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Fiat Homo by Traction [web]
screenshot added by v3nom on 2005-07-31 00:33:05
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release date : july 2005
release party : Assembly 2005
compo : combined 64k
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 76%
  • 0.89
  • 3
alltime top: #204
added on the 2005-07-30 23:51:35 by René Madenmann René Madenmann

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Holy poop! This was cool!!!

Traction prods always feature some nice "mathematical" type effects, but rarely do they have any sort of consistancy/design/theme/whatever. Instead it's more of a case of here's one thing, here's the next thing, etc..

But this was the complete opposite. And it's fantastic, dammit! Plus they still managed to squeeze in a couple of 2D images into the 64K'er.

Loved it from start to finish.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 00:12:56 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
very boring
sucks added on the 2005-07-31 00:28:49 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
I fully agree with "thom", I really enjoyed every TRACTION demo, and this intro is brilliant ! Traction demos always brings us something new, and this intro is full of new interesting things and scenes.

Very good work guys I really like this intro!!!!
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 00:31:51 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
good, but imho not as good as its predecessors
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 00:36:10 by v3nom v3nom
but the scene in the screenshot rocks!
added on the 2005-07-31 00:37:32 by v3nom v3nom
pretty decent. really nice stuff dudes =)
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 00:54:26 by red red
a clear winner.

.. damn finnish geek-goths.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 01:12:28 by dalezr dalezr
this is so incredibly beautiful!..

reminds me quite a lot on bypass*s "kardiogramm", but much more content and somehow more "sophisticated". preacher, zou simplz rock!
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 03:40:06 by dipswitch dipswitch
TRACTION good work.
decent design.
good music.
great scene.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 05:02:07 by got got
Contrary to what preacher says in the info file, this does not run on win32, right? (64bit only?) If so, please recompile. :)
added on the 2005-07-31 09:18:53 by tomaes tomaes
Tomaes, I haven't had any problems running it on win2k/xp. Once I get home from the partyplace, I can upload a version for win95/98, but I can't guarantee that they work because I don't have anything to test them on..
added on the 2005-07-31 09:53:03 by Preacher Preacher
Very cool. I was beginning to fear that they left the trademark out of it but there it was, in the end. :) I love the Traction-style, keep it up guys.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 11:06:26 by kaukojouko kaukojouko
nice design!
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 11:23:22 by las las
Preacher: Merci. :)

Also, thumb up, since this is clearly brilliant.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 11:27:31 by tomaes tomaes
numba one
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 11:31:33 by ricky martin ricky martin
a beautiful manifesto of an uncompromising artist.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 11:44:41 by Gargaj Gargaj
Lovely! I really like the style and the music.
rulezcdc added on the 2005-07-31 12:12:07 by dairos dairos
Ooooh, it got a thumb down from shane, that means that it rules even MORE than I thought it did.

Just, really, really solidly good. And not dark. It's good to see demos that have a solid white basis, not black.
one word...stunning! :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 12:36:18 by post malone post malone
very nice. and finally a very nice story :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 15:48:56 by trigger trigger
I'm already waiting for "Fiat lux".

Car tuning ahead. :D
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 16:40:18 by hitchhikr hitchhikr

but i kind of agree with shane that this is little boring... thumb up anyway
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 16:43:12 by shadez shadez
Thanks for the nice comments and votes, next time we'll place in the top three ;) There was supposed to be Fiat Voluntas Tua in the 4k compo, but my HD crashed and it got postponed :) Wait for it at some other party.

