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Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
Posted by Michael on 4 January 2004, 17:27 GMT

[Star Wars]Two space games for the 89 have been released: The first is Star Wars by Vincent Corfdir. It's a shoot-em-up featuring the X-Wing and Snow Speeder craft from the movie, and runs on the 92+ and Voyage 200 as well.

[Space Shoot Out]Secondly, Greg Miller has released Space Shoot Out, requiring a kernel such as PreOS. Each of the six levels is played with a story regarding your mission, then the goal is to defeat the enemies and the boss. In comparison to the popular game Phoenix, Space Shoot Out has the shop available during play for upgrades at nearly any time.

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Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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that looks so cool! i wish i had a calc that supported grayscale well like that!

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 17:47 GMT

Re: Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
Michael McElroy Account Info
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You could always buy a TI-89. They're *only* $150.

... only.

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 17:48 GMT


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angelboy Account Info
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Or $93.00 on ebay (with free shipping!)

Yay, the second program in a row I've downloaded right before it was featured.

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 19:25 GMT


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jrock7286  Account Info

heh heh...$75! I WIN!!! new TI-89. Never opened. HWv2. All linnk cables manuals etc. included. Buy it now for $70 and only $5 shipping! YES! I am the KING of EBAY! YAAAAAYYYY! *shuts up*

By the way, to the staff: You may want to change your guidelines for posting (at least one of them):
"Don't use language you wouldn't hear on U.S. network television"
Nowadays, the words limited for use on US television are VERY scarce. The F-word has recently (within the past 1.5 yrs) been allowed on TV and on that day, the creators of "southpark" used it over 100 times in a 30 minute episode...disgusting

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 18:44 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Was it bleeped out or not? I've never heard the "f-word" on TV before. I've heard it bleeped out PLENTY of times, but never without it. I thought they could only do that on channels that you had to pay for. BTW, where can I find a list of what words are and aren't allowed on TV, radio, etc.? I've always been curious about that.
And on that topic, I have heard the "f-word" (LOL, calling it that sounds funny) in PG-13 movies before, but it's pretty rare. Are there guidelines toward that as well?

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 20:43 GMT


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sigma  Account Info

At least it's not "Don't use language you wouldn't hear on Canadian network television".

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 22:23 GMT

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Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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lol

Reply to this comment    6 January 2004, 02:56 GMT

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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Why, is that worse or something?

Reply to this comment    6 January 2004, 03:04 GMT


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molybdenum  Account Info

Canadian TV? Living in Canada, I wish it could be distinguised from American TV. Then again, I rarely ever watch TV, lol, that is for my parents, the computer is MINE

Reply to this comment    18 January 2004, 07:25 GMT

Re: Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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WOW! This is great! People are making so many programs now! This is inspiring. I'd still like to have my HW2 for making games. The HW1 is kinda slow. :(

Anyway, I will just have to fill up my calc with all these new games! Is this the second or third one today?

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 22:07 GMT

Re: Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
KermMartian Account Info
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IMHO, *most* TI calcs can be forced to display grayscale if programmed correctly, e.g. TI-82/TI-83/TI-83+/TI-83 SE.

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 13:26 GMT


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generationxyu  Account Info

The TI-82 can definitely do grayscale, but it's much harder to pull off than on the 68k calcs. I don't think it would be able to display graphics like that and have them move in real time, while still displaying grayscale. That would require completely overriding GRAPH_MEM and using your own memory, because GRAPH_MEM uses 1 bit per pixel, and for 4 level grayscale, you'd need 2. You'd have to create a buffer 1536 bytes long, and write your own display functions... it'd be a mess.

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 19:57 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Donkey Kong (82) uses grayscale for the title screen, and even then, it flickers quite a bit. The TI-82 can do grayscale... it just doesn't handle it very well, from what I've seen.

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 20:45 GMT


Re: Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
David Phillips  Account Info
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My TI-86 displays grayscale just fine.

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 15:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
sigma  Account Info

He doesn't /have/ a TI-86.

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 22:24 GMT

Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
Michael McElroy Account Info
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Both of these look quite nice. Unfortunately I have access to neither my link nor a copy of VTI (with a working rom), so I can't try either one at the moment. Nevertheless, good work, gentlemen!

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 17:47 GMT


Re: Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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d/l vti and PedroM

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 18:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Star Wars; Space Shoot Out
Michael McElroy Account Info
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Oh ho! A very astute observation, sir! I shall do so, straight away.

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 19:26 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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And you can always download an OS from TI.

Reply to this comment    4 January 2004, 20:30 GMT

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Drantin  Account Info

which is illegal if you don't own the hardware, although I suppose some people here couldn't care less...

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 18:59 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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What if the hardware isn't being sold anymore? (Like the TI-82, for example) But anyway, if the worst thing you do in life is download VTI ROMs off the internet, then you're a REALLY good person.

Reply to this comment    5 January 2004, 20:47 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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Either way, he said:

"Unfortunately I have access to neither my link nor a copy of VTI"

implying that he still has access to a TI-89, making it legal.

Reply to this comment    6 January 2004, 00:57 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, he does have a TI-89. He's made some programs for it that I've seen (when we used to have ccoderz). lol

Reply to this comment    6 January 2004, 03:06 GMT


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The Muffin Man Account Info
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"And you can always download an OS from TI."
How can you use one of those OSs on VTI?
I can't run any new games on my 89, this computer doesn't have 'serial/coms' just PS2 (the pins broke) :'(
I still have my 83,83+ ROMs when I used my calcs on school computers, but I won't be back at school for about a month. (Yay, Nooo) ><
Any help? Or is using Romdump the only possible* way to run VTI? (*-no restrictions)

Reply to this comment    6 January 2004, 06:09 GMT

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