Category Archives: WWTBAFM

Projects that kept (and keep) me busy in these months

Hi everybody! I don’t know why i keep update this wordpress release but not post something new.. maybe i lack of inspiration or i just think that people don’t care (and me too). So, this is the first 2009 update, let’s start.

  1. FanZine
    I was six years old when i bought and read my first magazine, console magazine, and now i’m a sort of publisher of a community-made magazine, the Fanzine (started on December 2008). Here are the published issues.
    I made a lot of experience with both amateur (publisher 2007) and professional (quarkxpress) press software and i studied some way to share works (the written articles) and simplify human interactions with a “nothing-can-go-wrong” module (see point (2)). Now i’m working on the third issue of the fanzine and i’d like to do it with adobe indesign (another pro app) because i didn’t enjoy my experience with quarkxpress – complicated also on easy tasks like pick the right tool from the panel and no color picker!
  2. – Form to submit articles for the FanZine
    It’s a simple form with some javascriptΒ  that uses a validation engine (in javascript too) found on this tutorial. People can enter various type of articles, filling in the different fields that the chosen type of article requires. Then they can modify, delete or send (to themselves or to publisher – me) their ready-to-print articles. Then the articles arrive on my google docs account so i can share them with my collaborators that check for grammar errors and i finally i can paginate the final articles.
    I made it with php, mysql and IPB API because uses IPB Forum. So here it is the link, but you can’t access if you’re not logged in – and it’s all written in italian, too.
    Source code not available because i made it just for
  3. – Tournament script
    Here, i enanched an old script that i made adhoc for a year ago. It was messy and hardcoded, now it’s more flexible and still a bit messy πŸ˜› I think i need to switch my php’s habits to OOP and start comment while (and not after) coding.
    Now the script can handle more than one tournament and of various type: ladders, points, victories. I rewritten quite the 95% of the code and it took me a week. This is the link and, also there, you can’t access if you’re not logged in and it’s in italian too.
    Source code not available because i made it just for
  4. Automata & Languages: Cocke-Younger-Kasami Parser
    I made this parser in a month for university purpose. I will post and explain the code when i will pass the related exam, so here there are some info form wikipedia. Basically, i did a program that manipulate a context-free grammar to eliminate epsilon production, unit production, put it in chomsky normal form and last parse a word with CYK algorithm and say if it belong, or not, to the given grammar.
    Made with Java (instead of C++) for it’s wide library of string manipulation functions.
  5. ns2/nsmiracle
    I started to study about my thesis: understand how ns2 and nsmiracle modules are written to implement specific ones. Next monday (the 18th of May 2009) i will know more about those modules.
  6. WWTBAFM: new release?
    I though two times about release a new version of wwtbafm: two separated homebrew, one to play and the other to update questions. when i’ll have time and i will get my nds back i would give it a try, now that palibs are fixed to work with latest ndslib

That’s all, let’s hope more updates soon πŸ™‚

UPDATE: oh, well, i forgot to mention that i have also build a simple rs232-ttl interface to mod my x360. I will post schema and how-to on next post πŸ™‚

WWTBAFM OQM – Offline Questions Manager :)

YvanSoftware is coding an offline questions writer for WWTBAFM! that’s very cool for who want to develop questions without access to internet. if you want to add the questions written with this software, you must email me the questions file, specifying the language, and i’ll add it to the database πŸ™‚

here it is the website of this nice project!


WWTBAFM v0.7 is out with a gfx! this is a temporary release, because sephzero will redesign the entire gfx and some animations will be added.

[change log]

  • it uses a gfx! wow!
  • play with the Stylus (keys are no more supported, exeption is Start)
  • the game now will check if you questions’ file has more than 15 question without freeze
  • added a menu

Please add more questions! French and Spanish player still doesn’t have more than 5 questions for each difficulty!

WWTBAFM V0.7 (1) WWTBAFM V0.7 (2) WWTBAFM V0.7 (3)
WWTBAFM V0.7 (4) WWTBAFM V0.7 (5) WWTBAFM V0.7 (6)

who wants to do a new gfx?

i don’t want to wait anymore. everyone that want to help this project can try to do a gfx and starts hope that it will be the official skin of WWTBAFM. This will be a sort of contest. You can send your work at lottiATfastwebnetDOTit. Then i’ll post all the entries and people will choose (by vote) the best skin. πŸ™‚

read the first 3-4 paragraphs of palib’s sprites tutorials

WWTBAFM v0.6 released

well it’s done! it permits to choose the language of the questions but keep in mind that if the selected languages has less than 5 quesions for difficulty, the game freezes. So pls add more question! You can download the new version from the download section on the sidebar menu. enjoy πŸ™‚