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seana11

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Introduce Yourself!

Post21 October 2011, 20:26

Well, since not too many people here know each other, except from other sites, I thought I'd make a topic so we could all get to know each other better. Where are you from? (site-wise) What calcs do you own? How good are you at programming at them?

I'm seana11 from Cemetech, or Forty-Two on IRC. I've been in the community for about six moths now, and thoroughly enjoy it. I have a TI-84+ SE, and am good, but not 1337 at programming for it. I also am a moderately good Java programmer. I enjoy playing Hedgewars in my free time, so if anyone ever wants to play...
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Post21 October 2011, 21:03

I've been around for about 10 years now, originally at ticalc then mostly at Maxcoderz and later also at RevSoft, and basically suck at programming but thoroughly enjoy it. What languages do you use? It seems everyone these days uses Axe.

And Hedgewars, that's the Gunbound spinoff? It appears to have advanced a long ways since i last checked it out (several years ago) :)
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Post21 October 2011, 21:55

10 years, really? Hmm I started TI-Basic in 2004 and ASM soon after that in 2005, because I felt the need to look beyond TI-Basic's limited vocabulary. The first Wizards beta is from that year as well... So my forum hopping is exactly like the one from chickendude. ticalc, downloading all shit like MirageOS, Mario, PuzzlePack etc, then starting own projects at MaxCoderz. After that Madskillz lured me away to Revsoft when he saw Wizards and that Sky puzzle game. Great times!

I do C#.NET, Java.Android and PHP.html.css in my spare time.

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Post21 October 2011, 23:37

I've been around since 2000, though I wasn't truly active until maybe 2002? I started TI-Freakware as an msn group near the end of 2002 to hose my games and tutorials, then eventually learned enough html to get myself in trouble and moved to geocities. :p I went from there to calcgames server, and eventually got my own hosting.

As to calcs, I own everything except a TI-80, 83+ blue case, 89ti, 92/II, voy200 and all Nspires after the first release. I program mostly for the 83+ line, in TI-BASIC as I try to push that language to its limits and beyond with as little asm help as possible.

And I will soon be posting up a topic for my project, Pokemon Purple. Since I have numerous awesome and amazing screenshots I'd like to show off as an introduction, it may take a few days before it makes it up :p
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Post23 October 2011, 02:59

Man...I can't even remember when I first joined the community. Like tifreak I wasn't actually active until about a year after me snooping around. I would say close to 10 years. I started out with BASIC and then at the time started working on one of the first Greyscale games using Ducks package in assembly. Tr1p beat me by releasing his game Desolate first and mine is still in hiatus ha. I started out in Drubu Productions...I think it was called that. That's where I met Calv!n, the other founder of RevSoft. He convinced me to join GreenFire...which Ben Reeves was I think the only member to release a project under that group. After that disbanded, the members kinda splintered some went to MC the others joined me and Calv!n to from RevSoft.

I own an 89T, 83+, and an 84+SE

I dabble in z80 every now and again. But I have gotten into higher-level languages like C++, Java, Objective-C, etc. I'm always interested in seeing other stuff that people are working on, whether they be calc projects or mobile projects, whatever it may be. Calcs are more of a hobby now, one that I am sadly to busy to actually get back into. But I have no problem keeping RS going and hopefully the community continues to show up with some cool projects!
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Post23 October 2011, 16:25

Greenfire (well, Greenlight, later becoming Greenfire after merging with i think it was Spitfire or something along those lines) was my old programming group. Kv83 i believe released something (can't remember what) but later released minesweeper and slippy (iirc) under MaxCoderz. We all sorta merged to MC. I think i may have released my first asm program under Greenlight and started Monopoly there, too.
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Post23 October 2011, 19:56

chickendude wrote:And Hedgewars, that's the Gunbound spinoff? It appears to have advanced a long ways since i last checked it out (several years ago) :)


Hedgewars is a Worms style game where you blow other hedgehogs to bits with weapons. It's absolutely free and completely addictive. (I know this sounds like a sales pitch...)

