Revision The EasterParty - Aktueller Bericht (26.04.2011)





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Demoscene : Revision The EasterParty - Aktueller Bericht (26.04.2011)
English translation by TheSteltek:

Announcer: ... get teary eyes when they hear these names: Amstrad, Amiga, C64. Those are all the old boxes that were built in the 80s for home use. Slow with little memory, very uncomfortable in fact and yet there are still fans today who set out to get the last out of these machines and they even manage to run little videos on them, music-animations, so called demos, and this weekend, the fans of this demoscene from all over the world met at the E-Werk here.
Voiceover: Sound and visual from another century, and yet from today. 800 demoscener compete in getting most out of old machines, like Blueberry from Denmark. He is known as one of the best Amiga coders in the world but his demo, the animation for the competition tomorrow, is not done yet.

The deadline is unforgiving, the open competition is already running. Pants off, that's the war cry in the scene when the computers start running their programs in real-time.
Styx: The competitive thought is what's driving everything. People wouldn't be doing it if they could not show off what they can do but it's all in good fun. You want to compete but at the same time make friends, exchange ideas, all of that is in the center.

Voiceover: and missionary-like effort, like for the Amstrad CPC series from the 80s, a demo is being loaded here. The owners travelled here from Normandy to show the fans of other, 30 year old machines, that theirs is the better one.
Dfox: They grew up with it. something I can't make out... like for me with the C64 at the beginning, I still enjoy the music even if others may think 'that's just noise and beeping'. There's just plenty of love and passion by these people who ... well it's just their machine, it will always be and of course there will be coding on it and they try to get the most out of it.

Voiceover: The smallest demos are satisfied with a single written typewriter-page of code.
Blueberry's Amiga packs a little more but it doesn't help, he's still not finished. Nevertheless he shows what he's got out of his Amiga so far and with what he will try to outdo his opponents technically and artistically, after all, he still has a few hours of time and a name to lose among the 800 other obsessed in Saarbruecken and their kin worldwide.

Announcer: Very impressive.


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