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Hi! In this topic, we will talk about Magellan and it's greatness. Magellan allows you to create scenes and codes to use in the CALL CHAR subprogram. We will post pictures of our maps. Here is one of mine... :)

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A tileset for the F18A. Some of it my own design, some of it (green) borrowed from the net.

 

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A tileset for the F18A. Some of it my own design, some of it (green) borrowed from the net.

 

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And you made this on Magellan?

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And you made this on Magellan?

 

Yes, Magellan has all the functionality required to create F18A graphics.

 

Here is another, well known example of F18A graphics.

 

However, getting these graphics onto the TI-99/4A requires assembly language until somebody writes a BASIC support library.

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Yes, Magellan has all the functionality required to create F18A graphics.

 

Here is another, well known example of F18A graphics.

 

However, getting these graphics onto the TI-99/4A requires assembly language until somebody writes a BASIC support library.

 

 

 

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I think this tileset (standard 9918A VDP) looks nice, but I wonder what it could be used for?  

 

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Reminds me of Marble Madness or Crystal Castles.  I've no idea if those could work on a TI though

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Ooh, cool thread idea.  Glad it got resurrected. 

 

In the spirit of it, here's the main background art associated with my current project, which is an RS-232 based game system control, selection and management system and launcher for my favourite systems, whose sprite/background graphics were designed principally in Magellan:

 

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Those icons are pretty cool.  "Someday", I don't know when, but I'm thinking there will eventually be a "Windows-Like" operating system that resides 100% in the FinalGROM that works with the F18A MK2.  (Sure, maybe some data files might reside on DSK1 or in a TIPI subdirectory.)  I dunno if it'll also exploit the SAMS card, but I'm thinking such a "Windows-Like" system will be the final evolution of our systems before all us TI'ers die off from old age.

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Yeah, I’d love to see more exploration of what GUIs designed even using standard mode 9918A assets might look like, taken to their most lavish extreme.  And it does seem like a TIPI mouse is one inspiration towards exploring that. Since there’s not much excuse for exploring any complicated GUI designs if you’re just doing everything with key input anyway.  

 

Basically, I find my apparently perverse imagination asking “what does Microsoft Bob for the TI-99/4A look like?”  

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22 minutes ago, pixelpedant said:

Yeah, I’d love to see more exploration of what GUIs designed even using standard mode 9918A assets might look like, taken to their most lavish extreme.  And it does seem like a TIPI mouse is one inspiration towards exploring that. Since there’s not much excuse for exploring any complicated GUI designs if you’re just doing everything with key input anyway.  

 

Basically, I find my apparently perverse imagination asking “what does Microsoft Bob for the TI-99/4A look like?”  

A decent GUI is like the "Holy Grail" in my TI book. 

 

Yes, many of us already use TIPI's, so mouse support........................................................ CHECK!

Yes, many of us already use F18A's, so decent color graphic interface possible..... CHECK!

Yes, many of us already use FG99's so a place to stick a large GUI program............ CHECK!

 

I don't know how large a GUI would need to be, but the FG99 can support up to one megabyte programs.  If it's setup anything like 4A/DOS or Force  Command, it would return automatically to the GUI after exiting any program.  I'm sure ICONS and other user specific data would be stored in a subdirectory on the RPi.  I imagine a Windows 1.0 like environment could be possible.

 

Right now we have a pretty cool DOS called Force Command by Jedimatt42, and that will probably remain my main environment until a decent GUI is delivered unto us by one of the TI Gods.

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You understand Windows 1 was a total rip off of Macintosh OS?

 

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36 minutes ago, RXB said:

You understand Windows 1 was a total rip off of Macintosh OS?

Who cares?  It's at a level that could probably be "doable" on the TI, and it would not be the first time something similar was 'ported' to the TI.  No one seems to care when it happens with a game.

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4 minutes ago, save2600 said:

DOWN with Windoze 1 and UP with GEM or GEOS!   🤣

Sure!  Honestly any type of GUI would be nice, even a totally new design.

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On 12/3/2019 at 8:50 AM, Asmusr said:

I think this tileset (standard 9918A VDP) looks nice, but I wonder what it could be used for?  

 

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