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totraum 209 by Purge
screenshot added by fractalgp on 2002-04-03 01:34:38
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release date : april 1997
release party : Mekka & Symposium 1997
compo : pc 64k
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 62%
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alltime top: #3181
added on the 2001-03-07 00:27:56 by ryg ryg

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First intro with realtime music synthesis. Like Ich Kann Euch Sehen, very ahead of its time - so much so, it ran about 2fps on my PC at the time (see DemoNews review :).
added on the 2001-03-07 20:29:43 by phoenix phoenix
they said "reanimation der demoscene" and they did. this one knocked me off. it's sound is unbelievable :)
added on the 2001-03-23 18:18:07 by PigPen PigPen
Oh, and by the way, the intro is 24kb. KB has always been, and will always be, a fucking genius. :)
added on the 2001-04-30 20:11:02 by phoenix phoenix
hmm... well, about the genius, most of the sound code was done by Räd-Äd, I just helped by making the algorithms actually produce MUSIC instead of simple beeps *g*

.. and about the "fucking".. hmm... i must have missed something there :)
added on the 2001-05-20 17:11:03 by kb_ kb_
Surprising that so less people leaved their comment here. Is this intro *that* unknown? In this case you should really check it!
added on the 2002-03-10 23:48:34 by Crest Crest
Any chance to get this to work without a gus? Doesn't work with Gusemu it seems... :(
added on the 2002-03-11 10:39:33 by tomaes tomaes
i still remember standing in front of the mixer at ms when this intro was shown. a very bad try of mine to keep the level in a nice range ;)
rulez added on the 2002-03-11 11:12:28 by rp rp
oh i almost forgot to thumb up that really excellent prod :)
rulez added on the 2002-03-11 23:31:49 by PigPen PigPen
hey kb, Win version? :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-01 06:35:05 by d-lee d-lee
cool. I realize now that I've never seen it. 8]
yeah, win version maybe?..
added on the 2002-04-01 08:02:39 by bhead bhead
yeah, or at least link it with midas or something so us sb losers can here it :)
added on the 2002-04-01 23:59:22 by golrien golrien
I have never ever ever ever seen it too, because of the NoGus NoDemo attitude or something :(
added on the 2002-04-02 12:38:06 by Optimus Optimus
Indeed a super intro. Luckily I managed to get some pictures from it (thank heavens for VideoThief), so if you want to see pictures from the entire intro, take a peek here (4.7MB of lossless PNG extravaganza, only availiable when I'm online—sorry).

About the intro: apart from a few color choices I don't entirely agree with, this intro is magnificent. Has great "echtzeit tonberechnung" and nice effects—all in 24KB.... incredible.
rulez added on the 2002-04-03 01:29:43 by fractalgp fractalgp
wicked one. i still remember that 64k compo. we were pretty blown away by it. hopefully kb baby gets his winport done some day :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-05 13:39:01 by halfbyte halfbyte
just a vote
a cute one
rulez added on the 2002-04-05 20:42:24 by ludd ludd
i don't have a gus. i never had a gus, so the whole intro never worked for me on my home-machine. but i've seen it at the ms97, i remember i was blown away. this was new to the german scene back then.

anyway. what's up with räd-äd and purge these days.
rulez added on the 2002-04-11 23:37:38 by dalezr dalezr
Yeah! I have seen 2 screenshots of the demo for the first time! Oneday, I will be able to watch it in action :P
added on the 2002-04-12 17:58:08 by Optimus Optimus
kabeee, mach das mal für windows, ich wills auch sehn :)
added on the 2002-04-12 18:16:54 by robotriot robotriot
in case you didn't get it, no, kb doesn't have the source.

