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Facts Of Life by witan [web]
screenshot added by sparcus on 2004-02-21 23:31:14
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release date : december 1992
release party : The Party 1992
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
  • 25
  • 13
  • 3
popularity : 65%
  • 0.54
alltime top: #3993
added on the 2001-11-09 19:27:25 by DW DW

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I couldn't get this to run on my demo machine (wants an SB, I've got a GUS in it, and SBOS just dosn't cut it) :o)
added on the 2001-11-09 19:29:14 by DW DW
there's a gus version of the ravepart somewhere.. iirc wtnhouse.zip or something
added on the 2001-11-09 20:26:09 by 216 216
One of the best rave/techno parts ever.. %o)
rulez added on the 2002-01-02 06:15:15 by drstranger drstranger
i loved this one ages ago, although i haven't seen it in years. i remember it was pretty hard to run :)
rulez added on the 2002-05-21 00:41:15 by Jcl Jcl

That's another one I can hardly run in any configuration. Today I can see in my old 3/486's only the beginning starwars scroller where there is no sound and then it shows black screen and doesn't start the main demo :(

I remember I also had problems running that in the older times I had another Cyrix 486. But just for once I succeeded in running it but don't remember many things! I also don't remember what I have done in my configurations in order to watch it :P
rulez added on the 2002-10-02 13:27:19 by Optimus Optimus

dutch powa :)
rulez added on the 2002-10-02 14:08:14 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
I don't even bother to try this again after all those years. :)
sucks added on the 2002-10-02 14:28:52 by tomaes tomaes
Still a very nice demo and the house techno part rocked for long time. Still no serious problems with running it.
added on the 2002-10-02 15:47:17 by Crest Crest
This demo truly shows that Amiga can do it better.
sucks added on the 2003-10-27 15:20:10 by predictable predictable
What, dying?
added on the 2003-10-28 11:58:12 by Shifter Shifter
I prefer State of the Art anytime, but back then it was a great substitute for pc people who didn't have access to an Amiga ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-02-21 23:34:57 by sparcus sparcus
this was one great dem back in the days. the dumb thing about it was when you was showing it off to your non-scene friends and they had to endure the first three or four parts.. what a bummer that i only found about the "executable.exe <partnumer>"-thing a few years too late. :)
rulez added on the 2004-02-21 23:45:10 by gloom gloom
i liked it when i first saw it, and it's still somehow cool to watch. but thanks for the hint, gloom, i didn't knew that trick :D
rulez added on the 2005-03-15 10:08:49 by lazyone lazyone
I always thought this one was overrated, though it contains its share of cool stuff.
added on the 2005-03-15 10:10:52 by Preacher Preacher
the first part were nice but not too impressive. The house/techno part kicked ass however...
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 23:12:10 by nitro2 nitro2
rulez added on the 2005-04-12 16:47:07 by tcp tcp
yeah! :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 21:52:19 by teel teel
hahaha .. my childhood! :)
rulez added on the 2006-02-26 22:34:15 by trigger trigger
BTW, Witan was way ahead of it's time, the house part is stuffed with BASS :-)
added on the 2006-07-27 20:50:19 by sparcus sparcus
kicks ass.
rulez added on the 2007-01-04 16:55:42 by las las
comparing this to SOTA makes me smile.
rulez added on the 2007-08-15 21:56:31 by ilmarque ilmarque
rulez added on the 2007-10-04 13:03:19 by pahamoka pahamoka
obviously a alltime classic
rulez added on the 2007-10-04 14:08:07 by toxie toxie
nice infofile; the demo crashes with me.
added on the 2007-11-28 20:01:56 by zefyros zefyros
I bought a 386 board just to run this demo at the "proper" speed...But I first ran it on a 486/66, and prefer it on there. The 3D lightshaded part wasn't very impressive on the 386 as it was on the 486, but perhaps running it on a 50MHz 386 as opposed to a 33MHz would make it better.

Disable himem.sys in config.sys, and make sure emm386 is enabled.
I kinda liked it back then.
rulez added on the 2008-09-25 19:27:44 by chock chock
rulez added on the 2008-09-28 17:53:21 by post malone post malone
not a first-place demo.
added on the 2008-11-16 23:50:30 by gd gd
What a crap.
sucks added on the 2011-07-15 16:58:29 by kempy kempy
For the house part, can't remember what else there was before that...
rulez added on the 2013-03-24 09:36:00 by kurli kurli
Pretty damn awful demo, but it does have a couple good tracks, and I like some of the design in the vector anim part.
added on the 2015-03-15 00:43:58 by noby noby
classic but well...
killer demo back then. rave part is timeless.
rulez added on the 2016-08-20 00:49:31 by T$ T$
Looking back, it's funny how much they "borrowed" from Vision demos on Amiga. The WITAN logo in part 2 is derived from the VISION logo in Can't Be, the girl pic in part 1 is taken from the same demo, and the music in part 3 is similar to the music from Another One. I'm guessing some Witan guys came from Vision?

Anyway, thumb for nostalgia purposes.
rulez added on the 2018-06-03 17:41:24 by phoenix phoenix
the rave part isn't my cup of tea ...
added on the 2018-06-03 18:33:48 by Asato Asato
Oh the memories... The house part still kicks ass, and the music to the vector part mesmerized me back then.
rulez added on the 2019-05-15 00:22:29 by dojoe dojoe
If i'm correct some gfx where drawn by Di-Art which consist out of Orc, Reyn Ouwehand and Hein. Hein is also founder of Vision so it's not strange that some things in this demo look familiar to amiga demos. Most of the (if not all) Witan guys came from the C64 scene and we met frequently in Venlo in the 1990's.
rulez added on the 2019-09-08 01:10:00 by falcon/scs falcon/scs
Hmm. Good one.

And I should say that Witan guys forgot to credit 4mat because they used his music in the vector eq part, as I didn't manage to find a credit to him neither at the start of this demo, nor at that part, nor when running FACTNOTE.EXE. Hmm.
rulez added on the 2020-04-24 13:30:25 by vitalkanev vitalkanev
For 1992 it is absolutely brilliant.
rulez added on the 2022-05-15 10:15:35 by tbw tbw
The first 9 minutes are rather terrible but the techno part works really well even though it's not much more than a picture viewer.
rulez added on the 2024-02-05 19:41:38 by hfr hfr
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