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|Welcome To Omnimaga: The Coders Of Tomorrow
|Omnimaga is a website dedicated to TI and Casio calculator and PC game programming and music creation of any kind. Aside from our programming team products, the download section also provides TI games and programming tools uploaded by regular forum members and an older section containing the best community-contributed RPGs ever made for any brand of graphing calculators (TI, Casio and HP), including some very rare ones. It is also the home of major TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus products such as Axe Parser on-calc compiled language, the Game Boy emulator TI-Boy SE and TI-Nspire programs such as Ndless, which allows ASM and C programs to be executed on this series of calculator, and gbc4nspire, a GBC emulator.
Our community goal is to provide a discussion environment free of any hostility for all coders wanting to learn, give or get help, showcase their work, discuss and have fun. We and the members also have promising game and utility projects coming along, calculator game walkthroughs and programming help available on the forums.
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|Rainbow Dash Attack z80 by Hayleia on 16 May, 2013, 09:55:32 (7 downloads)|
|Mr Oops!! by Hayleia on 15 May, 2013, 19:37:42 (7 downloads)|
|Pokemon Topaze by Hayleia on 17 May, 2013, 11:31:57 (10 downloads)|
|Axpirin by Darl181 on 04 May, 2013, 05:47:52 (2 downloads)|
|[84+CSE] LEGAND OF ZELDA: SORD OF ATARI! by DJ Omnimaga on 17 April, 2013, 20:26:48 (15 downloads)|
|HP 39gII (Grayscale) Tunnel by DJ Omnimaga on 30 March, 2013, 09:07:22 (19 downloads)|
|Serenity Demo by Builderboy on 21 February, 2013, 12:19:36 (28 downloads)|
|(AKoO) It's the End of Agony by DJ Omnimaga on 30 January, 2013, 10:56:30 (7 downloads)|
|Cellular Automata by Nick on 16 January, 2013, 14:33:10 (56 downloads)|
|Jumpman Demo by Ranman on 27 December, 2012, 17:35:38 (49 downloads)|
|Portal Prelude by Builderboy on 01 December, 2012, 08:00:11 (11899 downloads)|
|Axe Diagnostic Tool by Builderboy on 17 November, 2012, 08:10:09 (54 downloads)|
|Illusiat 11: Kin Master Quest by DJ Omnimaga on 05 November, 2012, 08:50:34 (98 downloads)|
|Nelson Addison's Techno Symphony #1 by njaddison on 20 October, 2012, 18:42:34 (4 downloads)|
|Epic Journey Through the Galaxy 2006 Demo by DJ Omnimaga on 11 October, 2012, 21:32:14 (12 downloads)|
|News And Updates
TI-Planet contest: Dragon Ball Z treasure hunt
19 May, 2013, 22:39:07 by critor
In the Dragon Ball Z anime, C-16 is a cyborg created by Dr. Gero for the Red Ribbon Army.
It is damaged in an attempt to protect cyborgs C-17 and C-18 against Cell, and is repaired by Bulma and her father at the Capsule Corporation in order to participate in the tournament organized by Cell.
In episode 168 of Dragon Ball Z, while attempting to repair it Bulma manages to dump some part of the source code of the cyborg C-16 on her computer.
We briefly see two code segments, and we note that this is Basic code, Basic being a very common language in the 70s and 80s which was preinstalled on many 8-bits and 16-bits computers.
Here is a small part of the episode with:
- a first code segment visible between 0min11s and 0min20s
- a second code segment visible between 0min32s and 0min39s
We have the pleasure to invite you to a contest in order to win great prizes:
- 1 TI-Nspire CX non-CAS with its software and licence + 2 TI-Planet stickers
- 1 TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition (new color calculator for back to school 2013) with its USB charger + 2 TI-Planet stickers
- 1 Texas Instruments calculator poster (model of your choice, if available) + 2 TI-Planet stickers
- 1 Texas Instruments USB pen + 2 TI-Planet stickers
- 1 Texas Instruments notebook + 2 TI-Planet stickers
- 4 TI-Planet stickers
Go hunting for the seven crystal balls, and if you success before the others, you'll be able to ask dragon Shenron the prize of your choice!
