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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2010, 10:49:39 pm »
Yeah, but how long does it take to make even an engine for a computer game?
I can do one in under twenty minutes (maybe <10) in BASIC.

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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2010, 10:51:00 pm »
Not to mention syntax highlighting when coding. If I had color anywhere on my computer, it would be there.

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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2010, 10:53:10 pm »
Well, game engines wouldn't be much more difficult than on the Nspire. It's the graphics engines that will take longer to develop. That's what I meant by improved languages. One of my projects on the TI-84+ SE has to interact very closely with the hardware. The main problems I've been having are not function related, but graphics related. In a higher level language, it'd be a lot easier to do the same thing.
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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2010, 11:01:04 pm »
What kind of game engines? RPG battle and Game engines are way different from an action games' engine, just ask builderboy :P

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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #64 on: November 12, 2010, 12:50:08 am »
That said, computers and various handhelds got 100x more powerful with the time and people still code calc games non stop today. There's even a major regain in interest about calc programming since mid-2009 or so.
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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #65 on: November 12, 2010, 04:08:34 pm »
I kinda hope it's not too awesome though. I know, for one, that I will probably not get one just for financial reasons, plus I wouldn't like to see like half the TI community migrate to Casio programming :x

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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #66 on: November 12, 2010, 04:22:15 pm »
Yeah same. It would kinda suck if the TI community kinda faded away again because of the Prizm. Fortunately, for Omni it might not have a huge impact, since we might do both Casio and TI stuff, but it would suck if there were almost no more 83+ games coming out.
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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2010, 05:07:05 pm »
I kinda hope it's not too awesome though. I know, for one, that I will probably not get one just for financial reasons, plus I wouldn't like to see like half the TI community migrate to Casio programming :x

Same here. I still kinda hope TI wins out...

The Prizm's going to be $129 apparently, though. That's the current price of a TI-83 Plus :P




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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #68 on: November 12, 2010, 05:49:55 pm »
I actually think graphics code would be easier to do than on the TI calcs. Color values seem to be 16 bits, which is so much easier to handle than 1-bit or 4-bit. All you have to do is write to 2 bytes in a buffer
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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #69 on: November 13, 2010, 02:36:27 am »
One thing I hope is that third party coders will write an utility that let us run programs from the archive or copy them to RAM from BASIC programs. On the FX-9860G that didn't exist and stuff like Illusiat 13 was impossible...
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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2010, 05:39:56 pm »
I want one... 129 (USD) isn't a bad pricetag, less expensive than an average retail ti-84+! Nspire's 240x320 boring ol greyscale screen get whooped by the 216x384 65k color screen! (My phone has 75k colors O.O). Does anyone know the processor clock? Maybe they threw a snapdragon in it XD

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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #71 on: November 16, 2010, 06:37:37 pm »
One thing I hope is that third party coders will write an utility that let us run programs from the archive or copy them to RAM from BASIC programs. On the FX-9860G that didn't exist and stuff like Illusiat 13 was impossible...

What I'm hoping is that someone figures out how to interpret/compile TI-BASIC or z80 ASM on the Prizm. The program selection for casios is quite aptly described as pitiful.

BTW: I doubt it uses a Snapdragon.
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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #72 on: November 16, 2010, 08:10:48 pm »
I want one... 129 (USD) isn't a bad pricetag, less expensive than an average retail ti-84+! Nspire's 240x320 boring ol greyscale screen get whooped by the 216x384 65k color screen! (My phone has 75k colors O.O). Does anyone know the processor clock? Maybe they threw a snapdragon in it XD

To be exact, it's the current official TI price of a TI-83 Plus :P




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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #73 on: November 16, 2010, 08:12:37 pm »
Well it depends where you get it. At Staples they're still $90 I think. On TI website the 83+ is $129.00. Kinda pathetic considering the much higher hardware specs of the Prizm (unless the Prizm has a 4 MHz CPU or something)

EDIT: By the way, this is the Casio Prizm user guide: http://edu.casio.com/products/cg_series/data/fxcg10_20_E.pdf

This should give you ideas of what feature the software has in terms of maths and programming.
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Re: More Casio Prizm information
« Reply #74 on: November 16, 2010, 08:44:08 pm »
What I'm hoping is that someone figures out how to interpret/compile TI-BASIC or z80 ASM on the Prizm. The program selection for casios is quite aptly described as pitiful.
We can change that. ;)