Demoscene @ Salt Lake City

I was going through the directories in the BlasterSound BBS archive, finding out what hidden jewels are in there and lo and behold!, I found one of those: a demo by a group from Salt Lake City, Utah!

The demoscene is generally considered to be a mostly European phenomenon, so manifestations in other continents are always treated with a certain amount of awe and respect. This is exacerbated by the fact that the first thing we think of when reading Utah is not exactly technology, but Mormons instead.

So without further ado, here's the jewel, in glorious pseudo-HD:

Its timestamp dates the demo around 1995, so bear with the guys who did this and the technology and knowledge they could have possibly have access to--this was way before we had proper Internet!

I haven't been able to locate more productions from this two-people group, so that makes this demo their first and last production. But it seems one of the programmers is still doing software related stuff, and mentions the demo in his company page. Nice!

So if you want to run the demo, you can download it from here. I had to disable the Sound Blaster emulation in DOSBox to get proper sound--it's as easy as changing




in your ~/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf, and save it before executing DOSBox!

It then works fine with GUS. Also, some effects are a tad too fast with many cycles, so something around 10000 should do the trick.