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So-Phisticated III   [1989]

So-Phisticated III Released by :
20th Century Composers, Black Mail, Inorix

Release Date :
15 July 1989

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Venlo Meeting July 1989

User rating:*********_  8.9/10 (19 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  8.6/10 (8 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Alf of Black Mail
  ASP of Black Mail
  EVS of 20th Century Composers
  Thunder of Black Mail
Music .... EVS of 20th Century Composers
  Falco Paul of 20th Century Composers
Graphics .... Orc
  Robert Tan
  Thunder of Black Mail
Text .... EVS of 20th Century Composers
  ICE-T of The Underground Music Company
  ION of Black Mail
Charset .... Orc

SIDs used in this release :
So-Phisticated III (loader)(/MUSICIANS/0-9/20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/So-Phisticated_III_loader.sid)
So-Phisticated III (part 1)(/MUSICIANS/0-9/20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/So-Phisticated_III_part_1.sid)
So-Phisticated III (part 2)(/MUSICIANS/0-9/20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/So-Phisticated_III_part_2.sid)
So-Phisticated III (part 3)(/MUSICIANS/0-9/20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/So-Phisticated_III_part_3.sid)
So-Phisticated III (part 4)(/MUSICIANS/0-9/20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/So-Phisticated_III_part_4.sid)
So-Phisticated III (part 5)(/MUSICIANS/0-9/20CC/van_Santen_Edwin/So-Phisticated_III_part_5.sid)
So-Phisticated III (part 6)(/MUSICIANS/0-9/20CC/Paul_Falco/So-Phisticated_III_part_6.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Sith on 18 February 2017
Aged demo by today's standards, but I get that it was top of the bill once. Progress is inevitable and good. The demo itself bored me tbh, apart from the excellent pictures and the SIDs which are still gold.

Dutch Breeze is a different story. That art is also timeless gold.
User Comment
Submitted by chatGPZ on 25 March 2014
part 3 (FLI upscroller) does not work on C64C/using new CIAs
User Comment
Submitted by Celtic on 13 November 2013
Well, according to Who's in da House by House Design (released july 1989) Black Mail would release their new demo on venlo (Buzz of BlackMail phoned Shez and said the new demo was comming out tommorow). That would make the release date july 15th, which still lines up with Freestyle's guess, but i guess a bit closer to that party. Changed accordingly, if anyone knows better, please let us know!
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Submitted by Freestyle on 18 February 2012
I remember this demo came out a few wees prior to Crazy + Stardom Copy-Party 1989. I had ripped a track which I wanted to use for our party demo. I guess the demo must have been released around May then. If anyone knows better, please change again.
User Comment
Submitted by j0x on 17 February 2012
WEC: Biltandborste=CarToothbrush
User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 17 February 2012
@Carrion, what is Biltanborste ?
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Submitted by Dr.j on 13 August 2011
My all time Favourite demo with superb music by Edwin Van Santen . really classic masterpiece. this is the reason why i love demos
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Submitted by Ed on 4 December 2006
There are some disturbing parts in this demo, for instance the sampled music while loading at the same time. The totally excellent graphics of a monster with blinking eyes. Graphics scrolling vertically, etc. All this has been copied in the dousin:

Random Examples:

monsters & stuff:

Wonderland IX
Wok Zombie
Motivation 2

scrolls & stuff:

Manga Overdose
Royal Arte 100%

hmmm. Oh and by the way. This was also one of my favorites back in the day.
User Comment
Submitted by Radiant on 4 December 2006
Of course it should be valid to judge this by today's standards. What else is progress for? Saying this can't/shouldn't be judged by today's standards is like saying a top-of-the-line 1964 TV set is as good as a 2004 one, just because it was considered good back in the day. There certainly are better demos than this, though this isn't bad at all, especially considering the age.
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 29 November 2006
A definite milestone in C64 scenehistory. Setting new standards to graphics, music, code and design.
User Comment
Submitted by Stainless Steel on 4 July 2006
Giving this demo a lousy 3 ? looks like some dimwit tried to judge this classic piece by todays standards and totally missed his class. Man, get your shit straight and do your homework you gotta be kidding me.
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Submitted by Stainless Steel on 30 June 2006
This surely is one of the greatest demos of all times. It blew everything and everyone away. The Awesome FLI and some of the best Music by 20cc.
User Comment
Submitted by Stan on 20 August 2005
Gret soundtrack by EvS/20CC!
User Comment
Submitted by Zeus on 2 July 2005
This was a mindbender to the scene. After the its release almost everybody came up with similair effects and graphics like the "periscope part" features.

Also this was maybe the first demo that brought the perfect mixture of neat graphics, excellent music and superb code.

It is what I would call "well designed" in all of its parts.
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