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Antrun for 83/83+
Posted by Michael on 9 February 2004, 22:53 GMT

[]Antrun by Job van der Zwan is a game for the 83/83+ (83 version) where you must guide your ant (conveniently the size of a single pixel) across as many tiles as possible. In order to accomplish this, the tiles must be rotated so that he does not smash into a wall and die. According to the author's readme, you can imagine your pixel to be anything, even a cephalopod. Cuttlefish and octopi!

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Re: Antrun for 83/83+
gamedwellerz  Account Info
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Sounds interesting. Wish I had a 83/83+....

Reply to this comment    9 February 2004, 22:55 GMT


Re: Re: Antrun for 83/83+
The Muffin Man  Account Info
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*has an 83+ so...ha! (and 92/92+)
This game reminds me of that old water pipe game where you have to move the pipes while the water is flowing before it spurts out...but anyway, nice to see the concept go to the 83/+

Reply to this comment    11 February 2004, 06:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Antrun for 83/83+
Chivo  Account Info

That's funny. There's also the game called "Pipes" in the file archives recently for the TI-83(+). It's in BASIC, though.

Reply to this comment    11 February 2004, 23:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Antrun for 83/83+
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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So you don't have to really pretend it's an ant? I was in Bio last year, but I forget... what's a Cephalopod? Isn't that something like an octopus? I was never good at bio.

Reply to this comment    12 February 2004, 20:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Antrun for 83/83+
Chivo  Account Info

From m-w.com:

Pronunciation: 'se-f&-l&-"päd
Function: noun
Etymology: ultimately from cephal- + Greek pod-, pous foot -- more at FOOT
: any of a class (Cephalopoda) of marine mollusks including the squids, cuttlefishes, and octopuses that move by expelling water from a tubular siphon under the head and that have a group of muscular usually sucker-bearing arms around the front of the head, highly developed eyes, and usually a sac containing ink which is ejected for defense or concealment

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 01:47 GMT

Re: Antrun for 83/83+
jordan krage  Account Info

so this is like pipe dream?(ish)
it seems similair, and that was a great game

Reply to this comment    9 February 2004, 23:12 GMT

Re: Re: Antrun for 83/83+
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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yes, this does seem to be the exact same thing as pipe dream. (or plumber's dream for PC, i believe)

Reply to this comment    9 February 2004, 23:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Antrun for 83/83+
bizpile  Account Info

Also spider (see the URL).

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 00:42 GMT


OOPS
bizpile  Account Info
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Now see the URL....

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 00:43 GMT


Re: OOPS
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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thats a nice, quality BASIC program. And its nice the auther doesnt spam ticalc's servers. No pointing of fingers intended *cough*kerm*cough*... i seem to be coming down with the cold...

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 01:06 GMT

Re: Re: OOPS
cloudofstrife  Account Info

coughsmoothcough. Wow, the cold must be spreading quickly...

Yeah, why didn't spider get a green thingie? It seems to be the exact same game...

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 01:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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the author probably didnt tell anyone on the staff about it, and perhaps it could be that it is a V200 game, and antrun is 83+.

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 01:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Sebastian Adam  Account Info

yes right, the author (= me) didn't tell the staff about my game. I didn't know about how getting files featured. i'm not english and so i'm proud of bringing the game onto the server at all.
and yes, my game is programmed for voyage 200. so what? are programs writen for v200 not worth being featured?
and yes, it's writen in BASIC

my 2 cent

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 13:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Vincent J√ľnemann  Account Info
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Neither job did tell the staff... But I think it is the fact that nearly nobody has a Voyage and nearly the most users do have a 83+ ... So the chance a program for the 83+ is featured is better than one for the Voyage...

Btw.: This game is programmed in ASM, not in Basic :) Just to clear things up

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 14:06 GMT

Spider
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Well, I didn't ask to be featured either. I think Micheal Vincent featured it because he tried it out on his own 83 SE and thought it was a good game. But in all honesty I must say I'm impressed you managed to write a Antrun/spider/whatever game in basic :). Although I don't know if the 89/92/V200 basic is as hard to program (decent) games for as the 83.

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 15:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
BlackThunder  Account Info
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>>so what? are programs writen for v200 not worth being featured?

Actually, it's just that it's easier to program on the V200 than on the 83+.

Just a reminder, games made for the V200 also work on the TI-92+.

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 21:50 GMT

Re: Re: OOPS
molybdenum  Account Info

gah, if you want him gone, buy him an 86 and a v200, and take his 83+ for costs (-: With those two calcs, he could code for the v200, use the 86 in school, and not have an 83+ to spam the ticalc server with files of less than 1 kb. There.

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 02:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: OOPS
KermMartian  Account Info
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For the record, I program on an 83, not plus.

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 16:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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but u release 3 files, 1 for 82, 1 for 83, and 1 for 83+
hmm?

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 23:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
KermMartian  Account Info
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As I said in the previous article, I rarely release my programs for the 82.

Reply to this comment    11 February 2004, 00:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
angelboy  Account Info
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Why does it mattter?

Reply to this comment    11 February 2004, 22:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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it gives him 3x the 'busy-ness' and makes it look like he is doing more work.

Reply to this comment    12 February 2004, 00:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Chivo  Account Info

Currently, he's no. 1 in the list of busiest authors with 285 files. If he released *every* program 3 times (which he doesn't), he'd be no. 18 with 95 files. That's still impressive, I think.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 01:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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>> If he released *every* program 3 times (which he doesn't), he'd be no. 18 with 95 files.

Do you mean that if he released each program once, hed be no. 18? I assume that's what you meant.

Reply to this comment    16 February 2004, 03:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Chivo  Account Info

Yeah, that's what I meant. I wasn't very clear. Sorry about that.

Reply to this comment    18 February 2004, 22:17 GMT


Re: Re: OOPS
KermMartian  Account Info
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If you'll notice, I just released a Pipes game as well for the 83/+.

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 16:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: OOPS
molybdenum  Account Info

*cough* Gloryhound *cough*

Reply to this comment    11 February 2004, 01:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
KermMartian  Account Info
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*cough* whazzat? *cough*

Hmm, this seems to be contagious.

Reply to this comment    11 February 2004, 17:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Chickendude  Account Info
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*cough*trying to take some of his glory*cough*

Reply to this comment    11 February 2004, 21:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
molybdenum  Account Info

wait till he finds some, much more productive.

Reply to this comment    12 February 2004, 01:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OOPS
molybdenum  Account Info

I appologize if I am insulting, just feeling a bit odd these days.

Reply to this comment    13 February 2004, 01:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: OOPS
Lewk  Account Info

I find it both amazing an annoying how you try to worm your way into every news article possible. I also think it amazing how you actually beleive that people care.

Reply to this comment    22 February 2004, 00:43 GMT


Re: Re: Antrun for 83/83+
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I liked Pipe Dream. Good thing this is written in ASM. For a minute, I thought this was BASIC.

Reply to this comment    10 February 2004, 22:27 GMT

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