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September 2nd, 2006, 21:57
http://www.dcemu.co.uk/concept1logo.png (http://www.dcemu.co.uk/dcgp2006.shtml)

Its our Honour at DCEmu to start a new coding competition for Homebrewers for just about every scene going, heres all the information you need:


The DCEmu Dream Coding Grand Prix 2006 (http://www.dcemu.co.uk/dcgp2006.shtml) is the first Multi Console Homebrew and Emulation Coding Competition to take in all the Consoles below at one time. We are taking submissions for all the following consoles.

Nintendo DS
Tapwave Zodiac
Sega Saturn
Nokia N-Gage

Rules - Please Read Them :)

The Coding Competition will start on September 2nd 2006, Closing Date will be December 31st 2006 at 11.59pm GMT.

After all entries are in there will be a public poll that will account up to 25% of the vote, that poll will last for 14 days and start January 1st 2007.

Another 35% of the Vote will come from the private coder forums at DCEmu via coder judging.

The last 40% of the Vote will come from the Admin and Staff of DCEmu.

The winners will be announced on the 17th of January 2007.

Entries must be made using Legal SDK, ie no official Xbox SDK etc.

Entries must be New versions and not released anywhere else. (you can submit a new version of an already released program, (The forum must be the release point for at least 3 days).

You can submit as many entries for as many consoles as you please (the more the better)

Entries can be uploaded from Now until the end of December 2006

Entries can be games, demos or applications but nothing such as iso loaders (for obvious reasons)

Entries can be uploaded and improved in the forum (http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=148) right up till the end date(great for bugfixing)

Entries must use our Splash screens (http://www.dcemu.co.uk/concept1.png) in their Program.

Entries must be uploaded to the forum (http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=148) and with a Screenshot and Description/ information.


1st Prize) GP2X Console (mk2)

http://image.lik-sang.com/images//170/gp2x.jpg (http://gp2x.co.uk/go.pl?A902)

Gamepark Holdings new multimedia device is very inexpensive and yet it can compete with any other multimedia device out in the market today! Featuring a dual CPU core, 64MB of memory, SD card storage, and its Linux operating system gives the GP2X the potential no other handheld can offer.

2nd Prize) $120 Voucher to Spend at Decal Girl

http://www.decalgirl.com/graphics/banner-xbox.gif (http://www.myreferer.com/mydb/?M=decalgirl&ID=wraggster&L=7)

3rd Prize) $50 Voucher to Spend at Extreme Mods

http://www.dcemu.co.uk/468x60_new1.gif (http://www.extreme-mods.com/default.php?ref=5&affiliate_banner_id=9)

DCEMU Homebrew Community Donation Prize

http://chui.dcemu.co.uk/paypal.gif (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&[email protected]&no_shipping=0&no_note=1&tax=0%A4cy_code=EUR&bn=PP-DonationsBF&charset=UTF-8)

This is where everyone can help and donate

In addition to the guarenteed prizes above we will also be taking Donations to the contest Via this PayPal Account (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&[email protected]&no_shipping=0&no_note=1&tax=0%A4cy_code=EUR&bn=PP-DonationsBF&charset=UTF-8)(thats the email to send to), when all money is counted at the final date the money will be split like this:

1st Place) 45% of Money

2nd Place) 25% of Money

3rd Place) 15% of Money

4th Place) 10% of Money

5th Place) 5% of Money

List of Donators and Urls


wraggster - 50$ - http://www.dcemu.co.uk

Finishing Comments

So if the coder wins he or she will win a GP2X (mk2) and also 45% of the Donated Cash Fund (however big that gets). Remember that the community can give to this contest and also help to judge on it, its great for everyone.

The Official Competition page is here --> http://www.dcemu.co.uk/dcgp2006.shtml
The Official Discussion Forums are here --> http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=148

Let the competition begin.

Good Luck all ;)

digg it (http://digg.com/programming/Dream_Coding_Grand_Prix_2006_Starts_Now)

September 2nd, 2006, 22:04
Wil there be updates on the status of the donation prize money or will that only be revealed at the end?

Anyway, this sounds great, I hope it brings some excellent homebrew. Sadly, I don't have many of the other systems, so my vote will probably be biased toward a PSP homebrew even if there are some that are better on the other consoles.

September 2nd, 2006, 22:12
Hope this goes well, good luck coders

September 2nd, 2006, 22:23
The donation fund is a great idea and should create a lot of incentive for some really great work. Another reason why DCEMU is so great!

September 2nd, 2006, 22:27
the donators will be added to the page all the time

we will be 100% upfront with this,

The donation fund is a unique idea from me to give to the coders. any donations from a dollar to whatever is all to the good. coders deserve the credit :)

September 2nd, 2006, 22:28
So Wragg, if I donate 10-20$ (for the better of the community, not this competition ;) ) - will I be able for you to link to QJ?

/me jokes ;)

September 2nd, 2006, 22:30
The voting will take into consideration that the PSP/ds will get more votes but 75% of the votes are by staff and coders so dont worry about consoles with less fans.

September 2nd, 2006, 22:33
Anyone spamming this topic with anything but proper comments will be deleted and warned.

September 2nd, 2006, 22:36
Sweet I better get back to learning to program because I want to enter this! (I dont care if I dont even get a single vote, I just want to contribute something.)

