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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: Time to enlist!
 

Time to enlist!

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 09:30, 18/3/2002 | ,
 
Unknown trooperJan "Artex" Klose has mailed us with an intriguing proposition - become a TEK trooper!

The first 20 people to email tektrooper@acornarcade.com will get a TEK trooper named after them. All the units in the game have to have names, and Jan thinks that an Acorn Arcade special is the way to do it! There is one restriction however - the name is limited to 6 characters max, so you may need to be a little creative.
 
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Hyacinth bouqet Message #87259, posted at 10:17, 18/3/2002
Unregistered user but the release date is still 15th April right?
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Rich Message #87260, posted at 10:40, 18/3/2002, in reply to message #87259
Unregistered user I believe so David, yes.
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Oovarvu Reeves Message #87261, posted at 18:59, 18/3/2002, in reply to message #87260
Unregistered user Why thank you Susan.
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Jeffrey Lee Message #87262, posted at 19:34, 18/3/2002, in reply to message #87261
Unregistered user *confused*
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Tim Fountain Message #87263, posted at 21:37, 18/3/2002, in reply to message #87262
Unregistered user If I counted right we've had 13 responses so far, so there're still a few troopers left to be named.
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A.Weston Message #87264, posted at 09:48, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87263
Unregistered user What have people chosen?
I've given two alternatives in the event that somebody has chosen the same ;-)
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Morimer Braithwaite Message #87265, posted at 09:49, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87264
Unregistered user Hi Jeffrey!
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Rich Goodwin Message #87266, posted at 10:10, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87265
Unregistered user Goodbye, person who uses "amusing" names.
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Anonymous Message #87267, posted at 10:31, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87266
Unregistered user At least they're not meant to be offensive.

Gerhaard
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Steve Allen Message #87268, posted at 10:55, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87267
Unregistered user Nice rip off of what Konami did with MGS2 ;)

Cept there are 342 names in that!

I like it, tho I dont want to kill myself :(
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Simon Challands Message #87269, posted at 12:14, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87268
Unregistered user Are we going to see a PaulM as Cheif Piece of Cannon Fodder? I sometimes feel that it would allow a lot of people to vent a lot of frustration...
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Guest Message #87270, posted at 13:20, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87269
Unregistered user Someone sent in Paul THE Vigay's name?
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Rich Goodwin Message #87271, posted at 13:22, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87270
Unregistered user Yes, I told Paul about this as soon as the posting went up. I'm hoping we can have a "most interesting way for killing Paul" screenshot compo later on - depends if TEK can display the name on screen or not.. :)
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Andrew Weston Message #87272, posted at 15:03, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87271
Unregistered user I thought it was 6 letters we had to send?
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Rich Goodwin Message #87273, posted at 15:03, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87272
Unregistered user Less than six actually, but hey, what the heck, if everyone sends in exactly six that's fine :)
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Rich Goodwin Message #87274, posted at 15:16, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87273
Unregistered user if ((length($name) <= 6) && (length($name) > 0)) then {
  print "OK\n";
} else {
  print "Bad length\n";
}
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Andrew Weston Message #87275, posted at 16:39, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87274
Unregistered user Crappy C!
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Rich Goodwin Message #87276, posted at 16:40, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87275
Unregistered user Good, 'cos it's Perl :)
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Guest Message #87277, posted at 16:49, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87276
Unregistered user "the name is limited to 6 characters max"

so how can that be less than six, Rich? :-p
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Rich Goodwin Message #87278, posted at 18:20, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87277
Unregistered user Note the inclusion of the "max" part. There is a limitation - that limitation is that the /maximum/ number of characters is six. It can be less than six, but the max is six, and that's the limitation.* I've written it in modern English. I've written it in Perl. I've now written it in old-school English. How can I make that any clearer?

*(with apologies to MoJo JoJo)
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Rich Goodwin Message #87279, posted at 18:26, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87278
Unregistered user Besides which, I've already seen at least one seven emailed in, and someone else complained that they couldn't see an email address anywhere...
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Guest Message #87280, posted at 18:49, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87279
Unregistered user Perl was it? 
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Guest Message #87281, posted at 18:50, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87280
Unregistered user I also noted the inclusion of 'less than six actually'.

Really, Rich!
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John Hoare Message #87282, posted at 19:38, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87281
Unregistered user You're a *bad* *monkey* Richard Goodwin... and I'm coming to kick some Powerpuff hiney!!!
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Mark Quint Message #87283, posted at 22:50, 19/3/2002, in reply to message #87282
Unregistered user how do we know if we have 'won' with our names? :)
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Andrew Weston Message #87284, posted at 10:12, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87283
Unregistered user Rich - which is corrrect:
I'll give it it's dinner

or

I'll give it its dinner ?

>:->
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Guest Message #87285, posted at 11:31, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87284
Unregistered user Rich - the PERL is bad as well - you don't have 'then' after an if; just the "{" ;-)

(Jason Tribbeck - who can't remember his password atm)
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Anonymous Message #87286, posted at 13:55, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87285
Unregistered user It's its, it's beiing short for it is (usually)
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Andrew Weston Message #87287, posted at 14:11, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87286
Unregistered user Damn, I meant to sign Anonymous as Rich.
Damn this new code!
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Guest Message #87288, posted at 15:40, 20/3/2002, in reply to message #87287
Unregistered user I think that it's "it's", because the dinner belongs to it. "Steve's dinner" springs to mind.
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