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Major Release by Da Jormas [web]
screenshot added by tomaes on 2004-08-07 21:16:46
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release date : august 2004
release party : Assembly 2004
compo : oldskool demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 68%
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alltime top: #584
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Nice title pic. I'll wait for more comments before I run it. Winuae is too much trouble if it's going to suck.
There's a video version at scene.org
added on the 2004-08-07 21:25:47 by tomaes tomaes
Nice. These days, making such prods in ECS, it's just so brilliant!
rulez added on the 2004-08-07 21:37:22 by daddyvx daddyvx
i know the main goal of this one is to reproduce old cool fx, but this is too much ... still ok though
added on the 2004-08-07 22:35:14 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
Big thumbs up for the efforts in presenting the kinda best of ECS effects. Great music also!
rulez added on the 2004-08-07 22:40:53 by sam sam
Quite good update of classic effects, some done better than before imo. However nothing huge here.
Why rank this when there are no results?

Nice release :)
added on the 2004-08-08 06:22:07 by tripper tripper
Because the awards ceremony was yestarday for this category.
pure nostalgia =)
rulez added on the 2004-08-08 10:58:05 by starbuck starbuck
Wow, wow, wow! Since ages, I had to see a good A500 demo with such cool effects!!!
rulez added on the 2004-08-08 17:15:41 by Optimus Optimus
This was well worth the wait, major rispekt.
rulez added on the 2004-08-08 18:35:46 by break break
Design is crap but the effects are waff and making an ECS demo in 2004 is outfockenstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the lightsourcing effect!!!
rulez added on the 2004-08-08 18:41:49 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
rulez added on the 2004-08-08 19:24:13 by teel teel
the fake gouraud is my fave along with the particle effect with the jormas symbol ;)
rulez added on the 2004-08-08 19:36:36 by loaderror loaderror
i go totally crazy for music :D :D :D :D
rulez added on the 2004-08-09 15:25:25 by lithis lithis
disco explosion!
rulez added on the 2004-08-10 09:17:52 by chavez chavez
Cheesy 80's disco and recycled effects -- better than ever! I like it!
rulez added on the 2004-08-10 15:19:43 by pyksy pyksy
pretty effects, and great music as in all da jormas demos
rulez added on the 2004-08-10 18:11:48 by hollowman hollowman
Love it.
rulez added on the 2004-08-10 18:15:23 by xeron xeron
maximum respekt, jormas - this is true amigacoding! the music and disco-lyrics are hot.. didn't know you boys have business with bmxkid/megaboys by the way..:)
keep it up!
rulez added on the 2004-08-10 21:05:02 by booger booger
hugs to vesuri :D
rulez added on the 2004-08-13 14:19:14 by uns3en_ uns3en_
daJormas is hot
rulez added on the 2004-08-13 14:20:56 by superplek superplek
daJormas u Rock ! keeping the a500 alive. Respect.
rulez added on the 2004-08-13 22:00:43 by NJ NJ
hot music
rulez added on the 2004-08-13 22:30:29 by ruuvari ruuvari
yeeha! especially great music
rulez added on the 2004-08-14 17:43:01 by shadez shadez
I've just watched this on my cd32 and I blew me into my seat totally. What an awesome soundtrack...!
rulez added on the 2004-09-18 00:51:53 by novel novel
rulez added on the 2004-10-01 04:59:23 by cp_ cp_
disco, disco emotion... laser, laser, explotion
rulez added on the 2004-10-02 16:59:46 by blueflame blueflame
Kudos to da Jormas for releasing a quality A500 demo in 2004.
rulez added on the 2004-10-05 00:00:49 by exocet exocet
Great effects and music! It really is a nice thing to see an A500 demo today..
rulez added on the 2004-10-05 01:05:47 by Preacher Preacher
Just excellent music
rulez added on the 2004-10-07 16:28:42 by dairos dairos
great! I've already watched it so many times. Many creative effects like the shaded polygons.
rulez added on the 2004-11-02 06:20:20 by Dalton Dalton
Music, code, graphics. This one has it all!
rulez added on the 2004-11-28 20:03:49 by grip grip
It does well to see a oldskool-prod this days wich brings over a harmonic feeling, like this one.
I say YES to it !
rulez added on the 2004-12-05 16:25:29 by checkoff checkoff
The music...
rulez added on the 2005-02-23 11:53:55 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Jormas, Jormas!! Rocks!
rulez added on the 2005-03-04 16:16:48 by ghandy ghandy
Oldschool rockers!!!
rulez added on the 2005-03-08 22:04:11 by wayne wayne
I don't like the music as much as everybody else but it is still quite enjoyable. Nevertheless amazing to see an A500 production these days!
rulez added on the 2005-03-09 00:05:37 by beavis77 beavis77
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 04:55:29 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I totally hate the soundtrack but the rest is good.
rulez added on the 2005-11-12 03:34:21 by StingRay StingRay
jormas rulz
rulez added on the 2005-12-20 01:52:03 by FUN-thomas FUN-thomas
Big Thumb up from me 4 this - This is Superb :)
rulez added on the 2006-01-13 16:11:06 by Sapphire Sapphire
rulez added on the 2006-01-30 21:56:01 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2006-08-11 21:38:33 by Zweckform Zweckform
kwite JRM! mod is really oldschool 8)
rulez added on the 2006-08-31 00:38:28 by gentleman gentleman
this shit's great. Eyeball love c\~/
rulez added on the 2006-09-26 08:50:26 by Gaia Gaia
great, some gfx could have been better, eyeall texture for examplet, but the rest was very nice :)
rulez added on the 2006-10-02 09:11:15 by third_dot third_dot
great demo!
rulez added on the 2007-01-04 19:23:37 by BITS BITS
good one!
rulez added on the 2007-02-03 03:21:59 by darXtar darXtar
yep nice stuff... a bit slow... but nice ;))
rulez added on the 2007-02-03 04:47:14 by ultra ultra
BB Image for the nice graphics. that's what an amiga demo should look and sound like! Disco... disco... emotion... emotion...
Forgot my thumb. Here it is.
rulez added on the 2007-04-11 17:16:21 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
complete italo disco p0wah!
This _is_ a major release indeed
rulez added on the 2007-05-24 10:30:51 by d0DgE d0DgE
soundtrack <3
rulez added on the 2007-05-24 10:46:57 by ilmarque ilmarque
very nice all the way except for the eye ball scene
rulez added on the 2007-05-24 11:20:59 by waffle waffle
SHITZ: Cityscape silhouette, the one after that and yes, I hate the shiteyeball too...


