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Chessmaster 86 released
Posted by Niklas on 21 May 2002, 18:55 GMT

For the 86-owning chess fans, Thomas Williamson has released Chessmaster 86. Features include:

  • 3 different greyscale chess sets
  • 842 bytes (!) "better than beginner" AI
  • 74 puzzles
  • 1 player, 2 player, or AI vs AI
  • autosave feature
  • total size 7kB

As always, comments and encouraging email to the author are appreciated.

Update (Niklas): Thomas has now ported Chessmaster to the TI-83 and the TI-83+. Happy chess playing!

 


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Re: Chessmaster 86 released
shakey_snake  Account Info
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now we just need chess for the 83

     21 May 2002, 19:16 GMT

Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Merlijn den Boer  Account Info
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agree! let's have a poll about who uses what calc most!

     21 May 2002, 19:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
shakey_snake  Account Info
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i disagree, now that chess is on a z80, someone should just port it now. no poll needed.

     21 May 2002, 21:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chickendude  Account Info
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But drop the greyscale.

     21 May 2002, 21:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
shakey_snake  Account Info
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yeah,
no chess game for the 83(+)/se is going to be pretty
..but try to suprise me anyway!!

     21 May 2002, 21:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

someone should port it to the 83+(SE) as a flash app.
This is sooo w00ty!
I want an 86 to play Chessmaster 86!
Someone port it!
Please, please!

     21 May 2002, 22:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

michal v, could you take a break from those cool new progs, and port this? Please?

     21 May 2002, 22:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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But I like coo progs!

     21 May 2002, 22:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

this wouldn't be a cool new prog, this would be a cool *old* prog!

     21 May 2002, 22:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Oh. w00t!

We don't need no w00tication...

     22 May 2002, 01:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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We need w00t!ication!
w00t!

     22 May 2002, 02:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Paul Joyner  Account Info
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All in all, it's just another brick in the w00t!

     22 May 2002, 02:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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Another Brick in the Wall Part II (Waters)
We don't need no education!
We don't need no thought control.
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Teachers leave them kids alone...
HEY! TEACHERS!
Leave them kids alone!
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

Young Lust (Gilmour, Waters)
I am just a new boy.
A stranger in this town.
Where are all the good times?
Who's gonna show this stranger around?

(Chorus)
OOOOHHHhhhhh I need a dirty woman.
OOOOHHHhhhhh I need a dirty gal...

     22 May 2002, 02:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
esweecoo  Account Info
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keep adding on to this chain!!!

     24 May 2002, 02:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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w00t!

     24 May 2002, 03:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
esweecoo  Account Info
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we need to add on to <i>this</i> chain!!

     28 May 2002, 01:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

lets make a pryamid!

     24 May 2002, 13:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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PARADE FOR AMISH PARADISE!

     26 May 2002, 17:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
bogus ti productions  Account Info
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We aren't gonna take it!
No we ain't gonna take it!
We aren't gonna take it... anymore!

     27 May 2002, 17:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Bla
Bla
Blah
3.141592653589793238462643 3832795028841971693993... LOL I know about 90 digits right now.

     27 May 2002, 23:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
rgg

From memory:

pi = 3.141592653589793238 4626433832795028841971693 9937510582097494459230781 6406286298998628034825342

     17 September 2003, 02:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
esweecoo  Account Info
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GAME123

     28 May 2002, 01:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
acr34  Account Info
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It shouldn't be too hard to port, except I hear the 86 has a wierd bcall based 24 bit addressing. Nonetheless, it's doable.

     22 May 2002, 02:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chivo  Account Info

24 bit addresses are only used in assembly programs to access external variables and the like. The rest is just regular 16-bit addresses. I don't even think TI-OS functions are called with 24 bits.

     22 May 2002, 16:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Sean Barnes  Account Info
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Yeah... ROM calls are located on the permanently loaded rom page (I don't recall which number). They're addressed using 16 bits and the code at those addresses is responsible for loading using the 24 bit addressing to load the actual rom page and calling it. (This has the side effect that TI can change all of the real addresses and just leave the jump table the same between rom versions).

     23 May 2002, 18:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Andreas Finne  Account Info

The ROM page is $0D. And it is always loaded in when executing an assembly program. However, the asm program can swap it out, and replace it with another rom page, or even a ram page. Most (if not all) of the routines in the call table on page $0D refer to routines that are on rom page $00 that is always loaded in. The 86 has four places to have pages of memory on. The first one is static rom, the second one is swappable rom, the third is swappable ram, the fourth is static ram.

     23 May 2002, 21:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
ac

Please, don't get technical, unt port it!
w00t!

     23 May 2002, 22:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Halfmoon Account Info

Yeah I don't even program in assembly.
port it!
w00t!

