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the secret life of plants by Fairlight [web]
screenshot added by elkmoose on 2003-11-10 21:57:39
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release date : november 2003
release party : Simulaatio2 2003
compo : combined 64k
ranked : 5th
  • rulez 22
  • is ok 36
  • sucks 14
popularity : 64%
  • rulez 0.11
alltime top: #6992
added on the 2003-11-10 21:14:02 by shadez shadez

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neat environment and nice tune! especially good choice of colours
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 21:16:17 by shadez shadez
yes i like this too :D
but it wants latest ahrdware for pure pleasure :/
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 21:58:26 by elkmoose elkmoose
Fairlight - Oikeiden voileipäkeksien koti!
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 22:02:41 by break break
Well its neatly designed and im sure there is a lot of work behind it. I feel sorry for thumbing it down, but its simply too boring, and the low-res aliasing kind of ruined it.
sucks added on the 2003-11-10 22:22:27 by Duckers Duckers
i liked!
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 22:36:41 by soolta soolta
I liked it too. Not much content, but the DOF effect looked great on screen at least.
rulez added on the 2003-11-10 22:52:38 by Reko Reko
well, someone added this after all, so here we go :)

first off, the tune is completely destroyed because of minifmod.
here's what it's supposed to sound like: http://reed.planet-d.net/tunes/flt-plants.mp3

secondly, it's got problems running properly on at least geforce fx cards, works fine on my gf4 tho. and apparently there's some nasty bug with hogging up the memory, but smash can probably elaborate on that :)

also, duckers, obviously the intro itself wasn't much work at all, the tools were :) read the nfo.
added on the 2003-11-10 23:13:51 by reed reed
5 minutes of loading, 140 megz of memory consumage...
and after that...
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 00:10:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
Doesn't work right on my Radeon 9000, and they choice of color is quite binary in my case - read B/W ;-)
added on the 2003-11-11 00:15:48 by raer raer
'everyone tries to code werkzeug' intro
added on the 2003-11-11 00:52:08 by superplek superplek
I second rarefluid. Same thing here on my Radeon9000.
added on the 2003-11-11 00:59:36 by kb_ kb_
I didn't like the visuals one bit, however the music was kinda intersting.
sucks added on the 2003-11-11 01:03:31 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Hmm.. GF4 Ti4200 here, and I see everything except that text. So I'll hold on the thumb.
added on the 2003-11-11 01:39:36 by phoenix phoenix
doesnt work
added on the 2003-11-11 06:47:33 by NuKem NuKem
This almost gets a thumb up just for working on my shitty gf4mx when it needs pixel shaders. But then it looks bugly, so i'll wait to see it properly.

Tune is good at least, even if it doesn't sound like it's supposed to.
added on the 2003-11-11 10:45:18 by psonice psonice
damn, looks like this made it here in the end..


here's what happened:
- we made a load of nice tools (mesheditor,texturegenerator,softsynth)
we wanted to test the tools in a quick little intro, to make sure they work nicely together (rather than try to make something big, and find that they didnt).
reed made a very nice tune for it. unfortunately i didnt spend enough time on the visuals (the intro was made very quickly), but we decided to release anyway.
regrettably, its fucking boring. if it had 3 times as much content and the visuals fitted with the music (and an actual artist had done the gfx), it might have been ok.

as for it not working: if your card supports pixelshader 1.1 and vertexshader 1.1, it should be ok. i didnt use anything non-standard, and didnt have any driver problems myself. plus, i didnt code any fallbacks because im a bad person, sorry.
if you get weird looking results or have any msg boxes come up (if you do, its fucked), please do send bug reports, cos i want to fix them for next time.

