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#2826 PeBo OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:06 PM

Gentlemen,

 

Thanks to VicViper I've added two more boxed Moonbeam cassette titles to my collection, and am now down to my last two...

 

Death Drones and Cavern Quest

 

If anyone has one or both these (w/box) that they would like to ship to the Great White North (for fun and profit) please PM me

 

I know this isn't the place for such a request, but anyone reading this thread is looking to either buy/sell or look at what others are buying/selling, so forgive me this small forum indiscretion



#2827 PeBo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:21 PM

Finally broke down and bought an MBX!

 

Buddybear99 had one listed that looked to be in pretty good shape (I tend not to worry when buying from him anyway). At $199 US it is more than I intended to pay for one - certainly more than I can afford right now, but the deed is done. (I think I paid $69.99 back in '84. this time around, that was the price of shipping)

 

Finally I'll be able to play Championship Baseball and use the rotating thingy on Superfly!

 

Thanks to everyone who didn't buy it before me. <grin>



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Posted Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:13 AM

Finally broke down and bought an MBX!

 

Buddybear99 had one listed that looked to be in pretty good shape (I tend not to worry when buying from him anyway). At $199 US it is more than I intended to pay for one - certainly more than I can afford right now, but the deed is done. (I think I paid $69.99 back in '84. this time around, that was the price of shipping)

 

Finally I'll be able to play Championship Baseball and use the rotating thingy on Superfly!

 

Thanks to everyone who didn't buy it before me. <grin>

that's cool that he had one- i didn't notice in my scans on ebay.  $199 would've been too rich for my blood for some time.



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Posted Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:12 AM

that's cool that he had one- i didn't notice in my scans on ebay.  $199 would've been too rich for my blood for some time.

ya, well my TV is slowly dying (strange effect, looks like lines liquids flowing down inside the screen darkening the pixels in that area)... my GPU in my PC died a few months ago, so I have a cheapo replacement n there that is barely capable of playing anything written after 2005 (stlill plays audosurf though, so it's not a total loss),... I have a goal of raising  $10,000 in 4 years to finance a move back to my home town for retirement,... and last month I finished paying for my NLL season tickets leaving my discretionary income entirely depleted.

 

So what do I do instead of banking every penny for stuff I need? I pay $199 US ($230 CAD!) plus $60 shipping for a device that is only REQUIRED for 3 programs - only one of which I'll actually use

 

 

Every day the papers talk about the opiate addiction crisis, but what of the vintage-tech addiction crisis???? Some might argue, that a TI addiction won't kill you, but they didn't see the look on my wife's face when I told her I just spent nearly $300 on the TI. (If I don't post for a few days call the cops!)



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Posted Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:50 AM

ya, well my TV is slowly dying (strange effect, looks like lines liquids flowing down inside the screen darkening the pixels in that area)... my GPU in my PC died a few months ago, so I have a cheapo replacement n there that is barely capable of playing anything written after 2005 (stlill plays audosurf though, so it's not a total loss),... I have a goal of raising  $10,000 in 4 years to finance a move back to my home town for retirement,... and last month I finished paying for my NLL season tickets leaving my discretionary income entirely depleted.

 

So what do I do instead of banking every penny for stuff I need? I pay $199 US ($230 CAD!) plus $60 shipping for a device that is only REQUIRED for 3 programs - only one of which I'll actually use

 

 

Every day the papers talk about the opiate addiction crisis, but what of the vintage-tech addiction crisis???? Some might argue, that a TI addiction won't kill you, but they didn't see the look on my wife's face when I told her I just spent nearly $300 on the TI. (If I don't post for a few days call the cops!)

..can i have your MBX when you die? :D



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Posted Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:54 AM

CORCOMP 9900 FLOPPY DISK DRIVE CONTROLLER w/ Miller Graphics upgrade installed

http://www.ebay.com/...9-/152707564541

 

Not cheap, but I'll link it anyway for the discerning collector! ;-)



#2832 RickyDean OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:10 PM

The same seller has this also:

http://www.ebay.com/...5.c100005.m1851

 

*RARE* CORCOMP 3 CARD KIT - 32K - RS232 - DISK - TI-99/4A Texas Instruments TI99


Edited by RickyDean, Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:16 PM.


