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nTornado21 for NSpire
« on: April 28, 2013, 11:32:29 pm »
Hey Guys,

I've been working on creating a card game for the TI-NSpire!  It is based on the Yahoo Games's game (games.yahoo.com/games/login2?page=t21&ss=1) of the same name.  I've added in the subtle rules found from a fanpage: https://www.allegro.cc/depot/Tornado21/

If you are up for it, give it a try!  All source is also included as well!  For the most-part the game is rather simple; as you just choose a column to play your card.  But there are ways to get more points (Gold cards, bonuses) and as such the game has a far amount to it!

So far I only tested in on the TI-NSpire CX CAS; but I'll test on another calculator or two and make sure it looks alright!

I got a few code loose ends.  I am tempted to add an animation of the card moving to the column (as well as animate off the screen when the column is completed) if it is necessary.  I might add a small history like the Yahoo Game version too.  Also I did run into a case where I got a Joker card by completing a column which caused more Jokers over and over; which might be on purpose but I might still do something about it!

Well I hope you like it!  Let me know what you think!

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Re: nTornado21 for NSpire
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 11:34:57 pm »
Looks very nice :D. I don't have much time lately though so it might takea while before I can try it, but it seems pretty fun. :)
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Re: nTornado21 for NSpire
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 12:01:02 am »
Thanks DJ Omnimaga,

If it helps I think I got a coworker addicted to playing it! :)

Whenever you do get time I'd like to know what you think of it!  But until then have a great day!

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Re: nTornado21 for NSpire
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 06:46:13 am »
The graphics are really impressive. I suggest the key ctrl instead of enter to draw a card.
Do you compress the picture ? The game's size is more than 1 Mo...



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Re: nTornado21 for NSpire
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013, 07:35:23 am »
Hi mdr1,

Regarding the key; let's do both!  I can make it so either Ctrl or Enter will draw the card!  Thanks for the suggestion; that will be really helpful!

I did not compress any of the pictures!  And you are right the program is large.  There are a couple of places where I used images which might not have been necessary: the highscore screen and the help screen (I'll probably do something with this one).  If I were to compress the images I think the size of the program will be about 1/2 megabyte (maybe).

Thanks for your feedback and enjoy your day!

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Re: nTornado21 for NSpire
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 07:42:51 am »
Hi Guys,

(I hope this isn't a double-post)

I made some updates!  I added in little history view on the bottom to the side.  You can cycle through the history of completed columns using the plus and minus keys.  I made a few tweaks including adjusting the position of the deck of cards.

Let me know if you have any thoughts on this!  As I think it is practically complete!

Oh and have a fantastic day!