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I have a blue TI-82 that doesn't have a computer input, and there for I have to code every program by hand. And on all tests I have to clear the memory so I don't have any programs installed (I could cheat if I didn't).

I really would like to play Blockdude, I haven't played that game in 3 years.

So my question is, is there a emulator of the TI-8x that lets me play Blockdude?

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A linux based TI emulator exists that uses the wxWidgets code libraries.

Compile instructions:

sudo apt-get install subversion
svn checkout wxwabbitemu-read-only
cd wxwabbitemu-read-only/src
sudo apt-get install wx2.8-headers wx-common libwxgtk2.8-dev
chmod +x ./build_wx

To run it, type, in the same directory:


You'll need a licensed ROM for this to work - google that one.

Legally - Texas Instruments themselves distribute the TI83 variant with their SDK


TI83Plus.clc for the TI-83+, TI83ps.clc for the TI-83+ Silver Edition and TI73.clc for the TI-73 N.B. copy and rename as .rom for the application to work correctly.


  1. See this forum entry as to the advantages/disadvantages of using these ROMs.
  2. See this wiki for operating instructions - e.g. F12 to turn on

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... or there is a Flash based remake

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that remake is truly AWESOME :) But I would alos like a emulator since I have a TI-82. – Alvar Sep 11 '11 at 18:50
+1 Foss. Good one finding the blockdude :D – Rinzwind Sep 11 '11 at 18:54
wow, it's compiling in color! :) – Alvar Sep 11 '11 at 19:51

Tilem is available on sourceforge.

Tilem - TI Linux Emulator An emulator for the Z80 series of Texas Instruments graphing calculators. It emulates all current Z80 calculator models except the TI-81, and features a debugger, external file loading, and full flash support, including flash app loading.

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You need to compile the source... so fossfreedom's answer might be easier ;)

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I compiled that source and I got a whole lot of warnings. Sorry even the slow Flash version is better... – Alvar Sep 11 '11 at 18:55

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