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Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
Posted by Nick on 14 October 1999, 01:42 GMT

Due to popular demand, I've finally decided to give this a somewhat late mention. On Monday, Rusty Wagner made an update to the incredibly popular Virtual TI, adding support for the new black link cable from TI and enhancing support for the old gray link. Wondering where to download this wonderful program? You can get it here.

 


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Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
savage savage  Account Info

I would like to say that emmulators are the best way to go if you just want to play calc games and that if you buy a calc for games, y not save a hundred bucks and get a gameboy.

Also why does every one need a graphing calc in grade 7
. i see no point even in pre calcus 2 i bearley ever need a calculator let alone a graphing calculator. And i find that the ti83+ is more that sufecient in any high school math course.

     14 October 1999, 02:07 GMT

Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
nicholas palko  Account Info

i don't see why anyone would even bother getting an 83+. it's the equivilent of a vw bug with a supercharger. there is just no logical point to it. the only sensible options are a ti-86 (everything though precalc) and a ti-89 for calc and above.

nick

     14 October 1999, 02:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
iMoron

Many calc courses don't allow 89s. Mine doesn't. Anything 82 and above will work fine. But I do agree that getting an 83+ is stupid.

     14 October 1999, 03:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
ikecam  Account Info

Yeah, they usualy won't let you use a ti-89, because it has algebraic manipulation. There almost nothing in Calc I that you can't solve by simply typing it into your calculator. Stick with the 86 (which, by the way, is much better than the 83) and you'll be fine.

     14 October 1999, 03:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
PrattBratt  Account Info

Have you ever driven turbo-charged(I know you said super-charged) 2000 Bettle. I have. It was one of the funnest to drive cars I've ever driven. Even more fun than my Dad's 86 Z28 IROC-Z(with a tuned port injected 350). The pick-up on those things are great, and the handling is much better that any sports car I've driven(IROC, Z24, Conquest, Monte Carlo) I agree with the 83+ thing though. Besided I've got an 89


On a unrelated note. I've just competed software for the 89 that allows me to interface to the Pratt&Whittney network and pull info of the Remedy database(used for tracking trouble tickets, I work in computer repair). Now I have a portable computer that I can use to search my que by building, severity,ect. I'm sure none of your are intrested in this specific application, but it is cool to know that TI calcs are a very useful tool in the real world, and not just in the High School enviroment. Now if TI would release that SDK....

     14 October 1999, 15:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
AuroraBoriales  Account Info

The SDK (i emailed TI and i got a response) is going to be avaliable December of 2000. (That might be a typo, A year????) By that time, the 89 would peobably in the standing place of the 86 and the 82 would be pushed off the market.

     16 October 1999, 02:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
pcflyer1  Account Info
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Your dad had an 86 IROC-Z with a 350 TPI? If that's the orginal motor then it's worth some money. Chevy only made 50 IROC's in 86 with 350's. These cars had no radio or air conditioning, and were only aviable as a 5 speed. Very rare car! I had a dark blue 86 IROC-Z with T-tops and a 350 w/eddlebrock (excuse spelling) 4-brrl. But that was't the original motor.

Any way, back to subject. I think the best way to spend your money is on an 86 or 89. I have an 86 and love it, but plan on getting an 89 in the future (for Calculus II).

     16 October 1999, 22:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
Killer2  Account Info
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Actually, the 83+ is an extremely logical choice.

1. Many teachers know exactly how to use the 83, and therefore the 83+ (much of the mathematical functionality is the same, even though the calcs differ greatly)
2. It is an extremely popular calc (many ppl in my highschool have 83+s, whereas very few ppl have 86s or 89s, and the 83+ is a much newer calc)
3. It is more affordable than the 86 and the 89
4. It can be electronically upgraded (vs the 86, which can't; the 89 can, but TI doesn't seam to support it as much as the 83+)

-Miles Raymond

     14 October 1999, 03:34 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
Matt Landry  Account Info
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Does anybody code anymore? I can guarantee these people that are posting saying that 83+'s are stupid, arent the ones interested in programming. I mean sheesh, its not very nice when someone tells you that a decision you just made was stupid. Give people a break.
- Matt

     14 October 1999, 03:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
Nikku-kun Account Info

You also forgot:

5) Finance functions are neat to have if you're in a business course.
6) The CBL app is also good if your school is equipped with them (my school is, and we got to use them ... the TI-82/3/6 owners had to type in archaic gobbeldygook, the 83plussers got to use the CBL/CBR app)

Just my little additions: )

     15 October 1999, 00:41 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
stealth  Account Info

Actually.. in my school.. the 86 is the most popular calculator. Everyone either has an 86, 82, 85, or 89. I have an 85 and 89.. but the 86 is the most popular. So I have to disagree that the 83+ is the most popular.. it hasn't even been around as long as the 86.. so... its kinda hard to believe that in your school the 83+ is more popular even though it hasn't been around much.

     15 October 1999, 02:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
AuroraBoriales  Account Info

TI probably makes more for the 83 because it is MUCH more popular than the 89. I know 1 person(myself) that has an 89, and at least half the school has 83+'s

     16 October 1999, 02:52 GMT


Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
AuroraBoriales  Account Info

I got a 89 in 7th grade for calculus, i suppose that waiting those 4 years were too long.

     16 October 1999, 02:45 GMT

Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
raw33

Just a question -- If the Black Link and the Serial Link are the same option in VTI, can we use the serial link on the 83+ graph link and select the black link option?

     14 October 1999, 03:42 GMT


Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
[ccsw]  Account Info
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Yeah right!

     14 October 1999, 04:25 GMT

Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
DWedit  Account Info
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In the previous version, my PC would completely freeze (not even num lock responded) after loading the TI89 auto-saved state. Also, that file's size is less than the total amount of RAM and Archive. Has the bug been addressed or fixed? Also, on TI89 ROM 1.05, contrast is broken. Does the new version fix that?

     14 October 1999, 04:47 GMT


Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
John Smith

On my computer when I try to run the emulator the emulator does not respond to anything.
I also have another emu for somthing else that did not work and they said that it may be because of a dll conflict.
Does anyone have a clue as to what causes the freezing?

Also, I can access the right click menu when the emulator is on, but I can't do anything with it, even tturn it on.

Can anyone help?

     14 October 1999, 04:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
evan  Account Info

did you put a ROM in the VTI directory (Folder, whatever)? Sometimes that helps.

     14 October 1999, 21:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
John Smith

Yeah I even get the picture of the calc, but none of the buttons work or the keyboard keys. I can get every function of the emulator to work except the actual emulation.

     15 October 1999, 04:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
Vejita
(Web Page)

Perhaps a bad ROM dump?

     15 October 1999, 12:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Rusty Wagner Releases Virtual TI v2.5 Beta 2
John Smith

I tried another dump.

     16 October 1999, 06:59 GMT

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