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Time for more demos.

Finally a eurodemo or 2 that do do something new!

Check out PROTAZOA. Pornonoise is also okay thought not quit as innovative.

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Mindcandy

If you are at all interested in the Eurodemos I suggest you check out this DVD. It’s all about the demoscene.

One side is all old skool stuff from the early 90s to about 97, before 3D accelerators. Some of them you probably have to be aware of the limits to computer power, about what else was out there, about the state of video games at the time etc to appreciate what made them interesting at the time. Others are still just well done and interesting today.

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32 Degrees in the Shade

I jumped to conclusions. There was at least one demo from Asm02 doing something I haven’t seen before. It’s called 32 Degrees in the Shade by Yodel.

Assembly 2002

The biggest eurodemo event of the year, Assembly, is over, the demos are posted so I checked them out and you know what…..they mostly suck :-(

Many people have complained about this. The problem is it used to be about making the computer do something you didn’t think was possible. Real time bump-mapping, real time meta-balls, real time ray tracing etc, real time water. But now everybody has a descent 3D card and most demos are just random abstract 3D blobs rotating in space. Woo hoo! Like it’s about 3 calls to DirectX to do it. OpenScreen(), LoadModel(), DrawModel().

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Stuff to check out

Always on the lookout for more cool Eurodemos check out A Fire Upon The Deep by mfx

Eurodemo parties feature competitions not only for demos but for art, music and now flash and video as well. In the video or animation category check out Tension. Some nice imagery and music.

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More fun filled demos

Don’t look if you think you might have epilepsy or if you get offended by naguthy words but I found Dose2 by MFX to be pretty fun.

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Flash for Eurodemos

I was checking out some eurodemos and I stumbled upon this flash like demo maker.

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Trippy demos

A few interesting eurodemos back from the software only days (before 3D hardward was wide spread) that have been updated to run on Windows.

Finding god

Okay, not really. What happened is I recently wanted to play an XM file. If you don’t know what an XM file is it doesn’t matter. It’s an old music format that was popular for geeks before MP3 hit the scene.

Well, the Windows Media Player and Quicktime do not play XM files. You have to have something else. I knew Sonique played XM files from the last time I used it probably over 18 months ago. Sonique’s main purpose is to play MP3 files and it was/is great but ever since Microsoft upgraded the Windows Media Player, in response to Apple’s iTunes, to a descent MP3 player there’s been no real reason to run Sonique anymore.

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