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The Larch 3   [1989]

The Larch 3 Released by :

Release Date :
30 December 1989

Type :
C64 Demo

The Larch III

Released At :
Dominators/Upfront/Trilogy Party 1989

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Dominators/Upfront/Trilogy Party 1989 :  #1

User rating:*********_  8.8/10 (30 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.3/10 (11 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Jackanapes of Bones
  Spaceman of Bones
  Spike of Bones, Dixie, Faction
  Zarch of Bones, Star System
Music .... Drax of Crest, NATO, Unitech Designs, Vibrants
  JCH of Ikari, The Dominators, Vibrants
  Johannes Bjerregaard of Maniacs of Noise
  Link of Cheyens, Vibrants
  Matt Gray
Graphics .... Blitz of 2000 A.D.
  Jackanapes of Bones
  Kwon of Adroit, Nightmares of Reality
  Unitrax of SHAPE
  Zarch of Bones, Star System
Charset .... Flex of Artline Designs, Contex
  Kwon of Adroit, Nightmares of Reality

SIDs used in this release :
Don't Be Sad(/MUSICIANS/J/JCH/Dont_Be_Sad.sid)
Glider Pilot(/MUSICIANS/J/JCH/Glider_Pilot.sid)
Gurli Kaj(/MUSICIANS/D/DRAX/Gurli_Kaj.sid)
Old Level 2(/MUSICIANS/L/Link/Old_Level_2.sid)
Rain Funk(/MUSICIANS/J/JCH/Rain_Funk.sid)
Some Soul(/MUSICIANS/B/Bjerregaard_Johannes/Some_Soul.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Shine on 10 September 2013
yeahhh ... really nice oldskOol stuff!!! Never saw this before today. ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 16 December 2010
I still love this one!
User Comment
Submitted by TDJ on 3 March 2009
@HCL: probably Too Drunk to Fuck, as that one was in the compo this demo won.
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 3 March 2009
Nice demo that i missed back then, like the n00b i am. Lots of technical stuff that i would have loved to watch (and still do).

The 32 sprite DYSP multiplexer is nice, but it says something like "Upfront's DYSP has a sinus with 124 amplitude" etc.. I checked throught the demos from Upfront, but can not find which one they speak of. Anyone?
User Comment
Submitted by cba on 10 September 2008
I've fixed the version on TDD, it now has both sides.
User Comment
Submitted by chancer on 11 September 2007
I haven't seen this in years. Although I remember when it was I was very impressed. As for the idiot who gave it the 2 vote, laughable at such attention seeking.
User Comment
Submitted by Compyx on 12 May 2007
First download listed has only the first side of the demo, so could somebody please fix the file or remove the link? (Second side has the excellent end-part with the clouds, water-effect scroll and keyboard, not to be missed!)
User Comment
Submitted by Skate on 16 October 2006
Turn disk part has a rasterbar flicker on the right border as well
User Comment
Submitted by CreaMD on 6 October 2006
Spaceship with starfield is excellent. I love it.
User Comment
Submitted by d0c on 6 October 2006
amazing stuff, i give it an 10 also!...
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 6 October 2006
Awesome demo demo indeed.

Btw, talking about our friend WG; he voted a 2 for this.
User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 6 October 2006
One of my all-time favourites! Fullpacked with awesome routines which was totally amazing when it was released, 10/10 from me.
User Comment
Submitted by trident on 22 September 2006
The DYSP is really cool, but the sideborder DYPP scroller is perhaps the coolest routine in this demo. Of course the 3D stuff is very impressive for being 1989 too.
User Comment
Submitted by Shadow on 31 October 2005
A true classic, I've watched it manymany times. That 32 sprites multiplexed D.Y.S.P. was my absolute favorite effect back then.
At the time it was released it was (atleast in my opinion) the best demo ever, so 10/10 from me.
User Comment
Submitted by Compyx on 15 April 2005
Absolutely brilliant demo, awesome code, graphics and music. Still my personal #1 demo, I've been impressed by this one since it's release in 1989, and it's one of the few demo's I can watch over and over again.
User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 1 December 2004
way too much outdated raster code. None of the parts made my dick hard, except the 3d. Real starfield, with controllable spaceship in 89,wow!

hm road of excess (Road of Excess) which was released at the same party is more impressive. More design and style. this one is just childish...
User Comment
Submitted by blackdroid on 28 July 2004
dosnt matter if it cant reach todays standard or not, nevertheless the demo IS good, and at the time of release this demo was groundbreaking.
User Comment
Submitted by JackAsser on 26 July 2004
I parially agree. It had to high score because of a small statistical ground. I gave it a 7 because it actually contained some effects which are quite hard to do. But a 2 is kinda low, don't u think?
User Comment
Submitted by WG on 26 July 2004
Come on, let's be realistic, a 89 demo cannot reach to nowadays top 10...
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