I don't have the latest source base at home, so I can't compile a win95 version yet.. wait for it tomorrow or something.
added on the 2005-07-31 16:57:21 by Preacher Preacher
Respect to Preacher, Traction releases seem to be getting better and more polished all the time. Pure quality.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 17:20:57 by break break
<3 traction <3
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 17:46:30 by ithaqua ithaqua
I forgot to mention: use a high perf timer next time, it'll look much better.
added on the 2005-07-31 17:47:47 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
oh yes.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 18:03:34 by funktion funktion
This kind of minimalistic wireframe intros aren't usually my cup of tea, but I digged this quite a fucking lot.
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 18:56:43 by dixan dixan
soooo pjuutiful and nais
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 21:52:48 by kurli kurli
Nice, but a tad boring
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 22:27:57 by shash shash
Clean lines, some nice moments, especially after the middle, even if a bit boring..
added on the 2005-07-31 22:37:00 by Optimus Optimus
this one is phaat! an adorable piece of demomaking
rulez added on the 2005-07-31 22:58:47 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
my favourite in the compo. brilliant!
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 10:49:20 by nosfe nosfe
yea yea ok =D
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 12:11:52 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Now that was very,very good. Clean, consistent and tightly packed. Beautiful, but I thought it would get lost amongst other intros with more 'brute force' effects. I really wanted to see it in top3.
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 12:19:11 by Navis Navis
a beautiful piece of art. great design, fitting music, and a meaning. respect to preacher.

AND it runs fluid on my gf4 :D
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 15:15:30 by jco jco
just traction...
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 16:29:18 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
broken link
added on the 2005-08-01 18:07:33 by darkus darkus
oh damn i missed this during the compo. had to pee :)
but this is sure one of my favorites from the 64k compo at asm, i think i would've voted it 1st if i had actually seen it during the compo :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 18:14:31 by bzz bzz
sucks added on the 2005-08-01 18:34:40 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Very good ! I think we found the true Replay successors :D
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 19:33:41 by kohai kohai
this is the design! Loved the mood, the colors and the prod.. this should be part of visuals at a club or something
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 21:25:18 by Gnizhak Gnizhak
This intro would have deserved to be in the top 3... Concept and execution both rocked
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 21:46:24 by BoyC BoyC
as apposed to the other traction stuff i remember seeing (i hardly ever remember things i see after a little while) this one doesn't suffer from the "one good scene, one bad scene" syndrome, and that makes the whole difference. this one totally rocked!
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 21:58:14 by leijaa leijaa
Biology rules, skyscrapers sukcs! Very simple nice intro anyway ;)
rulez added on the 2005-08-01 22:55:47 by KammutierSpule KammutierSpule
I voted first place for this one (Che Guevara as second and Origami as third). A real disappointment this one didn't make it into top 3. Love the design.
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 02:28:52 by ManJIT ManJIT
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 11:05:26 by raymon raymon
thats a really cool one. Lovely design throughout, nice consistency, and i really loved the change to white on black towards the end.
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 13:10:31 by psonice psonice
clean traction style. the infofile is a part of the intro;)
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 15:33:13 by Ger Ger
sweet stuff
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 16:17:07 by teel teel
good, but a bit boring
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 21:35:28 by Spewk Spewk
Really, really great. Not boring but relaxing :). Design and music fit together perfectly.
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 22:09:46 by BassPlace BassPlace
fresh minimalistic trip
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 22:26:46 by cruzer cruzer
Wow, very nice, I like this one :-)
rulez added on the 2005-08-02 23:20:58 by sparcus sparcus
i'm not sure about this..
added on the 2005-08-03 00:56:55 by pdx pdx
Wow, a trip from simple atoms, via DNA, single cells, etc. to skyscrapers and then onto the stars. I even think I spotted a "2001"-monolith aswell :)
Very clean and crisp-looking.
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 01:06:54 by Sdw Sdw
Ran totally smooth and beautiful here, great mellow feel, nice ambient music and non cluttered progression.

