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V.1.14 (The preliminary English translation) -Marq
       (Did some smoothing and additional translation) -Mikko

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    1. FOR YOUR INFORMATION
    =======================

    "Proxy" is a computer happening that has been organized twice
    previously. The event has generally been considered nice and relaxed,
    but we've also received a lot of negative feedback. This year, we will
    again try to do our best and aim at a satisfying experience. So please
    remember to behave, thereby helping us in the organizing.

    2. THE PLACE
    ============

    The event will take place in Kannus, Finland, at the "lukio" school,
    just like in 1998. This year, we are able to use the dining hall as
    well, so there will be a lot more space. Kannus is a town with 6500
    inhabitants, and the distances from bigger towns are as follows:

    Helsinki  - 503 km
    Rovaniemi - 373 km
    Oulu      - 166 km
    Kokkola   -  41 km
    Ylivieska -  38 km

    The place is less than half a kilometer from the town center, where
    you will find anything you need. The two fast-food kiosks, three
    restaurants, two pizzerias and four shops at the center will guarantee
    your comfort.

    3. THE TIME
    ===========

    The magic dates are October 6th-8th, and the doors will open at
    eight o'clock in the evening.

    4. THE PRICING
    ==============

    The entrance fee for male humans is 120 Finnish marks. For your money
    you get a handsome badge, the right to use the Internet connection,
    the right to vote, a computer place and the opportunity to take part
    in the competitions. However, if you contact us at least two days
    beforehand with your name and contact information, you get in for
    100 FIM. You'll find our contact address at the end of this file.

    For ladies, the entrance fee is 50 FIM. Ladies with tickets are
    entitled to the same rights as men.

    5. THE SERVICES
    ===============

    - There will be enough tables and chairs.
    - There will probably be enough electric cords, but please bring
      your own too.
    - A twisted-pair network, for both local and Internet connections.
      - There will be a possibility to use BNC cable,
        if that is absolutely necessary.
      - You can borrow twisted-pair cables from the organizers.
    - Internet connection at 9/1Mbps ADSL.
    - Local connection at 10/100Mbps.
    - A sufficiently quiet and large sleeping area.
    - High-quality audio equipment.
    - An almost 5 by 5 meter screen used for compos and information.
    - The voting will be done in the LAN.
    - You can submit your compo entries via FTP or at the info desk.
    - A well-equipped cafe.
    - A possibility to order pizza.
    - Appointed personnel will take care of security 24h/day.

    6. THE RULES
    ============

    - You are allowed to play music at reasonable volume, except
      during the compos. The organizers have the right to impound your
      equipment for the rest of the happening if you fail to obey the
      rules.
    - Finnish laws apply for the use of alcohol and tobacco.
    - The organizers are not responsible for the attendees' items.
    - The organizers reserve the right to remove the attendee from the
      premises, should he/she violate these rules or the Finnish law.
    - The organizers reserve the right to alter these rules.
    - By attending the event, you constitute acceptance of these rules.

    7. THE COMPOS
    =============

    C64 / AMIGA / PC DEMO (combined)

    - Maximum size 6 MB (6.291.456 bytes)
    - Pure animations are not allowed
    - The production may not save anything on disk
    - If the production requires user interaction, one of the authors
      will handle it

    C64 / AMIGA / PC INTRO (combined)

    - Maximum size 64 kB (65.536 bytes)
    - Pure animations are allowed.
    - The production may not save anything on disk
    - If the production requires user interaction, one of the authors
      will handle it

    MUSIC / MULTICHANNEL

    - Maximum size 2048 kB
    - Will be played for a maximum of 4 minutes
    - Up to 32 channels allowed
    - The allowed formats are XM, IT, S3M and MOD

    OLDSKOOL MUSIC / 4CH

    - Maximum size 64 kB
    - Will be played for a maximum of 4 minutes
    - Up to 4 channels allowed
    - The allowed formats are Protracker MOD / AHX / C64-Executable
    - If you want to compose your tune on some other machine/program,
      ask for our permission and bring the necessary equipment with you.

    MUSIC / MP3

    - No maximum size
    - Will be played for a maximum of 4 minutes
    - Only your own, copyright-free tunes (anyone violating this rule
      must be prepared to pay all required fees to the copyright owners)
    - Include a list of the equipment used

    PIXELED GRAPHICS

    - Maximum resolution 800x600x24bit
    - Scanned, ripped or rendered pictures are not allowed
    - Your name must not be visible in the compo version

    WILD

    - Almost everything is allowed - subject to agreement!
    - Maximum length 10 min
    - Deliver on video cassette (VHS) or in another way
    - We will return the cassettes
    - We reserve the right to shorten the "funny" home videos

    The compo entries will be transferred to a local server via FTP, or they
    can be brought to the info desk on CD-ROM or floppy disk. A jury will choose
    a suitable amount of entries to be shown. We reserve the right to create
    a CD-ROM of the compo entries. Only one entry per author in all compos.

    You can test your demos and intros on the compo machine before the actual
    compo, and we hope you will test them to ensure they will work in the
    compo. Especially the authors of Linux productions are encouraged to bring
    the source code with them, just in case.

    8. THE PRIZES
    =============

    Money left over from the entrance fees will be divided as follows:

          DEMO   INTRO   MUSIC   GFX   WILD  OLD MUSIC  MP3MUSIC    tot
    ---+----------------------------------------------------------+----
    1.     12%    10%     8%      8%    8%     5%         5%        56%
    2.      8%     6%     4%      4%    4&     3%         3%        32%
    3.      4%     2%     2%      2%    2%     --         --        12%
    ---+----------------------------------------------------------+----
    tot    24%    18%    14%      14%   14%    8%         8%

    9. THE HARDWARE
    ===============

    PC

    - AMD 450Mhz
    - TNT2
    - SB AWE 64
    - Gravis Pro 8 Mb
    - Windows 95 / DOS 7.00
    - 570+ kB free base memory
    - If necessary, the latest version of SDD (UniVBE)
    - The latest version of DirectX
    - Debian GNU/Linux 2.2, OSS/ALSA, xf86 3.3.6

    AMIGA

    - Amiga 1200T
    - Blizzard 060 / 66 MHz
    - 2 MB chip / 48 MB fast RAM
    - Cybervision 64/3d
    - CybergraphX V4
    - AmigaOS 3.1

    C-64

    - Standard machine
    - 1541 disk drive
    - Action Replay

    10. THE SCHEDULE
    ================

    FRIDAY 6th of October 1886:

    20:00 - The doors open

    00:00 - Classic demos on the screen

    SATURDAY 7th of October 1886:

    12:00 - Deadline for ALL compos

    15:00 - Disk throwing competition

    18:00 - All competitions in the following order:
            OLDSKOOL MUSIC, GRAPHICS, MP3, WILD, MULTICHANNEL, INTRO, DEMO

    03:00 - Voting ends, prize giving

    SUNDAY 8th October 1886:

    12:00 - The doors close

    11. CONTACT INFORMATION
    =======================

    The latest information can be found on our homepage:

    http://www.proxy.kannus.fi

    For additional information or enrollment, contact:

    - Timo Orava, 050 - 359 3722

    - Proxy organizing, proxy@kannus.fi

    - IRCNet: #proxy

    ATTENTION! Despite the short distance, the Proxy organizers have
    nothing to do with the Elevator-happening.

    Welcome! -Proxy organizing