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Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Posted by Nick on 26 September 1999, 22:58 GMT

Rusty Wagner has released Virtual TI v2.5. For those of you living under a rather sizable boulder, VTI is the standard in TI emulation on your computer. Remember that you need a rom dump from your OWN calculator to use this legally. It is available for downloading from our archives here.

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Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
nicholas palko  Account Info

i have vti 2.0. what is new in version 2.5?

     26 September 1999, 23:58 GMT


Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

A lot of cool little features, plus support for the TI-83 Plus, although its not perfect yet. :(

     27 September 1999, 00:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
ajorians  Account Info

Yea, yea, yea, even better, it has it so you can fill zoom the screen to be the size of the whole screen (Maximize), plus sound, and more, I got to expiriment a little more and then I will have more to say

     28 September 1999, 21:04 GMT

Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
DWedit  Account Info
(Web Page)

Cool, but windoze 98 crashes every time I run it. (BIOS functions don't even work)

     27 September 1999, 00:04 GMT


Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
nicholas palko  Account Info

i have win98 too, but vti only crashed when i went to 2x view. otherwise, looks great. i haven't tried the linkport, yet.

btw, does anyone know if this will run under wine for linux?

     27 September 1999, 00:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
SauronOfCA  Account Info
(Web Page)

Dunno about wine but I hope a Linux port comes out soon so I don' have to use windoze.

     27 September 1999, 00:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
David Phillips  Account Info
(Web Page)

I doubt that's going to happen, unless Borland really ports Builder to Linux...

     29 September 1999, 09:10 GMT

Crashing on Windows 98???
Patrick H
(Web Page)

I run the emulator (v2.5) on Windows 98 and it doesn't crash at all. I was able to get a rom dump. I was also able to send and recieve files between the emulator and my TI-86. I don't know what your problems are. Try downloading it again...

pjh

     27 September 1999, 22:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
no1

same, it crashes whenever i set it 2 2x size, but not if it's set 2 that by default. however, it doesn't crash when i do anything else, so overall it's still great (the old version never crashed 4 me).

     27 September 1999, 23:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
AlienCow  Account Info

Sorry - I have nothing useful to add... Just thought I'd add to the mixed reviews.

I'm also using Win98 - VTI started in 2x size as default. I kept resizing the window all over the place, and fooling with the other options - it didn't crash. Sooo... I dunno.

-Glad to be of no help at all :)

     29 September 1999, 16:19 GMT

Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Roberto  Account Info
(Web Page)

Does anybody know if there is any TI89 emulator for the Macintosh?

Roberto

     27 September 1999, 01:10 GMT


Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Infinite Account Info

Yes

     27 September 1999, 06:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
no1

i have a pc, but it'd be nice 4 mac users if u'd tell us/them/whoever where u can get it, or at least what it's called.

     27 September 1999, 22:57 GMT

TI Graph Link Black Link
kc2dxj  Account Info
(Web Page)

Does anyone know how to make this program work with the Black (Windows Only) TI-Graph link- I think the program only has support for the Grey Link.

Nathaniel

     27 September 1999, 01:25 GMT


Re: TI Graph Link Black Link
Diabolo menthe  Account Info

I'm french... my english is (very) bad
The Ti black-link is compatible with the serial link (homemade), In VTI, you can select Serial link on port 1 or 2 to use your black link for example

     27 September 1999, 18:33 GMT


Re: Re: TI Graph Link Black Link
thetaz

Well, unfortunately this is false. I too have the TI-GraphLink (Black Cable) for Windows Only. None of the port options work in the ROM Dump wizard. I e-mailed the author about this and he said that it would be fixed as soon as he had his hands on one of the newest TI-GraphLink cables (which are black colored). Hopefully those of us who do have them will be able to use them later on...

On another note, anyone know of a ROM Dumper I can use for the TI-83+ since the one in Virtual TI won't work?

Send me an e-mail/reply here.

     27 September 1999, 22:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Graph Link Black Link
Kadar  Account Info
(Web Page)

No, it _is_ true that the Black TI-Graph Link is compatible with the Serial Link. TI's link software with the "black link" option works great with my $4 serial link (although not as fast as Fastlink ;-) that I built myself.

The emulator is to blame here, I fear. I've got a Pentium-133MHz and the link routines are still S-L-O-W on my machine, even though at low update freq and 1x zoom it says it's running at 99% of full speed.

But if you can't get yours to work at all, I'd suggest using a linking program to transfer your files to the computer, then use the "send file" option to get the stuff to the emulator.

--Tim

     28 September 1999, 19:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Graph Link Black Link
thetaz

Well, I can't get the ROM to dump from my TI-83+ w/ the Black Link cabling. The TI-GraphLink software works great, and that's not a problem...but I have no way of getting the ROM to my HD if I can't transfer it over with Virtual TI :) I havn't found a piece of rom dumping software that works right with the TI-83+ yet...let me know if you find something though...

     28 September 1999, 21:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Graph Link Black Link
njoyard Account Info
(Web Page)

I have a p133 too and of course it's VERY slow.
I have an other problem : most of the ASM games crash on the VTI-89 (not on the real one) at starting screen, only 2nd, alpha, diamond and shift keys are enabled... Do smne have this pb too ?

Oh, yes, these problems doesn't occur with Zelda89 and Frogger...

     29 September 1999, 19:05 GMT

Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Craig DeLine  Account Info

I need help, i purchesed a TI-89 but not the graph link. I heard about this emulator and thought that i would run my calculator on it and some programs to see it the graphlink is worth purchesing. But now I discovered that I need something called a ROM Dump or Image. Can someone help me out??? Do i have to go and buy the graphlink and waste money?

