Toshi's Pure QB Demo Contest (Fall 2001)

Contest Closed

I have received 5 entries. We need judges!


Once again, it's time to challenge the limits of QuickBASIC, and make a demoscene style demo. If you don't know what a demoscene demo is, read this. Last time, we had a QB intro contest, with a size constraint of 96KB code + 512KB data. Check out the past entries to see what kind of effects have been tried, as well as some recommended demos from the scene.

Entry Instructions

Entries must be received by October 31, 2001 at the following email address: The entry should be attached in a .ZIP file with the alias or name of the author, e.g. PLASMA357.ZIP. The entry contain the full QB source code and any additional files needed to build and run the entry. It should also contain a README.TXT describing the entry and how to run it.


  1. Up to and including 512 KB (524288 bytes) compiled standalone .EXE. No .EXE Packers!
  2. Up to 512KB of external files for tables, graphics, sound data allowed.
  3. Pure QuickBASIC source code
  4. Your entry must run on the test system.
  5. Your entry must also run in VGA-only mode using the -vga command line switch.
  6. Your entry must also run without a sound card using the -nosound switch at the command line.

Test system


For fairness, the judging will be done by members of the QB community that are not entrants and are not active in the IRC channels. If you wish to judge, please contact me at

  1. Technical (speed, difficulty of effect) (40%)
  2. Artistic (music, fluidity, ambience) (30%)
  3. Wow and "Coolness" Factor (30%)

Approved Loopholes

  1. Using GETed or BLOADed asm interrupt handlers that are executed using CALL INTERRUPT.