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Cuddly Demos by The Carebears [web]
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release date : july 1989
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added on the 2001-08-02 10:07:50 by kenet kenet

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tsss !
Overscan, syncscroll, mod
A piece of art...
That demo is magic

It rulzzzzzzzzzzz
Râoulaises même :-)
rulezcdc added on the 2001-10-15 00:33:07 by Buckethead Buckethead
rulez added on the 2001-10-24 23:29:41 by Sceez Sceez
I always get a hardone while watching this demo, even when I was a kiddo. I guess, I got my first hardone ever to this demo, yes. yes.
rulez added on the 2002-07-06 17:18:25 by Dubmood Dubmood

This demo kicks butt.
(Although a lot of ripped graphics from the Amiga ;)

rulez added on the 2002-07-10 19:57:47 by defjam defjam
My fave screen in that demo is the one by An Cool (well, I usually don't like what he has done :), with the scrappy scroller, the moving carpet and huge vector balls moving around... and also the reset demo that is really great :)
Please note that the picture I used in my rotozoomer in the STNICCC2000 oric demo was ripped from the intro of this demo :)
[Except that I replace the "did he say Amiga" by "did he says C64"]
TCB Rulez...
rulezcdc added on the 2002-07-31 18:58:12 by Dbug Dbug
I received this demo on summer 89. it was a very very good work, something which look like quite "professional". Of course , the 'sync scrolling' is one of the most impressive screen, I also remember the loader screen with ripped-off picture from the game 'Teenage queen'.
It was the fisrt time i see something about this swedish group called 'TCB'... of course , this demo made them famous on the the ST scene.
rulez added on the 2002-11-23 13:14:43 by wulf wulf
one of the greatest and most inspirational demos ever made. so many amazing pioneering screens here.
rulez added on the 2002-12-07 17:52:21 by mrpink mrpink
and the music is top-notch!
rulez added on the 2003-10-29 18:42:54 by dnes dnes
15 years after, it still rocks!
cdc added on the 2004-01-10 03:04:50 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 03:11:47 by elkmoose elkmoose
forgot the thumb up
rulez added on the 2004-01-10 03:15:14 by keops keops
I'm still hypnotized by this great main menu, the best to me!
Stunning. An absolute classic.
rulez added on the 2004-02-12 23:31:23 by resonate resonate
Overscan, overscan all over the place. Lots of technical code, but they somehow manage to make it look good.
rulez added on the 2004-03-23 17:23:54 by DJ Fistfuck DJ Fistfuck
nice to discover that tcb members coded games for the great thalion. at least i didn't know this! get more infos at the thalion webshrine
rulez added on the 2004-03-23 22:33:17 by noname noname
a milestone!!!
rulez added on the 2004-06-27 12:21:52 by stm stm
when megademos ruled the world... ;)
rulez added on the 2004-07-25 16:17:53 by cooper cooper
...and still rule
rulez added on the 2004-08-14 15:21:42 by satari satari
chef d'oeuvre !
rulez added on the 2004-09-14 12:20:12 by bLa bLa
steem fucked up on the fullscreen tricks but it still had quite a few nice demos inside
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 09:49:37 by psenough psenough
that was one of the first demos I've seen those days ... and this one made me think : "Hey, you can do this as well" ... of course I failed but after a little while (2-3 years) I got it, too :o) ...
Kicked ass !!! TCB rullar ...
rulez added on the 2004-09-16 10:00:31 by slippy slippy
rulez added on the 2004-09-30 18:53:49 by xeNusion xeNusion
the fullscreen and the reset screen are AWESOME for their time. BB Image
rulezcdc added on the 2004-10-30 17:27:19 by p01 p01
rulez added on the 2004-10-30 17:59:11 by Lord Graga Lord Graga
