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Vertigo v0.94 Released
Posted on 12 September 1998, 19:06 GMT

[Vertigo Screenshot]
Matthew Shepcar, who recently joined Icarus Productions, has released Vertigo v0.94 for the TI-82, TI-83, TI-85, and the TI-86. This version fixes a few bugs, adds an on-calc level editor for the TI-85 version, and adds the ability to transfer worlds between calculators from the main menu. Also included is a level conversion utility which will convert levels between different calculator formats. There are still a few bugs in Vertigo which will be fixed when Matt has time.

 


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Re: Vertigo v0.94 Released
Rahil Khalik

I really really love this game. Ever since I put it on my 82, I never stopped playing it. I love the graphics, replay value, everything. That is why I think Matthew Shepcar did a great job.
I like it that he fixed the bugs that were in the game even though it wasn't necessary. And i also appreciate the fact that you can transfer different worlds from calc to calc.
If you have any questions about my comment please email me. Thank you!

     12 September 1998, 20:55 GMT

Re: Vertigo v0.94 Released
Jeff

Does this mean maybe we'll see a bomberbloke demo (or full version) sometime soon?

     13 September 1998, 00:04 GMT


Bomberbloke
Matthew Shepcar

Yes :)

     16 September 1998, 02:59 GMT


Re: Bomberbloke
Jeff Again

Is that a "yes for a demo" or a "yes for a full version?"

BTW, Your programs kick major amounts of @$$.

     16 September 1998, 03:13 GMT

Re: Vertigo v0.94 Released
Colin

I love the game on my 85!!! The game is absolutely amazing. It is really a fine job. I was just wondering if you are planning on releasing it on the TI-92+? Congratulations on a great game, tho.

     13 September 1998, 01:41 GMT

multi-platform games
ticalc_chris

Nice work, guys. You set a good example by putting out a game for so many calculators at once.

     13 September 1998, 02:09 GMT

Re: Vertigo for the TI-92
BG McCollum

This game really NEEDS to be ported to the TI-92. It would be quite awsome.

     13 September 1998, 02:47 GMT


Re: Re: Vertigo for the TI-92
chris s

before you start demanding this game for the 92, you might want to give the authors some credit... it looks to me like this game IS awesome right now.

     13 September 1998, 04:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Vertigo for the TI-92
Evil Sam

I believe the game would need to be recoded from nearly scratch to be port to the 92 because the 92 uses a different processor than the 82/83/85/86. I doubt the author wants to do that.

     13 September 1998, 05:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Vertigo for the TI-92
Mike M

Actually, you're right. I e-mailed Matt and asked him if he had any plans or re-coding it for the 89, and his reply was simple, NO. He did say that anyone is willing to try if they want to, so maybe after CCIA, the company I work for, puts out Zelda 89: Journey to a new land, we'll go ahead and re-code Vertigo.

mike

     15 September 1998, 01:25 GMT

Re: Vertigo v0.94 Released
Michael Bendzick

Wow. I think I'm gonna have to actually boot back to windows and send this to my 82. This just looks too good to wait to try. I've been looking for some games that will entertain me after I get tired of the other various games available. Congrats to Matt.

     13 September 1998, 07:26 GMT


Re: Re: Vertigo v0.94 Released
Ahmed El-Helw
(Web Page)

Hehe, why, do you have Linux? If so, I know one guy who made a link program.. I know it works with the 83, but I personally haven't tried it yet.. Maybe if there is demand, I'll ask him to release it, it rocks! [Jens, if your reading this, release it! :P]

     14 September 1998, 02:02 GMT

Matthew Shepcar,
Scott Stanley
(Web Page)

He just owns. Rascall & Vertigo are the two highest quality programs I've seen for my 86. This guy just f*ck*ng rocks.

     15 September 1998, 00:13 GMT

Great game
David I

This game is nothing short of amazing. I downloaded it for the 86 and the 83 the second I saw the screenshot. It amazes me that these kind of 3d graphics, smooth gameplay, and perfect greyscale, as well as an on-calc integrated level editor were possible. I am used to side scrollers and 2d games, which I assumed were not 3d because the processor wasn't fast enough. Then I see this game... wow. Congratulations on a fantastic job well done, Matt Shepcar. I hope to see more games like this in the future. Keep up the great work.

     15 September 1998, 03:49 GMT


Re: Great game
Nathan Haines
(Web Page)

Well, it's not really true 3D. Vertigo uses an isometric view, which means there is no perspective. It's kinda like when you were young, and you'd draw a countryside landscape. All the trees would be the same size, from the foreground to the horizon. ;)

Of course, there's no need for perspective and it'd be overkill. I'm just happy to have the game. :)

But true 3D would be difficult: like Daedalus for ZShell. Even on the GameBoy port, it is not much faster (or so I hear).

The greyscale rocks, though. :)

     15 September 1998, 08:16 GMT


Re: Re: Great game
David I

I haven't yet downloaded Daedalus. (spelled right?) Do you think it will work with Ashell? The emulator is good on ashell, but not perfect. I would prefer not to have to pull batteries again like I did with some other 85 games.

     17 September 1998, 00:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Great game
Jeff

No, it will not work on any shell on the 86. The game itself took up about all of the space on the 85 and is too big for the 86.

     17 September 1998, 01:29 GMT

Re: Vertigo v0.94 Released
Shane

Is Vertigo going to be eventually ported to the TI-89 or the TI-92? Also would anyone that reads this post know of a TI-85 to TI-92 link, with TI-86 compatibilites? I know that Jimmy Mardell (sorry if I mispelled it, product of Arizona public schools. Answer to all questions) wrote ZTetris 86 with link compatabilities to other ZTetris versions, wouldn't it be theroetically possible to link other games to different calculator versions? Thanks for your time.
Oh BTW, I'm trying to learn TI-86 Assembly and I'd greatly appreciate any advice for FAQs or books that anyone would know of. Like "TI-86 Assembly for Dummies," if there are any books for the subject.
Also, how difficult would it be to write a TI-82/83/85 emulation program for the TI-86 or TI-92? Would it be possible to keep it under 10k?
Thanks.

     17 September 1998, 01:48 GMT

Re: Vertigo v0.94 Released
Shane

Is Vertigo going to be eventually ported to the TI-89 or the TI-92? Also would anyone that reads this post know of a TI-85 to TI-92 link, with TI-86 compatibilites? I know that Jimmy Mardell (sorry if I mispelled it, product of Arizona public schools. Answer to all questions) wrote ZTetris 86 with link compatabilities to other ZTetris versions, wouldn't it be theroetically possible to link other games to different calculator versions? Thanks for your time.
Oh BTW, I'm trying to learn TI-86 Assembly and I'd greatly appreciate any advice for FAQs or books that anyone would know of. Like "TI-86 Assembly for Dummies," if there are any books for the subject.
Also, how difficult would it be to write a TI-82/83/85 emulation program for the TI-86 or TI-92? Would it be possible to keep it under 10k?
Thanks.

     17 September 1998, 01:53 GMT

Re: Vertigo v0.94 Released
Mike --

This game is as good as it looks. It brings me back to the days of Nintendo and Marble Madness... I hope many more games of this quality will follow.

     17 September 1998, 22:36 GMT

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