(long liv AMIGA 4ch MOD!!)
rulez added on the 2007-06-30 04:38:26 by Momo Vampire Momo Vampire
paula rulez
rulez added on the 2007-09-07 05:30:54 by thomas^sd thomas^sd
yeah dude A500 will never die, however "lamps" in mine tend to fail, anyway i was enjoying effects that are domain of other demos =D
rulez added on the 2007-09-22 00:39:09 by megacz megacz
da jormas!
rulez added on the 2007-09-22 00:41:04 by substrate substrate
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2007-10-19 15:16:43 by xernobyl xernobyl
Haha, i find one of the 2 sneaky cdc's somewhat hilarious. :D
added on the 2007-10-19 15:37:13 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2007-10-19 15:37:40 by RA RA
Well, what did you expect ;)
cdc added on the 2007-10-30 14:54:21 by vesuri vesuri
added on the 2007-10-30 14:58:02 by StingRay StingRay
fine flavor of jorma
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 19:31:37 by Maissi Maissi
criminally underrated
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 19:53:34 by bfx bfx
I like this waaaaay too much ;)

It's quite possibly the ultimate a500 demo tribute, stylewise.
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 20:20:55 by visy visy
Totally rules
rulez added on the 2007-11-18 20:32:08 by Serpent Serpent
Impressive gouraud shading!!!
added on the 2008-03-06 10:59:04 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2008-04-27 15:32:50 by bigcheese bigcheese
rulez added on the 2008-04-27 15:51:49 by dodke dodke
last night i was raving
rulez added on the 2008-04-27 15:58:17 by rp rp
Nice recycling :P
rulez added on the 2008-04-27 18:58:23 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
the effect and sound department felt like the real thing, so thumbs up for that, but most of the gfx were too fake - blurry downsampled jpegs, googled images and truetype font logos. yuck! so definately not "the ultimate a500 demo tribute, stylewise" as high quality graphics are essential.
rulez added on the 2008-08-10 16:29:55 by tempest tempest
Super génial ! amiga rulez !
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 12:43:06 by esion esion
The final 3d objects looked ace
rulez added on the 2008-08-30 13:28:32 by evil evil
@hempest: Googled images and downsampled jpegs my ass. The credits happen to be accurate and the graphics were made by their authors for this production. Their "style" (or lack of it) is probably a matter of taste but your claims are way off.
added on the 2008-09-12 18:31:19 by vesuri vesuri
i wonder why the hell i haven't thumbed this up already. fuuuuuuck!
rulez added on the 2008-10-02 06:35:30 by aegis aegis
Pretty hawt
rulez added on the 2008-11-26 21:42:18 by Mtl Mtl
Dynamic :)
rulez added on the 2008-11-26 21:51:57 by Dbug Dbug
rulez added on the 2008-12-02 15:15:47 by Cj Cj
...Men? :P
Fantastic work!
rulez added on the 2008-12-03 00:08:09 by Bobic Bobic
definitely pure coder porn !! really great effects code-wise !
with a little more polishing this could have been the best a500 demo evaR ;-)
rulez added on the 2008-12-03 00:16:56 by xyz xyz
...and, erm, HoW THE F*** do the final 3d objects work ? (I assume they are anims, but so many frames..clever depacker ?!) :D
added on the 2008-12-03 00:24:29 by xyz xyz
hermes: stencil vectors.. filling each face with part of a fixed 2d image. it's the same basic effect done way back in mental hangover, just with much better "textures" now. :)

