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Function 2022 - 2022 Sept 9-11 - Budapest, Hungary

category: parties [glöplog]
Did you forget to paste in the actual copy? :)
added on the 2022-06-11 14:06:06 by darya darya
i enjoy the onclick on the days easter egg! i am at 1000 days already!
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added on the 2022-07-26 17:13:15 by magic magic
Come Fly Wizz(air) me! Come Fly Come Fly Awaaay!
added on the 2022-08-01 14:58:41 by tFt tFt
from the oldskool compo rules:
· Entries must run on platforms that are from 1995 or before, including C64, Amiga, vintage consoles, and DOS-based PCs, to name a few.

by the way, which are the specs of the compo pc? afaik, seeming from the stream record, last year the compo machine cöncept has been ran on had something like a K6-III/TNT1 and GUS Classic. i have some unreleased dos stuff worth to be put in a prod, but i guess something mmx-only is definitely out of the oldskool compo :)
i guess something mmx-only is definitely out of the oldskool compo :)

Sadly yes. This is one of the reasons why Cöncept was in the normal PC demo compo last year, it needs waaay too "new" hardware for our oldschool rules.

A few years back I was thinking to actually make a late-stage-DOS-era democompo, there was even some interest, but basically everyone who was interested wanted something else from a 486dx4 to an early PIII, so in the end never went anywhere. For the same reason, I was also thinking adjusting the rules to finally allow newer stuff than 1995 up to year 2000 or so, but I fear that would open the "floodgates" to early Windows 9x stuff, and I just don't feel the mental capacity to be able to deal with that. -.-' The downsides of dealing with sceners being way too creative sometimes. :)

As it comes to DOS compo PC specs, if you want to enter a demo, expect something "basic" like a P166 (non-MMX) + S3 Trio + GUS classic (and/or SB 16, but GUS strongly preferred) indeed. But "bring your hardware, until it fits the rules" applies as well.
added on the 2022-08-06 08:56:54 by Charlie Charlie
fine, thanks for the clarification :)

but I fear that would open the "floodgates" to early Windows 9x stuf

imo i won't think that's an issue as long as 3D acceleration is not allowed in the compo, as early software win9x stuff is not much different from dos one :D
Yes, I was thinking of doing that, but then again, what counts as "3D acceleration"? The Amiga can draw filled triangles using its Blitter, an Atari Falcon can calculate 3D stuff with its DSP... Is that 3D acceleration? If not, where do you draw the line, what counts as 3D acceleration and what doesn't? And there were actual 3D accelerators even before 1995, they just didn't reach the mainstream in the "everyone buys a Voodoo now" sense...

Of course I'll be the first to admit most of these are just "what if" thought experiments, but still the "anything goes from 1995 and before" was such a simple and transparent rule that adding anything else on top that felt like just cluttering things up. So yeah. Still undecided. :) But I'm sure I'll have to come up with something eventually.
added on the 2022-08-08 13:42:20 by Charlie Charlie


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