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2011 Code Competition.

Post by Gravis » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:35 pm

Charles MacDonald posted this on another forum but i think it should be posted here too.

Charles MacDonald:
PC-Engine 8K Coding Contest!

Goal:

Make a demo, a game, an application, "Hello World", or anything else you want for the PC-Engine. But you are limited to 8K, so choose your bytes wisely.

Rules:

- Contest is over January 1, 2011.
- Submission must be an 8K PC-Engine ROM image (no header, no bitswapping).
- Program must run on a stock PC-Engine console.
- Use of ADPCM hardware is allowed.
- Allowed peripherals: 2, 3, 6-button gamepad, keyboard, mouse, Pachinko controller, 3 or 5-way tap.
- Multiple entries are allowed.
- Full source code must be included

Guidelines

- Post whatever you make here.
- Entries may get compiled into a multi-program ROM image so we'll need the source and permission to redistribute the modified entry.
- You can use any high level language as long as the result is 8K.

Judging & Prizes

- We will probably get people to vote. This part hasn't been finalized yet.
- There probably won't be prizes, this is just for fun.
the point of the 8KB limit was to keep the demo small enough so that you can get it done in time. however, we have recently learned that a simple "Hello World" on HuC is 49KB due to it's massive library that is in all the ROMs. so instead, the restriction is that you have to keep your ROM under 70KB. we are very flexible with space (especially with HuC) so dont let that be a limiting factor in your work but keep it small!
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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by MooZ » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:47 am

If there'll be a prize, let it be unconventional :) For example at some demoparties (altparty) the winners got Cray 1 pcb, atari sous-bock (I can't find the translation for it. It's the circular stuff you put under your beer.) and other crazy stuffs. And if I remember correctly, at another party the winner got a bunch of german sausages.

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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by Charles MacDonald » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:47 pm

the restriction is that you have to keep your ROM under 70KB. we are very flexible with space (especially with HuC) so dont let that be a limiting factor in your work but keep it small!
"We", huh? :D

Check the original post at the other forum for an update and some clarifications.
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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by Gravis » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:42 pm

MooZ wrote:It's the circular stuff you put under your beer.
i think you are referring to a beverage coaster. (normally just called a coaster)

Charles MacDonald wrote:
the restriction is that you have to keep your ROM under 70KB. we are very flexible with space (especially with HuC) so dont let that be a limiting factor in your work but keep it small!
"We", huh? :D

Check the original post at the other forum for an update and some clarifications.
i dont know recall the original address, just repost it here for everyone to see.

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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by tomaitheous » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:38 am

So HuC entries are limited to 70k and ASM as 8k?

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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by Charles MacDonald » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:46 am

Here is the URL for the official PC Engine 8K Coding Contest with up-to-date information:

http://forum.pcedev.net/index.php?showtopic=13

Gravis, I expect you to master 6280 assembly so you can submit "Kitten Blasters IX: The Lazering" and win fabulous prizes. Anything else will be unacceptable!

Also Gravis is not setting any kind of contest rules so disregard anything that he has said. ;D
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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by Gravis » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:53 am

Charles MacDonald wrote:Here is the URL for the official PC Engine 8K Coding Contest with up-to-date information:

http://forum.pcedev.net/index.php?showtopic=13
stop trying to cause a schism. :evil:

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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by MooZ » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:23 am

:shock: wut? schism? where?
Anyway, as the compo is hosted somewhere else I may just blast this thread and put a sticky announcement thingie pointing to the official thread.

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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by Tanuki » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:59 pm

Beware because the secret arm of Mooz is:

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Re: 2011 Code Competition.

Post by Charles MacDonald » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:36 pm

MooZ wrote: Anyway, as the compo is hosted somewhere else I may just blast this thread and put a sticky announcement thingie pointing to the official thread.
Could you please? Don't scorch your keyboard with that flamethrower though. ;D
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