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Rockbox Development => New Ports => Topic started by: axlgreasetires on August 18, 2006, 10:32:57 AM

Title: TI Graphing Calculators
Post by: axlgreasetires on August 18, 2006, 10:32:57 AM
How about making a OS for TI Graphing Calculators.

That would be sweet to be able to, In the middle of math class start playing doom.  I don't think my calc has much memory though.
Title: Re: Odd Idea
Post by: ilikedirt on August 18, 2006, 11:16:41 AM
yeah, odd ^^
Title: Re: Odd Idea
Post by: midgey on August 18, 2006, 12:18:24 PM
You can already play a Doom clone on the TI-83(click here) (http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/238/23843.html) and similar clones on the 86 and 89. Search around ticalc; there's plenty of games to keep you busy.
Title: Re: TI Graphing Calculators
Post by: Llorean on August 18, 2006, 03:00:37 PM
Seriously, how is an open source MP3 player firmware suited to calculators at all?

Also, please read the posting guidelines, especially regarding descriptive Topics.
Title: Re: TI Graphing Calculators
Post by: axlgreasetires on August 26, 2006, 03:35:02 PM
Yeah that was stupid.  Thanks for the calcDooM link.
Title: Re: TI Graphing Calculators
Post by: NPswimdude500 on August 26, 2006, 08:11:28 PM
There's only a certain amount those calculators can do.

And we wouldn't want rockbox to be responsible for a sudden downturn in your math average...
Title: Re: TI Graphing Calculators
Post by: neilt6 on September 07, 2006, 11:13:53 AM
I try to ignore people who think that MultiMedia Player firmware can be ported to a Calculator. >:(

P.S In case anyone hasn't noticed the TI-83+ calculators use a monochrome display with a terrible refresh rate!


(Post Edited: Unnecessarily aggressive)
Title: Re: TI Graphing Calculators
Post by: BigMac on September 10, 2006, 05:39:39 PM
I take great offense to your post. As a calculator programmer that is a generalization. If it blurred that was poor coding on the owners behalf. I know several games for varying platforms that are amazing. How dare you say that and shame on you.
Keep ROCKing on!
Title: Re: TI Graphing Calculators
Post by: L on September 11, 2006, 02:02:00 PM

I try to ignore stupid people who think that MultiMedia Player firmware can be ported to a Calculator. >:(

P.S In case anyone hasn't noticed the TI-83+ calculators use a monochrome display with a terrible refresh rate! HOW THE HECK CAN YOU PLAY A GAME WHEN EVERYTHING BLURRS EVERYTIME YOU MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


People are going to ignore you with the first 6 words you typed.
Title: Re: TI Graphing Calculators
Post by: Darth Android on November 05, 2006, 02:40:14 PM
To throw some numbers in:

The Ti-84+SE has only 2.5 mb of flash and 24kb of RAM.
The TI-83+ has less than 1mb of flash and 24kb of RAM.
Now, what music you can fit into that, is not decodable in realtime on a 6mhz (83+) or 15mhz (83+se through 84+se) using an mp3 or ogg codec. (At least not at any bitrate worth listening to).

To neilt6:
I personally play a game called Desolate which uses flickerless 4-level grescale and animated tiles.
If you don't feel like creating your own games which do not have the side effect you do not like and yet still want to play games, perhaps you should invest in a gameboy or psp and use the calculator for *gasp* calculations in math class?

On a side note - That blur is the only thing which makes grescale possible on a monochrome display (older ipods, ti-calculators, etc.)