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Spacebender by Aardbei [web]
screenshot added by snq on 2015-06-21 08:49:23
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release date : june 2015
release party : @party 2015
compo : combined intro
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 64%
  • 0.94
alltime top: #2598
added on the 2015-06-21 08:49:23 by snq snq

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looks nice, sounds decent, fitting title, 1k, thumbs up. well done :)
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 08:55:52 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
Screenshot thumb. Waiting anxiously for video capture.
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 10:10:32 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 11:15:51 by SnC SnC
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 12:13:43 by mog mog
Mind-blowing stuff.
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 12:47:54 by ham ham
Quite interesting.
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 12:55:39 by Starchaser Starchaser
Great effect, fantastic and fun midi-acid! Among the best recent 1ks.
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 13:17:59 by noby noby
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 13:39:00 by magic magic
Thank you for sending it. Wonderful visuals.
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 15:21:28 by neu / metoikos neu / metoikos
Inside a Ferrofluid. Pretty cool and fitting sound with some nice visuals.
rulez added on the 2015-06-21 18:38:25 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
I spent way more time on this than I'd like to admit :) It's been laying around on my harddrive since last fall but I never got around to releasing it.
Obviously right after I submitted my entry I found a way to get rid of a couple more bytes.. So that's why the actual filesize shown during the compo didn't match the description. The zip linked here has the 1006 bytes version though.

Video capture is coming up soon(ish), capturing and encoding is taking its sweet time even if it's just 1:45...
added on the 2015-06-21 20:57:30 by snq snq
1- Must disable Aero/desktop composition in Win7 64. If not, only sound with black screen.

2- As per documentation: "For optimal experience, sit close to your screen and don't quit until you feel sick." I agree, this is vomit inducing indeed.

3- Use midi for sound. I guess that "cheat" (size limited demo accessing external content) explains the above average graphics for a 1KB production. I have CoolSoft virtualMidiSynth installed with a dozen soundfonts. The prod sounds drastically different depending on the soundfont used. Older analogue soundfont give superior results (Sound Blaster/OPL3). The "Roland sc-55.sf2" is best IMO.
added on the 2015-06-21 23:39:06 by ramon ramon
1) Must be something on your system (and perhaps others too) but I don't have to disable anything here. Does this go for both the compo and safe versions?

2) Can't say I didn't warn you ;)

3) Using midi is standard for 1k intros. Certainly all of the most popular ones use midi. Not feeling the least bit bad about this :)
added on the 2015-06-22 00:15:32 by snq snq
Youtube compression doesn't seem to be this intros friend :(
added on the 2015-06-22 02:43:58 by snq snq
rulez added on the 2015-06-22 08:06:16 by bitl bitl
1- Must disable Aero/desktop composition in Win7 64. If not, only sound with black screen.

Only when you have a second monitor and you don't start the intro in native resolution.
added on the 2015-06-22 08:10:54 by Gargaj Gargaj
Does it happen for both versions or just compo? And do both screens go black or just one of them? And is it a common problem with 1ks it just this one?
Sounds like it should be an easy fix, at least for safe versions.
added on the 2015-06-22 09:22:39 by snq snq
quite nice!
rulez added on the 2015-06-22 14:58:17 by post malone post malone
very cool!
rulez added on the 2015-06-22 15:01:10 by keito keito
snq: see here - I didn't know about it for a while either.
added on the 2015-06-22 15:21:46 by Gargaj Gargaj
rulez added on the 2015-06-22 15:28:25 by wullon wullon
Wow ... 1k? ... Wow!
rulez added on the 2015-06-22 16:06:35 by gaspode gaspode
Aardbei! Always good to see snq prods pop up!
rulez added on the 2015-06-22 16:25:00 by okkie okkie
Snq \ 0 /
rulez added on the 2015-06-22 16:48:24 by Rob Rob
Rob \ 0 / :)

Thanks for the link Gargaj.
added on the 2015-06-22 19:51:26 by snq snq
great music for 1k!
rulez added on the 2015-06-23 02:15:51 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2015-06-23 07:35:05 by SiR SiR
Wait.. What? Aardbei!? Instant thumb (and its even good)..
rulez added on the 2015-06-23 11:32:09 by toxie toxie
I indeed have a 3 monitors setup. I must turn Aero off for most 1KB anyway. Both the 1KB and safe version act the same way if Areo is left on. My monitor 1 (the desktop), which is center in my case, goes black while the other 2 screens (left and right) remain visible.

