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Trocken by Bauknecht [web]
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release date : march 2005
release party : Breakpoint 2005
compo : pc demo
ranked : 3rd
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popularity : 71%
  • 0.86
  • 2
alltime top: #565
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Pitty its in german. But there should be a english version coming soon. Looks nice.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 15:50:09 by magic magic
Some really nice scenes, but a bit too long winded in my opinion.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 15:59:38 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
So many things in this prod! Powerfull code, astonishing constructed-deconstructed 3d scenes and beautifull environments auround (the short city flyby!). Special thumb up for the music. Wow, that's a winner prod! Gr8 gr8 work!
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 17:05:58 by daddyvx daddyvx
Awesome GFX! But time to time it was a bit boring.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 17:44:56 by freeze freeze
What a trip!!!! Great Stuff!
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 18:14:42 by aLpHa oNe aLpHa oNe
good suprise from BP... very nice scenes .. some lesser quality stuff from time to time but who cares ... a nice demo made with style
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 20:06:45 by nytrik nytrik
Some scenes are really cool, some just "ok". This demo should be shorter but better.
added on the 2005-03-28 20:14:03 by Manwe Manwe
Very cool, but you really have to understand the lyrics to fully appreciate the graphics!
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 21:03:08 by beavis77 beavis77
my favorite fromm the compo. i instantly fell in love with zyprexa last year, and this one is even x times better. great dnb soundtrack, great visuals.
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 23:35:10 by dipswitch dipswitch
interesting. was a lot better than the most of the others.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 00:04:53 by Lupin Lupin
Really like this one. Sometimes the scenes don't flow extremely well, but overall it gives a nice feeling. It's filled with FX we've seen before but too seldom (puff ball, shader water) and some nice sync. Love the surprising transition to the last graphic. Nice!
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 06:47:23 by Jerware Jerware
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 08:54:43 by Zest Zest
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 09:01:24 by fa_pa fa_pa
Good work, was one of the best shown at the compo. What about choosing the language of the slogans before the demo starts? Would be no bad Idee I think. 8)
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 09:01:32 by vscd vscd
Good work, was one of the best shown at the compo. What about choosing the language of the slogans before the demo starts? Would be no bad Idee I think. Bauknecht wünscht was Frauen wissen... 8)
added on the 2005-03-29 09:02:09 by vscd vscd
With a little tweaking and shortening, this could've been excellent. It's not bad now either, but shows much more potential..
added on the 2005-03-29 09:06:56 by break break
Piggy. Some scenes and objects could be much better.
added on the 2005-03-29 09:53:59 by jimmi jimmi
really sweet design!
added on the 2005-03-29 11:00:27 by Kojote Kojote
nice indeed.. could be improved a little definitely, but this is great stuff even so. Some beautiful scenes in there. I've seen the lyrics in some other demo i remember.. must dig that one out, i remember that was good too.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 11:11:27 by psonice psonice
A lot of real good looking scenes and effect, another one of my favorites!
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 11:25:37 by Optimus Optimus
Sweet, but a bit boring (expecially after 27 demos, if you were at the party you know what I mean) :D
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 11:27:07 by dixan dixan
Interesting, however, why the loading time of 1+ minute ?

The greetings scene ruled !
added on the 2005-03-29 11:40:02 by Navis Navis
If there are problems on slower hardware especially if there is a error Message (irgendsowas wie) vertexBufferCreation failed, try disable the stencil in the demoCFG.. Like Crest told me. Ansonsten binsch ziemlich zu frieden mit dem Entry..
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 12:41:20 by mad mad
mad: an english version would be cool :>
added on the 2005-03-29 14:01:19 by Zest Zest
rulez! where to get the music? :D
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 14:07:35 by Kauto Kauto
Zest: english version on the way in the next few days..
added on the 2005-03-29 16:50:28 by mad mad
+ nice music
+ some good looking scenes
- lots of bad looking scenes
- bratwurst language ;)
- bad dialog coding:

BB Image

= a piggie
added on the 2005-03-29 20:17:02 by kurli kurli
respect guys for the vast graphic design improvement. zyprexa - despite its strong points - felt incoherent in this very aspect. the graphics here are superior not only to previous bauknecht/lkcc prods, but they are highly remarkable in the context of demos released in recent years. great color schemes used, stylish 3d objects design.

ok, i won't say everything is superb and also some less obvious recycling of zyprexa could've been taken. especially because the new effects feel very fresh and original, note for example the credits. in the end, it has an interesting, deep touch. music is nice, though sire did it with more 'balls' in zyprexa in my opinion.

looking forward to the final.
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 20:17:58 by flash^peon flash^peon
Na das war ja mal ne richtig geile Grafikfotze !

