Anyone entering in this? 

http://www.frontiernet.net/~fys/hugi/hcompo.htm
Posted on 2006-04-21 20:17:32 by bushy555
It looks interesting. Hopefully I have time to participate in it.
Posted on 2006-04-22 01:35:13 by roticv
I looked at some of the older ones and they are awful.  The Sokoban one for instance, even the sokoban.asm file is garbage and trashes the board.  Sokoban is a cult thing with me and when people screw it up....

Paul
Posted on 2006-04-23 10:59:59 by PBrennick
Paul, to get filesize small some of those programs uses a lot of tricks - not everything is Windows NT friendly . This is a thing you *must* keep in mind when looking at size-compo entries. Close down important work, and be prepared that stuff might not work. For some things, you might even have to bring out virtualpc/vmware/qemu/bochs - or just http://dosbox.sf.net .
Posted on 2006-04-24 01:24:36 by f0dder
You are operating on an incorrect assumption, I have a network with several boxes for testing.?  The tests were performed using WinME and results were garbage, almost working programs.?  I know what I am doing, thank you for the thoughtful attempt to help.


Paul
Posted on 2006-04-24 01:59:55 by PBrennick
I think "Almost Working Programs" would be an okay description for many size-coded programs :)

As for the sokobans, I don't know if you did this, but I think the .exe or .com file isn't enough by itself, you need to copy the "Main data files" to each compo entry as well.
Posted on 2006-04-24 03:58:26 by f0dder
Yes, they are all like thatexcept for the showcase version called sokoban.asm which is filled with errors.  You can actually push walls!  Well, sort of.  If you play the game as it should be played without exploring outside the set parameters, it is fine, but heh, I try EVERYTHING!.  There is a version in Rosasm that is so good I am willing to overlook so silliness.

Paul
Posted on 2006-04-24 06:13:45 by PBrennick
Haha, push the walls? Wonderful :D
Posted on 2006-04-24 10:31:34 by f0dder
Yeah, push is not the right word.  You can go through them, though and they turn to garbage afterwards - very realistic.  Perhaps a feature?  f0dder, they suck.

Paul
Posted on 2006-04-24 17:54:05 by PBrennick