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  • DOWNLOADING A ROM IMAGE

    An emulator is useless without a ROM (Read Only Memory) image, which contains the software you use to operate the calculator. It's illegal to distribute these ROM image files; you must copy the ROM from your calculator using a link cable. See our Linking section for link cable and link software information.

    Actually downloading a ROM image is tricky, but newer emulator and linking software make the process easier. Below are instructions for obtaining a ROM from each calculator.

    IMPORTANT: Do not ask us, or anyone else, for ROM images. It is illegal to distribute them. The only way to legally obtain a ROM image is to download it from your calculator using the procedures below.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-82 ROM IMAGE

    If you have a TI-Graph Link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Install Ash (ash.zip) on your TI-82.
    3. Send rom82.82p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-82.
    4. Link your TI-82 to your computer.
    5. Run romdump.exe (included with romdump2.zip) on your computer.
    6. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-82's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a homemade serial link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Download and unzip getrom8x.zip.
    3. Install Ash (ash.zip) on your TI-82.
    4. Send rom82.82p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-82.
    5. Link your TI-82 to your computer.
    6. Read readme.txt (included with getrom8x.zip) for information on how to run getrom8x.exe.
    7. Run getrom8x.exe (included with getrom8x.zip) on your computer.
    8. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-82's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a homemade parallel link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Download and unzip dumpxp.zip.
    3. Install Ash (ash.zip) on your TI-82.
    4. Send rom82.82p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-82.
    5. Link your TI-82 to your computer.
    6. Read readme.txt (included with dumpxp.zip) for information on how to run dumpxp.exe.
    7. Run dumpxp.exe (included with dumpxp.zip) on your computer.
    8. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-82's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a USB link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-82 to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-82's ROM to a file on your computer.

    The correct file size for a TI-82 ROM image is 131,072 bytes.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-83 ROM IMAGE

    If you have a TI-Graph Link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Send rom83.83p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-83.
    3. Link your TI-83 to your computer.
    4. Run romdump.exe (included with romdump2.zip) on your computer.
    5. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-83's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a homemade serial link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Download and unzip getrom8x.zip.
    3. Send rom83.83p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-83.
    4. Link your TI-83 to your computer.
    5. Read readme.txt (included with getrom8x.zip) for information on how to run getrom8x.exe.
    6. Run getrom8x.exe (included with getrom8x.zip) on your computer.
    7. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-83's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a homemade parallel link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Download and unzip dumpxp.zip.
    3. Send rom83.83p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-83.
    4. Link your TI-83 to your computer.
    5. Read readme.txt (included with dumpxp.zip) for information on how to run dumpxp.exe.
    6. Run dumpxp.exe (included with dumpxp.zip) on your computer.
    7. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-83's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a USB link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-83 to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-83's ROM to a file on your computer.

    The correct file size for a TI-83 ROM image is 262,144 bytes.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-83 PLUS/TI-84 PLUS ROM IMAGE

    If you have a USB, TI-Graph Link, or homemade serial link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus's ROM to a file on your computer.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-85 ROM IMAGE

    If you have a TI-Graph Link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Install ZShell (zshell.zip) on your TI-85.
    3. Send rom85.85s (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-85.
    4. Link your TI-85 to your computer.
    5. Run romdump.exe (included with romdump2.zip) on your computer.
    6. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-85's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a homemade serial link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Download and unzip getrom8x.zip.
    3. Install ZShell (zshell.zip) on your TI-85.
    4. Send rom85.85s (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-85.
    5. Link your TI-85 to your computer.
    6. Read readme.txt (included with getrom8x.zip) for information on how to run getrom8x.exe.
    7. Run getrom8x.exe (included with getrom8x.zip) on your computer.
    8. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-85's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a homemade parallel link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Download and unzip dumpxp.zip.
    3. Install ZShell (ash.zip) on your TI-85.
    4. Send rom85.85s (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-85.
    5. Link your TI-85 to your computer.
    6. Read readme.txt (included with dumpxp.zip) for information on how to run dumpxp.exe.
    7. Run dumpxp.exe (included with dumpxp.zip) on your computer.
    8. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-85's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a USB link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-85 to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-85's ROM to a file on your computer.

    The correct file size for a TI-85 ROM image is 131,072 bytes.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-86 ROM IMAGE

    If you have a TI-Graph Link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Send rom86.86p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-86.
    3. Link your TI-86 to your computer.
    4. Run romdump.exe (included with romdump2.zip) on your computer.
    5. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-86's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a homemade serial link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Download and unzip getrom8x.zip.
    3. Send rom86.86p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-86.
    4. Link your TI-86 to your computer.
    5. Read readme.txt (included with getrom8x.zip) for information on how to run getrom8x.exe.
    6. Run getrom8x.exe (included with getrom8x.zip) on your computer.
    7. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-86's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a homemade parallel link and DOS or Windows:

    1. Download and unzip romdump2.zip.
    2. Download and unzip dumpxp.zip.
    3. Send rom86.86p (included with romdump2.zip) to your TI-86.
    4. Link your TI-86 to your computer.
    5. Read readme.txt (included with dumpxp.zip) for information on how to run dumpxp.exe.
    6. Run dumpxp.exe (included with dumpxp.zip) on your computer.
    7. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-86's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a USB link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-86 to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-86's ROM to a file on your computer.

    The correct file size for a TI-86 ROM image is 262,144 bytes.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-89 ROM IMAGE

    If you have a USB, TI-Graph Link, or homemade serial link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-89 to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-89's ROM to a file on your computer.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-89 TITANIUM ROM IMAGE

    If you have a USB, TI-Graph Link, or homemade serial link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-89 Titanium to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-89 Titanium's ROM to a file on your computer.

    As an alternative, you may download a TI-89 Titanium ROM image from Texas Instruments' TI-89 Titanium Operating Systems page. Keep in mind that it is illegal to use a TI-89 Titanium ROM image unless you actually own a TI-89 Titanium.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-92 ROM IMAGE

    If you have a TI-Graph Link and Windows:

    1. Download and unzip ti92dump.zip.
    2. Install Fargo II (fargo-0.2.7.1.zip) on your TI-92.
    3. Send ti92dump.92p (included with ti92dump.zip) to your TI-92.
    4. Link your TI-92 to your computer.
    5. Read TI92 Dump.doc (included with ti92dump.zip) for information on how to run ti92dump.exe.
    6. Run ti92dump.exe (included with ti92dump.zip) on your computer.
    7. Run the ROM dumper on your calculator. Your TI-92's ROM will be dumped to a file on your computer.

    If you have a USB link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-92 to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-92's ROM to a file on your computer.

    The correct file size for a TI-92 ROM image is 1,048,576 bytes.

    DOWNLOADING A TI-92 PLUS ROM IMAGE

    If you have a USB, TI-Graph Link, or homemade serial link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your TI-92 Plus to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your TI-92 Plus's ROM to a file on your computer.

    DOWNLOADING A VOYAGE 200 ROM IMAGE

    If you have a USB, TI-Graph Link, or homemade serial link and Windows or Unix:

    1. Download and unzip TILP (Unix version, Windows version).
    2. Link your Voyage 200 to your computer.
    3. Run setup.exe (included with tilp.zip) or build, install, and run tilp (for the Unix tilp.tar.gz file) and use its ROM/operating system dumper to copy your Voyage 200's ROM to a file on your computer.

    As an alternative, you may download a Voyage 200 ROM image from Texas Instruments' Voyage 200 FLASH Downloads page. Keep in mind that it is illegal to use a Voyage 200 ROM image unless you actually own a Voyage 200.

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