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Ion v1.2
Posted by Nick on 20 December 1999, 03:30 GMT

Joe Wingbermuehle has release version 1.2 of his wonderful shell, Ion, for the 83 and 83 Plus. Some bugfixes are included, and according to Joe, this version should be as stable as can be. Ion v1.2 will not work with prior versions, so you should reset your calculator before installing this.


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Re: Ion v1.2
iG3 Account Info

sounds good;)
first comment?

     20 December 1999, 03:38 GMT

Re: Ion v1.2
Cullen Logan  Account Info

thank you so much, ive been anxiously awaiting this update!

     20 December 1999, 04:00 GMT

Re: Ion v1.2
Greg Schenzel  Account Info
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Does it contain a bugfix about 83plus grouping?

     20 December 1999, 04:02 GMT

Re: Ion v1.2
Disco_Stu  Account Info

What do they mean by it will not work with previous versions? Does this mean program versions?

     20 December 1999, 05:39 GMT

Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Previous versions of Ion, i.e. v1.0 or 1.1. You have to reload everything onto your calculator again.


     20 December 1999, 05:54 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Not a big deal...

     20 December 1999, 07:27 GMT

Re: Ion v1.2
Robert Maresh  Account Info
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Hmm... Ion has crashed my 83p several times...But since most of the 40 games on my calc are archived, it didn't really matter. But those games with external levels, can't have the external levels archived with Ion...I hope this version of ion doesn't crash as much.

     20 December 1999, 05:47 GMT

Re: Ion v1.2
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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Why aren't there any good RPGs for the 83+ ?

     20 December 1999, 05:57 GMT

Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Andrew Magness  Account Info
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Because they havent been made yet! DUH! :P

(ask a simple question..... get a simple answer...)

     20 December 1999, 06:11 GMT

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Patrick Wilson  Account Info
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     22 December 1999, 02:34 GMT

Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Killer2  Account Info
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Good question. Why don't you make one? =P

I'll help. (with the gfx or something)

-Miles Raymond

     20 December 1999, 08:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Justin Karneges  Account Info
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The 8k (?) program size limit doesn't help either..

     20 December 1999, 08:53 GMT

Re: Ion v1.2
fishdog  Account Info

hmmm I think that ppl should slow down on programming for the Ti-83 and what not and make some really cool games for the ti-89.... and yes i do have a ti-83 but there is enough games for that and not enough for the 89

     20 December 1999, 07:28 GMT

Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Chris Remo  Account Info
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Well, you have to remember that far more people have 83s than have 89s. The 83 is a recommended calculator by many teachers, and is far cheaper than the 89. The more programmers there are for one calc, the more stuff is released for it...

     20 December 1999, 07:43 GMT

Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Justin Karneges  Account Info
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Remember, most programmers generally only program for calculators that they own. If all you had was a TI-83, then it would be absurd to program TI-89 games just because the 89 doesn't have as many games. So the 89 owners will program for the 89 and the 83 owners will program for the 83. Asking for anything else really doesn't make any sense.

See, the 83 owners are thinking: "uhh, why would I program a game on a calc I don't even have?"

And the 89 owners are thinking: "uhh, all I program are 89 games, why are you complaining?"

So I can't think of one instance when "ppl should slow down on programming for the Ti-83 and what not and make some really cool games for the ti-89"

Unless of course, you are speaking to the people that own both the 83 *and* the 89...

Thus concludes today's rant.

     20 December 1999, 09:06 GMT

VaultMaster  Account Info
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I dont know... but there are way too many programs for all calculators above 83 and 83+... I think more focus should be on this calculator now since all of the other ones have enough!

     20 December 1999, 17:12 GMT

Re: Ionv1.2

Atleast TICALC isn't like Calc.org, where all they post is 89, and 92 games...Here's a hint...if you want games for the 89, try going there. That is all that site hosts. They never update anything but 89 or 92 menus and never post any new games for any other calculators.

     20 December 1999, 19:52 GMT

Re: Re: Ionv1.2
Rgb9000  Account Info

Thanks for the tip.

     21 December 1999, 04:11 GMT

Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Bentensai  Account Info
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I made a new program for the 89 and submitted it. Might work on hardware 2 never know. submitted it to ticalc a week ago but it never showed up. oh well no new games:(

     22 December 1999, 09:38 GMT

Re: Ion v1.2
WarHawk376  Account Info
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good job Joe!

     20 December 1999, 07:50 GMT

Re: Ion v1.2
Shiar  Account Info
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I sure don't hope all 83-games have to be rewritten for better usage of Ion1.2 and then becoming a featured program! Not for just a port to another shell.

Now I see Uncle Worm 1.1 - hardly improved - with that neat green icon besides it... again! C'MON! It's the same game!

     20 December 1999, 20:41 GMT

Re: Re: Ion v1.2
Dan Englender Account Info
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Games do not have to be rewritten at all for Ion 1.2. What Joe was talking about is that you shouldn't install Ion 1.2 over Ion 1.0 or 1.1. You should reset your calculator first. There is absolutely no change in program format or anything thing like that.


     21 December 1999, 00:14 GMT

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