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codename chinadoll by katastro.fi [web]
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release date : december 1999
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popularity : 70%
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alltime top: #850
added on the 2000-08-04 22:09:07 by florent florent

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great dezign, great style, great job katastro.fi! but.. a little boring?
added on the 2000-08-21 01:37:24 by mrdoob mrdoob
Stylish, different, cool. Should have ranked A LOT better. Very artistic, the music rules my world. IMHO one of the best accel demos to hit the scene in some time.
added on the 2000-08-21 12:30:44 by sin sin
really great design and music! lassi done it great, as always. one of the nicest accel demo nowdays.
added on the 2000-09-11 20:50:24 by lau lau
a little bit too long, but a good job anyway.
added on the 2000-09-26 10:41:46 by u2 u2
you can't get bored of this one. katastro.fi is showing us the way to a new generation of demos. me likes it a lot. yep.
added on the 2000-09-29 14:59:08 by fred fred
it be lil' bit monotonous
but the design be excellent and the music compliments the mood... irie
added on the 2000-10-12 23:23:55 by jah jah
music, wow... very Aphex Twin... the demo is very ambient. Does get a bit boring after many viewings, but then again, what demo doesn't? It's a good, if not great demo, with killer music.
added on the 2000-12-02 05:25:51 by tck42 tck42
wow. so kool... why didnt this win. one of the best demos Ive ever seen...
added on the 2001-01-06 23:12:59 by kowboy kowboy
Another one of the "sucking demotrends" demos I can't understand why people like it so much..

Lately I had seen that again and I started to like it (Who knows :)
But that's what happens with every "Sucking Demotrend" demos I don't understand..

But still, I don't think it will be in my favorite list ever..
added on the 2001-02-20 12:54:39 by Optimus Optimus
a fucking black layer scrolling, too much layers, we cant see anything!!! very boring, it's sad because background seems to be great! please, remake it without sucking layers, it may be more great
I definititely love that style. it apart of the best demos I've ever seen
added on the 2001-04-07 13:56:53 by p01 p01
dont analyze it, use it as a screensaver. you'll understand it abit better after some plays.
added on the 2001-04-21 16:09:28 by psenough psenough
this demo sports some really unbelievably good music by brothomstates. the demo is an audiovisual masterpiece, no doubts about it.
rulez added on the 2001-06-05 01:33:49 by fractalgp fractalgp
the holy shrine of the temple of CNCD.
big thumbs up to this wonder...
rulez added on the 2001-07-10 23:56:00 by saffron saffron
just another post to put MY thumb up

hum!? how could CODENAME CHINADOLL came #6 at the Party ??
rulez added on the 2001-08-07 21:22:11 by p01 p01
mmm yumyum bstates and the works. just had to vote...
rulez added on the 2001-08-08 03:28:26 by jelly jelly
i wont gave this dezinstuff a thumbsup noway
added on the 2001-08-14 02:31:36 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
so why bother to comment anyway?

Brilliant stuff, although the scenes tend to grow old fast (the start scene, for instance)

Music is incredible, and the overall atmosphere is quite good.

I still understand why this demo was rated pretty low at TP: it *is* a peculiar kind of demo.
rulez added on the 2001-08-14 03:04:55 by Shifter Shifter
i don't like it but that's ofcourse just my opinion, actually i think it sucks, saw it once and deleted it, boring like hell ... and depressing
sucks added on the 2001-08-14 03:29:52 by Nuclear Nuclear
I like the whole photograph-business, although I liked it better in 2nd Floor.

And that's all I have to say about this subject.
added on the 2001-08-14 19:43:34 by sagacity sagacity
c'mon ppl, this demo has an ambience which cannot be discarded just like that. how many demos with THAT ambience have you seen last year? yeah, gerbera. yeah, any sunflower piece of art. well?

this one is my personal favourite along with gerbera. 'mood' is the word.
rulez added on the 2001-09-06 10:51:51 by _beast_ _beast_
You.are.my.Gods :)
rulez added on the 2001-10-15 23:27:48 by fra fra
If I will look at it few times more, with my own pace, with good mood,.. perhaps I will appreciate it oneday. I remember running it in a friend oneday and watching it carefully,.. it almost went to appeal me,.. but still not ;)
A funny thing,.. oneother day in oneother mood I will run it again... I don't vote it yet...
added on the 2001-10-24 13:14:26 by Optimus Optimus
This is not fair!
You had no permission to do this kind of production!
You all should be in prison.
rulez added on the 2001-11-05 13:23:19 by alkama alkama
great demo, if a 'lil boring near the finale.
I remember coming 'wow!!!' when the first photo (jumping boy) appeared. this beautiful effect made popular by Matrix movie - static picture of a dynamic object with camera travelling around it - is now badly overused in ads, etc..
rulez added on the 2001-11-05 13:35:23 by bhead bhead
kind of a prophet of sucky and boring artycrap demos!
sucks added on the 2002-01-02 05:35:35 by drstranger drstranger
To me, this one is nothing else but pointless and rather boring. The music is pretty good, but can't save this production. Dissapointing.
sucks added on the 2002-01-20 10:45:14 by tomaes tomaes
It's so good demo in such many ways that I can't decide where to start...

