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Dirty Diannao by Ephidrena
screenshot added by nerve on 2012-07-15 19:51:24
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release date : july 2012
release party : Solskogen 2012
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
  • rulez 40
  • is ok 30
  • sucks 3
popularity : 0%
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  • rulez 0.51
alltime top: #2226
added on the 2012-07-15 15:59:30 by nerve nerve

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3D flyby :(
This demo is different every time you run it. Also, Solskogen 2012 was fantastic as always!
added on the 2012-07-15 16:06:30 by nerve nerve
I like it.
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 16:22:09 by xernobyl xernobyl
Ephic!
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 16:36:09 by response response
fist it asks if i trust the source and want to install it. then i get a message: "application could not be downloaded"
what the fuck are you doing?
added on the 2012-07-15 16:55:27 by v3nom v3nom
Please ignore the clickonce installer and just run the .exe. This archive was never meant to go on scene.org ;)
added on the 2012-07-15 17:00:35 by nerve nerve
thx, found the exe now. but i found the demo somehow boring, dunno if it was the music, the object or that nothing really happened on the screen
added on the 2012-07-15 17:06:38 by v3nom v3nom
well, like i said, its different every time you run it... :)
added on the 2012-07-15 17:08:55 by nerve nerve
I really like the visuals here, and + for randomly generating stuff :)
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 17:20:33 by eladamri eladamri
props for esc support.
added on the 2012-07-15 17:33:40 by ilmarque ilmarque
excellent demo. eve online'ish :)
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 17:35:56 by Maali Maali
Only amiga made this possible :D
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 17:49:15 by magic magic
i love it
Ephidrena!
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 18:01:32 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Dynamic demos \o/ A very mesmerizing one, too.
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 18:20:53 by Zeila Zeila
:(
added on the 2012-07-15 19:14:04 by BackSpace BackSpace
Looks great although it doesn't really go anywhere. I'll be rewatching it plenty of times though.
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 20:47:35 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
My favourite moment of Solskogen 2012. The prod is great, but not mindblowingly so; this mostly got to me on a more fundamental level. Thanks for blazing a trail into the unknown, and much respect!
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 20:51:45 by revival revival
I said god damn! Loving it. The music might have been a little too busy to fit the visual mood, but maybe that's hard to match with non deterministic content. Definitely my favourite of the party.
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 20:56:39 by xeche xeche
yep
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 22:10:15 by kusma kusma
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 23:04:39 by p01 p01
I dug this!
rulez added on the 2012-07-15 23:41:20 by gloom gloom
Looked cool on the big screen and people tell me its quite the technical feat :) I like it a lot!
rulez added on the 2012-07-16 00:29:21 by nic0 nic0
would've preferred something non-dynamic where stuff actually happens :/
added on the 2012-07-16 02:32:56 by msqrt msqrt
i like them cubes; piggy it is.
needs yt :-(
ehm...no
sucks added on the 2012-07-16 10:38:13 by Zplex Zplex
video
added on the 2012-07-16 11:24:27 by nytrik nytrik
gorgeous!
rulez added on the 2012-07-16 13:06:47 by ferris ferris
So it changes every time?! Well. The one at the bigscreen was awesome stuff! _AWESOME_!
rulez added on the 2012-07-16 13:12:22 by Prot-DHS Prot-DHS
wanna vid, can't watch win demos right now. please...
added on the 2012-07-16 14:32:28 by elfh elfh
Not my cup of tea.
I just don't dig how this one got 1st place...
added on the 2012-07-16 18:33:45 by TLM TLM
Reminds me of Proton-K ( http://pouet.net/prod.php?which=58506 )
added on the 2012-07-16 23:02:31 by fluor fluor
GIMME A VIDEO DAMMIT
added on the 2012-07-17 01:38:27 by aegis aegis
@aegis - thy will be done

YouTube
added on the 2012-07-17 02:22:04 by Webh1ker Webh1ker
Chimera done right? :P

Needs more lasers and a proper ending though.
rulez added on the 2012-07-17 07:23:40 by tomaes tomaes
hm. piggie it is.
Really enjoyed this one. looked really cool on the big screen :-)
rulez added on the 2012-07-17 07:38:52 by Punqtured Punqtured
Well you could say this is an idm remix of something that is between chimera and 828 but I don't honestly think the intent was something like that. Either way, to me this isn't nearly as sublime as those two, or at least what I saw on the video wasn't. I'd really like to be able ton run this multiple times but my GPU at the moment is too shit. Still, one of the most memorable prods this year yet.
rulez added on the 2012-07-17 07:52:34 by noby noby
could have used more action. i guess we are back to the "lets rotate the same scene for 3 minutes"-era
Looks good, but overall a bit underwhelming. Yet, I want to see more EPH stuff on PC aka YouTube. :D
added on the 2012-07-17 10:45:20 by elend elend
ONe of my favourite demos from this year.
rulez added on the 2012-07-17 11:01:12 by Preacher Preacher
Still nice!
rulez added on the 2012-07-17 11:18:33 by Faux Clef Faux Clef
Gave me chills in the compo. Total awesomness!
What Config is needed to run it? Shit watching it on youtube seeing as it is a dynamic demo.
rulez added on the 2012-07-17 11:32:03 by tFt tFt
It runs fine on Geforce GTX460M and dual core Intel I7 1.73 GHz per core.

