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          | t h e   m e s s a g e
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          |             About
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          |                  This demo shows the trip of the Pioneer 10,  a probe sent in 1972 by the
          |                  NASA, which carried a message from mankind  to the universe  sculpt in a 
          |                  plaque.  The plaque was designed by Dr. Carl Sagan  and Dr. Frank Drake, 
          |                  and the artwork was made by Carl's wife, Linda Sagan.
          |
          |                  Dr. Sagan was one of the most famous astronomers in the world,  and well
          |                  known  as a promoter  of the  "Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence" 
          |                  (a.k.a. SETI). Dr. Frank Drake,  also professor of Cornell Uni.,  is the
          |                  inventor  of the  Drake equation, an attempt  to estimate the number  of 
          |                  extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy with which we might come in 
          |                  contact.
          |
          |                  Our demo  describes the places  the spaceship will visit,  and a history 
          |                  about its landing on an outer planet of the galaxy in a far future.  The
          |                  planet is R'Idaia, in the system of Sector Omega, with Aldebaran as main
          |                  star (current Tauri constellation). 
          |                  
          |                  The message is then  read there by R'Idaians,  and Sagan's dream is then 
          |                  made truth :)
          |
          |
          |
          |             Credits
          |
          |                  yero  : Direction / Code / Graphics
          |
          |                  JosSs : Soundtrack
          |
          |                  doup  : Models / Graphics
          |
          |
          |
          |             Requirements
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          |                  1.5GHz+ processor with 290 FREE MB of RAM (so many textures..) :P
          |
          |                  3D card with RTT capabilities and some extensions.
          |                           (tested on: GF4mx / gffx5700 / ATI 5600)
          |
          |
  s e c t o r           System Runtime Keys
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          o m e g a          F1 : Toggle Fullscreen         ESC   : Quit
          |                  F2 : Info text                 Space : Pause/resume
          |                  F3 : Volume Down               <-    : Rewind
          |                  F4 : Volume Up                 ->    : Fast Forward 
          |
          |
          |             Notes
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          |                  Images were extracted from the Wikipedia, the NASA website, and "Cosmos"
          |                  tv show by C.Sagan. 
          |
          |                  Thanks to Pol Udomwittayanukul for "NAipol" True Type Font, and to Simon
          |                  Halfdan Hvilshøj Andersen-Garnéro for the Atemayar font and his wonderful
          |                  artificial alphabet and script :)
          |
          |                  To the astronomy freakies:  I know the Pioneer will reach Aldebaran in 2
          |                  million years, not ~17000 years; and the stars and the small brown dwarf
          |                  orbiting Aldebaran may not have the correct size/colors, but.. design is 
          |                  design, and a plot is a plot :)
          |
          |
          |             Thanks
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          |                  Verónica and Eva: for your holy patience and support :)
          |
          |                  Ithaqua: for all the help and answered questions, he's always ready to 
          |                  share his huge graphics knowledge with others, thanks X-)
          |                  
          |                  To shash, sole, Jcl, and specially to codepixel people for testing, help
          |                  and the interesting problems and facts in the forum.
          |
          |                  To all the demoscene and modscene, specially to the groups that inspire 
          |                  us, and also to the groups we forgot in the greetings part.. 
          |
          |
          |
          |             Dedication
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          |                  The demo is a tribute to Dr Sagan, who passed away the 20th of December, 
          |                  1996,  after popularizing science in order to make  people take interest 
          |                  and understand the cosmos, and also being a pioneer in his research work
          |                  in fields like exobiology and extraterrestrial intelligence. 
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