I will keep this simple. The question pretty much sums up what I am looking for. Where are some locations for 2D effects. Specifically ones like those used in old Amiga demos. They do not need to have source code. I am just looking for inspiration to code and replicate some of the effects.

It would be nice to have a list of links to images and examples as opposed to downloading old demos and running them through an emulator.


The Art of Demomaking from the old flipcode archives might be a good start http://www.flipcode.com/archives/The_Art_of_Demomaking-Issue_01_Prologue.shtml

The whole site has a lot of stuff, but is mostly PC centric although pre 3D hardware.


  • \$\begingroup\$ The first link is a really nice series of tutorials and concepts. The second link seems to be strongly 3D focused though. \$\endgroup\$ – avanderw Sep 19 '11 at 12:02

These'll blow your mind nicely...



Hornet archives have the biggest collection of oldschool sources and docs in the internets (mostly from PC though)


Pouet, among other goodies, has a metric ton of links to youtube vids, so you don't have to use any emulator


dunno about the Amiga scene, i'd be interested as well.

  • \$\begingroup\$ similar to pouet would be amigademos.org , although I am looking for something actually explains the effects or focuses more on the effects \$\endgroup\$ – avanderw Sep 19 '11 at 12:04

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