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sachy
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#1 - Posted: 29 Aug 2017 22:24
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Hey, it's coming back again!
Can you recognize the secret label?
o/
Spread the word!
(more details soon!)

slayer
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#2 - Posted: 29 Aug 2017 22:35 - Edited
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http://pixeldreams.pl/forum/vodka.png

Great that you do it again ;)

sachy
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#3 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017 21:06 - Edited
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As the dusts of summer parties settled down, it's the right time to remind you that: “Winter!.. wait... RetroKomp/LOAD ERROR 2017 is coming”!

RK/LE is an oldskool party, with scene compos for 8-bit and Amiga only, all run from the real hardware. During the previous edition we hosted 7 executable entries for combined 8-bit compo (with winning „Back to the Past” demo for SAM Coupe, by Speccy.pl) and 8(!) Amiga productions (including „Last train to Danzig” by Haujobb & Ghostown). This year we go even further – to make Amiga Exe Compo more fair, we will divide competing Amiga executables into „Smaller” and „Bigger Amiga Exe” Compos, so your amazing 1k doesn't have to compete with xxMB productions. We also keep our tasty tradition of handing out “Zubrowka” bottles to those brave, who dare to attend the party and compete in our Amiga Exe compos! The famous “Zubrowka” (bison grass flavored vodka) for your Amiga scene support? Can't be? Well, ask for details any of our previous edition heroes and get one to you own hands too! And last but not least – as „Irregular Review #3” is out, the Editors are impatiently awaiting your prods to compliment them in issue IR#4... We can't disappoint them! :)

We also plan another edition of our famous „RetroKomp GameDev Compo”, where the retro-platform game-dev teams from all over the world compete!

So how about it? Good beers, friendly sceners around. Party place located close to Gdansk's Old Town, with number of great pubs, clubs and restaurants (also it's the same city where Atari's famous “Silly Venture” is organized). Sea coast and the most famous polish spa (Sopot city) only few km away (reachable by public transport within few minutes). Cheap flights from many places in EU (airport buss stopping 100m from the party). Concerts, seminars, hw exhibitions and the lovely smell of burning capacitors in the morning – you can't miss it!

For more info, please visit our page: www.retrokomp.org

mr.Glitchard

Some details:
RetroKomp/LOAD ERROR 2017 Party (Gdansk, north Poland)
20-22 October 2017


Some city views: click
The Airport: click
A small RK/LE Invitation (A500): pouet
sachy
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#4 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017 19:06 - Edited
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The first HW prizes for winners of RK/LE'17 compos has arrived!

Drygol/Lamers^RKLE Team^retro-cloud.eu sponsored a pack of cool HW prizes for our compo particitpants. So take a look what you can win:

* Commodore 64 ver.C (fully refubished), equipped with multikernal standard/JiffyDos and internal emulator SD2IEC with SD card.
c64
c64
c64

* multifunctional cart Easy Flash ver.3, for C64/C128 computers
EasyFlash3

* external SD2IEC device, powered from mini USB plug, including serial DIN IEC plug. This emulator is designed to read files and disk images for C64/128 and C264 computers family (C16,C116, C+4)
SD2IEC

For more information about Dryggol’s works please check:retrohax.net and retro-cloud.eu.

sachy
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#5 - Posted: 15 Sep 2017 18:34 - Edited
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RK/LE 2017: Cash prizes in scene compos!

Today we can reveal a forecast for RK/LE'17 cash prizes in our Scene Compos. Please note, that payments of prizes are subject to certain accounting rules, which are described at www.retrokomp.org and we are inviting our compo participants to get familiar them. Providing an entry for a compo automatically means that you accept these rules. The amounts blow are given in the official Polish currency (PLN), in order of: #1/#2/#3 (1 EUR is approx. 4.3 PLN)

1. CHIP MUSIC COMPETITION - 250/150/100 (PLN)
2. 8-BIT PIXEL GRAPHICS COMPETITION - 250/150/100 (PLN)
3. 8-BIT EXECUTABLE COMPETITION - 600/500/400 (PLN)
4. AMIGA MUSIC COMPETITION - 250/150/100 (PLN)
5. AMIGA GRAPHICS COMPETITION - 250/150/100 (PLN)
6. SMALLER AMIGA EXECUTABLE COMPETITION - 500/400/300 (PLN)
7. BIGGER AMIGA EXECUTABLE COMPETITION - 700/600/500 (PLN)
8. TRUE WILD COMPETITION - 250/150/100 (PLN)

In total, the prize pool in our 8 competitions is 7000 PLN (1628 EUR). Please note, that the previous edition rules apply. In short - if there are less than 4 (four) entries in the contest, only the first place prize is paid. Collection of prizes is only possible at the venue, upon receipt (refer to the description of contest rules). If you are sending a remote entry, you may ask someone visiting the party to be your representative, but you need to provide a statement with details of such person (including first & last name, some document details) together with the entry. As the scene Orgas, we can't send or transfer any money to anyone (sponsor's requirement).

