Author Topic: Omnimaga holds Axe Parser Programming Contest (RULES UPDATED JULY 17TH)  (Read 44834 times)

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If it lets me send the code alone and the other person don,t need a copy of the e-mail, then this is what I will do. If the user got over 4 posts, I will also send him via PM on the forums (it requires 5 posts because of the spambot protection). That should reduce risks of the e-mails being blocked by spam filters and the like. :P (altough winners will be warned to check their spam folders anyway)

Normally, though, you buy the card and I think it asks you to who you want to send it, then it sends the code to the person.
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That sounds good to me.  This will be my 4th post, now.

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Does a game with an editor count as two programs or one? As in, would the game with the editor be counted as the one submission allowed?
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it counts as one entry, so you should be fine. I recommend creating a few levels before submitting the entry, though, to demonstrate what kind of levels should be made (and to make it easier for judges to test entries if we got many :P).

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updated rule #3, regarding hacked versions of Axe Parser.
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I understand the need to specify this, but do you really think people will actually try to do that stuff? Gee, the internet is a funny place... I thought we were better than that.
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I have a question: are we allowed to use snippets of other's code, with their permission of course? For instance, let's say I copied the tilemap editor from the tutorial. Is that allowed?

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I understand the need to specify this, but do you really think people will actually try to do that stuff? Gee, the internet is a funny place... I thought we were better than that.
Have fun fixing the loopholes, DJ.
we never know x.x, there are people who are ready for everything to cheat and stuff (even if it's just for a small reward) x.x some people might also even do it for the lulz

I have a question: are we allowed to use snippets of other's code, with their permission of course? For instance, let's say I copied the tilemap editor from the tutorial. Is that allowed?
It is but remember it can affect your "originality" scoring
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I don't think that rule is needed at all since the entries will be compiled by the judges to ensure legitimacy, the executable alone can't be acceptable as an entry anyway.

Also, as far as using other people's code, I think a good rule of thumb is this:  If you can tell that entries look too similar to existing public projects without even looking at the source it will probably affect your originality score.  But, if you use someone else's code, even if you use a lot of it, but use it in a unique and creative way, then there is no problem with that.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2010, 09:56:02 pm by Quigibo »
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I don't understand the rule about only axe from Quigibo.  What hacked version was there?  Also, is there any mac tile map editor?

EDIT:  I just thought of something.  Why not have an on-computer compiler?
« Last Edit: June 06, 2010, 04:56:36 pm by graphmastur »

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This is to discourage anyone from trying to hack Axe Parser app to add more features Axe lacks so far to make better programs than anyone else. Fortunately, doing such thing is less likely to happen, as it's very hard to do, but we never know as some people can be desesperate for money (which happened before in the TI community. I remember somebody begging for donations to get a digital camera for a month). Fortunately, when we test someone's entry, we will downloadm the Axe build from the official Quigibo downloads thread, but I was not sure if it was really clear we would only grab our downloads from there and not Axe copies that comes with the entry.

However does the new rule really bother people this much? if it bugs people so much I'll just remove it. Be warned, though, that any Axe game that will not compile upon testing will automatically be disqualified, though.

Also if every rule I add pisses off people/causes so much controversy I will just quit updating them altogether and simply leave somebody else with the task of fixing the loopholes. It is starting to sound like I am not skilled enough to start a contest. (note, this happened in another topic, too, which only some people can see)

As for the on-computer compiler, this is planned for later (most likely after the contest). He needs to get the on-calc one functional before he starts a computer parser. You can always write your prog on the computer then compile it under Wabbitemu, press F7 then extract the program from there, though.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2010, 05:07:09 pm by DJ Omnimaga »
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I have no problem with the rule, I was simply curious if anyone had tried.

What about the mac tile map editor.  That would severely help me.

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It might be a good idea to ask about this in the Axe sub-forum or the help/support section. I am unsure if there are a lot of mac users here, though, besides Deeph Thought
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I think this contest will bring a lot of really cool games. :)  DJ, have fun fixing the loopholes... ;D

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rules updated again, but no changes to them, just making stuff more clear (thanks Quigibo)
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