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TBC Realtime Experience by Too Bloody Cheesy [web]
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release date : october 2023
release party : TRSAC 2023
compo : combined demo
ranked : 1st
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popularity : 63%
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added on the 2023-10-23 12:09:26 by kusma kusma

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Thank you for evoking the true TRSAC atmosphere! Thank you for bringing such a huge smile on everybody's faces!
rulezcdc added on the 2023-10-23 12:29:52 by Blueberry Blueberry
WHAAT😃 amazingly well done! Thank you!
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 12:41:13 by faaret faaret
Hitting all the right spots for many people :)
Thanks for doing this!
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 12:48:41 by Puryx Puryx
still have the damn song in my head and i can't even understand danish or norwegian or whatever the hell that was! fuckings to all involved. was funny! and lovely tribute to TBC from the little of what i understood of the whole thing :D
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 12:53:28 by psenough psenough
It's a masterpiece!
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 13:07:16 by moqui moqui
I've never understood the context for the original but I love it anyways
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 13:09:38 by ferris ferris
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 13:21:24 by ham ham
Magical end to the compo night!
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 15:44:29 by eladamri eladamri
Ehh... no.
added on the 2023-10-23 15:56:35 by superplek superplek
Perhaps not as much as other dudez, but I enjoyed it.
Never the less, could someone of you out there, who is more familiar with it, give us (me) some information about what it is exactly and give perhaps some pop-cultural references?
Thanks =).
added on the 2023-10-23 16:27:39 by sim sim
sim: it's a realtime remake of [TBC DVD Experience](https://demozoo.org/productions/64152/), an animation from Meltdown 2002.

curious how they did the multilanguage version of the sampled soundtrack, maybe the original pop song that was sampled on the video from 2002 was also in multiple languages. no clue what the song is though but probably big in denmark and sweden :P
added on the 2023-10-23 16:52:55 by psenough psenough
whoops, bbcode != markdown TBC DVD Experience
added on the 2023-10-23 16:53:55 by psenough psenough
Hihi <3
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 17:40:34 by darya darya
Some more context:

The original soundtrack is a remix of a cover of a Danish translation of the Spanish Eurovision song-contest entry from 1973. Our version throws the Swedish translation as well as the original Spanish version into the mix. Hence the triple start.

We didn't go as far as the Yugoslavian song the Eurovision song has been accused if plagiarism of, though.
added on the 2023-10-23 17:59:27 by kusma kusma
Soo many details!! I love it. Worth the wait in the compo too!

pS (and others): The original song is actually Spains Eurovision entry from 1973, Eres Tu, which placed second. Back in those days, I guess it was usual to translate the songs into other languages or something? In addition to the ones in this production, I have also heard a norwegian version.. I assume thrre are others..
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 18:07:47 by leijaa leijaa
i found a demo without a duck !

this is certainly a breath of fresh air allround lol, even if i have to admit id need a translator xept for some spanish parts

some people actually can make javascript work, totally off the beaten track, subarashi!!!!
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 18:43:12 by Janes OnderGrond Janes OnderGrond
This was very amazing, and obviously a lot of effort. Immense enjoyment at party. Thank you. Time for next demoscene anthem?
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 18:51:06 by revival revival
Also thank you for bringing TRSAC 2024 a bit early.
added on the 2023-10-23 18:53:19 by revival revival
I didnt understand shit, but it felt pretty awesome. Thanks!
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 20:37:19 by spkr spkr
We didn't go as far as the Yugoslavian song the Eurovision song has been accused if plagiarism of, though.

left as an exercise challenge for the reader to be released at TRSAC 2024 i guess.
added on the 2023-10-23 21:30:59 by psenough psenough
This was an amazing surprise. For some reason the original have a special place for many of the danish demosceners, some norwegians as well <3 - It's been a tradition to view it after prizegiving at TRSAC for a lot of years.

The group "too bloody cheesy" is another name for the acronym TBC, Cheesy being the one creating the original, assisted by a fantastic soundtrack by Orange.

A quite fun anecdote was that Cheesy at Meltdown in 2002 edited some(most?) of the demo underneath a blanket to keep some of it a secret. (iirc)

@kusma, Susan, lug00ber - fantastic job, and thanks!

The lyrics are amazingly fitting the end of TRSAC as well, so here's a google translate for you.

