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Lord Karnus    122
Lots of assembly language, procedural textures/music, and a lot of knowledge on compression.
Basically no content is distributed with the demo, it''s all generated by the demo.
Every texture, model, and sound is generated with certain algorithms. Do a search on procedural textures/sounds/models.


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TheGilb    372
Ah, .fr08 - a really, -really- impressive demo! Even guys I know who aren''t into the demo scene at all have got this demo!!!

Yeah, all of the textures are procedural, if you actually look at them they''re quite simple, and I think most of them are some kind of variation on the perlin noise algorithm.

All of the models are prodecurally generated. I''m thinking these are generated purely and simply using custom algorithms like "Hey that piece on the castle looks crap, why dont we add this>?...".

The music - I think the music is what impressed me the most about the demo. Nice synchronisation... But there''s also quite a variety of effects! Again, procedurally generated.

If only everything was written by demo coders... Everything would take ages to load, and coding would be a bitch, but it''d look nice and WindowsXP would fit on a floppy

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Lord FlatHead    122
Whoah. That was real damn impressive. Everyone working on an entry for the Apocalypse demo (including myself) learn a valuable lesson from this Imagine what these guys could do with 5MB.

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Lord Karnus    122
The real kicker is that ''the product'' isn''t alone in the list of impressive 64k demos.... even better than that (more impressive anyway, to me) are the 4k demos.... do a google search on 64k and 4k demo scene, and be prepared to feel like you know nothing about coding and computer graphics.


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