Revision - April 10th to 13th 2020
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Music

  • Only one entry per composer per competition allowed.
  • The composer has to be present at the party! Yes, also for the music compos.
  • Again: Do not use any copyrighted material in your track. Yes, this also applies to vocal tracks 'found on the internet'.
  • There will be a jury preselection before the compos. The jury will come out of the party visitors, if you want to be a part of the jury watch out for the jury selection announcement. Entries that did not pass preselection will not be played on the bigscreen, cannot be voted for and will not be spread.
  • Maximum playing time is 4 minutes. Going over this limit will result in disqualification.

Streaming Music

  • The entry has to be delivered as single .MP3 or .OGG file at a bitrate of 192kbps or higher. If you cannot encode at these settings, please contact us at the party place.
  • Again: Do not use any copyrighted material in your track. Yes, this also applies to vocal tracks 'found on the internet'.
  • Please complete ID3 tag or OGG file info as with as much detail as possible.

Executable Music

  • This is a cross-platform competition. Any platform that is able to generate sound can compete! Please contact us before the party should you need non-standard plugs or hardware in order to record your entry properly.
  • Supported platforms in the newschool variant are anything with a CPU with 32 bit or wider data bus (PC, Mac, XBOX...). Amiga AGA goes into the Oldskool Music competition.
  • A .WAV writer (AND instructions howto use it) is *REQUIRED*. Unable to do this? Contact us! If adding the .WAV-writer puts you over the filesize limit, you can provide 2 versions in the submitted archive: one with and one without writer.
  • The entry has to be delivered as executable program, in a format suitable for the target platform.
  • Maximum size of the executable: 32768 bytes. Noters, info files, and readmes don't count into this limit.
  • Screen contents will not be displayed so don't waste your time creating fancy effects.
  • The maximum allowed pre-calculation time (in case your player needs it) is 30 seconds.
  • Entries may not loop and have to end with silence.
  • You must deliver proof that your entry works on real hardware (i.e. bring the hardware with you and show the organizers).

Tracked Music

  • Allowed formats: MOD, S3M, XM, IT.
  • Maximum file size: 2MB (2097152 bytes).
  • No remixes, no covers.
  • Modules will be played using the latest version of XMPlay.
  • Again: Do not use any copyrighted material in your track. Yes, this also applies to vocal tracks 'found on the internet'.
  • Please specify if you want any specific playback settings in XMPlay, or else these will apply:
    • MOD: No Interpolation, No Ramping, 50% Stereo Separation, normal MOD playback mode.
    • S3M/XM/IT: Sinc Interpolation, Sensitive Ramping, 50% Stereo Separation.

Fast Music

  • The entry has to be delivered as single .MP3 or .OGG file at a bitrate of 192kbps or higher. If you cannot encode at these settings, please contact us at the party place.
  • 'Fast Rules' will be announced on Friday evening as the party starts. You will have 24 hours to submit your entry.
  • Maximum playing time is 2 minutes.
  • And in case you still don't get it: Do not use any copyrighted material in your track. This still applies to vocal tracks 'found on the internet'.
  • Please complete ID3 tag or OGG file info as with as much detail as possible.

Oldskool Music