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May 1999 POTM Voting
Posted by Kirk on 1 May 1999, 00:56 GMT

The May 1999 Program of the Month contest is now open for the public to vote in. You can simply see the programs that have been nominated, or you can cast your vote for the best program in each category. In order to vote you must be registered in our voting system. If you are not yet a registered voter on ticalc.org, you should register now before voting for the Program of the Month. The polls will remain open for one week, after which time the winners will be announced in an addendum to the newsletter as well as on the ticalc.org news.

 


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Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
danny
(Web Page)

I urge all of you to vote Zap-2000 POTM for 86 Assembly. This is one of the best, if not the best shells for the 86. If this is number 1, I know it will make the author, chicane, work harder than he already is, which is very, for that 85 emulation. It will be great.



-danny

     1 May 1999, 01:11 GMT

chest thumping
KAKE
(Web Page)

danny - please, we all know you're pleased with your group, but it is not appropriate to advertise your work. when you do that, it feels more like the oscars than the Program of the Month awards. i kindly request you remain as unbiased as possible. thank you.

-KAKE
IP

     1 May 1999, 10:44 GMT


Re: chest thumping
danny
(Web Page)

But see, I had no part in programing this. I just want it to be recognized. It must be recognized. I am being unbiased, ZAP-2000/OS is the best shell I have ever used. Tell me what shell is better than it NOT considering emulation? I can't find one so could you help me out? Have you used Zap-2000? If not don't say I'm being biased.



-danny

     1 May 1999, 15:56 GMT

the posibility of bias
KAKE
(Web Page)

you may not be working on the program itself in any way, shape or form, but as far as i can tell, you are the -danny from zappo, which gives you a very large bias. just because you're not on the programming team doesn't mean that you are not biased.

believe me, if i had a good product, it would be difficult to keep from telling the world about it too. however, this situation is a little different as this is a voting time, and not just 'normal' procedure.

-KAKE
IP

     1 May 1999, 20:47 GMT

No bias.
August

Kake, you are consistanlty focused on personalities, generating issues completly unrelated to the topic. This is a COMMENT board. I would like to hear people, including even the authors describe why they think their programs are worthwhile or not.

It is your comments that consitantly take away from these comment boards, which are here for anyone to post to. These are not frontpage stories, but simply comments.

Thanks much... If only we could put some authors on a filtered list...

August

     1 May 1999, 23:14 GMT


¿  !--0 ?
KAKE
(Web Page)

i sort of hate to reply to this, but against my better judgment i will.

danny had previously posted (under another story) basically the same thing. *warning: change of mind ahead* i think it's okay for users to say why they like a particular program, and authors to give the latest features, but what bothers me about this whole little situation (and perhaps i'm just being a bitch), but danny repeatedly says he's not part of the programming team, and yet he IS part of zapo.

<<you are consistanlty focused on personalities, generating issues completly unrelated to the topic>> email me some of this. tell me exactly what i'm doing. thanks.

-KAKE
IP

     2 May 1999, 09:02 GMT


Re: ¿  !--0 ?
danny

AND I already said once that I WASN'T being BIASED. EVEN if I WASN'T in the group I would have said the SAMETHING. AND even IF what is wrong with it? Don't reply to the board mail me.





-danny

     2 May 1999, 19:52 GMT


Re: Re: ¿  !--0 ?
Tip DS

danny said:
Don't reply to the board mail me.

I say:
Why? So YOU can get the last word in on the board? Why didn't you mail her?

Later,
Tip DS

     3 May 1999, 01:15 GMT

¿  gender ?
KAKE
(Web Page)

um, *him* ]:-)

-KAKE
IP

     3 May 1999, 03:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ¿  !--0 ?
danny

Actually it was because I didn't want this pointless thread to keep taking up space.





-danny

     3 May 1999, 04:37 GMT


Re:
John

I don't have an 86, so I voted on that program just because of his message, and the way you were giving him a hard time for posting it. I think that it's your messages that aren't appropriate here. Where else would he have posted it? This is the comments section for program of the month, isn't it? So he posted a comment about one of the programs. Stop slamming people, and make this message board better by posting something usefull.

     8 May 1999, 01:02 GMT


Re: Re: chest thumping
Here''s your help

You do need help considering you are not using Rascall, the best shell for the TI-86. No other shell is needed once you install this fine program to your calc. Download Rascall to find out what it has that zap-crap doesn't have.

     2 May 1999, 04:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: chest thumping
danny

Well, since you remain nameless, I will tell you what I want here. First off, have you used Zap-2000 or Zap-OS? If you did you would know that it has MANY more features than Rascall. Not that Rascall isn't a _GREAT_ shell, but please Zap-2000 has many many more features. Second, the next time you want to make a insulting comment to the board please put your name and email address down so I can address you personally. This is all I have to say, if you would like to contact me about this please mail me from the address above.



-danny

     2 May 1999, 05:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: chest thumping
Jeff Meidam

here you go

     2 May 1999, 21:05 GMT


Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
BLeek

I totally agree with you. If it doesn't get program of the month, thejh something fishy will have been going on at ticalc.org. It is THE BEST shell yet.

     1 May 1999, 17:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
SMN
(Web Page)

. . . or it WOULD be if it weren't so bloated, have bad graphics, and lack emulation. . .

     2 May 1999, 04:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
danny
(Web Page)

The gfx are much improved from from Zap-OS, if you are talking about Zap-2000 then nevermind ;]



-danny

     2 May 1999, 05:34 GMT

Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
SPUI

Uh - it's too early

     1 May 1999, 01:47 GMT

Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Mark Leverentz

This has nothing to do with the news article, but I'm just too excited to not post this: tomorrow is May 1, the expected release date for TI's asm info! Here's hoping ...

