Music competitions

  • The composer has to be present at the party personally. Alternatively, the entry can be handed in as a remote entry before the party
  • Only one entry per composer and competition allowed
  • In case that we will have to apply preselection: disqualified entries will not be spread and will not be votable
  • Maximum allowed playing time is 4 minutes. Tunes that go beyond this limit will be faded out
  • The use of unlicensed material is not allowed
  • All contributions for the music, graphics and videocontent compos will be released under a Creative Commons Licence. Look here for more information!


  • A looped piece of music
  • Max. loop playing time: 7 seconds (that's 308700 samples at 44.1kHz)
  • WAV or FLAC file format only
  • Original loops (not used in a track before)
  • Will be played for about 60 seconds and then faded out
  • Must loop seamlessly in winamp or xmplay, or will be moved to a seperate compo called: "ZU DUMM EINEN SAUBEREN LOOP ZU SCHNEIDEN" ;-)


  • The entry has to be delivered as .OGG or .MP3 file with at least 160kbit/s average bitrate
  • You will have to provide a list of tools you used in creating your entry. This information will be shown on the bigscreen


This year we decided to tighten the rules a bit to intensify the oldschool flavor of the tracked music compo. Therefore newschool tracker formats will not be allowed anymore. For a special visual experience during compo we will show the pattern view of XMPlay during replay of the entries.

  • The filesize limit is 1.457.664 bytes UNcompressed
  • .MOD/.S3M/.XM/.IT : replayed with XMPlay (native support)
  • .MED/.NST/.STM : replayed with ModPlug Sound System Input Plugin for XMPlay
  • .TFM/.TFMX/.TFX : replayed with Winamp2 TFMX player v1.25 Plugin for XMPlay


  • This is a cross-platform competition for all available machines (PC, C64, VIC20, Z80 Spectrum, Atari, NES, Amiga ECS...). Please bring special converters with you if your machine does not connect to a standard stereo mini headphone plug
  • The entry has to be delivered as executable program and you'll have to prove that it works on the real machine (e.g. bring it with you and show the organizers)
  • Maximum filesize of the executable is 32768 bytes (129 blocks and 2 bytes on C64)
  • We won't show any screen contents during the competition
  • Maximum allowed pre-calculation time: 30 seconds
  • We will provide a C64 for the replaying of SID entries. Please tell us which SID-version you need on the submission form otherwise the organizers get to pick one for you
  • If possible, provide a MP3/OGG encoded version of your tune