Great 64k, I'll be keeping this for a while I reckon. :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 01:33:40 by Shockwave Shockwave
the time it takes to watch this is well spent imho. traction is all about clean design!
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 01:37:31 by madMixx madMixx
very nice style
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 01:40:46 by aser aser
Sweet. traction is now one of my top groups.
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 02:42:06 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
long nice 64k.. too bad my eyes are bad, couldn't see the small particles on the bigscreen.. gotta get glasses
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 03:33:49 by thec thec
should have been in top 3. but not first :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 03:42:12 by fgfgf fgfgf
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 06:06:12 by NuKem NuKem
very nice, especially that flowerscene was pretty :)
and damn, what a nice tune!!
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 11:22:52 by chavez chavez
This was my favourite in the compo! Unlike most of the contributions in the demo compos, this one has a clever storyline and a very unified visual design. The soundtrack fits it's minimalistic style very well. Deep house music, clean form language and a philosophical approach to micro and macro. Great work!
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 11:33:58 by JellyPope JellyPope
An Intro like a tea-party: pleasant but boring.
added on the 2005-08-03 13:47:08 by mizc mizc
i like it a lot. nice idea. and the fact that it starts white and ends black is really cool.
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 16:46:32 by nOOgz nOOgz
Rather nice.
rulez added on the 2005-08-03 19:41:30 by sagacity sagacity
A nice, clean, refreshing intro to watch. Very enjoyable. The soundtrack fits it well too.
rulez added on the 2005-08-04 06:54:46 by ngtflyer ngtflyer
very cool & refreshing design. the intro creates a really special atmosphere. the music starts out boring, but it grows. annoying: a bunch of instruments are slightly out of tune.
rulez added on the 2005-08-04 11:43:37 by a-move a-move
too boring for a thumb up, but some ideas were very nice!
added on the 2005-08-04 12:15:17 by toxie toxie
I'm not a big fan of the minimalistic graphical style, but no group pulls it of as smoothly as Traction. The music rocked, as well as the baby face texture generator. And to my amazement the intro ran even on my crappy Linux laptop with a stock Debian wine :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-04 16:16:51 by noid noid
rulez added on the 2005-08-04 16:19:13 by zeebr zeebr
damn cool. Sometimes slightly 'boring' but still the idea and execution were good enough.
rulez added on the 2005-08-04 16:52:45 by uncle-x uncle-x
fells4me like its kinda unfinished.
but roxx.
traction for the masses. ahh... not so for the masses... for me at least. traction still roxx! crap... a im drunk2much...
rulez added on the 2005-08-05 00:02:32 by tekknej tekknej
very nice!
rulez added on the 2005-08-05 06:23:45 by Manwe Manwe
Simple, yet very beautiful and nice.
rulez added on the 2005-08-05 15:21:06 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
good composition, nice to watch, and (of course) I like a bit biological background
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 01:26:14 by tomkh tomkh
Impressive and different for its small file size. Music was OK.
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 09:39:09 by AntDude AntDude
Some nice original ideas in there.
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 11:05:20 by Marq Marq
I didn't like it as much as I've liked some other Traction prods, but it should have ranked higher. I don't think it was boring.
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 11:55:57 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
Well, either I did not understand the message of the demo or it is way too alternative for me. Whatever be the answer, I find lack of synchro kind of surprising. Still, grab a piggy for something different than a rotating cube.
added on the 2005-08-06 17:15:42 by kbi kbi
very delicate ideas, I've got a feeling that all traction demos/intros are inspired by the incoming knowledge from various classical topics of mathematics and informatics.
rulez added on the 2005-08-06 22:54:23 by bonzaj bonzaj
Like Traction by Traction, but less weird. :)
rulez added on the 2005-08-09 16:47:38 by s_tec s_tec
rulez added on the 2005-08-11 01:01:40 by coma coma
More a demo than an intro to judge about the purpose.
Excellent design and musique == "RiesenChill" :D
But please use a more proper font...
serif-letters are whick-whack and didn't fit in the
whole picture
rulez added on the 2005-08-11 10:20:04 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulez added on the 2005-08-11 11:57:06 by apricot apricot
traction just keep getting better ^o^
rulez added on the 2005-08-11 12:34:50 by psenough psenough
totaly inspiring!
good idea, good execution

