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Deus Ex Machina by Crest & Oxyron [web]
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release date : april 2000
release party : Mekka & Symposium 2000
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 74%
  • 0.97
  • 3
alltime top: #288
added on the 2001-02-13 16:09:08 by Optimus Optimus

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I love this very much now! I have watch many many times! Some of the fx are just older upgrades of the old fx of Graham but still good. Too much art and good music in this demo!
Especially watch the really nice gfx from Mermaid at the end scroller!

One of my favoritest C64 demos!
added on the 2001-02-13 16:12:32 by Optimus Optimus
this is what to be expected from cooperation of Crest and Oxyron. great stuff it is, musically, graphically and codewise ofcourse. and these guys got no border! =]
added on the 2001-05-18 00:20:11 by raver raver
nice design, effects and music
rulez added on the 2001-06-16 19:52:24 by robotriot robotriot
Just to vote...Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2001-09-18 20:11:24 by Optimus Optimus
Thumbs ab!
rulez added on the 2001-09-18 21:08:49 by kb_ kb_
Thumbs up big time. As always for Crest prods...
rulez added on the 2001-09-19 01:03:33 by dixan dixan
one of the best newer c64 demos, Keep It up! ... grafix are lovely ... Jeff Is the mastertwEAKER OF THE SID!
rulez added on the 2001-11-12 08:37:24 by bizken bizken
rulez added on the 2002-01-05 04:45:07 by lai lai
un-f***in-believable. it starts off with a surprising and perfectly executed idea... and it gets even better from there.

incredible effects, superb gfx, flawless overall concept and beautiful soundtrack
rulez added on the 2002-01-07 02:32:11 by drjava drjava
oh, and it runs nicely in VICE
added on the 2002-01-07 02:33:14 by drjava drjava
simply rulez!
one should watch it on a real c64 and be amazed.
rulez added on the 2002-01-07 04:13:45 by medron medron
simply wonderful. great overall layout and effects, and a really amazing soundtrack. love it.
rulez added on the 2002-02-04 18:40:37 by fox fox

once again, why thumbs werent inveneted back then when i first commented this masterpiece?

rulez added on the 2002-02-17 21:46:51 by raver raver
me like.
rulez added on the 2002-02-23 15:19:34 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
Thumbs up? Thumbs up. Alone for the ending part with all those great quality pixel graphics.
rulez added on the 2002-05-19 15:48:20 by tomaes tomaes
Very impressive, nice design and code. Can be enjoyed by everyone, but I think us old C64 coders appreciate even more all the work that has been put into this.
Btw. how long has Crossbow been active on the C64-scene? I remember seeing demos from him in the late eighties when I was a newbie, and he was a vey good coder already then.!
rulez added on the 2002-05-19 18:32:31 by Sdw Sdw
Cool stuff :-) It's a bit funny running it in vice and seeing "Thanks for using a real C64" though, but I guess that's part of not owning a functional C64 anymore :-)
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 04:13:25 by Sesse Sesse
Sesse, switch off the emu detection in vice and have fun :)
added on the 2002-07-03 10:35:58 by tomaes tomaes
a good demo in it's genre.
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 11:55:39 by hempest hempest
I switched the emu detection on (it was off), but I couldn't spot any differences. It still said "Thanks for using a real C64" :-)
added on the 2002-07-05 22:59:44 by Sesse Sesse
Best c64 product so far in my opinion... just waiting for meet crest now...
rulez added on the 2003-01-02 15:22:05 by daison daison
Luv. I think the musics are especially very cool.
rulez added on the 2003-05-16 16:31:51 by dairos dairos
uhh maybe my favourite c64 demo
rulez added on the 2003-07-03 15:55:22 by shadez shadez
wonderful, love the soundtrack
rulez added on the 2003-08-04 22:12:53 by stonda stonda
those resonant sounds are burned eternally in my brain.
rulez added on the 2003-11-30 15:53:02 by Gargaj Gargaj
<3 beauty <3, great zoomer & interference effect. What design!
rulez added on the 2004-03-15 10:46:19 by Buckethead Buckethead
ooooh. I still havent thumb this one up! I love this demo. One of my favorites :)
rulez added on the 2004-08-03 14:18:01 by Proteque Proteque
Watched it in WinVICE at the same time as the video version (111 MB), couldn't spot any differences, only some minor timing issues.

