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Hardwired by Crionics & The Silents [web]
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release date : december 1991
release party : The Party 1991
compo : amiga demo
ranked : 2nd
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popularity : 80%
  • 0.95
  • 24
alltime top: #49
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this one is a true classic
added on the 2000-12-06 10:24:28 by drevil drevil
this demo isn't a classic, it's simply >THE DEMO< !!
cdc added on the 2000-12-06 10:45:30 by rez rez
if you like the music by Jesper Kyd => it's a rip from a c64 music by David Whittaker (Panther).
added on the 2000-12-06 10:46:57 by rez rez
How could "the" >DEMO< be ranked second behind that shit of "odyssey" ?
never will know. HUge amount of original effect: the 4 years following this was only re-use of "HARDWIRED" effects.Rez, Only 20 second of the module is taken from panther,If I rember well.

added on the 2000-12-06 13:27:24 by krabob krabob
and what about the first part graphics ? Have you ever seen something comparable in 10 years ?!!!
hardwired rullllllllllzzzzz!!!!
added on the 2000-12-06 13:34:21 by krabob krabob
glop glop.
added on the 2000-12-06 13:43:06 by krabob krabob
ZE demo !!! il y a eu l'avant-HardWired, et l'apres... la classe quoi !
added on the 2000-12-06 15:46:26 by OverFlow OverFlow
I remember watching this demo when I was on holiday in Sweden. It was COOL.
added on the 2000-12-08 12:11:47 by Shifter Shifter
It is what i can call a killer demo. This is the result of a big work from the makers !
added on the 2000-12-12 10:27:48 by OSTYL OSTYL
The danish scene just
showed us again who they are !
added on the 2000-12-12 10:31:36 by OSTYL OSTYL
Woooh, Hardwired nuked me out of the planet
Odyssey sux
I like especially the movie at the beginning!

p.S. Hey,.. krabob glop glop, you are cheating ;)
Get my glops back! :)
I am the ruler of the glops today ;)
added on the 2001-03-07 17:19:45 by Optimus Optimus
one of the best productions on the good amiga500.....i like it.....
yes this is the demo... owns my ass and much more! it's better than odyssey for sure, it's better than state of the art, it's better than sex!
added on the 2001-05-14 00:33:18 by raver raver
One of the great classic A500 demos, and definitely one of my favourites. Ok, the "panther" cover could've been removed from the soundtrack, but it's ok otherwise :)
added on the 2001-05-24 20:23:32 by kb_ kb_
that's what i call a demo - thousands of good effects in a row :D
rulez added on the 2001-06-16 13:02:16 by robotriot robotriot
added on the 2001-07-31 17:49:43 by fiver fiver
oh. vote of course.
rulez added on the 2001-08-16 18:22:36 by fiver fiver
Me 2 vote.
rulez added on the 2001-10-24 13:47:14 by Optimus Optimus
yeah...same opinion than krabob :)
especialy for the first part anim (this kicked my ass the first time)...
and the music has haunted my ears for a couple of years :)

"it's better than sex! " - raver.

hmmm...this might result from a bad technical approach ;)
rulez added on the 2001-10-24 17:11:54 by Tex Tex
total and complete utter rulage.

The number of new effects from this demo that dominated the demos of coming years is a testament to it's utter 0wnage.

There have been better soundtracks to demos since, but few demos have had as much influence. I still have to say this is the greatest demo of all time.

(The day I saw this demo, I also saw the Lawnmower Man movie, which had some computer gfx. I haven't really watched movies since, as they still can't compare to a good demo.)
What a demo! Probably the best demo released ever. I still remember the first time i watched it. I was completely and utterly amazed and stunned. UNBELIEVABLE!!!
rulezcdc added on the 2002-01-17 22:20:31 by z5 z5

tex, look what z5 sezs... how often that happens after having sex? ;D

rulez added on the 2002-02-17 22:17:10 by raver raver
the best demo ever by tsl&crionics !

i will never forget the day, when it was presented live in the democompo at the party in dk ! just amazing !
rulez added on the 2002-03-02 01:48:01 by barock barock
Popularity: 9%?!? There's somthing wrong with this voting system!!
rulez added on the 2002-04-27 18:19:02 by cruzer cruzer
popularity is NOT the voting system! - which you could have easily found out by simply reading (hint: "popularity helper"). sigh.
added on the 2002-04-28 01:14:02 by ryg ryg
No comments :) Popularity from Cuddly Demos by TCB = 0 % *lol*
rulez added on the 2002-04-28 01:49:41 by Buckethead Buckethead
A voting system (which is not a voting system) where you have to read the FAQ to understand it... Hmmm, not the most user friendly not-voting-system I have seen!
added on the 2002-04-28 22:08:27 by cruzer cruzer
rulez added on the 2002-06-08 19:25:37 by tomaes tomaes
This demo is my fav!!
the globaltrash3 music is awesome!
i adore KYD
added on the 2002-07-12 11:24:06 by mempheria mempheria
the music is almost .... panther by david wittacker ... anyway. this truly rules.
rulez added on the 2002-07-12 11:57:52 by chaos chaos
I was really impressed by this demo, it has a great design, excellent graphix and descent music. Wonderful !
rulez added on the 2002-07-14 20:17:43 by lynxx lynxx

panther music by whittaker absolutely kicks arse! so does game btw... even better than gaysex

