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TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Posted by Michael on 7 February 2006, 05:35 GMT

In order to better organize our archives, we have added some subfolders to the TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Programs directory. We have created algebra, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry folders. There is also now a special folder for those quintessential BASIC programs, quadratic solvers. Please make sure you upload your mathematics programs to the proper folder. General/multipurpose math programs and those in topics not covered by a subfolder will remain in the general math folder.

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Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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A couple additional notes:

- If you are uploading an update to an existing file, you always want to upload your update with the SAME EXACT filename that is in the archves. Now, check to see if your file has been moved, and if it has, upload your updates to the correct directory as well. (Note that nothing here has changed; this is mostly a reminder about the instructions given on the file upload page that nobody ever follows.)

- If you have any inbound download links to your .zip files from other websites, it's quite possible that they have been broken. You might wish to check them. Note that if you want to link to a file on ticalc.org, link to it's file info page! (the one that have archives/files/fileinfo in them.) These pages won't change as often, and won't change if we move your file. They also will stay constant if you upload any updates correctly following my previous point.

- Michael and I moved over 1,100 files do reorganize the folder. I can almost assure you that one file either got missed or was moved improperly. If you have any corrections, either e-mail filearch@ticalc.org, or just use the inappropriate file report form. Don't feel bad about using the report form for other purposes; people rarely use it for its intended purpose anyways.

- If you have a bunch of BASIC Math programs, you may wish to check on them to see if we sorted everything appropriately.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 06:05 GMT

Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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(evidently even staff members have length limits...)

- Yes, I'm aware 83+ BASIC Misc. Programs is even a bigger mess than 83+ BASIC Math. I'll be taking a look at how to begin to subdivide it, but if you have any ideas, feel free to e-mail me!

- Hopefully finding files within the new directory structure is relatively intuitive, but if something we did really doesn't make sense to you, e-mail me and maybe we can find a better way of doing it. We want this to make it easier to find files; not to hide them away into all sorts of subdirectories.

- Users of slower computers and dialup users can appreciate the fact that this cuts down on file listing sizes in half. You don't have to recommend that we also add in paging, we're already aware of the idea and feedback from the Poll we had a week or two ago.

- Just because we have a directory for quadratic solvers doesn't mean we are now accepting new ones. :-) Updates to existing ones are always allowed, of course.

And if you didn't get the general hint: feel free to e-mail feedback and ideas!

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 06:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
CajunLuke  Account Info
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YAY!!! It feels like we got a whole new version of ticalc.org!!! Go filearchivers!

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 06:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
elfprince13 Account Info
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thank you so much

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 18:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Now I'll be able to actually look through that directory again...

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 19:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
elfprince13 Account Info
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there a currently 99 files in the quadratic section....I think you should add a category for vectors programs to.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 20:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
W Hibdon  Account Info
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My God....

I know all the jokes from the past about the huge numbers of them, but damn. WHY on Earth would that be needed? Seriously! That is just excessive.

-W-

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 17:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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Yeah, probably a bunch of n00bs who wanted to make something "useful", but didn't look through the archives first.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 19:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Steven Ford  Account Info

i hate the whole making fun of noobs thing, people do the same thing to inexpirienced skaters, theyre all like "POSER!!!! U SUCK!!!" but everyone starts out the same

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 23:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
calkfreak83  Account Info
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..so Imma guess that you're an inexperienced skater.. :)

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 00:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
MafiaMan  Account Info

But not everyone plagues the archives with stupid programs.

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 02:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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But here, if you're *just* a n00b, that's fine - everyone starts out like that. It's only the n00bs that do really annoying stuff that drives the rest of us crazy that we don't like.

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 20:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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To clarify: If you come here and don't know much about calculator programming, maybe put out a couple not-so-good programs and occasionally ask a stupid question, that's fine, and no one could care less, as long as you learn from your mistakes. It's only when people do things that even non-programmers realize are stupid, like upload quadratic solvers (even though there are literally hundreds in the archives already) or e-mail authors of programs / post on unrelated message boards asking how to send files to your calculator and similar stuff (when you could easily find out how from the manual, or a google search, or the FAQ right on this site, or...) that it gets really annoying.

Sorry that this is offtopic - I just wanted to make it clear that I'm not insulting all beginners.

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 21:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Gamer83+ Account Info
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Yes, there is a HUGE difference between a newbie and a n00b. Newbies are welcomed into the TI-Calc community. N00bs, though...that's something different. Did you ever stop to think that MAYBE no one needs a BASIC stopwatch or clock, reset program, sleep program, a multiple choice guesser, or poorly made chat programs?? Sorry if I got a little ticked off there, but I do get upset when people don't understand their programs are useless (especially when they say things like "This is the coolest program you'll ever download!" and then write reviews for themselves).

On a better note, any of you aspiring programmers are welcome to seek advice and such from this site, but please don't upload your programs (at least not until they're good). Share them with your friends instead and keep programming!

