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The Automatic Dream (with Music) by Spöntz [web]
screenshot added by merlucin on 2005-07-26 10:34:43
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release date : july 2005
release party : Euskal 2005
compo : combined demo
ranked : 2nd
  • rulez 46
  • is ok 6
  • sucks 1
popularity : 60%
  • rulez 0.85
alltime top: #2930
added on the 2005-07-26 10:34:43 by merlucin merlucin

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This release has the config dialog, missed in the party version to avoid configuration failures :) Thanks for watching!
added on the 2005-07-26 10:35:46 by merlucin merlucin
the visuals were really nice and although the music wasn't really my cup of tea i still liked parts of it.
imo the best spöntz demo and at least one of the best demos originally released for macs.
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 11:13:34 by dodke dodke
visuals are getting better and better towards the end, but the music is remainding me of some elevator-tunes.. :(
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 11:17:01 by toxie toxie
Like it !
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 11:42:51 by Zweckform Zweckform
Gorgeous. Merlucin, I am starting to like your piano ;)

I'd say this is the best spöntz prod so far.
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 11:45:39 by utopian utopian
ouch ... not my cup of tea. a few nice ideas, but overall lacks design (glowing type like that is way too 90ies -- and even then it sucked ;) ).
added on the 2005-07-26 12:09:47 by monroe monroe
I like it, and the music too :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 12:17:20 by Zplex Zplex
Good stuff, I liked the music, and there were some really nice scenes. Really reminded me of planet risk in a few parts, which isn't a bad thing.

The spontz demos really need a config dialogue though, i'm getting sick of editing the config file by hand ;) Also, better widescreen support would be very nice. Oh, and a sync to refresh switch, to avoid tearing. (end of shopping list...)

Settings I used to get it running nicely in widescreen (in graphics.spo in the data folder):
gl_panoramic 1 (0 gets rid of the borders but you lose the sides..)
gl_width/height (set to a widescreen resolution, it ran nice at 1280x854 on my powerbook)
gl_rttwidth 1024 (improves quality if you have a fast 3d card)

Oh, how do i turn on AA?
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 15:05:51 by psonice psonice
yeah baby!
Really good mood of the demo make my day!
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 15:12:45 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 15:31:04 by jomafister jomafister
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 15:39:23 by zeebr zeebr
really really nice!
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 15:42:00 by fgfgf fgfgf
this somehow rules
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 16:03:18 by makc makc
Well, a really nice demo ... though the music starts quite dull, it gets really enjoyable in the end, and quite fits the demo ...
Added with some really nice visuals in some parts ( though some quite arguable color choices ^^ )
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 16:24:30 by kohai kohai
Nice demo, everything fits together. Somewhat minor nitpick: please add vsync :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 16:29:41 by winden winden
Hi candent! I suppose you are watching the party version. The final version has the configuration dialog enabled (in control.spo) This is for windows only of course!
added on the 2005-07-26 16:48:39 by merlucin merlucin
Just Great! Worthed the #1 :) Nice orchestral music as always, and idea and effects are really impressive. Congrats.
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 19:39:52 by yero yero
merlucin, he mentioned "powerbook" in the comment :)
added on the 2005-07-26 19:46:10 by dodke dodke
Yes, and the powerbook is a mac :)
added on the 2005-07-26 19:59:37 by psonice psonice
Visually appealing.
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 20:30:36 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
great effects. I like it
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 20:41:12 by IceVAN IceVAN
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 20:58:46 by Jcl Jcl
I eill put the coders to work on it asap then
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 21:12:47 by merlucin merlucin
How do you manage to be _this_ cheesy all the times? :) Cute anyway!
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 22:10:57 by dixan dixan
rulez added on the 2005-07-26 22:55:48 by las las
nice and calm - I liked it better than the 1st place. And it even runs on Mac. Stay with that mood. techno sucks :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 00:16:40 by bonzaj bonzaj
I liked this one alot.
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 01:02:01 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
great trip as usual :) thanx!
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 02:04:09 by Zest Zest
first part of the tune has typical "schlagermusik" chords. other than that i like this too!
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 02:04:21 by madMixx madMixx
Simply lovely! :D
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 02:15:12 by Spock Spock
Beautiful music and idea.
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 02:28:45 by bdk bdk
rules :D
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 04:18:29 by slack slack
Very nice, as always.
I think there's a small bug in the windows version though. All stage layers appear too scaled and the left half goes out of the screen, so you can't read anything. I remember this didn't happen at the party.

