Come celebrate the last Outline in Willemsoord with us from May 30th until June 2nd!

Thank you for visiting our site! See you in Willemsoord soon!

Outline logo

May 30th - June 2nd 2019 in Willemsoord, The Netherlands

Can't wait for the party to start?

Here are invitations by Tristesse (Animation), Harekiet (MS-DOS 256b) and Outline Orga Team (Animated GIF) for you to enjoy!

  • Pre-order tickets

    Buy your tickets in advance for a €10 discount and less hassle checking in at Outline. We have several options available!

  • Register for Outline

    Even if you haven't bought tickets yet, you can let people know that you are coming to Outline by registering in advance!

About Outline

As Holland's longest running annual demoscene event, Outline offers culinary delights, crazy cheap drinks, DJs and live acts, competitions for all platforms and craptastic prize giving ceremonies at 11:30.

Outline is a demo party, an event which takes place over the course of several days. It is a place where people compete, and celebrate the creative use of computers. If this is your first encounter with Outline or demo parties in general, you would do well to read up on the matter on wikipedia.

Outline started in 2004 as a shadow party organised by and for the Atari demo scene to coincide with Breakpoint (one of the largest demo scene events held annually in Germany). Word got out and the unique atmosphere started attracting people from other platforms. Today, Outline remains an Atari party at heart but welcomes all platforms to mingle, agree and disagree.


Outline is taking place at Groepsaccomodatie De Riethoeve, Paasloregel 45 in Willemsoord, strategically located on the outskirts of a former pauper colony in Overijssel.

  • Facilities

    A spacious main hall with large format projection screen and suitable audio, plenty of beds and a private campsite, terrace and sportsfields right outside the main hall, indoor bar and lounge, and last but not least: a pond for the PMP duckies.

  • Food & Drink

    Outline serves shockingly cheap drinks and snacks at the bar. To top that off, there's free coffee, tea and breakfast for every visitor. A €30,− food ticket covers you for dinner throughout the event.

  • Network

    We'll be kicking it oldskool this year −no fancy internet nor networking, just the essentials for uploading and voting. We have no incentive to cater to Sofasceners −please stop asking for video feeds.

Getting there

The location is considerably more up north than Outline has been before, but long-distance travellers will not be affected much.

  1. People coming by plane are recommended to land at Amsterdam Schiphol and use the Intercity connection towards Leeuwarden to get to Steenwijk. This train leaves every 30 minutes and the trip takes less than two hours.

    Actievandedag can supply train tickets valid from Schiphol towards Outline and back for the semi-impressively low fee of €25,−.

  2. On Friday and Saturday, you can take Bus 76 to get to busstop Willemsoord. From there, the location can be reached by taking a left turn from the intersection and walk 750 metres.

    You can book a cheaper-than-normal taxi to/from the railway station via NS Zonetaxi, currently the price from Steenwijk Station to the partyplace is 16,30EUR.

    Alternatively, 15-30 minutes before arriving at Steenwijk station you can dial +31-521-513000. A Taxi Oost car or van will show up in front of station Steenwijk and take upto 4 people to the party location for approximately €24 (don't forget to bring the address!).

  3. Most people coming by car should start by reaching the A32 expressway travelling north towards Leeuwarden. After taking exit 7: Steenwijk Noord and turning left at the bottom of the exit, follow the road and exit the roundabout straight ahead towards Willemsoord.

    Keep following the road straight through Witte Paarden township. About 2 kilometers from the highway exit, the main road takes a sharp turn to the left, and right there you can also turn right to continue travelling straight in the direction of Willemsoord. After about 1,5km, you will reach the main road crossing in Willemsoord with on your right hand side Cafe de Steen. Turn left onto Paasloregel here, and follow the road for about 800m until you see the hall with the "De Riethoeve" sign on the left side of the road.


Outline is an Atari party at heart, but all platforms are welcome to strut their stuff.

