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Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Posted by Nick on 15 January 2000, 19:56 GMT

Mars Patrol v1.0Zombi, previously unknown to the TI scene, has created a fantastic new game for the Ion shell. Called Mars Patrol v1.0, this game is a side-scrolling adventure where you have to jump over pits and blast away boulders to clear a path for your vehicle. You can download it for the 83 and the 83 Plus.

 


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Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Doug Williams  Account Info
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This is an awesome game, get it!!!

     15 January 2000, 20:21 GMT

Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Reno  Account Info

I loved the apple ][ gs version of this game (Moon Patrol)...

too bad I don't have a ti83 :P

     15 January 2000, 20:52 GMT


Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
DefconAlpha

I don't know about the Apple ][ version, but i'm sure it sucked, jus cos it's on one of those ancient machines that the only person in the world that still has them is my science teacher... and she's got 4 of em... BUT, The version for the /real/ computers, kicked ass... yeah, i'm with you tho, i jus don't have a 83... i decided to get a 92+ instead... (big screen (:^)

     16 January 2000, 00:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Reno  Account Info

will your teacher be lookin to add to her collection? I have an apple ][ gs collectin dust right here if she wants it :P

     16 January 2000, 01:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
special[k]  Account Info
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Don't say it was bad if you haven't even tried it. The Apple ][ was great when it first came out, so don't try to compare it to newer computers/calculators. It was an excellent education tool and game machine.

special [k]

     17 January 2000, 04:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Reno  Account Info

plus, it had built-in BASIC, so programmers could practice their programming skills :P

     17 January 2000, 20:25 GMT

Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
BigCalc  Account Info
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I think there is a problem with mars partol, when you have a moduel on your calculator. It also may be related to Ion v1.4--but it didnt seem to show up on my or my friends calculator unless you reset your RAM, and get rid of the modules. Other Than that this is a great side scrolling game with good graphics!

     15 January 2000, 21:10 GMT

Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
KinkyPimp  Account Info

I have the same problem with all my games that use external files (such as lotus, grayscale image viewer, and all the games with external highscore lists), when i have mudules installed (I'm using Ion1.4) they won't work, but as soon as i delete the modules it works fine and dandy.
So i'll use the Ice shell until this problem is fixed.

     15 January 2000, 23:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
BigCalc  Account Info
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I wouldnt say switch to Ice, due to it's inability to archive, I would just not install any moduels. Also alot of the games (not just Mars Patrol) have problems with the Ion modules.

     16 January 2000, 01:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Etec  Account Info
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The Problem is that you have too much crap in your ram, which keeps the program from being unarchived or if it can be unarchived the program does not have enough ram to run. Sure deleteing modules may be the way to fix this, but there really isn't a conflict, they just take up too much ram. Maby Joe's next verson of ION will be able to read straight out of the flash rom so that modules can be archived. This will optimize plus protect the modules from being corrupted. It would work just like flash apps work.

The only reason programs are unarchived and then rearchived is because of the write-back capability of ION which can't be done while it is in the rom.

     18 January 2000, 23:39 GMT


Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Dan Englender Account Info
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I'm working on it. Its a problem with the Folder module. Once I have it fixed I'll release it (which will most likely be after finals, which is this week for me).

-Dan

     16 January 2000, 01:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
ComputerWiz  Account Info
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i was about to reply and say mine was working just fine and i use modules but not that i realize it was only the folder moduel im glad i decided not to use that one :-Þ

     16 January 2000, 18:47 GMT

Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
akadajet  Account Info
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Its great, the greyscale is 90% flicker free!

~Jonathan Taylor

     15 January 2000, 23:15 GMT

Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
PacMak  Account Info

wow, this looks fun.

this is kinda off subject but, are there any other grey scale games for ion? i have tryed almost all the games for it, and none of them have grey scale. do they, and i just don't have something needed? please reply.

-pacmak

P.S. i am using ion 1.4 with out any modules

P.S.S. i don't have mars patrol, due to a calc problem (see game ideas)

     15 January 2000, 23:41 GMT

Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
BigCalc  Account Info
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not currently

     16 January 2000, 01:15 GMT


Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
adamb  Account Info
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actually, SpaceWar by Joe Wingbermuelhe, which I believe was ported to the 83+, has grayscale.

     17 January 2000, 15:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
PacMak  Account Info

ok, just wondering, becouse on the screen shots, of some games, it looked as if there was grey scale.

     17 January 2000, 17:15 GMT

Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Cheetah  Account Info
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I always did love the game Moon Patrol... and I happened to learn to type on the Apple ][ hehe. I just wish I had an 83 to play the game :(.

     16 January 2000, 06:37 GMT

Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
KinkyPimp  Account Info

This game's really nice (and being the first gray-scale game for ion makes it even better), the only problem i had is the placement of the jump button, it's really awkward to play, I think the up arrow would have been a better fitting button.

     16 January 2000, 16:52 GMT

Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
ComputerWiz  Account Info
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or at least switching the fire button and the jump button.. it would make it easier if they were switched

     16 January 2000, 18:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Zombi Releases Mars Patrol v1.0
Scott Uhl  Account Info
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Personally, I thought the controls were really good.

     18 January 2000, 23:23 GMT


It's not the first grayscale game for ION
Magicain_Synchro  Account Info
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see the post above, Space War is...

     20 January 2000, 16:20 GMT


Re: It's not the first grayscale game for ION
KinkyPimp  Account Info

I don't think Space War has gray-scale, I just checked the info page for it, and it doesn't mention grayscale (not even the .txt file for it), and there's an animated gif file from the game which also shows no gray-scale.
So Mars Patrol is indeed the first gray scale game for ion.

     20 January 2000, 20:39 GMT

Re: Re: It's not the first grayscale game for ION
adamb  Account Info
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Have you personally tried SpaceWar? If so, you'll find that it does have grayscale, contrary to the animated screenshots and info you've seen.

     20 January 2000, 22:40 GMT


Obviouosly.
Magicain_Synchro  Account Info
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you have not played space war. It does have gray scale.
Hmph.

     20 January 2000, 23:50 GMT


Re: Obviouosly.
KinkyPimp  Account Info

OK, now i had to check and see for my self, Installed "Spacewar" ond my ti-83+ and it does NOT have grayscale

     29 January 2000, 18:38 GMT

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