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Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Posted by Michael on 21 February 2004, 01:12 GMT

Programming groups Greenfire and Maxcoderz are holding a programming competition. Briefly: You create a pong game for the 83 or 83+ using either ASM or BASIC. Based on several criteria including graphics and gameplay, the winners will be posted on the front pages of the two sites.

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HEY!!
shkaboinka  Account Info
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Dude, I am the best BASIC programmer there is. I am much more suited to asm, but I hardly know it.

Anyways, none of those links load; how can I join in?
My program will kick butt!

Reply to this comment    23 February 2004, 13:57 GMT


Re: HEY!!
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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"Dude, I am the best BASIC programmer there is."

LOL, bragging about BASIC is funny.

Reply to this comment    23 February 2004, 20:49 GMT

LINK
shkaboinka  Account Info
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So you know, it is IMPOSIBLE to make it work across a link for a BASIC program, since GetKey ONLY works when the other calc is NOT busy. I have heard about the whole Pause/wait thing, but that never works!

Reply to this comment    23 February 2004, 13:58 GMT


Re: LINK
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Eh, right, real-time linking in BASIC doesn't work. So, I just wouldn't worry about that, then. If you really want two-player mode (which is a big plus), use ASM.

Reply to this comment    23 February 2004, 20:51 GMT

Re: Re: LINK
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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Or (for two player) use different keys on the same calc. That would be rather annoying, but still two player. I think a nice feature of these programs would be to create an AI that isnt just guessing or following the ball. (Not hard in BASIC, but could be a challenge in ASM.)

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 00:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: LINK
nolekid  Account Info

the only problem with 2 player basic games is that if both players try to press a key at once, then neither key works.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 21:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: LINK
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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er.. i dont do BASIC to much any more, and never did two player stuff. (AI is more intresting.) Most of the stuff was less worthy of ticalc than the rest of my BASIC programs _and_ the entire BASIC math program directory together.

Reply to this comment    2 March 2004, 05:27 GMT


Re: Re: LINK
BlackThunder  Account Info
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Well, it works on the 89, that's how I got CalcChat to work. Well, it works when you're in a

:While k=0 and getType(msg)="NONE"
:getKey()->k
:EndWhile

loop. Just do

:Try
:SendChat msg
:Else
:Text "Transmission Error"
:EndTry

on the other calculator.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 00:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: LINK
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Sorry, I was talking about the TI-82/83/83+/83+SE/84+/84+SE-type calculators.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 22:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: LINK
BlackThunder  Account Info
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I don't think the Pause/wait thing works on those calculators, does it?

Reply to this comment    25 February 2004, 21:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: LINK
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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not for real time

Reply to this comment    1 March 2004, 04:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: LINK
mike White  Account Info

it's due to try 83 son't have it

Reply to this comment    25 February 2004, 12:55 GMT

Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Blah Poop  Account Info
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WHY do you want a PONG GAME??? geez. what's so good about PONG? all you do is reflect the ball with a bar that you move around. is that supposed to be fun? no. there's a game called "GAY" and it is the exact same thing as PONG. you know why they named it GAY? because PONG IS GAY!! in my opinion, i don't really like PONG. and if anyone talks to me about it, i'm going to say "*click*" to you.

I don't like pong.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 00:39 GMT

Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
BlackThunder  Account Info
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"*click*"? Don't you mean, "*beep*"?

btw, see above thread.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 00:58 GMT

Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Jonathan Hirz  Account Info
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like said many times before, the whole point of our comp is to bring some new element to it. if everyone made the exact same game, and we all had simple, one-paddled, bounce-the-ball-against-the-wall games, it wouldn't be any fun. instead, you get to be creative and make something new that maybe hasn't been seen before.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 04:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Andree Chea  Account Info

Exactly what I'm doing...

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 20:43 GMT

Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
RCTParRoThEaD  Account Info
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Be quiet, trolls.

Cheers,
-RCTParRoThEaD: Zero Tolerance for Idiots

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 05:46 GMT

Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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I didn't know pong had a sexual preference. This is news to me. And what is the significance of saying "*click*" to someone?

Reply to this comment    24 February 2004, 22:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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It could be a reference to any number of electronic conversation stoppers, such as hanging up the phone or blocking someone on aim or sending an email virus or anything else. But it doesnt seem very threatening to me. BTW pong can be fun if cool features are added. You can look at an above post of mine for my ideas, but i just got another. It would be most effective in link play, and you make some sort of powerup that causes the contrast on the other person's calc to go up or down and obscure vision. Pong with multiple balls would be fun too.

Reply to this comment    25 February 2004, 01:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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No, its the noice a led makes when u apply 16V to it. Anyways, u kno how electronics stop working? The smoke makes them not work. So just dont let the smoke come out and they'll keep working. (If u plan on overclocking ur comp, gently lower it into a cold bath of water. It'll stop the smoke).

Reply to this comment    25 February 2004, 02:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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FOR ALL YEE N00BS OUT THER... DONT TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY!! or ull be really sorry...

Reply to this comment    25 February 2004, 02:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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Huh? *pulls computer out of the bath tub*

You mean that was a joke? Oh...well then i guess thats $1,500 wasted again. I knew i should stop trusting ticalc for advice. Im going to go see my therapist now...

Reply to this comment    25 February 2004, 04:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Konrad Meyer  Account Info
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how the hell does a comp cost 1500? canadian? pesos? what currency? my comp (im buildin it) is only 700 sumthin US (see link) and its made of pretty good parts...

Reply to this comment    2 March 2004, 05:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Blah Poop  Account Info
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"*click*" = drag someone's head using your hand towards your nuts and say *click*. ooooooh

deez nuts in your mouth. (that's what it's for)

Reply to this comment    29 February 2004, 14:32 GMT


Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Blah Poop  Account Info
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LOL! I guess none of you get it. Don't worry about it too much. It's not a big deal anyway.

Reply to this comment    29 February 2004, 14:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Programming Groups Hold Pong Contest
Joe Pinsonault  Account Info

i got the joke

Reply to this comment    2 March 2004, 23:10 GMT

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