Custodian sprite is mad ;) (i want it!)
cuddly demo = überdemo
added on the 2004-10-30 18:38:32 by keops keops
Megacool ! Many good screens with historical invention on the technical side. Just Megacool!!
rulezcdc added on the 2005-01-16 12:28:00 by Zweckform Zweckform
what keops said :)
rulez added on the 2005-02-25 16:14:29 by madMixx madMixx
rulez added on the 2005-02-25 20:05:44 by parcelshit parcelshit
Definitely one of the best! Still worth a watch. Live and learn :)
rulez added on the 2005-02-25 21:32:30 by Sledge Sledge
Ze Classic!
rulez added on the 2005-02-26 14:56:53 by Optimus Optimus
über oldskool :)
rulez added on the 2005-02-26 17:55:41 by knox knox
Oldschool at it's very best!
rulez added on the 2005-02-26 18:36:26 by Shockwave Shockwave
rulez added on the 2005-02-26 20:44:44 by tomcat tomcat
perfect !
rulez added on the 2005-02-26 23:20:11 by RIP RIP
Im speechless
rulez added on the 2005-02-27 08:57:23 by moredhel moredhel
rulez added on the 2005-02-27 11:20:08 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
Incredible for 1989...
AtariST rules!
rulez added on the 2005-02-27 16:12:17 by orb orb
rulez added on the 2005-03-01 10:39:18 by ricky martin ricky martin
very, very nice!
rulez added on the 2005-03-04 08:44:06 by ghandy ghandy
rulez added on the 2005-03-08 09:22:50 by simonsunnyboy simonsunnyboy
Awesome baby :)
rulez added on the 2005-03-09 15:26:43 by すすれ すすれ
rulez added on the 2005-03-21 02:32:41 by jomafister jomafister
One of the best ST demos ever!
rulez added on the 2005-03-23 09:09:29 by RA RA
Very cool ;o)
rulez added on the 2005-03-24 23:20:40 by ecureuil ecureuil
magic and milestone!
rulez added on the 2005-03-26 20:08:06 by calimero calimero
rulez added on the 2005-04-07 03:36:20 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
Diz is my all time fave demo !
Great design, sweet music and a never doing do die classic.
rulez added on the 2005-04-12 13:29:18 by Crazy Q Crazy Q
This demo (or should I say typical Atari demo screen selection) was so awesome. I wonder how many times I've watched The Cuddly Demos. Is there a video somewhere? I realize this is not a stream as modern music video style demos are but still a video should be possible. Would be great!!!
rulez added on the 2005-05-17 09:56:49 by ManJIT ManJIT
rulez added on the 2005-07-14 18:06:22 by fxmj4598fj4598fj fxmj4598fj4598fj
My first demo (ie not crackintro). I know the mainmenu music by heart... Tiiit tititiiit... So cooooooooool! :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-19 22:02:32 by baah baah
First multiscreen demo I ever saw! woo!
rulez added on the 2005-10-01 00:39:47 by alchemist alchemist
The Spreadpoint screen is my personal favourite. I was putting non-scene people's jaws into drop mode showing this one for years!
rulez added on the 2005-10-01 01:05:57 by CiH CiH
Rocking classic.
rulez added on the 2005-10-03 04:08:49 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
is cool
rulez added on the 2005-12-05 22:41:22 by absadhkjsaduoiw1 absadhkjsaduoiw1
rulez added on the 2005-12-05 22:44:53 by kenet kenet
rulez added on the 2005-12-05 23:39:21 by anesthetic anesthetic
rulez added on the 2005-12-28 11:18:31 by dooplebanger dooplebanger
I daresay TCB is the best group on ST. Inventive and a step ahead
rulez added on the 2006-01-22 21:15:01 by sr sr
TCB rules. Forever.
rulez added on the 2006-02-18 21:52:32 by jazz jazz
Freezes here after decrunching the Spreadpoint demo but what I have seen so far is more than enough for a thumb up! Totally cool parts and very nice main menu as well.
rulez added on the 2006-03-10 21:24:53 by StingRay StingRay
Freezes here after decrunching the Spreadpoint demo but what I have seen so far is more than enough for a thumb up! Totally cool parts and very nice main menu as well.