To complete your quest for the seven crystal balls and invoke the Shenron dragon, you just have to send us by email at [email protected]
before Wednesday, June 2013 5 at 23:59 CEST (France time)
- a valid email address to you contact
- your names and address
- your answers to some or all of the following 7 questions:
|1st crystal ball question:|
Copy exactly in a text file the 1st Basic code portion visible between 0min11s and 0min20s in the above video.
|2nd crystal ball question:|
This 1st Basic code segment is actually taken from a much larger project. What could it be? (multiple answers possible)
|3rd crystal ball question:|
This 1st code segment is actually incomplete and the end is missing. Without changing the already copied lines, develop and add a coherent end for the code and add it to your text file. (multiple answers possible)
|4th crystal ball question:|
Copy exactly the 2nd Basic code segment visible between 0min32s and 0min39s in the above video.
|5th crystal ball question:|
Many families of Basic languages have existed, and the 2nd code segment actually uses a very specific dialect of Basic.
- Give the exact name of the Basic language used here in the 2nd code segment.
- Which computer (brand and model) could possibly have been available at the Toei Animation when the anime was being produced, so that they were able to copy this 2nd code segment from it? (multiple answers are possible)
|6th crystal ball question:|
This 2nd code segment is actually incomplete and the start is missing. Without changing the already copied lines, develop and add a coherent start for the code and add it to your text file. (multiple answers possible)
|7th crystal ball question:|
Copy or adapt the 2nd code segment on the hardware, emulator or software of your choice. (the choice of monochrome or low definition screens is not penalized - only correct/complete adaptation of the code within the chosen constraints is taken into accound)
Ignoring the part you had to complete, what does this 2nd code segment perform?
- the name and version of the chosen hardware, emulator or software
- in a text file, the used source code, adapted if necessary for the chosen hardware, emulator or software
- a file directly usable with the chosen hardware, emulator or software
- in a text file, your description of what the program does perform (you have the right to attach fixed or animated images if some things are hard to describe)
Extracts from the rules:
(meaning that if you send a second entry with new answers/modified answers, don't forget to add the other answers you sent us the previous time)
- If we receive several entries from you, only the latest will be valid
The full rules are available here: http://tiplanet.org/forum/archives_voir.php?id=12093 or on UPECSSource: (with hints)http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=11923&p=140702&lang=en
- we will grade you answers once the contest is finished, and we will establish a ranking
- if several people end up with the same grade, the sending date/hour will be used to choose
- each winner will be contacted in the ranking order, and will be able to choose among the prizes left in
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TI-Planet arithmetic contest: the results
18 May, 2013, 23:47:43 by critor
Crossposting the results from http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11914
You probably know it, TI-Planet recently organised a calculator programming contest. The aim was to find the n-th prime palindrome as fast as possible.
By the way, you can find informations about it in the annoucement topic
The deadline of the contest was a few days ago, and we have now completed our tests. It's now... results time!TI-Nspire (BASIC) category
We received 14 entries, but we retained only 13. Indeed, one of the entries, PP08, outside competition and which dwarfed all others, will be presented in a separate news post.
Let's reveal the names hidden behind a few letters and numbers that were insuring impartiality during the gradingBisam (PP01), Luc H. (PP02), Loulou54 (PP03), Benjamin K. (PP04), Michel B. (PP05), sammyMaX (PP06), Lepzulnag (PP07), Excale (PP08), Louis A. (PP09), Compu (PP10), Tangrs (PP11), Jim Bauwens (PP12), Jean-Yves L. (PP13), Handers (PP14)
Bisam (pp01) wins, with the faster program in average, even if his results are a bit "by steps" : indeed he uses a sieve that he fills up little by little, and the "jumps" are due to some big range without palindromic primes.