oh, and a thumb, if i haven't given one before.
rulez added on the 2008-12-03 00:37:43 by phoenix phoenix
The music makes me scream of joy. Not to mention the style and the effects which are top-notch as well.
rulez added on the 2008-12-03 00:38:18 by Alpha C Alpha C
phoenix: so it works similar to this one ?
added on the 2008-12-03 00:50:33 by xyz xyz
no, it's not even that complicated.. watch mental hangover, you'll understand it.
added on the 2008-12-03 01:09:22 by phoenix phoenix
I also have to admit that I only watched the "blurry" video (my a500 is locked in a box in the other room :( so I couldn't make out the pixels..
but I do remember mental hangover very well ;)

added on the 2008-12-03 01:15:15 by xyz xyz
@vesuri: I can take back the googled images claim (that strange monkey pic looked kind of suspicious), but after viewing the demo again, the rest of my claims hold up pretty well, no matter if the graphics were especially designed for this demo.

the texture in the first eye part is just plain horrible, and the smudgy coloring in the iris makes it painfully clear, that it's a downsampled image (=not pixelled as it is). hence the "downsampled jpegs" claim. you wont see graphics like this in a good amiga ocs demo circa '91-94.

the major release logo has a commonly used (=boring) truetype font - I'm too tired to dig up the font name. the logo itself is just plain white text on black background. I'm pretty sure the font wasn't designed for this demo, but just typed in in a software like photoshop or psp. again: you wont see graphics like this in a good old amiga ocs demo circa '91-94, atleast not as the title logo, as they were usually carefully crafted.

(for me the graphics surrounding the major release logo created an association to the logo used in the title screen of the game stardust. compare these two logos and try to guess how they differ - not in just style, but how they are created.)

da jormas logo looks like it's a truetype font processed in photoshop in various ways. correct me if I'm wrong. guess what I'm going to write next? you wont see graphics like this in a good amiga ocs demo circa '91-94. I'm not saying it's a bad logo. I just doesn't look "right" in the context of the music, effects and the demo style (and platform) for the aforementioned reasons.

so way off my ass.
added on the 2008-12-03 01:18:47 by tempest tempest
Classic Amiga Demo :)
rulez added on the 2008-12-03 02:01:58 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
@hempest: You're certainly entitled to a stylistic opinion and don't need to defend it. It was your googled image claim (and talk about jpegs) that had to be corrected since it was coming out of your ass. Thanks for taking the first one back and explaining the second one.

Since you seem to be interested: some of the images for the demo are downsampled from 24 bit images (but not jpegs, googled or otherwise, as you claimed) and then processed further by manual pixeling - not to look like those 1991 images you refer to but to look reasonable given the 8 color palette (in some screens). TrueType fonts certainly have been used and no one's ever claimed otherwise.

As said before, the stylistic decisions are a matter of taste. It was really never meant to look or sound like a 1991 demo. I wrote it to see if I could implement the effects I liked back then or not - that's it. I composed the music as it is since I like italo disco. I included graphics to support the code (since having something on the background often makes things a lot harder). For that I tried to use whatever I got from the graphicians in a way that they'd look at least reasonable given the memory/bitplane/bandwidth limitations in effect. That's really all there is to it.