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Post24 October 2011, 01:51

I'm Xeda or Zeda, it doesn't really matter. I came around in 2007 I think, so I am still a youngun :D I actively started contributing to the community in 2008/2009 when I got a cable, but I was a very active programmer before that even without a computer or internet. In 2009, I taught myself assembly by programming in hexadecimal on my calc (I couldn't use a computer) and from there I made my first big assembly program (about 1500 bytes XD... it was a library for BASIC users).

I started college last year and that is when I really started contributing, because then I had internet access and a computer to work with. Since then, I have made one of the most feature packed APP libraries all in one flash page (over 100 functions and a fully functioning programming language with over 50 functions). I have also made dozens of smaller programs, all very different in these past two years, too.

My latest project is Grammer which is a programming language with many functions and abilities that is starting to really catch on (right now, Space Invaders and Tetris are being worked on by people using Grammer).

I started on TICalc, moved to United-TI when it kind of went into a lull, then TIBD, then Omnimaga where I have pretty much made my home. I am a moderator on UTI, though, and I visit MaxCoderz, Revsoft, Cemetech, and TI-Planet every so often

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Post12 November 2011, 15:21

I am aeTIos.
I discovered the community when some other guy at school pointed me to omnimaga. I had seen omni a few times before that happened, but I ignored it (since I thought forums were bad)
After that, I signed up, and now I am one of the most active guys on omni (I am the 15th of the top posters or something and a few times a week I am the day's top poster)
So I like this forums and signed up here. I hope those forums won't be lost!

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Post30 November 2011, 17:56

Hello, everyone. Some of you might remember me as the_unknown_one, I was active in the TI community between 2003 and 2005/2006 and was a member of Revsoft at one time. I haven't been active in the community or coding TI BASIC or assembly since then, college and other interests taking up all my time, the only coding I've really done in the past years was during a period of 3 semesters in 2009-2010 when I studied Computer Science in college. I am interested in returning to it though, so I thought I'd look into the old communities again, I'm sad that the Revsoft website and forum are gone since I visited them not *too* long ago (less than a year, I think, though not sure) and there was a lot of history there. It seems the community has been slowly dying in recent years, but as long as there are people interested in the hobby and who invest their time, it's worthwhile having places to discuss it.

Let me try to think of some more of my own personal TI history... In September/October 2003, when I started the third year of high school (aged 15) I received a TI-83+ calculator (my sister had a TI-83) and started coding TI-BASIC, I did that for a while with a school friend, we had a Geocities website where we published games and programs we made (all rather simple and silly), then I discovered ticalc.org and started publishing there too (http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/au ... /7906.html) and from there we found our way to other websites and communities (MaxCoderz ...), I was a member of several TI programming groups at one time, Revsoft being the last, before that there was DP (Drubu Productions, we had a nice group of coders there, Madskillz was there too apparently, didn't remember that until I just read it), also a group Epic Programming Studios, where I helped out a bit with their ambitious MLC programming language project... I may not have accomplished very much in coding myself, my most ambitious project with any degree of success/release being a silly and simple assembler game (http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fi ... 35383.html), but I did learn a lot, had fun and made some good friends.

So anyway, hi to those of you know or don't know me already, and hopefully I'll be active again and get back into coding for TI-calculators (and other platforms too).
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chickendude

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Post30 November 2011, 22:32

Welcome back! I've been coming and going for years now and recently had a stint of programming with my little Monopoly project. Think of a game you always wanted to make and get on it! We're here to help, and it'd be great to see more activity :D
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NanoWar

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Post01 December 2011, 09:51

Hey good to see you! What are your plans for the future?
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Post01 December 2011, 11:04

Also, i'm almost positive i played your dancing game several years ago when i was still in high school :D
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Post21 January 2015, 23:09

I started getting interested in z80 asm around 2007 or so, when I got my first TI calc (and only so far..).
Although I can't remember when I registrered on RevSoft, it was not in 2007 but maybe 2008-2009-ish?
In any case I'm glad to be here still, even though I'm quite on and off at times..

