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MirageOS 1.2

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Name: MirageOS 1.2
Filesize: 49.2 kB
Downloads: 48179
Date added: Feb 14, 2003
Platform: TI-83+/SE
Language: Flash
File Type: Shell
Last modified: Sep 9, 2004
TI-83+/SE Flash Shells
TI-84+/SE Flash Shells

Shell: None
Rating: 8.2 (Excellent)/10 based on 98 votes.
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Author(s): Dan Englender, Jason Kovacs

File Description:  MirageOS is another popular shell like ION but only for TI-83+/SE calculator which have Flash technology. MirageOS is a very versatile shell and offers you everything from detailed file information, file sorting, a folder based GUI to password protection, file management options and file icons. Although this shell is much easier to install than ION, it takes over 16 kb of Flash memory which may be important for 83+ users.

Below are the added features for MirageOS 1.2:
-BASIC programs now work on all hardware/operating system combinations.
-Smart writeback only writes data back to archive if necessary.
-A much faster sorting algorithm.
-TI-84 Plus compatibility.

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Of 2 people, 2 found this review helpful.
Review by: im_an_alien Reviewed on: August 19, 2006 at 21:30:23 PM
Graphics/Interface: 10/10 I love the ability to group programs in to different folders. It's very convenient
Playability/Usability: 10/10 very nice shell, and I haven't found any bugs
Replay Value/Reuse Value: 10/10 It's a shell, so...
Controls/Interface: 10/10 Very easy to figure out if you don't know, and easy to use after you do.
Overall Value: 10/10 I like it a lot
I haven't tried ION but this is really good. I put my games in one folder, school stuff in a folder, things like word processing and stuff in another, and it all works out great. You should download this, especially if you have a lot of games and stuff. Also there are a lot of really good games written specifically for it that you can't run without it.

Of 1 person, 1 found this review helpful.
Review by: calcprogrammer1 Reviewed on: April 29, 2005 at 01:56:54 PM
Graphics/Interface: 10/10 GREAT! looks like a Windows Explorer menu and is just as easy to use
Playability/Usability: 10/10 Very easy to use
Replay Value/Reuse Value: 10/10 I use it all the time. I don't run BASIC or ASM progs in the PRGM menu anymore
Controls/Interface: 10/10 Controls are easy to use once you figure them out
Overall Value: 10/10 This is a must download for any calc user
Mirage OS is great for all programs, Basic and Asm. (to use basic progs with it, enter :"prog. description on the first line of program)
Very easy to use and ensures that your basic programs will not be erased in the constant RAM clearing that occurs on calcs when programs mess up. To me, size of a program means nothing (ti 84 plus se has 1.5 mb of archive space), but I don't think it wastes memory.

One upgrade I'd like to see: Ability to access archived programs by other archived programs.

Of 1 person, 1 found this review helpful.
Review by: strongbad_ Reviewed on: January 30, 2005 at 05:35:56 AM
Graphics/Interface: 8/10 In some ways MirageOS reminds me of Windows Explorer.
Playability/Usability: 10/10 Required in order to play my favorite games.
Replay Value/Reuse Value: 10/10 I just can't stop using this!
Controls/Interface: 7/10 Instructions for the controls would be helpful.
Overall Value: 10/10 Operating systems can't get much better than this! Please download!!
MirageOS is one of the best operating systems available for the TI-83+/SE. You'll need this to play lots of cool games like Phoenix, Super Mario, and many others. It also allows you to type lower-case letters after exiting out of the program.

I've never seen anyone use an operating system other than this one. If you don't have MirageOS, please download this now!

Of 1 person, 1 found this review helpful.
Review by: baltifreak24 Reviewed on: April 30, 2004 at 01:22:11 PM
Graphics/Interface: 10/10 Great looking menu!
Playability/Usability: 10/10 Easy to select games
Replay Value/Reuse Value: 10/10 Why can't you use it? It's for games!
Controls/Interface: 8/10 Didn't know all of the controls, but found it out eventually
Overall Value: 10/10 If you want games, get this
Awesome Application, and easy to use. But, if you don't get the manual (you got it from somebody else), it is hard to learn all the controls, exect the basic ones, as in enter, up and down, and the F1-5 keys. they dont give the whole web address, i don't think.

Of 2 people, 1 found this review helpful.
Review by: allynfolksjr Reviewed on: April 06, 2003 at 04:19:22 PM
Graphics/Interface: 10/10 The GUI is extreamly easy to use.
Playability/Usability: 10/10 How can you play a shell?
Replay Value/Reuse Value: 10/10 Again, reuse a shell?
Controls/Interface: 9/10 Only after having it for a month did I find that pressing X key did something.
Overall Value: 10/10 It's cool.
This is an awesome shell for TI-83+'s. It's options are versitile and easily understood. When it's running BASIC games, sometimes it screws up, but not major like screwing up. However, as mentioned, the 16k of space it takes up may be an issue with the 83+, is you have a silver edition, then 16k is nothing. So if you have alot of science programs or math programs, or otherwise pressed for space, i'd choose Ion, personally. But try it. It's cool.

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