Shagedelic !!
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 20:30:52 by 0x$$ 0x$$
rulez added on the 2005-03-29 23:06:19 by elend elend
I do remember this being killer.
+ lyrics; images by nero; rockneedle; greetings; outro
- long
- inbalanced emphasizing of parts
- timing
- intro
- sometimes incosistent colors
- blurry & undetailed scenes
- next time it should be fewer parts but with more quality

I really learned a lot with this production, but as beeing it my 2nd I am quiet happy with it. A version with English lyrics will be out within a few days. I am not sure if I will spent a lot of time in finetuning a fiinal version. I have the head full of ideas for future productions and there is not much time to assembly and evoke ;-)

BTW: getting the third place after the brilliant entries of mfx and plastic fills me with pride. Thanks to all who liked trocken and voted at BP.

To extract the music you need to edit the demo.cfg and change "extractContainer false" into true.

A version with english lyrics will be out this week.
added on the 2005-03-30 11:22:54 by pixtur pixtur
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 12:30:24 by sobec sobec
No bad. :) okay, then this is ..... :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 15:21:20 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
rulez added on the 2005-03-30 21:15:43 by pty pty
added on the 2005-03-31 08:45:41 by zeebr zeebr
great soundtrack
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 10:40:53 by Krill Krill
this one was really one of the highlights in the compo.
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 10:54:25 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
i like this. especially nero pictures =D
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 11:04:19 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Nice, really liked it on the bigscreen.
rulez added on the 2005-03-31 16:21:38 by nufan nufan
added on the 2005-03-31 20:04:27 by bhead bhead
Lots of good and some bad stuff in it. Still very, very much <3
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 11:44:25 by Preacher Preacher
incoherent scenes, but every scene is very nice

added on the 2005-04-01 15:48:05 by prost prost
quite a clean output but lots of incoherent stuff. thus a piggie.
added on the 2005-04-01 16:06:03 by stonda stonda
Yeah ofcourse not that coherent as it should be.. But the scenes are applied to the lyrics and thus coherent indeed. Pitty that the english version takes so long.
added on the 2005-04-02 13:56:41 by mad mad
the best of all BP 2005 demos. Power massive rendering with many many good designed abstract scenes featuring good music.

Deserves to win the democompo.
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 21:39:53 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
rulez added on the 2005-04-02 21:49:32 by las las
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 06:32:42 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Watched it again and now that I'm not drunk, and with my pitiful German, I can actually almost understand what it says.

I love this demo. I love love love it. The visuals have a deep sense of suddenness and an edge, the music fits like a glove and the composition of some scenes is unlike I've never seen before in a demo. Also, the 2d graphics are awesome.
added on the 2005-04-04 09:55:12 by Preacher Preacher
Best style of all bp05 demos, definitely. The DnB soundtrack rocks, and those scenes just make you long for more on every cut. Not a single second boring, this is how demos should be.
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 19:25:40 by kb_ kb_
Bauknecht always submitted interesting but somewhat strange demos at every easter, but this time you managed to make a demo which really touched me. I even liked the breakbeat tune - keep on with the good work!
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 21:17:17 by T$ T$
Somewhat incoherent at times, but still damn stylish and good fitting music.
rulez added on the 2005-04-04 21:22:43 by teel teel
my fav at bp.
rulez added on the 2005-04-07 16:22:12 by bLa bLa
a kick ass prod this one really rocked
rulez added on the 2005-04-08 15:29:30 by NuKem NuKem
very nice mix of 3d and 2d effect, cool music!
rulez added on the 2005-04-09 02:11:30 by root root
must agree with dipswitch. Very well designed
piece of a demo
rulez added on the 2005-04-11 01:25:43 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulez added on the 2005-04-11 01:43:57 by loaderror loaderror
Thanks for all those good feedback!

