qbparty 4

This year we will organize the fourth qbparty. We keep the structure of the compos because everyone likes it, if you miss any compo, please write to us! For example, we will have the retrocompo!

The demoscene represents an international computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos: small, self-contained computer programs that produce audio-visual presentations. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills.

What is it all about? Read the Wiki for some details!

.... AND THE OFFICIAL PART, THE PARTY RULES.

  • Smoking indoors is absolutely forbidden.
  • The biggest part of the garden is the smoking area, we will place trash bins, and we kindly ask everyone to use them. The garden is very beautiful and we wouldn't want to ruin it, nor to set it on fire.
  • Alcohol consumption is permitted of course, with moderation. Take care of each other and the building as well.
  • The use of any kind of illegal drugs is forbidden.
  • Connecting anything non-IT gadget (over 500 watts) to the electric network is forbidden. It might cause a blackout. However, if you absolutely need to do so, please ask the staff members for permission first.

  • We kindly ask everyone, please take care of the party place, including the vegetation!
  • Any damage has to be reimbursed.
  • If the damage has to be paid from the party budget, it might just as well mean that this will be the last party at new place.
  • The responsibility for your own valuables is on you. The staff can't take responsibility for any belongings you lose.
  • Fortunately, there haven't been any kind of damages caused or valuables stolen at Hungarian parties for ages, and we'd like it to stay that way.
  • It's not mandatory, but highly recommended that you use the selective trash cans!

Any kind of violation of the party rules means a permanent ban from the party!

Location

  • Wass Albert Művelődési Központ és Városi Könyvtár
  • Wass Albert Culture Centre and City Library
  • Szent István square 6
  • Sülysáp, 2241
  • GPS: 47.450239, 19.534046
  • Date: 11 - 13. May 2018.
  • Entry Fee: 4000 HUF (around 13 EUR)
  • Student ticket (requires a valid confirmation document): 1500Huf (around 5 EUR)
  • Children ticket (under age 16): 500Huf (around 1,2 EUR) This year we will have a children's corner again.

Yes, we stay at Sülysáp!

ABOUT THE PARTY PLACE

The party is set in a beautiful culture home, where you will find a spacious and bright hall with comfy sofas, tables and a buffet. The main hall is used as a movie theatre, so it can be darkened very nicely. Inside, there is a big screen, which is kind of old, but it works amazingly, and gives a certain mood to the show. There will be enough tables and chairs. We are stacking up extension cords, but we welcome if you'd bring your own as well.

The garden, framed with pine trees, is perfectly suitable for camping, if the weather allows. You will find tables and chairs in the garden, along with some nice blankets to boost your comfort. For the joy of smokers and for all the outdoor souls, the events on the stage are visible and within hearing distance from outside. The only thing that could ruin everything, if we have a really crappy and rainy weather :-)

WHAT TO BRING?

Whatever you may need. Nobody will laugh at you, if you show up with a traveling bag. Release. Of course it's not a must, but we would love to have more releases to boost the party. If you prefer, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, accessories that you need for taking a shower and everything else you can't live without during the 3 days. If the weather is nice, there will be outdoor events too. If you wish to take part, bring some clothes that you don't mind to get dirty. Bring all the money you wish to turn into wine, or if you prefer ATM's, there is one at the entrance and there are two other ones nearby within 300m.

THE AREA

There is a Tesco supermarket next to the party place, a tobacco shop, a gym, and a bakery. In the other direction, there is a gas station and another tobacco shop.

TRAVELLING

If you need accommodation or fear about getting lost in the city, contact us via e-mail.

Public transport by train

  • From Budapest the Eastern Train Station (Keleti Pályaudvar) you can take the Nagykáta-Újszász-Szolnok train line (s60/z60), on the MÁV 120a line.
  • Or travel with the Sülysáp suburban railway.
  • More info about the trains: Trains Timetable
Example gmap

Travel route and time from the airport

  1. Airport to Budapest city center with bus 200E to "Kőbánya-Kispest". Travel time: ~30min.
  2. City center to Eastern (Keleti) railway station with subway M3 (change to M2 at Deák Ferenc tér) Travel time: ~5-10min.
  3. Budapest Eastern (Keleti) railway station to Sülysáp. Travel time: ~30-45min.
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BY VOLÁN BUSES:

From the Budapest Stadion bus station, by the buses which stop at Sülysáp. Travel time: ~40min.

