Although Retrix corporation 1.0 unfortunately failed to bring their product to market, due to public request a hostile takeover has resorted in the formation of Retrix corporation 2.0 and the design of a brand new machine - the Retrix 2.0! This machine is so well spec'd, it will almost certainly last well into the 1990s. A brief hardware reference : http://www.btinternet.com/~t.harte/retrix.htm
... one dose of reality later ...
Seriously, if anybody still wants to do the RetroHack, the library in that doc is finished but for sound output, and I can knock that up in a few hours. If people are still up for it, then how about we start the competition on the 24th, as previously, and since interest is limited, I'll try and judge the entries myself. So, umm, the full rules would be :
- competition starts at 00:00 GMT, on the 24th
- all entries to be received, in C or C++ source form, by midnight GMT on the 31st
- entries must use only libc and Retrix 2.0 library calls. I will be compiling against a version of the Retrix 2.0 libs written for a non-Allegro target, so I will know.
- entries which blatantly abuse the virtually unlimited CPU bandwidth of a PC, or in other way neglect the spirit of the competition will be disqualified, at my discretion. The idea is to constructively use the Retrix hardware.
Also, if the hardware reference doesn't makes sense, please say. I've tried to keep it simple but incorporate many clever and interesting ways of using the hardware.