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PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Posted by Eric on 16 May 2001, 05:03 GMT

The fine folks over at Detached Solutions have released their long-anticipated PuzzPack v2.0 FLASH application for the TI-83+. If you're one of those lucky ones with a TI-83+ Silver Edition, you've probably noticed that PuzzPack v2.0 is included on the calculator; now it has been released to the public as well. The application contains four popular games: Dino Puzzle, Block Dude, Puzzle Frenzy, and Pegs. Download it or check out the homepage for more.

 


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Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Shaun  Account Info

Well, It seems TI is finally going to the game side.

     16 May 2001, 05:11 GMT

Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
JaggedFlame Account Info

No, small BASIC games like this were out a long time ago in the program archives on TI's site... besides, it'll be a looooong time before TI bundles Space Monkey Quest with their calculators. :)

     16 May 2001, 22:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
tge82

Also, when you ordered the TI GRAPH-LINK software disks through the mail, they would sometimes send some sample programs in BASIC, which included a few games.

     17 May 2001, 19:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
zak vargas
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if you notice, puzzpack isnt small, nor is it in basic, so yall can kiss my ass

     18 May 2001, 21:36 GMT


Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
no_one_2000

Hey, well that's good!

     18 May 2001, 20:33 GMT

Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
SwimminGecko Account Info

That's great! I really loved the first one, and this one seems to be as good. This is my first comment ever, btw.

     16 May 2001, 05:13 GMT


Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Shaun  Account Info

Congratulations, does that make you a newbie?

     16 May 2001, 05:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
SwimminGecko Account Info

no, just a lazy bum who finally decided to do something marginally useful with my time :)

     17 May 2001, 02:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
no_one_2000

well, I post a lot on ticalc, even though i'm pretty new too.

     18 May 2001, 20:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
PolarD  Account Info

and pretty gay, too

     19 May 2001, 02:05 GMT

Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Robert Snyder  Account Info

Does any one have a Ti-83++ yet? and if so how well do they perform? I know Ti was talking them up a lot, but it would be nice to have an unbiased opinion about them.

     16 May 2001, 06:40 GMT


Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
doniguan  Account Info
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my math teacher works for ti, and they gave him one for free. He let me borrow it for the night, seeing as i would be the only one interested in it.
i ran various tests, benchmarks, that sort of thing.
it runs faster than any other z80 machine on the home screen, but the graph screen is still unnoticable faster. small asm games like fall down are rediculously fast (7g, wacka goomba)
overall, if i didnt already own a ti calc, id get a + se, but its not worth purchasing. You'd find it to be very similar to your old 83+.

     16 May 2001, 22:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
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Err, I've had a SE for a while now, and my finding seem to disagree quite a bit with your own. In fact, I've found almost everything to be complete backwards of what you said. The home screen isn't noticably faster, because it isn't noticably slow to begin with. The only time you'd notice a speed increase is during a complicated calculation; a numerical integral or the like. On the other hand, I've found that graphing is *much* faster than the 83 Plus, nearly three times as fast in fact. Assembly programs run at the same speed as the 83 Plus. TI's documentation supports this; are you sure about the speed infos you mentioned?

     16 May 2001, 22:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
doniguan  Account Info
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i ran series of equations and graphs against my 83+ and my 86, timed em both, and the 83+ se beat em all. the se was nearly twice as fast on certain equations-which is what i meant by homescreen. as for graphs, i ran sin curves and cosine curves up against eachother, and they werent too much different. i thought the asm games seemed faster, although all i tried was falldown, and 7g and wack a goomba. maybe its me? i dono...

     17 May 2001, 02:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
PolarD  Account Info

try graphing on a 92+ or overclocked Handspring with Powerone graph

     19 May 2001, 02:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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That's impossible at the present time. Unless those games are modified to run at 15 MHz, they are running at the same speed as a normal 83+.

