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Arcanum   [2000]

Arcanum Released by :
Xenon [web]

Release Date :
19 November 2000

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at X'2000 :  #1

User rating:*********_  8.7/10 (29 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  8.8/10 (14 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... HCL of Booze Design
  Megabrain of Xenon
  WVL of Slash Design, Xenon
Music .... Arman of Xenon
Graphics .... Genius
  Oxbow of Xenon
  Spectator of Success + The Ruling Company, Xenon
  WVL of Slash Design, Xenon
Design .... Megabrain of Xenon
  Oxbow of Xenon
  Spectator of Success + The Ruling Company, Xenon
  WVL of Slash Design, Xenon
Idea .... Megabrain of Xenon
  Oxbow of Xenon
  Spectator of Success + The Ruling Company, Xenon
  WVL of Slash Design, Xenon
Text .... Oxbow of Xenon
  Spectator of Success + The Ruling Company, Xenon
  WVL of Slash Design, Xenon
Charset .... Oxbow of Xenon
Loader .... Graham of Oxyron

SIDs used in this release :
Chaotic Flow(/MUSICIANS/B/Behdad_Arman/Chaotic_Flow.sid)
Escape 2 Space (long version)(/MUSICIANS/B/Behdad_Arman/Escape_2_Space_long_version.sid)
Sweet Fantasies(/MUSICIANS/B/Behdad_Arman/Sweet_Fantasies.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Sith on 31 March 2014
Thanks. I still need to add some comments to demos I collected before I was admitted to CSDB tho. :) Need to watch those again.
User Comment
Submitted by Bob on 31 March 2014
hehe I am actually following some of the demos you digged up... ;) that I was un aware of..
User Comment
Submitted by Dane on 31 March 2014
Sith, I'll have to say you're doing a really good job working your way through the top 250 demos and continously leaving comments here on CSDB. Someday I should do the same!
User Comment
Submitted by Sith on 30 March 2014
Some really cool effects and stylish transitions. Loved the vector grid; and the sinus scroll was fun. Highlight for me was the moon with logo, and that little house on top of the hill looks so cute. Never seen something like that scramble upscroller before. Goed gedaan, jongens!
User Comment
Submitted by Sounx on 28 January 2014
Looking at this demo today, I can still remember Spectator telling me I would regret not contributing a bit more to this demo...

I knew I would back then and today, indeed, I still regret it very, VERY much.

Starting somewhere early 1999, it was a messed up time for me: loosing my longtime girlfriend, which kind of destroyed my world back then. Nothing mattered anymore.

As compensation, I thought driving expensive cars and going to too many parties with my friends was going to cure my loss. It didn't.

Additionally, that time pretty much killed my scene-spirit for many years to come.

Just proud the guys pulled out a wonderful demo back then!!

Even without my support... ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by FATFrost on 8 April 2013
Quite a perfect demo, gfx are great!!!
User Comment
Submitted by Celtic on 18 November 2010
rewatched this one today. Oxbow should be noted for doing some gr8 logos in here. And i laughed out load when i read the upscrambler saying 'almost no support: sounx, no support: thundax'.

all in all a very very nice demo.
User Comment
Submitted by SplAtterpunk on 11 September 2010
This is a piece of great code & design. Perfect.
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 4 September 2010
I still like this demo very much.
User Comment
Submitted by null on 1 November 2008
this demo kicks ass. deserves a place in everybody's diskbox.

I really like the part where the moon lets the XEN logo reflect in the water... would have been even cooler if water ripples were simulated with tech-tech, but I don't know if that would have been easy to do.

the upscrambler is one of the most brilliant ideas for a scroller since the DYCP. kudos.
User Comment
Submitted by chancer on 24 September 2007
excellent demo, the transition between the parts are seemless also, the various draw-in effects etc. the whole thing is very well put together. =)
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 26 August 2007
i love the effect in the screenshot
User Comment
Submitted by Sander on 26 August 2007
Ok, i confess.. it's got some nice screens, i like the upscrambler and the interference most. Well done Wernerd!
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 24 September 2006
this has became by now a classic.
User Comment
Submitted by Thunder.Bird on 23 September 2006
Very good 'Storyline' in the beginning with break-less changes between the parts. Gooood msx and very fine fx! And I love the 'Turn Disk' parts so much ;)
User Comment
Submitted by ccr on 29 February 2004
Quite nice, some of the effects I had never seen before (the one in the screenshot). And some were rather innovative variations. Graphics weren't too top notch, but okay like the music.
User Comment
Submitted by anonym on 31 January 2004
Love this demo - nice graphics & music, and some cool transition effects.
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