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Olivier Miclo Provides AMS v2.00 Screenshots
Posted by Nick on 22 October 1999, 23:41 GMT

Olivier Miclo provided me with the linkage to a page he created and put on his 89/92+ page containing simply FANTASTIC new screenshots regarding AMS v2.00. If this is a hoax, it would seem pretty darn elaborate, so I'm buying it for the time being (this means you should, too :) ). It has a LOT of new features, including the ability to "open" and "close" folders a la Windows Explorer, the ability to manage FLASH apps separately via the VAR-LINK and the ability to reset individual parts of the memory (i.e. the user RAM or the archive, or both). There's also another menu in APPS added for FLASH applications. Another really important thing - for all those French programmers out there, you also get the ability to display all of the TI-89 stuff in either language! Finally, a new application for the TI-92 Plus for Geometry will come built-in, and the CATALOG will have many new features. This will be revolutionary. Well, more so. :)


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Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
Reddog  Account Info

ok, i can think of one definate thing that would be great if this guy who is making this, could hack it so that you can open text files and view the contents from an asm program, or possibly just be able to call the text files in the program from a help menu or what not. if anyone talks, maybe throw that idea out there.

     23 October 1999, 01:18 GMT

Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
MalSyned  Account Info
(Web Page)

Um, the "guy" who's making this is Texas Instruments. It's an official upgrade.

     13 November 1999, 07:25 GMT

Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
Rob Hornick  Account Info

Looks pretty sweet. I hope they improve the interactive solver (cause right now it suxbad). Will it be relatively easy to patch the ROM 1.00 and 1.05 programs to 2.00 with the use of a program such as the ROM Patcher (available on this site) or would the structure of calls, etc. be so different that the programs would have to be rewritten?

     23 October 1999, 02:08 GMT

Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
David Hart  Account Info
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At present, I've no idea. There will apparently be a lot of internal changes in AMS 2.00, but whether these will involve the relocation of system routines used by ASM programs remains to be seem. As soon as the new ROM version is released, I'll look into the possibility of updating the ROM patcher so it can convert programs to v2.00 format.

     23 October 1999, 15:05 GMT

Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
redink1  Account Info
(Web Page)

Anybody notice the October 31, 99 date in the lower-right corner of the page? That could signify it is a hoax. Or the author may have planned to release the info on Halloween, but decided against it.

     23 October 1999, 02:43 GMT

Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
The_Professor Account Info

I also noticed the October 31 date on the bottom. That doesn't mean that it is or isn't a hoax, though.

     23 October 1999, 03:16 GMT

Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
DWedit  Account Info
(Web Page)

Yep, I think this is a sure hoax. Just look at the "RECOVER MEMORY" picture. Any idiot could have drawn that with a paint program in 2 minutes. And the geometery program looks a tad fake, the TIOS can do that.

     23 October 1999, 03:33 GMT

Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
ColdFusion  Account Info
(Web Page)

umm, he probably meant 21 and its just a typo

     23 October 1999, 03:49 GMT

Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
DWedit  Account Info
(Web Page)

Quoted from page:
The IMAGES COME From a DOCUMENTATION distributed TO the TEACHERS. In France,
all the teachers have a documentation on the v2.00, and it is for that ... that I
present this version. <END QUOTE>

The pictures on the page look like 1 bit GIF's, not scanned jpegs. But documentation doesn't have to be on paper...

I think this is fake. Somebody prove me wrong.

     23 October 1999, 03:43 GMT

Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

To confirm, those are in fact 1-bit GIFs.

Would it be possible to scan in those images and convert them to 1-bit GIFs with that quality? I really don't know. I guess it would be possible.

     23 October 1999, 03:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
Ed Fry  Account Info
(Web Page)

It's possible to scan an image, drop the color depth to two colors, and save it as a gif image in Paint Shop Pro.

As for the Pamphlet. Before the Ti-92 came out, one of my science teachers went to a technology conference and had a pamphlet that had a ton of data on the Ti-92 before it was released. Im guessing that the same thing happened with the pamphlet that was supposedly scanned for CAS 2.00. It would be more believeable if he showed the entire pamphlet pages instead of just the screenshots, but Most of the features that are shown on his site seem to make a lot of sense. If it's fake, then he did a good job of faking it.

     23 October 1999, 16:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
Ed Fry  Account Info
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let me take the pamphlet thing back. his site now has a PDF fier of the pamphlet instead of just the screenshots.

     23 October 1999, 16:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
(Web Page)

Sure its possible to do that, but would you get that good of quality? I have a scanner myself, and I'm not sure. I guess I would have to try it.

And yes I agree with you, even if they are fake - he sure put a LOT of time into doing that.

     23 October 1999, 21:18 GMT

Re: Olivier Miclo Provides CAS v2.00 Screenshots
Chris Moultrie  Account Info
(Web Page)

I'm going to have to say that I don't think that it's real...It just doesn't seem like it's going to be done...I'm sure it could be done...Look at the HP's they have a restore mem function...but I don't think that anyone's going to take the time to do tat kind of stuff. Well...I guess we'll se what's going to happen.

     23 October 1999, 04:44 GMT

hardware revision included?
Septiroth  Account Info

I saw on a TI.com message board that the ams v2.00 will upgrade your calc to hardware revision 2 specs. (BTW HWrev2 is a 10 to 12mhz upgrade among other nifty things, check "about" screen to check) He said he got confirmation of this from 2 ti reps. This could be possible but very unlikely. You could have soft-jumpers to multiply the processor up to i higher speed for example. But would TI do it? thats the question.
Please reply if you have heard of this and know if its true or not

     23 October 1999, 16:56 GMT

Re: hardware revision included?
Lucas Creagan  Account Info

Olivier himself e-mailed me with this statement to put on this ticalc.org message board for he couldnt do so because of password reasons. So this is what he had to say on the subject

"There is no trickery in these images. In France, all the teachers have
receive a documentation. It is for that ... that I take freedom to
disseminate such information."

     23 October 1999, 18:32 GMT

Re: hardware revision included?
VorMan  Account Info

Shoot, if AMS 2.00 brings the 89 to revision 2 specs, then why hasn't sombody already figured out how to do it!?! I have used both revision 1 and 2 calcs, and Tezxas runs twice as fat on a rev. 2 calc. Basic progs are almost 2x faster as well. I'm getting AMS 2.00 as soon as it comes out!!!

     28 October 1999, 17:49 GMT

Re: Olivier Miclo Provides AMS v2.00 Screenshots

I can guarantee you that the screenshots (other than the recovery mem one, which is sorta suspicious) are real, because if you go to
and their TI-89 French page, Olivier Miclo's site is being linked by TI.com! This is good enough evidence that the page has its reputation that being TI links to it as the "unofficial 89 page", therefore, its screenshots has its creditability. Also, the screenshots he showed are also consistent with the TI French brochure.

I know that the screenshot before about AMS 2.00 in its "About" screen in a toal hoax, as easily detected by inconsistent info, but the ones there are 100% consistent with the info released by TI, so if the person IS lying, then I'm sure the person must be done hell lota research in order to make screenshots so real.

     25 October 1999, 08:26 GMT
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