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#51 retroclouds OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 7, 2010 4:38 AM

Added the TMS5220 Data Manual and resized some images.

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Posted Sun Nov 7, 2010 5:49 AM

Great work, Filip. Much appreciated. :thumbsup:

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Posted Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:16 AM

Would you please to change the "patterns" link from sometimes.99er.net/patterns.html to sometimes.planet-99.net/...

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Posted Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:19 PM

Added the full UCSD Pascal documentation (Compiler, Editor, Filer, utilities, Assembler, etc).

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Posted Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:43 AM

Multiple changes:

* Adjusted MESS description (regarding p-system and Gram Kracker support).
* Added the BWCC.dll required by QBOX.
* Added the UCSD p-system disk images.

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Posted Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:07 AM

Hey Filip--- I'd like to suggest adding TIdBiT to our resources thread. There is a thread about it entitled "BASIC/XB Translator". I made a small video about it's use and posted it to that thread.... It is a very nice program and makes BASIC/XB development more fun. For me anyway. :)

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Posted Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:30 PM

Anyone have the "Scribd" files available? Kind of silly to have to pay for this stuff - they're essentially pirating, anyway.

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Posted Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:17 AM

Thanks for the remarks guys. I have a list of updates to do on the dev thread. I'll add them probably next week, not much TI time at the moment.

@unhuman: I already thought about that too. I'll see if I can host them on my site and link from here.

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Posted Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:51 AM

Love the updates, man... thanks!

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:41 AM

Changes in manual section:

* Added "COMPUTE's! beginner's guide to Assembly Language on the TI-99/4A" searchable PDF including reference to "online" version @ Scribd.
* Added "COMPUTE!'s TI Collection volume One" searchable PDF including reference to "online" version @ Scribd.
* Added "Texas Instruments TI LOGO manual" searchable PDF including reference to "online" version @ Scribd.
* Replaced "Editor/Assembler reference manual" PDF with searchable version including reference to "online" version @ Scribd.

Changes in tool section:

* Added updated Youtube Video of Limelight.

Edited by retroclouds, Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:02 AM.


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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:07 AM

Excellent. Also Limelight demo video has been updated ( /watch?v=eiBThPqUY7Q ), if you'd like to update (post #1). Thanks again.

:)

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Posted Mon Apr 4, 2011 2:37 AM

I thought I'd make a couple of notes on my stuff in this list:

- MakeCart is now deprecated as the functionality is built into Classic99 and has a lot more power than that simple tool. I'll leave it online for the foreseeable future but Classic99 will produce better cartridges :)

- I'd like to offer up my ModConvertPSG tool as a resource for the audio section. http://harmlesslion....e/modconvertpsg (there is a link to a YouTube sample on that page)

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Posted Mon Apr 4, 2011 7:10 PM

- I'd like to offer up my ModConvertPSG tool as a resource for the audio section. http://harmlesslion....e/modconvertpsg (there is a link to a YouTube sample on that page)

Mike, does this program produce sound lists for use on a TI?

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2011 7:21 PM


- I'd like to offer up my ModConvertPSG tool as a resource for the audio section. http://harmlesslion....e/modconvertpsg (there is a link to a YouTube sample on that page)

Mike, does this program produce sound lists for use on a TI?


Sorry, I missed this question. It produces sound chip data in VGM format, which is a standard format so it's easy to find players to test it with. It's a very simple format that basically has timing information and the actual bytes that you send to the sound chip -- it's similar to but not identical to the TI sound list.

That said, it's easy to both write a player for it, and convert it to the TI sound list format. Personally I think a nice compressed format would be ideal too, but I haven't written any of this. If someone had some sounds they converted and tuned to their liking, and had trouble with the player, I'd be happy to help.

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Posted Sat Apr 9, 2011 5:53 AM

I think I would kill for a version of the MOD Player that:

* Ran on the VDP interrupt
* Supported compressed sound data

I'd merge it into TurboForth.

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Posted Sat Apr 9, 2011 6:18 PM

As far as I know, nobody's even used the MOD converter. :) But it /should/ run on the VDP interrupt, it's designed to run at 60hz (even with 50hz MODs ;) ). The compression is an exercise for someone to play with someday, maybe me if I get my other work done (I need it for my Coleco work too, and I have some ideas.)

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Posted Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:41 AM

Implemented the below changes:

* Removed Cartridge creation tool as the same/enhanced functionality is now available in classic99.
* Added ModConvertPSG (by Tursi) to the Audio section
* Added Turbo Forth to the Programming languages section

You'll be seeing more updates to this thread in the next few days. I'll also try to come up with a solution to better credit the authors.

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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:56 AM

Where appropriate I added the footer "Author: xxxx".

I've decided that I'll only credit Atariage members. That might be a bit controversal but I do have my reasons:

1) I don't want to expose the Author's full name. After all this is the internet people.

2) By clicking on the xxxx link you'll get the Atariage Member details, possibility to send private mail, search topics, etc.
So there's actually some added value. It's up to the corresponding member to decide how much private information he wants to share.

In the next few days I'll be adding some similar credits to the members who scanned manuals/documents or uploaded youtube video tutorials.

Edited by retroclouds, Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:06 AM.


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Posted Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:58 PM

Thanks for working on the updates!

* Removed Cartridge creation tool as the same/enhanced functionality is now available in classic99.


Could you please add a note to the Classic99 entry that it can create ROM/GROM cartridges? Otherwise it looks like the resource no longer exists at all. :)

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Posted Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:55 AM

Thanks for working on the updates!

* Removed Cartridge creation tool as the same/enhanced functionality is now available in classic99.


Could you please add a note to the Classic99 entry that it can create ROM/GROM cartridges? Otherwise it looks like the resource no longer exists at all. :)


ok, done :)

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Posted Sun May 15, 2011 2:55 AM

The development resources thread looked all messed up showing part of the bbcode :o

Editing the thread without changing anything resolved the problem. Guess it must have something to do with the forum software/skin.

Happy to have it working again ;-)

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Posted Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:04 AM

* Added some credits where appropriate
* Added the HOW2(A-H) GPL series to the video tutorial section
* Added Tex*in Treasures website
* Added the nanoPEB & CF7+ Website

Edited by retroclouds, Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:49 AM.


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Posted Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:45 AM

The sticky thread hadn't seen any updates for over 2 months, so it was time for an update :ponder:


* Added the HOW2(I-J) GPL series to the video tutorial section

* Added Simplified 99/4 assembly language by Ken Culp to the books section

* Added reference to the new "TI-99/4A Home Computer Book Archive" site

* Added reference to PEEKBOT view of WHtech site. The nice thing about PEEKBOT is that it actually allows you to access the files that are in the disk images ;)

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Posted Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:17 AM

Another update:

It was brought to my attention, that "Simplified 99/4 assembly language by Ken Culp" is part of the CYC and was posted without permission of CaDD Electronics.
The CYC by CaDD Electronics is a product still being maintained and sold to the TI users community.

As such I have decided to remove the link from the Development resources thread.

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Posted Sat Oct 8, 2011 2:07 AM

Boy this thread is in for some serious update. The formatting has gone wild after the forum upgrade (well, or me trying the new rich-text editor).
Stay tuned as I adjust formatting and add some new stuff.





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