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Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Posted by Nick on 29 May 2000, 02:39 GMT

Tanks v0.53As usual, there have been a plethora of new releases of nectareous things this weekend, so I'll be covering a lot in this one:

Tanks v0.53, by Andy Dufilie, is a game like (duh) Scorched Earth, Worms, or the classic Tanks. There's not much else to say about this one except a job well done - the graphics are great (see screenshot) and it looked essentially bug-free when I tried it out.

A new TSE Compiler for the TI-83/TI-83 Plus shell has been released by Alex Roper. It features a setup program, multiple windows, a .chm help file, and the obligatory bug fixes.

Loving it! Combes "eXor" Bertrand has released PANG v1.01 for the 89 and the 92 Plus. Thanks to the ever-so-friendly Babelfish, you now know that new features include bugfixes on the display and the keyboard. A new version is in the works that keeps the balls inside the 89's viewing display.

Everybody's favorite game, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final (for the 89, 92 [Fargo II], and 92 Plus), has been unleashed. Authored by Benoit Scherrer and Brian Tribondeau, new features for this piece of entertainment include much code optimization and (I think) link play (my French isn't very good *g*). Also, a source code release has taken place.

Many other great things have been released in the past two days. You can check the latest updates list for more information.

 


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Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Mike Dennis  Account Info
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The compiler looks really good

     29 May 2000, 03:00 GMT


Re: TSE Compiler
acr34  Account Info
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Thank you. I worked really hard on it and it's nice to get recognition.

     29 May 2000, 03:19 GMT

Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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What's a TSE compiler?

     29 May 2000, 03:02 GMT

Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Mike Dennis  Account Info
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It is a compiler for a shell for the 83+. There were a lot of games for it coming out in a few weeks time, but since people didn't like it right away, the creater of TSE sort of gave up.

     29 May 2000, 03:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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Oh, the 86 people didn't know about that, but now they do. I believe that ASM isn't built into those calcs so that they have to use special shells.

~Robert

P.S. Tell me if I'm wrong.

     29 May 2000, 03:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
acr34  Account Info
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It is, but you have to write it in naitive hex.
eg:

AsmPrgm
215087EF7A41215000EF3943C9

(Will create program with name starting at 8751h)

     29 May 2000, 03:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Free_Bird Account Info
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No. Binary is fine too, unlike the 83.

     29 May 2000, 22:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
acr34  Account Info
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really? how?

     1 June 2000, 13:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Robin Kay  Account Info
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The 83 allows programs to be stored in hexadecimal
The 83+ allows programs to be stored in hexadecimal and in binary (written off-calc)
In both cases the memory managment is inefficent and shells fix this problem.

     3 June 2000, 14:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
acr34  Account Info
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OFFCALC! You see, hex is writeable on calc, then you can run it OR compile it. I've written MirageOS programs completly on-calc. (Crappy ones, but still :)

     3 December 2000, 17:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
acr34  Account Info
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It is.

     29 May 2000, 03:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Robin Kay  Account Info
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It wasn't that people didn't like so much as there seemed to be a general concensus among programmers that it was a bad idea. When ION v1.5 came out, there was suddenly very little advantage to using TSE. I have other projects to persue now...

--Robin Kay--

     3 June 2000, 14:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
acr34  Account Info
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Robin has since resigned from the TI-83+ and all calc programming to program a 'proper platform'.

     5 July 2001, 23:04 GMT


Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Mike Dennis  Account Info
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This is a site for TSE stuff: http://tse83p.cjb.net/

     29 May 2000, 03:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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Thanx, but I just have an 86, and, btw, your site is down at GeoCities.

     29 May 2000, 03:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Mike Dennis  Account Info
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Yeah I really haven't done much with it. I don't think it was every really up, because I have been really busy lately, and really the only time that I get on my computer, I spend online talking to this girl I like.

