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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2012, 03:42:14 pm »
So are there any non-rpg games like calcwars for the 83+?

Also, is there a utility I can use to stealth my calculator to prevent being busted by teachers?  I am in desperate need.

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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2012, 07:47:04 pm »
Also, is there a utility I can use to stealth my calculator to prevent being busted by teachers?  I am in desperate need.
You shouldn't  be playing game in class when you should be working. There are ways to do what you want, it just wouldn't work well if at all with what you want to do it with.
Also, this question should have gone in it's own thread.
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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2012, 09:58:59 pm »
Most of those tools (fake resets and such stuff) are against ticalc.org rules so they're kinda hard to find anywhere now. Just make sure to not bring your calc to any test (use the ones from school) or back it up prior the test. To not get your calc taken away follow Eeems' advice (although if the teacher lets you do what you want once you finished your entire work then you can play calc games fine, kinda like what I did in every class other than gym and computer science)
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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2012, 03:03:03 am »
What do you mean? MirageOS has an interrupt (i think it's [ON]+[MODE]) that quits directly to the homescreen, though depending on how large the program is (and if it's in archive) it might take a couple seconds to do that. There's also [ON]+[CLEAR] to directly quit the program to the MirageOS shell main menu. Or did you want something that hides your programs (a fake reset) so that your teacher thinks you have nothing on there?

And just a personal opinion: If you want to pay attention or not in class is up to you. If you think you shouldn't play games in class that's fine, but personally i don't see anything wrong or immoral about it. The worst that will happen is that your grades drop, and that's a personal decision ;) I played games all through middle school and high school and don't regret it one bit. The value of a high school class is pretty subjective, besides.

As for other games, there are tons of amazing games out there. Mario was always a lot of fun, and before that, Sqrxz, Phoenix (the classic), or even Phantom Star (a sort of spiced-up Phoenix), Pacman, Amidar which is like Pacman but i think more fun (it has some extra features like jumping), James Vernon's new Alien Breed 5 (or even version 3 or 4, for that matter), etc. There are plenty of great games!

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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2012, 04:54:43 pm »
Yes, I do pay attention in class.  I hardly ever play on my calculator now that the school year has started.  Maybe during my lunch  break and on the bus.  Once, I played on my calculator when our teacher gave us a short five min. break.  That was the only time he saw my calculator.  One month later, on my report card, "not paying attention in class, touching his calculator all the time."  WTF?  Moral of the story: never let your teacher see you playing on your calculator.

You may be wondering why I am asking for a stealth app.  It is because I was playing during my lunch break, and a teacher walking past gave me a dirty look and told me to put it away.  Also, one of my teachers saw me doing something (he doesn't know what) on my calc.  And know he watches me very carefully in class.  He is an avid coder, and has posters of the ti calc hanging in his classroom.  It won't take him long to bust me if he searches my calculator.  Especially since ti boy generates APPS, first place anyone would look for a game.
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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2012, 11:27:55 pm »
Wait they don't let you play games during lunch break? O.O

Also prgm hiding tools can be bypassed by teachers who know about them, since those programs have been around for years. They won't stop the teacher from performing a full mem reset as well. But it sucks that teachers won't even let you do what you want during lunch break. You should complain at the school administration since lunch break == your own free time.
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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2012, 12:53:07 am »
I think BrandonW made a program that installs a hook that pretends to reset your memory when you go to do a mem reset and then hides your programs afterwards.

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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2012, 11:42:01 am »
I'm not sure it's up to date for the MP OSes though.

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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2012, 01:29:45 pm »
I don't really want to use it if I have to downgrade.  Having my calculator in it's best state to do math and work is a priority.  I will look around for a program like this on the internet though.

Edit: Never Mind, my priority should be not getting caught.  I couldn't find any other programs to fake ram reset.
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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2012, 01:40:53 pm »
well, lots of people (such as myself) would argue with you that OS 2.43 is better for math as well, because pretty print is annoying and slow and the entire MP OS series is riddled with bugs.

as for finding another program of that sort on the internet, if brandonw is the only person people know of here who's made one, it's not likely that another exists (beyond a "display a fake RAM cleared picture" program).

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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2012, 01:47:18 pm »
OH yeah, what does he mean when he says it screws up the VAT?  What does that mean?

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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2012, 01:49:28 pm »
the VAT is the Variable Access Table. it's a spot in RAM that the OS uses to store the locations of programs, appvars, strings, etcetera. if something screws up the VAT then it could very easily lead to losing those things.

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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2012, 01:59:29 pm »
From memory, BrandonW program actually resets the RAM for real if you're not paying attention very well to the readme.
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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2012, 03:27:44 pm »
I tried sending os 2.43 to my calc, but it failed.  Now my calculator has no os.  Whenver I try downloading os it gets to validation and then error: turn on to turn unit off, then turn back on.  What do I do.  I am about to try on another computer (hasn't been used in years.)

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Re: Good Calculator Rpgs?
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2012, 10:33:34 pm »
Resetting your RAM isn't usually a big deal, your programs will all be archived and it's a small price to pay (losing unarchived lists/graph variables/etc.) for what it offers, i think ;) I can't help you apart from keep trying and are you sure you the download is good? I used the TI-GraphLink for as long as i could (until i got a laptop that had no serial port), TI Connect always seemed pretty buggy to me. I don't know how difficult it is to set up TILP under Windows, but it could also be worth a try.