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Kasparov by Elitegroup [web]
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release date : december 1999
release party : The Party 1999
compo : pc 3d acc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 81%
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alltime top: #77
added on the 2000-09-10 01:33:12 by epsilum epsilum

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Great 3DS player, and great scenes, but... a "bit little" repetitive and boring. Watch it one time :)
added on the 2000-09-10 01:36:53 by epsilum epsilum
Another of my favourites demos. The unique 3dscene is really awesome (same quality as best commercial games), the music is very good...
lots of people hate this because it's too long, but i loooooooove it !
added on the 2000-09-10 01:39:12 by rez rez
it's too fucking looooong =) they should have cut it with a few mins.
added on the 2000-09-12 10:09:54 by _ _
Great work displayed here in modelling and texturing. But this demo is dead, dull. Not enough dynamic objects on the scenes (tho
when they appear, they are well animated. Minimal synchro, but synchro nevertheless, so it's a bit better than a bad 3ds player.
good spider part, even if the spiders are quite blocky.
added on the 2000-09-12 10:32:06 by _-_-__ _-_-__
The demo has just the right length, I like good demos/ intros/ ... but some are really short, this one has just the right length to get you in the mood and because it features different cam paths it does not get boring, not if you like it!

Splendid demo with very good visuals and a fitting mod. A must have!
Elitgroup has no design. The 3D is ok, but the same scenes are looping during 10 minutes. It's really boring.
'You are very bad'
added on the 2000-10-08 13:01:13 by cykocator cykocator
A must see! But it is write that the demo is too long ...A faster clone of Kasparov is Epidemic 2000 ... by Epidemic for Epidemic :> 'We are very Kewl' nYark!
added on the 2000-10-24 12:30:10 by Henry Henry
why are u bitchin'?
kasparov is one of the best drives ever! especially if you're on some... things, leaves & shrooms
added on the 2000-11-09 01:56:32 by VGA_. VGA_.
when i watched this demo for the first time, i was really amazed by the quality of the 3d engine and of the visual artwork of this demo, but passed the 30 first seconds, i was always awaiting the rest of the demo, which appeared to be all the same during ten looooooooong and boriiiing minutes !!! worse than that, at a time, the music made a long 'tidiiiiiiiiii' during about 1 minute, that made me think that it had crashed my soundboard, i then pressed ESCape, erased the demo and never watched it again ...
added on the 2000-11-30 18:10:25 by flure flure
This is one of my prefered demo.
The engine is very, very good (only one 3d scene).
Themusic is very good. She is perhaps too long, but when you start show it, you can't stop.
(Bon je sais mon anglais est mauvais :)
added on the 2000-12-01 12:45:32 by jb jb
all euphoric guys out there: 3ds player isn't a demo. a little music syncing isn't design. expanding a demo which could be nice for 5 minutes THAT way is a fault and damn boring.
added on the 2000-12-05 13:58:21 by PigPen PigPen
I never saw such an overrated 'demo' before in my life, and I haven't even been able to watch it in full (thank god for the esc button)
added on the 2000-12-07 07:34:13 by Shifter Shifter
Excellent work of gfxist and coders(goes fast in a p200 !:D), but my god, it's very boring to see it for more than one time
added on the 2001-01-01 19:05:25 by reality3D reality3D
Damn, the work have been made by elite members of an elite group. The code was made by Chaos, that guy is not a little boy, the 3d engine is powerfull, the best clipping ever made for a demo, try the '-s edit' option.
And, now all the elitegroup is reformed in farb-rausch,...
Don't say it's an overrated demo. That demo is very good. Respect !
added on the 2001-01-14 01:54:00 by Sanx Sanx
good textures, good scenes, good player BUT no design, no fun, no interest, no feyframe, no demo, just a game-intro like ... just for quakers
And all of you out there who appreciate design only when it's written in big, flashin finnish, additive blended letters:

Turn your light off, turn your stereo up, sit still and WATCH. It may be not the best demo ever created, and well, if you have a very narrow view of design and music, it may suck, but it's main purpose is to create an athmosphere, and it definitely succeeds in doing so. Everything fits, and the design is consistent as hell.

Just remind that "fuck demos, let's art" may also mean things like this, ok? :)
added on the 2001-03-06 20:01:55 by kb_ kb_
You rule! I want code godamn! =)

I know about boring and too long,. but still I like it..
It's not the demo i would watch everyday, but i like it because of technical stuff!
Great and very well detailed 3d modells!
added on the 2001-03-08 10:06:01 by Optimus Optimus
Hey kb, I thought it _was_ supposed to be the best demo ever created! ;)

This is pretty much an "industrial" demo, so you'll want to have a taste for that type of music to enjoy it. I do. Very much. :) But if you don't, go watch your sissy Fall Equals Winter poetry-demos or your Japan-pop INF demos, I don't mind. It should be watched in darkness on a large monitor. If you're annoyed by the buzzing at the end, then the demo didn't have the proper effect on you. Final thought, don't focus on the textures, or even the objects. Focus on the motion. Trust me on that one.
added on the 2001-03-08 15:47:31 by phoenix phoenix
still looks like some kind of industrial-park-study and not like an demo (demo=fast,fun and NOT-sleeping ;)).
added on the 2001-03-31 00:38:43 by syntiq syntiq
if we could view the 3d scene on our own, it is much nicer! (1% joke)
added on the 2001-04-04 03:12:52 by crs crs
well, seriously..<br>
anybody: don't you think there's needed a bit more than to model a scene and let it play? does it cover everything the demoscene is about?
added on the 2001-04-13 21:19:05 by crs crs
kasparov is nice.
added on the 2001-04-21 16:19:51 by psenough psenough
This has got to be my favorite demo thus far... completely awe-inspiring. Though it doesn't really reflect much demoscene tradition, it is still a tight production, by any standards.
added on the 2001-04-22 13:12:24 by rayro rayro
Afterthought: I toured the Hamburg industrial-harbor area at night with a couple FR guys, after MS01. I then understood where they got the inspiration for this demo :). Cranes, tunnels, and iron girders everywhere. Even the music crept into my head. :)
added on the 2001-04-30 19:25:26 by phoenix phoenix
Great demo, kickass music, perfect synchro. One of my favourite demos. Fantastic world, psychedelic "like on LSD" camera movements and cuts, fantastic ligtning. YES, ELITE GROUP YOU ARE VERY GOOD, BUT STAND UP YOU LAZY ASSES AND MAKE A "KASPAROV 2" (in Hamburg on the LSD again :))
ok, so it's not too good as a *demo*, but if you just look and listen to it, it's perfect!
just the correct atmosphere, great graphics, great music .. everything fits and it really works.
why did the world remind me of half-life? ;)
added on the 2001-05-19 21:41:11 by ld0d ld0d
I think this is the best demo ever made... ever! The music, graphics and cameramovments speaks exact the same language.

And it's NOT too long or boring as some idiots think. arrrgh!

The best demosong i have ever heard!!! SLAM IT, BITCH! Yeaaah....
(psikorp love it!)
added on the 2001-05-29 23:22:20 by H-Ecs H-Ecs
argh! the music is killing me! not exactly ronny's best piece in my opinion, although music is very individual...
added on the 2001-06-05 01:46:02 by fractalgp fractalgp
kasparov rulez. point.
rulez added on the 2001-06-11 12:23:37 by bhead bhead
Canonball: sorry, but kasparov was not produced in hamburg, but in denmark :)

anyway, kasparov rocks. and, although many will deny it, definitely one of the more influential demos for the scene.
rulez added on the 2001-06-17 15:00:17 by ryg ryg
I've seen Kasparov twice and I'm not sure if I want to see it again. Last time I saw it, I had a terrible nightmare the night after. Coincidence? I don't know.

I still can't help liking it somewhat. It reminds me of some depressing, scifi-novelish antiutopia. And the antroids are kind of cute. :>

But it's not a demo. It's a movie, it's an athmosphere. Though Huxley and Orwell didn't have wireframes. ;>

P.S. It definitely is way too long.
added on the 2001-06-24 11:12:01 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
kasparov is very good. not boring, no lack of design, just great work and fucking good atmosphere.
rulez added on the 2001-07-23 22:29:37 by chewbacca chewbacca
if the creators had shortened it down, to let's say half the length, it would have had a much greater impact, because the density of the camera movements as well as the effects (mblur, wireframe blending) would strike the viewer even more. i have to admit that i watched it quite often when it was new, but when i'm looking back now, it seems rather boring and not-so-sceneish, if you can say that. kasparov was probably the first and last pure 3d demo i liked.
added on the 2001-07-24 01:50:09 by robotriot robotriot
at first i didn't like it. then the more i watch it, the better it gets...

yes, even the music is good ;)
(nectarine rules btw ;)
rulez added on the 2001-08-07 15:19:36 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
I guess I should dislike this demo for being a really lengthy 3d-scene player, but I don't.

