is not bad (especially the 3d part is very good), but all in all there is nothing brainblasting in this demo and it bored me after half of the time
added on the 2007-09-03 18:18:43 by RA RA
The fact that you chose RA as a nickname and PARADOX as a group probably doesn't help :)))
added on the 2007-09-03 18:45:17 by keops keops
classic, thanks for bringing it up
rulez added on the 2007-09-03 19:13:45 by thec thec
techno demos are so 1992 ;)
rulez added on the 2007-09-13 01:12:44 by fiveofive fiveofive
Great! Not the usual demo from 1992!
added on the 2007-10-20 20:35:01 by Virgill Virgill
One of only about 5 Amiga demos from back in the day that still look as awesome today as they did back then. An absolute classic. I used to watch this every Friday night before going out!
rulez added on the 2007-10-27 07:32:58 by damo65 damo65
Just bloody amazing. Actually they factored human nature in; for me at least the desire to meet these women kicks in. And to be as sporty as the jumping guy. It really was a novelty back then and still is very rarely seen in demos.
rulez added on the 2007-11-09 13:05:50 by -hangman- -hangman-
awesome, for me it's absolutely a milestone in the amiga demoscene. and it looks awesome today. plus travolta's music, mmmmm. outstanding. ten thousand thumbs!
rulez added on the 2007-11-23 21:46:17 by substrate substrate
Awesome stuff!
rulez added on the 2007-12-10 12:08:37 by Agilo Agilo
rulez added on the 2007-12-22 18:13:35 by Maissi Maissi
There you can download .mod file of the music. Enjoy!
added on the 2008-01-12 18:33:18 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
Scene legacy.
rulez added on the 2008-01-12 18:37:37 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
Never liked this...
added on the 2008-01-16 15:26:35 by chromag chromag
Always liked this...
rulez added on the 2008-01-18 10:25:29 by Jailbird Jailbird
this was so fucking cool when I first saw it on my Amiga .. which I bought of my pocket money .. and I have saved money such a long time for it :))
rulez added on the 2008-01-28 21:43:24 by twh twh
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 21:21:33 by zefyros zefyros
Oops, should've left my thumb here longer ago.
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 21:28:51 by Alpha C Alpha C
This demo is nice saw it when they have demo night at Tekniska Museumet @ sthlm
rulez added on the 2008-03-02 23:50:46 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rules forever.
rulez added on the 2008-04-01 13:50:22 by SiR SiR
Cheesy and a bit repetitive, but cool.
rulez added on the 2008-04-04 16:50:59 by mic mic
First demo I ever saw, on my cousins Amiga 500 back in '92.
rulez added on the 2008-04-19 20:37:28 by flibblesan flibblesan
rulez added on the 2008-04-27 15:02:17 by Yaroze Yaroze
rulez added on the 2008-04-28 02:33:47 by loaderror loaderror
rulez added on the 2008-05-20 14:28:58 by ninja ninja
i prefer 9 fingers, but hey.
rulez added on the 2008-05-20 14:34:28 by earx earx
rulez added on the 2008-05-29 16:08:53 by Claw Claw
Great stuff! Really great vectorization, with a great soundtrack and code.
rulez added on the 2008-07-16 12:58:00 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2008-08-14 01:25:21 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2008-08-14 01:26:06 by texel texel
