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Nebulus for the 89
Posted by Michael on 20 June 2004, 18:09 GMT

[Nebulus]The classic ATARI/Amiga/C64/DOS game of Nebulus has been created for the 89/92+/V200. This scroller features the story of Pogo, a demolition worker who must destroy ocean-harming towers. Sound (through the link port) is an optional nice touch. As shown in the screenshot to the right, the graphics seem well implemented.

Update (Morgan): Ti-Gen has posted an article with some of the history of the game if you are unfamiliar with it.

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Re: Nebulus for the 89
Joe B Account Info

all i can say about this game is that the graphics look amazing. i think i'll have to break out the ol' 89 to give it a try.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 18:16 GMT


Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Joe B Account Info

so i just played it, and the graphics are really good. but the controls seem a little awkward, with the same button used for jumping and for shooting. i think that also there might be too much graphics for the calculator to handle very well, and it can be difficult to distinguish different things in the game.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 18:24 GMT

Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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All I get is a bunch of random dots across the middle of the home screen when I run it.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 19:27 GMT

Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Paul Houser Account Info
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Sounds like a memory problem. His program is probably trying to allocate memory you don't have.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 19:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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I have a Titanium but I loaded the titanium version. Hmm...

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 19:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Geogeo forgot to fix PolySnd for the Titanium. This will be fixed in the next version.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 22:31 GMT


Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Sam3.14 Account Info
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On mine, a HW2 AMS 2.09 89, there are two columns, about 15 pixels wide, on each side, where the colors are inverted. Is this normal?

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 13:47 GMT

Re: Nebulus for the 89
Joe B Account Info

maybe it's just me, but neither one of those new links are working.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 21:09 GMT


Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Coolv  Account Info

It's probably the software.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 21:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Anneheim Geoffrey  Account Info
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I am the creator of Nebulus. Sorry for this bug which I have just discover has the moment, it is a bug of Polysnd which appears only on TI89T. :o(

I correct the bug tomorrow.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 21:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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How do you get it to work on the 89T?!?

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 22:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Anneheim Geoffrey  Account Info
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I am also the creator of PolySnd. I have just to correct a bug with the ghost space in interrupts routine so that Nebulus is completely compatible with the TI89T.

The game work correctly of TI89/TI92+ and V200.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 22:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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He's referring to the very bug you reported. He asked me what could be the cause and we traced it down to be probably caused by PolySnd trying to use the ghost space. So I expect it to work when he fixes that issue.

By the way, the "random dots at the middle of the home screen" are normal (ttstart does that to bypass the execution protection). What is definitely not normal is that the game crashes at that point. :-)

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 22:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Cool. I hope it gets fixed and updated soon. I want to play Nebulus!

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 23:51 GMT


How the heck do the dots do that?
Nick_S  Account Info

I do not have a ti 89/92+/v200 but I want to know how does drawing dots on the screen stop an access violation of the memory?

Reply to this comment    23 June 2004, 01:20 GMT


Re: How the heck do the dots do that?
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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The RAM area which is never protected against execution by AMS and the RAM area used for the LCD nicely intersect. :-)

Reply to this comment    23 June 2004, 13:45 GMT


Re: Re: How the heck do the dots do that?
Nick_S  Account Info

ok makes sense now
I dont do 68k, but I do DO Z80 ASM an I
understand how memory areas and all that stuff work

Reply to this comment    25 June 2004, 04:19 GMT

Re: Nebulus for the 89
Memwaster  Account Info

isn't that screenshot from the TI92+ or Voyage 200?

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 22:34 GMT


Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Yes, Nebulus also supports those models, and it actually looks better on them than on the TI-89 because of screen size constraints.

Reply to this comment    20 June 2004, 22:36 GMT

Re: Nebulus for the 89
Coolv  Account Info

This must be the coolest game that I ever played!

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 01:29 GMT

Re: Nebulus for the 89
W Hibdon  Account Info
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This game is so hard, even on very easy. I am afraid to try it on any other difficulty setting.

