MSX Association's MSX Magazine 3 programming contest

by snout on 12-10-2004, 10:45
Topic: Development

Source: Gigamix Online

On the website of MSX Association an MSX-BASIC programming competition has been announced. The objective of the contest is to create a BASIC listing that is no longer than 5 screens at WIDTH 40 when listed. Games, demo's, music and utilities are all allowed, and so are international entries. The winner of this programming contest will be announced in ASCII's upcoming MSX Magazine 3. There is little time to complete the entries, however as the deadline of this contest is set on November 1st.

As a reminder we'd also like to let you know that Bernard Lamers, one of the editors of MSX Magazine 3 could use some help in gathering information on MSX in Russia and MSX in Arabic countries. If you have any information on this, please have a look at this newspost.

The programming contest has also lead to an interesting nomination for the MSX in the Media challenge, as none other than Slashdot Japan wrote an article it, which has been added to the list of nominees.

Did you get or spot MSX in the media? Send the evidence to and we will add it to the list of nominees!

Relevant link: MSX Magazine 3 programming contest website

Comments (6)

By snout

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12-10-2004, 10:47

Yay! MSX has been slashdotted! Smile Now for the English slashdot Wink


Enlighted (6091)

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12-10-2004, 11:21

Hmm... Maybe I should make a cut down version of my SIENI demo. :-)

By viejo_archivero

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14-10-2004, 10:58

Well, I want to make a piece of code for that contest Smile, but I have some doubts:

1.- The lenght of the listing is very short, so I'll define the alphabet doing a little trick with the existing set... this could be a trouble when the game runs in a japanese MSX? (you know, with all that kanji stuff?). Well, I can resume the question... the "A" character has de same ASCII code in every MSX computer region?

2.-When my entry is done, where do I send it?. Any email adress?. What are the required personal data I must include (first name, last name, adress, etc...)?.

By viejo_archivero

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14-10-2004, 11:01

3.- Can I release my entry before the contest closes?

4.- What about the prizes?. (This point is the less important for me, but it would be cool if they only send me a copy of their MSX Magazine 3, for example Big smile)

5.- The entries must be "pure" basic or could I include some asm routines in the codes (data+poke?)

By viejo_archivero

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14-10-2004, 11:11

With Babelfish help Smile

- It limits to the unpublished original work.

- It is the program which operates with MSXPLAYer or the MSX apparatus.

- It was described with BASIC language, it is the program of the single file.
* If it has been settled inside the list, also use of machine language makes OK.
note: so I can use cm inside the code?, please someone confirm that!

- Length of program listing40 letter ×120 lines (5 pictures)makes within.
* The number of lines counts line in regard to the appearance of the picture (physical line) with. If, it extends over 2 lines even with identical line number, it counts as 2 lines.
* The empty line which it occurs by using to right hand edge of line does not count.

- Genre is limitless, (the game, utility, music, the environmental software and one-shot news item etc.).
- Method of recruitment
Please enclose method of using the software in the text file, or the printout.
note: I must make some instructions for the game?

Ahead communicating () in regard to clearly writing such as name, address, telephone number and mail address, we ask application to below. "2nd MSX short program contest application" please write on the subject of mail, or the address of mail distantly.

the Tokyo Shinjuku Ku Shinano Cho 34 address
JR Shinano Cho building corporation ASCII
ASCII IT editorial staff

The deadline 2004 November 1st necessary arrival

- Benefit of winning a prize person
The program which applies, in regard to exact examination, decides the winning a prize person.

The winning a prize program publishes ' MSX magazine permanent standing matter ' at the next issue.

It presents the token to the winning a prize person.
note: I can't understand that prize thing Sad

* Copyright of the application work is the property of the applicant.
- There is no restriction in the home page and the like of the self releasing & distributing.
note: so I can release the game during the contest?

Can someone explain those little tips to me, please? Smile

By ewsnatcher

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14-10-2004, 14:36

Just wondering...

What's does the author of the reaction on the Slashdot site mean to say by mentioning the Mary Poppins word 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' ?