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Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Yesterday I watched on TV the movie "The Good, The Bad, The Ugly", a so called spaghetti-western by Sergio Leone. The plot, the long sequences, the emblematic characters, the awesome sountrack, make it one of the best movies of the italian director.
This is the right occasion to remember two small APOCALYX demos that take from that genre of movies their atmosphere. They are the "El Paso level" and "Sure as a Gun".

The former shows the town of El Paso, as depicted in a "For a few Dollars More". The latter shows the most famous characters of Sergio Leone's westerns, performed by Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef.
Both the BSP levels and the MD3 models of those demos were taken from the great "WesternQ3", a MOD for the old Quake III.

The demos are very schematic, just a simple fly-through. However, as already explained, it's not impossible for users with some programming skills to improve them and recreate those unforgettable duels represented in Sergio Leone's movies.

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