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#1 sometimes99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:00 AM

Your Computer was a British computer magazine published monthly from 1981 to 1988. At one stage it was, in its own words, "Britain's biggest selling home computer magazine". It offered support across a wide range of computer formats, and included news, type-in program listings, and reviews of both software and hardware.
 
I think I had at least a dozen of issues starting November 1982. Some coverage of the TI-99/4A now and then. December 1984 saw 276 pages. I think my last issue was February 1986.
 
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June 1983 saw this on page 46 ...
  
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https://archive.org/...mputer-magazine

  



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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:22 AM

I remember the buzz around about the 99/8. After it failed to appear and TI dropped from the home computer market I stayed with my 99/4A until I could afford a replacement, which was my first Commodore 64 and a tape drive. An Enhancer 2000 disk drive came soon afterward, followed by a real 1541 so I could run GEOS. Ah, my young days.

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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:42 AM

Here's a November 1982 TI-99/4A listing from Your Computer ...
 
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Posted Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:17 PM

you can also find hundred game listing here :


http://www.abandonwa...hp?mag=7&page=1


This magazine was really amazing... every week, a new listing for TI99 ( and for all other computer ). They proposed a challenge : everyobdy could send a program, and if it would be published, the programmer received +- 150 $.

I remember when i was 8 years old: my parents bring me to supermarket every saturday. At the first second in shop, i ran like crazy to buy this magazine, and then spent the day in typing the listing ;)..
I also tried my luck to be published with a music creation program, but i lost.. :(

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:16 AM


you can also find hundred game listing here :
 
http://www.abandonwa...hp?mag=7&page=1

 

Very nice. Thanks for the link. Many TI-99/4A program listings to type in there. Good quality scans. Most in French though, and that would be another interesting aspect.
 
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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:54 AM

you can also find hundred game listing here :
http://www.abandonwa...hp?mag=7&page=1


Great Link !!!
there is the 99magazine too !!!
i have all the originals magazine and maybe i can save my time becouse it's are already scanned... i looking to contact the webmaster ;)

ThankYou 99er !! ;D

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Posted Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 PM

[quote name='ti99userclub' date='Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:54 AM' timestamp='1299837247' post='2231246']
[quote name='rocky007' date='Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:17 PM' timestamp='1299791873' post='2230708']
you can also find hundred game listing here :
http://www.abandonwa...hp?mag=7&page=1
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very good weekly review, with full program for all sorts of computer.

jean louis

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:09 AM

The November 1981 issue of Your Computer magazine saw a review of the TI-99/4 (front page news). It actually was a TI-99/4 review, that's without the "A". However one photo, and the big one, shows the "A" and the full page ad in the same issue was also the "A". Both review and the ad have the price at 295 / around 299 British Pounds - about 600 US Dollars at the time.

 

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There's some good things said, and also some not so good ... ;)

  

It is an "old" computer, without the kind of features and facilities - such as Peek, Poke and the USR function - now taken granted on most personal computers.

 

The on-board Basic is somewhat limited ...

 

My main criticism of the machine is that it is very slow, as slow in fact as a ZX-81 operating in the Slow mode. Listing a program seems to take an age as the program is printed out a letter at a time.

 

Conclusions

 

The only real objection I have to the computer, and it is a major enough objection to discourage purchasers, is the speed of the machine: It is appallingly slow in many fields, and this lack of speed is not really acceptable nowadays.

 

:|

 

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:10 AM

Here's a November 1982 TI-99/4A listing from Your Computer ...
 
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This XB Line Plotter is pretty cool.

 

If anyone wants to see it run but does not feel like typing it out.  Here it is:


