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Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Posted by Eric on 29 May 2001, 02:46 GMT

WallpipeNow that programmers have apparently remembered about the existence of the TI-86 again, we have some more news to report. Olivier Lecocq has released a new game called Wallpipe. It's a grayscale puzzle game where your goal is to create the longest uninterrupted pipe you can with randomly-generated blocks (yeah, kinda like tetris, almost...sorta...). Give it a try, mmmkay?

 


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Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Jimi Mudgett  Account Info

hey looks good! first post?

     29 May 2001, 03:07 GMT


Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Jawz2k2  Account Info

Is there any way to run TI-86 games/apps/assembly on a TI-89?

     29 May 2001, 04:17 GMT

Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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No. And I wish people would stop asking.

     29 May 2001, 07:45 GMT


Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Jawz2k2  Account Info

Look, the TI-89 has a powerful enough processor to run a virtual machine (written in C) that could emulate any other lower TI calculator. Perhaps noone has written one because it would be easier to just port applications, but I believe it is doable. No, I am not interested in wasting my time learning how to write one, and I'm sure that's why noone else has...but it could be done, and it's a plauseable question.

     29 May 2001, 22:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Reno  Account Info

If you don't want to waste your own time, why should someone else bother wasting their time?

     30 May 2001, 03:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Stuart Bergstrom  Account Info
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I'm pretty sure "Jawz" never said anyone "should" waste their time doing it, instead, he said it's possible. He was responding to the post directly above his, which angrily claimed the impossibility of such a feat. "Jawz" simply said it was possible.

     30 May 2001, 05:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
GForceII  Account Info
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I doubt that the 89 has enough power... just look at vti, on a Pentium 90, It can't emulate an 89 at full speed... but on a 433 Celeron it does just fine and then some...

     30 May 2001, 16:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
James Mickley  Account Info

He's right the 89 has plenty of power to emulate z80 games. there is already an emulater for spectrum games complete with grayscale. It could be better too. Also new on-calc programming environments and formats are springing up all over the place. There is Waba Virtual Machine which just came out and also force which is in its early stages, as well as some others. z80 programs can already be stored on 89's: there is a program to use an 89 for storage for other calcs. All that is needed, is a program that reads and interprets the hex codes.

     6 June 2001, 21:35 GMT

Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Olivier Lecocq  Account Info
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I am sorry but the Ti89/92 uses a completely different kind of CPU that's not a possibility.

     29 May 2001, 13:09 GMT

Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
tge82

Not that I know of, unless somebody makes some kind of emulator for the TI-89... AND makes it run fast enough, which I'm not sure if that would work very well.

     29 May 2001, 20:57 GMT


Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
rob_squared  Account Info
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This reminds me of a particular SNES emulator for palm pilots. An interesting if not useless idea.

     31 May 2001, 07:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
David Phillips  Account Info
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You sure you don't mean Liberty, the Game Boy emulator? SNES would be way too slow, not to mention the screen being way too big.

Now, a NES emulator for the GBA, that is actually doable, and is probably the only reason I'll buy one.

     2 June 2001, 05:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
rob_squared  Account Info
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Actually it does exist, it even says in the documentation that its as slow as hell. Also I am sure there is a Gameboy emulator and possibly a NES emulator.

     4 June 2001, 04:49 GMT


Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
David Phillips  Account Info
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I've thought about the possibility of doing a TI-8x emulator for the 89/92+ using the core of Tezxas. The TI-86 would be the hardest to do, due to it having more RAM, and because programs call ROM routines directly. For something like the 82 or 85, it would be much more feasible, since you wouldn't need the calculators ROM. You could just emulate the calls that are built into the shell.

Patrick Davidson wrote a program called Source Guru that converts TI-85 sources to TI-89/92+ sources. It's not exactly an emulator, but definitely worth checking out.

     2 June 2001, 05:57 GMT

Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
net-cat

Is this like Pipe Dream?

     29 May 2001, 03:09 GMT

Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
mbuchman  Account Info

it looks like pipe dream a lot more than tetris... i think you are right.

     29 May 2001, 03:43 GMT


Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
bdesham  Account Info
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Yeah, pretty much. I didn't like pipe dream much, but I'll try this anyway.

bdesham

     30 May 2001, 01:38 GMT

Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
depleateduranium  Account Info

well that game sucked for computer and it probably sucks for calc...why dont people make a program that runs a program from the start on an 89, or a good wholesome game like EvilDead89!!!

     29 May 2001, 03:24 GMT

Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
WDM_ShadowFox

One word dude...

:rolleyes

     29 May 2001, 03:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
depleateduranium  Account Info

no actually i am correct, a program which runs another program when a ti-89 is turned on, maybe u should of read it slowly

     29 May 2001, 17:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Samuel Stearley
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Such a program would be easy to impliment but it would not be stable, because if the calc turned off during a powerful game like sma(which uses a lot of heap and probably a lot of stack) and then it turned back on and the program executed bad things could happen.

     29 May 2001, 20:57 GMT

Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Kerey Roper  Account Info
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Why don't you make EvilDead89?

     29 May 2001, 04:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
depleateduranium  Account Info

yes i will, but am waiting for the sdk of the most recent fat raycasting engine.

     29 May 2001, 17:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Luke Imhoff  Account Info
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With Thomas in retirement you're going to have to wait quite some time.

     30 May 2001, 04:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
Shaun  Account Info

Hey Kronic (smile) you need to put the newer website (i.e. the non crosswinds one) in the webpage area. (smile again)

     31 May 2001, 21:15 GMT


Re: Re: Wallpipe for TI-86 Released
bdesham  Account Info
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So what exactly is Evil Dead? I don't really know, but judging from the name, I'm guessing it doesn't fit any of the following descriptions for the word "wholesome"...

1. Conducive to sound health or well-being.
2. Promoting mental, moral, or social health: wholesome entertainment.
3. Sound; healthy.

bdesham

     30 May 2001, 01:41 GMT

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