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The Party 1996

- End of an Era

Time and Place

Dates:Friday 27 December at 10:00 CET to Sunday 29 December at 15:00 CET.
City:Aars
Venue:Messecenter Aars

Statistics

Main Organizers:
Visitors (ex. daily):3412
Party Place Size (m2):8000
Power Usage(kWh):2937.70
Netcable (km):5
Servers:4
Switches:
Amiga Users:70%
Cola consumed(l):19939.44
Sound peak at stage(DB):90-100
Girls:5-9
Entrance Price(DKK):300
Garbage(Kg):8072.16

Competitions

Facilities

Events

Schedule

This schedule is only a draft for what is going to happen. Be adviced that final schedule will be announced at The Party.

DATE       DEADLINES  TIME   EVENTS
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27/12                 10:00             Offical Opening
                      15:00  +-----------------------------------+
                             |         Opening Ceremony          |
                      16:00  +-----------------------------------+
     4-Channel Music  19:00  |            Demo Slide             |
  McBody, M-Ch Music  22:00  +-----------------------------------+
                             |              Concert              |
                      23:00  +-----------------------------------+
                             |          McBody Crashing          |
28/12      Wild Demo  00:00  +-----------------------------------+
                             |           Live Concert            |
                      02:00  +-----------------------------------+
                             |          4-Channel Music          |
                      04:00  +-----------------------------------+
                      05:00  +-----------------------------------+
        C64 Graphics  06:00  |        Multi Channel Music        |
            Graphics  07:00  +-----------------------------------+
                      08:00  +-----------------------------------+
           C64 Music  09:00  |            Amige Intro            |
  4K Intro, PC Intro  10:00  +--------------+--------------------+
                      11:00  | C64 Graphics +--------------------+
            C64 Demo  12:00  +--------------|       DiskOS       |
                      13:00  |  C64 Music   +--------------------+
                             |              |      Graphics      |
  Coca Cola Crashing  14:00  +--------------+--------------------+
                      15:00  |   4K Intro   +--------------------+
                             |              | Coca Cola Crashing |
                      16:00  +--------------+--------------------+
                             |             PC Intro              |
             PC Demo  18:00  +--------------+--------------------+
                      20:00  |   C64 Demo   +--------------------+
          Amiga Demo  22:00  +--------------+     Wild Demo      |
29/12                 00:00  +--------------+--------------------+
                             |              PC Demo              |
                      04:00  +-----------------------------------+
                             |            Amiga Demo             |
                      08:00  +-----------------------------------+
               Votes  09:00
                      12:00  +-----------------------------------+
                             |    Prizes and Closing Ceremony    |
                      14:00  +-----------------------------------+
                      15:00             Official Closing
-----  -------------  -----  -------------------------------------

Description

The amount of guests broke all previous records with a breathtaking 3412 visitors!!

This was the year where the WiLD? Demo winner, Rofly founded a new set of rules for how a WilLD? Demo should be. With outstanding gfx and humour they entertained the audience with the result of a 1st price.

Back in Aars! And back to the real party feeling. The number of visitors was 3300, which was as much as we could stuff into the halls. The Internet connection worked occasionally, and voting now ran online for the first time. The winner WiLD? demo was "Rofly" by Frank S.

Once upon a time there where two brothers sitting in their dark computer room. They were quite fascinated by the thought of making the worlds greatest computer party in the big hall next to them. And so they did. Now, 5 years later, we would like to end our dream, where it all started. - In the city that made a real, live, 3D dot-ball and other sculptures as a tribute to The Party. Welcome back to Aars. Welcome to The Party 1996 - The End Of An Era.

General Rules

Please Note

News

( 22/12/1996 )

Voting
The voting system has been moved from disks to the network, via a webpage. You will receive a votekey when you arrive, so that you can access the page. All computer with a network card and a browser which can run in secure mode can be used for voting. There might be an unsecure votepage available also, so that Amiga users with networking cards also has the possibility to vote.

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( 22/12/1996 )

Sleeping Facilities
Due to massive booking we have converted the sleeping hall into a party hall, only a small area is left for sleeping. Therefor we have made an arrangement with a school, where there are plenty of quiet sleeping space. The school is located 1 km. from the party place, so there will probably be a bus driving to and from the school.

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( 22/12/1996 )

Contributions Online
All contributions will be made available on the network after each competition has ended, so that everyone can view the contributions once again before voting.

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( 22/12/1996 )

BeBox? at The Party
We now have an agreement with Be Europe, so there will be a BeBox? demonstration in the laserdisc room on the 27th. at 19:00. If too many show up for the demonstration, there will be additional demonstrations right after the first one.

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( 22/12/1996 )

Phase 5 Not at The Party
Due to Phase 5's inability to reply to any communication, there will not be any a/box demonstration at The Party.

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( 22/12/1996 )

Remember the Free Bus
If you travel by train/plane then you can use the free bus from Aalborg bus/trainstation to the party place. It will be driving nonstop on the 27.th from 8:00 until 17:00 and on the 29.th from 8:00 until 15:00

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( 05/12/1996 )

New demo size in PC Demo
Based on the discussion on IRC about the PC Demo size limit and the huge amount of E-Mails on this subject, we have decided to change the max. size of PC Demos to 6MB. This decision is final!

