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Vote for the best demo (oldschool)

Posted: Wed May 01, 2002 12:49 am
by Brume
What's your favorite demo on Atari ST/STE?

It's so hard to make a choice!

Please vote anyway :wink:

Posted: Wed May 01, 2002 1:03 am
by Silver Surfer
I went with the Cuddly this time! :) Although Oh Crikey is a close second....

Posted: Wed May 01, 2002 9:34 am
by Trooper
Myself, I went for "Dark Side of The Spoon" since I remember it as such an outstanding demo, this might however be the result of not being able to look at it for years :lol:


Posted: Wed May 01, 2002 12:09 pm
by cb
The first ST megademo I saw was the Cuddly Demos, so I voted for it :wink:

Posted: Wed May 01, 2002 1:14 pm
by Lorenzo
I' ve heard a lot about DSOTS, but I' ve never seen it... too bad, it seems to have some of the best chipset music ever heard on the ST ! Hope there will be soon some patch to run it on Steem...

Posted: Wed May 01, 2002 9:05 pm
by mwaawm
hey wheres the mindbomb demo :o

Posted: Thu May 02, 2002 1:16 am
by Brume
Sorry about the Mindbomb, I'm just coming to add it ;-)
(have removed Choice Of Gods, so)



Dark Side of the Spoon

Posted: Thu May 02, 2002 11:46 am
by MoodST
It is not that easy to choose between these demos,

As they have been realised at various time, the technology and graphism technics have improved between the cuddlys and the Just buggin' for exemple.

I have finally decided to vote for the incredible Dark Side of the Spoon, and I'm really looking forward to watching it on Steem some days...




Posted: Wed May 08, 2002 12:38 pm
by C-Rem
aahh! ULM ... the dark side of the spoon on STEEM ... it's my dream ... coz i've lost my original floppy disk ... ( i've tried the conversion pc -> st with no success ... specially coz of the format to use ) if somebody knows a good soft to format st disks under dos or windows ...

The Best of the Best

Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 8:00 am
by Zorro 2
Dark Side Of The Spoon of course ! 8)

I profit to put a rare module of this GREAT demo. I do this 5 weeks ago in pacinukiem. Now it's possible.

Good lesson... and enjoy the PAST !

Great people like DSOTS

Posted: Wed May 22, 2002 5:10 pm
by Gunstick
Hi everyone,

great that people like the good old demos. For the DSOTS fans out there have a look at the web conversion at
it's not exactly the real thing but it's from ULM.

Oh, and if anyone has the modfile of the reset demo... I lost it!


Hello Gunstick !

Posted: Thu May 23, 2002 8:35 am
by Zorro 2
Great pleasure to see you in this forum. :o

I didn't see your web site since last year and now the megademo was finished (all in javascript !). Very good job and I enjoy to "surf" on the menu with the original songs.

To help the "community" Atari to see this wonderfull megademo on emulator, you can give some sources or mainly code of boot sector protection of STEEM's author. This emulator emulate good "overscaning" now. I you want of course !

If I must vote for the best part, lost boys will win with their last demo on this GREAT megademo :
You can hear a piece of this funny song on my web site...

By the past, I was very surprised of the protection level. The Ultimate Ripper (who are going later Dark Side !) doesn't like so much this megademo.

Gunstick, have you newsies about old members ? Always in Luxembourg ?

ps : Hey Brume, look the picture of the magic ball on this site... :wink:

DSOTS protection

Posted: Thu May 23, 2002 8:27 pm
by Gunstick
I have no idea how the protection works. It was given to us by
Delta Force and I did not put it on the disk. As well I don't have anymore the tools and sources used to construct the original demo disk.
What I want to do is apply that crack to remove the protection and give the mainmenu sources to the emulator programmers. So at the end we yould have a working demo on the emulators which I would release officially.

Here is the mainmenu source and standalone PRG , try to make it work :-)


Thank You !

