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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 (26 downloads)|
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|Axpirin by Darl181 on 04 May, 2013, 05:47:52 (62 downloads)|
|[84+CSE] LEGAND OF ZELDA: SORD OF ATARI! by DJ Omnimaga on 17 April, 2013, 20:26:48 (73 downloads)|
|HP 39gII (Grayscale) Tunnel by DJ Omnimaga on 30 March, 2013, 09:07:22 (56 downloads)|
|Serenity Demo by Builderboy on 21 February, 2013, 12:19:36 (97 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 (85 downloads)|
|Jumpman Demo by Ranman on 27 December, 2012, 17:35:38 (119 downloads)|
|Portal Prelude by Builderboy on 01 December, 2012, 08:00:11 (12152 downloads)|
|Axe Diagnostic Tool by Builderboy on 17 November, 2012, 08:10:09 (82 downloads)|
|Illusiat 11: Kin Master Quest by DJ Omnimaga on 05 November, 2012, 08:50:34 (183 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
C++ on the TI-Nspire
ExtendeD is still working on Ndless, and has just solved technical issues that prevented C++ support from being implemented in Ndless.
Here you go for a brand new version of Ndless
The first C++ programs for Nspire have been coded by tangrs
a while ago, but the issue was that elf2flt
was not handling some relocations with recent GCC versions for ARM. This caused issues with hoffa's nSDL
, and was reducing the number of programs you could port for the Nspire.
Now that the issue has been identified, ExtendeD patched elf2flt and published :
Here's a preview of the new features of a direct port (with small changes to adapt to the platform itself, like keyboard, resolution...) showing what c++ with nSDL can provide, with a quick port
of Advanced Tetris by GDO
, by Extended : Source and downloads
& ExtendeD for tipCross posted from TI-Planet
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It's here! Slova released!
After fixing several bugs and adding features, Slova is here! Slova, a fan-made sequel to Word Rescue, is a 2D platformer aimed at helping you learn a new language. Your goal is to match English words with words in another language. Use nuclear weapons to kill the gruzzles that are trying to stop you, and collect E-book readers and letters to increase your high score!
Better yet, you can customize Slova! You can create language packs for Spanish, French, German, anything you want. Furthermore, full source is provided.
Included are 4 language packs -- Russian, Dutch, Swedish and English Rhymes.
Enjoy the game, and let me know of any bugs!http://www.omnimaga.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=16480.0;attach=15405
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June Software Trifecta: Doors CS 7.2 b3, gCnClient v2.0, Sandpaper v1.0
Over the past two days, I have released three key pieces of Cemetech software that have finally reached fruition this week after about two years of development. In order of release, the three programs are Doors CS 7.2 Beta 3, gCnClient 2.0, and Sandpaper 1.0. Doors CS 7.2 Beta 3 is final beta release of Doors CS 7.2, which brings new networking features to the popular calculator shell. gCnClient v2.0 is a stable, final version of the Windows/Linux/Mac OS software for connecting calculators to the internet. Sandpaper 1.0 is a completed FTP server/client for transferring files across a room or around the world.globalCALCnet (gCn) Client v2.0: version 1.0
. While Doors CS 7.2 beta 3
contains everything you need to network calculators together locally, you can't easily connect your calculator to the internet or to other calculators dozens or thousands of miles away. That's where globalCALCnet comes in. First, gCn allows you to connect CALCnet networks together, making calculators that are far apart think they are locally networked. Secondly, gCn lets non-calculator services like HTTP, IRC, and FTP be easily connected to CALCnet networks. This means that you can browse the internet with Gossamer
, chat on IRC with CALCnet Chat!
, or browse the ticalc.org archives with Sandpaper
, all directly from your calculator.
