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#1 turboStar OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:49 PM

I'll just show you guys in an upload to youtube.




I would fancy myself a TI99 noob with NO experience with the beast.

I'd be tempted to offer a trade if someone were to PM me an offer.

I'd personally LOVE to find me a Tandy CoCo2 somewheres =)

#2 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:59 PM

shubibinman, that was an epic find. I loved that video. There's some excellent games in that lot.

#3 Cebus Capucinis OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:01 PM

VERY NICE SCORE!!!! :thumbsup:

#4 jboypacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:54 PM

Congrats on the find!

#5 littleman jack OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:23 PM

Lucky find! There are many really excellent games for the TI99/4A. Parsec, Donkey Kong, Shamus, and Hunt the Wumpus come to mind. All the Atari games were really good. Some were even better than what Atari did for the 400/800.

#6 JamesD OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:37 PM

I'd personally LOVE to find me a Tandy CoCo2 somewheres =)

Look for one labeled Tandy rather than Radio Shack and manufactured in Korea.
That's the later model with true lower case characters if you poke to a certain address.

#7 turboStar OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:24 PM

shubibinman, that was an epic find. I loved that video. There's some excellent games in that lot.


O_O Hey man small world!! Thanks again CoCoLeaf !! ;)

I still need to get some TV hookups to get the beast rolling!

#8 Osbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:50 PM

Dude, I'm envious! What a great find!!

#9 snume OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:17 PM

Our favorites were Parsec, Alpiner, Chisholm Trail, Tombstone City and Munchman. You have quite a few goodies there for sure.

Would you be interested in parting with one of your Extended Basics? Maybe some of your other doubles? Shoot me a PM if you are.

Steve

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Posted Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:41 AM

That was indeed a great find. You've got some rare carts in that bunch too. I am extremely envious. The obsessive collector in my wants to get those off you but the "nice guy" part suggests that you keep everything and have a blast with it. The TI is a great system and can be extremely fun.
Getting A/V cables is quite easy. Here's where I've got mine and it's only $5:

http://www.8bitclass...e-6-Ft-New.html

#11 tremoloman2006 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:30 AM

TurboStar,

I STRONGLY recommend trying out the TI before you get rid of it. The TI is an excellent gaming system and has some outstanding titles. Q*Bert, Donkey Kong, Popeye, Parsec, TI Invaders (best SI clone ever!), Munchman, and many others! Carts aren't expensive either so getting a cool collection won't take long.

Long live the TI! :)

#12 turboStar OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:42 PM

Got the TV AV cables at MGC yesterday!!

Gonna try it out tomorrow and work on getting more video's of gameplay up soon (hopefully)!!

:) thanks for the heads up!!

#13 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:11 PM

Got the TV AV cables at MGC yesterday!!

Gonna try it out tomorrow and work on getting more video's of gameplay up soon (hopefully)!!

:) thanks for the heads up!!


Excellent. Can't wait to see some gameplay vids :D

#14 toymailman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 4, 2010 9:33 PM

Coming in late to this thread but that is a great find! I just got a TI-99/4A myself and some of the games are quite fun. What a score for 20 bucks!

My only issue is that I don't have a console where all the keys work. Were these keyboards prone to failure? Is there an easy way to repair them?

I now have three systems (trying to find one that works 100%) and on one of them ONLY the "0" key works, on another about half the keys work and the third all keys work except "8" and "K" (so close).

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Posted Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:57 AM

The TI is an amazing classic computer and my favorite of that era. Great epic find, you'll more than enjoy those games!




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