||St LCP - Lund/Sweden - 1-3 August 2008
||Party over! Thanks to everyone for making StLCP an extremely
pleasant experience! Compo entries, results, photos
and stuff is now available in the archive.
See you again in 2009!
||Lots of things to take care of here! It looks like we
are able to stream some of the stuff from the party, such as the livegigs. Depending
on what the live-gig'ers (Jucke and goto80) say about that, it is possible that you'll see some
links for streaming on this site tomorrow evening. Also, RaveGuru just promised
to dig up an old 486 PC and run some demos on the bigscreen from the period
between approx 1990-1995. ONLY 24 HOURS LEFT!
||Back from other-place and ready for D.A.T.A! We strongly encourage you
to bring your demo collection to the party. The bigscreen needs you during the party
and it is open for anyone with some gems and/or classics to show. Only two days
to go now!
||I (FTC) am off for some vacation for two weeks. This means that
I won't update the St LCP homepage a lot during this time = almost all the time
until St LCP. However, don't be fooled
by the apparent non-activity. We're 100% game and fit for data-fight + trainer!
Let the count-down start!
||...and, CMP donated some nice compo prices specifically for
the PETSCII compo, just to give all the freaky PETSCII kidz a carrot to long
for! Don't miss this chance to become the #1 official PETSCII graphics
champion in this galaxy! LDA STA!
||In case there are enough C64 graphics entries, this sub-part of
the compo might split in two: pixeled graphics and PETSCII graphics.
||Mogwai the data doctor strikes back! On St LCP he will once again
save the souls of your thought-to-be-lost old hardware, like he did many times before
on various St Lars and BFP parties! So, in case you have
some broken piece of hardware that you feel is important for you, don't hesitate
to bring it to St LCP and Mogwai might very well fix it. Might is a keyword here,
because he is doing this work for free (but give him a beer or so, will you?) and
there are no promises. This hero of D.A.T.A gotta have some time to party too, right?!?
...and a big screen beamer is still needed. Anyone?!
||Information on Compos and Party Features added.
||Goto80+Dunderpackern live jam sometime during the weekend!
||For the St LCP game compo we'll use a hacked version of "Hat Trick", named "HT Gold", so
now you know what to spend time practicing on. However, this specific version differs from the original
in that it is known to make grown men cry until they get insane.
This hacked version surfaced on earth for the first time last saturday, when it was shown/played
on the main square of Copenhagen on a
4x8 meters large bigscreen. Weird huh? More photos
||Friday at midnight: Jucke's Experimental Sidshow, with S.A.M & live PETSCII!
||Site open; Date and location officially announced. A
lot of information will be added to the site in the next few days. Stay
Ten years after first surfacing on earth, and two years after merging with Floppy (into BFP),
LCP is now back again in yet another incarnation. This time in the form of
St Lars Computer People, mostly organized by good
old Frantic of Hack'n'Trade,
with some help from the creatures behind the St Lars series of parties:
Jackasser and Raveguru of Instinct. The result is yet another smashing party for all the
C64/Amiga/Atari/etc lovers around!
Those of you who ever visited a LCP, BFP, Floppy or St Lars party know the deal. A whole
weekend of smelly D.A.T.A action, talking, boozing, blipping and blopping, finalized by an
ancient compo ritual
where people do their best to show off their coding/music/graphics/mongo abilities.
The party place is called "Hemvärnsgården" and it is located only about 100 meters from
where St Lars 2007 took place, just on the other side of the street, in case you happen to know.
Space is slightly more limited compared to the BFP party-place used
the previous two years, so you better sign up right away in case you'd like to be
The partyplace is close to a burger/sausage grill (50 meters), and there is a pizza resturant
about 100 meters away. If you feel adventurous you could walk the 800 meters to a gas station which
is open 24h, and next to that one you'll also find a
Mc Donalds resturant.
There is no separate sleeping area, just to make things clear.
It is not totally impossible to put up a tent
in the surroundings of the party place, but it is not like there is a proper camping or
anything like that. Stay ruff!
To get there,
just take bus #4 from
(ask someone, it's very close to the station) toward
"Norra Fäladen" (North) and get off at "Smörlyckan", which is the bus stop after Lund Hospital ("Universitetssjukhuset").
The bus ride takes something like 10 minutes. If you
don't have a lot of stuff to carry you could even
there from the station in 20 minutes or so.
When you have arrived at "Smörlyckan", walk further along "Getingevägen" (150 meters or so) until
you see some small red houses on the left side, after passing the "Sibylla kiosk" (called "Rolles Gatukök"). St LCP is held in
the red house furthest away (but before the horse stable :). There is a map available
which shows where the party is. If you happen to come by car, we can supply the luxury of free parking
behind the house where the party is. (I'd like to keep the front of the house free from cars if possible,
so people can hang out there and so on, even if you could in theory park in the front too.)
If you know that you will drive there and if you feel like picking others up along the way,
just send me a mail and tell me your route and I'll add a cooperative traveling section
on the site.
The doors open around 16.00 on friday (1st of August) and they close
again (officially) around 12.00 on sunday.
The party is all yours for 120 Swedish Slobotniks.
The compo consists in three main categories: Demo, Music, Graphics.
