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Patterns of Madness by Aesrude
screenshot added by nightlord on 2010-01-11 09:19:33
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release date : january 2010
release party : 7DX 2009
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 67%
  • 0.59
alltime top: #2123
added on the 2010-01-11 09:19:33 by nightlord nightlord

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After a few C64 demos over the years, this is my first pc demo and I am glad i was able to fit it in 64K :) Feedback will be very appreciated. WARNING: This demo requires Dx10 card and Windows 7 or Vista. For all others see the badly captured video on youtube:
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 09:27:51 by nightlord nightlord
hr != S_OK
added on the 2010-01-11 09:43:42 by xernobyl xernobyl
sucks added on the 2010-01-11 09:47:26 by panic panic
@xernobyl: I think you do not have win7/vista + dx10 card, am I right?
added on the 2010-01-11 09:47:32 by nightlord nightlord
Nice atmosphere. It somehow reminded me another demo of yours. Actually these two demos don't have much in common including the platform but I think music and speed made them closer in my mind.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 09:53:42 by Skate Skate
me likes :D
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 09:54:39 by Premium Premium
You're wrong, I have both.
added on the 2010-01-11 10:05:56 by xernobyl xernobyl
Just noticed it only gives that error when I try running with antialiasing.
added on the 2010-01-11 10:06:43 by xernobyl xernobyl
Greetings part is cool. I like the calm atmosphere of the intro. And you delivered the completed intro man. Congratulations.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 10:07:10 by scg_ scg_
Best 64kb of the year so far.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 10:09:21 by xernobyl xernobyl
Really good 64k. I especially liked the comfomity and patterns of madness parts. Clean, stylish design and the music fits.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 10:28:25 by Hydrogen Hydrogen
i am proud of that you dedicated this great demo to me. thanks nightlord.
i hope you continue on producing for pc scene ;)
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 10:37:24 by spritus spritus
GG nighty-lordy!.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 10:38:04 by sensei sensei
loved it!
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 10:50:47 by ragnor ragnor
Quite good for a One-man show. Also consider it is from a country that demoscene is struggling.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 11:01:10 by Acharad Acharad
one man show ! good work :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 11:12:41 by Pandafox Pandafox
Great show! And suprise: works fine on my old xps m1330! Original, simple, clean, fast. A total win.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 11:19:44 by ref ref
Has some of the calming qualities found in older replay intros. And it is 64k. so thumb!
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 11:28:46 by Navis Navis
Cool greetings part. 64k!
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 11:40:03 by tesla tesla
nice first try, but a bit dull and bad quality sound ...
sucks added on the 2010-01-11 12:00:09 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
nice 64k. massive greetings part
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 12:17:09 by mueslee mueslee
I miss some transitions, but really nice overall.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 12:29:37 by wullon wullon
okayish; not bad per se. But.
1) you should ask a musician to write music.
2) judging from the video, there is absolutely no possible reason why this should be vista/dx10 only.
3) a bit short, and a bit empty.
added on the 2010-01-11 12:31:36 by blala blala
Hey, quite ok for a 1st prod on windows, a bit too short, colors could be also more stylish, music probably too basic... but effects are cool in an old fashion way!

