TilEm on MacOS
These instructions are for TilEm 2.00. Here's my TilEm 0.973 page. I last built this in March 2016 on my El Capitan system, YMMV.
TilEm is a Linux emulator for certain TI graphing calculators including the TI-83 and TI-84 series. This is more or less how I got TilEm running on my MacOS system. I'm no expert; suggestions welcome.
I basically followed these instructions, modified slightly for MacPorts.
- Install MacPorts.
- Using MacPorts, install gtk2 and libticalcs2
sudo port install gtk2 libticalcs2
- Download TilEm.
- Unzip and build it:
tar xvf tilem-2.0.tar.bz2 cd tilem-2.0 ./configure make sudo make install
- TilEm really just emulates the calculator hardware; it depends on an actual TI calculator ROM to act like a calculator. Here's one way to get one:
- Download the TI-83 Plus SDK.
- Download and install wine. MacPorts has a wine port but at this writing (now years old) it does not work with Snow Leopard so instead I used this handbuilt and hand-tweaked version.
This is how you would install under MacPorts:
sudo port install wine
- Using wine, open the downloaded SDK (named
83psdk_setup.exe). This should open the Windows installer; when it asks where to install, make sure it goes to a Mac directory, not a native Windows directory. (Of course, instead of using wine, you could also install the SDK on a Windows VM (e.g. Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBox) or an actual Windows machine and just copy the ROMs over to the Mac.)
- Copy the
.clcfiles to wherever you want them:
cp sdkdir/Exe/*.clc wherever
- Start X-Windows
- Start tilem2:
tilem2(You may have to turn the calculator on before it works!)