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General Competition Rules
Compo machines
Definition of winners
Registration and reception of works
HiEnd competitions
LowEnd competitions
Preliminary schedule

 HiEnd demo competitions

HiEnd 1k Intro

  • Filesize limit: 1024b uncompressed.
  • Runtime limit: 5 minutes.


HiEnd 16mb Demo

  • Filesize limit: 16MB archived (zip, rar, lha, lzx) including all files (readme, etc...).
  • Works containing only an animation+player are prohibited.
  • Runtime limit: 10 minutes.



  • You can use hardware acceleration (DirectX9-10, OpenGL).
  • You can use Macromedia Flash.
  • Exit by pressing LMB/RMB (Amiga), Esc (PC).

 Graphics competitions

HiEnd Gfx

  • Handmade pictures drawn on a computer.
  • Combined pictures made in different ways (Photoshop processing, 3D-render, photo, collage, handmade drawing, etc).
  • If you've used paper sketches in your work, it is desirable to give them to the preselect team.



  • All works will be scaled to 1024x768 24bit, for disproportionate works it will be set the black background.
  • All graphics works should have a minimum of 3 intermediate phases in archive.
  • Only original works by the author are accepted. Scans and other copies are not accepted.
  • List of allowed formats: JPEG, TIFF, GIF, IFF, PNG, HAM.
  • The logo of the author/group will be covered by a black square if you haven't included an unsigned version of your work.
  • Images with porn elements are not accepted.

 Music competitions

HiEnd Tracker Music

  • Tracked music in any styles.
  • Filesize limit: 4mb.
  • Channels limit: 64.


HiEnd MP3/OGG Music

  • Music made with different instruments and programs.
  • Party version must be 192kbit/s bitrate or above.
  • ID_TAG must be filled.
  • Playtime limit: 3 minutes.



  • Playing will be carried out through library BASS.DLL (basis of XMPlay) with settings by default! A player with the test module it is possible download here.
  • Tracked music format is XM, IT, S3M, MOD, MED, DBM.
  • Compressed samples are not allowed.
  • You can use 16bit-samples.
  • The song should not loop.
  • Maximum 2 entries by each author in any compo.

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DiHalt 2018 Lite is a festival of computer art, which will take a place on January, 4-5-6 in Nizhny Novgorod. More than 15 times DiHalt gathers the most progressive enthusiasts in different directions of computer art from Russia and from the neighbor countries.
- You can participate in competitions with works created for PC, Amiga/Pegasos and ZX-Spectrum.

- Previously released material is not allowed.
- Copyrighted material can only be used with authors permission.
- Each work should have a representative (determined by the author) to present it on the party and receive the prizes. In any case the author of the winning work will receive the diploma (by mail).

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