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Program of the Year Voting Opens
Posted by Michael on 2 December 2003, 10:18 GMT

Sample POTY WinnerWe all know how many people missed the Program of the Month awards that were previously held. Well now there's something even more prestigious: the 2003 Program of the Year award. Throughout the month of December, featured programs from throughout the year will be classified by calculator in weekly surveys. Simply vote for your favorite program! Every Monday a new survey will be posted with a different set of programs. The results will be hidden until all the winners are determined.

The ticalc.org 2003 Programs of the Year will be announced early January once all the results have been tabulated. As before with the POTM winning programs, a specialized screenshot will be provided for the winners. Good luck to all contestants!

Update (Morgan): This is only relevant because there are two Mario pictures on this article, but for anyone that has ever played the original Super Mario Brothers 3 on NES and thought you were good, you need to see this!

Update (Joey): The poll for the 68k calculators has been posted.

 


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Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
angelboy Account Info
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Hmm, this ought to be interesting. What happened to the monthly newsletter?

     2 December 2003, 12:37 GMT

Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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It is temporarily on hold because Joey ran out of time, I believe.

     2 December 2003, 13:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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*nods*

Studying for five AP tests is stressful. Worry not, though... it will return.

     3 December 2003, 05:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
CajunLuke Account Info

AP tests?! in the FALL??!

     3 December 2003, 13:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, I thought that AP tests were generally given in the spring.

Huge movie file... 17.5MB (downloaded in one minute!) WOW, that mario movie brings back SOOOOOO many memories!!!! I always remember my old claim "I can beat Super Mario Brothers 3 in 10 minutes" I never actually timed myself, but I assume it was a little bit more, after looking at this movie here (11 minutes). This is incredible... LOL! I wonder how long it took this guy to get that good at it. I remember beating a lot of levels just as fast, because I'd play this ALL THE TIME when I was younger. *still in awe* That's great. I'm saving this.
I wonder how many tries it took him to do this. He'd probably have to keep saving his spot along the way (with an emulator) to do that. And I never knew you could kill Bowser like that. That's really clever. *faints*

     3 December 2003, 20:58 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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But I did notice one thing... on the first level... mario kind of hovers in the air and then goes back up. Mario can't double jump or fly or anything while he's small like that. I wonder what's up with that...

     4 December 2003, 03:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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As I pondered this further at school, I reasoned that he was emulating and making a screenshot and then after falling, he died, so he stopped the filming of the falling, started a new game, and continued the filming at that exact spot... but the problem was, he was falling before, and in the new position, he was jumping. That's probably it, though that's kinda cheap. LOL *watches yet another time, but more closely*

But there's no reason for that in the first place... from where he did it... oh, I dunno. >:( Perhaps the version is slightly different... after all, it's in Japanese... LOL

     4 December 2003, 20:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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>> 17.5MB (downloaded in one minute!) WOW

Ok, had to say it...mine tranferred at 1.6 MB/s

     4 December 2003, 09:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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*envyous*
LOL How did you get that? :'(

     4 December 2003, 15:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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College Network...I have actually downloaded a 120 MB program 1t 4 MB/s but I have not gotten close to that in a while :-(

     5 December 2003, 01:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Wow, that's incredible... you can download pretty much anything in no time, with that!

     5 December 2003, 13:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
CajunLuke Account Info

In Europe and Japan, cable and DSL maxes out at 30 Mb/s

     23 December 2003, 13:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Travis Evans Account Info

Just now I tried downloading it but it said the service was temporarily unavailable due to "scheduled downtime or *capacity problems*" (my emphasis). With a 17.5 MB file having a direct link from a popular site like ticalc.org, maybe that's not too surprising. :-)

     5 December 2003, 02:55 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

Where do you get this movie anyways?

     6 December 2003, 01:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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s/tests/classes

Sorry. :-)

     5 December 2003, 03:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I had seven in one year.

Trust me, if you want above a 3 you start studying for them *in* *the* *fall.*

     6 December 2003, 18:08 GMT

Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
AndySoft  Account Info
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You just now noticed? ;) It's been since what, August? Oh well.

     2 December 2003, 22:07 GMT


Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
KermMartian Account Info
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It's great that you guys resurrected POTM...er...POTY.
Hmm, could have a better acronym (hint: said it out loud as if it is a word), but nevertheless an awesome idea. This proves once more that ticalc.org is back in action.

     2 December 2003, 22:48 GMT

Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Travis Evans Account Info

I see they figured out a solution to the poll problem. ;-)

     2 December 2003, 15:44 GMT


Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Matthew Marshall  Account Info
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A good solution, I might add.

MWM

     3 December 2003, 03:11 GMT

Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
FOCUSEDWOLF Account Info
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OMG! that sample mario screenshot looks hot...i want to vote for that game and play it...if its quality is as good as the pic...what game is it!? ROFL :D

     2 December 2003, 15:50 GMT

Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
DWedit  Account Info
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That's from the classic TI86 game Mario 86 by Bill Nagel.

     2 December 2003, 17:36 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Yes! Quite simply the best game EVER :-)
BTW, the actual screenshots will be anumated!

     2 December 2003, 18:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Neil Hodges  Account Info
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I may not have the 86 YET, but it looks like Super Mario 1.2 and 2.0 for the 83. I always wanted to see it ported to the 89.

     10 December 2003, 07:35 GMT

Vote Ti-89_Coder for Person of the Year!
Ti-89_Coder Account Info

Hmmm... That big *SAMPLE* text wasn't on the image before... I bet they got worried that people were going to rip it off and make POTY screenshots for their own games. That would be funny...

NEWSFLASH: Randum Numer Genre...Genar...er...Maker POTY!!!

     3 December 2003, 02:27 GMT


Re: Vote Ti-89_Coder for Person of the Year!
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I was kind of rushed to post the article so I had a real basic screenshot put up. I then added the Mario content and had a little thing in the upper left corner that said "sample" but you could barely see it. Then I added that big "SAMPLE" that you now see.

And finally I added the "2003" at the bottom because the winners screenshtos will have the year on them so we can tell which year they won! I will also be updating the awards page when the time comes to post the winners.

     3 December 2003, 03:40 GMT


Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Michael McElroy Account Info
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I'm confused. What exactly are you laughing at?

     4 December 2003, 22:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Probably the sarcasm in "What game is it?"

     5 December 2003, 13:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Program of the Year Voting Opens
Brian Gordon Account Info
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himself

     5 December 2003, 14:21 GMT

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