The TI-84 Plus CE is the most popular graphing calculator for high school and college students around the world. While it may have been designed to perform advanced math calculations, it can do so much more than that – such as playing games!
This tutorial explains how to download, send, and play games on your TI-84 Plus CE. There are plenty of games to choose from, including Mario, Pacman, Snake, Geometry Dash, and many more!
Time needed: 15 minutes.
Step-by-Step: Downloading Games on the TI-84 Plus CE
- Download and Install TI Connect CE
In order to send files to your calculator, you are going to need a piece of software called “TI Connect CE”. This software can be downloaded from the following page: TI Connect CE Software Download
- Download the Game Files
- Extract the Files (if necessary)
Some game downloads come in the form of a .zip file. This means that you need to extract the contents before we can continue. To do this, open the .zip file and drag all of the files inside onto your Desktop. If the game instead comes in the form of a .8xg or a .8xp file, skip this step!
- Send Files to Calculator using TI Connect CE
Open the TI Connect CE software that you installed earlier. On the sidebar, click on the second option down (the one below the camera), and connect your calculator to your computer using the charging cable. Make sure that your calculator is turned on, and then drag all of the game files into TI Connect CE. Click “SEND”.
- Launch the Game
On your calculator, press the “prgm” button. Select the game you would like to play and press enter. Press enter once more to launch the game.
If you get an “Error: Syntax” or an “Error: Archived”, this means you need to update your operating system. More information here: TI-84 Plus CE: How to Update the Operating System
If everything went as planned, the game should now be installed and ready to play on your TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends, and don’t get caught by your math teacher!
How to exit a game: Try the following keys: Del, Mode, Clear, and On
How to delete a game: Delete Programs on a TI-84