Also, I noticed that my avatar changed after I changed it to something else (thankfully to something better), does anyone know that they did something?
To make it more clear: I changed the picture to a lambda sign, and the avatar I have now is a picture of ++ with something in the background.
I can't remember if I've used that picture (waaay) before or if anyone else changed it for me but it's there..
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NanoWar

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Post21 January 2015, 23:53

Welcome! Do you do some programming, too?

Heh, I was pulling a little joke on you with the avatar change :) only silly admins do that and I can change it back if you want... heh
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Post22 January 2015, 00:07

Ah, so it was you NanoWar :-D
Change it back?
No it's good as it is!
I was wondering what I should have, the pink elephant was too boring so I just tried something I've had on other places..

I program yes, but I keep getting discouraged/bored/lose attention/any other bad excuse I can use for not finishing my projects.
Also, I do have ADD, and it's not even related to my nick.
Funny that.
I do z80 asm, but I know mostly C, Common Lisp, Scheme, Haskell some x86 and x86_64 asm.. But z80 is my favorite platform to work with, not because I'm good at it but because I like smaller, more limited platforms (I'm not saying it's a bad platform, I'm saying limited, that's not the same thing!). ;-)
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Post22 January 2015, 00:54

I think that's why we all enjoy z80, you can get to know the platform really well and don't have to rely on other people coding things for you (like with C libraries and such). Share some of your projects and start working on them again if you've set them aside! It's been getting a bit more active here, too, though mostly NanoWar and i. But programming is getting done, so that's what counts!
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Madskillz

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Post15 March 2015, 01:51

Welcome add. You guys are keeping it going, I've been meaning to check back more often but I've been busy the last few months. Sadly not with a z80 project but a cool project none-the-less.

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Post15 March 2015, 04:15

@Madskillz: Well hey, feel free to share it with us(if you are able). :)
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Post15 March 2015, 23:07

Madskillz, I feel welcome!
I've been working on a game with chickendude, although lately I haven't been very energetic so.. No real progress made.
Although chickendude is the one really making the hard stuff, I'm the one who wants to learn more, so chickendude has to wait for me all the time :-/
Oh well, we have a nice community here. :-)
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Post16 March 2015, 13:47

It's most definitely a team effort :) It's also more fun when you've got someone to talk about it with and honestly i really enjoy explaining things. Especially when that person is actually interested in it. Explaining to my mom how jump tables or tilemaps work just doesn't really have the same effect.
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Post16 March 2015, 14:22

chickendude wrote:Explaining to my mom how jump tables or tilemaps work just doesn't really have the same effect.

Hah, I know how that feels.
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NanoWar

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Post18 March 2015, 02:34

chickendude wrote:It's most definitely a team effort :) It's also more fun when you've got someone to talk about it with and honestly i really enjoy explaining things. Especially when that person is actually interested in it. Explaining to my mom how jump tables or tilemaps work just doesn't really have the same effect.

It seems like you turned your hobby into a carrer there ;-)
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Madskillz

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Post01 April 2015, 06:30

Programming, is always better as a collaborative effort. At least that is how I feel. I like to assume I'm always right (kidding) but I always like hearing/seeing how someone can come up with a different way to solve a problem. I work better, talking it out with other programmers and drawing stuff up. That's probably weird I guess, because most of us are introverts....but I work better that way.

@Art, I will probably share a gameplay video maybe a demo around June sometime.
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Post07 April 2015, 06:18

Wow, a "gameplay" video? That's really exciting to hear. I agree, i sorta missed the heyday of IRC/#tcpa as i always used AIM, but i still had a lot of the folks at ticalc on my buddy list from around 2001-2005, it was always really cool to talk about projects together. Actually working on a project collaboratively together is a bit different and perhaps a bit more complicated with assembly than with higher-level languages, but it's a lot of fun and it helps keep your motivation up.
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