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Choice Votes   Percent
Yes, I would write calculator programs for charity 112 43.6%   
Yes, I would buy calculator programs for charity 5 1.9%   
Yes, I would do both! 22 8.6%   
Interesting idea, I'm not sure 63 24.5%   
No, I have no interest 27 10.5%   
It depends on the charity 28 10.9%   

Survey posted 2006-08-21 02:30 by Jon.

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Re: Would you write or buy calculator programs for charity?
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Survey idea by <samnsparky@aol.com>

Reply to this comment    21 August 2006, 02:32 GMT

Re: Re: Would you write or buy calculator programs for charity?
Brian Clymer  Account Info

Ok, are we talking about homeless people here or something. What charity is this about. And why do the people at the charity have TI-xx graphing calculators. This question is well, full of questions.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2006, 02:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Would you write or buy calculator programs for charity?
ChaosTheory  Account Info

I think the point is you write/buy programs, and the money made by selling the programs to people is given to some charity.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2006, 04:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Would you write or buy calculator programs for charity?
Person Dude  Account Info
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Agreed.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2006, 13:04 GMT


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Brian Clymer  Account Info

Ok that's sounds about right. But not many people are going to buy games for a calculator. Unless it's like a new breakthrough. (i.e. color or touch sensetive program) which will never happen anyway without modifications to the calc itself. So I'm doughting any money will be raised.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2006, 15:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Would you write or buy calculator programs for charity?
calcguru13 Account Info

well if you advertise its for charity, some people will probably buy it just to help the charity, not necessarily for the program. Just like people go to overpriced charity refreshment stands, not just because they want the goods, but to help a less fortunate person out.

However, I'm sure the program WOULD have to be decent, like phoenix like quality or very useful.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2006, 21:17 GMT


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Person Dude  Account Info
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I loath Phoenix!!!!!!!!!!!! Phantom Star is WAY WAY better!

Reply to this comment    22 August 2006, 01:38 GMT

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Lewk Of Serthic  Account Info

Communist!

Reply to this comment    22 August 2006, 13:35 GMT

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burntfuse  Account Info
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The graphics are definitely better, and the game is too in some ways... The thing is, I wouldn't pay for either of them, or for almost any calc game at all, because the quality varies so much. I wouldn't actually spend money on a game until I'd tried it out, and, well, to try it out I'd have to pay first.

Reply to this comment    22 August 2006, 20:05 GMT

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Person Dude  Account Info
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My view exactly!

Reply to this comment    23 August 2006, 15:38 GMT

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DeathHat Productions  Account Info
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Phantom star doesn't support external levels and therefore... wait, what was this poll about again?

Reply to this comment    4 September 2006, 21:31 GMT


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Vincent Jünemann  Account Info
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Phantom Star _DOES_ support external levels :O

Reply to this comment    4 October 2006, 10:36 GMT


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jhamm Account Info

i agree, i wouldn't spend money for calculator game. one reason i like calculators so much, is as far as i know, all calculator games are free.

Reply to this comment    14 September 2006, 23:21 GMT

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Atomfitz  Account Info

Phantom Star all the way brotha!

Reply to this comment    3 October 2006, 19:55 GMT


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Klitch Account Info

Phoenix does have a little too many versions, but I think that if you sell something like zDoom, which was worth a quick buck, you could potentially raise some money. The only trick is to manage to ID a calc so if you send it to someone else it won't work. I've been working on it, but the only way is to get a Windows tool to send it and tweak some byte in the Flash ROM that if it is not a certain value, it will not run. Of course, if you did a backup it would send your ROM too, but its more effecient than free sending. Just thought I'd chime in. Bytheway, Phantom Star IS way better than Phoenix.

Reply to this comment    5 October 2006, 23:21 GMT


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Mr.Z  Account Info
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See link for color on a stock TI-86. It involves stressing the LCD in a similar manner to poking it with your finger (or the blue lines program) would. That said, most people who have run the program claim it does nothing (except for about 3 people), so I guess it is not yet to the level required for a game - especially not one worth money.

Reply to this comment    22 August 2006, 14:02 GMT


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Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

Doesn't that ruin the screen?

Reply to this comment    24 August 2006, 20:38 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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It probably depends on how hard and how often you do it.

Reply to this comment    24 August 2006, 22:57 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Sounds good, except not many people would buy the games. Doing the same with PC games would probably make a lot more money for the homeless people or whatever.

Reply to this comment    21 August 2006, 14:43 GMT


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Snave2000  Account Info

It's an interesting idea, but I don't see why people would start buying games, when, up to this point, practically all games were available for download free of charge. Not that I have anything against charities, but I know I wouldn't pay for calculator games...

Reply to this comment    21 August 2006, 17:30 GMT


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whitetigerninja27 Account Info

I agree. I'd be all for creating programs for charity, but I know I'd never pay for them, so why try to force it onto people?

Reply to this comment    26 August 2006, 15:37 GMT


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yellowPig Account Info

I feel the same way.

Although I have sold a few programs before....

Reply to this comment    27 August 2006, 02:06 GMT


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burntfuse  Account Info
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Well yeah, if you sold a couple games or calc services (like installing the newest OS) in math class, I'm sure you could make a few bucks, but doing it on a larger scale is the problem, as you probably know.

Reply to this comment    27 August 2006, 14:07 GMT

Re: Re: Would you write or buy calculator programs for charity?
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I would have just used "Sam" Jon.

<3

Reply to this comment    8 September 2006, 20:45 GMT


Under new (mis)management?
Yoshiro (Mark) Aoki  Account Info

Is ticalc.org under new management from what it was a couple of years back? I have never seen them leave broken downloads on their site before, for weeks after notification. And not reply to any emails regarding same.

My program has a broken download certificate, and they just let almost 200 people download it to their calculators anyway knowing this and having my update for over a week now.

I would rather my program be removed from this site than to be in such custody.

Reply to this comment    10 November 2006, 00:28 GMT


Re: Under new (mis)management?
MrTrombone13  Account Info

Are you crazy or something? hahahahahahahahaha
Why post that here? That has nothing to do with this topic. Good job!

Reply to this comment    26 November 2006, 20:42 GMT


Re: Re: Under new (mis)management?
Yoshiro (Mark) Aoki  Account Info
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No choice. There is no way to create topics on this site to discuss such matters.
If there were, you would advise such, rather than waste everyone’s time, right?
But there isn’t, so you are left with just being an ass.
Unless there is a way, but you default to being an ass anyway.
So either way slice it, you’re an ass.
Good job.

Reply to this comment    16 December 2006, 19:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Under new (mis)management?
Wesley Porter  Account Info

I agree with you. I am aware of the chat options, but it would be awesome if there was a chatroom here. It would help me a ton for programming help. =)

Reply to this comment    6 January 2007, 06:41 GMT

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