Watching this demo with the right state of mind just takes you there.
rulez added on the 2001-08-08 11:01:43 by cloaked cloaked
nice but boring
i guess graphicians have worked hard on this prod...
the 3d is perfect, but where is the interest ?
why this demo is so long ?
i think this is just a coder wanking demo...
playing quake3 should be more interesting...
added on the 2001-08-14 11:51:55 by Tex Tex
Good scenes,great effects,nice music(in some parts really great),but veeeeeeeerrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyy
Anyway...see it...
added on the 2001-08-29 10:10:22 by mulambo mulambo
looks great and all, but, its waaaay to long and boring...
nice. could be more repetitive so it wouldn't be that boring:)
suffers a bit "accelerated look"
rulez added on the 2001-09-05 19:10:47 by 216 216
haven't got the urge to watch it in one year...
sucks added on the 2001-09-05 19:25:44 by _-_-__ _-_-__
i think it's a really nice atmosphere in this one. And it's not too long...
rulez added on the 2001-09-27 11:52:40 by lai lai
zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz .... hrmm what?.. oh yeah it rules :)
rulez added on the 2001-09-27 13:35:10 by MooZ MooZ
I think that the idea of camera work is interesting.
However, time to show a demo is too long.:)
added on the 2001-09-27 15:20:07 by got got
Soz if I'm bitching everybody but I've *never* managed to see *any* elitegroup prod. Kasparov dies with an exception before even getting into the gfx mode... what gives? (win2k here, gf2mx, lotsa memory etc.)
added on the 2001-10-07 23:39:18 by moT moT
the final doesnt work .. i just watched it again.. a few years since tp99 and ive still not seen many demos that can compete with this graphicians.. maybee some fr production.. but thats no point;)

however.. the party version worked...
rulez added on the 2001-10-08 03:17:25 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
This prod creates a very good atmosphere... correct code, very good music and fantastic 3d gfx
rulez added on the 2001-10-08 03:56:39 by mac mac
Great overall but a little too long... (imho of course)
rulez added on the 2001-10-20 06:17:42 by Zafio Zafio
One word describes everything : Boring!!
sucks added on the 2001-10-24 11:43:48 by zafos zafos
Just for the Elitegroup Fuzzzz =)

rulez added on the 2001-10-24 12:35:17 by Optimus Optimus
rulez added on the 2001-11-05 04:23:35 by tolemaC tolemaC
Kasparov is very good.
What I like about it is the music-sync, like the camera shaking or blurring to the beats of the music, or the "crash-part", when the camera simply goes on a traight line and hits the wall.
Great job. Elitegroup, you are very good.
rulez added on the 2001-11-07 17:26:25 by Gargaj Gargaj
This demo is very well design, coded, and everything, but I still feels it's a bit on the too long, too boring side of the force. And I don't like the music one bit.

Having said that, it's still rather impressive.
rulez added on the 2001-11-15 08:26:32 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
Wonderful semi-gritty industrial feel to it. Great job.

Notable for: modeling, lighting, code, camerawork (yes, definitely "coder" style, not cinematic, but you really showed off everything you could!), effects, speed, smoothness, textures, detail, sync, physics, animation, and overall look and feel. Even if it is just a sceneplayer. :)

PS, I really liked that swarm of little bug things... they were ingenious in how they walked around like that. Very cool. More of them would have been nice :)
rulez added on the 2001-11-19 05:17:26 by laserbeams laserbeams
A breathtaking feat of coding that has pushed 3d engines to an unreachable level, in terms of both speed and depth.

The cold and gritty atmosphere is tremendous too (especially when listening to it through headphones).

Sure, it's long and repetetive, but that's the theme of the demo, and that's what makes it so unsettling.
rulez added on the 2001-11-29 00:05:17 by Wade^Hjb Wade^Hjb
What could someone write about THAT demo?

Seeing is believing. It's Number 1. Simply the best demo ever. A Masterpiece. Binary art. It's hot. It's cold. It's fast. It's slow. It's like riding the rollercoaster... nacked. And sometimes it is just goddamned ILL and INSANE!

Well... it's KASPAROV!

Everything is under control. ;)
rulez added on the 2001-12-02 18:54:20 by wildrage wildrage
this one is sooooooooo boring...
added on the 2001-12-02 19:23:54 by bizken bizken
Really nice modelling and 3d engine. One of my fav's.
rulez added on the 2001-12-08 05:58:27 by Nezbie Nezbie
everybody's shitting about "nice engine nice this nice that".. but the whole piece is just brilliant. not just the code, or the modelling.. think about the thrilling camerawork, or the well fitting soundtrack.

among the best i've ever seen
rulez added on the 2001-12-19 22:00:09 by superplek superplek
it's greaaaaat!
rulezcdc added on the 2001-12-28 04:55:35 by mrdoob mrdoob
Just Down Right EXCELLENT!!!!

Your more than very good Designers.
added on the 2002-01-09 08:02:01 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Yes it is long, almost as long as the lovely pipes. Strong sychronisation twixt image and sound - if you live long enough, see and hear it twice. Watch it once, no one will care too much if you press esc.
rulez added on the 2002-02-13 09:55:47 by Zzed Zzed
not long, not boring, simply just perfect! :)
rulez added on the 2002-02-13 10:10:25 by oldaccount oldaccount
Mhmm, ok...

Then you watch this one for the first time, you can only be disapointed. After all this hype, you somehow expect more than just some nice camera moves and some industrial flavour. I mean, it starts promising, but while watching it for the first few minutes, you are waiting for some mindblasting climax that is not coming... only the same scene(s), over and over again...

Still, it's getting better every time you watch it. Once you KNOW about the little 'content', you can concentrate on the atmosphere. And yes, it definitely creates a great atmosphere (atmos-fear? ;)).

The distorted ending seems to be inspired by the hplus one.

However, all elitegroup/smash designs/farbrausch trademarks are here: Perfectly fitting soundtrack and syncs and textures and no real design. :)
rulez added on the 2002-02-14 16:02:12 by tomaes tomaes
p.s. ...those spiders really look like walking matchboxes. ;)
added on the 2002-02-14 16:06:26 by tomaes tomaes

an amazing 3d demo kasparov is. sync is a bit strange in places, also the spider-robots wasnt the thing to add atmosphere with, but all in all - the best 3d flyby i've seem.

rulez added on the 2002-02-22 03:01:04 by raver raver
the 3 minutes at the beginning are probably the best atmospheric crescendo ever...
rulez added on the 2002-03-17 17:14:21 by karnof karnof
Hail to the master! This is un-fucking-believably good. Perfect atmosphere, perfect music, perfect whatever.
You might call this as lack of design, but i think this is DE-fucking-SIGN whith all capital.
(i just watched this demo twice this morning. maybe i am a maniac? but got the attitude. :))
rulez added on the 2002-03-21 16:08:20 by FooLman FooLman
no, the .de sign is quality =P
rulez added on the 2002-03-21 16:48:42 by PigPen PigPen
Great great atmosphere ! Not only technology, Kasparov has attitude.
rulez added on the 2002-03-21 17:01:26 by willbe willbe
why doesnt it work on xp?
added on the 2002-03-21 23:28:34 by psenough psenough
yeah.. same problem in win2k for me.. the party versions run but the final version justs exits promptly after (tried?) to set resolution and other silly stuff..
added on the 2002-03-21 23:33:27 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
Is that the problem? I can't get it working in XP, and I could never get this working in win98 either.
added on the 2002-03-21 23:33:34 by bigcheese bigcheese
ok.. that's not quite true. It did work once in win98 :) maybe I've just been running xp for longer than I thought.
added on the 2002-03-21 23:34:57 by bigcheese bigcheese
OK, sorry I spoke too soon and didn't read everything above. Yes, the party version works for me. Try to find e_kasp on ojuice and you can get it.

It still hung at the end of the demo, and when I manually aborted there was an error log full of errors, but that's a lot better than nothing :)
added on the 2002-03-21 23:52:10 by bigcheese bigcheese
ah what the heck... here you can download the *party version* of kasparov from sweden, if the final version crashes at the beginning for you:
added on the 2002-03-21 23:54:17 by bigcheese bigcheese
the 2k/xp problems had something to do with a UPX bug concerning kasparov.dll... I don't have the fixed kasparov.dll though, someone can post a fixed url please? :)
added on the 2002-03-22 00:04:09 by ryg ryg
Indeed, I unpacked the dll and now it works on my Windows XP, where it refused before:

added on the 2002-04-20 23:41:49 by Scali Scali
visually it rulez and music is ok, but the length should be half of what it is now. not in my top10
added on the 2002-04-24 11:25:07 by teel teel
great job !
it kills my brain !
i ask for more !
rulez added on the 2002-04-27 12:26:12 by sokoban sokoban
Well, I finally managed to watch it on a big screen. Yep, it's excellent technically and the effects / design / mood is very good. But why did it have to be so darn long?
rulez added on the 2002-04-27 13:33:58 by moT moT
Awesome, the final version now works!! It's a good time to vote for it.

Kasparov is still an amazing production, it just doesn't age. Brilliant visuals (great camera work) that blend perfectly with the fantastic and moody tune.

