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( 14/01/1998 )

Results for The Party 1997 are under construction
Generating the final and official results files have introduced some technical difficulties and will be delayed. But they will available soon.

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( 25/12/1997 )

Last chance to reserve tables: 03.00 the 26th
The last chance to reserve tables with or without tickets is the 26th at 03.00 CET. After this you can choose any free table when you arrive...

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( 19/12/1997 )

MacroVision? Conference About VideoStabilizer? 3
MacroVision? will host a conference about encryption and decryption of video tapes and laser discs. They will present their product VideoStabilizer? 3.

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( 18/12/1997 )

Last chance to buy tickets: 20/12 1997!
The last day to buy The Party 1997 tickets from billetNET and ARTE is the 20th of December! After this you can only buy tickets when you arrive at The Party 1997.

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( 16/12/1997 )

New competition: Usefull Monitor
A new exiting competition have been introduced in the most ugly/beautiful categori. This time we want to find the most usefull use of a monitor. So if you use your monitor as a suitcase, aquarium, safety-helmet, tool-box or anything else crazy, please tell the guys at the information desk about it.

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( 16/12/1997 )

Remember your network cables
Don't forget you TP (twisted pair) cables if you with to hook up to our giant network. You should also remember your network interface card. If you prefer, you can buy the equipment needed at the party place for prices lower than most resellers. Read more about the kick-ass network we have this year.

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( 14/12/1997 )

Big Screens will be present in each hall
Concerns have been raised about the ability to follow events if seated at tables in hall 2 and 3. However activities will take place on both the stage in hall 1 and the stage in hall 3. And events will be covered on big screens in each hall and by network video transmission.

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( 11/12/1997 )

IRC session on irc.theparty.dk #theparty Thursday Dec. 18th
We will host an irc session on our irc server on Thursday 2100-2300 CET. Organizers will be present to answer general and specific questions about The Party 1997.

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( 11/12/1997 )

Bug in ticketless reservation corrected
Oops, there was a bug in the ticketless reservation system causing all ticketless reservations not to be stored. We have corrected this error, and ask everyone who have been using this system to please make another reservation.

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( 08/12/1997 )

Events Schedule Published
Since we have many more events than ever before, we have decided to make use of two stages. Hall 1 is used mostly for traditional demo party competitions, while another stage in hall 3 is for the wide variety of other events that also is part of The Party. The program for events on these stages as well as the bowling tournament and Rave is available on the web site to allow visitors to plan ahead.

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( 08/12/1997 )

Tablereservation is open for visitors without BilletNet? ticket.

The table reservation system is now available for visitors who wish to buy tickets at the entrance instead of buying tickets beforehand at BilletNet?. And everyone should feel free to make use of this opportunity. There are however a few limitation compared to pre-arrival purchas:

Each scene member can only make one reservation and max reserve for 30 people. Upon arrival the reservation must be payed for together for the exact number of people the reservation is made for. If fewer or additional people is arriving, the entire reservation is immediately cancelled. These kind of reservation will have lower priority in the reservation program, and might be pushed around if people with real tickets make a reservation for tables that have been reserved by people without tickets. The program will always try to assign the best seats to everyone.

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( 05/12/1997 )

Windows 95 Demo will be held
By popular demand the decision about canceling the Windows 95 Demo competition is reversed. From the irc event recently it was our impression that a win95 compo was not wanted. This turned out not to be true, so we have decided to hold it anyway with original rules, albeit with minimal prices. Hopefully a sponsor for this event will be found.

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( 16/11/1997 )

The Rave 1997 is a reality

Yes, The Rave is back this year, and it'll be better than ever! We are still looking for a few more bands, dj's or musicians to play hardcore, techo, rave or trance music. It doesn't matter if you will play off your computer, spin some records or play live from synths.

So if plan to attend The Party 1997 and wishes to be part of the "The Rave 1997" act, send an email to perform@theparty.dk and tell a little bit about your music and your experience. Be prepared to provide digital audio clips or a demo tape.

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( 12/11/1997 )

Reservation System for Bus Organizers

We have introduced a table reservation system for bus organizers who wishes to reserv tables for the people (s)he brings. We appricate the effort bus organizers put into organizing these trips, and we encourage as many as possible to participate in this program. However since seats at the party place are limited and to avoid double reservations, the bus organizer must follow these guidelines and procedures:

If you have any questions to this system, please contact Dicey.

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( 22/10/1997 )

Table Reservation System now Fully Functional

The registration and table reservation system for The Party 1997 have been changed compared to previous years. This year you will have to register yourself on the The Scene if you plan to reserve tables and access party online services during the party. After small troubles during the initial periode of the table reservation system, all bugs should now be removed, and the system is fully functional.

