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The Impossible Game
Posted by Travis on 14 August 2010, 21:27 GMT

Screenshot of The Impossible GameBrian Coventry has brought The Impossible Game from the Xbox 360 and iPhone over to the TI-83 Plus SE/TI-84 Plus series. The very simple yet surprisingly addictive objective of The Impossible Game is to time a long series of jumps to avoid landing on pits and spikes. Be ready for a challenge: While the game itself lasts around 90 seconds in length, it is said that it could take hours to accomplish a full successful run. This version includes both the original Xbox and iPod levels and features extremely smooth animation.

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Re: The Impossible Game
calcdude84se  Account Info

Nice to see this finally featured. It's a great game.
As for taking hours to complete, I must concur. In fact, I'm not sure I've even finished it myself.
Good job thepenguin77!

Reply to this comment    15 August 2010, 00:20 GMT

Re: Re: The Impossible Game
ztrumpet Account Info

Congrats Brian! This is a great game, and deserving of a feature. Wonderful!

Reply to this comment    15 August 2010, 02:18 GMT


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Berbat Dimitrov  Account Info
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It is better to play it here: http://furg.net/the-impossible-game/

Reply to this comment    22 April 2014, 11:47 GMT

Re: The Impossible Game
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Damnit, I lost the game...

That said, awesome port ThePenguin77!

Reply to this comment    15 August 2010, 02:51 GMT

Re: The Impossible Game
LNBrown Account Info

I have intentions of taking this to the TI-89 family... is source code available?

Reply to this comment    15 August 2010, 19:12 GMT

Re: Re: The Impossible Game
Travis Evans  Account Info

Yes, source code is included in the package.

Reply to this comment    15 August 2010, 19:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: The Impossible Game
LNBrown Account Info

Um... no, it's not. There's a .8xp file, a .z80 file, the .gif, and the readme.

Reply to this comment    16 August 2010, 16:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: The Impossible Game
Travis Evans  Account Info

The .z80 file is the source code. It is a text file that contains assembly code source.

Reply to this comment    16 August 2010, 18:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Impossible Game
LNBrown Account Info

Sure enough... I just had to open it with the right text editor (it was giving me gibberish when I opened it in Notepad).

Reply to this comment    16 August 2010, 21:04 GMT

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calcdude84se  Account Info

Gibberish? More likely is that it's Unix (also Linux) line format, which means the file looks like one line in Notepad.

Reply to this comment    17 August 2010, 01:07 GMT


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Brian Coventry  Account Info

Try opening it with notepad :P

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 02:37 GMT

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LNBrown Account Info

Try reading the whole conversation before posting.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 02:39 GMT


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Brian Coventry  Account Info

Ok, sorry. Missed your comment. I used notepad. So I don't see why it wouldn't open with notepad.

I just downloaded it myself. Notepad worked fine.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 02:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Impossible Game
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Then your copy of Notepad must be broken. Reinstall Windows.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 03:21 GMT


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schoolhacker hacker  Account Info

lol XD

anyways... in the rare case that you are serious... just uninstall notepad, then reinstall it from the windows xp cd...

or you can download notepad 2.0 which is awesome for programming...

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 06:05 GMT

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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Yeah my concern is that two people using Windows including ThePenguin77 himself could open the z80 file fine. I, myself, could open the file fine, too.

z80 files are pretty much txt files with a different extension anyway.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 07:51 GMT


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ASHBAD_ALVIN  Account Info

...Or you could download Notepad++, even more awesome for programming.

Reply to this comment    5 September 2010, 21:53 GMT


Re: Re: The Impossible Game
Brian Coventry  Account Info
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Go for it. It's honestly not that hard of a game to make.
Actually you are in luck, I just posted some of the inner working explanations on Cemetech. I put the url in URL, I don't know where it will appear, but it's there.

Oh, and thanks for the back to school game feature. I'm sure this will get it a lot more downloads than it would otherwise.

Reply to this comment    16 August 2010, 03:11 GMT

Re: The Impossible Game
ztrumpet Account Info

Speaking of great games by Brian, I'm surprised these two haven't been featured yet as well:
http://www.ticalc.org/archives/
files/fileinfo/429/42901.html
http://www.ticalc.org/archives/
files/fileinfo/429/42902.html
(delete the spaces between / and files)

Reply to this comment    16 August 2010, 14:37 GMT


Re: Re: The Impossible Game
schoolhacker hacker  Account Info
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well... probably because the missile game crashes on DCS
and is fairly simple, while orbit is a bit too simple...

but i must say that they sure are fun...
i still have orbit on my calc :P

not missile though... since it crashes everytime i quit :/

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 02:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: The Impossible Game
Brian Coventry  Account Info

Which isn't my fault. It doesn't even crash when run from Ti-OS. It was a slight overlook by Kerm. Kerm fixed it though. Eventually I'll have to update Missile and fix it as well.

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 02:53 GMT


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schoolhacker hacker  Account Info
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yeah, i know.
i am just stating the reasons of what i think...

i think your games are great and extremely creative too
i would have never thought of those ideas :)

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 02:55 GMT


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Brian Coventry  Account Info

I didn't really think of them either. It's more like:
*plays a game* "I have to make this!"

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 02:58 GMT


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schoolhacker hacker  Account Info
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oh.. i see lol

but what game could you have played to give you the idea of orbit? :O

plus i haven't seen a game that is like missile either :P

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 02:59 GMT


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ztrumpet Account Info

I believe the most recent beta of DCS (6.9.1) fixes this issue. Let's see, with my high scores of 69 (Missile) and 36 (Orbit) has come a lot of time spent playing such wonderful games. Currently my friend and I both have 69s on Missile and are attempting to best each other, but we haven't yet. I'm sure they'll both provide many more hours of fun for me. =)

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 16:44 GMT


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schoolhacker hacker  Account Info

mine was 52 or something...
as for orbit i currently have 32

Reply to this comment    18 August 2010, 21:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Impossible Game
Brian Coventry  Account Info

Orbit: 117
Missile: 88

My friend got a 105 in missile.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2010, 19:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Impossible Game
schoolhacker hacker  Account Info

holy crap!
did you make a lagging program or something?
cause i can't imagine something like that!
O.O

nice job lol

Reply to this comment    21 August 2010, 23:46 GMT


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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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He may have done a tool-assisted run with WabbitEmu (the latest version lets you play at 1% speed), but again, he might just be very very good at the game. :P

Reply to this comment    22 August 2010, 02:40 GMT


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Brian Coventry  Account Info

Nope, I wouldn't consider it a highscore if I cheated.

Though I did get a 172 in wabbitEmu on 25% :P

Reply to this comment    24 August 2010, 02:26 GMT

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