rulez added on the 2008-08-14 04:19:54 by eye eye
WTF, no thumb? The first "modern" demo I saw, I was completely awestruck with the awesome music and visuals.
rulez added on the 2008-08-14 07:37:32 by Radiant Radiant
great prod !
rulez added on the 2008-09-07 13:40:43 by esion esion
rulez added on the 2008-10-13 10:25:15 by v3nom v3nom
This demo reached a very large audience
rulez added on the 2008-10-23 20:31:03 by NULL NULL
rulez added on the 2008-12-22 19:44:09 by unknown unknown
lame programming? ;)
rulez added on the 2009-01-13 12:34:55 by MoM MoM
One of the very few demos non sceners could catch and enjoy.The concept was quite awesome and the execution flawless. Definitely a piece of history.
rulez added on the 2009-01-14 02:48:06 by micdune micdune
### song, people dancing ###
added on the 2009-01-27 01:31:34 by SiR SiR
Really great
rulez added on the 2009-04-05 10:44:49 by vestige vestige
those were the times ;)
rulez added on the 2009-04-07 17:29:15 by kaoD kaoD
Great AMiGA style
rulez added on the 2009-04-07 23:19:48 by aGGreSSor^tPA aGGreSSor^tPA
Timeless and still working after almost 17 Years!
rulez added on the 2009-05-14 02:06:24 by Dano Dano
rulez added on the 2009-06-04 11:17:27 by nosfe nosfe
Great !
rulez added on the 2009-06-04 18:06:45 by lsl lsl
Classic! Used to watch this every other day or so...
rulez added on the 2009-06-09 23:48:38 by Inorix Inorix
That's a real classic!
rulez added on the 2009-08-15 00:45:04 by Stebo Stebo
The first Amiga demo that I've saw in the early 90's. Unforgettable!
rulez added on the 2009-09-06 21:33:11 by Pepto Pepto
Best 'old-school' Amiga demo!
rulez added on the 2009-09-18 17:13:32 by Reality Reality
This prod rulez ;)
rulez added on the 2009-10-04 22:10:17 by UltimateW UltimateW
obvious thumb
rulez added on the 2009-11-17 01:00:17 by toxie toxie
Its a music video
rulez added on the 2009-11-17 01:10:55 by leGend leGend
How could have not commented on that one oO? Sometimes I feel like pouet forget stuff...
rulez added on the 2009-11-17 01:16:52 by Dbug Dbug
What Dbug said!
rulez added on the 2010-01-01 12:11:54 by baah baah
Oldschool rave
rulezcdc added on the 2010-01-08 18:19:28 by Ized Ized
very 90s... in a very good way
rulez added on the 2010-01-09 00:31:19 by stijn stijn
Great stuff. One of my old favourites :D
rulez added on the 2010-01-26 02:31:04 by Devlin Devlin
rulez added on the 2010-03-15 19:43:33 by kokopo kokopo
It simply roxxxx!
rulez added on the 2010-04-08 22:59:15 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Big up!
rulez added on the 2010-04-30 22:08:58 by phobium phobium
wuuhuu...no thump yet? the 1nd demo i've seen
rulez added on the 2010-05-02 22:54:45 by scicco scicco
:) and another thumb to renew :)
^^ what everyone else said !
rulez added on the 2010-05-02 23:05:51 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
it never gets old :)
rulez added on the 2010-05-10 01:31:07 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
rulez added on the 2010-05-18 20:50:35 by stefa stefa
What Dbug said.
One of the best Amiga demos!
rulez added on the 2010-05-23 21:09:29 by Strider Strider
as seen on MTV
rulez added on the 2010-05-23 21:12:51 by relias abardon relias abardon
Rocks hard!

