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TI-92 Plus in New Case
Posted by Kirk on 23 April 1999, 00:46 GMT

Texas Instruments has announced that they will now sell the TI-92 Plus in its own case. Previously, it was necessary to buy a TI-92, and then buy the Plus chip if you wanted the extra functionality. Now, you can buy the whole thing in one package. For those users who currently own a TI-92, the Plus upgrade will still be available in chip form. The current software will continue to work even though the case is different.

Source: Texas Instruments

 


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Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
adas

desperte for some damn news. It pisses me off to see you guys so dmn dumb.

     23 April 1999, 01:02 GMT

Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
Paul

Would you people please do the world a favor and shut your freaking traps? Some of us do enjoy ticalc's news updates and would appreciate it if you would stop harassing them over there news posts. If you don't like them than don't read them, it is not very difficult. Thankyou, and ticalc staff, thanks for keeping us informed!

     23 April 1999, 01:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
Matt Peresie
(Web Page)

I would just like to say that I love it when ticalc.org has new items posted on their site. As a member of the Ti-Community I always enjoy hearing the latest news. I am tired of people whining about boring news. If you don't like the news then don't read it that is plain and simple.

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Matt Peresie
matt@calc.org
Owner/OP - #68kasm

     23 April 1999, 01:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
Nick

Whoever it was just did it just to be like everyone else who's said that on the first comment on the board. He probably didn't even care whether the news was relevant or not (gee ... information about a calculator TI's going to sell, not anything having to do with a calculator site).
Anyway, I think news pertaining to a calculator is good news for a calculator site. Maybe not good news for a sports site...

     23 April 1999, 23:14 GMT

Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
danny
(Web Page)

I agree this isn't really exciting news but we should refrain from posting our complaints and mail them to ticalc.org. I am kinda ticked that the new program from ZAPO didn't get a article!This shell deserved it. I'm telling you. Kirk howerver, said that it wasn't news worthy. How bout' all of you decide for yourself and check it out? Just click the URL above. This shell is only half done hence the version .5. Expect later versions out of ZAPO. This file is posted on ticalc.org but for some screen shots and a feature list go to ZAPO's homepage.

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idanny99
idanny99@aol.com
Z80 Assembly Programing Organization.
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     23 April 1999, 01:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
Matt Johnson
(Web Page)

Who cares what kind of article it recieved? Programming is not about recognition from other websites or even other people - it is about self-satisfaction for creating an interesting, unique piece of software. Maybe people might not like it - many people might, but as long as you like it than there is no problem. The best programmers are very humble about what they make.. You don't see Shepcar or Rusty running around bragging about programs. A good program speaks for itself. A good programmer is more proud of the program itself then the press behind the program. All I can say is relax and have fun. If your not having fun because you think your not getting the recognition or whatever you recieve, then you shouldn't be doing it.

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Matt Johnson
ACZ, Webmaster
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     23 April 1999, 04:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
danny
(Web Page)

Actually, I didn't make the program. I had no part in the making of the program. I hardly know z80! I just felt this should get more recognition than it did. Is there a problem with that?





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idanny99
ZAPO
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     24 April 1999, 05:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
xxx

are you on crack? i know that if noone ever saw my work, i'd stop programming today. and composing, drawing, and writing. and speaking. it's about human relationships. it's about the pecking order, who can do better. it's about egging each other on, pushing each other to do more. it's about having an audience. would your creations be nearly as polished as they are if you were the only person ever to appreciate them? it's a tremendous feeling to have hundreds of people appreciate your work.

     25 April 1999, 03:29 GMT

I agree
what''s this space for?

Zapo should be front page news! It's now the best shell out! Heck! It blows away racall! I bet Kirk said it wasn't news worthy sp it wouldn't compete with his stupid shell! Which also uses plug-ins but Zapo beat him to it!

     24 April 1999, 07:00 GMT


Why was my post erased?
Asymtope

Why? It did not violate any of the tical.org's rules. It was posted right here where this one is now. In that post, I gave reasons why T thought zapos didn't get a news article when it should have. Dim-TI even gave it one. Why not here. IN that earlier post, I stated that it probaly was serious competitin with Andaconda which is why Kirk didn't post it up. That was all! No obscene owrds gestures or anything. Just a opinion. Yet, it was erased. I'm surprised the very top post wasn't deleted. Makes me wonder...

     24 April 1999, 22:24 GMT


Re: Why was my post erased?
what?

