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TI-Chess v3.00
Posted by Nick on 12 August 2000, 03:22 GMT

TIChess v3.00 Purple Monkey DishwasherThis has been hyped since about when the TI-99 came out, and it does look like Thomas "I Rock Nick's World" Nussbaumer has made good on his many promises. 89 and 92 Plus versions of TI-Chess v3.00 are now available. The features are too numerous for the human mind to accurately comprehend at once, so read this verrrry sloooowly:

  • Works on all AMS versions up to v2.05 and both hardware versions. All permutations considered! Hooray!
  • Grayscale graphics, tons of nifty eye candy to look at during, uh, whenever you happen to play calculator games :p
  • All the rules of chess (my favorite is en passant) implemented
  • Two different piece sets, sets of chess puzzles for training (lord knows I need it: I really do poorly at chess. My dad beats me routinely. It's sad.), chess clocks, a graphical menu system of some kind, and five levels of difficulty
  • Written in C code and "shell-less:" doesn't require any specific shell to be run!

That's all that can be said. Download this game. Now. GO! GOGOGOGOGO!

 


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Re: TI-Chess v3.00
monoman  Account Info
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this game looks likeit is great. If I only had an 89......

     12 August 2000, 03:27 GMT


Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
DelightfulSunny Account Info

Well, go get one. In my school, you have to get one in order to take Calculus class. hehe

     13 August 2000, 17:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
monoman  Account Info
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It is rediculous to have a TI-89 as a requirement for calculus. Kids should be able to choose whether they want to use a graphing calulator or not. And they definately shouldn't require something so expensive.

     13 August 2000, 18:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
DelightfulSunny Account Info

Oh well, it seems to me my high school is the only school in the whole Fort Bend ISD (http://www.fortbend.k12.tx.us) that requires you to get a TI-89 for the Calculus class. That is because my school is in the wealthiest district and everyone has to pay higher taxes than other districts. damnit!

     13 August 2000, 18:23 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Matthew Obets  Account Info

what High School is it? I went to Kempner and we never even got to play w/ the 2 TI-92 the school had when I took Calculus.

     14 August 2000, 19:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Kai  Account Info
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I don't think it has anything to do with that. I believe it has to do with teachers. And if several teachers agree on something, others teachers in the same school have to go along. In the school I attend in Upstate New York, nobody at all uses graphing calculators, except maybe in the really advanced AP and IB classes. This is eventhough it's a pretty high tax paying school. At the international school I attend in Vienna, I belive everyone must have at least a graphing calculator by either 8th or 9th grade, and scientific calculators are frowned on, just like graphing claculators are at my Upstate New York school. That is because all the teachers in Vienna have agreed on this. In Upstate New York, I think their afraid that they will destroy math, because they give you all the answers. I think this is not true at all, because you still have to show what you're doing on paper. I won't get any points if I just put down the answer to a quadratic equation, if I don't show work. I think acceptence of graphing calculators will increase over time, especially if more student bring them in and inform teachers about their good side.

     17 August 2000, 16:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
DelightfulSunny Account Info

Oh, I am gonna graduate next year, so it is really a waste of money to buy a TI-89 in my senior year. Oh well, but it gives you a great adavantage on Calculus AP test!!

     13 August 2000, 18:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Kai  Account Info
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It makes a great alternative to a Gameboy as well! :) In fact many people have said that my TI-92 Plus looks like a Sega Game Gear, because of that blue arrow thing.

     17 August 2000, 16:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
courageforce5  Account Info

No one at your school should make you buy a graphing calculator for a school course. It's just not right. They should supply them-not you.

     19 August 2000, 04:17 GMT

Re: TI-Chess v3.00
alex cooke  Account Info

on HW2 AMS 2.05 it runs fine but if you load on the ticpro is freezes.

     12 August 2000, 03:41 GMT

Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Hexalon

it wasn't tested on 2.05. thats y it won't work.

     12 August 2000, 05:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Thomas Nussbaumer  Account Info
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Why do you think it wasn't tested on AMS 2.05?
It was definitely tested under AMS 2.05 running on a HW2 calc and works fine for the beta testing crew.

     12 August 2000, 10:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Kai  Account Info
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Once again, archive all the programs, then it will. This goes for all v. 2.03 games I've checked out on v. 2.05.

     17 August 2000, 16:46 GMT


Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
DelightfulSunny Account Info

Well, TI-Chess 2.01 works fine in AMS 2.05, 2.04, 2.03...and....etc.

     13 August 2000, 17:01 GMT

Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Thomas Nussbaumer  Account Info
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Thanx Nick. There was almost no time between uploading and being available.
And as I have seen it gots into the POTM again ;-)
Now I can go to bed "peacely" (<-- sorry for my english). Its about 4:00 in the morning here in Austria ...

Please don't answer: rest in peace .... that would be too simple ... =8-)

     12 August 2000, 03:47 GMT

Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
JrJinfinity  Account Info
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can't wait to get off work now...
...thanks, this is a much needed neccesity for my Ti-89!




-JrJinfinity

     12 August 2000, 04:57 GMT


Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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"peacefully..." :)

Anyway, no problem. I knew it was coming out tonight, but there was a worry that I would be out when you fired the email at me. I wasn't. You couldn't have caught me at a better time. :)

Took a little longer for the news item, tho :\

--BlueCalx

     12 August 2000, 07:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Sean Kelly  Account Info
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Did anyone else notice the "Purple Monkey Dishwasher" text in the ALT attribute of the image tag?

     12 August 2000, 22:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
JrJinfinity  Account Info
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Yes, yes I did!

     13 August 2000, 02:17 GMT

Re: TI-Chess v3.00
kaizer_911  Account Info

Thomas deserves his rest, him and the beta testers (I am one of them) spent a long time on this game. I espically, I tried out other special beta versions to help rid the game of the evil HW2 bug that we found. But in the end we got it fixed and you REALLY REALLY NEED TO CHECK THIS ONE OUT!!! The graphics are the best so far from the TI Chess Team. SO go Download your copy of TI-Chess 3.00 today and get to playing, cause this is best chess game out there for the TI-Calculators.

A TI-Chess Beta tester,
A.J. Franks <kaizer_911@yahoo.com>

     12 August 2000, 04:19 GMT

Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Justin B  Account Info
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TI-99?

     12 August 2000, 04:41 GMT


Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
Hexalon

this a very old home computer that ran on an z80 with a BASic os

     12 August 2000, 05:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
DelightfulSunny Account Info

Are you sure? I think it is just a typo!! I wish my TI-89 is called TI-2000 Pro or TI-ME (Millennium Edition) :-p

     13 August 2000, 16:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Chess v3.00
rob smith  Account Info
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he is right, search for it on yahoo once

     14 August 2000, 22:01 GMT

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