Windows performance index is around 7.1 fro the metrics that matter.

I want to make more dynamic demos in the future. the ambition for this demo was to just input a random seed and have transformers 4 without humans come out the other end. it needs some more work to get to this level of awesomeness. This was a pretty refreshing way to do a demo. Instead of spending ages on making content, you spend ages on tweaking the generators instead. Once they start to generate some good looking stuff you have a gold mine. In the future we could expand on what we have and hopefully add some more variation possibilities to the generators. There is a final in the works where the generated cameras are less keen on intersecting the geometry.
added on the 2012-07-17 16:05:31 by loaderror loaderror
dope stuff
rulez added on the 2012-07-17 17:01:52 by psenough psenough
Quote:
the ambition for this demo was to just input a random seed and have transformers 4 without humans come out the other end.
Pff, you lazy bastard - set your standards higher!
added on the 2012-07-17 17:54:40 by gloom gloom
LIES!
I watched the youtube rip 5 times now and nothing changed!!
added on the 2012-07-17 18:41:09 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
good space
rulez added on the 2012-07-17 22:17:09 by esau esau
sry guys, but this doesn't really cut it. Basicly what rasmus said, and those shapes should be way more varied for that kind of show.
added on the 2012-07-17 23:18:27 by Psycho Psycho
Ok, but not my cup of tea.
added on the 2012-07-17 23:50:35 by Ok3anos Ok3anos
Space is the place! Liked the feel of this one. Even the music wasn't irritating! :)
rulez added on the 2012-07-18 00:42:41 by trc_wm trc_wm
You had me at the star field.

I love it.
rulez added on the 2012-07-18 11:41:33 by phobium phobium
It surely is technically superb, but after the first minute I was waiting and waiting for it to really kick off, but it didn't. I almost fell asleep. Piggy.
added on the 2012-07-18 11:55:21 by xTr1m xTr1m
Lets wait for the final.
added on the 2012-07-18 13:02:40 by jack-3d jack-3d
cool, abstract objects + very good music.
rulez added on the 2012-07-18 13:11:57 by kimi kandler kimi kandler
interesting concept, good music.
rulez added on the 2012-07-18 15:28:09 by a-move a-move
I liked neither the lasers nor the small flying objects. I didn't think I'd ever say this, but with the given concept I'd preferred a pure fly-by. Oh well, and apart from the nitpicking: Awesome! I love it!
rulez added on the 2012-07-18 16:12:08 by chock chock
Disappointed : very repetitive and could be done in 64Ko or maybe 4Ko...
sucks added on the 2012-07-18 16:26:09 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
I like the idea, but the demo I've seen was boring. Static background and cheap music didn't help.
added on the 2012-07-18 21:35:53 by LLB LLB
Nice concept, but more evil stuff must happen :)
added on the 2012-07-19 12:13:15 by maytz maytz
Very enjoyable, good looking and sounding ok. Was expecting something to happen at the end because of the explosions.
rulez added on the 2012-07-19 13:32:34 by JuhoAP JuhoAP
first i though it would be cool with moving ships, but then i saw explosions? maybe "transformers versus chimera" feeling is there.
rulez added on the 2012-07-22 22:32:14 by rudi rudi
watched this one a few days ago, a couple of times to get different seeds. I think the concept is great but execution is not quite fully realised. Nonetheless, the thumb goes up!
rulez added on the 2012-07-22 22:40:17 by Fell Fell
14MB?
added on the 2012-07-26 01:08:26 by JAC! JAC!
Looks great but can't thumb it up because of the music. As soon as the kilinkolin drums ceased it became much better though. Even a constant humm would be better for demo like this imo.
added on the 2012-07-26 04:50:33 by Serpent Serpent
bored me to death
sucks added on the 2012-07-26 09:22:27 by Sir Sir
what Psycho said
added on the 2012-07-27 12:22:36 by scicco scicco
what Fell said
rulez added on the 2012-08-01 09:55:26 by wullon wullon
Quote:
14MB?
OH MY GOD! IT'S THE SIZE OF THE ENTIRE INTERNET! WHAT PIECE OF SHIT CODER DID THIS?!
added on the 2012-08-01 12:09:31 by gloom gloom
Could have been done in 5k.

