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Plain PETSCII Graphics Competition 2017

- Nothing but PETSCII - Here we go again

Event Type :
Standalone Compo

Dates :
9 - 23 October 2017

Organizers :

Organizer Groups :

Competition Results :

C64 Graphics
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1Metal Frog by MermaidDownload9.79.7
2Frozen Floppy by MermaidDownload9.79.8
3Aguirre, Wrath of God by TheRykDownload9.39.6
4Show Time by Wile CoyoteDownload9.59.5
5Scholar by The USERDownload9.39.8
6Steep Up by TomoAlienDownload9.19.5
7Electric Circus by Dr. TerrorZDownload9.29.8
8Captain Silver by ShineDownload8.99.0
 Calaveritas by MarqDownload8.4
 The Reckoning by LftDownload8.4
11Dracula50 by AcidT*Download8.5
12No Fate by The USERDownload9.1
13Once I Had a Friend by VentDownload8.98.7
 Fantasyland by Dr. TerrorZDownload8.7
15da____e1 by DeevDownload8.7
16Mech War by ShineDownload8.6
17..then I had a Boss by VentDownload8.89.6
18Battle Damaged Maria by Wile CoyoteDownload8.0
19Demo by ElectricDownload9.3
20Extend WHQ by ElectricDownload8.9
21Mr. T by Salvo BeeDownload8.2
22We Came in Peace by Low SpiritDownload7.3
23Lario by LoboDownload8.0
24F1 2017 Graphic by SteveboyDownload7.9
 Octopus by Almighty GodDownload7.4
26Tenbo by LftDownload8.3
27Circuitry by iLKkeDownload7.8
28Vaultboy by Jeremy StaintonDownload7.5
29Wolfenstein 64 by ZeHaDownload7.6
 GRMMXI by SynkedamDownload8.5
31Warms by finchyDownload6.3
32Pac-Men by MarqDownload7.5
33The End by Jeremy StaintonDownload7.6
 RapidFire Platoon by GoatDownload8.7
35Eagle by MMS+4Download6.8
36Headroom by TomoAlienDownload6.9
37Amphibious Neo by ConjurorDownload
38Trump 2017 by RudiDownload7.6
 Postcard-scii by ConjurorDownload7.5
 What the Duck? by SmasherDownload6.5
 My Streat by SpandexDownload7.2
42Mazinger 2 by Almighty GodDownload7.9
 Are You Ready to Wake Up? by ManuDownload7.7
44Bubble Dragon by ChancerDownload6.5
 Späßchen das Häschen by EndurionDownload6.8
46Can't Stop Here, This Is PET Country by VisyDownload6.2
 Dinostrophe by LogikerDownload7.3
48Unique Horn by 5botDownload7.5
 Deadsculle by SkyffelDownload4.5
50Dinascape by SpandexDownload7.1
51I'm Catbug! by VisyDownload
 Pandistan by LogikerDownload5.5
53PETSCII Fractals by The MarksmanDownload
54Mandelmassenasse by SkyffelDownload6.2
55Optimi by ManuDownload5.1
 Unicorn in Dreamland by ComShaDownload5.4
57Sateenkaariauto by EmilDownload5.0
58Lumiukot Keskustelee by EmilDownload
59Alien Invasion by ComShaDownload
60Garmonbozia by GrueDownload

WiLD Demo
PlaceReleaseDLCSDb ratingPub only
1Plascii Petsma by CamelotDownload9.79.8
2Eldorado by LoboDownload
3Space Spockdyssey by Dr. TerrorZDownload8.5
4Charlie by DPSDownload
5Extend WHQ (Animated) by ExtendDownload
6Cosmic Bakery by FitDownload8.9
7Siloze 1 by DataDoorDownload8.7
8Petscii logo POC by SmasherDownload9.0
9And Inside Them, Are New Grandmas by FitDownload
10Spei der Logo by Mayday!Download
11Pöllöt Herää Yöllä by EmilDownload7.0
 Flickery Flowers of Spring by FitDownload7.5
13Poopscii 3D by SmasherDownload
14Kettu menee juomaan by EmilDownload

Productions released outside compos :
Alien Love (Graphics)
Know Your Limits (Graphics)
Maria (2017) (Graphics)
Mazinger (Graphics)
Most realistic PETSCII graphic (Fake Demo)
Naked (Graphics)
Plain PETSCII Compo 2017 Results Slide Show by Mayday! (Graphics Collection)
Poopscii (Graphics)

Releases containing information on this event :
Devoted Voting Engine 2017  Voting Disk Containing All Entries Including WiLD and Outtakes
Hot Style #7 [polish]  Results
Plain PETSCII Compo 2017 Results Slide Show  all about voting results
Vandalism News #67  Top 5 results and compo report

User Comment
Submitted by Marq on 14 October 2017
To continue my monologue: if someone needs help turning their animation into a prg (as it's not directly supported), I can try to help.