-W-

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 02:54 GMT


Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
sri majji  Account Info

so is the game working on ti-89t without any bugs..

how come this site(ticalc.org) doesnt have any forums?????

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 06:50 GMT

Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lionel Debroux Account Info
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> so is the game working on ti-89t without any bugs..
Not yet, as you can see in comments above, but this will be fixed very soon.

> how come this site(ticalc.org) doesnt have any forums?????
Isn't this a board ??

If you want a board to talk about Nebulus and various other software, I suggest http://pub26.ezboard.com/ btichessteamhq (the official TIGCC/TICT board), especially the Custom Beta Tests section at http://pub26.ezboard.com/ ftichessteamhqfrm10
[Remove spaces, they were added because ticalc won't accept words with more than 40 characters]

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 07:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Geoffrey Ji  Account Info

<offtopic>What are you posting on?!?!?!?!</offtopic>

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 15:23 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
KermMartian Account Info
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<way offtopic> Wow, was ticalc.org down at about 10:56 EST 6/21/04 ?? </way offtopic>

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 15:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
henrik Account Info
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No.

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 15:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Whoa, I'd never seen you post before!

<back on-topic>
The graphics look AMAZING, but I don't know if I have enough memory on my TI-89 for it... I'd have to clear some stuff out...
</back on-topic>

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 17:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
KermMartian Account Info
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Me neither...
You could always get a TI-89t; then you'de have plenty of memory!

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 22:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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A message board.

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 16:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
sri majji  Account Info

i meant like where you can create your own topics...

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 20:17 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
TrumpetMan258  Account Info
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There is a Google Groups 2 board called TI Calculators. Click the link to go to it.

-TrumpetMan

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 21:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Yeah theres that google place or I suppose you could make a suggestion to the ticalc staff. You might get lucky.

Reply to this comment    22 June 2004, 01:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Sorry *there's*

Reply to this comment    22 June 2004, 01:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Because these are better.

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 16:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Anneheim Geoffrey  Account Info
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Ti-Gen web site has a forum. ;)
It is possible to speak in English.

http://pws.tigen.org/forum

Reply to this comment    21 June 2004, 21:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Yes, but to use them you have to understand french. Otherwise you are a baffoon and you are posting stuff that has no relivance to what is being discussed.

-W-

Reply to this comment    27 June 2004, 19:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
W Hibdon  Account Info
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I just want to say, there is nothing more annoying than the noobs coming in and wanting changes made to the site. I know I was once in that camp, but recently I have realized how useless it is. The site is as it is. There were no open forums before you signed up, there still aren't any, nor will there ever be open forums on ticalc.

Another point that you will have to come to realize is that there will be no changes to this based on user input, unless they have asked for it first. Then, and only then, will the staff listen to anything we have to say. So, save it.

-W-

Reply to this comment    22 June 2004, 17:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
anykey Account Info
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What about bribes? $20 should do the trick.

Reply to this comment    23 June 2004, 00:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Joe Blow  Account Info

lol, $20 to completely design and run a new system and change the entire ticalc.org site construction?...so that would be about... $0.50 an hour...and annoy everybody.

Reply to this comment    23 June 2004, 16:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Sam3.14 Account Info
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If every active user contributed a dollar, it would be much more than enough to pay someone to create a forum.

Reply to this comment    23 June 2004, 21:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
anykey Account Info
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$2!

Reply to this comment    24 June 2004, 23:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
jtjdt  Account Info
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"$2"

Reply to this comment    1 July 2004, 19:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Matthew Marshall  Account Info
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It didn't seem to me as if he was complaining; he was just asking why it was so.

At first, I thought that it was quite strange. I think that I have finally accepted it now. :)

MWM

Reply to this comment    23 June 2004, 23:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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My thoughts exactly.

Reply to this comment    24 June 2004, 13:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nebulus for the 89
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, I used to want the open forum, but now I don't really care. I mean, it's their site, they can put whatever they want on it. So, if they say no, I have to accept that. And so I did.

Reply to this comment    26 June 2004, 17:20 GMT

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