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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2012, 01:00:01 pm »
Actually, the computer programming contest was scheduled to be a different contest because, well, we wanted to leave this one only for calc programming. And yeah, we ought to poll people to see who would participate in an eventual 68k contest.

Also coming soon: a TI-86 contest!
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2012, 01:29:57 pm »
really congratz to the winners, i'm glad i still got third, even with the bugs xp

i'm glad the results finally arrived :) and i think it is correct that adriweb and cyanophycean314 won, seeing the huge gap between 2nd and 3rd..
so really congratz, also to the z80 part (but i'm not really into that anymore)

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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2012, 02:12:59 pm »
Congrats all winners!

EDIT: And i'd like a computer contest :)
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2012, 02:38:57 pm »
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2012, 03:23:56 pm »
Actually, the computer programming contest was scheduled to be a different contest because, well, we wanted to leave this one only for calc programming. And yeah, we ought to poll people to see who would participate in an eventual 68k contest.

Also coming soon: a TI-86 contest!
I would enter I think, although you never know what could happen. Perhaps I'm busy, die or get banned in the meantime. :P
An other idea I had in mind was one contest where anybody could enter in which category he wished(maybe excluding computer). Something like Cemetech did last year if I'm not mistaken.

EDIT: Also, DJ, I refuse to let 68k be considered dead. :P I'll try to save it.
Actually I believe that 68k might be still a bit active in french websites, although I'm not sure at all.
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2012, 03:26:37 pm »
Congratulations to all, there where some fine entries :)
Regarding the votes of the other judges, are there any plans to open up the details on how they voted ?

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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2012, 04:12:21 pm »
I refuse to let 68k die as well. I'll enter if there's one.
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2012, 04:20:29 pm »
Actually, the computer programming contest was scheduled to be a different contest because, well, we wanted to leave this one only for calc programming. And yeah, we ought to poll people to see who would participate in an eventual 68k contest.

Also coming soon: a TI-86 contest!
I would enter I think, although you never know what could happen. Perhaps I'm busy, die or get banned in the meantime. :P
An other idea I had in mind was one contest where anybody could enter in which category he wished(maybe excluding computer). Something like Cemetech did last year if I'm not mistaken.

EDIT: Alos, DJ, I refuse to let 68k be considered dead. :P I'll try to save it.
Actually I believe that 68k might be still a bit active in french websites, although I'm not sure at all.
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In France, (at least in my classes) there were as many 68k as z80. I had even never seen a Nspire among my friends untill the last year !

68k are still very used, I'm almost sure that there are still more 68k users than Nspires in France. But unfortunately few people seem to be interested in programming it, I mean making project and enter the community.
Nspires are more recent and anyone who gets a CX wants immediately to see what he can do with it.. I'm sure that was the same at the beginning of the 68k calculators. (bad english, isn't it ? x) )

If there were a 68k section I might participate obviously. (even if I can't be sure, besides this year will probably be very busy.. :/ (2nd year of "prépa".. --' ) )
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2012, 05:54:32 pm »
@Yeong: TI-86 programming (BAISC or ASM) isn't much different from the 83+/84+ Series.

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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2012, 06:19:56 pm »
So I guess we will have at least 3 entrants for an eventual 68k contest, that might be enough for a small one.

So stay tuned for the 68k and computer programming contest, maybe also a music one, that would be pretty nice if we would have more small contests thoughout the year, not as big as this one though.
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2012, 06:55:07 pm »
I think the reasons why 68K died were the following:

1) One person we will not name pretty much killed the 68K community by driving every veteran and newer programmers away with his constant flame wars and attacks towards people's hard work (generally aimed at programs in which he was not involved, from competing sites or written in BASIC). Not much was done against that, and because it was so extreme, that one person alone was nearly enough to bring down the entire 68K community, and it never really recovered because of point #2 and #3.

2) The arrival of the TI-Nspire CAS: After the Nspire series arrived, TI kinda pushed 68K calcs behind, moving all the attention towards Nspire calcs. Because of this, even when the 68K community cooled down after the above ended for a while, there were no new 68K coders joining. Today, with the lack of 68K programmers on forums, it's hard to convince a calc programmer to get a 68K now when he knows only two or three people in the world might play their game, when that game would be played by hundreds on the 83+ or the TI-Nspire.

3) CAS not being allowed in most USA tests: This severely limits the marketability of 68K calcs in North America, as they all includes a CAS. Most people who want an high-end calc that can still be used in exams now get a TI-Nspire. Also, the 68K prices are kinda prohibitive.


Also yeah music would be nice Juju. I kinda forgot about that, but now that TIMGUL URLs redirect to Omni music section and that we already had a music section to begin with, it would probably make some sense to have one.

New contests, due to being at unusual Omnimaga times (Fall?), would probably need a mass-email like the old newsletters, though, especially music. There could be bonus points for MTVMG1/2/3/DHF/M1/2000/3000 users maybe?

OFF-TOPIC: By the way, those who need programming help, the C and ASM sections can also be used for that and of course there is the projects and ideas section :)
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2012, 09:34:19 pm »
* shmibs thinks that, before the the next contest, we should have a poll to see who would take part in what, and if at least 5 people say they would (in case 2 drop out), have that category be included.

also, here are my comments from judging things for z80:

CYANOID:
   the difficuluty of getting this to function, plus the fact that it crashed upon exiting and erased itself, were
   the biggest annoyances. having to be exactly aligned with a gap in order to walk through it also didn't help.
   i liked the graphics, though, particularly the character's death, and the idea wasn't too bad.

Embers-Phoenix:
   this game was easily my favourite, there were a few annoying things that weren't ironed out before the demo
   was sent in, like the menu being very difficult to work with, the character walking through walls when moving
   diagonally, and some of the enemies seeming to move away more often than not, but it still managed to draw
   me in very well with a complete storyline/graphical experience.

META:
   this game wasn't bad. the gameplay/physics seemed a bit bland, but there wasn't anything "wrong" with it, and
   bugs and the like seemed to be mostly taken care of. gameplay was very organic, and the form swapping added
   a nice touch.

RPS:
   despite being Rock Paper Scissors, i thoroughly enjoyed z's game =). the graphics, numerous achievements, and
   seemingly unpredictable AI were all brilliant.

Vortex:
   this game would have had my top vote were we judging strictly on Artificial Intelligence. the enemy was
   challenging, and the level generation was smart. it was somewhat confusing to begin with, however, and the
   gameplay wasn't very exciting.

ZAMPO:
   this game has a great plot and some wonderful gameplay ideas, but in its current unfinished and undocumented
   state isn't very playable. i'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out, though =)

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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2012, 09:40:40 pm »
Hey, good idea shmibs.

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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2012, 10:35:12 pm »
Yeah it would be nice to see some reviews from the staff.

That reminds me, I have yet to add the 2011 results to the articles section... <_< (I was supposed to make pics of the polls and stuff)
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Re: Omnimaga Programming Contest 2012: The Results
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2012, 11:55:36 pm »
Congrats to all the winners!
* shmibs thinks that, before the the next contest, we should have a poll to see who would take part in what, and if at least 5 people say they would (in case 2 drop out), have that category be included.
That is a good idea :D
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