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Mathematica   [1995]

Mathematica Released by :
Reflex [web]

Release Date :
29 December 1995

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
The Party 1995

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at The Party 1995 :  #1

User rating:*********_  9.2/10 (82 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.2/10 (43 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Guru of Reflex
  kb of Farbrausch, Reflex, Smash Designs, The Obsessed Maniacs
  Quiss of Reflex, The Art Project Studios
  Zorc of Reflex
Music .... PVCF of Reflex
Graphics .... Felidae of Reflex
  PVT of Reflex

SIDs used in this release :
Mathematica (tune 1)(/MUSICIANS/P/PVCF/Mathematica_tune_1_6581.sid)
Mathematica (tune 1)(/MUSICIANS/P/PVCF/Mathematica_tune_1_8580.sid)
Mathematica (tune 2)(/MUSICIANS/P/PVCF/Mathematica_tune_2.sid)
Mathematica (tune 3)(/MUSICIANS/P/PVCF/Mathematica_tune_3.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by katon on 12 January 2023
Demo of my youth I will never forget how PVCF music was playing on the speakers during my nightly marathons with demos eh what those times were. Of course this demo is timeless!
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Submitted by Madhead on 12 January 2023
@Johey : Sorry, video was not mine and looks like the owner account has been deleted.
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Submitted by DeMOSic on 15 September 2022
This one is REALLY, and i mean REALLY great for its time!
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Submitted by Oswald on 15 September 2022
this demo is up there with the greats for me, dutch breeze, krestology, tower power, etc and mathemathica, best for its time.
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Submitted by Johey on 15 September 2022
Madhead: If that video is yours, please consider reuploading. The link is b0rked like a polling timed raster effect.
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Submitted by Madhead on 12 May 2021
Here's a live footage of The Party 1995 c64 demo compo, Mathematica competing with Dawnfall.

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Submitted by Krill on 7 November 2019
This has always been a very mixed bag for me. Starts great in every respect with the intro and then proceeds with technically great (for the time) stuff, but quickly loses design and music points in my book. Some highlights here and there (PVT's graffiti-style graphics mostly, next to some code gems), but otherwise rather bland effects, hard cuts, not very pretty visuals nor great music.
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Submitted by psych on 20 January 2019
Still very high on my ‚Best ever’ demo-list. Great!
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Submitted by JAC on 13 March 2012
Wow. I just saw it today for the first time. The effects are so incredibly fast and the music so geil - so geil.
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Submitted by Cobra/Samar on 10 February 2010
My favourite demo.
Old but very good music,code,design etc. RESPECT!
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Submitted by pvcf on 24 December 2009
ah, you were the guilty man which was responsible for this Peter Van Conken Fonken in hvsc ;) nice work, it took me much time and effort to get this out of hvsc ^^ ;)
and always be patient and look for new reflex stuff 8) (hint hint hint, hehe )
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Submitted by FATFrost on 19 December 2009
me and kenz/bzpd used to wonder who pvcf was and pondered the initials, i came up with 'Peter Van Conken Fonken' as i thought he was dutch... but er i see he iz ze german... :) Great werk and i will always miss the time when this demo and all reflex stuff came out as it was so different from eberything else and had a great mistery feel to all prods!! waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh! i neeed mooRRRR REFLEX PRODZ!!! :(
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Submitted by pvcf on 12 March 2009
piuuuh... i don't know what i should say... many thanx for your comments!!
we worked over one year on this trackmo, the intro took us 2 years. at the party during showing the demo the crowd yells so loud that nobody was able to hear the music ;) but they showed the demo later again and i was absolut impressed as i saw two or three visitors dancing on the tables to parts of 2nd music (the part with 'nordic' style). i still have them on a videotape somewhere, hehe. good old times...
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Submitted by Mace on 27 April 2008
Holy crap, I never saw this one before.
Very cool, especially since it dates from 1995.
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Submitted by Shadow on 27 April 2008
I saw this in '96 or so after not following the C64 scene for four years or so. I was absolutely blown away with the PC style effects, it was just a total revelation to see that rotating tunnels etc. could be done on the C64.
A classic!
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Submitted by Stan on 29 February 2008
Never was a big fan of PVCF,but Tune No. 2 in addition with the demo really rocks. After all, great shit dudes!
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Submitted by Jammer on 26 November 2007
it still has one of the best (if not the best :P) logos i've ever seen in the initial credits part ;)
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Submitted by pyksy on 1 November 2007
Still has the best doompart on c64
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Submitted by Sixx on 10 May 2007
Top notch shit.
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Submitted by Zyron on 9 May 2007
Automan! You Autoboy! ;)
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Submitted by Frantic on 8 May 2007
The logo also looks a lot like the logo for the TV series Automan. :)
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Submitted by Burglar on 8 May 2007
Jawdropping at the time, and it still is really really cool. Exceptional soundtrack.
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Submitted by Zyron on 21 October 2006
It's a bit scary how time flies.
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Submitted by Oswald on 21 October 2006
I'm just realising this demo is 11 years old. oh boy, newschool became pretty old by now :D
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Submitted by Zyron on 27 September 2006
I remember the crowd at TP5 going wild when this was shown.
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Submitted by Valsary on 27 September 2006
Remember some demo-parites where PC freaks couldn't believe that this is possible with c64! They were totally shocked!
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Submitted by jailbird on 7 September 2006
The music is way out from my taste-range, but all in all a very cool, well synced, fast, technically-orientated demo based on really scary effects (at least they seem so, for me)! I almost pissed in my pants when seeing this one for the first time!
Always reminded me a bit of Tower Power 100%, dunno why...
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Submitted by ptoing on 15 August 2006
Very nice demo, esp for being over 10 years old. Top stuff.
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Submitted by Intensity on 3 February 2006
Neat Effects! PVCF is probably did probably the most entertaining techno-influenced music on the C64, beside Wacek of course. Thumbs up!
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Submitted by Zyron on 2 February 2006
I remember seeing this in the compo at TP5 & how stunned I was.. A great improvement compared to their demos Cafe Odd & Access Denied.
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Submitted by Oswald on 2 February 2006
back in 96 this was the hottest shit, we showed it to every pc freak. this demo has a lots of innovations, thats considered boring since then. but back then even pc dudes wetted their pants while watching it :)
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Submitted by Steppe on 23 December 2005
I talked with PVCF about this and he confirmed that there's a SID autodetector at the beginning of the demo that tweaks the first tune to sound good on both chips. Tunes 2 and 3 were not affected by this and are meant to be heard on the 8580.
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Submitted by peskanov on 23 December 2005
That should explain it; however I had a new sid c64 back then and I remenber the music sounding better in an old c64c with 6581...Who knows.
I will try to find a new sid c64, PVCF music is worth the effort!
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Submitted by Nafcom on 23 December 2005
about PVCF: As you can see in the interview we did with him for Scene World, he used a 8580 to compose all his tunes, that's why they do not sound good on 6581 SIDs...
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Submitted by V-12 on 22 December 2005
One of the really best demos ever with one of the best soundtracks! I wish to see demos like this one nowadays...
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Submitted by peskanov on 22 December 2005
Top stuff. Quiss and Guru set the standard soooo high...
The music only seems to shine on a few 6581 revisions, probably a filter related problem.
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Submitted by tempest on 26 October 2005
One of the worst demosoundtracks ever. PVCF was weak. Otherwise a nice demo.
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Submitted by Freedom on 5 January 2005
Really cool demo! The part I like more is the one called "Inside Thorus". The music is neat too!
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Submitted by WG on 20 July 2004
Nice design, funky music, yeah, I like it.
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