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Altered States 50%   [1994]

Altered States 50% Released by :
Taboo [web]

Release Date :
30 December 1994

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Visual Party 4.0

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Visual Party 4.0 :  #3

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (69 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.4/10 (33 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... K.M. of Taboo
  MMS of Taboo
Music .... Drax of Bonzai, Crest, Vibrants
  Shogoon of Agony Design, Taboo
Graphics .... Cresh of Elysium, Taboo
  Fazee of Taboo
  Wayne of Taboo
Help .... Kmeg of Albion Crew

SIDs used in this release :
Altered States Tune 1(/MUSICIANS/S/Shogoon/Altered_States_Tune_1.sid)
Altered States Tune 2(/MUSICIANS/S/Shogoon/Altered_States_Tune_2.sid)
Commercial Fake(/MUSICIANS/S/Shogoon/Commercial_Fake.sid)
Jazz and Weird Tekno(/MUSICIANS/S/Shogoon/Jazz_and_Weird_Tekno.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Saphir on 26 December 2020
Quite fun and enjoyable :)
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Submitted by Sith on 18 March 2014
This demo seemed ahead of its time. Some really good stuff to see here. The changing 3D shapes and the black hole graph are my favorites.
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Submitted by wacek on 25 February 2012
Yeah, but from the historical point of view this entry is the closest to linking up here what was shown in Tarnów. The other option is to create an "artificial" entry called "Altered States [party version]", somehow linking to both this and "Late Ejaculation", with explanation as below. As this entry would not have a binary attached, we all know how long would it last in csdb probably ;)
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Submitted by Brush on 24 February 2012
The demo that was voted #3 on visual party was actually not "Altered States 50%" by Taboo.
This was the only time ever when we showed the actual full version in the sense that it had all of the parts from both Taboo & Elysium stitched together in a 48hours long marathon (we all know party coding sucks and yet it seems that i did it every time except maybe for Illmatic).
We've EXPLICITELY asked not to vote for it and showed it at the end of the compo. Being the organizers we did not want to compete anyway.
Somehow many people ignored this request :)
After the party there was an accident involving the only disk that had all of the stuff put together (if i tell you that somebody mistook the demo disc for a disc with a crack and ran an IFFL linker on side 1 would you belive me?) and i simply lost all my motivation to link it all over again and quit the scene for few years :(
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 18 February 2012
Great demo. Makes my Top 5 C64 demos.
How it came 3rd in the compo remains a mystery. Maybe the 50% held it back ?
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Submitted by jailbird on 29 April 2010
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 15 March 2009
This still is the shizznit. Would have deserved a 100%. The soundtrack kicks ass.
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Submitted by TomoAlien on 15 March 2009
Woah! Great demo! I loved the tunnel, fountain and... Every effect in this demo!
Awesome job!
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Submitted by psych858o on 9 January 2008
I agree with Randall and HCL - The best polish demo ever - should be always in the top 10.
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Submitted by null on 27 December 2007
amazing.. great coderporn... and the tunnel managed to suck me in completely... <3
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Submitted by HCL on 29 January 2007
This demo should never fall out from the top10. It's simply awesome!
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Submitted by Oswald on 22 November 2006
outstanding demo, has its own class. the dot tunel in soiled legacy was inspired by this one:) the filledvect part of this demo was used in a TV program about the demoscene, while the effect was shown some pc coders talked about how almost impossible is to make 3d on 8 bitters :)
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Submitted by ready. on 14 April 2006
Quite impressive the tunnel-downward-sucking part. Never seen anything like that before.
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Submitted by Optimus on 5 September 2005
Excellent C64 demo. The music rocks, there are several impressive pixel effects there plus some really smooth vectors!
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Submitted by Hate Bush on 5 November 2004
@tdj: Elysium released what was supposed to form another 50% of "Altered States" - under the fitting name "Late Ejaculation" - in 2002.
As for Taboo production, this is one of my two favourite effect-oriented (as opposed to scenario-oriented - you know, "Pretending to see the light" and stuff) demos of all time, the second being "Soiled Legacy". Undoubtedly the best Polish demo ever. I'm proud :)
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Submitted by TDJ on 6 September 2004
@wec: it's "50%" because there was supposed to be another half to this demo, made by Elysium I think .. imho they should have just dropped the '50%', because it's a finished product :)
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Submitted by Steppe on 6 September 2004
One of my alltime favourite demos. Undoubtedly one of Shogoon's brightest moments, the soundtrack really kicks ass! And all the fade-ins and fade-outs, screenbuildups, etc. make this one of the best designed demos on the C64. Oh, I almost forgot that the effects themselves are ruling, too. ;-)
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