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C++ is Forbidden by Cerebral Vortex [web]
screenshot added by Orion_ on 2012-12-15 19:09:26
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release date : december 2012
release party : Silly Venture 2012
compo : atari demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 65%
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added on the 2012-12-15 19:09:26 by Orion_ Orion_

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rulez added on the 2012-12-15 19:21:28 by すすれ すすれ
C++ is allowed. :)
added on the 2012-12-15 19:31:54 by vibrator vibrator
really nice gfx and the tune carries them well.
the windows jokes were nice too, im sure they worked on the bigscreen.
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 19:54:39 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
hope there will be a next one !
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 20:07:12 by SCPCD SCPCD
A ton of excellent grafix from templeton plus a couple of (seen before but nicely arranged) effects. I liked the weird tunnel thingy.
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 20:31:54 by newdan newdan
Windows screen crashed at emulator conveniently. Is there a video?
added on the 2012-12-15 20:52:48 by Optimus Optimus
I mean, I never got the blue screen. Now I found it, had a very early TOS rom selected.
added on the 2012-12-15 20:59:08 by Optimus Optimus
video would be great. the graphics in the screenshots look amazing (=
How nice! Slick design, cool flow. And the tunes fit nicely.
The tunnel sequence runs so much faster than Stardust ones, blasting (and the Clooney coffee joke is very well placed :D).
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 21:00:31 by Dma-Sc Dma-Sc
But thumbs up, I just watched it. Cute music, few nice effects, some animations, many graphics. Cool stuff.
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 21:06:09 by Optimus Optimus
My favourite from the full ST demos. Not quite a groundbreaker, but very nice and worth having :-)
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 21:31:02 by CiH CiH
Great tunnel effect with ninja stars=Thumb up, what else?
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 21:41:29 by BackSpace BackSpace
Nice FX, especially the cerebral vortex tunnel & its ninja stars ! Good work guys !
rulez added on the 2012-12-15 22:34:22 by hylst hylst
Blue screen jokes are so 1999. Nice demo otherwise - cool gfx & music.
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 00:09:05 by Alpha C Alpha C
youtube link ?
added on the 2012-12-16 08:13:26 by Bartoshe Bartoshe
It's now safe to reset your ST and watch it again!
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 10:21:39 by carminone carminone
I'm not fan of the flow and structure, but there are indeed some cool effects and pictures.
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 13:08:39 by Dbug Dbug
Really great stuff! That tunnel rocks! :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 13:10:19 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
The "Stardust" tunnel part is really nice as is the music. Rest isn't bad either but didn't really keep my interest. Also, Windows jokes aren't funny anymore so piggie it is.
added on the 2012-12-16 13:20:04 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 14:31:09 by UKKO UKKO
Amazing to see the the final result of the Visual Unity parts.
Excellent demo ;)
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 17:24:12 by Zorro 2 Zorro 2
Turned out great! :-)

And thanks for the music kudos guys!
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 20:35:37 by xylo xylo
You choob: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLfuGUucKeA (tx Evil [DHS])
added on the 2012-12-16 20:54:14 by Claw Claw
And thumb
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 21:02:20 by Claw Claw
What an excellent demo all around! I loved the graphics, the effects and the music.
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 22:07:07 by Preacher Preacher
a perfect show (= (=
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 22:16:38 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
rulez added on the 2012-12-16 22:24:32 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
Interesting, has given me ideas... /!\
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 00:48:46 by Nativ Nativ
nice demo and all, but I have to disagree with some of you on that tunnel part.
It runs in 2 frames, has 2 plane tunnel gfx and 2 plane flying objects, just like stardust tunnel. just the hardware scrolling position is set per frame, but that is trivial.
(and stardust actually has more flying objects + 4 plane partially masked player ship to draw on top. trick is optimised blitter code for each individual bitplane and animation frame for objects ;)
added on the 2012-12-17 00:58:40 by wiztom wiztom

