WELCOME TO DATASTORM, 3-5 AUGUST, GOTHENBURG

HARD COMPOS, HAPPY FACES

NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER

THE BEST OLDSKOOL COMPOS IN THE WORLD

FULL BLOWN PAPARAZZI COVERAGE

OPEN AIR BIG SCREEN POWER AREA OUTSIDE

All photos by Kristian Tjessem

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ABOUT THE INVITRO

ABOUT THE INVITRO

You already saw the wobbly bobbly Amiga 500 invitro, right? Slummy just posted some details about how he made it. So go ahead and sink your data teeth in it (Please note that the tickets are not available yet, but will be soon)...

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DEMOTALK: TRIAD’S RED STORM

DEMOTALK: TRIAD’S RED STORM

Do you remember Triad's C64-demo RED STORM ? Of course you do! Or maybe you don't? Well, after DATASTORM you definitely will. King Fisher, Alfatech and TDM are all coming to DATASTORM to talk about how this notorious demo - an all-time favourite C64-demo for many -...

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WE ARE BACK ON TRACK!

WE ARE BACK ON TRACK!

It’s been a rough month of battles and we’re happy to say that our efforts to bring you the ultimate underground oldskool party were not in vain! We’re just waiting on some Swedish bureaucracy to get the ticket sales going. We will give you a heads up a week before...

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ABOUT THE INVITRO

ABOUT THE INVITRO

You already saw the wobbly bobbly Amiga 500 invitro, right? Slummy just posted some details about how he made it. So go ahead and sink your data teeth in it (Please note that the tickets are not available yet, but will be soon)...

read more
DEMOTALK: TRIAD’S RED STORM

DEMOTALK: TRIAD’S RED STORM

Do you remember Triad's C64-demo RED STORM ? Of course you do! Or maybe you don't? Well, after DATASTORM you definitely will. King Fisher, Alfatech and TDM are all coming to DATASTORM to talk about how this notorious demo - an all-time favourite C64-demo for many -...

read more
WE ARE BACK ON TRACK!

WE ARE BACK ON TRACK!

It’s been a rough month of battles and we’re happy to say that our efforts to bring you the ultimate underground oldskool party were not in vain! We’re just waiting on some Swedish bureaucracy to get the ticket sales going. We will give you a heads up a week before...

read more

SCHEDULE

The music deadline is on Friday at 20:00!

FRI SAT SUN
00:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
DJ BRUCE LEENUS (OUTSIDE)
01:00
10:00
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
11:00
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
14:00
DOORS CLOSE
15:00
DOORS OPEN
16:00
DJ OPTIROC (OUTSIDE)
17:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)

OPENING CEREMONY
DINNER
Free dinner is served
18:00
19:00
DEADLINE
20:00
DEADLINE
All music compos
21:00
COMPOBLOCK 2
22:00
COMPOBLOCK 1
Wild Music, Amiga Chip Music, Amiga Tracked Music, C64 SID Music
COMPOBLOCK 3

FRI

  • DOORS OPEN
    15:00 - 16:00
  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    17:00 - 20:00
  • OPENING CEREMONY
    19:30 - 20:00
  • DEADLINE All music compos
    20:00 - 20:05
  • COMPOBLOCK 1 Wild Music, Amiga Chip Music, Amiga Tracked Music, C64 SID Music
    22:00 - 00:00

SAT

  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    00:00 - 02:00
  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • DJ OPTIROC (OUTSIDE)
    16:00 - 17:00
  • DINNER Free dinner is served
    17:00 - 18:00
  • DEADLINE
    19:00 - 19:05
  • COMPOBLOCK 2
    21:00 - 22:00
  • COMPOBLOCK 3
    22:00 - 01:00

SUN

  • DJ BRUCE LEENUS (OUTSIDE)
    00:00 - 01:00
  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
    11:00 - 12:00
  • DOORS CLOSE
    14:00 - 15:00
FRI SAT SUN
11:00
PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
19:00
DEADLINE
20:00
DEADLINE
All music compos
21:00
COMPOBLOCK 2
22:00
COMPOBLOCK 1
Wild Music, Amiga Chip Music, Amiga Tracked Music, C64 SID Music
COMPOBLOCK 3

