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Deadline 2018 | October, 5th - 7th | Berlin, Germany

category: parties [glöplog]
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Your favorite Deadline returns this October for the 5th time already!
As in the last years the party will happen in the faboulous industrial Orwohaus location, since last year with improved toilets and sleeping area.

As usual we will have:
* space for up to 200 visitors
* high quality bigscreen and sound-system
* new and oldschool competitions (always from the real HW)
* great musical acts and DJs
* cozy bar and athmosphere
* big outdoor area with possibility to camp
* retro-gaming tournament
* seminars and workshops (TBA)
* separate sleeping area

Additionally we plan some surprises for our 5th birthday, which will be announced over time.
So mark the date, plan your releases and check out our amiigaa invitation by The Electronic Knights. (which was part of the checkerboard challenge at Gerp)
added on the 2018-05-28 18:56:49 by v3nom v3nom
Can't wait!
added on the 2018-05-29 10:24:30 by break break
...and we have another invitation: Check out "Come to Deadline" by Rabenauge. Thanks guys!

In other news: Until the new website is ready, feel free to contact us at contact@demoparty.berlin at any time with your questions, or check out last years website, as most of the information there will still be valid this year!

I can't wait to see you all! :)
added on the 2018-07-27 17:20:43 by v3nom v3nom
I'll be coming along with Havoc. Looks cool.
added on the 2018-07-28 15:40:09 by superplek superplek
Check out this amazing Deadline ASCII done by sk!n/dezign. Thanks mate!
Looking forward to the ASCII/ANSI/PETSCII compo! :)
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added on the 2018-08-13 12:28:00 by v3nom v3nom
remote submissions?
Remote entries are welcome to compete. In case of a win we will try to get the trophy to you. :)
added on the 2018-08-13 21:53:10 by v3nom v3nom
Flights booked months ago! Can't wait! :)
added on the 2018-08-13 22:58:13 by rimina rimina
I for one welcome another Finnish invasion at Deadline.
added on the 2018-08-14 08:03:57 by break break
\o/ So looking forward to it. Deadline!
added on the 2018-08-15 00:55:34 by scamp scamp
When site will be open for registrations, timetables and events?
added on the 2018-08-16 17:09:21 by Creonix Creonix
Top Men (tm) are working on it right now!
added on the 2018-08-17 12:11:00 by v3nom v3nom
check out our invitation, released at evoke:

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venera by TRBL
added on the 2018-08-19 02:20:35 by v3nom v3nom
Hey Guys!
We have some UPDATES on Competition Rules and NEW COMPETITIONS to announce:

New Compo: 256 BYTE INTRO:

  • Entries must be one-file, and that file must be 256 bytes or less.
  • Entries will be shown for approx. 1 minute.
  • DOS entries are run in DOSBox 0.74 or DOSBox-X (recent Git version). If you need special settings, tell us in the release notes or provide a dosbox.conf file with your release.
  • Additionally, any oldschool platform is accepted (=basically 8bit/16 bit machines, see website for details)

Show us what you can cram into these bytes! :)


This year, Deadline will enter the third dimension! Put on your glasses and follow us in three-dee hyperspace!
Allowed formats:

  • Everything that outputs a red/cyan picture e.g. graphics / (GIF) animations / executables (newschool and oldschool)
  • Red/cyan glasses will be provided for free at the party
  • If you need one in advance, please send us your address and we’ll try to send you one via mail

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Updates: SID COMPO will become OLDSCHOOL MUSIC:
More platforms are allowed:

  • SID (new / old)
  • Atari ST SNDH
  • AdLib/OPL3 (RAD2/ADT2)

So dust off your old gear and get tracking! :)


speaking of TRACKED MUSIC - we opened up that one as well a bit:

  • Entry must be in any format supported by OpenMPT (MOD, XM, S3M, IT and many others).
  • We will play back entries using the latest xmp-openmpt plugin for XMPlay.
added on the 2018-08-23 15:16:26 by v3nom v3nom
..and while speaking about compos:

  • Find all rules on the website (PC compo machine info will get updated still)
  • Remote entries are welcome in all compos - the deadline for them is Oct 4th 2018, 13:00 (CET) - but it's not the same as being there ;)
added on the 2018-08-23 15:21:08 by v3nom v3nom
Btw. the ordered glasses are supposed to be cyan on the right side and red on the left side - because apparently this is not standardized.
added on the 2018-08-24 14:23:40 by v3nom v3nom
Btw. the ordered glasses are supposed to be cyan on the right side and red on the left side - because apparently this is not standardized.

It usually is, though.
The problem tends to be that when you give people foldable cardboard glasses they put them on the wrong way around. :)
Here's a little goodie for all Deadline Visitors: Show your wristband at the entrance of the Computerspielemuseum on Saturday or Sunday and get in for 5€ instead of 9€! Thank you guys! <3 It's really worth a visit and they have a little demoscene section there as well. Sounds like the perfect place to head to after the prize giving ceremony, right?
added on the 2018-08-30 22:22:05 by v3nom v3nom
Updates: SID COMPO will become OLDSCHOOL MUSIC:
SID (new / old)
AdLib/OPL3 (RAD2/ADT2)

what about AY music?
added on the 2018-09-04 18:33:14 by randomi randomi
256b compo in Germany hyped!
AY music is also welcome but we don't have any hardware for that so we'd either use ay_emul or my unreleased pt3 player on ATARI ST (which translates the 1.77Mhz Spectrum frequency to the Ataris 2Mhz) if its PT3.
Personally I'm thinking ay_emul
added on the 2018-09-04 21:23:08 by insane insane
This year the official Dynablaster world cup won't be at Deadline as in the last years. But we still will have a Retro Games Tournament and we will let YOU decide which game to play:

Use this form to cast your vote until the 15th of September.
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added on the 2018-09-05 12:49:16 by v3nom v3nom

I can bring ZX+2 with DivIDE (SD card) if that helps.
added on the 2018-09-05 12:52:05 by Fei Fei
I'll submit a wild entry.
added on the 2018-09-16 16:50:24 by skarab skarab
Flights booked !
added on the 2018-09-17 10:14:06 by DanLemon DanLemon


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