     29 May 2000, 05:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
acr34  Account Info
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You have much to learn of the ways of the nerd, my young friend;)

     22 July 2003, 16:23 GMT

Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
compman32386  Account Info
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Why are there so many Gorilla type games? oh well. These are some good games that I like. People need to think of some original things though. Good job to all.

     29 May 2000, 03:02 GMT

Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
compman32386  Account Info
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By the way Nick, you wrote "PANG v1.01 for the PANG v1.01". Shouldn't it be "PANG v1.01 for the 89"? Just felt like putting my $0.02 in.

     29 May 2000, 03:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Fixed.
Grazie.

--BlueCalx

     29 May 2000, 03:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
compman32386  Account Info
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looks like Nick took my advice.

     29 May 2000, 03:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Nick did :)

--BlueCalx

     29 May 2000, 03:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
redhick5  Account Info
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I feel good....i started the 2 cence thing a long time ago, Tanks is my favorite game right now! I play it against people in my class all the time, some times lasting the whole period with out one round ending. This is why I plea for a Teacher Key! Or a save game feature, this way I can continue games whenever Im interupted by the bell. Doesnt matter if you can or not, I dont care, it is and will be a great game! Good job!

     29 May 2000, 08:03 GMT


Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
^Andy  Account Info
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many gorilla type games, yar..
many good gorilla type games? narrrrr :)

     29 May 2000, 03:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
compman32386  Account Info
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Geez, don't get all banged up about it, it's only my opinion. (that first sentence was only ment for tanks v0.53)

     29 May 2000, 03:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Jeff Chai  Account Info

I know what you're talking about. In 1193, there was a Qbasic game calles Bannanas, I think. There were two gorillas throwing bannanas at each other at calculated angles and power, like Tanks. But Tanks has different weapons and is much better. Besides how many "Gorilla" games are there for the TI-89? =)

     29 May 2000, 06:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Ranfinity  Account Info

1193? whoa.

     29 May 2000, 15:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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Exactly what I thought.

~Robert

     29 May 2000, 17:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Jeff Chai  Account Info

Whooooops! Well, that's what happens when you type with one hand while doing homework with the other! =) It's supposed to be 1993. There was a Qbasic game called bannanas, or something like that. It's like Tanks, only you throw bannanas at each other at different angles/powers. Sorry about the *confusion*.

     30 May 2000, 21:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Dark_Ninja

They're calling that homework nowadays? Wow. Times sure have changed since I did "homework".

Another Nasty Comment by
Dark Ninja

     30 May 2000, 22:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Jeff Chai  Account Info

Homework? What's that? =)

     1 June 2000, 05:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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I think the game was called "Gorillas." QBasic only compiled the files into memory, so you needed it to run it. It was basically a demo, not a real program.

     31 May 2000, 23:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
compman32386  Account Info
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The game is caled "QBasic Gorillas". I love that game and have been playing it since the 5th grade. It's made by Microsoft, and I stil have an original copy. And it isn't compiled. It's just multiple files inside a file to make a basic game, like the TIOS's basic on the 83 and 83+.

     1 June 2000, 01:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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Actually, as far as I know, it's simply one large text file. QBasic just has a dialog to switch between all the subroutines, which makes it appear like a multi-file project. I liked QBasic a lot when I was younger, especially the way it put every BASIC command into uppercase. It also formatted every identifier exactly like its definition, so that you didn't have to use the shift key at all most of the time. Oh, those good old times...

     1 June 2000, 03:48 GMT


QBASIC
James!  Account Info

QBASIC was the best! It had the best indexed help file ever created, and it was simple and fast to use. I programmed Tetris in it once. It was great for learning how to program.

     1 June 2000, 05:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tanks v0.53, PANG v1.01, SolarStriker v1.00 Pre-Final
Jeff Meister  Account Info

QBasic? 1993? Might as well be 1193 :)

- Jeff

     2 June 2000, 22:55 GMT

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