When is the first time you saw a demo ?

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A friend of mine knew a scener which gave us a shitload of demos and intro's ( late/middle 80ies). After watching it all I began coding some c64 myself. Went too some meeting in Haninge/Sweden. Sold my computer. Almost didn't touch a computer for ~8 years. Bought myself a pc and searched, just for fun, after demos and found Sunflower - Tesla.
added on the 2005-09-11 13:30:12 by ekoli ekoli
ok i know it doesnt count
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added on the 2005-09-11 13:35:10 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
cracktros on c64 in the late 80's
pc stuff around 92, i think.
then we did some unreleased stuff in 93, and our first demo in 94
added on the 2005-09-11 13:37:30 by blala blala
Technophobia/The Sharks in 92.

The 2Unlimited digi made me go wild those days, nowadays it mostly makes me cry...
added on the 2005-09-11 13:44:12 by Jailbird Jailbird
now that I think about it, it was not second reallity

i first saw a demo on my Amstrad CPC 464 + FD, and it was


by Logon Systems

anyone having a video of this one ?
on c64 - something by digital excess/marketing in 1992.
added on the 2005-09-11 14:14:25 by dalezr dalezr
seen that future brain inc. cracktro front of bubble bobble. i think it was early 90's probably 1991-1992. but first demo i ever saw was probably some st demos. one that i remember well was bat demo by st squad.
added on the 2005-09-11 14:25:21 by uns3en_ uns3en_
then one of my schoolbuddy who was friend of tonic/armada kept me well updated with pc demos ;D
added on the 2005-09-11 14:26:16 by uns3en_ uns3en_
it was 1987 on c64 and first one on amiga was the tristar party demo our so... =)
First time I saw a demo was 'Planet Risk' by ASD. (which I also wrote the code for).

That was around 67-68, on a IBM KD1100 series. In Fortran.
added on the 2005-09-11 19:01:50 by Navis Navis
Bah, true oldskoolers started with punch cards and machine code.
added on the 2005-09-11 19:33:39 by Preacher Preacher
fucksake, i was too busy playing Digger to watch demos back then!
2nd reality by future crew, somewhere in -94 i think. boy, it took quite some time to download it with a 2400bps modem.
added on the 2005-09-11 20:37:58 by melw melw
in early 1997, probably 2nd reality, or drift.. one of those.. yeh im newb :)
added on the 2005-09-11 21:35:38 by psenough psenough
Would've been Demons Are Forever sometime in late '88. Didn't really know what it was at the time, but thought it looked cool. Bought an A500 the following summer, which opened the floodgates for me.
i guess it was probe/tbl on #trax dccing me stash when i discovered there was more to the scene than fasttracker.
added on the 2005-09-12 05:52:11 by skrebbel skrebbel
1991 in mostr party when my girlfriend showed me a demo she had made in a prog language that i dont recall it looked liked fractal animation but it was sweet.
I saw several "text-inscriptions" of programs on Apple II and Zilog80 (lightyears ahead to an Intel 8080 back then. ;) )
But there was neither stand-alone code we use to call "intro/demo" nowadays nor a "scene".

A friendly game-coder told us that he was annoyed about crackers who change his "programmed by..." into "cracked by ..."
And a bunch of friends CFB,BCS,PC did a picture... ;)


It wasn't called "berlin bear" in 1982.
It had no special name at all.
Some people got it wrong in 1982, it absolutely has nothing to do with swastika symbols!
Maybe we should have used a "Bratwurst". ;)
The "bear" is just the heraldic animal/flag for our hometown Berlin/Germany.

ALiEN-Plutonium Crackers 2001-AnTiTraX 2010
added on the 2005-09-12 07:05:08 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
i think (but am not sure) that the first scene-thing i saw was some intro on the amiga with a bouncing elephant (or something) on some landscape and "the longest scrolltext in the scene"... iirc the scroller was around 40min long. and the colours could've been bluish. if someone can point out what this was, i'd be rather grateful. (this was sometime in 1987-1989, iirc)

Before seeing that i had naturally seen a big bunch of cracktros as well, but someone said those don't count. I remember that as a kid i associated the cracking groups as the actual makers of the game (like, for example, i wanted to play flood which to me was made by scoopex). i was lame back then.

I _think_ that the first real demo i saw was budbrain megademo. but it could've been something else as well.

And on the pc side it was, i guess, crystal dreams or 2nd reality.
added on the 2005-09-12 08:39:01 by uncle-x uncle-x
and oh yeah: before those i had seen "effect demonstrations" on various pc-like platforms. One drew cubes and circles on screen in basic and iirc it was the coolest thing i had ever seen (the cubes made the whole thing look like a city). That was around 1983-1985.
added on the 2005-09-12 08:40:34 by uncle-x uncle-x
For me that was in 87-89. Alas I don't remember which of the Fujiboink, the The Union demo or The B.I.G. demo I had first. Before that I had seen some cracktros and altered title picture on Atari and Amstrad.
added on the 2005-09-12 08:57:32 by p01 p01
First demo I saw was "Around all four dimensions", a co-op demo between Mfx, Silents and Traction, this was in 2014.
No, wait. What year is this? shiiiit.
added on the 2005-09-12 09:09:01 by Visualice Visualice
Ehh, i think the first one i saw was the MCA cracktro for Ghouls 'n' Ghosts (Atari ST). that was back in 1989/1990 i guess. But it could also have been Fuji Boink on the Atari 600XL. That would have been around the same time.

Much cracktro watching followed.. Real demo worship came much later (sadly) and had to wait till the Falcon030 (late 1993).
added on the 2005-09-12 09:27:26 by earx earx
in 1987, I was 12, I saw a bunch of good C64 demos with scroltexts, eagles, ... oh there was a thing named "might" with a pic of a drumer playing on the music....
added on the 2005-09-12 10:25:35 by krabob krabob
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First real demo was Mental Hangover
I thought it was a rather lengthy crack intro and wondered why I couldn't skip to the game by clicking the mouse :)
added on the 2005-09-12 11:32:10 by bartman bartman