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Toxyc Taste   [2011]

Toxyc Taste Released by :

Release Date :
7 August 2011

Type :
C64 Demo

15th Birthday Celebration Demo

Released At :
LCP 2011

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at LCP 2011 :  #5

User rating:*********_  9.1/10 (35 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.2/10 (15 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Axis of Arsenic, Oxyron
  Peiselulli of Arsenic, Oxyron, Tristar & Red Sector Inc., VICE Team
Music .... Fanta of Arsenic, Chorus, Oxyron, Plush, Viruz
Graphics .... Celtic of Arsenic, No Name, Slash Design
  Sphinx of Arsenic
  Veto of Arsenic, Oxyron
  Yazoo of Arsenic, Oxyron
Charset .... Yazoo of Arsenic, Oxyron
Linking .... Axis of Arsenic, Oxyron
Loader .... Krill of Plush
Test .... Slator of Arsenic, Onslaught, Onslaught-Antiques
Help .... Graham of Arsenic, Oxyron

SIDs used in this release :
Toxyc Agent(/MUSICIANS/F/Fanta/Toxyc_Agent.sid)
Toxyc End(/MUSICIANS/F/Fanta/Toxyc_End.sid)
Toxyc Taste(/MUSICIANS/F/Fanta/Toxyc_Taste.sid)

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Submitted by 4gentE on 24 July 2021
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Submitted by Sith on 27 March 2014
Wonderful release with some eerie music. The opening logo with chainsaw was really cool. Also loved the Offence scroll and twisters. Plotter and Mandelbrot fractals are yum. Great release.
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Submitted by Mr Wegi on 8 April 2012
ISO scroll <3 - thx for effort and extra ordinary stuff
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Submitted by PAL on 29 February 2012
did see this again today and also see your question about the last part graphics. Now I am a bit ashamed about my comments because the end graphics are really great, I think my comment had more to do with the fact that one could have had some space between the platforms and text and also y possitions of the bases, or the base floors in a way and that flowers should not grow from in the air but be based on the platforms and so on. The whole get a bit lined too much? Should be some more air and different levels in y on the base stands were more what I ment in fact... because the pixels are super in a way... again I just have to say that you dudes are really great at making demos and I for one do enjoy the demos you do create so much.

Still I have to say that the offence scroller is greatly coded but do not look that great, maybe we in offence will have some other scrollers on this years X that will be inspirational for others too?
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Submitted by Jammer on 29 February 2012
Wow, this demo excels in literally everything. What to say more, splendid.
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Submitted by Yazoo on 10 September 2011
@pal yes - i prefer your comment over comments containing just a word like "cool" or "sucks"... so we know a bit better what ppl have liked, and what they disliked. so i want to thank you for your comment, and keep them coming :) btw, what exactly did you dislike with the endpart gfx? i just wanna know, because i was quite satisfied myself. but maybe theres something i can keep in mind for improvement
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Submitted by Axis/Oxyron on 10 September 2011
Thanks to everyone for your comments.

@PAL: There´s no problem at all. It´s always interesting to hear opinions from a different point of view. Even though I personally not 100% agree with everything, but thats ok, because personal taste makes all the demos outthere look different and interesting. But you definitely pointed out some things that can be improved. And we will keep that in mind for our coming productions.
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Submitted by PAL on 10 September 2011
And congratulations to you as this is one of the better demos on the c64. I just gave you my best thoughts on how the demo could be even better or what I think could be better in a way. I am maybe a fool, but I love your last demo and do regard it as one massive super demo, hope you did not get me wrong. I think you as a group and the effort shown is as great as our own... that takes much time so I just wanted to say what I would think could have done it even better. It is a absolutely super demo! I gave comments like this because I regard you as some of the absolute best that produce demos on c64. I just want us all to be even greater every year, that is my aim... I do not really care if it is us that wins or you, I just want the winner to be superdupermegabeyond...

Your PAL
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Submitted by Peiselulli on 9 September 2011
Thanks for comments.
Remember : this was my first plain c64 demo.
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Submitted by Yazoo on 9 September 2011
thanks for all your comments
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Submitted by PAL on 8 September 2011
This demo is nice, but I liked your x2010 demo even more.

