LGR:
Just call me a cold, calculated killer. [typing]
[DOOM theme plays] Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing, and, yes, we’re gonna be playing Doom on one of these! One of these! This is a Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus graphing calculator. Released… way too long ago and still costs too freakin’ much! Unless you’re like me and recently
found one for $5 at a Goodwill. And, uh… [sliding plastic sound] That is still such a satisfying feeling.
[case clasps shut] Hahhh… You know, I’ve talked crap about
Texas Instruments before, and sort of analyzed their business practices, and why these things still cost so much and are enforced in so many schools. But today, I just wanna talk about them in a rather happy sense because these– they’re really cool, as far as the hardware. If you can get one for cheap. Yeah, back in the day when I put software on here, we called it “hacking.” It wasn’t– [laughs] ’cause we were stupid kids and hacking sounded cool because “The Matrix.” This is actually a thing that
Texas Instruments wants you to do. Not just math. They built in the functionality
to install your own programs using a cable that *they* provide. Let’s just go ahead and take a look at this because I think this is super fascinating, and DOOM! So pretty much the only thing you’re going to need, other than the calculator and a “computor,” is one of these Texas Instruments Graph Link cables. This is the USB edition. The one I had back in the day I think was serial. But yeah, they make them in USB now,
and they work, like, the same. And they’re just obviously easier too, uh, get working on modern hardware. So it has this little, uh, analog-looking jack, I guess. And you plug that right here
into the bottom of the calculator. And then just turn it on. Plug this into your computer and… go into the software which is at this point called TI Connect. That is the version for modern operating systems. There’s some older ones as well. Like, if you really wanna do this on a
Windows 95 computer, you could. So, yeah, you just start it up,
it will detect your calculator. Who knows? Just browse around. If you’ve got a used calculator, you might
have some stuff already pre-installed on there. Could be interesting. But anyway, All you gotta do is go over to a website like ticalc. There’s links to all this stuff in the
video description, by the way, but yeah. And just find a game that is
compatible with your calculator. In this case, we’re looking for the TI-83 Plus. Download what you want, extract it, and you’re gonna be looking for one
of these either .8xg files or .8xp files in the case of the 83 Plus here. And you can pretty much just
drag them onto this window. Or with the .8xp files, you can right-click them, at least in Windows, and have
it send it directly over there. Really, just check the instructions
for whatever you’re downloading. It’s probably in a .zip archive
and it’ll tell you how to do it. Some things are gonna be different. Yeah, for the most part,
it’s just drag-and-drop, and that’s… pretty much it. The only other thing to really worry about is
sometimes you’re gonna need a kind of loader program. The two that are gonna be the
most poplar are Ion and MirageOS. These are programs that you’re gonna run before running, like, the other
programs that you wanna run. Considering a lot of games require these, they’re good to have both installed on your Texas Instruments device. It’s also worth noting you probably
wanna upgrade your operating system. I have version 1.19 on my TI-83 Plus, which I think is the most recent version. And it’s free. All this stuff is just
still on the Texas Instruments site. They support this crap because,
I mean, they friggin’ still sell them. Okay, now that I’ve got some software
on there, I’m gonna go ahead and turn it on, which just brings us to the normal cursor
there, which, uh, you know, let’s just do calculator-y things and whatnot. But who really cares? What we really wanna do here
is check out what’s installed. And, you know, make sure everything’s good. So, press the 2nd button here and then MEM right down there, which brings us to this menu. And this’ll let us check what
is actually in the storage here. Its… massive 160K of flash ROM, and 27K of RAM. You can see we have some RAM in the archive free there. The archive is the flash ROM. And, um, if we go and check here… You see those little things with
the asterisks to the left of them? That means that those are archived. Those are programs and apps and, you know, whatever. So… if it’s archived, that means we’re
not gonna be able to open it directly. And in fact, a lot of these aren’t gonna be
opened directly anyway because they’re you know, coded in one way or another. So that’s what those external programs
that I installed on here was for. Such as MirageOS, and I just press
the APPS key to open that up. And this right here gives us a
nice, little graphical interface that shows the things that it
thinks that it can open. [chuckles] Some of them it can, some of them it can’t. And for those that it can’t, then that is actually going to be… uh, opened by pressing “Program” here. And that “A” at the very top, that is Ion. You see these other Ions? You open this
