Homebrew Bounty 2011: Results & Winners

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    Congrats to all the winners. The homebrew projects were fantastic.
  2. Minox

    Minox Thanks for the fish

    Former Staff
    Aug 27, 2007
    I can only speak for myself, but I did not manage to get it working.
  3. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    I'm sorry I couldn't test tankDS properly, I launched it few times until realizing it needed to be played online (and needed a router setting change, which I never did).
    And, between us, creating a room without anyone to join is just weird. [​IMG]
    I agree that nobody asked to host/join a party to try it with another DS user.

    I pressed select on Local play (which doesn't require registering/logging to the servers) to play alone, but it's just ending when the missile hit the floor.

    What I could judge:
    The land is limited by the screen size which limits the action and place to go/hide, defeating the possibility to aim this far/high/strong away of the screen.
    When a missile go to high, it's trajectory appears on the bottom part of the screen.
    I could only buy the 50$ machine or 25$ rocket without winning more money.
    The menu and musics are fine.

    I couldn't test more without playing online.
    unfortunately it's not a game you can play occasionally when you have few minutes of free time, you have to be online at home (router setting) or with a friend.

    Another Homebrew I couldn't test properly is PicocDS, which requires C/C++ knowledge.
    And Chatme not working at all. (just a graphical interface without working events).
  4. Schmendrick

    Schmendrick Advanced Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Congrats to all the winners! This bounty had some really awesome submissions.

    Though I hadn't expected to win anything, I'm a little sad to see my game all the way down at a shared 17th spot (only one spot higher than the non-game 'homebrew nyan'?).

    Anyway, this was fun; you guys should make this a (bi-?)annual thing! I'm sure DS/Wii homebrew will stick around much longer that way.
  5. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

    Sep 29, 2008
    United States
    Congrats to all the winners, I'm glad to see ywg won the special prize.
  6. smealum

    smealum growing up sucks.

    May 1, 2006
    United States
    I know how you feel, such a thing happened to me a couple years back and I ended up losing the competition because judges couldn't get my (also online) game to work and as a result simply decided not to judge it, without even contacting me for support...
    What i'm trying to say is I totally agree with you in that the judges should have made more of an effort to try and get it to work.

    (don't agree with the atari emulators part though, emulators are hard work and if you can't respect other people's work you can expect them to respect yours...)
  7. MigueelDnd

    MigueelDnd GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 12, 2010
    United States
    Congratulations to all the entries!
    I have not used BAGPlug, but after looking at people opinions and this, I think I'm gonna set it up in my SuperCard.

    Oh and, hopefully this isn't the last time GBATemp hosts a Homebrew Bounty. It would be awesome to see a HB2012 or 2013, even if the development is for DS and Wii. Getting more quality entries like this... would be awesome.
  8. WioWao

    WioWao GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 14, 2008
    They definitely are! From user perspective it could look like that all one did was to download the source of an emulator(Atari ones, he even stated in his post he did this), (presumably in C++) and then alter it to run on the DS using it's I/O etc. Of course i do not know about this, but it does seem a bit lame to win next to 1000$ for doing that. Also, i do not think this is what Team Cyclops was expecting when they donated two grand, i doubt these 4 entries are making people rush to the nearest Cyclo reseller. DSx86 seems useful though, but oi, they had to choose some winners!

    Oh well, one might hope the prizes are spend on 3DS's so that it may have great homebrew once that gets to be a common thing.
  9. relminator

    relminator #AnyaBasic

    May 28, 2010
    My daughter was so ecstatic that she's getting a 3DS! Plus I could use BagPlug now since I'm getting a SCDS from Modariffic for free.

    What games do you recommend I buy?

    Thanks to all!

    Smea: You getting a 3DS too? ;*)
  10. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

    Dec 23, 2008
    United States
    Congratulations, everyone. And Alekmaul got like 1/4th of all the places. 0_o
    SF4 is fun and oot is a must. [​IMG]
  11. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

    Oct 11, 2010
    Away from you.
    Same for me, except I only donated $10. I'm poor, unlike Pate and alek now.

