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TI Calculators / Idea: Windows CE on Nspire CX
« on: January 26, 2020, 04:15:52 pm »
Has anyone ever thought of trying to get Windows CE running on the Nspire CX series of calculators? Personally I think it would be quite nice but I'm not sure whether it would be possible. The Nsipire CX has a ll the basics needed (ARM9 CPU, 64MB RAM and 320x240 screen).

Ok, so today I decided to mess around with modding some TI-BASIC programs on my calc. After a while, while I was  flying in/out of the program editor and the calc spewed out some error via Doors CS (I use the homerun hook to run/edit programs from archive). I lost the last iteration of the program but was able to recover a previous one using Archive undelete. An hour and a half later, I'm doing the same stuff but with a different program. I exit the program editor in hopes of testing what was going to be a really satisfying mod only to be greeted by DCS telling me the program doesn't exist (don't exactly remember the text because I was panicked), followed by another undefined error, and then I tried to fire up DrDnar's famous Archive Undelete, which within seconds caused the calc to crash and RAM clear again. Then I notice that EVERYTHING except the Doors CS app is GONE! Now I do suspect that the calculator might be having issues with the flash memory due to age and heavy use (bought this thing back in 2009 when I was only 9 years old), but I would like to hear what the community thinks about this. I have an Nspire for my math needs, but the 84+ is my favorite for tinkering.

TI Z80 / I made a weird mod of Missile Defense 2.0
« on: September 01, 2019, 02:12:40 am »

So basically I made this weird mod of Kerm Martian's Missile Defense 2. It is kinda cool, and I've tested it on emulated color calcs and it is really slow on the CSE (WabbitEmu) and really fast on the CE (CEmu).
The linked video is one from my channel that I just posted. Excuse the 720p video resolution (the college WiFi is terrible, so I had to use lower quality to upload faster.
And yes, I am first sharing the file here (see attachment below).

I know not many people in the calculator community even really pay much attention to me since I'm not really important, but I am back again now that I have started electrical engineering college in the US. Now, onto the reason for my absence...
A little backstory on my pre-omnimaga days is needed to explain my absence.
So before I joined Omnimaga, back in 2016 I was a member of Cemetech. One of the reasons I joined that site is that I wanted to be able to have at least some sort of social life (at the time I was being BADLY bullied by 95% of my class because I was a nerd). But joining Cemetech at the time turned out to be a HUGE mistake. My attempts to get into a group where I could be "accepted" were, due to my severe immaturity and lack of social skills at the time, ended disastrously. The pinnacle of that was when I got bitten by the stupid placebo effect and made that thread about "overclocking" the TI-84+ SE. Although I quickly realized that I was wrong, I for months on end refused to admit it because I was too scared of admitting to being wrong. Over the course of the next few months, the stress in my personal life continued to destroy my mental health and consequently made me behave like a totally immature 2 year old on Cemetech. I eventually got banned (on or around July 24th 2016). I was then caught ban evading multiple times, and on the last attempt somebody told me that I was like one of those Walmart cashiers that claimed to be the coolest "hacker" but just used pre-made parts and sample code. That last comment ruined my self esteem and feeling of self worth for a good 2 years.

Enough backstory, now onto my Omnimaga and later days. So once I made my account here, I immediately felt like I was in a better place where I could start over again having learned my lesson on how not to behave online. But the mere fact that this site is super linked to Cemetech meant that I continued to have bad dreams about Cemetech for quite a while. I decided to stay out of the calculator community for a while. In the meantime, I went on to be a well-loved and super-helpful member of Android Central. I've aslo taught my self quite a bit more about electronics (including calculator hardware, of course), so I won't ever end up getting bitten by the placebo effect such as that that ruined my Cemetech reputation.

Fast forward to today, and I'm now finishing my second week of electrical engineering as a freshman at a well-renowned science and engineering university here in the USA. Everything is going super well, people here absolutely think I am the coolest guy they've ever met, the professors (especially the math and EE ones) really like me because I came in with much more knowledge of math and electronics than anyone else (I know so much that my EE prof now has mostly quit letting me answer questions because he wants the less advanced students, who don't even know how much voltage is in a wall outlet, to actually learn something instead of relying on me to answer instead of them). As for my personal life, I am now 6000+ miles away from the bullies that temporarily destroyed my mental health in 2016, and am now in perfect mental health and have become noticeably more successful at finding friends. Even though my campus is full of tech/science nerds, I still find it hard to find people who actually care about "extracurricular" calculator activities (gaming, programming, etc...), so I decided that rather than attempting to get unbanned from Cemetech (which I know will probably never happen, unless I get the courage to send Kerm an apology email) I would just come here to casually discuss calculator stuff.

TI-BASIC / What is the point of those old TI-Basic "antivirus" programs?
« on: August 31, 2019, 09:35:43 pm »
Whenever I am browsing the TI-83+/84+ section on, I always see some sorts of "anti-virus" programs. Are those just snake oil? AFAIK, TI-BASIC doesn't give you sufficient permissions to scan a calc for "viruses". I personally believe that such software is placeboware, but I'd like to here what the rest of the calculator community thinks...