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Posted Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:17 PM

Yes, from Cheater2015 :(



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Posted Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:35 PM

so,

 

if you mated this 4A with this 4A, would their offspring be black or silver?

 

 

(and if the offspring turned out beige, should one of the 4A's file for divorce?)



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Posted Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:24 AM

sooo prettttty.  if someone has $299 US laying around.... my Birthday is October 7th  ;)  (im kidding, but this MBX is gorgeous!)

 

http://www.ebay.com/...CgAAOSwjPdZwB8z



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Posted Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:06 AM

The MBX is the one item that has never really done it for me. The price to benefit ratio is not there. Couple that with it"s size and non matching appearance...

#2837 Airshack OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:33 AM

Just say it Omega. It's beige! Ew.


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Posted Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Just say it Omega. It's beige! Ew.


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Okay... I'll say it....

 

It's BEIGE Ewwwwww!  651.gif



#2839 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:54 PM

i dont see a ton of these usually listed- looks like fair number of bids, too.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...BkAAOSw8thZn5Tv



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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:52 AM

WOW!  :-o   This thread went six digits!

 

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#2841 helocast OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 3, 2017 1:06 PM

Found in the wild (not from the usual sellers:

TI99/4a NanoPEB Compact Flash virtual disk drive w/ RS232 EX COND http://www.ebay.com/...D-/322802911437

Texas Instruments 9900 Disk Controller Card TI99/4A PHP1240 -930C http://www.ebay.com/...0C/182804242200



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Posted Tue Oct 3, 2017 10:15 PM

RED ALERT - RED ALERT - RED ALERT

 

What looks to be a BRAND NEW  TI RS-232 in original packaging, free shipping only $79.99.  If I didn't already have two in my P-Box I'd be scarfing this one quick!

 

<< CLICK HERE >> 

 

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#2843 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 12:07 AM

It´s 99$ now. :)

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/...roAAOSwhTVZz9is



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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 7:21 AM

You can never have enough RS232 cards especially if you fiddle with the ports a lot  :D  Too bad I missed on that one...



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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 7:54 AM

It´s still there



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Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 11:36 AM

It´s still there

 

That's -WAS- a different one by the same seller.   Not bad, only 36 minutes from being posting here to it being sold.  Who was the lucky buyer?

 

** EDIT **

All the seller's other TI stuff appears to be gone now  too.



#2847 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 5, 2017 12:23 PM

This is a bit of an unusual auction- i usually don't see MBX games sold as a lot. 5 for 49.99 US.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...gEAAOSwpnBZ1WPA



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Posted Sun Oct 8, 2017 6:47 PM

If anyone out there needs a power supply for their CC9900 sidecar boxes, I found some of the correct WM113 ELPAC power supplies here. They appear to be NOS.



#2849 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 9, 2017 4:47 PM

Game Over :)



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:30 AM

I have a couple of small 12v LCD screens hooked up to a console here at the Faire.  Sadly, the console I brought is wonky so all I can show is the Master Title Screen.  But it does show the successful use of some of these handy items which can be found.

 

The two in particular I have are these:

 

4.3" "Flip-up" screen eBay Auction -- Item Number: 381172263571

 

5" screen eBay Auction -- Item Number: 360698452748

 

These are after-market back-up camera screens for cars.  They also have no sound so you will need to make provisions for external sound.  Even so, there is the possibility one could be mounted on or even in the console.

 

During my experimentation finding these screen I also tried at least one which was a failure.  This one, specifically:

 

3.5" LCD eBay Auction -- Item Number: 150715309597

 

Like a lot of composite up-scalers, some of these LCD screens are not going to be able to sync to the 240p signal output by the TI.  Ones which do may actually treat the signal as 480i so there will be skipped frames.  It will be a crap shoot to find one that works.

 

I am planning right now (and we know all about the plans of mice and men) to open these up and see what the chips used are to help locate other units which will work.  I will make a blog post when I do.







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