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Xpand v0.2a Released
Posted by Michael on 24 February 2005, 03:22 GMT

Olivier Armand has updated his Xpand archive memory expander to work with the newly released AMS 3.01 for the Voyage 200. Use of this program adds nearly one megabyte of available archive space. Of course, this does not actually create memory but instead allows archived variables into space normally reserved only for flash applications.

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anykey  Account Info
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Very cool. Any idea if this would be possible on z80 calcs?
EOL

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 03:30 GMT

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Paul Houser Account Info
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There would be no reason... the existance of this Xpand program is because the Voyage 200 operating system reserves memory for flash applications, and keeps that space reserved even when there is nothing occupying that space--the Xpand program frees this reserved memory so it can be used as regular archived space.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 03:43 GMT


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Timmc Account Info
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Speaking of 68k calcs. Someone is selling 2nd hand Ti-borrowed-program 89's for AUD$100 each. Decent price?

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 13:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: [ ! ]
Paul Houser Account Info
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100AUD = 78USD. You tell me if that's a good deal.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 21:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: [ ! ]
Timmc Account Info
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I dunno, I live in AU. =P
I'm thinking of getting a HP or Ti90Ti and the Ti89 standard for $100 just stuck out.

Reply to this comment    25 February 2005, 08:30 GMT


RPN
KD5PBO  Account Info
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If you're gonna get an HP be sure you can use RPN. If you like PN and want all of the cool TI games (like me), then you can download a pretty cool RPN calculator for your 89 (in the link above). It takes a little patching to use with a TI89T.

Reply to this comment    25 February 2005, 08:42 GMT


Re: RPN
Paul Houser Account Info
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You don't _have_ to know RPN, the HP-49G+, the calc comparable to the 89Ti, can enter in both algebraic and RPN methods. I would suggest the HP, hardware-wise, it's much better, and SD-slot for extra storage, IR port, 75Mhz processor, and it's easier to fit in a pocket. The HP also has a less gaudy GUI.

Reply to this comment    25 February 2005, 13:03 GMT

Re: Re: RPN
Timmc Account Info
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1GB SD Card for AUD$130 =)

Reply to this comment    25 February 2005, 14:30 GMT

Re: Re: RPN
lalu Account Info

<<and it's easier to fit in a pocket>>

Actually, I don't think I could carry my HP49G+ around in my pocket, since it doesn't have a case. It was a very bad idea for HP not to include a case.

Reply to this comment    25 February 2005, 18:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: RPN
Timmc Account Info
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Case?

Reply to this comment    26 February 2005, 01:45 GMT

[ ! ]
anykey  Account Info
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Holster.

Reply to this comment    26 February 2005, 01:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: RPN
lalu Account Info

Something to protect the calculator. It comes with a pathetic leather cover.

Reply to this comment    27 February 2005, 05:19 GMT


Re: Re: RPN
CajunLuke  Account Info
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A 75MHz processor doesn't mean anything. The HP49G+ has an ARM9 processor, wheareas many other HPs used Satrun processors. HP wanted to release the 49G+ quickly, so they rewrote only what was necessary and emulate the rest, so the machine actually runs at the equivalent of 10-20 MHz. Kind on like old Macs on System 7 when the PowerPC was just released.

Reply to this comment    1 March 2005, 19:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: [ ! ]
Memwaster  Account Info

where are they selling them?

I want one.

Reply to this comment    27 February 2005, 07:38 GMT


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tdavis07 Account Info

I wish it coulld be possible to increase the the user availible RAM in the 83+SE and 84+SE. They have 128 k built in, but users can only make use of 24k. Why not use it all. wouldn't have to archive all my programs to use Timerize.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 22:48 GMT


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Andy Janata  Account Info
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That would require TI to rewrite the OS to be able to do so, which would break compatibility with the 83+BE (black/basic/boring edition).

Reply to this comment    25 February 2005, 16:40 GMT

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Matt Long  Account Info
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I would much rather buy an 83+ than one of those cell-phone-y models.

Reply to this comment    26 February 2005, 03:07 GMT


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tdavis07 Account Info

I can't see why there can't be patch like xpand. as far as i now (don't own a 68k), it shouldn't have broken the v200s compatibility. Why not a patch for the Silvers

Reply to this comment    26 February 2005, 04:04 GMT


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Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Because there is no room left in the 64 KB the Z80 can address at a time. In order to address more than 32 KB (24 KB user + 8 KB system) of RAM at a time, you'd have to page the RAM just like the FlashROM. TI did this on the TI-86, but you can't just do it for the TI-83+/84+ SE with a simple patch, you'd have to change the ENTIRE operating system in order to change ALL RAM accesses to switch to the correct page first. I wish you good luck doing that.

Reply to this comment    27 February 2005, 01:41 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info
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Tomorrow. I will have it done by tomorrow.

-W-

Reply to this comment    27 February 2005, 06:05 GMT

Re: Xpand v0.2a Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Hey, wake up folks, you're late again! ;-)

Ti-Gen had this on Monday.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 04:58 GMT

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Michael Vincent  Account Info
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News speed should improve once the new archivers are hired and files are finally processed at a speed exceeding that of dripping ketchup :)

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 05:19 GMT

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Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Yes! It should go much faster than last time...there isn't 300+ emails in 2 different email accounts awaiting them :-)

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 05:45 GMT


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Timmc Account Info
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Mmm, processing speed. w00t, *claims that he knew about the Copyright Review in AU and the FTA in 2007 being annoying before APC Magazine did!* ok, EndRant

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 13:26 GMT

Re: Re: Xpand v0.2a Released
Tim Buckingham  Account Info
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You must be new here... There used to be news that had been on TI-News for two weeks being posted @ ticalc.org ;)

Ticalc.org does it's job well enough now that the community has cooled down though. There really isn't a need for any other site to exist anymore.

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 06:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Xpand v0.2a Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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No, actually I remember these days. :-) But there have also been times where news were more timely. However, it's true that in these times, there was also more cooperation and less competition. Nowadays, diligent news editors are practically forced to look at quite a few other sites and/or at services like the Conglomerate at the new ti-news.net to look for any news to repost, in addition to trying to get some news of their own before them.

Reply to this comment    25 February 2005, 21:43 GMT


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240-185  Account Info

Please keep these kind of comments for yourself if you want to complain about some "competition".

It's only YOU who sees that there's "competition" (you like this word, eh?) between TIs Sites.

Personally, I don't care if there's some latency in publishing news.
You're criticizing that newsers must look at other sites... It's as silly as if a newspaper doesn't look at Reuters or AFP for its news!

Let's take for example, two imaginary Internet Sites about cars :

Website #1 publishes this news: "Renault will sell its Logan in West Europe in June 2005".
A Website #2 writes this news three days later. I can't imagine that a staff member of website #1 writing "Hey, we've published this news three days ago, you're l4m3r5, hahahahahaha (Because obviously, most of TiCalc Users will interpretate this news like this way)"...

So, please, do not feel superior than others (I mean, the world)... Although I think I'm dreaming ;)

Reply to this comment    26 February 2005, 14:39 GMT


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W Hibdon  Account Info
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I am pretty sure you are missing the point altogether. People look for anything to jump at others. Waste of time.

-W-

Reply to this comment    27 February 2005, 05:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Xpand v0.2a Released
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Kevin? New? ...

Reply to this comment    25 February 2005, 22:19 GMT


Re: Re: Xpand v0.2a Released
Paul Houser Account Info
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Wake up? I haven't slept in days. Ugh.....

Reply to this comment    24 February 2005, 12:38 GMT

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