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Traumatique by trauma

Traumatique by Trauma - asm99 accelerated pc demo compo

Kids. 
Seriously. 
Don't try this at home. 
Please.


Legalese
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    This material is not freeware. You are allowed to copy it without
    restrictions for non-commercial use.

    No payment of any kind may be charged for this product or any combination
    of products or services including this product without our authorization
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    Commercial use, especially the industrial manufacturing on any data
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    This program or the data files contained therein may not be altered or
    modified without the permission of the author.

    You take full responsibility for the operation of this software and any
    consequences thereof. We the creators can not accept liability for damages
    or failures arising from the use of this software.

    Some image loading code is based in part on the work
    of the Independent JPEG Group.

    Uses ZLIB data compression library by Mark Adler and
    Jean-loup Gailly.
    
    Uses Apollo MP3 decoder by Heikki Ylinen.

    Traumatique the demo is copyright(c) 1999 by
    Jari Komppa, Kai-Eerik Komppa, Tero Kostermaa, 
    Toni Lönnberg, Mikko Nurmi.



Credits
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Code:
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Sol - Demo & DirectX stuff (direct3d/directaudio)
Spector - vector engine core
!Cube - procedural texture generator.
Flap/Capacala - Apollo MP3 decoder
Uses zlib. Uses jpeglib. Uses dx6.1 sdk.


Audio:
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Teque - composing, arranging, mixing, producing
!Cube - composing, arranging

Thanks to Peter Hajba (Skaven/FC) for providing additional Korg 
TR-Rack to Teque.

Special thanks to MS-Musicshop for providing audioscope.


Graphics, 3D-modelling, animation, textures:
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Nitro

Thanks to Peter Hajba (Skaven/FC), Aki Määttä (Marvel/FC) 
Sami Vanhatalo (Reward/Complex) for 3D-tutoring.


Cooking at demofactory:
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Nitro

Thanks to Sol for getting a food poisoning.


Textures support:
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Marvel/FC

Thanks to Aki Määttä (Marvel/FC) for 3dfx Voodoo3 2000.




Nitro rants
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This demo was pulled out of our arses practically in two weeks. Well, 
to be honest, some basic 3D-stuff was done before that, like textures 
were photographed earlier for materials and so on, but most of the job 
was done in these last two weeks before Assembly. Sadly it shows here 
and there in the demo. Could be better sync. Could have better balance. 
Could have used !Cubes texturegenerator. Could have made that fragging 
wall around that desertcity.  Could could could. 

We just ran out of time. (<-Classic!)

The thing that caused ALL the pain: Why the hell there is 6Mb limit for 
the demo file while only the memory is bigger (8Mb) on 3D-Board?! 
[sol: and where the heck did they find a 8mb 3d accelerator in 1999 anyways?]

Anyway, atleast I'm satisfied for the outcome (with this kind of timeframe): 
Teque and !Cube made a great soundtrack. Hardware acceleration gives a chance 
to make better 3D. Modelling and keyframing is clearly better with this demo 
than the ones made earlier. Textures are also better.  Progress is good. In 
general. 

Hell I'm tired of demos right now.

But it's still great fun. In some weird pervert-o-vise. 

Oh Hand of Life.

-Nitro


Sol rants
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Developed on piii/500 with voodoo2 and tnt, works on both cards, dunno 
about others. Rage128 is said to work. Matrox is said not to work.
I'm really, really, really, really hoping that it works on asm compo 
machine.

Nosound hits you if directaudio create fails (ie. you're playing
that mp3 with winamp or forgot to install the soundcard).

If more than one display adapter is found, offers choise between
primary and a random secondary adapter.

It's 6:30am and deadline is at 10pm today. Haven't slept (in general).
Done this demo 2 weeks in a row, more or less, suffering from food
poisoning on the side. Fun fun fun. And back to work on monday after
asm. 

Spoilers: The 'mojo' in cyberspace around that dude is Rossler3d fractal,
and the fractal that's eyeballing the worshippers is a standard Lorenz3d
two lobe attractor fractal. The fire and smoke in the city takes about
2000 particles (and 4000 transparent polys). So it might be a bit slow.

The textures in smoke/fire were rendered with !cube's texture generator,
which can do much better job than demonstrated here, but due to space
and time limitations the textures are prerendered and only 10 frames
are used.

Audio sync bugs. Dunno why. Might be directaudio's fault. Might not.

Right now I have no plans on doing another demo. (First time in like
five years or so). I do have demo-like projects in mind though.

The best scenes in this demo (beach, end-pedestal, cyber) were naturally
done first, and the rest dumped in in a horrible hurry.

- Sol



Contact
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Web:            http://sauna.net/trauma

!Cube:          tlonnber@cc.helsinki.fi
Assassin:       assassin@sci.fi
Excel:          excelblc@hem.passagen.se
Nitro:          kkomppa@pp.htv.fi
Sol:            solar@compart.fi, jari.komppa@viherjuuri.fi
Spector:        spector@pcuf.fi
Teque:          teque@remedy.fi
Tonic:          jetro@mindless.com
Tremor:         aperamak@cc.hut.fi
Void:           pkaski@cc.hut.fi

Snailmail:      Trauma
                Jari Komppa
                Kyläkaskentie 1 A 2   
                01200 Vantaa          
                Finland               
                Europe                


Greets 
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Aggression
CNCD
Byterapers
Pulse
Orange
Virtual Dreams
Future Crew
TPOLM
Moppi Prods.
Cubic team
Seen
tAAt
Doomsday
Demoscene
Complex
Five Coders
Oxylon
Mono
Recreation
Bandwagon
C.O.M.A.
coc
Coral
EMF
Fascination
Kolor
Extacy
Capacala
..and the rest.
Too tired.
Can't think.
Pass me the coke.
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