These three compo categories will then be divided further depending on the
hardware platforms required for the entries you hand in, like C64-Demo, Amiga-Music
and so on. If there are very few entries for some specific platform, we reserve
the right to merge several categories into one (like having a shared compo for
16-bit machine graphics instead of separate compos for Amiga-graphics and AtariST-graphics)
and so on. In the worst case, this means merging categories which are not
optimal to merge, but that's life. On the other hand, if there is enough C64
graphics entries, then the C64 graphics compo may split into two: Pixeled graphics
and PETSCII graphics.
In case you plan to hand in a compo entry for some other machine than
C64 or Amiga, please let me know in advance. In this case, you will also have
to bring the hardware required yourself and you will have to ensure that it is
possible to show it on the big-screen somehow. Basically, all platforms are OK,
apart from PC stuff. :) We will supply both 6581 and 8580 C64's with 1541-II drives
and Action Replay or Retro Replay carts, as well as Spot's Amiga. In case
you have any kind of questions about the compo, just let us know.
Regarding C64 productions (music/demo), you will be able to specify whether
your... thing.. should be executed on a 6581 or 8580 SID. All C64 entries must
be executable, including graphics and music. You hand in your entry on 1541 disks
and those disk are kept, so be sure to have a backup of your stuff somewhere.
When handing in compo entries you will have to fill in a form with some basic
info about your entry, such as how long it should be played, if it requires
any user interaction during its execution, whether it loads once (so that
I may safely remove the disk after initial loading) or whether it loads repeatedly
during execution, and so on. Having access to this info makes the compo experience
a lot more smooth for everyone. This means that you should not just hand in your
compo disk to whoever looks like a reasonable guy and then run away, even though
you may be tempted to do so.
The voting procedure will be handled by using Magervalp's eminent
No remote entries are allowed. The compo vibe can only benefit from having the
competitors among the audience, rather than 129 miles away. At least one
of the persons involved in the production will have to be on site.
|THE RASTERBARS CODING COMPO
This year we will also have a Rasterbars Coding Compo on the party in
case enough people show interest in participating. That
means that we will set up a number of C64's running Turbo Assembler, and you
will have a certain time to code the nicest Raster Intro. The more precise form
of this compo will be determined in consultation with the ones showing interest
in participating. For example, if the competitors feel like 30 minutes is more fun than
60 minutes, or something, then so be it. It is totally OK to compete in teams. However,
you have to start from scratch when participating in this compo, so any kind of
readymade code, graphics or music is explicitly forbidden. We hired a Gorilla from
Copenhagen Zoo which will make sure that you do not bring any disks to this compo.
The intros will then be shown during the main compo, in a separate category,
and people will be able to vote on their favorite, in order to
determine the winner.
There will also be one (or more) game compo(s). The game to be played is a
hacked version of the classic hockey game "Hat Trick", and this specific
version is called HT Gold. We will probably release this hack at St LCP,
but in the meantime you'd better start practicing on the original
Hat Trick! In case
of public demand, we may also have other game compos, like
Tour De France 2005,
Fist II, or some other game of your choice.
- Mogwai - the data doctor - fixing broken hardware (every now and then)
- Jucke's Experimental Sidshow, with S.A.M & live PETSCII (friday, midnight)
- Goto80+dunderpackern live C64 music jam (time unknown)
- 1X2-quiz with nerdy questions (saturday afternoon)
- Strange movies on the bigscreen (every now and then)
- Rasterbars on-party coding compo (saturday afternoon)
- Kitchen available
- Autentic sweat (all the time)
A more precise schedule will appear here before the party.
Feel free to request features!
|PEOPLE WHO CAN'T RESIST:
||Spot/Up Rough & Triad
||Booger/Up Rough & HT
||GO0OTO0O8O0O/H A C K N ' T R A D E
||Knoeki/Digital Sounds System
|Nässjö - Växjö - Hässleholm - Lund
||Magervalp... Car... Back and forth... READY!
|Orust/Gothenburg - Lund
||TDA is going by car from Orust/Gothenburg to Lund, and back again: email@example.com
|Flensburg - Lund
||Yazoo/Oxyron is looking for a transfer from northern germany (Flensburg) to lcp...
so if anyone got a free seat in his car - contact him: Kopacek@gmx.de
|Stockholm - Lund
||Johey will host a scenetravel (mini bus) which will take off at
Friday morning and leave at Sunday after powerdown. Plus/minus some
flexibility depending on circumstances, of course. He can take up to nine
sceners, himself included. The price depends on the number of passengers,
but it will not exceed 700 Swedish Slobotniks (for each person). Please drop an e-mail to
[johan cinnamonbun crypt period se] if you like to join. At this time, you
are not committing yourself. Johey will contact you when it's getting
||Looking to buy some 5.25" disks, preferably at a reasonable price.
||Wants a diskdrive for the C64, Kickstart 3.1 ROMs for the A1200 and expansions
for the A1200.
||Looking for Amiga 2000 expansions (hard drive controller, accelerator, kick 3.1 roms, etc)
||...wants to buy 1541-II trafos. If you happen to have a spare trafo or two, bring them along!
||...would like to buy 2 TAC-2's in good condition.
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