TI-z80 BASIC category
- sammyMaX [PP06], a bit slower than Bisam's in general, but whose execution time increases with the input value in a moderated and regular way. (probabilitic algorithm : Miller-Rabin)
- Louis A. [PP09] (who also uses Miller-Rabin, but in a less optimal way).
We received 5 entries.
Let’s reveal the (nick)names:Nikitouzz (PZ01), Xeda (PZ02), Weregoose (PZ03), Linkakro (PZ04), Samer A. J. (PZ05)
Xeda [PZ02] wins, with the fastest program (which is also the smallest one!), using a palindromic number generator and primality testing (trial factoring).
Xeda earns a TI-84 Pocket.fr + 4 TI-Planet stickers
The runner-ups are Weregoose [PZ03], with another very small program (props for size optimization), and Linkakro [PZ04], who earn respectively 1 TI calculator poster (model can be chosen as long as supplies permit it) + 3 TI-Planet stickers
and 2 TI-Planet stickers
! (Sorry for Nikitouzz who gets the 4th place because there weren't any explanations
)TI-z80 Native Code category
We have received 3 entries : a single one in pure z80 ASM, the two others in Axe
Let's reveal the (nick)names:Jacobly (PA01), Steven W. (PA02), Félix G. (PA03)
There hasn't been much of a competition, the two Axe programs being very limited: no handling of integers > 16 bit.
. If Axe is still very good at what's it's been made for, the algorithm contest purpose here is clearly not its stronghold.
The winner is therefor unquestionably Jacobly [PA1], who earns a TI-84 Pocket.fr + 4 TI-Planet stickers
Notice that Jacobly's TI-z80 ASM program is actually faster
than Bisam's TI-Nspire BASIC program, while the processor is almost 9x slower ! This can only make us regret once more that TI does not open to ASM its TI-Nspire platform...
Congratulations to you all, and see you soon on TI-Planet for other contests!
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First real HP-Prime prototype HD photo
17 May, 2013, 14:32:33 by critor
A fan who wishes to remain anonymous, took the initiative to send us a great gift for you tonight ...
The first HD Photo
ever of the new HP-Prime
graphing calculator taken at the NCTM conference, a calculator scheduled for back to school 2013!
The photo is a little blurry unfortunately, but do not forget that HD picture for lovers of high resolutions:
We notice (thank you Adriweb)
some important differences as the model name is different: instead of "HP-Prime Graphing Calculator"
, here we get a "HP Advanced Graphing Calculator "
meaning it's probably a prototype.Source:http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=11894&lang=en
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Discover the Casio ClassPad Ⅱ (fx-CP400) software
12 May, 2013, 17:00:01 by critor
Casio has just released the emulator of its new touch-based, color calculator the ClassPad Ⅱ (fx-CP400)! Let's notice that unlike HP, this emulator is not be free and will stop working if you don't buy and activate a license within 90 days.
The home screen, is, like the TI-Nspire, made of a menu that lets you choose the application (which is highlithed by a color)
No less than 13 applications are available : calculations, eActivity, Statistics, Spreadsheet, graph&Table, Geometry, Conics, DiffEq-Graph, NumSolve, Sequence, Financial, Program, COmmunication, System and even a solution to acquire data from sensors like on the Nspire !
The "main" (calculations) app is worthy of its name and responds to what's expected in 2013 from a calculator, allowing simulataneously :
- natural input (mathprint) if you use the virtual keyboard' templates
- exact/symbolic (cas) results
- natural (mathprint) output
Discover now the version 1.00 of the new ClassPad Ⅱ calc ! Source & download :http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11824&lang=en
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Server updates will be taking place at 9:00pm MDT so expect downtime of up to an hour.
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The search function is broken, what I do?
05 May, 2013, 02:41:07 by Juju
Several people asked us on IRC and on the forums
why they aren't allowed to search the forums, the simple answer is: We've disabled the search engine.
Why? Well, the search engine was taking up lots of resources on the server and was painfully slow each time someone would use it, so we just disabled it.Okay then, but how I would search the forums now?
