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#1 Opry99er ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:12 AM

I've got an idea for a neat project.  I recently picked up the Star Trek TNG Technical Manual at a thrift shop and have been thinking about a TI-99/4A Star Trek TNG package with a nice fat manual with some cool diagrams.

 

I wanted to start with something simple to get my creativity going and allow my thoughts to kind of wander, so I produced this.  Please unzip and run on your TI-99/4A or in Classic99.  This isn't anything special, but it's hopefully the Genesis of something really neat.  These images were produced using Convert9918.  Not sure what I want to do going forward, but I will definitely be doing some significant TI Artist work.

 

 

This is in XB.  LOAD will auto-start the program.  

 

 

 

 

Attached File  TroiTI.PNG   258.5KB   6 downloads

 

 

 

 

 

Attached File  DSK1.zip   27.78KB   27 downloads


Edited by Opry99er, Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:26 AM.


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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:13 AM

make it so



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:35 AM

... number one



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:17 AM

Genesis?!?  Is planet forbidden!



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:46 AM

I like the idea. Go for it. The images came out great.



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:59 AM

            :-o :-o :-o YOU WILL ALL BECOME ONE WITH THE BORG! :-o :-o :-o



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Resistance if Futile!!



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:47 AM

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:33 AM

Definitely do this!!  I'm a huge fan of ST:TNG and the TI is the perfect platform for it (then again, it's the perfect platform for many things...)  :-)

 

Will this be a game?  Slide show?

 

I've wanted to make a ST game for a long time (among others).  What would be awesome is a view of the bridge looking out the view window into space.  Sort of like a simulation where you go on missions to different planets.

 

But there would be a lot of cut screens (using what you've done).  Also, would be cool to show the LCARS display on command so that the player could program the Enterprise, etc.



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:56 AM

Thanks for the interest!!

I don't know exactly where to go with it.... but there hasn't been any TNG stuff done on the TI in a very long time, and we have better tools now. :)

It will likely be a combination of bitmap slides, information, TI Artist pictures, etc. think Disk of Dinosaurs/Disk of the Old West with a bigger manual and more images.

We'll see how it progresses. For now-----Qapla'!!!!

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:59 AM

As a teenager in the 90s, our MacIntosh had one screensaver (after moving away from After Dark in 1993). That screensaver was a TNG screensaver which cycled through several interesting programs. I found a video of it on YouTube.

This is a major influence for this current project.





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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:44 AM

Cool, Dad! :D



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:02 PM

You will be assimilated!!



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:03 PM

Have any of you looked at the Star Fleet technical drawing series by Ken Gilliland?


Edited by atrax27407, Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:07 PM.


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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:16 PM

I haven't yet. I love his stuff--he is one of my favorite TI programmers. I've actually been on the lookout for an original copy of that software for a few years and haven't seen any come up for sale. Maybe I can find it on whtech.

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:24 PM

To be sure, a top priority would be having a quasi-LCARS interface, for such an app.  I'd be fascinated to see how close we could get to LCARS, on TI 99/4A. 



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:13 PM

Disk 4 -10 are in my library.



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:18 PM

How cool would an LCARS keyboard overlay be?? :D

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:21 PM

I like the idea. Go for it. The images came out great.


Thanks Vorticon. :)

Tweaking images in Convert9918 is an artform unto its own.... there is a delicate dance between the Luma and Gamma settings, filter setting, and tweaking the RGB settings.... The Troi picture took me about 20 minutes to dial in like I wanted it.. sometimes, though, if you have really good color, contrast, and definition in an original, it takes no time at all. The LaForge picture only took a minute or two. :)

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:37 PM

Definitely, but the fact that you took the time shows in the images - nicely done :)

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:16 PM

I forgot to mention, dad lets me watch Star Trek when he is working. :)

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:53 PM

Fascinating



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:25 PM

I forgot to mention, dad lets me watch Star Trek when he is working. :)

 

I do the same thing when my wife is working!  :D



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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:07 PM

Definitely, but the fact that you took the time shows in the images - nicely done :)


Thank you very much. For both the nod and for the program itself. :) I really do enjoy using it.




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