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Old 23 April 2019, 15:15   #21
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Without going into any details, the best demo that Black Lotus has ever made. By far.

The speed at which they push the shaded vectors is astonishing to me. Other than that, they completely sidestep the limitations of the platform, thus avoiding the same mine which almost every 060 demo walks into.
^ Couldn't have put it better myself.

To me it seems like they've just about all the right design choices with the platform in mind to not to be restricted by its shortcomings when compared machines that have the speed advantage to them.

They ended up with something that'd still qualify as one of the most stylish and well-rounded demos around if compared to the offerings of some more powerful setups. To see it running on an A500 is nothing short of mind boggling.

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Old 23 April 2019, 16:22   #22
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Agree with Decker and jizmo.

Regardless if you like the style or not, this demo is a technical marvel.
The fact that it fits on 2 disks (the music alone is ~550kb) and runs at the speed it does, is amazing.
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Old 23 April 2019, 17:30   #23
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This is the kind of demo the Amiga needs more of IMO rather than all that techno rave 90s crap. (Im not a big fan of stuff like jesus on es and spaces balls.) Id much rather see some beautiful artwork, music and some kind of narrative to the usual uninspired ps1 textured landscapes coupled with boring repetitive music. Basically im glad to see more C64 style demos on the Amiga, Long may it continue and bravo to the excellent coders and artisits who worked on it. This and last years The Fall were truly great.... more please.
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Old 23 April 2019, 19:57   #24
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To see it running on an A500 is nothing short of mind boggling.
Wait, this is not an AGA demo?!?
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Old 23 April 2019, 21:40   #25
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Runs on a stock A500 with 1MB
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Old 23 April 2019, 22:44   #26
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Incredible.
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Old 23 April 2019, 22:48   #27
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Wait, this is not an AGA demo?!?
Non AGA, min. config A500 512kb Chip 512kb Slow/Fast mem.
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Old 24 April 2019, 00:16   #28
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from an artist (not a computer artist) and especially my personal point of view the black loutus demo is pretty fine. it doesnt need to be pushing effects to the limit that makes a good demo. and i wont reserve my opinion as solely valid one, im not into the scene, but it looks much better than the usual casual donuts, starfileds, scrolls amd wormholes or whatever they are called.

edit: i also looked at the loonies production damiend posted and it is rather good too.
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edit: i also looked at the loonies production damiend posted and it is rather good too.
DamienD says he is not really a "demos" guy, but if he says that Ikadalawampu is "rather good", he would be equally as or more generous towards the few thousand demos out there that are better than that Loonies prod.

I and Chip are demo collectors, and I've seen amazing things in many Amiga demos. I guess I've always been attracted to great music, pretty colours and fast, shiny action, but I prefer demos to games by a huge stretch, that's for sure!
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Old 24 April 2019, 08:57   #30
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Even if i'm a demo collector, i'm not a demo expert

So, for me, ALL demos are OK

Old or new, simple or complex, little or big .... there's no difference for me

They attract me in their different forms and styles
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Non AGA, min. config A500 512kb Chip 512kb Slow/Fast mem.
I really thought it was an AGA demo designed to have a bit of retro feel, very impressive!
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I just watched them all. Jaw on the floor. And here I am about to release a lame sine scroller and bob snake with copper reflection. I'll just say it's ironic

Congrats to all the people on here who were involved in any of those demos.
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with copper reflection
Ha! that's all good.. I sneaked a copper reflection into the cube-smoke effect in De Profundis... and then noticed a few more copper reflections in other demos too that weekend...
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Ha! that's all good.. I sneaked a copper reflection into the cube-smoke effect in De Profundis... and then noticed a few more copper reflections in other demos too that weekend...
It was ace The A500 demos were my fave to be honest. I think it's a nostalgia thing that for some reason I don't get from the A1200+040 ones. Once I've got this intro out of the way I'll be hassling you guys for tips! It was only supposed to be me knocking together something quick out of old source code but I've got obsessed getting stuff running faster
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Old 24 April 2019, 18:05   #35
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Amazing demo and a fantastic competition overal! Personally I'm a sucker for art so I really appreciate the theme, style, music and presentation of this demo. We need more stuff like that on the platform!!!

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I really thought it was an AGA demo designed to have a bit of retro feel, very impressive!
Actually it happily glitches on AGA so OCS/ECS is a requirement (the authors will correct the problem).
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Ha! that's all good.. I sneaked a copper reflection into the cube-smoke effect in De Profundis... and then noticed a few more copper reflections in other demos too that weekend...
Stunning demo also De Profundis.
I could not have chosen between yours and EON.

It was an absolutely excellent competition (even among the intros there are wonders).

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I LOVED Revision 2019's Amiga stuff this year! Saw it all yesterday on WinUAE.
This time with the presence of a EAB member, Estrayk and his music, at minute 30:
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Looked like there were a bunch of easter eggs [no pun intended] in De Profundis, with a possible QR code, and the cipher text. Has anyone gone through it to figure them out and the meaning?
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Old 24 April 2019, 20:42   #40
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Beautiful and stylish, no wonder it with its silky smooth graphics , pretty good sound track and the bombshell ? It runs on an a500.

Awesome and brilliantly done.
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