FRI

  • DEADLINE All music compos
    20:00 - 20:05
  • COMPOBLOCK 1 Wild Music, Amiga Chip Music, Amiga Tracked Music, C64 SID Music
    22:00 - 00:00

SAT

  • DEADLINE
    19:00 - 19:05
  • COMPOBLOCK 2
    21:00 - 22:00
  • COMPOBLOCK 3
    22:00 - 01:00

SUN

  • PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY
    11:00 - 12:00
FRI SAT SUN
10:00
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
BREAKFAST
Free food for all
17:00
DINNER
Free dinner is served

SAT

  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
  • DINNER Free dinner is served
    17:00 - 18:00

SUN

  • BREAKFAST Free food for all
    10:00 - 11:00
FRI SAT SUN
14:00
DOORS CLOSE
15:00
DOORS OPEN
19:00
OPENING CEREMONY

FRI

  • DOORS OPEN
    15:00 - 16:00
  • OPENING CEREMONY
    19:30 - 20:00

SUN

  • DOORS CLOSE
    14:00 - 15:00
No events available in speakers category!
FRI SAT SUN
00:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
DJ BRUCE LEENUS (OUTSIDE)
01:00
16:00
DJ OPTIROC (OUTSIDE)
17:00
DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
18:00
19:00

FRI

  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    17:00 - 20:00

SAT

  • DJ ZYRON (OUTSIDE)
    00:00 - 02:00
  • DJ OPTIROC (OUTSIDE)
    16:00 - 17:00

SUN

  • DJ BRUCE LEENUS (OUTSIDE)
    00:00 - 01:00
No events available in concert category!
No events available!
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THE DEAL

Up Rough Soundsystem, Genesis Project, PACiF!C and Divine Stylers once again invite you to DATASTORM, the ultimate demoparty for people operating on machines with blood and soul. The last few years of DATASTORM speak for themselves – we are now the world’s best oldskool party! But don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself.

➜ Date: 3-5 August, 2018
➜ Place: Same fantastic venue in Gothenburg.
➜ Price: 475 SEK (~€48) with early bird tickets at 400 SEK/~€41

On popular demand: Do you love DATASTORM but can’t make it to the party? Get our Supporter ticket, support the demoscene and vote from your couch at home!

➜ Supporter ticket: 400 SEK/~€41

FEATURES

The full-service concept which is the trademark of DATASTORM includes staff working shifts in the mighty mighty bar & kitchen at almost all hours through the whole party. Our 1st grade cooks will deliver breakfast, dinner and supper on announced times. When the special meals are not served, bar food like pizza, hummus rolls, falafel and kebab can be ordered at all times! Everything for a price that even the scener on a budget can afford. Of course you can also buy snacks, candy, tobacco, rizla+, earplugs and other scene necessities.

➜ A bar open almost all hours of the party  with cheap beer/wine/softdrinks.
➜ Two breakfasts and one dinner included in the entrance fee (vegetarian options too).
Free coffee!
➜ Super chill environment with cozy furniture.
➜ Large outside DATAYARD for the party people (see below).
➜ 6 clean toilets. No queues! Never pee your pants! Freedom!➜ And tons of weird surprises, as usual…

DATAYARD

Last year’s DATAYARD was an instant success, and it will be at least as good this year. Big ass party tent, barbeque, bar, DJs and live concerts, snacks, big screen and of course your favourite Mad Max looking DATAVOLVO.

TALKS

Following up last years talks and panels by those evil crackers and computer legends isn’t going to be easy. But don’t worry. You will not be disappointed. Nuff said.

In previous years we’ve had Chris Hülsbeck, Dave Haynie, Mahoney, Bacchus, Andreas Tadic, Conqueror, K12, Peter Sunde, and many more.

COMPOS

We’re hearing rumours about some pretty massive releases this year. So quit your job and polish those releases!

Music compos are on Friday
All other compos are on Saturday
At least one of the authors must be present at the party
Remote entries are not allowed, but…

If you are entering the music compo but are unable to attend on Friday you can e-mail us your entry. If you don’t show up on Saturday though, we will disqualify your entry and send the music to DATAHELL.

