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Silly Venture 2020+1 Summer August 24th, 2021
As most of you probably know, Silly Venture 2020+1 Summer took place last weekend in Gdansk, Poland.

The party was a hybrid of physical/online with a special supporter ticket if you wanted to vote without being at the party place.

We saw what could probably be seen as the best graphics competitions in Atari history. Very very good entries for XL, ST and Falcon. Then KK of Altair surprised many with an STe-port of his (work in progress) Dread Amiga game, that's a texturemapped FPS, somewhere between Wolf3D and Doom with very Doom-like style.

And finally there were some incredible demos shown, as expected from Silly Venture. The winning demos in the Lynx and ST demo compos are simply incredible. The Lynx demo defies all reason, did they not realise that's an 8-bit 65sc02 machine from 1989 they are working with?? Madness. And finally, most have likely seen it already but The Overlanders made a comeback! And holy cow what a comeback. Over ten minutes of effects, design, music and graphics of superb-quality. That's an incredible demo and it's wonderful to see Overlanders back after 22 years (don't forget the screen in Nostalic-o-demo :-)).

The releases are showing up bit by bit as does video recordings. Check out the links below to watch/download!

Thanks to all the guys doing these pictures, musics, demos, intros, games and what not, you're awesome! And double thanks the Silly Venture crew who served us with the online stream. Finally thanks to the guys who showed up for the Jitsi evening while watching the compos, had a great time :)
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maxYMiser FM 1.61 release July 27th, 2021
gwEm writes :

Following the release of maxYMiser 1.61 especially for Sommarhack attendees a few weeks ago I am publicly spreading the Sommarhack version :) The changes are:

* New PWM effect originally from Ziggy Stardust/Overlanders
* Improved syncsquare effect (thanks to Tat/Avena)
* Awesome new Dma-Sc example music

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Sommarhack 2021 roundup July 13th, 2021
It's now a couple of days after the online-party ended.
We've had time to upload, record and get stuff in place for everyone to download.

In total we streamed a bit over thirteen hours over the course of three days. Amazingly, there were no major hiccups this time around. The hardware worked, the software worked and no glitch from Twitch side what we could tell. Some times miracles happen as it would seem.

I'd like to thank everyone who watched the stream, the contributors to the competitions and especially the people who helped with the organizing and doing content for the stream; Et, Daniel, Anders, spkr, Grazey, Il Professore, gwEm and of course Crazy Q for doing a huge job with the music, jingles, documentary and the concert. Much love Q!

All entries are now available for download from Demozoo including recordings of all demos, intros and music entries, check links below.

Now we're hoping that Sommarhack 2022 (July 8-10) will finally be back to normal. See you then!
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New released at Outline 2021 May 16th, 2021
The longest running demo party in The Netherlands finished it's 2021 edition a few hours ago.

There were a few Atari releases, mostly small intros for 8-bit Atari (some really good!) and one ST 32k intro from SMFX while Spiny from Torment entered a picture for the graphics competition.
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maxYMiser FM (v1.53) released May 1st, 2021
gwEm of PHF writes:

A few weeks of solid work on maxYMiser has yielded "maxYMiser FM" with major advancements:

Four fresh timer effect routines!!
* squarewave FM timer effect
* buzzer FM timer effect
* syncsquare timer effect (with research from Tat/Avena and Ben/OVR)
* syncbuzzer FM timer effect

* marvellous "FMergency" example music from YQN/Hemoroids
* buzzer wave selectable in mixer sequence
* sequences extended from 31 to 63 steps
* minor bug fixes and improvement

Not all the new effects work properly on emulators, details in the manual.


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Speechless / DHS passes away April 18th, 2021



It's with a heavy heart we have to inform that our newest member, Speechless / DHS passed away yesterday, April 17, 2021.

Thanks for everything and rest in peace, mate!



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Christmas releases December 24th, 2020
No Silly Venture this year, and there's a bit of a drought on new ST/e demos for the last few months.

But Genesis Project saves the day with a new christmas demo for the ST. Graphics by the ever so productive Facet and new GP members Proto and spkr. Yeap you read that right, Genesis Project just strengthened up their Atari division!

As a side note we were also sent a christmas release which is a slideshow containing music and pictures from Alexa Fesers "Atari T-shirt" music video, requires an STe with 4 MB and some media that can store 4 MB data.

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New Falcon game released December 9th, 2020
Joska writes:
I have just released a Falcon030-version of the well known platform game l'Abbaye des Morts ("The Abbey of the Dead").

More information: https://atari.joska.no/abbayedesmorts/

Original soundtrack by Skuggemannen/Dry Bone Records. Hook your Falcon up to a decent stereo when playing this game.

Gameplay is slightly extended compared to the original version. You will be given some subtle and some not so subtle hints while playing, so pay attention. If you don't you will not be able to complete this game.

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