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Holistic. by Cascada

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                                                      DISCLAIMER ║    ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
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   The Holistic demonstration is Copyright Cascada VR Section    ║   ██     ██
   (c)1994. This demo is freeware, please distribute it to all   ║   ██     ██
   your fellow computerusers as long as you keep the archive     ║   ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
   as it was when you got it and delete any irrelevant BBS-ads.  ║   ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██
   No part of Holistic may be tampered with or removed without   ║       █  ██
   a written permission from the authors. Nobody in Cascada can  ║   ████████▀
   be held liable for any kind of trouble or damage caused by    ║   ▄▄   ▄▄▄
   executing or messing around with this piece of software.      ║   ██  █▀▀██
   By executing the demo you agree to these terms.               ║   ██  █  ██
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                                                    SO, WELCOME! ║    ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
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   This demo was made to compete at the Assembly'94 convention   ║   ██     ██
   held in the beginning of August in Helsinki, Finland.         ║   ██     ██
   We were very happy to achieve a second place in the competi-  ║   ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
   tion, earning a total of 726 points (175 points away from the ║   ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██
   winner but still a fair 313 points left to the third place).  ║       █  ██
      Assembling the demo took less than one week from idea to   ║   ████████▀
   competition EXE-file, but naturally most of the coding and    ║   ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
   our tailor-made tools we used for the demo was programmed in  ║   ██▀▀▀▀▀██
   advance to be used in our Virtual Reality project.            ║   ██     ██
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                             THE CASCADA VIRTUAL REALITY SECTION ║   ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
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   Cascada VR Section was formed by four members of the original ║       █  ██
   Cascada in order to develop a high performance and low price  ║   ████████▀
   Virtual Reality system which you can read more about below.   ║
   The Cascada VR Section consists of:                           ║
   ■ Hellraiser         Roberto Chaves          Coder            ║        ▄▄▄▄
   ■ Robban             Robert Adolfsson        Coder            ║    ▄▄█▀▀▀▀▀
   ■ Mirage             Matte Johansson         Graphics         ║   ▀██▄
   ■ Zodiak             Erik Stridell           Music and SFX    ║      ▀▀████
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                           CASCADA VR SECTION DISTRIBUTION SITES ║   ▀▀▀▀█▀ ██
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   We have decided to drop all the old CDA distribution sites as ║   ███▀▀███▀
   our projects are mainly commercial and it doesn't really make ║
   any difference as every demo oriented BBS eventually will get ║
   the productions anyway if they're any good. You could check   ║   ▄▄   ▄▄▄
   the Imphobia Cascada sites for our stuff too, though.         ║   ██  █▀▀██
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                                                IMPHOBIA CASCADA ║   ▀███▀  ██
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   In case you didn't notice, what we used to call the Cascada   ║   ██▀▀█▀▀██
   Demo Section (CDS) has teamed up with belgian crew Imphobia   ║   ██  █  ██
   and formed Imphobia Cascada. This group will release the well ║   ██  ▀  ██
   known Imphobia diskmagazine as well as demos and other kinds  ║    ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
   of productions as long as it sticks together.                 ║   ██▀▀▀▀▀██
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              INFORMATION ON THE CASCADA VIRTUAL REALITY PROJECT ║   ██     ██
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   We are frequently asked about our VR-project so we though we  ║          ██
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      One year ago we started developing a VR-platform which is  ║          ██
   based on the PC architecture. The system is being developed   ║   ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
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   Among the graphical features our 3D-engine supports are:      ║   ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██
   ■ Full stereographic vision, the field of view will depend    ║          ██
     on the HeadMountedDisplay used.                             ║   ████████▀
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   ■ Shading models:    Flat shading, Goraud shading,            ║
                        Phong shading, Depth shading.            ║      ▐█▌
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   ■ Surface types:     Single colored, Texture mapped,          ║      ▐█▌
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     types. This means that you can have phong shaded textured   ║   ▀▀▀▀█▀▀▀▀
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   ■ The world editor will support a screenshot option that ray- ║    ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
