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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #135 on: January 21, 2014, 10:54:36 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)
Well, I guess there's some truth in that, though right now I'm taking a break from both versions. But it's certainly much more convenient to work on the 84+CSE version, because I can work on the code completely PC-side and I don't have to scan hundreds of QR codes whenever I make a change to the graphics.

I feel like the more I make progress on the Petit Computer version, the more annoying it will be for the user because of all the QR codes. Maybe I'll want to delay development of that version until Petit Computer 3DS which will apparently allow direct downloads. But I dunno.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #136 on: January 21, 2014, 11:06:11 am »
How many QRCodes will be needed to get the game? I remember the Megaman II Demo was needing the ridiculous amount of almost 100 QRCodes...

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #137 on: January 21, 2014, 11:10:07 am »
How many QRCodes will be needed to get the game? I remember the Megaman II Demo was needing the ridiculous amount of almost 100 QRCodes...
The current version (the first 2 "chapters" of the game out of 7) is 93 QR codes. I haven't added the 3rd chapter from the 84+CSE version yet, either.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #138 on: January 21, 2014, 11:10:55 am »
Hurray, we sure have the biggest Petit Computer game ever! Congrats! Hope that include a *big* lifetime! ;)

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #139 on: January 21, 2014, 12:31:02 pm »
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #140 on: January 21, 2014, 04:25:52 pm »
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #141 on: January 21, 2014, 05:45:05 pm »
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #142 on: January 21, 2014, 09:43:38 pm »
Yeah there have been two Cookie Clicker clones for calcs recently here so I guess it's pretty popular and addicting nowadays. :P

I'll give this version a try at one point. :)

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #143 on: January 21, 2014, 11:44:28 pm »
Oh, a bit off-topic, but do yous think that I should get into calculator programming? I think that it's interesting, but there are 2 problems that I have:

1) I already actively program in 3 other languages (SmileBASIC, C#, Javascript).
2) Calculator programming (as I find it) is mainly for fun. I program to get things done and make useful applications/full games. Calculators can only make basic games, as I find it (Please correct me if I'm wrong).

Like I said, I know that this is off-topic. If there's a thread/article for this, please link me.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #144 on: January 22, 2014, 12:04:19 am »
1) It can be a major PITA to develop for multiple platforms at once. I often mixed up Axe and xLIBC-enhanced TI-BASIC syntaxes, as well as HP PPL before. I usually prefer to only have 1 or 2 projects at once that are active. >.<

2) And yeah it's mainly for fun that people do it, or to push the platform's hardware to its limits. As for the games, they can vary in quality, depending of the coder and calculator. The TI-Nspires that can still run ASM/C can run Doom at very smooth frame rate, as well as 3D, but no Crysis/CoD or the like lol. The lower end platforms like the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition is pretty much NES-like in terms of game capabilities, but with more colors.

You could always make a topic in the Other calc discussion section asking what keeps each person interested in calc programming. It would be interesting :)
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #145 on: January 22, 2014, 03:02:13 am »
The last issue I am having is cost. The cheapest programming calculator I could find, the TI-84+, was still almost $100.
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #146 on: January 24, 2014, 01:38:23 pm »
Yeah, those things are overpriced, especially the TI calcs. The HP Prime gotta have by far the best price<>performance ratio (I think it's $130 on www.hpcalc.org) since it has a 400 MHz processor, 16 MB of user RAM (32 MB total) and 256 MB of Flash, but its OS becomes unstable when you use the connectivity kit instead of the simulator to transfer programs. The 84+ is by far the most popular, but it has a 15 MHz processor with 24 KB of user RAM and 480 KB of flash. The newer FX-9860GII models also got a decent performance ratio, as long as you don't use BASIC (which is incredibly slow despite the calc hardware)
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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #147 on: January 26, 2014, 09:27:10 am »
The last issue I am having is cost. The cheapest programming calculator I could find, the TI-84+, was still almost $100.

If you can use ebay, it is a wonderful resource for buying used graphing calculators. :)

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #148 on: January 26, 2014, 07:40:07 pm »
Just be careful about broken ones, though. Sometimes it says for parts or repair, but in the past people got ripped by being tricked into buying a $20-40 83+ that was supposed to be in working condition, only to end up with a broken calc.

The worst gotta be the TI-Nspires, though, because people try to pass prototypes off as commercial models and those prototypes cannot be upgraded to the latest OS version.

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Re: Petit Computer
« Reply #149 on: January 26, 2014, 11:54:09 pm »
Is Petit Computer as slow as TI-BASIC?
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