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Mathematica by Reflex [web]
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release date : december 1995
release party : The Party 1995
compo : c64 demo
ranked : 1st
  • 96
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popularity : 69%
  • 0.92
  • 3
alltime top: #765
added on the 2001-03-02 02:39:51 by phoenix phoenix

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A must have for a c64 collector. All the 3D you can eat, including phong torus, torus inside, tunnel, textured cube, and two Wolf3D parts with effects mapped on the walls. But wait, there's 2D too, like fire and julia morph. Effect nirvana.
added on the 2001-03-02 02:48:43 by phoenix phoenix
My prefered demo ...
The best i had seen.
I am a little jealous to see some effects impossible to do on the ORIC ... :-( Like the chessboard scroll with the text scroll on it ... GRRR

added on the 2001-04-08 01:39:51 by jede jede
THE reflex demo. If you missed the last 5 or 10 years of C64 demoscene history, here is the summary.
added on the 2001-04-08 11:06:04 by tomaes tomaes
One of the best demos ever on the C64, just plain amazing code!
added on the 2001-04-20 22:35:22 by Sdw Sdw
Yep, amagzing demo. Must've been coded by a genius :)
rulez added on the 2001-06-06 01:29:56 by fractalgp fractalgp
could be the best Reflex demo on c64 though i love Access Denied the same!
the design it's here, atmospheric music yes you got it, both good looking and complex effects and graphics are on high level - a classic piece of nuskool on c64!
great, great, great.
rulez added on the 2001-06-09 03:47:25 by raver raver
Many thanx for your positiv comments!
thes demo took us two years of developing.

rulez added on the 2001-08-26 02:04:08 by pvcf pvcf
Just great! It's amazing what people do with a c64! You just have to see it in order to believe it!
rulez added on the 2001-09-07 23:06:54 by zafos zafos
I was numb for a very long time after watching this, Or well that infact A lie .. I Was making weird noises caused by the shock this demo gave me :) .. This Is simply one of the nicest c64 productions ever .. no doubt
rulez added on the 2001-12-19 05:26:59 by bizken bizken
I just realized that I gave my first comment before the thumbs-system was enabled, and if any demo deserves a 'rulez' it's this one!
rulez added on the 2001-12-19 09:08:16 by Sdw Sdw
my deepest respect to reflex members.

"thes demo took us two years of developing"
...and it was well spent time imho!!!!

RULEZ!!!, a classic!!!
rulez added on the 2001-12-19 14:01:54 by lai lai
The start is rather boring, and the music could have been better... But oh my goodness, some of the effects are INSANE! :-) (I mean, Julia morpher on the C64? :-) )
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 21:08:48 by Sesse Sesse
one of my favourite. I love this Demo.
rulez added on the 2002-07-03 22:18:19 by diver diver
Actually, when I download the ZIP, all I have are 8 files called "1!mathematica1" up to "4!mathematica2". There are no "d64" files, and I've not idea how to load that demo using ccs64.

Any help ?
added on the 2002-07-21 23:05:14 by Dbug Dbug
You can make a .D64 of those file using a utility called 'starzip' I think.
added on the 2002-07-21 23:10:34 by Sdw Sdw
dbug: those are 2 c64-disks encoded as 'zipcode'.
added on the 2002-07-22 00:09:26 by sagacity sagacity
i use zip2d64 for converting... it's not convenient or anything, but it works :x
added on the 2002-07-22 00:18:49 by jazzman jazzman
Dbug: Use c64copy for converting those files to 2 D64s.
added on the 2002-07-22 09:54:33 by tomaes tomaes
i watched many other c64 demos first before this one - mainly because of the weird format mathematica is distributed in. now i am utterly amazed... they do the same effects everybody else attempted to do (tunnel, phong torus, wolfenstein clone) - except they did it RIGHT: really fast and really colorful, and they even added a few gimmicks.

btw, if you don't want to mess with zipcode, i uploaded the demo as (win)zipped d64 here. (hope that's fine with the developers - how's the copyright situation?)
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 11:12:05 by jazzman jazzman
Ok, jazz, thanks for the link.