btw. This link is a way better, almost totally clear youtube 720p encode.
rulez added on the 2010-06-01 23:01:26 by CONS CONS
Of course.
rulez added on the 2010-06-02 18:14:30 by Hicks Hicks
One of my all time favourites - If you're not epileptic, you will be afterwards!
rulez added on the 2010-06-03 00:29:29 by spoonwzd spoonwzd
One of the reasons why Amiga rocked so much. Btw. watching this on youtube kills the experience.
rulez added on the 2010-07-15 15:37:05 by diobou diobou
rulez added on the 2010-08-12 19:02:58 by Frequent Frequent
I don't like it very well, but it obviously deserves thumbs.
rulez added on the 2010-09-22 08:13:33 by Jakim Jakim
Liked it!
rulez added on the 2010-10-11 18:25:47 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Another classic of the 92/93 era.
rulez added on the 2010-10-13 15:29:20 by lennart lennart
Demo revolution in that time.
rulez added on the 2010-10-13 15:48:56 by jack-3d jack-3d
bye bye "sneaky cdc's"
rulezcdc added on the 2010-10-13 23:11:44 by blkpanther blkpanther
best amiga OCS/ECS demo to me.
rulez added on the 2010-10-25 20:37:52 by norecess norecess
About time i thumbed this
rulez added on the 2010-12-17 20:11:11 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
Aside from the well-known glitches, a classic of it's time period.
rulez added on the 2011-01-30 10:38:42 by pacifist pacifist
rulez added on the 2011-03-06 19:14:30 by tomba tomba
New 720x576 version H264 hi-quality ripped by me for a demoshow : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=P4UGHEJZ
Hope you will ENJOY !
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 23:27:22 by WoDK WoDK
how many times bigger is that video compared to the original source data???
rulez added on the 2011-05-03 23:41:05 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
rulez added on the 2011-05-26 16:30:09 by martin martin
Totally forgot to thumb this one up
rulezcdc added on the 2011-08-10 19:24:12 by Zplex Zplex
One of the most influential demos.
rulez added on the 2011-08-17 18:59:19 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
Memories :-)
rulez added on the 2011-08-17 19:03:30 by efecto efecto
rulez added on the 2011-09-18 01:23:23 by Brandy Bogard Brandy Bogard
cool one. is it true that the gal was the sister of one of the creators?
rulez added on the 2011-09-25 01:54:33 by nagz nagz
Holy fuck :D
rulez added on the 2011-09-25 02:59:51 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2011-11-19 16:25:54 by edhellon edhellon
Jaw dropper at the time, and considering the other stuff around on ANY platform (and for quite a few years more) doubly jaw dropping. Changed the scene forever.
rulez added on the 2012-01-30 22:47:48 by Stromasher Stromasher
State of the art! Still enjoyable to watch 20 years later!
rulez added on the 2012-02-12 20:08:53 by ok3anos ok3anos
music & chicks
rulez added on the 2012-02-20 20:38:27 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
One of demoscene classics!
rulez added on the 2012-03-07 17:50:26 by zbyndek zbyndek
Grrr how could I forget to note this demo!!
it's really.. it's really a great prod! 1000 thumb up!!
another video here:
rulez added on the 2012-03-07 18:06:32 by sINk sINk
rulez added on the 2012-03-07 18:10:51 by las las
I guess I don't like the demo itself as much as its legacy. Hell, we'd probably never see the likes of mfx if not for this.
rulez added on the 2012-03-08 18:45:50 by moozooh moozooh
classic, still gives me the chills!
rulez added on the 2012-03-24 17:45:22 by rage rage
what rage said!
rulez added on the 2012-06-16 01:18:11 by Fell Fell
added on the 2012-07-02 03:12:46 by AntDude AntDude
chills are the dolphins or whales because of their lack of hairs.
rulez added on the 2012-07-02 05:57:04 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
My gf laughed yesterday how cheesy it looks, lol
rulez added on the 2012-12-04 00:55:35 by comankh comankh
Awesome :)
rulez added on the 2013-01-16 14:17:30 by Kitty Kitty
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 09:48:38 by kurli kurli
this rocked so hard, it's still in my top-5 most memorable demos I still like to watch
the tune is totally awesome
rulezcdc added on the 2013-04-18 10:50:01 by yzi yzi
Do I really have to comment here ? Well, so... thumbing this up for the flow and progression.
rulez added on the 2013-10-13 19:29:43 by PulkoMandy PulkoMandy
rulez added on the 2013-10-31 08:47:17 by maytz maytz
simple state of the art
rulez added on the 2013-11-21 12:27:36 by be10n be10n
Still have the floppydisk
rulez added on the 2013-11-21 12:33:11 by tFt tFt
rulez !
rulezcdc added on the 2013-11-28 21:57:25 by mccnex mccnex
Still fresh and respectable.
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 10:25:37 by slayer slayer
Cool! :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 12:17:31 by kjb kjb
Cudne demko :D
rulez added on the 2013-12-08 22:11:03 by Papier79 Papier79
Amiga Classic :)
Not voted so far here? What a shame, that one is truly a awesome classic :)
rulez added on the 2014-05-24 18:45:44 by Sapphire Sapphire
Classic demo that deserves a thumb up!
rulez added on the 2014-06-20 17:53:47 by Sdw Sdw
rulez added on the 2014-06-20 19:37:29 by whizart whizart
rulez added on the 2014-06-20 21:25:23 by at0m at0m
Never thumbed that up? Can't believe it
rulez added on the 2014-06-20 22:11:40 by gaspode gaspode
Are you kiddin' me? I forgot to thumb up this demo? Well, better late than never :P
rulez added on the 2014-06-20 22:12:21 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Amiga Classic is the only way to sum this one up.