Personally I don't mind if somone thinks the "style" is too modern or whatever. I'm just not very keen on having anyone claim things that are not true. Thanks for sorting that out.
added on the 2009-01-09 13:27:53 by vesuri vesuri
One more thing - actually the only image I'm not sure about is the head in the zoom&rotate routine. You can ask PiirakkaMunalla about that if interested. :)
added on the 2009-01-09 13:38:18 by vesuri vesuri
Superb, really enjoyable.
rulez added on the 2009-01-26 23:35:10 by noby noby
Awesome tribute.
rulez added on the 2009-01-27 11:02:34 by noname noname
a nice demo
rulez added on the 2009-02-26 02:52:53 by zefyros zefyros
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 01:55:20 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
This is really a masterwork. The music rocks, and the demo looks really like the AGA ones!
rulez added on the 2009-04-23 18:12:39 by SoDa7 SoDa7
Oh yes the music. Great vectors too.
rulez added on the 2009-05-31 13:48:48 by 4mat 4mat
KILLER - An oldschool demo that kept me entertained the whole way through :D

Very nice.
rulez added on the 2009-06-06 23:11:15 by ferris ferris
Blew my mind on my ram512kb Amiga 500!!!
Very similar to AGA demos :-) from 90'.
rulez added on the 2009-06-07 01:34:15 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
kicks ass
rulez added on the 2009-07-31 02:39:39 by nosfe nosfe
Unbeliavable on A500
rulez added on the 2009-12-06 20:30:26 by jack-3d jack-3d
rulez added on the 2009-12-08 00:23:20 by blala blala
great all round, music is catchy with great effects for ECS.
rulez added on the 2009-12-13 23:03:41 by Claw Claw
rulez added on the 2009-12-30 17:41:24 by lennart lennart
could have been done in 40k ;)
rulez added on the 2010-01-10 23:42:20 by Sir Sir
For the zic and the fake gouraud. The rest was really too much recycling to my taste.
rulez added on the 2010-02-09 02:42:38 by zoolum zoolum
rulez added on the 2010-11-02 20:31:46 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2010-11-02 22:20:12 by samurai samurai
me loves.
rulez added on the 2011-03-04 23:07:21 by comankh comankh
rulez added on the 2011-05-04 22:53:48 by 71M 71M
Just sooooo nice....!
rulez added on the 2011-07-28 22:16:05 by Frequent Frequent
Italo disco, you got me! I can't help, i like the track and the overall tone of the demo! Nice work vesuri. Enjoayble every second.
rulez added on the 2011-07-28 22:27:46 by CONS CONS
It roxxx hard!
rulez added on the 2012-08-30 23:09:30 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Thumb up!
rulez added on the 2013-11-28 22:18:12 by mccnex mccnex
Cool! :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 12:22:10 by kjb kjb
rocks my a600 hard
rulez added on the 2014-05-10 12:59:48 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Hah. A demo recreating 10 year old effects, that is itself 10 years old (or will be in August).. :-)
added on the 2014-05-10 13:15:58 by xeron xeron
Thanks for this f**in' great track Vesa! The way it should be.
rulez added on the 2014-05-29 10:01:52 by ALIEN ALIEN
Actual major releases for OCS are few and far between, and this is a good one.

It stood out as a genuine surprise when it came, so it was selected for the demoshow at Datastorm 2014.
rulez added on the 2014-08-17 23:10:04 by Photon Photon
god, i hate this cheesy italo track. i'm disappointed :)
One of my Fav!
rulez added on the 2015-05-22 21:42:18 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
rulez added on the 2015-06-27 02:41:49 by YERZMYEY/H-PRG YERZMYEY/H-PRG
Nice demo-effects and the music is superb!!!
rulez added on the 2016-02-16 23:21:09 by AW87 AW87
rulez added on the 2017-03-03 13:33:39 by prowler prowler
Pretty excellent! Genuinely surprised it came second.
rulez added on the 2017-08-05 00:57:35 by moozooh moozooh
Forgotten thumb. Still cool and fresh.
rulez added on the 2017-12-20 09:20:36 by slayer slayer
Music is oh my. Other things are okay.
rulez added on the 2020-04-26 20:40:45 by vitalkanev vitalkanev
Nice demo
rulez added on the 2020-05-17 05:07:08 by bitl bitl
Great Design, atmospher and music :). I Love it.
rulez added on the 2020-10-06 13:56:49 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)
There was a time when I watched it over and over again on my A500 :)
rulez added on the 2020-12-17 16:57:06 by venex venex
major release
rulez added on the 2021-03-08 19:32:04 by ok3anos ok3anos
Great demo
rulez added on the 2021-07-09 23:19:26 by Soundy Soundy
esaeler rojam
rulez added on the 2021-11-15 16:15:28 by faraday faraday
Feels good to watch it. Many nice and tweaked effects from the 90s.
The music - first irritating but one can really get used to and even enjoy
it after a while - sounds highly familiar to me. Is it a cover version of a
popular (Italo?-)pop song from the late 70s / early 80s?
rulez added on the 2022-05-17 10:13:33 by ROG_VF ROG_VF

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