User Comment
Submitted by Marq on 11 October 2017
I'll release a (slightly) bugfixed version of my editor later today. The tutorial part of the presentation held at Zoo'17 might be useful for getting to know the tool. Video here: https://www.scenesat.com/videoarchive/47/?t=55339

User Comment
Submitted by Digger on 9 October 2017
Great idea with da Wild PETSCII – much needed :)

User Comment
Submitted by Marq on 8 October 2017
Thank you! :)

User Comment
Submitted by TheRyk on 8 October 2017
With some slight changes, pretty much the same procedure as last year /o\ uh... _time_ :)

Yeah, it's been a while, sorry to all PETSCII fans who've kept suggesting another plain PETSCII compo for ages.
It's not that I was not motivated to organize it again, but for real life (i.e. death, birth) and to-do-list reasons (aka project jam)
it was not meant to be. Besides, I had expected a much higher figure of entries in the PETSCII compo at X 2016,
another reason for me to delay the standalone competition once more to 2017, a non-X year.

Competition starts on Mon 9th of Oct, 00:00:01 and deadline is on Mon 23rd of Oct 2017, 23:59:59 CEST.

a) Plain PETSCII (= main competition C64 Graphics)

"Plain" in my definition means an executable .PRG file displaying 1000 bytes screen RAM using CBM Character-ROM font and 1000
nibbles color RAM, nothing else, no ECM, no sprites, no interlace effects, no splits, no animation, no scrolling, no open borders,
no hankypanky of any sort.
Background and screen color ($d020/$d021) can be picked by competitors, black is beautiful, though, and in the results scroller,
$d020 will be black, only your $d021 choice will be unchanged.
For the sake of finally ripping all entries for the voting engine, I'd appreciate if you pick default VIC Bank %11.
but if you insist on displaying your image elsewhere, you can count on me being smart enough to find and rip it :)

Converting is not forbidden, however, experience shows _IF_ you convert at all, much own touch is necessary, as you won't score high
with raw conversions. If the troll in you just awoke, please just consider(!) the options WILD PETSCII or out of competition
for releasing total crap like a 1-tile PETSCII-conversion of your tiny wiener instead of polluting the actual compo with it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm really looking forward to your high quality entries, and like a good laugh,
but must reserve the right to kick out single entries in case of crap overload emergency (and only then, no censorship meant).

b) WILD PETSCII (= side competition C64 Wild):

Anthing using the C64 Character ROM (<- only rule here) that violates any of the rules above,
so you can use border effects, sprites, ECM, do an animation of several frames, scrolling... or whatever you like :)


Maximum 2(!) entries per competitor (and per competition, so absolute max is 2 plain and 2 wild entries per person).
This is a modification, last time 3 plain entries were allowed, but since then,
PETSCII scene has evolved drastically, so I expect more competitors but would like to have some limit in terms of total entries
which is also the reason for the rather short running time, sorry.
So if you already upped 2 entries and then up a 3rd one, please either modify CSDb settings yourself to make clear
which entry is out of competition or just tell me via PM or email.
ATTENTION: If you upped 3 or more entries and don't make clear which 2 you would like in/out till the voting begins,
then the newest 2 entries will be automatically in, any older ones will be out.

If you have no idea how to make an executable .PRG file, I recommend you to use tools such as those by by Marq or fieserwolf
(or this new browserbased thing). Once you're done and want to release your PETSCII, either create an entry on CSDb yourself
(please double-check credits, especially if you really want to "lock" the entry) and upload the file or mail me your entry,
address is ryker@[SPAMSUCKS]freenet.de without the obvious no spam tag.

No system is totally flawless or foolproof, but the system we used last time seemed pretty clear and there were no complaints
or none I remember. So CSDb voting will be ignored, it's not forbidden, though, and can do no harm, so if it makes you happy, do it.
Also competitors might like your feedback via CSDb comment.
For the actual voting there will be a voting disk image upped here again, voting system will be self-explaining,
so you can vote via joystick on real hardware or use an emulator such as VICE. Competitors are allowed to vote, too,
but the final calculation will clear average values of self-votes, so it does not matter what you vote for your very _own_ entries.
Voting will be opened a few days after deadline and be open for another week. At least that's the plan right now :)


Not 100% settled, but probably again "only" eternal fame or shame :)

If there are any questions or you want to compete or vote and need help with whatsoever,
either use the discussion entry of this event on CSDb Forums (NOT by commenting on the event entry itself, please),
which might be helpful as more than one user might have the same question or ask me via PM or mail to ryker@[SPAMSUCKS]freenet.de
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