I feel the same way. Chicane's (ZAPO) MSE 2.0 recieved a article, why not ZAP-OS, since MSE 2.0 is pretty much the Explorer in the shell? Kirk got really offensive on the comments section when YAS came out, does anyone remember that? Is this because what he feels, threatens his programs doesn't post them? If this is true Kirk as some maturing to do because it isn't all about him. ZAPO is one of the newest groups if not the newest. They have the potential and talent to be a major force in the TI community. Last month 2 of the 5 programs that were in the POTM were from ZAPO, remember ZAPO is only a probally a couple months old from what I can tell from their site. Look out for ZAPO they ARE going to be GREAT.

     25 April 1999, 01:49 GMT

Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
My name goes here.
(Web Page)

This news could be VERY important for some people. If someone wanted a new calculator, and wasn't sure whether to get a TI-89 for about $150 or a TI-92 and a TI-92 plus upgrade for over $230, this _IS_ important.

     23 April 1999, 02:14 GMT

Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
Adam Berlinsky-Schine
(Web Page)

I think ticalc.org may have downgraded this news. It's really more than a "new case," it's a new calculator. Sure, it's basically the same as the old one, but when TI releases something new pertaining to TI graphling calculators it's valid news.

     23 April 1999, 03:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
ahertz

I wouldn't really call it a new calculator. After all, it has been available for some time... just not in this case.

     23 April 1999, 22:00 GMT

Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
Jimmy MÃ¥rdell
(Web Page)

I thought this was exactly the kind of news ticalc was _supposed_ to have, instead of some lame news like "xxx is to be released in xxx days for the TI-xx. Heres the title picture" (together with some fancy picture which has nothing to do with the game).

     23 April 1999, 13:43 GMT

Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
Ed Fry
(Web Page)

What are you *EXPECTING* for news from this site? I mean, It *IS* a new calculator release and it *IS* very relevelant to the Ti Community. It's not like this happens every week.

Would you (or anyone for that matter) be happy if ticalc.org just said "Screw it! It's not that important to be news material" and didn't report anything about the release when it's competition is reporting about it left and right?

     23 April 1999, 18:08 GMT


Dumb comment, adas.
Moi

Sheesh. 'adas' obviously doesn't know what he's talking about (and also cannot spell), so let's just stay cool and calm. :)

     23 April 1999, 18:18 GMT


Re: Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
George Limpert

I disagree with you. For months there have been rumors of a new calculator like the TI-92+. This is what the rumors were about. I congratulate ticalc.org for posting this so fast. Don't whine about the news items because this one has a good reason for being posted.

     24 April 1999, 14:57 GMT

Re: TI-92 Plus in New Case
jared

Well. this is off the subject, but......

I have the graph link cable, and i take friends' calculators home and put games on them......i recently took a ti-83 to put games on it. I found a game called "uncleworm"....well i put it on there, and played it, and i love it......i would like it if someone would port this 83 ASM game (for SOS v 1.7 on ti-83) to 89ASM for doors OS PLEASE......this is a great game, and i would like it ported to ti-89 (the calculator i own) i got uncleworm at ticalc.org, in the SOS directory.

thank you.

     23 April 1999, 02:35 GMT


"joo n3wb|3 |_4m4h"
Evan

You sound like you're new here. Let's take this chance to review the rules here:
1) Try to stay on topic.
2) NEVER ASK FOR PORTS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.
3) Especially never ask for ports from an 86 or lower to an 89 or above. This is next to impossible for a variety of reasons.

     23 April 1999, 15:59 GMT


Re: "joo n3wb|3 |_4m4h"
Fil

Why is it so impossible to port from older calculators to newer ones? I can see that It would be difficult to do it with assembly programs, but not impossible. The impossible ports are things like zelda 89 to an 83 and so forth.

-Fil

     23 April 1999, 18:32 GMT


Re: Re: "joo n3wb|3 |_4m4h"
ticalc_chris

Not impossible, just impractical. For those of you who don't know: The TI-89/92(+) use a Motorola 68000 processor (like older Macs), while the TI-82/83(+)/85/86 use a ZiLOG Z80.

What does this mean? Well, if you want to port a program from the 83 to the 86, it means you can reuse much of the assembly code since it's going to be running on the same processor. You have to worry about things like different screen sizes, but in general much of the code can stay the same.

However, if you wanted to port a program from the 86 to the 89, you couldn't reuse any of the code. You'd have to rewrite it from scratch using the 68000 equivalent.

You still shouldn't beg for ports, especially not here in the news, but if you're going to ask nicely, make sure you know which ports are realistic.

Chris

     23 April 1999, 19:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: "joo n3wb|3 |_4m4h"
?

Where else should people ask?

     27 April 1999, 02:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: "joo n3wb|3 |_4m4h"
evan

E-mail the author.

     27 April 1999, 15:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: "joo n3wb|3 |_4m4h"
Fil

I guess I was referring more to porting BASIC games. Sure all the code would have to be re-written, but that couldn't be too hard.

-Fil

     28 April 1999, 04:55 GMT

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