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Best 486 PC demos?

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What are the best PC demos that run under a 386/486 with Sound Blaster 16?

I already have Second Reality, by the way. I assembled some spare old parts just to run second reality, and I want more demos.
Paper! Wait -- does that require GUS? I don't remember.
added on the 2007-10-02 06:44:34 by dilvie dilvie
Paper requires GUS.

Second reality is one of my favourite, Crystal dreams 2 from Triton is also giant.
added on the 2007-10-02 08:48:26 by MyselF MyselF
Ohhh... zwei Ärsche, ein Gedanke! :)
added on the 2007-10-02 08:49:27 by Stebo Stebo
added on the 2007-10-02 08:50:26 by Preacher Preacher
most often misnamed demo ever.
it's called "Crystal Dream 2", no "s" in there....
added on the 2007-10-02 10:27:51 by styx^hcr styx^hcr

Most impressive 486 code. Ever.
added on the 2007-10-02 11:19:27 by spike spike
Rêve / Pulse
Stars / Nooon
Untitled / Dust
Facts Of Life / Witan
added on the 2007-10-02 11:19:33 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
it's called "Crystal Dream 2", no "s" in there....

and how did the s end up in "crystal"? =)

anyway, the following's not exactly a demo and not a beauty either - but anyone remember "beer makes girls look prettier" (also somehow known as
".. look much better" on my disk)?
that one must be from around 93/94, and for some reason that one's still stuck in my memory.
added on the 2007-10-02 11:21:43 by dalezr dalezr
Toasted / Cubic Team & $een
Super Television / Orange
added on the 2007-10-02 11:25:06 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
Bomb / Impact Studios
added on the 2007-10-02 11:31:56 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
64k :
Nation 0 / Jamm
Nation 0 part 2 / Jamm
Drift / Wild Light
Magic Biniou / Eclipse
added on the 2007-10-02 11:35:41 by TomS4wy3R TomS4wy3R
For the record, I tried Paper...my god that is impressive. But Yes, it is either GUS, or no sound. However, I started the demo in sync with dosbox on my main PC with GUS emulation, and had it running on two computers, with sound :P Pretty nice experience.

Most impressive 486 code. Ever.


But (i'm a little nationalistic, yoa know) also Claudia - Deathstar is cool :)
added on the 2007-10-02 11:57:16 by orb orb
My two favorites:
Heartquake and Panic
added on the 2007-10-02 12:25:30 by hashdash hashdash
oldskool trippin by haujobb is a nice newer demo that'll run on a 486
added on the 2007-10-02 12:34:43 by Sverker Sverker
Contrast / Oxygene
added on the 2007-10-02 13:20:42 by bartman bartman
but anyone remember "beer makes girls look prettier"


Robotnik ran reasonable on a 486DX266 for some reason, though I cannot recall if SB16 is supported. And do try to get a GUS -the 386/486 era is pretty much dominated by GUS-supported stuff.
added on the 2007-10-02 13:22:01 by Shifter Shifter
haitta & vaiva by flo
added on the 2007-10-02 13:55:11 by nosfe nosfe
yep, a lot great demos were already mentioned.

some brilliant stuff, even for 386:
gbu / s!p
wish / majic12

x14 / orange
verses / emf
added on the 2007-10-02 23:31:50 by RufUsul RufUsul
Now you made me turn on my old 486 and watch demos :)

Ok, here is the list I made: (some of them are 386 though)

Symbology/Admire (The jumping plasma cube on the flat landscape :)
Hex Appeal/Cascada
Lunatic/Extreme (Great fast paced demo with cool transitions/synctro)
All Majic12 demos (some require GUS for sound)
All S!P demos (I think some require GUS)
Catch up/GRIF (Nah,. requires GUS but it's great with sound)
Cardiac/Infiny (One of my favorites)
Mars (the 4k voxel mouse controlled)
Contrast/Oxygene (LOVELY!!!)
Solstice/Valhalla (Great)
Arabicum/Massive (Great 3d for the 486)
Teddy Bear's revenge/Eclipse (Respex!!!)
Fruitcake/Deus (My coup de cour)
Dope/Complex (Great 3d for 486, GUS sound)
Dubius demos (State of Hate, Machines of madness, great 3d, maybe kinda slow for 486)
Disgust/Camorra (Great for 486, I really like this one)
Juice/Psychic Link (Amazing! Lovely!!! Run almost well on my 486/100)
Act1/Psychic Link (Something very strange happened and it freeze my 486, it doesn't even go to the options menu, freezes in DOS when I just run the exe. Strange, very strange, I don't remember this bug and tried all memory configurations and stuff. But lovely demo!)
Realtech demos (Dimension, DX project, Countdown, the Aquarium thing. Just also try DX project benchmark to see speed of your gfx card, I use this one for checking which of my bunch of graphics cards I collect is faster. My 486 did 200 or 128 with another card (the first card was better for the Pentium because there it did 920 with fastvid enabled, so I kept the slower))
Fashion/Logic Design (Great)
Vista demos (Xcursion, Drain, Lithium)
Zero Gravity/Blasphemy (Somehow I like this one for the music and 3ds and simple 3d stars merged with treedees :)
added on the 2007-10-05 10:01:46 by Optimonk Optimonk
red by razor 1911
added on the 2007-10-05 10:03:52 by Sverker Sverker
nobody mentioned inside.
added on the 2007-10-05 13:50:10 by hfr hfr
and, of course, get a gus.
added on the 2007-10-05 13:55:50 by hfr hfr


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