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release date : august 1994
release party : Assembly 1994
compo : pc demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 71%
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alltime top: #627
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another smashing oldschool pc demo, great effects, cool music...
added on the 2000-09-09 16:11:40 by rez rez
One of my favorite demos from the old PC demoscene. - Hmm,.. I have a long time to watch some old PC demos now I am thinking it :/
added on the 2000-12-14 15:35:24 by Optimus Optimus
Text appears: "640Kb memory should be enough for everybody - Bill Gates 1981". Then Bill Gates' face gets distorted like in a washing machine... Demo's best part? Probably! :-) I'd like to have been on the party place when they showed THAT! :-)
added on the 2001-02-06 02:50:26 by moT moT
yea rite yea sorry for being short but what i remember is only this rotating head of billgates well what can i say 2048 sinedots on the middle of the screen no no no i mean it was so round this head a perfect circle - aaahh perfect circle, i will better go and review this new TBL's masterpiece... so see ya there!
added on the 2001-05-12 00:17:33 by raver raver
a worthy winner of the asm94 democompo, great effects (the julias and the cave rocked), and a wonderful soundtrack by whalebone.
rulez added on the 2001-06-18 20:16:02 by fractalgp fractalgp
this was the first demo i saw, and it got me shocked for weeks. I couldn't understand how a computer could do those morphing IFS fractals at the beginning.
a great demo for it's time.
rulez added on the 2001-10-03 23:12:22 by eccp eccp
rulez added on the 2001-10-22 14:48:53 by Optimus Optimus
Ah, I love this demo... The Bill Gates part is leet. All these oldskool demos show some kind of innovative spirit and are full of ideas. Today everything is about 3D/more effects/brighter/faster

This one has got some STYLE :)
rulez added on the 2001-11-30 01:30:53 by Madi Madi
If this is the demo that starts off with "Is everybody in" from Jim Morrison, then I'll give it a thumbs up ;-)
rulez added on the 2001-11-30 07:50:30 by rasmus/loonies rasmus/loonies
this thingie never ran on everything i tried (dos/gus, dos/sb,w98/gus,w98/sb,....)
added on the 2001-11-30 11:10:09 by PigPen PigPen
One of my favourite dos demos introducing the Washing Bill Gates effect :)) Very good , get it at once
rulez added on the 2001-12-03 03:37:57 by zafos zafos
Yeah. Cool one.
A few months ago, I noticed that there is a bugfixed version, so I was finally able to watch the whole thing (the party version just crashes after 30 seconds...).
rulez added on the 2001-12-23 15:03:17 by tomaes tomaes
up Bill's ass :-P
rulez added on the 2002-03-06 21:17:59 by moT moT
yeah! I saw this one years and years ago! Right now, I can only get it sorta-workig on my modern PC without sound, so I have no idea what the music sounds like (can't remember)... I'd love to see a Win32 port or a Divx/MPEG version.
rulez added on the 2002-03-06 21:36:59 by cats cats
this is the stuff

rulez added on the 2002-03-07 00:11:48 by ileaardbei ileaardbei
is everybody in? is everybosy in? ceremony is about to begin....
rulez added on the 2002-03-07 13:28:33 by lai lai
mazzzterpiesss!! ;)
rulez added on the 2002-03-07 13:47:16 by FooLman FooLman
a good demo, liked it a lot back then. though, i do remember liking some demos more than this at asm94.
rulez added on the 2002-03-07 23:50:51 by nosfe nosfe
I never knew what the fuss was with this one, other than the funny bill gates quote and effect. I actually liked EMF's other productions quite a bit better.
added on the 2002-03-09 00:59:22 by bigcheese bigcheese
I like this demo very much, but the BillGatesPart is shit in my eyes. There are much better effects and a stretched face..., ok the stretching is quite perfect. Overall the demo is one of the best ever.
rulez added on the 2002-05-08 20:41:35 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
that "Bill Gates scene" is just great :)
rulez added on the 2002-05-09 12:17:32 by dairos dairos
is everybody in? IS EVERYBODY IN?
mr Gates aside, which part is pretty cheap, this one roolz big time. EMF was just so good...
added on the 2002-05-09 12:31:01 by FooLman FooLman
darn... i've forgot to set rulez?
votetime now.
added on the 2002-05-09 12:31:42 by FooLman FooLman
so great !!! i was so impressen by this back then...
rulez added on the 2002-05-09 20:09:41 by dipswitch dipswitch
BillG scene rulez :-) The whole demo is ok. Good oldschool prod.
rulez added on the 2002-07-29 00:36:42 by argasek argasek
BillG scene rulez :-) The whole demo is ok. Good oldschool prod.
added on the 2002-07-29 00:39:27 by argasek argasek
Great demo with a typical demotune. Probably the first demo with this face stretching and distorting, quite much demos with similar effects followed. But nothing beats the original :)
added on the 2002-07-30 02:30:58 by Crest Crest
Cool music, some nice effects. =)
rulez added on the 2002-11-06 12:49:49 by sprocket sprocket
Oh yea, I remember this one... Nice hires IFS fractals, a voxel (or whatever it was) tunnel, and some other cool stuff.
rulez added on the 2002-12-15 00:05:30 by Scali Scali
great stuff for it's time. leet soundtrack also.
rulez added on the 2002-12-15 00:32:00 by gloom gloom
it did rock.
rulez added on the 2002-12-15 02:16:53 by uncle-x uncle-x
After seeing it dozens of times I'm not nearly as tired of it as I'm with Second Reality (even though I like SR better). But the Bill Gates part _is_ lame.
rulez added on the 2003-03-09 06:19:52 by DiamonDie DiamonDie
I like this one of the best dos demos. And the Bill Gates part is not lame, even considering the fact that he never said that 640kb statement. :)
rulez added on the 2003-11-02 15:07:59 by megamies megamies
MegaMies: he stated it at 1981. http://www.thocp.net/timeline/1981.htm

