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Title: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: unknownloner on May 26, 2015, 11:23:22 pm
GAME
Web: http://z80.ukl.me/colorz/
TI-84+CSE: http://www.cemetech.net/programs/index.php?mode=file&id=1319

INSTRUCTIONS
http://z80.ukl.me/colorz/readme.html

WALKTHROUGH IF YOU GET STUCK


ORIGINAL POST BELOW
Maze game based on colors. More info soon. First version will be browser based, will also have a 84+CSE version (in BASIC probably).

EDIT: Screenshot testing some of the game mechanics

(https://codewalr.us/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2Fm7H9y3W.gif&hash=029cff4e888c570d457aacd6724a9e8e)[
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 27, 2015, 12:28:19 am
Cool. I wish you good luck to finish it in time :). Do you plan to add special stuff like keys?
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: unknownloner on May 27, 2015, 01:54:38 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on May 27, 2015, 12:28:19 am
Cool. I wish you good luck to finish it in time :). Do you plan to add special stuff like keys?


What do you mean by keys
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: unknownloner on May 27, 2015, 02:14:47 am
Added an early WIP screenshot
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 27, 2015, 02:52:07 am
Oh I meant to open doors and go further in the maze. Also looks nice so far for 4x3. :)
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: Unicorn on May 27, 2015, 04:22:04 am
Looks cool! Will there be a story line or something of the sort?
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: Snektron on May 27, 2015, 10:22:21 am
Looks cool! :D
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: unknownloner on May 28, 2015, 08:00:34 am
Walk through of the game in it's current form. Game-finish screen isn't implemented yet, and the map isn't necessarily final either (duh). Obviously since it's a puzzle game watching this will spoil some of the puzzles but if you're interested, click the spoiler.

Spoiler: ShowHide


I go quickly, so if you miss something you might have to re-watch part of it. Some of it is easier to understand when you're actually playing the game yourself though.
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: alexgt on May 28, 2015, 08:02:06 pm
Awesome I hope you finish in time :)
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 30, 2015, 03:58:46 am
Nice, I definitively can't wait to try it. :)
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: unknownloner on May 31, 2015, 08:34:02 am
Entry submitted, I'll post a public link for people to play it tomorrow after the deadline's up
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: Snektron on May 31, 2015, 09:18:45 am
Awesome :D i can't wait to play :D
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 31, 2015, 04:15:25 pm
Do you mind if I host a copy of the game after the deadline is over on djomnimaga.codewalr.us? That way when/if your server experiences downtimes people are guaranteed to have  a working alternative to play your game. Does it require installing special stuff on the server, though?
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: unknownloner on May 31, 2015, 05:42:29 pm
@DJ Omnimaga I can provide you a zip file containing only the files needed to host the game. Just tell me where to send it. I didn't include them in my entry submission because they aren't the source files and I didn't want them to get confused with the source files (although there are instructions on how to make them yourself if you're feeling adventurous :P ).
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 31, 2015, 10:02:56 pm
You can send them to the same address I guess. I'll upload them to my disk space.
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: unknownloner on May 31, 2015, 10:06:47 pm
Sent
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: unknownloner on June 01, 2015, 04:06:44 am
Updated post with infos and stuff
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on June 02, 2015, 05:43:51 pm
Glad this was finished in time. It seemed pretty fun from the screenshot and when I tested the entry to see if it worked. :)
Title: Re: ColorZ
Post by: unknownloner on June 05, 2015, 05:31:40 am
CSE version completed & uploaded, link in original post.

Weird technical details for anyone interested:
- Written in assembly
- Entire program is compressed, except for some loading code that decompresses it at start
- Decompression is pretty much instant as it turns out.
- The map is 8064 bytes uncompressed, 1500 compressed.
- The code is 1759 bytes uncompressed, 1359 compressed.
- I wrote this in like 8 hours, I have no idea how I didn't run into more bugs than I did.
- The Game
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on June 05, 2015, 02:31:55 pm
I was curious if it was written in BASIC or ASM since your Bejeweled clone is in BASIC. Looks nice and I am impressed by the speed considering the squares size and slow CSE LCD.

I also lost from your post <_<
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web
Post by: Snektron on June 05, 2015, 03:54:35 pm
whoa i like the compression thing :D i guess why not if you have enough ram like on the cse
/me wants more RAM pages
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: Duke "Tape" Eiyeron on June 09, 2015, 02:57:17 pm
http://www.downloadmoreram.com/download.html
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: Snektron on June 09, 2015, 03:09:04 pm
Don't have a browser on my calc <_<
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: alexgt on June 09, 2015, 08:24:11 pm
What does it do (I clicked download)
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: Unicorn on June 09, 2015, 09:34:32 pm
Yay! Another game I have to load on to my calc when I connect it next. :P
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: alexgt on June 09, 2015, 09:51:09 pm
My friend has a CSE I realized... I winder if he would let me borrow it
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: unknownloner on June 10, 2015, 12:00:18 am
QuoteWhat does it do

There's a README file ya know ;)
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: alexgt on June 10, 2015, 03:41:50 pm
Quote from: Duke "Tape" Eiyeron on June 09, 2015, 02:57:17 pm
http://www.downloadmoreram.com/download.html

I was talking about this :P
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: Unicorn on June 10, 2015, 05:47:57 pm
It gives you more RAM, duh.
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: Snektron on June 10, 2015, 09:23:20 pm
Indeed ^

It's a joke site, since ram is hardware :P
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: unknownloner on June 10, 2015, 09:50:49 pm
It even displays a fake progress bar!
Also I didn't know downloadmoreram.com updated their site, it used to look so early 2000s.
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on June 18, 2015, 10:56:21 pm
Yeah I remember that site lol. I am willing to bet that some people actually fall for it, though. Good thing they don't charge money for downloading more RAM, else some people would get scammed hard :P
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: Unicorn on June 19, 2015, 04:31:49 am
Well they coud get arrested/fined forthat right?
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: Snektron on June 19, 2015, 12:59:40 pm
if they asked money for it, yeah
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on June 19, 2015, 03:24:46 pm
Indeed. But sometimes by the time they are found, they have time to stack up some money. :P
Title: Re: ColorZ - Web & TI-84+CSE
Post by: Duke "Tape" Eiyeron on June 19, 2015, 03:30:39 pm
Quote from: Unicorn on June 19, 2015, 04:31:49 am
Well they coud get arrested/fined forthat right?


Nah, it's written on the page bottom that's a joke site.