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

 HiEnd competitions
 Intro / Demo


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


HiEnd 256b Intro

  • Filesize limit: 256b uncompressed.
  • Runtime limit: 3 minutes.


HiEnd 4k Intro

  • Filesize limit: 4kb uncompressed.
  • Runtime limit: 3 minutes.


HiEnd 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.

 Graphics competitions


  • 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.
  • Maximum 20 entries in any compo.


HiEnd Graphics

  • Graphics created on the computer in any accessible way, including:
    • Handmade pictures drawn on a computer. If you've used paper sketches in your work, it is desirable to give them to the preselect team.
    • Graphics created in 3D-tools (Lightwave, 3DMax, Cinema4D, etc). Attach phases of your work, and wireframe version.
    • Combined pictures made in different ways (Photoshop processing, 3D-render, photo, collage, handmade drawing, etc).
  • Use of the scanned fragments of images is allowed.

 Music competitions


  • 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.
  • Only original works by author are accepted. Remakes, remixes, covers, etc. are prohibited.
  • 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.
  • Runtime limit: 3 minutes (for MP3 - 30 sec).
  • Maximum 2 entries by each author in any compo.
  • Maximum entries: 15 in any compo.


HiEnd Tracker Music

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


Chip Tune Music + 32k.exe

  • Tracked music with limited size and channels.
  • Filesize limit: 64kb.
  • Channels limit: 16.
  • The music generated by a program code (32kb maximum).


MP3/OGG Music

  • Music made with different instruments and programs.
  • Party version must be 192kbit/s bitrate only.
  • ID_TAG must be filled.
  • Playtime limit: 30 seconds.

 Other competitions


  • Animations, videos making made computer with 3D-render tools, Flash-tools, animated cartoon, etc.
  • Video can be encoded for best quality with MJPEG, AVI, VCD (mpeg1)/ SVCD (mpeg2).
  • For AVI-encoding you must use DivX 4.0 or higher, or Xvid, audiocodec MP3 (0x55 = MPEG Layer-3).
  • We will take works on CD/DVD also.
  • Time limit: 5 minutes.
  • Maximum entries: 10.



  • This competition is for works that have been shoot on a photo- or videocamera and translated into digital format, and also for works which rules of other competitions do not apply, including works on non-standard equipment.
  • Video can be encoded for best quality with MJPEG, AVI, VCD (mpeg1)/ SVCD (mpeg2).
  • For AVI-encoding you must use DivX 4.0 or higher, or Xvid, audiocodec MP3 (0x55 = MPEG Layer-3).
  • We take works on CD/DVD also.
  • Time limit: 5 minutes.
  • Maximum entries: 10.

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DiHalt 2018 is a festival of computer art, which will take a place on July, 7-8 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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