One of the first accelerated demos that showed how hardware can be used in creative way, not only for boring 3d flybys. Music and gfx are both brilliant and while code doesn't provide anything special it does it work. This demo is not about highly optimized effects but delivering a message in such beautiful form only cream of the crap (ie. demos) can do.

"Tee parempi."
rulez added on the 2002-01-20 11:40:40 by melw melw

incredible mood, but too long and slow with an excessive use of multi-layers.

anyway, thumb up for the design and the music, plus the different use of a 3D-acceleration.
rulez added on the 2002-01-20 13:05:20 by elric elric
good like a bottle of old wine. of course it also means you need the palate education to appreciate it.
rulez added on the 2002-01-20 14:36:29 by _-_-__ _-_-__
no vote from me yet? well, it's got cool photogfx with lots of different noisy layers above. oh yes, and the music. interesting.
rulez added on the 2002-01-20 18:41:38 by robotriot robotriot
nice pleasant mood 8)_
rulez added on the 2002-02-07 00:58:07 by Zafio Zafio

its weird and very very g00d!

rulez added on the 2002-02-17 22:01:30 by raver raver
This demo has a very nice mood set by bstate's awsome music, and I also like those 'cardboard people' in the 3d scenes. Too bad it gets alot worse after the melodic part in the music.
rulez added on the 2002-06-27 09:48:53 by noid noid
Very good shit. Nice coherent style and the 'cardboard people' were an excellent addition. Bstates music was also excellent, as usual.
rulez added on the 2002-06-27 10:16:16 by uncle-x uncle-x
nice design, rockz.
rulez added on the 2002-06-27 10:43:09 by diver diver
rulez added on the 2002-06-27 16:31:23 by dairos dairos
won't run on anything i test it on.
added on the 2002-06-28 14:26:20 by _ _
Kkowboy, Moral Hard Candy ,"""" by Alien Prophets, Codename Chinadoll - that's all
rulez added on the 2002-10-04 02:59:37 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Yeehaa, didn't like it when I first saw it, but after watching it again, I really adore it.
rulez added on the 2002-10-12 20:29:34 by nufan nufan
rulez added on the 2002-11-11 21:34:17 by psenough psenough
quite cool
rulez added on the 2002-11-11 21:37:43 by superplek superplek
rulez added on the 2003-01-14 18:13:19 by Gargaj Gargaj
music sounds cool, can't watch it though
added on the 2003-03-19 23:58:24 by XteNt XteNt
this is splendid.. few demos manage to create such an amazing atmosphere. very very nice flow of visuals.

has a pretty nice visual density which still makes it look different from the other slideshows of effects.
rulez added on the 2003-03-20 00:10:36 by florent florent
Ok, watched it again. Still no thumb up, but definitely no thumb down either. :) (it's still dead slow with d3d here, so I switched to OGL and it ran much faster).
added on the 2003-03-20 11:31:34 by tomaes tomaes
From what i remember this is an ok:ish demo, it doesn't seem to want to start on my computer right now though.
added on the 2003-08-02 15:15:27 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
first time i watched it i hated it, second time it was ok, the third time it was genious :)
rulez added on the 2004-01-07 16:24:03 by termos termos
yes, a classic this one

i thought it suffered more as it went on, but the first half makes up, with the masses of great style.
rulez added on the 2004-01-07 16:56:04 by psonice psonice
Good demo and technologically impressive. There's still some lack of action and point. It's just random images spinning in some technoshitbackground :)
brothomStates's We kill da enemy is one his best tracks and it fits well in the demo.
added on the 2004-04-17 12:01:07 by mecha mecha
it's good in the same way "citizen kane" is a good movie. i like it alot, feels like it moves me.

i agree with flrent; "amazing atmosphere".
the music is absolutely beautiful. i get very nostalgic when i listen to this wekilldaenemy.mp3.

