Projects of the Month: September 2022
Published by TIny_Hacker 2 months, 3 weeks ago (2023-11-28T15:50:13+00:00) | Discuss this article

Here we go again, with another Projects of the Month showcase! [When kg583 wrote this in October,] with September 2022, this almost brings us back to only a year behind. There were an impressive amount of projects worked on this month, so be sure to check out any you feel like you missed back in September. As always, vote for your favorite project completed this month in the poll, and enjoy!

  • AnotherWorldCE: Port of the classic 16-bit game to TI84+CE: Making a re-appearance on the forums after almost a year of inactivity, Zaalane has brought us one of the most impressive projects I’ve seen this year! They’ve written a port of the MS-DOS version of the game Another World, originally written by Éric Chahi. It manages to run very smoothly as well, an added bonus!
  • [84+CE] Block Dude: merthsoft has released his port of the classic TI-83+ and 84+ game, Block Dude! With cute graphics and mind-bending puzzles (some of these levels are really difficult!), it’s the perfect game if you’d like to exercise your brain. If you’ve ever played a past version of the game, you’ll definitely like this new version as well!
  • Board game for the TI-84+ CE: Privacy_Dragon has updated his BoardsCE game (similar to the board game Chutes and Ladders), reducing the size of the file and improving accessibility by adding colored numbers for tiles with effects.
  • BShell, a Hybrid BASIC Shell for the 83+/84+/SE: NoahK has created a shell for the TI-83+/84+(SE) written in Hybrid TI-BASIC. While TI-BASIC itself is very limited, it uses the Doors CS 7.2 libraries to make many features you’d expect in a shell possible. While it hasn’t been uploaded to the archives yet, be sure to give NoahK your encouragement!
  • C8SALT: A CHIP-8 emulator in TI-BASIC for the 83+/84+: Oxiti8 has finally released his TI-BASIC CHIP-8 emulator, which not only works on monochrome 83 and 84+ calculators, but their colored variants as well! He’s also significantly improved it in the release compared to the V0.8.1 Alpha version, with a custom font, multiple bug fixes, and more! Now that it’s been officially released, you’ll find a link to download it and try it for yourself in its forum topic.
  • Calculator Street Racing II: Evolution (TI-84+CE, TI-BASIC): This was the month for Oxiti8, with not one, not two, but four projects! He has completed his second racing game, Calculator Street Racing II: Evolution, written in TI-BASIC for the TI-84+ CE. There have been massive improvements to the game since the original CSRacing, with a better racing engine, graphics, new features, and more! The game is extremely well-thought out and impressive, and is certainly worth a try!
  • Calculator Street Racing: A drag racing game for 84+/CE: Oxiti8 has updated CSRacing Deluxe to include gray roads and some more color variation as well, using some of the techniques he learned from CSRacing II.
  • CEaShell: A Shell for the TI-84+ CE: TIny_Hacker and RoccoLox Programs have started work on a TI-84+ CE shell, written in a mixture of both C and Assembly. It features a focus on ease-of-use and a fresh new design, along with some other expected shell features as well.
  • Celtic BASIC library for the CE: RoccoLox Programs, with assistance from TIny_Hacker, has been working on a creating a version of the Celtic TI-BASIC libraries (written by Iambian) for the TI-84+ CE! It greatly expands the possibilities of vanilla TI-BASIC, using the power of assembly to add graphics capabilities, file management, and more. If you’re a TI-BASIC programmer looking to beef up your programs, this is the tool for you!
  • CEPORT: An on-calc tool for porting TI-BASIC prgms to CE/CSE: His fourth project this month, and the third to reach the poll, Oxiti8 has written a new version of his CEPORT program using the Celtic CE library, which works on the TI-84+ CE! If you’re not already familiar with CEPORT, it’s a utility which can be used to port TI-BASIC programs written for monochrome 83+ and 84+ calculators to the TI-84+CSE and CE, by adjusting for the difference in resolution of the calculator’s screens, which can greatly help with the struggles of TI-BASIC programming for multiple platforms.
  • [84+CE] Dino Puzzle: merthsoft has also begun porting the classic Dino Puzzle game to the CE, with some fresh, colorful graphics as well! It hasn’t been released yet, but he’s made some good progress, so make sure to give him your support!
  • ESP32-S3 powered CAS for the TI 84 Plus CE: Dmalenke has modified the hardware of his calculator by attaching an ESP32-S3 microcontroller, which has allowed him to use it as a co-processor for CAS operations. You can read more about the behind the scenes process in its forum topic!
  • i292i - A new Image conversion program for TI-92/V200: After noticing a lack of programs in the image -> calculator file department, matalog has created a utility which can be used to take images on your computer and convert them to the image files used on 68K calculators, like the TI-92 and Voyage 200. It’s certainly a useful program, so be sure to take a look.
  • MineSweeper (C): ZERICO2005 has created a MineSweeper game for the TI-84+ CE written in C! The graphics are true to the classic game, and the game runs very smoothly as well, along with supporting many different game modes as well! Overall, it’s very well-made and polished, so I highly recommend trying it out!
  • Sonic 2 CE: A port of 8-bit Sonic 2 for the TI-84+ CE (WIP): grubbycoder has begun porting Sonic 2 to the TI-84+ CE, and he’s already made good progress! It’s an ambitious project, so make sure to show the author your support!
  • Super Smash Bros. CE: theflamingninja21’s Super Smash Bros. game has received more development this month, adding same-calc multiplayer!
  • Tiny Jumper 2: RoccoLox Programs has begun work on a sequel to his speed platforming game, Tiny Jumper. New in the sequel is a more polished UI, new secrets, obstacles, and a darker palette!

That’s all for this month! As I said earlier, there were a ton of great projects, so picking which one to vote for might be pretty difficult! Great job to everyone keeping the community alive with your great ideas, and make sure to stay tuned for the next PotM article soon!



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