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TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Posted by Nick on 4 December 1999, 02:11 GMT

TCPA has released an update to their incomprehensibly successful FLASH application for the TI-83 Plus called CalcSys. According to one of the readme files, some things you can do with CalcSys include enabling lowercase, displaying CalcSys in inverted text, protecting/unprotecting a program, renaming programs, remote control of an 89/92/92+, shifting the screen, chatting with other calculators, and resetting the RAM easily. Basically, CalcSys is a must-have versatile tool for programming on the TI-83 Plus. Download this update as soon as possible! :-)

 


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Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
akadajet
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Its fun to screw around with this one, but if you do the wrong thing you can loose your RAM. You can make blue colored lines appear by switching on the custom font flag and then pressing y= when you exit calcsys!

~Jonathan Taylor

     4 December 1999, 02:32 GMT

Think before you try that.
akadajet
(Web Page)

I just thought I shouldve said that it also crashes your calc when you do that, so be careful. I also somehow ended up with the 1st comment, btw :)

~Jonathan Taylor

     4 December 1999, 02:41 GMT


Re: Think before you try that.
AgntM13  Account Info

This doesn't have much to do with the previous comment, but at the bottom of the board, nobody may ever get down there. I am programming on the 83+, and would like to know if there is a way to have more variables than just A-Z and the null sign. I have already used all of those and need more. Is it possible to assign a value to both a and A, or does case not matter, if it is, then I definetely will get Calcsys.

     6 December 1999, 23:30 GMT

Basic Stack Functions
BassTboneGuy  Account Info

I've jsut finished a small pack of stack functions in Basic for the TI-82. The code should work just fine on the 83. I got the idea from a post on an old article here, but here's the progs and what they do. The stack is stored in L6, BTW.

CLSTK: Clears the stack
PH:Stores Ans to the top of the stack
PHN: Stores Ans to the Nth slot in the stack (doesn't overwrite anything)
PK: Stores the top slot of the stack to Ans
PKN: Stores the Nth slot of the stack to Ans
PP: Stores the top of the stack to Ans, then deletes it from the stack
PPN: Stores the Nth slot of the stack to Ans, then deletes all slots down to (& including) the Nth.

I don't have a graph-link yet, I borrow the one from my AP Cal 1 teacher when I need it. I can e-mail you the files (I'm going to post them sometime soon, if there's any interest) or if you want more info, email me at bcbates@cafes.net.

---
BassTboneGuy

     7 December 1999, 23:05 GMT

oops
BassTboneGuy  Account Info

Oops. Hit the post button too soon. A few more notes about the stack function stuff.
1) The code should work just fine on the 83/83+
2) Using a list as a stack lets you have 99 variables (more on the other calcs, but 99 on the 82/83/83+, I think)
3) The only trouble is that you've got to keep track of where in the stack you put a certain variable...

An example in code:
:3+5 // 8 is now in the Ans var
:prgmPH // calling prgmPH pushes Ans to the stack
...
other operations, not messing w/ the stack
...
:prgmPK // calling prgmPK peeks the top of the stack to Ans
:Ans->X
:Disp "The answer is: ",X
:Stop

Any other usage ideas would be welcome, also optimization stuff, I think I've got them as small as possible, but I never know...

---
BassTboneGuy

     7 December 1999, 23:13 GMT


Re: Re: Think before you try that.
ComputerWiz  Account Info
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or besides the program the guy above me is making, you could store them into lists yourself..
it works like regular variables
code examples....
Ans->L1(1)
L1(1)*5->L2(4)
...
you can do anything you want with list variables.. they are exactly the same as regular variables.. and on the 83 and 83+ i believe that using this method will give you as many variables as you want or as many variables as the mem can handle

     8 December 1999, 12:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Think before you try that.
AgntM13  Account Info

cool, thanks, my new game should come out sometime in the new year then hopefully, I am working on re-writing the code.

     8 December 1999, 22:05 GMT


Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Doug Kay  Account Info

How do you make blue colored lines appear when the TI calc's pixel display's can only have varying shades of gray?

     4 December 1999, 02:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Arcades  Account Info

the contrast appears blue when set at the highest possible level...

     4 December 1999, 03:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
DWedit  Account Info
(Web Page)

The TI's screen will display blue when the contrast is all the way up and a pixels are on.
TI82's screen is blue already, as is TI85's.

     4 December 1999, 03:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Dan Englender Account Info
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You can get bright blue horizontal lines (different that what it looks like with the contrast all the way up) (some people claim green or red also) by messing with some of the lcd controller values. However, you can't turn just individual pixels to that colour, and you can't control the lines particularly well either.