Posted: Tue May 28, 2002 9:01 am
by Zorro 2
Thank you mister Gunstick to give sources of the main menu :lol:
I hope that use 'seriously' by the differents authors of emulators.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work on STEEM with Tos 1.2.

I'm waiting for the next emulator release to see.

meilleures demos

Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2002 1:19 pm
by stiffen

For me the best demo is : :arrow: sowatt demo

My favourite demos...

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2002 11:20 pm
by Illegal Exception/SOTE no particular order:

Cuddly Demos
Union Demo
European Demos (especially Ziggys 3D-screen which was excellent for the time being)
Oh Crikey
...and the Inner Circle demo that I don't remember the name of. ;)

Oh yes, and Punish Your Machine as it features a very lame screen by us of course! ;)

Take care!

WoOoW.... Demos ST !?!

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2002 3:31 pm
by Zorro 2
:!: I see a nice url on the website of mOa go to gameone :

If you have a lot of time, you can see this long and small video to decide voting for the best demo oldschool...

Have a nice day !

Demo Poll

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 2:13 pm
by PaulB
I voted for the Dark Side Of The Spoon demo. Basically because at the time, it was ahead of it's time. If you know what I mean!

what about best screens, not demos?

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 9:31 pm
by Gunstick
So what are the best screens out there, be it a screen out of a megademo or just a good intro, or even bootsector.
Of course what is 'best'? The nicest? The style? The technical challenge? The concept?
I remember TCB3 in the union demo. And the overscan 3D of Ziggy which
you only realize at a second look that's a fullscreen.
And a not so well known ULM screen
which is still not working on emulators so I won't mention it.

I remember !?!

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 10:21 pm
by Zorro 2
Sorry to disappoint you Gunstick, my first demo I see on my first Atari ST is ULM with DSOTS in a very very distant past... for me !

Quartet leading songs on demos, and it's the first time I listen GOOD VIBRATION with "HOUSE" MUSIC mods.

With Inner Circle (Decade Demo) and Delta Force (Syntax Terror Demo) you were the best demos of year 1990.

Twelve years already. All this doesn't make look us younger...

before DSOTS...

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2002 10:40 pm
by Gunstick
Well, before doing the DSOTS one has to first get the idea to do something crazy like that.
initially, the DSOTS 'only' uses lots of techniques discovered and created by other people before.
Just that several effects are pushed to the limit and combined with others.
I once saw paolo simoe's fullscreens demo. More fulls than in DSOTS, but somehow it was just fullscreens looking like intros.
Isn't the goal of a fullscreen to also move all that grafix displayed? You may notice that in all the screen there is not one pixel staying in place, except the black ones and some line rasters.

Sidenote on the unlimited sprites screen. It's based on a preview of a TCB (!) screen everyone was talking about. We had to laugh when we saw it. Just screen cycling and 1 sprite! If that's good, well we can do that! Added of course some overscan.


Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:49 am
by Guest
my vote is for dark side of the sp00n :)

and isnt it working for you guys in steem?? I have it working perfectly..

This POLL sucks

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 8:46 pm
by Dbug
what if my prefered demo was the "NoCooper" by 1984, the "Bird Mad Girl Show", or the "Phaleon Demo" ?

fixed list of choices have absolutely no value, it's like asking "what is your favorite car, and let the choice between Porsche and Ferrari".

Re: This POLL sucks

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:04 pm
by Brume
Dbug wrote:what if my prefered demo was the "NoCooper" by 1984, the "Bird Mad Girl Show", or the "Phaleon Demo" ?

fixed list of choices have absolutely no value, it's like asking "what is your favorite car, and let the choice between Porsche and Ferrari".

hi DBug,

This is a simple poll, we have no other choice to do a complete poll under another form here. It's just done for fun, but if you have a better solution, feel free ;)



Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 1:44 pm
by manicx
Oh Crickey was somewhat the best for me. The menu, the screens, the music, everything was fine. By far the no1!