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Tribute by Scarab [web]
screenshot added by bhead on 2002-04-03 08:54:51
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release date : april 2002
release party : Mekka & Symposium 2002
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 59%
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alltime top: #6143
added on the 2002-04-03 08:54:51 by bhead bhead

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Nice concept, executed really well. Drew a lot of applause from the crowd for a reason. I do miss a sphere texture in the TBL-TV part though :)
rulez added on the 2002-04-03 10:44:37 by Shifter Shifter
wasn't this the one with the ugliest western 3d scene ever? if not, forgive me - but otherwise it really wasn't worth 2nd place.

ok, and it wasn't all bad. tv part was a really nice idea, but then again showing effects and stuff from other demos isn't actually that creative either.
sucks added on the 2002-04-03 13:19:33 by melw melw
uhhh, gonna see nightmares of that cowboy scene for a long time :)
added on the 2002-04-03 19:52:49 by dodke dodke
agree with mr Melw. This shouldn't have got the 2nd place.. but then, Mekka is held in Germany.. :P
sucks added on the 2002-04-04 18:03:21 by kuree kuree
the cowboy scene was ugly as shit, but the rest was cool... and kure stop mess with us germans =) .. (though i'm actually not german origin)
added on the 2002-04-07 00:35:36 by dipswitch dipswitch
Yes we know the Western-Scenes looks ugly as hell but thats the concept of the part .. we wont change that! And its only 2min of the 10min Demo ..
Anyway .. we will release a final version of this demo with some bug fixes (especially P96 Timing) in the near future and add some missed stuff ..

But tnx for your comments!

Sniper, Coder of Scarab&Nuance
added on the 2002-04-07 17:11:31 by sniper sniper
actually, i was close to leave the compohall after the first seconds i saw the awful western-scene (which also seems to have a hard sound-syncing problem too =). the demo itself is cool, it was a nice trip back in time, so to say ..
added on the 2002-04-10 19:38:51 by dalezr dalezr
Hmm, not easy to judge. The western-scene is not good. But from then on, i kind of liked it, in an oldskool feeling kind of way. Nice music, nice gfx.

But i still think scarab should spend more time on a design and making a demo based on that design.

Tribute is more a "throwing together completely different parts into one demo". But then again, maybe it was meant like that?

Any way, keep on making demos!
added on the 2002-04-10 19:47:59 by z5 z5
Well... not all groupmembers of Scarab are german ;) - but I was really surprised that we got 2nd aswell!
added on the 2002-04-14 01:00:51 by Puryx Puryx

cowboy scene is ugly bit then again TV is ugly just the same...


myeah there were a lot of nice effects later too. nice work!

added on the 2002-05-07 06:08:26 by raver raver
This demo is not only thrown together as you said.
the second part is lead by the songtext of Neil Halstead's
High Hopes:
The grass was greener ; The landscape
The light was brighter ; not used in the demo
The taste was sweeter ; the candies
The nights of wonder ; The picture with the glowing text
With friends surrounded; The greetings
The dawn mist glowing ; appears on the bottom of the followed effect
The water flowing ;
The endless river ; the landscape with the river

All in all i think this is a great production apart
from the western scene and the timing problems with
gfx-cards. but this will be fixed as sniper said.

rulez added on the 2002-06-06 14:18:02 by PicassoIV PicassoIV
The lyrics are from Pink Floyd, on the "Division Bell" album.
added on the 2002-06-06 18:28:23 by willbe willbe
The original Song is from Neil Halstead, covered
by Pink Floyd :o)
added on the 2002-06-08 19:42:31 by PicassoIV PicassoIV
I didn`t expect us to win the second place, we were all really
surprised! Well, wait for the fixed version! We`ll see each others
again at Mekka^Symposium next year. We`ll see what will happen then.
rulez added on the 2002-06-13 08:30:01 by ghandy ghandy
Overall nice demo with the true scene spirit even when the textures in the western scene could look way better
added on the 2003-05-28 00:43:02 by Crest Crest
Uh, I remember it started lame ("we didn't had the time to finish') and I thought they shouldn't have released it. While watching it for a while it get better and better. People were really amazed.
rulez added on the 2004-07-02 16:36:23 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
the cowboy-scene is a true classic!!!
rulez added on the 2005-02-09 15:58:20 by kusma kusma
I don't mind the cowboy scene either, even though it IS ugly :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-13 00:37:10 by beavis77 beavis77
Got my thumb for a lot of good elements.
The western-scene - hmm. ;)

In 1984 I was a fan of C64's "High Noon", but not in 2002. :D

rulez added on the 2005-10-11 02:36:06 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
The cowboy scene is funny :) The rest is good.
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 12:31:57 by xeron xeron
yeah, it's funny...but not exactly ha-ha-funny :P
Up for the idea, the reverse engeneering and
the Pink Floyd lyrics.

And I'll never forget the fun we had there in the "Boing- Area" at MS2k2 :D
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 12:38:15 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulez added on the 2006-08-30 14:03:24 by dipswitch dipswitch
Up for the idea, the reverse engeneering

d0DgE: What do you mean here? There was nothing reverse engineered here! The effects in the TV part are all recoded!
added on the 2006-08-30 16:07:58 by StingRay StingRay
horrible texturing, ripped (as usual) pic from wade
sucks added on the 2006-08-30 16:12:23 by xeNusion xeNusion
I know you told me
...and that what's reverse engeneering is.
At least for me.
Takin' a look at it, overthink how "they" done it and
building an exact replica.
The other method would be disassembly...wouldn't it? ;)
added on the 2006-09-13 16:13:47 by d0DgE d0DgE
d0DgE: wouldn't "building an exact replica" include doing the eph-part wit LUT-balls instead of those shitty lowpoly 3d-objects?
And no, reverseengineering is not "to look at something and create a half-assed wannabe-copy",,,

Thumbs UP for the cowboy!!!!
rulez added on the 2006-09-13 16:36:06 by Korvkiosken Korvkiosken
ehehe...here I'm the wrong guy to address ;P
...ok rephrase...[i]trying[/u] to build an exact replica....better now?
added on the 2006-09-13 16:39:44 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulez added on the 2007-04-04 13:28:54 by doomdoom doomdoom
There are flashes of potential, but it's just thrown together and ends up a big mess.
sucks added on the 2007-04-04 14:22:17 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
nothing special
added on the 2007-05-14 13:23:50 by RA RA
Heh, I had forgotten the cowboy :D
Nice tribute anyway...
rulez added on the 2007-12-11 23:42:16 by Maissi Maissi
Nice but I prefer demos with original effects. ;)
added on the 2009-03-18 15:44:19 by ham ham
The next worst 3d scene i've ever seen in a demo. Only a horror pc demo from ms2001 beats it. Anyway, nice tv zapping part.
rulez added on the 2011-07-14 00:11:05 by Frequent Frequent
YouTube link added so that all of you can enjoy the cowboy scene. :D
added on the 2011-07-14 19:43:15 by StingRay StingRay
Cowboy scene is not bad, just the textures are. Music is very good.
rulez added on the 2012-12-07 20:01:36 by jack-3d jack-3d
Ehmm no. No textures in the world could make that scene look good. :) Anyway, I like the demo.
rulez added on the 2012-12-07 20:40:07 by malmix malmix
Great one.
rulez added on the 2013-09-04 15:32:54 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Loved the variety in this one, music is quite cool to. I want that SS for my wallpaper ;)
rulez added on the 2013-09-04 15:52:37 by RDS RDS
Nice one!
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 09:01:14 by at0m at0m
some nice parts
Not bad, but I was expecting a bit more.
Not bad ideas, but very messy.
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