General Discussion => Technology and Development => Computer Programming => Topic started by: Jonson26 on May 28, 2019, 05:14:09 pm

Title: AmiWFRNG
Post by: Jonson26 on May 28, 2019, 05:14:09 pm
W00t!!1!!! fINalLY THE amIGA HAs gOt THiS amaZInG GAme!!!!!1!!1111!  :w00t: FInaLLY WacKY FuN raNDOm NUMbargEneRAtoR!!!!1!!!1!
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OMg oMg Omg!!11!!1!!
AND it'S v0.00000072 tOo!!?!!!!1!
E^3ms* was like: NO oNE GEts iT.
so HErE goeS SERious exPLainaTIOn foR iT:
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*clears throat*
So Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator is  a long running gag in the TI calculator community. It's origins die in the darkness of history. Some say it was concieved at the age of the dinosaurs, some say it was the middle ages, and some say it could have even been the year 2000! At that time, was being flooded by random number generator games (you know, the ones, that pick a number between 1 and 100 and make you guess it by giving you hints). To ridiculise those "games" this masterpiece was made by the infamous Nick Disabato. You can read the launch article here: ( The game was since ported to almost every platform imaginable, except the Amiga. But fear not, for I shall bring you this crappy port!
This game is NOT supposed to be good. It's supposed to be even worse than a number guessing game. That's the joke. I think it falls into the same category as Sanic the Hegehog.
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I know it's Eeems** not E^3ms.
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Eeems is this BBS's sysop. We're on a BBS, right?
Title: Re: AmiWFRNG
Post by: Eeems on May 28, 2019, 06:59:44 pm
Eeems is this BBS's sysop. We're on a BBS, right?


Title: Re: AmiWFRNG
Post by: TIfanx1999 on June 25, 2019, 10:03:32 pm
Hello, what system is this for please? Also, I would download it, but I am scared I might get a virus. Is it safe?
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Title: Re: AmiWFRNG
Post by: Jonson26 on June 26, 2019, 06:47:21 am
It's for AmigaOS, the bestiest OS ever to see the daylight! Go and buy your Amiga machine right now on fleabay or some other shady place! In case you are a traitor of mankind's ideals someone whan o wants a new machine you can buy a new AmigaONE machine, but you'll have to wait a lot and pay a LOT.
As for the risks, there are no viruses. You only risk getting addicted to this AWESOMLY AWESOME game.

P.S.: If you are one of those Atari ST [CENSORED] spies, then go to [CENSORED], you [CENSORED] [CENSORED] [CENSORED] [CENSORED]!

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As a sidenote: has nayone actually tried it out yet?  :P
Title: Re: AmiWFRNG
Post by: TIfanx1999 on June 26, 2019, 09:06:01 pm
I haven't, and if it is actually for the Amiga I wouldn't know where to begin. I know of the machines because of the internet, but have never used or seen one in real life. They weren't exactly popular over here.
Title: Re: AmiWFRNG
Post by: Jonson26 on June 27, 2019, 11:06:22 am
What do you mean by "over here"? Are you from the US? (I'm from Poland, although i'll be moving to Luxembourg this year.  :) AFAIK, they were far more popular in Europe than in America, so that's why i'm asking.)
EDIT: For testing the program, you can always just use WinUAE. (The best amiga emulator  for running programs and games easily. It has some custom driver enhancements, that even though they do not prevent programs, that run on real hardware from running correctly, makes it tough for devs to determine if the program they are testing on it will actually run on the real thing. I've heard, that, for example while the amiga version of scummvm has no problems with playing midi music through the fake emulated sound device, it is way slower to do it even on a 68060 enhanced machine.) You will need some kickstart roms, and images of the OS floppies or hard drive installation. (If you want to, i could PM you these.)
Title: Re: AmiWFRNG
Post by: TIfanx1999 on June 27, 2019, 06:37:04 pm
Yes, I do mean in the U.S. I've never even seen a Commodore 64 in real life, and they did have some degree of popularity over here (moreso than the Commodore Amiga). I've only ever seen IBM/PC clones and Macintoshes (aside from random netbooks and android tablets or chrome books. The other problem would be getting the emulator up and running and then trying to figure out Amiga OS. I've no idea how user friendly it is or how far removed it is from something like windows or an older mac os. So long story short, I probably won't fool with it. At any rate, it's still pretty cool that you wrote something for a vintage computer.
Title: Re: AmiWFRNG
Post by: Jonson26 on June 29, 2019, 05:47:23 am
FIY, AmigaOS is quite user-friendly. I've used MacOS 7.5 once or twice, and it is quite similar, in the way windows and pull-down menus are handled. The difference is, that AmigaOS uses a two-button mouse, so if you are a windows or linux user, it should be even more fammilliar to you. As for the program, to run it you only need to unzip it and use the directory as a virtual drive in the emulator. Then you should just run the command line interface (which is pretty similar to the ms-dos command prompt, the main difference being that drives don't have letters (C:, D:, E:,...) but labels (SYSTEM:, C:, RAM:, WORK:,...) and that instead of using "cd .." to go up a directory you do "cd /") from "System > Tools > Shell", then type the name of your virtual drive with a ":" behind it. After pressing return, you should type "wfrng", and press return again.
As for the emulator, i think winuae is quite easy to use, but should you find yourself stuck, there's  plenty of good tutorials on the net for it. ;)