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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2005, 02:30:00 pm »
Probably not too hard...the DreamCast was basically a console emulator. I could have gotten a game disc with all 600+ original NES games on it. The USB is probably meant for ROM transfers.

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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2005, 02:47:00 pm »
Well, you can get emulators for popular consoles to run roms, as well as its own games programmed by the users, with C, ASM, or some powerful kind of BASIC equivalent. It can use any kind of AA's (I'll use rechargeables), and it has a 3.5" colour screen :o Thousands of free games available, too :Dbiggrin.gif

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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2005, 05:42:00 pm »
if you could play gba games on it, it might be worth it.

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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2005, 01:03:00 am »
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if you could play gba games on it, it might be worth it.  

 GBA, GB-c, GB, GENESIS, SNES, and so much more. But the most attractive thing is that you can program your own games through a TIGCC-like environment  B)cool.gif

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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2005, 01:26:00 pm »
GP32 is ok but i wouldnt really recommend actually buying one. They cant stack up against the GameBoys as far as game library goes ... I say if you are going to get anything, go for a DS :)smile.gif.

I still recommend getting a ti-83/4+ for the z80 leetness factor :)smile.gif.
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2005, 01:41:00 pm »
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Hehe I chose the best of 2 worlds:
http://www.gbax.com/gp32pics.html

I'm really exicted about this, there are compilers for it in GNU C (same as TIGCC), so I can take my existing skills over to an even more fun platform full of SNES, GBA, Atari, genesis etc. emulators :Dbiggrin.gif

Its ARM processor runs at 133Mhz+ and it's got a 320x240 65000 colours screen!  :woot:woot.gif

 The GP32 is great!. I can't wait for the new GP2X.

I bought a GP32 about a year ago. I bought it because it is "open source", it can play movies and MP3s, it uses standard SMC memory cards, it has tons of emulators... I love the Commodore 64 emulator (over 50000 games for the C64).

For calcs... go with the 68K;) (I may be a tad bit biased)
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2005, 02:11:00 pm »
for calcs I still stand for:

if you like RPGs too much to wait for new ones to be released, go z80, otherwise go 68k :)smile.gif but try to get a 83+/83+ or a 89/t because other calcs arent really used much anymore


EDIT: I would like to add one thing though about the 68k community (thats some kind of troll/flame though): you know that some ppl have no respect for BASIC programmers? But in the 68k community its much more worse than the z80 community, especially where Kevin Kofler is. I went on TIgen.org and #tigcc channel and they flames ETP studio and TI BASIC (even my programs and all other good ones around), in fact they flame everythign that Kevin Kofler didnt do. Also even if you code C or ASM you'll get flamed or trolled for anything, even if its not TI related or ppl will make fun of you. So you can get a 68k but I think you should stay on forums like Unitedti, Revsoft and such forums, maybe also TI-news, even though they arent 100%  68k oriented and post your files at ticalc.org, otherwise be prepared for troll fests. If you dont mind trolls, flames and bad attitude on TICT and its channel you can go here though. I also recommend Omnimaga as well since there are 68k coders here and the only flames you see are about the lack of respect in the TI community (like this one)

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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2005, 03:36:00 pm »
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for calcs I still stand for:

if you like RPGs too much to wait for new ones to be released, go z80, otherwise go 68k :)smile.gif but try to get a 83+/83+ or a 89/t because other calcs arent really used much anymore


EDIT: I would like to add one thing though about the 68k community (thats some kind of troll/flame though): you know that some ppl have no respect for BASIC programmers? But in the 68k community its much more worse than the z80 community, especially where Kevin Kofler is. I went on TIgen.org and #tigcc channel and they flames ETP studio and TI BASIC (even my programs and all other good ones around), in fact they flame everythign that Kevin Kofler didnt do. Also even if you code C or ASM you'll get flamed or trolled for anything, even if its not TI related or ppl will make fun of you. So you can get a 68k but I think you should stay on forums like Unitedti, Revsoft and such forums, maybe also TI-news, even though they arent 100%
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2005, 12:18:00 am »
They're just dumb f*cks. Like Andy.

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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2005, 01:13:00 am »
Of course Grayscale in BASIC isnt pure BASIC. Without Omnicalc or xLIB ASM libs it wouldnt be possible, but its still BASIC in some way because those instructions are placed between a myriad of TI-BASIC commands. But this doesnt matter if its BASIC, ASM, C or ETP (yes they flamed ETP), as long as the game is good and enjoyable. Someone on #tigcc claimed the fastest BASIC game ran at 0.5 fps, not true, Ender's Game runs at 2 fps and I have a BASIC tunnel on my old computer that runs at 8 fps on my black TI-83+ . actually I agree with ppl that says BASIC sucks, because TI didnt wrote it for games so its very slow and I still think TI should have made it faster because I saw math programs take 2 seconds to calculate a formula and its quite annoying, but its not necessary to yell "BASIC SUXXOR!!!!111one LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!111!!" everytime someone talk about BASIC, you can make good games with it and flaming just discourage ppl .

An article about this would be cool but Fred from this forum (CDI) wrote one here:    http://s7.invisionfree.com/Omnimaga/index.php?showtopic=428

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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2005, 10:25:00 am »
The most attractive thing I find about TI-BASIC is the ability to code DIRECTLY on your handheld - for the FUN of it.

Of course, the 68k's have the awesome advantage called TIGCC. And I tend to disagree with you Kevin - you generalized and made the whole 68k community sound agressive and unfriendly. Well I've got lots of help from the TICT/TIGCC message boards and advanced C/ASM programmers, and  I am very grateful for that. :)smile.gif

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2005, 11:54:00 am »
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The most attractive thing I find about TI-BASIC is the ability to code DIRECTLY on your handheld - for the FUN of it.

Of course, the 68k's have the awesome advantage called TIGCC. And I tend to disagree with you Kevin - you generalized and made the whole 68k community sound agressive and unfriendly. Well I've got lots of help from the TICT/TIGCC message boards and advanced C/ASM programmers, and
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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2005, 12:11:00 pm »
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QUOTE (arti @ 7 September 2005, 16:25)
The most attractive thing I find about TI-BASIC is the ability to code DIRECTLY on your handheld - for the FUN of it.

Of course, the 68k's have the awesome advantage called TIGCC. And I tend to disagree with you Kevin - you generalized and made the whole 68k community sound agressive and unfriendly. Well I've got lots of help from the TICT/TIGCC message boards and advanced C/ASM programmers, and

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2005, 12:44:00 pm »
Hey, better some than none I guess? :)smile.gif

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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2005, 01:38:00 pm »
yeah, now just ask TI-BASIC game programming help on #tigcc or TICT boards and see :?confused.gif