What do you guys think about the idea of trying to do a community project? Would you guys be interested?
Yes, I think it would be a good idea, and I would be interested! That's why I brought up the whole "printable wiki" idea as a community project.
It seems you already have an idea? I'd love to hear it, it would give me something to do these holidays.
Would this be software-related or wiki-related? I'd be interested either way, but it would be nice to know what it is ahead of time.
Well, I was thinking something programming related. I don't really have any ideas for games, but I figured creating a game together would be fun.
I would enjoy this alot, I don't know about other people, and it doesn't have to be a game, it could just be a utility or something. We could do some brainstorming at the least.
I was working on a game, but I got bored and never finished it. It's about 10% done if anyone wants to see it :). It's a Galaga type game that you try to shoot the enemy pixels (we could turn into shapes or something) in one of the 3 game modes: Speed, Accuracy, and Full Game. The Full Game idea was never started. Basically I got the menu and that's it. I haven't seen a ton of these games out there, and I think it would be really fun to make.
Maybe (this is just an idea) we can make some sort of online TI-Basic interpreter. I know the second I say this it will become a discussion of possibility. Well, here are my thoughts:
The easiest part should be making the graphscreen work, because it deals with pixels. Text on the graphscreen can be just a bit harder.
The Home Screen, on the other hand, is harder, because the only thing it displays is a special text, which would be hard to implement.
Input, by far, would be the hardest of them all, and we probably would have an onscreen, compacted calculator keyboard.
Again, I know this is pretty ambitious, but it still is an amazing idea.
wouldn't that be like an emulator?
That would be cool. So, like a Java applet or something? We'd need to work on the file format that .8xp is in - opening it in a text editor and looking at it could help some. It would be hard, but when complete, it wold be awesome.
How hard could it be? Hmm, we understand what each command does, so it would be easy to do it. The difficult part would be things like random numbers, matrices and SortA( commands. But even that is not too hard
It would be a long long process though. But that's why it would be a community project!
I think a Java applet would be the best and easiest way to go. All we would need to do when its finished is put it in an IFrame to work in Wikidot.
So it would need to be an open-source project so we could all work on it simultaneously.
Cheers ~ James Kanjo
or we could just use an emulator…
oh, but those need rom images…(which are VERY hard to come by on a ti84)
You're right, this sounds basically like an emulator.
your right… but would that be legal?
after all, thats why ROM images are illegal to distribute, because they are basically the software of the calculator and they want you to have to pay for it.
I think everyone is mis-interpreting the original concept I had. You would have a file. There are two buttons: Download, and Run. Run opens the online interpreter, and will only run the program. When finished, the window the interpreter is in would close, or do something to show you can't use it anymore.
My original idea was that it only run BASIC programs, nothing else.
Maybe I misinterpreted the concept? I thought this was going to be a web-based application.
Do you know of a web-based emulator already?