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Virtual TI Passes 500,000 Downloads
Posted by Michael on 19 October 2004, 04:05 GMT

Virtual TI v2.5, currently our most downloaded file of all time by a wide margin, has passed the 500,000 downloads mark. This achievement is even more amazing when you consider the fact that VTI hasn't been updated in over four years. Congratulations to author Rusty Wagner on constructing the Egyptian pyramid of TI calculator programming.

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Re: Virtual TI Passes 500,000 Downloads
JcN  Account Info
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Very impressive. Congratulations!

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 04:08 GMT

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aml1358  Account Info
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I never used VTI cause I have the USB cable, but I am still impressed.

Wow, this goes to show that not many comments are posted 10 mins after the news flash... c'mon, people, get writing!

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 04:15 GMT

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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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>> I never used VTI cause I have the USB cable
What does that have to do with anything? Just email TI and they'll send you a copy of a ROM that's compatible...just be sure to ask for the correct one. You don't need to dump your ROM off your calc to use VTI...

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 17:33 GMT

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Benjamin Moody  Account Info

No, they'll send you a copy of the OS. To get the rest of the ROM you need to download the Flash Debugger. Then I believe to get VTI 2.5 to accept it you also need to truncate the clc file to 512k.

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 18:18 GMT

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calkfreak83  Account Info
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>>you also need to truncate the clc file to 512k.

What the hell is that?!?!?

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 21:28 GMT


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Benjamin Moody  Account Info

The CLC file is TI's format for saving the state of a virtual calculator, analogous to a combination of VTI's ROM and SAV files. The first 512k of the file is the contents of ROM; this is followed by the RAM and other junk.
I think that VTI 2.5 will only recognize a ROM image as being for the 83+ if it is exactly 512k (as well as having the correct detection string) but I haven't tried to use it for a while so I'm not completely sure.

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 21:40 GMT


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Michael McElroy Account Info
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The OS is the ROM, dude. Just put it in the folder with your other ROMs and VTI will detect it.

Reply to this comment    20 October 2004, 16:58 GMT


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Benjamin Moody  Account Info

Um, no, dude. On the 83+, there's a rather important 16k chunk of data, page 1F, that's not included in the OS upgrade file.

Reply to this comment    20 October 2004, 18:13 GMT


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Jake Griffin  Account Info
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"On the 83+"
Key words there...I'm not TALKING about emulating the 83+...I'm talking about any calculator, and what I said works for ALL calculators. The only limitation is the 83+ ROM has to be 1.12 or earlier or something like that...and don't say I'm wrong because I'm using vti RIGHT NOW!

Reply to this comment    21 October 2004, 16:55 GMT


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Benjamin Moody  Account Info

Hey, in case you hadn't noticed, I too know what I'm talking about. I'm sorry if I didn't make what I'm talking about clear to you.

In the case of the 83+ and the 73, which happen to be two elements of all calculators, there is a rather important distinction to be made. The OS upgrade file contains only 14 pages of data, and 32 are necessary for a happy functional calculator. One of the remaining 18, page 1F, contains non-trivial data (the boot code.)

Now, as I noted, the Flash Debugger contains the full 512k in the form of a CLC file, and VTI 3 will happily accept those files. But those aren't OS upgrades, and even if you converted one into an 8xu file, it would fail to validate for various reasons I'm not going into.

As far as what TI will send you -- I was under the impression that they were only in the buisiness of distributing OS upgrades. Do they also distribute CLC files on request? It's possible; is this what you meant?

Reply to this comment    21 October 2004, 21:44 GMT


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Michael McElroy Account Info
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... I'm using VTI right now, with a TI-83+ OS upgrade as the ROM. It works perfectly. VTI doesn't use flash, remember? As for the boot code, I have no idea what you're talking about.

Reply to this comment    22 October 2004, 21:46 GMT


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jessef Account Info

just download the most recent flash update from TI, that's what I do.

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 23:57 GMT


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Andres Enrique  Account Info
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ROM image package that works for me, I found ROM8X

p.s. VTI-83+ ROCKS!!!
ae
i got 980% procesing speed!!!

