ticalc.org
Basics Archives Community Services Programming
Hardware Help About Search Your Account
   Home :: Archives :: News :: MirageOS v1.1 Released

MirageOS v1.1 Released
Posted by Eric on 8 November 2000, 21:58 GMT

Word comes my way from Dan Englender that Detached Solutions has released the new version of their popular FLASH shell for the TI-83+, MirageOS v1.1. This version fixes many bugs and adds a few neat features as well.

If you're just itching to find out all the new features and fixes in this release, as I'm sure you all are, go here. If you've been living in a cave for a while and are unfamiliar with MirageOS, check out the MirageOS homepage for more information.

 


The comments below are written by ticalc.org visitors. Their views are not necessarily those of ticalc.org, and ticalc.org takes no responsibility for their content.


THE FIRST COMMENT!
Cpt.Ginyu

So perfection has been improved. (wonder if they could add 83 emulation and remove the memory restriction of 8k like on the 86 with yas or the 89 with the rom patches and kernals). Great job guys.

     8 November 2000, 22:09 GMT

Re: THE FIRST COMMENT!
86er

This looks awesome! I would get it if I had an 83+! I have an 86.

     8 November 2000, 23:33 GMT


Re: THE FIRST COMMENT!
Dan Englender Account Info
(Web Page)

Well, we haven't completely gotten rid of the 8K limit, but we have made some strides to allow larger programs. Programs running under MirageOS can take up all of RAM (~24k) and still run correctly. The actual limit is that they can not have more than 8.8K of program code (the rest must be data). In most programs this works out fine, since program code is generally not more than 8.8K.

The same was true of Ion, it run programs as large as available memory (which was a bit less due to the fact that Ion is situated in RAM instead of ROM). The problem with Ion was that you couldn't use any library calls if your program was larger than the 8.8K. In MirageOS, you can use library calls no matter how large your program is.

So what does all that tech speak mean? It means that while there is still a limit, it doesn't effect most MirageOS programs - small or large.

     9 November 2000, 03:53 GMT

Re: Re: THE FIRST COMMENT!
torrenttrue  Account Info
(Web Page)

Dan,
It's a great OS! There is still one problem though...
If you hide a program(s), when you delete a program in TI-OS, it somehow resets the memory. I forgot to report this bug... I like the changes in 1.1.

     11 November 2000, 04:27 GMT

Re: Re: THE FIRST COMMENT!
Kai  Account Info
(Web Page)

Dude,
Seriously the best calc OS I have ever seen. It is so smooth!

I found one tiny bug. I can't use the insert command any more (on regular calc functions e.g. home screen, program editor).

But I seriously find it so cool, especially that it's so professional because it's flash and all. Really great OS!

     13 November 2000, 10:16 GMT


Re: Re: THE FIRST COMMENT!
86er

When I tried to send MirageOS to a friend's 83+ it said that it had an invalid format. Do I need to choose send to ROM since this is a flash app.?
I use ti graph link.

     21 November 2000, 20:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: THE FIRST COMMENT!
Kai  Account Info
(Web Page)

It's a flash app!

     1 December 2000, 09:26 GMT

Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Hecatomb  Account Info

I hope they fixed a small bug that crashed my calculator every time I tried a new interface. They should keep up the good work and am pleased they take time and plan their updates. This promises to be interesting software.

     8 November 2000, 22:14 GMT

Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Michael Vincent  Account Info
(Web Page)

No wonder Dan Englender had me beta test it last night. :) I didn't think it would be released so soon, though. It's great!

     8 November 2000, 22:55 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
doniguan  Account Info
(Web Page)

i like the new mirage's options, but theres one thing that i dont get. The 82 asm emulation is better, but it still only runs the same 82 games. adn teh loading screen. Whenever i start up mirage, it displays sorting, and then loads. Can get to be anoying...

     9 November 2000, 00:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
(Web Page)

In regard to 82 emulation, I don't know how many, if any, programs it affects, but I can tell you specifically what was fixed:
-Added support for the $1B36 call on the 82.
-Emulated programs between 3232 and 3236 bytes long will now work (they previously crashed).
We'll try to continue to improve emulation, but we were more worried about the more major bugs (like graph screen and sorting crashing) for this release.

We added the "now sorting" message because many people thought that their calculators were frozen when they ran MirageOS because of the long time it takes to intially sort the first time you run MirageOS if you have a lot of programs. If you turn of the auto-sort option, you wont get this message. If it annoys enough people, we'll make it an option in the next version of MirageOS to disable this screen but keep auto-sort on.

     9 November 2000, 00:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Bouncing┬áSoul  Account Info

I'd just like to say that the "Now Sorting" feature is definitely to the benefit of this program. The first two or three days I had Mirage on my old 83+, I kept believing that my calc was locking up - which led me to remove batteries -=constantly=-. Anyways, just like to say that you've done an excellent job, maybe someday you should port your os to the 89 as a doors compatible shell ;)

     9 November 2000, 02:22 GMT

Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
walker567

i first want to say-awesome program/app!!

one question-what does the save the whales option do? i've turned it on and off but there seems to be no difference, maybe its just me :)

will future versions support 83+ tse programs?

     9 November 2000, 02:14 GMT

Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Hexalon

i think they were just having fun coding.

     9 November 2000, 04:49 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Michael Vincent  Account Info
(Web Page)

I already asked Dan Englender, and he refuses to even consider TSE support. I'm glad to see you like TSE, though. I'm working on TSE II, coming soon... (Robin Kay quit after v1.3).

     9 November 2000, 13:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Dan Englender Account Info
(Web Page)

I never said that we'd refuse to consider it. We don't currently have any plans to incorporate TSE, or OS-82, support into MirageOS. If there seems to be enough demand for such support, it may show up in the future, but for the moment that does not seem to be the case.

     9 November 2000, 23:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Michael Vincent  Account Info
(Web Page)

How much demand do you need to have? I would like to see TSE support.

     10 November 2000, 19:48 GMT

Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
aron t  Account Info

May i ask, what's "MirageOS v1.1"???

     9 November 2000, 10:07 GMT

Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Paxl  Account Info

An awsome Shell for the 83+
It are a flash app
That is MirageOS

paxl

     9 November 2000, 14:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
Evan van Hall  Account Info

How do I get mirage?

     22 May 2003, 02:39 GMT


Re: Re: MirageOS v1.1 Released
walker567

check the link in the news article.

summarizing, mirage is a flash app that supports TI-83+ ION programs, Mirage programs, ti-os basic and asm programs. it also allows emulation of TI-82 ASH and CrASH programs. it looks kinda like windows explorer and organizes your programs in folders. it also allows password protection against the app itself and the deletion of programs. thats mirage in a nutshell.

     9 November 2000, 23:43 GMT

1  2  

You can change the number of comments per page in Account Preferences.

  Copyright © 1996-2011, the ticalc.org project. All rights reserved. | Contact Us | Disclaimer