Inscription: "To the EC crew..
thanks for creating a future for QB"
Although this team is no longer present in the QB scene, their outstanding contribution to the QB cause cannot be
They brought us Wetspot games, which were truly
ground breaking at the time. And perhaps more importantly,
the Direct QB programming library, which immediately revolutionised QB game programming. Even today, few libraries
have come close to providing such a complete suite of routines, to the point where it was frowned upon for being
So congratulations to the first ever Gold Star winners! Thus the standard has been set; we salute you, Sirs!
(Programming Team/Website http://www.qb45.com)
Inscription: "For the gift of
SVGA, the dedication of Jorden Chamid"
QB programming teams come and go, but where others have fallen by the wayside, QB45.com has remained the
epicentre of all things great!
As a programming team, they are most famous for the Future Library which took QB to the next
level with the introduction of accessible SVGA routines. As a site, it is the largest QB file archive on the Net, still
updated at regular intervals, and is one of few reasons I have stuck with QB all this time. Jorden Chamid, take a bow!
Nobody will ever be a more worthy Gold Star winner!
Inscription: "For dedication,
information, and innovation"
Few have done as much to unite the QB community in recent times as the VPlanet crew. The first ever QB site dedicated
to reviews of QB games? Surely it wouldn't work!? It did! With informative yet stringent reviews, and well written
articles the site went from strength to strength, and still the innovations kept flowing. The QB Gaming Gold
awards 2000 was a huge success, and was followed by perhaps the most ambitious QB extravaganza to date: QB Expo
So a round of applause for the VPlanet team, come and collect your Silver Star award!
Direct Sound 4 QB (DS4QB2)
Inscription: "For opening doors
we never thought possible"
Pioneered by Nekrophidius, perfected by Nethergoth. The DS4QB sound routines bridged the last bastion of the QB
programmer: decent sound! Using a revolutionary
technique, DS4QB allows QB programs to interface with Windows' sound
resources, meaning that for the first time we can play MP3s, 16-bit WAV files, and MODs as they were meant to be heard!
The only thing that prevents this from receiving a gold star at present is that the technology is not yet that widely used.
Without a doubt, DS4QB is set to change the face of QB sound forever. Bravo!
Inscription: "For outstanding
performance, completeness, and commitment"
History: Blue QB Star
for ComoX v1.7+
With the v2.0 release of CosmoX,
the library continues to go from strength to strength! Just as Creative
up the soundcard market, Cosmosoft have created the perfect 13h
library. CosmoX is now so far ahead of the competition for
features, performance and versatility that nothing else even comes close,
this really is the final word in 13h!
Congratulations Cosmosoft on this Silver
QB Star. Absolutely fantastic, we hope you keep up the superb work!
Inscription: "For riding the
crest of the new wave"
Master Creating first exploded onto the QB scene with the
ground-breaking RPG, Shadow of Power. Whilst the plot
added little new to the genre, the game engine was solid and the graphics
fantastic. It has certainly one of a few RPGs to stand out in a crowded
field. Another game of note was Diamond Fighter, a
modern reworking of a classic game.
The team have now moved away from QB, but still
remember their roots. For pushing QB's technical
boundaries to the next level, Master Creating are awarded the
first ever Blue QB Star. Good work, and good luck with your future
Super Sumo Wrestling
Inscription: "For style, quality,
and undisputed fun!"
It's a cute, cartoony, lovable slap-em-up! As well as being an
original concept, the game simply oozes quality throughout. The comical
sprites are excellent, and it's one of the first games to successfully
use the DS4QB sound library to great effect. It's a mini-masterpiece, and
one day all QB games will be made this way.
Typosoft, the admired Blue QB Star is
yours! Fantastic work, and may you wear it with pride!
Inscription: "For daring to try
As you may have gathered by now, I have a lot of respect for
people who attempt to take QB in a different
direction, and aren't afraid to try something new. Kunio Kun is the
first decent game in the QB beat-em-up genre. It's not perfect, but it's was
bold move to code this in QB, and has been pulled off with some considerable
Hyper Anime, for this 'new-wave' QB game you are honoured
with the Blue QB Star! Great stuff !