thanks katastro.fi / bstates
rulez added on the 2004-08-21 11:06:04 by d-swi d-swi
This is almost like a soothing lullaby to the soul.
rulez added on the 2004-08-21 13:30:44 by Nezbie Nezbie
Yes it is NeZbiE
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 11:19:03 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 18:24:17 by jimmi jimmi
Great demo
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 18:42:31 by teel teel
rulez added on the 2005-02-19 18:23:46 by Preacher Preacher
how many of you have seen this projected on wall at kiasma, i dont think many foreigners ;D
rulez added on the 2005-02-19 19:37:44 by uns3en_ uns3en_
i correct my last sentence, i dont think many foreign scener has seen this demo at kiasma, it was at katastro.fi exhibition at "kontti" space.
added on the 2005-02-19 19:39:10 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Nice visuals, colors, design motif... with Brothomstates' music, it evokes an odd feeling of nostalgia
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 03:38:40 by cats cats
killer demo, killer soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2005-05-10 16:11:52 by chavez chavez
Fantastic mix between 2d and 3d. Awesome 3d editing and programming. Nice electronica.
rulez added on the 2005-05-10 16:43:29 by daddyvx daddyvx
Totally unique demo.
rulez added on the 2005-10-04 21:22:19 by bdk bdk
I would still vote for it in any compo if it was released this or next year.
added on the 2005-10-08 00:25:46 by _-_-__ _-_-__
rulez added on the 2005-10-28 20:12:14 by abuze abuze
superdemo, everything is good about this one
rulez added on the 2005-10-29 13:09:01 by Gaia Gaia
different, unforgetable
rulez added on the 2005-11-27 16:42:38 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2006-09-27 03:23:08 by reed reed
rulez added on the 2006-12-07 19:31:47 by tempest tempest
different but way too boring.
added on the 2007-08-24 16:40:49 by StingRay StingRay
relaxed and inspiring
rulez added on the 2008-01-18 19:34:58 by gentleman gentleman
one of the most underrated demos ever! brilliant, designwise and musicwise!
rulez added on the 2008-01-18 19:57:47 by Bobic Bobic
Soundtrack makes the demo
rulez added on the 2008-01-19 14:43:49 by xernobyl xernobyl
Someone upload a bigger screenshot.
added on the 2008-01-19 14:44:34 by xernobyl xernobyl
I really love this production! Really stylish.
rulez added on the 2008-07-08 18:50:47 by d3pth d3pth
Probably one of the best demoscene tracks ever made? :)
rulez added on the 2008-12-10 21:34:26 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
why isnt it on caped/DTV ?
added on the 2008-12-12 06:24:13 by Speed Speed
rulez added on the 2009-04-29 17:47:34 by unc unc
Great music. Unfinished, but when you read the info you know why...
rulez added on the 2009-04-29 18:07:07 by raer raer
rulez added on the 2009-05-16 20:41:08 by Frequent Frequent
when you read the info you know why

If you mean the "passing away" thing - I remember talking to Rawer from Katastro.fi at FMX who pointed out that it was just really bad wording: the coder didn't actually die, just left the scene, and is still very much alive. :)
added on the 2009-05-16 21:13:08 by Gargaj Gargaj
the music is absolutely wonderful until the 2:28 mark, after that it becomes hardly bearable and totally loses its magic coherence.
visuals are nice, but lose their attraction halfway into the demo.
still a thumb for seriously intriguing 2 minutes and 28 seconds.
rulez added on the 2009-05-16 21:50:26 by keith303 keith303
rulez added on the 2009-05-21 22:05:34 by 4mat 4mat
Fuck yea! 10 years later, this tune finally made it to a cd-release; "Chilling Cuts Vol 4" / Compiled By Sundial Aeon. Feel the nostalgia. All thumbs are up =>
added on the 2009-06-21 21:36:04 by d-swi d-swi
rulez added on the 2009-08-12 02:16:34 by texel texel
- CodeName ChinaDoll
- the coder "passed away" to do more serious things (CG research, game dev, startups)..
rulez added on the 2009-11-27 13:09:31 by arm1n arm1n
CNCD - Tee ite parempi!
added on the 2009-11-27 14:01:43 by leGend leGend
WEKILLDAENEMY! (lost thumb is no longer lost)
YouTube video
rulez added on the 2010-10-21 06:43:38 by Manwe Manwe
great atmosphere in this one. classic!
rulez added on the 2010-10-21 06:50:11 by loaderror loaderror
rulez added on the 2010-10-21 09:21:50 by v3nom v3nom
Still a good one. A tad bit too long or uniform.
Please people, do run the demo. The youtube video resolution is... bad.
added on the 2010-10-21 09:39:03 by raer raer
it's almost 5pm, I'm watching demos...... oh god the soundtrack
rulez added on the 2011-02-25 04:33:47 by wullon wullon
one of the best ever. these guys know how to cast magic.
rulez added on the 2011-03-25 08:34:40 by Lordee Lordee
added on the 2011-11-26 21:47:34 by Frequent Frequent
Well what do you expect from such a supergroup? One of my favorite tracks from bstates (+yolk).
rulez added on the 2012-05-10 03:13:41 by noby noby