It's very long, but somehow when I'm watching the demo, I forget about time...
rulez added on the 2002-04-27 14:04:09 by Jare Jare
"Arroganz durch Kompetenz."
rulez added on the 2002-04-27 15:07:16 by Spin Spin
ok, "official" win2k/xp fix here:

And for those who haven't downloaded so far, the complete patched version here:


Rock on ;)
added on the 2002-04-27 21:34:42 by kb_ kb_
big thanks to kb. running this demo makes me happy ! now with 4xFSAA ; )
rulez added on the 2002-04-27 23:18:42 by reaktor2k reaktor2k
yeaaaaaahhhhhh! thanks kb! yeah!!
added on the 2002-05-01 01:40:44 by mrdoob mrdoob
Nice flybye.
rulez added on the 2002-05-07 04:17:10 by shash shash
It's one that you have to watch it over and over and over again.
And for those that don't get it: tough!
rulez added on the 2002-05-09 07:48:59 by tessa tessa
Very trippy !
I like it much better now than at the time when it was released.
added on the 2002-05-29 10:00:50 by willbe willbe
it's a really mad demo and the music rox your ears. I only would like to cut off that bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sound, it should have been substituted by something else. anyways, great work and maybe one of the best synced demos.
rulez added on the 2002-06-01 23:50:41 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
rulez added on the 2002-06-02 13:35:39 by diver diver
kasparov is not a demo, it's a religion.
it's not music, it's an hymn.
it's not graphic, it's brutal fresco.
it's not 3D fly-by, it's all about smooth grace and smart movement.

(ok guys, how much did i get paid to make such propaganda? :-)
added on the 2002-06-15 22:12:46 by karnof karnof
truely the best of the 3dflybye genre..

very great graphical+musical work. probably some 3d movements were a bit too simple, especially towards the end.. but overall quite nice if you followed it from the beginning..

well but that's actually only a 3d engine from the code side ..
rulez added on the 2002-07-08 22:33:31 by florent florent
the textures. the models. the music. the camera. the synch. the special effects (few, but perfectly used). the atmosphere. the perspective changes. the engine (it's not in the way, and you can't say that about every engine). the concept. the everything.

i'm amazed.

i would have liked a little more action besides camera movements... but then again, this demo isn't boring at all.
rulez added on the 2002-07-24 23:32:52 by jazzman jazzman
i don't think there can be any demo which has a better atmosphere than this one. i was stuck 20 centimeters in front of my monitor with my mouth open, wishing this demo would never stop.
the atmosphere of that abandoned factory(?) is simply amazing.
rulez added on the 2002-07-24 23:34:29 by cyraxx cyraxx
yup. atmosphere. vocoders. good show :)
rulez added on the 2002-07-25 00:26:36 by lug00ber lug00ber
so looooooooooooooooooooong!
added on the 2002-07-25 00:43:47 by ZoUzOuLoS ZoUzOuLoS
The most boring demo ever made?
sucks added on the 2002-07-25 01:06:44 by bumbu bumbu
i forgot to praise the lighting.
added on the 2002-07-25 01:46:53 by jazzman jazzman
its a nice demo despite everything
rulez added on the 2002-07-25 23:26:26 by psenough psenough
everyone who says it's boring or dull or whatever, should really watch it when stoned, and then you might all shut the fuck up (defonceee)
This prod is fab!
great code
great gfx
great music
but..... yes, its to long.

rulez added on the 2002-07-30 15:27:07 by mempheria mempheria
Thanks KB for the patch, Love this demo nice and long just the way I like it.
rulez added on the 2002-07-31 08:04:14 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Technically I do not think there is much to say. It's fast, models and textures are detailed, good animation engine, demo effects (particles, watter) are incorporated into the 3d world... ok.
But for me it's not a demo.
It more looks like the beggining of half life game, but presented in a very long and boring way.
sucks added on the 2002-08-02 20:48:41 by Dbug Dbug
could've sworn I commented on this already...
anyway, very stylish, heavy; loved every second of it!!
rulez added on the 2002-08-19 03:17:16 by cats cats
rockz !
rulez added on the 2002-09-19 22:42:24 by 0x$$ 0x$$
I'm not fan of those "3D scenes" demos.
I like more minimal design (KKowboy, Moralhardcandy), but this demo is great!
Atmosphere is superb!

rulez added on the 2002-10-06 00:59:59 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Technically excellent, artwise pure crap. Boring. A coder demo.
sucks added on the 2002-10-11 23:32:53 by tomcat tomcat
it's pretty alright... but waaaaay to longwinded and slowmoving. the music isn't all that good either. i remember i was impressed when i watched it (the engine, the textures, the lighting, the animation (well..)), but when i downloaded it again some time later to watch it again i completely forgot why.. it's just too damn boring and repetitive, no matter what stoned dutch people say. :)
added on the 2002-10-12 00:09:06 by gloom gloom
Haven't watched this for years... (maybe about 3 years ;)
And this was a plain failure of mine. Kasparov rocks, it's a real mindfuck. Impressive scenes (at least some of them), fabulous sound (although the most hated part i guess) and it's not boring. My opinion
rulez added on the 2002-10-31 12:17:06 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
Yeah !! This Be The Kind, a long repeating demo ***Fantstique***
rulez added on the 2002-11-05 12:46:58 by Licht Licht
for some strange reason the whole thing drops down to < 1 fps, everytime the zoomblur appears (win98se,gf2,40.72(also happens with 30.82 etc.)). Any workaround for that issue? Pretty much the same happens with other eli... erm, farbrausch releases too. :)
added on the 2002-12-07 17:37:32 by tomaes tomaes
the best demo for the moment
(ok, it's my opinion, but i'm ok to share it)
added on the 2002-12-11 22:50:22 by sokoban sokoban
Who does the musik to this?
rulez added on the 2002-12-16 02:39:50 by Code Code
Technically great, has some (very) good camerawork and modelling and a fitting soundtrack... but... its still a bloody horribly boring induflyby...
added on the 2002-12-30 12:35:39 by uncle-x uncle-x
Me love long demos like this one,the musik very surperb
rulez added on the 2002-12-30 12:43:46 by MickeyMouse MickeyMouse
My gosh I thought Fr-08 was long.
I heard Farb-Raush is the old Elite group, maybe......? B T W who did this music it really gets me going, Lu u u uV it
rulez added on the 2002-12-30 13:04:11 by pud-kvaz pud-kvaz
pud-kvaz: Why do you wear that farbrausch icon? :)
added on the 2002-12-30 13:11:09 by Wain Wain
well I had the farb-rausch Icon due to the fact they are the best demo designers in the world just being a good sponser.
added on the 2002-12-30 13:24:06 by pud-kvaz pud-kvaz
Sehr schönes Demo haben sie da gemacht Herr Elitegroup-
rulez added on the 2002-12-30 13:33:29 by elend elend
the best demo!!
added on the 2003-01-02 13:37:00 by tolemaC tolemaC
the best concept!!
added on the 2003-01-02 13:37:35 by tolemaC tolemaC
added on the 2003-01-02 13:38:12 by tolemaC tolemaC
Aint it a kewl demo eh? the beat in the musik kinda gets ya going, Elite is not very good designers, More like Excellent,This is Farb-Rausch you know that?
rulez added on the 2003-01-02 14:06:09 by Glopper Glopper
not bad :o) kicking ass engine of course. but too long and repetitive in the scenario. its borring at the end. btw the atmosphere is really good. congrats
rulez added on the 2003-01-02 14:06:47 by voxel voxel
i like. and thanks for the new dll, it was a while since i last saw this.
rulez added on the 2003-01-02 17:00:28 by a_lee_n a_lee_n
pud-kvaz: music did Ronny/Farbrausch (rp, ronny pries)
hehe, this one is boooring but ok
rulez added on the 2003-01-04 22:31:16 by Dubmood Dubmood
Coup de coeur for Kasparov? I always thought that this is for underestimated and less known prods?

One of the most hyped demos. I didn't liked the Elitegroup behaviour at any time, but technically it's indeed an amazing demo. Clean scenes, perfect sync and the sound fits to the scenes. Clearly a pre-Farbrausch production. Probably a show off to the gamers at TP 9 which had to notice that also the scene 'can do it'.

