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2008 POTY Results
Posted by Michael on 6 February 2009, 22:57 GMT

The results for the 2008 Program of the Year competition are now released. Congratulations to all POTY winners and all 2008 featured program authors! Hopefully we will have a larger contest in 2009.

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Re: 2008 POTY Results
graphmastur Account Info

Those are some cool programs, but why aren't there any for the 83/84?

Reply to this comment    6 February 2009, 23:02 GMT


Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
noahbaby94  Account Info
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Simple no one got a featured program.

Reply to this comment    6 February 2009, 23:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Silverlink Account Info

i think phoenix 4.0 should have been featured

Reply to this comment    7 February 2009, 16:18 GMT

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schoolhacker1  Account Info
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OMG!!! why!?

why no ti83/84???
i waited for an entire year for these results and you give us none!? WTF!?

omg... i hate this site now...

Reply to this comment    7 February 2009, 17:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Because nobody released TI-84+ programs worth a feature from Dec 1st 2007 to Nov 31st 2008, altough I think they could have solved the issue by featuring old programs that should have been featured before, like xLIB, Contra 83 and Robot War for the TI-82.

Most worthy TI-83 programs are still under developpement and I don't expect them to come out before the end of 2009. Among that there is F-Zero 83+ (Omnimaga), Project M (Omnimaga), Zelda (Revsoft), BBC BASIC (MaxCoderz), Desolate in 8lv grayscale (MaxCoderz), Robot War 2 (United-TI), Celtic III (altough seeing xLIB never got featured I doubt Celtic stands a chance, considering it's an update to the discontinued xLIB project)

Reply to this comment    7 February 2009, 17:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
DWedit  Account Info
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To give you an idea of how BS the featured programs system is, Bubble Bobble still doesn't have the green icon.

Reply to this comment    15 February 2009, 09:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
The_One_Guy  Account Info

Well it has crashed my calc.

Reply to this comment    15 February 2009, 18:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Wow it's a shame really. Bubble Bobble is one of the 83 game that deserves a feature the most on ticalc.org

Reply to this comment    15 February 2009, 20:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
FOCUSEDWOLF Account Info
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Ti83 make movies, Ti89 make history!!!

Reply to this comment    17 February 2009, 00:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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It made front page, but I don't think it's eligible to win a POTY, because it got featured at least 100 times before and there are over 9000 Phoenix clones now

Reply to this comment    7 February 2009, 17:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Silverlink Account Info

thats true

Reply to this comment    7 February 2009, 23:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
The_One_Guy  Account Info

That kind of sucks for all us 83/84 users out there, an entire year and not a single featured program!

Reply to this comment    7 February 2009, 18:28 GMT

Re: 2008 POTY Results
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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I kinda expected Ultima to win due to all the features in it and it has been ages since a RPG got featured, congrats to Ranman but also congrats to Lachprog for being featured

And finally congrats to TI-Freakware programming team for their 2nd POTY award in a row.

Off-topic: Seeing results were posted so late though (Feb is a record I'm sure x.x), why next year wouldn't this be taken as an advantage and have voting start in January instead of mid December so December programs of the same year can also participate instead of having them wait for next year? Just a suggestion

Reply to this comment    7 February 2009, 01:28 GMT


Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
UTI_Bananaman Account Info

I wouldn't mind if they retroactively made IndestructoTank the POTY winner for the 83 category :)

I didn't expect it to get a feature considering that many better programs in years past have not been featured. But since it did get featured, I would rather have it be automatic POTY than have to compete against any of the programs that will be released this year especially if Spencer ever gets around to releasing Zelda.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2009, 22:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Well I was surprised myself that IndestructoTank even got featured at all, considering it's from United-TI, because Ticalc.org used to boycott UTI, simply because multiple people sent ticalc.org news requests for the 2005 TI-BASIC contest. I believe multiple e-mails were sent to get Contra featured too. I don't think the author of UTI programs should have been punished for that, though, since there's no proof that the authors asked people to e-mail ticalc.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2009, 03:09 GMT


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Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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What the heck?

Reply to this comment    11 February 2009, 02:30 GMT

Re: 2008 POTY Results
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Sadly, at this rate of featured programs, it may be time to switch to POTD (Program Of The Decade). :-(

Reply to this comment    8 February 2009, 05:59 GMT

Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Travis Evans Account Info

It seems that we'll be doing better this year: 3 featured programs by February vs. 2 for the entire year. :-)

Reply to this comment    8 February 2009, 19:09 GMT


Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
The_One_Guy  Account Info

Didn't this whole thing start as "Program of the week?!"

Reply to this comment    9 February 2009, 07:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
jbr Account Info

POTM (program of the month) IIRC.
2008 was practically a dead year for ticalc, though. With the new archivers and posters, this year should be much better. Especially if all these awesome programs that have been in the works for so long finally get released.

Reply to this comment    9 February 2009, 13:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Travis Evans Account Info

There was originally a Program of the Week, but it didn't last long. Program of the Month was introduced shortly after POTW, and POTW was later dropped. But every time the POTM winners were announced, there were many complaints about the voting/categorization system being unfair in some way, even though many changes were tried. So POTM was eventually dropped completely, and then everyone complained about POTM no longer existing. :-)

Reply to this comment    9 February 2009, 19:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2008 POTY Results
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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People probably complained just for teh lulz (the usual) :P

Reply to this comment    10 February 2009, 04:19 GMT

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