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Other / TI-84 Plus CE Pranks!
March 23, 2019, 08:45:31 PM
April 1st is coming up and I wanted to compile some of the best calculator pranks for the TI-84 Plus CE that you can do to your teacher or friends. I've even put how much time each prank will take to execute and how difficult it is to reverse the prank!

Notice:
  • Some pranks require the C libraries to be installed to work!
  • If you have TI-84 Plus CE OS 5.3.1 or newer, you will not be able to enter any prank that contains the Asm84CEPrgm token on your calculator. You will need to either use a computer or downgrade your OS to 5.3.0 or below. (Explanation topic) (Downgrade tool)
Time to set up:
Quick takes shortest required time to execute (Just send-n-run)
Medium takes some time to execute (After sending you will need a little bit of setup to execute)
Long takes a long time to execute (After sending you will need a lot of setup to execute)

Difficulty to reverse:
Green is easiest to reverse (no data will be lost)
Orange is harder to reverse (May delete some data, RAM reset possible)
Red is hardest to reverse (Calculator could be at risk of permanently being disabled or the OS needs to be reinstalled. Either way it takes a loooong time to reverse)
Click here for recovery techniques if you can't get the calculator working normally again.



Quick Install Happy Calc to Rick roll them!

Quick Send and run a program that will make their answers all slightly off, or make one that throws 'errors' whenever they try and do anything. (It's even better when you increase the wait states)

Quick Send and run this program that will turn off the LCD and disables the [on] button!
(Suggested by LogicalJoe)

Quick Install  an Undertale-inspired program to feel like you're gonna have a bad time, which you can't quit for 60 seconds.
(Suggested by BasicTH)

Quick Install a hook that replaces the Pi button with Tau (one Tau equals two Pi) and watch them struggle to perform simple radian calculations and try to get back to Pi!

Quick Enter and run this code (without spaces between the numbers) that will simply delete the last entry in the history.Asm84CEPrgm
3A 0B 1D D0 FE 00 C8 3E 01 CD 14 19 02 CD 28 08 02 C3 0C 08 02

Depending on how history-dedicated your friend is, this could drive them crazy, or they could just wonder what it did for the rest of their life.
(Suggested by LogicalJoe)

Medium You can install Cesium and utilize the backup features (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZDzV1CDN3k : tutorial) so it's harder for the pranks to go away!

Medium Increase the wait states (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd5NcrFVXNk : tutorial ) of their calculator so it runs at a horribly slow rate!

Long If they decided to RAM reset or clear all the memory, change the name of the calculator (https://youtu.be/cnTHk2Ko4sE : tutorial) to something funny. The name cannot be changed by any on-calc resets! A few ideas could be the pranked person's name misspelled,  or "RAM Not Cleared". You guys can probably come up with better names than me! :P

Long This one is just mean, do not use this unless you have means to reinstall the OS. Enter and run this code (don't include the spaces between the numbers)Asm84CEPrgm
21 05 21 00 22 F8 05 D0 CD 0C 05 02 C3 48 14 02

Watch the effected calculator endlessly powercycle, a RAM reset will not fix this you will need to reinstall the OS!
(Suggested by dankcalculatorbro)



Since these pranks may require multiple programs in order to run and you may not have much time to start them, I suggest creating a Group if you're sending by calc-to-calc or a folder if you're sending by Computer-to-calc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox7v5pNR-dY : tutorial ) that contains all your prank programs. That will allow you to transfer all the needed programs quickly. Make sure to include the C libraries!

What other pranks can you guys come up with? If you decide to try any of these, please share their reactions!
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Thought you guys might like this little teardown guide I made a few days ago! I've posted it on iFixit.com
Here's what the CE look like once you've disassembled it. (I didn't remove the motherboard because it's heat-melted to the shell and I didn't want to break the holds)
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Media Talk / Re: Funny/awesome Youtube videos
April 03, 2018, 03:23:31 AM
Sooo bad, but sooo hilarious. Good job JWinslow23! That's quite an impressive representation of John Oliver and Last Week Tonight.
For the first time I didn't fall asleep learning World Literature. You better have made a 100% with this! :D

What software did you use to make and compile the video?
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Thank you for that information, I'll put it in my video I'm making.
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Note: most of this post was copied over from Cemetech, it was originally written by PT_ here.