i call it to be nominated for the

rulez added on the 2005-08-11 17:54:00 by quisten quisten
this production is: wonderful! A demo like a dream... and that in 64 k! lovely!
rulez added on the 2005-08-11 21:12:48 by titus^rab titus^rab
Flatty design rulez
rulez added on the 2005-08-12 12:06:26 by analogue analogue
that's my thumb. you deserve it. great!
rulez added on the 2005-08-12 13:02:00 by rmeht rmeht
extremely nice!
Not found of the music, but the code and visuals are very interesting
rulez added on the 2005-08-12 14:29:06 by alkama alkama
Nice one. I liked the atoms and the music
rulez added on the 2005-08-13 02:52:49 by raer raer
definately BB Image , but i can understand why it didn't make it first.
rulez added on the 2005-08-13 12:14:31 by kelsey kelsey
Simple and beautiful. Rocked in all aspects but the music.
rulez added on the 2005-08-14 22:16:07 by Trilkk Trilkk
rulez added on the 2005-08-15 06:53:34 by elend elend
Great stuff here! The music ruled as well as the awesome koode. Very stylish in every respect. It has a slight and fresh generative arts feel. Keep it up!
rulez added on the 2005-08-15 10:22:30 by d3pth d3pth
rulez added on the 2005-08-16 00:20:18 by Quarryman Quarryman
rulez added on the 2005-08-18 04:16:15 by bdk bdk
Great! I like the particules galore!
rulez added on the 2005-08-18 04:33:45 by Buckethead Buckethead
(just a question: Does the title means that all fiat-owners are homo? ;)
rulez added on the 2005-08-20 13:27:12 by pan pan
rulez added on the 2005-08-21 22:39:57 by jimmi jimmi
nice tracks , experimental & valuable visual grope. RuLeZ !!
rulez added on the 2005-08-22 07:07:51 by sunnm sunnm
music is okay, but the rest is boring...
added on the 2005-08-24 22:26:44 by RA RA
Cool intro. I liked it more watching it at home than what I did at the party, though... maybe there wasn't enough whizz-bang to reach the highest rankings at the party. pan: "fiat homo" is latin, and I guess the best translation is "let there be Man".
rulez added on the 2005-08-25 14:08:53 by Betong Betong
Very nice but too long (and weird overlap/transparency bug during the molecules sequence)
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 00:00:20 by keops keops
Now THIS is an Intro.

Coherent design? Check.
Effects? Check.
Maths? Check.
Finnish? Check.

Well done, guys. Should've been #1.
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 12:41:51 by nf nf
splendid! everything is great, especially, the monolith.
rulez added on the 2005-09-24 12:18:54 by elfh elfh
Wonderful demo.
rulez added on the 2005-09-29 21:26:58 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
<3 spooky mode
added on the 2005-10-03 04:28:21 by psenough psenough
rulez added on the 2005-10-10 17:53:24 by wie8 wie8
didn't thumb this up before? here goes
rulez added on the 2005-10-11 11:49:34 by zomb zomb
rulez added on the 2005-10-20 16:01:12 by wonder wonder
Pretty nice but too boring.
rulez added on the 2005-11-01 22:40:32 by StingRay StingRay
After reading "the making of" in a diskmag, it was a more interesting and enjoyfull watch. Gets a thumb up now! :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-04 08:25:59 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2005-11-21 12:11:28 by anesthetic anesthetic
Traction rulez! What to add here else? Look above ,I second Depth. quote:"... fresh generative arts feel. Keep it up!"
rulez added on the 2005-11-26 03:00:45 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
very smooth.
rulez added on the 2005-11-29 05:21:36 by wb wb
oh holy crap, what a wonderful production. Pure bliss. Awesome design. Absolutely gorgeous. Dunno what else to say. :-)
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 14:41:01 by Axel Axel
Could you throw open module from intro ?
please :)
added on the 2005-12-13 17:26:59 by wie8 wie8
fucking brilliant
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 18:36:38 by dila dila
wie8, the music can be found here, or alternatively from PAiN 10/05 goodies zip.
added on the 2005-12-15 00:52:59 by Preacher Preacher
How smooth!
rulez added on the 2005-12-15 20:13:10 by eye eye
Huge thanks to Waffle for the ports <3
added on the 2005-12-22 19:41:57 by Preacher Preacher
Intro rules like all the other traction prods.
OS X binaries are now working and statically linked. Greetings to Sir Garbagetruck :)
rulez added on the 2005-12-22 22:26:52 by waffle waffle
big thumb ups for the osx port!
added on the 2005-12-23 02:03:03 by nosfe nosfe
The Mac port link above contains a .exe :(
added on the 2005-12-27 08:31:46 by DaD1916 DaD1916
run it in console, should work.
added on the 2005-12-27 09:54:24 by nosfe nosfe
Thanks for the OSX version!