General rules

  1. Don't be an idiot. Don't break any dutch laws, respect copyright law and don't cheat.
  2. Remote entries are allowed in any compo. We are happy to receive them at compos(at)outlinedemoparty(dot)nl. There's a catch though: by not being present, you waive the right to any prizes besides an award certificate. So you're in it for the fame, not the Fanta.
  3. Competitions can be consolidated or cancelled at the compo team's discretion.
  4. Technical details, formats and platforms for entries will be announced beforehand.
  5. Bring your own hardware configuration for entries running on alternative platforms.
  6. Please provide a video recording if your entry does not run on our compo systems.
  7. If you feel that your entry for any unlisted platform shouldn't be run in the Wild competition, please get in touch with the compo team as soon as possible.
  8. In case we receive too many entries for any given competition, preselection will occur. The first ones out will be remote entries, followed by the utterly boring ones.
  9. The compo team has the final word on things. We are reasonable people though, so we will do our best to be of help!

Atari competitions

Entries will be shown on real hardware when available. Compo machines are plain 1040STE/4mb and Falcon030/14mb. If your required setup is unavailable, please bring it with you. Maximum playtime for all entries is 10 minutes.

Atari 4k intro

  • Entries for all Atari hardware (ST(e), Falcon, XL/XE, VCS...) are welcome.
  • Maximum file size: 4096 bytes.

Atari ST 96k intro

  • This competition is for the unexpanded ST and STe.
  • Maximum file size: 98304 bytes.

Atari ST demo

  • This competition is for the unexpanded ST and STe.
  • There is no maximum file size.

Atari Falcon 96k intro

  • Entries for both 030 and 060 are welcome.
  • Maximum file size: 98304 bytes.

Atari Falcon demo

  • Entries for both 030 and 060 are welcome.
  • There is no maximum file size.

Music competitions

Original works only; remixes, covers, and previously released songs are not allowed. Maximum playtime for all entries is 4 minutes. Longer entries will be faded out.

Oldschool music

  • Entries for all 8-/16-bit platforms are accepted (Atari ST, Atari XL, C64, ZX Spectrum, NES, Game Boy, Sega Mega Drive, etc.), as well as 4 channel .MODs.
  • Atari ST(e) entries will be played on real hardware. We have emulators installed for most other popular systems, or bring your own hardware.
  • Submit your entry as an executable program runnable on the target platform, although we will be lenient for platforms with no common/standard format, or easy way to produce an executable (e.g. Nintendo Game Boy).
  • An MP3 or OGG recording of your entry is highly appreciated.

Executable music

  • Executables for all modern platforms (i.e. not qualifying for the oldschool compo, such as PC, Atari Falcon, Amiga AGA, etc.) are accepted.
  • Please provide an MP3 or OGG recording, or include a .WAV writer.
  • Maximum file size: 32 kb (32768 bytes).

Newschool music

  • Accepted file formats are MP3, OGG, XRNS (Renoise), XM, IT, S3M, and AM (ACE Tracker).
  • XM, IT and S3M modules will be played with the latest version of XMPlay using default settings (sinc interpolation, sensitive ramping, 50% stereo separation). If you need different settings, please specify.
  • Renoise and ACE Tracker entries will be played with the latest available versions of their respective tracker software. For Renoise entries: no plugins other than the built-in ones will be installed.

PC competitions

We officially support entries for Windows and Linux. We also accept Mac entries, but please bring your own hardware. We'll have the latest versions of the .NET (Windows only) and Java runtimes installed. The compo pc specs are:

CPU: Core i7-7700K 4,2GHz
RAM: 16GB RAM 2400MHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Pascal with 3584 cores
OS: Windows 10 64bit Version 1809 and latest WHQL NVidia drivers

We also welcome realtime web browser entries. We'll have the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer installed. Please specify the preferred browser to run your entry with.

PC 4k intro

  • Entries should consist of a single executable file.
  • Maximum file size: 4096 bytes.

PC 64k intro

  • Entries should consist of a single executable file.
  • Maximum file size: 65536 bytes.

PC demo

  • There is no maximum file size.

