Sign up: The Card Game Contest

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    so everyone's satisfied? good. i'll update the contest web site asap. it still works, mind you, but its information is out of date. if you want to submit anything, go to the web site and submit it. or you can e-mail it to me.

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    It's not a great idea to actually specify how the game is to be implimented, that should be up to the programmer. What I originally wanted to know is the specific behavior and general rules of the game that the contest designer was after, not how to write the program. The original idea was to make a card game, and that was too vague.

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    there's still a lot of leeway. the variables and functions are only to allow me to quickly link my source code with any contestant's source code and create a working program. the subject, solving a game of solitaire, allows people to use their own creativity to find the best, most elegant solution.

    if i went into too much detail suggesting how to write the program, i'm just helping any newbies figure out how to structure your program. outside of the functions and variables listed, you may use any standard libraries and your own code to do the job.

    any other questions?

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    That kinda makes the idea no fun. Id rather make the whole actual game. But im a judge so ill let my opions go. But what if someone decides to make the whole game? Can they just include an option to have the game solve itself to make it "fit" your criteria?
    "only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and im not sure about the former." - albert einstein

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    I'll enter a contest comming up but not this one.Due to College and work, I think that 2 weeks is even too short of time. Obviously College takes precidence over any contests that go on here. I think that 3 week is in the order. In addition, I don't think that it's a great idea to use Windows libraries unless you use a library that is compatible on all platforms. There is only QT and Java. I can't see this happening though. Personally I don't even have MS Windows installed anymore.

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    Originally posted by xds4lx
    That kinda makes the idea no fun. Id rather make the whole actual game. But im a judge so ill let my opions go. But what if someone decides to make the whole game? Can they just include an option to have the game solve itself to make it "fit" your criteria?
    i guess that would be fine. i don't see why anyone would want to spend the extra time, though.

    In addition, I don't think that it's a great idea to use Windows libraries unless you use a library that is compatible on all platforms. There is only QT and Java. I can't see this happening though. Personally I don't even have MS Windows installed anymore.
    i have never mentioned anything windows-specific.


    anyway, i'm done altering this idea. if you want a new one, write up an idea thread or bump one you like, and wait for the next contest. we can't spend a week just fine-tuning an idea.

    i'm adding a new rule to the announcement thread: be specific in your idea threads! it saves a lot of hassle.

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    since it looks extremely unlikely anyone else but vasanth is signing up, i'm giving him 1st place and stopping the contest now.

    sorry for not notifying you over e-mail, vasanth, your address returned an error message. if you want to submit what code you have so far, i'll display it.

    later today i'm starting up a new thread choosing a new contest. since the last 2 contests had little return, i'm going to strongly suggest a algorithm problem this time instead of a game. something even newbies can do, and experts can still excel at. something like a text compressing program.

    i'm not forcing any topic, just strongly suggesting...
    it'll still be democratic

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    Is it too late for me to sign up?
    Here's my code:
    Code:
    void main()
    {
       int x = 0;
    here:
       x++;
       goto end;
    end:
       if(x < 10)
          goto here;
       return;
    }
    Yay. If nobody submits code, do I win by default?
    Try not.
    Do or do not.
    There is no try.

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    I'm sorry to say this, cshot, but...

    For the first time, ever, your score is actually below zero. Zero would be no submitted entry. 0.00001 would be an intent to submit. That is.... crap. It's at most -5 points. The gotos and void main put you under the bottom and sealed your defeat. May you never code that piece again, if only to spare shame from your children and your children's children.

    Of course, you could always submit it to Microsoft for review. They might give you a tidy price for it.

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    Damn. Maybe if I added self-modifying code, I'd score a bit higher.
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    Originally posted by Cshot
    Is it too late for me to sign up?
    Here's my code:
    Code:
    void main()
    {
       int x = 0;
    here:
       x++;
       goto end;
    end:
       if(x < 10)
          goto here;
       return;
    }
    Yay. If nobody submits code, do I win by default?
    should have used gets()
    hello, internet!

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