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Tetris Attack Ported to Ion (83/83 Plus) by TCPA
Posted by Nick on 4 October 1999, 04:11 GMT

TCPA has proved true so far with its "new program every week" statement, releasing the incomprehensibly popular Tetris Attack for Ion. 83 and 83 Plus versions are available. Next week, even more material will be released. We're looking forward to many more great programs from this prolific assembly programming group.

 


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Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Infinite  Account Info

Cool.
Okay, what next.

     4 October 1999, 04:17 GMT


Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Lots of neat stuff, apparently :)

--BlueCalx

     4 October 1999, 04:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Phil Genera  Account Info
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Thankyou, Mr. Specific.
--
Phil

     4 October 1999, 06:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
ferich  Account Info

Wasn't he on WCW?

     4 October 1999, 06:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

I shall repeat:

YOU
SUX
BAD!@*$#&@($*&@#$!

--BlueCalx

     4 October 1999, 22:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Rackford Smith  Account Info
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I don't get it! You can post off-topic, but we can't, without getting it deleted!

Now what does this have to do with the topic?

Absolutely nothing!!!!

Yes i am aware of the irony of me posting off-topic, and talking about it being wrong, and i am sorry about that part of this post.

     5 October 1999, 04:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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<sarcasm>
Phil sux bad. Phil works at ticalc.org. This comment has, in a convoluted fashion, something to do with ticalc.org, primarily b/c it's on ticalc.org's box and ticalc.org's name is all over this page.
Therefore, Phil suxing bad is perfectly on-topic :)
</sarcasm>

--BlueCalx

     5 October 1999, 04:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Nick, come to your senses. This entire thread should be deleted and you know it. Plus, flaming and/or criticizing a ticalc.org member is reason enough for deleting an entire thread - because its been done before, many times in fact.

Need I say that saying another member sucks in public is quite unprofessional? Oh wait, I forgot - you guys threw professionalism out the door this past March.. nevermind.

     5 October 1999, 06:09 GMT

Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
augustz

And here we go again :)

I suppose whatever keeps people coming back like Bryan is a good thing...

Yuch though

August

     5 October 1999, 06:46 GMT


Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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What do you mean by "coming back"? Did I ever leave?

     5 October 1999, 07:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
ferich  Account Info

You mean they threw YOU out the door. I'd say that ticalc.org is a very professional site. And do note the sarcasm tags. It's meant to be a joke, as they have been carrying out that little phrase for the past few news items without a word from you about it. And Bryan, please take criticism lightly. It does seem that you are coming back with a grudge, by the looks of your last post. I don't care one way or the other whether you post or not, it's the content of your posts that I have a problem with. Note that I am the third person to tell you about this...and on the same page. Take this criticism with a grain of salt. It's good having you back in the ticalc.org "community" (from my observation, you took a leave of absence from the ticalc.org message boards and now recently reappeared). Just don't make it hard on others.

~ferich

     5 October 1999, 07:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Sure, they threw me out the door, and with it their professionalism. I'm not going to go into all the details, because that would be very off-topic (not like this thread is on topic anyway). But I have since learned even more details about the incident, which I am not very happy about. But those will be released soon enough... in due time.

I can take criticism. I have no problem with that. The question is can the site take it? So far they haven't been able to...

I just find it troublesome that Nick feels he can post off-topic, violating the rules, and no one else can. That is the same point that Rackford Smith raised a few posts up. Even though Nick is a staff member, he should still follow the posting guidelines...

     5 October 1999, 08:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Scott Uhl  Account Info
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Who gives! It's his web page, he can do what he wants.

     5 October 1999, 21:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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It's not *my* page -- bluecalx.troop474.org is MY page. This page belongs to me among seven(?) other people at the moment ;P

--BlueCalx

     5 October 1999, 22:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Scott Uhl  Account Info
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Sorry, I meant you control part of this page. I know there are more people, but you are one out of the 7.

     6 October 1999, 00:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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If the staff members expect us to follow the guidelines, they had better follow them as well...

