Homebrew Bounty 2011: Results & Winners

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The GBAtemp 2011 Homebrew Bounty has come to a glorious end. We have finished calculating the rankings and the results can be found further below. This has been a major success:
  • Nearly 60 projects were submitted in this edition, either new projects or major updates
  • There was nearly $5,500 up for grabs in multiple categories
  • A selection of about 30 judges cast their votes. Judges were selected among the members and staff. Full list disclosed further below.
Without further ado, here are the results you are all waiting for!

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Nintendo DSi Homebrew. $2,785 in donations!

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First prize: DSx86 by Pate $1,500

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Second prize: A7800DS emulator by alekmaul $750

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Third prize: Atari 5200 emulator by alekmaul $300

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Fourth prize: StellaDS by alekmaul $150

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Fifth prize: GBA emulator for DS/DSi by ichichfly $85


1. DSx86 (DSi Entry) (25 points)
2. A7800DS emulator (DSi Entry) (19 points)
3. Atari 5200 Emulator (DSi Entry) (16 points)
4. StellaDS V1.2 (DSi Entry) (12 points)
5. GBA emulator for DS(i) (DSi Entry) (7 points)
6. Project Legends DS (DSi Entry) (4 points)
7. DSi Homebrew Channel (requires sudokuhax) (DSi Entry) (4 points)
8. Sandbox Engine DS-DSi (DSi Entry) (2 points)



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Supercard DSTWO Homebrew. $300 in donations!

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First prize: BAGPlug by BassAceGold $150

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Second prize: DS2x86 by Pate $100

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Third prize: A7800DS2 by alekmaul $50


1. BAGPlug (SCDS2 Entry) (68 points)
2. DS2x86 (SCDS2 Entry) (67 points)
3. A7800DS2 emulator (DSTWO entry) (44 points)
4. iMenu (SCDS2 Entry) (40 points)
5. libBAG (SCDS2 Entry -- Coding Library) (15 points)
6. Nyan Cat for DSTwo (SCDS2 Entry) (5 points)



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Nintendo DS Homebrew. $1,235 in donations!

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First prize: Space Impakto DS by relminator $700

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Second prize: Arsenal by smealum $375

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Third prize: Fireworlds by Dirbaio $160



1. Space Impakto DS (DS Entry) (60 points)
2. Arsenal (DS Entry) (57 points)
3. Fireworlds - A DS platformer/puzzle game. (DS Entry) (51 points)
4. Mind Maze (W.I.P) (DS Entry) (32 points)
5. Chronoclon (WIP) (DS entry) (30 points)
6. RedTemple (DS Entry) (25 points)
7. EarthShakerDS (DS Entry) (18 points)
8. NCIS "Around The World" (DS Entry) (13 points)
9. MIDIControl DS v2 (DS Entry) (13 points)
10. devkitARM (DS Entry -- Development) (11 points)
11. Super Smash Bros Crash! DS Demo 9 Version (WIP) (DS Entry) (9 points)
12. Boondoggle (DS Entry) (8 points)
13. Back From Ashes WIP (DS Entry) (8 points)
14. Mr.Robot and his robot factory (DS Entry) (8 points)
15. Robot Unicorn Attack DS (DS Entry) (7 points)
16. DS App Studio (DS Entry -- PC Software) (6 points)
17. DSLiero (DS Entry) (3 points)
18. MCinfoDS (DS entry) (3 points)
19. Bible for NDS (3 points)
20. TanksDS (WIP) (DS Entry) (3 points)
21. Gaia DS (WIP) (DS Entry) (3 points)
22. homebrew nyan (DS Entry) (2 points)
23. Cherophobe (DS Entry), First Person Shooter (1 points)
24. ChatMe (DS Entry) (1 points)



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Nintendo Wii Homebrew. $533 in donations!

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First prize: ModMii for Windows by XFlak $311

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Second prize: Descent by tueidj $161

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Third prize: Toy Wars Wii by davidgf $61



1. ModMii for Windows (Wii Entry -- PC Software) (23 points)
2. DESCENT (Wii Entry) (22 points)
3. Toy Wars Wii Version (Wii Entry) (19 points)
4. SpaceShip Omega (Wii entry) (18 points)
5. Mr. Sitwell in Turbo WC Magical Adventure (Wii Entry) (15 points)
6. Project Panic! (Wii Entry) (13 points)
7. CorsixTH (Wii Entry) (12 points)
8. ohneswanzenegger (Wii Entry -- PC Software) (8 points)
9. Piirates (Wii Entry) (7 points)
10. arCard+WII (Wii Entry) (6 points)
11. SmashStack PAL/KOR (Wii Entry) (6 points)
12. nandExtract (Wii Entry -- PC Software) (5 points)
13. Cherophobe (Wii Entry) (4 points)
14. PadSend for DS/Wii (PC Application) (2 points)
15. wbfs2fat (Wii Entry -- PC Software) (2 points)


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GBAtemp Special Prize. $543 in donations

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Special Prize: Wood R4/RPG by ywg $543


The winner of the GBAtemp Special Prize has been selected through a discussion with members of the GBAtemp community staff. There were multiple projects suggested for this prize and it was particularly difficult to choose. We eventually selected the Wood project by YWG in spite of the excellent quality of competitors. Congratulations to everyone for making this a hard pick!


