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New member introductions: Say hello here! by Jemons
[Yesterday at 09:27:45 pm]


Super Marm World (An Oiram Pack Collection) by xMarminq_
[Yesterday at 05:55:18 pm]


A secret CE project I'm working on... by xlibman
[Yesterday at 04:26:09 pm]


Walrii fanartwalrusspritespixel artsprite sheet by xlibman
[Yesterday at 04:05:08 pm]


A new Casio PRIZM calculator: The fx-CG50 by xlibman
[Yesterday at 11:20:39 am]


What are you listening to? by Juju
[August 20, 2017, 08:47:49 pm]


Announcing Rip'Em, a third-party firmware for the HP Prime by xlibman
[August 20, 2017, 08:40:05 pm]


Sorcery of Uvutu PC Port by 123outerme
[August 20, 2017, 07:59:41 pm]


CodeWalrus status update: SMF 2.0 => PhpBB 3.2 at the horizon by xMarminq_
[August 20, 2017, 07:00:52 pm]


Mein new computer by gameblabla
[August 20, 2017, 08:18:34 am]


Product names/marketing failsnsfw by xlibman
[August 20, 2017, 02:30:28 am]


CodeWalrus Ads by Caleb Hansberry
[August 20, 2017, 12:35:30 am]


Sorcery of Uvutu (Released!)ti-84+ series hybrid basic by 123outerme
[August 19, 2017, 04:36:57 pm]


Have you ever been to a music concert? by xlibman
[August 19, 2017, 04:27:17 pm]


TI-Planet's "Project Builder" with online CE C Compiler by Adriweb
[August 19, 2017, 12:12:40 pm]

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Welcome to CodeWalrus: A software development community with a focus on retro-gaming, music and pixel art on various mobile platforms, including graphing calculators, as well as game consoles and PC.

Since October 2014, our active members and staff have released several new games for the Sega Dreamcast, Panasonic 3DO, Atari 2600, TI-84 Plus, TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, TI-84 Plus CE, TI-Nspire CX, HP Prime, Casio fx-9860G, Android phones and computers. This includes First Fantasy: Mana Force, Sorcery of Uvutu, Reuben Quest: Lost Between Times, Oiram CE (a Super Mario clone), SQRXZ CE, KillMinds, VVSSV, Line++, Lazer 2, GalagACE and Wal-Rush! Various existing games, such as This is the Only Level, Androides, Billybox, Mandragore, Bejeweled, Flappy Bird, Pac-Man and Pac-Attack, were also ported to TI calculators by our users and various retro gaming console emulators (SNES, Turbografx-16, Sega Genesis, Master System, etc) were released for the TI-Nspire CX.

Aside from game development, our participating forum users have released notable tools such as ICE Compiler, Houstontracker 2, CEmu, the C SDK and Libraries for the CE. We also have our share of musicians and pixel artists as well, along with a massive database of MTV Music Generator series songs from the remains of TIMGUL. A lot of new projects are also active in the development section, ranging from new games to programming utilities and 3D engines, so expect new releases at any moment. Make sure to visit the authors' topics to voice your suggestions and encouragements!



We intend to provide a friendly place to discuss your favorite topics, to hang out and to showcase your projects and releases, so hopefully you feel at home here. Registration is free and only takes a few seconds!

August 20, 2017, 05:50:58 am by xlibman | Views: 207 | Comments: 8

Site-related
An update on CodeWalrus' status and upcoming changes:


-Based on Juju's life schedule and mine (all of which is explained in two topics located in the access-restricted safe-haven sub-forum), CodeWalrus has most likely been saved at this point.

-No matter if things in Juju's life go haywire or not, the Discord, Telegram and IRC channels are here to stay.

-We are switching to PhpBB 3.2 software. This is our final weeks as a SMF 2.0 website.

-We will also attempt to merge the TIMGUL archives into CodeWalrus database, but it is not 100% guaranteed (a temporary conversion to MyBB is necessary).

-The new website will only replace the current one once Juju got OmnomIRC or WalrusIRC to work on it. (most likely OmnomIRC for multi-channel support)

-The new website will only replace the current one once Juju made sure that the current CodeWalrus topic URLs are still working (either via redirect or read-only archive).

-The old SMF CW website will remain fully browsable in read-only mode for posterity, but file attachments, as well as very large files (such as the arcade content) will only remain available on the PhpBB site for disk space reason.

-Work on the new website will begin somewhere around August 25th, where I will gain SSH and PhpMyAdmin access under @Juju 's supervision.

