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Some notable April/May 2015 calculator releases

Started by DJ Omnimaga, May 21, 2015, 05:05:57 am

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DJ Omnimaga

May 21, 2015, 05:05:57 am Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 06:43:33 am by DJ Omnimaga
For those who don't visit other calculator forums as often, I thought I would point out some recent releases that are quite notable so that you don't miss out:


First of all, here are various TI-Nspire ports by Gameblabla of various softwares:

Cave Story (NX Engine) https://www.omnimaga.org/ti-nspire-projects/cave-story-for-ti-nspire-cx/msg400681/#msg400681
-Basically a TI-Nspire port of the popular platformer Cave Story, for Ndless.

Oswan (Wonderswan Color Emulator) https://www.omnimaga.org/ti-nspire-projects/sdl-ports-for-nspire/msg400970/#msg400970 screenshots https://tiplanet.org/forum/archives_voir.php?id=219761
-A WonderSwan Color emulator for the TI-Nspire. This handheld console never came out outside of Japan, so it isn't known as much here, but it had some notable games.

SQRXZ 4 http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=181824&sid=51c15a310e9b4c4a664197a252525280#p181824
-SQRXZ was a very popular TI-83 game that came out in the late 90's, then ported to computers later. It has now been ported to the TI-Nspire!

The Last Mission https://www.omnimaga.org/ti-nspire-projects/sdl-ports-for-nspire/msg400708/?PHPSESSID=bfrs38jmm24e9rsnsrcg7gj3n6#msg400708
-Originally made by Pedro Ruiz for DOS/MSX2 then reprogrammed by Dmitry Smagin with C/SDL, this tank platformer has made its way to the TI-Nspire as well.


And now for other releases:

Pac-Man CE http://www.cemetech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11571&highlight=
-Two years after Pac-Man was ported by AssemblyBandit to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, MateoConLechuga has made a TI-83 Premium CE/TI-84 Plus CE version!

TI-SmartView CE emulator http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=181934#p181934
-Texas Instruments has added TI-83PCE/84+CE support to TI-SmartView emulator. A 90-days trial is available, but it doesn't run ASM programs properly (according to our test with Pac-Man CE).

UPDATE (May 23): Portal Returns CE! http://www.cemetech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=235788#235788
-The TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition clone of portal by MateoConLechuga has now been ported to the TI-83 Premium CE and TI-84 Plus CE!


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Snektron

Hmm, i should look into that Ti 83 CE emulator...
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DJ Omnimaga

It doesn't run ASM properly it seems, though, but again I am not surprised, since it's from TI. When jsTIfied will be CE-compatible with full ASM support, it will be hard to convince me to spend hundreds of bucks for TI's alternative.


This is how Pac-Man CE looks like in TI SmartView:



It doesn't emulate all color bpp modes and it appears that the game freezes after the title screen.

Snektron

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DJ Omnimaga

I'm thinking more of TI-StupidView CE :P

Also, there is another major issue with this emulator that also plagued TI-Flash Debugger: Keystroke input is so incredibly slow!! :banghead: If you hold down a key there is about 1 second of lag before something happens and when you hold down keys the emulator ends up freezing until you release them.

Snektron

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UPDATE: Portal Returns CE![/color][/b] http://www.cemetech.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=235788#235788
-The TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition clone of portal by MateoConLechuga has now been ported to the TI-83 Premium CE and TI-84 Plus CE!

I added it to the first post.

Snektron

Oh cool. I seee there's already much developement for the CE. Though i assume they have a hardware model?
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DJ Omnimaga

Indeed. THe CE came out in early March in United States. It has yet to come out in Canada, France, etc (although in France it was supposed to come out this month).


Adriweb

The intended target market of the SmartView being teachers for classroom usage, it's kind of obvious TI didn't spend time on emulating things they would not need, like other LCD modes etc. ;)
Also the CE is already available in France (like the 82A apparently)
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DJ Omnimaga

Yeah but only Jaretty appears to have it in stock instead of backorder. One site said they get them in 15 days. As for the emu it's better than expected, but the keystroke lag gets in the way when typing long equations.

Adriweb

May 26, 2015, 02:16:42 pm #11 Last Edit: May 26, 2015, 08:56:21 pm by Adriweb
About the emu speed...
It's in fact the SmartView java webview that slows things down greatly.

When trying out TI's emu in browsers with a simple for loop to 5E4, here's what we have :
Firefox : ≈ 10.5 s
Chrome : ≈ 10.7 s

For comparison, an actual 84+CE : ≈ 46 s
And then, the SmartView is even slower than the calc.... freakin' Java webview.... TI should have embedded v8 or something.

Details and video here : https://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=182187#p182187
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Snektron

Java web is dead anyway. It never works and oracle kills it even more with their "Security" <_<
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Adriweb

well, sure but this has nothing to do with the webview inside the Java app I'm talking about :P
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DJ Omnimaga

Quote from: Adriweb on May 26, 2015, 02:16:42 pm
About the emu speed...
It's in fact the SmartView java webview that slows things down greatly.

When trying out TI's emu in browsers, here's what we have :
Firefox : ≈ 10.5 s
Chrome : ≈ 10.7 s

For comparison, an actual 84+CE : ≈ 46 s
And then, the SmartView is even slower than the calc.... freakin' Java webview.... TI should have embedded v8 or something.

Details and video here : https://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=182187#p182187
Thanks for the explanations. :)

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