Members of the community, namely critor and Christopher "Kerm Martian" Mitchell have now had their TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition calculators for a week and four days, respectively. In that time, Cemetech and its members have been enthusiastically exploring this new calculator. Among the many important developments from the past week:
Critor ran the first third-party ASM program on the TI-84+CSE, a program created by DrDnar. I created and released the first LCD-manipulating graphical demo program, called PCSEBall (animated screenshot from jsTIfied at the link), and Cemetech member tr1p1ea created an ASM program that displays a picture of the Joker from Batman, which I ran on my calculator for him.
I added SourceCoder support for 265x165-pixel Picture files and 133x83-pixel Image files for the new calculator. Simply upload an image with those sizes to SourceCoder, and you can export the relevant calculator image format. This Cemetech topic demonstrates the feature in action, with sample images.
Texas Instruments appears to be making an effort to limit emulator use from reading the terms of their EULA, a controversy first discovered here on Cemetech and later disseminated by the TI-Planet staff. Join the discussion if you have opinions and predictions on what will happen with this.
We look forward to lots more news as the weeks roll on and more programmers get their hands on the new calculator. Cemetech will be staying on top of new programs released, tools created, and features discovered, so keep your eyes on the new posts and visit often!