A TI-Nspire graphing calculator was programmed to play Grand Theft Auto

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Everyone knows about playing video games on gaming consoles, which are sometimes ridiculously expensive devices that have the ability to play just games. Some others like their video games on their computers, which are sometimes just as good as the consoles, or even better. Also, there are people who swear by games on their smartphones. However, not many people remember playing the really good video games on anything other than these three devices. This can be attributed to the fact that most other devices are not built to play video games. For example, you can’t possibly expect to play Grand Theft Auto on a calculator. However, some calculators, such as a TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator, can do exactly that.

However, this has changed now, for better or worse. Redditor RogueConditional has done what a lot of people must have dreamed of in class, but had no idea how to do: play GTA on his calculator. This gaming enthusiast managed to coax his TI-Nspire CX calculator to run GTA Advance, which was the 2004 version of the game, made for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance.TI-Nspire GTA

Now, this might be quite a feat to any casual user of the TI-Nspire calculator, but a lot of people have actually achieved this feat. There have been versions of games like Doom, Skyrim, Minecraft and so many more on the TI-Nspire. It turns out that the calculator runs on ARM architecture, which is the same that powers electronics like smartphones and tablets. This means that you can modify it to run standard ARM software.

All you need to do is to load Ndless’ jailbreaking software for the TI-Nspire series. This will not scramble the calculator’s primary functions. Instead it will open up the calculator to lots of other native apps and programming languages. Now your calculator can double as a cool gaming device without losing the ability to do all your complex calculations.


One comment

  1. Game playing on Calculator!? This sound Wow to me, I have never seen such device before. Maybe will get to see such in Nigeria very soon, which I believe many of us will like.

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