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DATASTORM 2012

Event Type :
Copy Party

Dates :
10 - 12 February 2012

Place :
Karlavagnsgatan 12
Gothenburg
Sweden

Website :
http://www.datastorm.se

Organizers :
Coffe, MagerValp, Sixx, Spot, Yonx, Ziphoid, fnord

Organizer Groups :
Genesis Project, SceneSat, Up Rough

Competition Results :

C64 Demo
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1One Quarter by FairlightDownload8.69.1
2Fragment by MahoneyDownload8.3
3Holy Crap! by Genesis ProjectDownload8.79.4
4Fifteen Minutes of Lame by OffenceDownload5.9
5Oso by Hack n' TradeDownload8.29.4
6Black n White by Zombie Infected DreamsDownload4.5
7Efter Concept by MaZZADownload2.7

C64 Music
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1Unfinished Business by Brandon WalshDownload8.4
2200 toppisar och en folkis by Mr.DeathDownload9.0
3Mad Trax by Goto80Download7.4
4Clouded Memories by ne7Download
5Exigent Comity by ResponseDownload
6Route 6581 by ZyronDownload
7Bird Flu by X-jammerDownload7.4
8Cream Sormonium by StinsenDownload8.0
9Natural Constructor by radiantxDownload8.5
10I tidevarvets sorl by KleggDownload
11Katrineholm by CorpsicleDownload
12Miserable House by ZZAP69Download6.6
13Stormtrain by EladamriDownload
14Compotune by CHR$(142)Download

C64 Graphics
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1Future Blind by ProwlerDownload8.48.0
2Frostungen by ZeilaDownload7.8
3Go Back to Oblivion by FrostDownload8.59.4
4Borderbild by MalmixDownload8.4
5Cowger by SkyffelDownload5.8
6You Did What? by redcrabDownload8.58.8
7Cracked by Nature by hedningDownload6.0
 Datastorm by SebalozDownload7.0

Mixed Graphics
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1Tracks by JudasDownload5.7

Productions released outside compos :
64 Seconds (Demo)
Alice by Dinasours (Crack)
GTI Simulator by Dinasours (Crack)
Midnight Raider +2 by Dinasours (Crack)
Mr. Dynamite by Dinasours (Crack)
SNPFCT#4 by Svenska Narkotikapolisföreningen (Diskmag)
Scud-Busters by Dinasours (Crack)
Tequilarace by Fairlight (Music)
Umma Gumma #02 by Dinasours (Diskmag)

Attendants : (100)
AcidT*, Akira, Alfatech, Avalon, bepp, Berry, BHF, Biogenesis, Blade, bob, Booger, Brandon Walsh, Cash, Coffe, Corpsicle, Danko, Devia, Devistator, Dipswitch, Edhellon, ekg, Enduro, fnord, Frantic, Fred, Frost, Geggin, Goto80, Gouafhg, Groms, H Macaroni, H7, hedning, Hoffman, Hollowman, Illmidus, It, Jucke, King Kong, Klegg, linde, Lotus, Macx, MagerValp, Mahoney, Malmix, Mathman, MdZ, Menace, Metalux, Microtop, Midnight Mover, moh, motion, Mr.Death, ne7, Nosfe, Oasiz, Optiroc, Oxidy, Pal, Pantaloon, Plus8, Prowler, Quarryman, Qwan, radiantx, Randy, redcrab, Response, rymdsate, Sebaloz, Sir Garbagetruck, Sixx, Skyffel, sLASH, Slaygon, Slummy, Spot, Stein Pedersen, Stinsen, T-101, Taper, Thunderhead, TMC, Total Chaos, Ugha, Unscene, Vodka, X-jammer, Yonx, z-nexx, Zaner, Zeila, Zer0-X, Ziphoid, Zonk, ZXShoe, Zyron, ZZAP69

Releases containing information on this event :
Datastorm 2012 Invitation  Invitation


User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 11 April 2012
Moleman 2 - Demoscene - The Art of the Algorithms (2012)

http://youtu.be/iRkZcTg1JWU

CC for subtitles.

User Comment
Submitted by Sixx/G★P on 31 March 2012
Missed the screening as well, is there anywhere you could download (or buy.. errr.. )the english version?

