Education Technology

Solution 14383: Saving And Loading A TI-SmartView™ Emulator State.

How do I save and load an TI-SmartView™ emulator state?

When saving the emulator state, a file is created that stores the calculator with all of the changes that have been made to its setup.

This includes the following settings:

• Functions entered into the [Y=] key
• Stat plot settings
• Window and Zoom settings
• Currently graphed functions
• Mode settings
• Lists in the [Stat] 1:Edit menu and any custom lists
• Matrices in the [Matrix] menu
• Programs created or stored in the [Program] key
• Applications stored in the [Apps] key
• AppVars stored in memory
• Variables stored into letters A-Z
• Graph Databases, Pics and TI-84 Plus C only Images.
• Group files stored in memory
• (Ans) memory which is a record of previous answers.
• Entry screen scrollback information

This is useful for educators who want to set up class demonstrations by having all setting and functions preconfigured for class time. For example by entering functions in the Y= editor and changing Window and Zoom settings. When saving the changes in an emulator state file, the educator simply loads the file to show their demonstration. If the educator wants to create different demonstrations for different classes, they can create multiple emulator state files. There is no limit on the number of emulator states that can be saved.

Please Note: The key press history, screen capture images, open scripts, and the face plate color are not saved in the emulator state file. Keypress's can be automated however using the script functionality of the TI-SmartView software. 

Saving the emulator state:

1) Click File > Save Emulator State.
2) In the dialog box, navigate to the folder where the emulator state file is to be stored.
3) Type a file name. Use a name that describes the emulator state. 
4) Click Save.

Loading an emulator state:

1) Double Click the state file to both launch the software and the state file you have created.

Loading an emulator state from within the software: 

1) Click File > Load File.
2) In the dialog box, navigate to the folder that contains the emulator state file.
3) Click the emulator state name to highlight it.
4) Click Open.

If you have questions about the information listed above please contact TI-Cares for additional assistance.