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Apparatus   [2011]

Apparatus Released by :
Lepsi De, Miracles

Release Date :
23 October 2011

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Silesia Party 5

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Silesia Party 5 :  #1

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (60 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.1/10 (27 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Sebaloz of Lepsi De
  Zielok of Miracles
Music .... psych858o of Artstate, Miracles, MultiStyle Labs, Onslaught
Graphics .... Carrion of Elysium, Miracles
  Joodas of Albion Crew
  Sebaloz of Lepsi De
Loader .... Krill of Plush

SIDs used in this release :
Crushing Beat(/MUSICIANS/P/Psych858o/Crushing_Beat.sid)
Slow Departure(/MUSICIANS/P/Psych858o/Slow_Departure.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by KAL_123 on 10 April 2020
Very nice demo, should be rated even higher!
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Submitted by G-Force on 1 April 2016
One of the best demos ive seen,amazing.(:-)
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Submitted by prowler on 10 February 2015
Superb demo!!! <3
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Submitted by ALIEN on 23 December 2013
This soundtrack truly deserves a nobelprice
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Submitted by NecroPolo on 10 May 2013
Awesome stuff is going on here. Respect!
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Submitted by QuasaR on 25 April 2013
Very nice release!
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Submitted by Shine on 6 January 2013
W O W ... code&design ftw!!! ... one of the best demos i've ever seen so far ... 13/10
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Submitted by CONS on 30 April 2012
One of the best demos i have seen in a long time. Masterful Artwork and Sound. Great code makes it all happen. Bravo!
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Submitted by jailbird on 11 March 2012
A really awesome piece of a demo made just from the right ingredients: great effects, awesome music and quality graphics.
However, the design seems a bit inconsistent and turbulent to me, like there wasn't too much thought invested in making a straight connection from point A to point B. Might be I'm mistaking and the design was seriously discussed, but personally I missed some more direction, a harder unison on this field.

Anyhow, just as I said, it's an outstanding work! Congratulations!
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Submitted by Hoild on 5 March 2012
First C64 demo in a long-long time that I find interesting. The thematics and visuals are really appealing to me. Even the music is not the horrible generic SID tune that I grew to dislike so much.

So refreshing amidst all the usual chore provided by most C64 demos that I am giving it a 9/10.
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Submitted by Testa on 13 February 2012
i totally have forgotten to comment this demo: i really like it!,
everything is from a high standart, yep cool stuff..

ohh please psycho 8580 can you also make a
soundtrack for my demo??..

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Submitted by Leticia on 30 December 2011
I love this one! 10
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Submitted by csio on 7 November 2011
knowledge, art, design. kickass+++++!!!
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Submitted by Linus on 6 November 2011
Excellent gfx and code, great soundtrack (especially Apparatus.sid!). Lovely.
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Submitted by Zielok on 4 November 2011
@all - thanks for the opinion
@Conjuror - We don't have any sprite filler effect
@Madhead - We didn't fit in one side :)
@Brush - music is timed to the demo. I waiting for Elysium demo.
@HCL - I agree
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Submitted by SplAtterpunk on 2 November 2011
Now, this is a very original & outstanding demo and I've only voted 9 instead of 10 because I want Zielok & the team to do another one - real fuc*in top 10! :) I know he can afford it. HCL, be aware ;) X'2012!
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Submitted by psych858o on 29 October 2011
SID's added.
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Submitted by BHF on 27 October 2011
Love the Introduction :D Great demo !
Give us more please
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Submitted by Burglar on 27 October 2011

excellent graphics and design, especially the stuff from the screenshot. combined with the fab soundtrack(!) and great code, it makes an awesome demo. only minor gripe is using the best X rotator first, I wouldve swapped it with the last one ;)

for sure a big improvement over Portal, congrats with first place!
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Submitted by booker on 27 October 2011
Replaced the URL with much better recording from real C64 by Lemming/FIG
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Submitted by Clarence on 27 October 2011
Great X rotators (especially the 1st one), gfx and music , nice design. Well done guys!

Booker, might be because on the silesia party page you can directly download only the 1st file.
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Submitted by booker on 27 October 2011
Interesting downloads. 2nd disk has 100 less downloads than 1st :)
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Submitted by Sander on 26 October 2011
Great demo!
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Submitted by booker on 25 October 2011
Splendid work!