Dad1916: the "exe" is in fact a shellscript with binary data in it (I suppose some sort of depack via gzip). So just open a terminal window, change into the demo-dir and type: ./fiathomo.exe
rulez added on the 2006-01-04 22:43:31 by evil evil
Fantastic :)
rulez added on the 2006-01-14 00:34:58 by Sapphire Sapphire
rulez added on the 2006-01-22 03:59:53 by iks iks
good work, but boring.
added on the 2006-01-22 05:12:06 by Shifter Shifter
Haha... when I watched this, first I thought it was an ambient VectorObjectShow, then I realized what was actually going on... and then (not having read the documentation, naturally) I thought "You know, those ID people are gonna hate this". And then there was the Monolith from 2001. Excepting that, and the music, this was really cool. Plus, the Linux version worked fine on Ubuntu 5.10 with all the latest trimmings. Thank you.

(I don't think the music had quite enough... weight? power? bombast? to match the story.)
rulez added on the 2006-01-22 05:58:21 by crusader crusader
thanx for osx port: could be packed better (ie. *.gtz or *.bz2 instead of *.sitx), but the demo itself is computations for computators!
rulez added on the 2006-02-13 21:20:35 by tigital tigital
good, a bit boring yes, but good, and thx for the source code
i like it
rulez added on the 2006-02-22 08:14:04 by blackpawn blackpawn
Very moody. First 64k tonight that actually ran well. Nice techno flowers. Simply cool. Source.
rulez added on the 2006-03-31 21:18:20 by wroceng wroceng
nice and simple. i wish there were more simple things without a real new massive expenssive h/w :D
rulez added on the 2006-08-04 18:11:56 by cxczevik cxczevik
Simply great !
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 21:43:21 by _wheely_ _wheely_
rulez added on the 2006-08-17 10:46:05 by hardi hardi
top notch execution, great sense of style. boring - but not criminally. deserved a higher rank.
rulez added on the 2006-08-22 13:54:25 by bhead bhead
pure beauty!
rulez added on the 2006-09-20 16:45:26 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Worth watching 1 time, but not more than this. So just a pig. Overrated at the moment.
added on the 2006-09-23 22:38:31 by seppjo seppjo
rulez added on the 2006-10-09 14:59:49 by bitl bitl
not that entertaining..... boring.
added on the 2006-12-02 02:08:53 by gentleman gentleman
Very nice. Keeping it simple but beautiful.
rulez added on the 2006-12-17 16:40:55 by DaD1916 DaD1916
rulez added on the 2007-01-30 14:02:48 by src src
rulez added on the 2007-01-30 14:06:26 by prm prm
Nice design.
Too slow & a little bit empty imho.
added on the 2007-03-06 01:42:32 by wullon wullon
Brings calm.
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 03:26:20 by Pirx Pirx
Great intro!
rulez added on the 2007-07-05 03:31:45 by xernobyl xernobyl
<3 Traction design.
rulez added on the 2007-08-04 07:19:47 by Nezbie Nezbie
Ah, one of my favourite intros! From big bang to megacity in 64 kbs; nice ideas and beautiful design throughout. Great job, Preacher!
rulez added on the 2007-08-16 22:13:58 by Stebo Stebo
this was nice
rulez added on the 2007-08-27 20:11:33 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
how could i forgot to thumb this
rulez added on the 2007-08-28 13:50:03 by decipher decipher
Very relaxing and beautiful intro.
rulez added on the 2007-09-01 22:27:20 by _^^o _^^o
Very nice effects and quite a lot of them!
However, the music absolutely ruins it for me - dull, duller, dullest!
rulez added on the 2007-09-07 11:26:33 by substrate substrate
relaxing prod, i love the music!
rulez added on the 2007-09-12 20:12:15 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Possibly one of the best Mac demos ever, even if just a port... Very stylish.
cdc added on the 2007-11-07 02:20:52 by johnl johnl
And I forgot to give it a thumb. The music is incredible and really adds to the atmosphere. When the jelly-fish pulse, or it zooms out to the universe... I love it.
rulez added on the 2007-11-07 02:27:54 by johnl johnl
rulez added on the 2007-12-30 09:55:47 by Mystra Mystra
it's perfect.
rulez added on the 2008-01-04 01:58:37 by Maissi Maissi
Forgot it was a 64k.
rulez added on the 2008-01-18 00:32:50 by Claw Claw
I forgot to thumb this!! How silly of me :)
rulez added on the 2008-01-18 00:35:17 by ferris ferris