I'd really suggest you get a fully working copy. The Spreadpoint screen is my most favourite bit of all !
added on the 2006-03-11 02:53:53 by CiH CiH
Where can I find some fully working copy then?
added on the 2006-03-11 03:06:33 by StingRay StingRay
Where can I find some fully working copy then?

Errm, well there's a dusty copy in my diskbox somewhere. The other thing to bear in mind is, are you running on original hardware (STFM rather than STE) or emulation? There might be issues with the latter. My own emulation experience is limited to Hatari, and it isn't the easiest thing to get to run there.

It might be a good idea to throw the question open as to whether the Pacidemo disk image is flawed, or there are problems running the Spreadpoint screen under emulation.
added on the 2006-03-11 21:41:49 by CiH CiH
The spreadpoint screen was amazing back then indeed.

Try this version, this screen seems to work fine on this one: http://pacidemo.atarizone.com/archives/CUDDLY.ZIP
This version is not patched, the main menu won't run properly with Steem.
added on the 2006-03-11 21:49:14 by keops keops
Keops: Thanks. That version crashes my Steem right at the beginning but it works with SainT and I must say, the Spreadpoint screen is awesome indeed! But I like the Spreadpoint logo more than the TCB logo. :)
added on the 2006-03-12 00:24:02 by StingRay StingRay
Stingray, glad you got there in the end :-)
added on the 2006-03-12 01:10:28 by CiH CiH
CiH: It was definitely worth all trouble. :)
added on the 2006-03-12 01:34:35 by StingRay StingRay
Stingray: try it with Tos 1.02
added on the 2006-03-12 17:50:15 by keops keops
And now it-s hd-installable! Check out http://dbug.atari.org :)
added on the 2006-03-12 23:04:16 by すすれ すすれ
One of my favourite oldskool demos, the 1st one I got that used sync-scrolling, great stuff...
rulez added on the 2006-05-03 10:25:52 by cxt cxt
Another one missed! Milestone!
rulez added on the 2006-05-03 12:07:25 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
An: Atari Classical.
rulez added on the 2006-06-01 01:01:25 by BITS BITS
main menu is really cool and screens are cool too. what more needed ?
rulez added on the 2006-06-09 19:55:48 by minz minz
Classical. Brilliant !
rulezcdc added on the 2006-06-26 10:26:25 by faraday faraday
huuuu ... I never thumbed this one up ???

Wtf ... okay - here we go !!!

Brilliant thingy and a good source of inspirations those days :)
rulez added on the 2006-06-26 10:59:15 by slippy slippy
The demo that opened new doors for the ST demoscene. A true milestone.
rulez added on the 2006-11-01 21:17:07 by micdune micdune
15+ years after, i have the musik in da head again...oldschool forever
rulez added on the 2007-01-15 16:48:31 by sINk sINk
I loved this demo... aehm... I _still_ love it! :-)
rulez added on the 2007-01-20 22:26:43 by sethos_AM sethos_AM
One of the best demos for ever. TCB were very nice guys. I met them at Thalion in 1990. Good old times... ;-)
rulez added on the 2007-02-01 14:52:55 by tangens tangens
i cannot believe i didn't thumb this earlier?!
rulez added on the 2007-02-01 15:16:11 by earx earx
rulez added on the 2007-02-26 11:24:30 by seppjo seppjo
wonderful oldskool stuff
rulez added on the 2007-05-01 13:39:45 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2007-06-10 15:29:05 by freddek freddek
Patched version for Steem: http://pacidemo.atarizone.com/archives/CUDDLY_P.ZIP (otherwise the amazing main menu is ruined)
also I always wondered about this door! BB Image
One of the first demos I ever saw (at least on a machine owned by myself) .. and just for the good old "in the basement" moments...
rulez added on the 2007-09-09 10:22:09 by thec thec
in love again
rulez added on the 2007-09-18 21:24:27 by substrate substrate
rulez added on the 2007-09-27 16:19:51 by HarryPotter HarryPotter
is there a hidden demo ? always wondered...
added on the 2007-12-17 15:37:11 by faraday faraday
Yeah Farada_YM ! :)) There must be something hidden. And what about that "ME R HAIGA SCMO" ? Amiga ?
it looks like a mix of several titles of the cuddly demos...
i nearly recognize the staR WArs demo with a lot of imagination i admit :)
added on the 2008-02-06 22:43:44 by faraday faraday
Indeed :) I also though at a mirror effect... There's also "kill you here", well :P
It's made of 4 tiles, 2 from "MEGA SCROLLER" and 2 from "STARWARS DEMO" afair ;)
added on the 2008-02-06 23:13:35 by keops keops
Hehe, I can see it, I wondered if there was a "I" between "WA" and "GA" but it's the tiles. Lol I think some people like me would like this to be another room ;)
I would !
added on the 2008-10-12 21:23:05 by faraday faraday
oh god!
rulez added on the 2008-10-12 21:50:51 by grz grz
rulez added on the 2008-10-12 22:25:02 by ChrisTOS ChrisTOS
rulez added on the 2008-10-12 22:30:25 by havoc havoc
rulez added on the 2008-10-13 00:46:29 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Impressive demo.
How can i forget this one ... TCB RULES FOREVER :-)
rulez added on the 2009-03-05 09:32:00 by chuckdun chuckdun
Of course the megademo which brought the syncscroller to life for the first time. An incredible technique.

