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RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/4/28 22:21
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PVB CODING COMPETITION 2010 Rules (as of 08/24/2010 - updated main prize)

General Rules:

- Deadline for entries is 11/01/2010 0:00 GMT+1 (runtime 6 months).

- Any type of program running on the Virtual Boy or a Virtual Boy emulator is allowed, be it a game, demo, application, emulator, port or anything else.

- Also allowed are supplemental tools for VB development. (NEW in 2010)

- Every project has to have the PVB IPD/Focus adjustment screen. Here is the images and a code example for including it. You can also write your own code if you want.

- Entries have to be open source, so make sure to include source code in your release. (NEW in 2010)

- If needed, you are free to release your project under any license you want. Don't know which license to use? See here. If no license is needed, ignore this point.

- Multiple entries are allowed, but will be rated individually (means you can't collect votes through multiple projects). This means on one hand, that your project will compete with each other, on the other hand that, if they're all good, you'll maximize your chance of winning with one of the projects.

- In case of multiple submission, each individual can still only get one prize (i.e. if someone's projects place 1st and 2nd, he will get the 1st prize, while the 2nd prize will be awarded to the 3rd placed entry and so on).

- Any project, which already saw a public release before 01/05/2010, is not allowed to participate. In special cases, exceptions can be made, though, if for example a project has been significantly changed/improved since its initial release.

- After the deadline, a community vote will find the winner. The vote will be secret, every user registered before 01/05/2010 can vote. Sorry to everybody who is excluded by this, but it is a precautionary measure so that nobody can vote using fake accounts.

- Of course also users registered after 05/01/2010 can take part in the competition and send in a project. In that case, this user will also be able to vote.

- Prizes are (might get updated):
1st: FlashBoy FlashBoy Plus + PVB Shirt
2nd: PVB Shirt
3rd: PVB Shirt

- Furthermore, the first 10 every participant will receive a high quality printed A3 (297mm x 420mm) copy of the competition poster.


Project Submission:

- Open a thread in the Coding Competition forum for your project and attach it to the post.

- As the topic title, please use the name of your project plus the prefix "[ENTRY]", so entries can better be seen (for example "[ENTRY] Pacman").

- You can post as many versions as you want and gather feedback from the community.
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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/4/29 7:13
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The PVB IPD/Focus adjustment screen link is broken. Other than that, now I have an excuse to keep working on Castle of Doom, or maybe I can start something else...
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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/4/29 8:07
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Cool... I hope I have some time to work on something for this... I'll have to think of a cool project.

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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/4/29 11:57
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I'm already at work on something! What does "open source" mean?
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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/4/29 12:30
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Quote:

VirtualChris wrote:
I'm already at work on something! What does "open source" mean?


Means that you have to include the full source code in your entry.
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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/4/30 6:42
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Does that mean the first ten people to submit an entry get a poster, or the ten highest-ranking participants in the community vote?
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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/4/30 8:32
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The first 10 entries, maybe more, if I can afford it, just wanted to be on the safe side. ;-)
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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/5/2 7:06
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Hmm... I'll have to try my hardest to restrain myself from turning in something incomplete just to get a poster.
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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/5/2 10:59
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I'd love to enter, but...

Quote:
Entries have to be open source, so make sure to include source code in your release.

Why? I really don't feel like working on something for half a year, and then having to release my code as if I didn't put any effort into it. I feel like I should have some control over my code, because, after all, I wrote it. Is this because you don't want us stealing code or what? Making it open source is just going to encourage stealing.

Oh well. If I don't participate I'll at least have some more time.
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Re: RULES & GUIDELINES 2010
Posted on: 2010/5/2 17:31
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I sort of agree on the open source thing, since it's mine, I'd like to have control of my source... though I'm not opposed to releasing the code. I actually like releasing my source code, so others can learn from it, or borrow parts of it for something else, but I usually prefer to release it when I'm done, not after some time limit. What this means to me is that whatever project I pick, I'm gonna try to make it one that I _can_ finish by the end of the time limit.

But I think what KR155E is trying to do is to jumpstart VB development a little more. If you look at the last competition, there were quite a few entries, none of which were "complete", and most of them were closed source and have since gone unfinished. So, in the end, the competition didn't really do much good for the community except releasing a few demos. If the source was out there, others could improve on them, borrow ideas from them, or even suggest ideas on how to make it better.

BTW, KR155E: You say it needs to be open source... do we have the option of which license to pick, or does it have to be GPL, MIT, etc?

DogP
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