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Protogeo 100%   [2020]

Protogeo 100% Released by :
Glance [web]

Release Date :
31 December 2020

Type :
C64 Demo

User rating:*********_  9.4/10 (53 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.9/10 (20 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Endo of Glance
  Nightlord of Glance
  Norvax of Glance
Music .... Hydrogen of Glance
  Nightlord of Glance
Graphics .... Arcane of Glance
  Datura of Glance
  Hydrogen of Glance
Design .... Hydrogen of Glance
Loader .... Bitbreaker of Arsenic, Nuance, Oxyron, Performers
  Krill of Plush

SIDs used in this release :
Dark Ages(/MUSICIANS/H/Hydrogen/Dark_Ages.sid)
Protogeo 100%(/MUSICIANS/H/Hydrogen/Protogeo_100.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by ChristopherJam on 15 July 2023
Very very cool. Love that real time cube, and all those any pixel any colour parts. Excellent soundtrack and cubist artwork, too.
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Submitted by trident on 15 March 2023
That cube is soo smooth, wow!
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Submitted by Wisdom on 29 September 2022
Looks like I missed this one, and I'm late to the party.

Awesome demo in all aspects. The coherency throughout the demo is well considered, something which is lacking in most C64 demos, even in the most popular ones.

Coding is simply excellent. Graphics are pretty unusual and well thought. And the music is very fitting as expected from Glance, with that melancholic and gloomy sound.

Congratulations to my friends in Glance!
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Submitted by 4gentE on 14 December 2021
Very veery veeery nice.
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 6 December 2021
The soundtrack rates as one of my fav's on C64
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Submitted by Burglar on 30 March 2021
I realize I didn't comment on this gem yet, which is weird, cause I love it!
Many things stand out, but the main thing for me is vibe it has. The soundtrack, flow and design help a lot with that.

And it's still fresh 9 years later :)

also, I feel very honored to have received a personalized d64, that was really sweet! <3
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Submitted by Oswald on 22 March 2021
remember talking with PC coders on Scenest '96 about coding, and one of them said smth like "yeah but c64 cant even do a 50fps filled cube" I sadly agreed. I can die in peace now :)
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Submitted by polluks on 22 March 2021
The dancing part is pretty cool!
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Submitted by Yogibear on 11 February 2021
Especially like the coding!
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Submitted by Nightlord on 1 February 2021
Omg Freestyle!!! My generation of Turkish kids were severely traumatized with years of "zero points" Turkish songs in Eurovision during the 80's :D Thx for the virtual 12 points ;)
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Submitted by Freestyle on 31 January 2021
Woooow, honestly I haven't seen the 80% version and I have never heard the group name before. What a phenomenal combination of code, soundtrack, graphics and style! Very well done guys.
In ESC terms and words: Turkey - douze points.
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Submitted by Axis/Oxyron on 21 January 2021
Wow! Making that sprite filled cube in realtime is just insane. Also the chunky FX are executed extremely nice. And I can't get that music out of my mind...
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Submitted by Walt on 16 January 2021
Very excellent and refreshing :)
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Submitted by Trap on 14 January 2021
Wow! You guys rock. Somehow this one had slipped past me the first time around. So happy to see this today. Thank you for all your work and effort, it is very much appreciated!
Crazy endpart. WTF?!?!?!
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Submitted by spritus on 13 January 2021
great job. respect!
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Submitted by Norvax on 13 January 2021
Thank you all very much for your kind comments. Comments are the echos of our efforts.

@Raistlin: Thank you. The vector you see here is the result of years of work (if you add my efforts for Snapshot version too).

Your other point about fitting the demo to one-side was also another story. At one point we went through all the parts on a second pass with size optimization in our minds. Felt like re-doing lots of stuff.

@Clarence: To see an exceptional coder like yourself recognizing the effort behind the cube is priceless to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

@Skate, @CopyFault: Thank you very much for your comments and hell yes! 100% realtime...

