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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #120 on: January 07, 2014, 06:49:13 pm »
In my case it's more due to how I only really program 2D games, so having to draw everything pixel by pixel would be hard, plus I need tilemaps.


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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #121 on: January 08, 2014, 11:43:51 pm »
I would load a pre made GRP file (or package it with the PRG) and copy it to a separate GPAGE. Then I can use GCOPY to put it anywhere on the screen and use it just like a sprite (note that I'd have to set up a couple coordinate arrays and redraw the screen each frame).
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #122 on: January 11, 2014, 07:08:36 am »
I like using the console, but I dislike the fact we don't have more than one layer/buffer for the console display.

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #123 on: January 12, 2014, 05:03:32 pm »
I like using the console, but I dislike the fact we don't have more than one layer/buffer for the console display.
It is possible to use GPUTCHR, but it isn't really practical.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2014, 08:21:23 am »
ANd Damned, I erased my sokoban in a Saving reflex. :/

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #125 on: January 16, 2014, 11:46:44 pm »
This community is kind of small and inactive. Do any of yous mind if I pointed yous to a couple bigger, more active communities?
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #126 on: January 16, 2014, 11:57:55 pm »
Are you basically telling people to leave Omni because it's inactive? Is that how Omnimaga will get more active? :P

The issue is that 99% of the people here program for the TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire series calculators, with a few HP Prime programmers as well. Barely anyone do ROM hacking or homebrew, but we occasionally get such people around.

Another issue is that the calculator community have been fluctuating heavily over the years in activity (for example, every english TI-84+ forum combined had 140000 posts in 2006, 40000 in 2008, 165000 in 2011 and 60000 in 2013) and tend to be on the dwindling side (see ticalc.org traffic over the years at http://www.ticalc.org/about/webstats.html . Note that in 2013, rumors said that 60% of web traffic was bots), yet we have been unable to keep non-calculator programmers around. The few non-calc programmers we have have a very short attention span too.

However, some people prefer to use Omni anyway because on other forums they go to, any thread gets turned into a flame/OS/language war within three posts.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #127 on: January 17, 2014, 12:00:11 am »
Are you basically telling people to leave Omni because it's inactive? Is that how Omnimaga will get more active? :P

The issue is that 99% of the people here program for the TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire series calculators, with a few HP Prime programmers as well. Barely anyone do ROM hacking or homebrew, but we occasionally get such people around.

Another issue is that the calculator community have been shrinking over the years, yet we have been unable to keep non-calculator programmers around. The few non-calc programmers we have have a very short attention span too.

However, some people prefer to use Omni anyway because on other forums they go to, any thread gets turned into a flame/OS/language war within three posts.

Hey now, this is the Petit Computer topic. I'm pretty sure he's talking about sharing some more active communities for this.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #128 on: January 17, 2014, 12:02:49 am »
True, but it seemed like he was disappointed that he wasn't getting much replies in this topic and didn't want to give Omni a chance. He needs to understand that most of us are student with barely any free time to invest into programming nor testing and most people lose interest after 6-8 months. Although suggesting bigger DS sites is fine, I don't think a bit of Petit Computer activity would hurt Omni even if it's not very high. After all, it could actually convince certain users to give that language a try.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #129 on: January 17, 2014, 06:41:18 pm »
Ok sorry, my bad. I'm trying to get more people here because I honestly do want to see this grow. Sorry if it sounded like I was trying to convince people to leave omni.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #130 on: January 17, 2014, 09:05:19 pm »
Yea, your post makes it sound like the opposite. It's not worded that well.

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #131 on: January 17, 2014, 11:09:30 pm »
That reminds me, I wonder if Calc84maniac is still developing Steins;Gate 8-bit 3DS alongside the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition version?

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #132 on: January 19, 2014, 04:29:36 pm »
Yea, your post makes it sound like the opposite. It's not worded that well.
Errr...oops then.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #133 on: January 20, 2014, 01:22:39 pm »
That reminds me, I wonder if Calc84maniac is still developing Steins;Gate 8-bit 3DS alongside the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition version?
(As far as I know) He's still working on Steins;Gate 8-bit.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #134 on: January 21, 2014, 01:18:59 am »
Ok good then. I was worried he had completely moved to the 84+CSE version (although I still hope he continues calc stuff too)