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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #450 on: October 07, 2017, 06:06:36 am »
Hi.

As last post in this thread, I am also looking for a way to control with mouse pointer.

how can that be enabled?

Thanks in advance. Great emulator!

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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #451 on: June 23, 2018, 09:17:48 am »
Hi all,
After many doubts i've finally bought a windows10 computer. Not happy with it, but that's life, I guess :-\.
So here are two recompiled versions for windows 10. Only window positionning issues have been fixed.
As usual, do have some fun. Cheers,

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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #452 on: February 12, 2021, 10:31:13 pm »
I have been trying a long time and I am confused.

I have gotten the Boot1.img, the Boot2.img extracted from my TI-Nspire CX CAS.

It is running the absolute highest level OS of v4.5

However, what is this .bin file that everybody keeps talking about. Is that, somehow, extracted from my calculator, somehow?

Some have used one called "TI_NspireCXCAS_4.2.0.532_N128.bin", whereas the kArmTI v1.83 seems to want one called "T310CX_CAS.bin"

I purchased this calculator on-line, so it never came with a Student Software Key. Was a .bin file somehow on that CD, that I don't have?

I've searched for every version of a TI-Nspire .bin file, everywhere, and don't find such a thing.

What is the secret.

It loads the skin, says kArmTI with a photo of clouds and stays there.



Installed on my TI is version tinspirecxcas_4.5.3.14.tcc

I tried renaming that to tinspirecxcas_4.5.3.14.bin - but that didn't work.

I put the two skin files in both a folder called SKINS and in the root. It eventually found it and loaded it.

kArmTI_v1.70_CX_CAS_406x887.png
kArmTI_v1.70_CX_CAS_port.skn

The buttons click; but nothing happens. Doesn't crash, just doesn't do anything. I'm sure that the problem is the .bin file. Where do I find it for this operating system, or how do I generate it from my calculator?

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« Last Edit: February 13, 2021, 05:20:11 pm by Eeems »

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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #453 on: February 13, 2021, 07:28:01 am »
Hi TheWind777,

It's been a while since I last touched kArmTI.
To your point, I've just tested this version (4.5.2.8) and it appears to boot just OK.
I think you can still download that flash file from here:
 https://education.ti.com/pt/software/details/en/E7EE7A44207B41069B05C45A8149A7F9/ti-nspirecx_os

I did not yet test the newest versions of the TI-OS, but it does not surprise me at all that things won't run smoothly. TI is watching us you know...

Hints:
 1. In BootOptionsDlg make sure to check the 'Force App exit' after choosing a new flashfile.
 2. You may need to zap the kArmTI registry key, as mentionned in the first post.

Cheers,

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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #454 on: February 13, 2021, 03:18:57 pm »
So, you just rename the .tcc file as .bin?


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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #455 on: February 13, 2021, 03:41:07 pm »
So, you just rename the .tcc file as .bin?
Nope! That is an OS initialization flash file.
First you need to start kArmTI with that .tcc file and then press 'I' to generate a ready-to-go .bin flash file.
See attached a pdf I wrote about 9 years ago. Should help you out, but you do need to read it!
Let us know when you managed to start it up.


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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #456 on: February 13, 2021, 03:48:58 pm »
The secret was hiding in a file called "kArmTI_QuickStart-PartI-Emulator StartUp.pdf" (and probably in the deleting of that Registry value).

Thanks.

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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #457 on: February 14, 2021, 12:29:28 pm »

TI is watching us you know...


Well, there comes a time when old technology becomes old and the new thing is the one everybody goes towards. So, the CX CAS has been replaced by the II, now. And, if you are in any math class in the world which asks for a TI-Nspire (where most ask for the TI-84 Plus)... one can't use a Windows emulator to go to the class.

In fact, people being able to try out their calculator in a way that isn't perfect is PERFECT for their company.

I'm sure that you would easily admit that, even though you guys did a remarkable, amazing, job to get the emulation to this point - it still has its problems; and those problems probably make the company go, "This is a good way to get people INTERESTED in the TI-Nspire. They'll try it, then they'll get frustrated with it, then they'll go buy a CX CAS II).

I swear that Adobe used to leak the old versions of their software to the internet with a crack in the hopes that people would get addicted to it and decide to purchase the real version. Old versions are great, unless you live in the real world where any graphics place will want you to know all the newest things about the NEWEST VERSION of the software.

However, on the 'This is amazing, what you've done here' aspect of this emulator - congratulations. Yes, it still has bugs, of course (it was never designed to be used with a Windows keyboard or mouse); but my God, look what you guys DID!

It is probably working just as well with the very last incarnation of CX CAS software they probably will ever release (the unreleased version 4.5.3.14, which works well with the last version of ndless, r2016) as it does with the version you tested it on.

Since TI is never going to release any more versions for the older CX CAS, this emulation was an amazing feat done by all you guys. But, I don't think TI is going to worry about it, much. Things that are old are forgotten, unfortunately. ... and now it's all the version II, which (even though it really has few great increases over this one) - hey, the newest is always the best even if it isn't and the older is always thrown away even if it was better or just as good.



Some more little questions...

Anybody know if the F1 key, which is HELP works if one puts some correct Help file with the proper name in the proper place, or does it point to some website page that is no longer there?

Now, when one presses F1 to get Help, a page shows which says "This Page can't be displayed."



And, I do realize that 99.8% of all of this amazing Work was done by SpiroH, congratulations for a truly incredible, amazing, job, Spiro.

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Re: kArmTI - TI-Nspire emulator with skin
« Reply #458 on: February 14, 2021, 03:03:43 pm »
Some more little questions...
Anybody know if the F1 key, which is HELP works if one puts some correct Help file with the proper name in the proper place, or does it point to some website page that is no longer there?
Now, when one presses F1 to get Help, a page shows which says "This Page can't be displayed."
Help File? see attached file (actually 3 files due to Omnimaga size limitations) for a v1.79 HelpFile.
Oh and thanks for the kind words.