     5 October 1999, 23:06 GMT

Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
ferich  Account Info

I think some more 68k coders should join with the TCPA. There seems to be an outpouring of 83(+) games coming out that I wish were on the 89. They have Yoshi, but that's about it for a platform other than the 83.

~ferich

     4 October 1999, 06:05 GMT

Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Tetris Attack for SOS (TI-83) has been out since May 29, 1999. Hence, I don't think the "ported to the 83" phrase in the headline is correct. All they did was convert it from SOS to Ion, which isn't that significant. :)

     4 October 1999, 06:25 GMT

Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Sam Heald  Account Info
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I agree. The format of ROM calls is changed slightly between the SOS and ION, but the nomclature and coding remain the same. So it really is more of a recompilation than anything else.

     4 October 1999, 17:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
tectono Account Info
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Does anyone (who actually hase a life!) understand what you are talking about??

-tectono-

     4 October 1999, 21:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Rogue_Ant  Account Info
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Actually it isn't that arcane. And why are you insulting those guys? Those are two of the most respected member of the TI community. Damn dude, if you want to go flame someone then get on irc and go to a linux chat and start talking about how your on aol and it is so cool.

Rogue

     4 October 1999, 22:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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I agree - Sam Heald 0wnz m3 :)

--BlueCalx

     4 October 1999, 22:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Etec Account Info
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Hey people using linux can use aol, if they use the dos or windows emulator and they know a few other tricks. Plus I have linux and windows on my computers so it might not start such a flame since people have both systems.

     9 October 1999, 00:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
ferich  Account Info

Yes. BTW, ignorance isn't a sign of intelligence. How else do expect to find games on your calculator? You think they just magically appear at the wishes of Joe Wingbermuehle or Rusty Wagner? They're not wizards, they're just learned. Maybe you should respect that.

~ferich

     4 October 1999, 22:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
tectono Account Info
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losers, when was the last time you put you calc down for more than 5 hours???

     5 October 1999, 22:36 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Bashing people that user graphing calculators won't get you anywhere on this site..

     6 October 1999, 00:44 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
ferich  Account Info

Yeah, go back to your efnet channel for AOL-lovers...

     6 October 1999, 01:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
tectono Account Info
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AOL sux, I use IE 5. Efnet channel? Can't you do better than that? Here's one for you! Why don't you go back to YOUR 24 hour TI channel....all TI all the time!!
HA! The more negative you guys are to me, the more you get pounded!

     6 October 1999, 22:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Steve Whittaker  Account Info

#ti is not all-calc all-the-time. We very rarely talk about calculators.

     6 October 1999, 23:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Etec Account Info
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AOL does not suck what do you have, probly some crappy internet service that does not have half what AOL has for 14.99 when I have UNLIMITED AOL for 9.95 using a free internet servece which has everything but one thing that AOL has to connect to AOL's Bring Your Own Access Plan. If you want to know what this service is email me and maby I will tell you if you are not a flamer.

     9 October 1999, 00:34 GMT


Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
AlienCow  Account Info

5 hours?

umm.. wouldn't that've hurt us more if you had said 5 minutes? :/

     6 October 1999, 15:58 GMT


Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
tectono Account Info
(Web Page)

umm.....no. I bet you can't put the thing down for 5 hours. And Im not bashing peole who use ti's. I have one myself. I do think you should have a life outside of the thing though. My friend used to sit there for hours programming. MASS BORDOM!!!

     6 October 1999, 22:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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You may think programming is boring, but you had better be thankful for the people who like it - because thats how you get assembly games to play on your calculator.

     6 October 1999, 23:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Nathan Haines  Account Info
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Well, 85S saving was added to XCEdit by way of a five hour hacking run (as you can see by going to the "web page" URL). I started working, and working, and when I finally started making ground, it became more and more exciting until I finally managed to complete my task. (Well, checksum implementation sucked, but the rest was great.)

I didn't spend more than an hour or two at one sitting programming on that project before then. And if I hadn't done it all in one shot, it would have taken me forever to finish.

