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Serpent   [2014]

Serpent Released by :
Censor Design [web]

Release Date :
16 February 2014

Type :
C64 Demo

Website :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr2ktDEZiwc

Released At :
Datastorm 2014

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Datastorm 2014 :  #5

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (48 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.2/10 (22 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Bob of Censor Design
  CRT of Censor Design
  Lavazza of Censor Design
Music .... Magnar Harestad of Censor Design
Graphics .... Bob of Censor Design
  CG of Censor Design
  Creeper of Censor Design, Dual Crew
  Leon of BugKiller TM, Chorus, Resource, Singular
  Prowler of Nectarine, Up Rough
Charset .... CRT of Censor Design
  Lavazza of Censor Design
Linking .... CRT of Censor Design
Loader .... Krill of Plush


SIDs used in this release :
Serpent (tune 2)(/MUSICIANS/M/Magnar/Serpent_tune_2.sid)
Serpent - Sunrise(/MUSICIANS/M/Magnar/Serpent-Sunrise.sid)
Serpent - The End(/MUSICIANS/M/Magnar/Serpent-The_End.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/127934/Serpent_Censor_fixed.zip (downloads: 1835)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/128019/Serpent - Sunrise.sid (downloads: 168)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/128018/Serpent - The End.sid (downloads: 162)
ftp://ftp.scs-trc.net/pub/c64/Party/2014/Datastorm/Serpent.zip (downloads: 156)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by Lamb on 29 August 2014
Changed from 9 to 10. Still underrated.
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 4 August 2014
Bob: I will try it on my 100% VSP safe C64C 8580.
User Comment
Submitted by Bob on 4 August 2014
F.Y.I
This demo is made for the old breadbox original C=64, It has heavy use of VSP and will most likely not work so well on the c64c flawed c64 :)
User Comment
Submitted by Kordiaukis on 26 June 2014
hell.. nice demo .. love the soundtrack :D
User Comment
Submitted by ALIEN on 28 April 2014
Hell - I missed this one (until now =) Thanks for making my day (again)!
User Comment
Submitted by Response on 17 March 2014
<3
User Comment
Submitted by Sith on 16 March 2014
Only 5th? Heavily underrated I would say. The guys who gave the points probably had too much beer. :)
A solid smooth of Censor like we came to expect from them, and again they didn't disappoint. Deserved at least top 3 IMO.
User Comment
Submitted by FATFrost on 8 March 2014
new levels of code dirtyness is going on here... awesome
User Comment
Submitted by Lamb on 4 March 2014
CRT: I do and I'm already discussing bugfixing with you guys at privmsg. ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by CRT on 4 March 2014
Lamb: Make sure you run the Serpent_Censor_fixed.zip version.
User Comment
Submitted by Lamb on 3 March 2014
I hate you guys. The demo hangs up 95% times on REAL hardware (tested on 10 different C64 models, 1541 drives and PSUs). The demo kicks your dogs ass and I simply love it - the music, the ribbon part (as I wrote below), but it sucks ass all the way for this freakin' hanging up! So sad about it.
User Comment
Submitted by taper on 1 March 2014
The serpent ribbons are really cool, and so are many of the other parts. Always a pleasure to see what you guys have been working on.
User Comment
Submitted by Steppe on 22 February 2014
The text comes across crystal clear on my 1084. The loader made my 128D-CR or the 1571 crash once halfway through, but on the second attempt the demo ran fine. Very, very nice show!
User Comment
Submitted by redback on 22 February 2014
Excellent especially the music
User Comment
Submitted by Saxxon on 22 February 2014
Loved it! I was already excited from side A, but the stuff on side B especially sold me on this demo. My favorite part is the vertical scroller with sideborder animation. Also, the music was fantastic. I can't comment on the code used or the complexity of the effects. But as a viewer I feel that this demo was at just the right pace.