Its one of those demos that you would bring with you on a time machine, and go back and have them run it at Commodore to show what people would end up doing on their little machine. :)
rulez added on the 2014-07-01 17:50:14 by neptun neptun
Never had an Amiga, was not following the demoscene, so I saw this demo last year for the very first time. It aged fairly well (seems of the era, but not as dated as many music videos from the time period). It still looks pretty good and it still holds together. This just shows how little the computational complexity of the effects matters in the grand theme of things, even if it is computer demos we are talking about.
rulez added on the 2014-07-01 18:01:35 by introspec introspec
Great tune, seen before visuals, but together one of the very best <3
rulez added on the 2014-07-01 18:16:13 by Triace Triace
Absolutely ruled at the time and still stands the test of time. This was probably the only demo I had ever seen at the time which put my jaw to the floor and inspired me to start coding and becoming interested in video based compression
rulez added on the 2014-07-01 18:39:28 by algorithm algorithm
Absolute classic, one of the best amiga demos of all time. This is the first demo to do something really different and it was able to cross over the boundaries of the scene so that even non-sceners could appreciate it.
rulez added on the 2014-07-20 01:49:01 by drift drift
rulez added on the 2014-09-15 23:54:44 by noby noby
Great Demo, but should feature and seizure warning... Not so fond of the track too. Still a very classic, distinct demo.
rulez added on the 2014-09-21 00:21:58 by raer raer
Animation player demos are simply not my cup. And blinking stuff isn't "awesome and cool". I realize it was made in the spirit of an MTV video from the time, but it just isn't enjoyable to hear or watch.
sucks added on the 2014-09-21 02:26:55 by Photon Photon
State of the Art, when released, was unique in many ways. Technically far from the best demo released on the Amiga. With that in mind, it's impossible to deny the fact that this demo is extremely well put together and at the time it was released, it was a refreshing contribution to the scene. Deserves a thumb up for sure!
rulez added on the 2014-09-21 10:56:24 by Daniel Daniel
Never really liked this, despite the awesome tune.
added on the 2015-04-29 16:57:05 by Kylearan Kylearan
This demo is as cool today as it was back in the days, the tune is so fitting and i really would love a remastered version of that tune. And if this was just an anim player, why did noone better this one?
added on the 2015-05-02 21:20:38 by Zplex Zplex
The ripples created by this demo are still going on and on, +20 years later.
rulez added on the 2015-05-16 23:32:27 by fra fra
Undying classic!
rulez added on the 2015-07-26 00:24:22 by neophyte neophyte
rulez added on the 2015-09-06 16:02:11 by mlc mlc
Super mega über Amiga classic, brings good memories.
rulez added on the 2015-11-14 14:39:35 by animehaus animehaus
I didn't like it at the time because it didn't feel like a "real demo". In hindsight it was a great demo that expanded what a demo could be.
(I also didn't like it because it beat my own demo :-)
rulez added on the 2016-01-03 18:53:15 by Hannibal Hannibal
Eternal classic.
rulez added on the 2016-01-03 19:22:19 by lvd lvd
rulez added on the 2016-01-12 20:23:39 by Harekiet Harekiet
The bar was raised at an early stage, 100% nostalgic value right there !
rulez added on the 2016-01-12 22:02:18 by SortedGeeza SortedGeeza
Classic. Mandatory thumb. Good memories. Nostalgia.
rulez added on the 2016-08-25 11:58:29 by Overflow Overflow
Ditto Overflow.
rulez added on the 2016-08-25 12:45:06 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2016-08-25 13:16:09 by VBI VBI
There was a before and an after State of the art. A timeless classic.
rulez added on the 2016-11-28 14:08:30 by Yoyost Yoyost
rulez added on the 2017-04-11 20:23:23 by LiSU^TRS LiSU^TRS
Meh. Not my cup.
added on the 2017-06-15 08:35:24 by Emod Emod
I found it rather repetitive. Sure, it's a nice routine, but the demo as a whole does not compare favourably to the other Amiga greats from the same time period.
added on the 2017-08-05 19:38:38 by Nosferatu Nosferatu
I don't know why I never thumbed this up. Feels a bit overrated at times, but it's an undeniable classic.
rulez added on the 2017-08-08 23:24:34 by ___ ___
Awesome classic. Watching best amiga productions is one of the greatest experience off my life. And this demo is one of that ass kicking ones. Music is awesome and Dancers!!! :)
rulez added on the 2017-10-12 18:33:16 by Volantis Volantis
origin of THE dance scene :D
rulez added on the 2017-10-15 22:52:01 by T$ T$
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
rulez added on the 2017-12-08 00:59:33 by Negostrike Negostrike
what else?
rulez added on the 2017-12-08 01:09:13 by reptile reptile
Just classic.
rulez added on the 2018-03-16 10:57:02 by 100bit 100bit
It is one of my early favourite demos.
rulez added on the 2018-09-23 01:13:47 by TomCatAbaddon TomCatAbaddon
Didn't know this was in the same compo as the legendary 3D Demo II
added on the 2018-11-24 05:13:11 by wertstahl wertstahl
Welcome to the demoscene
rulez added on the 2018-11-24 05:30:17 by noname noname
Nothing like hearing two clicks from your floppy drive and realizing you're already watching a demo. Few clicks later your ears are filled with almost commercial quality rave music, which, at the time was unheard of in many countries. And the human element with realistic fluid moves! The true geeks of coding never understood the impact of all this with their gouraud shading routines and mappings that took minutes to load and I'm not sure if they do even nowdays. But this is why this demo has aged so well and why all the 3D demos look so unbelievably dated.
rulez added on the 2019-01-30 08:30:03 by dazler dazler
Deserving of the classic status it has, and aged extremely well.