I finally finished a version with english lyrics. I adjusted some parts, too. So we can call this one a final vesion:

added on the 2005-04-11 16:24:05 by pixtur pixtur
Sorry about the weird bb-code effect; The link should be:

added on the 2005-04-11 16:27:56 by pixtur pixtur
nice design
rulez added on the 2005-04-12 11:16:38 by skarab skarab
final runs on my box now. also it rulz0rz!
rulez added on the 2005-04-12 21:13:52 by madMixx madMixx
die erde gründet, wankt nicht mehr!

my absolute favourite bp-prod. respect!
rulezcdc added on the 2005-04-15 22:13:26 by cp_ cp_
Some good scenes :)
added on the 2005-04-17 03:26:31 by reality3D reality3D
again: this production is so massive, should have won! i love it!!
added on the 2005-04-17 23:26:23 by NuKem NuKem
after watching it several times just to enjoy the music, i looked at the lyrics a little closer and found that there is actually a lot of sense in them and that the whole composition of the demo just fits perfectly. amazing. a demo that gets better the more i watch it. and i now hope i'll never have to take zyprexa. =)
added on the 2005-04-20 13:47:58 by Krill Krill
Hmm... I don't care for this as much as everyone else. The 2D was extra cool, but I found the music drab and none of the effects caught my attention.
rulez added on the 2005-04-23 04:14:51 by got got

the demo somehow fails for me as a whole // still, it got some incredible moments, in particular the water scenes kixx! // as about soundtrack, just another one of these pretentious d'n'b tunes of the demoscene -- and i'm not sure if i'm glad for those, who doesn't hear a difference //

in any case, there's enough of visual beauty to thumb it up!

rulez added on the 2005-05-02 09:43:40 by raver raver
raver: i wish "real" dnb would be more like the tune in there. and the lyrics are still what makes this demo unique.
added on the 2005-05-02 18:04:44 by Krill Krill

krill:: i cant read the poetry but speaking of tune -- its like jerky rasterbar, u know?:) // once you're deep enough into sound, it makes a big difference..

added on the 2005-05-02 19:56:19 by raver raver
rulez added on the 2005-05-02 19:58:50 by dbrn dbrn
geman version doesn't work in the final?
added on the 2005-05-05 18:01:15 by Kauto Kauto
final version gives still me "IniFile::loadIniFile - file not found:demo" when ran from totalcmd - someone should really check for spaces in the directory name hm? ;)

otherwise it dies out with a lovely "FailedToInitialize static VertexBuffer" errorbox. yes i disabled stencil.

added on the 2005-05-05 18:41:12 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2005-05-05 19:20:48 by zeebr zeebr
raver, sure this is probably not vinyl-worthy, but i'm really glad for every dnb thingie that comes around in this oh-so-idm'ish community, especially when it not totally sucks.
added on the 2005-05-05 19:52:51 by dipswitch dipswitch
Attention: The german version in the final does not work.. I solved the problem on the last demoscene meeting in berlin.. But pixtur didnt manage to upload the newer version since months. Dont worry it will be fixed within next few days.
added on the 2005-05-05 23:13:46 by mad mad
crashes - radeon9700 mobile, intel centrino 1.4, winxp, 512mb ram.
added on the 2005-05-08 15:33:57 by skrebbel skrebbel
smashes ass!
rulez added on the 2005-05-09 20:39:00 by doh doh
We fixed the german-lyrics bug here:

skrebbel: The demo was made with a ATI Mobile 9700. It might be you run out of memory.
added on the 2005-05-09 21:35:05 by pixtur pixtur
any chance for a video? i'd love to see that one again but i'm stranded here with a 64mb ram p500 laptop...
added on the 2005-05-09 21:41:46 by dipswitch dipswitch