I really wonder how the first part with the text would appear on a CRT though. I couldn't imagine it would be that readable, could it? Not that I would rate lower because of it.
User Comment
Submitted by Fuzz on 21 February 2014
As always, great work guys!
User Comment
Submitted by DKT on 20 February 2014
Beyond the borders, just Censor Design style... and awesome tune by Magnar!
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 18 February 2014
Awesome! Especially end music is really cool!
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 18 February 2014
hmmm... for hidden code this is a fantastic demo. There is much greatness that maybe are not getting across here because this demo is insanely greatly codedly didely doodely!
User Comment
Submitted by Testa on 18 February 2014
great demo, nice code, pure graphics, funky tune, to be honest imho this demo
deserves a higher place then the fifth place... thanks for this surprise!!
User Comment
Submitted by Firehawk on 18 February 2014
Great demo Censor - again.
Love the art from LEON (I've always been a fan of his hires style).
Respect.
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 17 February 2014
Censor Design push the limits again with another spectacular demo which is a party to eye of great music , gfx and top notch coding (Bob and the rest coders) just superb 10/10 !!!
User Comment
Submitted by Lamb on 17 February 2014
My favourite demo at Datastorm'14. Ribbon-part rocks!
User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 17 February 2014
Agree with Stein.

Nitpicking: Imho you should have done a little less and maybe leave those few seconds on side B for other demos.

10 anyway
User Comment
Submitted by Stein on 17 February 2014
Some really nice screens here. My favorites are the greetings scroller and the flip disk wobbly scroller. After what Magnar said at the party, I can't wait to see what you guys have planned for X.
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 17 February 2014
Very cool basic fader, DEMO... nice... the programmers coding skill... love it. nice image painter and music to make it so moody... ahhh... the shift... the sphere scrollers in dots... love them vsp tricks you posesses bob. Sideborder color scroller... hard brutal and cool and the plasma chars. It is a massive scrolling koala flipped in all direction making up a so cool routine here. haha, credits going all border... The underwater leaves grass or what i should call them are so great, and the greetings part looks really amazing following the letter shapes on the camera moves. The flip the floppy scroller is bliss. Again we get those cool techtech shapes in the sideborder with a large scrolling image, those shapes moving in the border make the image and mood of the effect so much greater. the twisting degree scroller, well it is smooth and adwanced but man those acid pills were perhaps the greatest scroller ever done on this machine in my mind. cool lady imade in the advanced mover smooth as hell and then the lovely the end part.

I will not say you should have done that or this, this is a very cool demo and the above is what i liked with the presentation of your massive coding, gfx, music and direction skills all of you.

Codingwise this is extremely nice to make so fluid on a c64 breadbin. Magnar, your music in this is really fucking great, and that you were down to 4 rasterlines i could not even spot where it was

Magnar: next time you can just bring one of those SM gass masks that hold a hose to the entrance of splendor... not a tent.

Thanx censor for a massive demo, we are all connected!
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 17 February 2014
Love this! The music and effects (for me) surpass previous Censor prods, and I also would have expected this to of finished higher. Great stuff!
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 16 February 2014
Really, really solid and enjoyable. Super! Censor never leave you unsatisfied. I thought this one would end up higher, though. Love and respect!
User Comment
Submitted by Sixx/G★P on 16 February 2014
Some great eye candy in form om graphics (nice to see Leon in a Cd demo!) and code pr0n as usual from Censor, but what stands out for me is the super sweet soundtrack by Magnar.

This is IMO the best work you done on the C64, top notch!
User Comment
Submitted by Sledge on 16 February 2014
Great demo!
User Comment
Submitted by Magnar on 16 February 2014
CONS, just imagine what I did when Bob told me that part only have 5 rasterbars and 1kb left for the music ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 16 February 2014
Some nice effects! :)
User Comment
Submitted by CONS on 16 February 2014
Great demo! It was a pleasure to watch although the parts didn't feel that connected as they did in your last big demo.
When the hires forest picture showed, I was like "OMG, this is going to scroll, isn't it? If it does, i'm going to shit my pants." Luckily, my pants were safe :) Anyway, the graphics look awesome!
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