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GENERAL DS QUESTIONS (10):

Q1: What are the full names (And Correct Spellings!) of the current Detached Solutions staff members?

Q2: Who are the two main authors of MirageOS?

Q3: Who were the two original authors of the games in PuzzPack?

Q4: Which TI calculator organization did the founding staff members of Detached Solutions originate from?

Q5: Which TI-82 programmer assisted with the development of the TI-82 emulation in MirageOS? (Note: This person is not a Detached Solutions staff member.)

Q6: What is the name of the IRC Eggdrop Bot that is hosted on the Detached Solutions webserver?

Q7: What is the group E-mail address of Detached Solutions that you should use contact all of our staff at once?:
(A) group@detacheds.com  (B) contact@detacheds.com  (C) site@detacheds.com  (D) staff@detacheds.com  (E) we_are_rad@detacheds.com

Q8: What was the date of the Deadline for the TI-83+ Application Programming Contest, and when were the Results posted? (Two Answers Needed)

Q9: Name 5 of the 18 programs that were released as 'Ports' for MirageOS at the initial release of the shell.

Q10: What is the Full URL of the DS Guestbook page where you can post an entry, and have YOU posted a Guestbook entry?


MIRAGEOS QUESTIONS (10):

Q11: Which folder in MirageOS v1.1 can you not Rename or Delete through MirageOS?

Q12: In MirageOS v1.1, what is the text for the 4th option/command in the third section of options?

Q13: Which key(s) can be used to exit the options screen back to a MirageOS interface?

Q14: What are the titles of the External GUI files that were released along with MirageOS v1.0?

Q15: What is the Default Password that is set in MirageOS?

Q16: What key is used to enter the 'Actn' submenu on the Function Bar in MirageOS v1.1?:
(A) Y=  (B) Window  (C) Zoom  (D) Trace  (E) Graph

Q17: What aspect of the MirageOS Program Manager is shown at the bottom of the screen when the Function Bar is toggled off?

Q18: Which shortcut key in the Program Manager of MirageOS v1.1 will activate the Archive/Unarchive function for programs?

Q19: Describe the process to make a BASIC program have a Custom Description in MirageOS.

Q20: Describe how the 'Save The Whales' option in MirageOS affects the system of the TI-83 Plus.


CALCSYS QUESTIONS (6):

Q21: In the Console of Calcsys v1.2, what Text must you enter in order to play the hidden 'Guess A Number' game?

Q22: What is the port number of the LCD Data Port on the TI-83 Plus? (Hint: Use Calcsys v1.2)

Q23: What combination of keys allows you to change the current Flash Page for viewing in the Hex Editor/Disassembler of CalcSys v1.2?

Q24: What is the value of the LOG key for the GetCSC Romcall, as can be found in CalcSys v1.2?

Q25: What is the value of the 100th byte in CalcSys v1.2, considering that the address 4000h is the 1st byte of the application?

Q26: For the TI-83 Plus System Flags, what is the Hex value of the Flag Offset and the Bit Number for the flag that controls Lowercase availability?


CALENDAR QUESTIONS (6):

Q27: What date was Calendar v1.0 released to the public?

Q28: Which of the following events is Not a default Special Day in Calendar v1.0?:
(A) New Year's Day  (B) Valentine's Day  (C) St. Patrick's Day  (D) Veterans' Day  (E) Christmas Day

Q29: Using Calendar v1.0, what is the highest valid date that can be viewed using the alternate date format?

Q30: Describe how a Special Date or Daily Note is represented on the graphical calendar screen in Calendar v1.0.

Q31: What are the two methods that Daily Notes can be sorted by in Calendar v1.0?

Q32: How many lines of text, including the Title, can a Daily Note have at maximum in Calendar v1.0?


PUZZPACK QUESTIONS (8):

Q33: List the four games found in PuzzPack v1.0 and then list their counterparts in PuzzPack v2.0.

Q34: How many white, movable blocks are there in Level 10 of Blockdude within PuzzPack?

Q35: In level 5 of Pegs for PuzzPack v2.0, what letter of the alphabet is formed in the middle of the screen by Hole pegs at the completion of the level?

Q36: In Dino Puzzle of PuzzPack v2.0, how many points are awarded for removing 3 pieces at once inside a set of eggshells?

Q37: How many Triangle pieces are initially found in Level 13 of Pegs in PuzzPack v2.0?:
(A) Two  (B) Three  (C) Four  (D) Five  (E) Six

Q38: In the game Puzzle Frenzy of PuzzPack v2.0, how many blocks with Smiley Faces are there initially in Level 21?

Q39: What is the exact text of the message that is displayed at the end of Pegs in PuzzPack?

Q40: What is the password to Level 59 in Puzzle Frenzy within PuzzPack v2.0?


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