Reply to this comment    1 March 2006, 20:23 GMT


Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Andy Janata  Account Info
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>> - If you have any inbound download links to your .zip files from other websites, it's quite possible that they have been broken.

Last I checked, linking directly to a .zip file dumped you into the directory listing.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 12:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
KermMartian  Account Info
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Yeah, $%^&ing hotlinking disabling. :'(

On Cemetech we've been having a discussion about this after I noticed the division taking place yesterday, and so far we came up with this for the 83plus/basic/games folder; I think we talked about working on a Misc. breakup scheme next.

Games
|
+-RPG
+-Maze
+-Puzzle
+-3D/FPS
+-Racing
+-Arcade
+-+-Side-Scrolling
+-+-Top-Down
+-+-Puzzle (Tetris et al)
+-Other

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 13:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
austonst Account Info

Yes! That would really make my day!

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 15:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
KermMartian  Account Info
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Any suggestions for additions to/subtractions from that list?

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 15:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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I believe card games would be useful (poker, blackjack, etc) as there are a bunch of those.

I would also be tempted to move the files within your proposed /arcade into files directly within /games. I'm not sure I like the idea of there being a "puzzle" and "arcade/puzzle" directory (what's the difference?)

A BIG motivation for any directory structure is to quickly estimate how many files will be going into any particular folder; if you think a folder will only have two or three files in it, see if you can do it differently that will work better.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 15:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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And as far as having an "other" directory, I think we just leave those in 83plus/basic/games as we have done with math.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 15:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
elfprince13 Account Info
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how come the media directories aren't ranked? just curious....

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 18:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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Abuse, I think, with too many people uploading tons of pointless stuff just to increase their ranking in the "busiest authors" list.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 19:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
KermMartian  Account Info
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Yup, happened about 2 1/2 years ago. Ppl started flooding the archives with RIGview pics and such.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 21:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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I agree about the "arcade" and "card" directories - just have separate directories for side-scrolling games/puzzle games/etc. (who knows what "arcade" really means as a classification anyways?).

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 19:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Kevin Ouellet  Account Info
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We also need a KermMartian directory

j/k

would guessing games be put in the puzzle directory?

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 15:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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Unless we want a "random" directory. :-)

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 16:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
tifreak8x  Account Info
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How about a trash catagory for those... :P

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 18:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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They should have a directory to themselves, just like the quadratic solvers.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 19:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
KermMartian  Account Info
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OK, so with this feedback, let's try this:

Games
|
+-RPG (obvious)
+-Maze (there are a fair number of these)
+-Puzzle (previously puzzle + arcade/puzzle/)
+-+- Guessing Games (even though ticalc.org no longer accepts these. :D )
+-3D/FPS (anything calling itself an FPS or 3D)
+-Racing (and the many clones and variations thereof)
+-Card (as per the suggestion above)
+-Arcade
+-+-Side-Scrolling
+-+-Top-Down
+-Other (ie, root /games/ dir)

Keep those ideas coming.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 16:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
MMZJSFMMX10MM  Account Info
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You probably could add a Sports category to that list.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 22:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
KermMartian  Account Info
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Point taken.

Games
|
+-RPG (obvious)
+-Maze (there are a fair number of these)
+-Puzzle (previously puzzle + arcade/puzzle/)
+-+- Guessing Games (even though ticalc.org no longer accepts these. :D )
+-3D/FPS (anything calling itself an FPS or 3D)
+-Racing (and the many clones and variations thereof)
+-Card (as per the suggestion above)
+-Arcade
+-+-Side-Scrolling
+-+-Sports
+-+-Top-Down
+-Other (ie, root /games/ dir)

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 00:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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I'm really not sure why sports is under arcade. I still vote for getting rid of arcade entirely.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 00:27 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Vote? Why would you vote? You have implementation power!

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 01:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
KermMartian  Account Info
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Fair enough. How about Arcade just be a catchall for arcade-type games, and everything else be first-level? Thusly:

Games
|
+-RPG (obvious)
+-Maze (there are a fair number of these)
+-Puzzle (previously puzzle + arcade/puzzle/)
+-Guessing Games (even though ticalc.org no longer accepts these. :D )
+-3D/FPS (anything calling itself an FPS or 3D)
+-Racing (and the many clones and variations thereof)
+-Card (as per the suggestion above)
+-Space Shooters (what about this one instead of side-scrollers?)
+-Arcade
+-Sports
+-Other (ie, root /games/ dir)

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 01:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
CajunLuke  Account Info
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If there's no side-scroller, where would Mario fit?

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 04:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
MMZJSFMMX10MM  Account Info
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We could add a category for Platform games, which would include all the Mario games in it, Mega Man, etc.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 04:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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That sounds good, along with the removal of Arcade.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 19:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Gamer83+ Account Info
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Lol we could just add a "fun" category with games like mario, tetris, and so on...games that everyone likes.

Incidentally, why isn't Mario v2.0 on the site anymore? It's generally need to play the better levels...