Great demo by Crest, good effects. Deekay is the man!
rulez added on the 2004-09-23 20:35:37 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
Død Sex-Maskine ruller!
rulez added on the 2004-09-24 07:09:28 by cruzer cruzer
Very, very, very good in all aspects!!
rulez added on the 2004-09-26 15:01:57 by ghandy ghandy
rulez added on the 2004-09-26 15:24:56 by p01 p01
it does indeed.
rulez added on the 2004-09-26 21:11:03 by Preacher Preacher
An All-Times-Masterpiece, no Question.
Eye candy !
rulez added on the 2004-11-20 01:43:32 by checkoff checkoff
muusstt... thumb... uuppp!!
rulez added on the 2004-11-24 14:06:54 by Duckers Duckers
Best C64 demo i´ve ever seen.
rulez added on the 2004-11-27 15:50:42 by ralfzenker ralfzenker
Very polished, very nice.
rulez added on the 2004-12-06 20:06:53 by puterman puterman
Very good demo. Effects,gfx and music on a very high level.
rulez added on the 2005-02-03 22:48:55 by ^Fr3du^ ^Fr3du^
"the demo has to continue...."
rulez added on the 2005-03-11 00:59:00 by kempy kempy
Fucking real great whem Peskanov showed it to me on a real c64. That music really burned into my brain!
rulez added on the 2005-04-03 14:25:38 by winden winden
this demo rule
rulez added on the 2005-04-20 13:41:56 by Spewk Spewk
great :D
rulez added on the 2005-07-11 11:21:03 by las las
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 03:24:36 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Very good! I liked every aspect of this demo. Gotta test it with VICE, too, because video version is poor quality.
rulez added on the 2005-09-04 21:01:55 by glaze glaze
rulez added on the 2005-10-04 11:24:59 by HerrV HerrV
rulez added on the 2005-10-05 16:31:04 by chavez chavez
oh gosh! Everything else just toy for now and forever !!!
rulezcdc added on the 2005-10-05 16:52:21 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
rulez added on the 2005-10-07 14:02:55 by keops keops
Why not...:) This is just cool!
rulez added on the 2005-10-10 22:49:09 by Zweckform Zweckform
rulez added on the 2005-10-10 23:08:09 by Premium Premium
I remember that I had already given a thumb up for this demo?! Whatever... I can give it now :)
rulez added on the 2005-10-12 16:26:15 by Skate Skate
Just fantastic!
rulez added on the 2005-10-31 21:44:44 by alchemist alchemist
definately one of the best demos there ever was and ever will be :) thumbs up
rulez added on the 2005-11-17 22:52:28 by Danzig Danzig
From what I remember, this was probably the better of c64 stuff I`ve seen over the years.
rulez added on the 2005-11-24 22:47:10 by darkus darkus
rulez added on the 2005-12-04 11:21:37 by wie8 wie8
wow. love the highres and great drax music... really great stuff
rulez added on the 2005-12-11 01:56:19 by Gaia Gaia
Where is my thumb? Here is my thumb!
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 18:16:19 by xeron xeron
great! and the endpart music rulez!
rulez added on the 2005-12-16 19:50:21 by bonzaj bonzaj
Couldn't believe my eyes when i first saw this.
rulez added on the 2006-01-08 16:17:38 by Serpent Serpent
one of my favourites
rulez added on the 2006-02-27 16:04:40 by Sverker Sverker
rulez added on the 2006-03-04 18:39:16 by Cj Cj
Always thought this was a bit overrated, but it's still a great demo.
rulez added on the 2006-03-04 18:44:46 by britelite britelite
top notch
rulez added on the 2006-03-04 19:20:34 by NuKem NuKem
Indeed a bit overrated, but deserved winning over +H2K at Mekka/symposium 2000. :D
rulez added on the 2006-03-05 13:25:26 by Krill Krill
we create a DVD that contains this demo.

