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TMDC7 Site Launched

category: general [glöplog]
TMDC is the pseudo-annual Text Mode Demo Competition, a demo-making
contest held over the internet. The seventh TMDC will be held in
2004 around 11.11. - 12.12.

The new site for competition arranged this year is now launched,
although the competition is still a few months away. The rules
have been revised again a little bit. Additionally the download
section of the site has been enhanced with lots of new stuff,
including all releases from the earlier contests as well.

Slogan of the TMDC this year is "Demo or Die".

The competition web site is available at address http://tAAt.fi/tmdc/.
added on the 2004-07-14 23:18:42 by tonic tonic
added on the 2004-07-15 19:53:56 by psenough psenough
Brilliant! I still got unused software rendered effects :)
added on the 2004-07-15 21:05:44 by Preacher Preacher
could you please change the rules so that i can use a 80x25 fixedsys black on white window too? (i.e. notepad ascii but moving)
added on the 2004-07-15 23:23:21 by skrebbel skrebbel
dude, dont rape ascii art by doing it black on white.
please! i beg you!
added on the 2004-07-15 23:29:23 by psenough psenough
will it be the same jury as for tmdc6?
added on the 2004-07-15 23:41:08 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
could you please change the rules so that i can use a 80x25 fixedsys black on white window too? (i.e. notepad ascii but moving)

You could always due black on grey (color "|07"). Notepad mode on a sick and dying monitor... :)
added on the 2004-07-15 23:52:59 by radman1 radman1
ps, ah, you're one of them oldschool fetishists again. i bet you also hate minimal flickeringscreen artydemos!!!! let's fight!
added on the 2004-07-16 09:13:44 by skrebbel skrebbel
ps, plus. i never said i'd make ascii art.
added on the 2004-07-16 09:25:10 by skrebbel skrebbel
topaz 8 forever baybee!
So the question remains...

...Is Farb-Rausch entering?
added on the 2004-07-20 07:30:51 by radman1 radman1
And so what if they do? That shoudln't stop anyone from entering.
Yep, but there is no public voting. Jury decides...
added on the 2004-07-20 16:04:21 by uns3en_ uns3en_
added on the 2004-07-20 16:10:59 by cerror cerror
no invitation this year?
added on the 2004-09-25 16:15:00 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
i want serious Teque ownage!
added on the 2004-09-25 16:33:12 by Gargaj Gargaj
Yeah, we want an invitation =) THat TMDC 5 invtro was some serious iznit!
added on the 2004-09-25 19:04:59 by Nezbie Nezbie
Hm. They should rename this the "software effects in 80x50 compo". I don't see the point of forcing people to 80x50 textmode when you can do SO MUCH MORE with real textmode. With a limitation of 80x50, why not just display the prods in an 80x50 24-bit color window that the user can make fullscreen? Same thing.
added on the 2004-09-26 21:38:47 by trixter trixter
i think they wanna keep it rooted to the original textmode limitations or something.. i mean, they dont even allow to change the palete and stuff..
added on the 2004-09-26 22:54:56 by psenough psenough
Yeah, but that's what I don't understand -- for one thing, "original textmode" was 80x25, not 80x50. And changing the palette, font, clock, and other stuff could produce some really neat stuff. By not allowing all that, it really turns into an 80x50 compo and not a real textmode compo.
added on the 2004-09-27 06:24:49 by trixter trixter
c:\> mode 80,50
added on the 2004-09-27 06:37:37 by p01 p01

"mode 80,50" does not work on anything less than a VGA adapter. It would be 80x43 in EGA and 80x25 on CGA. Well actually I believe there were a few hacks that allowed 80x27 and higher but you get the idea.

I suppose this raises a valid argument; if you're going to support a VGA text-graphics mode, why not relax the restrictions a little more and see what the coders come up with -- or keep it minimalist in original textmode form?
added on the 2004-09-27 06:47:55 by radman1 radman1
yay, let's see another bunch of awful looking demos using sol's library again
i totally _agree_ with you rm! pen15 4 life!
added on the 2004-09-27 10:58:40 by uns3en_ uns3en_
Trixter thats because the demos will be judged on a stylish character-cell terminal monitor thingamabob
added on the 2004-09-27 13:41:52 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti


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