Now, call me dumb, but I _never_ understand how to change floppies using CCS64 ! I press F9, select 1541 drive 1, select mathematica1.d64, enter, it go back to the "c64" screen, and write "searching/loading", and then "turn disk". What the fuck ?
How can I change that disk ?
What the difference between "boot/load/load fast"... those C64 emulators are made for people that know how to use a C64, noone care about explaining how to actually watch those demos for people that never got C64 before. The best proof is this mathematica that is in a weird format, and even do not have a txt/nfo into the zip file :'(
added on the 2002-07-22 20:38:59 by Dbug Dbug
You have to select the disk with f1 (in the dir view).

The target group for emu coders are usually people who have used the original hardware. You should consider using vice instead of ccs, since it's easier to use for 'not-familiar-with-a-real-c64' people.

Oh, and RTFM might help too.
added on the 2002-07-22 20:50:37 by tomaes tomaes
I finaly manage to get it working. And it rulez.

But to get back to the emulator, you should know that The fucking manual actually does not explain you that if you select the d64 file instead of booting it (meaning you see the list of files on it), you cannot (I do not find how) change the floppy later.

Since I never boot on the floppy, but always run the first "prg" of the file list, and since it workes most of the time, I never figured I was doing it the wrong way. In general when you do it wrong it never worked. Not here.
rulez added on the 2002-07-22 20:58:11 by Dbug Dbug
Ofcourse you can change floppys later if you boot them.
added on the 2002-07-23 00:08:50 by ryg ryg
I can't believe it... really haven't voted yet. So here we go. :)
rulez added on the 2002-08-19 12:33:56 by tomaes tomaes

zipcode ain't any weird format, its how all c64 warez were distributed a while ago (first on BBSes, then internet).. its diskimage format c64 can handle itself.

added on the 2002-08-19 13:18:45 by raver raver
Simply amazing. Back in the mid 90s it was probably by far the best C64 demo and even today it can compete with the best newer demos.
added on the 2003-01-15 03:13:25 by Crest Crest
see all above ;)
rulez added on the 2003-03-12 11:35:11 by daison daison
rulez added on the 2003-03-23 15:26:46 by kusma kusma
now that was sick
rulez added on the 2003-08-10 04:17:11 by termos termos
brilliant demo and brilliant music
rulez added on the 2004-05-17 23:56:59 by ricky martin ricky martin
I select D64s on CCS64 with F4 and with Enter I boot them.
added on the 2004-05-18 09:49:26 by Optimus Optimus
Man I swore I thumbed this, I meant tho thumb this, this should have been thumbed. Like, way up.
damn - how the hell did i miss this on pouet? two solid thumbs up! :=
rulez added on the 2004-06-29 20:20:16 by gloom gloom
fucking fantastic!
rulez added on the 2004-06-30 10:44:49 by Jailbird Jailbird
Orgastic product!
rulez added on the 2004-07-06 19:47:52 by pyksy pyksy
rulez added on the 2004-12-06 15:10:07 by hollowman hollowman
rulez added on the 2004-12-06 15:17:34 by p01 p01
rulez added on the 2004-12-06 15:39:37 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2005-05-25 03:01:05 by EviL EviL
rulez added on the 2005-10-19 02:51:25 by Shriggar Shriggar
Linkfix and thumb up!
rulez added on the 2005-10-19 03:01:09 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
Simply amazing!
rulez added on the 2006-01-13 11:45:55 by d3pth d3pth
damn cool - shocked us miggy freaks at the compo!
rulez added on the 2006-02-17 22:30:43 by ghandy ghandy
we create a DVD that contains this demo.

