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TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Posted by Michael on 23 April 2005, 04:43 GMT

A fellow by the name of David Rorex has ported "an old DOS TI calculator emulator to the [Nintendo] DS," according to his project page. Information is currently very sparse, as it is not a completed work. There are a few major problems as well: He doesn't cite the name of the emulator he is using, he makes the cardinal sin of packaging a 85 ROM with the emulator, and his port is apparently still buggy. However, those of you with a Nintendo DS can try this by downloading the binary and loading it on a GBA flash cart. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to get over the fact that people don't mean Detached Solutions when they say "DS".

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Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
DWedit  Account Info
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To run Nintendo DS software, you need more than just a GBA Flash cartridge. You need a passme.

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 04:58 GMT

Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Oh. I've never owned any sort of game console in my life (unless calculators count), so I have no idea.

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 05:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Timmc Account Info
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Detached Solutions have their own console!!?!?!!?! OMG OMG OMG! Where can I buy it?!
*wink wink hint hint nudge nudge*
*cough* "Specialised 83+DS with features of 84+ but sleeker body alike 83+ would be awesome" *cough*

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 08:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
anykey  Account Info
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I'd buy it for the touch screen. :^)

Reply to this comment    24 April 2005, 03:15 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Paul Houser Account Info
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Check out the Casio Classpad 300 ... as powerful as the 89, and has a touch screen.

Reply to this comment    25 April 2005, 11:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
ZekeSulastin  Account Info

Although that looks neat, one can buy a decent Sony Clie (not new, nowadays) SJ-xx or TJ-xx for the same amount of money, and get a 320x320 screen and all the abilities and programs of/for the Palm OS (Documents to Go > *).

Also, there is another issue. I used to use an HP-49 emulator on my Clie SJ-33 as my primary calculator, but touchscreen devices are not allowed into standardized tests (e.g. SATs, AP exams ...), so I bought a TI-89Ti.

Reply to this comment    2 May 2005, 01:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Austin Montgomery Account Info

Dude the toutch screen is like poop because the screen startes to ware out and gets all messed up. So the toutch screen stinks.

Reply to this comment    8 July 2005, 06:57 GMT


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mixos loupas  Account Info

i want to download it plz thx

Reply to this comment    3 June 2006, 13:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
artraid  Account Info
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Same goes for me. Titanium>DS

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 14:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
RJ Larimore  Account Info
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you kids are sad...video games pwn calculators

Reply to this comment    26 April 2005, 23:17 GMT


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supportthe81 Account Info

there is something wrong with u.
80<81
81<82
82<83
84<85
85>86
88>36
(v200+89ti (with no Flash)>81+82+83+84+86+88)=85+89ti
TI-85 and TI-89 Titanium are the best.
And i have both of those.

Reply to this comment    5 August 2008, 18:06 GMT


Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Manoël TRAPIER  Account Info

That's not true actually, if you have a compatible wifi card, you can use the WifiMe method, which work Magnificently

Reply to this comment    22 May 2005, 12:56 GMT

Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Shawn Zhang Account Info

*grunt* why would have a DS when the PSP is clearly superior?

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 17:02 GMT

Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Derrick F.  Account Info

The $150 price difference.

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 19:46 GMT


Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Kevin Ouellet  Account Info
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Because I LOVE Mario and Zelda games, I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!

*calming down*

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 20:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Kevin Ouellet  Account Info
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and it have backwards compatibility with the GBA so I can have Fianl Fantasy dawn of soul, FF Tactics, Golden sun I & II, Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator, Zelda Minish Cap, F-zero and all those cool games

The PSP is cool though because it have better graphics, but it way too much expensive! $349.95 CAN while the DS cost $199.95 and I can get a previously used DS for $159.99 at EB games

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 20:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Andy Janata  Account Info
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Back-compatible with the GBA, yes; but not with the GB or GBC as it doesn't have our favorite processor in it (well, technically it's a variant, but it's still closer to our favorite processor than the ARM is).

