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SOS v1.6 released
Posted on 25 October 1998, 07:34 GMT

[SOS Screenshot]
Joe Wingbermuehle has released SOS v1.6 for the TI-83. This version comes with a new and improved interface, optimizations (now only 775 bytes, 697 bytes needed to run), modified way of running BASIC programs, and the ability to rename prgmA to whatever you want. Joe also released SOS Keys v1.6 and Diamonds v1.9 for SOS as well.


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Re: SOS v1.6 released
MERCK Geoffrey

SOS is the best shell for the 83! Go on joe!...
It would be cool if there were 2 versions one with program groupings,delete function,memory lock... and a lite version just like the current one...

Once again, good work Joe!!!

     25 October 1998, 09:17 GMT

Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released
David Hall
(Web Page)

I agree that SOS is the best shell for the 83... but I reckon the Big version should also have a battery indicator, BASIC program descriptions and BASIC compression (if possible) as well! Also, does anyone know whether you can program a reasonably accurate clock on the 83?

     28 October 1998, 20:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released
Andrew Marks

Wouldn't a clock require that the calculator be left on?

     29 October 1998, 03:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released
Matthew Blecker

I made a reasonaly accurate stopwatch program in BASIC that refreshed every fifth second, so it should be possible to make a clock. If you use assembly, which you probably should, a clock running in the backround is possible. But wouldn't it have to be set every time the calc is turned off?

     29 October 1998, 23:06 GMT


1. Clocks aren't possible, they'll give different speeds due to different battery power

2. No, If you set the clock as an interrupt it would run while it was off. Unfortunately, If you use IM 2 this will not work =(

     2 November 1998, 23:07 GMT

Re: Clocks

Can't it detect battery strength?

     3 November 1998, 03:37 GMT

Re: Re: Clocks

This is VERY hard. It has been almost perfected on
the 86. Although an accurate clok MAY be able to be produced with this, there is still the problem with the calc swithing to IM 1 when it turns off =(

     3 November 1998, 16:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: (wow, alot of REs!) Clocks
David Hall

...so a battery indicator is possible? Why hasn't anyone programmed one! I would myself if I could get the hang of ASM!
And what about BASIC compression and descriptions? Are they possible? - the descriptions could be like this:
:"Description goes here"
:Disp "Hi"
Would this work?

     3 November 1998, 19:59 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: (wow, alot of REs!) Clocks
Chris Mueller

I'd be VERY interested in a battery power indicator if someone could program that into a shell. (My personal preference is AShell, cuz I like the interface better, but I use SOS cuz it runs more programs.) (Note to Bill Nagel: Include SOS support in AShell 2.0; and like the guy said, let us name our basic programs! Plus the battery stuff would be nice...) :)

     6 November 1998, 21:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:Re: (wow, alot of REs!) Clocks
Alex Grillo

All of you people want a battery power indicator. I don't know how to make one, myself, but when you change your contrast, a number shows up in the upper-right hand corner of your screen. This number goes anywhere from 1-9. Once you have your contrast set to a reasonable level, press 2ND (Up Arrow) and then 2ND (Down Arrow). The last number you see in the corner is a measurement of your battery power on a scale from 1-10.

     3 June 1999, 23:13 GMT

OK, here's my idea. Check the battery strength at before it shuts off and then when you turn it on. Then use this to compute time it was off and add this to the time at off.

     8 November 1998, 03:05 GMT

Re: SOS v1.6 released
(Web Page)

Hey ! I'm agree with Geoffrey, SOS is excellent !

Keep up the good work Joe !

     25 October 1998, 10:38 GMT

Re: SOS v1.6 released

Yeah i agree with Geoffrey. It would be better if there were two versions of the program. Because there are some people who don't have graph links and they get programs from other people and they have no way of keeping it if a teacher wants to erase their memory. So it would be nice to have two versions.

     25 October 1998, 17:37 GMT

Re: SOS v1.6 released

I like the Sos 1.6 release, but why did Joe have to delete the invert routine (used in diamonds 1.8) from Zlib? The interface is a lot like CrASH 1.55. Keep going Joe!

     25 October 1998, 21:23 GMT

Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released

Just a correction: I meant CrASH 1.5, not 1.55

     25 October 1998, 21:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released
Joe Wingbermuehle
(Web Page)

I removed the invert routine from ZLib because it wasn't used in many programs (only Diamonds I think) and it wasn't really that big of a routine that having it in a library would do much good. I took out the night mode in Diamonds because most people I talked to didn't like it.

     26 October 1998, 01:57 GMT

RE: SOS v1.6 released

Thanks Joe.

     26 October 1998, 23:34 GMT

Re: SOS v1.6 released
Alex Fleming

I agree with all of you guys but since I don't have the Graph link yet I have to type it in.
But a problem came up, I came across the command "<<82:PrintScreen>>" ; I have no idea how too type that in nor what it means. E-mail me if you can help.
(I would have the Graph like if they made them a little faster, they ran out of them)

     25 October 1998, 23:20 GMT

Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released

are you trying to type in an assembly program?!?!? hehehe

     25 October 1998, 23:50 GMT

Re: Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released

Some people have to, I did it. Not that hard if your good at it.

     26 October 1998, 01:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released
Jeff Min
(Web Page)

how the heck do you type in asm programs?

     26 October 1998, 04:55 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released

Would you email me a brief description of the easiest way to type it in? I totally destroyed my link port on my 83 and I want some stuff on my calc.

     26 October 1998, 21:21 GMT

Typing it in

Use the TI Graph-link program and print it out. With alot of time on your hands... type it in using the catalog botton. (Takes me about an hour for a full page of it)

(About the bad comments above: I wish you people would use the comments page for what it was made for. Don't bring up subjects that causes people to yell about it.

     26 October 1998, 23:55 GMT

Re: Typing it in
just interested

do you type it in as one line or do you hit enter after every one of the lines?

     28 October 1998, 02:11 GMT

Re: Re: Typing it in

As one line... don't hit clear you'll hate yourself afterswords.

     29 October 1998, 00:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Typing it in

yea i prob would hate my self

     30 October 1998, 22:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Typing it in

or you could do it in many lines and put it together at the end
but if you skrew up your calc will keel over and die

     2 November 1998, 00:50 GMT

Re: Re: SOS v1.6 released

i know, this is about a 2 years late, but i just got this problem. if you still have a TI-83 Plus graphing calculator, did you ever find out how to type in "<<82:PrintScreen>>" ? i need to type in this program, but i don't have a graph-link, and i can't type that in. if you can remember, PLEASE help me. thanks in advance.

     31 March 2000, 03:15 GMT

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