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Triage 5 by Smash Designs [web]
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release date : april 2001
release party : Mekka & Symposium 2001
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 3rd
  • rulez 18
  • is ok 3
  • sucks 4
popularity : 56%
 56%
  • rulez 0.56
alltime top: #7242
added on the 2001-04-18 11:17:26 by tomaes tomaes

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After the disapointing triage 4, that was just a 'best of smash, vol.2', this is something really exciting. Technically one of the best C64 demos I have ever seen.
Well done, AEG :)
added on the 2001-04-18 11:20:13 by tomaes tomaes
VERY nice code from AEG in this demo (as always).
Some of the routines just made my jaw drop to the floor.
added on the 2001-04-18 11:49:39 by Sdw Sdw
Hmm.. odd that this got only 3rd place. I guess that c64 sceners prefer the "classic" style now, or maybe they're sick of the Triage series :) (understandable).

Anyway, some cool parts here. 3d metaballs on 64 (finally!) and a Kasparov-style room spin, among others. But there are also a few boring parts, so I wouldn't call it the best Triage demo yet.
added on the 2001-04-18 15:02:29 by phoenix phoenix
a bunch of kick-ass effects.
rulez added on the 2001-10-14 17:29:56 by robotriot robotriot
a demo that I've watched once and haven't bothered to look at again.
same old effects, but in higher resolution and WAAAY slower than they should be...
no more 2fps fx. please
added on the 2001-10-14 17:35:24 by britelite britelite
Yes there are some slow effects that could be done perhaps better (Although I am not expert on 6510 asm to be able to talk about that ;)
But generally there are some other cool and new ones.

Funny thing is where Aeg tries to show a 3d metaballs routine on C64, even if it's really slow,.. but such heavy and slow things are not good for demowatching but just experimental interesting from a coders view. (E.g. AEG's raytracer 4kb in MS2001 was ugly and boring, but I found it interesting and crazy to see that some really crazy guy just decided to code one realtime raytracing engine on C64!)

I just seen on www.c64.sk that Smash Designs C64 will not be anymore. Oh no! We want you back!!! Anyways..
rulez added on the 2001-10-14 20:18:52 by Optimus Optimus
one thumb up shared for the whole Triage gang, but just here thanks to this one.
rulez added on the 2001-11-16 00:07:35 by raver raver
Boring recycled crap. Slow, crummy effects. And is that noise supposed to be music? Awful endless transposes of unimaginative polish technopatterns. Sucks bigtime.
sucks added on the 2001-11-28 15:39:25 by hempest hempest
Like every other Triage, - nothing new really :/ just _ clean blahblah, hey... YOU CAN DO BETTER THAT THAT :)
sucks added on the 2001-11-29 08:00:28 by bizken bizken
unbelievable crap.
sucks added on the 2001-12-10 19:50:52 by freddan freddan
Just to oppose all those crackheads who are giving it thumbs down. (and yet you like this huh? I forgot to mention how much the music rocks (so it's not Mitch & Dane swing tempo, don't cry).
rulez added on the 2002-01-03 03:28:09 by phoenix phoenix
Yep, this deserves a thumbs up. AEG rules!
rulez added on the 2002-03-07 09:21:48 by Sdw Sdw
Uh, I guess this will cause just another pointless flamewar, but I'm going to say it anyway...

I rather watch some slow moving, low-resolution NEW (new for c64 that is...) effect than the usual oldschool fx that have been overused like hell in the past 10 years of c64 history.

Do we really need raster bars anymore (or plasmas, 2d starfield). The INOVATION in smash demos is that they tried to extend the horizont of the usual c64 demo watcher. Sure, some hardcore oldschool fanatics interpreted their efforts as pc-demo-imitation, but Smash shouldn't pay too much attention to those dudes.

The only real point of criticism is that AEG recycles his routines much too often.

Thumbs up here. Next to SR64 and our darkness their best effort.
rulez added on the 2002-03-07 10:02:13 by tomaes tomaes
It doesn't matter if it's PC imitation or not, nothing in this demo is really close to HCL's slimepic. Royal Arte is much better, that's it.
added on the 2002-08-02 00:25:26 by puterman puterman
really cool
rulez added on the 2003-02-22 08:33:26 by shadez shadez
i have to agree concerning the recycled routines. nevertheless, it's still a kick ass demo and my thumb goes up :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-30 22:27:15 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
3 (4?) metaballs on a 1mhz processor, ODD is owned ;)
rulez added on the 2003-08-30 22:49:31 by termos termos
I haven't seen the previous editions of Triage and therefore I could not be bored with that one. The music is not my taste, the effects are quite cool! I could not say if this or the winner of the compo is better. Each one has its highlights.
rulez added on the 2004-09-27 19:37:09 by ghandy ghandy
Oh. My. God.
rulez added on the 2005-07-07 14:19:21 by xeron xeron
Excellent routines.
rulez added on the 2006-02-11 01:03:15 by Preacher Preacher
i hate all of you who like this demo. why do you like it ? are you all blind/deaf ?
sucks added on the 2008-10-03 20:43:14 by uns3en_ uns3en_
It's long and it's good, despite recycling. Extra props for the cool music.
rulez added on the 2009-06-20 00:05:44 by Alpha C Alpha C
Nice!
rulez added on the 2009-06-20 17:34:05 by lsl lsl
Rulez so much
rulez added on the 2010-06-09 00:32:33 by jua jua
Hmm can't decide
added on the 2010-12-23 19:39:03 by Emod Emod
Code and Music Thumbs Up
rulez added on the 2016-07-23 10:05:37 by w00t! w00t!
The video is of Triage 3
added on the 2016-07-23 10:14:04 by Optimus Optimus
Pleasant and kicking ass!...
rulez added on the 2016-07-25 00:05:52 by lvd lvd
love it

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