anyway, as reed said in the compo: its a tools test, expect some real intros from us soon :)


added on the 2003-11-11 11:39:11 by smash smash
somehow I didn't like it. maybe it was just too boring. those meshes and so on were cool though, so it get's a pigface.
added on the 2003-11-11 13:18:26 by hhhhhhh hhhhhhh
i get the black screen!
design and music doesn't fit... too bad 'cause the 2 are good but not together...
sucks added on the 2003-11-11 15:15:59 by spengler spengler
Can't see it, but the mp3 is actually rather enjoyable.
added on the 2003-11-11 17:14:06 by tomaes tomaes
I think reed will be instantly hired by dxm when they hear this music... 8)
for the 'test of the tools' this is pretty okay. now get to work on the big thing, smash, we want it... 8) oh, and it worked (seemingly) flawless on my gf3ti200.
added on the 2003-11-11 17:17:15 by bhead bhead
Can't say anything yet. Colors looked quite different compared to that screenshot (using R8500).
added on the 2003-11-11 18:57:38 by breez breez
doesnt work
added on the 2003-11-11 19:36:05 by darkus darkus
really weird prod .. cant explain why .. but i like it somehow :)
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 21:10:42 by rojaro rojaro
it seems to be aiming for a certain style, but lacks a certain polish. Too bad the song got messed up (see Reed's comment)
added on the 2003-11-11 22:55:43 by cats cats
something magic about it
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 23:38:01 by jazzman jazzman
You've definetely got the style dudes! I enjoyed this intro. Refreshing. Especially nice to see such an old scene brand being revived with quality content. Waiting for future releases!
rulez added on the 2003-11-11 23:41:20 by sam sam
"DOF"? proper depth of field is something different than one layer of blurred objects above one layer of even more blurred objects, reko :)

anyway, decent enough intro. the music was kinda annoying, but i haven't heard the mp3 version yet :). as for the actual intro - not bad, i didn't find it overly boring either. okayish intro overall, but not enough for a rulez.
added on the 2003-11-12 01:30:55 by ryg ryg
It's ok for a test. But now i'm pissed 'cause i had the same idea of doing a fake-dof :)
added on the 2003-11-12 08:12:10 by zoom zoom
zoom: it's okay, it's been done millions of times before.
added on the 2003-11-12 08:20:17 by kusma kusma
no :'(
rulez added on the 2003-11-12 08:32:23 by Buckethead Buckethead
sucks added on the 2003-11-12 10:00:42 by violator violator
I like this very much, though it feels like it isn't going on any direction :)
rulez added on the 2003-11-12 10:22:37 by dairos dairos
ok demo, seen this many times be4 doe. I like the colors in it and some effects. But it used pretty long time to load here (1.4ghz 512mb ram) and i think theres so much use of "space effect" in the music.
added on the 2003-11-12 10:33:45 by LHS LHS
piece of crap :)
added on the 2003-11-12 10:40:45 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
i'd like to point out that this intro is kind of cool. nothing new, nothing breathtaking, but a nice test of the tools. still a piggy until you make a non-ps-version ;)
added on the 2003-11-12 11:29:37 by kusma kusma
very neat, but sometimes slow on my GeForceFX :(
added on the 2003-11-12 11:48:59 by elkmoose elkmoose
Waste of a perfectly good tune. Ok DOF-effect but otherwise pretty uninteresting. Looking forward to see what you really can do with your tools though.
added on the 2003-11-12 17:53:41 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
Objects and music seems to come out of a dream... i dont like both.
But blurry effects are nice to look at.
Also running pretty smooth on my 800 (Gf4ti).
added on the 2003-11-12 22:14:18 by g00cy g00cy
The ultra-gay soundtrack is a plus. The fact that the intro is completely unwatchable on a Radeon 9700 is not.
added on the 2003-11-13 03:53:02 by Shifter Shifter
Shifter: It worked perfectly on my Radeon9500, so you may want to update some random drivers.
added on the 2003-11-13 13:36:47 by sagacity sagacity
works perfectly on my mobility radeon 9000 too.
added on the 2003-11-13 14:02:25 by pantaloon pantaloon
I have a radeon 9600 and it worked just fine.
added on the 2003-11-13 19:44:39 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
boring, ugly. Don't like it.
sucks added on the 2003-11-13 19:57:59 by oxb oxb
"greetings to elites - fuckings to lamers" good that you send fuckings to yourself, because this production sucks so much that it is unbelievable. its a weak excuse saying we just tested some tools... the design, the sound it just sucks! sorry - but i have expected something better from fairlight ;(
sucks added on the 2003-11-15 17:31:15 by fishbone fishbone
not bad even if you say it was a test.
rulez added on the 2003-11-16 16:10:36 by drstranger drstranger
rather nice for a fast, but it's rather bugged :)
rulez added on the 2003-11-16 16:55:59 by shash shash
ehrm, no, not really entertaining.
sucks added on the 2003-11-16 20:22:52 by Fzool Fzool
could not create pixel shader
... please, quit after the first error...
added on the 2003-11-17 09:03:57 by pan pan
i dont even need to see it, but i since when has anything pantaloon ever made been "real" "final" or "100%" hes been saying the same thing for years....but least he keeps pumping them out, im sure its very solid...