User Comment
Submitted by Cresh on 30 March 2012
I was not there - buy maybe this one:

http://molemanfilm.com/about-moleman/about-moleman-2/

User Comment
Submitted by redcrab on 30 March 2012
There was some film about computer graphics and demos shown at the big screen. Unfortunately, being busy with something important like drinking beer or pixeling pixels I didn't really see it. What's the name of this film, and is it possible to find it somewhere?

User Comment
Submitted by MagerValp on 19 February 2012
Duly noted, people.

User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 15 February 2012
I agree totally to what Jucke said here. I don't want to complain, just point out how it could be even better (if possible) in the future. I had earplugs saturday night to be able to catch some sleep after the compos (I was going to drive home sunday morning), but I woke up every 15 minutes because my whole body was shaken by the sound level, my brains and eyes were vibrating. Even worse: it was not even datamusic. It was ordinary radio hits. Except from this, the party was teh bestest! You all rule! I am looking forward to every Datastorm in the future, and hope we'll see you all even at Datastorm 2051.

User Comment
Submitted by bepp on 15 February 2012
Great party! Awesome people. I wasn't as bothered with the sound levels as others but then again I got my rest at the spa hotel =)

The playlist for the C64 demo show that we held on Friday and Saturday has been posted on our website.
Head over to http://www.triad.se/playlist-from-datastorm-demo-show

User Comment
Submitted by Jucke on 14 February 2012
Concerning the sound levels at Datastorm, i must agree with the other visitors. It was out of control this year. Ok, the levels were a little too loud and the treble to sharp during planned events such as compos and demo shows, but thats ok. The problem was thundering soundlevels late at night with drunk people behind the controls. I think when you have such a powerful PA at a party, you must have some restrictions or rules for the usage, otherwise it will always end up like this. I know its really tempting for some who like DJ'ing and music to go up there and blast music on the system when being drunk to get some love and attention, but as a thumb rule you should never let anyone intoxicated handle a soundsystem that big. Its simply dangerous and can damage peoples hearing permanently. I am a DJ myself and i was up there playing music on the system friday night and i noticed that the levels where at least twice as high on the floor as up in the dj booth where iw as standing, and this is because there was no monitors. To hear music good up there you simply have to crank it up to levels that are painful on the floor below. You organizers should really consider this feedback from the guests, and remember that its not really complaints. We care about your party and feel engaged in whats going on, and we trust you guys and love Datastorm. Just be responsible with the PA please. Let it be silent from lets say 3am to 10am and everybody will be really happy. And please remember, with a PA that big, there is NO escape from the sound. If you cant take it you have to leave the building. Even when i had earplugs on trying to sleep the bass was so strong it made my eyeballs vibrate in the sockets of my head, not to speak about the walls and tables and things around me thumping along with the bass frequencies. You either have someone responsible for the sound or you install the two monitors into the booth and the problem is gone. It would be so sad if people stopped showing up because of something trivial as soundlevels.

User Comment
Submitted by Stein on 14 February 2012
Thanks for a great party! I really like the more social focus of this event rather than everybody hacking away at their computers. It was really nice meeting people I haven't seen in many years as well. Hell, even the trainride to Gothenburg was enjoyable. And thanks for the cigarillos!

User Comment
Submitted by Microtop on 14 February 2012
Thanks for a nice party.

I'll chime in - the sound was much too loud in many many occasions during the weekend.
Not even earplugs combined with headphones could reduce the noise to an acceptable level.
And why keep on playing until 5 o'clock sunday morning ? - at that point only 2-3 people was still up.

Another thing - I know that you want to keep the room cosy - but it needs some light in order to keep people productive. Please remember that original Commodore equipment does not have backlit keyboards - a little more light would do good. At least I'll make sure to bring my own light "gear" next year :-)

/Microtop

User Comment
Submitted by Stinsen on 14 February 2012
Great arrangement (except some havoc on the PA out of compos :), party place and people!

User Comment
Submitted by MagerValp on 13 February 2012
I spent most of the party down on the floor, and the only time I found it too loud was when they were playing Amiga music - the high frequencies had a real nasty bite. Loudness varies quite a bit in the room though, and we tried to adjust it to a loud but not uncomfortable level. Please tell us at the party though so we can check and adjust.