anyway, he's currently working on a good disassembly so he can still port it :)
added on the 2002-04-12 21:45:22 by ryg ryg
oh what a great intro. hoodo/purge actually has released the starfield effect that you can see on the screenshots in a windows version (assembler sourcecode!), still very cool from todays point of view. seems he took it off his homepage, look out for prg-prtc.zip
(i'm also wondering what happened to tomsk7, a purge software synth. they were beta testing the thing at one point, did they release it?)
rulez added on the 2002-05-10 15:43:17 by mardön mardön
come on, do a win port !
rulez added on the 2002-11-12 22:17:48 by Igoronimo Igoronimo
the embryo-part is missing in the screenshot btw.
added on the 2002-11-12 22:53:21 by dalezr dalezr
A great synth and nice effects.
rulez added on the 2002-11-13 12:35:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
damn, do i remember standing in the heidehalle attending mekka/symposium 1997, shivering when the räd-äd's soft-303 kicked in through the parties' pa... wow, thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2004-01-15 01:20:17 by z3b7t3r z3b7t3r
hi it's me, the original raed-aed... it's nice to see these comments after all that time. in case you are wondering what i am doing today, check my homepage (i'm a particle physicist).
if there is still interest in the totraum source code, maybe i can do some archeology sometime.
added on the 2004-02-25 21:27:49 by raed-aed raed-aed
this one was waaaaaaaay before its time ... ludicrously impressive. I remember when I first watched this having a sense that I was seeing something truely futuristic. nice music too, if i recall correctly! A divx version of this would be nice!
rulez added on the 2004-11-05 17:54:24 by witeshade witeshade
Is the track from this available anywhere?
Nice synth - but the graphic mode setup is incompatible as hell. I could not even get it to work using UniVBE...
added on the 2006-07-24 16:49:23 by T$ T$
the galaxy scene is nice the rest is rather boring and ugly-ish but this prod is a milestone. Thumb up.
rulez added on the 2007-01-13 12:24:19 by p01 p01
When we watched it on the bigscreen it was quite impressive - maybe because of the beamer nobody really knew what he was watching but it looked great. Thumb up!
rulez added on the 2007-04-25 17:00:36 by Admiral^Elyssis Admiral^Elyssis
i remember when i was watching it live in fallingbostel. made my jaw drop.
rulez added on the 2007-06-27 16:08:44 by degauss degauss
sucks added on the 2007-06-27 16:22:24 by bruce bruce
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 20:36:08 by toxie toxie
I liked it back 1997 and it is still nice to watch it (music is great too).
rulez added on the 2008-04-08 20:31:05 by qqw qqw
Räd-äd: Winport? :)
added on the 2009-01-01 13:00:43 by d-lee d-lee
I guess I would have been much more impressed in 1997, but nowadays the overall fuglyness is what stands out the most. :)
added on the 2009-01-01 16:28:53 by tomaes tomaes
Das ist so ranzig daß es heute noch regelt
rulez added on the 2009-02-08 18:17:44 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-02-08 19:14:33 by Calexico Calexico
It's okay.
added on the 2009-04-02 23:20:24 by visy visy
WOOOOOW nice particles! Seems that the demo is a bit slow? Music is just horrible...
added on the 2009-05-24 20:35:44 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
cool on the visual side but the sound is bad..
added on the 2009-12-28 21:46:47 by v3nom v3nom
Great sound.
rulez added on the 2010-01-31 17:45:22 by xernobyl xernobyl
back in teh days <3
rulez added on the 2010-03-07 21:21:57 by supah supah
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rulez added on the 2010-03-07 22:36:39 by QUINTIX QUINTIX
what branch said..
added on the 2013-04-02 22:50:09 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2014-05-18 15:24:36 by RufUsul RufUsul
What tomaes said, but as it's so small - fuck it - up goes the thumb.
rulez added on the 2015-09-02 20:37:26 by mog mog
Not exactly Stash :)
rulez added on the 2015-12-10 11:56:03 by Preacher Preacher
Nice trip ;)
rulez added on the 2015-12-10 12:28:15 by bitl bitl
The so called "music" sucks! And the intro isn't particularly interesting, there are a few nice effects though.
added on the 2015-12-10 16:43:07 by StingRay StingRay
All the people moaning about the music..
The music RULEZ!!
Seems like some people don't get the technical aspects straight.
rulez added on the 2015-12-10 16:53:59 by lsl lsl
rulez added on the 2016-07-27 18:52:29 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
for the nfo
and well, the technical achievement of procedural sound sythesis.
rulez added on the 2017-10-17 13:46:31 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Fake finnish and kebby sound programming
rulez added on the 2019-04-02 14:45:07 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
After good beginning, second half fell down with its textures and music.
added on the 2019-08-12 20:26:06 by vdr vdr
das gutt
rulez added on the 2020-03-10 20:41:50 by Sir Sir
A classic for me. I also attended that party and was very impressed by this intro on the big screen - with the only chance to rewatch it by running it on real hardware - before we had Youtube. ;)

It inspired me to begin my own sound synthesis experiments back then.
rulez added on the 2020-08-14 13:19:57 by Dresdenboy Dresdenboy

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