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2014-10-05 22:17
Burglar

Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 790
X 2014 Compo Setup and Voting

Dear Sceners,

Only a few weeks till X 2014 and we can't wait till we can party with all you 8 bit kings.
Time to share in depth details about compo setup and voting.

Competitions

As usual we have 3 exciting competitions for you: Music, Graphics and Demo.
All competitions will take place in the main room, so, not in the basement!

Our compo machines will consist of both an old (6581) and new (8580) c64 using a 1541U / 1541U2.
Make sure your entry works on a real machine (with 1541 diskdrive) as well.

Hand in Your Entries

Your entry must be delivered in person to Burglar/SCS*TRC (who will be the compo-master this X).
He will be available for everything concerning the competitions at the compo-machines near the big screen in the main hall.
Specifically on saturday between 10:00 and 16:00. Burglar will be available at other times as well to receive your entries, so make sure you find him in person.
He will enter your entry into the system while you wait!

- Deliver your entry on USB stick in .d64 (demo) or .prg (music+gfx).
- Only one entry per person per competition.
- State old or new sid.
- Make sure your entry works on a real machine with 1541U, but also with a real 1541 drive.
- Do not drop entries at the entrance or bar. It will only make sure your entry gets lost!

Competition Deadlines

Make sure you deliver your entry to Burglar before these deadlines:

14:00 Deadline Music Competition
14:00 Deadline Graphics Competition
16:00 Deadline Demo Competition

Voting

We're saying goodbye to the c64-based voting we've been using the last couple of parties.
Sadly it was too much hassle with votedisks, people not remembering entries and the time it took to complete voting.

Enter 2014, and we're going to have live voting with a local WiFi, so you can vote live with your phone, tablet or laptop.
Connection details will be shared at the party before all competitions. Please note that the WiFi will not be connected to the internet.

When you enter the partyplace you will receive your entrance bracelet, on this bracelet a unique number is printed and this will be your personal vote password.
With this number you will be able to register.
During each competition, the voting system will be updated live with the entries that are shown (including title, handle and/or group).
You have to vote from 1 star (lame entry) to 5 stars (awesome entry) for each tune, pic or demo.

After each competition, voting does not close until well after all competitions. You are free to review and changes your votes as you see fit.

Please do not up/downvote, be honest, it's only fair to all the participating people/groups who spent a lot of time creating these entries especially for you.

As this is the first time we use WiFi and live voting at X, we hope the WiFi can handle this many devices at once.

Handling WiFi Capacity Problems

In case the WiFi craps up, voting will be done in groups after each competition:

- This failover setup will be announced.
- Sceners will be asked to switch all their devices to offline/airline mode.
- Sceners with a bracelet number starting with 0 will be the first group to vote.
- Then sceners with a number starting with 1, then 2, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

- I don't have a WiFi capable device, how can I vote?

Really? Ask a friend to lend you a device.

- I can't make up my mind during the competition, I want to vote after, can I?

Yes you can!

- Why the 1/5 star rating only, why not 1/10?

We try to avoid up and downvoting, but we also want to know what you think about it, please do not hesitate to share your views in this thread.

- I misvoted! What now?!

Simply delete the vote and retry.

Closing Word

Hopefully we put all the compo-info you need in this post, in case anything is unclear, do not hesitate to ask.
See you in a couple of weeks!

On behalf of the X Organizers,

Burglar/SCS*TRC
x2014@high5.nl
http://www.scs-trc.net/x2014
 
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2014-10-09 20:35
Flex

Registered: Feb 2002
Posts: 70
If the voting system was 1-5 I'd like to give half points too. Just to give the best products even a little difference with 4,5 or the full 5 points.

... and then it would be pretty much the same as 1-10.. :-)
2014-10-09 21:15
MagerValp

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 952
Since there will be a whole bunch of people voting, I'm sure there will be enough decimal places to make everyone happy. If you're still unsure, I'll share this handy guide:

5: Awesome demo, worthy of winning the compo
4: Cool/fun/impressive, but not compo winning material
3: OK, maybe try a little harder next time
2: Meh, forgettable
1: Crap, fake entries, etc
2014-10-10 09:13
ilesj

Registered: Jun 2012
Posts: 26
What MagerValp said.
2014-10-10 09:38
Linus

Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 607
Quote: in that case we will play a drinking game that determines the winner

This ^^
2014-10-11 18:55
Burglar

Registered: Dec 2004
Posts: 790
so yea, I guess this pretty much played out the way I thought it would: no consensus ;)

but I'm digging MV's 5-star guide a lot and really like what groep and linus suggest :)
2014-10-12 10:49
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9023
actually, scrap the voting alltogether and lets just drink. thats more fair anyway =)
2014-10-12 12:57
redcrab

Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 23
The best voting system yet imho was the one in Rambo Revisited Compo. And no, I'm certainly not talking about the result delay, but the way we just sorted the entries from first to last place. Brilliant! But I guess something similar would be pure hell to organize at a party.

I'm sure the 5-star system will do!
2014-10-12 17:08
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9023
not really compo related, but.... "So make sure to bring the telephone number that we will publish on this website a couple of weeks prior to the party." mmmh :) what do you mean by "a couple of weeks" exactly? =D
2014-10-13 11:22
Mr Ammo

Registered: Oct 2002
Posts: 155
Quote: not really compo related, but.... "So make sure to bring the telephone number that we will publish on this website a couple of weeks prior to the party." mmmh :) what do you mean by "a couple of weeks" exactly? =D

About 2 weeks prior to the party is 'a couple of weeks' for us ;-)
2014-10-13 11:46
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
Posts: 9023
thank you :)
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