To connect your calculator to gCn, you need a computer to mediate between gCn and CALCnet (although that may soon change
). On that computer, you run the gCnClient software, which you can download below. gCnClient 2.0 lets you use a mini-USB cable with a single TI-84+/SE, or an Arduino or AVR as a bridge to a large network of TI-83+/SE and TI-84+/SE calculators. This version adds the mini-USB ("direct USB") support, as well as greatly improving the stability of the entire client.Doors CS 7.2 Beta 3:
The last Doors CS beta, version 7.2 beta 2 was released
one day shy of two years, the same day that Gossamer
, the widely
web browser for TI graphing calculators. The next version will (hopefully) be the full Doors CS 7.2, which will probably be the last release for the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus line of non-color-screen graphing calculators. So what does Doors CS 7.2 Beta 3 bring? The three major changes:
- Across-the-board optimizations, bug fixes, and speed improvements
- Greatly-improved direct USB (miniUSB) globalCALCnet stability
- BASIC CALCnet, a set of libraries within the DCSB Libs to let TI-BASIC programmers use the CALCnet networking system in their own programs.
Special thanks go to Tim "Geekboy" Keller for his hard working writing the BASIC CALCnet libraries and helping to debug and repair other CALCnet/gCn features. If you want to try making multiplayer TI-BASIC games, if you want to use direct USB CALCnet, or if you simply want the latest and greatest in Doors CS versions, you should grab this update. Sandpaper v1.0:
I began Sandpaper as a bit of a toy project to challenge myself while riding a bus up to Massachusetts and Maine to visit fellow Cemetech administrators Merthsoft and elfprince13, but it blossomed into a much larger project than I first anticipated. I entered it into the TI Concours 2011 contest and won second place in the ASM category, and continued working on it only very occasionally in the intervening two years. I'm very happy to finally have it completed and off my to-do list.
What is Sandpaper? Sandpaper v1.0 is an FTP client and server for TI graphing calculators, with two major purposes. The first is to let you transfer files between two (or more!) calculators, even if you're not close enough for a link cable. You can connect over CALCnet or globalCALCnet, connect to a remote calculator, browse the programs, groups, pictures, appvars, matrices, lists, GDBs, and strings, and send files to and from the remote calculator.
Its second purpose is to let you download (or potentially back up) files directly from and to the internet. A bridge for ticalc.org is complete, meaning you can browse the ticalc.org file archives directly on your calculator, view the contents of zip files and readmes, and then download calculator files directly from those zips onto your calculator. Sources:
Part 1 (Doors CS 7.2 Beta 3): http://www.cemetech.net/news.php?id=599
Part 2 (gCnClient v2.0): http://www.cemetech.net/news.php?id=600
Part 3 (Sandpaper v1.0): http://www.cemetech.net/news.php?id=601
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OS 22.214.171.1247 attacks nLaunch, Linux and Ndless!!
OS 3.2.4. It is not available yet on Texas Instruments' website, but the latest TI-Nspire CX made come with a new OS, the 126.96.36.1997 (source)
The TI-OSes include an "anti-downgrade" protection, a minimal installable OS version that they write in the NAND memory between the Boot2 and the Diags, an inaccessible area to different official reset procedures.
When installing, the OS 188.8.131.522 increases this minimum version to 184.108.40.2065 if the number was lower.
Similarly, the OSes 3.2.0/3.2.2/3.2.3 increase it to 220.127.116.112.
It officially becomes impossible to reinstall an OS version prior to the programmed number.
In practice, it was possible via two methods:
- using a Ndless utility reprogramming itself this version number
- using the nLaunch OS-pitcher who installs and launches the OS completely ignoring that version number
According to a report this morning
on TI-Planet, it seems that the OS 18.104.22.1687 greatly increases the minimum number of installable version that ... to a value which now refuses to install any previous OS to date, including OS 3.1, 3.2.0 or even 3.2.3!
Therefore, if your new TI-Nspire comes with OS 3.2.4 or if you update your calculator with this OS, it officially becomes impossible for you to use Ndless because requiring the OS 3.1 and this just a few days of the exams.
The added bonus, the CAS-engine bugs introduced with OS 3.2 and not present on the OS 3.1 such as roots quotients
are still here, and the prohibition to return to a version with CAS that worked better is simply incomprehensible from the point of view of users, even just a few days of the exams.