And yes, I EPIC FAILED as I hadn't thumbed this up yet, to make up for that a little:

50 FPS video including all screens
rulez added on the 2009-03-21 15:36:19 by evil evil
rulez added on the 2009-05-14 20:57:26 by Dano Dano
ohhh... haven't thumbed it up yet ?
A milestone of Atari ST demo history..
very good work !
rulez added on the 2009-11-18 20:56:47 by lsl lsl
Only 105 comments, tss tss, if you have watched and loved the Union Demo, then you should enjoy the Cuddly Demos, a condensate of awesomeness/coder pron !
added on the 2009-12-14 22:34:16 by Dbug Dbug
It's totally awesome.
rulez added on the 2010-02-19 02:48:51 by zoolum zoolum
Atari STF hardware scroll FTW !!
added on the 2010-02-19 17:06:46 by lsl lsl
My STF loves that and played it 100 times before STeem.
rulez added on the 2010-04-11 01:50:40 by 04/\/\3>/\Z 04/\/\3>/\Z
one of the reasons amiga will never beat the atari ;)
rulez added on the 2010-10-11 16:45:54 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
dammit, have to let them have this one. :)
rulez added on the 2010-10-11 16:52:52 by 4mat 4mat
rulez added on the 2010-11-14 17:54:00 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2010-11-14 18:06:45 by nerve nerve
broken download link
added on the 2010-11-14 18:09:25 by 4mat 4mat
This is the reason I bought an ST
(not really; Wizball was, but this was on the horizon)
rulezcdc added on the 2011-04-21 11:08:12 by jonnyram jonnyram
A great classic of the demoscene, also for Amiga users :D
rulez added on the 2011-04-21 12:01:16 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2011-04-28 18:24:09 by Adoru Adoru
The Cuddly Demos is a true milestone in Atari ST demo history. A stunning masterpiece, with very many technically advanced screens! Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2011-06-03 14:09:36 by Daniel Daniel
...one more time... I ♥ Cuddly! ...
added on the 2011-06-19 19:13:28 by sINk sINk
rulez added on the 2011-06-19 19:37:15 by gentleman gentleman
rulez added on the 2011-06-19 19:49:16 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
Lovely it is. We used to watch this in the mid nineties in awe and wonder how on earth such modest hardware could do such tricks. If the download link remains broken the demo is available at least here: http://www7.in.tum.de/~brandtf/Atari_Demos_v3.zip
rulez added on the 2011-11-14 23:25:48 by Marq Marq
Hehe, I can see it, I wondered if there was a "I" between "WA" and "GA" but it's the tiles. Lol I think some people like me would like this to be another room ;)
added on the 2008-02-07 08:40:50 by Buckethead

turn the W to an M and shuffle the letter a little you get REM AMIGA ?
rulez added on the 2012-05-05 15:44:46 by Nativ Nativ
rulez added on the 2012-05-05 15:53:03 by krusty krusty
Best Atari demo ever !
rulez added on the 2013-12-16 10:26:00 by Kyle Kyle
What more can you say about this cool Atari ST demo that's not already been said. It's just outta this world, even after all these years!
rulez added on the 2014-04-14 14:03:54 by applecrypt applecrypt
rulez added on the 2014-08-24 17:08:05 by Blast! Blast!
Simply a classic :)

Watch the full thing on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c9dDNA6Bg0.
rulez added on the 2015-09-12 17:30:20 by SteveJ-UK SteveJ-UK
great demo!
rulez added on the 2015-09-12 17:44:19 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2016-08-30 20:24:43 by ppravier ppravier

Does nothing but still fun ;)
The legend.
rulez added on the 2016-11-22 20:07:27 by Yoyost Yoyost
ace, yet I never really understood why you would repeat effects and make it last 1h30
Cant pass by the classics without playing respects.
rulez added on the 2019-09-20 18:09:13 by spkr spkr
Ultraclassic ST demoscene staple.
rulez added on the 2020-06-18 22:51:16 by lennart lennart
My alltime nostalgic demo number one. Will always love this.
rulez added on the 2021-02-11 23:50:08 by Anders Anders
Top demos !!! I watch it thousand of times...
rulez added on the 2022-11-27 11:57:39 by GIGATRON GIGATRON
still kicking ass in 2024
rulez added on the 2024-04-22 18:52:32 by zerkman zerkman

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