rulez added on the 2006-03-09 23:04:09 by Lacoste Lacoste
rulez added on the 2006-03-27 01:35:05 by Preacher Preacher
hard hitting, cool musics, especially the hi-rez doom part. Fast realtime drawing. creative ideas. good stuff
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 10:55:14 by Gaia Gaia
damn cool shit! i wouldn't even have believed my eyes back in 95! imho one of the all-time top of the C64! Dresden power!
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 11:03:03 by earx earx
@___@; after seeing the amazing backtro on CPC
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 20:03:20 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2007-01-07 20:54:59 by Sverker Sverker
I enjoyed this a lot.
rulez added on the 2007-01-08 11:10:20 by Archmage Archmage
rulez added on the 2007-01-10 00:28:48 by Fzool Fzool
fucking hell
rulez added on the 2007-01-10 00:57:08 by parcelshit parcelshit
rulez added on the 2007-01-10 01:10:47 by kb_ kb_
Still my Fav C64 Demo!
rulezcdc added on the 2007-01-13 20:42:38 by Exin Exin
Can't believe this has 0% popularity. It's a real classic! It's something like Second Reality on PC and Desert Dream on Amiga.
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 22:29:24 by 0xF 0xF
I thought I did thumb this one up already. Apparently I didn't. Now I do. Because it totally rocks!
rulez added on the 2007-07-08 22:32:55 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2007-10-13 15:06:42 by eye eye
Hardcore effects show wins!
rulez added on the 2008-01-06 01:02:23 by Alpha C Alpha C
Rocks! Did I never vote for this alltime-classic? Shame.
rulez added on the 2008-02-17 22:21:01 by vscd vscd
of course ...
rulez added on the 2008-02-17 23:00:50 by twh twh
really impressive code work and music here. powerfull classics.
rulez added on the 2008-02-17 23:05:26 by elfh elfh
*gasp* .... bow down!
rulez added on the 2008-02-19 16:01:27 by d0DgE d0DgE
this shit rocks, i drove us mad back in the days... how fine c64 demo can be?
rulez added on the 2008-02-28 10:46:52 by comankh comankh
fantastic c64 demo! i can't believe what they managed to get out of that breadbox!
rulez added on the 2008-02-28 16:00:16 by v3nom v3nom
rulez added on the 2008-02-28 16:02:14 by britelite britelite
rulez added on the 2008-03-19 10:36:02 by noname noname
I will never ever forget how I first saw this demo on TP95. Rules eternally.
rulezcdc added on the 2008-04-13 17:00:34 by SiR SiR
diden't work that well in my emulator :(
I've liked really much the part of the "cracked game" :lol:
Let's crack something and add our intros! (ehm... What shall we crack? We aren't in the 1995 more plus :P )
rulez added on the 2008-05-25 00:54:03 by SoDa7 SoDa7
rulez added on the 2008-05-26 21:08:37 by Quarryman Quarryman
its quite impressive being from 95.
rulez added on the 2008-05-28 16:10:17 by rudi rudi
Nice shit.
rulez added on the 2008-05-28 16:58:00 by Radiant Radiant
Awesome stuff. And I might be being a bit thick here but I just found the credits on the first disk too :-)
rulezcdc added on the 2008-05-29 20:27:59 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
awesome stuff!
rulez added on the 2008-08-11 15:33:27 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2008-10-22 10:51:37 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
aww! massive stuff!
i still remember how the crowd was kinda exploding at different screens of this demo @tp95.
rulez added on the 2008-12-26 23:41:44 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2009-03-12 01:50:46 by viznut/pwp viznut/pwp
still one of the best
rulez added on the 2009-08-29 11:51:08 by noby noby
of course
rulez added on the 2009-08-29 15:17:37 by blala blala
Just super-impressive. Especially love the music and design of the second part.
rulez added on the 2010-02-26 19:55:04 by jua jua
one of best demos
rulez added on the 2010-03-01 10:33:20 by spritus spritus
rulez added on the 2010-04-10 11:12:03 by resonate resonate
rulez added on the 2010-11-21 19:43:45 by w00t! w00t!
rulez added on the 2011-09-24 19:37:56 by Frequent Frequent
I was there at The Party 5, it was a mindblowing show :D
rulez added on the 2012-01-29 23:24:51 by rez rez
This demo really rocks! Even nowadays! Sometimes it's hard to believe its release date.
rulez added on the 2012-02-29 08:57:01 by zbyndek zbyndek
rulez added on the 2012-02-29 09:58:07 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
The second half of this gem is simply unbelievable. Full screen high speed madness and excellent tune. Can't wait to see this on my new real machine.
rulez added on the 2012-03-18 22:27:40 by JAC! JAC!
rulez added on the 2012-04-03 21:18:58 by grip grip
Sorry. It does not work well for me.
added on the 2012-10-09 21:46:52 by F7sus4 F7sus4
Worths a thumb up. Definitely.
rulez added on the 2013-07-26 02:02:42 by Jakim Jakim
utter awesome
rulez added on the 2013-08-14 01:07:39 by grz grz
pvcf rules :)
rulez added on the 2015-05-23 11:07:00 by Kylearan Kylearan
I was totally floored when I first saw this, seemed impossible on a C64 back then. Still great.
rulez added on the 2015-05-23 11:25:23 by break break
Still a killer demo.
rulez added on the 2015-05-23 13:31:32 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Some amazing code here!
rulez added on the 2015-07-07 13:45:18 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
anyone noticed kbs sneaky selfthumb?? what a lame move! ;)
in other news: damn, i shouldve thumbed this up as well years ago...
rulez added on the 2015-07-07 14:15:27 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Curse you, colored comments from creators! *shakes fist*

