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The Emu8x User's Manual


Before Installing :  Requirements


To use Emu8x, the following are required:
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - Java JRE 6 recommended
  • TI-83 Plus Flash Debugger (or you know how to sign a .hex flash application)
  • One TI-81, TI-82, TI-83, TI-85, or TI-86 graphing calculator
  • TI-GRAPHLINK or USB connectivity cable and accompanying link software


Before Installation :  Supported ROMs

Emu8x will run any TI-82, TI-83, TI-85 or TI-86 ROM. However, certain ROM versions are patchable for greatly increased speed and smoother key response. A table is provided below. Note for the TI-81, you must have 2.0V.
CalculatorROM versions recommended
TI-812.0V
TI-8216.0, 17.0, 18.0, 19.0, 19.006
TI-831.02, 1.03, 1.04, 1.06, 1.07, 1.08, 1.10
TI-853.0a, 9.0, 10.0
TI-861.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6


Before Installation :  Getting ROMs

Emu8x requires a ROM file. In order to obtain one, you must run what is known as a "ROM dumping program." For further details, read the ticalc.org instructions. Upon a successful dump, you will have a .rom or .bin file that is 32 KB in size for the 81, 128 KB in size for the 82/85, or 256 KB in size for the 83/86.


Before Installation :  Copyright Laws

Calculator ROM images are copyrighted by Texas Instruments. It is a violation of US and international copyright laws to redistribute them. Thus, you may use Emu8x only for use on one calculator, and only with ROMs from calculators that you own. You cannot send the Emu8x flash application to anyone else as copyrighted material is embedded in the application. Friends who wish to try Emu8x should be directed to this website. Neither Michael Vincent nor Detached Solutions is responsible in any way for any legal consequences that may arise from your use of Emu8x. The software is entirely unsupported and is at your own risk with no warranty, express or implied.
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