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Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Posted on 13 February 1999, 23:34 GMT

The Doors Team has released Doors OS v1.0 for the TI-89 and TI-92 Plus, as well as Doors Explorer v1.9 for the TI-89 and TI-92 Plus. This new version of Doors OS mostly fixes bugs and is no longer in beta. Doors Explorer v1.9 fixes some bugs as well as adds a new setup screen, a new protection function, and a small help file. This should be the final release of both programs.

 


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SMQ and Doors
Snake

Hey, last time I tried to run SMQ through doors, it crashed, and I had to reset my calc. I don't feel like doing that again. My question: are they now compatible with each other? One more: does SMQ use doors' user for savegame?

Snake

     14 February 1999, 19:39 GMT

Re: SMQ and Doors
max

Which version of SMQ?... The problem i've mentionned above occurs with the latest one.

     15 February 1999, 10:53 GMT


Re: SMQ and Doors
Jean CANAZZI
(Web Page)

It seems that it depends of the calc. I tried the first released of SMQ with Plusshell, and was not able to run it, it always gave me the message : "can't find ziplib", although this file WAS on my calc. Then I tried with Doorsos, and it worked fine.

     22 February 1999, 16:53 GMT

Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Derek

this isn't really doors related, but i can't get any games to save, when i exit they erase. Are there any libs i need or what.

     15 February 1999, 04:59 GMT

Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Eugene

Do you get some weird dialog box? I tried linking up with another 89 and sending the games to another calc, kernel, shell, libs and all, but it kept displaying this dialog box when I tried going from the folder main to the workstation in Doors Explorer. I don't remember what it said. And I haven't a clue why it does that. Oh yeah, you don't want me replying to your comments.

     15 February 1999, 07:41 GMT


Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Snake

1.) Sign me up for the ASM petition

2.) In response to the above question, make sure your games are UNarchived. Games such as Slippy and SMQ (i.e. anything that doesn't use DOORS's user.lib) cannot save anything because the game is not currently in RAM. My trick is to unarchive the ones that you're trying to beat high-scores on and archive the rest. Then when you're tired of it, archive it and play another game for a while.

3.) Does the new version of DOORSOS have an unarchive command built-in? this would be very useful...

SNAKE

     15 February 1999, 18:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Eugene

Judging from what Xavier Vassor posted, archive / unarchive is not implemented.

     16 February 1999, 01:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Derek

thanks, i never thought about archiving it.

     18 February 1999, 01:17 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Ender

What I did as far as archived programs go is I made a little basic program that just simply has a pop-up menu with all my games listed under whatever category (arcade, puzze, etc) and when I run it from my program, it will automatically unarchive the program and then archive it again when you finish playing. The only problem is that I end up having to garbage-collect pretty often, but i'm not sure if that's more due to the archiving and unarchiving or more due to the ton of stuff I have on my calculator...

I find it works nice so I can keep my files archived, but can still do the high-score thing and continue features on games like SMQ and Slippy without having to bother unarchiving them every time. If anyone's interested in seeing the program, I'd be happy to send it to you via e-mail...

:) Ender (:

     20 February 1999, 10:37 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Eugene

Now that's a good idea. I think you do garbage collecting because you archive / unarchive so often. Garbage collecting is, I think, analogous to defragging your hard drive.

The thing is, you have to update the program every time you add a new game. :(

     21 February 1999, 19:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Jonah Cohen
(Web Page)

that _would_ be a good idea, except that you are destroying your flash rom every time you do a garbage collection! if you do enough of them, your calculator will lose its archiving functionality, and may stop working altogether.

in sum: archiving too much is BAD

     26 February 1999, 00:58 GMT

Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
James Griffith

This is the BEST OS/shell! I love it. Thanks guys.

     15 February 1999, 21:30 GMT

ASM Petition
Andrew Magness

Sign me up! I've been waiting for TI to release info forever! We should start mailing all the mailing list related w/ 89/92+ and get one going.
BTW did anyone read that on dimension ti about TI's new calc??

     16 February 1999, 00:12 GMT


Re: ASM Petition
Eugene

I oughtta check that out. They said something about it 2 weeks ago.

     16 February 1999, 01:46 GMT

Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Jim Fretz

Is there a FAQ on Doors and how to use it for beginners? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

     17 February 1999, 15:05 GMT

Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Dave

Hey, I really like the stability of the new doors kernel & browser. Because of many improvements over previous versions made, it has a great look & feel now.

Has anyone noticed that the 'protect' function does really weird stuff to variables though? For me, it first clears the name of the var, then when you quit it hides the var from memory, even when the protected files filter is on!

~Dave

     18 February 1999, 23:33 GMT


Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Chris Moultrie
(Web Page)

Yeah, I agree with the stablity part, I've already written to xavier about the (un)protect bug. But I'm sure he wouldn't mind more input....

     18 February 1999, 23:40 GMT

Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Isamu

Hey, can anyone help me. After I installed the latest Flash ROM from www.ti.com's website, I can't play games anymore, is there anyway to be able to install games and not having it crash on you everytime you try to run like tetris ohh this is for the TI-92+, can this new Doors do anything to help.

     18 February 1999, 23:54 GMT


Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Chris Moultrie
(Web Page)

Ummmm....
Well, you will need to re-install the shell...
And re-setting the memory b-4 that might help. I don't see why you installed that anyways, that is the same version that came with your calculator.... Hmmm.. E-mail me with what happens... Kay?
Chris Moultrie

     19 February 1999, 00:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Eugene

You forgot to consider that people may have gotten the TI-92+ module before an update to the original Flash ROM was posted at ti.com. And this is concerning TI-92+s, not 89s.

     19 February 1999, 06:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Doors OS v1.0 and Doors Explorer v1.9 released
Chris Moultrie
(Web Page)

Sorry, I responded to a comment I didn't fully read...I thought it was for the Ti-89, Really sorry about that...
Chris Moultrie

     19 February 1999, 21:49 GMT

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