and tsl are back

what can i say 2048 sinedots on the middle of the screen

added on the 2002-07-17 07:58:17 by raver raver
These guys shit raytraced, of course!
rulez added on the 2002-07-18 17:57:34 by gammawave gammawave
I remember I saw this one at Theparty in Denmark. Was it 91? Do bad this only got 2nd in the democompo.. Odyssey/Alcatraz wasnt better than this one ;)
rulez added on the 2002-09-20 12:36:21 by Virgill Virgill
I remember I saw this one at Theparty in Denmark. Was it 91? Do bad this only got 2nd in the democompo.. Odyssey/Alcatraz wasnt better than this one ;)
added on the 2002-09-20 12:37:28 by Virgill Virgill
Stunning demo.
rulez added on the 2002-09-20 20:24:31 by Wain Wain
Highest quality.
rulez added on the 2002-09-20 20:38:24 by zeroic zeroic
Time to pay homage to one of the true milestones in computer art.
rulez added on the 2002-09-20 21:39:34 by Jare Jare
One of the best.
rulez added on the 2002-09-20 23:28:29 by emoon emoon
THE demo
rulez added on the 2003-01-14 12:46:51 by Pyxis Pyxis
Certainly in my alltime top3.. Yes, it's a hundred times better than Odyssey, but since when have the best entries won any demo compos? ;)
rulez added on the 2003-01-14 14:37:32 by break break
hardwired is hardwired.
rulez added on the 2003-03-17 21:21:19 by tomcat tomcat
just wow
rulez added on the 2003-03-18 21:45:08 by gg|rhg gg|rhg
Great ambiance !
rulez added on the 2003-03-18 21:53:48 by Dbug Dbug
added on the 2003-04-09 01:37:29 by donny donny
rulez added on the 2003-04-09 10:59:54 by Spin Spin
Sorry, Disk 2
added on the 2003-07-24 17:26:40 by front243 front243
Yep, Very Pro. Prod.
Was that Cube to Logo the FIRST example
of Amiga Texture Map Facet ?
rulez added on the 2003-08-18 15:54:47 by MASS MASS
*The* classic among classic Amiga demos, Hardwired was truly an *event* when it came out. Sporting effects that still feel fresh, one of Jesper Kyd's most epic soundtracks, superb design, and some spectacular 2D art, this demo's influence to this very day can be seen in a lot of modern productions. This is what happens when the creators know they're good at what they do... and do it.
rulez added on the 2003-08-19 02:38:26 by VindicatioN VindicatioN
I like it! I have the DivX and it rules.
I notice everyone caught Panther by David Whittaker, but nobody noticed the Tubular Bells cover, and probably some other covers in there...
I like the way the music flows from melody to melody.
And the effects are cool too, especially the opening sequence (looks like the game Homeworld copied them)
rulez added on the 2003-08-19 03:43:59 by crusader crusader
Deserved 1st at TP'91. Classic.
rulez added on the 2003-08-29 11:30:44 by prm prm
Never gave it a thumb up, my mistake, it ruled!
rulez added on the 2004-06-02 18:59:39 by keops keops
If i was to pick one amiga demo to stand out as the classics of classics, this one is it!.

Im still listening to the tune that has been a normal piece in my music collection for 13 years now.
rulez added on the 2004-06-09 17:54:55 by NoahR NoahR
i saw it in 92, so i comment it like i saw it before
started good but strange with bad feelings, novative
but the other parts are not my cup of tea : like the 3d toilets (this raytraced scene are buggy in lots of spreaded disks, it was hard to find a clean copy)
in fact, i never liked this one, it's and it stay piggy for me
Excellent stuff.
rulez added on the 2004-06-27 22:27:13 by grip grip
rulez added on the 2004-07-05 15:11:13 by pyksy pyksy
Megademo! Jesper Kyd does so wonderful music. Video from Amidemos
rulez added on the 2004-07-30 00:25:48 by René Madenmann René Madenmann
It's the demo who set up the Amiga (and PC ?) demostyle for the next decade...
rulez added on the 2004-08-30 16:38:50 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 19:38:46 by grusbanan grusbanan
Added 118 MB download link for a HQ video, alterntively you can dl the mentioned LQ video 3 comments above.
rulez added on the 2004-09-23 15:27:53 by jb jb
Finally saw it.

The quality and effects are awesome for 1991.
No surprise it's so famous.
rulez added on the 2004-09-23 16:43:54 by p01 p01
should have won
rulez added on the 2004-09-24 07:58:38 by hollowman hollowman
yes. rocks.
rulez added on the 2004-10-01 05:02:13 by cp_ cp_
hardwired forever.
rulez added on the 2004-10-01 18:27:36 by tintoitaly tintoitaly
Great one, yes.
My favourit is the salt scatterer cube ;-)
rulez added on the 2004-11-21 14:41:12 by checkoff checkoff
... can't believe how well everything fits together and far they were with style and compositing for 1991. compare that with 2nd reality from 1993 and you know why amiga scene always ruled more ;) !

thanks to MadenMann for the HQ-link. enjoyed it!
rulez added on the 2004-11-26 22:54:53 by monroe monroe
This demo actually only came in second at the first 'The Party' in 1991 ... after that boring 45 min. slideshow from Alcatraz ... not the scene's finest hour
rulezcdc added on the 2004-12-09 13:02:42 by Steel Steel
wtf, my comment deleted... well, it's the first amiga demo i ever saw and it's still damn impressive.
rulez added on the 2005-01-08 02:44:45 by dipswitch dipswitch
One of my favorite AMIGA demos !
rulez added on the 2005-01-08 04:08:47 by WoDK WoDK
this was the shit back then, although voyage was'nt bad either.
rulez added on the 2005-01-08 05:10:53 by madMixx madMixx
rulez added on the 2005-01-08 06:17:35 by thorsten thorsten
Kyd/Balle design + technical skills of The Spy, Deftronic, Murphy, Saxs & Guzzler of Crionics = Best amiga demo ever!
added on the 2005-01-16 08:29:27 by Steel Steel
Thx to Steel (and Analogue of course) for the new screenshot, but 400k is really a bit hard for modem users (at least, this demo is worth it).
W00t! Still modem users left?! (*slaps MadenMann with a large trout*) Do you know that they offer 100 MBit/s fiberoptic connections to consumers for 65€/month in Sweden? :-)
added on the 2005-01-28 11:09:04 by Steel Steel
Ho my god !!! my favorite demo has not benn thumbed by me until now !!!
rulez added on the 2005-01-28 14:04:25 by krabob krabob
Isn't that screenshot a tad exaggerated though? It's like I'm watching the entire demo with a bad framerate and no sound. Not that I wouldn't appreciate the effort that went into creating it. :)
added on the 2005-01-28 14:10:09 by break break
rulez added on the 2005-01-28 14:34:09 by blala blala
Well, Break, I just thought it would be nice to be able to see all the effects if you don't have time to download the video or install WinUAE ...
added on the 2005-01-28 14:41:53 by Steel Steel
rulez all the way
rulez added on the 2005-01-28 14:50:43 by EviL EviL
First demo I've ever seen on any computer on an A1000 from a public domain club in Duesseldorf, a few mins later Voyage by Razor. Man, I was IMPRESSED! First part rulez surpreme! I will never forget about it!
rulez added on the 2005-03-09 12:37:17 by ghandy ghandy
sorry but the screenshots somewhat spoils all fun and is really a hard thing for modem users (yes, please dont forget eastern europe).
added on the 2005-04-27 14:56:27 by dipswitch dipswitch
Classic killerdemo. Guzzler's morphing lines with 'blur' was my favourite effect for a long time.
rulezcdc added on the 2005-04-27 15:13:33 by Hyde Hyde
I hate this site. It makes me wanna build a time machine and go back... waaaay back
rulez added on the 2005-04-27 16:10:41 by rio702 rio702