About 4 days ago, TI released a new OS for both the TI-83 Premium CE and TI-84 Plus CE. But as people at TI-Planet discovered pretty soon, it has 2 main disadvantages:
  • Going into exam mode can now take up 1.5 - 2 minutes, due to the OS checking and validating all the installed apps. Previously this took about 2 seconds.
  • The [mono]Asm84CEPrgm[/mono] is now permanently disabled, which means you can't write assembmly programs on-calc anymore. Luckily asm programs in general aren't blocked. AFAIK, this isn't a mistake:
    Quote from: AdriwebNo it's not a mistake, they confirmed it after all with TI-Dallas. And they say it's only half disabled because they didn't want to block/remove it entirely either, so to use it they say to write and transfer things from TI-Connect CE. But that's also why I (or anybody else, I guess) say it's completely absurd/illogical.
From the community-experience, TI barely listens to our complains, so don't get your hopes up that this will be 'fixed' soon. Personally I've no idea what the future will bring us, but if you have boot code >= 5.1.5 (check with [MODE] [ALPHA] ), don't upgrade your OS. If your boot code is from before 5.1.5, you can downgrade the OS to even OS 5.0.0.

Source:
https://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=21187



Thanks to TheMachine02 you can now downgrade from this OS!
Quote from: TheMachine02 on March 22, 2018, 10:16:13 PM
The first tool to be able to downgrade is now out https://tiplanet.org/forum/archives_voir.php?id=1398736  :P
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Randomness / Re: Walrii storytelling!
March 10, 2018, 05:49:50 AM
...Panama will become a continent. In Panama, a fat walrus fell from a...
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Randomness / Re: Walrii storytelling!
March 09, 2018, 04:16:03 AM
Launch a cake whenever it heard the word...
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Personally I'd like for you to make an upgraded CSE before you go to the 83+. Would making a calculator with a color screen be easier with your current PCB?
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I've got some cruddy earbuds that were so cheap they were given to me for free. They've lasted me over a year (with light use and rough storage of my bag) so I suppose I've got my moneys worth out of them. :P
I've also got some on-ear Sodrop 2 headphones from Ghostek which sound nice to me, but for some reason on were marked as over-ear on Amazon. It took my ears quite a while to adjust to this design, but it's acceptably comfortable even for long periods of time.
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Oh I missed this! I guess I'm part of the problem.  :-\
This seems like a great place, I hope CW eventually picks up again in the future!
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Version 2 of 'how to fix errors when sending files to your calculator' is out! You can view it in my first post. I hope it's useful!
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Can you give more information on what 'Super Walrus fight' is? How can people participate if they don't know what's going on?
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I'm glad CW is able to stay up! Although I'm not around much it still sucks to see the staff struggle to keep it up.  :(
I hope things improve for you guys! :)
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General Music Talk / Re: What are you listening to?
September 20, 2017, 11:48:27 PM
Exile Vilify

@xlibman is leaving...  :(
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Other / Re: Kotu will not be back on CodeWalrus
September 19, 2017, 10:24:01 PM
I'm fairly new here, so, unfortunately, I really only saw him during his disruptive moments. At first I wondered why he wasn't banned already, I thought he was just a huge jerk, but after I spoke up about it I was surprised to receive an apology. No jerk I've ever know has actually apologized to me. Therefore I've concluded that although he's made some poor choices in his life, I think that he still has the personality and the brains to turn his life for the better. I sincerely hope he does! Nobody should have to go though what he's experiencing right now and I hope he gets his life back in order.

No hard feelings, and good luck.  :-|
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