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ASSEMBLY Summer 2010

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holly fuck... i meant Eastern Europe of course
added on the 2010-04-25 18:39:16 by RRROAR RRROAR
psonice: yeah i get what you're saying. it would mean a nice cruise vacation for me and the miss plek :) not 3 years worth of living.
added on the 2010-04-25 18:43:53 by superplek superplek
The price was the same last year, what's so magical about it this time? :o
added on the 2010-04-25 18:44:42 by msqrt msqrt
After last year's fiasco with the "extreme graphics" compo, might we see a change this year, ie oldskool and newskool executables? And pleeease only allow EXECUTABLES in the compo, it's kinda lame to allow straight up images. It's not very extreme.
The extreme graphics compo needs changes, totally agreed. I'm interested to hear what people thought about BP's 4k executable graphics compo: success, ok, fail?
added on the 2010-04-25 20:48:36 by abyss abyss
Looks like you might also need to install some supermarket checkouts on stage if you are going to have another priCe giving ceremony...
added on the 2010-04-25 21:18:52 by m0d m0d
So, Assembly does a 7k demo categorie?
added on the 2010-04-25 21:20:26 by Salinga Salinga
it would be really sweet to have executable gfx allowed in the xtreme gfx compo in ASM2010!
added on the 2010-04-26 02:12:31 by iq iq
Just sent a proposition for a seminar. I don't think we'll be doing an oldskool demo this year but at least I could be talking about our older productions :)
added on the 2010-04-26 09:46:52 by visy visy
Are the oldskool-platforms going to be the same this year, or will there be changes?
added on the 2010-04-26 10:07:59 by britelite britelite
visy: you really should do an oldskool-demo, I'll buy you a beer if you make one ;)
added on the 2010-04-26 10:11:25 by britelite britelite
abyss: Well the said compo gave us Burj Babil. So just like iq I too would love to see it at Assembly.
added on the 2010-04-26 12:44:10 by decipher decipher
Britelite, the compo rules are draft, so they may change. That said, oldskool platforms are most likely the same as last year.

If you have suggestions, feel free to shoot them over to help us make the compo better (as should everybody else too!) --> compos2010 AT assembly DOT org
added on the 2010-04-26 12:58:19 by abyss abyss
Britelite: only if it's a co-op with you :)
added on the 2010-04-26 15:08:27 by visy visy
At Sundown we're gonna aim for a €0007 demo compo prize, so there!
added on the 2010-04-26 15:22:27 by rc00 rc00
Not toeprint scanners again?
added on the 2010-04-26 16:35:35 by psonice psonice
can we make it gold coins instead? only you euro people don't have much time left:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8647441.stm
added on the 2010-04-27 21:39:06 by Navis Navis
So, would anybody mind telling me exactly what was badly wrong with the ASM 2009 Extreme Graphics compo rules compared to the BP10 Executable compo rules?

BP
- Entries will be run on the competition PC and must be delivered as executable in a .ZIP file (or other archive), just as entries for the PC 4k intro competition.

ASM
- The picture must be an executable file or it must be showable on supported desktop or oldskool platforms or with the computer you are bringing with you. Check the Oldskool and Desktop platform rules.
- If your entry runs on Desktop platforms, the size must be 4096 bytes or less.
- If your entry runs on Oldskool platfoms, the size must be 40960 bytes or less.

So, get rid of Oldskool platforms and everything is nice and dandy, or am I missing something?

added on the 2010-05-02 15:13:30 by abyss abyss
abyss: no, it was purely the 40k limit for oldskool platforms.
added on the 2010-05-02 15:18:10 by Psycho Psycho
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The logic (?) behind the name was "ticket for the types of people who went to the first ASMs" i.e. oldschool.


ah!

hey, in some weird way that actually makes sense.
added on the 2010-05-02 16:49:15 by skrebbel skrebbel
Quote:
So, would anybody mind telling me exactly what was badly wrong with the ASM 2009 Extreme Graphics compo rules compared to the BP10 Executable compo rules?

BP
- Entries will be run on the competition PC and must be delivered as executable in a .ZIP file (or other archive), just as entries for the PC 4k intro competition.

ASM
- The picture must be an executable file or it must be showable on supported desktop or oldskool platforms or with the computer you are bringing with you. Check the Oldskool and Desktop platform rules.
- If your entry runs on Desktop platforms, the size must be 4096 bytes or less.
- If your entry runs on Oldskool platfoms, the size must be 40960 bytes or less.

So, get rid of Oldskool platforms and everything is nice and dandy, or am I missing something?


The problem last year was that people couldn't figure out how to vote, since there were 4k/oldskool/nonexecutable entries all rolled into one compo. The simple (and in my opinion, best) alternative would be to split them up into two categories, "oldskool gfx" and "4k graphics", completely removing nonexecutable entries.
Yep, that refreshes my memory (way too many parties melded into one stream of consciousness). The goal with the extreme music and gfx compos was to create a category that would re-vitalize the oldskool graphics and music compos as they were stagnating (low amount of entries, same small set of people submitting entries every year). That is NOT to say that there weren't good entries, but the future wasn't looking too bright. Obviously, the end result wasn't optimal.

There wasn't that much backlash on the Extreme music compo that allows both oldskool and modern platforms as well as protracker modules, so I guess that can be kept pretty much as is.

I see the following options:
1) Revert back to the oldskool gfx compos and kill the 4k executable.
2) Keep the modern executables, no compo for gfx on oldskool platforms
3) Keep both platforms, but has to be executable on both (big question: what would be fair file size for an oldskool platform?)

The option 4), have two compos instead of one, is not really an option because our schedule overflowing already and I'd expect to see <10 entries per compo (i.e. not a compo worth sustaining).

Thanks for the feedback!
added on the 2010-05-02 20:07:18 by abyss abyss
well, out of the alternatives listed, four being impossible, three is definitely the best one, allthough not really ideal. And from what I've seen the last few years, there are less compos now than ever before (extreme compos, mobile and flash merging) so I don't see why it would be impossible to keep both.
Three seems best to me too.. Fourth would be better though. It doesn't matter that much when the compo is held, it could be at daytime or late night like some other less popular (awww :<) ones.
added on the 2010-05-03 00:44:34 by msqrt msqrt

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