-[ 5 jUNE 2o21 ]-
||aN oLDSCHOOL dEMO
pARTY fEATURING c64,
aMIGA aND oTHER
8/16 bIT sYSTEMS
Forndata is an old school copy/demoparty that was first held in june 2020. The vision is clear - keeping it old school
and cool like it's 1992. We host parties right in the middle of the World Heritage town of Visby. We also ran a X-mas event in 2o2o.
The picture below shows our party venue.
Our events focus on computers from the 80's and 90's. We have a range of systems available like Commodore 64/128, most Amiga models,
PET, Spectrum, Lambda etc. We always prefer original hardware.
rESULTS fROM cOMPOS oN fORNDATA x-MAS 2o2o
fORNDATA x-MAS 2o2o featured 26 compo entries and three out-of-compo releases. The results can be found here. All compo entries can be downloaded here.
liNKS aND iNFO
Right now obviously the ongoing covid-19 pandemic makes it really hard to plan for events also in 2o21. We will return with more info on wether
fORNDATA sUMMER 2o21 will be a physical event or not, but it will without doubt also be a streamed one no matter what.
You can join us on our Twitch livestream at https://www.twitch.tv/forndata from 17:00 (GMT+1) on saturday the 5:th of june 2o21.
We will also host a Discord hangout during the entire event that you can join and socialize with other sceners. Link to be distributed at a later stage.
We will run compos in the categories and with the hardware mentioned below.
We'll always try to run the entry on original hardware that they were intended for, but there will always be a limitation within what we can do. If you're planning for a release on any of the following systems we're quite confident we can make it but please contact us beforehand: Lamda8300(Color+16KB), ZX81/Spectrum, Dragon32 or PET8032. Other systems we'll be happy to try and find hardware but please be prepared to accept emulation.
Compo machines used:
aMIGA dEMO OSC
Amiga 500 with 0.5MB Chip and 0.5MB slowfast. Kickstart 1.3 only!
aMIGA dEMO AGA, pICTURE & mUSIC
Amiga 1200/030/50 with 8MB RAM, Kickstart 3.1.4. Scanplus AGA.
c64 dEMO, pICTURE & mUSIC
C64 with Ultimate II+ and SidFX (6581R4 and 8580R5).
Specify CLEARLY which SID-chip you want to use!
vIC20 dEMO, pICTURE & mUSIC
VIC20/VC20 with VIC-1111 memory expansion (16KB) and SD2IEC.
Specify CLEARLY if extra memory are used or not!
Other systems - read above and contact us beforehand.
All entries needs to be executable files or part of a disk image (d64, ADF) were applicable. For 8-bit computers, please incorporate a player or viewer for your creations. It will make our work less hard and your creation can be presented properly.
We kindly ask you to upload entries with information and any specifications at the fORNDATA pARTY pAGE: http://party.forndata.org
We will always hold similar entries in separate competitions i.e. not mix Amiga and 8-bit, but it might be that 8-bit demo competition combine both C64 and VIC20 categories depending on the amount of competitors.
Basically we will always try to give all entries equal possibility to shine their own rigth!
A composition made for this occasion and not before released.
Specify when you hand over the entry type of systems it is intended to be played on. Extra imported for SID compositions but also for VIC20, note if it should be expanded or not. Do remember to incorporate a player for 8-bit systems.
An original creation made for this occasion and not before released.
Pixel-art, raytracing, PETSCII, ASCII or
any other means of creation is accepted. Use your creativity!
For VIC20 please specify CLEARLY if use of memory expansion or not.
For all 8-bit systems incorporate a viewer.
All ASCII entries will be viewed in CygnusED.
All ANSI entries will be viewed in ConDios, 16 colour ANSI graphics colours (EGA) for skin tones etc.
A demo for any of the above mentioned systems that has not been released to the public before.
We believe there are better places to release your 68060 based AMiGA mega demo that you have been working on for ages and even though we have the hardware suited for it we want you to work with a more limited palette for this occasion.
oUToFcOMPO & nEWbiE
This is a special category to provide a starting point and introduction to the scene.
Any entries in this catergory will NOT compete, but rather be a display of the future talents within the scene. There will be a jury available to give feedback, and we do encurage the audience to give the creator constructive hints on how they can improve their skills!
We accept entries in any of the above categories for the nEWbiE section. This is not a compo - but everything released here will be listed as official releases of fORNDATA unless the author informs us otherwise.
For a special addition this year we would like to challenge all you coders out there! :-)
Create the most spectacular screen effect possible with only 10 lines of code in BASIC for any of the above mentioned systems. The more obscure the merrier.
The rules for this challenge is strict:
- 10 lines of BASIC
- 40 columns maximum per line (including spaces)
- Open source code - no compilation
- No extensions allowed
Code is sent as open listing and if possible also in a file.
Any remote entries are welcome and the event and compos will be streamed.
Executable entries are uploaded to http://party.forndata.org before friday, june the 4:th at
23:59. If you have obscure hardware please check beforehand that we can make it with tight deadline.
Code listings for 8-bit hardware must be available by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to us no later than two weeks before the event to give us a chance
of entering and trying them beforehand.
sCHEDULE fOR lIVESTREAM
sATURDAY jUNE 5
17:00 - Livestream starts - Intro and info
17-20 - TBA
20:00 - Music Compos
21:00 - Graphics Compos
22:00 - Demo Compos
00:00 - Return of the Sex Games Midnight Compo
Schedule are probable to changes up until the event. All times are GMT+1.
Tickets are voluntary - we are happy for any donation we might receieve to cover fees for site and
rent of equipment.
hOW tO vOTE
Voting is done on the fORNDATA pARTY pORTAL. Link: http://party.forndata.org
cOMPO eNTRIES rEGISTRATION
[REGISTER YOUR ENTRY AT OUR PARTY PORTAL]
Any questions about compos can be sent to email@example.com.
-[ wELCOME tO fORNDATA 2o21 ]-
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