It's that time again! Let's look at what people on Cemetech were up to during the month of February.

  • A plane simulator for the TI-84 Plus C(S)E: StephenM has begun work on a plane simulator game in TI-Basic. It's still in the early stages, but Stephen plans to give it semi-3d graphics and have custom maps. Notably, he intends to make sure it works well on both the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and TI-84 Plus CE.

  • BetterFinanceCE: hummusman is working on a finance program for the TI 84+ CE. It will include several useful calculations, such as simple and compound interest. Go show them some support!
  • CEaShell: A Shell for the TI-84+ CE: RoccoLox Programs and TIny_Hacker have been hard at work preparing for a new release of their shell! This month, they have added features like file searching, icons + descriptions + file sizes next to a selected program or app, and they also plan to offer a french translation of the shell upon release as well. Be sure to check it out!

  • Express BASIC - a Tiny BASIC interpreter in C: lucidapogee has continued work on a Tiny BASIC interpreter for Windows computers written in C. It features a number of routines, including some useful graphics, which can be drawn to the console directly!
  • lwIP Library with CDC-ECM for the TI-84+ CE: ACagliano is working on a version of the open-source lwIP networking stack for low-resource devices for the TI-84 Plus CE, along with a CDC-ECM driver to support computer and router connection! Here is a screenshot that shows it in action:

  • Sans Bossfight (TI-84+CE): This month, ThePinkHacker has been working to recreate the Sans Bossfight (from Undertale) in ez80 assembly. Be sure to show them some support!

  • Sonic 2 CE: A port of 8-bit Sonic 2 for the TI-84+ CE (WIP): grubbycoder has announced that their Sonic game now runs at an impressive 30-45 FPS, thanks to an optimization with the collision data. Check it out!

  • Spreedsheets CE / Excel CE: Invalid_Jake has announced that they are working on a spreadsheet app in Celtic CE. The goal is to have fun and learn first, and create a useful tool second, so they're not planning to port this to C or assembly. However, they have solicited feature ideas from the community, so please add any you have in the thread!

  • TICraft - Another Minecraft clone for the TI 84 Plus CE: Unlike many other Minecraft clones for the CE, which tend to be 2D or orthographic 3D, Loganius has announced work on a perspective-correct, 3D-rendered Minecraft clone! Because it is properly rendered in 3D, it is quite slow, but is still playable and looks amazing. You don't want to miss this!

  • Train Simulator Controller: KermMartian has continued work on an incredibly realistic controller system and dashboard for the game "Train Simulator", one of his favorite video games. This month, as he catches up on documenting the project, Kerm posted an update detailing the CAN bus controller that will power every instrument and control. He opted to use the Raspberry Pi Pico as the microcontroller, and now has a prototype for controlling multiple different bits of hardware.

  • Xenon Development [C]: Alvajoy123 has added a character indicator and history to their impressive and steadily evolving shell for the TI-84 Plus CE.

  • Yet Another Minecraft: TI-84 Plus CE Edition: It has been a busy month for Minecraft ports to graphing calculators! jasper7474 has announced work on yet another Minecraft clone for the CE, this one being 2D and offering many features such as an extensive creative inventory, a hotbar, a 2-layer world system, and more. Be sure to show them some support!

As there were no completed projects this month, there will be no poll. We look forward to seeing you all in the next article!
Another month gone by, another Cemetech Projects of the Month! Thanks this time to Michael2_3B for taking the lead on getting all the impressive projects from February 2024 posted, from Minecraft games to shells and libraries to a spreadsheet and a CAN bus controller.
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