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Posted Mon Oct 1, 2018 7:40 PM

In referencing << THIS THREAD >> does anyone know if a version with sound and voice was ever finished?

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#2 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 2, 2018 6:35 AM

If the 'completed' version isn't finished... :rolling:

But I get what you're saying, and I hope so! This game looks amazing on the TI. :love:

#3 nanochess OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:15 PM

Sound is in. Today voice at last without bugs. And some other goodies ;)

It's being tested by the fantastic five :grin:

Btw, many thanks to Opry99er for getting me a voice synthetizer, this helped me to develop and test faster.

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Posted Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:31 AM

This game, for the TI, is actually on my "Bucket List".  It's nice to know I'll be able to put a check mark next to one of those items.  :thumbsup:



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Posted Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:17 AM

Looking forward to trying the new version.

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Posted Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:56 AM

Looking forward to trying the new version.

 

You'll love it! icon_biggrin.gif



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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:12 PM

Hey guys,

   Want a sneak peek at Borzork (with sound)?  After DECADES of Berzerk in the gaming arena, thanks to Nanochess, you'll all be playing this game sooner than later.  icon_smile.gif icon_thumbsup.gif icon_thumbsup.gif icon_thumbsup.gif icon_thumbsup.gif icon_thumbsup.gif icon_thumbsup.gif

 



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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:46 PM

I noticed at PRGE (thanks Greg!) that this game runs at a faster speed than all other home console versions. The added speed makes the game more exciting to play.

Is this faster than even the arcade cab? I seem to remember the arcade version being much slower as well?

Awesome port!


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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:23 PM

Sound is in. Today voice at last without bugs. And some other goodies ;)
 

Looks and sounds great.  I agree with Airshack - some of the other ports feel bogged down whereas your game seems to have a nice balance going for it.



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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:11 PM

That is super impressive!?! Amazing work he does with many different systems!!

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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:04 PM

Wow, I'm impressed!  Looks great!



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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:32 PM

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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:22 PM

Amazing..... props to nanochess

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Posted Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:39 PM

Nanochess ROCKS! This is addictive!  Fantastic!



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:33 PM

Hi all.

 

Borzork went 7 months into development to get it pretty near to the arcade including voice. :)

 

I thought the effort deserved a release in cartridge but it only sold 8 units and got angry some people because they expected a ROM for free. :?

 

I was somewhat surprised. Anyway after thinking it for a month, here's the ROM for your playing enjoyment. :grin:

 

No reason to have this resting in my hard drive as I had a great pleasure learning TMS9900 assembler and the nuisances of TI-99/4A hardware and it was an interesting and curious experience in my life. ;)

 

Thanks!

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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:15 PM

Amazing work, nanochess!!! :) You've built a truly excellent game and one I'm proud to have had a small part in playtesting.

:D Thank you for contributing to our community! Hope you come back for more at some point.

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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:19 PM

Having just bought one (it got here today), I am very happy with it.  :)  Thank you for doing the programming. As one of the folks trying to ensure the availability of modern homebrew cartridges, I understand the disappointment when a major good piece of software (like yours) doesn't sell at all well. Many of the homebrews sell between 10 and 20 copies, although a few even sell as many as 60 or so, but that seems to be the upper limit. It is unfortunate that a large portion of the community seems to be focused on "free" as the only option for them to buy new software.

 

The programmers put a LOT of time into each of their projects, the folks who build the cartridges put in a lot of time (and up-front money to buy all of the necessary components), and the online stores take on additional risk by stocking them. I prefer that the programmers see something for their work, so I buy at least one of everything (although I am often the builder, so I try and find ways to make my appreciation known to the programmer in other ways, as they will often find strange little packets from me in the mail, where appropriate to the programmer).


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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:20 PM

I thought the effort deserved a release in cartridge but it only sold 8 units and got angry some people because they expected a ROM for free. :?

 

I was ecstatic to see the Borzork game ported over by you Nanochess.  It is by far one of my most enjoyed games on the TI.

Thank you for all your hard work on this game.  BTW - Are you still selling cartridges if people want one?  If so, how much?



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:26 PM



 

I was ecstatic to see the Borzork game ported over by you Nanochess.  It is by far one of my most enjoyed games on the TI.

Thank you for all your hard work on this game.  BTW - Are you still selling cartridges if people want one?  If so, how much?

 

It's available from arcadeshopper.com for US$40 https://www.arcadesh...0&sort=nameAsc]



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:48 PM

This looks really excellent but I am having trouble checking it out in emulation. Both Classic99 and Win99/4a Simulator seem to crash when I leave the first room.

 

I didn't know about this game until I saw your status update today. I may have to pick up a physical copy!



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:49 PM



This looks really excellent but I am having trouble checking it out in emulation. Both Classic99 and Win99/4a Simulator seem to crash when I leave the first room.

 

I didn't know about this game until I saw your status update today. I may have to pick up a physical copy!

 

Try it in http://js99er.net it plays everything and with voice ;)



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 PM

 

Try it in http://js99er.net it plays everything and with voice ;)

 

Same result. If I leave the room (or die) the game hangs up.



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:28 PM

 

Same result. If I leave the room (or die) the game hangs up.

 

Just tested with js99er.net and it works just fine :?

 

Works both with speech option enabled and disabled.



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:38 PM

Thanks again for making this game nanochess, proud to have it in my store, and wish you would consider making more stuff for the 4/a.. You've obviously got a gift for coding and games.. 



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Posted Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:41 PM

Also works fine for me in js99er.net.. perhaps his download is corrupted? 






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