• The composer has to be present at the party personally. Alternatively, the entry can be handed in as a remote entry before the party (see remote entries-page).
  • 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!


  • max. 7 second loop, any bpm speed
  • WAV or FLAC file format only (!)
  • original loops (not used in a track before)
  • will be played for 30 seconds


  • 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.


  • The filesize limit is 1.457.664 bytes compressed (ZIP/LHZ, no RAR!).
  • .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.
  • Renoise without VST.

Fixed Style.

  • IMPORTANT: like last year we decided to hold a music competition with a fixed style, which is "sleezy space opera" (d'uh).
  • You can hand in entries in one of the allowed formats of either the Streamed or the Tracked Music competition.


  • 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.