one first, once you transfer them over. It’ll install this “A,” and that’s when you open this. You just put in the “prgmA” command. And this gives you another little menu. It’s just all text. And these are the things
that it can open from here. So, let me just go ahead and open Tetris first because you know, it’s a very simple thing that you’d probably expect, maybe, that this could do, but even still, I think it’s, um, pretty, pretty fascinating. You just use the arrows and it’s, it’s friggin’ Tetris. And it works, man. Obviously, there’s no sound on this because it’s… it’s a calculator. But… If it had sound, I imagine it would sound, uh, very calculating, perhaps mathematical. Alright, so I did something wrong there. Sometimes you’ll get some weird errors like that,
but just clear out of there, and, um, [chuckles] hopefully we’ll be okay. Uh, let’s open JezzBall. You do have to be kind of careful with this because, um, just the memory of this system is… you know, I mean, it’s insanely lacking. The fact that it’s pulling off this stuff at all is just kind of amazing to me. But, yeah, this is a version of JezzBall. And as you can see here,
it’s kinda like the arcade game Qix. And if you played, uh, you know, any of the good Microsoft Entertainment Packs
for Windows 3 back in the day, yeah, pretty much… probably recognize this. Just try to… Oh! That didn’t take long at all. You try to trap the balls. Dang it! Let’s try Super Mario 1.2 here.
This I’ve always found impressive. This is another one that I had back in the day, and holy crap. I don’t think it was maybe 1.2,
maybe it was an earlier one, but… This is just darned impressive to me. It’s, um, again, also really tough. [chuckles] Because of, you know, I mean, it’s just… this little screen. But it’s a fully featured Mario game. Holy crap. It’s just–it’s not only really fast… Like, impressively fast. I don’t know if
they were just trying to show off or what, because it makes it really hard to play, but, uh, yeah. I mean, it’s pretty awesome, actually. Yeah, time for the main event here. And that is… zDoom. There’s actually another version of Doom on here,
believe it or not. There’s two of them. But this is the one that I find to be,
well, just the better one. And it is actually based on this other one
that a lot of people call it “French Doom.” This is the other version of Doom
I was talking about, “French Doom,” that is was based on, like Doom 83. It was just made for the plain old TI-83. And, honestly, while this is impressive in its own right, it actually shares more in common with Wolfenstein 3D. I mean, you can see I’ve got like you know, the gun from
Wolfenstein right there and… It’s pretty fast is the thing. Like, it– It’s a more than playable thing. But, uh, it’s… whoop! “Perdu!” I died! Yup, that’s it! It just kicked me out. So you can kinda see what that was.
It was just pretty much Wolfenstein 3D, but they called it Doom. I dunno. But this one, on the other hand… So you can actually go over here into the options, check the difficulty, which is– I’m gonna put it all the way down
because this is a really tough game. And we’re gonna start a new
game here of zDoom 0.12. Level 1. And, yeah, you can see here, this, I think… screams Doom. Even though it’s still, you know, the same kind of… there’s no, like… height difference in the levels,
it’s just very Wolfenstein-like. And as you’ll see, it’s a lot slower And that’s probably due to, like, the animations here. I mean, look how slow I’m shooting! Holy nuts! Yeah, there you go. Die! At the same time, I’m playing Doom on a calculator. [chuckles] And that right there is just, uh…
I mean it doesn’t matter how slow it runs, to me. Considering how old this hardware is in here. I mean, we’re talking insanely limited z80 CPU kind of stuff. 6 MHz, I believe. The fact that this is even doing
anything at all remotely looking like Doom is just fantastic. It’s just, uh, almost unplayable. You–this is all it is, by the way– You get some weapons later on, if you can survive, but I mean it’s just so slow that it’s unbearable, really, which is a shame. Uh, so that’s, that’s Doom. [laughs] That’s all I gotta say! Um, pretty much if you wanna mess
around with one of these calculators, then why don’t you do that?
I mean, pick one up. It’s super limited, but I mean
there are a ton of games. And as you saw, I mean, it’s pretty simple to get them on here. Not a big deal whatsoever. Oh, sweet! Got to Level 2. Nice! But, yeah, once you figure out these
thing’s quirks, it’s awesome. And I am dead. [laughs] Well, that’s pretty much it for me messing around with
some gaming on the Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus. I mean, holy crap. What a cool little thing. And it was like never meant
to be able to do stuff like that. Um… That’s just… that’s what it is. Bloody fantastic, as far as I’m concerned. And if you enjoyed this little look
at some weird stuff on a calculator, then perhaps you’d like to see some
of my other videos on calculators and other nonsense. I’ve got new videos every
Monday and Friday here on LGR. So, check ’em out if you’d like. And as always, thank you very much for watching.