  • More info about the buses: Volán Timetable
  • BY CAR:

    Example from the Budapest Ferihegy International Airport with Car. Travel time: ~30min.

    Example gmap

    Budapest has a very negative reputation of dishonest taxi drivers regularly participating in a robbery of the foreign tourists. Avoid them and prefer the public transport from the airport bus 200E and don't forget! Buy a ticket from a ticket machine. (350Ft = 1.13€)

    For more images from the Previous events see footer links.

    Timeline v1.0

    Combined graphics & Musics
    Deadline: Saturday, 12:00

    Game development
    Deadline: Saturday, 12:00

    Oldschool Demo & Wild
    Deadline: Saturday, 15:30

    256b & 4k & 64k & Demo
    Deadline: Saturday, 16:00


    FRIDAY, 11 MAY

    16:00 DOOR OPENING

    Take a seat and hang around with others, holding a beer...


    16:30 C64 PvP Match

    PvP Match Fun : games on the big screen, come and play!


    20:00 Opening Ceremony

    Of course, we try to speak English... :D


    ~20:02 Demoshow

    Behind the QBs
    Yume Time Hidden/Deleted Scenes


    21:30 Concert

    23:30 Amiga Night with DeT0X

    Det0x makes the night using his Amiga,
    after that: free activities & fun


    SATURDAY, 12 MAY

    12:30 Demoshow

    Get a freeCoffee MorningDemoshow


    14:00 Competition Block #1

    • Combined music competition
    • Combined graphics competition
    • Game development competition

    15:00 Demoshow

    Get some Beer Demoshow


    17:30 Competition Block #2

    • Old-school demo competition
    • Wild demo and animation competition

    ~19:00 Demoshow

    Get More beer Demoshow


    20:00 Competition Block #3

    • 256 byte intro competition
    • 4k intro competition
    • ~10 minutes break if it's need.
    • 64k intro competition
    • Demo competition

    ~22:00 Concert

    Double Score Dungeon


    ~22:45 Demoshow

    VoteEndSoon, Take another beer show.


    23:30 Voting ends

    23:59 Awards Ceremony

    SUNDAY, 13 MAY

    13:00 DOOR CLOSING

    Try find your way to home...

    COMPETITION RULES

    If you want to reintroduce a compo category, get in touch with us! If at least four team writes that they want to participate with a release on a compo, we will add this compo to the list.

    Game development competition

    • Maximum filesize: 256 megabytes on ZIP/RAR
    • The game can write only into its launch folder.
    • The game should not have an installer!
    • You have around 5-10 minutes to show the game. Of course, we won't be very strict with that, but if you can't present your game objectives in this time frame, it isn't our fault.
    • Projector screen size: 1920x1080 (1080p)

    Combined graphics competition

    • Entries made with any tool are allowed with any creation method available, such as photo retouching or 3D rendering.
    • Maximum resolution: 1920x1080 (1080p). You may attach larger versions of the entry in the archive.
    • Allowed formats: PNG, BMP, GIF, TGA, JPG, TIF (Preferred is lossless)
    • The archive should include at least 3 phases or creation steps of the process.
    • No animations are allowed.
    • Only three picture per artist is allowed.
    • Viewing application: irfanview

    Combined music competition

    • Musical entries created with any technique.
    • Playing time: 5 minutes. We'll fade out afterwards.
    • Maximum size: 15 megabytes zipped
    • Allowed streaming formats: MP3 and OGG. Also, please fill the ID3/OGGInfo fields if possible.
    • Allowed tracked formats: XM, IT, S3M, MOD
    • Only one song per artist is allowed.
    • Replaying application: Winamp for streaming, XMPlay for tracked

    Wild demo/animation competition

    • Entries which don't fit into any other compo. Short films, rendered animations, Flash movies, Dance, alternative platform demos.
    • Playing time: 5 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
    • If your entry is a video file, please use common formats like MP4 / MKV / AVI containers with H.264 / DivX / XviD video and MP3 / AAC / uncompressed audio.
    • If your entry is NOT a video file, consult the organizers before the deadline.
    • Only one entry per artist is allowed.

