Calculator Community => Other Calc-Related Projects and Ideas => TI-Nspire => Topic started by: ajorians on June 12, 2013, 08:13:54 am

Title: nPuzzleFrenzy for Nspire
Post by: ajorians on June 12, 2013, 08:13:54 am
Hey Guys,

If you wanted to play Puzzle Frenzy on your Nspire I guess you could emulate the TI-83+ ( with Puzzle Frenzy.  That aside; I cloned the game!

Some changes (besides color for you CX users) are:
- Animating the swapping of tiles as well as the falling of the tiles.
- Updated tile images (but can enable the original "retro" look)
- Has undo/redo a move
- Keeps track of how long it takes you to beat a level
- Supports external level files (just a sample level is included)

It has all 60 levels from the TI-83+.  Unlike the TI-83+ version you can start any level without a password and I didn't add a endless mode.

Let me know what you think!  The big question I have is I display the move limit in an animating way before you start each level and I am debating whether to keep that or not.  So give it a try!  All source is included.  And have fun!
Title: Re: nPuzzleFrenzy for Nspire
Post by: lkj on June 12, 2013, 08:56:50 am
It's looking quite good and it's fun to play :)

I like the animated text at the beginning and the end, but I don't really like the font of it and the white squares around the letters. Also I'd make the delay before the animation moves down shorter.
Title: Re: nPuzzleFrenzy for Nspire
Post by: SpiroH on June 12, 2013, 09:13:01 am
Let me know what you think!
Nice again! keep the productive thrust boy.
Title: Re: nPuzzleFrenzy for Nspire
Post by: Streetwalrus on June 12, 2013, 09:43:29 am
Very nice game, I'm already addicted to it ! :D You should add an option to make all animations faster though, and one to disable them all. ;)
And I think the same as Ikj for the text animations. :)
Title: Re: nPuzzleFrenzy for Nspire
Post by: mdr1 on June 12, 2013, 01:22:30 pm
Good job!
It seems that activity on TI-Nspire CX is growing.
Title: Re: nPuzzleFrenzy for Nspire
Post by: ajorians on June 13, 2013, 03:03:11 pm
Hi Guys,

I took your input and made some modifications based on it!

lkj: I'm glad you like playing it!  That is exactly the reason I like making these games! :)
I changed the font of the animated text to NSDL_FONT_THIN which hopefully is more your liking as well as I centered the text in each of the white boxes.  Before I pseudo-centered but now I actually get the letters width/height in the font!  See image.  And I made the animation delay before the letters move down much shorter.

SpiroH: Thanks buddy!  I'll try to keep being productive! :)

Streetwalker: Glad to hear you like it!  I made an option of speeds Normal, Fast and Instant (not instant but very fast).  I changed the font on the Options page to smaller to fit the extra option.  In a future program I'll make a nicer options screen where I can have any amount of options.  If you are feeling like tweaking the settings some; you can use a text editor like nTxt ( and edit the settings file.  I would love to expose these settings and several more; but I figured this should do.

mdr1: I do hope activity on the TI-Nspire CX is growing!  It feels at the same rate as when I got my CX (and actually maybe slower).  But I do like seeing everyone's projects.  If it helps I try to include all of my source code and am perfectly happy if somebody edits or derives a new program from one of mine.  For instance if you wanted to make Bejeweled or some other game from this then please go ahead!

I hope this version works well for everyone!  And have a great day too!
Title: Re: nPuzzleFrenzy for Nspire
Post by: lkj on June 13, 2013, 07:02:06 pm
Nice update, I like the faster text animations :)
Title: Re: nPuzzleFrenzy for Nspire
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on June 13, 2013, 10:52:25 pm
The graphics looks so pretty O.O, and I like the retro style as well. :)

As for the nspire community activity, I think the peak was around 2010-early 2011 when half of Omni members were Nspire users, then we had an invasion of Lua programs in mid 2011, but then it kinda stopped. D: Glad to see more Nspire programs again at least.