2nd link now points to the final

added on the 2005-05-09 22:38:05 by raver raver
rulez added on the 2005-06-09 18:55:26 by v3nom v3nom
great demo - final is even better! Keep it up!
rulez added on the 2005-06-12 02:49:16 by hornet hornet
one word: wow!
rulez added on the 2005-06-25 07:53:46 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
every time I thought this was going to get boring, it surprised me, so rules
rulez added on the 2005-06-25 22:13:32 by legalize legalize
Nice prod, well designed and with some new things. I liked it, however usually I prefer a bit 'faster' demos :)
rulez added on the 2005-06-28 20:20:50 by RCL RCL
simply kickass!
rulez added on the 2005-07-03 05:52:56 by Kojote Kojote
Super-smooth design.
Keep on.
rulez added on the 2005-07-07 14:16:40 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
I like this a lot.
rulez added on the 2005-07-08 02:03:02 by bdk bdk
This demo is absolute phat... my respect...
added on the 2005-08-04 19:18:08 by titus^rab titus^rab
as I see, I really forgot to vote: well here it is... if you like demos.. add this one to your collection!
rulez added on the 2005-08-05 12:17:18 by titus^rab titus^rab
Very cool demo, inconsistent but good.
rulez added on the 2005-08-05 19:06:57 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2005-09-02 22:49:18 by diver diver
good composition, amazing effects and colors with a decent dnb track. i'm curious to see how this will perform at scene.org awards, but it's definitely on my personal top list of demos 2005.
rulez added on the 2005-09-25 22:35:40 by Ger Ger
to many scenes but most of them consisted fancy polygons only. precalculated metaballs suck, greetings rock. nice music also.
rulez added on the 2005-12-17 14:02:28 by anesthetic anesthetic
Anesthetic: I don't know if you want to put me angry, but i never used precalculated metaballs. BTW how do you precalc them? Isn't it more work to precalc them then using real ones?
added on the 2005-12-18 01:07:29 by mad mad
wow. This is jam-packed with effect after effect. it does seem to go on and on a little, but the visual style is very interesting; with some very cool 2D mixed in nicely. Sountrack isn't uberspecial, but it still sounds very good, and fits. a keeper.
rulez added on the 2006-01-23 09:06:41 by Gaia Gaia
crashed on r9600xt, p4 and 1gb ram
win xpsp2, catalyst 6.1
added on the 2006-02-08 15:26:09 by wie8 wie8

Having just revisited this one, my comments :

Luck of any stylistic coherence. It is just an 'object' fest, even worst, those objects are uninteresting, full of intersecting polygons.

Colorstyle all over the place. There is one scene that is (255,0,0) red, the next one is (255,255,0) yellow etc.

People say 'there are effects after effects'. Where ? I saw some nice 'water' and the token metaballs with something that looked like token 'emboss' mapping. Uninteresting, put in the middle of a skybox, and overlaid with a post-processing effect.

Speaking of which, why the heavy use of that ugly 'Knights' Storm'-type radial blur filter. It is aliased as hell and you can spot the 15-odd layers from miles.

So can you spot the JPEG artifacts on the (many, and I would say nicely drawn) pictures.

It is also slow, getting something like 25-odd fps on a 9600XT. The framerate seems to go up and down depending on use of 'filtering' or context - not a good thing.

All in all, I think they could keep some of the nice scenes (like that one with the water for example) and throw away about 50% of the others. I liked the music, for the first 3 minutes it was interesting. Then.. sort of looped.

I'll leave the piggie, as this 'could' have been a piggie/rules demo.

added on the 2006-02-27 14:57:36 by Navis Navis
From Bauknecht comes a demo that varies between feelings of bathing in bright sunlight in perfect

happiness and in a peaceful place with a serene state of mind. Their design is very clean, nuskoolish.

Pure colours and simple geometric shapes are utilized to great effect. The soundtrack stomps on steadily

and at a fairly fast pace, machine-like but without any disruptiveness adding a sense of technological


And it all makes perfectly sense when you read the message they are delivering, it seems

to be a celebration of modern medicine's efforts against mental illnesses and a portrayal of the effects

of drugs on a disturbed mind. Trocken leaves a lasting impression by it's sheer beauty and freshness,

it's visual qualities perfectly represent the statement it chooses to issue. That is really as much as

