speccy.pl party 2019.1
We are extremely proud to invite everyone to the sixth edition of the Speccy.pl Party – the event for all followers and admirers of ZX Spectrum, aiming to integrate ZX Spectrum users. Of course, you do not need to own ZX Spectrum or Sam Coupé to visit Speccy.pl Party - just a bit of will is enough!

Date and time Speccy.pl Party 2019.1



The most important events and attractions, demoscene competitions:


  • Demoscene competitions will take part after the Pixel's Market. We are expecting the following categories both for ZX Spectrum and Sam Coupé computers: Demo, Graphics, Music and Wild.

  • Once again, we'll bring as many Sam Coupé computers as we can into one place. Let's find out how many of them are in Poland. There will be an opportunity to take a special photo of the MGT family!


Demoscene competitions


Registration


Do you want to participate in the demoscene part that will take place after closing time of the Pixel's Market, that is after 18:00? Register! This will allow you to vote for all presented creations! The registration's site is here

Terms and conditions of competition


  • Each piece of work should be authorial. It is permitted to use other author’s materials from different resources or from Internet but it should be explicitly detailed in references/credits.

  • It is not allowed to introduce any work that has already been published or presented in the past.

  • No work should include any insulting, offending elements or promote forbidden by law elements or activities.

  • Every single creation registered for competition will be kept in Archive files of Speccy.pl

  • Archive that consists sent/delivered work should be named as follow: Category_Author_Titleofwork.zip

  • All files should be previously uploaded to google drive / dropbox or other cloud storage service; then links to that files should be send for: tygrys (at) speccy (dot) pl The information about accepting works for the competition will be sent in a form of responding for the submission's e-mail. It's also possible to send files directly for the e-mail address presented above, it is then necessery to keep in mind restrictions of the Google's security policy according to attachments.

  • Deadline for all competitors and for works delivering is 5th April 2019 (Friday) by 23:59. It is also possible to bring your work to the party till 3pm on 6th April 2019. However, we cannot guarantee that any of works that were sent after deadline will take a part in the competition.

  • TXT file should be attached to the sent/delivered work/works. Please include following datas:
    Title of work:
    Author:
    Category:
    Target Machine:

  • If there is anything unclear in the Terms and Conditions of Competition please get in touch with Organisers.

  • Organisers reserve the right to update these Terms and Conditions. Any changes will be published in the changelog below this page.

Competitions will take place on following compo machines:


  • ZX Spectrum:

    * ZX Spectrum 128K +2 (Gray)
    * JustSpeccy 128 + SLAM128 (ULA+)
    * Timex 2048 + interface AY

    We are going to use following readers: divIDE or divMMC

  • Sam Coupé:

    * Sam Coupé 512kB + 1MB external RAM

Competitions categories:


ZX Spectrum Demo


  • Demo should work on any of computers provided by Organisers.

ZX Spectrum Intro 256b category


  • Minimal loader in BASIC opening production, like: 10 CLEAR stack: LOAD ""CODE: RANDOMIZE USR address

  • Max. total size of binary block: 256 bytes.

  • Intro should work on any of computers provided by Organisers.

ZX Spectrum Intro 4KB category


  • Minimal loader in BASIC opening production, like: 10 CLEAR stack: LOAD ""CODE: RANDOMIZE USR address

  • Max. total size of binary block: 4096 bytes.

  • Intro should work on any of computers provided by Organisers.

ZX Spectrum AY Music category


  • We accept following music categories: AY, TurboSound / TSFM.

  • One piece of work from one musician in one category is allowed.

  • A track should be in executable file and working on ZX Spectrum.

  • In case of lack of at least three works provided for one category, the Organisers keep the right to move them to the general competition.

  • Cover versions will be moved to the Wild category.

  • Your work will be presented anonymously.

ZX Spectrum GFX Standard


  • There is a limit of maximum two works from one author.

  • Allowed format: .scr (6912 bytes)

  • In is mandatory to provide two versions of graphics; one with signature, one without signature. The version without the signature will be presented.

  • It is also mandatory to provide at least four phases that describe the process of the creation.

  • File conversions will be presented in the Wild category. In case of minimum three works provided in this category, the Organisers will open a separate competition category for them.

ZX Spectrum GFX ULA+


  • There is a limit of maximum two works from one author.

  • Allowed format: autoexecutable program that will run and show the graphics

  • It is mandatory to provide two versions of graphics; one with signature, one without signature. The version without the signature will be presented.

  • It is also mandatory to provide at least four phases that describe the process of the creation.

  • File conversions will be presented in the Wild category. In case of minimum three works provided in this category, the Organisers will open a separate competition category for them.

Sam Coupé Demo


  • Intro should work on Organisers computer.

Sam Coupé Intro 4KB


  • Minimal loader in BASIC opening production, like: 10 CLEAR stack: LOAD "filename"CODE: CALL address

  • Max. total size of binary block: 4096 bytes.

  • Intro should work on any of computers provided by Organisers.

Sam Coupé Music


  • One piece of work from one musician in one category is allowed.

  • A track should be provided in a form of executable file or disk's image.

  • In case of lack of at least three works provided for one category, the Organisers keep the right to move them to the general competition.

  • Cover versions will be moved to the Wild category.

  • Your work will be presented anonymously.

Sam Coupé GFX


  • There is a limit of maximum two works from one author.

  • Allowed any graphics mode

  • In is mandatory to provide two versions of graphics; one with signature, one without signature. The version without the signature will be presented.

  • It is also mandatory to provide at least four phases that describe the process of the creation.

  • File conversions will be presented in the Wild category. In case of minimum three works provided in this category, the Organisers will open a separate competition category for them.

Wild


  • Any work that cannot be qualified to one of categories specified above

  • The work will be presented basing on multimedia files provided by author (.avi, .mp4 etc.)


Awards

We encourage and invite sponsors of awards to contact us!


A set of books on various topics and set of music CD-s was founded by Kacper. Thank you!


Skoti founded two devices for the ZX Spectrum. Both of their own design. The first is AY + Kempston, the second is an external ROM. Thank you!

'Demoscene's rules 'changelog':

[2019.02.19]
* New category: ZX Spectrum Intro 256b!

[2019.02.06]
* an update of the information about creations delivering method
* including Sam Coupé and competitions
* including rules according ULA+
* change of rules for Wild competition

[2018.04.07]
* correction for minimal loader for intro: added CLEAR address.

[2018.03.13]
* change word 'Graphic' to 'Graphics'

[2018.03.10]
* initial version
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