not really :)
rulez added on the 2005-04-27 16:30:58 by xeron xeron
arguably the most revolutionary demo ever. imho this prod took the demoscene into a new era. just a massive amount of cool innovating effects with great ideas behind them. the rest (design, gfx, music) is also cool, but that's not the special thing about this one.

monroe's comparison with 2nd reality is very relevant. also atari falcon demos had adaptations of hardwired effects for some years.
rulez added on the 2005-04-27 16:41:37 by earx earx
some say it's the best
rulez added on the 2005-05-01 18:58:24 by Dalton Dalton
A definitve piece of demoscene history. It's not about the rank it gathered at the party, everybody knows its qualities anyways! Cool design, breathtaking graphics, fine code, it just pleases.
rulez added on the 2005-06-01 07:00:14 by Paralax Paralax
its not the best. but very close to
rulez added on the 2005-06-03 01:39:38 by Proteque Proteque
yeah, nice
rulez added on the 2005-07-07 11:28:40 by las las
State of the art but not many new effects, rather perfections of effects known. Gfx and music rulez. Good design.

And cooperation is always nice!
rulez added on the 2005-08-11 13:18:27 by ManJIT ManJIT
rulez added on the 2005-08-16 19:14:27 by emkay emkay
...very good.
rulez added on the 2005-08-17 19:46:55 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
true classic, also first demo i ever saw
rulez added on the 2005-09-12 23:26:33 by winden winden
rulez added on the 2005-09-15 04:59:54 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf

I so deeply fell in love to the intro animation
And of course this was _the_ milestone in producing
digital art demonstrations
rulez added on the 2005-09-15 13:41:43 by d0DgE d0DgE
Very impressive!
Only a few people had the skills to make such demos in 1991.
rulez added on the 2005-09-15 18:38:35 by Cj Cj
rulez added on the 2005-11-12 11:35:59 by _10b0 _10b0
rulez added on the 2005-11-21 04:17:15 by Quarryman Quarryman
What, I didn't comment this masterpiece yet? Shame on me. Since everything has already been said, I just let the thumb speak. :)
rulez added on the 2005-11-21 11:59:51 by StingRay StingRay
added on the 2005-11-21 12:05:22 by ghandy ghandy
So great that it hurts. It pains. It makes me cry. How is it possible that a demo from 1991 gives me the "holyshitwtfomg?!?" feeling I haven't had demowise since I first started learning coding?
rulez added on the 2005-11-21 14:11:29 by Preacher Preacher
alltime pleasure to watch!
rulez added on the 2005-11-21 14:19:36 by elkmoose elkmoose
and never forget, once you have to shit:

added on the 2005-12-06 23:43:03 by d0DgE d0DgE
rulez added on the 2005-12-13 00:54:54 by can can
TSL my alltime fav´s back in the days!!
rulez added on the 2006-01-01 00:16:42 by Premium Premium
So good.
rulez added on the 2006-01-08 14:37:54 by Serpent Serpent
made me come to the party II...
rulez added on the 2006-04-30 15:39:14 by chromag chromag
And your comment just made me watch this beauty again :-)
rulez added on the 2006-04-30 16:01:29 by sparcus sparcus
this has better design, gfx and music than most of todays demos..
rulez added on the 2006-06-02 00:23:35 by v3nom v3nom
nostalgy roxx 8o)
rulez added on the 2006-08-10 00:24:08 by wayne wayne
Still looks good some 12 years after I last saw it. This demo ruled then and it rules now.
rulez added on the 2006-08-12 01:18:58 by alchemist alchemist
Great ideas, design, code, gfx and music.
rulez added on the 2006-08-31 03:40:31 by bdk bdk
Oh boy, the demo of my heart.
rulezcdc added on the 2006-09-05 10:38:22 by Exin Exin
how come i didn't thumb this yet? ranks highly in my favs-of-all-time. great design touches... such as the screen-wipe. :) Those are the kind of details that are missing in today's demos.
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 10:48:08 by Axel Axel
rulez added on the 2006-09-05 19:59:36 by iks iks
rulez added on the 2006-09-13 22:06:51 by RRR RRR
This one runs in the blood of every scener of the early nineties. If I ever get one of those smileyhearts, this is where I'll put it. Imho this is THE most important demo in the history of the Amiga scene.
rulezcdc added on the 2006-09-25 13:46:48 by Archmage Archmage
It will always be remembered as a the stuff of a legend. Eternal greetings must go to the people behind this masterpiece : you guys showed us how magic the scene could be. Thanks for that.
rulez added on the 2006-11-01 21:36:49 by micdune micdune
The Spy is still my hero. :-D
rulez added on the 2006-11-18 16:39:10 by mnemotron mnemotron
Not much to say about this.
rulez added on the 2006-11-18 16:40:55 by Radiant Radiant
Linked download seems to be the corrupt version (broken toilet). DMS on amigascne ftp works, though.
rulez added on the 2006-11-21 11:17:48 by jxn jxn
from 1991? incrediblee :)
rulez added on the 2006-11-21 13:06:18 by oldaccount oldaccount
people who think this is not cool, well all "stuff" you seen was just recoded from this demo. it had many original effects first time...
rulez added on the 2006-11-21 13:11:49 by uns3en_ uns3en_
still after all those years it's unbelieveable how a brilliant demo like this could be only 2nd behind a bullshit like alcatraz odyssey demo (which offers absolutly nothing and is only a lame slideshow)
added on the 2006-11-21 16:05:59 by elkmoose elkmoose
Ah... finally, my first heart! And this is where I put it. Greetings to The Silents!!!
added on the 2006-11-29 14:13:59 by Archmage Archmage
wow - outstanding demo. 15 years later and still a hurricane! great!
rulez added on the 2006-12-10 20:49:56 by gentleman gentleman