September 2nd, 2006, 22:38
This is what ive been dreaming of :D

Legend of hyrule : Linkens quest will be entered into this :D

September 2nd, 2006, 22:41
tis iz koooool :)

September 2nd, 2006, 23:57
dang i wish I could code i would like to make a game of some kind and that gp2x looks preety nice :) good luck to all the coders in this competition hope you all do well

September 3rd, 2006, 01:54
if the competition ended january 2006 why are you just now posting this?

September 3rd, 2006, 02:09
fixed the typo

September 3rd, 2006, 03:39
If we are submitting a game, does it have to be complete or atleast in an alpha stage?

September 3rd, 2006, 03:58
i will enter a game too:D

September 3rd, 2006, 04:45
Gah i wish i could learn some better LUA coding and at least make some crappy thing to submit :p


Well I've at least gotten somewhere with LUA now, i guess ill add the splash screen and try to thinkg something up

September 3rd, 2006, 04:52
Cool maybe Ill enter!.:D.

September 3rd, 2006, 07:27
If we are submitting a game, does it have to be complete or atleast in an alpha stage?

Its up to you, just remember a game that is farther in development will typically recieve a higher score.

This contest is open and free for anyone and everyone to enter! :)

Living off of the donations of others lol

Most of the staff will be donating healthy amounts to start it off Mr. Qj. A few have already done this and the contributions were more then generous.

September 3rd, 2006, 07:30
this is awesome, I hope to see some really cool homebrew games come out of this. Who knows, maybe I'll even put in an entry. lol, I only know basic:(

September 3rd, 2006, 08:05
now i'm wishing i knew how to code =)
ar well...never too late to try and pick it up though...lol

September 3rd, 2006, 08:21
wow this is going to be great theres going to be hundreds of new releases thanks to this incentive.

September 3rd, 2006, 14:17
Hey, I deleted that post for a reason :p I didn't mean it simply - what's up with all the hate against QJ..I mean, I thought our differences were all behind us... Aside from QJ, I'm a respected member of the scene like everyone else.

Also, it's a good idea, but also bad at the same time. Will all platforms be holding separate competitions meaning everyone will get the 1st 2nd 3rd prize from each console category? This makes sense, but dayum..that's a ton of prizes if it is :D

I already said I would donate myself as this may help the community (or may just be another one of those small competitions), but I'll take my chances.

September 3rd, 2006, 14:27
With competitions you never know if you are gonna have a successful comp, getting the word out is a good thing and also not competing with other comps.

Thank god Neoflash is over, no one can compete with that comp. I couldnt afford to thats for sure, just so everyone knows the prizes are all coming from ad revenue off the sites.

Theres only one set of prizes and the judging is going to be hard but thats why i have left a 14 day judge time.

The Hombrew Hunter
September 3rd, 2006, 15:31
Ooooh, jeez. Time to start on a DS lua game...

September 3rd, 2006, 23:17
I've been working a flash game based on Zombies Ate My Neighbors for a few weeks now. I'll enter it in the compo as soon as it is finished (got a few bugs right now :().

September 4th, 2006, 16:28
just an update, i'm putting in $30 for the cash funds ( on the behave of dcnews.co.uk (www.dcnews.co.uk) )

September 4th, 2006, 21:14
After all entries are in there will be a public poll that will account up to 25% of the vote


I made a post somewhere about how bad of an idea I think this is, but I can't seem to find it. Plus, I'm not much of anybody in this scene, so who cares what I think, right? :) So, instead of my long spiel that I think is somewhere on PSPU, I'll sum it up in two words:

neoflash - Escape

Do you need more?

September 4th, 2006, 21:27
Do you need more?


September 5th, 2006, 02:07
How about the entire PSPUpdates competition? Play the two 3-D racing games and then look who got more votes. PSPSudoku, anyone?

I've been a small part of this scene for two competitions that have had public voting and both of them clearly had cheaters that beat the system. Not only that, but the "public" in general knows jack about coding, which is, believe it or not, exactly what this contest is...a coding competition. Not a graphics competition, a coding one.

Like I said in my other post, if I were running a competition I would have a completely separate prize that is determined by the public polls, because I like the idea of getting everyone involved.

So don't get me wrong, in general I like this competition idea. In fact, one of the other things I said in my mysterious aforementioned post was that I would allow the developers a part in the main ranking, which it seems has been worked into the system here, so (obviously) I think that's a great idea. I just strongly disagree with allowing the general public to influence the overall ranking.

September 5th, 2006, 09:41
i didn't know the results of the PSPUpdate contest, i'm guessing there where problems? The public vote is nice in that it gets everyone involed, but since its only 25% it does not win the contest on its own ( far from it).

you, made a good point, and we will try our best to stop cheaters.

September 5th, 2006, 11:07
i didn't know the results of the PSPUpdate contest, i'm guessing there where problems? The public vote is nice in that it gets everyone involed, but since its only 25% it does not win the contest on its own ( far from it).

you, made a good point, and we will try our best to stop cheaters.

The ending results did not show any signs of anyone cheating. I was very disappointed in the results myself, but I mean - PSPSudoku is a good game, it's a very polished sudoku game - they probably didn't cheat if they could get their friends to vote for them.

I'm more surprised that Wedge Racer wasn't in the top 3 - it was first place quality :(

September 5th, 2006, 11:12
so was PSPUpdate contest, completely public vote?