@blabla, 2). Of course that could be done with dx9 but I'm also facing the same issue while developing stuff in dx this year : I just want to be able to move quickly to the dx11 DirectCompute API asap, and building a small framework on top of dx10 will ease the move to dx11, imho, there is at least a reason for using dx10 : prepare for moving to next gen dx11. And well, dx9 is quite old now... at some point, we'll need to move on... no?
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 12:46:49 by xoofx xoofx
^ I meant blala ;)
added on the 2010-01-11 12:47:36 by xoofx xoofx
Just use OpenGL and there are no more problems ;)
added on the 2010-01-11 13:06:10 by xernobyl xernobyl
Not bad for a first prod, but it sort of reminds me of what Replay-intros would be like if they didn't really care. ;) Keep going, and get a musician and some more contrast in your graphics.
added on the 2010-01-11 13:12:05 by gloom gloom
Simple, but not bad.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 13:51:11 by psonice psonice
Soothing and nice. Extra Props for DX10!
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 13:52:45 by leGend leGend
blala: there's a lot of smaller benefits of DX10 over DX9, like being able to combine multisampling and HDR in a sensible way.
added on the 2010-01-11 13:57:34 by kusma kusma
Uhm, and by "smaller" I mean "smaller impact for the end-user, but massively important for the saneness of the coder".
added on the 2010-01-11 13:58:37 by kusma kusma
made me think "replay meets traction", which is probably a good thing :D
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 14:07:46 by post malone post malone
very nice for a firsty (on pc that is).. I think you were the one which coded that very good 3d engine on c64 that is.. thanx for sharing that source (if i'm right)..

that thingy here makes somehow a timetravel in style.. which is.. a good thing..
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 14:35:47 by mad mad
What gloom said...but a little more nicely hehe :)
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 15:52:51 by ferris ferris
Sir Dancealot +1
sucks added on the 2010-01-11 16:01:43 by Phantom Lord Phantom Lord
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 16:54:51 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
Cool, I like the greets
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 16:54:53 by Buckethead Buckethead
What gloom said indeed, minus Ferris' generic love for everything :P.
added on the 2010-01-11 18:21:12 by decipher decipher
scenes felt and looked unfinished (horrible aliasing, visible end of world, no details) and the music sounded like it was a test track for softsynth. not too bad for a first (pc) prod though.
sucks added on the 2010-01-11 18:23:34 by pommak pommak
I liked the soundtrack. With cleaner visuals it would have been a good replay substitute.
added on the 2010-01-11 19:08:25 by hollowman hollowman
Requires an OK dx10 card and Windows 7 or Vista.

Your employer will be happy about this ;)

added on the 2010-01-11 19:32:50 by ninjadrm ninjadrm
very nice! good mood, cool style. a bit too short, though.
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 20:19:09 by Bobic Bobic
rulez added on the 2010-01-11 20:56:49 by Agilo Agilo
video is really jerky !
i like the greetings-part !
rulez added on the 2010-01-12 05:44:15 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Ugly and boring
sucks added on the 2010-01-13 20:40:33 by Zplex Zplex
like others said, that's a nice start, but the DX10 req is sad. Also, find youself a musician and boost your softsynth a bit (felt a bit too fm/sine-ish to my taste). And the fact that you chose to do a 64k as your first PC demo deserves a thumb up :D
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 06:37:26 by BarZoule BarZoule
Video please.
Vista/Win7 - DX10 req is very SAD.
added on the 2010-01-14 11:26:30 by las las
Ouch sorry, there is a video ;)
Okay for a firsty.
The synth sounds like a bad 4k synth.
added on the 2010-01-14 11:30:27 by las las
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rulez added on the 2010-01-14 12:16:20 by snoutmate snoutmate
rulez added on the 2010-01-14 14:52:17 by Optimus Optimus
I really don't understand why using Windows Vista and DX10 sucks. Is everything going to be OK if XP and DX9 are used?

I can understand if you say "use software rendering, hardware rendering sucks" because they really require different disciplines.

I can also understand if you say "use Amiga, PC sucks" since Amiga can sometimes induce a nostalgic joy whereas the PC never had this kind of feel to it.

But I can find no meaning in "use DX9, DX10 sucks". In the end, they are both very similar libraries. The difference between DX9 and DX10 cannot even be compared to the difference between hardware and software rendering. I also don't remember establishing nostalgic links to DX9.0c.

In this case, why does it suck if a scener prefers to use a new library? Especially if he contributed to the development of this library (Nightlord is working on the DX team). Furthermore, how many people will there be left who still use DX9.0c a few years from now? How many people do we see who still use DX7.0 today?

