Alchimie is a French demo and retro computer party obviously held in France, more precisely in the Drôme département, in the wine producting Valley of the Rhône.
- 1 Organization and history
- 2 Timeline
- 2.1 Alchimie 1 – 2001
- 2.2 Alchimie 2 – 2002
- 2.3 Alchimie 3 – 2003
- 2.4 Alchimie 4 – 2004
- 2.5 Alchimie 5 – 2005
- 2.6 Alchimie 6 – 2006
- 2.7 Alchimie 7 – 2007
- 2.8 Alchimie 2009 – 2009
- 2.9 µAlchimie – 2010
- 2.10 Alchimie 111111 – 2011
- 2.11 µAlchimie II – 2012
- 2.12 Alchimie X – 2013
- 2.13 µAlchimie III – 2014
- 2.14 Alchimie 0xb – 2015
- 2.15 µAlchimie IV – 2016
- 2.16 Alchimie 12 – 2017
- 3 Compos
- 4 Links
Organization and history
Organized by the TripleA association, an originally Amiga oriented club. TripleA mostly organize events called Amigabouffes, which are basically dinners with Amiga afficionados. Alchimie and µAlchimie are the annual XXL Amigabouffes.
The annual events are currently alternating with the main Alchimie each odd years and the smaller more intimist µAlchimie the even years (between each main). Main Alchimies are held in Tain l'Hermitage (Drôme) while µAlchimies are help in the smaller village of Clérieux (Drôme). mostly during late october or mid-november.
It has seen more and more French Amstradists attending it in later editions, slowly becoming one of the main French Amstrad friendly party, alongside Atari and Amiga and any retro computers fans, and modern computers users as well.
First edition of the Alchimie was held in 2001.
Alchimie 1 – 2001
Alchimie 2 – 2002
Alchimie 3 – 2003
Alchimie 4 – 2004
Alchimie 5 – 2005
Alchimie 6 – 2006
Alchimie 7 – 2007
Demoniak actually came here before everybody(builder) else as he is also an Amiga legend as well. He later chose to avoid the event in order to avoid MacDeath (quite understandable). ;-p
Alchimie 2009 – 2009
µAlchimie – 2010
Alchimie 111111 – 2011
MacDeath (without reservation and a lone Amstrad 6128PLUS & Monitor with few floppies). could purchase brand new in-box joysticks and Sega Pads, find sweet cables and make new friends and taste the event.
µAlchimie II – 2012
Alchimie X – 2013
MacDeath having his 6128PLUS, ROMbox by Bryce and PC to write any 3"1/2 dsk possible on display, impressing Amiga fans with SymbOS and all the nice classics and Demos. AST came to pay a (short) visit as well.
µAlchimie III – 2014
Hermol, MacDeath, Overflow.
Alchimie 0xb – 2015
MacDeath, Overflow, Ast, OffseT, POWER, others...
Paris was under terrorist attacks at the same time, which quite spoiled the event.
µAlchimie IV – 2016
MacDeath, Roudoudou, Overflow, Ast, OffseT, POWER, others...
Alchimie 12 – 2017
MacDeath/TO8rulez, Overflow/Logon System, AST/iMPact, Roudoudou/Flower Corp, Golem13/GnG, MvKTheBoss, OffseT/Futurs', Zik/Futurs', TotO/nogoLmetsyS, Khomenor/G2L2 Corp , Mac_Gyver/Pinscreenman, PulkoMandy/Shinra/Pulkocitron, xtrabet, Case, POWER, Beb/Overlanders, Gotcha, Fred/Screetch, CloudStrife/Shinra, Barjack ...
This year more than 20 French Amstradists came to the party which also saw 3 Amstrad releases, while many are often seen at forums or Amstrad.eu or CPCrulez, other peoples simply came with Amstrads along other machines because you know, AMMMSTRAAAADDD !!! The Organizers really appreciated that those many Amstradists came to revitalize the Party with good humour and a huge crocodile, the best thanks to be done to the TripleA association is to come to release nice prods there. MacGyver spent the whole event to demonstrate the PinScreen in the "Amstrad corner" and some conferences were held by Roudoudou, MacGyver, PulkoMandy. Khomenor covered the event with many Twitch lives with 2 webcams and many drinks were had. As always a concert with AY/YM chiptunes was given on Saturday night. Also it was steaming hot because of some heating system malfunction and a few power shortage here and there due to some misplaced red power-off button and the many 30+ years old machines working.
Alchimie 12 – 2017
The Alchimie12 (2017) was somewhat special in that Roudoudou and Overflow decided to both release at the composition, for Amstrad PLUS/GX4000 format in ROM cartridges, making it a doubled first. Nothing could have been possible without the C4CPC cartridge to unlock the full potential of the system at last. The second generation of Amstrad CPC made a grand entrance as a serious Demoscene competitor in the retro computer categories, competing with 16bits with huge number of colours on screen, impressive soundtracks and smooth fast paced animations, praised by Amiga and Atari fans during the event.
Case completed the Amstrad performances with his Amstrad CPC Graphic composition, Ranked First as well.
Glokzilla , a very cool Atari STf demo reached 3rd place and was also a serious contestant.
Roudoudou [code, graphics]
Zik [code, music]
Amstrad 6128+ cartridge demo - Ranked 1st at Alchimie12 - 2017
Enters the Legend. By Overflow from Logon system.
Extra help by TotO
GX4000 cartridge demo - Ranked 2nd at Alchimie12 - 2017
Amstrad CPC 16k screen - Mode0 - Ranked 1st in Graphic composition at Alchimie12 - 2017
- TripleA website (in french) : https://www.triplea.fr/blog/
- History of past Alchimies : https://www.triplea.fr/blog/lalchimie/les-anciennes-alchimies/
- DEMOZOO : https://demozoo.org/parties/series/486/
- Reports and topics at Amstrad PLUS forum (french) :
- Alchimie0xb 2015 : http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t161-Alchimie-2015.htm
- µAlchimie IV 2016 : http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t238-Alchimie-IV.htm
- Alchimie12 2017 : http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t302-Alchimie-12.htm
- Reports and topics at CPCrulez forum (french, may need to be logged and registered) :
- Alchimie111111 2011 : https://cpcrulez.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4520
- µAlchimie III 2014 : https://cpcrulez.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5323
- Alchimie0xb 2015 : https://cpcrulez.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5460
- µAlchimie IV 2016 : https://cpcrulez.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5821
- Alchimie12 2017 : https://cpcrulez.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5929