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Right folks,

I have acquired an Atari STE, upgraded it to 4 Megs and connected this up to my Satan drive. Which demos should I be downloading to showcase the power of the Atari STE.

Many thanks :D
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from the top to the down of that list
Portfolio / Lynx II / Jaguar / TT030 / Mega STe / 800 XL / 1040 STe / Falcon030 / 65 XE / 520 STm / SM124 / SC1435
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Awesome, thanks
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and Drone is a belting demo imho :)
http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=59415

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Hi, can anyone tell me if it is possible to know...what are the most powerful demo for the ST and STe? I mean the one or best ones in using all the hardware capabilities at 100%.
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Not exactly demo's but you should certainly check out PPera's video playback
software. It's amazing!

Here's a taste:

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I wanted to try Drone but it crashes...
Summer del. is amazing and Cernit too.
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I wanted to try Drone but it crashes...
1. Satandisk or UltraSatan? I think you need the faster loading/access speed of the latter for it to work at all.

2. Also if using HD Driver, you may need to press 'escape' at booting up for minimum memory useage by HD Driver. I think Drone needs everything you can give it, yes even with 4 meg, from vague recollection.

3. Totally agree with you on the other two demos. :D
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CiH wrote:
I wanted to try Drone but it crashes...
1. Satandisk or UltraSatan? I think you need the faster loading/access speed of the latter for it to work at all.

2. Also if using HD Driver, you may need to press 'escape' at booting up for minimum memory useage by HD Driver. I think Drone needs everything you can give it, yes even with 4 meg, from vague recollection.

3. Totally agree with you on the other two demos. :D

Ultrasatan and pressed ctrl at the begining but only starts playing the music and loops after 10 seconds. No image on screen. I have to try it on another ste or mste. Maybe is a problem with latter ste revisions or TOS 1.62...
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Press 'esc' at boot up. HD Driver reserves a big chunk of memory otherwise, which you're missing, regardless of whether you press ' ctrl' for a clean desktop or not.
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With Esc...just begins playing the music and then resets the machine. :(
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With Esc...just begins playing the music and then resets the machine. :(
Oh dear, it's being difficult, isn't it.

You can contact the author directly http://www.dhs.nu/, see if Evil has any more suggestions.
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CiH wrote:
With Esc...just begins playing the music and then resets the machine. :(
Oh dear, it's being difficult, isn't it.

You can contact the author directly http://www.dhs.nu/, see if Evil has any more suggestions.
Yes, a little bit difficult. I will try it on another STe ans MSTe before contacting anyone...maybe there is a problem with my Atari :?
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qq1975b wrote:Hi, can anyone tell me if it is possible to know...what are the most powerful demo for the ST and STe? I mean the one or best ones in using all the hardware capabilities at 100%.
But that's well know amiga is better than atari for everything (even better than the last PC/MAC), let's relaunch the debate on AF :lol: .

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:lol: I didn't say anything about Amiga. Only powerful ST and STe demos
Some I have already seen until now are impressive! I like these demos :D
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By the way...I find that the soundtrack of a demo is very very important to make it charismatic, like the one on Summer Delights (STe) or World of Commodore (Amiga)
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qq1975b wrote::lol: I didn't say anything about Amiga. Only powerful ST and STe demos
Some I have already seen until now are impressive! I like these demos :D
:thumbs: , I was most oriented by the "Dark Side" of the ST by the past, nowadays seeing things as "demo maker"...

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I mean that there are of course some demos that are visually and soundly astonishing but I am not a programmer and I cannot say if one demo is more difficult than another or if it is the most software and hardware efficient. I think this efficiency is an important value of a good demo. Visually...yes, I can tell which ones I like more :lol: (Cernit, Drone (youtube at the moment :x ) and Summer Delights until now :P )
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qq1975b wrote:I wanted to try Drone but it crashes...
If you are using Hddriver, enable "Fast ACSI" (Settings/SCSI Driver) and it should run.
Drone is not super-picky on drive speed and about 500k/sec should be enough (so any SCSI from back in the day should work). We made the demo as a tribute for Ultrasatan, and unless you've found one very very slow SD-card it should work. It's not super-picky on RAM either, should run with a normal Hddriver install without any special tricks.
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evil wrote:
qq1975b wrote:I wanted to try Drone but it crashes...
If you are using Hddriver, enable "Fast ACSI" (Settings/SCSI Driver) and it should run.
Drone is not super-picky on drive speed and about 500k/sec should be enough (so any SCSI from back in the day should work). We made the demo as a tribute for Ultrasatan, and unless you've found one very very slow SD-card it should work. It's not super-picky on RAM either, should run with a normal Hddriver install without any special tricks.
Good luck.
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Thanks for the tip...it improved a little but crashes again. Now it starts showing the first image but corrupted and the music sounds more seconds but finally after going the screen black again and still playing the music, the STe shows two bombs and later more and finally beeps and no music...
I don't want to distract the main subject of this topic so if I do not find out what happens I will open a new topic about it. I have tested on three STe and all crashed. On a Mega STe it seems to run but under not sync image in 16mhz but in 8 mhz...crashes too the same way. I copied the files again on a single partitioned SD card but still the same. Tomorrow I will download it again from internet and I'll see if there is something wrong when copying the files. Thx.
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Made it work finally!!! There was something wrong with two copies I got from internet (Pouet one was one...) but the third place I downloaded from, it worked. It is really a cool demo :cheers:
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In the next days I will watch all DHS Ste demos. Until now I enjoyed very much Cernit, Summer Delights, Drone and More or Less Zero....but I have still some more to enjoy :lol: .

Not from DHS I like An Cool on STe and It Make Me Shake intros. I don't know if they are difficult and hard working demos technically.

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An Cool on STe: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=11901
It Makes Me Shake: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=30153
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Here's another - I recently watched Lovetro demo by Paradize and this was pretty funny and awesome!
It's on Demozoo (of course, everything is) :)
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Here's great plasma:
http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=29355

(Which cannot be yet emulated correctly by Hatari.)
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