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k-wak by K-rad Productions & The Dennis Courtney 5
screenshot added by phoenix on 2003-08-10 18:01:12
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release date : august 2003
release party : Pilgrimage 2003
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 70%
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alltime top: #1044
added on the 2003-08-10 18:01:12 by phoenix phoenix

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can't watch it, needs modern hardware, but really nice soundtrack
added on the 2003-08-10 18:06:13 by _-_-__ _-_-__
have you tried:

'/g simpler version for slower cards'

No comments on the product from me now, I am handicapped by a computer without sound right now!
added on the 2003-08-10 18:49:23 by front243 front243
yeah! very nice prod! i will put in my collection :D

the next year my prod won't be a 10hrs prod, be ready guys ;)
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 18:56:54 by mrdoob mrdoob
FINE, punish me for not going to Pilgrimage by not having the #1 production run on my machine. WAAAH! Anyway Basehead's track rules. Please release final that runs (: (Yes I tried both windowed and /g )
Rox, this is a demo that could have won any party, it's not winning because it was presented at a small one (Pilgrimage was great, BTW)

Excellent music, sync and VERY good transitions. A great start for the new era of american scene ;)
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 19:41:10 by mac mac
pure kickass
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 19:53:22 by cats cats
see Mac
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 20:35:04 by daddyvx daddyvx
it still requires


with /g
added on the 2003-08-10 20:36:16 by _-_-__ _-_-__
was hoping this wouldnt get released in party version but oh well =)

just a note for you guys, since we'll now have a radeon 9800pro to test on, im going to convince gz to learn enough radeon rc and extension names to work on radeon cards, but sorry, i dont think its going to run on pre-gf3 era cards (nor old radeons)

the /g is mainly for slower modern cards like the quite slow fx5200, but should really not be needed besides that.. runs nearly 60fps the whole time on a gf3 even i think

final version will support radeon, that's my main point.. possibly other resolutions.

also i apologize for size of music but i was just not satisfied with the sound of any of the encodes i tried, maybe release ver will be half size (256k OGG instead of 500)

cheers, sorry most of us could not make the party

(hmm how do you not say the prod rulez, is ok, or sucks? - if i cant be totally neutral i guess i must default to rulez =))
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 22:07:55 by basehead basehead
I will not check this one with my GF2, but nice to see some life signs from the other side of the atlantic (scene wise) ;)
added on the 2003-08-11 04:05:56 by Crest Crest
The spiders were cool, and it was nicely consistent looking throughout. Decent.
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 06:39:07 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
several good scenes, good design...
just make it work on my radeon8500, so i can watch it again :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-11 22:44:43 by sylphin sylphin
basehead: you go for the pigface if you don't want to vote ;) (i'll be watching the demo and come here put my vote in a minute)
added on the 2003-08-12 10:07:22 by Jcl Jcl
uhm, i get a GPF when it's loading, with /w, /g or normal...

Athlon XP1700+, 1Gb RAM, GF4 Ti4600 (Det 43.45), XP Pro SP1
added on the 2003-08-12 10:12:04 by Jcl Jcl
Runs superduper on my old Athlon 1200 w/ anemic GF FX5200 running XP. A little slowdown in parts but still utterly enjoyable. Great transitions and fantastic music from Basehead.
rulez added on the 2003-08-12 15:21:50 by polpo polpo
Nice. I like the scene with the bugs.
rulez added on the 2003-08-16 03:46:12 by Optimus Optimus
OK, so were we the only group who spent more than one day on their Pilgrimage entry?
added on the 2003-08-16 03:50:02 by phoenix phoenix
good scene.
good music.
good design.
rulez added on the 2003-08-16 05:42:10 by got got
The actual production rocks, all around.

It runs great on my AthlonXP 2800 w/nVidia GeForce4 Ti4800. Unfortunately it does not run at all on my Intel P4 866 w/Radeon 9700, regardless of what switch is used.

Big thumbs up, reprezent USA. :-)

rulez added on the 2003-08-16 06:36:40 by RaD Man RaD Man
Ok. Now I've seen it. Bug scene rules (: So, it's gonna be like that, huh? East Coast/West Coast? Right, ok, it's officially ON suckas (:
a very good demo
rulez added on the 2003-08-16 10:08:33 by asphyx asphyx
Great Show, Scenes rules - like the Bugs most *gg* And Music... Great Song - Basehead Rocks :)
rulez added on the 2003-08-16 12:45:05 by Sapphire Sapphire
I liked this! great prod dudes!
rulez added on the 2003-08-16 15:20:44 by mempheria mempheria
helt ok för att vara amerikanskt, hehe
added on the 2003-08-16 17:05:58 by Dubmood Dubmood
Veldig bra for å være amerikansk faktisk

