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Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
Posted by Andy on 12 July 2000, 15:33 GMT

David Ellsworth has released the source code to Fargo II. You can obtain it from our file archives. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, Fargo is a shell that allows TI-92 users to run Assembly programs. It features impressive library support, external (and thus replaceable) execution shell (think bash, tcsh, etc.), direct TI-basic command-line execution, and a flexible interrupt-driven hook. The TI-92 was the second calculator for which it was possible to run non-ROM-provided assembly routines. However, the TI-92 required much more alacrity to hack than the TI-85. Regardless, this release should have important uses for all calculator programmers. Kudos to David for sharing his work with the world.

As an aside, David still plans to continue work on Fargo. Unfortunately, in a recent move, his TI-92 Plus went missing.

 


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Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
ajorians  Account Info

I like it when source codes are released. It increases the # of shells available. But the shells are not identical, but become more and more advanced and developed. I sure can't wait to see the source of YAS for the TI-86.

     12 July 2000, 17:18 GMT


Re: Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
amicek  Account Info
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Its unfortunate that he had his calculator stolen. Hopefully, somebody will donate a ROM version to him so he can continue testing. This would be legal as he owned (_owned_) a 92 whatever. I've had my 89 missing for about 5 minutes and my 86 stolen. I recoverd both. My friend has his 86 stolen, he recovered it as well. You just have to know the right people. I just had an 85 dollar watch and a wallet stolen out of a locked locker at the YMCA. I am no longer a member to the Y; Lifetime Fitness rocks! Big screen TVs; but now I'm slipping off topic. Ok, what I was trying to say is there are tons of slugs out there who steal without any moral thought whatsoever. Makes me mad. Hope he gets his calc back.

amicek

     12 July 2000, 19:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
^Andy  Account Info
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roms are easy to find if you look :P

     12 July 2000, 21:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
alex cooke  Account Info

especially in places like my hard drive ;)

     13 July 2000, 02:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
Nathan Haines  Account Info
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His calculator wasn't stolen, he lost it during the move. He *claims* he's looked everywhere, but I doubt it. :P

He has his TI-85, at least (need to talk him into using Usgard, hehe). But he's still looking for his calc.

He also has a copy of the ROM from his calc--and yes, it is illegal to send anyone a copy of the ROM for any reason whatsoever. It says so in the End User License Agreement, which you've agreed to by using the calculator.

     13 July 2000, 06:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
Andy Selle  Account Info
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Yeah, that's the right story. He also has his old TI-92 with the broken link port. Unfortunately, this one doesn't have a TI-92 Plus module (I believe).

     13 July 2000, 17:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
Nathan Haines  Account Info
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Yep. I get to borrow his TI-92 if he finds his lost one. :) I don't know if I get to borrow it before then because I got a TI-89 before I actually had occasion to borrow it, and it seemed somewhat pointless (TI-89 is mostly the same thing).

Well, of course the Plus module is installed in the lost TI-92. That pretty much sucks. I'm bummed.

(But I keep an eye out for the calc every time I visit. Let's keep hoping!)

     14 July 2000, 02:21 GMT


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compman32386  Account Info
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You could use VTI by Rusty Wagner (correct me if I speled his name wrong) with the TI-92 Plus ROM. And it might not be illegal since he cant find the calculator, not like he threw it in the trash or something or purposly got rid of it.

     14 July 2000, 03:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
JaggedFlame Account Info

It's still illegal to send anyone a ROM for any reason whatsoever. It's in some license agreement (you know, the ones you never read)...

     14 July 2000, 04:59 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
Nathan Haines  Account Info
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As I said the first time, it's illegal to send any ROM dump for any reason except for your own personal use.

I think officially we're not even supposed to dump our own ROMs, but TI turns their back on that, as it *does* allow programmers to more quickly develop programs, and we all know that games help sell calculators. But don't hold me to that.

And yes, I know it doesn't matter if you send a ROM to someone who has that calculator. It's illegal anyhow.

     15 July 2000, 09:18 GMT

Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
mmu_man  Account Info
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I'm happy to see David is still with us :)
Hope this release will be useful to the community

     12 July 2000, 17:54 GMT

Re: Ellsworth Releases Fargo Source
Hexalon

this should help with the new open source ROM.

     12 July 2000, 18:40 GMT

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