lets all get a leech slot and sell it to the russians
added on the 2003-11-21 04:24:14 by IZM- IZM-
izm . ohh asshole, im not even involved in this production.
added on the 2003-11-21 09:21:00 by pantaloon pantaloon
thank god for that...
but then someone must be stealing your lines...say hi to becr8tiv for me
rulez added on the 2003-11-24 03:26:06 by IZM- IZM-
Pointless and slow. Reed's music is boring (as always).
sucks added on the 2003-11-27 22:45:09 by JDruid JDruid
Yeah dammit Reed. Music that sounds in tune and has a melody is so boring. Learn to string some white noise together and drown it out with a drum riff!

Tsk tsk! Amateurs!
booring! but it's nice to see that more and more tools are coming, this will raise the standard in the 64k-scene
added on the 2003-12-04 15:24:35 by bzz bzz
not originaly and so shortly.
sucks added on the 2003-12-04 15:40:00 by jocker^cms jocker^cms
eek. the music and design drags this down...
sucks added on the 2003-12-04 17:32:24 by skypher skypher
That was indeed quite booring! The music was bad. The entire demo was too noisy.
sucks added on the 2004-02-17 15:09:42 by Anklebiter Anklebiter
Hmm, doesn't work with Radeon 9200. Same palette-problems than above. But I liked the music anyway.
added on the 2004-02-26 14:51:41 by PinZa PinZa
supercool funk music (great samples quality).
nice colors.


intro is so boring....

still thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2004-04-01 20:18:00 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
cool visual and cool music.
however, some scene boring.
however, still thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2004-06-20 13:50:28 by got got
i'd like to emphasize that the music is not cool because it's seriously bugged in the intro, and we're not releasing a final because the whole intro was basically a tools test. for a "how-it's-supposed-to-sound-like" version of the music, see my earlier comment.
added on the 2004-06-20 22:06:23 by reed reed
I really liked this one at party.
rulez added on the 2004-10-19 22:45:16 by blueflame blueflame
Boring and repetitive.
added on the 2004-10-19 22:54:07 by Preacher Preacher
Not awful. Annoyed me by not resetting my screen res + colors when exiting - I was left with a black screen.
added on the 2004-10-20 07:20:09 by SiW SiW
Quite good intro, not really boring but it lacks a bit in content. Visual design could've been done better (the messages are really hard to read) but for a short test the result is good.
good music, boring visuals
added on the 2005-05-08 16:28:47 by las las
sucks added on the 2005-12-16 17:01:42 by wie8 wie8
Now this was a BORING show! Only reason for no thumb down is Reed's music which is quite nice. But I wouldn't watch this a 2nd time.
added on the 2005-12-17 00:59:27 by StingRay StingRay
sucks added on the 2005-12-17 01:34:20 by apricot apricot
boring intro but i liked the tune.
rulez added on the 2006-01-13 20:52:21 by anesthetic anesthetic
The beginning of really nice batch of Fairlight intros!
rulez added on the 2007-07-12 00:18:27 by ekoli ekoli
What those who said boring said.
sucks added on the 2007-07-12 00:36:59 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
what stakka said
rulez added on the 2008-05-03 02:57:18 by xernobyl xernobyl
A bit fly-by'ish, anyway nice shading and very nice synth/tune!
rulez added on the 2008-05-03 08:28:14 by bdk bdk
added on the 2011-12-21 21:49:05 by Frequent Frequent
Strange one.
rulez added on the 2011-12-21 22:23:55 by frag frag

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