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2018-11-05 09:38
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 310
Event id #2757 : Intro Creation Competition 2018

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


After ChristopherJam had the chance to run a similar compo last year, this year I am back with the known ruleset, with only slight change.

Runnning the competition after X party turned out to be a great timeframe, so I stay there.

Competition runs from November 5th, 2018, until January 6th, 2019. So you have a full 2 months to deliver your creations. This should be enough for an intro.

THE RULES:
Your intro...
- has to work on a plain stock C64 (PAL standard) without any extensions.
- has to be a one-part intro. Short 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).
- has a maximum RAM footprint of $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. This means RAM besides chosen $4000 bytes area and exceptions has to be the same before and after running the intro. What happens during runtime is up to you.
- has to be interruptable any time by pressing SPACE-key (exception are short fade-in and fade-out).
- does not need to have exclusive graphics, charsets or music. But the code should be exclusive, so reuse of existing code with just exchanged graphics and music is not allowed.
- has not been publicly used before entering the competition.
- has to be handed in as executable format startable with RUN (.prg or embedded in .t64 or .d64).

Maximum 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 Sunday January 6th, 2019 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.
Voting closes at Sunday January 13th, 2019 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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2018-11-13 14:33
Golara

Registered: Jan 2018
Posts: 125
I didn't mean to nitpick or whatever you think, I just wanted to make sure I understand the rules as I never done an intro like this. You can be sure to see an entry from me.
2018-11-13 15:50
Raistlin

Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 138
"has not been publicly used before entering the competition"

I assume we can't create an intro, enter it and then use it the next day (before the compo finishes)..?
2018-11-13 17:17
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 310
You can create intro entry and post the release where it is used on right afterwards, as long as the intro comes first and the intro was not already used on an earlier release.
2018-11-17 17:11
spider-j

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 177
Just to clarify: if despite my 16K block I only used VIC, SID, ZP I may just jump to FCE2 at spacebar exit without more cleanup?
2018-11-17 17:15
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 310
Yes... but it will look ugly exiting without even screenblank.
2018-11-17 17:20
spider-j

Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 177
Quote: Yes... but it will look ugly exiting without even screenblank.

Ok. Inserted 0 >> D011 beforehand. If it's okay with the rules that's good enough for me - have to fill RAM with stupid scrolltext now ;-)
2018-12-04 17:06
0xDB

Registered: Aug 2015
Posts: 13
Yay, I started working on a little thing for this. :D
2018-12-10 14:06
0xDB

Registered: Aug 2015
Posts: 13
So... been coding like mad and should be finished with the intro soon. Do I submit it via the "Add Information" section or do I have to send it by e-mail?
2018-12-10 14:13
Cruzer

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 987
Userpage -> Add release
2018-12-10 23:02
0xDB

Registered: Aug 2015
Posts: 13
Thanks! Aaaand it's up! :D
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