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Stratego TI 99/4A Extended Basic

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#1 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 7, 2019 9:47 PM

Hi.

New game can be found in the Development section: http://atariage.com/...-game-stratego/

 

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Posted Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:10 AM

Minor update released.



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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:52 AM

A verry funny game,

 

after nearly 6 houres:

 

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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:53 PM

Yup, Wellington will resign if it does not have any good moves left or if all of its moveable pieces are dead.

Looking at your screenshot, you likely have 6 bombs and the flag, and the only piece that could move is the second one from the left on the second row. You have it surrounded with a major and general and it's likely a lesser piece, so any move it makes will get it killed in the next turn. Wellington resigns in this case.

Well played :)

My current game is not going as well, unfortunately...

 

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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:50 PM

Ouch....

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Posted Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:31 PM

I was introduced to this game in the local Boys' Club when I was growing up. It was actually a pretty busy place back then, although when I went by to look at it a couple of years ago, it doesn't have much foot traffic at all anymore. . .but at least it is still there, unlike most of the other places I hung out in when I was younger!



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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:57 PM

I've always loved that game, and it's apparently still quite big online.

Last and final update posted. 



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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:52 PM

It's definitely a classic here. I know it and my kids know it and we play it quite often. This is what the Danish box looks like.

 

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Edited by Asmusr, Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:56 PM.


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Posted Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:24 PM

It's definitely a classic here. I know it and my kids know it and we play it quite often. This is what the Danish box looks like.

 

Can you take a picture of the pieces? The first version of Stratego I bought while living in France had round towers with the graphics of the officers printed on them. No stickers and such. I found it much more pleasing than the current versions. 

Edit: Never mind. Your box seems to be one of the newer versions. Mine was from the late 70's :)



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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:54 AM

I played it a few times as a kid. Here's a picture of the pieces I used to play with.
 

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:31 AM

That's it! Loved that design...

Another game I am eying at reproducing for the TI is Campaign, again one of my favorite late childhood games. The board can just fit on the TI's 32x24 Graphics screen. A very ambitious project if I ever get to it :)

 



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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:04 AM

Just watched the video...
I suggest the name: PROTOCOL MASTER99!



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 2:55 PM

With the help of Senior Falcon and his outstanding XB compiler, we were able to get Stratego to compile! Along the way, both the game and the compiler were enhanced, so make sure you check out the latest version of the latter, ISABELLA 2.0, under the XB development thread.

Now, Stratego runs over 6x faster, with an average response time of 10 seconds only, and it gets shorter as the number of units dwindles! The AI has been beefed up as well since compilation freed up more memory, and I even managed to uncover a couple of deep bugs within the depth of that complex code.

The game is now far more playable from a time-requirement standpoint, and I'm very pleased with the end-product.  :)

Updated disk image and manual here: http://atariage.com/...-game-stratego/


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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 3:45 PM

Damn, I tried it out a day too early :) I spent most of yesterday enjoying the TI's seemingly exhaustive calculations...

This was the go to when I was in middle school, for myself and one of my rare TI buddies. After we'd get tired of trying to make progress with the adventure editor, we'd fail over to his Stratego board.

Nostalgia at every turn on this forum!

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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 4:19 PM

Damn, I tried it out a day too early :) I spent most of yesterday enjoying the TI's seemingly exhaustive calculations...

 

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:



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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 4:44 PM

Nice work! Now with the compiled version I can win in about an hour.

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Very enjoyable!!!

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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 8:50 PM

Uh... so when is the cartridge .BIN coming out?

카트리지 버전?

¿Versión de cartucho?

Patronenversion?

Версия картриджа?



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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 12:37 AM

"Patrone" is what you either put into an inkjet or laser printer (also "Kartusche"), or into a gun. :-)

The proper word would be "Steckmodul" (plug-in module) or simply "Modul".

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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 8:08 AM

No idea how to create a Modul ( :) ) for this game. It loads 3 program files sequentially from disk and saves/reads data to/from disk. If someone has any suggestions I am happy to work on it.

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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 11:58 AM

No idea how to create a Modul ( :) ) for this game. It loads 3 program files sequentially from disk and saves/reads data to/from disk. If someone has any suggestions I am happy to work on it.

That was one of the reasons I was pushing you to compile this. Once you know how, it is not difficult to have one compiled program load and run another. It really opens up a whole range of possibilities.



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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 12:25 PM

well it won't work as a module unless it's an 'all in one' binary .. 



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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 1:24 PM

Cart+Disk (Tunnels of Doom style)?

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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 2:03 PM

Cart+Disk (Tunnels of Doom style)?

..well the prob is with the module based loaders it requires extended basic.. 



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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 2:04 PM

Cart+Disk (Tunnels of Doom style)?

 

I think that would defeat the purpose of a cart unless multiple scenarios need to be loaded like TOD, which is not the case here. If the disk system is going to be used, one might as well just have everything on the disk. I have to admit that it would be cool though!



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Posted Mon Apr 8, 2019 2:13 PM

Can it fit in the 32k then compile?







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