DTV Tour 06


Buenzli 15 will host the following competitions (click-click to see the rules). Note that also the general competitions rules apply.

Our competition responsible is Pro/Nuance, get in touch with him if you have any questions and suggestions.

Competition machine

  • Intel D950 Dual-Core 3.6 GHz (2 MB cache, 800 MHz)
  • 2 GB ECC Dual Channel DDR2 RAM PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 3450 PCI Express (256 MB)
  • Windows XP SP2
  • Latest Drivers and the latest DirectX Runtime will be installed
  • Latest Non-Beta .NET SDK and Java Runtimes are installed

General competition rules

  • Every competitor must be present at the Buenzli. In case of a group-production, at least one member of the group must be present. Each attender may contribute with max. one entry for each compo.
  • Entries to compos have to be unreleased. This means: If it is already officially released (, Pouet, your website, Parties...) the entry will not be accepted
  • If a competition has less than 3 entries, we might cancel it (or we will pool it together with another, suitable competition). Of course we will talk to you about it.
  • If there are too many entries in a category, we preserve us the right to do a preselection based on the subjective impression by a to-be-formed jury
  • Entries that violate Swiss law, heavy pornography, racism, etc. are not allowed and will be rejected and deleted without further notice.
  • When releasing something, please make sure you are not violating any third party rights (copyrighted stuff, etc)
  • Every entry will be released at and various other FTP sites, unless it was preselected /disqualified, or the competition was canceled
  • Voting will be public. if we are able to hand out a jury prize again, this specific price will be given away by a jury, which will be formed at the party.
  • The rules may be modified and/or extended by the Buenzli staff
  • Please keep in mind: We all want to see your releases. So if you are not sure if your production is matching those rules, please contact us in advance or directly at the party. We will find a solution for sure :)
  • Note that our videomixers/beamers use standard-pal resolutions, so you should make sure your production looks good on 800x600

PC Demo Competition

  • Sizelimit: 15MB
  • Pure animation players will be rejected.
  • Maximum length: 10 minutes

Alternative Demo/Intro Competition

  • Bring your own hardware to run your production.
  • The more alternative the better!
  • Make sure your hardware has either video/composite output or can provide an VGA-signal. In heavy cases, we might capture your entry from your machine's screen or run it in an emulator.
  • Maximum length: 10 minutes

PC 64k Intro

  • Size limit: 64Kb (65536 Byte)
  • Maximum length: 10 minutes

PC 4k Intro

  • Size limit: 4Kb (4096 Byte)
  • Maximum length: 6 minutes

OHP Demo Competition

  • What is it? Download last year's entries from
  • We provide an OHP and you do the production for it
  • Don't exceed 6 minutes playing time
  • You're allowed to do whatever you want, except for the use of OHP-LCD screens and the like
  • There will be material available at Buenzli to create an entry, but you're asked to prepare everything at home
  • Bring the music you want being played during you perform your entry with you, either as Audio CD or as PC-playable track.

Game Development Competition

  • No size limit
  • Pure mods for commercial games are not allowed
  • Open for all platforms and developers
  • You may choose if you want to play your game by yourself or with/against an organizer :-)

Wild Competition

  • Allowed Formats (when video): DVD, DIVX, MPEG, AVI or MOV
  • Bring your own equipment / Do it live
  • Maximum length: 10 minutes

4k Procedural Graphics

  • Show one impressive still image, completely generated by your application.
  • Display the image in fullscreen
  • Size Limit: 4Kb (4096 Byte) unpacked executable
  • Maximum precalculation duration: 30 seconds (compo machine)
  • All platforms allowed
  • Resolution: 800 x 600
  • A screenshot of your still image has to be provided


  • If you are not sure about the precalculation length please mail us in advance
  • If possible, provide a status bar (not enforced)
  • If possible, provide a write-to-disk option (for example TGA, not enforce


  • Allowed Formats: JPG, GIF or PNG
  • Max. 800x600 (beamer limit)
  • Please provide at least 3 working steps, pure scans are not allowed!
  • The entries will be shown with the latest version of IrfanView
  • Note that traced, "photoshoped" and pixelled pictures are in the same competition.

Streamed Music

  • Your tune has to be MP3/OGG-encoded.
  • Your audience wants to be able to dance to your music, so make it rock!
  • Maximum length: 4 minutes

Tracked Music

  • Allowed formats: MOD, S3M, XM, SKM, IT, MT2, MTM, RNS (Renoise), SID
  • Size limit: 1.44MB (ZIP-packed)
  • No external VST-Plugins allowed (for Renoise: Standard player will be used)
  • Players: XMPlay, MadTracker, Renoise, WinAmp (free available players)
  • Standard Soundcard or HardSID
  • Maximum length: 4 minutes

Fun Competitions

  • Various fun-competitions and other entertainment act will be held during the party, so stay prepared!

Surprise Competition

  • The topic will be announced during the party
  • You'll have enough time to contribute with your own fast made entry