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Desolate RPG Released
Posted by Michael on 9 March 2004, 23:02 GMT

[Desolate] A million people have e-mailed me about a new RPG for the TI-83 called Desolate. The basic features are: grayscale, 26 items, 7 puzzles, 70 rooms, 2 different enemies, and a partridge in a pear tree. Well, minus that last item. The Venus shell is required to run the game. A 83 Plus version is planned shortly.

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Re: Desolate RPG Released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info
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Wow that looks pretty good. Nice graphics.

Reply to this comment    9 March 2004, 23:06 GMT

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KermMartian Account Info
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My sentiments exactly - BTW, it's weird that it's for Venus; hardly anything is anymore.

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 00:39 GMT

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GuillaumeH Account Info
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Venus is the best shell on TI-83.

And especially in this case, it has proven its usefulness, because a ION version of Desolate wouldn't have been possible for space issues.

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 07:48 GMT


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Gergely Patai  Account Info
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What are you talking about? Venus is the newest shell around. You might be confusing it with AShell, SOS or something along those lines.

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 08:18 GMT


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Ben Cherry  Account Info
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He might be confused because so few games are made for the regular 83, and they usually are featured as their 83+ versions in MirageOS or antoher 83+ shell.

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 22:59 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I agree. The animated screenshot of the game looks great.

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 22:53 GMT

Re: Desolate RPG Released
Keith Pierce  Account Info
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Nice game cant wait until the 83+ version comes out!

Reply to this comment    9 March 2004, 23:11 GMT


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Final_Epsilon  Account Info
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bleh.... now i feel special that i own an 83, and an 83+ ^_^

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 20:20 GMT


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Keith Pierce  Account Info
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Same here but, i mainly use my ti-83+/Se!

Reply to this comment    11 March 2004, 18:31 GMT

Re: Desolate RPG Released
Teoryn  Account Info

I will download this for sure when the 83+ version comes out.

Reply to this comment    9 March 2004, 23:18 GMT


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DavidL  Account Info

me too :)

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 03:07 GMT

Re: Desolate RPG Released
Dennis Tseng  Account Info

If you think that the 83+ version isn't going to be released,,, don't worry. there's just a few bugs needed to be ironed out before general consumption :)

Reply to this comment    9 March 2004, 23:18 GMT

Re: Desolate RPG Released
ti_guy  Account Info

Wow thats some nice grayscale. I gotta see this source when it comes out for 83+. Please let it be included for the 83+!!

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 00:24 GMT

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jordan krage  Account Info

nice grayscale because its VTI

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 00:33 GMT

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Tom King  Account Info
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Actually, I've played both versions, 83 and 83+...Duck's Greyscale code is still going strong, and looks fine even on a non-SE. Tr1pl3a has made good use of the package, and done some really fine sprite work as well--the graphics are really admirable for what they are. Check it out!

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 00:41 GMT

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jordan krage  Account Info

im not saying that his grayscale was necesarrily bad, im just saying that the screenshot is VTI grayscale

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 01:37 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, what other kind of grayscale would it be?

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 22:54 GMT


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jordan krage  Account Info

VTI always looks good, on calc could be a different story...

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 23:30 GMT


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Jeremy Tymes  Account Info
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Actually, I have the game on my ti-83, consuming all of it's memory :) but the grayscale in that game is really really nice, vti screenshots are obviously going to be better, because they are on the computer, but the calc can still rival the vti...great game

Reply to this comment    11 March 2004, 20:07 GMT


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Ben Cherry  Account Info
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One thing about VTI that, except for pong or other projectile games, makes it better is that there isnt a delay in turning off pixels. What I mean is that when a ball moves across the screen on the real calc, it leaves a trail because the pixels turn off slowly, but on vti this doesnt occur. This makes less blurring in fast paced action games, but takes away some of the effect of pong type games.

Reply to this comment    12 March 2004, 03:03 GMT


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AndySoft  Account Info
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Yeah, I helped test too. In fact, I think I may still have the file here somewhere... (83+)

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 04:06 GMT


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Vincent J√ľnemann  Account Info
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Well... on a real calc it still looks cool... but then more greenish... just like the old GameBoy :)

Anyway... this is one of the best games I _EVER_ played on the calc... It's just a must-have for every one with a 83(+)... Even if the game would only be b/w, the gameplay is so good and the story really is keeping you playing!

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 07:59 GMT


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jedbouy  Account Info

it is, its a bautifil game, i was 1 of the 1st testers for ti-83+ and in all honesty it was 1 of the best game i've ever played for the 83+ *raises glass to tr1p|ea*

Reply to this comment    10 March 2004, 14:59 GMT


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DragonEye Account Info
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How do they put grayscale in their programs?

Reply to this comment    12 March 2004, 14:13 GMT


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jordan krage  Account Info

u have two different planes, and you are just switching back and forth between them, so it appears to be gray

Reply to this comment    12 March 2004, 23:33 GMT


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DragonEye Account Info
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Thank you

Reply to this comment    17 March 2004, 19:25 GMT

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