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Other / Re: New member introductions: Say hello here!
« Last post by xlibman on Yesterday at 03:05:25 pm »
Heya and welcome to the forums and Discord server!

Web / Re: Dr. Josiah Ryan Winslow - the talking psychology bot
« Last post by JWinslow23 on Yesterday at 10:11:29 am »
The aesthetic was influenced heavily by another student in my IT classes. He is very amused by the real Dr Sbaitso, and also wants to make his own version of it for a class project. (My own version wasn't a class project, however; it was literally just a demonstration for him of how Flexbox in CSS could be used to give the layout he wanted.)
Web / Re: Dr. Josiah Ryan Winslow - the talking psychology bot
« Last post by Juju on Yesterday at 05:41:01 am »
I have a sense of déjà vu here...

(click to show/hide)

Anyway, nice thing you did with your voice :)
Web / Dr. Josiah Ryan Winslow - the talking psychology bot
« Last post by JWinslow23 on Yesterday at 03:26:10 am »
From the maker of 8K Adventure and CHELSEA for the TI-84+ CE calculator comes an actual functioning website that accomplishes everything that CHELSEA couldn't!

Dr. Josiah Ryan Winslow

(No, that's not his name. It stands for Javascript Operator Specializing In Automatic Handling of Responses You Are Notating and Writing In Neatly Spaced Lower Output Windows. But just call him Dr. Josiah for short.)

He is an online chatbot that you can talk to, and he actually talks to you back! The replies he gives are converted from text to speech using deep learning technology provided by Lyrebird. He is guaranteed to provide you with hours of a fun-adjacent feeling!

The link to the website is here. Alternatively, if you want to have an easily shareable link, use either https://tiny.cc/dr-josiah or https://tiny.cc/doctor-josiah.
Other / Re: New member introductions: Say hello here!
« Last post by TruDev on December 13, 2018, 03:13:47 am »
Yep, welcome to CodeWalrus!
Other / Re: New member introductions: Say hello here!
« Last post by CounterShadowform on December 13, 2018, 03:12:42 am »
Hi, I'm Counter! I used to use a TI-84 Plus in high school and wrote a couple dozen short programs for it, but haven't have any calculators since (though I'm now looking at some now that I've found that there are models that treat irrational numbers properly). I've also been using Python the last few years—I'm still slowly learning many of its features—and have lately also been trying to teach myself Elixir.

TruDev invited me here, so I thought I'd go ahead and say hello and hopefully get to know this community!
I thought i would make a list of video game consoles that can be emulated with common hardware, without requiring any extra dumping work other than the games themselves.
Here's the list of consoles that can be emulated without a BIOS copy, with simply a CD/DVD drive.

Sony Playstation 1 (with HLE bios emulation. psx4all, epsxe, pcsx-remarmed and its derivatives... all have this option. Limited Compatibility)
Sega Saturn (Yabause forks have an HLE bios emulation option. Limited Compatibility)
Sony Playstation 2 (Play! is the only PS2 emulator with HLE bios emulation. Very early stages though unfortunately)

These consoles can be emulated without a copy of the BIOS but have very poor emulators.

NUON (Nuance's author died and the emulator is Windows only. Source code was made available but copyright status is unclear)
Jaguar CD (Project Tempest can run homebrew games and some commercial games. Windows only and proprietary)
PC-FX (Only with Magic Engine FX and Windows only, also paid. Mednafen requires a copy of the BIOS.)

Only works under some instances but HLE bios emulation is still available.

Redream (The open source release has HLE bios emulation. However, only homebrew games can be dumped with a common drive)

Can be dumped without any special trickery but no emulators are available

Tandy Video Information System (Windows based ?)
Bandai Pippin (would probably require a copy of System 7.6 anyway)
Mattel Hyperscan
V.Smile Pro

Can be dumped easily but requires a copy of the BIOS

3DO (requires a copy of one of the models. No work towards HLE bios)
Amiga CD32/CDTV (requires a copy of the kickstart. An open source one is available but cannot boot CD games from what i gather)
Neo Geo CD (All emulators for it requires a copy of the neo geo bios in addition to the CD one)
Sega CD (requires a copy of the BIOS. In addition, it is also region locked)
PC Engine CD (requires copy of the syscards. Game Express made their own but it is still proprietary)
Philips CD-i (requires copy of the BIOS)

No copy of the BIOS required but can be painful to dump

Gamecube/Wii (some drives can dump those games but most can't. An original console is best)
Sony PSP (no UMD drives in the wild. Requires a CFW and a PSP to dump those games. Digital only games however requires no such things and PPSSPP can run them happily)
Xbox original/360 (Requires either a hacked drive or the original console)

Cartridge consoles
GB/GBC/GBA (Requires a Retrode)
NES/SNES/N64/Virtual Boy (Requires a Retrode)
Master System/Megadrive (Requires a Retrode)
Atari 2600/5200/7800 (Requires retrode)
CBS colecovision (Arduino adapter)

Requires BIOS/firmware and a special drive or console
Sony PS3 (Can only be dumped with some drives. Tools are proprietary. Firmware is copyright Sony)

PC, Mac & Vintage Computers / Re: Golfed code snippets
« Last post by rowan_futurerave on December 12, 2018, 11:45:27 am »
Code: (node.js, 346 chars) [Select]
[..." sos"].map(c=>{p="  etianmsurwdkgohvfüläpjbxcyzqö 54\x063é  2&è+  à 16=/ ç\2( 7  ñ8 90     \4      ?_    \"  .    @   '  -        ;! )     ,    :".search(c)

Probably the weirdest constant to ever appear in a program, guess what it does.

(click to show/hide)

What a hideous bastard of a piece of code. I would definitely sack the person who wrote it.
Site News & Announcements / Re: calc.news reloaded: This time it's a Mastodon instance
« Last post by Juju on December 11, 2018, 10:47:24 pm »
Our feed on C.N finally works!


On that, if any other site or anyone wants to sign up you can easily crosspost from Twitter using this tool: https://moa.party/
Consoles / Super Quartet - Philips CD-i homebrew game
« Last post by gameblabla on December 11, 2018, 07:44:32 pm »

Here's a port of Killminds, Super Quartet, for the Philips CD-i.This is based upon Frog Feast's source code release by cdoty and plays similarly to the 3DO port.

It's a puzzling game  where you must act as quickly as possible to fill one of the 4 slots with a piece of a square given to you.

I've played it on my own CD-i 220 and recorded it here :

There's no sound effects yet because i still have to figure out the CDi... It's not an easy platform.But you can download the game as it is here :

Burn it with Imgburn on a blank CD-R. Do it so on a Gold or Silver CD-R preferably.
I would like to thank Cdifan for his assistance and giving me the source code to frog feast.
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