Thing is, some people like programming, and others don't. Remember that when you were a kid and your parents dragged you to a party, you were bored out of your mind. That does not mean that they were not having fun. You cannot say that because you find something boring, it is useless and others who do that thing don't have a life. It's non sequitur--that is, it doesn't follow logically.

Remember, some people program for a living. Others are training for a dream job doing the same thing. ;)

     6 October 1999, 23:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Chris Fazio  Account Info

hey! programming is fun! i could sit down and program all day. the reason programming rules is that instaed of complaining about games other people make, you can make your own. and it doesnt have to be a game. many times i have found myself making math programs on my calc to save me hours on future homework assingments. porgramming is fun, if you how to

     8 October 1999, 22:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Etec Account Info
(Web Page)

I agree

     9 October 1999, 00:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Etec Account Info
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You have no idea what it is like to program, like the pleasure of sucessfully porting or making a program that works right, or the challenge of making a program that is more than something that justs says Hello. It's people like you that cause good porters and programes to stop making games.

     9 October 1999, 00:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Sam Heald  Account Info
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"nomclature" = nomenclature

     4 October 1999, 21:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Ben Lukens  Account Info
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Well, you two are obviously nitpicking. :) Still, if by porting one means bringing a program to a platform it wasn't previously on, then it would seem to apply to the 83+ version, and since the same exact process also brought to the 83/ION, by extension "porting" would also apply there. No one said it _had_ to be a difficult job to port something. :)

     4 October 1999, 22:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Actually, you could look at it this way. SOS -> Ion is not porting. They are both the same platform, the TI-83. It just so happens that a program written for Ion can be compiled for both the TI-83 and the TI-83 Plus. So all TCPA did was modify the code to work under Ion instead of SOS and then just recompiled so it worked on the TI-83 Plus.

My point is that "porting" is the wrong term. :) A more appropriate term would be "converted" or something.

     4 October 1999, 23:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Etec Account Info
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I think porting Tetris Attack to Ion is a good thing. That way people who do not have a lot of memory can have one shell for their games instead of two. It also makes it work for the TI 83 Plus.

     9 October 1999, 00:26 GMT


Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Oops! Isuxbad. The database will reflect my changes within five minutes.

--BlueCalx

     4 October 1999, 23:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Yes, better. But still, "ported" is misleading. :) The game was already available for the TI-83. Frankly, I don't think this was very newsworthy.

     4 October 1999, 23:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
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Frankly, I don't think this was very commentworthy. We've all heard about how some news items sux0rz and some are l33t (or however you want to say it), but it seems to me that the general consensus is that if you don't think a news item is "newsworthy" (whatever that means) then you shouldn't read/post to it. IMO, none of the articles I've seen here can really be called "un-newsworthy" b/c they all relate to calculators, the main topic of the page.

And just so I'm on-topic, I think that the guy who said that "switching one game to another incompatible platform is porting" is right.

-UM

btw, this comment isn't commentworthy.

     5 October 1999, 00:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tetris Attack Ported to 83 and 83 Plus by TCPA
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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>> Frankly, I don't think this was very
>> commentworthy. We've all heard about
>> how some news items sux0rz and some are
>> l33t (or however you want to say it), but
>> it seems to me that the general consensus
>> is that if you don't think a news
>> item is "newsworthy" (whatever that means)
>> then you shouldn't read/post to it. IMO,
>> none of the articles I've seen here can
>> really be called "un-newsworthy" b/c they
>> all relate to calculators, the main topic
>> of the page.

So why doesn't ticalc.org post news about TI-BASIC programs? Why don't we hear news about the latest BASIC guessing game for the TI-82 or the latest BASIC Pythagorean Theorem program for the TI-86? Would you consider those un-newsworthy? Come on.. there has to be a limit of whats newsworthy and whats not. :)

>> And just so I'm on-topic, I think that the
>> guy who said that "switching one game to
>> another incompatible platform is porting"
>> is right.

Converting SOS to Ion is not porting. They are on the _same_ platform, the TI-83. It just so happens that Ion programs can be recompiled for the TI-83 Plus, a similar platform. But that is _NOT_ porting. :)

     5 October 1999, 00:37 GMT

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