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Byzantium B2 by Unique [web]
screenshot added by elkmoose on 2003-11-09 13:26:15
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release date : november 2003
release party : Simulaatio2 2003
compo : combined demo
ranked : 8th
  • rulez 21
  • is ok 21
  • sucks 12
popularity : 58%
  • rulez 0.17
alltime top: #7980
added on the 2003-11-09 13:15:28 by dEpressio dEpressio

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strange demo kept me in fascination
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 13:26:42 by elkmoose elkmoose
OH----------->MY----------->GOSH !!

Just as good as "a deepness in the sky" by mfx.
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 13:34:46 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
great ambient!
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 14:08:02 by mrdoob mrdoob
where's the demo?
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 14:12:05 by spengler spengler
Its atmospheric. and its a great scene. But more needs to happen.
added on the 2003-11-09 14:20:05 by NoahR NoahR
love it
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 14:22:46 by NuKem NuKem
Refreshing ... nice music and lovely atmosphere ...

slow and simple maybe, but sweet
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 14:33:43 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 14:37:53 by elkmoose elkmoose
Great effect for a demo introduction, but where is the rest? =8-)
It just deserves a rulez for the marvellous atmosphere created.
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 14:51:07 by wally wally
Flatshading + the already overused fake-glow filter (aka render to smaller texture and blend it over). Really nothing exciting about this one.
added on the 2003-11-09 15:35:23 by tomaes tomaes
i liked the whole object creation.
but the two last minutes failed.

nothing comparable to the first byzantine.

still a very pleasant view..
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 15:42:54 by florent florent
I don't think I watched it as it should. Nothing like in the screenshot above. Probably just the fake glow texture, no defined objects whatsoever.

Athlon XP1700+, GF4Ti4600, ForceWare 52.16, DX9
added on the 2003-11-09 15:50:19 by Jcl Jcl
Not my cup of tea
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 16:30:16 by Wain Wain
uargh. the music is nice, but the butt-ugly blur (just using automatic mipmap generation and upsampling is NOT a good way to do a filter!) and artifacts/shadows everywhere at the edges of the screen totally ruined the visual experience for me.
added on the 2003-11-09 17:45:26 by ryg ryg
ryg: shut up coder =)
anyway... the whole demo is basically put together with some chewing gum and glue. (the executable was compiled well over a year ago, the glow effect was done with a script system and the coder has no interest whatsoever with making demos with it, especially if they're like this) also "small" artifacts shouldn't affect how good or bad a demo is. though if you forget those the demo still sucks.
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 18:40:48 by raymon raymon
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 18:54:50 by dairos dairos
Yeah, more needs to happen, but it's still creepy cool.
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:15:18 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
great music sync
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:19:10 by shadez shadez
kind of very massive. somehow loses the serious feeling somewhere during the time. you should believe more in what you do.
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 19:37:07 by droid droid
I'll join raimo on this one.
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 20:07:30 by kusma kusma
quite boring
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 20:31:59 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
The atmosphere set by the music saves me from thumbing this down. If this was shorted to about 30 seconds, it would be a great intro for a demo.. but it gets too boring just watching the same thing go on and on. Might hold some extra interest if your under the influence.
added on the 2003-11-09 22:44:08 by darkus darkus
when did additive blending go out of style? :)
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 22:53:56 by gloom gloom
i'm not thumbing this down cos i <3 jobe!
Reminds me of Kosmoplovci, but Kosmoplovci is usually good. The music is quite good, but still...
sucks added on the 2003-11-09 23:14:48 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
really really good! looks like chimera by halcyon has a more nervous little brother!
rulez added on the 2003-11-09 23:43:37 by karnof karnof
it completely fails to achieve it's goal :)
added on the 2003-11-09 23:58:46 by superplek superplek
pretty cool at times, but "more needs to happen" as others have said
added on the 2003-11-10 07:34:50 by cats cats
Booooriing.. didn't really get the point of random plotted boxes.
sucks added on the 2003-11-10 15:01:06 by Random- Random-
A word from the musician: the camera could use some valium. Kinda hurts the spacious atmosphere when you're flying around at that pace :)
added on the 2003-11-10 17:07:34 by jobe jobe
boxes... revolutionary
sucks added on the 2003-11-11 09:28:20 by JDruid JDruid
Agreed with jobe that camera movements are too fast, but still I like the atmosphere and the music.
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 11:38:20 by teel teel
agreed with plek but the great soundtrack and somewhat chimeraish visuals make this a piggie.
added on the 2003-11-11 12:23:17 by uncle-x uncle-x
Nice atmosphere, but very boring after the first minute... As many said, where's the rest of the demo?
added on the 2003-11-12 15:25:22 by teknik teknik
:( =
no evolution in the visuals thru the demo

