How to Put Games on Your TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver Edition

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Introduction: How to Put Games on Your TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver Edition

Many kids at school keep bugging me on how to do this so this is for you guys...and girls.


I figured this out by reading a lot on the Internet. I'm not some computer or calculator expert so I wont be able to answer your questions because I'm overwhelmed...and I might not know the answer.
So if someone sees a question in the comments and knows the answer please post it. Thanks.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Everything you need is listed here:
-TI-84 Plus or TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
-USB Cord (The same kind thats on the PSP
-Software that will allow you to mannage data on your calc (this is the one I use and its great)
-Ion, which can be found Here (This will allow you to play the games)
-Games to download (Hereis a great place to get games)

Step 2: Download TI-Connect So You Can Mannage Data on Your Calculator

Go here to download TI-Connect so that you can mannage data on your Calculator.
This is the one I use and its great because you can backup your calculator.

Step 3: Download Ion

Go here to download Ion, which will allow you to play the games.
Open the file.
Extract all files.
Send the files to your calculator's RAM.
If you need help look at the pictures.

Step 4: Install and Archive Ion

After you downloaded Ion and put it on your calculator press the "PRGM" key and youll see the three programs, execute the first one and it should say "Ion installed."

After that press second and the the plus key then 2 then 7
then go over the three programs and press enter so that there is a star next to it. If there is a star next to it then it is archived. The good thing about the archive is that you have more space in your RAM and if your RAM is deleted your archive is not. This way if Ion gets erased just unarchive those three and re-install, then archve them again.

Step 5: Get Some Games

All that is left is to get some games for your calulator. Here is one of the best places to get games.
For instructional purposes I will show you how to put Tetris on your calculator.

Tetris can be found here.

Open the zip file and extract all files. Once that is done right click on the one that says tetris in lowercase letters and send to ti device. Make sure it is being sent to the archive memory. Press the program key and run prgmA. Tetris should be there, and is ready to play.

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    is it possible to do this on a mobile device such as an iPhone

    2 replies

    yes sir. This works good for your iphone, but then again, thats why we have the app store buddy. Welcome to the future, you obiously have been left in the past.

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    just get games on the App Store.

    When i put the program in it says done, but how do i launch the game?

    1 reply

    2ND-0- Asm( prgm and the game u want to play enter enter

    also is it possible to do this on microsoft 2003

    How did u get the files on the cacluator?

    Hey you can copy and paste this to your notepad so you don't waste ur $$$ on a subscription

    I can't install that io thing how do I do this with ti connect CE\

    1 reply

    You have to get the CE version of that software, which should also be on TI's site.

    Whenever I get to the screen where I try to load a game, the game won't work. For example, when I try to load Mario, I open the game to the screen that says

    prgmMARIO

    and press enter, the screen just says

    ERR:SYNTAX

    1:Quit

    which brings me back to the "prgmMARIO" screen. I have a TI-84 Plus

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    There are some games that can be played with nothing other than the calculator's OS, but there are others that require more downloads (like Ion and MirageOS) to make the game compatible. I assume that Mario game runs on Ion. If it does, you have to download Ion, launch it from the "APPS" folder, and then launch the game from the Ion menu. It won't work if you try to launch it with the "PRGM" button.

    No, you'll have to use a different strategy for that, but it's SUPER easy. Basically, instead of downloading TI manager, download TI manager CE. Then, drag the game into your files. (Games designed for the TI-84+ will work this way, but I'd still advise you to download from a site other than TIcalc.org, that way you can take advantage of the CE display and get a pacman game that looks like actual pacman, etc etc.) Once you've done this, unless the game is an assembly/asm game, you should be fine. Open up programs and select the game. If the game IS an asm file, go to your catalog, select "Asm(" and paste it into your homescreen by pressing enter. Then open up your programs, and select the game. It'll paste the run command after "Asm(", and then you should be good to go. Press enter, and your game should run.

    When I load Ion onto the calculator, it is Archived. I go to unarchive it, it says

    ERR:VARIABLE

    1:Quit

    2:GoTo

    When I press quit, everything closes, and when I press GoTo, it takes me back to the menu where I try to unarchive Ion, only to lead to the same result. I have a TI-84 Plus.

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    The method he lists here is pretty terrible. The way he's using is pretty buggy. Basically all you need to do is open up device explorer, drag the game file onto your desktop, and then drag it onto your flash/archive. If it STILL doesn't work, try uninstalling Ion, and instead install MirageOS. Hope this helped!

    how do you delete the games.

    so I have a TI-84+, and whenever I open doors cs 7 and select the game it just types programBREAKOUT and when I hit enter it just loads for a second, then says Done. That's all. Any idea how to fix it?

    IT DOESN'T WORK IT JUST TYPES: prgmMARIO IT DOESNT DO ANYTHING