General Calculator Help / Ti84+SE misbehaving
« on: January 24, 2017, 09:04:38 am »
I was tried to edit a basic program at one point,  but it just disappeared and Doors spewed out a 'file not found' error and strange artifacts appeared on the screen. I
attempted to run the program,  but same error. This happened before a few times,  despite numerous OS reinstalls. Also,  when I was playing with another basic program,  most of my RAM momentarily disappeared until I reset it. Sometimes when I open the memory management menu,  for a split second I can see 4-pixel squares and a few arrows on the top 1/4th of the display. I am pretty sure I did not mess up the OS. Please help.

P. S. My calc is running at 16.59mhz. Is this normal?

Miscellaneous / When students see a graphing calc for the first time...
« on: January 19, 2017, 10:00:42 am »
I live in Serbia (I am a Serbian-American), where graphing calculators are absolutely unheard of except among students in the American international school. In my city,  which is located 199 kilometers from the capital,  I decided to show off my TI-84+SE. Normally I don't take it to school,  but extra physics classes are an exception. Kids started crowding around me as I demonstrated flappy bird, Wolfenstein83 and other games. I started bragging about KermMartian's web browsing achievements. The  minute I mentioned that,  my physics professor raised his head and asked '' Internet?!?!?! ''. To make matters even funnier, as I was leaving the classroom for a moment,  that same professor started fiddling around with my calc without my permission. Everyone was behaving as if they had seen the '' God of Calculators'' or something of that nature. My calc also circumnavigated the entire planet and is now enjoying fame among my classmates.  Of course,  if I return to the USA,  I will probably be told that my calc sucks because of the monochrome display.

P. S. Keep in mind that 95% of the students in my school are low-IQ trash gangsters who abuse me and other smart kids.

Other Calc-Related Projects and Ideas / TiLP port for Android?
« on: January 18, 2017, 03:10:20 pm »
Is it theoretically possible for TiLP to be ported to Android and to use the USB OTG connection to communicate with a calculator? I assume that wouldn't be too hard since Android is Linux-based. Any thoughts? This would be helpful because I don't have computer access 24/7 and I need programs from my calc to be used in WabbitEmu (or if I download something from a repository with my phone, to send that directly to a physical calculator).

General Calculator Help / A few calculator questions
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:15:33 am »
I have alot of lingering questions about my TI84+SE, so here they are:
1.Which ASIC does my revision M TI84+SE have? (and is it the same as the one in the CSE?)
2.Why do some programs disappear from the VAT or completely from the calc (in which situation Archive Undelete won't find them).
3.Why do funny visual artifacts appear on my screen occasionally.
4.Is there an antivirus for my calculator? I have had nasty viruses in the past (deleting virus files when they appeared in
the RAM along with OS reinstalls fixed it eventually)
5.Can my calculator be overclocked?
6.Is there a way to to make the OS allow access to extra RAM pages? (Pterodactyl can do this on the TI86)
7.Are overclocked calcs allowed on the SAT/PSAT?

TI-BASIC / Fastest way to render random points and lines?
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:38:13 am »
Could someone tell me what the best way to randomly generate lines,points,pixels,etc... on a TI-84+ in TI-BASIC? I have gone through many different attempts and it usually involved taking and modding a portion of Hex2Sprite and then adding quite a bit of my own code to randomize coordinates (randInt operations) and draw what I need (I think my code is the slow part, but the programs are too long to post here.). Is there an alternative method to mine or is this the fastest I can get without attempting to OC my calc to 25-30MHz?

Would someone explain why TI83+ ASM programs like Maze 3D II( , TI Linux,etc... Have issues on my revision M TI84+SE. This has annoyed me alot and I hope it can be fixed for once...  Best case is if it just slants the image or even twists it, and worst case is total or near total instability or even not wanting to run at all (freezes calc).
Best regards,

 ;D ;D ;D *.*

Art / Calcs can make art on their own...
« on: January 14, 2017, 07:55:11 am »
Being a tech nerd myself, I ALWAYS fail at making decent art (school art class absolutely sucks :( ).
Of course, I like looking at beautiful art, but I also hate most art. So I decided to see if I can get my calc to make some decent art. I succeeded in doing this by making a program (TI-BASIC mandatory for this) that generates random explosion-like line-based images. It is fun to watch how they get made up, line by line. Of course, the 15MHz z80  extends the drawing time way to much. I haven't gotten around to putting it on, but I may do so on the next school break or some other time. So,yes, this prooves that a primitive device like my TI84+SE can make art. XD XD XD

Other / 131kb RAM in TI -84+SE?!
« on: January 14, 2017, 03:29:19 am »
Would someone mind telling me why TI Connect CE claims that my Ti-84+SE has 131kb RAM? Shouldn't it be 128kb?

Introduce Yourself! / Heya, Omnimaga
« on: January 13, 2017, 01:13:23 pm »
I am a former Cemetech member and in the meantime I have learnt my lesson. I am also a trusted member of WinBoards and I hope to give myself a second chance inside the calculator community by being a member of Omnimaga. I hope that everyone forgives me for my misdoing on Cemetech. Also,  I am not the low-IQ chicken that some Cemetech members think I am. I just never showed my real self online.

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