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Contest Scoring Ideas
« on: August 01, 2012, 07:51:21 am »
I'm intending to try reviving this thread idea http://ourl.ca/8809
Just this time the contest will be language independent and comp only. The problem this brings up is what are the requirements the program must meet to be considered for the contest. Most importantly what should people have to have to run the program. I personally would like it to be public polls with cross platform.
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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 09:20:14 am »
If something is supported by a linux, then it should work on macs too btw

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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 11:42:07 am »
I think cross platform would be best. It would allow everyone to try out the all the games. We could require open source and the use of libraries available on the different OS's. that way, someone can compile on another platform if necessary.

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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2012, 01:26:06 pm »
I chose separate OS, as cross-platform would severely limit the amount of programming language choice. For example, those who love Visual BASIC or stuff like that would not be able to participate, as Visual BASIC is not available for Linux.
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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2012, 02:09:07 pm »
I chose separate OS, as cross-platform would severely limit the amount of programming language choice. For example, those who love Visual BASIC or stuff like that would not be able to participate, as Visual BASIC is not available for Linux.
You can kind of run it with  mono if i remember correctly but that can really be annoying to set up. Other then visual basic and .net with xna is there much else that can't be written to be cross platform? I'm thinking if its just those two its not really worth it to make a separate poll.
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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 02:14:12 pm »
Yeah for Mono it was usually a few programs that didn't work, even if they were supposed to. Same for Wine. As for incompatible languages, I was sure there were more than that. I guess we would need to check, but I thought it would be best to not just plain single out those languages, especially that Omni is a lot oriented towards higher level languages. But again, if only a few language are Windows-only but that there are no judge, I guess it could just be one single category, so the fewer votes those people would receive from Linux-only users would count as loss of compatibility points, sort-of.
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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 02:19:28 pm »
yeah i think that would work. I dont think there are too many linux only people also many people like me leave the windows install for compatibility

I'll go set up the topic now. Once people post some ideas for the first contest I'll setup a poll too for the first topic. I hope this is as fun as I imagine it being

Also since I'll be running the setup but it is a community scored project would anyone have problems with me also competing?
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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2012, 02:22:03 pm »
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Also since I'll be running the setup but it is a community scored project would anyone have problems with me also competing?

Since the category and scoring is determined by the community, I have no qualm. :P

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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2012, 02:24:16 pm »
great because I've been needing a comp project to work on and I think this will work well.
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Re: Contest Scoring Ideas
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012, 02:27:23 pm »
I think Mono is fine and kinda easy to use if you limit yourself to .NET 2.0 or 3.0, just don't use too much fancy classes. Wine would also be fine if you got your program tested with it and if it would get a platinium rate if it ever got submitted to WineHQ's database, but I would recommend making it work in Wine only in last resort.

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