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13 minutes ago, goldmarty said:

Yes, you are right. I use an older version of classic99 from 2011. It would be nice to get an hint about a newer version w/o the keyboard bug.

I tested the game also with win994a. And it runs fine on my original TI and ramdisk. With 5 1/4'' disks patience is needed.

 

Files _H are ascii header files for the images. File _H just give number of pixel and filename of pattern table (_P) and color table (_C) of the image.

Should be no problem to view it with TI99Dir or modify it with any ascii editor.

@goldmarty you can always get the latest classic99 at http://www.harmlesslion.com/cgi-bin/onesoft.cgi?1

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8 hours ago, Asmusr said:

There is about 15 mins playtime in this version corresponding to the ARCADA part of the solution.

I believe the complete game will come in parts. At least I hope so!

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7 hours ago, goldmarty said:

Yes, you are right. I use an older version of classic99 from 2011. It would be nice to get an hint about a newer version w/o the keyboard bug.

I tested the game also with win994a. And it runs fine on my original TI and ramdisk. With 5 1/4'' disks patience is needed.

Same place as it was in 2011! :) http://harmlesslion.com/software/classic99

 

I don't move things around very often. ;) I did move the source to github though...

 

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Wow, this looks good on the TI-99/4A, very cool!

I have only seen 2 screens so far!

 

But going to play this with my kid and is just in time as

we just read these interactive books:

https://archive.org/details/tibook_micro-adventure-one-space-attack

* (and typing the TI-99/4A programs to solve the encrypted messages, codes, etc.)

   (and this site related to it is also interesting with a build in emulator:

   https://auri-microadventure.azurewebsites.net/)

 

It comes in time to visualise the space ship!

 

(for reference only i did a search on Space Quest I as well to see how it looked on the PC):

* Dosbox - https://classicreload.com/space-quest-i-roger-wilco-in-the-sarien-encounter.html

* (is this PC?) http://sarien.net/spacequest

 

 

 

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On 11/18/2020 at 11:25 AM, Asmusr said:

There is about 15 mins playtime in this version corresponding to the ARCADA part of the solution.

Good to know. 13.5 minutes to go!

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Did anyone but me complete the game? Did anyone have issues loading saved games? Is there a problem with the disk images (as mentioned earlier) that should be resolved?

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3 hours ago, Asmusr said:

Did anyone but me complete the game? Did anyone have issues loading saved games? Is there a problem with the disk images (as mentioned earlier) that should be 

Loading saved games is a little confusing. The game variables are loaded, but NOT your location. Also, if any room had changes in it graphically, they will only show up if you exit then re-enter the room. I have yet to finish the game!

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What's the best way to get this to my TI?   I still havent fixed my lantronix, but I do have FG99, 5.25", 3.5" and ramdisk.   Is anyone selling physical copies?

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On 11/27/2020 at 3:16 PM, Asmusr said:

Is there a problem with the disk images (as mentioned earlier) that should be resolved?

Yes, there are problems with DV80 file descriptor information; someone with a bit more savvy could probably write a script to fix the reversed offset and incorrect EOF pointer within each file.  Sector editing each file on the disk would be another option.  If the author has the files in a format that could be re-created with more recent software to address the root cause of the problem, that would be the best solution IMHO.   (and just to clarify - I was able to use the images as-is but transferring individual files can be problematic).

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1 hour ago, budz2355 said:

What's the best way to get this to my TI?   I still havent fixed my lantronix, but I do have FG99, 5.25", 3.5" and ramdisk.   Is anyone selling physical copies?

At this point, the best options for real hardware are either a NanoPEB/CF7+ or a TIPI. Do you have a modem or a WiModem? One option would be to put up the disk images on the Hidden Reef BBS or The Keep BBS and you can download them straight to your RAM disk unless you have drives with 360K capacity.

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2 hours ago, budz2355 said:

What's the best way to get this to my TI?   I still havent fixed my lantronix, but I do have FG99, 5.25", 3.5" and ramdisk.   Is anyone selling physical copies?

If you get befuddled getting this over, PM me and I can make the disks for you.

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9 hours ago, OLD CS1 said:

If you get befuddled getting this over, PM me and I can make the disks for you.

Greg is going to mail me some disks.    I REALLY appreciate both of you reaching out and willing to send disks old school style :)  You guys rock!!

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2 hours ago, xxx said:

i cant get passed the elevator scene with a keycard. is this a bug?

I used the keycard to access the elevator (on disk 2, I think), but there could still be a bug preventing you from doing it under certain circumstances. 

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got passed that bit and into hanger but got killed. now the game starts from the wrong place when i reload a save game. and i dont have enough time to get back to the hanger

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another tip:

copy the SQISAV file to the different parts, e.g. DSK7 Part2 and DSK8 as Part3.

So you may save your entry point to the correct scenes and start it there correctly.

In the last scene (the escape pod) using the right words in the right order it works perfectly although the time limit is short...

I just managed it using an original TI Hardware with RamdDIsk.

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