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Old 15 June 2015, 18:26   #1
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Vectorama 2015 LAN party report

Finnish Amiga Users Group organized an Amiga stand at Vectorama 2015 LAN party in Oulu, Finland, Jun 4-7th. The party featured 700 sold computer places and 1500 visitors.

We had four A1200 machines connected to video projectors with serial linkup and 4-player adapters allowing 8 player compos. We also had A500 and A1000 setups with floppies to celebrate the 30 years of Amiga. Kids couldn't believe how good games on 30 year old machine can look

We got several Amiga competitions to the official timetable and had some sponsored prizes to give to the winners. Competitions included Lotus2 (four players at once, with several qualifying rounds), 8 player league with Stunt Car Racer (turbo), whole day score hunting on Lotus III and Pinball Illusions, and 8 simultaneous player compo on Super Skidmarks (with qualifying rounds before the final, because amount of the competitors!).

There were lots of interested visitors and Amigas were never unoccupied! We had hard time to get some sleep, because there always was someone wanting to play, no matter how early or late it was, at the night Amiga gaming suits just fine to this kinds of events, because they're simple enough to sit for a while without needing to learn whole day how the games work. And they still look and sound good on big screens

Two photo galleries and few videos available here now:
http://saku.bbs.fi/yhdistys/tapahtum...015/index.html
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Old 15 June 2015, 20:19   #2
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Neat!

I fear most else of the party was gamerlamers ala Assembly?
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Yeah, but some of them found Amiga games more interesting than their PC games And then the event was free for visitors on two days, that brought some older and younger non-gaming folks to check out the activity. Had some talks with them etc.
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Nice presentation, I am trying to do such thing every year here in my city as well. I think I need more projectors ;o)
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Good to hear someone is keeping Amiga spirit up too, and projectors make it more showy indeed I think our stand was the most noticeable there when we got the space to have four projectors. Have to keep it that way in the future too.
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I fear most else of the party was gamerlamers ala Assembly?
I have to ask, how many times have you been to Assembly in recent years?
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Depends if it's Assembly "Winter" or "Summer"
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On the last video when I saw that small boys wearing football dress I think you should include SWOS next time, they will be for sure not playing Fifa anymore ;o)
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We had SWOS compo last year, but it was a bit difficult to get goals for the most Although we didn't try with that pro looking kids
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