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Call for graphic demos by RISC OS ltd.

RISC OS ltd. announced a demo competition for the Wakefield Show in May 2001.
Read the original announcement from comp.sys.acorn.announce:



From paul@riscos.com Mon Jan 15 12:55:30 2001
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 14:30:20 +0000 (GMT)
From: Paul Middleton 
Newsgroups: comp.sys.acorn.announce
Followup-To: comp.sys.acorn.misc
Subject: Press Release from RISCOS Ltd 12/1/01



RISCOS Ltd at RISCOS SouthWest Show 2001
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RISCOS Ltd will be hosting a special area at The Acorn SouthWest Show
(now renamed the RISCOS SouthWest Show) at the Webbington Hotel in
Loxton, not far from Weston Super Mare on Saturday 10th February 2001.
The show runs from 10.00 - 4.30.

The special RISCOS area, will be open to everyone and will have three sections.

1. Show off your machine
------------------------
This will be an area where members of the RISCOS Foundation, and anyone else
can bring along their own machines to show off their skills. If you have an
unusual application for your machine or a machine that you just want to show
off then bring it along.
Whilst User Groups round the country have meetings where local users can
take their machines along, this will be the first time that there will be
an opportunity to show your machine off to a national audience.
There is no charge for taking a table in this area.

2. RISC OS Demo coding competition
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RISCOS Ltd is staging a coding competition which will be judged at the
Wakefield Show in May. This area will be a good opportunity for you to
meet up with other possible collaborators.

The aim of the competition is two fold.
1. To encourage new programmers
2. To help produce demos that can run on machines for display purposes.

At present the major demo that most people use is the tumbling slideshow
which does not show off the full capabilities of new machines.

The basic rules of the competition will be produce a demo program that runs
for at least 5 minutes before repeating. It must run in a high resolution
screen mode of at least 1024 x 768 x 32K. It should incorporate Still Images
from those supplied with RISC OS 4 and possibly multi-tasking Replay
clips. It should have a high quality audio track and be capable of
running from files direct from a CD but also loading standard material from
hard disc.

Prizes will be donated by all the leading hardware developers and
for those of you wanting to take advantage of some of the special
features being offered by the new hardware, technical details
should be available very shortly.

Entries will be open to both Individuals and Teams.

3. Indoor Car Boot Sale
--------------------
This will be an area, where for a 5ukp donation to the Charity Sale you
will be able to have access to a 6 foot table to sell off any unwanted
Acorn kit you have.
If you would like to sell off your unwanted items, or bring your machine
into this area please send an email to mailto:foundation@riscos.com
so that we ensure that we have enough tables.

Paul Middleton
RISCOS Ltd




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