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Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Posted by Magnus on 16 March 2005, 21:04 GMT

Michael Vincent has released Mallard, the first assembly shell for the TI-73. Until now, the 73 was limited to only BASIC and flash applications. Mallard v0.1 requires a TI-73 or TI-73 Explorer running OS 1.60. It is installed via a hacked backup file, similar to the great 85 ZShell. Because TI Connect does not properly handle 73 backup files, TiLP is required for installation. Mallard is currently an experimental beta version; it may still be unstable.

We have also added 73 ASM folders to our archives.

Update: Mallard v0.2 has been released.

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Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Peter Wakefield  Account Info

This after I asked for a TI-86 for my birthday... oh well. I think the TI-86 is more worth it. :-)

Reply to this comment    16 March 2005, 21:12 GMT


Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Don't worry, you picked the right calculator. The TI-73s don't have much going for it.

That's pretty sweet that we got ASM on them now. They really needed it. The thing is, barely anybody has a TI-73. They're pretty limited, in my opinion, but that's because they're geared toward a younger group of students. But with ASM, perhaps their popularity will increase?

Reply to this comment    16 March 2005, 22:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Anthony Loven  Account Info
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86 rules :D

But honestly, this is a great achievement. I never had interest in the 73, but this is a great achievement. Nice work Micheal!

Reply to this comment    16 March 2005, 23:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Shawn Zhang Account Info

86 sucks! 92 rules!

Reply to this comment    28 March 2005, 14:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
tonsofpcs Account Info

That's like saying "TRS-80 sucks! Amiga Rules!" - it may be [and is] true, but you are comparing a z80 with a m680x0.

Reply to this comment    10 April 2005, 05:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Coolv  Account Info
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>>But with ASM, perhaps their popularity will increase?

No. :D

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 03:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, at least now there is ONE reason to get them. Before there was no reason at all. I mean, have you used their keypad? It takes me about a minute to just type in my name on one of those things, whereas I can do it in less than one or two seconds on my TI-89. The TI-73 is very frustrating to use.

With assembly, they have some benefits now, and you could potentially bring back some of the "missing" functions on that calculator (via asm), as well as get some games on there. I mean, it's not going to be a popular calculator all of the sudden, but at least it has something good about it now. :-P

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 23:01 GMT


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Coolv  Account Info
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Hey, a calculator with fraction more sound pretty sad to me! :>

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 01:31 GMT

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Coolv  Account Info
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>>fraction mode

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 01:35 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well, it is. They have plenty of "sad" things on there, including a percent button, fraction mode, a horrible method of entering text (which makes on-calc BASIC programming very tedious), only Y= mode, and some other strange things which I can't remember at the moment. But again, it's for younger kids who are too lazy to type a+(b/c) or x/100. None of us would buy them, but I'm sure a middle schooler (or below) could get some good use out of one.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 22:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Timmc Account Info
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I always assumed the 73 had assembly and that 11 year olds didn't know how to make programs for them. Being much older I don't know how to make programs in assembly so I'll be quite until this message is posted.

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 05:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Coolv  Account Info
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Haha, now 11 year olds can play the same games as their big brothers! ;)

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 01:34 GMT

Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Wow... I didn't even realize that ASM on the TI-72 was impossible, though it kind of makes sense.

Reply to this comment    16 March 2005, 21:35 GMT

Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Chronoflare Account Info

you mean 73 right?

Reply to this comment    16 March 2005, 21:36 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Yes, I meant 73. Oops.

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 00:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Michael McElroy Account Info
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Funny that you caught that, but not that he said "I didn't realize [it] was impossible."

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 05:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
W Hibdon  Account Info
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I think his point was that he did not know that before now there was no asm on the 73. However, I have been horribly wrong about these things in the past...

-W-

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 01:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
CajunLuke  Account Info
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you were correct

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 23:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Michael McElroy Account Info
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I fail it :(((

Reply to this comment    22 March 2005, 14:48 GMT


Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Andy Janata  Account Info
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It's not possible in the same way assembly isn't possible on the TI-85 (that is to say, it's not possible without hacking it). It just takes some ingenuity. :)

Reply to this comment    16 March 2005, 21:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
CajunLuke  Account Info
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What I meant is that I din't know that it wasn't blatantly supported, à la the TI-83 Plus, or even the 83. Having no experience with the 73, I blithely assumed that ASM was explicitly supported because it had Flash, like the rest of the Flash calcs.

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 00:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
elbarto  Account Info

Actually you may notice than on the 83, asm is not so blatant as it may seem. The command sequence used to run an asm program is not Asm(prgmNAME) like for the 83+ or 86, however it is Send(9prgmNAME). It was a actually a secret backdoor inserted inserted in the OS by one of TI-OS programmers. This same programmer has also taken part in the development of 73's TI-OS, so it possible that such backdoor method for running asm programs exists, although it has not yet been found.

Of course these are just rumors that I have heard, and the veracity of them cannot be guaranteed, but, you think about it, sounds plausible doesn't it ?

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 23:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Coolv  Account Info
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A secret backdoor!?!?!?

I guess the programmer got fired! ;)

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 01:37 GMT

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elbarto  Account Info

I doubt it:
got fired after programming a second operating system for them, which happens to be long after the other trick has been discovered? wouldn't make much sense, unless obviously they hated him, but knew he was essential for the outcome of the 73 :P

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 10:22 GMT


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no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Well aren't we glad he made that backdoor?

...How did that get out anyway? I doubt somebody randomly typed Send(9prgmBLAH on their calculator and then went, "Oh my god, look at that!"

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 22:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Travis Evans  Account Info

Secret backdoor? I thought ASM support on the TI-83 was an publicly advertised feature?

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 22:37 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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Well, it wasn't announced as a big deal, but TI certainly didn't keep this a secret. The information for it was found on TI's site, and back in the day I went there myself. They even provided some very limited documentation on it, more on the TI-85 and TI-86 than the TI-83. They also released ZASMLOAD. If you ask me, the 83 support was sort of a test to see what would happen to everyone if they started building this stuff into their calculators on purpose.

Reply to this comment    20 March 2005, 03:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Assembly Arrives to the TI-73
CajunLuke  Account Info
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I know. Hence the phrase "or even the 83." It's not as obvious as the 83+.

Reply to this comment    18 March 2005, 23:41 GMT

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