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MirageOS v1.2 Released
Posted by Michael on 15 May 2004, 03:25 GMT

Detached Solutions has released the eagerly anticipated update to its popular flash shell, MirageOS. MirageOS v1.2 fixes all problems with BASIC programs crashing the calculator, sorts programs faster, has a "smart writeback" for archived programs, and is compatible with the TI-84 Plus.

The sorting is incredibly fast - from 3.5 minutes to 5 seconds on my calculator.

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Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
JcN  Account Info

Sweeeeeeeet! Does this mean that it is compatable with the 83+ SE?

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 04:09 GMT

Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
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Yes, the new MirageOS is compatible with the entire 83 Plus and 84 Plus lines.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 04:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Jake Griffin  Account Info
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Great! Now, could you buy me an 84+SE? That'd REALLY make my day. Seriously though, this program looks great, and as soon as it's not 1:30 in the morning, I'll probably download it. First though, I must go to bed. See you all in the morning...well, later in the morning I should say...funny how that works out...

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 08:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Matt M Account Info

Will the

Input "Var =",Str1

command work without crashing now?

Reply to this comment    17 May 2004, 23:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
The Muffin Man Account Info
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Never knew that it'd crash over that.
!!!!!!!!!!!!BUG!!!!!!!!!
>I loaded MirageOS 1.2 onto my 83+ (1.6) and loaded Super Mario 1.2 and Mario Editor 1.2 but when I tried to play a game I made with the editor some of the things like floating didn't work and when I died until gameover the calc would freeze then the LCD would overload causing "the dreaded blue line glitch". I managed to get my calc working again as I make that virus* alot but why did it crash? was it the new MirageOS? or does Super Mario just suck?

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 08:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Matt M Account Info

Try to find "Super Mario 2.0" and use it. It works fine for me. The only thing is Editor 2.0 has problems. If you can't find it, I can send it to you.

-Matt M
millermmail@yahoo.com

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 15:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Matt M Account Info

BTW, that [the Input] command caused the calc to crash and clear RAM.

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 15:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
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I tried that command on a wide range of calculators running MirageOS 1.2, and none of them crashed. If you could be a little more specific as to what you're doing and how to reproduce a crash, that would be helpful. Also, if you would like the report a MirageOS bug, it would be infinitely more helpful if you did it at the Detached Solutions forum (or if that's not possible, by sending an email to the support email address). Thanks.

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 17:48 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
KermMartian Account Info
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I was wondering when there would be a news article about this! :)
superb.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 15:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I forgot to send Michael a notice when I processed the file...my bad!

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 18:15 GMT

Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
mr-j  Account Info
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I downloaded it the night it came out. My favorite favorite feature is not loosing programs if they crash when run from the archive. The ability to cancel program name/folder name changes is a close second. The box at the bottom of the screen now blinks a couple of times when it is prompting for input, which I at first thought was a bug. I like it now though :)

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 04:15 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Andree Chea  Account Info

So did I. My favorite feature is that BASIC programs don't crash.

Reply to this comment    17 May 2004, 14:38 GMT

Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
CalcKing Account Info

I've actually enabled the auto sort option. It used to delay way too much when it started. I'm glad that basic programs don't crash (as far as I know) anymore, now I can hide and password protect them and still be able to run them :)

Oh, and what "functions" run faster on 15 mhz calcs?

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 16:15 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
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Sorting runs at 15 mhz on capable calculators, as do some program searching functions.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 17:02 GMT

Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
W Hibdon  Account Info
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The smart write back, does that mean you can select the ones that you want to be written to, and not have all then unarchived, and rearchived?

-W-

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 16:52 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
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It means, if you have the writeback option enabled, after you finish running a program, MirageOS will scan the program to see if anything has changed, and will only write it back to archive if something needs to be saved. You can see this for yourself by running a program, say falldown, from archive with the writeback option enabled. When you don't get a high score you'll see that it quits almost instantly because nothing is being written back. If you get a high score, you'll notice a delay because the program needs to be written back to archive. (Note: programs that use self-modifying code will always appear to MirageOS to be changed, and so will always be written back to archive). Of course, if you have the write-back option off, the functionality hasn't changed: nothing is written back.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 17:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Damn, that is frikkin' awesome. I never thought about that approach, which is probably why I am not a very good programmer. Sure makes it easier for the user.

-W-

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 17:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Jason Malinowski  Account Info

The nice side-effect of how it's implemented is programs are no longer lost if a battery is pulled / the program triggers a RAM reset.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 17:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Now if only my TI-82 would do that... ;-)

Heh, but that is a cool feature.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 18:50 GMT

Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Oh, Oh, does this now mean that that evil "Z,1." Program is no longer created if a basic program is exited using the 2nd Quit method at a prompt/input when it is archived?

-W-

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 17:15 GMT

Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Jason Malinowski  Account Info

Well, the unforuntate downside is the new method of running BASIC programs doesn't handle 2nd+Quit correctly: instead of going back to Mirage is goes back to the homescreen. Still, I haven't noticed any problems related to 2nd+Quit, and it doesn't appear to create any duplicate programs or cause any crashes as a result.

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 17:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
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This isn't a new side effect; this was present in all versions of MirageOS. It is a side effect of how TIOS runs BASIC programs, and is out of my control (at least without doing some serious fiddling). You may as well think of it as a feature: you can quit to TIOS instantly from a BASIC prompt :)

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 18:52 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
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Yes, this bug (and hopefully all others related to BASIC programs), has been fixed. It's hard to test every BASIC program in existence, however, so if you manage to find a BASIC bug please send an email or leave a note on the Detached Solutions forum. Thanks!

Reply to this comment    15 May 2004, 17:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Man, you guys are great. Were it not so close to the end of the school year (6 days and I'll be free! until summer school) I would make sure it propogated to every 83+ in the school. Well, I guess that will be mission for next year.

-W-

Reply to this comment    17 May 2004, 17:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
anykey Account Info
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Teachers hate it when I do that!

Reply to this comment    18 May 2004, 23:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info

School calcs or other people's?

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 01:28 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
anykey Account Info
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School calcs piss them off! Once someone put mirage on all of them and enabled the password protection. You should've seen the looks on people's faces!

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 12:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Michael McElroy Account Info
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"Someone", or you?

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 12:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
W Hibdon  Account Info
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I'm pretty sure it wasn't him. He sounds like the type to brag about that.

-W-

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 16:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
Lewk Of Serthic Account Info

That's what I though until I saw his post were he said, "Teachers hate it when I do that!". Note the "I".

Reply to this comment    19 May 2004, 22:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.2 Released
anykey Account Info
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Tried it once, but the results weren't too good.

Reply to this comment    20 May 2004, 12:37 GMT

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