Great demo, probably the PC-demo I've been watching the most. Love the chill out track and that several layer stuff. Impressive... A great piece of style...

And good to know what was really meant with the coder has "passed away", thought about something more serious...

rulez added on the 2013-06-01 10:40:21 by kwe kwe
really cool
rulez added on the 2013-08-28 20:26:14 by sm sm
i never thumbed this classic up?!?!?!
rulez added on the 2013-10-31 11:17:40 by post malone post malone
Brothomstates+Crankshaft <3
rulez added on the 2013-10-31 12:02:36 by Rebb Rebb
That music <3
rulez added on the 2014-09-06 13:00:14 by mog mog
yeah that music
Yes.. of course the music is excellent, but combine it with those wonderful layers of slightly-unnerving visuals and I could get lost in this kind of ambience for hours..
rulez added on the 2015-05-20 23:17:56 by evilpaul evilpaul
god bless the youtubes on the internets <3
added on the 2015-07-03 02:48:40 by harism harism
rulez added on the 2015-07-03 02:48:54 by harism harism
Catastrophically cool.
..is my comment too lame? Ok, then "cool". And the music. And the music♡
rulez added on the 2015-10-15 07:20:21 by NokoNoko NokoNoko
I love the music.
rulez added on the 2016-02-14 15:30:42 by cce cce
rulez added on the 2016-09-15 22:02:21 by Fell Fell
fuck this is GOOD
rulez added on the 2016-09-15 22:02:49 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2016-09-15 22:03:01 by HellMood HellMood
tune vote!
rulez added on the 2016-09-15 22:03:19 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
the soundtrack has surpassed its time. timeless! i like the visual arrangement too.
rulez added on the 2017-01-23 14:35:13 by nagz nagz
for me, this is one of my favorite demos of all time.
I fell oddly nostalgic every time I watch it.....
rulez added on the 2017-05-09 23:07:56 by Jae686 Jae686
Always liked it.
rulez added on the 2017-05-10 00:08:28 by ham ham
Well-crafted atmosphere, interesting visuals, pleasant music. Thanks to that it doesn't feel remotely as dated as its age would suggest. I kind of agree with keith303 about the 2:28 mark, but it's not enough to detract from the overall enjoyment.
rulez added on the 2018-09-06 13:56:14 by moozooh moozooh
rulez added on the 2018-09-06 19:35:59 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
note: if it doesn't run, check out if the path that leads to the demo contains unicode characters. The DLL loading fails (and says so in log.txt) if so.
added on the 2019-05-06 17:32:13 by _-_-__ _-_-__
Like the colors, idea, and music that made this demo.
rulez added on the 2019-08-05 23:22:12 by vdr vdr
i remember back in the 90s i had panic attack while watching this demo after smoking some weed, probably because that depressing music and sleep deprivation due too much clubbing.
despite that, it's still one of my favourite tracks lol
also dune and yolk should be punished for not releasing it on vinyl...
amazing demo, great music
rulezcdc added on the 2020-06-20 14:42:59 by wrighter wrighter
Great use of 3dfx Glide! Runs great on original hardware, okay under dgVoodoo2 and nGlide 3dfx Glide wrappers.
rulez added on the 2020-09-11 06:15:07 by stiletto stiletto
looks fire
rulez added on the 2022-03-10 14:19:54 by flair flair
Shocked to read of the death of the programmer for this. RIP.
Thanks to Windows being the powerhouse that it is, this still runs well today. Throw a wrapper at it if you wish but Direct3D works fine too albeit with there being a window border visible. Not sure if Glide has any extra effects but I doubt it.
rulez added on the 2022-07-23 01:58:30 by MagikGimp MagikGimp
I should really read other comments. He's not dead! Just moved onto real life too soon...
added on the 2022-07-23 01:59:40 by MagikGimp MagikGimp

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