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Yoshi v1.0 released
Posted on 23 December 1998, 18:51 GMT

[Yoshi Screenshot]

Brandon Sterner, a member of TCPA (TI Calculator Programming Alliance), has released Yoshi v1.0 (SOS) for the TI-83. Tim Anderson and Miles Raymond designed the graphics for the game. Yoshi was originally a NES and Gameboy game and is similar, in some ways, to Tetris. Yoshi will be ported to the TI-82, TI-85, and TI-86 in the future. Some other games currently being developed by TCPA include Pong, Centipede, Asteroids, and Battleship.

 


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Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Batman

Cool, let's see more quality games for all calculators! Keep up the great work.

     23 December 1998, 19:10 GMT

Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Chris Moultrie
(Web Page)

Yes!!! This game is awesome. I've been playing fit for the last 10 minutes since I downloaded it. Great job Guys!! This ranks up there with the greatest 83 games!! Is there going to be another version w/high scores???? That would make the game even better. Or maybe grayscale. That would make this game the best ever!!
Thanks TCPA,
Chris Moultrie

     23 December 1998, 20:21 GMT


Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Brandon Sterner
(Web Page)

Thanks but ahh this game does have high scores. If you look at the picture right below the level you'll see HIGH: . I know it doesn't let you type in your name but maybe our next version will.

     23 December 1998, 20:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Chris Moultrie
(Web Page)

Yeah, thanx, I was playing and later I realized that. I really love this game. I can't wait till the next version.
Chris Moultrie

     24 December 1998, 04:57 GMT

Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Jarmo Kaataja

will there be a ti-85 version

     23 December 1998, 23:29 GMT

Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Brandon Sterner
(Web Page)

probably right now it is being ported to the 82 and 86.

     24 December 1998, 00:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Greg Sharp

You should port to the 82 and 85 because the 86 is able to run 85 programs and that would save you the trouble of so many ports. What is the address of your site?

Greg Sharp

     24 December 1998, 20:27 GMT


85/86 Ports
David Phillips
(Web Page)

While the 86 can run most 85 programs, many users (including myself) would like to be able to run all programs using the Asm( command and not have to put a shell on the calc just for one or two games.

If a program is less than 8k, then it should be very simple to port it between the calcs, at least for the original author.

     29 December 1998, 02:04 GMT


Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Eugene

Your answer is in the news article.

     26 December 1998, 08:18 GMT

Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
caitsith83

can someone please tell me how to use zlib and that other thing that you need to play this game, the game looks awesome but i cant play it, please help!

     24 December 1998, 00:01 GMT


Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Eugene

Yes, it would be a bummer if many people would have to miss out on this game because of library compatibility problems.

     24 December 1998, 01:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Stories (Chris Kim)
(Web Page)

I think he means how to install them, or what they are. You need to download ZLib & ZGfxl library files, which are found in the assembly archives. Then just put those files on your calculator, just like any other program. :-)

-Stories

     24 December 1998, 03:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Eugene

Oh, in that case, I think someone needs to spend more time reading documentation. That is the main reason people don't know about certain features in some games.

     25 December 1998, 02:19 GMT

Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Anonymous

Great idea, great game. I loved the old NES Yoshi, and finally someone has come up with the guts and intuition to port it to a TI-Calc. Keep up the good work. =)

     24 December 1998, 03:25 GMT

Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Jason K.

Great Job Guys, this is an Awesome Game!!! Great Job on the TCPA Site also, Brandon... =) Hey, well I'm glad I could be a part of this game with all the "helpful" suggestions I had as a Beta Tester. I'll definetly get the 82 Port out soon, if you ever release the source code, Brandon! hehe... Well, I shall have it done before I hafta go back to school which is January 6th, so the 82 release can be expected in about 2 weeks... I know there is an 86 port happening, and I heard that there is someone who is willing to port it to the 89. =P I hope we can get this to all the calcs soon, so is there anybody who will make this game for the 85 or 92? =)

     24 December 1998, 06:46 GMT


Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Eugene

Let's not forget something else that's very important: linkplay.

     26 December 1998, 08:17 GMT

Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
JKM

Yup, this is a good game
BUT:
Why isn't there a way to choose your level?
AND/OR a way to change the difficulty?

     24 December 1998, 21:34 GMT

Programming Groups
marc c.

Has anyone noticed just how cool programming groups are? Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems like before the only real cool games were being released by single, talented programmers. This meant fewer games, less ports, and generally less quality. However, now that some groups like TCPA and AZC have formed, it seems like the TI calc community will soon be seeing tons of great games and programs, with better graphics and more ports. This is something we could really, really use. The only bad thing I can think of is that individual programmers will have a hard time competing. But hopefully this will not matter too much. BTW, cool game idea? Crystal Caves in grayscal. I would love to see it...

     26 December 1998, 23:45 GMT


Re: Programming Groups
David Phillips
(Web Page)

It's actually the ACZ, not AZC. It stands for the Assembly Coder's Zenith. Check out our new website at the url above.

Crystal Caves? I think I have that cart for my Atari 2600. Isn't that the one where you're a bear and you jump around dodging skeletons and pick up dots?

     29 December 1998, 02:09 GMT

Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Joel

I downloaded all of those SOS files plus yoshi and install on my calc but i still get syntax errors!!!???? Why?!?

     29 December 1998, 20:23 GMT


Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
Jason K.

Hmm, that's strange. You Are running Yoshi through SOS right, not from the OS...? Thats the only place I can think of a Syntax Error occuring... =P

     30 December 1998, 05:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Yoshi v1.0 released
joel

yeah i noticed that like after 5 min. of yelling at the calculator

     30 December 1998, 18:52 GMT

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