Jump to content

Photo

Minesweeper - game released

game assembler cartridge

148 replies to this topic

#126 Iwantgames:) OFFLINE  

Iwantgames:)

    Stargunner

  • 1,911 posts

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:44 PM

Nice :) hope to get one :)

#127 Opry99er OFFLINE  

Opry99er

    Quadrunner

  • 8,261 posts
  • Location:Cookeville, TN

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:11 PM

What gives on the "© AtariAge" on the label?


May plan on an Atariage store release. ;)

#128 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

OLD CS1

    River Patroller

  • 3,832 posts
  • Technology Samurai
  • Location:Tallahassee, FL

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:01 PM

May plan on an Atariage store release. ;)

 

Nifty!  Well, I will have a little more disposable cash for this Faire trip.  I hope to have one of them in my hand when I leave.



#129 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:55 PM

What gives on the "© AtariAge" on the label?


Well, I didn't give it much thought. Got another label with a "© 2014". Thought there maybe had to be a "©" to let anyone know you're not supposed to copy it and sell it on eBay.

:|

#130 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  

jedimatt42

    Stargunner

  • 1,245 posts
  • Location:Beaverton, OR

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:12 PM

http://www.copyright.gov/title17/

 

The software industry has been doing unnecessary things around copyright for so long, that despite what the law says, it is becoming necessary.

 

Regarding the Atariage bit... Does this website claim copyright over any works posted here? 



#131 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

OLD CS1

    River Patroller

  • 3,832 posts
  • Technology Samurai
  • Location:Tallahassee, FL

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:23 PM

Well, I didn't give it much thought. Got another label with a "© 2014". Thought there maybe had to be a "©" to let anyone know you're not supposed to copy it and sell it on eBay.

:|

 

That will not stop anyone, sadly.  At the very least it does show that a copyright applies.  In the US, the mere act of creation implies a copyright, and with your thread here you can easily prove you created the program.

 

 

Copyright protects “original works of authorship” that are
fixed in a tangible form of expression. The fixation need not
be directly perceptible so long as it may be communicated
with the aid of a machine or device. Copyrightable works
include the following categories:

 

  1. literary works
  2. musical works, including any accompanying words
  3. dramatic works, including any accompanying music
  4. pantomimes and choreographic works
  5. pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
  6. motion pictures and other audiovisual works
  7. sound recordings
  8. architectural works

 

These categories should be viewed broadly. For example,
computer programs and most “compilations” may be regis
tered as “literary works”; maps and architectural plans may
be registered as “pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works.

 

 

The © at least should serve as an indication to parties that the copyright is exercised in-force.

 

US Copyright circular 38A indicates that Denmark is a copyright treaty-country with the US, which, I believe, means you can go through WIPO to enforce a copyright in the US in the event of a violation.



#132 Opry99er OFFLINE  

Opry99er

    Quadrunner

  • 8,261 posts
  • Location:Cookeville, TN

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:33 PM

This cart runs on an unexpanded console... I'm willing to bet there is a good market for it out there... I have to remind myself from time to time that our networked community online here is not the totality of TI users.

#133 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:25 AM

Regarding the Atariage bit... Does this website claim copyright over any works posted here?


The spaces between the symbol and AtariAge are perhaps not that visible anymore due to a few technicalities. Also other countries apart from Denmark and US are involved. There are inconstancies between label, cartridge, board and electronic parts. Some products or copyrights have not been made readily available or pursued. Also with this retro computing fun, stuff and size, I think fair use has come into play more than once.

;)

#134 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:53 AM

This cart runs on an unexpanded console... I'm willing to bet there is a good market for it out there... I have to remind myself from time to time that our networked community online here is not the totality of TI users.


Yea, well, I think the average retro guy, interested in the console and games, will be much more interested in getting a nanoPeb for his unexpanded console, - and then the 32K is already there, before beginning support of the homebrew niche (also because of relatively high price that may even just cover costs).

;)

Edited by sometimes99er, Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:56 PM.


#135 Ksarul OFFLINE  

Ksarul

    River Patroller

  • 4,162 posts

Posted Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:03 AM

As a side note on folks buying just cartridges for the unexpanded console, a few years ago, Competition Computers put up a few cartridges on eBay that they had made using original Funware parts--but programmed with software that Funware never actually released. They sold these cartridges from the mid-nineties up until about 2012 or so, for about $40 each. They sold pretty steadily during that time period, often to people who are not part of the core active community here. Apparently, there are still some folks out there that just want to play with their unexpanded console--and are interested enough to buy new software for it from time to time. We've actually pulled several people into the active community through accidental contacts with those folks.