The quality of a demo is determined by not the oldness of the operating system used, but the minimum configuration that is required to run it. Pattern of madness runs very well on average graphics cards (for example, on my 8600 gts). For me, this tells me more about the quality of the demo than whether it runs on XP or Vista.
added on the 2010-01-14 20:24:19 by Hydrogen Hydrogen
dx10, thus no go...
added on the 2010-01-15 01:15:45 by T$ T$
have you video?

you from Turkey?
added on the 2010-01-15 10:57:30 by mitchell mitchell
@mitchel: yes and yes :) a badly captured youtube video is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rh6-qBmtksA
added on the 2010-01-15 21:38:44 by nightlord nightlord
worked for me.
rulez added on the 2010-01-15 22:17:15 by red red
This is a touch of perfection!
rulez added on the 2010-01-16 16:22:50 by Scooter Scooter
quite OK but stop selfvoting
rulez added on the 2010-01-18 00:10:55 by SiR SiR
i actually didn't know that self voting in Pouet was such a big deal. I don't self vote at parties or csdb. adding a comment forces you to vote here and i sincerely thought this is an ok product and thus thumbed it up. is there a way i can change it to piggy?
added on the 2010-01-18 06:00:04 by nightlord nightlord
I've seen better.
added on the 2010-01-18 17:48:26 by raer raer
nice mood. reminds me of millenium nuschool/replay/3state stuff which is good.
rulez added on the 2010-01-22 07:36:49 by v3nom v3nom
Soso and it wants Vista/W7's DirectX 10. :(
added on the 2010-01-23 21:18:12 by AntDude AntDude
Maybe a little bit short, but really nice for a 64k - especially for the first pc demo. I like the greetings part most :D
rulez added on the 2010-01-25 12:11:27 by nekomono nekomono
ok prod
added on the 2010-01-26 20:48:33 by Anat Anat
Nice but short.
rulez added on the 2010-01-27 22:38:32 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
nice mood - except for the font I like this one !
rulez added on the 2010-01-28 17:47:02 by titus^rab titus^rab
Nice, moody, catchy and effort worthy.
only 64 k! thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2010-01-29 09:34:19 by Norvax Norvax
I wish it was longer.
added on the 2010-01-30 20:06:13 by yandexx yandexx
Great one man show, nightlord!
rulez added on the 2010-01-31 07:28:46 by edhellon edhellon
nice mood, decent visuals, but ultimately too short for my taste
added on the 2010-02-04 14:40:23 by Alpha C Alpha C
Nice !
rulez added on the 2010-02-04 19:40:16 by lsl lsl
good effects
rulez added on the 2010-02-04 21:43:05 by devreci devreci
adding a comment forces you to vote here

is there a way i can change it to piggy?

added on the 2010-02-05 01:48:22 by SiR SiR
ok cube effect, rest not worth a thumb.
added on the 2010-02-09 12:49:01 by rudi rudi
DX10/11 are the way. Vista/7 WIN, XP/2K FAIL.
Good job dude! :D
rulez added on the 2010-02-10 00:38:37 by Jacksoft Jacksoft
added on the 2010-02-12 17:55:56 by xteraco xteraco
Great demo in 64K. Congratulations Nightlord.
rulez added on the 2010-02-19 14:17:15 by stranger/analog stranger/analog
rulez added on the 2010-03-01 11:47:02 by abscess abscess
w00tz !
rulez added on the 2010-03-27 03:54:41 by neurorebel neurorebel
sucks added on the 2010-04-01 18:11:49 by zstab zstab
Thumb up because two thumbs down for self voting is just way over reacting.
rulez added on the 2010-12-06 23:27:30 by Zavie Zavie
This is really not bad by the way. On down side, what pommak said, plus the text rendering was broken here, resulting in an interesting effect though.
added on the 2010-12-07 15:34:06 by Zavie Zavie
rulez added on the 2011-01-06 22:31:41 by yatuyu yatuyu
Text rendering bug going on here. Other than that, nice first prod.
Thumbs up for making a 64k as a first prod
added on the 2011-06-23 16:54:43 by phobium phobium

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