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Fantasmolytic   [2015]

Fantasmolytic Released by :
Censor Design [web], Oxyron [web]

Release Date :
20 June 2015

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Nordlicht 2015

Achievements :
Mixed Demo Competition at Nordlicht 2015 :  #1

User rating:**********  9.5/10 (96 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.7/10 (42 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Axis of Arsenic, Censor Design, Oxyron
  Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron
  Bob of Censor Design
  Peiselulli of Arsenic, Oxyron, Tristar & Red Sector Inc., VICE Team
  Swallow of Censor Design
  The Human Code Machine of Masters' Design Group, Oxyron
Music .... GH of Toondichters
  Linus of Artstate, Camelot, MultiStyle Labs, Oxyron, Resource, Viruz
  LMan of MultiStyle Labs, Oxyron, Remix64.com
  Magnar Harestad of Censor Design
  Swallow of Censor Design
Graphics .... DeeKay of Crest, News Press Magazine Staff, Oxyron
  Joe of Artstate, Censor Design, EXclusive ON, Hoaxers, Wrath Designs
  NiM of Censor Design
  Yazoo of Arsenic, Censor Design, Oxyron
Linking .... Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron
Loader .... Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron

SIDs used in this release :
Fantasmolytic (tune 1)(/MUSICIANS/M/Magnar/Fantasmolytic_tune_1.sid)
Fantasmolytic (tune 2)(/MUSICIANS/S/Swallow/Fantasmolytic_tune_2.sid)
Fantasmolytic (tune 4)(/MUSICIANS/L/LMan/Fantasmolytic_tune_4.sid)
Summer BBQ Oppression Olympics(/MUSICIANS/L/Linus/Summer_BBQ_Oppression_Olympics.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Sith on 4 February 2017
Some recycled effects, some new ones, but it all looks very sexy. And the music on this one is eargasm for me, so smoooth. Really great co-op guys.
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Submitted by Photon on 25 March 2016
Multichannel samples+effects! And just love the skeletons <3. All music is great, flip side music is so yummy :) Grrreat stuff :)
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Submitted by Sledge on 27 September 2015
Somehow I completely missed this release until now. But what a great release. So cool in every aspect! :)
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Submitted by lbp on 31 August 2015
fantasic! good vibes following flip disc then the mmusic is ace
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Submitted by BHF on 13 July 2015
A wonderful demo, again !! the code, graphics and music. Well done !
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Submitted by Monte Carlos on 1 July 2015
Did somebody try this on 128 metal?
Crossbow you 128er demo fixer?
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Submitted by Rudi on 30 June 2015
I like this demo alot! Love the bouncing cube and the greetings part. And music rocks
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Submitted by Richard on 26 June 2015
Checked this demo out today. It was good, nice music and nice effects. :)
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Submitted by Archmage on 26 June 2015
Some good graphics in here.
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Submitted by encore on 25 June 2015
Magnar: Sure, would be interesting to hear it. :) And yeah, autodetecting and compensating (as far as possible for 6581, I know the filters can be all over the place) is a good idea. I did this for the Super Bread Box title music (which is the only track in the game that is using the filters).
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Submitted by TheRyk on 24 June 2015
"I can toss out a separate SID version if anyone is interested."
Definetely! Why not send it to HVSC maybe it will make it into next issue.
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Submitted by Magnar on 24 June 2015
I made the music to fit 6581, but had to change all the filters the last few days before Nordlicht when I was told the demo would be running on 8580 compo machine. Therefore, the filters on disk side 1 will be kinda crappy if played on 6581s. I can toss out a separate SID version if anyone is interested. Maybe also for the future, I will ask the coders to check what SID-chip it is and load in different song.prg's. We have talked about it, and we even have the "Check of sid chip" code ready, but just never got around to implement it. Something to put on the list for the next one. :)
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Submitted by encore on 24 June 2015
Cool demo that came out of the blue! Some amazing visual parts, Joe's graphics is amazing in this one. The Insert Disk-part is very cool. Interesting musical theme on the 2nd disk. The jumping cube with the music part felt like it was taking 1 MHz to the limit. :) Pretty cool how the soundtrack was tied together with the Vortex-tune in the end. The only real nitpicking was that some of the music didn't sound too great on my ol' 6581, will check it out again on a 8580 soon though.
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Submitted by Dr.j on 24 June 2015
Great demo in every aspect , of course not better than Comaland , but Immensely enjoying like we *alaways* get used to Censor Design productions. a side note: i think the rotate filled cubes are out of passion 25 yrs ago after Origo demo (which i don't recall his name atm) but in the overall: super cool demo , and great work from all of Oxyron'n'Censor design. Thanks very much for the greetings to Delysid :) apperciated
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Submitted by Stinsen on 23 June 2015
Found myself staying quite a bit at the switch disk part, love that tune.. and what an awesome demo!
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Submitted by Swallow on 23 June 2015
Hehe, thanx Mixer.
No vibrato.. That is the price you need to pay if you want to laugh at side borders. ;)
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Submitted by Mixer on 23 June 2015
Turn disk part by Swallow has taken the 8 bit samples together with sync'n'chord effects to the limit.