     1 May 1999, 02:29 GMT


Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
lexlugger

They seek to have released some info on window management that wasn't there the last time I looked. Maybe that's new.

     1 May 1999, 14:55 GMT

Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Elliot Olney
(Web Page)

I think everyone should vote for Bomber Boy 89, becouse it is one of the best NEW games, I know SMQ is very good but it came out last year so vote for Bomber Boy 89!

     1 May 1999, 02:38 GMT

Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
SPUI

but street fighter is even better
and about what i said earlier - that it was too early - you posted it b4 the month started so it wouldnt let me submit it

     1 May 1999, 03:29 GMT

Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Justin
(Web Page)

I wouldn't be surprised if it won for the TI-92 category, but I am voting for SF2 in the TI-89 category. It really hasn't gotten much of the attention that it deserves. Last time I visited Dimension-TI, it wasn't even in their archives. Getting a POTM award would give it a little more attention.

     1 May 1999, 19:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
meingts

I haven't checked out the Dimension-TI archives, but SF2T certainly deserves recognition.

Justin: The way you said that, I think you got a little confused there. Bomberboy is for the 89, SF2T for the 89 and 92+.

     2 May 1999, 08:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Justin

I'm sorry. I can see how what I said may have made it seem like I was confused, but I wasn't. What I meant was that since SMQ is for the two calculators, and is virtually the same on each, it would be a shame if it won in both categories. If it won in the 92 category, and that was it, then it would allow the Bomberboy and SF2 games to contend for the award in the 89 category while allowing SMQ to recieve the credit it deserves in the 92 category. You could also say the same thing with SF2 instead of SMQ. I just think that a game that is identical on two calculators shouldn't win the award for each.

     2 May 1999, 21:11 GMT

Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Dima

Hey, did amy of you ever have problems with bomberboy 89? I really want to play it, but it crashes my calc evry time. Does anyone know how to stop it from crashing? Anything??

     1 May 1999, 20:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Jean Vásquez
(Web Page)

Yes, many have complained that it does not work on their calculator. I have personally tested about 3 different releases on 2 different emulators and on my calculator, only to have it crash every single time. This is one of the reasons I have not reviewed it yet. In fact, I am so pissed of at this game not working on my calc (and other calcs), that I sometimes feel like reviewing it and giving it all "0"'s.....but that would be mean.... The only way to have this game not crash my calc is not to load it in the first place.

     2 May 1999, 01:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
SMN
(Web Page)

It's worked on every single calc I've tried and the emulator -- but there's a major crash bug (the infamous doors bug) in all but the first version. . .

     2 May 1999, 04:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
SK

Same here! Every release has not worked on my 89. It always crashes. I tried EVERYTHING. I removed all the programs except for the shell, I tried the many different versions of PlusShell and DoorsOs, with all the combiniations of the 4 (I believe) versions of the beta version of BomberBoy89, but to no avail. I would really like to see this problem fixed, since it looks like a great game.

     2 May 1999, 05:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
meingts

Let's see...I can play it, but after two or three times, it crashes. DoorsOS users: Remember Esc+ON. It may not save you the shell, but it will save you the aggravation of plucking out the lithium battery and the four AAA batteries.

     2 May 1999, 08:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
SMN
(Web Page)

If bomberboy crashes to the point of Esc + on, you might as well reset the calculator. Bomberboy corrupts the VAT, causing an Address Error in Doors/Plusshell and has given me memory errors and crashes on MATH problems! (Try x^y =)

Also, you should *NEVER* have to remove the lithium battery on an 89, and rarely the 4 AAA batteries. Press 2nd-Left-Right-On all at once to reset the calc at any time, without removing the batteries. If that fails, remove ONE AAA battery, hold (-) [negative] and ) [Right Parenthesis] while putting the battery back in, and continue to hold it until the calc resets. This is equivalent to removing the lithium battery

     2 May 1999, 18:07 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Nick

Are you talking about the errors in which a thick black line goes across the top, along with the error message? That's the worst kind I've ever got, and this has worked for me EVERY time:

Take off the battery cover, and hold ON and pull out one battery. Put the battery back in and voila--the calc'c reseted. I had to take out the lithium battery on those errors till I figured this out.

Try it and tell me if it works for you.

Nick

     2 May 1999, 22:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
SMN
(Web Page)

No, you DO NOT have to remove any batteries for that error. Just press 2nd-Left-Right-On. If that doesn't work, remove one battery, hold (-) and ) [negative & right paretheses] and reinsert the battery. That's in the TI-89 manual, you should NEVER have to remove the lithium battery until it runs out.

     2 May 1999, 22:44 GMT

yay
meingts

I couldn't get 2nd-left-rt-on to work till last night. Thanks for telling me.

     3 May 1999, 06:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Nick

I meant a AAA battery, not the lithium. I meant it is easier than pressing (-) and ) together. I don't know, I've never had to do anything besides pull one AAA battery out while holding ON. I didn't know about the 2nd-right-left-ON thing, though.

     3 May 1999, 23:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Nick

P.S. Bomberboy has crashed every time for me, too. :(

     2 May 1999, 22:20 GMT


Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
meingts

I second. But Bomberboy 89 CRASHES, and obviously you haven't heard of Street Fighter 2 TI for the 89.

     2 May 1999, 08:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: May 1999 POTM Voting
Jean Canazzi
(Web Page)

Every game can cause problem sometimes. On my calc, I couldn't play Street Fighter because I can't pass the main menu...

     2 May 1999, 23:03 GMT

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