No matter what, Omnimaga still get new members from any school age, some who were not even born when it originally started. Because yes: Today it has now been 13 years since Omnimaga as a group was founded (the site itself started two and an half years later)!
Hundreds of calculator games and programs have been released by its staff over the years, as well as many PC programs and several electronic songs. It went through ups and downs, including a 6 months shutdown in 2008, reaching record TI community activity levels during its glory days and today the forums is slowly approaching 400,000 posts!
So basically, thanks to everyone who have allowed Omnimaga to last this long and let's hope it lasts even longer in one form or another! There is no 13th anniversary Youtube video available to celebrate Omnimaga's birthday (maybe for the 15th?), but for people who have missed some of the past Omnimaga releases, here are the 6th through 10th anniversary videos, as well as the HP Prime, TI-Nspire and Axe tribute videos below:
6th anniversary (2007)
6th anniversary (unused)
The Resurrection (2008)
8th anniversary (2009)
9th anniversary (2010)
10th anniversary (2011)
Axe Parser Tribute (2010)
Ndless: Nothing's Gonna Stop us Now (2010)
The first ever TI-Nspire Lua games (2011)
HP Prime Tribute (2014)
Cemetech Contest #12 drew to a close. For this contest, entries were restricted to TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, and TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition programs, yet we still had close to a dozen community members come up with creative projects. We received seven entries by the Contest #12 deadline: four assembly programs and three TI-BASIC programs; three TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition-compatible programs, and five TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus-compatible programs. All seven showed the ingenuity and inventiveness we expect from Cemetech members, and all seven met the requirement of teaching users or students something concrete in their program. Many of the entries included some form of quiz or game to test students' knowledge, and many also included reference information or tutorials for students to learn from. I'll first introduce the non-winning but still admirable entries, and conclude with the winners.
And now, our third, second, and first place winners, in that order. Our prizes include three calculators: a TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, a TI-Nspire CX, and an overclocked TI-83 Plus Silver Edition. We again thank our anonymous donor for the two new color-screen calculators.
Left to right: "A Whole New Perspective", "Resistor Calculator", and "Element Teacher"
To continue on this, there will be some downtime tonight, possibly up to two hours while Eeems runs some updates to the servers. After the updates are done, there may be some interruption to services as configuration files are updated to work with the new version. Keep an eye on Twitter or IRC to see what the current status on the upgrade is.
Have you ever wished that you could have a raycaster run at 2 FPS in pure TI-83 Plus or Casio BASIC? Well, unfortunately that will never be possible, but if you have an HP Prime and thought it would be the case on that calc too, then get ready: Critor has just released PrimeCaster 3D, a variable wall height raycasting engine for the HP Prime!
Download link: http://tiplanet.org/forum/archives_voir.php?id=87246
In addition to that, LinkWebmaster has released an arcade strategy game for the TI-Nspire calculators called Quest CX, featuring amazing graphics, where you defeat hordes of monsters to advance in your quest to save the world from evil:
The readme states that it was created under OS 3.9, so it is possible that this OS is required to play the game. If that is the case, if you still want to use Ndless, it might be better that you use an emulator or a second calculator hardware to play it since it is impossible to downgrade from OS 3.9 (Ndless only runs on OS 3.1 and 3.6).
Download link: http://tiplanet.org/forum/archives_voir.php?id=87078
He also released a nice-looking Sim City clone for that calculator called SimCitx, also featuring amazing graphics and many features. You need to read the readme and be familiar with Sim City in order to play, so it might be challenging or hard to figure out at the beginning.
Since for the past 6 weeks, ticalc.org has been incredibly slow to access for most people in Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Northeast USA, they might have to use the following link instead:
Until today, AKoO was a Bandcamp-exclusive album, unlike Tales of the Knight of the Moon and my two dance music compilations, the reason being that TotKotM was the poorest seller outside Bandcamp and that publishing my music on other services costed money. Afterward, I released a new music single called Unfinished, which included a new track, as well as three unused versions of AKoO songs and a medley of scrapped material.
As a compromise, in order to allow Ancient Kingdom of Omnimaga and Unfinished on non-Bandcamp commercial music services, I have finally decided to combine them together and the new result is finally available since earlier this morning on big stores and streaming services: Ancient Kingdom of Omnimaga Special Edition!
Basically, the regular tracklist from my 2nd full-lenght album will start normally, then the Unfinished single tracklist will follow. However, the bonus track has been replaced with Merry Metal Time, which was a Bandcamp-only bonus track for Tales of the Knight of the Moon.
In other news, something seems to have caused my Reverbnation profile to get much more traffic than usual in the last few days. I don't know if it's because of the hip-hop remix of Grooving to the Melody by HarZoiD released last week, but Since July 28th, I have gotten 30 new fans on Revernbation-proper, half of which were in the last 12 hours or so. While I sometimes made it to the top 10 metal artists in Quebec City metropolitan area in the past, I have never reached the 2nd position before, let alone
I also made a new song, but don't expect a new album anytime soon, because my music motivation only seem to occur during Summer.