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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:05 am 
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Announcing the Retrochallenge 2012 Summer Challenge

As usual the competition is open to all, so come and join us for a legitimized month of playing, hacking and blogging with/about your retrogear.

For those of you new to retrochallenge the philosophy is:

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About RetroChallenge

In a nutshell, the RetroChallenge is a loosely disorganised gathering of RetroComputing enthusiasts who collectively do stuff with old computers for a month.

The event is very much open to interpretation... individuals set there own challenges, which can range from programming to multimedia work; hardware restoration to exploring legacy networking... or just plain dicking around. It really doesn't matter what you do, just so long as you do it.

While the RetroChallenge has its competitive side, it's not really a contest... it's more like global thermonuclear war — everyone can play, but nobody really wins.

Come on... give it a go!


The summer retrochallenge runs for the month of July.

Register using the ENTER link on the http://retrochallenge.org Official Competition page

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:28 am 
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Hi. For the Summer 2012 Retrochallenge I plan to work on "IRIXbasic". My goal is to port the existing open source uBasic interperter by Adam Dunkels to Silicon Graphics IRIX and add enhanced math and color graphics capabilities so I can run BASIC language programs from the 1980's. My development system is an SGI O2 computer running IRIX 6.5.

I will be blogging my progress during the month here:
http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/tag/retrochallenge/

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I also wanted to let Nekochanner's know they can try out the two player IRIX soccer game I created back in January for the Winter 2012 RetroChallenge. It was a big learning process me and I had a great time making the mini soccer game on my SGI O2.

You can view my blog post about the game.

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You can also check out these two Youtube videos on the IRIX Soccer game:

RetroChallenge 2012 - Creating an IRIX Soccer Game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lSx5Kr_ihs

January 16th progress update for the 2012 Winter Warmup RetroChallenge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvPQj779V5Y

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Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:56 pm 
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Andrew, you forgot to mention you were a winner! :D

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