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decard



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decard
Since today you can post entries to 512b compo. In this year's competition there are three categories:


  • operating systems - typical OS related stuff, like drivers, simple kerneles...
  • applications - just as the name says Smile
  • games - games, but also graphical demos etc


Rules are almost the same as in last year:

Rules:

  • Valid entries are those submitted at this page before 1/10/2005 00:00 (GMT)
  • The maximum size for all code and data compiled, is limited to 512 bytes, but there is no
    limit on size of memory used.
  • The OS should be stand alone and boot without any external assistance, but use of BIOS is allowed.
  • The winning OS will be the one in each category, judged to have the largest number of different features,
    or the best single feature, that fits in the given limit and is self booting.
  • It is in the interest of the participant to make it run in BOCHS, as this is what most people will test
    it with, but not mandatory.
  • There is no limits to the used algorithms or data compression as long as decompresser fits within given limit.
  • The winners is defined by public vote and arbitrated by me (decard)
  • All entries must be able to be assembled with Fasm .
  • All entries, must provied source code for there OS, but not until, after the 1/10/2005 00:00 (GMT), if after
    1/10/2005 00:00 (GMT) the winner does not provide the source code they will be disqualified.
  • Only Fasm Forum Members will be allowed to enter and vote, no participant can vote for there own entry, and each
    member is limited to one entry in each category.


Good luck.


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Post 01 Sep 2005, 14:00
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vid
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i'm going to make paratrooper (old DOS game) remake. of course not full-equipped, 512b is very limited for graphical game but i'll see how much i can work into it (or if i even can fit it into 512 bytes).
wish you all success!
Post 01 Sep 2005, 19:36
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YONG



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YONG
I've just posted my submissions, including a 48(rows)x64(columns) text editor called "48x64Ed" and a number-matching game called "NumGun". Very Happy

Good luck to all!

YONG
Post 02 Sep 2005, 12:32
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Embrance



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Embrance
vid wrote:
i'm going to make paratrooper (old DOS game) remake. of course not full-equipped, 512b is very limited for graphical game but i'll see how much i can work into it (or if i even can fit it into 512 bytes).
wish you all success!

Sorry if its no-related...Paratrooper!I had this game on my first PC wich was a 2 Mhz notebook!Oh man,please do it!I wanna play it!Especially if it will be exactly like the old one...Im gonna cry! Crying or Very sad
Good luck! Cool
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decard



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decard
I forgot to mention that in this year's compo you cannot download and test entries before 1.10.2005. So don't be affraid that "entries" subsite isn't available now.

[offtopic]I have a Paratrooper game in my cellphone, and belive me it was really helpful during some very borring lessons Wink [/offtopic]
Post 05 Sep 2005, 11:45
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embrance: sorry, it won't be the same, i wouldn't fit it in 512 bytes. there won't be bomber stage, and animation of plane / parachute / trooper / base destruction, very poor "vector" (ehm) graphics etc. fitting something like that into 512 bytes is hard anough without these. btw, you can surely find that game to download for PC, and run under DOSbox, google for "abadonware paratrooper" or something like that.
Post 05 Sep 2005, 13:51
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Madis731



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if I get my hands on <512Bytes paratrooper source - I will fit it into 0.5KB Very Happy
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Matrix



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Smile someone could make this in 512 bytes, it whould be interesting


Description: delete it if takes the space, 118527 bytes compresed.
game with choppers, paratroopers, dos game ;>

Download
Filename: Ackack.zip
Filesize: 115.75 KB
Downloaded: 391 Time(s)

Post 06 Sep 2005, 19:07
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vid
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matrix: that game is oversized (but of course it wouldn't fit into 512bytes, just texts there have more).
I have already rotating gun that can shoot projectiles, 330 bytes and i could strip <30 by some more heavy optimization. i'll see if i can fit it.
here is older version, 220bytes, only rotating gun without shooting: student.fiit.stuba.sk/~mocko04/512b.com (i don't have the new version now)
Post 13 Sep 2005, 07:34
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decard



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decard
hey, we only have 4 entries by now Sad what's up?
Post 01 Oct 2005, 08:10
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vid
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grrr i didn't manage to finish it, and it wouldn't fit into 512b anyway, it will be little more even though it's extremely overoptimized. Sad but when (if) i finish it i will place it somewhere...
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YONG



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decard wrote:
hey, we only have 4 entries by now Sad what's up?


In this case, I think it would be meaningless to start the voting process. Sad

Just list the submissions for download. These little programs may be helpful
to beginners.

YONG
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vbVeryBeginner



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maybe all people are too busy...
Post 04 Oct 2005, 11:06
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vid
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... or too lazy ...
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pelaillo
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... or both ...

Sorry, I missed the date and my submission is still unfinished Sad
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Dex4u



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May be we should of gone for 2k size, as a com file, but still only can use bios int ?.
I did not enter as i thought, i would give the others a chance Wink.


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ha, if my game would fit into 512 bytes (which it wouldn't for almost sure) i'd beat you!!! Wink
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Laughing Getting it to fit is the hard part.
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i think 1kb 'd be enough. probably ideas for 512b are exhausted. maybe "small assembly utils" contest, judged by size and functionality both?
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victor



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Hi, I'm a newbie. Where can I download the entries?
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