TiEmu can accept some arguments on the command
line for specific purposes. The text below is an excerpt of the Linux
'manpage' but it is appplicable to Windows, too.
Under Linux, manpage is accessible by typeing 'man tiemu' in the shell.
Windows users will open the ManPage.txt file in C:\Program Files\TiEmu folder.
tiemu - a TI's hand-helds emulator (m68k-based)
tiemu [-h] [-v] [--help] [--version] [--import] [-rom=] [-tib=] [-sav=]
The TiEmu program allows you to emulate a Texas Instruments calculator
such as TI89, TI89 Titanium, TI92, TI92+ or V200PLT. The emulator has
also a virtual link capability which allows to connect it to another
program (such as TiLP for instance).
The command line options override the default options (startup options)
and the config file options even. The TiEmu program accepts the fol-
Display a list of all command line options.
Output the version info.
Import ROM or TIB into repository and exit. Can be used for cre-
ating images (as an example). This flag must be set before -rom
or -tib !
-rom= Convert and use the specified dump as image. Note that the image
is added to the image repository.
-tib= Convert and use the specified tib/upgrade as image. Idem.
-sav= Load the specified state file. Must be a valid state image and
target for emulated calculator.
CONFIG FILE FORMAT
This section describes the format of the .tiemu config file which is in
the home directory of the user (Linux) or in the Program Files folder
(Win32). A line preceded by the '#' symbol is a comment. Each line has
the following format: key=value. The config file must have the
'RC_END' string at end. Every line can be put in any order. Take in
mind that any comment added in the config file will be overwritten.
Below is described each option and the possible values:
calctype= Defines the calculator type for link parameter. Valid values
are: ti89, ti89t, ti92, ti92+, v200. Note: don't need to touch this
setting, it's overridden by TiEmu. Kept for compatibility.
linktype= Define the link cable type. Choose one of the following
value: none, parallel, serial, TIGraphLink, virtual, TiEmulator, VTi,
port= Define a link port to use. Can be: null, user, parallel port
#1|2|3, serial port #1|2|3|4, virtual port #1|2, USB port #1.
method= Define an I/O method to use. Possible values are: automatic,
asm, api, driver, null.
adr_port= places the I/O address of the I/O port to use. It can be
0x3F8 for a serial port or 0x378 for a parallel port for instance.
serial_device= places the character device name of the serial port to
use with a Grey TIGL.
timeout= with the timeout value to use in tenth of seconds. Default
delay= with the delay value to use in micro-seconds for home-made
cables. Default value: 10
background= Define whether TiEmu display the whole frame (keyboard+LCD)
or just the LCD screen. Set to 0 if you do not want to use the key-
skin_file= Define the custom skin file to use. Must be a full path
keys_file= Define the keymap to use. Must be a full path name.
img_file= Define the TiEmu image to load at startup. Must be a full
tib_file= Define the FLASH upgrade (tib or .9xu/.89u) to load after the
image. Must be a full path name.
sav_file= Define the calculator state image to load at startup.
cpu_rate= Give the number of instructions executed by the M68000 per
30ms timeslice. Default value is -1 (50000 insts/30ms).
hw_rate= Give the OS2/OSC3 oscillator rate. Default value is -1 (427 on
hw1 and 732 on hw2; OSC2 is incremented every 6250 OSC1 cycles).
lcd_rate= Define the frame rate of LCD refresh. Default value is -1
(25ms => 40fps). Don't use a value smaller than 10ms.
img_format= Defines the image format of the screenshots. Several for-
mats are available: jpg, png and ico.
img_type= You can do B/W (bw) or colored (color) screenshots.
img_size= The size of the image that is to say you can shots only the
LCD (lcd) or the entire window (skin).
screen_file= Defines the base filename where the screenshot will be
screen_counter= This allows you to save the current screenshot counter.
In fact, the resulting filename is computed as 'screen-
file[screen_counter].[img_format]. Example: 'screenshot001.png'.
console= Available under Windows platform only. You can hide (no) or
show (yes) the DOS console at startup or even display it only during
kbd_dbg= Display key bindings in the console if set (yes). Else, do
fs_type= TiEmu supports several file selectors for better integration.
The following options are supported:
- native: native one (default): Win32 on Windows, KDE if built with KDE
support and running under KDE, GTK+ 2.x else,
- old: GTK 1.2 file selector,
- new: GTK 2.x file selector (advanced capabilities and can show hidden
- win32: deprecated (same as native),
- kde: KDE file selector (only available if TiEmu is built with KDE
heap_wnd= Set geometry hints for the different windows of the debugger.
The format is (x,y,w,h,m,v) where x&y are coordinates, w&h are the
size, m is set if window is minimized and v is set if the window is
Think to terminate your config script with the 'RC_END' word !!!
Copyright (C) 2000-2001, Romain Lievin and Thomas Corvazier. Copyright
(C) 2001-2003, Romain Lievin Copyright (C) 2003, Julien Blache Copy-
right (C) 2004, Romain Lievin Copyright (C) 2005-2006, Romain Lievin
and Kevin Kofler
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its
documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, pro-
vided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that
both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in sup-
This program and its source code is distributed under the terms of the
terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Soft-
ware Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option)
any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MER-
CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General
Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
SUGGESTIONS AND BUG REPORTS
The canonical place to find TiEmu and some miscellenaous informations
is at <http://lpg.ticalc.org/prj_tiemu>. You can also take a look at
<http://lpg.ticalc.org> and <http://www.ticalc.org> for others TI
related programs for Linux.
tilp(1) for the use of a linking program. TiEmu shares the same commu-
nication box for link settings.
- Jonas Minnberg (Sasq) for Tiger
- UAE, the Universal Amiga Emulator
- Kevin Kofler <Kevin@tigcc.ticalc.org> for creating rpm packages
(Fedora): he is the official maintainer of this package.
- Julien Blache <email@example.com> for creating deb packages (Debian): he
is the official maintainer of this package.
Romain Lievin Kevin Kofler
January 27, 2006 TIEMU(1)