Reply to this comment    27 March 2006, 00:14 GMT

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gnownoskcid  Account Info

4 more years to get 1,000,000 :D

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 04:16 GMT


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gnownoskcid  Account Info

nvm make that 6 more years :(

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 04:18 GMT


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Timmc Account Info
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I admit it, I've downloaded this program more than once. I've never had it backed up so whenever my computer crashes I turn to ticalc to restore my defaults. Sadly enough.
If it was updated to support Flash then maybe the download count would go up and make the 1M within 4 years.

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 06:51 GMT


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Enchanted Coders  Account Info
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I've downloaded it at least 7 times...

I find it useful for TI-89 testing, but it's of absolutely no help at all for TI-84 Plus Silver Edition testing or TI-89 Titanium testing.

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 10:01 GMT

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jessef Account Info

the titanium is almost identical to the 89, which VTI emulates. there are a few diffrences that you will find if you attempt to run your program on a titanium. but for basic testing it is verry useful.

Reply to this comment    19 October 2004, 23:51 GMT


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darkhydra21 Account Info

Since the 89Ti has AMS version 3.00, it actually does not execute many programs the same way. You don't have to worry about TI-BASIC programs, but for many assembly programs that need to be tested, you need an actual Titanium to see what it might do.

Reply to this comment    20 October 2004, 00:58 GMT


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jessef Account Info

I know that, but most of the errors that you will cause will happen on both calcs. so if you test VTI first then you crash your calc less. Plus it is much easier to press the run putton then to download it to your calc and run it.

Reply to this comment    21 October 2004, 00:04 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info
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*clears throat*

1) The latest TIGCC beta builds are made so that all programs compiled with them work on the 89ti

2) Ghostbuster. Run this on any program that is not 89ti compliant, it will fix bad things.

3) IceBerg OR preOS for all your kernel games.

With all this, it is possible for nearly all programs to work on your 89ti. Therefore, it is invalid to say that VTI is useless for testing. And the 84+? Isn't that an 83+ with a different case and a clock? (Yes, I am trivalizing it).

-Gotta love Mr. Kofler's program names, I am W-

Reply to this comment    22 October 2004, 03:28 GMT

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Enchanted Coders  Account Info
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First of all, I don't use kernels. EVER. On ANY calculator I own, owned, or will own. Therefore, I need not concern myself with statement 3, since it doesn't apply to me.

Secondly, I know VERY little about Ghostbuster, since I don't program in assembly anymore (I used to, but found it to be more frustrating than productive). I won't be downloading VTI again, since I really have no use for it now - I'm going pure TI-Basic now.

Reply to this comment    22 October 2004, 22:13 GMT


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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info
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Ghostbuster is very simple, just enter the following

Ghostbstr ("prgm name","")

Folia! You can also put a new program name in the second set of ""s if you don't want to overwrite it.

Reply to this comment    26 October 2004, 01:48 GMT

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jessef Account Info

>1) The latest TIGCC beta builds are made so that all programs compiled with them work on the 89ti
this is mostly true. ttstart is compiled whith TIGCC and will not work on a titanium. aslo I tried to make a program that changes the modes and that failed only on my titanium. but in general all programs that you compile whith the latest TIGCC should work on the titanium if you don't use any hacks.

Reply to this comment    22 October 2004, 23:10 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info
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THat is quite odd. With erway, you have a titanic now, you can use ttstart, which does work.

-W-

Reply to this comment    24 October 2004, 00:41 GMT


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jessef Account Info

actualy to calrify ttstart-universal and ttstart-titanium are vertions that work on titanium.

Reply to this comment    24 October 2004, 01:26 GMT


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jordan krage  Account Info

IceBerg! ha! i just got that! wow, now i feel kinda stupid...

-jordan

Reply to this comment    25 October 2004, 23:22 GMT


Re: Re: Virtual TI Passes 500,000 Downloads
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Heh, look at how far ahead it is above all the other programs in the "all time" stats.

Second place is Super Mario!

Reply to this comment    20 October 2004, 03:19 GMT

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