     traces the current view for improved print-out quality.     ║   ██▀▀▀▀▀██
     This might be of great interest for architects who want     ║   ██     ██
     high quality images of their work.                          ║   ▀███████▀
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   So that everyone could enjoy this demo we had to reduce the   ║   ██▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
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   visual events in the 3D world and some background 'movie'     ║   ▄▄   ▄▄▄
   music to give a more filmastic feeling.                       ║   ██  █▀▀██
   All this in 48KHz 16-bit CD-quality sound.                    ║   ██  █  ██
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   We are building this machine because we know for a fact that  ║          ▄▄
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   competitors.                                                  ║   █████████
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   If you wish to contact us regarding this project, please      ║   ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
   try to get hold of Roberto Chaves (check the contact info at  ║   ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
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   OK, so now for some general demo information:                 ║
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   SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS / RECOMMENDATIONS ╞═══════════════════════╩═══════════╗
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      Holistic requires a i386 processor with a  standard VGA card and 4MB   ║
      4MB total memory (2,8MB available extended memory and 590KB base) to   ║
      run at all.  We recommend  you to run it on a i486DX/66, preferrably   ║
      with VLB and a Gravis Ultrasound card  (of course the optimal config   ║
      would be a Pentium with  PCI and all that  stuff or whatever  is the   ║
      most powerful processor when you read this.  ;)  However we STRONGLY   ║
      recommend you to run the demo with a soundcard.  Silent demos are so   ║
      boring (and besides if you run the demo in silence you won't be able   ║
      to enjoy Zodiak's jolly music..!). Go get a Gravis.                    ║
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      Of course we still support  the SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster16 & Covox   ║
      cards besides  the Gravis Ultrasound,  even though you should have a   ║
      Gravis card to achieve the best possible sound quality.                ║
   ──────────────────────────────┐                                           ║
   LOADING AND ENJOYING THE DEMO ╞═══════════════════════════════════════════╣
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      When you've watched the demo hopefully you'll understand why we want   ║
      you to do it on a fast 486. The code is not slow or very unoptimized   ║
      - it just requires a great deal of machine power -.                    ║
      Just in case someone is wondering - this demo is _NOT_ an animation!   ║
            > Everything is _realtime_ calculated by your machine. <         ║
      Of course if we had had another 1-5 days to finish the demo we could   ║
      have added fancy bitmaps, more music, maybe even some design........   ║
      We do know for sure though that if we don't release this demo now we   ║
      will never  get around to it so it's  better to bring you this as it   ║
      is, get it off our shoulders and move towards the next project.        ║
      Please have some patience  after the setup-screen.  Loading the demo   ║
      may take a while as basically all the data is loaded into the memory   ║
      at that time.                                                          ║
   ────────────────┐                                                         ║
   TROUBLESHOOTING ╞═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
   ────────────────┘                                                         ║
      We suspect that you may encounter problems on some computers if you    ║
      choose to execute the demo with only HIMEM.SYS loaded.                 ║
      The demo is supposed to work fine with any memory manager like QEMM    ║
      EMM386, CEMM and 386^MAX, so if you have one of these you shouldn't    ║
      have any difficulties in starting the demo.If the demo fails to run    ║
      with only HIMEM.SYS installed, please try loading a memory manager.    ║
      You can try with HIMEM.SYS loaded first if you want though, on most    ║
      configurations it should run perfectly like that.                      ║
                                                                             ║
      The demo  won't report if there is not  enough base memory free, so    ║
      you'd better check that yourself. Holistic requires 590KB base mem.    ║
      SoundBlaster16 owners MUST choose SoundBlaster16 in the Setup.         ║
                                                                             ║
      If we get a lot of feedback from people who've experienced problems    ║
      while executing the demo we might release a small patch later...       ║
   ──────────────────────────┐                                               ║
   THE FILES OF THIS ARCHIVE ╞═══════════════════════════════════════════════╣
   ──────────────────────────┘                                               ║
