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Only 2 weeks left to the Prizm contest!
« on: August 31, 2011, 02:51:36 pm »
As a reminder, part #3 of Omnimaga programming contest ends in only a bit more than two weeks (September 16th at 1 AM GMT-5), so make sure you finish your entry in time if you had one and if you planned to start one, don't start at the last minute!

As always, the rules for this game, programming tool or media player contest are available here.

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Re: Only 2 weeks left to the Prizm contest!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 02:27:11 pm »
heh I made the reminders for the other two parts, but I'm a bit away now, so thanks DJ!

Good luck to everybody and make sure you finish it on time! :)

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Re: Only 2 weeks left to the Prizm contest!
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 07:11:29 pm »
Week left I guess XD
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Re: Only 2 weeks left to the Prizm contest!
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2011, 07:16:25 pm »
I'm almost considering slowing down the pace due to lack of announced other participating programs :< though I shall not

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Re: Only 2 weeks left to the Prizm contest!
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 09:27:27 pm »
I've hit a slight delay recently. My hard drive got corrupted last week (yes I kept back ups) and until i can get a replacement part I've been running from Linux Mint mainly. The problem with that though is that gcc has been outputting some strange compile time errors that I never had on windows. So until I get that figured out I can't make any progress so at this point I'm not sure if I'll have a submission or not by next week. I'm still pretty optimistic though that i'll get this figured out.

Edit: Well it turns out i was able to fix the issue and code will now cleanly compile and be built into a g3a even when on linux. The only problem now though is that Mint which I'm running is on a virtual machine which is on Fedora 15 which cannot properly transfer files between the Prizm which is a slight speedbump :P

Edit2: Okay well it looks like everything is fixed enough that I can continue with development of Plants vs Zombies. Unfortunately due to the delay DXT image compression will not be implemented however version 2 after the contest will use that to drastically cut the file size with almost no reduction in quality. My current set up though is quite complex. It involves doing coding and compiling on a Linux Mint virtualbox with of course wine running to use the custom gcc. The finished g3a file is then uploaded to google docs which it is then redownloaded but on the host OS which is the very buggy Fedora 15. The g3a is then sent to my flash drive which is sent to my super old xp laptop which lacks wifi. The xp laptop then sends the file to my Prizm where it can be fully enjoyed. It may sound complex but this is honestly the simplest way I can do development.  

Edit3: And the xp laptop has to run in safe mode to prevent it from BSODing but otherwise I'm doing just fine :P

Edit4: When will Acer finally send my replacement disk drive so I can re install windows?
« Last Edit: September 09, 2011, 12:45:07 am by z80man »

List of stuff I need to do before September:
1. Finish the Emulator of the Casio Prizm (in active development)
2. Finish the the SH3 asm IDE/assembler/linker program (in active development)
3. Create a partial Java virtual machine  for the Prizm (not started)
4. Create Axe for the Prizm with an Axe legacy mode (in planning phase)
5. Develop a large set of C and asm libraries for the Prizm (some progress)
6. Create an emulator of the 83+ for the Prizm (not started)
7. Create a well polished game that showcases the ability of the Casio Prizm (not started)