I don't use hardware scrolling for the deplacement per frame. ;)
Scrolling and sprites are made with the blitter in 1vbl. And there's room for another set of sprites ;)
added on the 2012-12-17 01:42:07 by Templeton Templeton
Cube part was à bit long for me, otherwise à really nice demo, ouate elle se ?
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 07:02:45 by Tomchi Tomchi
Wonderfull demo
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 07:44:07 by Buckethead Buckethead
Nothing outstanding but overall great feeling with perfect code and gfx. A real great and nice surprise !
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 10:40:03 by stsurvivor stsurvivor
The music was nice. The demo had a few nice parts, but was pretty longwinded
added on the 2012-12-17 10:53:57 by britelite britelite
Nice prod with great graphics.
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 16:03:12 by micdune micdune
fantastic! I love the music. Some very nice parts in it. I liked especially the last part when it become so brilliant retro-melancholic. One of these demos I want to watch again! Which I can not say to many demos nowadays...

p.s.: Music wise it is great to see somebody else playing in the league of 505 :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 16:47:09 by twh twh
Nice and good spirited demo, a pleasure to watch!
They even made me look at a cube for >1 min, that is devilish! ;p
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 21:19:47 by baah baah
I thought the "transparent look" or "gradient lighting" was something new on a cube, seems like no one noticed it, everyone just see a cube. %)
added on the 2012-12-17 21:32:16 by Orion_ Orion_
I like music and tunnel part
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 22:01:53 by xeen xeen
Orion_, what's that you said? I couldn't read it as I was busy seeing CUBES ;)
added on the 2012-12-17 22:03:11 by すすれ すすれ
very nice effects, a joy to watch
rulez added on the 2012-12-17 22:20:45 by superplek superplek
Great gfxwork by Templeton and overall feel-good demo
rulez added on the 2012-12-18 17:33:21 by evil evil
>> templeton

Sorry, my bad. (checked it again, objects and tunnel have 25fps animation, so it looked very 2 frame'ish at first).
why not hardware scroll? tunnel gfx and objects are on different planes and there should be memory for 7 frame anim in one meg ste.

(also rechecked stardust, it's been nearly 20 years and my memory is failing :(
objects have some parts in 3rd plane so some masking is needed. hardware scroll and player ship are updated every frame )
added on the 2012-12-18 17:36:55 by wiztom wiztom

You're right! Good analysis. :)
In fact this scene was originally 50 fps, but I found the animation too fast so I deliberately slowed the anim and I kept scrolling by frame. I thought it was prettier. :)
I haven't used the hardware scroll to not exceed 512 Ko memory for this effect. Like that it's easier to chain other effects without loading.
The hard memory management has been coded by Orion_ :)

I forgot Thumbs up for great music by Cerror and Xylo :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-18 20:37:15 by Templeton Templeton
Thumbs up for the great graphics and code!
rulez added on the 2012-12-19 02:23:00 by cerror cerror
rulez added on the 2012-12-19 11:08:10 by provod provod
YT link is dead.

New one is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeHAgvtMOTE
added on the 2012-12-19 16:24:48 by xylo xylo
nice demo :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-20 09:37:05 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
cute music, nice gfx, ok effects
rulez added on the 2012-12-20 10:19:24 by mueslee mueslee
What would Jebus precalc?
rulez added on the 2012-12-20 10:37:35 by moqui moqui
Contains a significant amount of recycled effects but it's been put together so well that it simply rocks. Also, music and graphics are excellent.
Can't watch it on my MegaSTE though: Bitplanes are screwed up all over the demo :-(
rulez added on the 2012-12-20 11:32:50 by Paranoid Paranoid
Just lovely!
rulez added on the 2012-12-20 11:41:36 by elend elend
Captivating music, splendid graphics and visuals that blew my cerebral vortex. Wow o_O

