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Emulating Old TI Calcs on Nspire
« on: August 11, 2017, 10:32:04 pm »
Just wondering, are there any emulators for old (83, 83+, 84, etc.) TI calcs that could be ported to the Nspire? I saw a video of one on a "swappable keypad" Nspire, so key events might be annoying to remap... but it seems to be possible!


Also, thank you all for such great help getting me started on my Nspire hacking! My little ndless + nTxt + micropython setup has been great for helping me to learn Python  ;D


I do have a few questions about using modules in micropython, though... will start new topic for that though. :thumbsup:



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Re: Emulating Old TI Calcs on Nspire
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 04:58:56 pm »
The short answer is yes. There are quite a few 83+ family emulators that have been released over the years. I suppose most of them could be ported with varying degrees of difficulty. If the platform it was written for is similar, that makes it easier. If the source code is available, that makes it infinitely easier. There were at least 2 I can recall that were written for the old nspire models, (by calc84maniac and Jacobly I think?) but neither were finished, and I don't think either of them were open source. So yes, possible, but likely not an easy undertaking.

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Re: Emulating Old TI Calcs on Nspire
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 10:39:29 am »
The short answer is yes. There are quite a few 83+ family emulators that have been released over the years. I suppose most of them could be ported with varying degrees of difficulty. If the platform it was written for is similar, that makes it easier. If the source code is available, that makes it infinitely easier. There were at least 2 I can recall that were written for the old nspire models, (by calc84maniac and Jacobly I think?) but neither were finished, and I don't think either of them were open source. So yes, possible, but likely not an easy undertaking.
Lemme add my 2 cents here. I'd say if you research really hard, you'll be able to find the source code for those (good) oldies.
The problem is the hard work that comes afterwards. Most of the folks just give it up before anything worth a look is achieved.
Solution: you really need to enjoy what you're doing and then be persistent.  ;)