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"Project A" Proposed
Posted by Nick on 14 August 1999, 22:53 GMT

Matt Hernandez informed us of a project starting up for any and all TI coders called Project A. It is intended to bring as many TI programmers together as possible to create what could possibly be one of the best TI programs ever. What the program will be about is to be determined soon. If interested, we strongly suggest you go and apply.

 


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Re: "Project A" Proposed
Bryan Tran  Account Info

wouldn't it be pretty tough to organize a project that big and coordinate all the programmers? with so many people working on it, it would be hard to get much done

     15 August 1999, 00:52 GMT


Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Look on the website, it explains some of this.

--BlueCalx

     15 August 1999, 00:59 GMT

Re: "Project A" Proposed
2Gee  Account Info

Is this program going to be for multiple calculators?
Is it going to be Basic or Assembly?

     15 August 1999, 02:52 GMT


Re: "Project A" Proposed
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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I must ask the same question. it sounds cool, but what is it in? asm or basic?

and which calculators is it going to be for?

Also, i vote for making it a really involved RPG for the ti-86.

     15 August 1999, 03:01 GMT

Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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1) It'll be in BASIC. Sorry for being unclear about that.
2) Look on the page, it escapes me right now, but since it's BASIC it'll be relatively easy to do ports.
3) Vote on the page, it has a survey form :)

--BlueCalx

     15 August 1999, 03:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
rob smith  Account Info

what calculator(s)?

     15 August 1999, 04:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Daniel Henry  Account Info
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The Project A page says that it will be ported to all of the commercial TI Graphing Calculators. That would mean Ti-73, Ti-82, Ti-83, Ti-83+, Ti-85, Ti-86, Ti-89, Ti-92, and Ti-92+. But I am not sure of this. Am I right?

     20 August 1999, 04:31 GMT

Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
dudeguy  Account Info
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Why basic the program would be a lot better it it was in assembly

     15 August 1999, 17:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
David Hall
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Why would it be better in ASM? Strange thing to say...

     17 August 1999, 19:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Daniel Henry  Account Info
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I think that is because ASM tends to be faster. Even if the game is easier to port in Basic, it may not run very fast on slower calcs, especially considering the fact that the program is most likely going to involve complicated graphics and engines.

     20 August 1999, 04:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
dleet  Account Info

In most cases, I would agree with you. However, this is going to be an RPG (check project page), for which it would make much more sense to use basic, considering portability and flexibility instead of graphics and speed.

     28 August 1999, 04:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Blade  Account Info
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While it is a great idea in theory, having so many coders and so little focus could pose problems. Plus, due to the restrictiveness of BASIC, plus the fact that if we will be able to 'correct' each other's code at any time, meaning that anybody could wipe out somebody's meticulously written code, there are other problems to work out.
Perhaps if you get in touch with everybody expressing interest, and assess what talents you have to work with, you might be decide to work in ASM after all. Maybe you could break into teams or something. And the coding online thing is if-y at best.... it might work better posted daily as the results get in, with each group/person working on different routines.
Good luck.

-Blade

     16 August 1999, 16:22 GMT


Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
James Ash  Account Info

Why limit yourselves? How about a project with modularized pieces of both?

     15 August 1999, 05:54 GMT

Re: "Project A" Proposed
Matthew Hernandez  Account Info
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OKAY! All your answers have been put into a FAQ on the Project A site. Go <a href="http://basm.org/basic">here</a> to get the answers to your questions!

Matt H.

     16 August 1999, 03:03 GMT


Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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This would be a good time to bring up the fact that our comments don't support HTML for the main reason that someone could do a link to an image that's a 1.2 gay male pr0n pic or something equally disgusting. That's bad.

--BlueCalx

     16 August 1999, 17:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
adamb  Account Info
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hehe... before a list of flaming comments pops up about not being able to use html :)

     16 August 1999, 23:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Rogue_Ant  Account Info
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I agree that putting gay guys on this would be bad; but it wouldn't be that hard to just take out the background and img tags.
that way you could still use links and such.
Josh Cunningham

     20 August 1999, 11:34 GMT

Re: "Project A" Proposed
SPUI  Account Info

It says the chat will be 715-745. What time zone?!?!?

     16 August 1999, 04:02 GMT


Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Daniel Henry  Account Info
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Eastern Daylight Time.

     20 August 1999, 04:34 GMT

Re: "Project A" Proposed
matt c  Account Info
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sounds tough to develpe the program 1 line at a time on the web
maybe it should be broken into small sections
for example 1 team working on 1 the opening and user interface, another on other parts and so on...

     16 August 1999, 04:13 GMT


Re: Re: "Project A" Proposed
Daniel Henry  Account Info
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I believe that is what the web page said.

     20 August 1999, 04:37 GMT

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