X is the successor of the legendary Silicon Ltd. Winter and Summer parties which where held between 1990 and 1992. With over 150 visitors, it is the world's biggest Commodore 64 demoscene-party, attracting demosceners from not only The Netherlands, but also from other European countries (e.g. Sweden, Finland, Poland, Germany), or even from overseas (for example Australia, United States).
The concept of the X parties was born somewhere in 1995 when the members of the Commodore 64 demogroup Silicon Ltd. started the PC demogroup SuccesS. The plan was to organize a demoparty for the Commodore 64 and the PC demoscene. The party place was decided to be Buurthuis Einsteindreef in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands; the same place where the Silicon Ltd. parties were held in the past.
The first 2 parties were held in Buurthuis Einsteindreef which were sponsored by soundcard developer Gravis. In 1996 it was clear the location was too small to hold the amount of visitors and their hardware. In 1997 the X organizers teamed up with the dutch PC demogroup Nostalgia who had connections with the Technical University of Eindhoven, hence the next party baptised as X 97 Takeover which took place in the auditorium of the Technical University Eindhoven. Due to quarrels between the party organizers this was the first and only party organized by SuccesS and Nostalgia.
The group SuccesS retired from the demoscene in 1998 which caused their Commodore 64 counterparts in Success & The Ruling Company to carry on with the X parties but now as a Commodore 64 only party. Also the party location changed. Since 1998 the X party is held at Kampeerboerderij De Haverkamp in Ruurlo, The Netherlands.
In the year of 2000 the dutch demogroup Xenon was added as organizing group and in 2006 Silicon Ltd. was added too after more than 10 years of scene absence.
|Year||Platform||Demo||64k intro||4k intro|
|C64||Radio Napalm (Reflex)||N/A||N/A|
|PC||Big Deal (Acme)||Spring ([Logic Design)||N/A|
|PC||Fashion (Logic Design)||Speed (Nostalgia)||N/A|
|C64||Holy Refuge (NoName)||N/A||N/A|
|PC||303 (Acme)||Brighten The Corners (Valhalla)||The Dream (Spirit New Style)|
|C64||Soul (Booze Design)||N/A||N/A|
|C64||Soiled Legacy (Resource)||N/A||N/A|
|C64||The Wild Bunch (Triad, Horizon, Focus & Instinct)||N/A||N/A|