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The demoscene (or simply 'scene') is a loose community of people, often arranged in groups, who create works of art for fun, and/or to show off what they can do with the often limited capabilities of computers. This can include executable programs called demos, or intros, graphics (gfx), music (like SID tunes or modules) and related items (e.g. vote disks, zines). Some demo scene groups originate from cracking groups, who break the security of e.g. games in order to spread them. This habit also gave a boost to the development of intros, which were often included with the games. On the other hand, some crackers and sceners moved on to make commercial software themselves, or find other jobs in IT (developers, security specialists, musicians).

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Demos to watch

Things I really enjoyed watching. This is to very personal taste, also since I was part of the demoscene back in the days (1989-early 90s)

  • Wicked Sensation by TRSI (1992). Love the design and the fonts. Contains nice jelly vectors (awesome for the time). The WHLoad version I tried on Pimiga wasn’t perfect (interlace effects)

Audio (mostly ProTracker modules)

  • Boesendorfer P.S.S. by Romeo Knight. Awesome piano music in stereo, taken from the Wicked Sensation demo by TRSI.

(former) Sceners