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IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Posted by Nick on 19 February 2000, 05:21 GMT

Chicken ShootWarning: This news item contains words that nobody would even think of using in daily conversation.
When you thought the concept of the Windows .HLP file couldn't get any cooler, Matt Hernandez had to shock and discredit you. IonGuru v1.0 is a nifty little help file thingy that should help newbies get better acquaintanted with programming for the TI-83 (and 83 Plus)'s Ion shell. It also includes a lot of nifty-doodle utilities that you can use to compile and toy with your creation(s).
Chicken Shoot is another equally zip-zop-zabulous game from Harper Maddox. You have to shoot chickens as fast as possible. It's a pretty straightforward game. Harper tells you to "shoot in the opposite direction of the chicken" but I doubt there's any validity to that statement *g*. This should be bug-free. Grab it for the 82 (CrASH), the 83 (SOS and Ion), and the 83 Plus (Ion).

 


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Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Hieu-Trung Le  Account Info
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Cool, I always wished something would come out so that I can easily program in ION. This is great!!!

btw, first comment (or could be second or third if some other guy got here first ^_^

     19 February 2000, 05:33 GMT


Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
amicek  Account Info
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This is very cool and I am glad the TI community gets lots of news to keep it alive. Anyways I have 2 urgent question about my 89 and I hope somebody here can help because I have a math test coming up here...

1.) When I do something like 2/9 on the homescreen, the 89 returns "2/9" - Why is this and do I have to solve all of these things like an equation to get a decimal answer?

2.) Are cube roots possible? This calc was $170 so I would hope they are possible.

I would greatly appreciate a reply from anyone who knows the answers to these questions!

amicek

     21 February 2000, 17:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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To do cube roots you can do (for example):

x^(1/3)

There's probably an nth root function somewhere, I haven't used a ti89 for years.

Ciaran

     21 February 2000, 19:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Nth roots, AFAIK, do not exist on the 89.
Use fractional powers. Real men use fractional powers.
Heck, I do! :)

--BlueCalx

     23 February 2000, 04:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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>Real men

Axycer knows all about that, doesn't she?

Ciaran

     24 February 2000, 19:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Roland Vassallo  Account Info
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The 89 has symbolic manipulation capabilities. It returns the exact value of an expression and will simplify. For example, if you typed 4/18 it would return 2/9. To get an approximation for 2/9 use the diamond key before pressing enter. If you'll notice, above the enter key in green is the approximation sybmol.

And for the cube root, I'm not aware of an xth root function, what the other guy said about raising a number to (1/x) works great though. And remember, for decimal approximations you need to use [diamond] [enter].

     21 February 2000, 21:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
amicek  Account Info
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Wow thanks a lot guys! I really appreciate the help!

amicek

     23 February 2000, 01:22 GMT

Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Robert Maresh  Account Info
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Great Job, Matthew! I always liked the ASMGURU tutorial by James Matthews, so I'm sure this new help file you wrote will help everyone. Also, btw, I redid the Kevtiva Calculator Page, so anyone who wants to, click on the link by my name, and then Click on Spleenworks.

Matt - More on that ID XXXX Secret this weekend.

Bob Maresh

     19 February 2000, 05:50 GMT

Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Reno  Account Info

how much total memory does the TI-83 have? (total memory and user-available memory)

     19 February 2000, 05:52 GMT


Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
The_Professor  Account Info
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The 83 has 27k user available RAM

The 83+ has 24k user available RAM and 160k user available FLASH ROM

I don't know how much total, it is not on TI's "Graphing Calculator Comparison" chart - www.ti.com/calc/docs/gmtrx.htm It probalbly says on the package of the 83/83+ how much total memory there is (It does for the 86), but I don't have the packages scince I don't have an 83/83+.

     19 February 2000, 14:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
EvanMath

I believe the 83 has 32K of RAM and 64K of ROM.

     19 February 2000, 15:44 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Reno  Account Info

so what's up with this program called "mem adder"? Is it a compressing tool to give the so-called "6x more memory"?

     19 February 2000, 21:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
ComputerWiz  Account Info
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good question.. seems like a load of bull to me, but if i could find my bros calc id try it out

     19 February 2000, 22:12 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Ben Lukens  Account Info
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As far as I can tell, all it actually does is print out a bogus "Check RAM..." list. The real list doesn't change at all, so I assume it's just a prank.

     20 February 2000, 02:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
ComputerWiz  Account Info
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yea it is a load of bull id dit the same to me
i didnt quite trust it in the first place but your right thats all it does

     20 February 2000, 14:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Free_Bird Account Info
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No it has 256 KB ROM. Strangely, it doesn't feature nearly as much ROM calls as the 86.

     19 February 2000, 22:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Roland Vassallo  Account Info
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The 83/83+ has 256kb of ROM? That can't be right, the 89's ROM is only 64kb and ...its the 89...way more graphical, many more functions and stuff. Also, the processor is much more complex. I am pretty sure that there is only 32 or 64kb of ROM on the 83. 32k user ram, about 27 available at any one time.

     21 February 2000, 21:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
David Phillips  Account Info
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Amazing how many people reply when they have no idea what they are talking about...

82: 32k RAM, 128k ROM
83: 32k RAM, 256K ROM
83+: 32k RAM, 512k ROM (Flash)
85: 32k RAM, 128k ROM
86: 128k RAM, 256k ROM
89: 256k RAM, 2m ROM (Flash)
92: 128k RAM, 1m ROM
92+: 256k RAM, 2m ROM (Flash)

     21 February 2000, 22:02 GMT

Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
alex cooke  Account Info
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I am so happy! I've been waiting for Chicken Shoot and Ion tutorial for the 83 plus forever! Hurray!

     19 February 2000, 14:18 GMT


Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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Lets see:

Psycologist: What is your main ambition in life?

Patient: All I've ever wanted to do with my life is shoot chickens on my calculator. Now I've done that I can die happy.

Do you really enjoy shooting chickens? Is it really that exciting? I mean, is it really your main ambition in life?

OK, it's pretty funny, but I'm being cynial at the moment (as usual).

Ciaran McCreesh

     20 February 2000, 11:14 GMT


Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
alex cooke  Account Info
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You see, i don't find friendly "bickering" like that. I don't mind that he was just playing around. That's the problem with this community. People get to defensive.

     20 February 2000, 15:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: IonGuru and Chicken Shoot
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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I agree totally.

Ciaran

     21 February 2000, 19:50 GMT

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