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Posted by Nick on 2 February 2000, 03:13 GMT

Icarus Productions has given me a great present for my birthday--albeit unwittingly :). For all you TI-86 fans out there (such as myself), you'll be pleased to know that Clem Vasseur has released Ion86, a great new program that emulates TI-83 Ion programs on your 86. Matthew Shepcar helped out by writing the .COM file included that converts the Ion programs to a compatible .86s format, and also by providing the TI-83 emulation core from Rascall. Thanks a ton to Clem and Matt for providing a great new program for all the 86-philes.

 


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Money
MarkosLJ  Account Info

Just a silly question... How much does a TI83, TI83+, TI86, TI89 cost out there in the States?? Here in Europe I think they're a lot more expensive... Thanks

     5 February 2000, 19:16 GMT


Re: Money
Joe S  Account Info

I think the 83 costs about $90, the 83+ $95, the 86 $110, and the 89 at $150

     5 February 2000, 21:19 GMT


Re: Re: Money
MarkosLJ  Account Info

Thanks man. Oh, I got a 89 for just under 150$ here so it is very similar...

TI RULEZ!!!!

     5 February 2000, 23:51 GMT

Re: Ion86
Alapanamo  Account Info

Hmmm...I wonder if, similar to the 68K program NEcalc, it would be possible to store 83 (or for that matter 85/82) programs on the 86 and then send them to the corresponding calculator?...

     5 February 2000, 21:58 GMT

I'm out
Causeofdeath  Account Info

you guys are a fags.
i'm really getting sick of this ti community bull shit.
all you guys do it say how retarded one guy is for saying what he sees to be true.
i think that games for calculators suck just about as much as wasting time to put them on and play them.

I sick of this. this will be the last time i ever download any asm game from any ti site.

oh yeah, and i like this one, "don't critisize the programmer, they did their best..." that's a great excuse for a sucky program. i'd just as some write progs for anything i need in basic. and not screw with poorly written asm or even basic programs. i don't need you specialized asm games and shit.

just so the "community" knows, i'm out. i tired of this not stop 1st grade bichering.

causeofdeath@hotmail.com
ps, it is the programmers fault.

     6 February 2000, 01:58 GMT

Re: I'm out
Jeff Meister  Account Info

Your loss.

- Jeff

     6 February 2000, 02:17 GMT


Re: I'm out
ikecam  Account Info
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I assure you that no one will miss you.

     6 February 2000, 18:25 GMT


Re: Re: I'm out
Causeofdeath  Account Info
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i assure you you're gay.

     6 February 2000, 22:40 GMT

Re: Re: Re: I'm out
ikecam  Account Info
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<sarcasm>Thanks for that intellegent remark concerning the sexuality of someone you've never met. I always thought I was straight, but I guess I'm wrong, since you assured me otherwise.</sarcasm>

Go away, jackass.

     6 February 2000, 23:05 GMT

Re: Re: Re: I'm out
Jeff Meister  Account Info

He's gay? What about you... what did you expect when you flame calculator stuff on a calculator message board... positive replies? Get a life... somewhere far away from me.

- Jeff

     8 February 2000, 01:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: I'm out
Etec  Account Info
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Even though ikecam has been getting the one of the leaders in insulting me, I have to say, that remark was completely uncalled for. Saying that someone has a certain sex prefrence, that you don't even know, is just sick, ticalc is not that type of site.

P.S. Anyone insults me on this comment better prepare to have your computer crash. I'll pingflood your computer with Linux.

     8 February 2000, 03:40 GMT

Re: Ion86
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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OK, maybe I can be the voice of reason. Here's the main thing.

1) The ti86 is more expensive.
2) The ti86 can do more stuff.
3) The ti86 menu system is harder for newbies but much faster once you work out how to use it.
4) You can fit a decent backlight on the ti86. That makes the screen much easier to read.
5) Both calculators have bad cases.
6) FLASH chews up batteries.
7) It's easier to make an expander for the ti86 than the ti83.
8) The ti89/ti92s are banned in tests in the UK.
9) The ti86 is upgradable.
10) The ti86 can be a ti83.

I have used both calculators. I found the ti83 easier to use but the ti86 is much more powerful (in terms of ready-written stuff - the processor is only 0.16MHz faster).

You have the right to choose. The ti86 has more games (and emulates other calculators). The ti86 has a higher screen resolution. The 16 byte screen is equal to 2^4.

Please calm down, and if you have to flame me at least don't do it in uppercase.

Ciaran McCreesh

     6 February 2000, 11:21 GMT

Re: Re: Ion86
The_Professor  Account Info
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What do you mean by "Both calculators have bad cases"?