-Dan

     4 December 1999, 04:07 GMT

Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
amicek  Account Info
(Web Page)

hold up y'all - isn't it kinda dangerous to do that to your calc?

amicek

     4 December 1999, 02:58 GMT


Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Dan Englender Account Info
(Web Page)

Nah. I highly doubt that you can do any even semi-permanent harm with Calcsys.

-Dan

     4 December 1999, 03:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
amicek  Account Info
(Web Page)

Oh, so the FLASH ROM is reset when you reset your calculator?

amicek

     5 December 1999, 00:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Dan Englender Account Info
(Web Page)

No, the Flash rom is not reset when your calculator is reset (ram reset). But there is no way to write to the flash rom from calcsys, so you don't have to worry about corrupting your rom (if that was what you were referring to).

-Dan

     5 December 1999, 22:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
amicek  Account Info
(Web Page)

So what if they made a mistake when they were coding this flash rom thing and it messed up your calc? Would there be anyway to restore the original FLASH settings?

amicek

     7 December 1999, 23:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Dan Englender Account Info
(Web Page)

"So what if they made a mistake when they were coding this flash rom thing and it messed up your calc? "

The point is it doesn't matter whether the app has hundreds of bugs or not. There is no way to change the flash rom from inside the application. There is no way you can "mess up your calc" and not be able to fix it with a simple ram clear, or taking out the batteries and putting them back in again.

-Dan

     8 December 1999, 00:32 GMT

Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

And what exactly do you mean by "incomprehensibly successful"?

     4 December 1999, 03:31 GMT

Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
KAKE  Account Info
(Web Page)

hyperbole.

     4 December 1999, 03:42 GMT

Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
akadajet
(Web Page)

It means that you can't comprehend how successful it is. Why are you critisizing someone because they have a bigger vocabulary than you? I swear, there is more mudslinging on these discussion boards than any other I've participated in.

~Jonathan Taylor

     4 December 1999, 04:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
KnightRT  Account Info

Bryan just enjoys being annoying. Why else would he repeatedly comment on every nit-picky detail that everyone else is perfectally content to live with?

KnightRT

     4 December 1999, 04:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

In case you didn't notice before, Nick has tried to use his "big vocabulary" before and messed up big-time on some news headlines. :) It was kinda funny.

     4 December 1999, 09:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Nick Disabato  Account Info
(Web Page)

Your offensive and spurious behavior makes me question your perspicacity.

--BlueCalx

     4 December 1999, 16:10 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
akadajet
(Web Page)

LOL

~Jonathan Taylor

     4 December 1999, 21:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
meingts Account Info

Actually it seems to be more like criticizing people because they use more and bigger words than they need to be. I personally think that some of the words Nick uses are unnecessary.

And yes, there can be quite a bit of bickering on the comment boards. I'm just so glad I'm not a big part of it. :)

     4 December 1999, 10:16 GMT

Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Justin Karneges  Account Info
(Web Page)

When I first read that, it kinda sounded like "it's incomprehensible as to why the program was so successful." But what do I know?

     4 December 1999, 07:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TCPA Releases CalcSys v1.1
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

That's what I thought too..

     4 December 1999, 09:16 GMT


Very important
Elendur  Account Info

Ah ah ah.
I don't speak (write) English well.
But I understand that what is important, what Nick wanted to say, is that this program is very successful.
...oh that word is not the good one....
...oh he shouldn't use this one...
Yes, you're right. It's very (very very) important.
I can't understand how Nick can post such a message.
I think I will never come again on this site.

Seriously, couldn't you spend your time for something else?

I hope you understand what I mean

J. Knusel

     4 December 1999, 13:51 GMT


Re: Very important
akadajet
(Web Page)

???

~Jonathan Taylor

     4 December 1999, 22:15 GMT


the art
KAKE  Account Info
(Web Page)

he was being sarcastic, and for a non-english-native speaking person, i felt it went over quiet well.

(why do all foreigners like to write in short sentance/paragraphs and use lots of '...'?) :-)

-KAKE
IP 'you gotta be f() kidding me'

     5 December 1999, 03:20 GMT


Re: the art
ComputerWiz  Account Info
(Web Page)

...lol i dont know...
...I like them too...
...can you tell?...

     5 December 1999, 12:30 GMT


Re: Re: the art
Elendur  Account Info

Ok, I've understood: from now, I won't put any ....
With these ..., I tried to communicate something I didn't know how to say in English.
So foreigners like to use these ...? lol
I think short sentences are easyer.
And there is somthing funny with the message I'm writing now: I criticize those who write several messages on an uninteresting topic, and that's what I'm doing now.

J. Knusel

     5 December 1999, 15:24 GMT


tre cool
KAKE  Account Info
(Web Page)

heh. sorta like me trying to form sentances in russian or german. short, and with hella gaps.

-KAKE
IP "Someday I'll look in the mirror, and I'll realize that I'm no longer dead"

     6 December 1999, 04:31 GMT

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