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ile: i really doubt i would've ever coded any demo at all without that crash course :-) (not that i did a lot with it, but still some!)
added on the 2010-09-12 15:21:25 by skrebbel skrebbel
maali: who is vulture/outlaw? :)
i was refering to ile's post. vulture did those demo series tutorials in the mid 90s that were pretty popular. he then later went into the abyss of 'i wanna code a retrogame' and i did the pixelwork for that, but that kinda ended up in his pursuit for 3d coding instead.
added on the 2010-09-12 20:06:24 by Maali Maali
maali, ah sorry, didn't see that - i've only heard of the voltair-dude :-)
explorer: what navis said: thanks for the tutorials!!! ^_^
added on the 2010-09-13 12:19:44 by psenough psenough
like many others in this joint, SWAGS was also my debut into coding graphics stuff in practical terms :)
added on the 2010-09-13 12:21:59 by psenough psenough
thanks everyone and you're very welcome. i had great fun creating all that stuff back in the days - and still do actually.
in fact, i was planning to write a search engine for ages and recently set of to do just that. i chose the SWAG package as the content since it's such a nice isolated and static piece of data.
i agree the usefulness of this little endeavor is doubtful at this day and age, but still it was an interesting exercise.
if u like, u can see it here: http://webtweakers.com/swag/
added on the 2010-09-28 16:48:09 by explorer explorer
explorer: This is the first time I hear of all this material, coming from a prolonged Amiga background. It looks very interesting, especially the graphics examples. Thank you for making it available again!
added on the 2010-09-29 07:52:38 by Radiant Radiant
Funny, I was searching for old demo stuff and came across this thread. I used to live in Kloof near Denthor. At that time I was only in high school and used to dial into the Asphyxia BBS with my 1200 baud modem (wahoo) and download the tuts when new ones came out. I always planned on going to visit Denthor but never did, he was only a walk away from my house.

The demo scene in South Africa was almost non-existant, I can only remember two or three demo groups actually existing at the time. Lots of people have moved out of South Africa now due to the policits there, mainly to the UK and Australia. I could probably try and track down some info from some old friends, but I'm not sure if we would find anything :)
added on the 2011-06-04 15:53:09 by legionx legionx
legionx: read the thread through, the man showed up on this very thread as 'explorer' :)
added on the 2011-06-04 16:15:51 by psenough psenough
Explorer appears to be Bas Van Gaalen, not Denthor. Denthor is still missing :)
added on the 2011-06-06 08:51:47 by legionx legionx
I know a guy who says he used to work with him writing gambling software in Durban. Says the last time he saw him was 2007. He says he moved to the Isle of Man and doesnt know if hes moved back or not. He says the facebook link here isnt him.
added on the 2011-06-06 18:32:19 by spitfire spitfire
legionx: you're entirely correct. my bad. :S
added on the 2011-06-07 07:26:18 by psenough psenough
i think this is denthor (i'm sure the dude wants his privacy though):

as far as i know he works or worked at this software company in South Africa:

Had the honour of meeting him at a local demo party back in 1999 :) legendary tutorials!
added on the 2012-11-14 17:54:11 by rawhed rawhed
denthor AKA Grant Smith is a personal friend of mine.
he is from SA not spain, He started the company Derivco with his brother Dean. He consults for derivco and micro gaming, live's in the UK now has 3 kids and is a millionaire
added on the 2013-08-22 16:28:37 by uglymofo uglymofo
cool thread =)
added on the 2013-08-22 16:47:17 by dipswitch dipswitch
oh the memories!
Same here, reading up on that shit, bringing it on floppy discs to my grandparents' where I spent my summers in the early-mid 90s. Did know one of them was from South Africa (beautiful country by the way). Inopia/Quad was a member of OT as well for a while.
added on the 2019-12-19 10:15:14 by superplek superplek
@ile: I second that :)
added on the 2019-12-19 10:16:11 by superplek superplek
thete is a demoscene in south africa?
added on the 2019-12-20 00:17:15 by jco jco
Well there was/is.
added on the 2019-12-20 16:25:58 by superplek superplek
There was in the 90s/early 00s at least. Check out Dexterity, Optimise, & Rift #1.
added on the 2019-12-20 17:47:52 by phoenix phoenix


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