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68k POTY Voting, Round 2
Posted by Michael on 14 December 2005, 17:21 GMT

The survey containing the second half of this year's featured 68k programs is now available. Vote now!

Jon would like to mention that this is the first POTY survey this year that he has created entirely correct on the first try. Usually he forgets to add "I have no opinion" as a choice and must edit the survey.

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Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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TxtRider is an ancient program which hasn't been updated since 2000! That would be ridiculous as the POTY 2005! Also, why are "Developer Editions" and TI-92 versions of old programs allowed to run?

Reply to this comment    14 December 2005, 18:45 GMT


Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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If you don't like a particular program, you don't have to vote for it :)

Reply to this comment    14 December 2005, 21:18 GMT

Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Here's again the list of authors and the forums they're mainly on. Go TICT HQ/TIGCC message board! ;-)

Mercury for the TI-92: Patrick Davidson (neutral, username: PatrickD)
Monoply: Mike Elgen (TICT HQ, username: Angelboy)
Nostub Explorer: Flavien Racine (yAronet, username: FlashZ) (*)
Platinum Edition for the TI-92: Patrick Davidson (neutral, username: PatrickD)
PowerComPress: Jonas Gehring (MobiFiles, TICT HQ, username: saubue)
PreOs Developer Version: Patrick PĂ©lissier (yAronet, username: PpHd)
Scorch: Martin Huber (MobiFiles, TICT HQ, username: mhubi)
Smart-Bars: Bernhard Valentini, Christian Urich (neutral)
Sumo Wrestling: Travis Fischer (TICT HQ, username: Fisch2)
TEXAS Fighters: Flavien Racine (yAronet, username: FlashZ)
TxtRider: Marc Teyssier (left the TI community in 2000!)
XChange: Cyril Mottier (TI-Gen, yAronet, username: Thor)

(*) This program advertises itself as a "Nostub Explorer", but it uses the standard AMS function to execute programs, making it essentially useless without a kernel due to the execution protections. (It only works properly if you have h220xTSR/HW2Patch/HW3Patch and IPR/KerNO or a kernel installed. Without h220xTSR/HW2Patch/HW3Patch, it crashes, without IPR/KerNO/a kernel, it can't run programs >24 KB.) The only nostub explorer actually working on current hard- and software without additional programs is the TICT Explorer.

Reply to this comment    14 December 2005, 18:51 GMT

Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
nexon  Account Info

Very Interesting Kevin for you to look into every program precisely before you vote :)

PowerComPress is very handy program especially on the 92+ and 89 due to space limitations.

Reply to this comment    14 December 2005, 19:12 GMT


Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
angelboy Account Info
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It would actually be interesting to read a quick review (by you) about each of the programs.

Reply to this comment    15 December 2005, 03:36 GMT

Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
Fisch2  Account Info

I'm rooting for Sumo Wrestling... He-he!

Reply to this comment    14 December 2005, 22:01 GMT

Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Indeed, your game is great. The quotes and finish moves make it really funny.

Reply to this comment    14 December 2005, 22:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
George Zhao  Account Info

hey, can someone tell me which files i need to send into my 89 titanium to play the sumo game?

there's so many files and i don't know which ones i need

i never got to play the sumo yet...can someone tell me?

Reply to this comment    15 December 2005, 02:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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You need to send sumo.89z and sumo.89y. Everything else is source code, which is useful for developers only.

Reply to this comment    15 December 2005, 14:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
Fisch2  Account Info

(from the ReadMe)

1) Send the two Sumo files to your calculator
* The file 'sumo' is the program launcher
* The file 'sumodata' contains the compressed game code which is run by sumo()
2) Type sumo() in the Home entry line
3) Press ENTER to run the game
4) There will be a very short pause while the game is decompressing. This is normal and
should last one to two seconds.

Reply to this comment    15 December 2005, 23:18 GMT


Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
jesse frey  Account Info

I'm not sure that I tried Sumo Wrestling but I don't think that it is the sort of game that I would like. judging by the author though I am sure that it is a well done game.

Reply to this comment    15 December 2005, 02:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
coinmanz  Account Info
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You never know until you try. For instance, I thought MegaMan 86 was stupid because of the RAM requirements and slow screenshot speed until I tried it. The speed wasn't breakneck like some phoenix levels, but MegaMan 86 has it's own VTI save file :-D That was the 86 long ago - nowadays coder's are doing near miracles for a better processor with higher resolution graphics. FAT Engine is very hard to code for, but truly worth the effort as we've seen again and again. Sumo Wrestling has comical graphics, and can be very fun. Trust me, good animated greyscale sprites are harder to design than any newb can really imagine.

Reply to this comment    15 December 2005, 17:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
jesse frey  Account Info

I know how hard it is to do gfx, I have never gotten anythink very good. I just wasn't interestd it the style of game. I have tried a few FAT games and wasn't too thrilled by them eventhough the gfx were impresive.

Reply to this comment    15 December 2005, 22:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 68k POTY Voting, Round 2
RJ Larimore  Account Info
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what style of game is it? its sumo wrestling. i dont think there is a specific style for that. lol

Reply to this comment    15 December 2005, 22:32 GMT

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