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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #915 on: May 10, 2013, 11:32:06 pm »
I can't turn my calculator into a Gameboy by making Pokémon run on startup? :P

So why couldn't you just scrap the old methods and appvars for the new? I don't think any really important data would be lost if you had to delete the existing settings appvar, the user would just have to take a minute or two to review their settings. Possibly a good idea anyways to have users review it all, with new features.

Well, that is a good point about Pokemon. Maybe I'll do it, we'll see.


How would I turn the fonts I have as programs into appvars?

The easiest way I know is to unarchive them, find them in the Calcsys vat viewer, press Alpha+V, and then change the 06 that you are highlighting to 15.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #916 on: May 11, 2013, 06:34:56 pm »
How would I turn the fonts I have as programs into appvars?
The easiest way I know is to unarchive them, find them in the Calcsys vat viewer, press Alpha+V, and then change the 06 that you are highlighting to 15.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #917 on: May 13, 2013, 01:44:08 am »
A couple feature requests:

 - If Omnicalc ram restore is enabled, do it automatically upon quitting from program and/or before [On]+[Zoom]/[Trace] test runs
 - An updated readme :P
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #918 on: May 13, 2013, 11:02:33 am »
A couple feature requests:

 - If Omnicalc ram restore is enabled, do it automatically upon quitting from program and/or before [On]+[Zoom]/[Trace] test runs

Maybe

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- An updated readme :P

Ahh, you seem to have found the main reason I have yet to upload it to ticalc.org again.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #919 on: May 13, 2013, 01:27:47 pm »
For the 8-level gray pics: what header should we use if we convert the pics with istudio2?

(for some reason my side-by-side assemblies are bad, and can't run level8)
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #920 on: May 13, 2013, 06:51:51 pm »
For the 8-level gray pics: what header should we use if we convert the pics with istudio2?

(for some reason my side-by-side assemblies are bad, and can't run level8)

The header is just "BM" so $42, $4D followed by the picture data. The format is DARK MED LIGHT DARK MED LIGHT etc. where each of those words is a byte. istudio2 might put a dark image, then a medium image, then a light image, so you'll have to correct it if it does that.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #921 on: May 13, 2013, 11:11:01 pm »
I loved the idea, and loved the picture when it boots(plus the stunned looks from my classmates), but i think it did more harm than good. For one, the calc crashed more often, but i think it messed something deeper. Unfortunately, I can't tell you much more, as i ripped the ribbon cable and cant get tilp to work since my motherboard went to a better place.

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #922 on: May 18, 2013, 03:34:33 pm »
For the 8-level gray pics: what header should we use if we convert the pics with istudio2?

(for some reason my side-by-side assemblies are bad, and can't run level8)

The header is just "BM" so $42, $4D followed by the picture data. The format is DARK MED LIGHT DARK MED LIGHT etc. where each of those words is a byte. istudio2 might put a dark image, then a medium image, then a light image, so you'll have to correct it if it does that.

IDK What "BM" means, so here's my best guess:

Code: [Select]
.db $42,$4D

picture data

Is this right? Or do I have it wrong?
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #923 on: May 18, 2013, 03:37:02 pm »
Random idea #92638: On+Up/Down to skip multiple pages at once in program (and/or apps if quick apps isn't active) menu. And maybe catalog as well, but that's pretty fast already.
Skipping to a letter kind of does it better tho, so idk.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #924 on: May 18, 2013, 03:42:08 pm »
IDK What "BM" means, so here's my best guess:


ASCII: 'B', 'M'   It's how windows denotes .bmp files, that's where I got the idea from.

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Code: [Select]
.db $42,$4D

picture data

Is this right? Or do I have it wrong?

You have it exactly right.


Random idea #92638: On+Up/Down to skip multiple pages at once in program (and/or apps if quick apps isn't active) menu. And maybe catalog as well, but that's pretty fast already.
Skipping to a letter kind of does it better tho, so idk.

I don't even know if I'd be able to make that faster. If I skipped multiple pages the way the OS does it (scroll all at once) it would be the exact same speed. I'd have to manually redraw the menu. I'll try to see how difficult that is, but it's probably doable. I believe I already redraw the menu when you archive something.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #925 on: May 18, 2013, 03:50:00 pm »
IDK What "BM" means, so here's my best guess:


ASCII: 'B', 'M'   It's how windows denotes .bmp files, that's where I got the idea from.

Quote
Code: [Select]
.db $42,$4D

picture data

Is this right? Or do I have it wrong?

You have it exactly right.


Random idea #92638: On+Up/Down to skip multiple pages at once in program (and/or apps if quick apps isn't active) menu. And maybe catalog as well, but that's pretty fast already.
Skipping to a letter kind of does it better tho, so idk.

I don't even know if I'd be able to make that faster. If I skipped multiple pages the way the OS does it (scroll all at once) it would be the exact same speed. I'd have to manually redraw the menu. I'll try to see how difficult that is, but it's probably doable. I believe I already redraw the menu when you archive something.

could I do:

Code: [Select]
.db $42,$4D

#include "picture.bmp"
?

Edit: nvm. I made a Java version of level8 :D
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #926 on: May 19, 2013, 12:03:03 pm »
zStart just bricked my calc after a RAM clear!

I had Run on RAM clears installed, and now I get the title of the RAM clear page when I boot, but no marking for RAM clear, and my calc just shuts off.

TI 84+ SE OS 2.43, btw

I tried delcert and reinstalling the OS, but I just get errors (using silverlink and TiLP)

Any help?

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #927 on: May 19, 2013, 02:41:10 pm »
In case of archive corruption, remove a battery, hold clear, reinsert the battery while holding clear, and press on while still  holding clear; this will prevent archive parsing. In case of OS corruption, do the same but use stat or del (they switch between USB and serial); this will force the boot code to display the send-OS screen so you can receive a new OS.

EDIT: Don't use mode. (It's a self-test.) That will erase your archive!

If you read the readme, you'd know that zStart adds another emergency button of its own, vars. This will disable the zStart autoruns.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #928 on: May 19, 2013, 10:30:01 pm »
zStart runs before the words "RAM cleared" display, so you are right, it is crashing.

But, it sounds like you still haven't managed to do anything. If this is the case, boot while holding VARS. This will tell zStart to do nothing. Then play around with zStart's options until you find the one that is making your calculator crash. This should fix everything.


However, if you already reinstalled an OS and you are still having troubles, then do what DrDnar said.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #929 on: May 20, 2013, 09:35:52 am »
I got the OS re-installed, and now it's okay. I think the fact that the OS wouldn't send was because I was using TiLP and not Ti-Connect.

Thanks for the help.
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