anyone can ask from art: delight to behold and thoughtful.
rulez added on the 2006-04-10 15:26:50 by slux slux
Oh well, that'll teach me not to cut'n'paste from notepad. Funny, it didn't show up that way in the textfield before submit.
added on the 2006-04-10 15:29:24 by slux slux
A batch of fairly random scenes. Some of those are pretty good though.
rulez added on the 2006-05-07 21:12:32 by tomaes tomaes
This is by faaar the best Bauknecht demo so far.
And generally one of the best demos in the past years:
Great atmosphere and style. Massive pictures by Nero, nice architectural stuff by pixtur.
Codewise it could be improved a little, but what the hell..
rulez added on the 2006-05-28 22:07:46 by arm1n arm1n
where to get the final?
added on the 2006-07-26 14:23:59 by Kauto Kauto
The tune rocks. One of my favourite demos.
rulez added on the 2006-08-29 02:55:43 by gentleman gentleman
what tomæs said
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 21:46:46 by bhead bhead
added on the 2006-09-18 15:51:47 by _xiod_ _xiod_
i like it
rulez added on the 2006-09-18 18:15:09 by decipher decipher
mad: i came by here again. this is definitely not the demo i commented earlier. i, by mistake, commented a demo that featured static metaballs, yours are way cooler but it had better greetings :) though the vote still applies. sorry to piss you (;
just one word: S ■ T ■ Y ■ L ■ E
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 14:15:20 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
very cool to watch, some boring parts but cool demo afterall.
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 15:04:40 by SilkCut SilkCut
Laserharp! \o/
rulez added on the 2007-01-16 13:56:06 by Nutman^IRIS Nutman^IRIS
there is better, but still is a good one
added on the 2007-03-15 18:16:50 by sokoban sokoban
now works fine on catalyst 7.3
rulez added on the 2007-04-01 10:37:45 by wie8 wie8
especially liked the pink folding thing
rulez added on the 2007-04-30 11:16:26 by nobbi nobbi
this was absolutely brilliant, visually and musically :) deep.
rulez added on the 2007-07-15 17:56:26 by griip griip
Cool demo. Some transitions feel strange.
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 03:04:34 by xernobyl xernobyl
rulez added on the 2007-08-26 03:13:51 by fiveofive fiveofive
Bauknecht weiß was ich mir wünsche.
rulez added on the 2007-09-02 15:33:15 by raer raer
love it. thanks fo good work.
rulez added on the 2007-10-06 19:48:43 by elfh elfh
rulez added on the 2007-10-06 20:11:38 by substrate substrate
some interesting scenes/compositions with annoying music :>. and i suppose sync and direction is here.
rulez added on the 2007-11-11 10:54:36 by comankh comankh
Very nice
rulez added on the 2007-12-25 02:36:27 by Psychad Psychad
rulez added on the 2008-03-02 19:52:34 by #535 #535
i just have to thumb this once more so that no one forgets that this is one of the best demos ever. just watched it again, and i just haven't got any words. this is simply brilliant stuff people. <3
added on the 2008-03-14 23:19:14 by griip griip
rulez added on the 2008-04-15 13:39:31 by greent greent
Rulez !
rulez added on the 2008-09-21 18:48:57 by Aeko Aeko
ich dachte ich hätte das geuppt.
rulez added on the 2009-08-18 17:11:20 by paniq paniq
Was Paniq gesagt hat.
rulez added on the 2009-08-18 18:44:45 by Stebo Stebo
rulez added on the 2011-01-12 06:34:18 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
rulez added on the 2011-09-20 11:23:43 by nhi nhi
What griip said, only that it's 3.5 years later now and still massive. Just watched it again, and the finish still gives me goosebumps.
rulezcdc added on the 2011-10-14 20:15:44 by dojoe dojoe
Forgotten thumb up
rulez added on the 2011-10-14 20:31:51 by jack-3d jack-3d
Excellent demo, with the best end part I've ever seen!
rulez added on the 2012-01-08 12:58:48 by Frequent Frequent
For some reason I love the german version a lot more, alone for using obsolete words. How these words are then used to describe what's going on behind them is just amazing, or where the scene there before and the text added later? I'll never know :)
rulez added on the 2012-09-17 22:02:51 by mog mog
badly produced music, messy visuals.
sucks added on the 2013-03-10 16:11:22 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
@Mog: Thanks. The (german) lyrics come from the original poem that Sire wrote for Zyprexa. To be precise: the idea was to make a remix of Zyprexa. Then some effects were added here and there and at the end it was (at least for us) something quite different.
added on the 2013-08-29 11:03:57 by nero nero
rulez added on the 2013-08-29 11:55:49 by rp rp
a bit messy and the music is not really my cup but overall i just can't give it a piggie.
rulez added on the 2014-06-22 12:04:16 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
saw it for the first time....love the style, though music is a bit too hectic for me...all in all great stuff
rulez added on the 2014-06-22 12:34:18 by Triace Triace
rulez added on the 2014-10-26 23:00:55 by Gadler Gadler
Still rulez.
rulez added on the 2015-09-21 17:22:18 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Too long and uneven, but has its great moments. For example the fortress by the water was a good touch.
rulez added on the 2015-09-26 17:37:53 by cce cce
has powerful moments
I wish the clown pic was more contrasted
wow nice :)
rulez added on the 2019-05-02 22:11:27 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
Still awesome! This demo will always have a spot in my heart <3
added on the 2019-05-02 22:45:16 by v3nom v3nom
wonderful prod
great tune also
rulez added on the 2020-12-17 16:26:42 by hydracicada hydracicada

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