Anyone here into the Demoscene?

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  1. TaoFan

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    That is, realtime visual/audio demonstrations of a computer's abilities by talented programmers, artists and musicians who compete with each other to produce the most interesting stuff out there?

    A better description is here:
    Demoscene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I've been into the Demoscene since 1990 when I got an Amiga computer. I actually spent more time watching these on it than playing games. Then I upgraded to a PC and the demos got more interesting and varied.

    As a programmer myself (although my skills are rusty) I can appreciate the work and skill and talent put into these audiovisual works, although I doubt I could ever make one myself. Besides, obviously, these demogroups work in teams of three at least.

    Then again, you might consider it a geek/nerd thing.

    Luckily, the best demos are put into videos and there's more on YouTube, or if you have a PC you could try them out for real at Pouet.net, which is quite a Leet-type demoscene site.

    Here's a good place for demo videos:
    http://www.demoscene.tv

    Enjoy!
     
  2. Liquid101

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    I was a big fan of this stuff back in the Amiga days. Some really amazing stuff out there considering they had so little to work with.

    My favourite was the bike demo which had a unicycle running into the path of a car in the desert.

    Thanks for the links.
     
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    I had loads of Amiga demos, they were so cool. Made me want to try to copy, problem was although I could code, I had no artistic talent as far as the music or graphics were concerned!
     
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    Got a load of friends who still make stuff on C64's, Atari's etc, and some others who make similar stuff with Gameboys and also on their laptop (which I also used to do) I've kind of got a bit bored of the whole scene lately as it's got really big with all the "scene kids" who are now all buying gameboys and copies of the tracker so they too can be MySpace popular for making chiptune.

    The demoscene has some amazing musicians in it, i've always been a huge fan of Zabutom, he never fails to amaze me, and also Syphus has some amazing tunes.
    :thumbsup:
     
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    i used to watch loads of these back in the days, when most games came with them :rotfl:

    so many groups

    but class commandos and razor 1911 seam to stick in my mind

    YouTube - Hetero / Razor 1911 - Red Demo
     
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    Yes. I used to have some of these demos on my old Amiga. I didn't realise they still did this sort of thing. :thumbsup:
     
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    The demoscene - what a blast from the past !:rotfl: I agree with Iccz, some of the musicians were well talented in a 'Rob Hubbard' kind of way.

    I think Linger in The Shadows on the PS3 is a great example of what the demoscene has turned in to.
     
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    Now there's a name I have not heard in a long time. Delta was one of my fav games and sound tracks at the time. :)
     
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    If you're mentioning Rob Hubbard, you have to mention Tim Follin too!

    Might want to check out some stuff over at 8bitpeoples
    Some amazing artists on there, a lot of Gameboy stuff.
     
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    Now that is a blast from the past and has put a smile on my face :)...

    I will always remember watching 'Jesus on Es' on the Amiga in my early teens - good to see it's still going...
     

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