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Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Posted by Nick on 15 April 2000, 22:47 GMT

Lotus Turbo Challenge v1.0Uh... go Wildcats. Or something.
With that in mind, I have an obligation to give my mad props to what we in the TI calculator biz would call "God's God": Rusty Wagner has ported the notoriously amazing racing game Lotus Turbo Challenge to the 86. Great work. No visible differences from the original. The original author, Badja, has his home page here.

Jonah Cohen pestered me after TI Extended Operating System (Teos) v1.02 came out, so here I am. Bugfixes and added hardware 2.00/1.00 support comes with this version. This looks like it has a great deal of potential, so keep an eye on it.

Paul Boswell (email address? anyone?) and Elliot Olney have released a clone of Bomberman for the 89. I know this is my third Bomberman reference in just over a week, but hey - it's BOMBERMAN! :)

 


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Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Daniel Crawford  Account Info

why no bomberman for the Ion?? some of us bomberman fans have 83+'s you know.

     16 April 2000, 00:07 GMT

Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Hexalon

the 83+ has a slower cpu and a slower copy buffer. just look at the scrolling in some of the games it is snail slow.
-Hex

     16 April 2000, 02:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
BYuCnslr  Account Info

i don't care if it's slow as long as it runs and i can finish a (short) game within a 5 minute time period i'm happy.

     19 April 2000, 03:02 GMT


Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Scott Noveck  Account Info
(Web Page)

it's coming. . . can't say more, but it's coming

     16 April 2000, 02:22 GMT

Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
hai nguyen  Account Info

With the new release of TEOS (1.02) I am finally able to get Bomberboy 89 working on my calculator. But to my dissappointment Bomberboy doesn't stand a chance against BigDyna. It's way too slow even with the occasional speed up with the shoes. Okay now that i've got that out the way. Has anyone notice that the userlib supplied with TEOS 1.02 doesn't work with the doors' shell explorere passsword utility. When I press home, while in the shell, the calc turn off as it should, but when I turn it back on, instead of the usual screen asking for the password, it just return to the shell. So use the userlib that's supply with door's II 0.96 instead. One more thing, you know how when you try to change from the default password to something else, somehow the password is always reset to "doors" and it seems like the password was never change. One way to get around that is to first unarchive userlib, goto the shell, change the password, then archive userlib again. This way your new password will be save, instead of having it reset to doors every time. I am sure that any idiot could figure this out, but it bug me for a while. I just want everyone to be aware of it.

     16 April 2000, 00:22 GMT

Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Sean Barnes  Account Info

The reason that the password is reset is a result of the way archived libraries work in Teos. Instead of unarchiving the library, it makes a copy of it. In this case, a copy of userlib is created. The password routine then saves your new password into the copy of userlib. But when the shell exits, the copy is simply deleted. Next time you run the shell, the password is still the same thing as it was in the archived library.

-Sean

     16 April 2000, 00:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Charles Yong  Account Info

the reason why they use this method is to prevent garbage archiving from happening. As long as the file isn't unarchived and simply copied to the ram there is no need to overuse the archive mem

saves your calc:)

-Trailblazer

     16 April 2000, 00:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
JaggedFlame

Ah, very good - do any other shells, such as UniversalOS do this?

It also might be a good security utility - let's say someone knows your password, and they decide to "change" it just to annoy you... well they change it, without unarchiving first, then they sit back and wait, and imagine the look on their faces when they see you get back into the shell with no problem! :-P

     16 April 2000, 01:35 GMT


Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

you can try this new bomberman clone.
no, wait! it won't work with Ams2.03.... it has a contrast problem(I couldn't play it even turning the contrast down...).
You've got your problems with Teos. I've got my problems (Crashes , "address error"s , unfreed memory(yes! system=80000 bytes!) , etc etc etc . I know that I make my calc cry , I have a lot of assembly programs in archive/ram and I'm not very patient , But I installed Teos , I sent all the libs ...
Under DoorsOs everything works. Maybe the main problem is the explorer(Doors) , And trying Prosit wasn't a good idea . Maybe I will give Teos a try again...

     16 April 2000, 01:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
ZenZagg  Account Info

yea I had the same problem, turned my contrast so high it had a blue tint, i tilted it real far back and I could see the title screen, looks decent if they fix the contrast gradients, I wonder why it overcompensates on 2.03?

     19 April 2000, 01:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Ryan Castellucci  Account Info

I had the same problem i have a HW 1 ams 2.03 And it started out at min contrast and went up to max. I probaly would revert it to 1.00 (I have a TIB file of it) but i do knot know how to do it with the graphlink software. BTW what i saw of the game looked cool.

