ABBUC Newsletter vom 22.06.2001

Atari Party in Polen

Hallo Leute ….

kaum ist man mal 2 Tage unterwegs – schon liegt eine News in der Box 🙂

und hier ist sie:

Hallo Leute

In comp.sys.atari.8bit habe ich folgende Einladung zu einer Ataro
Party gefunden die In Polen laufen soll.

Mathy van Nisselroy

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Lato Ludzikow (People’s Summer) 3
August, the 3rd-5th, 2oo1
Taklamakan, Opalenica, Poland
ATARI Copy Party
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What everyone guest has to know…

It’s third edition of this party, and (both with
winter ‚Last Party‘) it is seventh party in this place
allready! Sincethe famous QuaST party has dead,
parties in Opalenica (‚Last Party‘ on December &
‚LL‘ at summer) became the most important Polish
Atari fans party. It’s dedicated to all Atari users:
ST, ST(e), TT, Falcon, and of course XL/XE.
I must notice, that it is NOT a commercial party.
No one will get a profit of making a party. A money,
you will pay for enter, is only for renting a place
and for praizes.

Yes, but what is the cost of it?
We live in a kapitalistic country, and no one will
give as a place for free. That’s why we have to pay
40 zl (it’s about 20 DM, I think, that is not much for
people FROM western Europe).
We know, that (for a difference) a trip will be
very expensive for people FROM ex-communist
countries, that’s why, if you are from: Czech,
Slovakia, or ex-USSR (like Latvia, for example),
you may enter FOR FREE!!! You can bring a good beer
for organizer if you want.
Of course (because we are not feminists) women
always enter for free! So You can take your girl/wife
with You with a not much cost.

Party will be at the first weekend of August
(just like the QuaST party). It means FROM the 3rd
(Friday) to the 5th (Sunday). Official opening will be
on Friday, but You can arrive on Thursday’s
afternoon – party place will be open, and some people
will be there allready, I think. Official closing is on
Sunday about noon, but You can stay on party place
to the late afternoon.

Where I have to go?
As it was said, this party takes place in Poland
(Poland is in Europe, betweem Russia and Germany,
if you are not good in Geography ;-). A small city –
Opalenica is at west FROM Poznan city (Posen),
near west border of our country. All trains (without
Express, IC, EC) FROM Frankfurt/Oder (Germany)
to Posen are going through Opalenica (just look
for yellow train station).
Party place is (as always) in City Culture Hause,
called ‚Taklamakan‘. How to get there FROM the station?
It’s about 800 meters long walk. You should go along by
‚Dworcowa‘ street. At it’s end (where is railway crossing
at left), turn right to the ‚5-go>Stycznia‘ street. At next
crossroads turn to ‚Powstanca Kozaka“ st. Walk ahead 100 meters
and turn right to ‚Farna‘ st. At it’s enf you will see
city-hall. Then turn right, and left to ‚Mickiewicza‘ st.
About 50 meters later You will see so long awaited
‚Taklamakan‘. Hurra!
If You think, that’s a bit complicated, I have
a good information. Probably always someone will wait
for You at railway station!

What should I expect at this Takla…?
* A big show-hall where You can put your hardware
(or see others‘ one). This hall has a big scene
for Atari Scene ;-).
* A separate sleeping-room.
* A pizzery in the same building.
* A shower (wow, great!).
* And (the most important!) a lot of famous Atarians!
And great Atari hardware.

You can also expect competitions (music, graphic,
intro & demo). Bring your own production to participate
in competitions!
You should not expect a comfortable beds, so
take your own sleeping-bag! You may take your hardware
(don’t forget about monitor, cables, etc).
Probably we will also make a camp-fire one night
(yes! in the city!) to roast some sausage and talk to
the morning.

Competition rules (XL/XE)
Some general notes:
– There’s have to be not less that 3 works to make
the competition.
– In the case of very many productions organizers
will do a selection.
– A compo-work has to be described in DOC file
(a kind of competition, name of work, author(s),
– Author don’t have to be on party (it means, that
You can bring your friend’s production if he can’t
arrive), but in this case author will not get the
prize (if he win of course!).
– All competiton works are freeware!
– All participans will be in Jury.

Music compo:

– Plaing time is 3 minutes max. Longer tracks will be
turned off.
– It must be your original composition (it means:
no ‚convertions‘, no ‚covers‘!!!).
– You can use someone elses‘ samples or
synthwaves, but You should describe this in DOC file.
– Track must not be a *.COM file!
– Allowed formats (composers):
– Chaos Music Composer (CMC),
– Music ProTracker
(MPT, MD1, MD2 + SMP),
– Theta Music Composer (TMC).
– All tracks will be played with MacGyver’s
Mega Player 1.6 or 2.1.
– Music will be played in stereo!
– Music can be in other format, if you bring
a player & composer, and organizer will agree!
(Using extra memory for music compo is not allowed!).

MOD compo:
– Only *.MOD format (known FROM Amiga 500).
– Max module length 170 KB.
– One sample may be 32 KB, rest only 16 KB.
– Tracks will be replayed with Inertia
Player 4.1/4.12/4.5.
– Tracks will be replayed with 4-channels
8-bits music card (freq. 11.5 kHz).

Graphics compo

– Allowed formats: MIC, PIC, GR8, GR9, CPR, INP, INT,
– Another formats may be allowed if the painting
program is available for every one (for example
PGR) – but organizer has to agree.
– Converting FROM other computers and scannings
are not allowed. Picture must be done on Atari!
– Redrawing someone else’s pictures is not allowed!
It must your original work!

Intro 256 B compo

– Maximum length of code is 256 bytes,
but one dos header and one run/init
vector will be not included in counting.
– Intro must not use extra ram (it must run on
64 KB mashines).
– Intro must run FROM DOS (MemLo not higher than
$2000), but it doesn’t have to back to DOS.
– Sound (if someone can put a music into) will be
in stereo.

Intro 16 KB compo

– Maximum lenght of file is 16 KB.
– Intro must run on 64 KB mashines.
– Intro must run FROM DOS (MemLo not higher than
$2000), but it doesn’t have to back to DOS.
– Sound will be in stereo.

Demo compo

– There is no LIMIT of maximum lenght.
– Demo must run with DOS (MemLo not higher than
$2000), but it doesn’t have to back to DOS.
– All callings to disk must be with ‚D:‘ device only
(not ‚D1:‘ !!!) – it’s because it must run from
subdirectory and/or HDD.
– If demo has some effects during loading,
it must not use RAM under FPP area –
it’s because it must run FROM HDD.
– Demo can use 320 KB of memory on PortB
(+256 KB). It cannot use separatelly acces
for Antic/CPU (like 130XE or Compy Shop).
It means both Antic & CPU must use ramdisk
together (another explanation: an acces
like: Antic – extra ram & CPU – base ram
is not allowed) That’s because demo must
run on every kind of RAM upgrade.
– Another RAM upgrades are not allowed to use
on competition.
– There must be an option to change used memory
banks! It should be a kind of setup with all
possible 64 banks to select!!!
– Sound will be in stereo.

Ending words

I’m waiting for You!
Come to keep Atari scene alive!

If you want to ask me something, here’s my adress:

Rafal Dziamski
ul. Staszica 33
64-330 Opalenica

to English by
Jurgi II/Trs

Compo rules (c;): Vasco/Tristesse
modyfication: Jurgi II/Tristesse

…also – die Koffer packen und auf nach Polen 🙂

bis dann…
gtx. Raimund