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Author Topic: Bejeweled CSE  (Read 15548 times)

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Re: Bejeweled CSE
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2016, 06:17:59 am »
Wow the speed is very nice for BASIC. I'm surprised actually, given the fact that full squares are displayed. Do you use a separate pt-on command per chunk rather than For loops? I often found that this is faster, although much larger. Good job so far :)
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Re: Bejeweled CSE
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2016, 06:22:30 am »
Yeah I use 4 separate Pt-On commands per tile.

I was originally doing 8 per tile and filling the entire tile with color, but that ended up being too slow
to be playable. I also found a way using 5 Pt-On's that let me do fully-filled 11x11 tiles, but I still
wanted the tiles to be bigger (and it was still a bit too slow). On the bright side, it made the method
for displaying the cursor an easy choice, so I didn't have to think too hard about how to do that. It's
just another 4 Pt-On(s, but with a different point type.

  
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Re: Bejeweled CSE
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2016, 07:23:24 am »
Awesome that this is coming to the CE! Nice work, it's fast already!

Oh, and if you want a different, much faster game-over check, perhaps you can borrow the code in my 84+ version...of course, it's not my code (I'm not that clever :P ), it's lirtosiast's, so ask him over on Cemetech if you like.

Here is the post on Cemetech, if you're not sure what I'm talking about.

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Re: Bejeweled CSE
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2016, 04:31:07 pm »
Yeah I use 4 separate Pt-On commands per tile.

I was originally doing 8 per tile and filling the entire tile with color, but that ended up being too slow
to be playable. I also found a way using 5 Pt-On's that let me do fully-filled 11x11 tiles, but I still
wanted the tiles to be bigger (and it was still a bit too slow). On the bright side, it made the method
for displaying the cursor an easy choice, so I didn't have to think too hard about how to do that. It's
just another 4 Pt-On(s, but with a different point type.
I see. I had an hard time telling if you used 4 or 9 commands because the video quality was low on my phone for some reasons.  This still shows that we can make somewhat fast games in pure TI-BASIC. :)
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