Thanks for the info, Pete. That's why I never liked community voting. Not that I think people are dumb, but the majority just doesn't take the time to seriously reconsider and analyze their choice. They just click. I mean, do I have to mention People Choice Awards?
Best Action game, Best RPG and Best Strategy game categories resulted in fair nominees by my opinion, except that I think Mini Space Empires and especially CODELINK deserved to be in the final round too.
With text-based game I'm not all that happy with Hungry Jocke making up into the final, with games like Tetris 2 and Anal - The Rectum Adventures falling out.
With Best Graphics and Sound Design categories I can only state again my huge disappointment with people ignoring Pieslice's products MUX and Terrascape. I really don't understand community's indifference toward these 3D masterpieces in QBasic. And Frantic Journey graphics are not excellent, for crying out out loud! Look at them. They are a mess!
For Best Villain, Hunk and Babe categories I don't care much, but I should not that the Villain in Cyber Chick is called Clinton, not Bill Clinton.
Never assume, Pete.
Best FB Ports of a Past QB Game are so convincingly Kingdoms (which sadly got left out), Another World Memory and Red Jumpy Ball. Others are just fine, but I despise quick and dirty ports where people do the minimum effort and don?t fix a single bug/mistake from the old version. Not to mention some new bugs I was recently warned about in Dark Ages FreeBASIC.
Now, after this useless display of one man?s opinion, I?m moving toward the rest of the magazine.
Once more, you did a great work with the news section, and thanks for taking the extra effort to make the best possible scoop of the community happenings for the last few months. I?m glad I could help with some game news there.
I did notice one mistake. In the news about ciw1973?s competition you placed a wrong screenshots of Mighty Line. I?m surprised you made that mistake with the original name of the screenshot being ?transplant? and not mightyline, but I guess when in hurry one does such errors. The screenshot your posted is from an old Amiga game, and was used in my discussion about one of the entries related to D.J.Peters? multiput routine. Perhaps you can have some ?corrections? section in the next issue, pointing out all the mistakes from the previous issue of the magazine. I know newspapers having such sections.
It was great fun reading your response on the whole Z!re business and Pritchard?s article contra QBE. I didn?t know Pritchard doesn?t like me. And what?s that about everybody knowing that but me. Do you guys have some secret gathering I don?t know about? I wanna go too!
Anyway, I don?t agree with probably all his points. You mentioned some things in your reply to him in the FreeBASIC.net forum I thought too. I am glad both of you are treating this discussion peacefully and constructively. I don?t have time now to write something more coherent as I need to make an update for FBGD, so perhaps I?ll write something tomorrow, or leave that for a letter to QBE.
It was nice to see so many tutorials in this issue, but the articles section did feel somewhat lacking this time. I miss SJ Zero and Deleters ?rants.? Love those. And the tutorials section contained a fair chunk of those that didn?t intrigue me. I find it especially difficult to get into stylin?s style of writing and choice of topics, but I?ll try later.
Once more, excellent work!