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Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Posted by Nick on 10 December 1999, 23:43 GMT

KernelPreuvot directed me in an email to a kernel recently made by B. Lesteven. This kernel originally appeared on Ti.Fr and it should let two programs run well on the TI-89's new AMS versions 2.0x (Tetris and Phoenix). These updated programs are available for download from Ti.Fr's site.

Michael Van den Bergh tested the kernel recently and emailed me with the results: "I have tested this new kernel. I can play Phoenix (which is great), but Tetris doesn't work. Neither does any other asm program... It is also quite clumsy to have to type launch("main\phoenix") to launch a game." Any other experiences you'd like to share with the new kernel - any games you got to work, any programs that had problems, it crashed your calculator entirely - any and all, please don't hesitate to email me.

 


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Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Elendur  Account Info

Really good, go on Lesteven!

     10 December 1999, 23:47 GMT


Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Elendur  Account Info

sorry for the useless comment, but that's my first first comment!
and this kernel is the beginning of game possibilities on rom 2.3

     10 December 1999, 23:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
amicek  Account Info
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So are you saying that ROM 2.3 doesn't allow programs like SMQ to work?

amicek

     11 December 1999, 18:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
h4X0r  Account Info
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At least for now...

     11 December 1999, 23:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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It's ROM 2.03 not ROM 2.3. :)

     11 December 1999, 22:08 GMT

Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
deuist Account Info

I think 2.03 is going to be a bigger problem than 1.05 ever was as far as compatibility goes. I don't think there'll be a quick fix patch like there was the first time.

     10 December 1999, 23:48 GMT


Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Vejita

Well, a nice patch to fix keyboard input would be a plus.

     11 December 1999, 02:35 GMT

Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
DeathWolf  Account Info

I think this kernel is great

Launch program is useful because of ti's limitation on ASM programs to 8ko

you can simply make:
launch("phoenix")

In fact problem is with handles who have changed

Another problem is keys functions as you can see in tetris like for rom1.05

     10 December 1999, 23:51 GMT


Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Cliff

In my correspondence with TI, they gave me the impression that the 8kb limit only applied to the '83, and not the '89/'92.

     11 December 1999, 20:08 GMT

Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Doug Kay  Account Info

I just have a stupid question to ask. Can you switch back to v1.00 after installing version 2.03? I am guessing that you can't, but I thought I should be sure anyway.

     11 December 1999, 00:13 GMT


Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Elendur  Account Info

Yes:with HW2, you can return to 1.05, anf with HW1 to 1.00

     11 December 1999, 00:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
TI83andTI89Owner

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Back it up there. Are you saying that I can't install back to ROM Version 1.00 if I have Hardware Version 2.00? I think that is crap, but I don't have that version, so... I have Hardware Version 1.00, but I think I will end up getting 2.00, because my linkport screwed up on my Hardware 1.00, ROM 1.00 TI-89. If I send it to TI, they will just give me a brand new one, with 2.00, and I want ROM 1.00, or the ability to go back to it. Don't break me here. I am counting on the fact that I can change back...

     11 December 1999, 03:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Elendur  Account Info

I'm not sure, that's what I've read:
TI 89 and 92+ with HW2 are sold with 1.05 installed, and you can't downgrade to 1.00 or 1.01. You can downgrade the new ones, sold with 2.03 (or the old you have upgraded), to 1.05.
The calcs with HW1 can be downgraded to 1.00 or 1.01, even after you have installed 1.05 or 2.03.

     11 December 1999, 12:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
pitts Account Info
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I think if you email texat instruments, then they will give you old rom versions. Thats what I heard.

     11 December 1999, 20:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Blue_Z  Account Info
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That's right, but if you have HW2, you won't be able to use 1.00 or 1.01 anyway...

     12 December 1999, 00:25 GMT

Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Chris Perkins  Account Info
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I have got another program to work with it and you do not have to write the launch thingy.Its blackjack sure it does not work perfectly but it is ok.

     11 December 1999, 00:21 GMT


Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
DeathWolf  Account Info

there is another program which works:
topskater!
it is not a very beautiful game but it is cool!!!

     11 December 1999, 00:57 GMT

Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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"launch(main\pheonix) is just sooo long" haha
89 users are lazy! "It's too hard to copy the previous command and change the game to the one i want to play" haha

j/k

     11 December 1999, 02:21 GMT


Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
h4X0r  Account Info
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They should just make kbdprgmX programs for that.

EX:

kbdprgm1()
Prgm
main\launch("games\phoenix")
EndPrgm

This is very simple and then you only have to press [DIAMOND] + [ 1 ] to play Phoenix.

Anyone whinners that haven't done this should be smacked.

     11 December 1999, 07:02 GMT

Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
DWedit  Account Info
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Let me know when SMQ works.

     11 December 1999, 15:51 GMT

Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
billy bob  Account Info

if anyone cares, ill probably make a shell so u could launch programs without having to type in launch(...), itll im guessin 3 to 4 week before i upload it to ticalc.

     11 December 1999, 17:47 GMT

Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
Ethereal  Account Info
(Web Page)

<b>B</b>a<b>S</b>ic right?

     11 December 1999, 19:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
h4X0r  Account Info
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This is also easily done in ASM, all you have to do is something simialr to this (code after message) from inside of a shell. Someone could modify PlusShell do this quite easily.

_main:
move.l tios::top_estack,a0
subq.l #1,a0
clr.w -(a7)
move.l a0,-(a7)
jsr tios::SymFindPtr
addq.l #6,a7

move.l a0,d0
beq notfound

move.w 12(a0),d0 ;handle of prog in d0
move.w d0,-(a7)
jsr util::exec
addq.l #2,a7
RTS

notfound:
pea pastrouve(pc)

jsr tios::ST_showHelp

clr.l (a7)
clr.w -(a7)
jsr tios::GKeyIn
addq.l #6,a7

RTS

pastrouve dc.b "Program not found",0

end

     12 December 1999, 00:04 GMT


Re: Re: Ti.Fr Releases Kernel for AMS v2.03
billy bob  Account Info

all help is welcome

     12 December 1999, 00:55 GMT

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