So to be sure to get good seats, you should go out and buy your tickets NOW. The sooner you reserv, the better seats you will get. We have compiled a list of answers to frequently asked questions, that you want to read. A page is available, where you can monitor which tables are still available. You can also see which tables have been assigned to you own reservation. Please note that these pages are updated only a few times every day, and only reflect preliminary information.

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( 22/10/1997 )

We will publish bus trip information for bus organizers
If you're a bus organizer, and want to have your trip mentioned on the bus trip page, the now is time to publish the information. You need to log in on The Scene, and choose "Bus Organizer". Submit the form filled with information about where your bus-trip is departuring from, the features of the bus/trip and the price.

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( 22/10/1997 )

Network Crew Needed
This year the network is going to KICK-ASS!!! That's why we need a bunch of skilled net-workers to help us ensure proper net access to the guests. Read more about what we are looking for and how you can help us on the hiring page.

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( 21/10/1997 )

Competitions, Rules and Prize Changes

We have made some minor justifications to the competitions, rules and prizes. Win95 is now completely cancelled due to lack of interest. The prize money have been moved to the 4K intros, which have been split into seperate competitions for Amiga and PC platforms. The rules for the 4KB intros are still the same as for regular intros, but now sound is also allowed, by popular demand.

For Amiga productions the computer used for presentation will have a 060/50MHz CPU install, but the production must still work on a 030/50MHz. The PC platform of choice is still a P166.

The java demo competition will be shown on a NT computer with 48MB of memory, and the latest version of Netscape Navigator. Colormode will be 24bit.

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( 21/10/1997 )

New website area, The Scene, now open

A new cool area of this web site is now open for scene members and party visitors. This area will provide access to online services specific for the upcoming demo party, The Party 1997, like online contribution submission, a continuesly updating party infochannel, WebTV? with transmission of events, online voting and much more.

Some services are already open, like table reservation and the discussion/bulletion boards. You can gain access to The Scene by selecting The Scene on the menu frontpage, and then choose "log on", or you can go there directly from here.

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( 14/10/1997 )

Irc session moved again

In the last minute we had to move the irc session back to ircnet on channel #theparty. The server we had set up was not configured to handle the many number of connections.

We apologize for the inconveniences this moving of the session caused you.

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( 13/10/1997 )

IRC session moved

We have established our own irc service, which will be available from time to time upto The Party 1997, and during all of the event. The irc session for discussion of competition rules that was scheduled to take place on irc.funet.fi #theparty, has been moved to:

irc.theparty.dk #rules

It will still take place October 14th at 2100CET.

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( 07/10/1997 )

Competition Rules Subject to Changes

On Tuesday night (October 14th 1997) at 2100CET we will be hosting a conference on irc channel #theparty on the server irc.funet.fi. Topic will be possible changes to competition rule sets. Everyone who plans to attend The Party are invited.

We have recently received a series of suggestions to improve the rules as well as we have some suggestions of our own. Before we make any radical changes, everyone should be offered to let their voice be heard.

We strongly suggest you attend this conference. If for some reason this is not possible for you, then send an email with you suggestions to rules@theparty.dk before Oct 14th 1997.

Final rules will be published a few days later.

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( 06/10/1997 )

Rule change: VESA 2.0
By popular demand VESA 2.0 with SDD/UniVbe? is allowed in all PC productions.

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( 04/10/1997 )

Concerts at The party
The party is not only about Demos and compo's but also about what all we freaks like to spend our time on. Therefor we are currently working on atleast 3 concerts with techno/goa/trance bands, who will perform live at The Party 1997, ofcourse backed up by a hugo inferno of light, lasers, smoke and wierd animations. Stay tuned to theese pages for updates as things evolve.

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( 29/09/1997 )

Web-TV at The Party
Do you want to be in the spotlight? The Party 1997 will be transmittet live via the internet, so that your parents can keep an eye on you during the entire party. Do you have something interresting to show off (your demo, your hair, your toaster etc) or do you want to be part of the web-TV crew? the mail stripe at: stripe@theparty.dk

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( 08/08/1997 )

2 Mbit internet hook at The Party 1997
The deal is allmost in house, one of our sponsors will provide us with a 2 Mbit line directly to the scandinavian backbone to ensure excellent surfing speeds!

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( 06/08/1997 )

E.T. has landed
And we're pleased to inform that during The Party 1997 we will have a cool Laser and fireworks show.