rulez added on the 2006-03-09 23:01:41 by Lacoste Lacoste
Awesome - Jeff's tune, 'Hard Track', kicks soo much ass o/
rulez added on the 2006-03-09 23:44:00 by Steel Steel
rulez added on the 2006-06-23 02:13:13 by Quarryman Quarryman
Oh my gosh...it's an amazing production!!!!
My deepest apologies for watching it on an emulator.
I could sit there watching the endpart with Mermaid's pics and that ÜBERTUNE for hours
rulez added on the 2006-08-18 01:04:57 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulez added on the 2006-08-18 01:16:01 by Blackspawn Blackspawn
Best C64 demo, the music by Jeff is fantastic, especially when i listen the .sid on the SidStation :)
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 01:28:13 by rez rez
wtf i never commented this before??!
anyway, the intro part (on the screenshot) has one of very best musical flow on the c64 scene (or the whole scene, for that matter...) ever
rulez added on the 2006-08-20 21:45:38 by blala blala
sureshot !
rulez added on the 2006-08-27 22:59:32 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2006-12-20 12:34:08 by degauss degauss
what? i haven't thumbed it up yet? here we go. this is actually my faviourite newschool c64 demo. if there's something like a newschool c64 demo :-)
rulezcdc added on the 2006-12-20 12:40:14 by unlock unlock
rulez added on the 2007-01-21 21:01:32 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
This is lovely demo by crest.
Notice the "Turn Disk" is written by Sonic 3 font(Really)!
rulez added on the 2007-03-05 17:36:31 by TOMPCpl TOMPCpl
It's awesome, total respect to the people behind this masterpiece. A definitive must see.
rulez added on the 2007-05-27 13:03:22 by micdune micdune
crest...2 words... legendary status.

they always did/do great demos..
rulez added on the 2007-05-29 00:32:47 by old64scener old64scener
The best demo on C64 and all my admiration goes to Jeff for making Dune's K Remix
rulez added on the 2007-05-31 22:33:58 by Rulio Rulio
great! i love the soundtrack - can hear it over and over
rulezcdc added on the 2007-06-11 12:49:56 by RA RA
A true masterpiece! The music and the gfx... brilliant!
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 21:48:43 by hashdash hashdash
Great demo.
rulez added on the 2007-07-16 03:23:40 by xernobyl xernobyl
The video is horrible btw. Anybody willing to do a new capture?
added on the 2007-07-16 20:29:21 by Stelthzje Stelthzje

Lando Calrissian:
no need for a new video, since it's featured on the C64 Demo-Sampler
added on the 2007-07-22 19:00:58 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2007-07-22 19:01:08 by v3nom v3nom
Love this one. Real classic. Music & code is damn good!
rulez added on the 2007-10-08 04:36:22 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2007-10-08 05:58:14 by kyv kyv
A very nice demo but I share the opinion with those who think it's a bit overrated.
rulez added on the 2007-10-08 16:50:41 by Jailbird Jailbird
same as jailbird..
rulez added on the 2007-10-11 00:27:26 by fiveofive fiveofive
Some great graphics in there...
rulez added on the 2007-11-16 11:01:38 by El Topo El Topo
rulez added on the 2008-01-06 00:55:25 by Alpha C Alpha C
That's a kick-ass demo for sure. Great gfx by mermaid as well.
rulez added on the 2008-01-20 11:51:03 by evil evil
This was the first demo i ever saw! I had gotten Nur Toten Frauen Sind Schön from my sister at cristmas. And this was on the second CD. I think i was 12 or 13 at the time and i ahd no idea what the hell a demo was, i still thaught it was a demostration of a game :P But i still rember thinking it was awesome....but not really getting the point of it.
rulez added on the 2008-01-30 22:39:59 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
Where the hell has my thumb been hiding? Great demo, ace code, nice graphics and music is good too even though I don't like all of the tunes. :) When I first saw it I was particularly impressed by the "zooming while loading", well, for some reason I still am. ;)
rulez added on the 2008-01-30 23:03:13 by StingRay StingRay
Wonderful music, great art, smart coding...
rulez added on the 2008-02-25 16:08:05 by lafey lafey
very megasuperrules
rulez added on the 2008-04-02 11:01:50 by uns3en_ uns3en_
got my :cdc:
rulez added on the 2008-04-15 22:25:53 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
This is one of the first demos you show people new to the C64 or the demo scene in general. While it wasn't groundbreaking codewise, I don't think this demo has been surpassed when it comes to the combination of music, graphics and flow. This is quality, pure and simple.
rulez added on the 2008-04-28 16:54:46 by Radiant Radiant
Sadly, i dont got a cassete player for my c64 :,(