We might merge compos if there are not enough entries, and split the compos if there are more than enough. If you’re releasing on an exotic hardware, you are responsible that it will be played correctly. See COMPO MACHINERY below.

COMPOS

C64 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.

AMIGA 500 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
No PPC.
If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 1200 compo.

AMIGA 1200 DEMO

Unlimited size.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
No PPC.
If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 500 compo.

TRUE WILD DEMO

All oldschool platforms accepted.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Bring your own hardware.
Bring a backup video of your demo in case something goes wrong.

AMIGA 64K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 65536b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Must quit to WB on LMB
No PPC.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 1200 demo compo.

AMIGA 4K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 4096b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Must quit to WB on LMB.
No PPC.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 64K intro compo.

AMIGA BOOTBLOCK

Anything you can fit into the Amiga bootblock.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.
Submit a floppy or diskimage.

If we don’t get enough entries it will be merged with the Amiga 4K intro compo.

C64 4K INTRO

Maximum executable size: 4096b.
Maximum runtime: 10 minutes.

C64 GRAPHICS

All formats/modes allowed.
Provide some workstages.
Executable files only.

AMIGA GRAPHICS

Allowed formats: IFF and executables
Allowed resolutions: All OCS/ECS/AGA modes
Provide some workstages.

IFFs will be displayed in PPaint in the compo

C64 PETSCII

All formats/modes allowed.
Executable files only.

AMIGA ASCII

Allowed formats: TXT

Make sure you use Amiga line breaks. Entries will be shown in CED.

OTHER PLATFORM GRAPHICS

All formats/modes allowed.
It will be displayed in its native format on the target platform.

ANIMATION

Any format exe/anim/iff/petscii/whatever on Amiga/C64/Wild hardware. Audio is allowed.
The animation must be hand animated. No capped stuff.

COLORCYCLING

Allowed formats: IFF
Allowed resolutions: All OCS/ECS/AGA modes
Max 256 colours.

Specify if you want to use linear/blend-shift or normal mode.

Our AMIGA viewer displays IFF images with color cycling. Up to 16 ranges are supported. The ranges and individual speed of each color cycle is set in the palette menu in dpaint. Download our Amiga viewer here to test with while making your color cycle image: SuperCycler

AMIGA MUSIC

All Amiga-editor tracker formats are allowed.
We reserve the right to limit the length of music entries to four minutes, to keep the compo time reasonable.

C64 MUSIC

All C64-editor formats are allowed.
New or old SID-Chip.
Executable files only.
Max-length: 4 minutes

AMIGA CHIP MUSIC

All amiga tracker formats are allowed.
Max-size: 20kb (20480 bytes).
Max-length: 4 minutes.

WILD MUSIC

Any old console/computer goes.
Newskool formats (XM/S3M/IT/MP3) are not allowed.)
No interactions with the hardware while playing the music is allowed.

COMPO MACHINERY

AMIGA
  • A500, 68000@7.14MHz, 1MB (512/512), KS 1.3
  • A1200, 68060@50MHz, 64MB, KS 3.1
C64
  • C64, 8580, 1541 Ultimate, AR6 rom active
  • C64, 6581, 1541 Ultimate, AR6 rom active

Other oldskool platforms are always welcome, but please let us know in advance (info at DATASTORM dot party) to be sure that it will be shown correctly. We have many platforms but not all of them, so you might need to bring the necessary hardware and cables yourself.

THE PARTY PLACE

The party is held at the same nice venue as always, an underground club hidden in an industrial complex 15 minutes from the central station. Being a former industrial building converted into a nightclub we can offer special features such as industrial grade electrical systems with all the current you could ever need.

➜ GPS Locations: RT90
➜ X: 6404797,
➜ Y: 1269407 WGS84 Lat N 57° 42′ 31″ Lon E 11° 56′ 8″
➜ Decimal: 57.7087, 11.9358
➜ Street address: Karlavagnsgatan 13, Gothenburg Sweden

RULES

We’re not much for those, but Swedish law says:

You can’t bring your own alcohol.
No smoking inside.
No minors under 18.

Smoking is illegal in restaurants and clubs in Sweden. And since the venue is a night club, you can’t be less than 18 years old to enter, and you can’t bring your own alcohol. However, if you are younger than 18, get in touch with us and we might be able to grant some kind of access.