LGR – “Doom” on a Calculator! [Ti-83 Plus Games Tutorial]
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100 thoughts on “LGR – “Doom” on a Calculator! [Ti-83 Plus Games Tutorial]

  • February 13, 2017 at 7:42 pm
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    For you folks that are even lazier than I am, skip to 08:21 for Doom gameplay 😉

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  • September 23, 2019 at 8:24 am
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    日本語の字幕が欲しいです

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  • September 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    Plays doom imitates Duke nukem dude I will throw a knife 🔪 at you lol doom guy only grunts. Lol

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  • September 24, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    Most pointless port in the history of video games.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 4:42 am
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    But can it run Crysis?

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  • September 25, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    My question is can you port wolfenstien to stuff as well. I want to see wolf on a printer

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  • September 25, 2019 at 10:32 am
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    Everybody came here just for DOOM gameplay

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  • September 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    #ButCanItRunDoom (missed hashtag opportunity)

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:47 am
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    Wow! I never knew you could do that. So cool.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    GW you're just DOOMed your calculator

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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    To thinks this costs pretty much 100$ new while a literal OCULUS QUEST (with the extra memory) costs 500$
    I literally could get the newest vr or 5 ti-83 pluses. wow.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:19 am
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    Damn I remember I always wanted to master those little bastard TI calculators when I was a kid but I turned out to be pretty dumb myself😂😂😂😂 whatever….

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    I wanna play super Mario on my massage chair now

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  • September 29, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    00:00 bruh you sounded like Duke Nukem at the beginning

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    Hey LGR,I see that you installed doom on your calculator with mirage.But the only files that I can find with a download of doom are 8km (or something else I can’t remover)if you could tell where are the files and how to I download them onto mirage?
    Thanks,bye.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    Hey I actually got one of these for college a month ago

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  • September 30, 2019 at 7:56 am
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    Lol you have a college test and you on yours calculator playing a game. And teacher thinks you doing the test. 0.o

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  • September 30, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    u would shit if you see modern ti calculators they have 1080 displays and play minecraft its crazy lol

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    Cool but can it run Minecraft?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:43 am
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    "Perharps, mathematical…"

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  • October 2, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    But can it run Crysis?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    Can It run Crysis?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:20 pm
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    Coolest kid in school if you knew how to do this
    FACTS lol

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    You Perdu!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    My school has backlit in color versions of these

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:29 pm
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    Download on my Samsung a7

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Texas is fucking crazy

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  • October 6, 2019 at 2:48 pm
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    Im watching this on my calculator

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    im not suprised because i saw someone playing doom with four toasters

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  • October 7, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    Nice, on 2009 before I enter on university, my old brother enter on science computer and
    brought a HP G64+, it's run ALL this calculators games pretty well… Now I've a HP scientific 10+ don't run nothing, but I use only to try pass on AG/LA an' calculatuons T.T.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 2:19 pm
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    I ignored many a class while playing Phoenix, Wolfenstein 3D, and another FPS game based on alien spaceships that was a MUCH better looking and running game than the Doom game featured here. My friend tells me “Pimping Ain’t Easy” was really fun, but I was a kid and I didn’t want a chance my mom would find something like that on my calculator 😉

    When I played Doom in like 2001, you couldn’t dodge bullets by running, so once you saw an enemy and “activated” them by being close enough, you would eventually die… even if you ran past them, around several walls and corners, they could shoot you across the level so you die. The video here shows version 0.12… I figure they never bothered finishing it, it just exists still because of the brand recognition.

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  • October 9, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    I heard "code, calculated, killer"

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  • October 9, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    It runs on every thing

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  • October 10, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    That silver usb interface cable brings back so many memories from high school

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  • October 10, 2019 at 11:14 am
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    1500 : We are gonna have flying cars in 2020
    2020 : Calculator is PC

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  • October 11, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    Holy nuts!!!!

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  • October 11, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    But can it run Crysis?

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  • October 11, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    To much steps

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  • October 12, 2019 at 10:03 am
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    Anyone who knows where I can find Doom for the Ti-84 CE?

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  • October 13, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    0:26 faps the calculator and say good feeling

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  • October 13, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    Works on ti-84?

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  • October 13, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Is it possible to play fort nite in septic tank? Oh wait it does belong in a septic game cause it’s shit

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  • October 14, 2019 at 12:43 am
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    " because I think this is super facinating… AND DOOM!"

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  • October 14, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    They cost so much because they can solve real world problems!

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  • October 14, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    How to play fortnite on it?

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  • October 14, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    Whats next? Playing minecraft on my calculator?

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  • October 14, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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    I wanna do this just to trick my friends 🤣🤣

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  • October 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    0:15 Texas Instruments Texas Instruments 83 calculator

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  • October 16, 2019 at 9:27 pm
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    Excuse me why do you have your calculator out in History?

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  • October 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm
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    So it CAN run doom…

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  • October 18, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Started playing this on my personal calculator after i was done with my math exam.

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  • October 22, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    I got mine for 50 cents at a thrift shop. I bought the graph link for 24 dollars…

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  • October 22, 2019 at 4:32 am
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    My calculus teacher has one and i asked if he can play Doom there

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  • October 22, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    Many people don't know that the original version of DOOM was released on an abacus.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 4:01 am
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    I wish I knew I could do this back in college. Definitely would have made my math classes more tolerable for sure.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 11:50 am
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    Does anybody know if you can do this or something similar to a TI-84 Titanium edition?