\:D/ =
nice music
nice atmosphere

overall, THIS is how chimera should be done.
rulez added on the 2003-11-12 17:27:17 by Gargaj Gargaj
ok, how many cubes are there ? (that's the only thing that can interest me here)
sucks added on the 2003-11-12 21:23:23 by sokoban sokoban
I don't usually like simplistic demos, but this one was nice.
added on the 2003-11-13 14:35:10 by dEpressio dEpressio
A great atmosphere, thanks to the powerful audio and the first minute. After that it gradually becomes disturbing. It is boring at the end whereas chimera by halcyon is boring in the beginning.
My thumb would go straight up if it had something imaginative as a climax.
added on the 2003-11-13 18:22:29 by cj7 cj7
barely gets a piggy because the music is quite good...
but what about that random boxes thingy. i was always waiting for some "breakthru" to appear, but nothing happened. just more boxes. how boring
i just realised it lacked something in the end, a surprising conclusion that could makes all sense to the rest. how about something like the very last part of kkowboy by purple, all the polys sliding horizontally and vertically to make a word?
added on the 2003-11-14 21:27:17 by karnof karnof
I'm not sure what kind of delicious, mind-altering drugs you're on, but the last time I checked, 'k' isn't a word. ;)
added on the 2003-11-15 19:35:05 by Shifter Shifter
ugly colours I see and utter boredom potential, way to go
sucks added on the 2003-11-16 16:13:35 by drstranger drstranger
Bored me to death, but imo doesn't deserve a thumb down
added on the 2003-11-16 17:44:00 by shash shash
thumbs for the soundtrack and for the way the 3d is done :)
rulez added on the 2003-11-17 08:13:03 by kurli kurli
Beautiful. Extreame mzx. Got me thinking what the visual represented... the creatiion of a mind? The fabric of the universe (building blocks)?

Simple, and boring some would say... But it has an atmosphere
rulez added on the 2003-11-18 18:34:48 by cyb cyb
yes. some moments of super great
rulez added on the 2003-11-21 11:09:16 by danb danb
yeaaah!! definately trippin!
rulez added on the 2003-12-06 02:32:16 by squezel squezel
Chimera an Byzantium b2 are my favourite ambient demos.
good work!!!.
rulez added on the 2004-06-29 09:28:24 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
I think this is one of the best unique prod.
rulez added on the 2004-10-19 23:01:26 by blueflame blueflame
Beautiful music, but the visuals are too dim and boring.
added on the 2004-10-19 23:03:18 by Preacher Preacher
Hohum, where's the rest?

Honestly, one semi-interesting effect plastered on for 5 minutes straight with an ambient tune doesn't really cut it for me.

It would be pretty great if more actually *happened* =)
added on the 2004-10-19 23:26:02 by Nezbie Nezbie
cool scene.
cool music.
however, too long...
added on the 2005-05-14 05:06:41 by got got
good music, poor visuals
gets a bit carried away at the end. pig for you
added on the 2006-08-28 12:50:17 by Gaia Gaia
Simplistic, but the soundtrack is hypnotic.
rulez added on the 2013-05-12 08:11:39 by ccr ccr
Ambient noise!
rulez added on the 2014-04-21 22:36:55 by noby noby

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