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Monk - 23/02/2020
Thax, no, it can't. I know the version you speak of, and I tested it with my real Atari 800 XL. Turns out, there's no music, and the effects are 'halved' - and that is, those that work. Most do not work.

So it's half-true; you can load -some- of the effects in this demo as single files, but they don't work fully or properly, because they STILL require more than 64 k (small k!) of memory.

However, it could possibly work with 130XE or something.

This would be an excellent demo, if it worked on an unhacked, unmutilated, beautiful, 8-bit stock Atari with 64 k of memory. So much can be done with such a computer, it's a shame these demos always require some unofficial, third-party soldering modifications that most people will never have.

For the record, I don't consider C64's "Prince of Persia" a Commodore 64-game either, for the same reason.

Numen has nice music, absolutely beautiful effects, a very boring '3D' bit between effects, and sadness that comes from the realization that I, like most people, will never see this on a real Atari computer.
ArchonWizard - 17/02/2015
It's nice to see the 8-bits crossed the Y2K boundary. Kind of feels like watching a space probe exit our solar system.
thax - 09/07/2013
Outstanding demo, it can be loaded on standard atari, but loads in parts. theres even better stuff on 8 bit now, credit to the programmers who squeeze every ounce out of these old yet reliable and amazing machines!
thax - 09/07/2013
Outstanding demo, it can be loaded on standard atari, but loads in parts. theres even better stuff on 8 bit now, credit to the programmers who squeeze every ounce out of these old yet reliable and amazing machines!
Timothy W. - 14/07/2009
I had a 130xe that I had modded to 1meg of ram way back in 1989. It was a great ram disk for sure.
Thorsten Günther - 08/06/2009
I still have an Atari 800XL with 320KB of RAM, but this was only recently equipped with a new-built Compy-Shop enhancement board. Yet, this 256KB board has been published in the 1980s (approximately in 1987/88).
Johnny Ace - 14/04/2009
I think there actually WAS a 320XE with 320kb of RAM which was only released in a few countries (the USA not being one of them). I've run into a few other programs over the years that require 320kb and never knew what the hell to make of them...
Christopher C. - 27/03/2009
Who the hell ever had an 8 bit atari with 320kb ram?!
Dada - 07/11/2007
I'm sorry, but i think that a demo must run on the real machine, without extension ... (64ko or 128ko).
I don't like the 3D effects, but the others are realy fantastics (the bump is ... waouw !!!)
kurczo - 04/01/2007
Atari rulez!!!
Matt Huls - 09/12/2006
Holy cow...that just blew my f%$%ing mind!
Avanze - 29/04/2006
Awesome.
BrunoN - 01/12/2005
Pure ownage.
Peter - 29/09/2005
Fantastic !!!!

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Information

GenreIntro / DemoYear2002
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherTaquart
Controls-DeveloperTaquart
Players-CountryPoland
Programmer(s)

Fusik, Piotr / Żukowski, Marcin

LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Graphic Artist(s)

Garbaciak, Michal

Medium Disk
Sound

Sychowicz, Lukasz

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Cover Artist(s)[n/a]Serial-
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Requires 320K RAM!

Missing original disk image!
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