Projects of the Month: November 2022
Published by KermMartian 5 months, 2 weeks ago (2023-12-27T16:40:45+00:00) | Discuss this article

As 2022 waned, Cemetech users continued to create the usual gamut of interesting projects, including games, tools and libraries to support calculator program development, shells. Here are the projects that made significant progress in November 2022:

  • CE HD Picture converter (for Web, in Rust): Tari quickly made and released a Rust version of TheLastMillennial's HD Picture Viewer image converter app written for Windows, running in-browser via WebAssembly. It's a clever implementation making use of several modern technologies, and is open-source if you want to check it out and learn from it.
  • CEaShell: A Shell for the TI-84+ CE: TIny_Hacker and RoccoLox Programs released two updates for CEaShell, including a menu to copy files and create new files, Celtic CE AppVars, and listing and running Apps. They call out MateoConLechuga for the documentation that helped that last feature, as Mateo first implemented listing and running Apps from a shell for the TI-84 Plus CE in Cesium. If you want to explore another shell you could have for your calculator or like a clean/retro look to your shell, check out CEaShell!
  • Celtic BASIC library for the CE: RoccoLox Programs, with an assist from TIny_Hacker, released Celtic CE beta 1.1, incorporating 18 new functions. Celtic III is a hybrid BASIC library first written by Iambian for the monochrome TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus calculators, improved and debugged by KermMartian in Doors CS 7, ported to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition in Doors CSE 8 and the TI-84 Plus CE in the still-unreleased Doors CE 9; it provides a variety of useful functions for manipulating programs, AppVars, and groups and their contents, generating colored text, drawing sprites, and more. Like many of these projects, it continued to advance after this PotM, so go check out its current state!
  • New York City digital twin: Crossing a project over from his professional life, KermMartian shared a free, CC-BY-4.0 licensed copy of the entirety of New York City built by AI that his company Geopipe released. Designed to be compatible with Unity, Unreal, and other game engines, the city is downloadable in chunks from Geopipe's website, or sections are available for free from the Unity Asset Store.
  • MyCalcs, a website for your graphing calculators collection!: Adriweb showed off some gamification of MyCalcs, in the form of achievements you can receive for the variety of calculators and ROM versions you have, using a referral link, owning prototypes, and reportedly nearly 100 others.
  • PRIZM racing: a 3D multiplayer racing game for the fx-CG50: duartec premiered a 3D Casio Prizm racing game that not only is visually impressive as a racing game, but includes multi-calculator link play as a core feature. Throughout the month, duartec worked with other Cemetechians to brainstorm optimization approaches to improve the framerate. Spoiler for next month: thanks to the CE C SDK, duartec will also port it to the TI-84 Plus CE! You can find more details in the topic.
  • TI-Boy CE Progress Thread: calc84maniac showed off a video of the Game Boy Color support he had been adding to TI-Boy CE, namely gameplay of Super Mario Bros. Deluxe and Magi Nation. Take a look at calc84maniac's always-impressed progress on GBC support in the thread - what GBC game do you want to play on your TI-84 Plus CE?
  • VYSION 2 CE: the ultimate CE shell: epsilon5 announced version 0.1.29 of this visually impressed TI-84 Plus CE shell, including visual improvements to the start menu and plenty of under-the-hood changes. Check out the latest progress in the topic!

Tari's CE HD Picture converter was the only project finished this month (Geopipe's NYC isn't eligible for PotY), so it automatically advances to the PotY vote.



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