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Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Posted by Nick on 19 May 2000, 02:36 GMT

The delicious Patrick Davidson has released Phoenix v6.0. This was in the "experimental" phase for a few days but now it's in the form of a final release. *MANY* bug fixes and cosmetic game changes come in this version, so you'll definitely want to download it for your respective calculator. Good work on Patrick's part for clearing up all the bugs and such. I don't even notice any of them when I play, so it just looks like an already-good thing has been made better. Download Phoenix v6.0 for the 89, the 92, and the 92 Plus.

 


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Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Leroy Marshall
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something to do in class at school woohoo

     19 May 2000, 02:42 GMT

Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
DWedit  Account Info
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Will we ever see an 83 version?

     19 May 2000, 02:43 GMT

Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
prabal  Account Info
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maybe someone will port it to the 83+ but the 83 version is out of question

     19 May 2000, 02:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
The_Dungflinga  Account Info
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Why is the 83 "out of the question"

     19 May 2000, 05:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Cpt.Ginyu

For this simple reason, there is not enogh memory on the calc to even put it on in its full version.

     21 May 2000, 04:10 GMT

Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Probably not. Rumor has it that 68K => Z80 ports are obscenely hard.

--BlueCalx

     19 May 2000, 02:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
alex cooke  Account Info

Qucik question, Nick, When do you think you could post my article?

     19 May 2000, 02:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
David Hall  Account Info
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Quick answers are probably not forthcoming...

     20 May 2000, 10:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
phoenix

I wonder, Forthcomming, Did you ever have a teacher named Englebret, who commanly was quoted saying "The Doughnuts are Forthcomming...". Also, Look at bottom of page to see my first comment.

     31 May 2000, 17:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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It's not really "hard," it's just not possible. You wouldn't say that flying by oneself (think Superman) is insanely hard, you'd say that it's flat out impossible. It's not a question of the author's skill, it's a question of feasibility.

     19 May 2000, 02:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
alex cooke  Account Info

It's not impossible, you just need to know the conversions and COMPLETELY rewrite the code.

     19 May 2000, 03:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
alex cooke  Account Info

oh, yeah, that wouldn't be a port then, somebody flame me!

     19 May 2000, 03:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
lord_nightrose Account Info

arrgh! fire bad!

     29 April 2001, 19:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

Well, you'd need to be aerodynamically sound.

If I had wings it might be possible :)

--BlueCalx

     19 May 2000, 03:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Bobman  Account Info

Still not possible. You would have to have a 1 to 1 thrust ratio. Also, a bird's bones are hollow, which enable them to fly better. Unless you're gonna hollow out your bones and you're gonna add an engine to your anatomy that has a thrust equal or beyond your weight, it doesn't seem likely that you'll go and fly any time soon, unless you get a glider and jump off the Grand Canyon.

<~>Ethereale

     20 May 2000, 03:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
(Web Page)

So everybody use C, then. :)

     19 May 2000, 21:48 GMT


Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
DWedit  Account Info
(Web Page)

Galaxian was based on phoenix, they are very similar. But phoenix has shops and weapons!

     19 May 2000, 03:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
Andrew Magness  Account Info
(Web Page)

You've got it backwards.... Phoenix was the predecessor to Galaxian... Galaxian was made for the 85 then ported to every other z80 calculator... Then came along the 92 and well... you know the rest... I think the first version I had on my 92 was like 0.61 or somethin like that... It sure has come a long way

     19 May 2000, 06:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
lord_nightrose Account Info

um... What?

You said Phoenix was the predecessor to Galaxian, but the guy who says Galaxian is based on Phoenix is wrong???

A predecessor is something that came before... i.e. Phoenix came before Galaxian... so why is that backwards?

God bless the English language... it's so messy.

     29 April 2001, 19:54 GMT

Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
prabal  Account Info
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Way cool with the white on black routine. IT does have some bugz though. Sometimes during the gamepaly (at random) when u touch the end of the right side of the screen, it takes away a lot of shields and can kill you. Other than that it is pretty cool. I am also starting a greyscale version of starwars 89 TC. Watch out for it. Neways kudos to PAD for a good update.

     19 May 2000, 02:46 GMT


Re: Re: Patrick Releases Phoenix v6.0
TMEK  Account Info
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Well, I'm going to guess that the reason for this is because if you play the 92+ version, the game has a "tunnle-like" feel... There are "walls" on either side that will really take your shields away if you hit them too much. It could just be that somehow the "walls" are kinda there but not.. in the 89 version that is... I havn't d/led 6.0 yet, but I'm about to.

-TMEK
tmekrules@aol.com
http://rocking.to/sublime

     19 May 2000, 06:10 GMT

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