I wake up one morning and immediately it is clear
Soon it will be the last time I have you
And like a blow to the heart I know
The new day will be sad and empty without you
A streak of sunshine lights up your hair
Soon you will open your eyes
I think you can hear how loud my heart is beating
Now, before you go, I ask you:

Touch me so I feel alive
Take my hand and hold me close to you
Touch me so I feel alive
Take my hand and hold me close to you

(I need your tenderness
Come, give me warmth in your arms
I am always alone
Come and kiss me for the last time.)
A hope of a reunion, it was just a dream
Created by a flood of bright memories
I will remain in an abyss of days
Now I ask you only one thing:

Touch me so I feel alive
Take my hand and hold me close to you
Touch me so I feel alive
Take my hand and hold me close to you
rulezcdc added on the 2023-10-23 21:49:55 by dwarf dwarf
What an awesome tribute, we love Hans!
rulez added on the 2023-10-23 22:07:52 by teo teo
The original song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EtPSn3qdEI
rulez added on the 2023-10-24 12:44:03 by xeleh xeleh
Sitting on stream watching everyone suddenly starting dancing near the big screen was so surprising... and then I started dancing myself :D
rulez added on the 2023-10-24 16:45:27 by looper231 looper231
had this stuck in my head since i left the party, love it !! :)
rulez added on the 2023-10-24 20:17:44 by TôBach TôBach
Truckers By Cheese?
rulez added on the 2023-10-24 20:46:54 by Steel Steel
For some reason the original have a special place for many of the danish demosceners, some norwegians as well <3

That's sooo important, as for me. To invets and pass your own time and in result to be kind, make pleasure to your fellows (scenners), friends, relatives, family.
It is all what - for me - the human being is about.
Just for that I am gonna to give it a RULEZ!!
(even if I do not understand this song, nor the sheeps nor other pants-off stuff ;);)).
You are great!
rulez added on the 2023-10-24 23:08:29 by sim sim
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 00:21:19 by hornet hornet
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 03:14:15 by RaccoonViolet RaccoonViolet
these guys know their target audience :D
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 09:32:48 by farfar farfar
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 10:32:50 by SiR SiR
Wonderfully demented, makes me sad I missed TRSAC!
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 11:29:54 by okkie okkie
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 12:14:06 by Sebbert Sebbert
Rør ved meg så jeg føler att jeg lever :)

freaking awesome

<3 <3
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 14:42:21 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 18:03:34 by rloaderro rloaderro
it was messing with my head trying to work out if the lyrics were different each time or just the subtitles (as if somehow the same lyrics could make sense in 3 different languages) but i was well onto the rum by that point..

it's good music. i listened to the whole thing (i.e. the original, in Spanish) three times today.
rulez added on the 2023-10-25 22:56:35 by MrsBeanbag MrsBeanbag
@psenough it turns out the original band recorded it in a whole bunch of languages for whatever reason! although it seems they are not direct translations. here it is in German: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k053xVKjiKI
ok lol here it's in Indonesian but this time it's about Jesus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp1G0bfwfjU
Thursday and it’s still stuck in my head! That made Saturday night it was awesome <3
rulez added on the 2023-10-26 13:45:27 by reality404 reality404
Holy naked men in the well Batman.
What the. what. now. who. when?
Is this a world-first anim -> executable remake?

Susann, Erik, Ola.. You cu..lovely lovely people. You inspire me to quit daily worklife and do more fun stuff.

Can someone tell me how that got picked up in .no?
I never knew it were a thing until Olagupoopa asked who made it, during the Solskogen ShowerBeer Festival.

That’s a shitton of effort for a very internal joke with a very limited audience.
I love it!
That whole 2000 era was filled with fun and internal jokes inside the TBC camp.
20-something years have passed and we are still doing the same kind of jokes, only with a different larger group of people. Don't ever change.

If I had known this would be watched more than 2-3 times during the spring of 2002, a final version might have been planned a little harder...

Back story:
Who the fuck knows anymore. I guess we decided to make something a bit different than the usual "I can’t code for shit, so lets do realtime effects in Lightwave instead" demo.
The sheep were inspired by the loonies blowup fu..mascot.
The idea of the music, I don’t have a clue. Most likely Orange had some crazy idea that involved into the whole animation. The first, and only, version of the music were not what I expected, but it worked out great. I think.

dwarf: I completely forgot about the “edit on a blanket stunt” We need to take more pictures.

Big shoutout to Orange for the soundtrack. Wherever you are..I hope you are well.
Propan..see you again around the harbor soon?
Leia, thanks for the flag graphics. Didn’t we agree it should have been dannebrog?
My directions most have been lost in translation :)

Greetings and hugs to all demoscene friends, past and present.
Especially the 8860 Massive. +30 years of computing..
Where would we have been otherwise?