And in english; probably the best demo from an american party. I'll stick with the pigface though, but keep up the work guys:)
added on the 2003-08-17 01:08:22 by silmaril silmaril
Doesn't run, happily screws my desktop in the process. (XP, Radeon 9100)
added on the 2003-08-17 02:42:57 by Shifter Shifter
You can try as hard as you want, but you're not getting to get this running on any Radeon card. We're hoping to remedy that in the final release.
added on the 2003-08-17 02:54:40 by phoenix phoenix
README.TXT should be read, strangely enough. it says geforce 3 or better for requirements. that means geforce only. and yes new version is coming.
added on the 2003-08-17 04:48:34 by basehead basehead
Looked great at the party, still looks great. Great work.
rulez added on the 2003-08-18 17:12:18 by hurri hurri
I read it Basehead. The baseline (ha ha) for this type of Radeon is ~ GF3, so sue me for trying anyway. Merely hoping to be informative, sheesh ;)
added on the 2003-08-18 19:40:14 by Shifter Shifter
nice work... finally something "new"
rulez added on the 2003-08-24 18:52:51 by spengler spengler
rulez added on the 2003-08-26 18:17:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
got to see it finally... nice and enjoyable demo, and the synch itself just deserves a thumbs up...

I wonder where does it need a GF3 here though
rulez added on the 2003-08-27 13:16:03 by Jcl Jcl
Jcl: they used NV specific extensions, apparently.
added on the 2003-08-28 19:46:52 by legalize legalize
legalize: i mean, no GF3-only (meaning pixel shaders) effects would have needed to be used to achieve the same output. I talked to gz about it, and he convinced me that some scenes might look much worse without them... oh well :)
added on the 2003-08-30 03:52:40 by Jcl Jcl
Hmm, did all the september comments get hosed?

Final version (again), supporting Radeon 8500+ and higher res up to 1280x960: http://www.scene.org/file.php?file=/parties/2003/pilgrimage03/demo/krad-dc5-kwak-final.zip (and the soundtrack is more compressed, so you'll save a few mb on the download)
added on the 2003-11-04 00:13:04 by phoenix phoenix
Even the final version does not run on gef4mx440.
added on the 2003-11-10 16:32:46 by timna timna
very good stuff. nice synchro, good muzak. great transitions.

My only (and very minor) complaint is the colour green.
rulez added on the 2004-01-16 17:48:33 by uncle-x uncle-x
rulez added on the 2004-01-23 12:06:11 by psenough psenough
wow, great stuff!
rulez added on the 2004-02-21 15:06:34 by psonice psonice
gotta love that synchro. simple but efficient. good, mellow soundtrack. kasparov reference brought a smile on my face... nice to see that the us scene can kick some butt, too. :)

btw. with quality option checked runs slooooooowly even on radeon 9800. don't know who to blame, though.
rulez added on the 2004-02-21 16:49:41 by melw melw
Very enjoyable design and music. /me likes.

Plus, it's made by other Americans. Yippee!
rulez added on the 2004-03-02 07:07:09 by s_tec s_tec
excellent production !
runs flawlessly on geforce3.
rulez added on the 2004-03-02 07:37:39 by willbe willbe
Well, this surely is a great production that could have won at any mid-sized party =)

The synchro is great, the design rocks, and the track fits the demo perfectly. Let's pump some more life into the US scene!
rulez added on the 2004-03-04 12:23:42 by Nezbie Nezbie
this rocks.
and the best screen distortion effects ever.
rulez added on the 2004-03-04 15:26:23 by zoom zoom
perfect synchro.
great music.
rulez added on the 2004-04-02 19:18:54 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
is kk is neis!
rulez added on the 2004-04-22 17:01:03 by keith303 keith303
some new ideas
rulez added on the 2004-08-30 13:42:37 by zeebr zeebr
k-wak is k-rad.

rulez added on the 2004-08-30 21:06:08 by radman1 radman1
too bad it doesnt work on here...
oh, the final one did!
rulez added on the 2004-09-07 08:03:52 by oldaccount oldaccount
rulez added on the 2004-11-10 23:24:06 by witeshade witeshade
Where is my comment? WHERE? Anyway. BASE IS BACK! (: Also, sweet (: also green (:
preccciousss... :)
rulez added on the 2005-05-03 16:50:55 by tsw tsw
Total ownage and utter rulage on all departments: Code, music, graphics, design, synch. My only complaint is that I dislike the 0xFF00 type of green..
rulez added on the 2005-05-03 17:02:18 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2005-05-03 17:08:42 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
no thumb given !? this is soo cool, extra digit for the bugged out mjusick
rulez added on the 2005-05-03 18:36:00 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
rulez added on the 2005-09-06 02:48:59 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Sweet. Great idea with the spin/sync on the camera, excellent music from no other than basehead and the style has same kind of appeal as does te-2rb. Great ideas with the effects, very novel twists on otherwise very familiar ones and a few new to boot. Transitions are spot on as well, no lack of imagination there.