     21 May 2001, 08:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
PolarD  Account Info

you have too much time on your hands to run benchmarks on calculators, not even the top of the line ones like the 92+ I have!

     19 May 2001, 02:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
zak vargas  Account Info
(Web Page)

DAMN STRAIGHt!!! 92ps all the way! too many 89 supporters too stupid to post their basic proggy in the 92p section when its the same dman language

     19 May 2001, 05:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
timagus  Account Info

Umm, just look in the TI-89 BASIC directory... I own a TI-89 and I look in the 92+ folder just to see if there is anything that looks useful.

     21 May 2001, 01:58 GMT

Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
jtjdt  Account Info

What I Don't get is why TI encourages games in the TI-83+ But dosen't want anything to do with them in the 89's.

     16 May 2001, 06:55 GMT


Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Konstantin Beliakov  Account Info
(Web Page)

Good question! But even though 89 is more 'game friendly', most people tend to buy 83 instead.
I don't know why 83++ is so cool, because it cost s as much as 89, but 89 is more powerfull.

     16 May 2001, 15:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
depleateduranium  Account Info

yep even the new ti83s is crap in my opinion, however it was smart for ti to do that, for me even, i started out w/a crappy ti-82 which i stole/bought(we pay taxes to)from geometry...from there i moved onto a ti-83+ which i found/stol from graphic arts(i was just sitten there, knowone touched, for the 1st 2 mins of class anyway)...after that my friend bought an 89, and so did i, and now i am a little smarter and a little wiser, for instance the ti92+ is a waste of money and space(just get a laptop and run vti is you need it so bad), so for all of you newbies out there...its ok to learn w/a ti-83, but don't spend any money on them, just get a ti-89 and impress your friends, also anybody know where i can get the upgrade for aliens v.s. predators.

     16 May 2001, 22:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
PolarD  Account Info

while purchasing my 92+ ate the biggest fricken whole in my pocket, it was well worth the money, the QWERTY keyboard is great, the way you hold it for games feels so much better than the generic 83,86,89 boody style. It also has the biggest damn screen which I love, not to mentoin it is so much cheaper than buying an iBook, maybe not cheaper than buying some Windoze running peice of Shit from compaq, but a hell of a lot cheaper than an iBook.

     19 May 2001, 02:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
zak vargas  Account Info
(Web Page)

the ketboard and the screen 89s and 92ps are brothers why do we have to fight you 89 users get soo cocky look mine is smaller! i like my big shit with the keyboard and screen ad AA battereis , stop the violence! increase the peace! heres youre half
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that SUPPOSED to be a midle finger

     19 May 2001, 05:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Toby The TMAN  Account Info
(Web Page)

can't we all just get along?

     19 May 2001, 19:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
GundamMan69  Account Info
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can't we all just smoke a bong?

     23 May 2001, 04:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
doniguan  Account Info
(Web Page)

i used my brothers 89 before. The only thing i liked about was the games. to do any math functions, it was rediculously confusing, but im sure as my 83+ did, it gets easier as u learn the controls. I have an 83+ and dont plan on getting any other calculator, 89, especialy a 92+. I dont plan on getting an 83+ se either--my 83+ is 90% the same, speed/mem, not worth $120. I like the 83/+ because of its simplicity in language, and ease of use. Plus, im the only one at my highschool who knows what the Prgm key does--thats my $0.02

     20 May 2001, 01:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: PuzzPack v2.0 Released
Brad Achorn  Account Info

All of this is do to it's popularity. Actaully, the 83+ is quite a bit cheaper than the 89 because you can get it on sale easier. And, because of it's popularity in High School teachers, that is what many students buy or are required to buy. Also, I have used a friends TI92+, and the extra functionality provided by it is not even used in High School. The only real advantages it has is faster processor (which is harder to program for) and more memory (but programs that do the same thing take up more space). The Ti-83+ SE helps with all of that, too.

     28 September 2001, 13:46 GMT

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