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Gaming / Re: Fortnite on a HP Prime!
« Last post by alexgt on Yesterday at 06:51:53 pm »
That looks cool to show off :D, and nice prank.

Now that you have chosen to do it with Fortnite, though, does it mean that you're playing too?
I played t for a while, but I haven't for about 5 months. Probably won't go back.

That victorious head bob at the end cracked me up so hard, Alex. Awesome work bro! Epic should hire you on the spot.
Thanks xD HP actually sent me an email in response to that video. Not much came of it though.

A 2D Fortnite for calcs would have been cool ^^
I need to look into it but my friend said that the Prime can now connect via IP addresses, if so they might have added ad function to send messages via programs; effectively making the first wireless calculator games possible.

I'm sure someone could pull it off, see surviv.io - it's actually quite fun! Imagine if you could play it on b&w calcs on Calcnet...
The multiplayer part would be the hardest, the Prime would have enough power to run the game for sure.
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Gaming / Re: Roblox, but the details
« Last post by xlibman on December 08, 2018, 03:06:31 pm »
Pay 2 win
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Gaming / Re: Roblox, but the details
« Last post by GeraldRi on December 08, 2018, 11:46:39 am »
I don't know much about it comment on the inner workings of it, but I think a platform like Roblox is going to dominate the market in the future. It's probably not going to be Roblox itself, but something that will perhaps evolve out of Roblox.
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PC, Mac & Vintage Computers / Re: Golfed code snippets
« Last post by Juju on December 08, 2018, 06:18:41 am »
Ah yeah, back when golfing your code was actually useful, I love little tricks like this.

C allows for a lot of neat stuff like doing stuff on a float as if it was an int.
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PC, Mac & Vintage Computers / Re: Golfed code snippets
« Last post by _iPhoenix_ on December 08, 2018, 04:28:09 am »
As far as weird/cool constants in golfed code goes, this is my absolute favorite.

From the Quake III Arena source code, a routine to calculate an inverse square root
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float Q_rsqrt( float number )
{
   long i;
   float x2, y;
   const float threehalfs = 1.5F;

   x2 = number * 0.5F;
   y  = number;
   i  = * ( long * ) &y;                       // evil floating point bit level hacking
   i  = 0x5f3759df - ( i >> 1 );               // what the f***?
   y  = * ( float * ) &i;
   y  = y * ( threehalfs - ( x2 * y * y ) );   // 1st iteration
//   y  = y * ( threehalfs - ( x2 * y * y ) );   // 2nd iteration, this can be removed

   return y;
}


From wikipedia
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Gaming / Roblox, but the details
« Last post by TruDev on December 07, 2018, 06:59:10 pm »
I started this topic because the site warned me about posting in a topic that has been inactive for over a year...

Anyways, Roblox is an interesting beast. Lots of people think it is a game in and of itself. But this is not the case. I consider it to be a game platform (like Steam) and a game engine (like Unreal). It uses Lua scripting like the TI-sanctioned Nspire script editor. One of the teachers at my school says that Lua allows for-profit closed-source modifications to its code, which is probably why both use Lua scripting. Unlike Steam, however, Roblox famously has its own currency. You often don't buy games on Roblox, instead creators depend on microtransactions. Also, Robux can be turned into real money under certain conditions (officially through Roblox, anyways). This is a pretty good way to encourage content creation, but can make games desperate to sell stuff.

What are your thoughts on the inner workings of Roblox?
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Gaming / Re: Two (obscure) games I like
« Last post by TruDev on December 07, 2018, 06:41:26 pm »
Copy Kitty is also a pretty cool one, but yeah OneShot is pretty cool too.

Both were actually published by the same publisher, Degica Games.
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Gaming / Re: Two (obscure) games I like
« Last post by Scipi on December 07, 2018, 02:43:03 pm »
Shoutouts to @Scipi for having the protagonist as his avatar

Can confirm, OneShot is a great game :3
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General Help & Troubleshooting / Re: Dead TI-Nspire CX CAS help?
« Last post by Lionel Debroux on December 07, 2018, 05:57:36 am »
Nope, installing Ndless is clearly not known to void the warranty :)
And yes, it's hard to conceive that such misbehaviour can be produced purely by software.
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Gaming / Two (obscure) games I like
« Last post by TruDev on December 07, 2018, 03:56:28 am »
So, I have a different taste in games than most people, apparently, although more people may like these games if they had only heard of them...

OneShot:
A game about an 8-year old cat kid, transported to another world. The world is dying, and they must save it.

Pros:
  • Good music
  • Good art
  • Good story
  • Amazing characters
  • Extensive 4th wall breaks (for those who liked DDLC)
  • Lore
  • Windows and Mac support, Linux soon (you can compile it)

Cons:
  • Kind of a slow paced puzzle game, can get kind of boring?
  • Not much to theorize on
  • 4th wall breaks might be too much (for some people, not to me)

Link to game

Shoutouts to @Scipi for having the protagonist as his avatar

Copy Kitty:
Another game about a cat, except this one is magic!
This game is ultra obscure, not many people have heard of it...

Pros:
  • Good music
  • Good art
  • Good story
  • Amazing characters
  • Good gameplay
  • Absolutely tons of lore
  • More lore outside the game
  • Can run on basically nothing (512MB RAM, 1.6GHz dual core)

Cons:
  • Windows only (XNA Studio)
  • You will never find another fan (unless you look, but that doesn't count)

Link to game

Juju's Zarmina reminds me of Copy Kitty, actually...
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