Use your favorite search engine such as Google and prefix your query with "site:omnimaga.org
", like on this picture:
Otherwise, some members set us up personalized Google Searches just here
so you don't have to type the prefix out.
Now next time someone asks, you can link them this topic! And as always, thanks for flying Omnimaga.
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DJ Omnimaga reaches 50k posts; everything explodes
25 April, 2013, 07:06:43 by Juju
Today at 00:37:21 EST, our beloved (retired) founder, DJ Omnimaga, just reached the previously impossible milestone of 50000 posts
(not counting the spam and joke posts that doesn't count), becoming one of the few users of the TI community with KermMartian on Cemetech to reach such a milestone.In addition, an unusual number of blue lobsters have been seen exploding in the region of Québec City. We believe a Wi-Fi-powered device under the bed of the St. Lawrence River has been set to fire a colony of lobsters when an user reaches a postcount of 50000 on Omnimaga. We're contacting ZAP Québec, a provider of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the region, to identify the culprit.
Anyway, I, on behalf of the past and present Omnimaga team and staff, would like to thank our founder DJ Omnimaga for all his valuable contributions since 2001 (since the foundation of Omnimaga, and 2005, when a forum was added to the site) and we hope he will continue to provide more valuable contributions to the TI, Casio and HP community in the years to come!
Be right back, I'll get the champagne!
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USB mouse & keyboard together on a TI-Nspire thanks to Ndless and a USB hub!
21 April, 2013, 13:48:20 by critor
In a previous news
came out the new Ndless 3.1 r765 with USB support!
For the moment, USB support is not available from Ndless programs, but it allows the use of USB devices that are not officially supported in the Nspire OS.
Currently, only USB keyboards and mice are supported through Ndless.
The first problem you'll have is the connection of these devices. Because in order to work properly here, they will have to be connected to the TI-Nspire via a mini-USB A (male)
plug you'll have a lot of trouble finding because it has been abandoned by the USB standard.
However, several solutions do exist.
Firstly the barbaric method: just take the mini-USB A (male)
<-> mini-USB B (male)
cable coming with any TI USB graphic calculator and sacrifice it in order to replace the mini-USB B (male)
plug by a USB B (female)
plug in order to be able to connect USB devices equipped with an USB A (male)
You can also directly buy this type of cable. But as they do not conform to the USB standard, they will be available exclusively online at a few shops and therefore expensive.
Or if you're a little smarter, just use a method of my invention
which will have all the benefits! :bj:
Simply buy a USB hub that connects to the host via a removable cable and a mini-USB B (female)
You can then connect directly to the TI-Nspire with the mini-USB cable A (male)
<-> mini-USB B (male)
provided with the calculator!
No need to sacrifice your cable anymore!
And as a bonus you can connect USB keyboard and mouse simultaneously!
USB mouse and keyboard work very well together!
For the mice, it is sometimes difficult to activate the pointer when it is hidden - but if you think about it, this is the TI-Nspire OS fault - it is not uncommon to have to polish the TouchPad for long seconds touch before the pointer shows up. So in short nothing wrong, it just works as weel as the TouchPad.
For the keyboard, too little keys are supported in order to get rid of the TI-Nspire keyboard.
- control keys
- Shift keys
- alphabetic keys
- numpad keys
- arrow keys
- entry key
Except those on the numpad, symbols aren't supported yet.
But very soon, you'll be able to use your TI-Nspire handheld with the same comfort as the TI-Nspire computer software! Source:http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11634&lang=enLink:Topic with a different video testing USB mice and keyboard together too
See you soon!
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Blow nethams in Bomberman Rush!
Jens Kolbinger has just released Bomberman Rush for the TI-Nspire at ticalc.org.
Written in Lua for OS 3.x, the game features great graphics and gameplay true to Bomberman classics, but is mainly oriented towards Time Attack modes, with "Item Rush" and "Max Capability", so you can show your friends how much better you are than them at blowing up nethams... er... little monsters.
Download it here
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