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68K POTY opens
« on: December 16, 2010, 09:37:30 am »
The 68K POTY has opened on Ticalc.org. If you have one of these calculators, please vote for your favorite TI-89, 92 Plus or Voyage 200 program on ticalc.org front page in the sidebar!

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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 03:40:00 pm »
Go Pac-Man! :D


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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 07:44:16 pm »
Voted Pac-Man. It's just too awesome a clone :D




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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 07:46:25 pm »
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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 11:56:30 pm »
I'm still unsure which one to choose as I haven't tried any yet. Complete seems pretty useful and NewProg seems to be like Axe but for 68K, even though nobody seems to use it. And there are some cool games.

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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 11:42:26 am »
I picked Complete, though as I said on ticalc.org, I think that a lot of these are really good.

NewProg is cool fundamentally, but it is true that no one seems to be using it. (Unless there's a secret NewProg development community out there or something. :P ) I think the main reason is that 68k Basic is already more powerful than 83+ Basic, and that C is much better for developing complex stuff than 68k assembly. Whereas in the z80 world, there was just Basic (and libs), or assembly (and things like BBC Basic) until Axe.

All the games are great of course, especially Pacman.

And AMS Extender is useful too.



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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 05:33:19 pm »
NewProg advantages is its on-calc programmability, but I think the reason why it's not popular is one of the following (or both):

1) Either it's just that barely anyone code for 68K anymore
2) Or there are flaws in the language rendering it unuseable or inconvenient that we do not know of.

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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 05:45:26 pm »

NewProg is cool fundamentally, but it is true that no one seems to be using it. (Unless there's a secret NewProg development community out there or something. :P )

With only 63 downloads, that seems pretty likely :P
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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 05:48:10 pm »
Er, it actually has 1045 downloads, not 63. It had 71 in the past 7 days. To me it seems like most people get a Nspire over a 68K now. TI-BANK stats show that there are more Nspire owners than 68K calcs now I think, on their site. Also their 68K section as well as the yAronet 68K section are nearly dead compared to TI-BANK Nspire and 83 section. This used to be the total opposite before.

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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 08:18:34 pm »
NewProg advantages is its on-calc programmability, but I think the reason why it's not popular is one of the following (or both):

1) Either it's just that barely anyone code for 68K anymore
2) Or there are flaws in the language rendering it unuseable or inconvenient that we do not know of.
I'm guessing it's the former, but I could be wrong.
I've been meaning to download NewProg and see how it fares on my 89Ti, but I've just been kinda busy.


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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2010, 08:19:58 pm »
Ah I see. I myself wish I had the motivation to try to learn it. I heard it was kinda fast, but I wonder if it actually works or if it's like Squirrelbox. Quite ironically, the first version came out at the same time as Axe's first beta, I think. :P

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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2010, 12:21:27 am »
NewProg advantages is its on-calc programmability, but I think the reason why it's not popular is one of the following (or both):

1) Either it's just that barely anyone code for 68K anymore
2) Or there are flaws in the language rendering it unuseable or inconvenient that we do not know of.

Plus there's already C to program in, so it might just be inconvenient to have to learn another language.




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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2010, 01:11:25 am »
Yeah, although C can be hard to understand for some people, especially on calc, where some ASM knowledge is still required to learn C. Some people might have wanted to stick with BASIC but have faster enhancements or a similar language that is compiled.

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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2010, 02:19:03 pm »
What about Pyramid Solitaire? Oh wait... I never uploaded it.  <_<

I'll have to do that at some point. :)

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Re: 68K POTY opens
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2010, 04:01:42 pm »
Yeah you should upload it and do the same when you finished Jumpman. I am pretty sure they could get featured. ;D