In the RETROKOMP GAME-DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION, only the material prizes are planned, supplied traditionally by irreplaceable Lotharek, Adam Zalepa and other sponsors supporting the event.

We warmly invite you to participate in all competitions, good luck! :)

$$$




Expected entry prices (tickets!)

All tickets will be available directly at the entrance to the event at SM GAK. There are 3 options:

1. 3 day pass (Friday, 9:00 AM – Sunday, 2:00 PM) – 90 PLN
2. Exhibitor* 3 day pass (Friday, 9:00 AM – Sunday, 2:00 PM) – 45 PLN
3. RK Open Hours Visitor (Saturday only, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) – 5 PLN


(*) Exhibitor is a person who brings at least 3 stationary retro computers or retro consoles, of which at least one set should include a monitor/TV, be able to run and be available to participants (portable computers/consoles do not count).

Participants will be identified by the appropriate IDs and/or bands.
sachy
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#6 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017 18:29 - Edited
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Another material prize!

Our friends from RetroLab.pl declared another material prize for our compo winners: MSSIAH Cart + PCB SID2SID.

retrolab.pl

For more details about this prize, please chceck: http://www.mssiah.com/features.php

Thank you RetroLab.pl!
sachy
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#7 - Posted: 5 Oct 2017 18:38 - Edited
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The RK/LE Team is pleased to announce fresh new prizes for winners of our compos.

As usual, the main prizes for top 3 games of the RetroKomp GameDev Compo were sponsored by Lotharek:

1. Hydra - http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=171
2. DivIDE 2k14 for ZX Spectrum - http://lotharek.pl/product.php?pid=128
3. HXC FDD emulator - http://lotharek.pl/category.php?kid=7

Additionaly, A Wicher 500i Turbocard for Amiga 500 was donated by its designer Spidi (https://retro.7-bit.pl/?lang=pl&go=projekty&name=wicher500i).

Another expansion for Amiga 500, Protein turbocard with RAM SIMM and IDE->CF adapter was donated by our RK/LE Team buddy - Cichy a.k.a. Raybeez.

Users of Amigas with PCMCIA ports should be happy to find a Wi-Fi card, donated by Sir Lucas amongst the prizes.
sachy
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#8 - Posted: 9 Oct 2017 18:56 - Edited
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Official video-invitation and timetable of RK/LE'17

We are happy to share with you - an official video-invite by Pixel Nation & Ghostown!

Richard Glitchard invites everyone!

RK/LE 2017: Timetable

20.10.2017 (Friday)
09:00 Doors open
17:00 Amiga NG in practice
19:00 Let's talk about polish games
21:00 Documentary film about polish demoscene "The Art of Overpassing"
22:00 Concert: KATOD!

21.10.2017 (Saturday)
10:00 RetroKomp part open
11:00 Past and present text games for Atari
12:00 «Joystick Crushers» compo start (till 16:00)
12:30 A2 publishing planes
14:00 RK GameDev Compo!
15:00 (DEADLINE for all compos)
17:00 Results and prize-giving of the «Joystick Crushers» compo
17:10 «The founders of the Atari scene in PL», discussion panel with Jakub Husak and Pirx/Our5oft
19:00 RK GameDev Compo results, «RetroKomp Star Award 2017» ceremony
20:00 CompoBlock: 8bit & Amiga
23:xx (after compos) Concert: Motion Ride!

22.10.2017 (Sunday)
10:00 Prize-giving
11:00 Evolution of Musical Modules from 8-bit, through Amiga, until today (NG)
13:00 Doors close
Overflow
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#9 - Posted: 6 Nov 2017 11:56
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mo Amiga OCS/ECS Zener Drive by altair and demo Amiga AGA Beam Riders by Ghostown & Haujobb is nothing short of amazing!

Beam Riders really edged out for me personally cause of the amazing music and very nice effects.
corial
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#10 - Posted: 7 Nov 2017 20:27
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Finally got around to watch the YT video with the intros. Really, really great stuff from Ghostown - is the music a 4-channel module?
Jazzcat
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#11 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017 22:00
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Hey, Corial, thanks for the nice words! Yes, it's a Protracker module that combines Cinter-generated instruments with regular samples (mainly guitars).
corial
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#12 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017 08:53
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That is super interesting. Really a fantastic endresult with the music, and definitely something I would like to know more about. Is Cinter then the replay routine in the intro, or is that The Player? ... maybe I should just go ask Blueberry about what that Cinter is really all about, but if you know the answer, do share your knowledge :-)
Jazzcat
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#13 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017 10:07
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Glad you like it!

Yes, Cinter generates the sounds first and then uses its own replay routine which is kinda similar to The Player, but has some limitations. Check this for more details.

For me Cinter wasn't particularly interesting until Blueberry added support for IFF samples, creating a whole new set of possibilities :-) I used it before in Je Suis Rose soundtrack and Automatic mod that you can find on my Soundcloud.

Cheers

 

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