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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2009, 12:00:14 am »
Actually, since you left, TI calculators didn't change that much really. Now we have the TI-84+ since 2004, which has only like 4 new functions in TI-BASIC. All 83+ games run fine on it. The TI-Nspire model has a 84+ emulation mode too, which runs all BASIC and almost every ASM programs. THere are also still a lot of people who program in old fashioned TI-BASIC without using any libs. So basically, if you still remember everything, you should be able to get back into it fairly quickly. There are also more tutorials now, too. You would probably just need to learn a bit of the xLIB commands for example, some of which are not too hard.

Btw by remixing tracks, do you mean you take original tracks then modify them? Or do you mean just blend many together? I sometimes do the former, altough I generally just make my own music (which is kinda old-skool, though, not really mainstream. Most is in the downloads section).

I hope you either stick around or start coding again eventually. By the way, the MaxCoderz forums are still around, too, where you used to be staff, at http://www.maxcoderz.org . Tr1p1ea is still around, as well as Benryves and Kv83 (former Greenlights). Chickendude also checks from time to time, altough I generally only see him on AIM. However, MaxCoderz has pretty much died in the past few years :(, which I think is because of the lack of staff renewal and because of what they did in 2006 (1: deleting their entire games downloads section including FFTOM series and 2: switching URL but never letting know the entire community about it, not even through a link in their games Readme.Txt files) :(

EDIT: People also still play calc games and program them, altough there are about twice fewer people than there was about 5 years ago. UTI and Omnimaga still seems to be kicking, though, and Cemetech still shows some signs of life, altough they don't make any game
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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2009, 10:03:17 am »
I pretty much sparked the life in calculator gaming in the school. I taught them how to download the games from ticalc, and they play mario, phoenix, falldown, tetris, and many others... and when i make a game (usually very simple that i make it within 2 math periods) i give it to them


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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2009, 03:58:57 pm »
As the resident game-maker for the school...
As the resedent game-maker for the school I go to, I know for a fact that people play games.  I have had friends/classmates hooked on almost everything: (Portal, Nibbles, Donut Quest, Ztris, Drifter, Orbix, Fishy, and Illusiat 13 just to name a few.)
People still play games on thier calcs because you can play these games in class.

You would probably just need to learn a bit of the xLIB commands for example, some of which are not too hard.
This is a great example of where we are now.  xLib and Celtic III are libs that let basic programers make amazing looking games without having to know asm.  You would not have to know these commands if you still plan on working in pure basic, but if you ever felt like your games needed faster or better graphics, have at it.
I hope you get back into programming.  I would love to see FFTOM3.  You know how fun programing is, and you can do it quite well.  If you make games, people will play them.
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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2009, 05:14:14 pm »
I also kinda like how Celtic III has backwards compatiblity with xLIB at 99.9% and two Omnicalc functions including Sprite(. If I decided to update Reuben Quest for Celtic III, it would speed up the job considerably, since all I need to change would be stuff involving grayscale
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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2009, 12:02:13 am »
yeah same here for my school im more of a distributer (havent made any really great games yet :P)

but there sought out by just about every one who understands them XD

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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2009, 04:56:31 pm »
same with me, half the school comes to me to get games and or ask something ( sometimes ppl don't even know how to delete stuff <_< )

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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2009, 05:47:17 am »
that's good to hear haha. For now I will browse around and see what's going on and I still need to get my hands on a calculator but first I need need $$$. It won't be a while until I can actually start programming again. :(

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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2009, 11:25:20 am »
Yeah I can understand that. While TI calcs are cool they're ridiculously expensive :S

Ebay can be a good place to get an used one though, but watch out for non-working stuff (AKA only buy from people with lot of sales and over 98% rep and don't buy from recycling companies that don't test their stuff)
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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2011, 02:22:49 pm »
Lol old topic is old. As many may not believe this project has not been totally abandoned. I just changed my approach and real life hit. Did someone download that source from hitoshi before the link died. I will try to keep here updated once I get my start. I still plan on a 89 port... but I aiming for phones really.

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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2011, 03:09:25 pm »
Nice to see that you didn't abandon it :)
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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2011, 03:12:03 pm »
First post in the 68k forum in months!
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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2011, 03:45:21 pm »
Wow, I'm kind of surprised to see you back here. When most people disappear for that long they don't come back! O.O I was curious about the source myself, it's a shame that the links are broken. D:

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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2011, 07:44:34 pm »
Wow, I'm kind of surprised to see you back here. When most people disappear for that long they don't come back! O.O I was curious about the source myself, it's a shame that the links are broken. D:
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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2011, 09:30:47 pm »
Yepp, very true. =) I wish you luck, and I'll be interested in seeing how this develops.

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Re: FFTOM 89 Port
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2011, 11:18:38 pm »
Lol old topic is old. As many may not believe this project has not been totally abandoned. I just changed my approach and real life hit. Did someone download that source from hitoshi before the link died. I will try to keep here updated once I get my start. I still plan on a 89 port... but I aiming for phones really.
Sadly nope. The only copy I had was on Earthforge until late 2005. As for FFTOM1 and 2 the source is available with the games themselves, though, since, after all, they're editable directly in the program editor. FFTOM3 was never finished, though, and I don't think there exists anymore copies of the artwork anywhere online.

A long while ago, there was an extra copy of FFTOM1 on ticalc.org that was uploaded in the wrong section (TI-83 instead of 83+), but its zip file was over 500 KB large and it contained plenty of extra artwork that other versions of the game didn't have. I wish that was still available.

Also welcome back :)
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