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TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus SE/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
Posted by Travis on 23 August 2009, 20:00 GMT

Brendan Fletcher is developing another Nintendo Game Boy emulator, this time for the TI-83 Plus SE and TI-84 Plus series. TI-Boy SE features zooming, grayscale graphics, two-channel sound, and saving and loading from appvars. It is in an alpha stage of development at the moment, supporting several games such as Tetris and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, with efforts ongoing to support more titles.

There is currently an issue that prevents the emulator from working on some TI-84 Plus models. The affected units appear to be those manufactured within the last year or two. The exact cause of this incompatibility has not yet been discovered.

For more information and feedback, there is a subforum at Omnimaga and a forum thread at UnitedTI for the project.

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Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
Nikky Southerland  Account Info
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Excellent article Travis!

Reply to this comment    23 August 2009, 20:35 GMT

Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
graphmastur Account Info

Hey, they finally put it in the news!!!

Yeah, it doesn't work on some models, and produces huge files, with some signing issues, but after all, it is a beta.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2009, 21:36 GMT


Re: Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
Joe Young  Account Info

Key word: finally.

There has been plenty of newsworthy material this year that never made it to the front page. It nice that files get archived regularly, but either no one is submitting possible news, the staff don't browse the forums, or maybe the staff are just overly critical at what constitutes as "news". Therefore, we don't get much of it. The news we do get is extremely belated.

The emulator, however, is a fine piece of work that I had the pleasure of testing out. Grats on the feature, calc84, it's meaning is even more pronounced considering how much of it we see.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2009, 22:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
Travis Evans  Account Info

I think the main thing recently has been Michael's lack of time. Nikky and I had found several files worth featuring, but we had to rely on Michael to post news, and he never got a chance to do all of it.

Since Michael has retired from news now, and Duncan, Nikky, and I now control it at the moment, we're finally getting the opportunity to push a lot of that stuff through the pipeline.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2009, 23:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
calc84maniac  Account Info
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Well, it turns out that I had emailed MichaelV for a feature, then I reconsidered since it was largely untested and I told him to wait on that. And guess what - it turns out there were problems after all. So yeah, the article now is fine since it mentions the problems with the newer 84+ models.

By the way, the 83+ is not supported, just the 83+SE. Just to throw that out there.

Reply to this comment    24 August 2009, 00:22 GMT


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Michael Vincent  Account Info
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As he says, I would have posted right away except he e-mailed me requesting not to.

But the general problem with news (pre-2009, as this year it was my fault in being slow in getting to things) was that no one e-mails news anymore. There has been a huge shift since I started as news editor. The quantity of news e-mails dropped from tons at the beginning to virtually none for the last several years.

Reply to this comment    24 August 2009, 00:59 GMT


Maybe ...
Duncan Smith Account Info
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Perhaps a reminder article is needed? "Yes, the staff is alive, active, and they read all of their email. Please email us things that you think are interesting or noteworthy!"

Reply to this comment    25 August 2009, 07:10 GMT

Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
calcdude84se  Account Info
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I am one of those people who have problems with this program and any other that uses the TI-83+SE/TI-84+(SE)'s extra RAM pages. I hope they find a fix...

Reply to this comment    23 August 2009, 23:00 GMT

Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus SE/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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This is awesome, plus it even got sound. Now I wish I had something else than a regular 83+ and a TI-Nspire as working calcs

Reply to this comment    24 August 2009, 01:06 GMT

Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus SE/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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Great job!

Reply to this comment    24 August 2009, 01:08 GMT

Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus SE/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
Person Dude Account Info

Fantastic! Does anyone know if work is still being done on gb68k? They got to get some sound in that one too.

Reply to this comment    24 August 2009, 02:27 GMT

Re: TI-Boy: TI-83 Plus SE/TI-84 Plus Game Boy Emulator
Patrick Prendergast  Account Info

Fantastic work calc84! One of the most outstanding things ive ever seen run on a z80 series calc :).

Btw, Ultima Runes of Virtue works superbly :).

Reply to this comment    25 August 2009, 08:30 GMT

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