Incredible demo!
rulez added on the 2006-12-17 03:55:27 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Love it. Box to Logo section is still one of my favorite effects ever.
rulez added on the 2007-06-08 22:48:34 by cTrix cTrix
rocks.. this raytraced toilet is mad
rulez added on the 2007-06-10 09:36:42 by Gaia Gaia
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 11:02:11 by sam sam
not yet thumb up? shame on me
a classical, best demo ever
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 11:23:30 by cyberpingui cyberpingui
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 12:16:11 by kb_ kb_
Let's add the 100th thumb.
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 12:33:52 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulez added on the 2007-06-19 12:36:02 by fragment fragment
rulez added on the 2007-07-09 18:10:10 by masterm masterm
Simply amazing!
rulez added on the 2007-08-06 08:45:50 by Mystra Mystra
rulez added on the 2007-08-13 23:25:28 by xernobyl xernobyl
It was the BOMB in 1991, fantastic opening sequence and great effects.
rulez added on the 2007-08-22 00:03:08 by Zplex Zplex
I love David Whittaker's music cover.
rulez added on the 2007-08-24 21:36:41 by 0xF 0xF
This must be the greatest non-fr milestone ever.
rulez added on the 2007-08-24 21:50:27 by lemmus lemmus
AHhh Simply in the Mind!

Very good Classix demo
rulez added on the 2007-09-03 16:58:22 by thomas^sd thomas^sd
It just rules.
rulez added on the 2007-09-03 17:52:47 by Blockbuster Blockbuster
rulez added on the 2007-09-03 18:47:58 by arcane arcane
Wow - this demo rocks! Highend ECS stuff and great soundtrack!!!
rulezcdc added on the 2007-09-03 19:03:50 by RA RA
rulez added on the 2007-09-08 18:57:05 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
"...and God created the demo..."
rulez added on the 2007-09-08 20:00:57 by fishwave/scx fishwave/scx
This is the shit! Awsome for 1991. Thanks for the excellent video hellfire!
rulez added on the 2007-09-21 00:27:43 by raer raer
After all this years, still rules!
rulez added on the 2007-09-22 03:09:07 by ham ham
rulez added on the 2007-10-14 13:26:32 by seablue seablue
Smacks your bitch up.
added on the 2007-11-29 00:57:26 by Steel Steel
rulez added on the 2007-12-02 02:51:27 by gobgob gobgob
Oh yeah!
rulez added on the 2007-12-04 02:17:57 by Flunce Flunce
Forgotten thumb.
rulez added on the 2007-12-23 21:53:25 by Maissi Maissi
Still remember my jaw drop when seeing Hardwired for the first time, lots and lots of years ago. :'}
rulez added on the 2008-01-18 10:32:05 by Jailbird Jailbird
Music rocks
rulez added on the 2008-01-22 12:53:23 by samurai samurai
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 19:58:49 by zefyros zefyros
Okay...This demo was insane! I wonder if the raytraced part was actually raytraced or if they used some sort of cheating...Still awesome though.
rulez added on the 2008-01-24 22:44:04 by The_Grandmother The_Grandmother
I have to say that this is unbelievable... 1991...
added on the 2008-01-25 01:51:47 by zefyros zefyros
The_MorMor: It's naturally an animation. But that's no cheating, at least no one who was around back in the day would've thought it had been realtime ;)
added on the 2008-01-25 06:17:45 by break break
very impressive
rulez added on the 2008-01-25 07:36:40 by waffle waffle
A classic it is, but I actually never really liked this one :/
added on the 2008-02-12 19:02:42 by britelite britelite
the best ever
rulez added on the 2008-03-09 13:43:14 by tantronix tantronix
rulez added on the 2008-03-16 22:17:48 by texel texel
Deserves its reputation. Has a kind of roots feeling attached to it. One could say it was made on a miggy at first glance.
rulez added on the 2008-03-19 23:57:31 by stocky stocky
Classic :>
rulez added on the 2008-04-16 00:09:48 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
Here's my thumb. Raytraced of course :)
rulez added on the 2008-05-04 18:47:12 by Alpha C Alpha C
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 23:03:52 by maytz maytz
Great demo! Fantastic parts, if you listen closely in the beginning and think of Unreal, you'll hear a small rip by Purple Motion I think.
rulez added on the 2008-07-10 11:33:06 by d3pth d3pth
what fishwave said
rulez added on the 2008-07-10 11:49:06 by SiR SiR
Very good ecs stuff. Many nice ideas.
rulez added on the 2008-07-10 12:35:57 by Zweckform Zweckform
Excellent !
rulez added on the 2008-07-12 23:32:34 by Baudsurfer Baudsurfer
Amazing demo, really took things to another level back then.
About the intro - are all the pictures digicapped from some movie, and if so which one? Looks really, really professional any way.
rulez added on the 2008-07-13 00:09:32 by Sdw Sdw
rulez added on the 2008-07-15 11:20:36 by seppjo seppjo
masterpiece !
rulez added on the 2008-09-07 13:46:17 by esion esion
I'm quite pissed off because of the music rip. This is Panther by Whittaker. Nothing else. How many graphics, music, code were ripped this way?
That's really frustrating. It's important for the demoscene to do some soul-searching sometimes and this side is the dark one. So piggy. I've never thought it sucks though.
added on the 2008-09-07 13:58:01 by oxb oxb
@ oxb

yea i also was abit disappointed when i figured out that the original is from some game musician.

