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BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« on: November 22, 2019, 09:08:33 pm »
So I installed BBC Basic onto wabbit emu and it worked flawlessly so i decided to install it to my calculator. But when i ran it it didn't display correctly
Does anyone know how to fix this
Thank you for any help!

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 09:18:12 pm »
Try running ALCDFIX and see if that helps.

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 09:48:36 pm »
I installed ALCDFIX and ran it but I ran bbc basic again and it still has the same problem
Thank you for your help though!



I tired it on another ti84 plus and got the same results so I don't understand why it works on emulator.
Idk if maybe both calculators have a hardware problem but all other programs display correctly.

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2019, 10:02:36 am »
What hardware revisions are they?
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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2019, 03:36:28 pm »
Sorry if this is obvious but where do you find the hardware revision? I did some googling and came up dry.

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2019, 04:20:48 pm »
... the hardware revision which can be found on the back of the calculator as part of the serial number. The final digit is a letter, which would be the revision. Example: S-0406F would be hardware revision F.
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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2019, 04:42:04 pm »
The serial number is L-####AC So im assuming that the hardware revision would be AC or C I hope this helps and thank you for telling me how to find it.

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2019, 05:37:57 pm »
Hmm I'm not finding info on revision AC out of curiosity what are the numbers in that #### and how old is the calc. The #### is a date code and I'm wondering how new it is.

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2019, 07:14:11 pm »
I got the calculator last year and the numbers are 0218 so February 2018 I'm guessing.
It's one of the newer ones with 48k of ram instead of 128k.



Also in case it's helpful the basic works it's just that you can't see what it's displaying if I put
10 print "hi"
20 goto 10
Run
The display will fill up with garbage along the left hand side and will have they place where it's trying to put a character before it scrolls up.

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2019, 07:24:56 pm »
(We prefer you to edit your post as opposed to "double posting.")

It still seems to me like it is the software trying to write too quickly to the LCD, but that is usually fixed by ALCDFIX. Maybe TI started using a different LCD .__.

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2019, 07:48:40 pm »
Since I believe I have no hope of getting this to run on my specific calculator do you know of any other regular basic interpreters?
Thank you for your help though!

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2019, 07:52:19 pm »
I don't know of any BASIC interpreters, but you might like Axe Parser (compiled on-calc, very fast, the syntax is rather straightforward despite the constraints).

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Re: BBC Basic not displaying properly on TI-84 plus
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2019, 11:27:30 am »
Since I believe I have no hope of getting this to run on my specific calculator do you know of any other regular basic interpreters?
Thank you for your help though!

Well I'm with Zeda. Axe is built to compile it's source code into assembly using TI Tokens which is very fast apposed to TI BASIC. Also I don't think Zeda will say it but his interpreter is very good (and fast) as well. I've been testing it and messing around with it for a little while. It uses BASIC Tokens and interprets/parses them using it's own system all built by Zeda. It's an app and ? is very resourceful when your trying to figure things out about it. It has constraints but everything is done mathematically and in ways it's very similar to TI BASIC, and offers - like most things for the TI calcs these days - more control over the calculator.

Here's a link to the download and any documentation you may need. Me and Zeda are working on more documentation too. So if you decide to use it and have questions post it in a Grammer forum or in the issues section on Github. Same goes for any bugs you might find.  :angel:

https://github.com/Zeda/Grammer2
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