On the negative side the first landscape scene has an unreadable scroller on the surface and the part ends up looking rather chaotic but the effect itself is something nice and unexpected. The final part has kickass transitions but not enough effects and the "object" is the least fresh one in the whole demo. Briefly showing all the previous ones seems a little forced.

For some reason this one gives me a very music video like feel while looking nothing like that. I think we'll be watching this for many years to come.
rulez added on the 2006-04-14 13:35:04 by slux slux
added on the 2006-06-07 21:48:31 by elfh elfh
quite unusual stuff! gotta love those distortions, the in-your-face synching and the cool music
rulez added on the 2007-06-11 00:33:56 by v3nom v3nom
Nice effects and very good flow! Have to agree with Preacher on the green though... :-)
rulez added on the 2007-08-25 12:42:15 by Stebo Stebo
I liked it.
rulez added on the 2008-06-26 00:12:57 by k8to k8to
Solid, especially nice towards the end with the perfect sync and the flyby effect windows.
rulez added on the 2008-06-26 00:45:17 by noname noname
I couldn't run this old demo on my Intel Q8200 system with ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB of RAM) and updated, old Windows XP Pro. SP3. It said "cannot find extension. could not setup ext extension".

I could not find a video capture. Does one exist?
added on the 2010-12-11 18:53:27 by AntDude AntDude
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2011-12-19 22:33:20 by Frequent Frequent
the bloody style on this is awesome
rulez added on the 2013-12-23 21:55:29 by sigflup sigflup
Wow, love it. Very good pacing and overall direction. A bit "jumpy" at places, but has that certain fluidity that I like. The music is just wonderful and a big part of why everything flows so nicely from section to section. The black/green "hackerish" look it very cliche'd but not so much so that I would be put off by it, but with nicer colors this could've been a huge classic. Same thing with the 2D graphics, there's a lot of room for improvement in them as they currently look like mere copies of certain styles without pulling off most of the actual elements that make them so good in other productions. Aside from the couple criticism regarding the visual side, the demo is ace. Also some love for the distortion effects, somewhat unique look and well pulled off.
rulez added on the 2014-08-27 14:00:24 by noby noby
Despite the age, this demo doesn't feel dated at all, in large part thanks to its confident sense of style and pacing. Distortion effects look very well still, and the soundtrack is similarly solid.
rulez added on the 2015-03-20 02:22:10 by moozooh moozooh
Very nice demo with good visuals and great soundtrack.
rulez added on the 2017-05-04 22:24:09 by StingRay StingRay
what moozooh said.
rulez added on the 2017-05-04 22:59:02 by raer raer
I discovered it thanks to Demovibes back then
wow, how could i miss this all these years
rulez added on the 2018-12-12 17:56:18 by provod provod
Nice and relaxing US demo
rulez added on the 2020-11-20 17:40:31 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
i really like the design.
rulez added on the 2022-10-05 22:47:09 by Flashira Flashira
The design still looks awesome
added on the 2023-12-19 14:59:59 by Flashira Flashira
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added on the 2023-12-19 23:26:49 by noby noby
Hooray, I'm in a CDC! Sort of!

So, this was made.. 20 years ago. I'm old. Well, most of us are.

To "celebrate", here is some of my unused/concept art. Some were for k-wak, some were for another demo made at the same time which was released one year later as les fleurs. I also have some working stages of k-wak (project name "linedemo") but they're not that exciting.

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(gallery link)
added on the 2023-12-21 00:51:22 by phoenix phoenix
Great soundtrack and design! Touches my sweet spots. Synchronised!
rulez added on the 2023-12-24 21:29:49 by chavez chavez
rulez added on the 2023-12-24 22:49:16 by juvi juvi
Finally, a video! I enjoyed it. :)
added on the 2023-12-25 20:20:26 by AntDude AntDude
well done! love the black and green
rulez added on the 2023-12-29 21:19:23 by blackpawn blackpawn
it's hot.
Very nice. Love the little glitches and sync touches. Would love to see a hi-res capture of this
rulez added on the 2024-01-05 12:38:12 by evilpaul evilpaul
Oh wait... found one.. I'll submit and edit..
added on the 2024-01-05 12:40:17 by evilpaul evilpaul
very special and very nice!
rulez added on the 2024-01-14 22:41:28 by ghandy ghandy
Cool demo
rulez added on the 2024-01-20 06:32:29 by bitl bitl
Awesome synchronization.
rulez added on the 2024-01-27 18:03:25 by gaspode gaspode
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2024-02-12 10:47:19 by Rob Rob
can't watch it, needs modern hardware, but really nice soundtrack

those were gud times - "pT-1000 did not makemydemo"
rulez added on the 2024-02-16 11:11:28 by Janes OnderGrond Janes OnderGrond
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2024-04-17 15:11:18 by Mystra Mystra
The Real Demo Adventures of Jonny Quest
rulez added on the 2024-04-21 17:45:51 by wabe wabe
Stylish & syncish
rulez added on the 2024-06-02 07:02:06 by rmb rmb

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