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FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
Posted by Eric on 24 April 2002, 09:47 GMT

After fourteen months of development, TICT has released FAT-Engine v1.0 for the TI-89 and TI-92+, a raycasting engine useful for multidirectional sprites, HUD support, and more. A bunch of FAT-Engine games will be released in the very near future, so be sure to look for those. Find out more on the TICT website.

Update (Niklas): Modified the links above to point to the ticalc.org archives. You can also find the technology demos for the FAT for both the TI-89 and the TI-92+.

Some of the games mentioned above have also been added to the archives:

  • Corridor 92 is only for the TI-92+ at the moment, but according to the author the 89 version is coming. More information can be found on the author's site.
  • Shoot Out is for both the TI-89 and the TI-92+ and contains both AI opponents as well as the ability to play one-on-one over the link cable.

Update (Niklas): As of demo version 2.1, Corridor 92 now also supports the TI-89. Happy gaming!

 


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Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
lord_nightrose Account Info
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Kurt Hoffman... EXCELLENT job on Shootout. Way to show us all what FAT can really do! :-p
and of course thanks to Thomas Nussbaumer for making FAT for us! You guys both rock!! :-)

     26 April 2002, 04:19 GMT

Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
Michael Hannick  Account Info
(Web Page)

Dude, the FAT-Engine is phat (pretty hot and tempting)!!!

     27 April 2002, 01:08 GMT


Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

Terrible reference to a good Chris Tucker movie......

     27 April 2002, 09:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Do I want to know?

     27 April 2002, 19:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

no

     3 May 2002, 01:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
Chickendude  Account Info
(Web Page)

Do I want to know?

     3 May 2002, 22:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

no

     3 May 2002, 23:34 GMT

Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
Barrett Anderson  Account Info
(Web Page)

if they only still had program of the month... BRING BACK POTM

     29 April 2002, 06:20 GMT


Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
Thomas Nussbaumer  Account Info
(Web Page)

At least Corridor92 and ShootOut should be on the Featured Programs List. Both of them brought a new kind of gaming experience to your calc. Or have you seen another 3D shooter with comparable features before?

BTW: The development of the FAT-Engine hasn't stopped yet. The next major feature is the support for real doors (sliding doors). Thanx to Scott Noveck the implementation is done. You can expect the first SDK beta in the next days. A demo showing doors can be already downloaded from the URL supplied with this posting.

Hold down [+] and [-] to open/close a door when you stand in front of it.

     29 April 2002, 17:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
Barrett Anderson  Account Info
(Web Page)

that's awesome... several suggestions:
1. (regarding the engine itself, not doors) - when you're walking parrallel to a wall, and somewhat close to it, it looks like you're looking at a corner (you probably know what i'm talking about)... that needs to be fixed if possible... mazerunner fixed it by not letting you get that close... whatever works
2. piviting doors (probably impossible) but it's worth a try, cus that would also be awesome... (piviting doors as opposed to sliding doors... i can't think of a better word for it, or even the correct spelling, but i think you know what i mean)

     30 April 2002, 03:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
343GuiltySpark  Account Info
(Web Page)

Doors with hinges? That might be a bit better ...
Or how about traditional doors?

Or how about the Doors for the 89 (bad pun, I know. I just had to say it. =P)

     30 April 2002, 06:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

No, no you didn't. Now you get slapped. <slap>

     2 May 2002, 20:42 GMT

Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
Tom Behrens  Account Info

THIS IS AWSOME!@1 I can see some Counter Strike in the near future. All i need is a mouse...

BTW Thomas : Instead of having +/- open/close doors, why not try a "default" use key, for doors, etc.

     3 May 2002, 00:36 GMT


Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

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     3 May 2002, 01:32 GMT

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     3 May 2002, 01:48 GMT

Re: jokes
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     3 May 2002, 01:49 GMT

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     3 May 2002, 01:51 GMT

Re: jokes
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     3 May 2002, 01:52 GMT


Re: jokes
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

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     3 May 2002, 01:53 GMT


Re: Re: jokes
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

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Re: Re: Re: jokes
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Re: Re: Re: jokes
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Re: Re: Re: jokes
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     3 May 2002, 02:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: jokes
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

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     3 May 2002, 02:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: jokes
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

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     3 May 2002, 02:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: jokes
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

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     3 May 2002, 02:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: jokes
garyanddepleatedteamup  Account Info

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     3 May 2002, 02:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: jokes
ravage485  Account Info
(Web Page)

Ya this string is REALLY relevant to the FAT engine...

     3 May 2002, 03:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: jokes
Tom Behrens  Account Info

my thoughts excactly...

     3 May 2002, 05:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: jokes
nolekid  Account Info

this string was so funny I had to paste it onto word and print it. too bad word is combatible with whatever ticalc uses, otherwise it would have taken me less time. so, ticalc can now delete this inappropiate string cause it's too long anyways.

     4 May 2002, 18:10 GMT


No more bad jokes! Please!
benryves Account Info

Yes, back onto the FAT engine-
Has anyone considered proting it to z80?
The TI-83+ seems a standard model (it's the only one I've ever seen in the shops) and surely a refinement of the engine to make it smaller and simpler wouldn't be too difficult?
I'd try myself, it's just the code seems to be in C and that gives me headaches...
I'm trying to convert a BASIC 3d engine of my own to ASM. I just need to work out matrices...
(Actually, the BASIC engine runs fairly quickly. It's just the naff 'ClrDraw' that makes the screen flash like a nightmare).
So, please, any z80 people that understand C, could they convert the engine?

     10 May 2002, 17:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
lord_nightrose Account Info
(Web Page)

That's funny. As soon as it said something about a six-pound watch, I immediately knew who you were quoting :-D

     4 May 2002, 18:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: FAT-Engine v1.0 Released
lord of the leathers  Account Info

I prefer the Omega Speedmaster, NASA's and Russias official moon watch...

     4 May 2002, 22:09 GMT

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