Bill Nagel

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Aliases

Rudiger

Email

b.nagel (at) usa (dot) net

Site URL

http://www.icestorm.net/aurora/

Ticalc.org URL

http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/authors/2/228.html

Location

Colorado, US

Years Active

1997-1999

Affiliations

TI-Files
Aurora Technologies

Bill Nagel was one of the pioneers of assembly language for the TI graphing calculators. In particular, Bill Nagel was the first person to release assembly games for the TI-83 and TI-86 graphing calculators, as well as the first assembly shell for the TI-83 and TI-86 (AShell).

Significance

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Bill Nagel had his own one-person programming group called Aurora Technologies (URL: http://www.icestorm.net/aurora/) from 1997 to 1999, where he released several high-quality assembly games. In fact, he was the first person to release assembly games for the TI-83 and TI-86, as well as releasing the first assembly shell (Ashell and Aurora Shell Enhanced) for the TI-83 and TI-86 calculators. Some of his most notable games include Super Mario 86 and Penguins (the first scrolling platform game on a TI graphing calculator).

He was also a staff member on TI-Files, where he wrote the assembly columns along with Ahmed El-Helw.

Contributions

Site URLs

  • http://www.icestorm.net/aurora/

History

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Aurora Technologies was founded in Fall 1997 by Bill Nagel.

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