"An Intro like a tea-party: pleasant but boring."
added on the 2008-01-23 20:22:09 by zefyros zefyros
I think that's the intro which made me contact Preacher. And it still stands as one of the most beautiful 64k intros to grace the planet to date.
added on the 2008-01-23 22:42:16 by Axel Axel
mac port dosen't work :(
sucks added on the 2008-02-22 22:25:02 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Works on my mac. Would you like to be more specific?
added on the 2008-02-25 13:10:25 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2008-03-02 19:46:43 by #535 #535
rulez added on the 2008-05-16 17:00:24 by Anat Anat
This was the first 64k I saw that wasn't just a "look ma, 3d models! with textures!" type of intro, and will therefore always be one of my favourites :)
rulezcdc added on the 2008-08-20 03:39:38 by stijn stijn
rulez added on the 2008-08-25 22:45:49 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
wtf, never thumbed this up? well after seeing Preacher at a NVscene photo telling about this it must get a thumb now.. Better late than never...
rulez added on the 2008-08-25 22:47:46 by magic magic
rulez added on the 2008-09-02 14:07:42 by Ized Ized
Both boring and brilliant moments in this one. It's all damn consistent though.
rulez added on the 2008-09-17 17:24:46 by Alpha C Alpha C
Still my favourite.
added on the 2008-10-28 20:55:22 by johnl johnl
Oh, and thanks so much for putting out the source!
added on the 2008-11-02 02:49:15 by johnl johnl
cool 8-)
rulez added on the 2008-11-24 21:18:27 by pera pera
Exellent! Gets me in chill mode, could watch this for hours...
rulez added on the 2009-02-23 22:28:30 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
very stylish. Maybe the best from traction?
rulez added on the 2009-02-27 18:02:41 by auld auld
the osx port is an exe.....
added on the 2009-03-12 03:49:06 by thedæmon thedæmon
It runs quite fine on my Macbook Pro.
added on the 2009-03-15 00:59:03 by Preacher Preacher
Very nice production :)
rulez added on the 2009-04-07 23:23:46 by vestige vestige
^^ indeed :)
big ups for the music!
rulez added on the 2009-04-07 23:33:12 by xyz xyz
good and a name that, even though i may not fully get it, makes me smile
rulez added on the 2009-04-07 23:37:25 by superplek superplek
+ Very stylish
+ Direction
- Predictable
- A few transparency bugs and a crash for exit :)
rulez added on the 2010-09-28 17:24:35 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2011-01-26 16:50:01 by e64 e64
VERY nice 64k, from quarks and atoms, through complex life forms, to the galaxies :)
rulez added on the 2011-04-17 23:33:46 by rutra80 rutra80
Smooth, but maybe a shy of fluid action..
rulez added on the 2011-04-18 18:59:56 by leGend leGend
Still one of the best ever!
added on the 2011-05-07 00:50:35 by johnl johnl
great style!
rulez added on the 2011-05-07 01:47:54 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
CDC for the best demo ever :)
added on the 2011-05-15 13:41:18 by johnl johnl
Nice nice!
rulez added on the 2012-01-10 22:47:35 by Frequent Frequent
The music on this was a source of my inspiration at one point. Another defining Traction prod, and it's in 64k!
rulez added on the 2012-04-17 08:24:58 by noby noby
The style is still so beautiful.
added on the 2012-06-10 16:17:42 by johnl johnl
I tried to run some mac demos and they came as .app which I can run. But this one is an exe and when I click it opens as a txt file. Might be simple, but I am not familiar with mac and can't find something on the internet right now (I get how to run windows exe with simulator on mac, not a supposedly mac osx demo that is exe)
added on the 2012-10-04 21:11:09 by Optimus Optimus
I realized it was supposed to be run with wine simulator :P
added on the 2012-10-05 09:08:06 by Optimus Optimus
IIRC the ports are supposed to be run from the command line, but they won't work on modern Macs anyway because they're compiled for the PowerPC processors and the later operating systems (10.7 and onwards) have dropped the support for emulating those.
added on the 2012-10-05 10:03:57 by Preacher Preacher
So so soothing, the soundtrack sets such a nice mood. Kinda expected the spooky version to invert the colours, other than that it was a nice addition.

