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#1 retroclouds OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 4, 2010 12:23 PM

In the last few years the CF7+ compact flash adapter has become the de-facto standard device for the "unexpanded" TI-99/4A.
Still, it's kinda surprising that there is hardly any proper documentation or tutorials available on how to use this great device.

What I'm looking for is:

* Video Tutorials and/or text format tutorial on how to use the CF7+
* Video Tutorials and/or text format tutorial on how to use TI99Dir, CF2k, ...
* Starter CF7 image dumps with the most common utilities/games
* ....


Any volunteers? Would be more than happy to add the tutorials/images to the development resources thread ;)

#2 unhuman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 4, 2010 4:04 PM

They're scattered throughout this forum... They're here, just no all in one place.... I have a bunch of stuff I can send u.

In the last few years the CF7+ compact flash adapter has become the de-facto standard device for the "unexpanded" TI-99/4A.
Still, it's kinda surprising that there is hardly any proper documentation or tutorials available on how to use this great device.

What I'm looking for is:

* Video Tutorials and/or text format tutorial on how to use the CF7+
* Video Tutorials and/or text format tutorial on how to use TI99Dir, CF2k, ...
* Starter CF7 image dumps with the most common utilities/games
* ....


Any volunteers? Would be more than happy to add the tutorials/images to the development resources thread ;)



#3 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 5, 2010 2:58 AM

I have been wanting to do a CF7 video and I certainly will soon. I'm out on the road for the next few weeks, so before I left, I intended to make the video as had been requested previously. However, my cheap Chinese-made CF reader on my PC went bad and I didn't have the time/money to invest in a better one. Whether someone does this soon or not, I will be doing a 3 part series on the CF7.

1) Preparing your card and your system
2) PC-->TI CF "transfers"
3) TI-->PC CF "transfers"

may take me a month, but it'll be good when I can get it going. :)

#4 unhuman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 5, 2010 9:08 AM

Yeah, started to finally set up stuff on my CF7, but didn't get it done. Too many issues with tools... I'll try again. I just ordered another one...

I have been wanting to do a CF7 video and I certainly will soon. I'm out on the road for the next few weeks, so before I left, I intended to make the video as had been requested previously. However, my cheap Chinese-made CF reader on my PC went bad and I didn't have the time/money to invest in a better one. Whether someone does this soon or not, I will be doing a 3 part series on the CF7.

1) Preparing your card and your system
2) PC-->TI CF "transfers"
3) TI-->PC CF "transfers"

may take me a month, but it'll be good when I can get it going. :)



#5 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:43 PM

Went through another eBay CF reader debacle!!! The one I got as a replacement has a bad USB cable and it's hardwired into the board itself. I need to get a decent one so I can make this video series!!! If anyone has one they want to sell or get rid of, please let me know so I can make you an offer. There are only two places locally who sell them, one is sold out and they aren't planning on re-ordering, the other place has good ones, but they're 50$ a piece. Blast!!

#6 unhuman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:59 AM

Went through another eBay CF reader debacle!!! The one I got as a replacement has a bad USB cable and it's hardwired into the board itself. I need to get a decent one so I can make this video series!!! If anyone has one they want to sell or get rid of, please let me know so I can make you an offer. There are only two places locally who sell them, one is sold out and they aren't planning on re-ordering, the other place has good ones, but they're 50$ a piece. Blast!!


If it's really just a bad cable, I'd be happy to fix it.

-H

#7 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:59 AM

Thanks Howie. I'm not sure what's wrong with it... It looks like a cable, due to the symptoms I mentioned. But it may be the solder on the board itself. I am going to get my money back and just get a good one locally. Spending the extra money to know I have a quality product is worth it... I've just been procrastinating and I've also been cheap. :)

#8 unhuman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:04 AM

Haha. I've loaded mine up, but still haven't actually used it.

Thanks Howie. I'm not sure what's wrong with it... It looks like a cable, due to the symptoms I mentioned. But it may be the solder on the board itself. I am going to get my money back and just get a good one locally. Spending the extra money to know I have a quality product is worth it... I've just been procrastinating and I've also been cheap. :)



#9 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:11 AM

Damn, son--- what you waiting for? If my sh** was in order, it's just about ALL I would use!! ;)

#10 unhuman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:29 AM

I know... I tend to enjoy being capable of doing something far more than actually doing it. Kind of sad & twisted, I know.

Damn, son--- what you waiting for? If my sh** was in order, it's just about ALL I would use!! ;)



#11 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:45 AM

Heh.... Now I know about that.. Recently got an MBX and it has not even been played once... Just seeing it there as part of my setup is cool enough for the time being. I intend on doing a YouTube video for it someday too. :)

#12 rocky007 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:25 PM

It could be also interesting about Hxc interface. i contacted the genious maker this week bec some few bug left in image conversion, and he released a updated converter working perfectly.

About CF7+, it could be so interesting to manage also module images, as it's connected to the IO port of TI99...

#13 remowilliams OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:45 PM

Here's a compilation of the stuff I've posted for CF7

Modules_on_Disk.zip


'CF7 mega images'

EA5GAMES CF7.zip

A whole mess of Infocom

EA5GAMES2 CF7.zip

EDUGAMES CF7.zip

MBX titles

#14 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:55 PM

This is excellent, thank you. I have my CF7 operational again and I have begun working on this tutorial. Once my article is finished for RTM, I'll focus attention on this tutorial. Should be done by the weekend. :) or Monday. Hehehe




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