before that it was one of my fav amiga songs :(

the demo is cool though :)
added on the 2008-09-07 14:11:30 by tEiS tEiS
cool. Think about if you'd desscribe every effect that way today.. but of course its nothing great about that stuff on current hardware. The art-stuff of course is timelessly nice! :]
rulez added on the 2008-09-21 01:34:24 by ewerybody ewerybody
impressive . best demo ever . i will pay a lots of money to have one limited hardwired team teeshirt made for these guys for the party 2 .
rulez added on the 2008-09-25 19:28:05 by 24 24
I really must get my A500+ out of the cupboard one day and watch these on the real hardware... pwnage
rulez added on the 2008-10-08 19:32:04 by pigpenpete pigpenpete
double thumb up! by the way the teeshirt was for the party 1..
dunno why i said 2...
rulez added on the 2008-10-08 20:14:36 by 24 24
lol, cool
rulez added on the 2008-10-15 18:15:25 by Sverker Sverker
...and it's still a mystery it didn't win...
rulezcdc added on the 2008-10-31 11:31:40 by sasq sasq
classic masterpiece
rulez added on the 2008-10-31 11:36:44 by El Topo El Topo
TSL plus Crionics :)
<3 it!
rulez added on the 2008-10-31 12:09:39 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
WTF!!? I was sure that I'd thumped this up years ago.. I still watch it on my A500 every now and then. Outstanding!!!
rulez added on the 2008-11-28 11:47:51 by Optima Optima
WTF!!? I was sure that I'd thumped this up years ago.. I still watch it on my A500 every now and then. Outstanding!!!
rulez added on the 2008-12-15 22:38:11 by Emod Emod
I simply don't have enough thumbs for that.
rulez added on the 2009-01-11 02:32:30 by eye eye
rulez added on the 2009-01-25 16:40:00 by psndcj//tbk psndcj//tbk
no thumb yet?! impossible.. obviously one of the greatest ever..
rulez added on the 2009-01-26 22:44:40 by toxie toxie
rulez added on the 2009-01-26 22:48:11 by xyz xyz
just excellent!
rulez added on the 2009-05-14 02:10:36 by Dano Dano
masterpiece and the begining of well executed theme/desgin in demos.
rulez added on the 2009-07-07 20:38:35 by button button
rulez added on the 2009-07-07 20:59:55 by ltk_tscc ltk_tscc
All time great!
rulez added on the 2009-07-07 21:58:46 by dv$ dv$
it was 17 and a half years ago and it was its time far ahead.. And that for two floppy's
1,44 MB max
all time classic!
rulezcdc added on the 2009-07-07 22:05:14 by magic magic
An archetype of demos!
rulez added on the 2009-07-07 22:05:43 by Blueberry Blueberry
magic: you are so retarded that you forgot the capacity of amiga floppies..?
added on the 2009-07-07 22:13:13 by havoc havoc
This demo has it all: style, great effects, massive content, beautiful graphics, amazing music and huge dosage of pure awesome. Rulez so hard.
rulez added on the 2009-07-08 17:06:39 by vestige vestige
A classic !
rulez added on the 2009-07-08 19:25:21 by lsl lsl
Good stuff...particularly liked the artwork at the beginning.
rulez added on the 2009-07-08 20:40:18 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
some parts port to speccy. great demo!
rulez added on the 2009-10-05 09:43:37 by phm/syndrome(zx) phm/syndrome(zx)
Just great.
rulez added on the 2009-10-17 12:05:24 by mic mic
rulezcdc added on the 2009-11-21 23:02:23 by Defiance Defiance
my first "real" scene demo ever! From that moment on I was totally hooked!
rulez added on the 2009-11-22 00:25:33 by Bobic Bobic
rulez added on the 2009-11-30 09:45:12 by Pegan Pegan
rulez added on the 2009-12-01 15:14:04 by psonice psonice
Rewatched this the other day. Still impressive I must say.
rulez added on the 2009-12-06 23:12:13 by lennart lennart
Vimeo Video for non Amiga owners.
added on the 2009-12-12 15:21:34 by Defiance Defiance
beginning really impressive (good atmosphere), rest was pleasant to watch
rulez added on the 2010-01-23 23:32:01 by Tigrou Tigrou
With REAL FASTMEM it was better!
rulez added on the 2010-01-24 01:41:18 by leGend leGend
rulez added on the 2010-01-24 09:24:27 by sigflup sigflup
pretty impressive & huge megademo for 1991... The Spy seems to be a incredible coder. Awesome gfx & sfx btw...
rulez added on the 2010-01-24 10:09:18 by Shazz^TRSi^MJJ Shazz^TRSi^MJJ
Hardwired is like the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Untouchable yet endlessly inspiring.
rulez added on the 2010-02-14 00:10:20 by model model
rulez added on the 2010-02-14 12:39:46 by RRROAR RRROAR
No need to explain why I like it.
rulez added on the 2010-02-19 02:49:29 by zoolum zoolum
the best
rulez added on the 2010-03-15 19:40:14 by kokopo kokopo
All time classic.
rulez added on the 2010-03-27 12:15:43 by pmc pmc
rulez added on the 2010-04-05 20:13:17 by Calexico Calexico
Great stuff! Cube side transforming into a Hardwired logo, the wireframe object transforming into different object in an unusual way rule! Of course there are more cool effects but these are the ones that i think about if someone asks me the question what's your favorite effect in Harwired. Also the music and most of the effects rule!

