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2010 POTY Voting Opens
Posted by Travis on 2 December 2010, 13:20 GMT

Program of the Year voting for 2010 has started! Each week for the rest of this month we will be posting a survey for each category for the programs that were featured this year. Vote each week for your favorite program. The program that wins the most votes will receive the POTY award in its category.

Winners will be announced in January and will be awarded the special POTY screenshot. More information can be found on the POTY page.

This year we have a new category for TI Nspire programs. Also, for the first time in history, there will be a survey for TI-81 programs, because there were two featured TI-81 programs this year.

The poll for the TI-81 category is now open. Go vote! The two candidates are:

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Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Close the poll: WFRNG wins all.

Reply to this comment    2 December 2010, 14:10 GMT

Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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So there is:
* an ASCII art TI-BASIC RPG, ported to the TI-81 by removing features until it fitted (Illusiat),
* the first ever assembly shell for the TI-81, a calculator which doesn't even have a link port (Unity).

To me, it's clear what's the higher technical achievement!

Reply to this comment    2 December 2010, 16:29 GMT

Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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I actually added features. The battle system is much less broken than the original. The only thing that was toned down is graphics and controls.

I voted for Unity, though, because I never thought a calc with no link port could even run ASM without any hardware mods, yet Benjamin and Randy did it.

Reply to this comment    2 December 2010, 22:08 GMT


Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Duncan Smith Account Info
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The POTY vote isn't asking "What's the highest technical achievement", but rather "What's the best program?".

It's a small but important distinction. :)

Reply to this comment    4 December 2010, 10:57 GMT

Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
happybobjr  Account Info

ok, so what if someone gets featured this month?
Will they be added to the poll?

Reply to this comment    2 December 2010, 20:49 GMT

Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
ztrumpet Account Info

Nope, December features go onto the next year's poll. =)

Reply to this comment    2 December 2010, 21:01 GMT


Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
KermMartian  Account Info
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Why, do you happen to have a secret TI-81 project on the table? :) Good luck to both the contestants.

Reply to this comment    2 December 2010, 21:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
DavidG Account Info
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He's talking about a ti-83plus series.

A few questions. There will be more categories, right?
I hope so :)

Anyways, how to vote?

Reply to this comment    2 December 2010, 22:47 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Yes there will. Also the poll is located on the front page in the sidebar.

Reply to this comment    2 December 2010, 23:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
KermMartian  Account Info
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Looks to me like these are the TI-83/+/SE/84+/SE candidates for 2010:

Age of Culture II (hybrid, featured in May)
Axe Parser (ASM, featured in May)
Bubble Breaker (ASM, featured in July)
Geometry Wars (ASM, featured in July)
xLIB (ASM, featured in July)
The Impossible Game (ASM, featured in August)
Contra83 (BASIC, featured in August)
Doors CS 7 (ASM, featured in August
Space Dash 1.2 (Axe, featured in September)
Splut (Axe, featured in October)
Mimas (ASM, featured in October)
Cuberunner (Axe, featured in October)
Simul (Axe, featured in November)
Bejewelled (ASM, featured in November)
Puyo Puyo (Axe, featured in November)

Wow, Travis and Chronomex and Nikky, I think different categories, like "utilities/shells/libraries" and "games" might be in order here. :) What do you guys think?

Also, there's only a single TI-82 candidate (Robot Wars), so that pretty much wins that category by default.

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 02:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Yeah I wonder if they'll do different ones? In 2004 they didn't, though, even with 20 83+ programs and 40+ 68K ones. For 68K programs, they even split the survey in two parts.

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 02:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Jamboozle Account Info

Puyo Puyo was actually made in assembly, not Axe, but was only featured recently even though it was made over a year ago. Also, you forgot about Pyoro which was featured in January.

I think its awesome there was a poll this year for the 81 series calculators! Two really impressive programs I definitely wouldn't have though possible for the 81, good luck to both contestants!

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 06:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Duncan Smith Account Info
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Travis has really been hard at work this year! I don't think we'll split them out by type of program. It's a little subjective, and would lead to having maybe too many surveys.

Reply to this comment    4 December 2010, 10:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Compynerd255 Account Info
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I think that splitting them up is a good idea. This is definitely too many programs to only have one POTY award for the entire 83+ category. I myself am rooting for Axe Parser as the POTY of this year, but there are so many programs. I thus propose three different methods by which we can split the award:

1. Split up by category, "utils" and "games"
2. Split up by year they were made, "Yesteryear" and "2010" (this is the one I've mentioned several times, although I think there are better ideas)
3. Award honorable mentions to the second and third place winners in the survey

Good luck to all 15 of the contestants, no matter what the awesome staff decides to do!

Reply to this comment    7 December 2010, 15:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
KermMartian  Account Info
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Well, regardless of what they decide to do, tomorrow will mark the next stage of POTY, I believe!

Reply to this comment    8 December 2010, 16:46 GMT

Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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On a side note I think this is the earliest POTTY in ages. I remember a few years ago it sometimes started in mid-December and results would be announced in February. :P

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 05:26 GMT

Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
TC01 Account Info

Interesting. I noticed that there were no computer utilities featured this year.

Which means that while we have two new calculator polls, and one "wins by default" calculator section, but minus one "regular" poll.

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 13:48 GMT

Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
KermMartian  Account Info
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FWIW, SourceCoder 2.5 was featured, but I don't know if that really counts since it's not an archive upload. :)

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 15:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
TC01 Account Info

Well, it wasn't listed in the Featured Programs page, so probably not.

Same thing (sort of?) with PS3JB - mentioned on ticalc.org but not uploaded and officially "featured".

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 21:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Duncan Smith Account Info
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Yeah. I'm pretty sure we only feature programs that live on ticalc.org.

Reply to this comment    4 December 2010, 10:56 GMT


Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Correction: There is one computer utility featured this year: tiosmod OS patcher + amspatch TI-68k OS patch

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 21:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 2010 POTY Voting Opens
TC01 Account Info

Oh, whoops, I forgot about that.

So it wins by default.

Reply to this comment    3 December 2010, 21:54 GMT

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