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Welcome to The Computer Crossroad ï93
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You are welcome to The Computer Crossroad, which is the first of a new
generation of demo parties arranged by the top groups on the Amiga, PC, Atari
and C64 scenes. With "a new generation" we mean that these parties are for
all computer brands, therefore the witty name "The Computer Crossroad".
This is the party for ALL hackers. We mention only the four brands
Amiga, PC, Atari and C64, because we believe that they are the most popular
computers in Europe. With "the first", we mean that there will be a party 
here in Gothenburg even next year, and every year from now on.

There will be competitions for demo programmers, music composers and graphic
artists. These competitions will only be for the above mentioned computers.


Where and when?
---------------

The party starts on Saturday 29th of May and ends on Monday the 31st, and
is located at the Swedish Exhibition Centre in Gothenburg, which is the
main exhibition centre in Sweden. The party place is right in the heart of
Gothenburg, right next to Liseberg, an amusement park with masses of
exciting rides, artists, restaurants and the largest arcade hall in the
world.  All visitors have a free entrance fee to Liseberg.  A few minutes
walk or a tram ride away you find Kungsportsavenyn with pubs, restaurants,
cinemas and discoteques.


Competitions
------------

General rules for all competitions:

- The competitors must be present at the party.
- Only one contribution from each group/composer/artist.
- All contributions must be 100% finished.
- We will copy and spread all contributions.
- All entries must be delivered IN TIME at the information counter near the
  entrance.
- All disks must be marked with a name and an address, so we can contact
  the competitors, this because one of the sponsors may want to have a word 
  with the competitors about using their masterpiece.
- Different from other parties, the deadlines are actually DEADLINES. Since
  this party is a rather big event, the schedule is tight and we cannot
  afford pushing any deadlines, so please be ready in time...
- If a demo requires any user interaction, we want ONE of the competitors
  to run the demo in the control room.
- All contributions will be looked at by a committ‚e of 10 people, and the
  best ones will be shown/played on the big screen/sound equipment. This is
  done because of the limited time we have to show/play all the
  contributions. 5 hours per computer only for watching demos is quite
  a lot...
- In the demo compos, the prize money will be shared by the three winning
  demos, counted at a percentage of their votes. The more votes you get, the
  more money you win.

Amiga demo - Prize money: 20000 SEK ($2800)
--------------------------------------------

- We will run the demo on a A500+ machine with 1M memory.
- The disk must start from the boot, even if it is a one-file demo.
- We will show the demo for 15 minutes absolute maximum.
- 10 demos will be selected by the committ‚e.

Amiga graphics
--------------

- The picture must be loadable from DeluxePaint 4.0.
- 30 pictures will be selected by the committ‚e.

Amiga music
-----------

- The tune must be an executable file.
- We will play the tune for max. 3 minutes. 
- 20 tunes will be selected by the committ‚e.


Atari demo - Prize money: 10000 SEK ($1400)
------------------------------------------

- We will run the demo on a 1040STE with 1M memory.
- The disk must start from the boot, even if it is a one-file demo.
- 10 demos will be selected by the committ‚e.

Atari graphics
--------------

- The picture must be an executable file.
- All formats are allowed.
- Only the picture must be seen on the screen, no scrolls or other moving 
  things.
- 30 pictures will be selected by the committ‚e.

Atari music (modules)
---------------------

- The tune must be an executable file.
- We will play the tune for max. 3 minutes. 
- 20 tunes will be selected by the committ‚e.


PC demo - Prize money: 10000SEK ($1400)
---------------------------------------

- We will run the demo on a standard 486-33MHz with ET4000, Soundblaster Pro.
- The demo must be able to run from hard disk.
- 10 demos will be selected by the committ‚e.


C64 demo - Prize money: 5000SEK ($700)
--------------------------------------

- We will run the demo on a standard C64 with the old VIC and SID chips and
  the old 6526 timer chips, a 1541 drive, and an Action Replay MK6
  cartridge.
- 10 demos will be selected by the committ‚e.

C64 graphics
------------

- The picture must be an executable file.
- All formats are allowed.
- Only the picture must be seen on the screen, no scrolls or other moving 
  things.
- 30 pictures will be selected by the committ‚e.

C64 music
---------

- The tune must be an executable file.
- We will play the tune for max. 3 minutes (phew!).
- 20 tunes will be selected by the committ‚e.


We didn't mention the prizes in the music and graphics compos, because
these are donated by the sponsors, and are subject to change.


Please help us
--------------

As the walls of the exhibition hall is rather naked, we would want all the
groups to decorate it with posters, banners, pictures and other stuff.
Note that we are NOT talking about painting the walls for us!!!
The best decoration wins a prize.


What is there?
--------------

Normally, this is where we start bragging about the size of the hall, the size
of the video screen and how many dogs we can kill with the sound equipment.
We find the equipment sufficient for our needs, and we don't want to brag
about it. We take things like that for granted. There is room for at least
2500-3000 people, so don't worry.


How to get there
----------------

As the party place is in the heart of Gothenburg, there is no need for a
detailed description. Just take the car, ferry, bus, train, plane or
whatever to Gothenburg and find the Swedish Exhibition Centre (Svenska
Massan). More detailed information on how to get there is in the folder,
which we will send to you when you contact us.

There are busses going from Stockholm - Gothenburg. Price 225 SEK round trip.
Contact Mattias af Jocknick (Goblin of Light), phone: +46(0)171-56402


How to contact us
-----------------

If you have any questions, and want us to send you the invitation folder,
there are many ways to get in contact with us.

Write a letter to:             Ove Oldberg (Bappalander of Light)
                               Sveagatan 23
                               44132 Alingsas
                               Sweden
Or call him:                   +46 (0)322-14846 (The official info line)

You can also call:             Jorgen Andersson (Joe of LCG)
                               +46(0)322-15335

Or send an email to:           Linus Nielsen (Boogaloo of Horizon)
                               erenie@moere.ericsson.se


If you want the latest information about the party, these are the BBS:es to
call:

The Holy Grail                 Horizon            +46(0)8-6121258     Amiga
Somewhere In Time              Silents            +46(0)40-423039     Amiga
Lynx BBS                       Lynx/Electra       +46(0)8-6003456     Atari
The Ultimate Hallucination     Cascada            +46(0)8540-25353    PC
Twilight Garden                Cascada            +46(0)8510-50925    PC
TCB Code Center                The CodeBlasters   +46(0)35-62332      PC
The Future Zone                Light              +46(0)8-371300      C64


That was all for now, but we hope to see you all at the Crossroad.

           Silents                   Phenomena
           Omega                     Electra
           Cascada                   The CodeBlasters
           Light                     Horizon



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