Oops... This demo is so awesome i forgot my mind.
rulez added on the 2010-04-09 21:32:02 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Just one of the best demo, a real shock when it was released. 20 years after I still get gooseflesh when listening to the soundtrack !
But it's only #125 in all time top, this is not high enough !
rulez added on the 2010-04-20 16:14:22 by Mr. Styckx Mr. Styckx
rulez added on the 2010-05-04 00:03:20 by scicco scicco
rulez added on the 2010-05-18 20:30:37 by stefa stefa
Wonderful graphics and design
rulez added on the 2010-05-30 18:20:04 by jua jua
rulez added on the 2010-07-15 15:26:30 by diobou diobou
This demo is legendary and a classic.
rulez added on the 2010-07-22 14:35:35 by neptun neptun
THE demo of 1991
rulezcdc added on the 2010-07-24 01:38:43 by Frequent Frequent
Story-driven, excellent presentation and gfx, haunting music, splines, my favorites are the twister and chess-valley scene (for some reason...)!
rulezcdc added on the 2010-07-24 02:27:36 by Photon Photon
rulez added on the 2010-07-28 20:58:45 by Eldrik Eldrik
one of my favorite A500 demos
rulez added on the 2010-08-02 20:52:03 by Gargaj Gargaj
Great one.
rulez added on the 2010-08-18 22:57:56 by Jakim Jakim
no more "sneaky cdc's"
rulezcdc added on the 2010-10-13 23:11:21 by blkpanther blkpanther
Immortal A500 demo.
rulez added on the 2010-11-29 19:08:22 by zstab zstab
Pure classic, and clearly deserve the first place at the TP91 ! Kid-Ball production rulez !
rulez added on the 2010-12-07 20:15:42 by skp skp
rulez added on the 2010-12-19 04:07:34 by wullon wullon
rulez added on the 2010-12-19 09:14:32 by fyrex fyrex
!o/ best all time true classic! \o!
rulezcdc added on the 2010-12-20 09:55:11 by sINk sINk
Great demo
rulez added on the 2011-01-02 04:58:11 by gibs gibs
Nah... another one of those demos which are hyped for reasons that are far beyond my mind. The music is quite good, but the rest is simply average - not bad, but also not that exiting (even for that time) --> piggy.
added on the 2011-01-02 06:59:33 by pintcat pintcat
All time favorite
rulezcdc added on the 2011-01-08 18:48:47 by BackSpace BackSpace
For me the immortal definition of being an Amiga OCS demo. I'll never forget when I frist saw it. And the soundtrack still makes my skin crawl...
rulezcdc added on the 2011-01-17 00:06:26 by JAC! JAC!
Wow, this is like a demo movie.
rulez added on the 2011-01-22 01:15:58 by jack-3d jack-3d
I actually paid for this demo, as in 90s there was no internet to download from, dialing onto a BBS was unreal, I was too young for copy parties, and the only person in town who had a copy was that pirate who was charging for copying every single disk (there were no copyright laws here yet).
It was a version with corrupted loo animation, and due to my memory config it was crashing on the sponge scene - only lately I saw the whole thing.
Surely a classic.
rulez added on the 2011-01-24 09:50:14 by rutra80 rutra80
Let's add a new "coup de coeur" for this masterpiece :)
added on the 2011-01-28 16:30:17 by rez rez
rulez added on the 2011-02-07 06:41:43 by Cosmocat Cosmocat
some nice advanced coding.
rulez added on the 2011-02-07 08:17:48 by auld auld
nice demo. nothing special, tho...
rulez added on the 2011-03-04 02:40:13 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
nothing special, tho....

added on the 2011-03-04 08:46:55 by chromag chromag
rutra80: sounds like we had the same copy of the demo and ran it on the same machine 40% of the time :)
chromag: correct!
added on the 2011-03-04 10:41:24 by Hyde Hyde
Classic. One of the first Demos I ever copied from my Game Supplier Swapper back in the day ;)
rulez added on the 2011-03-04 11:25:22 by tFt tFt
@chromag i was kidding, it is awesome of course. allthough the effect-show-off-part was too long for my taste all the nice pixeling towards the end made up for it. and the music is ace, too!
added on the 2011-03-04 11:31:46 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
rulez added on the 2011-03-06 18:35:34 by tomba tomba
rulez added on the 2011-04-17 15:29:16 by gaspode gaspode
rulez added on the 2011-05-10 15:33:52 by infant infant
One of the most groundbreaking and inspiring demos ever released on the Amiga 500.
rulez added on the 2011-06-03 14:02:09 by Daniel Daniel
You can watch it:
rulez added on the 2011-08-16 13:32:14 by FreeClipTV FreeClipTV
Legendary, and one of the best demos ever.
rulez added on the 2011-08-17 18:56:45 by Rhino/BG Rhino/BG
rulez added on the 2011-11-19 16:16:34 by nhi nhi
happy 20th anniversary (!). I wish I could thumb this up twice!