     27 September 1999, 01:46 GMT

Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Nathan Ellis  Account Info
(Web Page)

Build a $4 serial link.. its easy and you save $$$$$

     27 September 1999, 01:54 GMT

Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Henry Wong  Account Info
(Web Page)

I don't get it, the graph link is to transfer calculator files from your computer to your calculator, so why would you need an emulator for?
Emulators are more for the programmers so they don't crash their calculators. (Like me when I make assembly programs on my calculator, I crashed my emulator hundreds of times because I forgot to clear the registors or some other mistakes.)
Anyway, if you are going to school, ask the math teachers in your school, I am using one in the school right now until I built one or buy one myself.

     27 September 1999, 02:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
no1

either 2 get a copy of his rom, or 2 transfer files berween the emulator and the calc

     27 September 1999, 02:59 GMT

Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
no1

2 get a rom image, download a copy of the flashrom updater from ti's site (www.ti.com), and then open it w/ winzip (if u don't already have it, get it at www.winzip.com). it'll open, even though it's an exicutable. there'll be a .tib file in it, which is ur rom. extract it 2 the folder u put vti in, and ur done. u can do this for the 89, 92+, 83+, and maybe the 73 (i'm not sure if ti or vti support it, but then again it who'd wanna use it anywayz?). i did this.

note: while this is illegal if u don't own the calculator, i do own an 89, so don't flame me for doing this, 'cause i didn't wanna take the 2 get if off the calc, and i wanted 2 see if this really works (which it does)

     27 September 1999, 03:06 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Laurent Levasseur  Account Info
(Web Page)

Eyh, man , i'm in the same case as abov !!!
i own a ti83+, but i haven't got any link cable...

also, how can you have the ti83+ rom ? i can't have it in the temp folder...

please..
i want to try the emulator ..

i would be an asm programmer..

     27 September 1999, 20:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
ikecam  Account Info

It doesn't help you a hell of a lot to know how to program ASM if you can't get it on your calc. (Although, if you have a LOT of time and patience to waste, you could manually enter the hex code.)

     27 September 1999, 22:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Laurent Levasseur  Account Info
(Web Page)

i heard of having the rom in the tibase.exe
when we launch tibasE.exe, it decompress the .hex file (which is the rom) in a temp folder. but when i copy this file in vti folder, it doesn't recognize any rom ?

how can i do ?

     28 September 1999, 22:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Laurent Levasseur  Account Info
(Web Page)

i heard of having the rom in the tibase.exe for the ti83+
when we launch tibasE.exe, it decompress the .hex file (which is the rom) in a temp folder. but when i copy this file in vti folder, it doesn't recognize any rom ?

how can i do ?

     28 September 1999, 22:57 GMT


Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
AlienCow  Account Info

Quote from Vti.txt: "This emulator will run ROMs from the TI-82, TI-83, TI-83 Plus, TI-85, TI-86, TI-89, TI-92, TI-92 II, and/or TI-92 Plus calculators."

I did what you did with another file to get the ti89.tib file (works like a rom). When I loaded it into the same folder as VTI, it didn't recognize it. I went back in the archives, downloaded VTI68k.zip, a v1.01 beta program designed for the ti89 and 92(+). This program recognized the rom. Sooo.. I don't know that much about programming, but I guess there's some compatibility problem. I'm just saying that if you're having problems with the TI-83+, it's not the only calculator VTI v2.5 is having trouble recognizing.

Then again, maybe I overlooked something here; I'm sure someone who knows more will respond to this. (Probably telling me to buy the d**m ti89, instead of trying to get the rom free - lol)

     29 September 1999, 16:33 GMT


Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
LollypopMan  Account Info
(Web Page)

Ti89base works with vti, as does Ti92base.

The rom contained in Ti83pbas is a hexdump called Base112.hex.

Therefore Base112 will not work without conversion.

It's probably easier to make yourself a $4 serial cable and dump it yourself :->

     29 September 1999, 21:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Carol Hazlett  Account Info

Could you be more specific? I downloaded the Flash update and there is definitely not a *.tib file in it.
After unzipping, there is only one file that ends in a g. My calculator works great with the Graph Link software but will not do a rom dump with VTI. I really suspect that it still has a big bug in it yet. It would not give me a rom dump with my TI-92 or my TI-92+ under AMS 1.0 or 2.03. Has anybody had any luck with it?

     2 April 2000, 09:19 GMT

Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Andrew O  Account Info
(Web Page)

On the same track, I bought a Ti-83 and not the link cable and I need a ROM. Yes I know it's illegal to download a ROM, IF YOU DON"T OWN THE CALC, which I do. Can anyone help????

     28 September 1999, 01:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Virtual TI v2.5 Released by Rusty Wagner
Nathan Haines  Account Info
(Web Page)

Check our FAQ. It /is/ illegal to download the ROM, because you cannot distribute your archival backup.

Anyhow, it's probably illegal to backup the ROM anyhow, because TI does not allow it, and software on microchips (firmware, etc.) are exempted from the 'backup' clause of the Copyright Act of 1976.

     28 September 1999, 08:37 GMT


89 TIB
da86guy  Account Info
(Web Page)

If u want da TIB, do these steps
1. Download 89 exe @ ti.com/calc (i dont know where exactly)
2. Run the program
3. Browse to c:\windows\temp or equivilant TEMP folder
4. Find the most recent files - one should be a .TIB
5. Copy to VTI folder.

I got my EMU (vti 2.0 Á4) to work with the TIB by copying it to the folder where vti.exe is. However, i don't know why it sometimes it doesn't work. Mine works 100% of the time.

     1 October 1999, 03:28 GMT

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