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2016-11-01 16:20

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 238
Event id #2526 : Intro Creation Competition 2016

Sorry for skipping this event last year, but life is life and I simply would not have had the time to host this event in a proper way.

So finally X 2016 is over and the big productions are out. So maybe you are in the mood for a smaller project.

Competition runs from November 1st, 2016, until January 3rd, 2017. So you have a full 2 months to deliver your creations. This should be enough for an intro.

Please use this thread for questions, discussion and everything else concerning this competition.

THE RULES (same as in 2014, worked very well):
- Has to work on a plain stock C64 (PAL standard) without any extensions.
- Has to be a one-part intro. Fade-ins and fade-outs are OK.
- Has to contain at least one Logo at whatever size you like.
- Has to contain a changing or moving text message (e.g. scrolling text, different lines fading in & out, etc.)
- Has to contain music (not just a humming sound, please).
- Maximum RAM usage is $4000 bytes at one block, at whatever location you like. Screen RAM counts as used memory. Exclusions are system addresses like VIC (inkl. Color RAM), SID, CIA, Stack, Zero-page, IRQ vectors.
- Has to be interruptable any time by pressing SPACE-key (exception are fade-in and fade-out).
- Graphics, charsets and music do not need to be exclusive, but the code should be! So no reuse of existing code with just exchanged graphics and music.
- Intros may not have been used before entering the competition.
- Entries must be handed in as executable format startable with RUN (.prg or embedded in .t64 or .d64).
- Max. 3 entries per participant. Entries might be taken back from the compo until deadline. That means if you want to remove one of your works from the compo to make space for another entry from you, this can be done until deadline.

Deadline for entry submission is January 3rd, 2017 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.
Voting closes at Sunday January 8th, 2017 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.
Voting platform is CSDb (with all disadvantages it may have), therefore entries have to be posted here.
Entries will be ranked by weighted average of CSDb votes. Entries with the same weighted average are ranked by their percentages of 10s, 9s, etc.

No prices to win, just the fame. May the best creation win!
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2017-01-04 02:19

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 625
Quoting Krill
Didn't rant about "logo + scroller" and so, which in my opinion also imposes needless restrictions on design and originality.

Judging from some releases, it imposed nothing ;)
2017-01-04 22:33

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 193
so... compo is over. it's amazing to see a lot of entries. They are all ranged from "good intro" to "fab "intro", with no "average intro" and no "bad intro"!
a great quality compo - thanx Didi for organizing it!!
there's just a thing I didn't like that much... IMHO there are too many v1/v2 intros, which caused some confusion, especially in the voting process.
Didi, please add a rule to avoid or limit that for ICC2017! :)
2017-01-04 22:47

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 8042
link 48K blob and see if it works after pressing space, done.

this. (i'd go further and use an even bigger blob - because intros shouldnt be that big)
2017-01-04 22:49

Registered: Apr 2004
Posts: 786
Agreed, the quality of the compo is increasing each episode. Thanks for organizing, Didi.

Voting is funny anyway, with or without v2. I have 2 entries, ranked opposite to my personal preference. Should make a trolltro about it next time.
2017-01-05 02:35

Registered: Jul 2003
Posts: 462
Thank you for such a nice compo Didi. This is taken by me at supermarket today. :)

2017-01-05 06:09

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 1467
Yeah, great compo, thanks Didi! :)

While we're at it, don't forget to check out this Hungarian classic called "Give me the didi":

2017-01-05 20:43

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 220
Just finished browsing through the entries. So many! 55 or more of you have spent perhaps a day at least working with a production for the compo. Many man months of effort.
2017-01-05 20:47

Registered: May 2002
Posts: 678
dont forget this one (check out that t-shirt) :-)

2017-01-05 20:59

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 379
Quote: so... compo is over. it's amazing to see a lot of entries. They are all ranged from "good intro" to "fab "intro", with no "average intro" and no "bad intro"!
a great quality compo - thanx Didi for organizing it!!
there's just a thing I didn't like that much... IMHO there are too many v1/v2 intros, which caused some confusion, especially in the voting process.
Didi, please add a rule to avoid or limit that for ICC2017! :)

Zmasher totally nailed it, i.e. _IF_ you take voting overly seriously.

But: Just forget about darn voting. I finally released a V2 knowing perfectly well it would cost me a few places, but in the end, seeing one of my entries as it should be was more important to me than whether to be on side A or B or #42 or #43 :D

Of course I understand if the really good groups and sceners who are longing for fame (not people like me who just bang their heads on the keyboard until the intro is done) are critizising the vote system; of course there are better ways than CSDb votes including all ze anonymous downvote and unanonymous upvote drama. But ze rules was clear from the beginning.

Like Hein, Mixer and others already said in other words: Let's just be glad or even a little proud of what scene (as a community! fucking around with 8 bit stuff as a hobby!) was capable of doing within a few months in an X year, and let me finish with stating quality and quantity are a blast!
2017-01-06 01:44

Registered: Feb 2003
Posts: 193
Hey ZeRyk, happy new year!
I personally could not care less about voting/ranks/etc. In a previous post I wished to finish #64, which now seems to be impossible as there are not so many entries... so mission failed! :)
however, generally speaking, I think that if a prg enters the compo at day1, it gets 50 votes, then hours before the deadline a v2 is released just to fix a slight glitch, well I can understand and I do appreciate the perfectionism, but all those votes are somehow wasted.
possible solutions:
- when a v2 is released all votes are moved from v1
- (I know this is not possible with CSDb) nobody can vote on ICC before the deadline
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