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TMDC should have an oldschool platform compo

category: general [glöplog]
added on the 2010-11-21 15:37:33 by chriz74 chriz74
Yeah, that could work. Have a number of allowed platforms (C64, Vic20, Spectrum, Atari XL etc) and then a set of rules with something like:

* Standard built-in charset for the platform only
* No mode switching allowed on the screen (ie. no half-height chars for example)
* etc.
added on the 2010-11-21 16:29:55 by Sdw Sdw
Atari ST !!!
added on the 2010-11-21 16:33:43 by Pandafox Pandafox
C128 ! 80 columns!
added on the 2010-11-21 17:03:09 by chriz74 chriz74
Windows XP!
VT100 terminal !
that might defeat the 'giving a huge amount of CPU power per pixel' fun
added on the 2010-11-21 19:56:24 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
there are lot more fun things to do with textmode than 'giving a huge amount of cpu power per pixel'
added on the 2010-11-22 03:26:51 by nosfe nosfe
i want my ssh demo!
added on the 2010-11-22 04:28:28 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
nosfe: I agree
added on the 2010-11-22 08:43:52 by 4mat 4mat
nosfe: to selective quote from the contest site
What is Textmode in this world of LCD screens, CUDA, quad cores and Windows 7 ?

It's probably a refreshing set of limitation, some mix of oldchool constraints with future possibilities. It's a very unbalanced pixel:power ratio.
added on the 2010-11-22 09:45:47 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
We want pure oldschool!
added on the 2010-11-22 09:47:38 by chriz74 chriz74
What about computers that dont have graphics and only text?

-CBM series
-CP/M Machines
added on the 2010-11-22 10:59:31 by Exin Exin
That could be optional. I mean "you coded on an apple1? Bring your machine to the party".
added on the 2010-11-22 11:29:50 by chriz74 chriz74
but TMDC isn't a party
added on the 2010-11-22 11:30:54 by britelite britelite
Yo dawg, I heard you liked compos, so we put an oldschool platform compo in your textmode demo compo so you can compete while you compete.
added on the 2010-11-22 14:01:59 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
What sol_hsa said!
added on the 2010-11-22 15:07:34 by Frost Frost
the_ye-ti, yeah i know how their rules are and i think those are way too limiting
added on the 2010-11-22 15:14:17 by nosfe nosfe
@britelite in this case carrying weights is not an option.
added on the 2010-11-22 17:33:46 by chriz74 chriz74
I'd be interested! Would MZ-700 be ok if i use built-in charset only?
added on the 2010-11-22 18:49:55 by branch branch
This year's winner ;)
added on the 2010-11-22 19:07:18 by Sander Sander
yeah it could sure be interesting. The problem here is mostly the hardware.

For the same reason we don't really support Linux and MacOS entries: the demos are judged by a jury of several peoples, and not everyone has access to a whole museum of antique hardware or marginal OSes.

So once again the lowest common denominator wins.

chriz74: nothing stops you from organizing such a compo, tho :)
added on the 2010-11-23 00:36:00 by BarZoule BarZoule
hardware should not be a problem in this era of emulators. I think.
added on the 2010-11-24 16:58:15 by chriz74 chriz74
demos should never be judged on an emulator
added on the 2010-11-24 17:44:46 by britelite britelite
i have a CGA graphics card, but your demos all use EGA/VGA textmodes, booooo!
added on the 2010-11-24 20:48:24 by Exin Exin


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