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Cemetech Advances Casio Prizm Coding
Published by KermMartian on May 2, 2011 at 11:23:56 PM CST | Discuss this article (33)

Various coders at Cemetech have been hard at work building applications, programs, games, and tools for the Casio Prizm color graphing calculator, which we here at Cemetech feel represents the TI coding community's best option over the crippled TI Nspire CX. Unfortunately, the end of the Spring semester is looming for our college and graduate school students, and the busyness of everyday life continues for our other members, so project progress has been slow, particularly with regards to Direct USB globalCALCnet. Luckily, I'm happy to present two completed Prizm games, two Prizm games in progress, and a wonderful toolkit for writing Prizm programs that will make life even easier for coders.

The previous SDK for developing Prizm C programs is functional, but complex to set up, and several users have encountered confusion and difficulty. Cemetech administrator Jon "TheStorm" "Jonimus" Sturm and long-time user Peter "Tari" Marheine have teamed up to write a full GCC-based toolchain for the Prizm, turning C (and potentially other languages) into .g3a Add-Ins for the calculator. Like GCC itself, it is cross-platform, allowing Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X developers to all write Prizm programs. They have worked very hard on this, including attacking a stubborn bug preventing interrupts from being properly set up, even though neither yet has their own Prizm calculator. We are proud to offer the very first version of the SDK at the link at the end of this article.

Secondly, several Prizm games are complete or in progress. Our extraordinarily productive (newly-minted) administrator Shaun "Merthsoft" McFall has released polished versions of his Minesweeper game and of the classic Conway's Game of Life for the Prizm, both of which are available below from the Cemetech Archives. Global moderator Tanner "_player1537" Hobson has been developing a game of Checkers for the Prizm; the screenshot below is a poor representation of the excellent progress he has made. Finally, Christopher "Kerm Martian" Mitchell, yours truly, has been porting my popular Obliterate game from the TI-83+/84+ series of calculators to the Prizm; you can see screenshots of its full-color splashscreen, menus, and rudimentary gameplay in the [Prizm] Obliterate topic.

I hope that you all with embrace the Prizm, show TI what we can do with an open platform, enjoy programming on a full-color graphing calculator, and show off your C coding skills!

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Prizm GCC-Based SDK by TheStorm and Tari
Prizm Minesweeper by Merthsoft
PrizmLife (Conway's Game of Life) by Merthsoft


Prizm games under development. Left: Checkers by _player1537; Right: Obliterate by KermMartian

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2011 Articles
January 2011 January 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» First globalCALCnet (gCn) Successes published January 3, 2011 by KermMartian
» gCn-Enabled TI-83+ Calculator Joins IRC published January 6, 2011 by KermMartian
» 178 Minutes of Downtime published January 10, 2011 by KermMartian
» CALCnet Chat! v0.9 Beta published January 14, 2011 by KermMartian
» gCn Client v0.8 Beta; Online Calculators Rejoice published January 16, 2011 by KermMartian
» [CALCnet] Obliterate, a Scorched-Earth Multiplayer Game published January 20, 2011 by KermMartian
» CALCnet Chat! v1.0: IM and IRC for Calculators published January 28, 2011 by KermMartian

February 2011 February 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Stats: 40K and More; Awards; Latest Projects published February 5, 2011 by KermMartian
» GlobalCALCnet "$10 Bridge", gCn 1.0 Near Completion published February 9, 2011 by KermMartian
» Internet + Calculators: Introducing gCn 1.0 published February 11, 2011 by KermMartian
» globalCALCnet Slashdotted, Obliterate Progress published February 22, 2011 by KermMartian
» Obliterate v1.0 Beta: AIs and More published February 28, 2011 by KermMartian