...and yes - verses rocked big time around '94/95
rulez added on the 2003-11-02 15:17:44 by avatar avatar
640 verses should be enough for *burp*
it was a nice time!
rulez added on the 2003-11-08 14:33:40 by elkmoose elkmoose
stylish and incredible fun to watch!
rulez added on the 2004-02-05 12:16:33 by oldaccount oldaccount
Great music and some damn good effects for it`s time.
rulez added on the 2004-02-08 16:55:17 by Wain Wain
it did it... nice effects
rulez added on the 2004-03-30 12:15:52 by vagus vagus
It had everything, and still people voted Second Reality in the charts afterwards - well .. This one was a more than worthy winner at asm94.

rulez added on the 2004-05-12 19:57:51 by d3pth d3pth
Oldschool (at least for me) in it's purest form. Good music, varied effects and all that stuff that makes me want to be five years older so I'd lived there... :) One of the best IFS morphers ever, in my opinion.
rulez added on the 2004-05-13 14:14:20 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 11:44:57 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
of course
rulez added on the 2004-09-21 20:47:15 by blala blala
damn fine voxelcave and good soundtrack
rulez added on the 2004-09-21 20:48:46 by post malone post malone
rulez added on the 2004-09-21 20:51:10 by teel teel
rulez added on the 2004-09-22 15:32:44 by keops keops
[revision 1] - [revision 2]

The different .diz-files are worth a click. :)
What do we learn? Don't copy'n'paste too much.
[revision 2]

avatar: no, he didn't :) (when, exactly, in 1981, and where?)
rulez added on the 2004-10-29 11:34:20 by ricky martin ricky martin
Great back then, not so great now :) Big thumb for being maybe the best demo in its time.
rulez added on the 2004-11-01 20:49:26 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
A shining moment in scene history, 'nuff said.
rulez added on the 2004-11-05 21:35:46 by witeshade witeshade
Entertaining, funny... what else can I say?
rulez added on the 2004-11-26 17:42:25 by Spock Spock
Saw this quite often.
rulez added on the 2004-12-07 08:28:05 by chock chock
very nice.
rulez added on the 2005-05-10 12:38:40 by chavez chavez
rulez added on the 2005-05-10 13:38:09 by zeebr zeebr
rulez ofcoz.
rulez added on the 2005-05-14 19:02:31 by jimmi jimmi
A stunning 1994's production that is really well made!
rulez added on the 2005-07-12 09:46:25 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
the end part was the first time for me to see some *design* in a demo. And it still rocks.
rulez added on the 2005-07-20 23:39:32 by mizc mizc
rulez added on the 2005-08-20 05:39:27 by Buckethead Buckethead
one of best oldschool demos on pc. rules!
rulez added on the 2005-10-14 12:24:40 by spritus spritus
fractals over corleone familia rules.
rulez added on the 2005-10-16 14:43:24 by anesthetic anesthetic
rulez added on the 2006-02-03 01:59:51 by bdk bdk
Never quite got with this one.
sucks added on the 2006-06-30 14:04:25 by Joop Joop
rulez added on the 2006-07-04 03:59:12 by Quarryman Quarryman
rulez added on the 2006-08-23 23:06:36 by violator violator
rulez added on the 2006-09-22 19:56:42 by eye eye
great old pc demo, but the bill gates part is lame
rulez added on the 2006-09-22 20:08:17 by Sverker Sverker
rulez added on the 2007-06-14 15:24:07 by Cj Cj
Great demo, maybe the best on PC in 1994.
rulez added on the 2007-06-14 18:18:48 by dimouse dimouse
just found out that i ripped the soundtrack out of the demo back in 99. uploaded to scene.org, set a link above. enjoy!
added on the 2007-06-26 01:01:36 by dipswitch dipswitch
rulez added on the 2007-08-06 21:32:01 by toxie toxie
okay, nothing brainblasting
added on the 2007-10-02 13:02:09 by RA RA
"okay, nothing brainblasting" ??