-All CodeWalrus features that are exclusive to SMF plugins have 99.99% chances to be reset, permanently lost or read-only during the PhpBB conversion, such as the following:
 *Topic cloning (the ability to place one topic in multiple categories at once, which only staff could use)
 *Post rating, karma and rating reasons
 *Custom profile fields (Ticalc.org, Skype, calcs owned, etc). You will have to manually copy their content one by one from the archived SMF CW website onto the PhpBB one.
 *The list of all front-page news posted before the upgrade. It will be archived in a topic.
 *Publicly-visible board statistics (posts per day, Juju stat graph, site traffic, top members, etc)
 *Other things I might have forgotten.
 
-There is no exact timetable about when exactly the new website will go live. While the bulk of the upgrade will happen during a short timeframe at the end of August up to early September, the rest will be slow, as work on the new website can only happen while me and juju are online at the same time for extended periods of time.


More information will become available as the upgrade process begins, but feel free to ask here or in this forum section, as we will not bite any member for being curious.
August 05, 2017, 12:24:02 pm by xlibman | Views: 449 | Comments: 9

Calculators in General
Bad news for students who are planning to purchase a brand new TI-84 Plus CE for this upcoming school semester: If you planned to play Oiram CE, Calcuzap, Wal-Rush! CE or First Fantasy on your calculator, then you might be out of luck.

Last Spring, Texas Instruments introduced the 13th hardware revision for the TI-84 Plus CE model, ending with the letter I. Unfortunately this change breaks compatibility with many a few ASM and C program and games released by the TI community over the last two years, causing the keypad to no longer respond during execution, forcing you to hit the reset button on the back. And what makes this worse is that there is no way to tell if the calculator you will buy (new or used) is gonna be hardware I or later or if it's gonna be an older one that can run those games.

For now, there is no estimate about when (or if) a C SDK libraries update that circumvents this issue is gonna be released, if it's even possible at all, because none of the TI community developers own such recent TI-84 Plus CE version. The TI-83 Premium CE is also affected.

In April 2007, a similar situation affected the TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition with missing RAM pages, while in 2016 it was the TI-Nspire CX's turn with a new LCD hardware. And TI isn't alone, as the fx-CG9860G series changed processor completely in 2011.

Source : https://github.com/mateoconlechuga/oiram/issues/2 via https://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=20347 & https://codewalr.us/1586/58887

Update: Turns out it breaks compatibility with only one way out of many to fetch keyboard inputs, namely interrupts. Fortunately, the only known program that uses them is Oiram CE and some toolchain demos, but still, it is a problem if you're planning to use them in your programs. Mostly every program should work fine on hardware revision I, provided they don't use interrupts. Please check with your program's author if it's affected.
July 26, 2017, 05:55:31 pm by xlibman | Views: 344 | Comments: 4

Site-related
We are aware that a number of people (if not everyone) had issues logging in directly from the front page portal. A session timeout error will happen. I thought this was only an issue on ganjahusky's laptop for the last two months or so, until a few minutes ago when @PT_ reported the same problem and the fact I had it happen when I last tried using the portal to login from my own PC.

It's unclear when the issue started, but it's most likely related to the SMF 2.0.13->2.0.14 upgrade a while ago or other things.


For the time being, we recommend everyone to login by using the "login" link in the site navigation bar, which additionally gives you the option to login by using various social networks if you want to (note that social login will log you out after every session, though).


Also note that we are not planning to continue using Simplemachines software if we remain open, due to them using Sears Canada as a blueprint to grow their userbase and the various issues we've been running into in the last few months. CW also currently doesn't have any active staff. As a result, until an upgrade (if any) is decided, it might take a while before the front page login gets fixed (or terminated).
July 16, 2017, 04:56:02 am by Juju | Views: 747 | Comments: 13

Site-related
First of all, we're sorry for all the inconvenience during another small downtime. Hope we didn't scared you away.

Now, we're sad to announce @aeTIos and @Streetwalrus have resigned from their staff positions, and @xlibman, while still formally part of the staff with decisional rights, have been stripped from any administrative powers he had.

On that, I'm going on semi-hiatus while real life happens, as the only one with full admin rights so far, I'll be there when I'll be able to be online and I'll be back in a few weeks. Rest assured the site won't be going anywhere until then. Meanwhile, be sure to post your suggestions and constructive opinions on this thread and we'll get to it after then.

See ya soon!
July 15, 2017, 11:42:11 pm by xlibman | Views: 2693 | Comments: 61

Site-related
UPDATE: Codewalrus will remain open for the time being. The remaining staff will decide what happens to the site at a later date, depending of if people are interested in continuing posting on a site that will soon average at 50 posts a month.

However, see the last post in this thread. https://codewalr.us/index.php?topic=2152.msg58662#msg58662
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