March 2011 March 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Casio Prizm: Why TI Calc Coders Should Abandon the Nspire CX published March 6, 2011 by KermMartian
» Obliterate v1.0: Scorched Earth for Your Calc published March 7, 2011 by KermMartian
» FreeBuild Project continues under Torque 3D published March 10, 2011 by elfprince13
» First Direct USB gCn Successes published March 15, 2011 by KermMartian
» Cemetech Goes on a Retreat published March 21, 2011 by KermMartian
» Doors CS 7.2 Beta 1: DUSB gCn published March 22, 2011 by KermMartian
» Benumbered v2.0 published March 31, 2011 by KermMartian
» Presenting "Cemetech Retro" published March 31, 2011 by KermMartian

April 2011 April 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Half a Year of HCWP published April 6, 2011 by KermMartian
» One Hundred Fifty Thousand Posts published April 8, 2011 by KermMartian
» Staff Page, Promotions, Prizm Gaming Begins published April 16, 2011 by KermMartian

May 2011 May 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Cemetech Advances Casio Prizm Coding published May 2, 2011 by KermMartian
» URL Shortener: Cemete.ch published May 16, 2011 by KermMartian
» Resurrected: PartyMode 2.0 published May 17, 2011 by KermMartian
» [Prizm] Obliterate Beta 1 published May 24, 2011 by KermMartian

June 2011 June 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Nspire Saga: TI Reaches Out published June 2, 2011 by KermMartian
» [Review] Minecraft: A Freebuilder's Perspective published June 3, 2011 by KermMartian
» Introducing Gossamer 1.0: A Calculator Web Browser published June 9, 2011 by KermMartian
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July 2011 July 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Gossamer 1.0 Gains Notoriety; Project Updates published July 25, 2011 by KermMartian

August 2011 August 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» The Cemetech Prizm SDK v0.2 published August 11, 2011 by KermMartian
» Spiffy Cemetech Prizm Skins published August 13, 2011 by KermMartian
» Upcoming: Sandpaper FTP Client published August 17, 2011 by KermMartian
» Cemetech Goes to Space published August 21, 2011 by KermMartian
» GPS2KML published August 22, 2011 by KermMartian
» Cemetech's New Focus; Hurricane Irene published August 28, 2011 by KermMartian

September 2011 September 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» On The Casio Prizm and Link Port Hacks published September 4, 2011 by KermMartian
» [Prizm] Obliterate 1.0 published September 7, 2011 by KermMartian
» Back To School 2011: Cemetech's Calculator Guide published September 9, 2011 by KermMartian

October 2011 October 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Latest Cemetech Prizm Projects, SourceCoder Prizm Support published October 8, 2011 by KermMartian
» Have Calc, Will Program: One Year Later published October 12, 2011 by KermMartian
» Play [Games] on Your TI-83+/SE or TI-84+/SE published October 21, 2011 by KermMartian
» Casio Prizm OS 1.03 Released published October 21, 2011 by JosJuice

November 2011 November 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Social Media: Connect with Cemetech! published November 8, 2011 by KermMartian
» Cemetech Contest #8: Arcade Games published November 20, 2011 by KermMartian
» [Prizm] In Progress: Tetrizm published November 21, 2011 by KermMartian
» GCC PrizmSDK v0.3 published November 25, 2011 by TheStorm
» Sandpaper v0.8 Calculator FTP Client/Server published November 27, 2011 by KermMartian
» The Doors CS SDK GUI published November 29, 2011 by KermMartian
» Floppy Drive Music with a TI-83+ published November 30, 2011 by KermMartian

December 2011 December 2011 [Back to News Archives Index]

» [Prizm] Periodic Table of the Elements published December 2, 2011 by KermMartian
» Contest 8: Five Weeks Left, Great Response published December 13, 2011 by KermMartian
» Door-Mounted E-Paper Information Panel published December 14, 2011 by KermMartian
» Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays; Upcoming Projects published December 25, 2011 by KermMartian
» Build Your Own Calculator-Floppy Drive Music System published December 30, 2011 by KermMartian
» ticalc.org 2011 POTY: Two Cemetech Wins published December 31, 2011 by KermMartian

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