|Updated TI58C Emulator by Pierre Houbert|
Message #1 Posted by Namir on 9 Mar 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Last night I was checking the TI-58C emulator web site by Pierre Houbert (click here). I noticed he had uploaded a new version. I downloaded the English and French version. I was surprised to see that the French version DID support changing skins, while the English version did not. Using the French version of the emulator I was able to apply an HP-41 skin to the TI-58C emulator!! How about that!!!
I wrote a few short program using Houbert's emulator. Entering and editing a program is very easy since the emulator displays a list box that shows the key codes AND mnemonics of the commands. Inserting new commands and deleting existing ones is a breeze!!
I highly recommend that you check Houbert's web site. He offers emulators in different languages, programs, and skins. The web site has NUMEROUS interesting links to other TI-58/59 emulators and to other calculators (most notably Russian calculators).
I regard Houbert's TI-58C emulator as the best in it's category. The emulator has an integrated printer with the ability to debug/print programs, has extended memory over the physical TI-58C, and includes several solid state modules (standard, Math, EE, and so on) although like the physical calculator you can only access one module at a time. You can save and load the programs he provides as well as the ones you write.
I got the impression from the web site, downloadable contents, and links, that Pierre Houbert is a dedicated calculator guy and especially to the TI-58C model.
My hats off to you Pierre!!
Edited: 9 Mar 2012, 4:02 p.m.