You did what you can, and succeeded!
rulez added on the 2012-12-20 11:54:12 by mog mog
Fresh new style - i like it!
rulez added on the 2012-12-20 23:54:54 by RA RA
Yes! A pleasure to watch and listen! My favourites are the tunnel effect (quite shocked when saw it first), credits gfx and specially liked the second chiptune, supersweet.
rulez added on the 2012-12-21 10:32:18 by fiveofive fiveofive
apart from the tunnel and some graphics i thought this was quite ugly and boring
added on the 2012-12-21 11:47:49 by noby noby
some good parts, some not so good.
added on the 2012-12-22 12:09:53 by Frequent Frequent
Not bad.
added on the 2012-12-22 16:55:43 by AntDude AntDude
Nice reset screen too.
rulez added on the 2012-12-24 22:26:30 by xmgatz xmgatz
2nd part rules
rulez added on the 2012-12-24 22:46:26 by Serpent Serpent
Nice work!!
rulez added on the 2012-12-25 00:04:04 by reload reload
Nice one and cool muzax :)
rulez added on the 2012-12-26 01:47:43 by crayon crayon
What else? ;)
rulez added on the 2012-12-26 11:20:52 by t0my t0my
Some nice gfx in there, otherwise fx wise it didn't really catch my eye.
added on the 2012-12-29 11:14:08 by dv$ dv$
rulez added on the 2012-12-30 05:32:11 by Adoru Adoru
Really, really, really freaking fresh. Xylo/cerror music makes it just PERFECT.
rulez added on the 2013-01-02 03:09:48 by iks iks
Gfx are well-polished, tune is fantastic from the cerebral vortex tunnel and on, which is greatly displayed.
rulez added on the 2013-01-02 19:47:53 by voxy voxy
Cool demo !
rulez added on the 2013-01-07 18:35:46 by _JUL_ _JUL_
Good graphics by Templeton, some cool effects (the tunnel one especially!) but the overall rhythm feels a bit slow and the design not always consistent. Well worth a thumb up anyway!
rulez added on the 2013-05-13 00:22:57 by exocet exocet
pretty neat prod.
rulez added on the 2013-11-13 15:11:20 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2014-04-13 04:42:32 by _nemo_ _nemo_
pretty cool !
rulez added on the 2014-05-03 16:02:18 by applecrypt applecrypt
Neat production!
rulez added on the 2014-06-02 20:34:51 by Daniel Daniel
Good effects, GLENZ vectors, nice and happy chippie. Really nice and pleasant to watch.
rulez added on the 2014-12-13 19:07:31 by sim sim
Well, I would give a thumbup purely for the beginning and ending, but there's also a nice demo in between too :)
rulez added on the 2016-02-29 11:41:23 by lvd lvd
Very pleasant demo, an excellent music.
Salut Orion_ :)
added on the 2016-05-08 07:32:35 by _JUL_ _JUL_
Nice demo, but boring tune
added on the 2016-07-11 23:38:55 by krusty krusty
Starts slowly. Picks up at the swarm, and a solid thumb by the end.
rulez added on the 2017-03-17 03:01:22 by cxw cxw
I have a problem. The files is corrupted, impossible of start demo. Anyone a solution ?
added on the 2017-05-21 18:58:10 by LeFranz LeFranz
Did you try different archives?
added on the 2017-05-21 19:39:55 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
Yes, I download differente archives. It is bizarre, the archives is ok, only files MSA is corrupted(reading with MSA Converter or make a disk with wfdcopy on PC or make a disk with MSA141 on Atari)
added on the 2017-05-21 20:49:39 by LeFranz LeFranz
Now the demo working if the boot of the disk floppy(and not boot harddisk), but impossible of start demo from desk GEM, files unreadable
added on the 2017-05-21 22:54:03 by LeFranz LeFranz
Awesome stuff all around.
rulez added on the 2019-02-20 23:48:31 by spkr spkr
I agree with you guys about C++
rulez added on the 2021-05-09 08:15:37 by AlienTech AlienTech
rulez added on the 2022-03-03 19:40:42 by Blast! Blast!
Latter half has a cute chiptune
rulez added on the 2022-03-03 22:40:27 by cce cce

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