But does it remains always possible to override the anti-downgrade protection with nLaunch?
The OS 3.2.4 contains as added bonus a new version of the boot2: 22.214.171.124 against 126.96.36.199 since the OS 188.8.131.522.
nLaunch exploited a flaw in the boot2 184.108.40.206, and you can bet, I think, that it has been corrected.
Therefore it also becomes officially impossible to use nLaunch and number of legitimate applications like:
- make cohabit the OS 3.1 and 3.2 on the same calculator to enjoy the best of both worlds with both Ndless programs (3.1) and Lua programs (3.2)
- Launch a Linux OS
It can be assumed that this OS 220.127.116.117 is a response to the recent use of TI-Nspire CX launching TI-Nspire CX CAS OSes to the Portuguese exams that prohibit CAS
, possibility that allows nLaunch although this has never been the goal of the authors (not mentioned in the ReadMe)
.The only feasible and untested bypass to date would be the reprogramming of the boot2 18.104.22.168 via a TTL / USB adapter (called RS232) to connect to the Dock of the TI-Nspire:So we especially recommend you to not update your calculator to OS 3.2.4, if ever it appeared in the coming days.
And if you already have a TI-Nspire CX with OS 3.2.4, to date you must certainly not
erase it. Indeed, as it is not available on TI's website and as all existing OS are rejected, you will find yourself with a calculator without any OS usable! Again, a few days of the exams, it is not very smart ...
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My Little Activity: Posting is Music!
Hi members and visitors,
There is now a new promotion for my music on Bandcamp that is based exclusively on Omnimaga forum posting activity. However, it needs the help of all forum members and staff in order to be interesting for everyone!
Basically, from now on, at the end of every month, the price of my three music albums for sale will be evaluated based on how many posts were made
on Omnimaga forums that month. The higher the monthly post count, the bigger the rebate! Here is how it works:-With fewer than 1,000 posts, there is no rebate. (Albums are $6.00 each)
-From 1,000 to 2,499 posts, the albums are $1 off. ($5.00 each)
-From 2,500 to 4,999 posts, they are $2 off. ($4.00 each)
-From 5,000 to 7,499 posts, they are $3 off! ($3.00 each)
-From 7,500 to 9,999 posts, they are $4 off! ($2.00 each)
-From 10,000 to 12,499 posts, they are $5 off! ($1.00 each)
-And if Omni ever goes back to March 2011 activity levels and gets at least 12,500 posts, then my music is FREE!
In other words, for the entire month of June, for example, Tales of the Knight of the Moon
, A Decade of Magic Hardcore
(my biggest seller) and A Decade of Omni Dance
are now $4.00 each! Basically, if you stick around and continue contributing for Omnimaga, everyone is a winner.
This promotion is valid for everyone and only on http://djomnimaga.bandcamp.com/
. Such rebate is not applicable on low quality posting and the staff will continue locking forum games, necroposts and splitting off-topic ponies talk. In such scenarios, admins can simply send me a log of the monthly forum stats for the humor/intro/misc boards anyway (so that their post count is substracted from the total), so beware, spammers.
This promotion will also works for the future Ancient Kingdom of Omnimaga
A programming contest is also coming soon, so hopefully you share your project with us when it starts!
We also encourage members to check out other members' calculator and non-calculator projects and post their thoughts in the respective topics, because there is always new stuff popping out. There is also an upsurge in hardware modding interest around here since the last few months.
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Forum post nomifications via e-mail broken
8 comments For some reasons, e-mail notifications when somebody replies to a topic or sub-forum you have notifications enabled for no longer appear to work since Early May. It is planned to be fixed before the Phoenix Coyotes NHL hockey team gets an owner. For the time being, if you use RSS feeds, you can use the Omnimaga one using parameters to filter out sub-forums you are not watching, such as this:-EDIT MOD-: This issue has been resolved some settings got messed up during the server move we apologize.
The above will display the latest active topics from Board #11 (News). It is not guaranteed to work from sub-forums that are invisible to guests, though.
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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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