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Alien Breed II v2.0
Posted by Nick on 7 April 2000, 02:50 GMT

Alien Breed II v2.0James Vernon has released a rather piquant new ASM program called Alien Breed II v2.0 for SOS on the 83. New thingies include a redone main menu, more new levels, enemies and guns, and support for external levels, among others. Download this innovative game at once!


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Re: Alien Breed II v2.0
Jason Ho  Account Info
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Cool, looks awesome.

Btw, first comment (i always wanted to do that)

     7 April 2000, 02:58 GMT

Re: Alien Breed II v2.0
skrguy@optonline.net  Account Info

This game is fast, with good graphics and game play. If you didn't download this yet, you should.

     7 April 2000, 03:25 GMT

Re: Re: Alien Breed II v2.0
Paul Robson  Account Info
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Err... is it me ? I actually can't see anything much on my TI-83 ; the moving stuff is just an invisible blur. Do I have a calculator with a rotten display or something (I mean worse than other peoples). Last couple of games I've written I've had to slow down just because it was unplayable, not because there was anything wrong with the game or controls, but because on a real calc I couldn't see it.

     7 April 2000, 15:07 GMT

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Amalfi Marini  Account Info

that's because the refresh of an LCD is slow , like a gameboy , like any calculator , like a notebook LCD , like my TI89 . Why?
because when something moves across the screen , the pixels turns off/on and takes a little time (very little , but enough to see a blury image). Actually , the gameboy(B&W) LCD has a faster refreshing , but movement is blury anyway... (doesn't matters , just keep playing !)

     7 April 2000, 19:40 GMT

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CircaX  Account Info
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Turning up contrast helps too (to an extent!). At least you don't seem to have a far greater gfx problem that some of the 83's have (v1.10). You can't see anything! the screen is a garbled mess! Well, At least Void fixed their Zelda demo to work correctly on v1.10 .

     7 April 2000, 20:41 GMT

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Paul Robson  Account Info

The Zelda problem is down to the speed of the controller, which seems to be slower (I had a similar problem running a graphics demo)

I am aware of LCD Blurring, but there are some games where it is so blurred the game is effectively unplayable because you can't see anything :(

Asking about this on ASM-83 resulted in SQRXZ being recommeded to me as a HiQ display. Firstly, it wouldn't run correctly either, and secondly this had a similar problem ; the display was so blurred moving elements were difficult to see, or almost invisible.

     7 April 2000, 20:51 GMT

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Amalfi Marini  Account Info
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That's strange... maybe the problem is in the program you're runing , maybe the movement of an object is a blury image just because when it moves the program makes a bad thing (like making disapear the entire object to put it in other places , instead of turning off/on the necessary pixels only ) The only solution....maybe a little hard with $$$... ,
get a TI89/92plus . you'll forget problems(almost....)

     8 April 2000, 05:10 GMT

Re: Alien Breed II v2.0
Alapanamo  Account Info

Wow, great job on this game James! Is my memory fading or is this based on the original Amiga game series? There was also the Alien Breed 3D series, which was like Doom...now imagine playing that on a calculator!

...(wishful sigh)...

     7 April 2000, 04:45 GMT

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     8 April 2000, 00:25 GMT

Re: Re: Alien Breed II v2.0
James Vernon  Account Info

Thanks to everyone for the great feedback! To answer a few questions:

1) Yes it is based on the old Amiga series
2) There could be an Alien Breed 3D in ASM one day!
3) Now that I've joined the TCPA it will probably be ported to Ion for both the 83 and 83+. And possibly the 82.

     8 April 2000, 08:31 GMT

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James Vernon  Account Info

BTW, Sorry I forgot to mention that in future versions the speed problem for faster 83's (1.10 ROM's, etc.) will be (hopefully) fixed. I'll release normal and slower versions, the slower version designed to keep the game at a normal speed on faster calcs.

     8 April 2000, 08:52 GMT

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Quasius  Account Info
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Porting it to ION would be great. This looks really neat and I would love to try it on my 86.

     8 April 2000, 17:12 GMT

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