Your unpopular opinions about the scene

category: residue [glöplog]
The more productive you become, the less you complain about demos from others. The more lazy you become, the more you rant about everything.
added on the 2021-05-04 11:59:54 by ham ham
Amiga AGA demos and intros from 1994 are really cool, and, in a way, better than AGA prods from 1995 onward. More original and varied.
added on the 2021-05-04 12:26:28 by peskanov peskanov
We're not as great as we think we are
added on the 2021-05-04 12:41:28 by D.Fox D.Fox
party prod rank is good measure of prod's quality, same goes with pouet rank
added on the 2021-05-04 12:58:30 by gorgh gorgh
Demoscene graphics (of the 1990s at least) was 95% copies of Boris Vallejo, Dungeons & Dragons, and female supermodels. If demoscene music was held to the same standard, it would've been 95% covers and remixes, often of the same artist/group.
added on the 2021-05-04 13:30:11 by phoenix phoenix
Goddess Amiga is the mother of demos and Guru is the father of meditation.
added on the 2021-05-04 14:10:57 by adkd adkd
if you prefer to do demos and thus miss every demo party, meme, demo, name voting and time itself, you have reached the most difficult level in the scene and all your prods will be real party prods
added on the 2021-05-04 14:15:51 by aqu aqu
Greetings to Okkie.

(sorry if this one is too unpopular)
added on the 2021-05-04 15:03:09 by keops keops
DFox: you are pretty great though!
added on the 2021-05-04 15:06:04 by farfar farfar
Greetings to Okkie.

(sorry if this one is too unpopular)

added on the 2021-05-04 16:19:40 by okkie okkie
Unpopular: "Breeze" made some fabulous demos.
added on the 2021-05-04 18:32:17 by w00t! w00t!
Ukulele sounds wonderful!
added on the 2021-05-04 18:39:58 by BSC BSC
online demoparties are awful
added on the 2021-05-04 18:42:24 by skrebbel skrebbel
Nowadays 4k intros are just shadertoy shaders with music player.
added on the 2021-05-04 19:07:32 by Virgill Virgill
fpga is not real hardware
added on the 2021-05-04 20:03:02 by yzi yzi
most of the demos are super pointless unimaginative trash, even if they sometimes look and sound good
"8k intro" was a necessary category
added on the 2021-05-04 21:32:01 by iq iq
XXX has the best muziek at parties.
added on the 2021-05-04 21:42:02 by BSC BSC
Aaaand: Pico-8 sucks as a demo platform!
added on the 2021-05-04 21:44:16 by BSC BSC
i really cant stand currywurst.
added on the 2021-05-04 22:27:35 by smash smash
most chiptunes sound the same.
added on the 2021-05-04 22:56:21 by Flashira Flashira
the humor of the scene is borrowed from a 1970s B-movie
added on the 2021-05-04 23:25:06 by aqu aqu
Nowadays 4k intros are just shadertoy shaders with music player.

And shadertoy shaders are regular GLSL shaders just stored on iq's server with web-based viewer.

<binary format demo> is very outdated

The format itself is not outdated, but the distribution is. Majority of genZ doesn't know the concept of downloading zip files with binaries, not being able to verify the source/signature, unpacking them to a temp folder, trying to execute it in a sandbox just to find out it doesn't work in a sandbox, finally executing it with full write permissions and crossing your fingers that it doesn't contain exploit and it won't modify any of your important data.
added on the 2021-05-05 00:09:52 by tomkh tomkh
more often than not the coding part in demomaking is a redirection activity, it never was about art
added on the 2021-05-05 01:29:45 by degauss degauss

  • everyone watches demos on youtube
  • 4K shader demos require hundreds of megs of OS libraries, DLLs and hardware drivers
  • tv noise demos are the best kind of demos
  • everyone does ____