But as with all tech demos it doesn't work for the long running time, after a few minutes it gets hell boring. Technically remarkable, but for the atmosphere there are several better demos out there.
added on the 2003-01-05 00:54:32 by Crest Crest
oh god no, what next? adrenalin for coup de coeur ?

ofcourse there's lots of good work in this demo and blah and blahblahblah. but why????
added on the 2003-01-05 11:14:08 by droid droid
this was the first demo, in my opinion, to create ambience and plot consistence,(not the usual plasmas,tunels,rotozoom,greets,plasmas) while watching it I personally get caught on the visuals, and the sensation of being inmersed on the story rises on every minute. Great ! that deserved a Wolrd Domination as they claimed on the dentros!
rulez added on the 2003-01-05 11:48:20 by JaK JaK
crest: i rather think this demo is extremely underrated. it certainly got a lot of attention, but most of that was really extremely shallow - the 3d engine and the modelling got most attention, and while both are decent and well-produced, they're really the most uninteresting point about the demo (IMHO).

what makes kasparov great is the incredible attention to detail, the camerawork (which is still about the best to be seen in any demo), the music, and how well everything in this demo interacts with everything else to build up the atmosphere. there's not a single thing about this demo that feels "out of place" - which is very rare in demos.

fun thing is that while most people were "impressed by the 3d-engine", this is really codewise the least interesting part of the demo. the movement of the spiders (both in the heightfield and in the "pipe repair" scene) is completely ai-controlled, and even more important, this was the first demo to use render-to-texture effects, which are only getting common now, about 3 years after the demo was released.

the problem this demo really has is its choice of aesthetics - the gritty, cold, dead industrial atmosphere has been pulled off incredibly well, but it seems like for most people this style simply doesn't work. (that kind of people then usually screams "boring 3d flyby").

in any case, if you want to judge it in retrospect, look at the influence it had on other demos. not only the number of kasparov parodies and references in other demos (how many demos do you know that have parodies AT ALL?), but also certain style elements you find in several demos since (count the number of pipes in demos before and after kasparov; compare the camerawork in demos before and after kasparov; et cetera).

i'm relatively happy that kasparov is now coup the coeur - because i think that now, after all the elitegroup "we are very good"-we-want-to-piss-you-off-influence is over :), this demo finally has the chance of getting halfways objective judgment.

oh, and i'm style pissed off by the "farbrausch=elitegroup" stuff. the key people involved in this demo only joined farbrausch long after the group was established, about 50% of the active members in farbrausch (like gizmo, cp, wayfinder, rawstyle, and me) never were involved in any way with elitegroup, and farbrausch has a philosophy that is absolutely contrary to what elitegroup was :)
added on the 2003-01-05 12:09:46 by ryg ryg
wooops. creeping optimus-ism detected. i'm scared.
added on the 2003-01-05 12:11:32 by ryg ryg
erhm. My french suxx. so what does "coup de coeur" mean anyway ???
added on the 2003-01-05 12:28:50 by elend elend
3 letters for you: faq ;)
added on the 2003-01-05 12:57:35 by tomaes tomaes
well, "coup de couer" means (thought not quite literally) "hits you in the heart" ... and this almost did it for me.. it's a great, very fast 3d engine, the scene is huge and beautifully detailed, the spiders are nice, i liked the double imaging and the wireframes and the blur, etc.. there's also something of an implied narrative that suits the "emptiness" of the scene.. i didn't have any trouble staying awake through the 10 minutes.. on the other hand, it *does* sort of look like a game intro, but i've yet to see any games with as artistic a sense for the camera or as decent synchro (both in timing and mood).. it's a 3d flyby demo, something i don't usually like, but artistically, it's the peak of what can be achieved in that style so it deserves much respect..
rulez added on the 2003-01-05 13:22:46 by dyscotopia dyscotopia
Thx for the translation. =) Well Kasparov didn't hit me in the heart, but still I like it very much. It's still a little bit Empty, yes. Could use a lot more typography and borders and stuff. But very nice scenes. =) I like rusty Industrial scenes. :D

added on the 2003-01-05 13:25:24 by elend elend
elend: nice site, wish the images were higher res.. if i had 3dStudioMax or any artistic skill, i'd be trying to model all those things.. very kasparov and very dystopian.. (diamondie: antiutopia = dystopia)
this is not really meant to be negative, but what's so special about the cameramovements?
added on the 2003-01-05 13:51:03 by sagacity sagacity
Very go0d made, but got alittle boring at the end :\ Im not a fan of sound code like the whole screen is shaking to some sounds, but some soundcode was co0l in this demo! :)
rulez added on the 2003-01-05 15:33:25 by LHS LHS
The special thing about the camerawork is that Kasparov is just full of it. And it's very carefully done too, synced perfectly to the music. I especially liked the parts where the rig is turned into its wireframe.

Whether you like it or not, this demo managed to create great controversy like the Product/Farbrausch, Dope/Complex and yes, Chimera/Halcyon. For that fact alone it is a worthy "coup de coeur".
added on the 2003-01-05 16:26:29 by moT moT
Crashed here on a GF2MX (nForce1), Win2000 ("The program was not correctly initalized (0x00000005)"). Oh well, the DemoDVD has a nice take of it, off to watch that one again :-)
rulez added on the 2003-01-05 18:23:31 by Sesse Sesse
this prod is boring and the "music" sucks. i don´t like this prod...
sucks added on the 2003-01-05 19:56:06 by starbuck starbuck
Extremelly boring :(
sucks added on the 2003-01-06 01:16:28 by Blade^Absurd Blade^Absurd
What is this thing with stupid fly-by demos? I'm sure that your group has potential for something more. Keep it real dudes.
sucks added on the 2003-01-06 01:23:01 by megamies megamies
"fun thing is that while most people were "impressed by the 3d-engine", this is really codewise the least interesting part of the demo." (ryg)

I got to run Kasparov once on a 400 Celly with an S3 TRIO 64v+.
added on the 2003-01-06 02:25:05 by Gargaj Gargaj
I really don't get it.
sucks added on the 2003-01-06 03:02:51 by kusma kusma
great !
rulez added on the 2003-01-06 11:27:08 by djam djam
at the time this was one of the most beautiful things i had seen and the music was also very good. but you shouldn't have made it so damn long.
added on the 2003-01-06 12:08:29 by raymon raymon
It is amazing to see something attractive like this, althought it's only flying camera. Personally I don't like "3ds loader demos", but this beats so many "artistic demos".

Belongs to my personal top ... hmm... 5 or 10 demos...
rulez added on the 2003-01-06 12:27:53 by shadez shadez
ile, the drugs don't work -it's still a 3d scene with no 'zing'.
added on the 2003-01-06 12:43:51 by Shifter Shifter
this demo sucks, ok there is some work but it's not fun, it's just boring. Too long, pitiful music... I don't understand why it's a "coup de coeur"!
sucks added on the 2003-01-06 13:32:21 by uz uz
and drugz too, i totally agree with ile :)

imho the ppl posting "i like it but its too long" really missed the point of the demo
added on the 2003-01-06 13:42:41 by stil stil
it's not abstract, therefore it can't be art.
added on the 2003-01-06 19:18:01 by chaos chaos
chaos: so the mona lisa isn't art huh?
added on the 2003-01-06 19:22:28 by Inopia Inopia
stillie: maybe, but it's stil(l) too long :)
added on the 2003-01-07 09:54:24 by raymon raymon
It may have been innovative, and yes it is a good camera control, and the music are good....but it is bloody boring.
added on the 2003-01-07 16:01:42 by NoahR NoahR
paska on paskaa vaikka voissa paistaisi
sucks added on the 2003-01-07 16:54:23 by hooligan hooligan
kasparov equals sushi, love it or leave it.
added on the 2003-01-08 15:23:33 by rp rp
I love this one, great sync! And turn up the volume before you start it :)
rulez added on the 2003-01-08 18:18:12 by front243 front243
It could have been really great but it is sooooo boring and showing the same effects and scenes again and again!!!
sucks added on the 2003-01-10 10:50:14 by ghandy ghandy
still a good demo
rulez added on the 2003-01-11 16:33:03 by spengler spengler
I want the sound file to this puppy it's Killer!!! and it MOVES !!! you just gotta love it.
added on the 2003-01-13 05:24:23 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
DemoMike, there is a converter for that.
added on the 2003-01-14 17:59:01 by stonda stonda
Where is the converter for the sound file may I ask? I WANT IT !!
added on the 2003-01-15 11:15:37 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
codewise thumbs up, design-wise suxx.
added on the 2003-01-16 02:01:10 by tomcat tomcat
kasparov tune in XM, self-extracting rar. I'm hosting this for a very short time
added on the 2003-01-17 02:59:02 by cats cats
YES !! found it here:http://www.dc5.org/demodulate
added on the 2003-01-18 00:57:28 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
WOaWW amazing 3ds PLAYER!!!!!
sucks added on the 2003-01-18 03:45:49 by sofokles sofokles
if you got the mindcandy demo dvd, listen to the kasparov commentary. that dvd really, really rocks!
added on the 2003-01-22 17:56:56 by chaos chaos
the 3d engine (& evrything else) was fantastic
rulez added on the 2003-01-24 17:40:47 by verm verm
all the people whining about "boring 3D-flyby" just don't seem to get how athmospheric this demo is. Just think about the credits-scene...
added on the 2003-01-25 09:46:15 by Spin Spin
one the one hand, it IS boring, on the other hand it has a damn cool atmosphere and i just have watch it again and again and again :)
rulez added on the 2003-01-26 03:32:43 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
I can't believe my eyes!!
This would not be a Demo if too short or having the talented music by ronny pries.
Can't stop watching this pooch.
I also read some place that this demo would slow down somewhat if played for a long period of time, where did I see that?
added on the 2003-01-27 02:07:18 by Code Code
B T W did this ever make it to the big screen?
added on the 2003-01-27 02:08:42 by Code Code

