On April 1st, 2011, stunned viewers of the French TV channel Nolife discovered that the channel's daily show "101%" had been hacked by Razor 1911.
Yes, it was shown this way on TV, with the starting black screen simulating a broadcast crash :)
It was shown in three different versions (this is the second one with the fake NSFW review).
The intro also gave a "cracked" code that granted access to the whole replay service (Nolife Online) during one full day.
Odyssey by Alcatraz is 30 years old today.
This is a HUGE demo: 5 floppy disks and a running time of 34 minutes for the "main part", which is actually a full story taking place in space. So it's more like a movie!
It was considered by many Amiga users as the best demo ever back then. It also showed that the Amiga could tell long stories in 3D.
1991 is also the year Another World was released, so telling stories was all the rage!
Hardwired by Crionics & The Silents is 30 years old today.
It took the best of the existing Amiga #demoscene and stream-loaded 20 effects from floppy disk, packaged with perfect transitions, video/audio sync, amazing graphics and music.
Hardwired is a major turning point of the demoscene. Any big demo released after this one couldn't do without good design, transitions and music/effects sync.
Global Trash II by The Silents is 30 years old today.
This is the first "video-demo" ever, built with broadcast tools (Quantel Paintbox, video mixers, broadcast VCRs and SGI, I guess). It was released on VHS.
It's the "sequel" to Global Trash, released 8 months before on Amiga.
Later, a category was created for videos and anything that don't fit in regular demo competitions: the Wild competition!
So this is actually the first "Wild"...
The Party was organized by local demo groups: Anarchy, Crystal and The Silents. It was a 99% Amiga party and all major Amiga groups turned up.
During 3 days 1200 sceners gathered (1000 were expected). Most came with their computer & CRT screens!
As you can guess, there was a lot of demos released, and while there was an incredible amount of release each year back then, 3 demos are landmarks in the whole #demoscene.
If you were an Amiga user, you know at least two of them...
Exactly 30 years ago, a huge demoparty took place for the first time in Aars, Denmark:
And... it became legendary in the #demoscene history. (thread)
I just released the first VGA demo on Atari Mega STE at #Sillyventure 2K21!
VGA cards are standard extensions on the Mega series.
Music by dDamage, gfx by Zone
Download & source code: https://fenarinarsa.com/?p=1747
The video capture is a bit glitchy because of the capture card. Elgato cards doesn't seem to like 60.15Hz videos :p
Color is working, it was not easy to make the file still playable on STE, the first version was far too big for the loading to be fast enough.
I reduced the audio to 25kHz, and tweaked the color palette for the background to be mostly in 2 bitplanes.
Still looks like crap in some parts, more color tuning is needed and maybe even rasters.
Sometimes just by swapping a palette's colors you can optimize things a lot... Here -17% on the final file size