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  • October 29, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    imagine having this in maths class

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  • October 30, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    Playing this shit at school

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  • October 30, 2019 at 11:42 am
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    you know you're old school when you toss your smart phone cause it piss you off and go back to flip phone.

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  • October 31, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    I remember buying a ti-83+ with the rs-232 graph link in in fall of 2000 when I began Community college. I. Sad thing is it, had so little memory that even text adventures gave me stack overflow.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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    I’m in middle school and I use a newer Texas Instruments calculator, but it’s built in a way where you can’t play doom on it unless you mod it

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:07 pm
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    still waiting for skyrim to come out for the calculator

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  • November 4, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    Here in The UK, on the website uk.webuy.com, ti-83 plus calculators cost 20$ or less

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  • November 5, 2019 at 5:15 am
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    I'm 7:00 in and this dude still hasn't booted up doom wtffff

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  • November 6, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    but…. can it actually run crysis?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    this guy looks like my wife's boyfriend

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  • November 7, 2019 at 1:18 am
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    Would it work on my 1992 TI-85?

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  • November 7, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    GREAT! Now I can play doom in class and pretend I’m doing math

    E.P.I.C

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  • November 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    Oh, it CAN run doom!

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  • November 9, 2019 at 7:02 am
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    Mine was a gift! 😭 got it for free!

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  • November 9, 2019 at 2:10 pm
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    but can it run wolfenstein

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  • November 10, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    My friend : hey what are you doing on old Calculator?
    Me : Playing DOOM
    My Friend :

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  • November 11, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    Wow. Back when I had to use one of these, USB didn't even exist.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    The irony is that some of us started with computers that were less powerful that than that.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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    i have one of those!

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  • November 12, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    You sound remarkably like the voice of duke nukem when you say some things anyone else hear the resemblance

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  • November 13, 2019 at 4:07 am
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    I hate how much I enjoyed the opening pun.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    You call yourself stupid kids and the Matrix. I'm a bit older than you (Gen X), think before the Matrix. We referred getting games to run on a Texas Instruments calculator "hacking!" I was the Texas Instruments hacking wizard back when I was in school. I would charge kids in school for my "expertise" and I knew full well it was easy. I would literally take their calculator home with me for the night to "hack" it. I made quite a bit of money installing all sorts of games on their calculator. I typically charged $10.00 per game and I would even take payments. Some kids were in for 100 large to me at times ($100.00) and yes, I called it that. I was also pretty tough as a kid so no one really messed with me or reneged either. It also helped that I moved from an inner city school to a wealthy suburban area part way through my primary education. Unfortunately, by high school no one cared anymore and most people had Game Boy's.

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  • November 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm
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    My school gave me one of these for calculus and I've become very interested in its programming capabilities. I've been diligently learning how to write programs in its basic language on the calculator itself. It's been useful for both useful math programs and simple time wasters such as number guessing games and dice. Love these things now

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  • November 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    Person: what console do you use
    Me: yes

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  • November 15, 2019 at 9:19 pm
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    LGR : Hey , bro , you wonna play doom on my calculator
    Me: wait , that's illegal

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:29 am
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    Do it on TI-84, it's better in every way (the one with backlight is better calculator, but doesn't have doom, the old one without a backlight can run doom).

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  • November 16, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    Solving Problem with violence

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  • November 17, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    Came for Doom, stayed after the calculator one-liner. God, that was well-placed.

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  • November 17, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    Can you play Skyrim on a calculator

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  • November 17, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    Now try Crysis!

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  • November 17, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    now i can play all my games at school

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  • November 17, 2019 at 10:53 am
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    villagers asking me how to play pubg in this calculator after watching the video.

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:03 am
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    Why doesnt Tesla have this yet?

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    Can I play fortunate on the calculator doom is stupid

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  • November 19, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    I'm french

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  • November 20, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    Lol. I used “write” programs that hid all the answers to my tests on that thing. Syntax Error.

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  • November 20, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    My math teacher caught me and asked if he could have a turn

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  • November 21, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    imagine doing this during a test

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  • November 21, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    I'm playing gta V on my calculator

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  • November 21, 2019 at 10:48 pm
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    look at what I did: https://studio.code.org/projects/dance/Qo_Eh46x2GKMrqewFvMVIqg3qvLSFmP6yk-tr4GYN-I
    hit space then enter than a than up

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  • November 21, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    can you play PONG?

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  • November 21, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    can you play PONG? on the TI-83

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  • November 22, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    Mom can we buy gameboy

    Mom : we have gameboy at home

    Gameboy at home

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  • November 22, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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    I can play is on school 😂😂😂

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