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Drop the Basics   [2001]

Drop the Basics Released by :
Damage, Fairlight [web]

Release Date :
25 November 2001

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at X'2001 :  #3

User rating:********__  7.6/10 (12 votes)   See votestatistics
********__  7.7/10 (8 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Hollowman of Fairlight
Music .... Goto80 of Hack n' Trade, Oxsid Planetary, Up Rough
  Mindflow of Triad
Graphics .... bizk of Damage
  Hollowman of Fairlight
  Tempest of Damage
Design .... Hollowman of Fairlight

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User Comment
Submitted by Twoflower on 24 November 2011
"It's a duck!"

Wow. This beauty turned 10 years old. Still an amazing experience - I prefer this to the new FLT demos anytime. And "Ankare" is still a brilliant tune with a brilliant title. Thanks for this one.
User Comment
Submitted by nice on 24 March 2010
I cannot play this demo entirely under ccs64 v3.7. After the "now calm down..." text it seems to exit to the basic interpreter. Does anyone know why? And how to circumvent this?
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 12 December 2009
One of my favourite Hollowman demos.
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Submitted by Oswald on 11 December 2009
"Hard to believe this 8 years old already!"

same here. Outstanding demo.
User Comment
Submitted by The Phantom on 11 December 2009
@Thunder.Bird: It's dangerous to smoke weed?!
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Submitted by MacGyver on 11 December 2009
Hard to believe this 8 years old already!
Hollowman's first demo under the Fairlight. Probably hardly any coder pr0n, instead a lot of fresh screens with beautiful hires gfx and wicked sound. The "Fairlight & Damage salute the whole scene" in combination with the effect always makes me laugh ;-) Cool duck sequences at the end.
User Comment
Submitted by Ksubi on 11 December 2009
Amazing demo, love the way the effects are intergrated into various themes. The last part with the duck is brilliant!
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Submitted by Thunder.Bird on 8 April 2007
This demo explains, why it is dangerous to smoke weed!
I especially like the whirling sun 8-]
User Comment
Submitted by Ed on 4 December 2006
There are some excellent screens here. I love how some stuff have been worked on in newer demos, like for instance the water effect with the duck!
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Submitted by Cuc on 9 September 2004
My favourite NEWSCHOOL demo.
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Submitted by Cruzer on 5 August 2004
One of my favorite "alternative" demos. Can't really put a finger on why, it's just all really kewl, especially the gfx.
User Comment
Submitted by anonym on 31 January 2004
Interesting style, no really difficult code, lengthy at times.

I guess that (^) sort of summarizes my impression of the demo. I certainly liked the refreshing graphic animations, which reflected some funny ideas...

The duck part is pretty nice (the fish sort of reminded my of the ones in Splish Splash) - I guess the time of rubber duckies is over.

Let's hope that their future productions contain some fresh ideas like this one.
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