mod.condom corruption still is a fucking banger
rulez added on the 2019-01-30 09:14:29 by visy visy
Anyone has more story details about the Skid Row fix?
rulez added on the 2019-03-02 19:28:48 by remdy remdy
One of the greatest demos EVER! :)
rulez added on the 2019-05-03 21:43:25 by mayday mayday
Why have I not thumbed this yet?
rulez added on the 2019-05-04 09:19:48 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
Just a shame there’s no glenz vectors
added on the 2019-05-04 09:44:05 by ferris ferris
Everlasting mix of music, animation, and concept for a demo.
rulez added on the 2019-09-26 22:21:59 by vdr vdr
rulez added on the 2020-01-26 21:54:09 by orange orange
With HDFix it runs extremely well on an A1200. I like this even more than 9Fingers - it's just a must-see classic.
rulez added on the 2020-02-01 00:15:51 by nightshft_ nightshft_
I tried to find something cool in this demo.
design? no design
graphics? no graphics
music - just terrible;

technical aspect? blitter filled vectors and cooper plasma isn't enough for thumb up

there are a lot of much better demos on amiga
sucks added on the 2020-07-09 13:37:39 by Blast! Blast!
Only lamerz don't like this. This pushed visual production boundaries. It's the great grandfather of a multitude of modern demos. Fuck anyone who doesn't agree, i don't care.

I'm still blown away how quick it started after you threw in the disk. No other full size amiga demo ever started that fast, you can't argue with that.

I still wanna know the backstory of the "skidrow debugged it""lame trackloader.... Blah blah blah".
rulez added on the 2020-07-20 15:27:32 by baldrick baldrick
A demo ahead of its time as well as a true classic.
rulez added on the 2020-07-29 14:56:32 by Skynet Skynet
a true revolution inside your microcomputer.
rulez added on the 2020-10-12 18:29:46 by chuinho chuinho
The demo that convinced me to get a hold on an Amiga 500 when a saw this at a computerfair in 92 or 93. Took me 2-3 years to get one cheap enough to enjoy this great piece at home. A complete videoclip on a 880kb floppy!
rulez added on the 2021-01-17 16:51:12 by davince davince
This is demo is so overrated...
added on the 2021-10-03 18:20:13 by mailman mailman
This production was very cool at the time of release, because the music and the style resembled the then very popular MTV videos. I remember I enjoyed it a lot as a 17 year old. It isn't really a demo in the true sense of the word though. I agree with all the people above me who criticized State of the Art as a demo: it is overrated as an Amiga demo as it is for sure not the greatest demonstration of coding skills on Amiga. The idea was great at the time though. Therefore still a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2022-02-26 15:48:20 by sAne sAne
state of the art
rulez added on the 2022-07-20 11:20:57 by Jamie Jamie
I tried to find something cool in this demo.
design? no design

step 1 checking the comment author productions
step 2 lmao
added on the 2022-08-22 20:51:13 by remdy remdy
Well, when this came out it was really not that great. The only thing that works for this demo is the music. The code and graphics is mediocre at best. Kudos to Lonestarr programming this at the age of 14 (?) but still it doesnt deserve to be the highest ranked A500 demo of all time.
added on the 2022-09-11 23:00:25 by size size
@size / 2022-09-11 23:00:25
Exactly, I wasn't fond of it either and watched it maybe once or twice
back then. But after rewatching it a couple of months ago, I completely
revised my opinion. I think it's a very nice and entertaining release, so
refreshingly different and with a good flow.
rulez added on the 2022-09-12 11:17:34 by ROG_VF ROG_VF
another missing thumb up...
rulez added on the 2022-12-05 00:49:11 by RufUsul RufUsul
Just leaving obligatory rulez.
rulez added on the 2022-12-29 20:43:27 by grogon grogon
Still fun to watch!

I recall it making my drive sound like it was about to rip the disk apart, though.
rulez added on the 2023-01-25 16:14:43 by sagacity sagacity
on of those prods which define whole culture
rulez added on the 2023-03-25 09:30:11 by ded^RMDA ded^RMDA
great music!
rulez added on the 2023-08-23 15:49:05 by Viraxor Viraxor
Nice demo, but I liked 9 fingers more
added on the 2024-05-27 18:42:09 by Amifan Amifan

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