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How to install apps?
« on: June 03, 2015, 11:13:53 am »
This is a silly question but I can't figure out how to install apps on the Nspire CX CAS. I've got the .tns files. How do I transfer and install them on the calculator? Thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 11:42:33 am »
This is a silly question but I can't figure out how to install apps on the Nspire CX CAS. I've got the .tns files. How do I transfer and install them on the calculator? Thanks in advance for the help!

What kind of app? C or Lua? What OS version do you have?
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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 11:52:19 am »
This is a silly question but I can't figure out how to install apps on the Nspire CX CAS. I've got the .tns files. How do I transfer and install them on the calculator? Thanks in advance for the help!

What kind of app? C or Lua? What OS version do you have?

Some are BASIC while the others are LUA. I have 3.9.1.38 but I'll be updating it to 4.0

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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 12:22:42 pm »
I have 3.9.1.38 but I'll be updating it to 4.0

DON'T DO IT!

If you update to 4.0 you won't be able to install Ndless and get all the fun programs, like linux, emulators, and python. 4.0 doesn't really have any new features, aside from blocking Ndless. With OS 3.9, you can either install Ndless (not recommended because you need a computer to reinstall whenever the calc reboots.) or downgrade to 3.6 (recommended). The extra features in 3.9 and 4.0 (which are few) aren't worth not having Ndless, or having to use a computer to reinstall it.
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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2015, 12:38:59 pm »
@JamesNewman To answer your original question, download the TI Nspire Computer Link Software or TiLP and use one of those pieces of software to send the .tns files to your Nspire.
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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2015, 12:40:25 pm »
@JamesNewman To answer your original question, download the TI Nspire Computer Link Software or TiLP and use one of those pieces of software to send the .tns files to your Nspire.
Oh yeah, I guess I never actually answered the original question, oops...
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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2015, 12:57:16 pm »
I have 3.9.1.38 but I'll be updating it to 4.0

DON'T DO IT!

If you update to 4.0 you won't be able to install Ndless and get all the fun programs, like linux, emulators, and python. 4.0 doesn't really have any new features, aside from blocking Ndless. With OS 3.9, you can either install Ndless (not recommended because you need a computer to reinstall whenever the calc reboots.) or downgrade to 3.6 (recommended). The extra features in 3.9 and 4.0 (which are few) aren't worth not having Ndless, or having to use a computer to reinstall it.

I know what you mean but I'm going to be giving this calculator to a friend (who's not great with tech so wouldn't be interested in programming). I bought it used, mainly to try it out since my old calculator had died. So far, it's been incredibly useful. But, the actual calculator is in pretty poor condition: the screen is scratched and it didn't come with the Student Software so I'm using the 30 day trial. I suppose for the price it wasn't too bad. Anyway, I'm going to buy a new CX CAS in the coming month (would be cheaper than getting this one repaired).

What I'm trying to say is that I'm planning to update this one and use it for class for the next month. Then, in July, I'll get a new Nspire and downgrade that to 3.6 (as well as install Ndless). At the moment, I don't have the time to play around with the Ndless programs so I don't see any point in not updating it.

Edit: Just remembered, the supplier I'm buying from has a huge stock of 3.9 Nspires (they don't sell that well where I live) so the risk of buying a 4.0 Nspire is pretty minimal

@JamesNewman To answer your original question, download the TI Nspire Computer Link Software or TiLP and use one of those pieces of software to send the .tns files to your Nspire.

Thanks for the reply! Just before I download that, I wanted to check if there's any method of doing it through the Student Software. Or is it easier using the Computer Link Software?

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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2015, 01:03:30 pm »
I still wouldn't update it if I was you as you might regret you did in future. Again, there is no gain in updating, the only thing that changes is losing ndless capability.

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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 01:05:16 pm »
@JamesNewman To answer your original question, download the TI Nspire Computer Link Software or TiLP and use one of those pieces of software to send the .tns files to your Nspire.

Thanks for the reply! Just before I download that, I wanted to check if there's any method of doing it through the Student Software. Or is it easier using the Computer Link Software?

I don't have the Student Software, so I wouldn't know.
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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 01:22:03 pm »
I still wouldn't update it if I was you as you might regret you did in future. Again, there is no gain in updating, the only thing that changes is losing ndless capability.

I understand but I'm giving this to a friend and, tbh, he would definitely update it if I didn't. So, by not updating, I'm only delaying the inevitable.

Another question, how do you transfer notes from the student software to the calculator? I feel I'm missing something obvious. Thanks again for the help!

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Re: How to install apps?
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2015, 10:55:16 am »
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I don't have the time to play around with the Ndless programs so I don't see any point in not updating it.
It's a one-way route, there's no way back yet.

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I understand but I'm giving this to a friend and, tbh, he would definitely update it if I didn't
I'm fairly sure he wouldn't, Ndless is very useful.