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ygfperson
05-29-2002, 12:40 PM
introducing new ideas has hopefully finished, now vote!

Driveway
05-29-2002, 01:20 PM
I say encription/decryption, I'm gonna need it for a game I'm going to start making.

And an idea for rating the prgram: the more complex the encryprion, the better. I might enter. Is it going to be C or C++ or both or what?

Shadow
05-29-2002, 01:41 PM
> And an idea for rating the prgram: the more complex the encryprion, the better.
Won't this be decided by the judges themselves?
Won't the judges also look upon effeciency, easy to read code, proper modularization, etc? Not just "the bigger the better".

taylorguitarman
05-29-2002, 02:49 PM
Whoops. I want to revote. I didn't notice the obfuscation choice. Change mine from hangman to obfuscation.

- although, I think hangman would allow some 'newbie' guys in. Obfuscation and cryptography aren't the easiest things for new guys.

Vicious
05-29-2002, 03:25 PM
I vote for a newb contest

:D

DavidP
05-29-2002, 05:15 PM
you know...i have always wanted to make a computer version of VC...

ygfperson
05-29-2002, 05:42 PM
a possible encryption program would be judged like the one at flashdaddee. other than obvious general program features (ie, whether or not it crashes) there's specific stuff for encryption:
strength -- it should not be breakable through brute force and ignorance
size -- don't add more than 10% of the size of the original string
complexity -- make it simple and creative at the same time. it's easy to just do stuff to a string until it's unrecognizable. it's easy to just xor the string by a repeating pattern. i want the best of both worlds.

vasanth
05-30-2002, 03:13 AM
Well i think encryption wins oops (will win). Well i think an entire encryption program should not be submited.. But just the encryption function which takes an array with strings or a text file as an argument... And it should return the encrypted/decrypted text.. I think this would be more efficient because.. Each user may create his own interface.. And some may use graphics which is not standardised.. So it will create unecessary problems..

And i think it should be a text only encryption program so that even novice users can contest... Since they can use simple alphabet changing algorithm etc etc.. So it is upto you guys to decide.. Expecting the contest soon..

vasanth
05-30-2002, 03:16 AM
I had already submited my encryption program in this boaed and many have.. Hope no one re-submits these codes and programs as their own... It would be better if the creator should explain each peice of code and how it works in plain english..... Hope these are taken into consideration....

ANd i think the user should also give the binary while submiting .. because i have seen my code does not compile for most of you guys because it is not standard ansi C.. This happened to my last snake game....

Hammer
05-30-2002, 03:55 AM
Originally posted by vasanth

ANd i think the user should also give the binary while submiting .. because i have seen my code does not compile for most of you guys because it is not standard ansi C.. This happened to my last snake game....
No way !! As much as I like your snake game, I think the source should be portable. Particularly if it is only encryption.

vasanth
05-30-2002, 04:11 AM
Well what if.. I use graphics to make the user interface.. Well graphics library cannot be standardsed.. And that too in c++ where you have alegro, BGI etc etc

ygfperson
05-30-2002, 06:52 PM
i just realized fruit machine meant slot machine... sorry to those americans confused. ;)

salvelinus
05-30-2002, 08:34 PM
I vote for bit wise calculator, because I'd like to see the results. I don't understand bitwise operations at all.
Otoh, I could probably write a pretty obfuscated program. Do it w/o really trying....:)

vasanth
05-30-2002, 08:44 PM
Hey now i get what fruit machine is.. I would have voted for it if i knew... Damm i voted for encryption.. And any way the fruit machne would contain graphics.. And it is not standardised... So how will you compile the programs..


it is better some one clarifys about the non standards.. like graphics etc etc here.. before the contest

ygfperson
05-30-2002, 08:47 PM
if you want to change something ask a mod to do so

vasanth
05-30-2002, 09:59 PM
it is ok.. I will do encryption

Hammer
05-31-2002, 06:58 AM
Originally posted by vasanth
Hey now i get what fruit machine is.. I would have voted for it if i knew... Damm i voted for encryption.. And any way the fruit machne would contain graphics.. And it is not standardised... So how will you compile the programs..
A Fruit (Slot!) Machine doesn't need graphics, you can do it all with text. I have a version that runs on a 3270 session on a mainframe (poor old *green screen stuff* with text only interface).

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ygfperson
05-31-2002, 12:47 PM
of course, normal slot machines are there to make the casinos rich, so they wouldn't hand out 10 pounds for 20 pense(?) :D

RobR
05-31-2002, 01:01 PM
Oh wow, I guess fruit machine could have some "interesting" connotations stateside!!