But, anyway, great demo!

:]
rulez added on the 2012-08-01 14:26:42 by ham ham
meh.
added on the 2012-08-01 14:28:01 by Joghurt Joghurt
Mine kept crashing. Maybe it is my old, updated Windows XP Pro. SP3 machine and ATI Radeon 4870 video card. :(

Anyways, I ran WinDbg on the demo's EXE file: http://pastie.org/4384642 ... Crashes on:
...
ModLoad: 755c0000 755ee000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\msctfime.ime
(f04.8c8): Unknown exception - code c06d007e (first chance)

It's MS Framework.
added on the 2012-08-03 18:31:04 by AntDude AntDude
Oh and it was OK from its YouTube video capture. I'd love to see the randomization.
added on the 2012-08-03 18:31:29 by AntDude AntDude
It really has no athmospehre for me... Not a demo to look twice... Sorry... So only piggy!
added on the 2012-08-04 10:53:04 by s7ing^ATZ s7ing^ATZ
Hi Antdude : thanks for taking time to create the crashlog. TBH I'm not very experienced in solving compatibility issues between graphics cards! I believe we request a D3D11 device even if this demo probably will run on D3D10.1 (which your card supports). As for a potential .NET issue I'm a bit clueless too. I suppose I'm using the latest and greatest .NET distribution. I'm happy to grant you access to the code if you have time to play around with it.

Thank you for the comments. I agree with all of you! Sometimes it bores me to death. Some times it makes me happy when it conjures up a power-spaceship-fly-by on par with the greatest Visualice space-spikeball scenes.

What I'd like to fix:
- the camera moves through the geometry (now fixed by Datsua)
- the sun is not obscured by the spacestation
- the satellites should behave more like maintenance robots mending the station.
- the laser attack stuff could be oil/energy vents instead..
- the particles should be soft
- the particles should blend to 0 against the nearplane.
- there should be a "story"
- there should be a distortion to better match these spine tingling sounds in the music.
- some of the timing should be more absolute.
- The logo and credits could be more in style with the stations
- The credits don't show on some machines.
- There should be a 'build station' transition effect to make it less static.
- there should be some sort of environmental object to stray slightly away from the pure techno look.

...
added on the 2012-08-04 12:16:25 by loaderror loaderror
It's still amazing
added on the 2012-08-04 13:11:38 by phobium phobium
loaderror: Windows XP can only up to DirectX 9.0c. :( And no, I am not a coder. I am a SQA tester/analyst. :)
added on the 2012-08-04 15:00:09 by AntDude AntDude
Antdude : Aha. Unfortunately DirectX 9.0c is not enough for this one :P
added on the 2012-08-06 08:58:24 by loaderror loaderror
enjoyable, but there are clipping issues. and wtf is the beard setting?
rulez added on the 2012-08-21 02:10:28 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
:)
rulez added on the 2012-09-14 22:57:15 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
not bad, but too empty and unfinished
added on the 2013-01-02 21:30:09 by T$ T$
ok, the music saved it creating the atmosphere but generally the demo somewhat lacks direction and content.. could've easily been a 64k which would've made it more enjoyable, imo
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 18:42:26 by RRROAR RRROAR
Quite nice.
rulez added on the 2013-04-07 18:52:15 by Mystra Mystra
UVBoll > Uwe Boll
rulez added on the 2013-06-26 09:30:19 by spike spike
how are the credits for this btw? Who did the music?
added on the 2013-06-26 11:37:04 by tFt tFt
loving the atmosphere
rulez added on the 2013-06-26 12:29:24 by evilpaul evilpaul
@tft : Frequent did the music, code by datsua , nerve and me. first logo handdrawn by el sondro, last credits drawn by nerve iirc. uses gnu rocket by kusma and skrebbel and co. direct x11 coded by microsoft, .net framework also by microsoft, bass.dll by the guys who make bass.dll, sharpdx by the guys who make sharp dx.
added on the 2013-07-03 02:44:48 by loaderror loaderror
Soundtrack original and other tunes here http://frequent.bandcamp.com/album/nskedr-m
added on the 2013-07-19 17:51:09 by loaderror loaderror
hmm.. after 1-2 years, I'm not able to run this demo from the contents of this zip file myself. clicking on every kind of exe featured inside this magically created installer courtesy of Visual Studio leads to different kind of errors..

Can other people run it anymore?
added on the 2015-04-03 19:50:24 by rloaderro rloaderro

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