First of all I just want to say again that the demo is really good and you have put a lot of work into this but when I see it I must also say that the demo lack what I really think is best in really great and above demos, the feelings and the mood setters done with right timing and order... to me it is a bit some of this and some of that... I am pretty sure the intro with the chain saw would be much cooler with a wooden background and more faster phase due to the fact that it is too loong... then after the nice rasters in vertical you introduce a girl with the chain saw that is not the ninja from the intro and she is never seen again in the demo, strange call... The vector part is nice, but still a plotter, I guess I am a bit like horizon did a better 3d part when we were active in 92 in a way, but it is nice anyway. The mandelbrot part is just perfect i think... cool design and build up and really a moody part of the demo for me... the squares part is also nice, I like the colors very much in the squares. I am also pretty sure that the "offence scroller" would be much nicer with the same build up as we had or just not start with a messy sinus. Would also be much ritcher with the shadows that we had, it really created a base and ground for the whole illusion.... then it would be more stylish than rather a bit messy, I always thought that the scroller we did we could even today just put on a highres MTV logo over it and it could serve as their indent animation, your version could not do that. Animations on the ninja and bird is super... the end music is incredible and saves the part in a way because I really think the graphics are good but not superb in the end part... all in all a very, very great demo.
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Submitted by Zyron on 7 September 2011
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Submitted by skurk on 7 September 2011
Oh, the music! It is absolutely brilliant!
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Submitted by Kristian on 29 August 2011
Absolutely, the end tune is awesome. Extremely moody.
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Submitted by The Syndrom on 29 August 2011
i agree, amazing job, alex... :-)
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Submitted by Mr. SID on 17 August 2011
The end tune is incredibly awesome! My favorite piece of music from LCP...
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Submitted by DeeKay on 16 August 2011
Really nice demo, loved the fresh new techtech kefrensbars - even with colors! ;-) The 3D-scroller sure was a nice improvement over Offence, bonus points for the small scroller casting a shadow onto the big one! 8) Some really nice gfx from Yazoo there as well... dither-dirty as usual, but pleasing! ;-) My personal #3 on this party...
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Submitted by Soren on 14 August 2011
Love it! Especially Fanta's end-part music sticks to my mind.
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Submitted by Jazzcat on 14 August 2011
My favourite demo from the party. Loved the greetings part at the end with the very atmospheric beat by Fanta.
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Submitted by Krill on 14 August 2011
Love the ninja animations and the colourful checkered line shape morph scroll, nice variation of Offence's scroller (although the other one looks slightly better) also cool to see psychedelic bars on C-64 now.
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Submitted by Jak T Rip on 12 August 2011
This is for me the clear compo winner. It has the right mixture between creative ideas, technical brilliance and beauty. I also love the transitions. Very nice end scroller with greetings from Arsenic to Oxyron... and oh boy, these graphics from Yazoo. I can't believe how you improved lately, Yazoo!!

"no lamers were harmed during this production" ;-)
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Submitted by Stone on 10 August 2011
@abaddon: I can tell you my heart almost stopped when I saw that scroller. I was soo happy when it *didn't* start wobbling, so thanks for not beating me to that part at least ;-)
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Submitted by Yogibear on 10 August 2011
Great demo! Good code 'n' gfx! And I especially like the soundtrack with some nice Galway influences in 1 song!
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Submitted by abaddon on 9 August 2011
FYI, I was the first to do the so called "Offence scroller" - see One Little Wish by Fairlight for that. Of course they (Offence) improved it a lot, but give credit where credit is due :)
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Submitted by Chrom_ on 9 August 2011
Even if I didn't attend the party, this deno is my personal favourite at LCP2011. Keep up the great work!
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Submitted by lemming on 9 August 2011
Lovely demo!! Amazing musics!
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Submitted by Conjuror on 9 August 2011
Well this was huge, loads of great effects starting with the vertical hold 'broken'. I really like fire effects but would liked to have seen it at a higher resolution. Never coded one myself so maybe thats all you can push out on the c64.

Some nice gfx in this demo and loved the ninja cutting the logo into the rock.

Waving vertical bars looked great, especially the extra colour version, gave it another dimension.

Great to see the animated tunnel. Those fx's came up a few times on IRC over the last few months so was wondering who'd been the first to make one.

The huge scrolling Mandelbrot map was awesome. The whole time I was thinking, come one why isn't it colour cycling and then it came. Reminded me of a friends demo from 1989, I've yet to locate.

Liked the morphing letters as well.

