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2019-11-04 17:55
Didi

Registered: Nov 2011
Posts: 374
Event id #2889 : Intro Creation Competition 2019

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


Many people were asking about the competition being held this year. It turned out to be a good place to have it after the big X party each second year. But why not give it a try in between?

This time I decided to add a second category to the well known rules: 4kB intro! It is different to the 4kB intro category you know from demo parties. There the executable file has the limit of 4096 bytes and may allocate as much as you like during runtime. Rules here only allow to use 4kB overall for a different challenge. Please check the rules for more details. Result will show if that was a good idea.

Here you go...


Competition runs from November 4th, 2019, until January 5th, 2020. So you have a full 2 months to deliver your creations. This should be enough for an intro.

RULES for both categories:

Your intro entry...
- 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 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).

Your 16kB intro...
- 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 contain music (not just a humming sound, please).
- is linked to this competition as "C64 Demo" entry (sorry, no other fitting entry exists).

Your 4kB intro...
- has a maximum RAM footprint of $1000 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 $1000 bytes area and exceptions has to be the same before and after running the intro. What happens during runtime is up to you.
- does not have to contain any sound, but feel free to add some.
- is linked to this competition as "C64 4k Intro" entry.

You are allowed to enter maximum 3 entries per participant and category, so you are can enter 6 entries at best. 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 5th, 2020 at 23:59:59 (11:59:59 pm) CET.
Voting closes at Sunday January 12th, 2020 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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2019-12-18 03:15
ChristopherJam

Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 1032
512 KB?!

I didn’t know this was the REU competition!

Seriously though, nice tip. There are definitely a few gems in there.
2019-12-18 21:51
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 707
tons!

and there's 4-mat's and GRG's players.

not sure if I find time to create sth new and have a feeling that - compared to hacking together sth on my own with whatever tracker - digging HVSC will probably have a better quality/size ratio and also be less painful and more pleasant both for producer and audience ^^
2019-12-19 10:22
Golara

Registered: Jan 2018
Posts: 201
Quote: Update from JCH regarding looking for small SIDs in DeepSID:

Search for a tag named "Tiny" and you should get SID tunes that are 512 KB in size or (usually) much smaller. Unfortunately I got the idea for this tag halfway through adding tags to all of HVSC, so it doesn't sit on everything yet.

Example search:
http://deepsid.chordian.net/?search=tiny&type=tag

Good luck finding some fresh stuff out there! <3


find ~/C64Music/MUSICIANS/ -type f -printf '%s %p\n' | sort -n | head -40

will list all files sorted by size, change 40 to a different number to show more files
2019-12-19 11:49
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1409
To be honest, i'd rather have more non-boring intros with not just rasters, a logo and some scroller, tiny SIDs or not. :)
2019-12-19 12:25
Dano

Registered: Jul 2004
Posts: 190
leaves the question what's an intro and what a demopart with a somehow inserted logo and maybe a textline (if any) and maybe a scroller.
2019-12-19 13:03
Krill

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1409
Logos can stretch or wobble, scrollers can bend, zoom and rotate, rasters can move... =)
2019-12-19 17:32
Oswald

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 4534
demos grew out of intros, so they are one.
2019-12-19 19:01
TheRyk

Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 707
Didi defined quite clearly what counts for an intro in this competition.

However, I always find it funny when someone changes category of stuff I made and uploaded from one filed demo to intro as I personally would define intro as "made to be linked in front of sth else". And I don't plan to link anything after MYDskwaTV or Topryk Thunder . Some people seem to see anything that's just one screen as an intro. If you're really bored, start philosophizing about dentro (thanks for dumping that one here) or Fake Intro ^^
2019-12-20 12:27
Pajda

Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 2
Done! ;)

Chessboard Peya
2019-12-22 09:19
Angel of Death

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 192
Here goes nothing! ;)
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