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Super Mario v0.9 and Blink Released
Posted by Nick on 12 October 1999, 03:49 GMT

In the past few days, many exciting programs have been released. These two are of special note:

Tom Faulkner has released Super Mario v0.9 for the TI-83 under AShell83. This game features smooth side scrolling and excellent effects such as underwater play. It also comes with a level editor, so external levels can be made.

TCPA has made another great game. This game, called Blink, is available for the Ion shell for the 83 and 83 Plus, and also for SOS for the 83; you can get that here. This puzzle game is very similar to Lights Out where you must eliminate all the squares that are not blackened.

Thanks to both Tom and TCPA for their great programs!

 


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Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
matt c  Account Info
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FIRST COMMENT SUCKAS
this looks cool
when is mario for the 86 gonna be finished?

     12 October 1999, 03:54 GMT

Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
Kakarott  Account Info

Is Mario going to come out for the TI-83+? Please reply.

     12 October 1999, 04:35 GMT

Mario 86 by Bill Negal(sp?)
DaRkBlAd3
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good point, we have been waiting for a long time for the mario 86 to be finished. Don't get me wrong i am very happy with the mario that is already out, but is it a P.U.D. or discontinued? just wonderin'

     13 October 1999, 01:02 GMT


Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
Harper Maddox  Account Info
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i heard that Bill Nagel like made it last year for the 86 or something

     13 October 1999, 05:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
Danny  Account Info
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Bill Nagel is gone. And there is a way better version of mario by ben mickle, and he WILL finish that one.

     13 October 1999, 13:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
SRJ  Account Info
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where did he go to?

     13 October 1999, 23:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
ionix
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kind of off subject.... but does anyone know how to do the derivatives on the 89? they would be VERY helpful on my test on monday but i can't find out how to do them on there.

     16 October 1999, 17:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
Bruce Christensen  Account Info
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You can use the NDER function, available from the calc menu to find numerical derivatives. For example to find the numerial derivatve of x^2+2*x with respect to x at the point (1,3) type in NDER(x^2+2*x,x,1 and press enter.

You can't find symbolic derivatives on the 86, but you can on the 89 or 92, or on HP48 or HP49 calculators.

     17 October 1999, 00:57 GMT

Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
~Dan_C  Account Info
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Wow, and I thought that he dropped the project. . .things are looking better as for having Mario on the 83. Great Job!! I just hope that the graphics can improve (no offense I hope)

~Dan C

     12 October 1999, 04:00 GMT


Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
John Smith

Will there ever be a version compatible for the 83+? It would be greatly appreciated

     12 October 1999, 04:15 GMT

Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
elcobbola  Account Info
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TI is already phasing out 83's so why do so many new games coming out for them? I don't have a problem with this but it would be nice if programmers focused on the 83+. The 83+ has so few good games when 83 has so many. It would be nice to see good games like mario coming out for the 83+.

Off topic, dont post so many new news items that it pushes "important" news items off. For example don't push the POTM nominations off because that is the only place to vote for them (the link on the awards page is outdated.)

     12 October 1999, 04:14 GMT

Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
DOZIEDO  Account Info
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Here here!

     12 October 1999, 22:01 GMT


Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
Andrew Magness  Account Info
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TCPA is focusing alot on the 83+ and we are working as fast as we can to provide the TI community with great, quality games for the 83+ to stay tuned!

Andrew Magness
TCPA -tcpa.calc.org

     13 October 1999, 05:03 GMT

Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
DWedit  Account Info
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I still see that no one has tried to use the mario compression system that the original NES version used. Under that system, all the levels (1-1 to 8-4 plus bonus levels) spanned across less than 4000 bytes. (world 1-1 was only 101 bytes!) I understand the compression pretty good enough, but suck with Z80 ASM. Anyone intrested?

     12 October 1999, 04:14 GMT

Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
Rob Hornick  Account Info

I don't know assembly, but get the maker of Super Mario Quest for the TI-89 to use the compression too, that would be cool.

     12 October 1999, 04:48 GMT


Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
matt c  Account Info
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what type of compression is it?
is it just for the tile maps or what?
i thinksome sort of RLE compression would work good on tilemaps

     12 October 1999, 21:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
DWedit  Account Info
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SMB 1 uses block based compression, each block is made up of 2 bytes. The first byte is the position byte, X and y, the next byte is the data and the next page bit.

     13 October 1999, 00:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
matt c  Account Info
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is this on the nintendo??
you will need 1 byte for the x then 1 byte for the y
and an 8 by 8 sprite needs 8 bytes to show it
mabye the second byte you mention is a pointer to the data
but the sprites still take up space

     13 October 1999, 22:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
DWedit  Account Info
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On the actual NES, the first byte was the position. Position for x and y went from 0-15, so 0-F and 0-F = 00-FF. One byte for position. The next byte was the type of object at that coordinate. Objects include ? block with coin, 8 horizontal bricks, a tall pipe, flagpole, etc. It went 0-127 (0-7F). The last bit put everything on the right page of the two page sets. After it went back to 0, another 2 page set was created.

     13 October 1999, 22:34 GMT

Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
Alapanamo  Account Info

FINALLY! I've been waiting for this update! This is, in my opinion, the TI-83 equivolent of Super Mario 86...and I had that opinion even when the two-level beta was first released! I find the graphics style...well, unique...I like 'em! Damn my brother for losing his 83! Guess I'll try an emulator. Thanks much for the update, Tom!

     12 October 1999, 04:58 GMT

Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
tanner k  Account Info

mario? you copied nintendo

     12 October 1999, 05:10 GMT


Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
Kakarott  Account Info

This is a little of topic. But are there going to be levels to all these games. Like for breakout or bytes. I beat the levels too many times and I want a new challange. PLease reply
And the games I have are all for ION or the TI-83+

     12 October 1999, 05:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Super Mario v0.8 and Blink Released
raw33

Take the source code for the 83 game levels (Diamonds, Breakout, Bytes -- Joe W's games) and run them through ION's asm.bat.

     16 October 1999, 04:03 GMT

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