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The Real Thing by Capacala
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release date : august 1994
release party : Assembly 1994
compo : pc demo
ranked : 6th
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popularity : 62%
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alltime top: #4869
added on the 2000-07-28 09:22:12 by analogue analogue

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The tekkno-part is something that brings back a lot of memories. Wicked music there, not to mention the psychedelic gfx you should stare at in the dark.
added on the 2000-12-04 10:40:07 by guenon guenon
Looking back, the techno part music is really not that good :). Can't stand that "honk" lead! Breeze was obviously much better at non-techno, as proven by the rest of the demo (ariba!).

Still, it's a classic. Try it with GUSemu.
added on the 2001-03-09 15:54:25 by phoenix phoenix
Yep, a great demo, I even find the tekkno-part's music good! :) Has some weird transisions between effects though... The voxel-landscape rocks, and when it turns into a Finnish flag, I almost want to change nationality hehe...
rulez added on the 2001-06-05 00:35:41 by fractalgp fractalgp
one word. fire effect.
oops. two words. close, but doesn't rule without..
added on the 2001-07-07 06:10:56 by 216 216
Somebody please explain to me why this demo, although without having something extraordinary, was always fun to watch. Maybe it's the music. I dunno :-)
rulez added on the 2002-02-05 01:09:52 by moT moT
Amazing music (available at Demodulate) :o)

The voxel -> Finish flag was the neatest effect.

I'm listning to Earth Mountians as I write this.
Definatly worth dusting off the ol' 486 to watch if you havn't already.
rulez added on the 2002-04-30 02:55:36 by DW DW
As a ASM 94 visitor I remember that they didn't showed the demo completly because they probably thought that the techno part at the beginning was the only content ...SUCKED!
added on the 2002-04-30 04:02:02 by Crest Crest
If you don't have a GUS you drink it. Finally I managed to watch it for the first time with GUSemu32! Some very nice effects..
rulez added on the 2002-11-03 11:41:43 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2002-11-03 13:57:48 by droid droid
one of my former bosses coded this eheh
added on the 2002-11-03 14:52:47 by _-_-__ _-_-__
I became almost blind after watching the techno-part ten times in a row but that's a nice demo :)
rulez added on the 2002-11-03 17:41:01 by exocet exocet
Great demo !
rulez added on the 2002-12-01 15:59:30 by nakudoh nakudoh
I discovered this beauty in the BBS-files on my GUS CD...
GUS-only (ofcourse), and very nice high-paced effects... Good code, and cool music aswell, although rather unorthodox in the second part :)
rulez added on the 2003-02-20 00:48:59 by Scali Scali
I watched it again in my 486 with my new GUS. The voxel part kick ass!!!
added on the 2004-05-14 11:32:40 by Optimus Optimus
Today I blew my mind off, once again. ;)
Everytime I watch this demo I really enjoy the warning. ;)
The software voxel-landscape just blews me off again and again. \\o/
rulez added on the 2004-09-06 18:50:12 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Oh, I remember this one... :)
(Windows port?)
rulez added on the 2004-09-06 19:25:58 by jimmi jimmi
one of my former bosses coded this eheh

And you dare to not thumb this up. ;)

Anyway, I'm _sure_ I've seen it (heck, I even have the damn ASM '94 CD-ROM), but really, can't remember anything about it... :/
added on the 2004-09-06 19:33:00 by tomaes tomaes
definitely dated, but its got some really badass shit in it! checkity-checkit-out
rulez added on the 2004-11-19 15:29:45 by witeshade witeshade
Nostalgia trip
rulez added on the 2004-11-19 15:50:50 by Preacher Preacher
good demo from capacala - memory lane. :)
rulez added on the 2004-11-19 16:04:39 by gloom gloom
rulez added on the 2005-05-10 12:24:44 by chavez chavez
I just realised, the sewerzoomer part (I think) music is actually heavily influenced by Ironmaiden Master of pupets.
added on the 2005-08-27 04:26:01 by DW DW
All I have to say is: 13 minutes!
rulez added on the 2006-10-14 02:32:29 by raer raer
I can't really explain, but this was my favourite demo in the 486-times. Maybe because other PC demos does not have style that time.
rulez added on the 2007-10-19 20:46:19 by Alain Alain
introduction music
3D dots bottle alike object, rotating, with blur
some words of warning, the group name, the title with sample voice reading it
noise effect with noise sound
techno music
roto zoom of some textures
2 maps overlapping and sine distortion
spiral and concentric circles tunnel zooming
green, blue, red bars rotating, zooming
Coca-cola alike "Capacala" picture
music change
tunnel effect with nice green water, rotating, advancing
another music change
greetings screen, rubber vertical bar twisting in the right side, zooming scroll in yellow with greetings in the left
blue texture distorted, water or plasma effect
girl picture with a cube 3D rotating, plain, shaded, textured, plasma, plasma transparent, shaded transparent ice, fire, blue ink
music change, mellow
voxel landscape with a wobbly lens, flying over the landscape
landscape changes color, sine waving, the flag of Denmark painted on it
music change
text of credits and names scrolling upwards, background a distorted plasma texture
the end

rulez added on the 2007-12-23 22:43:05 by BITS BITS
Thanks to solo2 and the screenshot, i remember seeing this quite a long time ago and liking it.
rulez added on the 2007-12-23 22:49:21 by Serpent Serpent
I remember this being really refreshing, I also like the music.
rulez added on the 2008-08-23 13:01:07 by d3pth d3pth
good stuff
rulez added on the 2009-11-26 01:15:20 by zefyros zefyros
Nice one
rulez added on the 2011-01-08 18:47:17 by BackSpace BackSpace
Not bad, but not good either, at least for someone who first watched it in the 21st century :)
added on the 2011-03-16 22:13:05 by tomba tomba
Loved this back in the day, it was my next favorite after Second Reality. Nice variety of stuff, particularly in the music, more than just techno.
rulez added on the 2013-08-22 04:03:08 by vikingerik vikingerik
First part has joke level music.. ok, horrible tunes all around.
Typical for that time PC productions.
Horror. Only good part was the voxel with double height blend (?)
sucks added on the 2013-08-22 09:20:13 by leGend leGend
Couple decent effects but just tasteless otherwise.
sucks added on the 2013-08-22 09:56:50 by noby noby
How do they make so smooth voxelscape? Interpolate gouraud on columns in 1d? Nearby columns? Mars also has this smooth shading and it's rather impressive it even runs on 486 or slowly on 386. And then watching those waves and flag, my jaw drops everytime. There are few effects on PC demoscene that are still legends (like also the Stars/Nooon voxel tunnel).
added on the 2017-07-29 02:13:43 by Optimus Optimus
some nice parts in there
Shame this wasn't shown completely on the compo as I read now in the nfo file. If you see only the 3 minutes techno part with subpar music it sucks. But some parts later and especially the killer voxel would elevate it. Maybe it could have come 3rd or 4th.
added on the 2022-09-12 11:27:14 by Optimus Optimus
great code, nice soundtrack (except tekNO), was fun back in days
rulez added on the 2024-04-25 08:42:05 by roudoudou roudoudou

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