countless times

added on the 2003-01-27 02:15:09 by raver raver
hm. The visuals are ok, i really like the lens effects, the motion blur and the cam movings. I think a part of the problem in watching it twice is the boring music. The scene with those little badmodelled somethings running around is dispensable and the duration is hardcore with the eyes on variebility. What finally makes me give the thumb down is that i cant take people serious who call themself go(t)t [god], elite or claims "we are very good.".
sucks added on the 2003-01-28 14:49:28 by phage phage
hm...now that i look at their page, this cant be meant seriously, sorry
added on the 2003-01-28 14:53:15 by phage phage
one of the most boring demos i have ever seen.
sucks added on the 2003-02-01 21:37:40 by preglow preglow
nice textures, nice scenes, but where is the music? ;-)
added on the 2003-02-02 23:07:59 by fingus fingus
rulez added on the 2003-02-09 13:33:33 by jpx jpx
<stil> tu kiffe la kasparov toi?
<redribbon> je la hais
<stil> tin
<stil> c la meilleur chose que l'allemagne ait jamais faite
<stil> =)
<redribbon> ah
<redribbon> moi je croyais que c'etait la biere et les curry wurst
<redribbon> :)
<stil> 2e alors
<stil> =))
<redribbon> boah disons que l'industriel rouillé ca me botte pas
<redribbon> meme si c impeccablement codé, etc..
<stil> hm
<stil> c bizarre
<stil> paske moi non plus ca me botte pas
<stil> et le code c cqui me plait le moins dans la prod =)
<redribbon> alors je ne te comprend pas
<stil> ben j kiffe la montée en intensité de l'atmosphere
<stil> via la zik et le mouvement
<stil> et une fois la haut ca s'arrete pas ya encore du trip
<redribbon> tiens j'ai jamais rien posté sur elle dans pouet
<redribbon> je vais cut-paster notre conversation :)
<stil> t bien le seul =)
<stil> hahah

This demo sux.
sucks added on the 2003-02-12 10:34:18 by redribbon redribbon
great demo!!!
rulez added on the 2003-02-12 20:29:15 by Daaan Daaan
it is marvelous =D
rulez added on the 2003-02-24 01:25:29 by Ifrit Ifrit
it's a little bit long, but great 3d scenes
i like elitegroup ;)
rulez added on the 2003-03-15 18:17:24 by js js
i've seen it on the bigscreen when presented at the party. it definiteley rocks; great atmosphere, but slightly too long. the problem with this production is that the dramatic effect decreases more and more as the screen size used for replay becomes smaller. oh, btw, a lot of people claim this one (and ".das .produkt" as well) as "gamer style". i think such an argument is completeley pointless; in fact, the scenes and textures might look somewhat 3d-shooterish, but how can music be gamish (if it's not the super-mario-theme or an actual game theme) ?!
rulez added on the 2003-03-16 19:17:45 by rac rac
erm, sorry, i mean "completely". :-]
added on the 2003-03-16 19:19:30 by rac rac
dont runs on my athlon 770,via chipset, radeon 8500se, win2k.. :(
added on the 2003-03-18 17:22:14 by v3nom v3nom
doesn't run, sorry
added on the 2003-03-18 17:22:41 by v3nom v3nom
So it's a 3D flyby... I like 3D flybys. This demo actually makes me dizzy. It's like one of only two or three that produce a physical reaction. Excellent 3DS player and effects, and the minimalist music suits it well... I only wish it wasn't washed out on ATI Mobility cards
rulez added on the 2003-03-25 22:52:45 by crusader crusader
I'm getting this now
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added on the 2003-04-20 00:02:20 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
It was very amazing for me to watch this demo. AFTER finding a version, that runs with my Radeon 9100, I could enjoy it years later.
Version 1.5
Version 2.2
rulez added on the 2003-04-27 19:33:27 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
I've watched Kasparov at least half a dozen times so far, and I still feel the need to go back for more. There is some magic in here that makes people either love Kasparov or hate it.
rulez added on the 2003-05-04 07:34:32 by s_tec s_tec
This is one of the most incredibly good thing i've ever seen and heard on my pc... Yes it is quite long, but who cares when it's so damned good? Please use REAL speackers when watching it, all its atmosphere holds in the perfect sync between graphics and music. It is quite old now, but it is still has so much impact when showing it to someone who doesn't know what a demo is.
rulez added on the 2003-05-07 20:25:13 by {OdS} {OdS}
I wouldnt say it rules but it's up there. I was impressed from the start. As for gliches this prod had non, while I had intialization problems with othe prods on Pouet.net.
rulez added on the 2003-06-12 18:42:35 by FiledeBop FiledeBop
the athmosphere is the thing...
rulez added on the 2003-07-18 12:09:30 by v3nom v3nom
Frickin Awsumm!! This Demo has brought me into the demoscene forever.
rulez added on the 2003-07-28 22:18:00 by Scroller Scroller
Scroller try downloading the party version I think it has a lot more cool effects and the sound is absolute crisp.
added on the 2003-11-13 01:32:58 by Kasparov Kasparov
Not bad.
added on the 2003-11-23 00:30:35 by jimmi jimmi
<stil> y'a ceux qui voient l'echiquier et ceux qui thumbent down kasparov
added on the 2003-11-25 15:47:47 by chewbacca chewbacca
rulez added on the 2003-11-27 17:24:58 by vagus vagus
aahhhrg, already the idea of calling a demo "gamer style" makes me want to be a terrorist... people saying things like these have never understood anything.
to the demo:
well done, but a minus for the same scenes repeating over and over and a minus for such arrogant lines (we are very good)...
added on the 2004-01-06 22:57:19 by aser aser
aser: now who´s the one who doesn´t understand anything? ;)
added on the 2004-01-07 00:37:40 by fiver fiver
fiver2 shoots, fiver2 scores :)
added on the 2004-01-07 10:35:50 by Gargaj Gargaj
i'm hit ! ahhrg... nah, sry, was just angry...
well, i suggest you meant that those "arrogant" lines were meant ironically... i thought about that, too, but if they were meant like this, it would mean that elitegroup basically thought their demo wasn't good, and that thought just seemed absurd to me, because like i said i thought (thought again...) it was quite well done... oh well, fuck it, i wasn't right.
added on the 2004-01-08 18:03:58 by aser aser
aser: may be this would have been a hint...

added on the 2004-01-08 22:11:35 by chaos chaos
this is very good!
rulez added on the 2004-01-08 23:15:49 by raer raer
I like it even without using any drugs.
The athmosphere is just amazing!
rulez added on the 2004-01-08 23:58:16 by beavis77 beavis77
Seeing the name of the group, the annoying handles of the members, and the series of arrogant intros released before the party, I was itching to put the boot in upon seeing this demo. And then I did. And I realized that the absolute worst part about the whole thing is that Kasparov is utterly, completely brilliant. Fabulous atmpspheric music synced perfectly with gorgeous, stark yet lush 3D scenes with brief bursts of blurs and distortions that personally remind me an awful lot of the greetings part in Wayfarer (but that is beside the point). I didn't want to like this demo. But I had to. Damn you, Elitegroup. The glowing fluid in the tanks was particularly nice.
rulez added on the 2004-02-21 01:54:38 by resonate resonate
is this known
kasparov -s edit
brings up the editor ;P
thanks to chaos for the hint from the seminar of asm03
and thanks for that fantastic seminar
rulez added on the 2004-03-16 17:11:29 by _dylan_ _dylan_
LOL it was in the info file and i never noticed it ;DDD
added on the 2004-03-16 17:13:44 by _dylan_ _dylan_
kasparov is still fucking good. addictive, i would say.
rulez added on the 2004-03-17 00:46:01 by blala blala
kasparov is the demo which belled lightyears into demoscene, one of my favourites :)
rulez added on the 2004-03-20 00:19:43 by NuKem NuKem
Excellent code, boring but beautiful demo.
added on the 2004-03-31 14:36:37 by d3pth d3pth
music's got me ;)
rulez added on the 2004-04-06 08:15:16 by timna timna
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005) says my Radeon 9800Pro.
added on the 2004-04-22 21:02:41 by zeroic zeroic
I had a problem with my Radeon at first, too. But there should be a link to some kind of update here. A resolution selector and "enable anisotropic filtering" option would be nice, btw...