 

There are definitely more out there with expanded systems too--I counted the number of CF7/NanoPEB devices sold about two years ago, and there were several hundred of them in circulation then. . .and PEBs sell pretty quickly too. Zach has sold something like 100 of them on eBay over the last three years. . .



#136 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:15 AM

ATTENTION !

 

Greg is putting the cartridge up for sale in his on-line store later today. That's arcadeshopper.com !

 

:thumbsup:



#137 ti99iuc ONLINE  

ti99iuc

    Stargunner

  • 1,200 posts
  • Location:Italy

Posted Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:57 AM

Greg is putting the cartridge up for sale in his on-line store later today. That's arcadeshopper.com !

 

Argh, it was in my bag but ArcadeShopper have not paypal payment :(

 

solved contacting Greg :) ... Minesweeper will be in my hands soon :)


Edited by ti99iuc, Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:28 AM.


#138 am1933 OFFLINE  

am1933

    Stargunner

  • 1,036 posts
  • Location:U.K

Posted Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:55 PM

My copy is now bought and paid for, just have to wait on it making the long journey to it's new home. ;-)



#139 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Sun Nov 8, 2015 10:01 AM

And here is the cartridge version:

 

Version 1.3
Attached File  minec.bin   8KB   70 downloads

Attached File  mine.rpk   2.88KB   44 downloads
Attached File  mine.obj   19.46KB   32 downloads Program name: MINE
Attached File  mine.dsk   90KB   49 downloads File and program name: MINE

News

Stars on splash screen.

Information about number of correctly placed flags, when hitting a mine.

 

;)



#140 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:14 AM

Cartridge has sold very well. Thank you so much. Next cartridge is making its way. ;)

Also thanks for all of the support, testing and feedback. Special thanks to Jim and Greg. Also thanks to TI, AA, Classic99, WinAsm99, MESS and Carlsberg.  :)

The one page manual in post #115 has been updated slightly.

;)

Addition:
EA5 version:
Attached File  mine.ea5.bin   5.38KB   25 downloads
 
minesweeper.ea5.gif

Edited by sometimes99er, Thu Feb 4, 2016 2:10 AM.


#141 Albert OFFLINE  

Albert

    Quadrunner

  • 34,042 posts

Posted Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:48 AM

I have added .ea3 and .ea5 as valid attachment types.

..Al

#142 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:27 AM

Minesweeper mentioned on Floppy Days, podcast #49. Here's an extract,

:)

 

 

 

 



#143 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:43 AM

Nice review at TI-99/4A Game Shelf. Thanks. :)
 

While quite a familiar game, this version is the best I have seen to date for the TI 99/4A computer. Use your deductive skills with the help of numeric clues to locate and mark the hidden bombs on the grid. There are 3 different levels with increasing grid size. Beautiful presentation with uncluttered animation. An instant classic.



#144 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:00 AM

Game featured in VectrexRoli's video. Nice. :)

Sorry about the state of that cartridge label !? :|



#145 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:17 PM

Minesweeper has just been uploaded to Newgrounds.
 
:)

#146 schmitzi OFFLINE  

schmitzi

    River Patroller

  • 3,844 posts
  • ToXiC
  • Location:Germany

Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:03 PM

hi, is there a possibility wo download, or just a video ?



#147 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:16 PM

hi, is there a possibility wo download, or just a video ?


The TI game version (refer to post #139 for downloads) has been converted to be capable of running in most browsers on desktop computers.

http://www.adobe.com...re/flash/about/

You could download the swf file (use developer tools or inspect element). Then you can play offline through a browser or with a standalone Flash Player Projector.

https://www.adobe.co..._downloads.html

;)


Edited by sometimes99er, Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:08 PM.


#148 schmitzi OFFLINE  

schmitzi

    River Patroller

  • 3,844 posts
  • ToXiC
  • Location:Germany

Posted Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:19 PM

ah super. now I understand. it´s running there online in flash, not a flash movie :) :) thanks a lot



#149 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

sometimes99er

    River Patroller

  • Topic Starter
  • 3,922 posts
  • Location:Denmark

Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 11:21 PM







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: game, assembler, cartridge

0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users