    Oldschool Demo competition

    • C64C, Amiga 1200/68060 or bring your own hardware platform!
    • No maximum filesize, but please use common sense here.
    • RCA, VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs supported, if unsure provide a video for your entry!
    • Maximum showing time: 10:00 minutes
    • Don't forget to include any custom libraries your production may require!

    256 byte intro competition

    • 256 bytes of coder mayhem, get the most out of a quarter kilobyte.
    • Playing time: 5 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards or when we notice it loops.
    • If possible, quit on a keypress, preferably ESC.
    • the entry must be one single file, not larger than 256 bytes.
    • The entry must not write on the hard drive.
    • Entries are ran in a genuine DOS environment

    4k Intro Competition

    • Minuscule demos providing endless possibilities to show off music, code and graphics.
    • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
    • Entries must quit on ESC.
    • The entry must be one single file, not larger than 4096 bytes.
    • The entry must not write on the hard drive permanently; CAB-dropping is allowed, but we'd recommend to use the most recent, Windows 7-compatible Crinkler.
    • If you DO use CAB dropping, we'd recommend you to avoid compatibility issues, like ordinal importing.
    • You can include a safe mode EXE in the archive, but if the compressed version of the intro doesn't run, we won't show the larger version.

    64k Intro Competition

    • Minuscule demos providing endless possibilities to show off in music, code and graphics.
    • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
    • Entries must quit on ESC.
    • the entry must be one single file, not larger than 65536 bytes.
    • The entry must not write on the hard drive permanently.
    • The usage of kkrunchy or Crinkler is highly recommended.

    Demo Competition

    • Have all the space you want for creating the masterpiece of the demoscene.
    • Maximum filesize: 500 megabytes on ZIP/RAR
    • Playing time: 10 minutes. We'll stop it afterwards.
    • Entries must quit on ESC.
    • The entry must not write to on the hard drive permanently.

    Generic compo rules for every platform

    • Entries will be accepted on the following media: CDR/RW, DVDR/RW, USB drive, MMC/SD/MS/CF card. Naturally, you will get these back after we copied the entries to the compo machine.
    • Remote contributions are allowed, but we won't safe-keep your prizes, if no one picks it up during the prize giving ceremony.
    • The organizers reserve the right to remove entries from competitions. These entries won't be shown, won't be spread and won't be votable. In individual competitions this usually means preselection to avoid a huge amount of entries to be presented, in other competitions it solely means quality control and eventual compatibility problems. If your entry doesn't run on the compo machine, we'll do our best to help you to get it running though.
    • Previously released material is not allowed. Covers, remixes and derivative works can only be entered with the consent of the original author.
    • For every entry we'd like to ask for a FILE_ID.DIZ (if the platform allows so), containing the prod's name and author, optionally the compo and party. (Note: Traditionally FILE_ID.DIZ's are 40 characters wide at most.)
    • The compo entry must be packed together with either ZIP or RAR (or the best packer on that given platform). We will not accept unpacked entries, and we will not pack your entry for you.
    • For PC compos, the latest DirectX end-user runtime will be installed on the compo machine.  Compo machine spec: i7, 16Gb RAM,  SSD,  GeForce GTX 970 4GB, Win 10
    • By entering, you also agree on having your works uploaded to our website after the party and to various larger demoscene FTP servers (scene.org)
    • The maximum resolution of the projector is 1920x1080 (1080p), so please respect that and don't go over it, because it might result in your entry breaking.
    • We add special award for the best qbasic Prod.. Just for fun.. :P
    • If the platform allows, please make a preview of your product and upload it to the partynet as help for identification.
    • Deadline of remote submissions: 4 hours before the compo deadline!
      e-mail: info<@>qbparty<.>hu

    Compo machines

    • PC compo machine: i7-4790, 16Gb RAM,  SSD,  GeForce GTX 970 4GB, Win 10
    • Commodore 64C + 1541/II + IDE64 + SD2IEC
    • Amiga 1200/68060
    • Android Shield Portable

    Submit remote Entry for qbparty 4

    • Combined graphics & Musics Remote Deadline: May 12. 06:00
    • Game development Remote Deadline: May 12. 06:00
    • Oldschool Demo & Wild Remote Deadline: May 12. 10:00
    • 256b & 4k & 64k & Demo Remote Deadline: May 12. 14:00

    Fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

    You should receive a reply if it's working properly or something is broken. This will happen somewhere between when you submit and the actual compo. So the sooner you submit the better.

