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darkcity by K-Storm [web] & kiki-prods [web]
screenshot added by skarab on 2005-10-26 23:32:43
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release date : october 2005
  • rulez 20
  • is ok 25
  • sucks 10
popularity : 58%
  • rulez 0.18
alltime top: #7922
added on the 2005-10-26 23:32:40 by skarab skarab

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visuals: good but slow (~1fps)
music: unlistenable UUUUURGH patterns but actually a promising synthsound.

skarab you seem to be a reasonable coder - why not get an artist or two to actually produce something cool?
added on the 2005-10-26 23:47:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
awful music and slow on 6600 GT
added on the 2005-10-26 23:49:10 by keops keops
released for fun.
video is recorded with fraps on my gffx5700, sorry for the sound compression :)
see ya.
added on the 2005-10-27 00:10:28 by skarab skarab
same as above.
added on the 2005-10-27 00:15:34 by bdk bdk
i give my thumb for the good piece of code ...
Art-wise, it's an other story :)
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 00:52:20 by kohai kohai
I haven't run it yet, but judging from the video it's cool enough.
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 01:15:24 by Optimus Optimus
Nice code. Almost a thumb up, really, but ... argh, the music is unbearable. The synth engine seems actually pretty good, though.
added on the 2005-10-27 01:45:06 by knox knox
Looks cool. Music not that good.
8-14fps on 1.6Ghz Athlon w/ gf6800LE.
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 02:08:27 by r0XX0r r0XX0r
Nice idea.

The realisation could have been better though ( i.e. changing the side length of the buildings, making an allusion to Shell Beach )
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 02:42:32 by p01 p01
sucks added on the 2005-10-27 02:48:14 by iks iks
sucks added on the 2005-10-27 02:53:45 by r00t r00t
mm, shoouldn't be optimized, it's really slow and... i don't like; sorry
sucks added on the 2005-10-27 02:55:19 by NovaB NovaB
and the music sucks MAJOR DICKS FFS§§
added on the 2005-10-27 02:57:20 by iks iks
concept is original btw, i should have thumb up.. too late =) sorry (.......)
added on the 2005-10-27 03:01:37 by NovaB NovaB
hahhaha :)
added on the 2005-10-27 03:03:26 by iks iks
liked the concept, not the music sorry... and well it's damn slow :/

I wont thumb down because iks is overreacting a little :)
added on the 2005-10-27 03:03:33 by kenet kenet
haha kenet <3
added on the 2005-10-27 03:04:57 by iks iks
Very nice looking intro and it runs great here on my Geforce 5700mx ..

Although the music does irratate.
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 07:44:13 by darkus darkus
why is it so slow :(
But i liked the bonus one
added on the 2005-10-27 08:39:35 by tesla tesla
It ran 0.05 FPS (yes, it renders every 20 seconds) at the office. I'll try it at home with an FX card but before that I downloaded the video version and wathced it with a reasonable FPS :) it's good except this horrible music.

I liked the effect, very good for 4kb. I disliked the music and I think you should also optimize the effect. So, it's a piggy. But keep working on this kinda demos. Skarab seems like a good coder.
added on the 2005-10-27 08:51:56 by Skate Skate
Nice visuals.
added on the 2005-10-27 09:17:20 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
absolutely unbelievably bad framerate (on a gffx5700 quadro, actually - one frame every few seconds). part of being a good coder is managing some kindof reasonable framerate, right? =) and the music was terrible.

however, at least on the video version it actually looked decent, and i didnt think i'd say that about a skarab prod. =) (the shadows pretty much make it, i guess)

added on the 2005-10-27 10:26:52 by smash smash
I thumbed it up from the video version. The executable runs a ~ 2 SPF ( Seconds Per Frame ) on my GF4.
added on the 2005-10-27 10:42:35 by p01 p01
HEY! is there any problem with music sync ? :) but everything else are ok imho...
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 11:27:05 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
It's a bit slow and the "music" sucks donkey balls, but other than that, it's cool. I agree with gargaj, why not get artists to work with you?
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 11:44:15 by Preacher Preacher
becuz artists dont want to work with him!

looks good, runs like shit and sounds even worse.
thats 2-'s- against 1+

better luck next time?
sucks added on the 2005-10-27 11:56:43 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
second smash! (not about the framerate, since i dont have a decent gfx card, mommy: send money)
added on the 2005-10-27 13:06:33 by quisten quisten
visuals are good (and fast on gf6800 go), synth is good, music is horrendous.
The music is terrible. Softysnth sounds ok though, visuals look ok, but lacking synching to the music imho. So, code is good, the rest is ok.
added on the 2005-10-27 15:25:15 by wb wb
this could've been nice, but the flow and the music really sucks. piggy.
just work more on the flow next time and get some better music, because the synth seems to have potential.
added on the 2005-10-27 15:29:40 by bzz bzz
good visual.
some scene is nice.
however, bad music.
and code is too slow. (perhaps 8fps)
however, video version rox.
added on the 2005-10-27 15:55:21 by got got
I wish I could vote for it but the speed is too slow for a thumb up.
added on the 2005-10-27 16:16:45 by Cj Cj
good to see the 60mb process finally got terminated. but yeh, get someone who can at least do you some good samples with your synth coz the music now is totally detuned and earbleeding :P