     6 February 2000, 15:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ion86
Ciaran McCreesh  Account Info
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I don't particularly like either of the cases. The worst calculator (IMHO of course) is the ti80 (the screen is illegible). The ti82s and ti83s are also pretty poor. The ti83+, ti85, ti86 and ti89 are all usable, although they are a bit tacky. I haven't used a ti92 but they look sweet.

A nice case is on the PalmVII (yes I have got one, no I don't use it).

Ciaran

     7 February 2000, 20:08 GMT

Re: Re: Ion86
The_Professor  Account Info
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One thing I just thought of, along the line of more features in the 86.
The 92+, 89, 86, 85, and 73 all have the built-in ability to do english/metric unit conversions. This is just another advantage the 86 has over the 82, 83, and 83+. I won't even go into the 89's unit system, everyone knows (or should know) that nothing is more advanced than the 89 (except for the 92+)

     8 February 2000, 02:08 GMT


Re: Re: Ion86
Etec  Account Info
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What ever, I'll stop here

     8 February 2000, 03:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ion86
Etec  Account Info
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I have been calm, you really can't tell how calm someone by text. I am just stating the fact that people need to stop cutting down the 83+. The 83+ can actually do a lot more then it was designed for, 2mhz faster processer then the 83, they kept it so similar to the 83 so it would be easier to upgrade to.

     8 February 2000, 21:58 GMT

Re: Ion86
Spellbound_Magi  Account Info

I just think most of yell need to get a real life. And who cares that a ti-86 can emulate ion83 programs besides ti-83+ owners, I think its a waste of time to complan about it when one of yell ti-83+ people could be attempting to make a emulator for the it-86 programs

     6 February 2000, 18:14 GMT

Re: Re: Ion86
Nikku-kun Account Info

>And who cares that a ti-86 can emulate ion83 programs >besides ti-83+ owners,
Well, I think 86 owners would be at least mildly interested in it ...

>I think its a waste of time to >complan about it when one of yell ti-83+ people could >be attempting to make a emulator for the it-86 >programs
Yeah. now *that* would work wonders. You wouldn't even be able to see the whole screen. ^_^

-nik

     6 February 2000, 21:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Ion86
ikecam  Account Info
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LOL. Well said. :-)

     6 February 2000, 23:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Ion86
Etec  Account Info
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>And who cares that a ti-86 can emulate ion83 programs >besides ti-83+ owners,
Well, I think 86 owners would be at least mildly interested in it ...

Some are intrested

>I think its a waste of time to >complan about it when one of yell ti-83+ people could >be attempting to make a emulator for the it-86 >programs
Yeah. now *that* would work wonders. You wouldn't even be able to see the whole screen.

I only came on this board because a lot of 86rs are always saying someting sucks when they don't even know if it is true. Anyone here who uses this emulator and says the 83 or 83+ sucks sucks themselves.

Anyway, I'm not going to say anything negative unless someone insults me, the 83(+), or the Macintosh.

     8 February 2000, 22:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Ion86
Nikku-kun Account Info

Hey Etec. Check what type of calculator I own. Can you see that I do NOT own a 86, or an 89, or even a TI-80? no. I own an 83 Plus. Why would I diss ... oh. Yeah. Because it really *does* suck. You see? An unbiased opinion, from someone who uses it daily. Once I get enough money for it, I'm getting a (surprise!) HP 49. Why, you ask? Because HP calcs r00l, to coin a phrase. Anyway, it will stop all the game beggars around my school.

-nik, the po'd and about-to-slam-his-calc-into-a-wall

     10 February 2000, 20:35 GMT


WRONG SITE BOZO
da86guy Account Info
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<FLAMEBAIT!!!!!!>
WHAT THE HE** ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ON A TI-MESSAGE BOARD? HPCALCS?CLICK ON THE WEB PAGE LINK TO GO TO THE RIGHT SIDE.

AND DONT COME BACK!
</flamebait>

     11 February 2000, 17:46 GMT


Re: WRONG SITE BOZO
Nikku-kun Account Info

flamebait seen, but rejected ... thanks for the offer :P

-nik, who is looking at hpcalc.org

     12 February 2000, 03:11 GMT


Re: Re: Ion86
Etec  Account Info
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Its impossible to make an 86 emulator for the 83+, screen resolution, unless you install a better screen and change the system.

Also, by some of you people, including you (from the way you sound), getting a life by your definition would mean the world would never evolve. Some people act like programers or technical assistants have no life. Without them, some of you wouldn't even be alive.

     8 February 2000, 22:12 GMT

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