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« on: August 31, 2009, 08:23:41 pm »
kk, lol, this is probably my last question, but I have looked at some of your guys games and the look cool. So, I downloaded like 6 or 7 of them. I have a lot of room on my calculator and want to download them and have them on my calculator at the same time. But, I can't because some of the files on my calculator have the same names as the files I want to download. If I where to change the name on some of the files would the game still play?

For instance, metroid has files like ab, a, ac, de, and fd. My calculator already has files called ab, a, ac ,de. If I were to change those names would metroid still play? Or when the code is playing the files would be missing since I changed the name.

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 08:28:09 pm »
kk, lol, this is probably my last question, but I have looked at some of your guys games and the look cool. So, I downloaded like 6 or 7 of them. I have a lot of room on my calculator and want to download them and have them on my calculator at the same time. But, I can't because some of the files on my calculator have the same names as the files I want to download. If I where to change the name on some of the files would the game still play?

For instance, metroid has files like ab, a, ac, de, and fd. My calculator already has files called ab, a, ac ,de. If I were to change those names would metroid still play? Or when the code is playing the files would be missing since I changed the name.
You should have probably started another topic for this since it doesn't have to do with TI-Boy.  To answer your question, renaming the programs for the games would cause the game to not work.  The programs are called by name in the code.  You could change the names of the programs already on your calculator so they don't have to be deleted though.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 08:30:22 pm »
What do you mean? The files are in my archive and you can't change those file names. Even if you could and I did then the games on my calculator wouldn't work.

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 08:41:15 pm »
What do you mean? The files are in my archive and you can't change those file names. Even if you could and I did then the games on my calculator wouldn't work.
Just unarchive the programs and rename them.

As for the games, you might have to only have one game on your calculator at once because of name conflicts, which there would be no way around.

The reason you can't simply rename the programs is because in BASIC subprograms are called from within the code like
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:(some code here)
:prgmSUB1
:(more code...)
:prgmSUB2
:(code...)
So if you change the name of a program (let's say you changed prgmSUB1 to prgmHAPPY), the calling program would be trying to run SUB1.  In that case either it will give an error since the program doesn't exist, or it will run the wrong program and you'd be screwed.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 09:42:44 pm »
In, your guys game listing you have a game called the reign of legends under our Ti-83/84 games. Well, I followed the instructions and I sent Roc1A,B,and C to my calculator. I ungrouped them all and then deleted them. I have ion and mirage OS 1.12 installed. None of those programs showed the game. I had rarc and the other file un archived. I then looked at the instructions and it says you need the OS higher than 1.13. Does that mean the calculator update becasue mine is 2.43, so it should be fine. Plus, I can't archive the file rolegend and when I try it says underfined. I was thinking that this might help narrow the issue down.

lol, I would start another topic, but you know every one is already here.

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 09:45:14 pm »
I split this into a new topic.
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