at least skarab is progressing, well done :)
added on the 2005-10-27 16:40:52 by ekoli ekoli
20 fps on a 7800 GT ;) Interesting lighting on uninteresting geometry.
added on the 2005-10-27 16:44:47 by hurri hurri
hmmm - the "muic" is awfull
added on the 2005-10-27 18:32:57 by RA RA
is ok, but much better than previous releases.
white noise hihat can only be used if you... ah, i shouldnt say that.
added on the 2005-10-27 19:21:32 by apricot apricot
nice, terrible music! :D
How did you get the framerate? (bonus was slow)
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 20:11:27 by Buckethead Buckethead
I only saw the video. That was really nice, but as already mentioned, the music is terrible!
rulez added on the 2005-10-27 20:59:15 by chock chock
those titan heros are just jealous!
it's not -turbo kickass- but hey :)
rulez added on the 2005-10-28 07:11:18 by las las
ugh, I've just re-heared it :\ ...please re-tune the notes =)
rate = pow(2, semitone/12)
added on the 2005-10-28 10:06:57 by bdk bdk
the video is okayish. minus the tune :)
added on the 2005-10-28 15:02:43 by blala blala
I thumb it down for fun.
sucks added on the 2005-10-29 16:20:16 by willbe willbe
Not that bad but not outstanding either.
added on the 2005-10-30 02:14:47 by StingRay StingRay
really cool visuals, and hey, the music isn't _that_ bad
rulez added on the 2005-10-30 11:25:11 by v3nom v3nom
so slow and boring. music sux
sucks added on the 2005-10-30 11:47:48 by zeebr zeebr
Ok 4K rulezz for synth etc... ! is slow slow slow...
rulez added on the 2005-10-30 20:11:52 by Grz- Grz-
Skarab the player the 4K slayer Yeah!!
rulez added on the 2005-10-31 00:00:34 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
not so bad. except the coder. but he made progress. thumb up for the time passed on coding.
rulez added on the 2005-10-31 00:23:44 by bull bull
not worth deleting, either.

also, this thread once again makes me wonder, how did you titan lot manage to get such a huge pack of lamers together? i mean, did you make a forum post somewhere saying "lamers wanted for new group" or something?
added on the 2005-10-31 09:16:51 by skrebbel skrebbel
Let's all go buy super fast gfx cards so we can watch 4k intros at a decent framerate. No thanx...
sucks added on the 2005-11-01 00:30:15 by El Topo El Topo
nice one skarab ! but i prefer the preview than this final version (faster and better effect)
watch the video if you don't have a geforce 50 !
rulez added on the 2005-11-02 00:44:10 by TawnY TawnY
im inclined to think this is all cpu rendering.. so a fast gfx card wont make much diff.. runs nice for me tho (athlon xp 2200GHz)
rulez added on the 2005-11-04 22:59:17 by hooverphonique hooverphonique
@ hooverphonique: I have 2.8 Ghz and it still slow here...
added on the 2005-11-16 17:21:32 by El Topo El Topo
Yes it's slow, the size makes there is no speed optimisation in that, and there is a big bunch of faces with all these cubes which create big bunch of faces for stencil tests. Yes shadows are cpu calculated (no use of shaders at all).
I've done some tests, there is a speed fall with some drivers : i couldnt get the same framerate i've had when making video, cause i had changed drivers (dont remember with version), but yesterday i installed the last nvidia drivers, i just tested now to launch it : i get 20fps (more than in the video) on my gfFX5700 - Athlon 64 3200+. So try with the last drivers. ( i don't know where come the framerate with others drivers, i'll try to check that, if i can, it looks like a malfunction in the init which create bpp conversion or something like that... )
added on the 2005-11-16 18:19:23 by skarab skarab
file moved here http://skarab24.kstorm.free.fr/prods/darkcity.rar
bonus version actually doesnt run with ATI (use of nv_texture_rectangle)
added on the 2005-11-16 18:38:02 by skarab skarab
sorry, it works on ATI
added on the 2005-11-16 19:04:51 by skarab skarab
rulez added on the 2005-12-06 18:07:53 by wie8 wie8
it have good dark atmosphere, nice work!
rulez added on the 2005-12-14 01:51:09 by raist raist
cool shadows but got boring quickly
sucks added on the 2005-12-14 02:00:34 by dila dila
Good works
added on the 2006-01-03 19:23:41 by Grz- Grz-
sorry, no
sucks added on the 2006-01-31 19:33:19 by wroceng wroceng
really cool code...well done on the shadows.
rulez added on the 2006-09-15 15:22:59 by tajscener tajscener
what auld said..
sucks added on the 2006-09-15 15:56:00 by mind mind
auld was wrong. Fortunately I get a second chance to balance that out. This is actually quite good in 4k in retrospect and I regret the thumb down. Sorry Skarab hopefully this balances it out a little.
rulez added on the 2006-12-18 15:59:35 by auld auld
soo slow
added on the 2007-04-19 11:37:38 by beton beton

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