After many months, work on the release of the first basic and stable version of CTCT is slowly coming to an end. However, this is only the first step on the way to creating a fully functional tool, worthy of the highest world championships. On this occasion, I opened a crowdfunding fundraiser, aimed at raising funds, without which further development of the program will not be possible. Full information about this project can be found on the campaign page, while in this thread I will briefly introduce, among others what is the CTCT program, where did it come from and why do I ask for funding for it. Campaign on GoGetFunding — https://gogetfunding.com/ctct/ Preview version to download — CTCT 126.96.36.199 demo General information CTCT software is a unique, multi-functional tool that allows you to easily and conveniently handle the championship in classic Tetris, designed for organizers of this type of event. The program has a set of functions that makes it possible to conveniently manage data (players, qualifying results, tournament matches, etc.), and its operation is limited to clicking once in a while, which allows you to save a lot of time and focus on commenting on matches and other things. CTCT is a native window application designed for Windows in all versions from XP up to 10. In addition, it is a portable application — it does not require installation, so it can be run from a HDD or portable devices, without interfering with user data. Ultimately, the program will be completely free and available to anyone wanting to organize a championship in Tetris. Thanks to this, more countries will be able to organize national tournaments, thereby popularizing this e-sport and expanding the community centered around this game. Some screenshots: Reason for creation The program was created for the needs of the first Polish Classic Tetris Championships (CTWC Poland 2019), so that their organizer and operator — @Phor — would not have to manually collect and modify data and use several programs to build streams with live coverage. Two were enough — CTCT and OBS. Short story The CTCT program was used first at the CTWC Poland 2019 championships in Toruń (in which I took part) and at the CTGC 2019 tournament taking place in Völklingen in Germany. In both cases it proved to be great, despite its strongly unfinished character. Since then, I have improved and added a lot of things, thanks to which its functionality has now expanded significantly. Campaign Goal Despite the fact that CTCT has many functions (including several completely unique), it still lacks some of these key ones — image analysis coming directly from consoles and rendering stacks in high resolution, support for additional counters, including TRT and BRN, as well as statistics played games and charts. This cannot be done without access to equipment used in tournaments, i.e. complete stands (CRT TV, NES console with NTSC/PAL cartridge and accessories) and additional devices, such as a USB grabber. The funds collected in this campaign will be allocated, among others for the purchase of this type of equipment. Plans for the future As mentioned above, in the foreground is the functionality of image analysis from consoles and rendering stacks in HD, as well as adding support for additional counters, in the game itself non-existent. But this is not the end — there are a lot of ideas for its expansion. I also plan to: creating an external editor to customize the backgrounds and appearance of dynamically rendered scene data (such as player names in brackets, lists of qualifying results, etc.), implementing a dark theme for the control panel window and all dialog boxes, construction of electronic counters based on Arduino, placed on televisions, so that during the match players do not have to look at the opponent's screen to determine whether they are leading or not (difference of points displayed in green or red) and many smaller features that further improve the use of the program. Support the project If you want to help me and/or develop CTCT, put something in the piggy bank. The specificity of this project does not really allow me to repay anything other than thanks. Everyone who finances the project, information about it will be added to the About tab in the program, as well as in the user manual in the form of a PDF document and on the future project page. If you don't want to or can't donate, pass the campaign address to your friends, on social media or wherever you are — such help will also be valuable. If you have any questions related to the CTCT program, the campaign itself or you have any doubts, ask boldly in this thread, write me a private message or if someone prefers by post to firstname.lastname@example.org — I will try to answer all of them.