About the demo design (since there are enough remarks about the technical aspect):
Basically I see 9 parts: (1)intro/(2)fly-by/(3)acceleration/(4)break/(5)credits/(6)restart/(7)acceleration+fx/(8)"error"/(9)final fly. Kasparov is clearly very well thought up, but: Part 6 is most likely the one which causes the "bad design" comments, since there is not enough new stuff to make it interesting. It gets somewhat more interesting again in part 7 and 8, but part 9 could be much more effective - and thereby shape the overall impression - if those parts(6,7 and 8), as well as part 2 and 3 were shorter. Instead, part 4 should be a bit longer as it has many unique and very interesting scenes with an excellent soundtrack. The animation of the spiders in part 2 synchronized with the beat is a good effect but it would be more effective if that synchronized drum-instrument would start together with this scene. Furthermore, since there are no other animated scenes outside part 4, it falls out of place.
The music generally fits very well to this 9-parts concept, and enforces the good as well as the bad sides of Kasparov's design.
rulez added on the 2004-04-22 21:53:39 by mjz mjz
the first demo on pc that i checked after i got pissed years ago by the ugly dos shit.
and oh wonder it was boring like shit so i went back to watch amiga stuff
sucks added on the 2004-05-07 07:27:29 by xeNusion xeNusion
rulez added on the 2004-06-16 01:34:29 by YTVR YTVR
rulez added on the 2004-06-26 21:13:47 by meCh\bps meCh\bps
sucks added on the 2004-07-04 04:08:35 by neon neon
This is a real chiquita :) Vagy mi a faszom :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 15:30:12 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
hypnotizing and generally excellent. love those camera movements!
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 23:40:22 by titanstar titanstar
I was boring with demos in 95, and since Kasparov, I could say, "wOw comment elle roulaise celle là :)))"
How elitah. But u are arrogant!! ;p
rulez added on the 2004-07-12 01:13:55 by Buckethead Buckethead
this is the only pre-Y2K demo that i like. and its not bad (or ugly) on todays hardware and quality standards.
rulez added on the 2004-07-13 06:49:55 by praetor_alpha praetor_alpha
rulez added on the 2004-07-13 23:19:34 by radman1 radman1
well done but too boring
sucks added on the 2004-07-31 18:34:28 by `K` `K`
I like the camera movements
rulez added on the 2004-08-05 04:16:07 by legalize legalize
Little bit boring. But rulez. Yes. It does. I think.
rulez added on the 2004-09-06 02:23:53 by jimmi jimmi
I really like the music and the sync!
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 14:28:11 by Kauto Kauto
<Basile> [stillie] y'a ceux qui voient l'echiquier et ceux qui thumbent down la kasparov
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 14:51:42 by jb jb
this doesn't work on winxp.
added on the 2004-09-15 15:20:15 by Bagpuss Bagpuss
Try this: Complete Patch version

Win2k/xp fix Here: Win2k/xp fix

added on the 2004-09-15 19:39:07 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
thanks mike.
added on the 2004-09-15 21:52:57 by Bagpuss Bagpuss
The Pleasures all mine BTW you can get this demo on DVD
added on the 2004-09-15 23:45:12 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
great work, it's a little bit to long, but anyway it's great ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-09-19 15:37:39 by wickedz wickedz
rulez added on the 2004-10-16 00:42:10 by [ProToS] [ProToS]
this demo was mindblowing at its time and still is tho the music is to repetetive and monoton at the end. the noisy sound gets really annyoing.
rulez added on the 2004-10-16 00:45:37 by trigger trigger
added on the 2004-10-16 00:46:49 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
added on the 2004-10-16 00:47:27 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
It's very good but IMHO it should have ended after the credits part.
rulez added on the 2004-11-28 16:02:11 by grip grip
Awesome ! Goes up and up and up and it cool you down ...
rulez added on the 2004-12-05 10:43:50 by analogue analogue
A pleasure to watch.
I like the wireframeflashes and the way, the credits were shown, also the finishscreen rules :)
Only the music (if you would called this so) let me puke.
rulez added on the 2004-12-23 01:29:52 by checkoff checkoff
maintes fois imité, jamais égalé!
rulez added on the 2004-12-23 01:50:03 by Zest Zest
it sucks
sucks added on the 2004-12-30 12:23:55 by leaderc leaderc
fucking perfect
rulez added on the 2005-01-05 22:55:34 by zomb zomb
rulez added on the 2005-01-20 22:38:50 by bzz bzz
Perfect trip. It all fits together very well and the camera movements are awesome. Good concept also.
rulez added on the 2005-02-10 16:42:39 by [self-ban] [self-ban]
rulez added on the 2005-03-17 18:45:15 by las las
just a thumb.
rulez added on the 2005-03-17 22:16:37 by red red
well, yes, boooring. there are scenes i can't resist to marvel at, but others are plain uninteresting. as this is comment #251 or so, noone will read this anyway...in the end, i rate it a swinehead for the editing and stuff.
added on the 2005-04-11 13:27:10 by tcp tcp
best 3d fly-by ever. i can't explain why, but i don't find this boring at all :).
rulez added on the 2005-04-26 20:20:38 by mataglap mataglap
probably i was just getting my hopes up to high for this one. After watching this - very long - demo i figured it's very over rated. It's a very boring 3D fly-by with endlessly repeating scenes and the snare music got me on the nerves.

Seems like today all you need to make a demo is a 3D model, some music and a camera path that is synced to the music. boring, over-rated, partly ugly, annoying music and fly-by shit...
sucks added on the 2005-04-26 21:13:02 by Lupin Lupin
sucks added on the 2005-06-07 09:46:58 by chavez chavez

rulez added on the 2005-07-22 02:14:46 by ninja ninja
This is BASE DEMO! Very progresive music and feeling. This is the realy "KASPAROV" feeling :)
rulez added on the 2005-07-29 16:12:43 by aha aha
A dream of camera motion!
rulezcdc added on the 2005-08-27 03:41:25 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
Dark beauty.
rulez added on the 2005-08-27 03:58:47 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
it felt like i had gone into some back door of fr-08, and was taking a look around....

Then i saw the date - 1999...

not a favourite of mine, but worth a thumb
rulez added on the 2005-09-03 02:43:33 by Gaia Gaia
I forgot the name of that great prod, but on scene.org they helped me getting a clue :) I highly recommend watching this piece of 3D-art. It's long, yep, but it's worth it. At least it was '99. Thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2005-09-06 11:30:55 by lestarte lestarte
An eye candy for its time!
rulez added on the 2005-10-24 17:14:58 by Cj Cj
A masterpiece!
rulez added on the 2005-10-24 17:43:08 by pdx pdx
dark and long. its minimalistic atmosphere makes me comfortable, even if it might be boring for others.
rulez added on the 2005-10-24 17:52:27 by 301 301
w00t? no thumb yet?
rulez added on the 2005-11-13 02:21:44 by BoyC BoyC
rulez added on the 2006-03-05 20:40:42 by pr0nbot pr0nbot
Superb! ...
rulez added on the 2006-03-25 01:22:07 by Shriggar Shriggar
rulez added on the 2006-03-25 01:28:19 by chenmy! chenmy!
perfect > excellent > impressive
rulez added on the 2006-03-29 17:19:54 by seppjo seppjo
the mother of all fly-bys
rulez added on the 2006-03-29 18:02:03 by parcelshit parcelshit
rulez added on the 2006-04-03 18:38:01 by anesthetic anesthetic
the mother of all fly-bys
sucks added on the 2006-04-24 13:09:27 by Preacher Preacher
the mutsis
sucks added on the 2006-04-24 13:15:56 by break break
Boring and repetitive, but nice music and synchro :)
added on the 2006-04-24 13:16:56 by xernobyl xernobyl
Can't believe I haven't thumbed this up! Incredible fly by that was visually way ahead of it's time, so damn fast and required very basic hardware!

Sure it is repetetive, but it has more atmosphere than most demos I've seen!
rulez added on the 2006-04-24 14:13:46 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
great atmosphere
rulez added on the 2006-05-10 12:27:15 by elgado elgado
Still kickin ass
I lubb0r thee, Kasparov
added on the 2006-05-12 14:52:01 by moredhel moredhel
rulez added on the 2006-05-29 11:36:19 by iks iks
An insult to the acception of images and cinematic itself, and to art in a more general way ! This is just anything and anything, and anything, during 30 minutes. The result of years of dereliction brought and put in your heads by MTV polution. TOTAL PUKANCE ! No, demo are not cool if you add senseless stupid camera movements.
sucks added on the 2006-06-21 13:29:01 by krabob krabob
and lux aeterna luceat eis by ephidrena, is for me a perfect antithesys of this demo.
added on the 2006-06-21 13:33:30 by krabob krabob
Amazing experience!

I didn't know looking at rusty pipes for so long would be interesting.

You actually watch the scenes so long (without getting boring) you start to feel involvement.

Normally when I see some random rotating landscape I won't feel a thing, here however I actually start feeling the camera movements.
rulez added on the 2006-07-10 22:01:53 by Joop Joop
it's good. i loved the camera shaking with the music in this one.
rulez added on the 2006-07-11 05:49:48 by blackpawn blackpawn
Some might say this is too long, but if you're in the right mood, this can be hypnotizing (some might call it falling asleep) :).
rulez added on the 2006-07-19 09:30:03 by kurli kurli
how is that i still didn't vote for this one!!??!oneone

rulez, it's a classic :)
Watched it again. Amazing.
added on the 2006-08-10 23:11:16 by Joop Joop
Legendary, yes!
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 22:30:04 by Optima Optima
nice abstractions in this.

farbrausch took some ideas i´d say.
although their demo is 64k ..