p.s.: Of course the ST is a tribute to David Whittaker's Panther but I see nothing wrong with that (we all did that back then and everyone knew the tune(s). nowadays not giving credit would be considered lame, though..different times, I guess!) I happen to know the track from his Amiga remix for the game Sidewinder -- came with the (second-hand) miggy I got in '89 :D
added on the 2011-12-30 02:27:20 by xyz xyz
amiga rock star coding from the 90's and the music is ofc epic, what ever the origins. Happy anniversary!
rulez added on the 2011-12-30 02:50:12 by rock rock
The first scene with the cockroach and stuff is excellent. The rest is the usual technical showoff which never ages well, but hey, back then it inspired people to do better.
rulez added on the 2012-03-25 01:52:07 by moozooh moozooh
rulez added on the 2012-05-30 13:18:58 by provod provod
rulez added on the 2012-11-23 16:20:30 by dafuq dafuq
Great effects for its time. Music by Jesper Kyd!
rulez added on the 2012-11-23 19:39:48 by nitro2k01 nitro2k01
Thumb. \m/
rulez added on the 2012-12-04 00:38:43 by comankh comankh
Omg, this is so cool.
rulez added on the 2012-12-13 22:32:07 by randomi randomi
Fuckings to The Spy and Murphy for making me waste way too much time fixing their 48 faces glenz vector part. Next time (*giggle*) you might want to read the 68000 manual, specially the section about bset and memory locations. bset #1,$dff02e == THE HORROR! I learnt to hate this very demo with a passion. But it's still a masterpiece of course! :)
added on the 2013-01-08 16:54:24 by StingRay StingRay
Really nice classic :)
rulez added on the 2013-01-16 12:34:21 by Kitty Kitty
This was the definitive demo for me, in the early days of my demomaking "career".. even though I never owned an Amiga.
rulezcdc added on the 2013-01-16 12:40:44 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
Wonderful. My first experience of demoscene outreach, and it worked very well :)
rulez added on the 2013-01-16 13:56:10 by raizor raizor
rulez added on the 2013-01-16 14:11:35 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
The zax in this demo is my current favourite song -- yes, I even have it on my .MP3 player and listen to it multiple times a day!!! :-)
rulez added on the 2013-02-24 21:11:42 by telephony telephony
amazing demo with a nice flow. kickass soundtrack!

StingRay: filthy trick ;)
rulez added on the 2013-06-07 01:53:25 by jco jco
i used to watch it once a day.
rulez added on the 2013-06-07 09:20:51 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
rulez added on the 2013-06-08 11:09:16 by CeRi CeRi
rulezcdc added on the 2013-07-26 20:57:59 by ok3anos ok3anos
rulez added on the 2013-08-01 21:42:35 by Sir_Lucas Sir_Lucas
rulez added on the 2013-08-13 19:00:10 by grz grz
Yeah... it's pretty good. Not flawless, but better than almost any of it's contemporaries. A trendsetter.
rulez added on the 2013-11-07 20:26:23 by noby noby
StingRay: filthy trick ;)

Not really, more like lame code! :D
added on the 2013-11-07 20:38:01 by StingRay StingRay
^^^ I prefer "lame" code like this over fugly stuff any time ;-) Landmark demo.
rulez added on the 2013-11-10 00:02:29 by noname noname
Milestone of The Demoscene.
rulez added on the 2013-11-21 12:53:32 by at0m at0m
absolutely amazing toilet scene in the middle :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-28 22:02:39 by mccnex mccnex
Cool! :)
rulez added on the 2013-11-29 12:18:03 by kjb kjb
Nice gfx and music
rulez added on the 2014-03-15 12:11:59 by Alone_Coder Alone_Coder
Amazing Demo, all is perfect !
rulezcdc added on the 2014-04-16 14:26:58 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
Best of the best
rulez added on the 2014-05-26 10:55:39 by Kyle Kyle
classic demo with epic tune.
rulez added on the 2014-05-26 11:24:16 by bonefish bonefish
Outstanding demo!
rulez added on the 2014-06-09 11:59:12 by Flops Flops
Jesper Kyd!
rulez added on the 2014-06-21 14:41:18 by dwarf dwarf
Sweeeet - never gets old.....
rulez added on the 2014-06-25 23:05:09 by Stromasher Stromasher
rewatching every now and then to this day, one of the best all time
rulez added on the 2014-09-11 21:41:22 by Inorix Inorix
alltime top: #78 ??? WTF?!
added on the 2014-09-11 23:15:05 by gaspode gaspode
So let's push it the way it deserves :) This is still so awesome in many ways
rulez added on the 2014-09-12 22:47:54 by Triace Triace
holy shit!
rulez added on the 2014-09-24 07:16:42 by sensenstahl sensenstahl
In my opinion Hardwired should have won the compo back in 1991. It had shown in which direction demos should go and they went. Amazing stuff.
rulez added on the 2015-01-06 14:34:21 by mailman mailman
Slow classic.
rulez added on the 2015-04-29 08:46:49 by Kylearan Kylearan
One of my all-time favorite !
rulezcdc added on the 2015-05-04 12:16:24 by Cyg_BLaBla Cyg_BLaBla
rulez added on the 2015-05-04 13:14:51 by g0blinish g0blinish
rulez added on the 2015-05-26 23:28:11 by bitl bitl
I remember being blown away by this at The Party '91.
Time to give it respect again.
rulez added on the 2015-06-25 08:41:39 by SnC SnC
Really a masterpiece and still rulez! Lots of memories come with this demo.
rulez added on the 2015-07-17 22:47:08 by dissident dissident
Some demo's mark an era. Hardwired is one of those.
rulez added on the 2015-10-30 14:04:29 by sAne sAne
Everything is said about the demo -- so I can add nothing new.
However, screenshot anim is also great -- in the case you've watched the demo many times and remembered it. It just shows all the important parts, allowing to remember their taste again and again in short time.
I wish every demo here had such a screenshot.
rulez added on the 2015-10-30 15:14:13 by lvd lvd
rulez added on the 2015-10-30 15:27:36 by slayer slayer
ofc :) :)
rulez added on the 2015-10-30 17:32:55 by Fell Fell
First Amiga demo I saw. Still very cool, although the music feels a bit repetitive/slow at times.
rulez added on the 2015-10-30 19:23:14 by ___ ___
10 minutes long and not a single boring moment, lots of outstanding FX and a great soundtrack - pure classic!
rulez added on the 2015-11-14 16:57:50 by animehaus animehaus
This demo significantly raised the bar for demos at the time - consistent design and colors, impressive effects (at the time), stylish intro, efficient use of 1mb, lots of attitude. A shame it didn't win that competition
rulez added on the 2016-01-03 18:51:09 by Hannibal Hannibal
Some may see this as Amigas "Second Reality".
added on the 2016-01-10 05:33:54 by rock rock
One of the most influential prod of all time.
rulez added on the 2016-11-22 23:15:30 by Yoyost Yoyost
When looking for a reason for computer-scene activities in my life, it leads to this legendary demo... It just rules! For me, this is where it all started... =)

