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Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Posted by Nick on 19 July 2000, 21:19 GMT

Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator v1.00000069WORD! In another display of programming finesse that once again leaves the TI "community" in hushed awe, Nick Disabato has released Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator v1.00000069 for the TI-86.

Written in BASIC, this very well could be the absolute apex in random number guessing games for years - nay, eons to come. Though it's true that Nick borrowed the idea from Phil Genera, surely he borrowed the code from no source other than himself.

According to Steve Whittaker, file archiver at ticalc.org, "This could be the greatest game ever written. I've never had so much fun in my life. In fact, it's just slightly less entertaining than [censored]."

Added Steve, "This could, in some fashion, help a great deal to developing a new ROM image for the TI-89, as well."

Magnus Hagander, one of the creators of ZShell, was reported as saying, "That punk kid made something cooler than ZS!! I'll kill him!"

A ticker tape parade is planned down LaSalle Street in Chicago for Nick's contributions to humankind. Millions of tax dollars are being poured into the last-minute project.

Richard P. Feynman, professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; was quoted as describing the program as "revolutionary to developing a unified field theory." Others have claimed it has caused them to learn Sanskrit.

 


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Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
wigglychunks

it softens hands while you do the dishes...
and it did my homeework for me!!! ^.^

     19 July 2000, 23:15 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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That's only the begining ....................................

     26 July 2000, 01:59 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Some of you have wondered why I'm holding an 89 and not an 86.

I sold my 86 years ago (2, in fact) to fund the purchasing of my 89. I have no regrets for this measure, since the 89 is much much much more A-1 Super!(TM) for mathematics. I don't play games on my calc, and I haven't for months. Possibly even years.

I only know how to code in 85/86 BASIC, and I didn't really want to bother how to learn about the 89 to write this news item. I figured I would write it for the 85, but WAAAAAY too many people would complain in that case.

--BlueCalx

     19 July 2000, 23:46 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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I would have had no problem with you writing it for the 85. I still use mine regularly even though I also have an 83, 86, and 89. 89 BASIC isn't _that_ hard to learn. Its much easier to migrate from 85/86 BASIC than from a computer version like QBASIC or VisualBASIC.

Just master working with dialog boxes, and you're BASICally set.

     20 July 2000, 13:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
ASimPerson
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Yeah, it's quite easy....it took me an hour at the most to convert from an 83+ to the 89's version of BASIC.

     20 July 2000, 23:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Dialog...EndDlog, DropDown, and Toolbar are the only quirky/difficult commands that i've found for someone used to 8x BASIC, and those weren't hard to master, at least the first two. I haven't worked with the third yet.

     22 July 2000, 02:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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But with Random Numbar Generator, you no longer need to master them.

     26 July 2000, 02:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Jefferson_Airplane  Account Info
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I picked up QBASIC in 10 minutes... I knew TRS-80 BASIC. Remeber the TRS-80; TV for a monitor, audio casette for a harddrive. WOW!!

     23 July 2000, 21:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Actually, I do remember the TRS-80.

     24 July 2000, 19:23 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Amalfi Marini  Account Info

that's the answer? Man, that means you don't have any photograph of you holding a TI86 !

     20 July 2000, 17:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Not upside-down with a stupid grin on my face, no.

And not with a Plastikman hat on, either. :D

--BlueCalx

     22 July 2000, 19:31 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Jefferson_Airplane  Account Info
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This Just In: TI Has Begun Production On New Rom Images With The Random Numbar Generator Built In.

     19 July 2000, 23:51 GMT

Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Wow, TI does something right for once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

     20 July 2000, 01:54 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Shouldn't that have been added as an update on the news item?

     20 July 2000, 12:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Jefferson_Airplane  Account Info
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Yeah, But I Don't Work Here...Besides, Why Update A Fake News Item? They Should Let Us Do It.

     20 July 2000, 17:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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If you had actually finished the game, you would know Nick's password to ticalc.org, so you'd have no trouble updating it yourself.

     24 July 2000, 19:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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I wonder where Nick logs in....

     6 August 2000, 01:11 GMT

Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Adam Palmer  Account Info
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Are we bored or what?

     20 July 2000, 00:11 GMT


Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
S67  Account Info
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well, of course. we are all waiting for school to start so that we can play games on our calculators for a reason (for now, we have to go without the reason).

     20 July 2000, 04:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Some of us are taking summer school. Some of this group are taking a math class, making it ideal for gaming, provided external emotions are kept to a minimum, screen is concealed, history stack edited (89/92(+) only), and correct answers given when requested. Eye contact also helps. Without these programming masterpieces, I never would have kept my sanity in APEH.

     20 July 2000, 20:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Playing games in class ?!?!?!?!?!?

What an insane idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     21 July 2000, 19:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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What a surprise to hear coming from the creator of several of my favorite games! I have/had several of your shoot-em-ups on my various calculators, and have used said programs extensively to maintain some shred of sanity.

     22 July 2000, 03:02 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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I don't know what you're talking about. I only write programs for VTI, never the calculators. It's only a coincidence (a very unlikely one at that) if any of them also run on a calculator.

     25 July 2000, 20:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
calcfreak901  Account Info
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Then that might explain why they tend to not work well after an ams upgrade.

     28 July 2000, 01:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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I don't see any connection between school and reason

     26 July 2000, 02:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Nick Disabato Releases Random Numbar Generator
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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neither do i

     6 August 2000, 01:13 GMT

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