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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!

March 18, 2015, 12:38:16 am by Juju | Views: 12583 | Comments: 26

Hey, it's me, Juju, four favourite admin in charge of funding. As you probably know, this site runs on a low budget (basically, we pay for hosting, the domain name and eventual contest prizes, it's not that expensive) and there's quite a few people who were asking me how they can help to keep the site alive. So, figures I'd make a post on how to do so.

One way to throw money at us, I mean, donate is the Subscriptions feature of SMF. Go in Profile > Actions > Paid Subscriptions and you will find a number of tiers you can subscribe to at various prices per month or per year. Currently, the prices goes from $0.50/month to $4/month (it's the same per year, but multiplied by 12, obviously). A PayPal account is required. If you have any problems, such as SMF eating up all your money, anything not showing up, you don't have PayPal or you want to donate a different amount, feel free to contact me by sending a PM or an email at juju@<the domain name of this website>.

What you get in exchange, you might ask? Basically, the satisfaction your favourite website will continue existing for a little longer while giving out fancier prizes for its contests. Oh, and a little badge in your profile saying "CodeWalrus Supporter" just so you can show it off. We don't really have any intention to give out any "premium" features, your experience should be the same for everyone.

Also, if you want some nice hosting for your website, DigitalOcean, the hosting we currently use, gives you a $10 credit for a VPS of your choice by clicking on this link. Once you spend $25 there, we'll get a $25 credit! Of course, you'll have to know some Linux basics, so it's not for the faint of heart. Another way would be probably selling some t-shirts and mugs of your favourite mascot, we can set this up once enough people would seriously be interested.

Anyway, we have one such contest coming soon, stay tuned!
March 15, 2015, 03:58:05 pm by Streetwalrus | Views: 4009 | Comments: 16

Quote from: uptime
15:52:50 up 94 days, 17:08, 10 users,  load average: 0.25, 0.48, 0.65

Server upgrade, time to reboot. :P I'm gonna do it sometime today around 20:00 UTC, should be only a couple minutes of downtime at most so don't panic. IRC channels are still available in the meantime if you need them.

UPDATE (by DJ): The server reboot by Streetwalrus went on smoothly.
March 13, 2015, 05:11:25 am by xlibman | Views: 2633 | Comments: 7

With just three staff members left and fear that I would have been forced to take a hiatus in a few months, the only way to continue keeping the website alive was to process into a restructure of our staff system. When I ran Omnimaga (which I founded in 2001), the main staff had some activity requirements to meet in order to ensure that we can maintain the website adequatly and keep its activity steady. That idea was transplanted into CodeWalrus when I co-founded it in October 2014. However, the TI community has mutated over the years, with changes in people's habits and priorities, reducing the amount of people who could contribute full time. In addition to that, some people might not necessarily feel comfortable with too many staff privileges. But then, what if those people still wanted to give us an hand?

This is why we are pleased to announce the introduction of a new staff group called Part-time maintenance and a position called Topic management! With the addition of the Part-time maintenance group, Streetwalrus is now able to stay in the team, at the server maintenance position! Besides those changes, Juju is now in charge of site funding. I am also now part of the Topic management group, although all its permissions are already available in the Forum maintenance group by default.

Now for the site itself, there have been quite a lot of updates since last week's events:
-There is now a forum navigation on the site front page portal, so you can access your favorite sub-forums faster! Thanks to SiNaN from SimplePortal website, this navigation is dynamic, so it will update itself automatically!
-When you register a new account, you can now directly choose to subscribe or unsubscribe from e-mail announcements and updates.
-It is now possible to switch between WIRC and OmnomIRC at will via your profile. Just join or leave the new group called "OmnomIRC mode" via the Group Memberships option and you're set. As always, you can also turn both off entirely by joining the "Disabled shoutbox mode" usergroup. #CodeWalrus is also reachable via EFnet, Omninet or Freenode as always.
-It is now possible to view all attachments of a topic in one page, via a topic list link or a topic view link at the bottom of the discussion.
-The forum rules now includes "disruptive behavior" as punishable offense, under rule #6
-The CodeWalrus store has been discontinued, as I am now out of the music business. The music link is now available as a new Downloads sub-menu in the top navigation bar and my entire discography will be available for free (without the bonus tracks) starting March 15th. This also ends the "My Little Activity: Posting is Music" promotion, which lasted for 2 years.
-The thrash bin sub-forum (where deleted posts land by default) is now visible to all members that have at least 1 post.
-You can now add your calculator collection above your signature (it doesn't take much space, especially now that CSS has been edited to shrink down signature size). Go to your profile to edit it.

And finally, we are working on our first newsletter, which will be sent via e-mail soon for those who have them enabled. The CodeWalrus newsletter will have an edition at the end of Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall and summarize major site events, updates and member projects and releases. Another surprise is coming soon as well.

Happy codewalrifying and thanks for the support! :walrii:
March 12, 2015, 11:11:16 pm by xlibman | Views: 11397 | Comments: 48

Calculators in General
People on Cemetech have analyzed TI-84 Plus CE Flash applications that Texas Instruments released a few days before. It appears that they contains a 2048-bits signature. The signature key is required to sign APPs and make them valid for use on the new ez80 calculator, and there is no sign that Texas Instruments have any plans to release a SDK to develop such software.

Since factoring an key this large is impossible with today's technology, could this mean that the TI-83 Premium CE and TI-84 Plus CE will be locked down against third-party Flash APPs and be restricted to only a few developers such as TI themselves? ASM programs are possible to write no matter the outcome of this, so 3rd-party ASM development on those new calculators is perfectly safe, but in some cases, choosing a 8xp ASM file over a Flash  APP is not the ideal situation, especially if TI decides also to add an executable code limit to that new calculator line, like the 8 KB limit on the TI-83+. Or could TI be planning a paid SDK? After all, back in the early 2000's, Flash APP development costed money before TI finally decided to make the SDK free of charge.

In conclusions, there is a possibility that for the TI-83 Premium CE and TI-84 Plus CE, we might be limited to the Asm() command to launch native language softwares.

Source: http://www.cemetech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11347 and http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=178718#p178718
March 09, 2015, 04:56:41 pm by xlibman | Views: 8962 | Comments: 8

Calculators in General
Normally, as soon as a new version of Ndless comes out, a new TI-Nspire OS is announced shortly afterward. This is the case again after Ndless 3.9 release :P


It apparently comes out on March 26th 2015. Note that this OS drops compatibility with the grayscale TI-Nspire handhelds. However, the writing was on the wall for many years, as newer OSes kept growing in size, to the point where those using OS 3.9.1 would only have about 2 or 3 MB of free memory available for their programs once Ndless was installed. This means, on the other hand, that Nspire Clickpad/Touchpad users will be able to stick to an Ndlessable OS as long as their school allows grayscale TI-Nspire models!

The OS 4.0 announcement page advertises the usual anti-downgrade protection, although it also comes with many new features. Ideally, you should wait before upgrading until a new tool such as DowngradeFix is released, in case you want to downgrade back to OS 3.9.1.

Source found via http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16161
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