A screenshot of the "No Kelvin" demo.
|Initial release||April 2005|
|Operating system||Windows (OpenGL)|
|Type||PC scene demo|
No Kelvin is a PC demo scene demo released by the Norwegian demo group Outracks at the The Gathering 2005 demo party. It won 2nd place in the Combined Demo competition that year. It has a pretty cool sound track and alright graphics for a demo from the early 2000s. The demo runs half-way through in Wine 6.8 and then it crashes. We do not know any solution that would allow you to view the entire demo on GNU/Linux.
Odd Wine Quirks
Wine will, by default, create two symbolic links in
c: -> ../drive_c
z: -> /
No Kelvin will fail with a message about "Failed to create temporary file" if you run it outside of the
$WINEPREFIX/dosdevices with the default Wine configuration. You will therefore have to adjust the symbolic links in
$WINEPREFIX/dosdevices manually or using
wine winecfg if you like to have your Windows software in a folder like
cd $WINEPREFIX/dosdevices ln -s ../../Windows d\: # rm z\:
No Kelvin will be able to create that temporary file if you make a link from
d: -> ../../Windows (assuming that's where you have some folder named
Windows). You might as well remove that
z: link while you're at it. You won't be able to run Windows software from random folders if you do, so it is a matter of taste - but we've always questioned why Wine makes a link allowing Windows programs to access every file on every mounted location by default and never liked it, not even a little. Perhaps you do.
No Kelvin comes with two binaries:
nokelvin_windowed.exe. One opens a tiny window and the other changes your screens resolution in order to create a full screen output (not what you want on a multi-monitor setup). This particular demo will not create any larger window for you if you use
wine winecfg and enable ▸ at a desired resolution,
nokelvin_fullscreen.exe will shrink the virtual desktop and create a tiny "full screen" window at the same small 800x600 sized window
nokelvin_windowed.exe creates. The solution is to use gamescope to up-scale if you want it in a larger window or full-screen without changing the monitors resolution.
You can only view the first half of the demo in Wine <=6.8. It consistently crashes with a
Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000005 in 32-bit code before the end.
Outracks - No Kelvin for The Gathering 2005 duckers - code, gfx zn0rk - gfx irvin - music tick - lyrics håvard - vocals Final version. Requires a very decent gfx card, radeon 9700+ recommended. If you don't have 1 gb ram, the precalcing will take very long. This demo features runtime-generated 4D julia-fractals.