Graphics competitions

Please provide at least three workstages for pixel/freestyle entries or retouched photos. We will zoom in and out during screening of the entries to showcase the techniques applied. Note that our beamer resolution is 1920x1080 - so if you're planning to submit your work in all its 4k glory, be advised.

Pixel graphics

  • Entries for all platforms are accepted.
  • Atari ST(e) entries will be shown on real hardware. We have emulators installed for most other popular systems, or bring your own hardware.
  • Please provide at least three workstages.
  • Maximum resolution: 320x200, 16 colors.

Freestyle graphics

  • Any file format supported by IrfanView is allowed (for your own sake, lossless formats are preferred).
  • Please provide at least three workstages.


  • Minor retouching is allowed. Please specify any tools used, and supply the unmodified photo.
  • In case of major editing and/or compositing, please submit your entry to the Freestyle graphics compo instead. In case of doubt, ask the compo organizers.

Miscellaneous competitions

Atari ST(e) entries will be shown on real hardware. We have emulators installed for most other popular systems, or bring your own hardware.

128 byte intro

  • Entries for all platforms are accepted.
  • Atari ST(e) entries will be shown on real hardware. We have emulators installed for most other popular systems (Atari XL/XE, C64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga...), or bring your own hardware.
  • Maximum file size: 128 bytes


  • This competition is for non-realtime entries: videos, rendered animations, etc.
  • We accept any file format that can be played back by VLC Media Player.
  • Maximum playtime is 10 minutes.


  • Entries for all platforms are accepted.
  • Atari ST(e) entries will be shown on real hardware. We have emulators installed for most other popular systems, or bring your own hardware.
  • There is no maximum file size.
  • Gameplay will occur live on the bigscreen!

Realtime wild

  • Anything realtime not covered by the other competitions goes here. This includes, but is not limited to: consoles, Amiga, C64, ZX Spectrum, fridges, plotters, overhead projectors, a performance on stage, etc. Go nuts!
  • We have emulators installed for most popular systems, but be ready to supply the required hardware or emulator. A video recording is fine if your platform has no practical way of outputting a video signal.
  • Maximum playtime: 10 minutes.

Competition hardware

Atari ST/E

  • Unmodified Atari 1040STE
  • Motorola 68000 (8 MHz)
  • 4 MB RAM

Atari Falcon 030

  • Motorola 68030 (14 MHz)
  • FPU present
  • 14 MB RAM




Outline offers a wild variety of live sets, DJ sessions and performances from an international line-up of artists.

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    Shader Showdown

    The first matches of the Shader Showdown qualification season take place at Outline once again, get ready for hot live shader action on the main stage!

  • photo of Okkie


    We have finally managed to strongarm the legendary Okkie into playing a set at Outline! Rejoice!

  • photo of 5k Run

    5k Run

    An epic race through two Dutch provinces. Krawall AidStations at every kilometer and a cold Grolsch at the finish line, powered by Poo-Brain.

  • photo of Bombjoe


    DJs Bombe and dojoe met in the clubs of London where they were spinning Schranz and Garage to upper class folks. Celebrating their recent reception of knighthood after a wild night at Buckingham Palace, they are now touring Europe.

  • photo of Evoke Bingo

    Evoke Bingo

    Bingo madness presented by the Evoke demoparty massive!

  • photo of Shader Grand Prix

    Shader Grand Prix

    Team Old Spice vs Team Showdown


Outline tickets cost €65,− during the pre-pay period and €75,− at the door for the regular package. A €30,− upgrade for pre-pay tickets adds catering dinners to the mix. Dinners can be ordered separately too.

A pre-order ticket gives you full access to the event with very little to worry about: there's a bed reservation and free breakfast/coffee/tea. The €30,− upgrade will add catering dinners to the pile of goodies, meaning you are pretty much set for entertainment, rest and food for the duration of the event.


The pre-order period is over, but you can still buy a ticket at the door of the venue. Prices at the door are 85 euro for full tickets, 25 euro for daytime tickets, and 32,50 euro for 24h tickets.