However I feel a bit like v3nom does, it's one ace demo - and pretty splendid you squeezed it all into 64k - but somehow this won't really click with me for some reason.

Nonetheless a lovely demo, that's worth watching a couple of times - just to enjoy the ideas - and to read poetry without seeing words.
rulez added on the 2013-05-25 17:18:49 by mog mog
The spooky mode, iirc, only changes the background color. It was an accident at first but I thought it was funny so I left it in as an option. I've had alternate options in other demos like 2019 as well, I wonder if anyone's ever tried them...

Squeezing this into 64k was no trouble at all, because kkrunchy was/is excellent and there's not much code or data. The hardest part was, believe it or not, to get the damned blinking medusae to blink properly. Minifmod had no proper way to set the time, so I had to do it by hand I think that just making the three blink properly took something like an hour or so when I was tired and finishing this at the partyplace.

I think that this is something that has stood the time, even though my lack of skill and expertise really does show here. The flowers, while really nice, don't really belong in this, and the leap from flowers to skyscrapers is a bit contrived.

The name comes from an excellent book book that everyone should read. I already started making Fiat Lux, but that got put on hold. Maybe some day...
added on the 2013-05-25 22:35:45 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2013-12-16 10:22:42 by Flops Flops
Where are the gay italian cars?
rulez added on the 2013-12-30 22:49:46 by T$ T$
I guess the name was invented some Saturday night at the parking lot, where the Traction guys were comparing their tuned Toyotas and some wannabe with his lame-ass Italian car tried to burn some rubber.
added on the 2013-12-30 22:57:44 by Marq Marq
I hadn't watched this before and now that I have I must say Preacher's later prods (especially muoto) make a lot sense. The ambient-esque effects were interesting enough while the smooth transitions kept the whole flow together. A sudden change to darkness was a good choice.
rulez added on the 2014-03-23 13:26:11 by cce cce
The Mac version doesn't have anything to make it run.. just a windows exe file! :?
It should run on PPC macs if you run it from the console. The ports are outdated though and don't run on Intel stuff IIRC, but feel free to take the source and fix them ;)
added on the 2014-05-18 22:18:33 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2015-05-28 11:55:49 by bonefish bonefish
The files included with the "OSX port" are a joke. A Windows executable file is included. Despite what Preacher says, Windows executable files will not run on Mac, PPC or not, no matter where you run them from. A UNIX executable file would, but that's not what is included in the package. Also, if it's only supposed to run on PPC Macs, please remove the "OSX Intel" indicator from the listing.

On the plus side, the music is included as a separate file, so I guess I can just listen to that...
added on the 2015-05-28 14:23:12 by Arkholt Arkholt
I have no relationship with the ports nor did I make them, but I do remember running this on my MBP some years ago. The .exe is not a windows executable (easily checked by viewing it, it contains a shell script and some packed data). I don't know why waffle named the file like that.
added on the 2015-05-28 15:22:03 by Preacher Preacher
Really pretty, even with all the transparency errors. :D
rulez added on the 2015-05-29 17:55:10 by Mithaldu Mithaldu
Ah the old ones, especially the soothing ones...
rulez added on the 2016-06-08 21:23:57 by golem golem
This production is also availlable for OpenPandora Handheld, recompiled by me.
Look here for download http://repo.openpandora.org/?page=detail&app=fiathomo or visit my blog

Thanks a lot for releasing the sources and to Waffle for the SDL port.

Great work guys!
rulez added on the 2017-11-06 11:55:46 by Farox Farox
rulez added on the 2018-10-10 20:42:27 by mccnex mccnex
and 15 years later, the thumb goes up
rulez added on the 2021-04-25 18:08:37 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2022-05-27 14:54:04 by wrighter wrighter
Yes. I remember this one. Pretty minimalist. Overall I like it.
rulez added on the 2022-06-08 13:29:07 by ham ham

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