All winners are invited to communicate their PayPal address to me by PM. Payments will be sent immediately.

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We would like to address our thanks once again to everyone for their contribution to the bounty!
  • First, congratulations to all homebrew developers for the fantastic projects that have been created or updated for this competition. Without you none of this would even be possible in the first place!
  • A big round of applause for everyone that donated to the bounty! That includes us GBAtemp (over $2,500), 0ShippingZone.com ($200), Realhotstuff.com, Spikey and his wife Mikki ($25), Cyan ($100), DSCartShop.com ($200), Funem ($15), Ryukouki ($5), 431unknown ($50), Rydian ($10), Danny600kill ($5), Evo.lve ($10), Team Cyclops ($2,000!), jlf278 ($25), and CannonFoddr ($100).
  • Finally, many thanks to all our judges, it's taken them quite a bit of time to test out all those projects on various systems! Kudos to A Gay Little Catboy, Another World, Antoligy, Bladexdsl, Chanser, Cid2mizard, Cyan, Dragonlord, FAST6191, GH0ST, Guild McCommunist, Jakob95, Joe88, jurassicplayer, Linkiboy, luke_c, Minox_IX, phoenixgoddess27, raulpica, Rockstar, Rydian, Schlupi, Tanveer, thegame07, thieves like us, tinymonkeyt, tj_cool, Tonitonichopchop, Tux', Urza, VatoLoco, wiiman123, ywg, and [M]artin.
And of course thank YOU for reading and supporting us. This was probably the last Homebrew Bounty that GBAtemp ever holds... unless homebrew becomes possible on future platforms! Stay tuned!
 

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Congrats to all the winners. Voting was difficult. There were so many great projects. We really feel that the Bounty was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Perhaps next year we can do a "retro" compo, DS will be retro by then? lol.

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Congrats to all the winners
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(shame some of the one's I wanted to win didn't make the top 3 - but at least most of 'em were actually in runners up - Minemaze & iMenu in 4th place
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Still I must agree that most of those in the top 3 definitely deserve it - was some stiff competition among the runner ups
 

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Congratz winners.
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That was a great bounty. I enjoyed to test all those great homebrews.

Just a special dedication to ichichfly who never stopped to code his surprising gba emulator for dsi.
I'm glad he get some cash, now he can buy a flashcart to continue his project.
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Thanks to all the gbatempers involved in this bounty !
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It's a shame Arsenal got beaten, I felt that it was near professional quality. And also nice to see BAGPlug picking up the first prize for the DSTWO category, it really makes the DSTWO experience a lot more enjoyable (and in particular if removes the dual menus).

Judging was a pretty enjoyable process, so thanks for all your hard work, and congrafs! :>
 

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Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who competed as well as gbatemp for hosting what may be the last big hurrah for DS homebrew.
 

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Thank you for all those great homebrew I could test (I wouldn't have test all of them if it weren't for the bounty).
I discovered great games and enjoyed some as much as retail games
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Congratulation to all the winners and thank you to all participant.
Even if you didn't win, there were a lot and it was hard to rank them.
I would have like a result a bit different, but that's the hazard of a vote
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I hope to see updates to homebrew which were still beta or have room for improvements
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Congratulations! I'm going to have to try these out now!
I was slightly disappointed though with the DSi / DStwo homebrew, I would have liked to see something more original that makes use of the extra features, rather than just an emulator.
But still, very well done!
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Wizerzak said:
Congratulations! I'm going to have to try these out now!
I was slightly disappointed though with the DSi / DStwo homebrew, I would have liked to see something more original that makes use of the extra features, rather than just an emulator.
But still, very well done!
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What? ALL of the DSTwo stuff used the extra features! There was no chooice, its impossible to run DSTwo .plg files without using those features. I agree about the DSi HB though, almost everything was an emulator.

-- It would be nice to see a detailed breakdown of how each entry received its score though.
 

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spinal_cord said:
Wizerzak said:
Congratulations! I'm going to have to try these out now!
I was slightly disappointed though with the DSi / DStwo homebrew, I would have liked to see something more original that makes use of the extra features, rather than just an emulator.
But still, very well done!
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What? ALL of the DSTwo stuff used the extra features! There was no chooice, its impossible to run DSTwo .plg files without using those features. I agree about the DSi HB though, almost everything was an emulator.

I mean use the extra features innovatively, not just to allow the use of emulators.
 

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For anyone who want to try the homebrew and didn't have them yet, you can download homebrew packs.

For the moment I'm linking to the Wii Homebrew pack I made, it's a "ready to play" pack.


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Wii Homebrew pack - ready to play (128MB)
Extract the content to the root of your SD card and everything will be set correctly.
Run the homebrew from your homebrew channel.

Extra data Included: Theme Hospital Demo game file, Sound patch files for descent and CorsixTH.
Data Not included: Copyrighted Descent or Theme Hospital full game file.

Note: Don't use USB, some games have hard coded SD path.

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Sound patch only for Descent and CorsixTH. (24MB)
Extract to the root of your SD card.
 

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Congratulations to everyone who participated and/or won.

Nice to see the money I donated is going towards someone who truly deserves it.

This bounty was great, enjoyed testing (and getting frustrated at) all the homebrew.
 
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