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Brief Atari demo history

Boink

1985

Boink
by Atari Corporation
After the Amiga "Boing" demo had been presented by Commodore, Atari made it on the ST.

Boink

1986

Fuji Boink
by Xanath FX
An improvement of the Boink demo by Atari. This is perhaps the first demo with rasters and more than 16 colours on screen?
 
New techniques:
More than 16 colours on screen with rasters.

Boink

1986

Deep Space cracktro
by GMC Crackings
It could very well be the first ever cracktro on the ST. In that case it can be seen as the very first Atari "scene"-related production.

Boink

1987

Readme.prg
by The Exceptions
The begining of The Exceptions, the crew to dominate the early years of the ST demo scene. The Amiga rivaltry can be seen in the dragon flaming the Amiga mascot.

Boink

1987

Super Neo Demo Show
by The Exceptions
The first demo with the lower border open. Technique developed by Alyssa.
 
New techniques:
Lower border opening & chipmusic with digidrums.

Boink

1987

Backlash cracktro
by The Exceptions
Probably the first release with "synclock" rasters, long before Level 16's famous fullscreen demo.
 
New techniques:
Synclock rasters.

Boink

1988

The Best In Galaxy (B.I.G.)
by The Exceptions
This was THE demo for a long time. Worldrecord scroller, three voices digisound, 100 chip tunes and probably the first reset demo!
 
New techniques:
Three voice digisound.

Boink

1988

The Amiga Demo
by The Exceptions
The first production that opens the right border! It's also the first Amiga Soundtracker module routine.
 
New techniques:
Right border removal & four voice digisound replaying Amiga Soundtracker tunes.

Boink

1988

Fullscreen demo
by Level 16
A demo that had many people scratching their heads: Fullscreen AND diagonal scrolling at full framerate. Of course today it might be very obvious.

Boink

1988

Vixen cracktro
by The Exceptions
The first release from The Union! Yeah this is where the most legendary collaboration began.

Boink

1988

Death Of The Left Border
by TNT Crew
The second relase of The Union and most importantly - the first demo to open the left border!
 
New techniques:
Left border removal.

Boink

1988

XXX-International Demo
by XXX-International
This is the oldest demo we've found with the top border removed. Was it the first?
 
New techniques:
Top border removal.

Boink

1988

The Omega Demo
by Omega
This demo features the very first full overscan screen. Unfortenly the routine is very sensitive and it only works on some shifters. Sadly none of my ST's show it 100% well, so the recording isn't perfect.
 
New techniques:
Fullscreen.

Boink

1989

The Union Demo
by The Union
Okay, this is the demo which set a mark on how ST demos should be for years to come: Game-like main menu, loading screen and a hidden screen. On the technical side Union demo features the first stable fullscreen and The Carebears blew everyones mind with their zooming scroller.
 
New techniques:
Reliable fullscreen.

Boink

1989

The Cuddly Demos
by The Carebears
Probably the most technically important breakthrough on the ST. The Carebears did things that were simply not possible with the known techniques. This is the demo where the syncscroller was invented. Hardware scrolling on the ST!
 
New techniques:
Syncscroller (hardware scrolling).

Boink

1989

The Mindbomb Demo
by The Lost Boys
The demo which put The Lost Boys on the map as a top demo crew. Not quite as much hardware hacking as The Cuddly Demos but still a lot of high quality screens.


To be continued ...
 
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