Posté le 20/11/2011 à 00:18 Membre depuis le 02/10/2011, 38 messages
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I'm joining the extended-BASIC mix as well! Simul 2 is my complete rewrite of my multitasking game Simul (from scratch, using absolutely none of my code from before).

Simul 2 is a game of multitasking. In Stage 1, you switch among six minigames (Pong, Falldown, Avalanche, Jump, Tunnel, and Obstacles), playing each one for a few seconds before switching to the next, Your goal is to simply keep alive in six games in a row.

In Stage 2, you do the same thing—but with two games on the screen at a time. The game on the right is controlled by the normal arrow pad (up and down, or left and right), while the one on the left is controlled by four keys on the left side of the calculator (either MODE and X,T,θ,n for up and down, or ALPHA and STAT for left and right).

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Pass that and you get to Stage 3, where the left half of the screen is split into two quarters, one controlled by MODE/X,T,θ,n and the other by ALPHA/STAT. The right side still contains a single game controlled by up/down or left/right arrow keys.

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Six more sets of games, and you get to the final stage, Stage 4. As you can probably tell, that's playing four games on a single screen. At once. Beat six sets of that, and you win; then the game goes into infinite mode, so you can keep playing that four-game awesomeness grin

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For those of you who have played (or tried to play) the original Simul, know that Simul 2 is much more playable. After many failed attempts I managed to get to Stage 4 at medium speed (out of three speeds: slow, "For the casual multitasker"; medium, "For the more courageous ones"; and fast, "For the insane"). You're allowed to die as many times as you need to, but remember that you must pass six sets of games in a row to pass each stage. It also lets me implement a new high-score system that wasn't there in the first version, based on the number of times you died and the speed you used.

Enjoy!
Posté le 20/11/2011 à 00:38 Membre depuis le 13/09/2011, 21 messages
Oh my dear wow O.O That sounds intense! And it look beautiful ^-^
Posté le 20/11/2011 à 09:42 Membre depuis le 02/02/2009, 672 messages
It seems totally crazy ?!?!! dingue fou2 tripaf

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Posté le 20/11/2011 à 18:24 Membre depuis le 02/10/2011, 38 messages
TAS time! I didn't get far, but it's much farther than I would have gotten in fast mode without setting the emulation speed to 25% :P

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Posté le 20/11/2011 à 18:27 Membre depuis le 02/02/2009, 672 messages
I repeat this game is totally crazy smile
Posté le 20/11/2011 à 18:29 Membre depuis le 11/04/2007, 1076 messages
I played the first edition and loved it, but I was a frustrated too, because I nedeed about 10 minuts to reach Stage 4 and so I never improved on stage 4...
Posté le 20/11/2011 à 18:47 Membre depuis le 02/10/2011, 38 messages
It's much easier to reach the next stage in this version because when you die, you need only start over on that stage. That way you can keep being frustrated instead of giving up wink

And what makes stage 4 much easier than in the first version is that ever game uses only two keys, instead of a full four-key keypad, so there's no need to stretch your thumbs and index fingers anymore! Just keep one thumb on the arrowpad and the other on the MODE/X,T,θ,n/ALPHA/STAT pad, and focus hard.

Contra, glad you like it!
Posté le 28/11/2011 à 06:31 Membre depuis le 02/10/2011, 38 messages
Simul 2 is completely finished! I will write a readme and submit it to tiforge tomorrow. Hope you like it!
Posté le 29/11/2011 à 06:24 Membre depuis le 13/09/2011, 21 messages
Awesome! it is almost time, so all the projects should be coming to a close soon, I can't wait ^-^