And in general, 1991... that was way ahead... =)
rulez added on the 2017-02-26 20:54:59 by kwe kwe
Should have won.
rulez added on the 2017-02-26 21:24:29 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
Yeah, should have won. That year's best Amiga demo, and one of the best A500 demos ever made. One of the first demos with good design. The effects are great - I love the pixelized vectors!. Jesper Kyd's music fits the demo perfectly, and it's another reason this demo stood out from the crowd back in 1991. Gfx also fit the demo very well.
rulez added on the 2017-08-01 21:12:59 by Kree Kree
Some may see this as Amigas "Second Reality".

HAHA! Think that should be the other way around.
added on the 2017-08-04 14:12:49 by djh0ffman djh0ffman
A must masterpiece...
rulez added on the 2017-12-09 16:17:07 by decruncher decruncher
wait, this is already 26 years old? omg!
rulez added on the 2017-12-09 16:58:11 by wertstahl wertstahl
This is beyond what people expect from a demo in 1991. The effects are amazing. The music is excellent. This demo have anything a great demo need.

It still rulez after almost 30 years. (And should have won!)
rulez added on the 2018-01-25 11:08:42 by Volantis Volantis
Impressive effects, fitting music, tight demo. Released before A1200 hit market.
rulez added on the 2018-07-29 11:45:59 by modrobert modrobert
And guess what?
It became 2nd, lol.
Almost 30 years has passed, and the shit is still the same.
rulez added on the 2019-04-29 15:41:09 by sq sq
Yep, it's raytraced.
added on the 2019-04-29 15:59:20 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
All time classic...
rulez added on the 2019-04-30 10:38:38 by axis^oxy axis^oxy
rulez added on the 2019-05-16 19:58:09 by nagz nagz
An absolutely superb demo!
rulez added on the 2019-07-25 19:48:37 by C0untWAVnstein C0untWAVnstein
this demo inspired me so much! true piece of demoscene history
rulez added on the 2020-07-05 19:50:39 by leonard leonard
Shiat krabob ... it's been 29 years and I'm here in Puerto de Mogán on Gran Canaria downloading this demo, because it's the best EVER
added on the 2020-08-31 21:47:11 by Steel Steel
I am biased though ... The Spy was my coding mentor back in the day ... after GizWiz of Bounty ... who later joined Crionics after Kefrens as I recall
added on the 2020-08-31 21:49:18 by Steel Steel
Forcing the local italian chef, Matteo, to watch Hardwired here in Puerto de Mogán
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added on the 2020-08-31 22:35:45 by Steel Steel
rulez added on the 2020-12-07 14:25:55 by neoneye neoneye
Classic. BTW it´s amazing no one dared to downvote it ever since. ;)
rulez added on the 2020-12-07 15:35:35 by Dascon Dascon
Don’t forget the cockroach.
rulez added on the 2021-02-08 21:52:19 by Flux Flux
I have already voted, I'm just making a note here that a Google search for "hardwired pouet" (without the quotes) finds a (copycat) BBS name instead of this prod, and nowhere on the first page can it be found. This should suggest that there is something wrong with the SEO, perhaps only in this instance?
added on the 2021-08-02 23:53:12 by Photon Photon
Superb style, technique and symbiosis of code, gfx and music
rulez added on the 2021-11-15 13:53:51 by adkd adkd
Finally, had a chance to see this one on my real Amiga 500 - after months of getting the parts, as this demo specifically requires 512+512kb! What an outstanding production! Now I understand why it's considered one of the best demos even today!
rulez added on the 2022-03-17 09:44:43 by SoDa7 SoDa7
obvious classic!
rulez added on the 2022-03-17 10:46:02 by hollowone hollowone
Amazing Demo.
rulez added on the 2022-03-17 13:13:58 by tjahzi(aka Jimi) tjahzi(aka Jimi)
I still remember the slap in te face when I first saw this. Game changing.
rulez added on the 2022-03-17 14:44:00 by Soundy Soundy
Raytraced toilet rulez.
rulez added on the 2022-03-17 15:24:53 by Skynet Skynet
No question, a lot of nice and technically advanced effects (thumb for
that) but in spite of that - and I hope I will not take any beating for that
- this demo was never among my favorites. Something is missing and I
find it rather boring and sterile. Place 3, 4 and 5 of The Party 91 are
more exciting - at least for me.
rulez added on the 2022-03-17 16:45:08 by ROG_VF ROG_VF
epic demo
rulez added on the 2022-04-23 08:59:08 by davince davince
true amiga classic
rulez added on the 2022-07-20 11:18:48 by eye8 eye8
rulez added on the 2022-10-28 14:39:11 by MAC_BG MAC_BG
rulezcdc added on the 2023-10-01 21:24:41 by Olympian Olympian
Coder porn from 1991. Still pretty interesting today, mostly due to the large amount of varied effects (now most of them classics, of course).
rulez added on the 2023-10-08 20:20:14 by Sesse Sesse
This is THE demo. One to rule them all!
rulez added on the 2023-10-08 23:26:58 by sachy sachy
For any release in any year, you can choose real or story, and crafted or converted.

This particular demo is still important to the Demoscene, because it was at a crossroads between the two - after sufficient competition and education, to know what you're watching. The choice that it stuck with was made here first in a competitive setting - with very few exceptions since.

These exceptions represent a golden age, if but for the few until again the many become wise to choose the real and the crafted. (For each of the ages and platforms.)
added on the 2023-12-17 01:50:46 by Photon Photon
Really good demo! I especially like the music in this one.
rulez added on the 2024-05-27 18:33:16 by Amifan Amifan

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