Thousands of students worldwide are required to use a TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator every year for their math classes.
But what many don't realize is that these devices are capable of playing entertaining games! This includes everything such as Mario, Pacman, Portal, Snake, Flappy Bird, Geometry Dash, and more!
The process is not hard to learn at all, so let's get started!
Step 1: Gather Materials
Step 2: Download and Install TI Connect CE
Go here (if you haven't done so already) to download and install TI Connect CE. This is the software that will allow your computer to interact with your calculator.
Step 3: Download Games
Go to this website to download the games you would like to play. Click "Download" on any game you find interesting!
Step 4: Extract the Games
When you download the games, they will be in the form of a .zip file.
Before being able to send them, you need to take them out of this .zip file. This can be done by simply selecting all of the files in the .zip file, and dragging them onto your desktop.
Step 5: Send the Games to Your Calculator
Open up the TI Connect CE program that you installed earlier.
Click on the "Calculator Explorer" tab.
Plug in your calculator and double check that it is turned on. TI Connect CE should now show a list of everything that is on your calculator.
Finally, just select all of the files that were in the file you downloaded, and drag them into TI Connect CE.
A "Send to Calculators" window will pop up. Just click "Send". If it asks you to replace any files, just click
Step 6: Launch the Games
On your calculator, press the [prgm] button, and select the game you want to play by pressing enter. Press enter again to launch the game.
Error Syntax or Error Archived: This means you have to update your operating system. Refer to this website for help.
Step 7: Play Your Game!
Congratulations! You have now installed games on your calculator! But why stop there? There is so much you can do on this calculator, from putting notes on it to running GameBoy emulators!