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X-Link v1.0 Released
Posted by Michael on 24 June 2005, 04:17 GMT

[X-Link] For over five years I've been waiting for the release of Brandon Wilson's 83+ flash application, X-Link. Stuck in perpetual development since 2000, X-Link allows a 83+/84+ to send and receive variables from the 85, 86, 89, 92, 92+, and Voyage 200. This could be useful for backing up non-flash calculators such as the 85 and 86.

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Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Peter Wakefield  Account Info

I've been using this application for a while to back up my TI-86. Hopefully others will also find it useful and bug-free! :-)

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 05:02 GMT

Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Jeremiah Walgren  Account Info
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There is a program similar to this in the 89 misc. programs section. I never got it to work myself... See link if you're interested.

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 05:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Jeremiah Walgren  Account Info
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The "(Web Page)" thing. (Sorry about that.)

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 05:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Ultra_64  Account Info

If you don't mind me asking... is there a way that the programmer can make one that can transfer variables and stuff not only between the 83/84+/SE family and the 68k calculators... for example: transmitting variables and stuff between the 86 to and from the 68k family? I wonder if that works. If not, then I guess I'll have to wait for a future release of your program. Thanks!

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 05:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Timmc Account Info
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Just an FYI: it is possible to do - there just needs to be a programmer who knows both calculators fairly well and the link protocols.
Bleh, I'd like to see a silent linking program for all calculators + X Link so you can leech files from another calc by just connecting the cable to it or send files.

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 05:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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Yes, it is possible, and it's very possible to port X-Link to the 86. If enough people want this, I might think about it. But, since the 86 only has so much memory, it might make more sense to just have it on the 83/84 series.

At one time (during my mind-boggling five year try at this), I considered putting in a "Request All" function to silently grab all the files from the other calculator, but I decided against it.

Reply to this comment    25 June 2005, 04:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Peter Wakefield  Account Info

Though I can't remember why, I don't think I ever got it to work either. I think I'll have to test it again some time... (I knew about that file.)

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 05:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Mr.Z Account Info
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That sounds like my UniLink program (which I have yet to get around to finishing; version 0.3 alpha is on my hard drive, 0.2 alpha is here). It seems someone has beat me to it, if indeed that program (the TI-89 one) works. Oh, well.

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 22:40 GMT


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BlackThunder  Account Info
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The problem is, it doesn't. It seems no one here has gotten it to work.

So keep working on it. We'd all appreciate a version that can link to a TI-83+ series calculator.

Reply to this comment    25 June 2005, 00:45 GMT


Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
burntfuse  Account Info
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That's probably what I'm going to use it for too. Great app!

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 13:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Anidn Ménoscwicz  Account Info
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hmm... reminds me of my Crosstalk program i've been planning.. for transferrence of files between Faraday Anywhere Z80 & 68K versions

Reply to this comment    26 June 2005, 01:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Coolv  Account Info
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LOL, in basic?

And here's text form an ACTUAL review of your program: "This entire file is a joke... Overall: 0/10 (you shouldn't even be looking at this file!)" by Lewk Of Serthic.

And I left out the worst parts.

Reply to this comment    27 June 2005, 00:52 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Zarel  Account Info
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I don't think there can by any worse part than "0/10", unless they were exaggerating.

Reply to this comment    29 June 2005, 02:02 GMT

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Ranman  Account Info

Wow... I just read that review.

Personally, I believe it was far too critical of the author's efforts. These are the types of reviews that can discourage authors from developing for the TI community.

If you really must write a negative review, provide objective and constructive comments. Ticalc is veiwed all over the world. Don't tarnish the image.

If I were Ticalc staff member, I would delete that review.

Reply to this comment    29 June 2005, 22:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Anidn Ménoscwicz  Account Info
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i know this guy personally. he has always disliked Faraday Anywhere.

Reply to this comment    30 June 2005, 01:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
frenchman113 Account Info
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I can't seem to locate that file. His author profile says that he didn't create anything of that sort.

However, "TI-Virus Definitons Updater"? I refuse to comment on it.

Reply to this comment    4 July 2005, 18:04 GMT

Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Kevin Ouellet  Account Info
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great app!

What I am wondering is if there would be a way to make it transfer TI-83/+/84+ programs/pictures/vars to a TI-73 or a TI-82?

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 14:45 GMT


Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
CajunLuke  Account Info
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That's already in the TI-OS.

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 21:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Andy Janata  Account Info
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No, it isn't. You can't link to a 73 at all, and you can only send L1-L6 to an 82. An 82 *might* be able to send more back the other way, I don't remember.

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 23:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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The 83+ manual clearly states:

"You can transmit from a TI-83 Plus to a TI-73 lists, real numbers, pics, real list data stored in L1 through L6 and named lists."

Also:

"You can transfer from a TI-82 to a TI-83 Plus all variables and programs. Also, you can transfer from a TI-83 Plus to a TI-82 real lists L1 through L6 with up to 99 elements."

Reply to this comment    25 June 2005, 04:39 GMT

Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
DWedit  Account Info
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Does this do silent linking?

Reply to this comment    24 June 2005, 16:32 GMT


Re: Re: X-Link v1.0 Released
Brandon Wilson  Account Info
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It does not.

Reply to this comment    25 June 2005, 04:22 GMT

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