@HCL: Thanks! The cockyness was Nightlord's idea to be honest :) But where is the fun if it weren't there?
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Submitted by Clarence on 12 January 2021
It's a nice surprise to see a 100% after all the years, but most importantly good to see the team active.
Amazing, that you managed to enhance the special filled vector from 'Snapshot' to be calculated realtime as well, and without compromising on the size.
I remember not too long ago, it has been considered like "finding the holy grail" of a routine for a c64.
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Submitted by Raistlin on 12 January 2021
Wow, so much cool stuff in this one! And all on one disk side - nicely done. I of course especially like the end cube - wow. Looking into how this was done, my god, this must have been a hell of a lot of work. Amazing stuff!

The whole demo is fantastic.
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Submitted by Mactron on 10 January 2021
Top notch. Thank you for this piece of art.
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Submitted by DivertigO on 10 January 2021
Fantastic demo and a thing unto itself. Quite pleased to see and hear Glance back in action.
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Submitted by Mibri on 10 January 2021
And what a great note file it is. It's heartening to know that the appetite for making demos has returned for you fellas, and I really appreciate the greet too - it came as a very nice surprise! Cheers!
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Submitted by Nightlord on 9 January 2021
Dear friends, note file (diskmag!) is now added. We are glad to present to you all, some juicy implementation details, background stories and a tiny bit of Anatolian history, for your reading pleasure, all packaged in a labor of love. Enjoy…
User Comment
Submitted by katon on 3 January 2021
Excellent demo 10
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Submitted by Copyfault on 2 January 2021
Realtimeness of the the cube's rotation is really awesome! Had a hunch it was all about this, thanks@Skate for confirming.

Another plus of this demo: being released right before 2021, it ramps up my hope for a new Glance-release in a not too distant future :)
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Submitted by Skate on 2 January 2021
80% version was good enough. This is something extra. :) I liked every single improvement in existing parts. Additional gfx, msx and new parts are all amazing.

About that cube at the end...

@Copyfault: Previous 50 FPS vectors (both original and improved by other groups) were filling the shape in realtime but rotations were precalculated. This version is 100% realtime.
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Submitted by Copyfault on 1 January 2021
This is a nice surprise. Wasn't sure if a final version of Protogeo will ever see the day of light and now - here it is!

It was worth the wait for sure, comes even with a 2nd soundtrack! Thanks for doing it, especially for spending so much time on every detail!

There's one thing I don't know how to correctly class it: the last part. Was it done to prove realtime for the vector-routine? Reading the introductory text one could think that the 50fps realtime vector-routine hasn't been improved meanwhile, but iiuc the one in Incoherent Nightmare runs at a higher res(160x160). I'm sure I'm missing something...
User Comment
Submitted by Brush on 1 January 2021
One of the most underrated demos ever. I really enjoyed the 80% on the big screen at X back then. Glad that you've managed to push out the 100%!
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Submitted by Mibri on 1 January 2021
So great to see this ultra-stylish demo in its final form. Now, how about a brand new Glance demo...? :)
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Submitted by DjS on 1 January 2021
So much love and attention to detail in this demo. Some really original gfx and awesome code work. Amazing work guys, Big ups for Glance! \o/
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Submitted by Blockmind on 1 January 2021
One of the best new year gift! Incredible project.
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Submitted by Ref on 1 January 2021
Just in time! Great product as usual.
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Submitted by Dr.Science on 1 January 2021
Yeah! One of my alltime favourite Soundtracks now in the 100% version.
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Submitted by vigo on 1 January 2021
<3 great work as usual!
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Submitted by emarti on 1 January 2021
What were the cube edges? I'm still thinking. Great all.
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Submitted by psych858o on 1 January 2021
Fantastic production. So happy to see final version.

And the soundtrack is top!
Thank you for this!
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Submitted by Joe on 1 January 2021
Cool to see this, really liked your demos and thought "damn, did they quit?". I take this as a sign you are keeping up in the future.
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Submitted by Smasher on 1 January 2021
great! that cube is amazing
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 1 January 2021
Cool. I already liked the 80% version of this and now we have a final version.
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Submitted by HCL on 31 December 2020
Haha!! "You had 10 years.." So damn right!! Love the cockyness and the demo just as much :). <3
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 31 December 2020
Well worth the wait, cheers
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Submitted by Jammer on 31 December 2020
Such an amazing unexpected closure to this fuckin year. I don't even... <3
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