     19 April 2000, 04:03 GMT

Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
François Goldgewicht  Account Info
(Web Page)

I think ticalc is becoming bad... This is the nth news, which is taken on tifr, without quoting it !

TI-FR is the first who posted this news so it must be written...

     16 April 2000, 00:32 GMT

Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
uNcaNNy  Account Info

Well, I dont care if Ti-Calc took their news. Hehe, I'm not frech. *how self-centered am i?*

Anywayz, I want bomberman for my 83+.
So???

     16 April 2000, 00:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

get a TI89. Who will program Bomberman for TI83 ? I want to see it!!(imposible!)

(Now, someone will start program bomberman for TI83 , so , be patient , don't worry , it will apear soon!)

     16 April 2000, 01:09 GMT

Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

I think tifr is becoming bad... This is the nth news, which is taken on graphiTI, without quoting it !

Graphiti is the first who posted this news so it must be written...

(BUT YOU'RE RIGHT ! TI-FR quoted)

     16 April 2000, 01:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Charles Yong  Account Info

yah, at least ti-fr gave graphiTI credit

-Trailblazer

     16 April 2000, 01:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
François Goldgewicht  Account Info
(Web Page)

I was taling about TeOS ! Graphiti posted was the first about bomber, but ti-fr was the first about teos (it's normal because teh author send it exclusively to them) !

SO :)

     16 April 2000, 10:06 GMT

Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Matt Peresie  Account Info
(Web Page)

When will people learn that you can't steal news. I live in an area with 3 major news stations. If you news station covers a breaking story and then another one covers the same story shortly after should they give credit to the first station? The answer of course is no. What websites like ticalc.org, Ti-Fr, and Dimension-TI are doing could be considered the same. If one site cracks a news story and somebody else uses it on their site is it really a big deal? People that run sites dealing with calculators should want what is best for the whole calculator industry not props for everything they do.

     16 April 2000, 01:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

when tifr posted the news , they gave credit to Graphiti , and Ticalc posted the same news many hours after tifr/graphiti . So , He suposed that ticalc took news from tifr , and he complained because ticalc did not give any credit to anybody . Maybe because it's not necessary .But this is not a mayor news station.
Maybe you're right anyway... but if tifr gave credit to graphiti , why ticalc wouldn't do so ? that's because is not the style of ticalc , and maybe they're a mayor news web page . maybe tifr received the news from graphity -so , they gave credit to them- , as ticalc received the notification of the usb ti cable and gave credit to the one who sent the new. You can analyze as you wish...! iufff.

     16 April 2000, 02:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
JaggedFlame

What if TICalc didn't get their news from TI-FR? TE-OS was from Jonah Cohen's e-mail, Lotus was never on TI-FR, and Bomberman was from calc.org initially.

     16 April 2000, 15:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

yes , that's right ! and it's not necessary to worry, since news don't have any owner.

     16 April 2000, 21:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
François Goldgewicht  Account Info
(Web Page)

Bad : TEos wxas first on ti-fr because his author wants to give exvclusivity to ti-fr !

     17 April 2000, 01:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
JaggedFlame

Why? Is there something wrong with us "Yankees"? :-P

     18 April 2000, 05:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Blue_Z  Account Info
(Web Page)

I guess french peoples prefer supporting french sites ;-)

     18 April 2000, 11:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Jxxh67  Account Info

I mean, is it really something to argue over? News is news, no one has to give anybody credit for anything. I think that its nice that the ti sites *usually* give credit to the referrer, but lets not get all huffy puffy over it. Let ti-fr worry about their own news, and leave ticalc alone. Consider it a COMPLIMENT to be given credit for a news article ti-fr...

     16 April 2000, 04:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

Hear hear.

These are just calculator sites, people. I'm more concerned with having fun in my work than messing myself up in politics all the time.

Ti.Fr has gotten their deserved props in the past ten or so news items, and then I get yelled at on the eleventh.

There's just no pleasing some people... :(

--BlueCalx

     16 April 2000, 05:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
François Goldgewicht  Account Info
(Web Page)

Thaat wasn't important, just for the author :)
Never mind , we don't care !

:)

     16 April 2000, 10:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
TheWog Account Info
(Web Page)

Don't worry, we love you Nick!

*Throws up hands and gives the I'm-not-gay look*

     16 April 2000, 23:26 GMT


Re: Re: Lotus Turbo Challenge, Teos v1.02, Bomberman 89
deuist Account Info

You're right, ticalc.org is turning into crap. Nick gives a lot of side comments that are irrelevant and not funny. The news posts are late. And the archives still need to be overhauled. Unfortunately, no TI site has stepped forward to take complete dominance of the scene like ticalc once held.

     17 April 2000, 03:56 GMT

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