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The Last Reactor III   [1998]

The Last Reactor III Released by :

Release Date :
9 February 1998

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Flag 1998

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Flag 1998 :  #1

User rating:*********_  8.6/10 (17 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.2/10 (9 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... McValach of React
Music .... Orcan of React
  Yuro of React
Graphics .... Reekol of React
Design .... Reekol of React
Idea .... 2ge of React, Unreal
  McValach of React
  Reekol of React
Storyboard .... McValach of React
  Reekol of React
Text .... McValach of React
  Reekol of React
Linking .... McValach of React
Concept .... McValach of React
  Reekol of React
Loader .... Jack of React
Help .... 2ge of React, Unreal

SIDs used in this release :
Schizofrenia (edit)(/MUSICIANS/O/Orcan/Schizofrenia_edit.sid)
Space of Chaos(/MUSICIANS/O/Orcan/Space_of_Chaos.sid)
Tchernobyl's Tears (edit)(/MUSICIANS/O/Orcan/Tchernobyls_Tears_edit.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by F7sus4 on 14 August 2022
A long forgotten thumbs up.
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Submitted by acrouzet on 4 March 2022
Let’s hope this demo doesn’t become relevant again...
Other than that, I really enjoy the design direction in this (despite the comic sans).
User Comment
Submitted by Snabel on 18 December 2015
I really like this! Nice flow, good music and i kinda like demos with a story to tell.
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Submitted by markus sinalco on 18 December 2015
After.all those.
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Submitted by Sith on 15 April 2014
@Lemming: In the credits it is stated that it is based on a novel written by McValach himself by the same title.
@Rough: You're right; I had just watched the demo and was a bit too enthusiastic at that moment hehe.
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Submitted by lemming on 13 April 2014
...and then I realize I can click the "Discuss this release" link ;-) ok forget it. Anyway, still a brilliant demo!
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Submitted by lemming on 13 April 2014
Always wondered about this back then, now that Sith and folks brought it up on the comments I have to ask; is the title a reference to The Last Traktor III or are there two other Last Reactor demos somewhere floating around? :)
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Submitted by Rough on 12 April 2014
"visionary" is a bit exaggerated - it doesn't need much common sense that the next nuclear power plant is going to fail sooner or later
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Submitted by Sith on 11 April 2014
What a great and coherent demo. Top notch!
The timing, the graphics and style all fit perfectly together. It gave me shivers. Straight 10.

The message (whether you agree with it or not) was visionary, since not too long ago we got Fukushima.
I disregard any drama or egos when I rate a demo. The demo is what it is.
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Submitted by jailbird on 5 March 2014
Long time no see.

Couldn't agree less with the message, but other than that: the design and the syncing is top notch.
User Comment
Submitted by Cargo on 12 January 2013
All time best demo-musics and cohesion!
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Submitted by Sander on 3 October 2008
Wow! Never seen it before. I especially like the general flow and really refreshing screendesigns (for its time). Great syncing aswell. Hot stuff!
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 3 October 2008
this was an instant classic.
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Submitted by Twoflower on 3 October 2008
One of my favorite demos from the time it was released. A kind of different demo with a nice vibe to it. Really neat graphics by Reekol aswell.
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Submitted by Danzig on 2 October 2008
about c64 orgas at TP... My first TP was 1994 and I released some shit and hey, it was on the big screen... the other years sometimes I released some shit and hey, it was on the big screen... never heard about that rumours and I simply can't share it! in my, by now, totally wormed mind i remember something about someone even soldering a svhs-cable life at the party for better quality... dunno, was it you deekay, or graham... can't remember properly, sorry. TP itself got "t3h shyte" but those responsible for the c64-part always gave their best...
User Comment
Submitted by TDJ on 20 October 2006
Well, seeing that this was released early 1998 it had to be Scene+ issue 2. I think I wrote something about McValach's claim that this was one the only few 'real' demos ever on c64 being absolute bullshit.
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Submitted by TDJ on 20 October 2006
I wrote an article about this once for a mag, and as a result became the most hated man in the .sk scene I think ..
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Submitted by Burglar on 20 October 2006
never seen this one, pretty cool demo (despite all the comments below;)
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Submitted by CenTraX on 9 August 2006
This is the best demo from REACT !!!
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Submitted by CreaMD on 14 May 2006
That comment about "messing up" is about latest TP (at that time). Compo releases got not spread, sid compo tunes were played on wrong sid version (heard this from someone on IRC as I had my tune there and was interested about the compo).

As far as Last Reactor is concerned. I have heard this complaint directly from McValach/React (coder of the demo) who released it later at Flag party but that also wasn't very lucky experience thanx to controversy between Mc. and Tomcat (and a crowd of chauvinistic asholes shouting go home and die) when Mc. accused organisers of stealing their own prizes ;-). All I remember is that he said that TP organiser (HeavyHead?) returned him the disk with demo and said that it's broken, or something like that and then didn't wan't accept the demo into the compo. The exact situation that happened with Last Reactor not being released at TP should be explained by either HeavyHead or McValach (both not interested in C64 scene anymore - as it seems).

P.S.: Imagine a guy from eastern-europe, travelling to one of the best Western european parties to release a demo. Imagine that (at that time) average eastern european was earning about 4 times less money than average western european (itn's not much better now anyway) and going to such party just to experience that his demo didn't make it into the compo must have been pretty frustrating experience.
User Comment
Submitted by DeeKay on 11 May 2006
Creamd, what exactly are you talking about? This seems to be some rumour that got spread and everyone just repeats it. There have been countless occasions where Heavyhead and me would search the whole partyplace just to find people whose releases wouldn't work (for whatever reason), we also waited with the recording for people who finished their stuff way past the deadline quite a few times!
We cannot be held responsible for some dweebs losing stuff at the Infodesk ofcourse, neither can i talk about Orga-mistakes on parties before TP5.
But from TP5 on i was part of the Orga-Team (yes, this does include TP7!), and i have NEVER seen Last Reactor 3 there! Was it actually HANDED IN or did React choose not to because of some unsubstantiated rumors that the Orgas would suck?

"totaly irresponsible and unrealiable (to put it *very* polite way) and they mess everything what they can" - sorry, but this is complete and utter bullshit that lacks ANY substance whatsoever! Please do tell what we supposedly "messed up"? Did you ever consider this "curse" you're talking about might actually have to do something with the creator rather than the Orgas?

Perhaps you should've actually VISITED TP atleast _once_ before slagging it down because some people told you something!

FYI: I especially invented and built the c64 Chroma/Luma to S-Video Cable (which is almost a standard today!) back then to have the BEST possible picture quality ever for the TP c64 compos! So much for "TP-orgas mess up everything they can!"
User Comment
Submitted by Dwangi on 4 May 2006
The demo is good, but i totally disagree with the message.
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Submitted by CreaMD on 31 January 2004
The Last Reactor should have been released in 1997 at The Party but as we experience every year C64 organisers at The Party are totaly irresponsible and unrealiable (to put it *very* polite way) and they mess everything what they can. They even don't care to release the compo stuff after the party. This demo seems to be cursed, as on Flag'98 it also caused a lot of controversy between Organiser and demo creator - McValach.
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