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James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Posted by Michael on 3 February 2006, 02:23 GMT

[Banchor: The Hellspawn]James Vernon has returned from the mysterious void of defunct programmers to release Banchor: The Hellspawn, a pleasantly titled RPG for the 86. It features grayscale graphics, six bosses, animated tilemaps, and a storyline that's straight from hell. Literally.

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Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
CajunLuke  Account Info
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I know a girl who has an 86 … I wonder if she would like this.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 02:52 GMT


Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
kalan_vod  Account Info
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See if she will let you borrow her 86 so you can play this :D.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 04:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Steven Ford  Account Info

lol, that reminds me of this time i offered to help this girl fix her calc, i told her i had to take it home and put another LCD in it, she wouldnt give it to me, she thought i would steal it, lol

Reply to this comment    4 February 2006, 19:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
CajunLuke  Account Info
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I wouldn't let you take my calculator home to put a screen in it. Maybe put some games on it, but new hardware? Never. I got the use (and a ROM dump) of several other people's calculators when I took them home to put games and Symbolic/Omnicalc on them.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 16:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
CajunLuke  Account Info
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It's how you approach them that counts. It's the salesmanship.

"You want games? Any specific ones?" As you get out the link cable.
"Yeah. Do you have Mario or Gemini or Phoenix?"
"Ummm... I have Phoenix. If you want Mario or Gemini, I'd have to hook your calc. up to my computer at home."
"When can you do that?"
"Whenever. Pick an evening you don't need your caclulator and I'll take it home and load it up."
"Gee, thanks." They give you their calculator. You take it home and dutifully put Mario and a few levelsets and Gemini on their calc., then you update the OS, all their APPs, if they have a Silver Edition you put new APPs on there. Then you take the aforementioned ROM dump.
Finally, you give them their new machine the next day, say "It's all ready," and show them how to open MirageOS (which you have so nicely installed) and how to run Mario and Gemini.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 16:27 GMT


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CajunLuke  Account Info
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Sorry about the caclulator. My typing skills are fair at best.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 16:28 GMT

Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Chipmaster  Account Info

Wow that looks neat. I wish I had an 86 right now...Well there's always Emu8x. Good job, the graphics look sweet.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 02:52 GMT


Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
something1990 Account Info

Besides an 83/83 Plus and the actual app, is there anything you need to run Emu8x? Like a rom dump or something?

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 21:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Chipmaster  Account Info

You need a rom of each calculator you want to emulate.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2006, 04:15 GMT

Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Kevin Ouellet  Account Info
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Awesome job James, now if only this was ported to 83+ with Jim e grayscale package

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 13:30 GMT

Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Num Account Info
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Or the 89T, it looks so cool...

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 18:40 GMT


Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
kalan_vod  Account Info
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Yeah it would be great, but whould have to change the maps a little.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 20:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
W Hibdon  Account Info
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As for the 83ish ones, par the smaller screen width.

-W-

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 10:56 GMT

Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I'm just speechless, at least we'll have a submitee for the 2006 POTY!!

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 21:19 GMT

Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
coinmanz  Account Info
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Accomplishments like this give many of us a new platform to shoot for. He honored me with a prerelease a few days ago. It blows away most other TI RPG's, showing us that things do get better with time, not repititous(?spell).

For another site for files and links to plz see link

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 22:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
W Hibdon  Account Info
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You have an IP, not a domain? Seriously, domains cost like $5USD a year.

Anyway, this makes me wish I did not hate the 86 menu style as much as I do. Though that is a discussion for a time long past. (link - second thread)

-W-

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 11:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
coinmanz  Account Info
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Yeah, ok: rbpx.info. Easy, done. Back on topic: I did a hex dump a found a few neat things, but am stuck trying to beat the 4th boss. Are there any special objects / skills needed. He keeps killing me. I'm guessing "cheating" got me there with low stats. Any advice?

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 14:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
James Vernon  Account Info
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Shame on you for hacking! :)

Belkath (the Swamplands boss) is a pain to beat, but there are no special items you must have to win. However, make sure you have the Light Armor which will reduce your damage taken, and the Superior Sword to inflict more damage than the Blunt Sword.

Other than that, just make sure you have all available heart containers/pieces so far in the game.

- James V

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 21:00 GMT


Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
burntfuse  Account Info
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Yeah, finally an 86 program is featured!

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 15:49 GMT

Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Travis Evans Account Info

Wow, looks like it's time for me to dust off my old TI-86...

Reply to this comment    3 February 2006, 22:46 GMT

Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
John Lloyd-Kirk  Account Info
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I just tried it out in VTI. REALY COOL! Its neat to see people still programming for the 86.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2006, 03:14 GMT


Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
Mr.Z  Account Info
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I wrote some machine language programs (in hex, not assembler) for the TI-86 back when I used it a lot...this makes me feel like uploading some, but none of them were all that great (except maybe the Hebrew display one, but I doubt that would be of much use to anyone here, & the color one, but I do not wish to incur the wrath of the staff).

Reply to this comment    4 February 2006, 06:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
W Hibdon  Account Info
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colour one?? I am intrigued, which is good, because you made me type a word I do not know how to spell.

-W-

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 11:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: James Vernon Releases a TI-86 Game
coinmanz  Account Info
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Looked at Randy's site, saw the screenshot! It's real, or a color calc with an 86 case.. Guy, your file would be VERY welcome on my server. Anytime, just take 10 seconds and upload it.

If such power can be harnassed without ruining the LCD, the discovery of color will make Randy more revered than the ZShell team.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2006, 18:05 GMT

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