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Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Posted by Nick on 30 April 2000, 20:55 GMT

This came out about a week ago, but a combination of my being away for the weekend and some other events have prevented me from posting on it until now. Robin Kay, heretofore unknown to the calculator world, has released TSE v1.3 for the 83 Plus. Ion support is included. Some imperfections exist in the Ion emulation, but this is still definitely worth checking out to see if you might like it.

Also, directories for TSE-only programs have been added to the file archives, such as TI-83 Plus Assembly Games (TSE).

 


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Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
CompJosh  Account Info
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Robin Kay works for me at intercalc.org where we will have TSE as one of our featured programs. He has worked really hard on this. I hope it becomes as popular as ION and has many programs ported to it.

     30 April 2000, 21:30 GMT

Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Jeff Chai  Account Info

I like TSE. It's really neat. Multitasking is an interesting concept on a calculator. Problem is, just about how many programs can you run at a time on 24k of RAM? Depending on what you run, not much. But hey, it's cool. But if you really want good games, get a TI-89. It's good for math, games, ...just about everyting.

     30 April 2000, 23:06 GMT


Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Kilehowl  Account Info
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This is great! you can store all the games that will fit on the calculator in archive and play them just by archiving the ram-games and unarchiving the 1 you want to play. with ion you would have to exit out to do all of this. this shell will rock!

     3 May 2000, 07:07 GMT

Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
aznsage  Account Info
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TSE should be a great add-on to my TI-83 Plus. Since it has the capabilty to emulate Ion and TSE, I should be able to use Asm files in those forms more effitiently.

     30 April 2000, 22:38 GMT


Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Robin Kay  Account Info
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Unfortualy there are currently several problems with the ION Emulation shell. However, I'm working to fix these and hopefully we'll have seamless emulation in v1.4.

--Robin Kay--

     30 April 2000, 23:01 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Try emailing joewing@calc.org about it.. he might be interested in helping you in this.

Then again, I don't know Joe that well :)

--BlueCalx

     30 April 2000, 23:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Robin Kay  Account Info
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I've already exchanged a breif dialog with Joe. W on the A83 mailing list. I know of all the flaws in the emulation, it's just that it'll take me a while to fix them. I need to implement new entry points into the kernel so that I can share some code with the TSE program loader.

--Robin Kay--
P.S. I have released updated versions of some TSE programs but they are not in the ticalc.org archives yet.
P.P.S. (To Nick) I thought you were going to post that article I sent you as well.

     1 May 2000, 00:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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ACKPTH!

That got lost in The Archive(TM).. a little folder that contains 10,000 or so little emails.

I'll try to drag it up :)

--BlueCalx

     1 May 2000, 02:01 GMT

Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Cigamit  Account Info
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I think they should have mentioned the fact that it has co-operative task switching for programs written directly for TSE. You can run one program, stop in the middle of it, run another, then switch back to the original right were you left off.

     30 April 2000, 23:30 GMT


Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
michael billiards

woah....multi tasking....switching between programs....woah, thats sweet. ive looked at tutorials for asm, and my jaw dropped and i went back to my basic. how does someone do this? maybe someone could make a shell like this for an 83, like a multi-tasking ION (which is my favorite shell). that would be cool. and oh yeah, cigamit, how are Cuendillar and Tuake coming along?

     1 May 2000, 01:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Cigamit  Account Info
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They both are coming along slowly, since I have a few other projects that I'm working on too.

With Cuendillar, a few bugs are holding me back from finishing all the people in the towns. Anywhere after the 8th town, if you talk to someone, it crashes :) After I fix this, I am thinking about completely rewriting the drawing routine also, since I have found a good sprite clipping routine, instead of using my fake one.

On Tuake, I have a fast engine that does walls up to 5 spaces away (one small bug) but I think that still isnt what I want. So I'm going to completely redo it and write my own line routines (I was using sprites before if you couldnt tell) . I'm theorizing on a true 360 scrolling engine. The concept is fairly easy and I will be able to integrate it into my wall filling (texturing) routine without much problem. This will give it more of the feel of Quake. Rooms will still have straight edges but this is just because curved rooms would make the game a lot slower and this is not the direction I want to head.

Well anyways, you can find a screen shot of both on the web page under Projects (They haven't been updated in a while).

     1 May 2000, 19:06 GMT

Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
acr34  Account Info
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Once Robin adds modules, (maby compatable with ones for ion?), this will be the best shell ever. I also think it is eaiser to code for, as writeback is much eaiser.

     30 April 2000, 23:39 GMT


Re: Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
MMfan  Account Info
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I really hope this guy adds one that'll allow you to TELL HOW MUCH MEMORY IS LEFT ON THE CALC!!!!

     4 May 2000, 02:44 GMT

Re: Robin Kay Releases TSE v1.3
Michael Vincent  Account Info
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I'm surprised I can still reply to such an old news article. I took over TSE after Robin Kay announced he was abandoning the project. TSE II will be released soon, with many new features.

     20 December 2000, 13:34 GMT

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