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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.

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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