User Comment
Submitted by Zer0-X on 13 February 2012
The party was really nice, food was great, plenty of toilets, but I gotta agree that the sound would've needed a bit of tweaking on the higher frequencies.

Or was the sound tweaked while using earplugs? :)

User Comment
Submitted by MagerValp on 13 February 2012
I'm pretty sure they sold earplugs in the bar :) (EDIT: in reply to Zyron's comment about not being able to sleep, not the unintended loudness).

User Comment
Submitted by Xiny6581 on 13 February 2012
For all of you guys who want to listen to the songs from this awesome party. Feel free to listen and have a good time :)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA67AE0A32D136BF

User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 13 February 2012
The party was awesome but the volume was much too loud, especially on early Sunday morning when most people wanted to sleep.
/Grumpy old Gubbe of G*P :)

User Comment
Submitted by Jucke on 13 February 2012
Frantic: I have your cf reader! I think it was coffe who gave it to me when he couldnt find you so its here at my place now.

User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 13 February 2012
Very nice party once again!

Edit: I agree with Zyron. The sound was much too loud (at least for my ears), a bit like the first Datastorm, as opposed to last year's datastorm where the sound level was much more bearable. I think part of the "problem" might be that the sound is substantially less loud when you're up there in the DJ booth, which is also where the volume is controlled. Now I really don't want to complain the party was really good in all respects so from that point of view this is really just a detail and if you actually want to have sound that loud, then I guess one could consider this at least partly a difference in taste. I certainly might not have the average party visitor's ears, due to my hearing impairment, but at some occasions I actually even considered leaving the party and go back to Lund, due to the loudness. (But I didn't want to leave, of course, since I was having such a good time in all other respects.) I also heard a whole bunch of people saying things like "phew... damn.. it is LOUD in there!" when they were out smoking and such, so maybe it is something to consider at least.

User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 13 February 2012
What a great party. So nice to meet you all. I'm speechless today. For real. I can't talk. All the whisky and screaming took it's tribute.

User Comment
Submitted by ne7 on 13 February 2012
u can always tell it was a good party when u still feel broken on the Monday :) thanks to the orgs. and visitors for making this such an ace party yet again - see u next year!
:) <3

User Comment
Submitted by Jucke on 12 February 2012
Just came back from Datastorm and feel like I have been run over by a train and then raped by zombies, so I must take the opportunity to thank the organizers for another smellyfresh rocksolidchaotic manboobsmacking storm of data that teleported me to tarnow and back. You guys sure know how to deliver the scenario for the real down the buttcrack wildlife data experience.

User Comment
Submitted by Zyron on 8 February 2012
Soon...

User Comment
Submitted by acidT*rroreast on 10 January 2012
y-!!

User Comment
Submitted by AKiRa on 2 January 2012
YES

User Comment
Submitted by bittin on 20 November 2011
Har bokat dautatåg nu :)
Edit: som jag inte åker med pga att jag inte lyckades ha tillräckligt med pengar till inträde etc

User Comment
Submitted by Pantaloon on 5 October 2011
it's getting closer for every day!! i gotta speed up the demo development soon!

User Comment
Submitted by Slator on 5 October 2011
wowsers, another of those fine bar-night dataparties! incomming.....

User Comment
Submitted by Britelite on 30 September 2011
Just my luck, the only weekend in February that doesn't work for me :(

User Comment
Submitted by King Kong on 29 August 2011
I already came back from it and I'm currently writing a report. Compo was a real killer.

User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 29 August 2011
I am already there.

User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 28 August 2011
See you there! \o/

User Comment
Submitted by Wiklund on 28 August 2011
AWESOME!

User Comment
Submitted by Pantaloon on 27 August 2011
niiiiice!!

User Comment
Submitted by bittin on 23 August 2011
think i will go most likely

User Comment
Submitted by MagerValp on 23 August 2011
Dates were confirmed last night, and website will follow. Of course the real elite waits for the invitation :)

User Comment
Submitted by Zaz on 23 August 2011
Finally! Where do I sign up?

User Comment
Submitted by Total Chaos on 23 August 2011
WOHO!!!!!!!
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