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New Features at TI-News
Posted by Eric on 5 February 2000, 04:15 GMT

TI-News, the TI site devoted solely to reporting news related to TI's, has recently obtained a domain name. In addition, they now have a user system, poll system, and comments board. Check them out!

 


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Re: New Features at TI-News
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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Great - they've got a message board, some neat features, a nice layout (although somewhat unorginal, to sya the least) -- if only there was some real CONTENT to make the site worth visiting.

Is it just me, or are they just too plagued by a lack of regular updates and constant downtime to even be worth visiting? Almost as bad as TI-Files was two years ago. . .

     5 February 2000, 05:29 GMT

Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
Will Dempster  Account Info
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once again here this. If you don't like the current situation why don't YOU try and make it better. I'm tired of people just bashing and bashing and bashing other sites away. If you don't like it make your own once again. God Scott I though you of all people wouldn't go around bashing sites. I guess I was wrong.

-RavenMoss

     5 February 2000, 17:23 GMT


Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
nike  Account Info

>are they just too plagued by a lack of regular updates and constant downtime
hmmm.. reminds me of scott.acz.org

     7 February 2000, 05:05 GMT

Re: New Features at TI-News
deuist Account Info

The search.php3 function doesn't work.
Use of Comment boards has been suspended.
This site was an exact rip off of slashdot. Not even ticalc went that far.

     5 February 2000, 06:00 GMT

Re: New Features at TI-News
ti86z80

this is great... im glad to see that ti-news got a domain this is great of the ti community.

On a unrelated note, does anyone know what happened to www.acz.org???

Thanks, Andy

     5 February 2000, 09:20 GMT


Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
ti86z80

nevermind.... i see that acz is now back up.... on their site it says they had downtime because their old server's hard drive crached. :)

Andy

     5 February 2000, 09:30 GMT

Re: New Features at TI-News
Adam Berlinsky-Schine  Account Info
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Server seems to be down, I guess it's suffering the ticalc.org effect :)

     5 February 2000, 14:26 GMT


Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
Binky  Account Info
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HAVE YOU ALL NOTICED THAT SOME PRACTICAL JOKER SCREWED UP THE TI-NEWS AND TI-FILES SITE?
its says:
Why goto this site? ticalc.org and Dimension TI is always better

-Sherman

     5 February 2000, 18:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
amicek  Account Info
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Yeah I wonder who would take the time to do that....

amicek

     7 February 2000, 02:01 GMT

ti-files "hack"
lilroehm Account Info

heh, whoever "hacked" the ti-files page sure doesn't know html...check the preserved version of the html file they have at TI-News; he/she doesn't even know how to make a proper link. oh yeah, i ph33r.

     5 February 2000, 19:28 GMT

Re: New Features at TI-News
Alapanamo  Account Info

Looks great...I guess the new unwritten, unofficial rule for TI-related sites is to have the same "slashdot" format...not that there's anything wrong with that. :-)

TOTALLY UNRELATED COMMENT: Does anyone else think "Collection of Classic Text Adventures" for the 89 should be a featured program? I love text adventures and think there should be more of them on calcs...not the "Drug Wars" or "Hic Quest" type of games, but _true_ text adventures, such as the ones found in this program.

     5 February 2000, 21:29 GMT

Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
Russkiy  Account Info

"Collection of Classic Text Adventures" not only should be a featured program, but it also should win all sorts of awards. This is the best stuff I've seen for many month. All played many of these games few years ago on ZX Spectrum and I enjoyed them more than any action game. This collection is a treasure!
If this game pack will remain unnoticed I will be really sorry about ticalc.org and most of its users who denies everything that has anything to do with thinking.

     6 February 2000, 00:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
Alapanamo  Account Info

Yes, my thoughts exactly! Unless the program was really buggy or something, I don't see why it shouldn't be featured. Not enough people seem to appreciate the old classic interactive fiction games. Wouldn't it be sweet if the author, or anyone else, released a collection of Infocom classics? If that happened, I would really have to buy an 89. I drool at the thought of playing The Lurking Horror or the Zork series on a calculator...

     6 February 2000, 08:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
Zeljko Juric  Account Info
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Huh... I will think about porting Infocom ones... the main problem is in the fact that Infocom databases are big (100K or more) and can not fit in one variable, and the interpreter for them is quite complex, Infocom interpreter is an emulator of one fictive computer called Z-machine. I have some PC sources of Z-interpreter, but they are quite big (over 300K). It is surely not impossible to port, but may take a lot of time. But, if anybody succeed to made a Z-interpreter for TI, this means not only Infocom titles, but over 300 freeware adventures made by various authors (look at ifarchive.org, directory games/zcode), because today most of the authors uses Z-code format for making text adventures!

I released ScottFree for TI to test the pulse about adventure gaming on ticalc. But, if you like adventures, my next project will be QUILL runtime driver, which can be finished in one (or two) week (it is relatively easy to implement). It will allow playing of all QUILLed adventures on TI (more than 100 games).

Happy adventuring, and best wishes for everybody!

     6 February 2000, 10:50 GMT


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KAKE  Account Info
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You are impressive. This is the kind of think we need...the ability to play already written games with the addition of a simple interpreter.

Many thanks.

-KAKE
IP

     6 February 2000, 12:41 GMT


Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
The_Professor  Account Info
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I also like text adventures, but I have to wait for a new version of Universal OS so that I can run it on my HW2 AMS 2.03 calc.

     6 February 2000, 15:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: New Features at TI-News
Zeljko Juric  Account Info
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I will try to think about writing the interpreter which can be started on HW2 and AMS2.03 without any kernels, using the similar method which my friend Samir Ribic used in tezxas.

     6 February 2000, 16:27 GMT

Re: New Features at TI-News
Doug Williams  Account Info
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I don't know about everyone else but I personally like TINews. They do a great job and help me out a lot. I like the fact that they have the flexibility to add srticles that would usually get, for that is what their site is to do.
So I thank them for the service they provide!
>>Doug

     7 February 2000, 01:00 GMT


Woops...
Doug Williams  Account Info
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Wow, that was some bad typing. What I meant to say is:

I don't know about everyone else but I personally like TINews. They do a great job and help me out a lot. I like the fact that they have the flexibility to add articles that I wouldn't usually get, for that is what their site is to do.
So I thank them for the service they provide!
>>Doug

     7 February 2000, 01:17 GMT

Re: New Features at TI-News
Bengt Werstén  Account Info
(Web Page)

Wow, that is good.

     7 February 2000, 10:44 GMT

TI-NEWS ROCKS YOUR @$$!
Patrick W  Account Info

TI-NEWS GAVE MY PROGRAM A NEWS ARTICLE! A NEWS ARTICLE!!!

well, about LIBRARY SUPPORT!!!!!!! (my program)

And I programmed it!

(my friend Paul Marks said to me eariler, "Can I hurt you?" after I bragged and boasted about the news article the whole day at school)

AIEEEEEE! Go to WWW.TINEWS.NET
!!!!

     17 February 2000, 05:18 GMT

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