(apart from that I only wrote the player for the 2nd part music and didn't have anything to do with the demo itself.)
added on the 2015-07-07 14:19:24 by kb_ kb_
rulez added on the 2016-09-23 06:31:50 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Great demo
rulez added on the 2017-01-09 01:32:37 by bitl bitl
Classic 90s coderporn. How did I not thumb this up yet?
rulez added on the 2017-01-09 02:18:31 by ___ ___
Ace demo!
rulez added on the 2017-07-31 18:54:06 by baah baah
Forgotten thumb...
rulez added on the 2017-09-04 10:39:02 by lvd lvd
massive prod with still one of the best demo soundtracks ever
rulez added on the 2018-10-17 00:29:20 by T$ T$
Great. Great fire and the texture mapping kills me.
rulez added on the 2020-05-19 16:34:37 by 42Bastian 42Bastian
Thanks for popping up another missing vote.
rulez added on the 2020-05-19 17:00:02 by Serpent Serpent
One of the best C64 demos by far, the 3D Maze part lowkey sounds really cool on my machine with a 6581 R2 SID chip installed. The effects are still impressive, even 25 years later (this demo is older than I am!)
rulez added on the 2020-12-30 05:38:15 by TheWildShadow55 TheWildShadow55
nice one
especially fast wolf 3d
rulez added on the 2021-04-29 11:59:22 by Blast! Blast!
Great one with fantastic music!
rulez added on the 2021-05-03 18:55:49 by nikosidis nikosidis
One of my favs!
rulez added on the 2022-06-02 23:23:25 by ySPHAx ySPHAx
Great stuff
rulez added on the 2022-10-23 00:10:00 by keops keops
Long forgotten thumb!
Why did I forget to comment on this great demo? Shame on me, I am a sinner!
This is an inspiration for all 8 bit coders. Mad effects. A must see!
rulez added on the 2022-10-26 16:56:25 by ham ham
Back in 1995, this demo provided great motivation for me. The feeling I got of "everything is possible" was sooo great...
rulez added on the 2023-04-27 17:50:05 by peskanov peskanov
Impressive, still!
rulez added on the 2023-10-13 17:29:14 by Emod Emod

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