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Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« on: May 24, 2013, 03:15:52 pm »
I'm planning to make a top-down shooter game. However, in debating between platforms, namely 83+/84+ and 89/Ti. I feel the 89 would be better suited because of the better screen, but the z80 would have a larger player base. I'll set up a poll, please reply opinions
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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 03:23:53 pm »
Yeah, I see where you are coming from. There aren't that many 89 gamers out there(or they're just quiet playing :P). I personally am not such a gamer, and to be honest these kind of games are nothing for me.
I think on TI-Planet though a lot of people still own a TI-89, making them able to play even though they don't program for it.

I'm not sure what you should choose.


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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 04:03:53 pm »
I unsuccessfully attempted to write one for the 89. But I'd pick the 89.
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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 04:04:59 pm »
Ofcourse you do have a lot more space on the TI-89.


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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 04:11:11 pm »
But native-code programs can't be larger than 24K; that's a bummer.
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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 04:55:45 pm »
Well, I'm going to say go ahead an make one for the TI-89. That platform hasn't seen near enough love recently. There are also quite a few shooters out for the TI-83/84 already. In addition, as you yourself mentioned, having a larger screen to work with is nice. ^^

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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 10:07:06 pm »
I say make it cross platform!
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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 05:22:17 pm »
I voted 83/84+, basically for my own best interests. Honesty at its best. :P
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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 01:07:47 am »
I voted 89/Titanium even though I don't own any 68k because as Art_of_Camelot said, there are already enough shooters for the z80 series ;)
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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 01:39:17 am »
I voted, Ti-84 because I would assume that there are more Ti- 84 users than 89 right?

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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 01:33:15 pm »
I voted, Ti-84 because I would assume that there are more Ti- 84 users than 89 right?
Not really, in France 82 Stats.fr are majoritary, then 83+ (non SE) come, then Nspires, then 89T, then others. I only know 4 calcs in my class which termination have a "84" in here, and I own two of them. The other ones are a 84+ and a 84+SE.

And not to mention that shooters are also in big numbers in the z80 series ;)

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Re: Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 01:35:21 pm »
If people here got TI-89 calcs, I would say go ahead with 68K, else go with Z80. I think the 89 just became like HP calcs in the way that they're popular only for math and science anymore, but the 89 still has a decent gaming userbase, just almost no coder.

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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 05:27:53 pm »
I code for the 68k, though, but I doubt that many others would. Maybe a collaboration?
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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2013, 07:15:14 pm »
I voted, Ti-84 because I would assume that there are more Ti- 84 users than 89 right?
Not really, in France 82 Stats.fr are majoritary, then 83+ (non SE) come, then Nspires, then 89T, then others. I only know 4 calcs in my class which termination have a "84" in here, and I own two of them. The other ones are a 84+ and a 84+SE.
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Re: Top-down shooter - 83+/84+ or 89/Ti?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2013, 07:28:42 pm »
In my school, all math classes combined have ~ 60-70 Ti 84's. But no one has ever seen even an 89.