Reply to this comment    23 April 2005, 21:23 GMT

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Paul Houser Account Info
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Not backward with the GB or GBC? Well that should make a lot of people angry... like me, I guess I stick with my GBA. How would I play my first edition Tetris or SML otherwise?

Reply to this comment    24 April 2005, 02:22 GMT


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Benjamin Moody  Account Info

Really? I was under the impression that both the GBA and DS could emulate the original Gameboy. They're certainly powerful enough, as this story demonstrates.

Reply to this comment    24 April 2005, 02:32 GMT


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The_Mega_ZZTer  Account Info
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Both the GB and GBC used the same type of processor. The GBA and the DS use separate processors... the GBA had it's own processor, but then a dedicated GB/GBC processor to emulate the older games. The DS has two processors, one which matches the GBA processor and can be used to emulate GBA games only. It does not have a GB/GBC processor, and thus cannot run those games natively... dunno why Nintendo just doesn't try software-based emulation...

Reply to this comment    24 April 2005, 13:50 GMT

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Michael McElroy Account Info
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The fact is that the DS CAN run GB/GBC games. I've done it. You have to physically alter the game case to do it (as well as change the battery in the cartridge), and it doesn't work 100% of the time, but it's possible.

Reply to this comment    24 April 2005, 19:52 GMT

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Manoël TRAPIER  Account Info

Proove it!

Give some real photos, or links for this for this manipulation.

There was only one person who sayd that was possible, but photos and explains he give was lies.

Reply to this comment    22 May 2005, 12:27 GMT


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4ce_Labs Account Info
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A DS CAN'T RUN GB/GBC GAMES, why:
the gba /sp had a switch that was pressed down when you enter
a gb/gbs cartridge that identified it's type,
so the gba games don’t touch the switch with means it's a gba game,
(switch is a black square in game slot, very small and hard to see)

for proof of this hold down the switch (with a pen or pencil) then turn on game boy.

in the ds the switch is fixed (dose not go down)
and since the gb/gbc cartridge cant push down the button
it won’t go down all the way,

even if you mod the cartridge, cutting a slot in the bottom, (the game will fit perfectly) but the ds
wouldn’t recognize it, and say "no cartages"
or something like that.

And the cartridge won’t push down the button in the GBA so you wouldn’t be able to use it on a GBA/SP unless you use something to replace the slot you made in the cartridge (tape works 2-layers)

Man I have too much time on my hands.

(I found this out my self, did not steal it from a web page,
just if anyone asks)

Reply to this comment    2 November 2006, 22:24 GMT

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Shawn Zhang  Account Info

Does this mean that the Gameboy Player for the GCN is actually just a z80 chip in a really bulky attachment thingy?

Reply to this comment    26 April 2005, 18:58 GMT


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Shawn Zhang  Account Info

Also, shouldn't the z80 calcs only have 256 bytes (.25KB) of memory since it is 8-bit and can only address 2^8 bytes of memory?

Reply to this comment    26 April 2005, 19:00 GMT


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Memwaster  Account Info

the z80 has a 16-bit address bus, allowing it to access 2^16 bytes, or 64k. The double register hl is often used to address them. In addition, the calculator has paged flash memory (and sometimes paged RAM), to allow use of more than 64k

Reply to this comment    27 April 2005, 12:50 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Manoël TRAPIER  Account Info

>The GBA and the DS use separate processors...
That's not really true. In fact the GBA has only ONE processor, since nintendo used a custum chip which include both Z80 and ARM7 processor.

>The DS has two processors, one which matches the GBA processor and
>can be used to emulate GBA games only.
It seems that it's the same thing for the DS as for the GBA, one chip for two processors.

Reply to this comment    22 May 2005, 12:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-85 Emulator for the Nintendo DS
Austin Montgomery Account Info

FYI PSP is 250 dollers!!!

Reply to this comment    8 July 2005, 06:46 GMT

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