Great work.
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Submitted by Yazoo on 9 August 2011
hehe... hcl, as i told you at lcp, releasing something under the arsenic label doesnt necessarily mean we think its shit or not worth to be an oxyron demo :) its kind of interesting that ppl vote this lower, just because it has no oxyron logo in front of it. so the good old name-voting is still part of the szene :) but i dont mind. i just think: someone likes it, someone should vote high on it, no matter which logo is linked infront of it... if someone dislikes it, he should vote it low.

releasing it under arsenic wasnt really ment to make a statement that we are not proud enough of this or something. its just a little more relaxing to get rid of the elite blabla :) i remember cruzer asking: do you have an arsenic release, or an oxyron release? arsenic? ah well, then i am not scared :) ok, fine, but a bit funny somehow. we never said that arsenic is used for crapreleases only - and arsenic has its own tradition and a couple of members who are not members of oxyron.

but i actually do understand why ppl think that way, and are a little bit confused (i think somewhere i made a statement, that arsenic will be used more for experimental and relaxed stuff - and thats what we often do.) and lots of members who worked on this demo, have the double-membership

atleast thats the situation right now. ok, at start, when we released farbraus we had those thoughts - to use it for lower level stuff - i want to be honest. and there will eventually also be some arsenic releases on a lower standart in the future.
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Submitted by Skate on 9 August 2011
I can see how much effort spent on this demo. Good work dudes. Ninja animations and greetings part are amazing.
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Submitted by Kristian on 9 August 2011
Very nice demo!
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Submitted by Axis/Oxyron on 9 August 2011
@Jackasser: Damn, seems you found one of the last 3 open bugs. We need a better Quality assurance. ;o)
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Submitted by PAL on 8 August 2011
Great demo... My fav part is the Mandelbrot part too... that one is very original and feels good to watch and listen too.

Was cool talking to you yazoo...
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Submitted by ZZAP69 on 8 August 2011
Great work guys! I especially like the Mandelbrot-part. My favourite demo in the compo. Who are Oxyron? :)
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Submitted by HCL on 8 August 2011
Very nice demo. I'm just worried about what someone else also mentioned: Arsenic is slowly becoming a trademark of quality. If this demo is too lame to be released under the Oxyron label, you'll have some hard times the day you want to do an Oxyron-demo :). This is so good, and if you also admitted that you think it is good (by calling it Oxyron), then perhaps some ppl would even dare to vote it higher.

Well, that was just my deepest thoughts ;). Love this demo anyway!
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Submitted by JackAsser on 8 August 2011
Totally my cup of tea! Great coding, great effects, great graphics, great music, great face-slapping to fellow sceners and more. Give me more and go make a game of the end part! The graphics is just plain awesome!

Big plus for keeping far borders bug-free (almost). Transitions such as those in this demo usually looks like crap at the far edges, but you did it right and for that I'm happy!
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Submitted by Xiny6581 on 8 August 2011
I really love this demo! It's an excellent tribute! Cool scroller with "reflections" :))
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Submitted by hedning on 8 August 2011
Very nice! Keep em coming! \o/
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Submitted by Stone on 8 August 2011
A very enjoyable demo, both in terms of effects and entertainment. The music compliments the visuals superbly and it's also fantastic to listen to by itself.
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Submitted by Dane on 8 August 2011
Yes! Some funny ideas, some good-looking effects. The music is what I like most about it. Definitely one of Fanta's best!
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Submitted by Mr. SID on 8 August 2011
The ninja intro animation is really slick, and the graphics in the end are top notch!
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Submitted by BHF on 8 August 2011
Great demo, I love that Chainsaw-Ninja in the intro :)
Loads of really impressive stuff here, neat rotines, good grapchis and sweet music.

The copy the Offence scroller didnt do anything extra for me.
You should have made your own scroller, getting the "WOW factor" straight ;)

All in all, a really good demo, not a 10 but more like 9-9,5 ;)
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Submitted by Hate Bush on 8 August 2011
Fanta's finest moment imo, Arsenic's finest moment, even. and that means a lot.
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Submitted by redback on 8 August 2011
Loved it! My personal favourite from the LCP compo!
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Submitted by Clarence on 8 August 2011
Lovely one, what a nicely polished demo in all details. Arsenic slowly becomes a trademark of quality.
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Submitted by Pantaloon on 7 August 2011
really nice stuff as usual :)
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Submitted by Hermit on 7 August 2011
I left my mouth open...
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Submitted by Oswald on 7 August 2011
the sideborder ninja fucking kixx ass. also I love the style of the whole & whats in there. way to go guys!
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Submitted by Bacchus on 7 August 2011
Must say - a great piece!
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Submitted by Fredrik on 7 August 2011
The last tune is amazing!!
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Submitted by Joe on 7 August 2011
I agree: The animations of the opening /ending along with those bars is really great!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 7 August 2011
The chainsaw wielding Ninja carving into rock was entertaining. The effect of the demo had to be the large vertical bending bars, for want of a better name ;D

Audio sounded good too!
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