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( 02/12/1996 )

Extra tables available at The Party 1996
We have managed to get an alternativ sleeping area and have therefor converted some of the sleepinghall into party area. This mean that we can host an extra 400 seats. The reservation system has yet again been opened to receive your registration, but hurry up - the tables won't be there for long...

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( 30/11/1996 )

The Party 1996 sold out!
It has already happend, The Party 1996 is completly sold out! And therefor we do not accept reservations anymore. We are though working on getting external sleeping facilities and converting the sleepinghall into a party hall so that more people can get tables. Stay tuned to this page for further updates. Meanwhile it is still possible to get in at The Party 1996 without a reservation as long as you don't bring any equipment - there is simply not any free tables left.

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( 29/11/1996 )

PC Demo size limit?
Some people has been complaining about the fact that the PC demo compo size limit is 10Mb. They would like to have it lowered to 5Mb, therefor we will have a discussion about it on IRC in channel #coders this Thursday at 20:00 GMT (europe + 1 hour), be there if you want to be heard.

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( 24/11/1996 )

VESA 1.2 VS VESA 2.0
Some sceners has been complaining about the fact that the PC compos has to run on a PC which gfx board "only" support VESA 1.2. The compo computers will be using a PCI SVGA S3 TRIO64 2MB gfx board which has a VESA 1.2 bios onboard. If anyone want's to use VESA 2.0 then you must include a UNIVBE driver in your production. The reason for choosing this gfx board and not a board with VESA 2.0 onboard is that wery few people has such a board, and the idea of a demo is that everybody can run the demo, otherwise it would just be like the WiLD? demos, which you will only see at The Party.

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( 24/11/1996 )

Prominent guests at The Party 1996
Accordingly to reservations we will have some wery interresting guests during The Party 1996, have a look for yourself:

Name:
Hussein, Saddam
Handle:
Satan
Group:
The War Group
E-Mail:
boom@poff.kaboom
Address:
Irak
Zip:
Irak
City:
Irak
Country:
Irak
Persons:
1
Pc's:
1
Tables:
1
Where:
In the darkness

Name:
Gates, Bill
Handle:
B.U.G.
Group:
Microcompany
E-Mail:
bigg@bug.bang
Address:
Horoshima 45, Tjernobyl 86, Windows 95
Zip:
1234
City:
Smurf city
Country:
Legoland
Persons:
1
Pc's:
1
Tables:
1
Where:
Next to Saddam

We welcome theese interresting guests! :----------------------)

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( 15/11/1996 )

Phase 5 A/Box Demonstartion
We are currently working on getting Phase 5 to host a conference at The Party 1996, to show off their new project: The A/BOX computer. We don't promise anything yet, but we are working on it.

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( 15/11/1996 )

Registration record!
A new record in The Party history has been set. By now, we have registered 1119 guests. Just to compare, last year at this date we only had around 300 guests registered. Remember that this year we do have a max. of 2500 guests allowed, SO HURRY UP AND REGISTER!

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( 16/10/1996 )

C-64 competitions
The C-64 is still a computer on which impressive productions is beeing made and therefor we have introduced 2 new C-64 competitintroduced 2 new C-64 competitions. Besides the Demo competitions there will now also be C-64 music and C-64 Gfx competitions. C-64 users with a modem but no www access can make reservations and get news from the organizers of the C-64 competitions on the C-64 BBS Westpoint. Phonenumber is: +45 75168120, logon: the party, password: the, phonenocheck: arty.

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( 15/10/1996 )

Work in Progress: Serial Link for Amiga User
We are currently working on getting a Multiple serial uplink box, so that Amiga users wiithout a networking card still has the possibility to get onto the internet during The Party for free. This is not a promise, but a possibility. Stay tuned to The Party web for updates on this.

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( 15/10/1996 )

Amiga on the Network
Epic Data DK will supply The Party with an Amiga server to ensure that all Amiga users with a network card will have access to the software released at The Party 1996 and the prevoius years. And as a guest you can ofcourse also share your latest creations on the Amigaserver with the rest of the guests. If you are an Amiga user and still don't have a network card, then you can buy one at the party at a fair price.

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( 15/10/1996 )

Bowling Tournament
A new bowling center has been build right beside the party place in Aars. We will use this new facilities to arrange a 5 hour bowling tournament on the night of the 27th of December, Remember to sign up when you arrive. The rules in short form: Each team consist of 4 members which must be from the same group, playing time will be 55 minutes and the winner will be the team with the highest score. The prize will be....still a secret. The bowling tournament will ofcourse be for free.

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( 15/10/1996 )

Shower Facilities
Due to bad shower facilities at the party place, we have made arranged with the locall swim hall in Aars, so that it will be possible each day for some hours to get a shower and even go swimming if you want to. It will take about 15-20 minutes to walk to the swim hall, so therefor we have arranged a bus which will drive back and forth between the party place a couple of times every day. Access to the swin hall and the bus is ofcourse for free.

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Network

1996 a more official network was supplied by The Party, but it still suffered from lack of sponsor equipment and expertice in this size of networking. This year Internet was introduced for the first time, 3x128kbit.