I can judge the code by the visual effect only, so rotators are to me purely awesome. Not to mention those fast like hell, colourful, and giving the 3D feeling "things" :). The one downside on effect I could say is the 1920 plots part, where the pot movement isn't very amusing so I hope Zielok will bring some new shapes next time. Probably 1920 plot 3D stuff?

The graphics are stunning, though I'm not a big fan of coloured converted photos, however the hand drawn Polish "Neptun" monitors would probably look better photographed and then hand-coloured, but that's just me.

The tune is pleasant, well timed and clearly Psycho8580 is bringing freshness to his already well known and polished style.

All in all guys, BIG congrats!
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Submitted by Nitro on 25 October 2011
What HCL said, the x-rotators a bit overshadow the rest of this awesome demo. Still it's an awesome production, almost all flaws of Portal were corrected in it.
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Submitted by HCL on 25 October 2011
Very good demo, but perhaps too many x-rotators. Nice gfx and transitions.
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Submitted by Brush on 25 October 2011
Nice gfx in this one. And smooth transitions. Code-wise i had appetite for more after Portal :) The music also fits nicely (was it timed to the demo or the other way around?) Also having my own group greeted again in a demo after so many years brings good feelings :)
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Submitted by Yogibear on 24 October 2011
This is a TOP production! Good work guys!
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Submitted by FATFrost on 24 October 2011
Awesome. Much love Miracles/Lepsi.

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Submitted by Conrad on 24 October 2011
Zielok, you are a genius! Thank you so much for saving the demo compo in Polish scene!

Psycho8580, it was so nice to see you again, and I'm so sorry to miss out on hearing your awesome work in this demo live! ;)

Sebaloz/Carrion/Joodas, great graphics as always! Especially in the greetings part!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 24 October 2011
Once the intro image appeared, I wanted it to scroll, and it did! :)

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Submitted by Archmage on 24 October 2011
Nice demo!
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Submitted by Viscid on 23 October 2011
Excellent show with smooth transitions... I really liked the graphics. Carry on! ;)
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Submitted by Elder0010 on 23 October 2011
this a masterpiece! i love the concept and the mood. Also, the "underwater" logo part is outstanding. 10!
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Submitted by booker on 23 October 2011
Marcin masz w papę że się zawinąłeś po kompotach.
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Submitted by Oswald on 23 October 2011
crashes on me in the greetings upscroll, vice whatever version :(
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Submitted by Slator on 23 October 2011
awesom work, many thanks for this fine demo, fab gfx, brilliant audio and very nice code. enjoyed it very much.
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Submitted by MagerValp on 23 October 2011
Terrific X-rotators!
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Submitted by aNdy on 23 October 2011
Nice all round. Cool credits sequence, with mini screen dumps in the mini screens.
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Submitted by Sledge on 23 October 2011
Nice design! And the music is fantastic. Just the way I like it. Good work!
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Submitted by Leming on 23 October 2011
Wicked, well done chaps, Zielok especially coz you run this show :) fabulous gfx and sounds!
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Submitted by lemming on 23 October 2011
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Submitted by G-Fellow on 23 October 2011
Cool Demo, cool tunes, cool graphic and good presentation, nothing too long or to short. Well done!
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Submitted by Ksubi on 23 October 2011
Great demo! Love the rotators and the music really kicks! Everything works well together, awesome job!
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Submitted by 6R6 on 23 October 2011
Nice surprise on a sunday morning. :)
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Submitted by hedning on 23 October 2011
Great work. I like it.
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Submitted by Iapetus/Algarbi/Wood on 23 October 2011
Madhead: Ditto.
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Submitted by Madhead on 23 October 2011
Nice demo with lovely graphics. But i must say that i'm a little disappointed when i realised that side b was just an end part.
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Submitted by Yazoo on 23 October 2011
yay, what a nice demo with good design and some very nice graphics. i also liked some of the effects quite much. good job with this!
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Submitted by Skate on 23 October 2011
we haven't seen a "real demo" for a while. thank you! :) i specially liked the x-rotators. they all look different from the previous ones. graphics are high quality and well assembled with effects. musics fit with the rest, too. thumbs up!
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Submitted by Conjuror on 23 October 2011
Great demo! Loved the evolution of the sprite filler effect, the smoothing of the char effects and the graphic transitions were awesome. Topped off with great graphics and music.
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Submitted by leonofsgr on 23 October 2011
cool gfx, code and msx! \o/ 10/10
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