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UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« on: March 11, 2011, 08:19:25 pm »
United-TI, Revolution Software and MaxCoderz has teamed up to start a programming competition that will run through most of this Spring. As by popular vote in the UTI poll topic, contestants will create a trading card game for the TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-83 Plus Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver Edition and this game must be programmed in TI-BASIC, hybrid (TI-BASIC using ASM/Axe/xLIB/Celtic/DCS utilities) or Z80 assembly language.

The first prize is not announced yet, but it will be big, and the 2nd place prize is $40 distributed via Paypal.

Projects started prior the contest started cannot be entered and you are not allowed to post any information about your game, such as updates and screenshots, outside your respective topic in the UTI contest sub-forum. The deadline is June 6th, 2011 at 23:59 (MST). No entries will be accepted after this time.

More information can be found in the PDF attached to the UTI topic (requires UTI forum account).
« Last Edit: March 13, 2011, 03:09:15 pm by DJ_O »


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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 09:51:40 pm »
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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 09:56:13 pm »
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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2011, 09:58:37 pm »
Yeah sadly UTI disabled attachments for guests (which was actually the reason why Goplat moved Nspire_emu updates to Omnimaga). You have to create an account there to participate, but some ppl might want to see the rules first to see if it suits them before taking the time to sign up. Thanks for the mirror link. (although make sure it remains up to date)


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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2011, 10:00:48 pm »
I have tried to join UTI.
unfortunately with yahoo mail, it will take a couple of days to get the verification email.
Thanks for the mirror.


Can you have the program be in pure axe?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2011, 10:07:22 pm by Happybobjr »
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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2011, 10:08:07 pm »
Yeah sometimes that takes a while. When I signed up there back in 2003 (*me starts bragging about his early-3-digits UTI member ID :P*) it took me a week before getting a verification e-mail. I think sometimes it's a server-side issue, though.


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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 10:10:29 pm »
Yeah sometimes that takes a while. When I signed up there back in 2003 (*me starts bragging about his early-3-digits UTI member ID :P*) it took me a week before getting a verification e-mail. I think sometimes it's a server-side issue, though.
I have sent myself an email before.  Took several hours to arrive :/

Can the entry be in only axe?  The rules weren't clear to me.
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The final entry can be written in BASIC, Hybrid-BASIC meaning
anything created with the aid of AXE, xLib or Celtic, or assembly
language. The required shell must be documented if needed.
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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2011, 10:13:18 pm »
That's what I was wondering too. I think only BASIC and ASM will be allowed, though, because none of the UTI, RS and MC staff that judges entries have any single experience with Axe stuff. But again, maybe they'll accept an Axe entry submitted as an ASM one.


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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2011, 10:16:37 pm »
Sorry about that Happybob, I'm don't have any permissions over there at UTI except for a few of the contest stuff.

I have it posted at RevSoft and guests are allowed to download attachments.
http://www.revsoft.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1223

As for your question, yes you can program your game in all Axe or any of the other hybrid-basic languages.

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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2011, 10:19:08 pm »
Ah cool to hear. :D Maybe you could edit the rules to specify full Axe games can be made too? Full Axe might increase the contest popularity, since a lot of people program in Axe nowadays.


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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2011, 10:22:06 pm »
So, Axe falls under hybrid basic...that's nice! I bet correlation would fall there too. I wish it was a different genre, though. I'm not exactly super creative at such a game style, but who knows?

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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011, 10:23:12 pm »
I guess I'm not clear on exactly what Axe was about. Is it a whole separate language or just something to enhance BASIC? I always assumed the latter. I mean can a viable program be made with only axe routines and no basic?

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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011, 10:25:24 pm »
Yes, in fact BASIC is very difficult to run in axe. It's basically an asm compiler that uses the TI-BASIC editor, and fairly high level commands. When a program is compiled it's indistingushable from an asm program.

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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 10:26:38 pm »
It's an entire new language, like BBC Basic and Fast RPL did, except it's compiled instead of interpreted. You use the BASIC editor to code it (it pretty much uses TI-BASIC tokens or modified ones (renamed by Axe app), then you compile to 8xp machine code executable and run with Asm() or any of your favorite shells. It can also compile in APP format on certain calcs.

An entire game can be made only in Axe, even Axe v0.05 (although IIRC saving was only enabled in 0.20) and it's possible to use hex asm in your code.
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Re: UTI, Revsoft & MaxCoderz Spring Programming Contest
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2011, 10:29:57 pm »
Ok then, I will update the rules and re-post the document tomorrow.