CHECKLIST

Don’t forget to bring:

Cash (cards not accepted, but there are ATMs within walking distance)
➜ 
Electricity multi sockets
 Real hardware (laptops only allowed for cross-development)
➜ Printed maps 

TRAVEL

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Getting around in Gothenburg, it’s convenient to use vasttrafik se or their iOS and Android apps.

BY AIRPLANE

From Landvetter Airport get on the airport bus and hop off at the Nils Ericson terminal (end of the line). Go west to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan (heading north, towards the bridge). Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY BOAT

If you’re traveling from Denmark or Germany, you can usually get a good price on the ferries. Prices and schedules can be found on the Stena Line home pages in Germany or Denmark.

Arriving by boat from Denmark
Walk along the road right outside the terminal towards the city for about 10 minutes. Sooner or later you’ll end up where the ferry Älvsnabben stops. Take the right ferry (pick the wrong one for some 40 mins Gothenburg harbor sight-seeing) to Lindholmen. Follow the map to the party place (5 min walk). If you arrive late in the evening the ferries won’t be available. If that is the case, just walk over the bridge that is connected to the terminal to the other side of the big road where you will find a tram stop. Take line 3, 9 or 11 to “Brunnsparken”. Walk to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan. Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

Arriving by boat from Germany
When you come out from the terminal, take the road going to the right and walk down to the water. You’ll spot the Älvsnabben ferry stop quite easy. Take the ferry (there is just one ferry going from this stop) to Lindholmen. Follow the map to the party place (5 min walk). If you arrive late at night or don’t like ferries for whatever reason, just follow the signs to Chapmans Torg from the terminal and take tram 3, 9 or 11 to “Brunnsparken”. Walk to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan. Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY BUS

If you’re traveling by bus, you arrive at the Nils Ericsson bus terminal. Walk to the train station (it’s in the same building) and follow the directions below.

BY TRAIN

After arriving at the Centralstationen train station, exit to the west. Go to the bus/tram-stop Nordstan and take bus 16 towards Eketrägatan (heading north, towards the bridge). Exit at the fourth stop, Lindholmen.

BY CAR

You’ll be driving on E6. Take exit 76, towards Norra Älvstranden. Note that it goes parallel with the E6 for a few hundred meters, inside a concrete barrier. Once you’re off the E6, keep left and follow the signs to N Älvstranden. Take a left to Lindholmen and head down Karlavagnsgatan. DATASTORM is in the small yellow buildings with red roofs, towards the end of the street.

BY CAB

Just tell the driver to take you to “Karlavagnsgatan on Lindholmen”. If the driver don’t know where that is just say “tramstop Lindholmen” and walk the remaining 100 metres from there (check the map). Uber is also available.

HOTELS

If you cannot handle heavy data noise and smell during nights you may enjoy the DATASTORM discounted rooms at Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel which provides all the luxury you can imagine.

Datastorm visitors will get a special deal at The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel which is located close to the party.

The Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel, Gothenburg sits on the harbor of the Göta River, just beside international Lindholmen Science Park and a 10-minute water ferry ride to the city center. Also close to public transport, including the Lindholmspiren ferry, train and bus stations, the hotel makes it easy for guests to travel Gothenburg and beyond.

This ultramodern hotel comprises 265 well-appointed rooms and suites with Free high-speed, wireless Internet and access to 24-hour room service, the wellness center and the hotel’s Super Breakfast Buffet. Its renowned onsite restaurant, Cuckoo’s Nest, presents eclectic, innovated local dining.

After a day of hard data, take a break at the top-floor wellness center where you can enjoy 2 indoor pools, sauna, gym and spa treatments.

Standard room for 1 person: 1150:- per night including breakfast
Standard room for 2 persons: 1250:- per night including breakfast

The reservation needs to be made before 5 July 2018 and to use this discount you need to make the reservation through e-mail and include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Dates (The deal is valid 3-5 August, but you’re welcome to stay for as long as you like.)
  • Credit card number and expiration date (see below)
  • The promotion code DATASTORM

If you’re not comfortable mailing your card information, you can of course call the hotel and give them the information.
Their number is +46-31-3834010.

DATASTORM 2018