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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2014, 03:12:36 pm »

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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2014, 03:15:38 pm »
See, there they are already. Back off slowly and don't touch anything.
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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2014, 03:16:31 pm »
See, there they are already. Back off slowly and don't touch anything.
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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2014, 03:18:13 pm »
Time to get back on-topic :)

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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2014, 03:18:36 pm »
Time to get back on-topic :)
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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2014, 07:07:41 pm »
January 1998 - I got my TI-83 for school that year. The first thing I did was explore the functions, and within a few minutes realised it was programmable (I'd never done any programming up until this point). I then made a "Guess-a-Number" game.

Shortly after starting back at school, the infamous DrugWars game was going around, which led me to trying more coding, such as a very primitive Pong game, and not too long after, my first version of Alien Breed (in BASIC), which ran at about 0.125fps (yes, 1 frame every 8 or so seconds). It also took a few minutes to load a level, as levels were stored as bit data in PIC's and loaded into a matrix.

16.5 years later and I'm now 32 and still occasionally coding calc stuff :P

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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2014, 07:10:34 pm »
January 1998 - I got my TI-83 for school that year. The first thing I did was explore the functions, and within a few minutes realised it was programmable (I'd never done any programming up until this point). I then made a "Guess-a-Number" game.

Shortly after starting back at school, the infamous DrugWars game was going around, which led me to trying more coding, such as a very primitive Pong game, and not too long after, my first version of Alien Breed (in BASIC), which ran at about 0.125fps (yes, 1 frame every 8 or so seconds). It also took a few minutes to load a level, as levels were stored as bit data in PIC's and loaded into a matrix.

16.5 years later and I'm now 32 and still occasionally coding calc stuff :P

That's a long time :O
And you're still here!  :hyper:
It took me 3 days to find the prgm button on a TI-83+ (then I googled it). I got it for programming only :P

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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2014, 11:37:20 pm »
That's a long time :O
And you're still here!  :hyper:
It took me 3 days to find the prgm button on a TI-83+ (then I googled it). I got it for programming only :P
It is a while, but there have been a lot of breaks in between where I've either been too busy or had no motivation for calc coding.

I actually had no idea it was programmable until I saw the [PRGM] button, then looked in the manual and found that it had the built-in BASIC language. It was a joyous moment :P

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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2014, 12:33:12 am »
Fun fact: I visited your site quite a lot way back then. I remember it was one of the only few sites still available on calc.org until it finally shut down for good. I saw it was no longer updated so I assumed you were gone like many older coders, but then Banchor the Hellspawn arrived. That reminds me, I really need to give this game a try at one point, since I now have a TI-86. A color remake would definitively be cool.

Oh I should probably mention that I got banned from Omni because I was considered a duplicate account for LordConiupiter because I had the same IP as him (due to school internet) and the first thing I did was voting on his RPG :P
Haha I remember that. I think I thought that LordConiupiter was attempting to fraud the Omni contest via multiple accounts at first before I realized your post style was quite different and you were really another member. However, since there were risks of abuse of the vote system I decided to require 20 posts to vote in polls (and a year later, on post ratings too).
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Re: So how did you get into calc programming?
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2014, 09:02:32 pm »
Fun fact: I visited your site quite a lot way back then. I remember it was one of the only few sites still available on calc.org until it finally shut down for good. I saw it was no longer updated so I assumed you were gone like many older coders, but then Banchor the Hellspawn arrived. That reminds me, I really need to give this game a try at one point, since I now have a TI-86. A color remake would definitively be cool.
Mmm, it would, wouldn't it..  [-.-]~

Yeah there was a big gap of inactivity in there somewhere, well, more so just me not actually completing / releasing much, I think between 2002-2005. After that, generally every 2 years or so I would do something and then go into hiding again, until 2012 when I did AB5. Since then I've normally had something on the go, or only taken some short breaks of 2-3 months here and there.