It has proper sequencing of the music, sampleplay, sync effects etc. That part just has everything in it and laughs at sideborders.

I wonder might one add vibrato on the sync sound and chords on that? Anyway, SID control registers get proper beating on that part.

Just insane!
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Submitted by CONS on 23 June 2015
Are you kidding me? Who codes this?
(I know who did, i just wanted to rhetorically ask that)
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Submitted by Stone on 23 June 2015
Immensely enjoyable demo! Sound quality on side 2 is amazing.
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Submitted by Pex Mahoney Tufvesson on 23 June 2015
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Submitted by Mr. Mouse on 22 June 2015
Came out of nowhere. Absolutely wonderful. Whoever gave this demo a 5 is a dick. Top notch!
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Submitted by Jok on 22 June 2015
impressive stuff!
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Submitted by PAL on 22 June 2015
Why is there even a "coherence discussion" on this demo just after someone have used so much time and effort to create something so mind-blasting and so time-consuming and innovative code demo is beyond me today with my life and all!

To the creators of this demo I can only say: WAY TO GO - YOU DID A SUPERDEMO! Friends having a blast and you just did it! To do something and do it good is the greatest gift of all - that force to present something instead of not presenting something is the strongest force in some of us on the scene!

Respect - out of the blue it came and on the blue screen it will rank high... Thanx!
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Submitted by Didi on 22 June 2015
Great demo! But better than Comaland? Not in my opinion.
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Submitted by v3to on 22 June 2015
about the coherence discussion: imho this point is mostly focussed just in case of illustration and probably soundtrack in this scene and nothing else. oswald is right, esp the abandoned 'indulging moments' could have been a total coherent demo experience. but atm this is a standard that still does not exist on this platform. at this point demos are still a compromise - in pace, design and fx.
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Submitted by Yogibear on 22 June 2015
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Submitted by Oswald on 22 June 2015
Yazoo, no, that comment is not aimed against this demo, just a pointer & a reply to Bitbreaker's comment :) I actually quite love how you managed to push out such a huge & ammazing demo so fast after X, and I can close my eyes to all the shortcuts that has been taken easily. :)
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Submitted by Yazoo on 22 June 2015
Oswald: as you say... it brings overall lazyness and less releases ;-) *joking* (with a small part of seriousness)
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Submitted by Oswald on 22 June 2015
take a look at Sander's demo design that was abandoned due to overall laziness, to see what design can bring for you ;)
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 22 June 2015
i actually found this much more coherent than comeland was (and because of that, a much better demo as a whole).

then again, i agree with faker =)
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Submitted by Bitbreaker on 22 June 2015
Hedning: but caring and working on coherence is no fun to me, but coding freely is :-D I am aware that the viewer's preferences might be different, but forgoing on my fun for a better viewing experience of some? No :-)
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Submitted by hedning on 22 June 2015
I don't think HCL's criticism was about doing stuff together; it seems to me that it was about the risk of lack of theme coherence in a production.
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Submitted by Pantaloon on 22 June 2015
I'm with Bitbreaker, i like when people get together doing demos, even from different groups :)
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Submitted by Zierliches Püppchen on 22 June 2015
Nice, shocking, great sound, brilliant artists and amazing code ... just cool
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Submitted by Bitbreaker on 22 June 2015
@HCL: the x/y coordinates and colors are animated to the beat there :-P For the rest, have a look into the zeropage.
Also, what's wrong with doing demos together with people that you get along so well?
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Submitted by Yazoo on 22 June 2015
forgot to greet f4cg? :( we have a full greeting-list in the demonote (we couldnt put all into the endpart)... you should be on that list i guess (havent checked, but should be the full list). sorry for that! it really isnt (!) meant as some kind of a ranking who made it into the part or the note
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Submitted by Smasher on 22 June 2015
everything fantastic, wow! the only bad thing is that you didn't greet f4cg... you don't love us anymore? sigh sigh...
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Submitted by HCL on 22 June 2015
Nice production, but with alot of reused effects as it seems. Joe makes it all look fabulous and quite different from before :).

Side2 is quite interesting with the music-driven approach.. The note says "alot of timed effects".. Is the vector-cube also timed? Can not be.. unless it is animated perhaps?