at the end i liked the electric noise instead of the locusts noise in the evening. (message)
added on the 2006-08-30 22:58:03 by gentleman gentleman
i agree, in some parts you could think we had the same artists...
added on the 2006-08-30 23:31:58 by ryg ryg
a nice bigscreen experience
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 23:43:55 by diodak diodak
True legend. For me cult demo. Excellent synchronisation and perfect music!
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 23:54:21 by Biter Biter
texas lightning
sucks added on the 2006-08-31 00:04:42 by sauli sauli
I always liked this. Excellent modelling and music. One of the best flyby demos.
rulez added on the 2006-08-31 08:16:31 by dairos dairos
rulez added on the 2006-09-18 15:15:06 by _xiod_ _xiod_
I haven't voted for this yet? Great classic, I still enjoy watching it today like I did when it was released. The only thing which is a bit strange is the end, IMO.
rulez added on the 2006-09-23 22:00:10 by jua jua
one of my favorite, very inspiring demo, music and design rox !
rulez added on the 2006-09-24 00:51:33 by Orion_ Orion_
Party Version
The effects are totally sweet in this one.
added on the 2006-09-24 02:25:01 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Hypno, hypno!
rulez added on the 2006-12-07 13:52:46 by eye eye
i've just realized that the sky textures are great
rulez added on the 2006-12-25 02:11:17 by rmeht rmeht
rulez added on the 2006-12-25 09:47:24 by zeebr zeebr
rulez added on the 2007-01-01 17:54:56 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Can't believe I haven't given this demo a well-deserved thumb up. This is a classic, possibly the finest "3D flyby demo" ever.
It is a bit on the long side, but fortunately there are some nices breaks (ants, robots, water room etc.) from the industrial static scenes that keeps it going.
Still, the probably greatest thing of this demo is the outstanding quality of both code and modelling/texturing.
rulez added on the 2007-01-12 23:41:29 by Sdw Sdw
solid demo!
rulez added on the 2007-03-10 09:56:11 by minz minz
Farbrausch ripped everything from elitegroup!!
added on the 2007-03-10 09:58:56 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
much give nostalgy thumb
rulez added on the 2007-03-10 10:02:39 by dwarf dwarf
like it!!!!!
rulez added on the 2007-03-10 10:21:58 by am-fm am-fm
Really good product. The robo-spiders kick ass!
rulez added on the 2007-03-10 10:32:31 by hashdash hashdash
rulez added on the 2007-04-06 11:43:59 by skrebbel skrebbel
oh, my cdc is sneaky, have to make comment.

rulez added on the 2007-04-15 14:53:57 by scythoior scythoior
rulez added on the 2007-04-16 09:40:48 by prophet prophet
eeuhm.. what Sdw said ;)
rulez added on the 2007-04-16 09:51:17 by alien^PDX alien^PDX
cooool! perfect animation-sound sync!
what about doing this in 64k again? :o)
rulez added on the 2007-07-31 20:13:30 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
I don't like it.
sucks added on the 2007-07-31 20:17:40 by xernobyl xernobyl
I do.
thumb is mostly because of the massive tune.
the rest is fly-by to me
rulez added on the 2007-07-31 20:21:23 by EviL EviL
rulez added on the 2007-07-31 20:44:43 by post malone post malone
always liked this one. gobsmacking when it first came out and it still looks good now.
rulez added on the 2007-07-31 20:58:24 by loaderror loaderror
Oh my, haven't commented yet??? I think I've watched this roundabout a hundred times since it was released...

Anyway, this came at a time when every other accelerated demo looked like CRAP. You can clearly see that this one was way ahead of it's time because 2-3 years later, most of the other accelerated demos STILL looked like crap. Every effing demo in 2001/02 had those rotating transparent textures and golden spikey-blobb-thingies a la Tesla/Sunflower or any Damage demo that comes to mind... and those demos BORED ME TO DEATH.

But Kasparov showed the way to the future: perfect camera work, highres textures (for that time), modelling work way beyond the typical "lets put three cubes on the screen", a soundtrack that doesn't consist of the typical "Umtah-umtahtah" of that period and an actual concept and theme. It was breathtaking back then and is still standing strong.
Sorry, but everyone who can't see those achievements and thinks this is a "boring fly-by" should go and see a doctor/optician...
rulez added on the 2007-08-25 03:24:59 by Stebo Stebo
Really cool production back in the day!
rulez added on the 2007-08-27 20:39:51 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
rulez added on the 2007-08-27 20:46:46 by dila dila
Brilliant work according to '99. Maybe a bit too long, but definitely deserves a thumb up.
rulez added on the 2007-09-04 08:59:55 by -SP- -SP-
damn, where's my thumb for this materpiece?
rulez added on the 2007-09-08 22:48:31 by substrate substrate
It would appear as if this is either a love- or a hate-production.
However, I don't neither love nor hate it - it's somewhere in between, leaning towards to hate-side.
I mean, it has potential and, yes, it was probably quite good "back then", but I fail to see how people could be THAT impressed with this one? Why has NO ONE called this "Boring 3D fly-by shit"?
The music has its beats here and there, but overall it's just plain boring, I think.
Ok, just read some comments - looks like I'm not the 1st one to call this "Boring 3D fly-by shit" - my bad ;)
nutman, the term "boring 3d fly-by shit" was .invented. for this production! ;)
added on the 2007-09-18 10:36:42 by fiver fiver
very good
rulez added on the 2007-11-29 22:04:25 by 0rel 0rel
rulez added on the 2007-12-08 19:18:06 by neoneye neoneye
Nice 3d demo
rulez added on the 2007-12-10 11:26:01 by zefyros zefyros
cool one :)
rulez added on the 2007-12-10 16:06:09 by Sapphire Sapphire
Very nice 3d world
rulez added on the 2008-01-01 18:51:36 by El Topo El Topo
rulez added on the 2008-01-01 18:55:41 by texel texel
imho too long and little borring after few minutes.. but ok :)
added on the 2008-01-01 19:49:07 by yeahlon yeahlon
elitegroup seem to be inspired by the musicvideo for one love by prodigy (look at 3:05 - 3:30)
added on the 2008-01-23 23:51:02 by v3nom v3nom
just recording my thumb for posterity
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 00:39:37 by Alpha C Alpha C
I had forgotten how much this demo rules.
rulez added on the 2008-03-12 19:12:07 by stage7 stage7
27 thumbs down for such a stunner?
rulez added on the 2008-03-14 15:37:45 by chromag chromag
pretty hot for its day. good 3D modelling and atmosphere. finding good use for state-of-the-art hardware of those times.

but it's just too fucking repetitive. it could have been 3 minutes. if it only were..

added on the 2008-03-14 16:13:32 by earx earx
rulez added on the 2008-03-14 17:24:07 by src src
one of my favorite demo.
here is a youtube video:

rulez added on the 2008-05-04 22:17:56 by mikhnal mikhnal
3D effects. Regiert.
rulez added on the 2008-05-24 16:25:52 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2008-05-24 22:53:18 by Ized Ized
that was awesome. 2008 and its still perfect.
rulez added on the 2008-06-18 18:26:36 by relias abardon relias abardon
rulez added on the 2008-07-15 14:05:45 by SiR SiR
They were very good.
rulez added on the 2008-07-15 14:13:43 by rp rp
What rpfr said - They were very good.

Just would like to say thank you to all these guys who were involved in this demo - the first demo that made me really happy!

I know, this might come little late but not too late...
rulez added on the 2008-10-13 11:38:20 by fun(h)dr fun(h)dr
Very nice production. Cool music.
rulez added on the 2008-10-13 13:17:40 by d3pth d3pth
what tomaes said
rulez added on the 2009-02-02 17:27:56 by wullon wullon
This FR-production, sorry, of course I meant Elitegroup production definitely rocks for 1999.
rulez added on the 2009-02-11 18:29:37 by FiZz FiZz
Simply astounding, both technologically and artistically.
rulez added on the 2009-04-05 10:57:31 by vestige vestige
Ruled. Ever since then, everything is under control.
rulez added on the 2009-05-24 07:26:56 by andr00 andr00
Psychedelic! :-D
rulez added on the 2009-05-25 22:12:46 by Zavie Zavie
The camera tracks, the strictness, all plays very well together. It still captures me every time I watch it.
rulez added on the 2009-06-23 00:40:56 by der_ton der_ton
I'm generally not pro-flyby but this is too trippy not to be thumbed, it just has this magical feeling to it, the music helps a lot!
rulez added on the 2009-08-20 16:08:13 by noby noby
what rpfr said.
rulez added on the 2009-08-21 01:08:35 by kb_ kb_
what kb said.
rulez added on the 2009-08-21 02:54:08 by decipher decipher
One of the greatest demos I have seen.
rulez added on the 2009-08-22 00:17:52 by MuffinHop MuffinHop
This "shit" still rocks hard.
added on the 2009-09-29 19:03:32 by FiZz FiZz
Forgot to thumb this one, cool 3d and cool music.
rulez added on the 2009-11-17 21:52:55 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2009-11-17 22:00:57 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
ok, imo this has deserved a high quality (what youtube calls "HD") cap for a while now so:
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 23:12:37 by F7sus4 F7sus4
rulez added on the 2010-03-10 11:34:59 by kloopex909 kloopex909
Boring, too dark and long flyby. Really not my cup of coffee.
sucks added on the 2010-03-10 12:35:42 by leGend leGend
nice post
Yay. TheUnitedStatesOfAmerica.
rulez added on the 2010-03-10 13:31:47 by harism harism
Mesmerizing somehow
rulez added on the 2010-03-11 03:38:11 by Gʀɪʍʍy Gʀɪʍʍy
one of the best
rulez added on the 2010-04-14 08:14:34 by provod provod
A real classic for me!
rulezcdc added on the 2010-04-14 08:27:53 by kbi kbi
Still one of the be(a)sts!
rulez added on the 2010-06-06 20:49:30 by tirox tirox
a "classic"
rulez added on the 2010-06-06 21:33:35 by zeroshift zeroshift
One of my favorite
rulez added on the 2010-08-07 23:50:45 by stefa stefa
The usual "ten-years-after" thumbup :)
rulez added on the 2010-08-17 13:10:07 by rez rez
never got bored of it, usually i loop it a few times around when watching
rulez added on the 2010-09-07 18:02:55 by Inorix Inorix
Too long indeed. Nice robotic ants(?).
added on the 2010-12-11 18:46:25 by AntDude AntDude
Who just finished Half-Life then? :D

After credits would have been a good time to round off the demo, and I actually skipped ahead a bit in the beginning.