Reply to this comment    1 March 2006, 20:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
calkfreak83  Account Info
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How bout this?:

Games
|
+-RPG
+-Maze/Puzzle [technically.. they're about the same.]
+-Guessing Games
+-3D/FPS
+-Sports [Racing is a sport IMO..]
+-Card
+-Arcade [Why not just put side-scrollers/shooters in here?]
+-Other

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 05:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
KermMartian  Account Info
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Eh, I still think Racing should be separate from sports, since there's so many racing clones in the BASIC dir...

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 13:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
burntfuse  Account Info
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Sorry, it would probably need more categories than that.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 19:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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Yeah, the categories you grouped together might be a bit too vauge.

And I'm still not preciesly sure what defines an "arcade" game anyways.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 21:01 GMT


Arcade==?
KermMartian  Account Info
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I see it as anything that you might find in an arcade: a relatively fast-paced game, with simple controls and a simple premise.

Reply to this comment    8 February 2006, 23:13 GMT


Suggestions for game categories
Axcho  Account Info

Don't forget strategy/simulation games!

Maybe arcade should be split into collecting games, shooting games, and fighting games, since there is likely to be a lot of confusion about the category.

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 00:46 GMT


Re: Suggestions for game categories
calkfreak83  Account Info
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Games [Other goes here]
|
+-RPG [TVF, final fantasy..]
+-Maze
+-Puzzle
+-Strategy [chess, checkers, logic]
+-Guess the Number
+-3D/FPS [gemini, zDoom, wolfenstein]
+-Racing [lotus, f-zero..]
+-Cards [wizards, yu-gi-oh, pokemon..]
+-Casino [poker, blackjack..; **should this be a cards sub-directory??]
+-Arcade [pacman, asteroids, pinball, atari games]
+-+-Shooters [phoenix, galaxian, phantom star]
+-+-Fighting [street fighter, mortal kombat, texas fighters]
....[not too sure what collecting is..]
+-Sports [football, baseball..]

Better now?.. probably most of the games would fit into the arcade section. That's usually the type games that you find made for calculators..

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 03:20 GMT

Re: Re: Suggestions for game categories
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Collecting would be like Pokémon.

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 05:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for game categories
tifreak8x  Account Info
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Pokemon is more of an RPG...

Reply to this comment    9 February 2006, 16:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for game categories
kirb  Account Info
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Beyond the storyline, though, it is pure strategy.

Reply to this comment    11 February 2006, 01:37 GMT

Re: Re: Suggestions for game categories
KermMartian  Account Info
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Games [Other goes here]
|
+-RPG [TVF, final fantasy, _POKEMON_..]
+-Maze
+-Puzzle
+-Strategy [chess, checkers, logic]
+-Guessing/Games of Chance
+-3D/FPS [gemini, zDoom, wolfenstein, ut2]
+-Racing [lotus, f-zero..]
+-Cards [wizards, yu-gi-oh, pokemon..]
+-Casino [poker, blackjack..; **should this be a cards sub-directory??]
+-Arcade [pacman, asteroids, pinball, atari games]
+-+-Shooters [phoenix, galaxian, phantom star]
+-+-Fighting [street fighter, mortal kombat, texas fighters]
+-Sports [football, baseball..]

Forget the collecting directory.

Reply to this comment    10 February 2006, 00:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for game categories
Chaomerl Account Info

Also, I got some ideas for sorting "Misc. Programs"

+-Misc
+---Productivity
+---Pseudoshells
+---Linking
+---Organizers
+---Utilities
+-----Time (84+ Only)

Reply to this comment    24 February 2006, 21:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Suggestions for game categories
Gamer83+ Account Info
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Maybe add a "reference" category; you know, for all those "50 States" and "Check Your Age" programs.

Reply to this comment    1 March 2006, 20:37 GMT


Collecting games
Axcho  Account Info

Collecting games are those like Pac-Man or Snake, where you go around collecting goodies for points.

Reply to this comment    10 February 2006, 21:34 GMT


Re: Collecting games
KermMartian  Account Info
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eh, that's more arcade...

Reply to this comment    11 February 2006, 21:39 GMT


Re: Re: Collecting games
burntfuse  Account Info
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Definitely. "Collecting" makes people think of card games like Wizards.

Reply to this comment    11 February 2006, 22:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Collecting games
KermMartian  Account Info
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Agreed. So does anyone have issues with the last edition of the thing above?

Reply to this comment    13 February 2006, 13:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Collecting games
burntfuse  Account Info
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No, it looks good.

Reply to this comment    13 February 2006, 19:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Collecting games
Axcho  Account Info

Just make sure that shooting and fighting games are separate from arcade games, not sub-directories of arcade. There shouldn't be any sub-directories, so maybe merge card and casino games, as there are not many non-casino card games.

Reply to this comment    13 February 2006, 20:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-83 Plus BASIC Math Subdirectories
Jason Malinowski  Account Info
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Does it? I've never even tried it, considering doing so would be evil anyways.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2006, 16:11 GMT

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