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Two TI-Basic CE programs to start off the year
Posted by Xavier on 28 January 2019, 20:15 GMT

After the POTY votes and results, and the usual season's greetings, let's start off this year of hopefully exciting news items with a couple TI-Basic programs for the TI-eZ80 series :)

A year ago, Josiah Winslow, whose work already appeared here in the past few years and shall appear again, made a small text adventure game, named 8K Adventure (originally "9K Adventure"). This game genre is fairly infrequent nowadays, but it requires low resources, and of course, it can still be pretty fun. As you can see in the screenshot here, the game displays blurbs of text and takes short, English, text input, usually containing a verb, for specifying actions such as moving around, or taking objects, in order to advance the quest. In this game, the quest consists in recovering a magical namely orb belonging to Gawyn, the lord of all realms. The game is a re-creation of an old DOS game named "4K Adventure" by John Metcalf.

In a different style, TIbelius Sheet Music and MIDI Sequence Editor by Ben "calclover2514" Pryor is, you guessed it, a music editor. What sets it apart from a number of similar projects is that it's written in pure TI-Basic! It can create, edit, save and reload files... and last but not least, "compile" them for more correct playing speed, and perform playback using the TI-Innovator Hub (or compatible). The program weighs ~10 KB, plus three ~22 KB images.

In both cases, you'll want to take advantage of the README's contents, to make faster progress in the former game, and e.g. find how to change the tempo of saved files (through a trip in the calculator's OS's list editor) of the latter program. Happy gaming and composing!

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Re: Two TI-Basic CE programs to start off the year
Stefan Bauwens  Account Info
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I've always been intrigued by text adventures, though I've never really finished one haha. Looks like a fun program that I may try if I get some free time.

The music editor seems really cool as well, especially with the addition to play the music with the innovator hub. It's basically a customisable music box! Reminds me of a Arduino project I made little over a year ago.

Great stuff!

Reply to this comment    1 February 2019, 11:50 GMT

Re: Re: Two TI-Basic CE programs to start off the year
Ryan Boyd Account Info
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Strongly recommend checking out some newer stuff at https://ifdb.tads.org/

Interactive fiction / text adventures have been going through kind of a slow renaissance for like a decade now. Tons of really great writing going on in this genre!

Reply to this comment    13 February 2019, 15:18 GMT

Re: Two TI-Basic CE programs to start off the year
Andrew V  Account Info

TIbelius looks really cool. I've used Sibelius to make sheet music and it's a lot of work to make the music look the way you want. I bet a TI rendition would be as good or better, haha

Reply to this comment    7 February 2019, 01:24 GMT

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