By the way, Spöntz are the new Moppi. If I'm not wrong this is the 3rd time in a row you place 2nd at the euskal democompo :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 10:11:34 by ithaqua ithaqua
Not bad.
added on the 2005-07-27 12:14:13 by AntDude AntDude
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 16:12:07 by evil evil
aaah. this was pretty darn nice.
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 16:13:33 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
Nice, but needs serious work on the text layers
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 16:21:10 by shash shash
It's awsome. I liked it a lot. Some of the text are to fast, but it's really not to read.
rulez added on the 2005-07-27 17:14:38 by xernobyl xernobyl
Not the best ever, but it was quite nice to watch all the way through. The underlying theme helped greatly to hold everything together. However, something about the music didn't quite work for me -- perhaps it was the drum samples. Dunno.

All the same, very enjoyable. A keeper.
rulez added on the 2005-07-28 02:20:46 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Enjoyed this a lot at party place, beautiful, long...
I like spontz prods more and more each time :D

rulez added on the 2005-07-28 10:45:47 by shine shine
Assholes, you stole my demo concept ;) Now I need to think of something else.

But aside from that, I can only say: Yet another delightful Spöntz demo. <3
added on the 2005-07-28 12:37:31 by Preacher Preacher
Oops, forgot thumb.
rulez added on the 2005-07-28 12:37:42 by Preacher Preacher
It looks to me that you're always doing the same demo over & over again. Doesn't reach the quality of die änderung.
added on the 2005-07-28 12:54:04 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
I have to agree with hitchhikr regarding the similarity with the other prods. Probably is just your style, somehow that one looks a remix of some of some of your prods, some effects from the lifeway (watereffect, greetings based in particles), some others from inferno (poser model falling in a tube), and from the pleasure of art (credits syncro)..

The loading is pretty scary, some graphics (beginning) had a quite bad jpeg compression visible on them, and the spontz 3D logo on the end doesn't really have a cute modelling to have that shine on it.

I think there are too many unpulished bits this time and also I missed the WOW effect combination you usually do.

So, sorry about that guys.. but piggy.. Looking forward for your next one anyway.
added on the 2005-07-28 14:16:01 by mrdoob mrdoob
I will add this to the list of things to improve
added on the 2005-07-28 16:24:36 by merlucin merlucin
it does not start on my mac (g5).
added on the 2005-07-28 18:53:12 by neon neon
neon: try to install the sdl runtime library, libsdl.org or perhaps you have a too old gfxcard ?
added on the 2005-07-28 22:07:42 by evil evil
neon, it should work on any G5 mac, just open the console (not terminal) and launch the demo: any error message will be logged there
added on the 2005-07-28 23:44:43 by merlucin merlucin
Cute. Some colors were a bit too much but I forgive you.. ;)
rulez added on the 2005-07-29 19:23:58 by Vulture Vulture
I agree with bonzaj. I like this much more than the first placed demo at euskal. Pure Spontz style, rocks ;)
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 08:19:11 by pK pK
Wow. I love Spontz productions. So nice music, visuals, lights, colors! Beautifull!!!
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 18:45:39 by Optimus Optimus
Very great Spöntz!!!!
Love music, love visuals, love dreaming... zzzZZZzzz :)
merlucin has done it again!! ;)
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 10:50:34 by xphere xphere
Really pretty by moments!
rulez added on the 2005-08-21 21:11:33 by humphr3y humphr3y
Yeah, and also works on linux! But nobody seems to know :)

Check it out here! :D
added on the 2005-08-23 20:10:32 by merlucin merlucin
rulez added on the 2005-12-18 14:50:10 by anesthetic anesthetic
Holy Shit... Fantastic Show - Really Great Music :)
rulez added on the 2006-01-27 17:02:29 by Saphir Saphir
Excellent idea well realized and overall a good demo but I feel the texts could've used a bit more styling, uses a wider part of the spectrum than I find tasteful and has lots of bright lights. Aside from those little complaints I enjoy it thoroughly. Close call.
added on the 2006-04-05 21:55:37 by slux slux
In fact we have rewritten all the 2D painting routines to make the texts shine in the next prods :)
added on the 2006-04-05 22:19:39 by merlucin merlucin
Great production, beautiful music, original concept, a very refreshing spot! <3
rulez added on the 2006-07-10 22:16:20 by kelsey kelsey
where is the EXE ?
sucks added on the 2007-03-22 13:12:01 by sokoban sokoban
sokoban: Check disk2 link :)
added on the 2007-06-30 16:52:48 by Zplex Zplex
Eye candy
rulez added on the 2007-07-22 22:08:56 by BackSpace BackSpace
rulez added on the 2008-06-23 19:49:08 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
that was nice to watch

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