You will get access to settings by using the popup menu of the left
view. Please note that settings are automatically saved when you exit
The box is the following:
1°) Cable : let you
select a cable from a list
2°) Port : let you
choose a port from a list. The correspondance is done below
3°) Calc : let you choose
4°) Timeout : default
timeout in tenth of seconds (1/10 s). This determines
how long TiLP will wait for a response before
displaying an error message. It is strongly recommended not to
decrease the value below 1.5s or you may get transmission errors.
Please note that during FLASH transfers, this value is automatically increased to 10
5°) Delay : inter-bit
delay for serial/parallel cable in micro-seconds.
The lower the value is, the faster the transfer will be. However, the
transmission may become unstable (transmissions errors) if you try and
too fast. 10µs is the optimal value. If you have a fast
calculator (TI89/92/92+), you can decrease it.
6°) USB scan at startup: attempt to automatically find FLASH
plugged on SilverLink or DirectLink at startup. If OS sending failed
you need to restart TiLP, disable
7°) The button at the right runs a full probing: TiLP will search
for all link cables and all hand-helds. This take some time (~20
Beware: probing of non-FLASH
hand-helds thru SilverLink may not work...
The list at the bottom of the box is used to list probed devices
It always list SilverLink cable and USB devices, no more. If you want
to get more devices, you have to click the
Real cables :
|BlackLink or GrayLink
Note that SilverLink or DirectLink cables are counted in the
order they have been plugged.
Imagine you have a Titanium hand-held with both SilverLink and
DirectLink cables (it's possible !). SilverLink cable will be on port
#1 and DirectLink on port #2.
Imagine you have a TI84+/SilverLink and a Titanium/DirectLink, then
SilverLink -> port #1 and DirectLink -> port #2.
Note : your hand-held with DirectLink must be ON before doing any
Virtual cables :
|TiLP or TiEmu
With TiLP2, you will always set the port to null. The framework will choose the
right port for you.
If you want to use TiLP for exchanging data with
an emulator (such as VTi under Windows or TiEmu under Linux/Win32),
you will have to select Vti or TiEmu. TiLP must be
launched AFTER the emulator.
3.2 General Options
This part has been greatly simplified in TiLP2. There are now few
options they can be set-up in 2 ways:
- by the Options box,
- by the left/right popup menus.
1°) File displaying: determine whether TiLP
will display all files or TI files only.
2°) File/Variables : when this box is
checked, TiLP will ask for confirmation for operations such as
deleting files, overwriting files, or overwriting calculator variables
(a directory listing is performed before sending any variable).
3°) Path : request TiLP to send variables
to the current folder (local) or to the original folder (full).
This works only with TI9x calculators (89/92/92+/V200).
This option is now disabled for 2 reasons:
- TiLP have no way to know the default folder where variables will be
- TiLP is now able to send variables directly to a given folder.
4°) Receive as : determine the way
will save received variables. In single mode, TiLP saves each variables
into its own file. In group mode, TiLP saves the set of variables into
single file (called group).
Note: this option does not apply to TI82/85 yet. Multiple variables are
always saved at once (single or group). Use the popup menu to degroup
the file if needed.
5°) Backup/Restore with :
determines whether TiLP2 will use backup/group files (as TiLP and
TI-GRAPH LINK software) or TiGroup files (like Ti-Connect does) for
backup and restore operations.
As you will see in the remote popup
menu, you can (un)check the Path and
the Receive as. Same apply
for the local popup menu by the Options
3.3 Screenshot Options
This box is accessible only from the Screenshot
box (see later) :
Screen Format :
- screen mode : the TI89 calculator has an interesting
peculiarity: its screen (LCD) is smaller than one in a TI92(+), but the
real screen (in terms of memory) has the same size as a TI92(+). You
can see the LCD as a rectangular window. If you
select the full button, TiLP will
display the whole TI89 screen from the calculator's memory; otherwise,
it will only display the portion visible on the actual TI89's screen
- gray-scale : the
may be useful for people who want to release screenshots on their
websites. When this button is checked, TiLP saves images using emulated
grayscales (that is to say, it replaces the black pixels with dark
pixels and white pixels with green pixels). In fact, images saved by
this feature look just like those gotten from VTi.
File Format : TiLP
can capture the calculator's screen
and save the image in many different formats : PNG, JPEG, XPM, BMP. PDF
& EPS are mostly document formats.