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added on the 2003-02-13 04:10:51 by skarab skarab
's ok. The texturing seems off on many models, and a piano as the lead instrument was probably a bad idea
added on the 2003-02-13 05:02:35 by cats cats
Before running the demo I asked myself if it would have again that horrible looking particle effect, and well... yes :)

I give it a virtual 'sucks' because of:
-That absolutely horrible particle fire effect (again)
-There's nothing new, every fx is reused
-It's completely pointless and too short

Come on, I know you can do better :) Your previous demos showed some progression, this one doesn't.
By the way, do you ask for a 32 bit zbuffer? I see a couple of z-fighting artifacs. On some nvidia cards ChoosePixelFormat() returns a 16bit zbuffer instead of a 24bit one when requesting a 32bit zbuffer. You should check that.
added on the 2003-02-13 05:03:35 by ithaqua ithaqua
slightly better than the last prod imo
Keep going mr skarab, pain is your friend :)
added on the 2003-02-13 05:35:26 by verm verm
Seems like an improvement to me, although more esthetically than technically. The first 3D scene was half-decent, and camera movements are *much* improved. Another nice touch was the loading screen, which turned out to be the first scene in freeze frame.

Still, this ain't the best demo ever, but a thumbs up for Mr. Skarab's relentless efforts.
rulez added on the 2003-02-13 08:17:47 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
didnt look very good.
Crash after a while on my computer but I give it a thumb up because skarab did almost everything in his prod, and I know it's a huge job. Thumb up also because skarab has now a girlfiend and continue to make demos! :)
rulez added on the 2003-02-13 11:43:40 by alan alan
only direct url for download please!
Nothing much more than a 3D fly-by, with no sync between music and what's happening on screen. I enjoyed it though, the beginning promised more with the movie-like landing of the helicopter, I wish the power of the first 5 seconds would have lasted through the whole demo. Cheers anyway, I'm looking forward for next K-storm prods.
added on the 2003-02-13 12:32:50 by zeroic zeroic
SeannyB: yeah the texture is off on the copter, but it's for design/contrast.
Ithaqua: thanks but it isn't the z-buffer
Alan: I think it crashes because of your video card, the screenshot effect use "multitexture", and yes it's difficult to split my free time ;))
added on the 2003-02-13 12:53:48 by skarab skarab
well, it's my office computer and it crashes when it displays the screenshot, so I think you are right.
added on the 2003-02-13 12:55:55 by alan alan
It's supposed to be OpenGL.
But it's incredibly slow.
added on the 2003-02-13 12:58:08 by daddyvx daddyvx
Well done friend!
Look better than your other prods, 3d scenes are very big and very cool :))
Some improvment in your 3d engine (trees, lot of faces drawed, all effects are include in the scenes...) Thumb up for your work !
rulez added on the 2003-02-13 13:40:19 by Bouga Bouga
very kasparovish... particle texture sucks ass :]

...but hey, i enjoyed kasparov (as i enjoyed this). btw, try to make lil faster tempo next time...
rulez added on the 2003-02-13 14:19:12 by shadez shadez
still bad
sucks added on the 2003-02-13 15:19:28 by spengler spengler
hey, this is reasonable... i really saw you made progress [hahahah, i know i suck at play with words] after that 'infinite' demo..

at least the 3D scenes are less n00b compared to that demo =D
Camera work and music seemed good certainly.
However, some texture was bad.
And tempo looks a little bad.
However, cool.
Nice, Keep it up.
added on the 2003-02-13 19:19:50 by got got
A small step for mankind, a huge step for Skarab.

Some scenes looked better this time mostly due to better textures and more complex 3d. But those particles that pops up is just irritating.

Anyway, i look forward to the next demo :)
added on the 2003-02-13 21:16:36 by Wain Wain
Pretty nice demo with a really good soundtrack. To bad that my machine is way to slow for it.
added on the 2003-02-14 03:23:54 by Crest Crest
this one is quite enjoyable.
just fix those particles-billboards whatever, they do look terribly terrible...
but otherwise i like it. no thumb up tho...
added on the 2003-02-14 08:09:38 by FooLman FooLman
- Ran quite slow on a GF2MX.
- Yes, the particles intersect the floor. (I didn't see Plek commenting this, but I'm sure he'll mention this one on the first place >:)
- The music needs some mastering.
- Some not-so-good textures.

- Progress. :)
- Quite nice modelling. (The monster was cool)
- I DID expect the usual textwriter, but actually the credz was done really nifty.
- The render2texture effects were neat.
- Good non-compo demos are definetely an extra.

I really hope Skarab will do something nice to Breakpoint too.
rulez added on the 2003-02-14 11:02:19 by Gargaj Gargaj
I really don't like bad 3d flybyes, and this is one of them. Maybe you should try more abstract?
added on the 2003-02-14 11:48:03 by dairos dairos
1 frame per minute...
...can you do better ?
sucks added on the 2003-02-15 09:58:03 by sokoban sokoban
Fun to see again the same old Skarab elements used, improved a bit..
Still some ugly stuff (z buffering errors?), some nice scenes, feeling and music..
Radial blur makes it look much cooler overall..
But the speed eats my PC, even in 640..
I was for "is ok", but I feel for another one time the urge, to thumb up good promising newbies (no offense :) like Skarab, who produce frequently!
rulez added on the 2003-02-15 11:06:15 by Optimonk Optimonk
sokoban : yeah !! sure !!! 1 frame per hour, do you prefer ?
added on the 2003-02-15 19:14:40 by skarab skarab
We have spend lot of week on this demo (even if we don't work all days:), we've created this demo because we have thinking to it before making Infinity, but we wasn't able to do it before. We've made it around a little story (i don't think that everybody have anderstand it :)) so : "An alien is destroying a futuristik base, and people come to kill him" huhu a very little story, and in fact in this demo you can't see it, you can watch "only" the lanscape... We've made it to conclude our 4 demos "K-Storm designed" (Life, Eternal dreams, Infinity, and this one). Now we've what we were looking for create differents demos, so please wait our next prod :)

And I would like to thank you all for your support.
added on the 2003-02-16 17:51:26 by skarab skarab
nice demo.
i like the first and the last scene, and all the other part ;)
rulez added on the 2003-02-16 21:01:41 by mc dos mc dos
Wow! Correctly spaced fonts!
How did you do it ?
sucks added on the 2003-03-05 18:38:59 by pan pan
pan : your mother learn me that when I was learning she to suck.
(sorry for this crual words)
added on the 2003-03-06 19:42:08 by skarab skarab
I imagine this was during the same time she taught you proper grammar.
added on the 2003-03-06 21:02:20 by sagacity sagacity
yes, you're right :) I'm a good teacher :)
added on the 2003-03-07 00:00:35 by skarab skarab
Skarab. you speakade funi engelish :)
Good progression, though still a mediocre production.
added on the 2003-03-07 00:47:41 by NoahR NoahR
:) alienatic english huhu
We'll take our time for creating the next prod.
added on the 2003-03-07 14:17:41 by skarab skarab
Fantastique !!
rulez added on the 2003-03-10 14:48:44 by Mike 3D Mike 3D
Even if it isn't your best demo, i prefer this one to the others.
rulez added on the 2003-04-10 17:36:51 by Harvester Harvester
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rulez added on the 2018-08-31 18:43:26 by skarab skarab

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