I defiled this demo by using vice.
rulez added on the 2008-05-22 08:45:54 by Deus Deus
huh?! now i'm absolutely sure that i thumbed up on this one?! anyway, totally rules! loads of cool effects, great techno/trance alike sid sound. excellent flow.
rulez added on the 2008-05-22 08:59:51 by earx earx
rulez added on the 2008-06-23 02:59:31 by relias abardon relias abardon
rulez added on the 2008-08-01 20:14:30 by zefyros zefyros
power of c64
rulez added on the 2008-08-17 01:39:55 by spritus spritus
Still a legend...
I consider this prod as one of the best c64 demos ever, mostly for its soundtrack. All the musics sound incredibly good. I especially love the Jeff remix of Dune's...
rulez added on the 2008-08-17 05:20:29 by untel untel
rulez added on the 2008-08-23 00:19:20 by SiR SiR
rulez added on the 2008-08-23 00:40:57 by frost242 frost242
If it wasn't for this demo, I prolly wouldn't have dug as deep into the demoscene as I have now.
rulez added on the 2008-10-16 02:47:08 by shock__ shock__
rulez added on the 2008-10-27 20:17:33 by Calexico Calexico
the best!
rulez added on the 2009-01-10 19:18:50 by MoM MoM
kewl stuff !
rulez added on the 2009-02-05 09:34:06 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
can only watch video but its hugely impressive
rulez added on the 2009-02-27 00:21:46 by auld auld
piggy from me, because even though it's impressive, it's also a bit overrated imho. it's a good demo, just not the very best c64 demo as a lot of people claim.
added on the 2009-02-27 01:25:19 by ___ ___
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 01:44:31 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
It would appear I've forgotten to thumb this one so here it is
rulez added on the 2009-04-22 21:28:39 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
rulez added on the 2009-06-19 14:49:39 by noby noby
really good
rulez added on the 2009-06-19 15:46:23 by sof_max sof_max
rulez added on the 2009-06-19 16:18:39 by lsl lsl
Unbelievably good. Perfect.
rulez added on the 2009-07-09 00:35:41 by vestige vestige
rulez added on the 2009-09-12 20:58:22 by texel texel
rulez added on the 2010-02-12 14:56:24 by panic panic
C= 64 power!
rulez added on the 2010-03-31 23:44:50 by zstab zstab
rulez added on the 2010-06-09 23:36:25 by lennart lennart
rulez added on the 2010-08-06 22:24:12 by stefa stefa
Decent. :)
added on the 2011-06-01 14:23:44 by AntDude AntDude
Seen it a thousand times, never thumbed it up :D
rulez added on the 2011-06-22 22:43:08 by xyz xyz
rulez added on the 2011-09-25 16:32:03 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulez added on the 2011-10-09 11:31:13 by Frequent Frequent
Someone was still optimistic about Episode 1 :)
rulez added on the 2012-02-23 00:55:41 by Tjoppen Tjoppen
Very nice!
rulez added on the 2012-02-23 16:38:06 by tomohiro tomohiro
rulez added on the 2012-08-10 11:10:01 by sINk sINk
"2 people want to watch the world burn!"
rulez added on the 2012-10-09 22:20:57 by F7sus4 F7sus4
Very impressive!
rulez added on the 2013-05-12 16:12:27 by ramon ramon
Very specific demo. It seems that it has taken large amount of work. Wait, wait, that's a fact!
rulez added on the 2013-06-27 14:56:06 by zbyndek zbyndek
Totally Wow !
rulez added on the 2014-04-26 18:36:06 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
rulez added on the 2014-08-26 17:32:41 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Well, it looks to me like another megademo without much of a design that would make the whole demo be one thing. Effects are nice but all this hype should mean something more...
added on the 2014-11-29 13:30:15 by mailman mailman

rulez added on the 2015-02-16 18:42:16 by Batman/BG Batman/BG
rulez added on the 2015-07-07 13:42:19 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
The best, and still so fresh !
rulez added on the 2016-03-08 22:06:41 by Twardy Twardy
Nice for its time, and still now too.
rulez added on the 2016-03-13 16:08:44 by lvd lvd
When that first tune starts you know you're in for something good
rulez added on the 2016-04-10 22:58:46 by Harekiet Harekiet
As far as traditionally demoish c64 demos go, this one still reigns supreme above all others in my opinion. Those tracks man...
added on the 2016-04-11 01:04:51 by noby noby
Holds up 16 years later.
rulez added on the 2016-05-02 08:53:16 by ccr ccr
Really good one :)
rulez added on the 2016-12-25 22:39:54 by Sapphire Sapphire
some things didnt age well, but still a lot of things to learn from in this demo. if only deekay did spend as much time on making gfx as he did back then =)
rulez added on the 2017-07-14 01:43:44 by groepaz groepaz
rulez added on the 2018-02-08 14:52:41 by voxy voxy
Great music and some impressive gfx
added on the 2018-02-11 16:27:10 by cxw cxw
Cool effect even for 2019
rulez added on the 2019-11-01 09:24:15 by Emufr3ak Emufr3ak
rulez added on the 2020-07-21 22:19:16 by Nosferatu Nosferatu
Pretty neat!
rulez added on the 2020-11-07 22:13:25 by spkr spkr

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