60 REM R.MATHEWS
70 REM TX SOFTWARE
80 REM LINE PLOTTER (TI994A EXTENED BASIC)
85 REM ***********
100 CT=96
110 CALL CLEAR
120 READ RW,CL,RW1,CL1
130 CALL PLOT(RW,CL,RW1,CL1,CT)
140 STOP
150 DATA 2,20,7,60
160 END
170 REM ***********
180 SUB PLOT(RW,CL,RW1,CL1,CT)
190 BIN(1),BIN(5)=8 :: BIN(2),BIN(6)=4 :: BIN(3),BIN(7)=2 :: BIN(4),BIN(8)=1
210 X1=RW1-RW :: Y1=CL1-CL :: Z1=MAX(ABS(X1),ABS(Y1)):: G=RW :: H=CL
240 FOR I=1 TO Z1 :: G=G+X1/Z1 :: H=H+Y1/Z1 :: RW=INT(G):: CL=INT(H)
250 CHRW=INT(RW/8.01+1):: CHCL=INT(CL/8.01+1)
260 PIXRW=RW-((CHRW-1)*8):: PIXCL=CL-((CHCL-1)*8)
270 CALL GCHAR(CHRW,CHCL,CH):: IF CH=32 THEN CH=CT :: CT=CT+1 :: CALL CHAR(CH,"")
275 IF CT=144 THEN CT=96
280 CALL CHARPAT(CH,X$)
290 PS=INT(((PIXRW-1)*8+PIXCL)/4.001)+1 :: CD=ASC(SEG$(X$,PS,1))
300 IF CD<65 THEN DEC=CD-48 ELSE DEC=CD-55
310 DEC=BIN(PIXCL)OR DEC
320 IF DEC>9 THEN CD=DEC+55 ELSE CD=DEC+48
330 X$=SEG$(X$,1,PS-1)&CHR$(CD)&SEG$(X$,PS+1,16)
335 CALL CHAR(CH,X$):: CALL HCHAR(CHRW,CHCL,CH):: NEXT I
340 SUBEND
350 REM ***********



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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:53 AM

I thought it would do more...  gallery_35324_1027_3852551.gif



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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:05 AM

I thought it would do more...

 
Insert these lines and it'll do a bit more.
 
100 CT=33
120 CALL PLOT(RND*100+1,RND*100+1,RND*100+1,RND*100+1,CT)::GOTO 120
 

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:26 AM

A little... but when I ran this I did not see the updated line 100.

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:44 AM

That's pretty cool. :)

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:54 AM

If I recall back in the 80's there was a line demo in XB that was like a missile command shooting a lazer line to create a logo.  I wish I could locate it.



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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:32 PM

I like the review article, I thought it might be nice in PDF format...

 

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:00 PM

Here is a New Zealand computer mag that reviewed the TI-99/4a in Feb 84. Some distributer must have got hold of a shipment of PAL machines suitable for the NZ market once TI had exited the market

 

Unfortunately was not a glowing review! :(

 

Interesting seeing the price points - reckon the TI might have been a bit overpriced (given computers in general here were VERY expensive)

 

TI-99/4a $NZ595

 

C64 $NZ995
VIC20 $NZ495
ZX SPECTRUM 16K $NZ425
ZX SPECTRUM 48K $NZ525
Sega SC3000 $NZ399
 
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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:43 AM

 

Here is a New Zealand computer mag that reviewed the TI-99/4a in Feb 84. Some distributer must have got hold of a shipment of PAL machines suitable for the NZ market once TI had exited the market

 

Unfortunately was not a glowing review! :(

 

Interesting seeing the price points - reckon the TI might have been a bit overpriced (given computers in general here were VERY expensive)

 

TI-99/4a $NZ595

 

C64 $NZ995
VIC20 $NZ495
ZX SPECTRUM 16K $NZ425
ZX SPECTRUM 48K $NZ525
Sega SC3000 $NZ399
 
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How many in that list used a 16 bit CPU? 

 

Far as I can see they were half that size at 8 bit CPU's.



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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 1:36 AM

And here's an August 1983 listing from Your Computer ...

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Posted Tue May 2, 2017 11:07 AM

Found some old Danish magazines here. :)

 

Found at least two games for the TI-99/4A. I might get around to typing them in etc. :|

 

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Posted Thu Nov 2, 2017 1:41 AM

One more old danish magazine. This one came in the summer of 1982. The price of the machine is said to have been cut from (danish crowns) 5,900 to 4,600, and I paid 2,495. I may have bought it later than I thought.

 

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Posted Sat Nov 4, 2017 4:40 AM

Here's another old danish magazine from 1987. Pretty late for coverage of the TI-99/4A, - even referenced on the front page.

 

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Posted Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:27 PM

Another review ...
 

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Posted Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:51 PM

Another review ...
 

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Man, I think you are on to a really cool and useful format for these PDF's!  The cover, with just the TI related stuff inside, all very nicely and cleanly done.  EXCELLENT!  I hope others start copying your method/format here.  






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