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January 2000 POTM Results
Posted by Andy on 19 February 2000, 03:37 GMT

Well, we finally got around to tabulating the January POTM awards. The results are now posted. We congratulate all the winners, and we hope their achievement will inspire other programmers.

 


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Re: January 2000 POTM Results
Reno  Account Info

how'd plain jump not win this one?

mind boggling

     19 February 2000, 03:48 GMT


Re: Re: January 2000 POTM Results
deuist Account Info

My guess is that the game is a port

     19 February 2000, 04:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: January 2000 POTM Results
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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It is, but it's still more deserving of POTM than some of the winners. Also, PJ is probably the most difficult game of all to port, since it's not sprite based (I've written a vector-based clone, although I think Andreas Ess originally just entered relative lengths)

And don't seriously tell me that those two OS's are better than chmasc -- but I doubt people voted for chmasc if they didn't know WHAT it is. These results are a worthless indication of ignorant masses voting and it's not really worth complaining about here =)

     19 February 2000, 04:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: January 2000 POTM Results
Reno  Account Info

yes; bugOS wasn't anything special in my mind.

also, chmasc crashed my calc a lot; should the left+down patch be off when you run patch?

     19 February 2000, 05:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: January 2000 POTM Results
deuist Account Info

I think PJ was a great game. I don't mean to say that it was any bad, it's just that it was a port.

I only have an 83 and 89, so I only vote for programs on those calcs. Other programs I cannot comment on.

     19 February 2000, 06:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: January 2000 POTM Results
The_Professor  Account Info
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The only thing that chmasc did to my calc was crash it. It did the same thing to someone else's calc, too. One of the times I installed it it messed up all my ASM programs and some of my BASIC programs. One baisic program got converted into a hexidecimal list and ztetris got sort of decomplied, or at least when I tried to run it, the 86 said some kind of error and gave me the goto / quit choices. When I hit goto, it went into the basic program editor.

So chmasc is a great concept, but it doesn't really work. (Mabey because of the different ROM versions? - Would that make a difference?)

     19 February 2000, 14:50 GMT

Re: January 2000 POTM Results
Doug Torrance  Account Info
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Whoohoo! Defiance made it! It's pretty nifty to see a program for the good ol' 82 make POTM. :)


     19 February 2000, 09:31 GMT

Re: January 2000 POTM Results
DWedit  Account Info
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<h1>Suggestion for next potm:</h1>

Lump all Z80 ASM programs together, and remove the calculator it's for. Votes for GameXXX on 85 and 82 or 83+ should count as the same vote. (then do the same for 68K)

Separate TI-Basic Games for Z80 and 68K.

Lump all math programs together.

Have only featured programs eligable.

Have a "Feature It" button on the white/blue/red icon so if enough registered users feature it, then it gets the green icon.

     19 February 2000, 16:45 GMT

Re: January 2000 POTM Results
DWedit  Account Info
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Glad to see Mars Patrol Win!!

     19 February 2000, 16:47 GMT

Re: January 2000 POTM Results
ajorians  Account Info

This may be off topic, but I think the results should be on this page also. Even though there is a link to the results, it would be convient to see the results with the comments, so we don't have to have more than one window open for this and so I wouldn't have to switch back and forth.

     21 February 2000, 17:32 GMT

Re: January 2000 POTM Results
Axycer Account Info

Hey, from one of the few women of the TI community, congrats to the winners of this month!

     23 February 2000, 04:25 GMT

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