One positive thing is that this demo feels like *only* 2 demos that were put into one, where as Comaland felt more or less like 4 demos :P. But i guess that's what you get if you decide to go the Mega-coop-group road that seems to be so popular today..
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Submitted by bepp on 22 June 2015
Probably some the most advanced code to date, but also a lot of reuse/improvements to existing routines. Joe's graphics works well with the theme, but I can't help thinking I've seen those robots/skeletons before ;-). Side 2 doesn't work for me, although technically advanced. Love the switch disk part!
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Submitted by Bitbreaker on 22 June 2015
Pace on side 2 could be made higher, but as the song loads new samples and songdata whenever possible, the music also needs to be included into the memory management. It uses memory that could as well be sued for preloading parts or running effects from. So Changing the music affects all the parts as well to some extend. That is why the track and a timeline was created beforehand and then things were filled up with the effects and gfx, usually we (oxy that is) do it the other way round. So also we were in uncharted waters somehow :-D
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Submitted by Toddi on 22 June 2015
You guys are like a demo factory, amazing stuff again. Enjoyed it really much. Thanks for coding.
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Submitted by Xenox on 21 June 2015
You guys makes me nuts, so much great things in this demo, awesome...! You rock, i love side1, extremly cool...!
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Submitted by 6R6 on 21 June 2015
Wow. Side 2! The greetings song was really something.
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Submitted by PAL on 21 June 2015
I liked side 1 the best... really cool with the extra stretching... it make it feel like something really like no other... Great code in this demo. I also think the gfx are very nice now and it suite them so good to be in lots of colours like they are... SUPER DEMO!
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Submitted by Frantic on 21 June 2015
Cool demo!
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Submitted by Burglar on 21 June 2015
The CenOxy co-op strikes again! Really powerful demo with great coding, gfx and music.

I liked pretty much everything, the added bitmap stretchers to various effects really make em look extra special.
And interleaving filled dithered vectors with thcm's soundcode is really a big achievement.

Adding Joe and LMan to your line-up is really working well. Though I do miss Mirage a bit.

Didn't expect such a great 2-sider so soon already, you guys are seriously active :)

keep it up!
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Submitted by Puma on 21 June 2015
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Submitted by leonofsgr on 21 June 2015
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Submitted by JAYCE - THE MiNiSTRY on 21 June 2015
Wow. Just wow.
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Submitted by STF on 21 June 2015
Really great !
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Submitted by DKT on 21 June 2015
you guys rocks !!!
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Submitted by mhindsbo on 21 June 2015
fantastic demo. the c64 pushed to it limits, delivering 16 bit quality with 8 bit!
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Submitted by Joe on 21 June 2015
What a ride!
1 and 1/2 month for the graphics, starting in early May,
and some where not even used in that thin open timeline.
This was fun! Can we do it again?
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Submitted by Mixer on 21 June 2015
Insane. Well done you all!
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 21 June 2015
i like this MUCH more than comaland, well done.
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Submitted by ALIEN on 21 June 2015
Big grin on my face when loading this one up (I love voodoo and scrollers!)
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Submitted by Radiant on 21 June 2015
Jammer: Of course I knew that, please reread what I wrote. The pacing is slow for reasons. Still it's slow.
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Submitted by Skate on 21 June 2015
What a great show. Amazing work guys and very nice new & improved effects.
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Submitted by GeoAnas on 21 June 2015
Great !
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Submitted by Jammer on 21 June 2015
Guys, if you only knew that music on Side B has streamed data as well - you wouldn't complain about pacing :P C'mon! :D
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Submitted by Radiant on 21 June 2015
Censor's best work since their comeback IMO. Side 1 has that special Censor atmosphere that's hard to nail down.

Side 2 is of course impossible to believe :-), but the slow pacing also makes it rather apparent that this really is the machine pushed close to its current physical limits.

Also, Fantasmolytic but no Fanta?
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Submitted by FATFrost on 21 June 2015
There's some serious voodoo going on here!! And that end tune is awesome!!
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Submitted by FATFrost on 21 June 2015
There's some serious voodoo going on here!! And that end tune is awesome!!
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Submitted by Pantaloon on 21 June 2015
Really liked side 2 :)
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Submitted by Saphir on 21 June 2015
Very fine artwork and the music was also great, all in all... perfect production :)
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Submitted by Magic on 21 June 2015
The Spasmolytic successor :)
Great X2016 warm up demo from Censor and Oxyron.. Very nice demo.. music side 2 roxx :) Nice to see Joe in Censor. He should try different kind of pictures with the same quality for next demo imho :) Keep up this awesome
collaboration with developing new effects, gfx and music for demos to come! Cheers mates!
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 21 June 2015
TheRyk: corrected
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Submitted by Jammer on 21 June 2015
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Submitted by TheRyk on 21 June 2015
Uhm sure you got these credits right? Who the funk is that Yazoo
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 21 June 2015
I love Sunday Mornings! What a great demo! Thank you guys!
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Submitted by Oswald on 21 June 2015
o_O this yet to have sink in, digi music with loading & effects ?
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Submitted by hedning on 21 June 2015
Oh Lord! This IS a good morning! WOW!
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Submitted by BiGFooT on 21 June 2015
I'm not a guy who comments on anything... But this...

"No fucking way!".
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Submitted by Shine on 21 June 2015
WOW ... what an awesome surprise!!! This makes my sunday! <3 ... 10/10
Esp. the graphics are UBER-Geil! Not to forget about this extraordinary code!
Go ahead to break my head! ;)
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