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Insomnia V1.1   [2002]

Insomnia V1.1 Released by :

Release Date :
10 December 2002

Type :
C64 Demo

User rating:*********_  9.1/10 (61 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  9.3/10 (31 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Raven of 64ever
  Reaper of 64ever
Music .... Jeff of Bonzai, Camelot, Crest, Cyberzound Productions
  Vip of 64ever, Cyberzound Productions, Padua, Raiders of the Lost Empire, Warriors of the Wasteland
Graphics .... Vip of 64ever, Cyberzound Productions, Padua, Raiders of the Lost Empire, Warriors of the Wasteland
Design .... Raven of 64ever
  Vip of 64ever, Cyberzound Productions, Padua, Raiders of the Lost Empire, Warriors of the Wasteland
Idea .... Raven of 64ever
  Vip of 64ever, Cyberzound Productions, Padua, Raiders of the Lost Empire, Warriors of the Wasteland
Storyboard .... Raven of 64ever
  Vip of 64ever, Cyberzound Productions, Padua, Raiders of the Lost Empire, Warriors of the Wasteland
Bug-Fix .... Lax of 64ever
  Raven of 64ever
Test .... MacGyver of DMAgic, Protovision

SIDs used in this release :
Dirty Sin(/MUSICIANS/M/Merken_Vincent/Dirty_Sin.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Bob on 22 October 2022
This is a very enjoyable demo. it has allot of interesting FX, many of these FX are rare in today's demos though.
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Submitted by 4gentE on 14 June 2022
Wow this is truly excellent! Thanks to @Jammer, whose comment came up in 'Latest User Comments' section and brought this absolute gem to my attention!
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Submitted by Jammer on 14 June 2022
With this mixture of code porn, awesome ideas, great flow, silky smooth linking and transitions plus all audio/visual feast, demo should be WAAAAYY higher in the ranks <3
User Comment
Submitted by DKT on 12 May 2020
jow droppin... great demo!
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Submitted by Golara on 21 April 2018
I love this demo. Great sync with the music, nice story and presentation. Very cool effects too.
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Submitted by Sith on 7 November 2013
Starts off slowly with some nice pics, but picks up pace further into the demo. The ball carousel, dot morph, texture rotozoomer and tunnel effects were my faves on this one. Some great SID too.

The girl being sucked into the computer reminded me a bit of Tron. :) In Japan there is a creature known as a sadako, who is a spirit that can come out of the computer screen. Seeing that there are some Japanese characters in the demo, and the hand coming out of the screen, maybe that's where Raven and Vip got the idea instead?
Oh and the sprite letters in the scroll tilting along the sine wave was also a nice effect.
User Comment
Submitted by Mr Wegi on 15 April 2012
Great climatic demo
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 26 May 2011
Got to view this for the 1st time today. The real stand out moments were the full screen tunnel, and the great looking red and yellow logo (over interlaced image). Audio has its moments too.

Interesting intro idea: Female turning to static before being sucked into monitor. I couldn’t help but think how much more impressive it would have looked if the back ground image looked realistic, and the static female slowly vanished while being sucked into the monitor.
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Submitted by celticdesign on 22 May 2011
just watched the demo the first time and have to say that it is pretty awesome. design, code, gfx and music are playing well together. this should be close to the top 10.
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Submitted by Ksubi on 11 November 2008
Great demo full of beautiful graphics, exciting effects and awesome music. Should be way higher in the charts.

Note: Turn "virtual device traps" off in VICE 2.0, otherwise you'll get: "This demo can not run on NTSC machines".

Also take note of the directory art after running it a few times.
User Comment
Submitted by HCL on 6 July 2008
Horribly underrated demo, at least if you compare the voting here on CSdb. #84 on the demo charts (today), and if you check the demos that are rated better.. well now i really shouldn't tell any names of the demos you could compare with, but anyways.. This one deserves a much higher ranking, but again there is no such thing as a fair ranking system :P.
User Comment
Submitted by Jakuchu on 30 May 2005
Really nice demo this one, it really shows that these guys made this demo for a long time. Just awesome :)
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Submitted by SIDWAVE on 30 June 2004
The flow of the demo is good, and everything is tip top - especially the gfx. The music in the endpart is just great!
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Submitted by ready. on 1 November 2003
This demo really struck me: great graphics, great music and great everything but above all it tells a story, that's the coolest thing! I just love these story telling demos with great effects, this is real multimedia entertainment, years ago I didn't expect the c64 to go so far.
User Comment
Submitted by MüllankowaR on 15 March 2003
ok dudez! i tranzlate dis:


i'm not in a group, i can't code but i'm even interested.
i've never seen a cool demo like this. what they you can all do with the c64... cool music... it's all correct!
a comment again:

User Comment
Submitted by Flex on 10 January 2003
WOW! This is large! Good job dudes!
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Submitted by bubis on 7 January 2003
Its version is 1.1 but it is still 2nd...
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Submitted by Axodry on 14 December 2002
very cool design! greetz, Axodry
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Submitted by ccr on 9 December 2002
I just watched this demo 3 minutes ago and it's hard to describe my feelings now. Few words come to mind: incredible, awesome, superb. Definitely one of the best demos out there. If this had been worse, I would have said something about the coloring style in used in the gfx, but since this wasn't, I won't :P
User Comment
Submitted by Board Rider on 7 December 2002
This is a nice fucking demo dudes
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Submitted by Optimus on 6 December 2002
It was refreshing to watch this demo. Made up my mood to start coding again (not in C64, since I don't have one yet). My comments were wow and very enthousiastic there in www.pouet.net, so I am bored to repeat them :)
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Submitted by Pater Pi on 4 December 2002
This one for sure belongs to the best of the best. The music, the grafics, the effects, everything just mind blowing! No ugly lores (if its lores, it's definatly not ugly), no black loading parts, no unfitting pics or parts that disturb the whole feeling of the show. Will take a permanent place on one of my disks.
Really sad it didn't work on x01 as it should have worked.
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Submitted by Steppe on 3 December 2002
Mindblasting demo! This would've surely blown away the audience at X-2001 if it ran without glitches back then. This one's definitely destined to be a classic among the C64 demos. Welcome to the olymp of C64 burner demos, Insomnia!!!
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Submitted by CreaMD on 3 December 2002
Fantastic demo! Fantastic music! I'm looking forward to show it at Forever Quattro party in March 2003 ;-).
User Comment
Submitted by anonym on 3 December 2002
Finally this demo has been released - especially after following the production a little (due to Vip being a Padua member as well), I could not wait to see the final result.

I simply love it. Great style and design, the mood is almost carried consistently throughout the demo. The transitions and the timing (music & effects) are great.

Also the introductory story line is quite nice - unfortunately it seems to end after the beginning of the story (the girl is sucked into the computer) - we seem to be stuck inside the computer together with her. I was sort of expecting some type of continuation or ending for the story ;-)

Great work, Vip and Raven are showing how to blend code, music and graphic to a unique design. It would be great to be able to creat moods and introduce more storystelling within future Padua demos as well.
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