    Partners


    Supporters and vendors can contact us the following ways:
    Partnership: mdme[@]mdme<.>hu
    Other: feryx[@]feryx<.>hu
    Information: info[@]qbparty<.>hu


    The Party Tech King we rent from:


    Hangmánia


    Our media partner:


    Scene.hu


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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Is there a place to sleep?

    • Yes, there will be a couple of smaller sleeping rooms.

    Can I attend even though I am not a scener myself and I know nothing about the demoscene?

    • Of course, you are very welcome!

    Is there a buffet at the party place?

    • Yes.

    Can I bring my food and drinks?

    • Yes.

    Is there an ATM nearby?

    • Yes, three of 'em. One at the entrance (OTP), one at the entrance of Tesco (K&H), and another one in about three minutes of walk.

    Do I have to bring a computer or a laptop?

    • No, the choice is yours.

    How can I vote?

    • You will get a code with your ticket, which will grant you access to our network where the voting happens. If you need any help, the staff is there to help you. If you didn't bring any gadget that could handle this, there is a device available at the Info Desk.

    Is this a LAN party?

    • No, it's not.

    Where can I park?

    • There is plenty of space in front of the party place, and even behind it.

    Is it awkward if I come with my travel bag?

    • Nope.

    What should I wear?

    • Whatever feels suitable, there will be party t-shirts. We advise you to bring a second set of clothes, especially if you wish to take part in the outdoor events.

    How do I get to the place?

    • It is really easy. We are 35 minutes away from Budapest Eastern Train station (Keleti Pályaudvar), about the same time by bus too. For more information, please read the Location section.

    Can I book a room somewhere nearby?

    • Yes, if you wish to sleep somewhere else than the party place, we can help you with accommodation, but it's important to book early.

    Taxi?

    • Yes. But be aware, never take a random taxi if you are a foreigner and not speaking Hungarian. If you need a taxi, call by phone from official companies and always ask for the price before entering.

    Can I dance?
    • Yes, until you are boo-ed off the dancefloor.

    Will there be internet connection?

    • We hope so, it would be strange without it.

    Is it possible to do some karaoke?

    • If there is a demand, we can sort it out.

    Can I buy food or drinks nearby?

    • Yes, during the day. Tesco is open until 10PM and there is a pastry nearby. There are other small shops in the area.

    Is there a tobacco store around?

    • Yes, next to the Tesco store.

    Will you have something for my headache?

    • Yes, ask the info desk.

    Is it a problem if can't bring a release?

    • We wont bite your head off, but it would be nice if you'd bring one :-)

    Is it okay If I attend only to play games?

    • No one will forbid. However, we recommend that you take an active part in party events.

    How can I send my release?

    • You can send it in e-mail or simply give to us at the party or upload via the local network. If you need help, please contact the organizers.

    Can I bring my retro/brand new/monster rig/special/etc. gadget to show off?

    • Yes and we appreciate it! If you plan to show lot of stuff, please contact the organizers beforehand.

    Is the place far from the train-station? Where should I go?

    • It is about 5 minutes away and we will stamp arrows to help you find the place.

    Is there a gas station nearby?

    • Yes, really close.

    What does "QB" stand for?

    • The name is just a word joke,  QB->sounds similar to CUBE (it is the english translation of the word "kocka", the way nerds are called in Hungary)

    Why did you cut the competition list?

    • Based on the experiece of the last three years, we experience what the community needs. We want to have a great party. It doesn't make sense to have compos with only 1 or 2 entries.

    Any other questions? Write to us!

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