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2021-01-25 01:31

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 96
Event id #3011 : Transmission 64

Three months to Transmission 64. Are YOU working on your demo, music and graphics already?

We will host a
* demo competition
* 4k competition
* music competition
* graphic competition
* PETSCII competition
2021-01-29 22:31

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 96
Transmission 64 competition rules

Your entries may not have been released earlier as a whole or in part.
Your entries have to be free from third party rights.
The organizers have the right to not show entries for their entire length.

Compo Hardware:
C64 with single SID (Please state which SID chip to use), Ultimate 1541II+ and Retro Replay

Maximum running time: 15 minutes including loading/precalc.
The demo must be launchable using basic RUN. No autostart or SYS commands.

4K Intro:
Maximum size is 4096 bytes (16 blocks and 32 bytes).
The intro must be launchable using basic RUN. No autostart or SYS commands.
Maximum running time: 8 minutes including loading/precalc.

The entry must be launchable using basic RUN. No autostart or SYS commands.
Include 4 workstages - these do not have to be executable, please provide info on which viewer to use to check them. Workstages will not be shown.
Any music present while displaying the picture will not be played.

Maximum running time: 4 minutes including loading/precalc.
The entry must be launchable using basic RUN. No autostart or SYS commands.
The entry may not loop and must end with silence.
Please state which SID chip to use (6581/8580).
Screen contents will not be displayed.

The entry must be launchable using basic RUN. No autostart or SYS commands.
No scrolling pictures.
No animations.
No additional code / sprite overlays
Any music present while displaying the petscii will not be played.

The deadline is expected to be 24 hours before the beginning of the party.
2021-01-29 23:51

Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 10
I am very much looking forward to this event. Nice to have a party completely dedicated to the c64!

I hope it will be supported massively!

Thumbs up!
2021-01-30 00:36

Registered: Feb 2018
Posts: 127
Alright folks, this is going to be a really good time, so let's have your compo entries!!
2021-01-30 10:55

Registered: Apr 2002
Posts: 1774
Quoting anonym
The demo must be launchable using basic RUN. No autostart or SYS commands.
While this makes sense for most categories, i think the ban of autostart doesn't so much for demo (and maybe 4K).

There have been a few feature demos with autostart (Camel Park coming to mind), and this may add to the overall experience. Why limit creativity on the supreme discipline with this rather arbitrary restriction? =)

But what i'm mostly aiming for is this. What if somebody decided to fastload the demo's starter file using Transwarp V0.64 or later, or release a onefiler that way, as the creators of Lovecats did?

Technically, you can forego the autostart (by loading the Transwarp-encoded file with ,8 only and not ,8,1), but this is not intended viewing and just the fallback workaround path for the case when autostart won't work properly due to custom cartridges or KERNALs.

And speaking of loading...
Quoting anonym
Ultimate 1541II+ and Retro Replay.
The former is emulation, and the latter has some rather annoying bugs with autostarting files using its built-in fastload. But maybe those are the core reasons for that no-autostart rule? =)
2021-02-11 03:30

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 96
Thank you for the feedback, Krill. We've been updating and discussing the rules and see if we can accommodate your feedback. Looking forward to your release for the party already ;-)
2021-02-11 14:10

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9742
The former is emulation

well, you know what to do :)
2021-02-19 05:01

Registered: Jan 2002
Posts: 96
Find the offical party invitation here: Transmission64 Invitation.
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