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Escape from the Alien Moon Slime!
Posted by Michael on 18 August 2004, 02:39 GMT

[Escape from the Alien Moon Slime] That's not a warning in the article title, but rather the name of Thomas Williamson's new 2-D shooter for the 86. The highlights are grayscale and the enemies: evil Humo-Bots, Lunar Tanks, and Moon Slime, among others. While the game lacks thorough documentation, it does have a second level pack included for after you beat the original levels.

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Re: Escape from the Alien Moon Slime!
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Wow, almost makes me want to go out and buy a 86. In fact, I think I will. j/k :-)
No, I like 86's and I'll probably take a friends to try it. Looks nice.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 02:52 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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The screenshots look very nice! I'm sure this will make all of the TI-86 users happy.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 11:15 GMT

Re: Escape from the Alien Moon Slime!
Matthew Marshall  Account Info
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There haven't been a hole lot of new games for the 86. This looks interesting. (I wish I had an 86!)

MWM

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 02:52 GMT


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Tzazak  Account Info

I thought I had an 86 once, but it turned out it was actually an 85. I didn't use it, anyway, because I had an 89 at the time (oh, wait, i still do). So now that you know my level of intelligence...

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 03:49 GMT

Re: Escape from the Alien Moon Slime!
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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For some reason the name of this game reminds me of "Return to Castle Wolfenstein". Odd.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 03:14 GMT


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Caboose  Account Info

Same number of syllables :)

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 22:31 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Ah yes. That must be it.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 23:41 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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That and in the first one you have to "Escape from Castle Wolfenstien".

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 23:42 GMT


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Biobytes  Account Info
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Actually, I don't think you are counting "alien" as 3 three syllables, which it is
Esc - Ret
ape - urn
From - To
the - Cast
Al - le
i - Wolf
en - en
Moon - Stein
Slime - ? Slime is left over.

Nice Try. :D

Reply to this comment    19 August 2004, 00:34 GMT

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Caboose  Account Info

Ah, you are indeed correct. Sorry, my brain is totally fried. Ya, I'm officially a freshman now, and I've literally never had more work in my life. I've been working since 5:00, it's now 9:30. I am not finished.

Reply to this comment    19 August 2004, 01:17 GMT

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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Close enough for me!

Reply to this comment    19 August 2004, 04:56 GMT


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Matthew Marshall  Account Info
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I am guessing that his brain skipped over the word 'the'. That way, 'Slime' matched up with 'stein'.

MWM

Reply to this comment    19 August 2004, 17:42 GMT


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Caboose  Account Info

That is exactly what I did.

Reply to this comment    19 August 2004, 23:03 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic Account Info
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Same here.

Reply to this comment    20 August 2004, 15:04 GMT


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Sam3.14 Account Info
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and here.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2004, 01:11 GMT

Re: Escape from the Alien Moon Slime!
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Hmm.... I'll have to see if this can be played on VTI.

-W-

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 03:40 GMT

Re: Escape from the Alien Moon Slime!
coinmanz  Account Info
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This game rulez! As a fellow 86 programmer, I must say Thomas's career is amazing, and we started about the same time (I must suck or something)... Well, I have my sights set on a new game, which the genre has not been attempted on most TI's, Massive Army Strategy Engine (M.A.S.E.) which might play like Tolkien's world. Mr. Williamson would probably yawn at such a thing, but is invited to help ;) EAMS will never be inentionally deleted from my 86 :D

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 04:07 GMT


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Biobytes  Account Info
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If you want to do some creative work rather than tedious stuff, the other program I uploaded, the Shark Patcher, allows you to totally redesign the look and feel of a game by patching it's gfx and important variables and instructions. ie, You could make Sqrx into even a mario or sonic-like game with ease, especially since you can design your own levels for that already.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 18:22 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info

Great job, Thomas Williamson!!! I've never actually heard people wishing they had an 86 before!!! :-)

This game looks GREAT, I can't wait to try it! It's nice that there are more new progs for the 86 than last year.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 18:31 GMT

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Biobytes  Account Info
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Hi! Your little bug in Dark Forest could be solved easily using a little trick: instead of trying to detect if you will hit a bush or something beforehand, just check if you are on a bush before you refresh the next screen. If you are, write the code to simulate an opposite movement back across the screen, never refreshing, so it appears as if they never moved (and are thus blocked) :) Not very exact, but avoids frustrating code, doesn't it? :-D This type of code is the essence of creating bugless asm programs.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 18:38 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

You're right...that's a good idea. I'll have to add it (as well as completely redoing the gfx, maybe the rest of the game, which really sucked). Thanks!

Reply to this comment    18 August 2004, 19:12 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info

Well, I've tried it and it's just as good as I had expected! I need some more new games for my 86 anyways, and unlike many other of the really good ones I've seen, Escape the Alien Moon Slime doesn't take up too much memory.

Reply to this comment    19 August 2004, 14:20 GMT

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