    @WioWao team Cyclops was trying to promote their cart and promote DSi homebrew, I think they did a pretty good job
  12. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    I was having the same problems, it kept crashing on me though and there were what I felt more impressive homebrew out there on the judging table
  13. mechadylan

    mechadylan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 18, 2009
    United States
    Congrats on the 9th place finish, my friend. Although your submission wasn't the "flashiest" of homebrews, I feel that your technological breakthroughs should have merited some sort of "special recognition."

    To create a finished product with the tools given is one thing; but to create a more refined homebrew/tool with said tools so that others can build upon them is not only unprecedented and unselfish...it's downright admirable. [​IMG] MIDIControlDS holds these qualities in an unbiased and almost natural method; and I have no doubt that it will eventually flourish into at best the de-facto MIDI-DS standard, or worst case scenario... the last great MIDI-DS homebrew capable of just such. In either case, nothing came close to this "homebrew," imo.

    Congrats to all the winners!
  14. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    There were some great entries. Congrats to all the winners and donaters! Nice work [​IMG]
  15. smealum

    smealum growing up sucks.

    May 1, 2006
    United States
    Heh, no, I can't because I'm sharing the prize money with Lobo (since he did all the graphics for Arsenal), so I won't have enough money left to get a 3DS. [​IMG]
  16. jubei867

    jubei867 Member

    May 30, 2011
    Gambia, The
    So many good homebrew programs were brought to us through this compo! Really enjoying these, so congrats to every entry! I'm also really happy about reaching the 5th place [​IMG]
    Thanks to everybody involved in this compo [​IMG]
  17. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

    Aug 12, 2010
    United States
    Awesome job to all makers.

    A round of grog to all of you! [​IMG]
  18. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

    Nov 15, 2009
    My home
    Really good homebrews!! The winners deserve it all ....one of my favorites is Space Impakto DS by relminator ...congrats to him!!
  19. davidgf

    davidgf Newbie

    Mar 25, 2011
    Received the prize!
    Thanks to GBAtemp and the donators for this great contest!!!
  20. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    Apr 12, 2009
    United States
    WOW!! I am rather shocked that none of giantpune's wii homebrew made it into the top 3 at all. Either you all overlooked the GREAT work that he did, or some people are being biased for some reason.

    SmashStackPAL/KOR was a huge feat in it's own and allowed homebrew to be possible on korean wii's on 4.3, plus many other great things it has opened the doors for.

    Nandextract may not be the first nand extractor, but it is by far the best, plus it is cross platform.

    NandBinCheck is a wonderful piece of software. This is great for noobs and wii experts. Instead of screwing around trying to figure out what might be the problem with your wii, make a nand dump and run punes app. How freaking simple is that? No one else has ever attempted to create something so useful for the wii in this manner. And this is also multi platform too.

    ohneswanzenegger, need I say more? Well apparently I do. This is my favorite of the apps that he has created. The effort that pune put into this app is amazing. He did a lot more than just port some already programmed game. He made this software to help all those people that need to send their wii's in for repair to nintendo, and it is the cure all for those wii's that just have too much screwed up in the filesystem for normal apps to work. If you ever needed to sell your wii to someone else then you can remove every trace of homebrew (besides bootmii in boot2) using this app and flashing the created nand.bin to your wii. People have struggled, and I have seen hundreds of threads about how to virginize a wii, and this app is the answer. How could this have ever been overlooked and not made it to first place is beyond me. I'm sure most of the people that did judge this competition never bothered to try this app out and do not realize how great of an app it is. And again, this is also a multi platform app.

    I hope in due time everyone realizes what type of accomplishments pune's work is. And further more, I hope that this loss does not discourage pune from continuing to work on the wii. He is truly one of the best coders in the wii scene and deserves a lot more credit than what he is given.

    good day.