JULY 7 - 9

  Atari competitions
The usual competitions for Atari demo/intro, graphics and music will be held. Demos that work on our compo hardware hardware will be run live while other Atari platforms will need a video recording to be submitted as well.
We will display full specifications of the hardware requirements as well as file size/resolution before it's shown.
Remote entries
You can send us remote entries via e-mail (use a suitable subject so we don't miss it by mistake). Please tell us in your mail which machine the production is aimed for.
Send entries to:
Thanks in advance for your participation!
For the most recent timetable with deadlines, please refer to the main page.
Compo hardware
These are the machines we will provide for the competitions; if your contribution is for another Atari machine, please submit a recording that we can play.
Atari XL
  • OS B / OS XL
  • Stereo Pokey (dual chips)
  • 1 MB RAM (Ultimate)
  • SD-card reader (no floppy, no tape!)
Atari STe
  • TOS v1.62
  • 4MB ST-RAM
  • Floppydisk or UltraSatan SD harddrive (HDdriver)
Atari Falcon 030
  • TOS v4.04
  • 14 MB ST-RAM
  • 68882 FPU
  • SSD IDE harddrive (HDdriver)
Atari Falcon 060
  • CT60-TOS v1.03c
  • 14 MB ST-RAM
  • 256 MB TT-RAM
  • Full 68060 at 66 MHz
  • SSD IDE harddrive (HDdriver)
  • SuperVidel a possibility if required
  COMPO #01
Demo/intro competition

This is a combined competition and we will make sure that all hardware specifications as well as size of the demo is shown before it runs.
  • Any Atari platform allowed, if your demo or intro is for an Atari platform not available at the party, please supply a video along with the native executable
  • Filesize, system and memory demands are open, but will be disclosed in detail before and after the entry is shown
  • Several entries per person or crew is allowed


Syntax Terror Big Border revisited

Back in 1990, Delta Force released the legendary Syntax Terror megademo for the Atari ST. There are many great screens in Syntax Terror and as a tribute we want to revisit one of it's strangest moments.
The Big Border demo screen in Syntax Terror was made by Chaos, Inc. of Delta Force and it's main characteristics is the tiny 96*54 pixel screen size.
27 years later, can someone beat the original?
  • The demo is limited to using a 96*54 area, centered on the screen
  • No rasterbars outside of the 96*54 area
  • Must work on 512k RAM
  • Must work on Atari ST
  • Several entries per person or crew is allowed

Graphics competition

We allow any kind of Atari graphics, if it is for an unsupported Atari platform, please provide a PNG image along with the native format.
  • We aim to display pictures in the native editor such as Degas Elite, EscPaint or Neochrome.
  • Custom formats are allowed and welcome, you need to provide an executable.
  • GIF, TARGA and JPEG images will be displayed on a Falcon with APEX viewer. Maximum displayed resolution is 768*480, but the software will scale down if necessary.
  • More than one entry allowed.

Music competition

As with the graphics competition, we allow any format that is playable on an Atari. If the music is for some Atari machine that we don't have at the party, please send a recording along with the native version of the music.
  • We try to play the music in the used editor; if possible please supply a tracker loadable file.
  • Custom formats are allowed and encouraged. You need to provide an executable.
  • WAV, MP2, MP3, OGG music will be played on a Falcon with AniPlayer.
  • More than one entry allowed.