I never realized, after all those years, that most (if not all) 1KB use midi... Shame on me. I guess the nature of your song, with an actual drum beat and synth, give it away where other 1KB "music" are usually only 1 instrument and much harder to tell it is midi.

Compensatory thumb up for my ignorance + superior graphics for 1KB + actual music with a drum beat and synth.
rulez added on the 2015-06-23 17:33:11 by ramon ramon
Don't feel too bad about it.. I didn't realise it myself until I looked at the source of some intro and the coin finally dropped :)
I'll try hooking up a 2nd screen and see if I can fix the multiscreen bug at least in the safe versions. I'm afraid that for compo versions it'll waste too many bytes.
added on the 2015-06-23 18:01:51 by snq snq
The safe versions in the linked zip should now work fine on multiscreen setups.
Cost 5 bytes, a device reset after creating the shader (and before setting it) did the trick :)
added on the 2015-06-23 18:54:16 by snq snq
rulez added on the 2015-06-23 19:01:33 by Virgill Virgill
Holy wow.
rulez added on the 2015-06-23 19:15:15 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Safe version confirmed to now work with Aero on and multiple monitors. Well done.
added on the 2015-06-23 20:11:37 by ramon ramon
rulez added on the 2015-06-23 21:12:56 by Hoild Hoild
Da Blob & Da Beat
rulez added on the 2015-06-24 22:42:20 by Triace Triace
kann man schon machen!
rulez added on the 2015-06-25 20:20:48 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
spacebender1k-safe-1920x1080.exe worked for my very old, Windows XP Pro SP3 with its ATI Radeon 4870 video card (512 MB of VRAM & v9.4 driver). ;)
added on the 2015-06-27 18:59:24 by AntDude AntDude
added on the 2015-06-27 19:00:16 by AntDude AntDude
Perfectly fine on my GTX 9800+ which is always a plus =) As for the MIDI, i would have used another drumkit ;)
rulez added on the 2015-06-27 19:04:34 by HellMood HellMood
rulez added on the 2015-06-28 02:48:07 by fizzer fizzer
AntDude, I never tested it on XP so thanks for the report :) I did test the midi code on XP at an early stage and it seemed way laggier than on 7 so I decided to not care about it too much ;)
added on the 2015-06-28 19:03:38 by snq snq
Lovely dark evolving 'seastar' stuff, music is super slick for 1k, I love this one
rulez added on the 2015-06-29 06:07:24 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Well used 1k!
rulez added on the 2015-07-01 02:05:58 by Daniel Daniel
looks very interesting, the volume slide adds a lot to this 1K
rulez added on the 2015-07-03 18:25:15 by gentleman gentleman
Oh, MIDI! I had that disabled. No wonder. Haha. Who uses that these days? ;)
added on the 2015-07-04 16:27:58 by AntDude AntDude
AntDude, pretty much all 1k intros ;)
added on the 2015-07-04 20:54:18 by snq snq
Funkiest freedir tunnel ever.
rulez added on the 2015-07-04 21:07:01 by dixan dixan
rulez added on the 2015-07-07 16:59:47 by Frequent Frequent
Rodríguez ;-)
rulez added on the 2015-07-07 22:34:38 by RufUsul RufUsul
Pushing the limits of a 1k!
rulez added on the 2015-07-08 09:20:35 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
snq: Ah OK. I didn't know that. :)
added on the 2015-07-11 17:47:30 by AntDude AntDude
Neat. And works out of the box, which is kinda rare for a 1k.
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 12:08:36 by tomaes tomaes
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 23:22:30 by numtek numtek
rulez added on the 2015-07-12 23:47:09 by jmph jmph
damn cool stuff! Love it!
rulez added on the 2015-07-16 10:57:39 by quisten quisten
hate the music but fuck is this cool :D
rulez added on the 2015-07-17 18:18:56 by ferris ferris
looks nice
rulez added on the 2015-07-17 19:01:46 by psenough psenough
Also mind-bending! :D
rulez added on the 2015-07-18 17:17:22 by baah baah
Good 1k!
rulez added on the 2015-09-15 20:14:30 by raer raer
The music!
rulez added on the 2015-09-15 20:36:58 by xTr1m xTr1m
looks cool
rulez added on the 2017-10-11 23:29:59 by Flashira Flashira
unz unz unz :) nice
rulez added on the 2018-07-23 20:48:02 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
it's like being inside a can of coca cola!
rulez added on the 2020-07-24 00:06:26 by blackpawn blackpawn

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