This was fucking excellent back in 1994.
added on the 2007-10-02 13:39:00 by keops keops
saw this way too late.
rulez added on the 2007-10-02 13:40:02 by earx earx
This one ruled back in the days. And still rules today. ;)
rulez added on the 2007-10-02 13:52:16 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
@keops: for the power of a 486er it wasn´t brainblasting, i have seen better demos on amiga1200 at this time
added on the 2007-10-02 18:28:42 by RA RA
I love the Bill Gates part.
rulez added on the 2007-10-02 18:34:14 by xernobyl xernobyl
The Bill gates part is a killer, all the rest is OK.
rulez added on the 2007-10-23 15:16:05 by Alain Alain
quite nice design for a '94 pc demo :)

regarding the code, very nice IFS and i'd dare to say this is the first ever picture morpher?
rulez added on the 2008-05-15 02:35:00 by winden winden
rulez added on the 2008-08-17 15:58:55 by zefyros zefyros
rulez added on the 2009-03-30 20:38:13 by bitl bitl
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 00:57:05 by texel texel
solid! great music too.
rulez added on the 2009-09-18 01:40:09 by neoneye neoneye
nice effects+music
rulez added on the 2009-12-29 03:40:28 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
First demo I ever saw, so I have a nostalgia interest in this one.
rulez added on the 2010-01-20 18:24:48 by coplan coplan
coplan! :) i used to chat to you @ scenespot but using a different nick many many years ago, i would have emailed you to say hi, but i cant find one :-/
added on the 2010-01-20 18:28:58 by keito keito
rulez added on the 2010-03-10 22:35:03 by samurai samurai
the holy trinity of oldskool pc demo with Second Reality 2 and Crystal Dream 2!

rulez added on the 2010-08-16 09:44:19 by rez rez
Love the music.
rulez added on the 2010-12-28 21:16:13 by Negostrike Negostrike
Ahh, the duck! :)
added on the 2011-03-16 22:40:53 by tomba tomba
The music is so atmospheric and the demo have got a few ace effects....
rulez added on the 2011-06-19 19:31:02 by Zplex Zplex
rulez added on the 2011-08-11 22:23:34 by scooper22 scooper22
Bill got clean.....
rulez added on the 2011-11-09 13:15:39 by Frequent Frequent
ah i remember this... cool soundtrack:)
rulez added on the 2012-02-04 13:43:11 by wEZO wEZO
OK stuff
added on the 2012-04-27 02:32:26 by gentleman gentleman
fucking hot stuff for being early PC stuff :)
rulez added on the 2012-10-13 03:07:24 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2012-12-23 18:46:22 by T$ T$
I remember this one.. great music!
rulez added on the 2012-12-25 20:20:16 by rage rage
First demo that made me think that amiga wasn't the only possible choice for demomaking.
rulez added on the 2012-12-25 21:01:05 by dixan dixan
I love the effects, especially the fractal morphing in the beginning
rulez added on the 2013-03-28 22:40:04 by noby noby
great! thanks for this
rulez added on the 2014-02-01 17:34:10 by yzi yzi
Remember this very fondly
rulez added on the 2014-08-15 15:17:10 by dr_evil dr_evil
IFS with morphing very awesome
rulez added on the 2014-09-17 19:24:33 by g0blinish g0blinish
Always loved the highres 16 color part with the morphing particles and the tune does it's thing as well.
rulez added on the 2014-09-17 21:25:18 by Harekiet Harekiet
What previous poster said.
rulez added on the 2015-01-01 14:37:05 by Emod Emod
rulez added on the 2015-02-27 01:15:13 by las las
wtf did my thumb go?!
rulez added on the 2015-02-27 01:28:36 by raer raer
Quite traditional, even a bit boring. As as a demo it was still a nice experience.
rulez added on the 2015-10-17 19:26:10 by cce cce
what everybody said =)
rulez added on the 2016-04-03 16:12:56 by HellMood HellMood
A must-be-seen.
rulez added on the 2016-12-25 13:00:41 by goupilbrother goupilbrother
Yep, other comments say it all.
rulez added on the 2017-06-01 21:00:24 by Dgemie Dgemie
Very inspirational production, it encouraged me to try some assembly coding on a PC.
rulezcdc added on the 2017-08-27 23:36:14 by venex venex
Nice production, actually. And yes, samples from The Doors' song are also nice. Hmm.
rulez added on the 2020-05-10 17:56:57 by vitalkanev vitalkanev
They know their fractals.
rulez added on the 2021-07-28 01:29:44 by cruzer cruzer
One of the finest. The music has a real theme, visuals and effects are pleasant and the overall design works with a moderate amount of humor included.
rulez added on the 2022-07-23 13:29:58 by wabe wabe
The tunnel part is really interesting.
rulez added on the 2023-03-23 23:13:56 by Tigrou Tigrou
this demo was brillant, the exec was ridiculously small, music, sync, FX, BRAVO!
rulez added on the 2024-03-01 19:03:06 by roudoudou roudoudou
Great music and show.
rulez added on the 2024-03-01 21:04:43 by gaspode gaspode

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