     27 May 2002, 03:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I don't believe I've ever replied to you before

     27 May 2002, 23:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Halfmoon Account Info

...or you.
I'm kinda new around here.
:) :) :) :) :) :) :)
but I caught on to the w00t! thing pretty fast!
w00t! w00t!

     28 May 2002, 04:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chivo  Account Info

I'm guessing here on the various memory banks:

static ROM: essential functions and functions that assembly programs can call
swappable ROM: applications (graph, program editor, etc.)
static RAM: screen memory, system flags, floating point operands (OP1, OP2, etc.)
swappable RAM: user assembly programs area, user variables

Are these correct?

     23 May 2002, 22:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Andreas Finne  Account Info

The swappable rom contains the call table when executing an assembly program. Otherwise I suppose the OS swaps in whatever page it needs to do the things it do :)

The static ram (page 0) looks kinda like this:

RAM PAGE 0 (16k)
0C000h -------------------------
(ABS) | |
| system memory |
| |
|-------------------------|
| INTER BANK RAM CACHE |
|-------------------------|
| RESEVERED RAM FOR |
| ASSEMBLY LANGUAGE |
| PROGRAMMING ~ 10k |
|-------------------------|
| ^ |
| : |
| hardware stack |
0FC00h |-------------------------|
| display |
0FFFFh -------------------------

Ram pages 2-7 contain the user memory (this is where all your programs are stored) and the symbol table.

At the top of ram page 1 is the FPS (Floating Point Stack) and at the bottom is the OPS (Operator Stack). In between there's free memory. This free memory is often used in asm programs as temporary storage.

     27 May 2002, 00:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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HHHHEEEEYYYYY!!! Chickendude!

I just downloaded PrgmBAD. It's pretty cool! :)

     27 May 2002, 23:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Um... didn't we already have one like that?

     21 May 2002, 22:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Charlemagne Account Info

I don't know, but if there was when was it??????
:-/

     21 May 2002, 22:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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um... good question.

     22 May 2002, 01:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Paul Joyner  Account Info
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There was that one that was, "If you were going to buy another calc, which one would it be?" The choices were TI-89, 83+(SE), Voyage 200, and another one (I forget what it was).

     22 May 2002, 02:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chickendude  Account Info
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Either 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 92, 92+, or none!
(*gasp* how'd he know?)

     22 May 2002, 21:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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My God (me hehe), how'd he know?
Ah, maybe he looked in the archived surveys ...

     23 May 2002, 03:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Paul Joyner  Account Info
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Or it could be that I just remebered responding to it. sp00n!

     23 May 2002, 04:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
lord_nightrose Account Info
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THERE IS NO SPOON. :-p

     23 May 2002, 23:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Chivo  Account Info

f00t!

     24 May 2002, 01:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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p00p!

     24 May 2002, 03:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
TheCalcGenius  Account Info

ohhh...that was g00d...

     25 May 2002, 02:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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p00 on y00!

     26 May 2002, 17:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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And then clean it up with a p00per sc00per! w00t!

     27 May 2002, 23:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
nolekid  Account Info

Oh man not another nut who forgot about the 85 and 86! Isn't this entire article devoted to the 86 (and chess) (and the author)?

     24 May 2002, 16:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
Paul Joyner  Account Info
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The 85/86 wasn't a choice in the survey. You could only choose from the calcs that TI's NOT planning on discontinuing.

     24 May 2002, 17:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
nolekid  Account Info

oh. sorry.


<grrr>

     24 May 2002, 18:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
NickV.  Account Info

No need for a poll, it's easly the TI-83+. It is reqired in a LOT of high school math curricula.

     25 May 2002, 00:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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It's not REQUIRED. The 86 works perfectly fine. It's just that the 83+'s simpler interface (is it really simpler? Or does it just seem like that) makes it more appealing to people.

     25 May 2002, 04:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
BullFrog  Account Info

I love chess. So many chess games to choose from. Just never a good one for the 83/+/SE. Not that it matters since I have an 89. :)

89 works for me and the 2 other people in my school that have them. We have about 1300. And the 83+'s "simpler interface" is more appealing because some people aren't bright enought to figure anything out. It took some kid literally 2 minutes to find quit on an 83 today. I had to keep myself from laughing.

     25 May 2002, 05:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
BullFrog  Account Info

1300 students, that is. Sorry if I confused you.

     25 May 2002, 06:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
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I was kind of implying something similar to what you said about that kid who took 2 minutes to figure out how to quit. For some reason, though, it seems as if more and more people at my school are getting an 86 ...

     25 May 2002, 22:03 GMT


Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
kEvinwElls  Account Info
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when they have this for the 83plus, then i will get excited. but until then... who cares

     25 May 2002, 01:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
shakey_snake  Account Info
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...probabilly the 86 owners

     25 May 2002, 23:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Chessmaster 86 released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I forget what I was going to say.

     27 May 2002, 23:37 GMT

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