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Ice v0.91


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Filename ice.zip (Download)
Title Ice v0.91
Description An ion compatible assembly shell for both the Ti-83 and the TI-83 Plus.
Author Solignac Julien (x1cygnus@xcalc.org)
Category TI-83 Assembly Shells
File Size 3,891 bytes
File Date and Time Fri Dec 24 04:23:55 1999
Documentation Included? Yes
Source Code Included? No



Review by  Ryan Aycock
Reviewed on 2004-11-22
Suitability: 10/10 Greatly compatible with Ion.
Ease-Of-Use: 10/10 Standard button use as other shells
Overall: 9/10 BASIC detection would be nice.

For a beta release, the Ion Compatible Enhanced shell sure has a lot going for it. ICE, for short, was built with the intention that Ion programs could run on a shell that doesn't take up much memory. This slim, option-packed program weighs in at a measly 35 bytes fully installed. The author, who only goes by the alias x1cygnus, even claims that ICE uses as little battery power as the TI-OS itself.

Features include folders, program write back, and static libraries. A contrast changer also adds a nice touch to the shell. With all these great parts, it's a wonder that anyone would want to go back to Joe Wingbermuehle's original program. Among assembly gamers, ICE should be a hit. However, Ion's module use and BASIC detection are not present in ICE. Programmers will probably end up sticking with the original.

As far as folders, there are five pre-named directories: Main, Games, Math, Util, and Junk. It's a shame these cannot be changed. When was the last time you used an asm math program?

In the same way that SOS overtook AShell in popularity, I feel that ICE, with some slight modifications, could overtake Ion. If users still demand the small memory usage, there could be two versions of the shell - the present, stripped down version, and a slightly more beefed up kind with module support and BASIC detection. This is, however, just my opinion.


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Archive Contents
Name Size
ReadMe.txt   1903
Ice.8xg   1097
ICE.83G   1147
screenshot.gif   496

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