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Joined: 16 Feb 2004
Posts: 23

Posted: 17 Feb 2004 11:42:25 am    Post subject:

ok, im making an rpg for my ti-83 plus se and i need an inventory list for the character. like when you collect something its added to you inventory list and you can use it. ive seensome where you use the dim( command but i didn't understand it well. if you can help or explain this to me or give me some good links i would really appreciate it, thanx
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Ray Kremer


Joined: 16 Feb 2004
Posts: 237

Posted: 17 Feb 2004 02:38:21 pm    Post subject:

Use a list.

Say L1 = {1,3,0,7}

That could mean that you've got 1 bomb, 3 red potions, 0 magic gems, and 7 arrows.
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Arcane Wizard

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Joined: 02 Jun 2003
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Posted: 17 Feb 2004 04:36:18 pm    Post subject:

dim explained:

If you want a lsit to contain X elements, you can use dim to make it so:

Similarly, you can check how many elements a lsit has, for example:
Disp dim(L1) //this would display how many elements there are in L1, 8 in this case

You can use also use strings, matrices, or even normal variables (A-) to store an inventory to, but lists and strings are the best.
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Joined: 28 Jan 2004
Posts: 269

Posted: 20 Feb 2004 07:20:42 pm    Post subject:

Outa curiosity, would it be possible to make the program recognize the string and load the proper functions for example "game save" for an rpg or a game? Im not making any just wonderin' because i make BASIC basic programs and that would be useful if u want to give an option for the user to save settings if the program had any...?!?
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Joined: 11 Jun 2003
Posts: 499

Posted: 20 Feb 2004 07:46:34 pm    Post subject:

like this?

If L1 //check for L1
If L1(1)=1  //saved game if 1
Goto CO //goto the place to continue the game, the way i am doing it, I have another var for location, like map 1 is LSTAT(14)=1 etc and it goes there instead.

Note: save points are a bad idea! noone has the time, i believe, to find a save point, it was a big fall of the final fantasy games and should not be emulated!

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Darth Android
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Joined: 31 May 2003
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Posted: 20 Feb 2004 07:51:29 pm    Post subject:


//user wants to save
A->LSAVE(1 //lets say this is how much life the guy has, can never be 0 (at least the user wont be able to save with it being 0, as the game will run the necissary restart stuff)
//continue to save vars to the list, lets say we save 8 vars
Stop //quit the program

then put this at the front:

If LSAVE(1 //remember, life has to be non zero at time of save
//restore all vars and jump to main routine
//startup routine here (splash screen, etc)
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Joined: 27 Nov 2003
Posts: 202

Posted: 20 Feb 2004 10:36:11 pm    Post subject:

I made my game so that it always makes a new list every time you run it and whenever you saved a game it unarchived the save list, saved it, then rearchived it. It will never save unless you save it and if your ram gets cleared, you still have your save file. The program will create the lists at the start of the game, but it kinda gets confused if you manually delete the lists.
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