      The files included in HOLISTIC.ZIP should be as follows:               ║
      HOLISTIC.EXE        63253 bytes   The executable program               ║
      HOLISTIC.DAT      2944585 bytes   Datafile                             ║
      HOLISTIC.NFO        19307 bytes   This textfile                        ║
      FILE_ID .DIZ          437 bytes   File description for BBS             ║
      Any other files  found in this archive could be  deleted as they are   ║
      probably just some rotten BBS-adverts.  If the EXE-file mysteriously   ║
      changed size you should start up your virus-scanner and have a look.   ║
   ───────────────────┐                                                      ║
   VIRTUAL HANDSHAKES ╞══════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
   ───────────────────┘                                                      ║
      Hands to our respected friends in Imphobia Cascada and (A-Z):          ║
                                                                             ║
      Absolute!         Admire            Anarchy           Avalanche        ║
      Bonzai            B-Ware            Capacala          Complex          ║
      Creation          Darkzone          Deus              Distortion       ║
      Dust              EMF               Epical            Extreme          ║
      Fascination       Fraggabaharje     Frontline         Gollum           ║
      Grif              Ground Zero       Hemoroids         Iguana           ║
      Impact Studios    Infiny            Jeskola!          Legend Design    ║
      Logic Design      Majic 12          Mental Design     Omicron          ║
      Orange            Phenomena         Prime             Psychic Monks    ║
      Psychosquad       Renaissance       Silents           Soft One         ║
      Speed             Surprise!         Synergy Design    Tran             ║
      Triton            Twilight Zone     Weird Magic       Witan            ║
      Yodel             Xography          Zuul Desing                        ║
                                                                             ║
      If you're not in there it's probably because  1) we don't know you,    ║
      2) we forgot you, 3) you're so inactive everyone thinks you're dead    ║
      or 4) you refused to greet us in your demo and we can be incredibly    ║
      scrupulous about those things.                                         ║
    ──────────────────┐                                                      ║
    CODERS! GRAPHERS! ╞══════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
    ──────────────────┘                                                      ║
      If you are a talented  swedish coder or bitmap graphician and would    ║
      like to  take part  in the creation of more  sophisticated software    ║
      like this <grin> as well as quite a few smaller commercial projects    ║
      (which we get quite a lot but most of the time cannot accept simply    ║
      because we  don't have any  spare time) please contact Erik as soon    ║
      as possible  (Voice:0220-33489).  You have to be fairly experienced    ║
      with computer graphics and being able to work with us in a team.       ║
      The goals are; Fun, Money and Fame (in no particular order)... ;)      ║
    ────────────────────┐                                                    ║
    COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ╞════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
    ────────────────────┘                                                    ║
      Sure we do graphical demonstrations or actually almost any kind of     ║
      program for companies if the money is right and we have the time.      ║
      Simply contact us for more information. It could never hurt.           ║
    ────────────────────┐                                                    ║
    CONTACT INFORMATION ╞════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
    ────────────────────┘                                                    ║
      To contact the Cascada VR Section, try:                                ║
             fax: +46(0)8-330892                                             ║
          e-mail: roberto.chaves@duesenberg.se                               ║
      snail-mail: Cascada VR Section                                         ║
                  c/o Roberto Chaves                                         ║
                  Hundhamrav. 107                                            ║
                  S-145 70 NORSBORG                                          ║
                  SWEDEN                                                     ║
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      For general Cascada information, music, demo relations or whatever:    ║
          e-mail: erik.stridell@duesenberg.se                                ║
      snail-mail: Cascada                                                    ║
                  c/o Erik Stridell                                          ║
                  Rotev. 1                                                   ║
                  S-735 33 SURAHAMMAR                                        ║
                  SWEDEN                                                     ║
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      The Cascada VR Section Bulletin Board System (BBS) U.M.A.N..:          ║
      +46 (0)8-54062686 [HST/V32"] FidoNet: 2:201/256 DGI: 68:460/0          ║
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