The Next Contest(s) -- ideas

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    The Next Contest(s) -- ideas

    nothing is put in stone yet. just throw out some ideas, and some changes from the other contest. btw, i'm not sure i want to do 2 at once yet, given the fact that only 2 ppl participated in this one. but if there's a clear mandate behind any idea, i'll support it.

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    Well, I'm going to cheat.... here's the ideas for the last contest:

    - the most obfuscated code (that works)
    - calculator program using only bit-wise operations
    - text editor. anything from vi and edlin (olde ms-dos) to emacs...
    - hex editor.
    - 3d renderer for primitive 3d shapes.
    - an encryption program with the most creative (and effective) encryption idea

    Also, how about:

    - Hangman game
    - Card game (blackjack, 21, pontoon or whatever)
    - Fruit machine

    What ever we do, I think it should be console based to avoid OS dependancies (if possible?).
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    How about encryption?

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    I like the file editor idea!
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

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    Hey is some one trying to copy my encryption code i posted last time...

    Well how about building a game...

    Small one's . console games

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    then the game have to be VERY specific because lots of ppl have writen games and they would be able to post the code they've already writen...just a thought, I could be wrong though...
    oh i'm sorry! i didn;t realize my fist was rushing to meet ur face!

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    hmm.... It looks like somebody is talking about my snake huh...

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    Hey guys... I will surely participate this time... Please start the contest fast.. ANd congrats to Hammer.. I should say that his code is really structured well...


    Ok how about games.. not games that have already been created but new ideas... Well i will use BGI graphics then and wont compile in most compilers..

    Well can i use BGi gaphics in the contest(not just for games but for user interfaces in programs).. Some one please answer this..

    and encryption seems to be a verry good idea...


    Thanx
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    Vasanthand encryption seems to be a verry good idea...
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    How about a cash register program? At it's simplest it would be possible for even the greenest of programmers to come up with a decent entry and enough features can be added to give the more advanced coders a good challenge.

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    cash register programs have one flaw: they're boring. simple, yes, but boring. encryption sounds like more fun to me, without getting too deep into programming.
    or a game could work. but it needs to be one set game.
    about graphics... i'm not sure how it could work. there are only a few apis capable of cross-platform graphics (SDL being one of them). of course, we could ignore the cross-platform rule to do it, which would make it easier to some degree. but graphics, on any level, take time from the core of the program.
    if we're going to do graphics at all, we should specify a dummy API and use that with different graphics libraries, like allegro and sdl. something like
    Code:
    init_graphics();
    draw_pixel(x,y,color);
    refresh();
    etc...
    where the functions like init_graphics() have another call to the real function of some api inside them.

    of course, i'm just throwing in ideas at this point. i think a card game is doable, although without graphics it kinda loses its touch. or we could stick with an encryption program. or a cash register program. what do you all think?

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    the text editor sounds fun, one that formats code into a readable format. not a full out editor, almost like a clip board that keeps the code formated with spacing and such. call it a codekeeper or something. i'd try my luck at something like that

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    How about a file compression program?

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    that unreg was me

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    How about a simple quiz... say 100 questions on C/C++, general programming, compression, encryption, general knowledge etc etc.
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    Well now i would wote for encryption since everyone seems to agree with that...

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