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Review by  Bayley Wang
Reviewed on 2010-03-15
There was a day when Virtual TI was not only the best calculator emulator, it was the only emulator outside of TI's official SDK. However, this is no longer the case. These days, VTI is outdated and outclassed by nearly all of the other TI emulators (it doesn't even have FlashApp support!). People should try other emulators out there, such as WabbitEmu, TilEm, PindurTI, or TIEmu (for 68k emulation).

Rating: 3/10. Should be a 1 out of 10 because of all those other emulators out there, but +2 for historical value. I strongly recommend you use something else (WabbitEmu is an excellent choice).

Review by  Eric Sun
Reviewed on 2004-11-22
Suitability: 10/10 Great functionality.
Ease-Of-Use: 10/10 Easy to use; has setup wizard too.
Overall: 10/10 A must-have for all TI users.

Ever since its first beta version, Virtual TI has made a significant impact on the way calculators are used and programmed. Even though its features paled in comparison to today's Virtual TI, it astounded the TI world with its usability and creativity

Today, Virtual TI is a complete solution for calculator users; it can now emulate all TI-8x and 9x calculators with a link port. It is extremely easy to use, and the name is no misnomer: there is actually a Virtual TI on your screen, complete with a clickable bitmap of the calculator.

In addition to simply emulating calculators, Virtual TI can dump roms, do virtual linking, and even take screenshots of programs. Perhaps best of all, VTI contains a great debugger for programmers who want to test their assembly programs on the computer instead of the calculator.

If you haven't already, I strongly encourage you to give VTI a try. Since its first versions, it has vastly improved, and it is definitely worth your time to test it out.

Review by  David Tolnay
Reviewed on 2004-06-09
“VTI” is a great program for anyone who ever wants to send a Basic or ASM file to their calculator, but doesn't know if it's worth it. You simply save a copy of the program, then send it to VTI and check it out! Unfortunately, the “unarchive” function doesn't work on the TI-83 Plus, nor does the group function (this causes an ERR:MEMORY when you try to view the memory menu on the TI-83 Plus). Sorry, I don't own any other calculator!

Overall, “VTI” is very user friendly, and I would say that it is the best emulator out there!

Review by  Kerm Martian
Reviewed on 2004-01-26
If you use TI calculators, program TI calculators, or even have heard of TI calculators, you need this program. It is a full-featured calculator emulator for all models, complete with clickable bitmap keyboard and sound capabilities. The built-in Virtual Link even lets you start two instanced of Virtual TI and connect them to test two-player link port programs. It is especially useful for assembly programmers; if a program you are testing freezes, simply revert to saved state; if you were using a real calculator, your RAM would be cleared. I recommend this strongly to anyone with an interest, however minuscule, in graphing calculators.

Review by  Ted Anderson
Reviewed on 2004-01-25
This is a very versatile program that can be used to run very useful programs on the PC platform, as well as being there (with memory) when it is needed to perform an advanced calculation on a computer while a document is typed, etc. This could be (and probably is) very useful to people who need a PC and a TI calculator, and who cannot carry both around on a trip or a field excursion, or who need the advanced features of the calc's statistics analysis but want to record the data in question and edit it on their laptop. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Flash Apps, newer link software, or the newer calculators. Overall, probably the best calc emulator out there, basically because of the huge limitations of the TI version.

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