If this is the end of demoparties in denmark.
Then thank you all for coming and thank you for the safespace throughout the years.

Hold kæft og lav en demo!
added on the 2023-10-27 22:47:34 by cheesytbc cheesytbc
Hahah, what got me was the graphics fidelity to the original. :-) And what Farfar said; there are some demos that you can only release at one party, and then be confident of a win no matter what else happens in the compo. :-)
rulez added on the 2023-10-28 09:53:42 by Sesse Sesse
cheesytbc: It's not that complicated, really. It has been a thing (or a meme, as the kids say) at TRSAC for many years, and there have been Norwegians at TRSAC taking it back home. In particular, I would assume that lug00ber’s fondness of it has had something to do with the popularity :-)
added on the 2023-10-28 09:59:50 by Sesse Sesse
This was the perfect capstone for the party.
I remember from past TRSACs that the 2002 original was blasted in the dead of night when I had to sleep; mostly IIRC when lug00ber was finishing his "hack'em to pieces" set.

SagaMusix already found the German cover by the original band Mocedades (in adorable Spanish accent). So there kind of is no way around to re-issue this "DVD" with added locales :D

... at TRSAC 2024 of course ... said so on the Bigscreen, and Bigscreen don't lie
rulez added on the 2023-10-28 11:42:13 by d0DgE d0DgE
added on the 2023-10-28 18:14:35 by Frequent Frequent
Weird demo. It didn't work in both Gecko web browsers (SeaMonkey and Firefox). I had to watch on YouTube. :(
added on the 2023-10-30 18:47:08 by AntDude AntDude
Works in Firefox 115 ESR (Debian unstable) here. It takes a minute or two to load/precalc, though?
added on the 2023-10-30 19:33:15 by Sesse Sesse
these guys know their target audience :D

Yes, we do, because it's ourselves!

And just in case it's not 100% obvious: we didn't make this as a trick to emotionally manipulate the voters into giving us yet another golden duck. I mean, that kinda did happen, but it's not the reason we made this.

This is made as our love-letter to the Danish scene, TRSAC, TBC... and Cheesy in particular. We love you Hans!

TBC DVD Experience is a classic, for all the right reasons. But it's old, and the world needed a higher fidelity version. And when poking at that, we found out that there were more languages, so we just had to lean into that a bit ;)

We originally wanted to release this last year, when the original turned 20 years old... But we didn't even come close. And even this time, with something like 1.5 years of off-again/on-again production time, we still missed the deadline by a long shot, driving Puryx crazy by not handing in the release until just as the compo was starting. I think the risk payed off in the end, because two hours earlier, the last minute of the demo was entirely static. But thank again for bearing with us, Puryx!

Seeing this on the big screen, with smoke, lights and the crowd dancing was awesome. It was even better received than what we hoped for, and seeing that is for sure one of the highlights of my scene career!

A final version will come, but we need to rest a bit more before we're getting onto that. The demo has too many imperfections that shouldn't be too much work to fix. And then we can finally close the book on this years long chapter.

It takes a minute or two to load/precalc, though?

Yes, the loading-times are awful. That's my fault.

The primary reason for that is mostly that all the animations are baked as mesh sequences, because getting stencil shadows working on top of GPU skinning without geometry shader support (ugh WebGL) proved tricky and time-consuming. So we're loading and generating shadow-caster geometry from all the meshes, and that's sadly pretty slow.

It should be possible to do it without the baking, but we ran out of time trying to get that to work, and it was holding back the artwork. Oh well.

We're not planning on fixing this for the final version, though...
added on the 2023-11-01 11:09:32 by kusma kusma
rulez added on the 2023-11-01 20:50:05 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2023-11-10 16:01:04 by rudi rudi
I don't get it
added on the 2023-11-10 16:33:53 by 0b5vr 0b5vr
The legend returns! This was such an awesome unexpected surprise at TRSAC! The original demo is legendary on TRSAC. Every year at TRSAC whenever the original comes on the big screen, everyone gets on the dance floor. And now we have an epic followup to the legendary demo!!! *heart icon*
rulez added on the 2023-11-24 14:20:29 by good good
I guess I don't get it
added on the 2024-01-13 12:41:08 by v3nom v3nom
Fun stuff. Brings a smile to my face encountering stuff like this while digging through the archives. :)
rulez added on the 2024-05-03 21:32:56 by Byproduct Byproduct

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