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3 hours ago, Asmusr said:

Why the need to categorize games into TI/3rd party/homebrew?

I actually thought it a clever way to select more than one title. ;)

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7 hours ago, RXB said:

Tursi do not feel alone, I know that feeling.

RXB has been distributed by no less than 9 third party TI99/4A producers and I am still stuck in Home Brew crowd.

It's interesting (and WAY off topic) to note that my first notice of RXB was actually when you and I were published side-by-side in Micropendium reviews. RXB is right next to Super Space Acer in my only attempt to make commercial TI software back in the day. As you can see, you rated much better than I did! ;)

 

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4 hours ago, Tursi said:

It's interesting (and WAY off topic) to note that my first notice of RXB was actually when you and I were published side-by-side in Micropendium reviews. RXB is right next to Super Space Acer in my only attempt to make commercial TI software back in the day. As you can see, you rated much better than I did! ;)

 

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OMG I totally forgot about that one!

You did a good job on SUPER SPACE ACER.

I had worked on RXB for close to 3 years so I think I had more time to polish it then you did.

That may be why we see that result, I had a slight head start on you.

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1 hour ago, RXB said:

OMG I totally forgot about that one!

You did a good job on SUPER SPACE ACER.

I had worked on RXB for close to 3 years so I think I had more time to polish it then you did.

That may be why we see that result, I had a slight head start on you.

Well, also amusing is that we are both still working on those titles. So the race will be to see who finishes first. ;)

 

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Finish?

Well that is a problem RXB is never really done, I keep getting ideas....

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Hi Rich! I have an RXB question here.  :)  You mention Competition Computers, Asgard, and Western Horizon (Bud Mills) as sources for RXB cartridges in the past. This has me curious, as I have never seen any of these in the wild. The only Asgard XB cartridge I have ever encountered (or heard of) was the XB3 from Winfried Winkler (I beta tested that code on my Geneve before he sent it to Asgard). OPA did the boards and configuration for that one under contract to Asgard (and in very limited numbers, as the contract was unfortunately never completed).

 

And yes, I would categorize your efforts as more third-party than homebrew too.  :)

 

And to keep this post on-topic, my favorite TI games would be:

 

TI: TI Invaders

BITD Third Party: Toss-up between Centipede and Arcturus

Modern Third Party: Dragon's Lair

Modern Homebrew: This is a toss-up between Restless II, Break Free, and TiTanium

 

 

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21 hours ago, Ksarul said:

Hi Rich! I have an RXB question here.  :)  You mention Competition Computers, Asgard, and Western Horizon (Bud Mills) as sources for RXB cartridges in the past. This has me curious, as I have never seen any of these in the wild. The only Asgard XB cartridge I have ever encountered (or heard of) was the XB3 from Winfried Winkler (I beta tested that code on my Geneve before he sent it to Asgard). OPA did the boards and configuration for that one under contract to Asgard (and in very limited numbers, as the contract was unfortunately never completed).

 

And yes, I would categorize your efforts as more third-party than homebrew too.  :)

 

And to keep this post on-topic, my favorite TI games would be:

 

TI: TI Invaders

BITD Third Party: Toss-up between Centipede and Arcturus

Modern Third Party: Dragon's Lair

Modern Homebrew: This is a toss-up between Restless II, Break Free, and TiTanium

 

 

Asgard had 3 that they sold, those were all I ever saw at a Chicago Fair.

Competition Computers sold like 10 at most and I got phone calls from 2 people asking about docs not included, gave them AOL and Genie files they could download.

Western Horizon sold a few according to Don O'Neil at the Fest West Fair in Utah.

Gary Browser sold quite a few but RXB was one of many in his carts that included many other games and utilities in that Cart.

 

Many of these were multiple carts just like XB 2.7 that has a ton of games and other carts. RXB was just in that bundle.

Keep in mind that RXB XB ROMs are exactly the same as Super XB, XB 2.7 and others that all used Miller Graphics GRAM Kracker XB as a base platform to build on.

This is why you see no changes in XB ROMs from anyone ever.

 

On topic cart I loved most was Dig Dug.

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22 hours ago, Ksarul said:

Modern Homebrew: This is a toss-up between Restless II, Break Free, and TiTanium

Well, Titanium is not for an unexpanded console, unless you design a new sidecar cartridge with embedded RAM. 

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hehe, to give a serious answer, i'm going to stick with the carts i grew up with and still are my fave games- not to diminish the kick-butt games that have come out recently.

 

1) Alpiner

2) Bigfoot

3) Slymoids

 

Honorable mentions:

 

1) TI Invaders

2) Parsec

3) Q*Bert

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Parsec and Tombstone City. Bought these back when they had buy 3 get free voice box, still my favorites.

 

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So, I'm considering making another game, but would people prefer a game with less impressive graphics that runs on an unexpanded console, or a game with more impressive graphics that requires 32K?

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everything you prefer for me is good :p
But if you think to develope something like Commando or Ghost'n'Goblins please use 32k :P:D :D

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I'm sure any game you made for an unexpanded console would be awesome.  But with 32k so readily and pervasively available, I figure why not use it?  Unless you enjoy the challenge of 8K development, which is fair enough, and if so more power to you.  The way I look at it, when an upgrade 1) requires no technical expertise or installation procedure 2) is readily available and regularly resupplied 3) is low in cost and 4) is original to the platform's heyday, so even purists can feel comfortable with it, there's just every reason to enjoy it. 

 

I do admit a certain giddiness at seeing amazing software made for the unexpanded console, just because I get to reflect on how amazing it would have been to me on my own unexpanded console, long ago.  But in the present day?  Let's revel in the possibilities presented to us. 

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32K please. How about a "easter egg" of a sort for TIPI users? Main game would play the same with or without it, but TIPI users would get to select to use the mouse as a bonus control option, and sync scores to a online leader board?

If that is asking too much, i would totally understand.

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30 minutes ago, jrhodes said:

How about a "easter egg" of a sort for TIPI users? Main game would play the same with or without it, but TIPI users would get to select to use the mouse as a bonus control option, and sync scores to a online leader board?

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7 hours ago, jrhodes said:

32K please. How about a "easter egg" of a sort for TIPI users? Main game would play the same with or without it, but TIPI users would get to select to use the mouse as a bonus control option, and sync scores to a online leader board?

If that is asking too much, i would totally understand.

The problem is that we have no emulation for the TIPI, and I would never have the time or patience to develop on the actual hardware.

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