Thumb is for critters, welding room, and soundtrack which actually makes the repetition "work".
rulez added on the 2010-12-27 12:33:49 by Photon Photon
what rez said.
rulez added on the 2010-12-27 12:36:02 by Defiance Defiance
they are very good.
rulez added on the 2010-12-30 18:12:29 by closed closed
rulez added on the 2011-04-27 21:59:55 by neuralnet neuralnet
Great 64k!

Made a Highres Youtube Vid for it too
Kasparov by elitegroup (1999) (720p)
rulez added on the 2011-07-01 18:18:33 by anni anni
Anni, it's demo :D
added on the 2011-07-25 16:24:20 by closed closed
elitegroup was for the noise, so here´s my silent thumb :)
rulez added on the 2011-08-01 21:54:08 by nty_ nty_
меня от этой хуйни тошнить начинает
sucks added on the 2011-08-01 22:23:39 by bitl bitl
great and classic! i have three versions of this on my hdd (1.5, 2.1, 2.2) go figure
added on the 2011-08-11 22:49:27 by scooper22 scooper22
Another timeless demo. A perfect example on making a long (nearly 11 minutes!) and yet perfectly immersive video using nearly static visuals. Whoever designed the camera paths in this one is genius! Also, goddamn the soundtrack is excellent. :D
rulezcdc added on the 2011-09-06 12:53:59 by moozooh moozooh
rulez forever!!!
rulez added on the 2011-09-24 00:44:06 by robpaine robpaine
rulez added on the 2011-11-26 21:58:29 by Frequent Frequent
One of the milestones in demomaking. Fabulous direction+graphics and a stunning soundtrack. Really powerful stuff and I still clearly remember this from the bigscreen at TP.
rulez added on the 2011-12-01 08:17:28 by Corial Corial
damn fine demo
rulez added on the 2012-05-01 21:43:43 by aegis aegis
sucks added on the 2012-08-05 05:53:14 by ccr ccr
rulez added on the 2012-10-01 16:00:57 by D.Fox D.Fox
rulez added on the 2012-11-08 22:45:51 by spritus spritus
Nice 3D Flyby
rulez added on the 2013-02-04 19:24:41 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Remembered it as being a boring, too long flyby.

However, just watched it again with headphones and the biggest monitor I have - and have to admit that my memory betrayed me. The camera work is outstanding, the paths/movement and the FOV use make a boring static model flyby quite enjoyable - _if_ you let the demo drag you in.
Not to forget the robo crabs, which I did like back then - and still do.
rulez added on the 2013-02-23 21:03:21 by mog mog
rulez added on the 2013-07-24 19:42:13 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Awesome soundtrack!
rulez added on the 2013-10-31 08:49:03 by maytz maytz
Even after --fifteen-- years this demo has a special place in my heart. Sure, in essence it's just a static scene flythrough but it has that special vibe to it. And it's amazing how graphics have evolved since then. But for me even now a great prod! rulez
rulez added on the 2014-10-07 23:16:43 by scooper22 scooper22
A masterpiece that was rated here too bad. For me it is in meaning equated with Second Reality.
rulez added on the 2014-11-05 09:11:43 by tbw tbw
great demo, great engine. i would love to take a look at the code.. I know the engine is probably property of VCC or something, but how about releasing the demo/effect code without the FEB-engine parts?
rulez added on the 2014-11-05 13:44:57 by arm1n arm1n
long forgotten thumb for this masterpiece!
rulez added on the 2014-11-05 14:27:19 by bonefish bonefish
still awesome direction and athmosphere
added on the 2015-05-23 19:51:35 by v3nom v3nom
everything is under control
rulez added on the 2015-06-25 21:47:04 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
rulez added on the 2015-07-08 09:00:36 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
rulez added on the 2015-08-29 00:02:43 by RufUsul RufUsul
Never gets old.
rulez added on the 2015-09-07 11:05:07 by Jakim Jakim
boring show. but a nice soundtrack. so piggie.
Large world
added on the 2016-08-15 17:29:45 by cxw cxw
Thumb for its famous impressive and encrypted soundtrack. Otherwise it's a 3DS player.
rulez added on the 2016-09-01 13:27:44 by noah/3a noah/3a
I just watched this again after a long time, and in terms of atmosphere and direction it's still among the best.
added on the 2016-11-12 02:04:41 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2016-11-12 12:17:42 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
Reminds me of Half-Life...
rulez added on the 2016-11-12 23:21:01 by cce cce
now I know how they did it...
rulez added on the 2017-01-17 12:49:18 by TrX TrX
Herr Weltschaft = Ronny Pries
powa = Dierk Ohlerich (Chaos)
The Artist Formerly Known As Doctor Roole = Tammo Hinrichs (Kebby)
theunitedstatesofamerica = Thomas Mahlke (Fiver2)
gott = Marco Schultz (Crash)
Super, Kewl, Code Hard, der Commander, Genius, Domin8r, Marlboro Man, Dr. Detroit, MC Department of Justice's identity is yet to be known.
rulez added on the 2017-01-17 13:45:30 by Flashira Flashira
honestly i'm a dick for not upvoting this until now.
top of the top. show it to your kids, guys!
rulez added on the 2017-01-23 12:55:29 by nagz nagz
Still ace
added on the 2018-02-16 13:23:10 by scooper22 scooper22
added on the 2018-02-16 21:07:49 by neoneye neoneye
rulez added on the 2018-02-16 21:22:35 by yzi yzi
totally mesmerizing
i wanted to say it was too long but i kind of lost myself in it
rulez added on the 2018-05-03 01:46:35 by agrecascino agrecascino
Nice music, and camera work, but only last quarter visually kicks.
added on the 2019-08-05 22:48:07 by vdr vdr
Motion controls in your organization failed failed failed

And I like this demo actually (specifically robot voices there!)
rulez added on the 2020-01-16 18:42:10 by vitalkanev vitalkanev
Glitches, plumbing and bad music. Just a few glitches, but a *lot* of plumbing.
sucks added on the 2020-05-26 20:02:00 by Nosferatu Nosferatu
Still love it!!
rulez added on the 2020-07-12 22:39:36 by LouisCypher LouisCypher
Doesn't render the water and such correctly any more, not on my card anyway, but the majority of it still runs as it should.
No clue why people say this is long and boring. No attention spans. But then I am a sucker for these demos where the visuals react to the music. There's enough variation in the camera work and new scenes thrown in every now and then to have kept me engrossed at least. And the techno-ants are VERY impressive.
Yeah, I liked it a lot. Very nostalgic too.
rulez added on the 2020-10-10 03:01:51 by MagikGimp MagikGimp
a very conceptual and atmospheric demo, the music gives it a very mesmerizing impression, enjoyed it a lot
rulez added on the 2021-03-02 08:30:30 by VincentValentine VincentValentine
Back when it was released, that was _the_ top demo that finally helped to forget about DOS stuff that previously rocked our minds.
rulez added on the 2021-03-02 10:00:00 by hollowone hollowone
Wouldn't be arrogant enough if runtime would be <10 minutes.

Still creepy, still very long, and still one of my favorite uses of wireframe in demos (with moralhardcandy).
rulez added on the 2021-05-09 06:32:54 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
For the record:
Super, Kewl, Code Hard, der Commander, Genius, Domin8r, Marlboro Man, Dr. Detroit, MC Department of Justice's identity is yet to be known.

Dr. Detroit = doj
as per https://llg.cubic.org/docs/farbrauschDemos/ (page 4)
added on the 2021-05-09 06:40:03 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
would love to be able to run this on modern hardware (win10/11), also to be able to run it in a demoshow without having to resort to a youtube recording (although the currently linked recording is really decent, thanks for that)
added on the 2021-12-02 12:50:57 by v3nom v3nom
Still works fine here in Win10 (v2.2 as seen in the download link), maybe it's an NVidia vs. AMD thing? You could always try compatibility mode or the dgVoodoo DX wrapper (which, BTW, allows you to run it in higher resolution.. I made a Youtube capture running in 1600x1200).
added on the 2021-12-02 13:41:47 by phoenix phoenix
I got an excellent video rip from youtube (atm i don't remember the user but thanks and credits to him), but it had poor audio (wich is fundamental in this rel).

So i re-record it myself with lossles flac audio e remuxed my audio in the video.

The result i think is the most faithful to the original you can get.

You can download it from here.


Feel free to copy or mirror if you like it.
added on the 2023-06-25 10:18:23 by Tlen Tlen

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