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#201 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:22 AM

Doesn´t matter. Bring all files u have :D :-D



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:43 AM

 

Oh okay, sorry I did not realise that  (I probably can find about this project in the Dutch Tijdingen magazines of year 198x's)

(Project of "Regio Zeeland" / Ton Brouwer / Ton Damen). 

 

I thought it was for the Mechatronic 80 column card (not sure what chip is inside here, I have the PDF manual)

 

9938 like the geneve and the avpc i believe as well

 

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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:35 AM

The AVPC, Mechatronic, Geneve, and EVPC1 cards all used the 9938. The EVPC2 used the 9958. I'm not sure if the TIM used the 9938 or the 9958 (it used one of them, I'm just not sure which one as I've never owned a TIM or had direct access to one).



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:50 AM

The AVPC, Mechatronic, Geneve, and EVPC1 cards all used the 9938. The EVPC2 used the 9958. I'm not sure if the TIM used the 9938 or the 9958 (it used one of them, I'm just not sure which one as I've never owned a TIM or had direct access to one).

9958, I have one.



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:36 AM

Yea I loved my TIM card with the 9958 and more VDP memory then a Geneve along with SAMS 1Meg was a killer combo.



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:09 AM

IIRC the 9958 does not have mouse input, right?



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:18 AM

IIRC the 9958 does not have mouse input, right?

I'm actually not sure. I do have a mechatronics mouse, but do not believe it was part of the TIM package.



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:18 AM

The Mechatronics Mouse is a separate device that works via the joystick port of the TI-99/4A. The mouse connected to the Geneve was attached to the v9938 and was an Atari-style mouse, I think.

 

[Just read in Wikipedia - yes, the input bus for mouse and lightpen was dropped for the 9958]



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:29 AM

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Hi,

 

maybe somebody knows about AmeriSoft-Products ? I have a beta-list to be checked, any info welcome :)

 

http://atariage.com/...ists/?p=3414042



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:32 AM

Light pens have pretty much vanished from the consumer market/world.

 

1) They never really gained a viable consumer level.

2) Programs that used the technology were few and limited.

 

In todays world, time marched on,

 

3) People have touchscreen technology.

 

But what really sucks for the classic computer hobbyist that wants to use one...

 

4) They only work with CRT's.... LCD and LED technology in not compatible.



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:58 AM

One more for the wide road :)

HARD MASTER by Colin Christensen / Asgard Software

--->  80 columns

Anybody has this nice proggy ? found

 

 

Sorry, post moved here: http://atariage.com/...rams/?p=3414349


Edited by schmitzi, Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:06 PM.


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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:43 AM

...

while we´re at it :)

Asgard Software´s   "Invoice Management 80col version"   by Larry Tippett 1992

this I don´t have ... hint hint :)

(was there a 40col-version too? )

 

 

Sorry, post moved here: http://atariage.com/...rams/?p=3414370


Edited by schmitzi, Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:06 PM.


#213 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:57 AM

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♫ neverending stoooory ♫♪  :)

 

 

Asgard Software´s   "Mail Room 99/40 and 99/80"  by Larry Tippett 1991

 

 

Sorry, post moved here: http://atariage.com/...rams/?p=3414373



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:24 PM

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...and we have "EXB80 - 80 Kolommen in Extended Basic v1.0" from Tonny Brouwer, Netherlands, 1992

 

seems to be some nice extensions vial CALL-commands. have to check that if my Mechatroni80 is running :)

 

I pulled the doc from Globeron´s DSK-File, and made a PDF from that

If anybody wants to have the english version, pls let me know, I can make it

 

 

Sorry, post moved here: http://atariage.com/...rams/?p=3414376


Edited by schmitzi, Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:06 PM.


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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:32 PM

Are you confirming that all these are "F18A" compatible?



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:44 PM

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nope, I do not know. should be checked.

 

80 columns, so I think it means for Mechatronik80, TIM, Dijit EVPC maybe



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:48 PM

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nope

 

80 columns, means vor Mechatronik80, TIM, Dijit EVPC maybe

 

Bummer. I only asked because I did not want anyone to get confused, as this thread is dedicated to programs that are

F18A compatible.



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:05 PM

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ah yes, understand. Sorry, didn´t realize that at all.

I wanted to "press" all of it (F18A, 80COL, EGA) into the list.

 

Should I post more 80col-only-things here if I find them ? Don´t want to "dump" the thread :)

(I also could delete the posts, really no prob, just let me know)

 

xXx

 

 

PS arrrhhg I see the title now: F18A - tralala  -  NOW I understand :)  F18A only.

I better delete the posts, not to confuse people ?



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:07 PM

The v9958 does NOT allow mouse access. The EVPC2, according to the SNUG website is or was available with either the v9938 (mouse access) or the v9958 (without mouse access).



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:34 PM

 

(... just let me know)

 

I better delete the posts, not to confuse people ?

 

Naw, no reason to nuke your posts, if it were me, I'd just leave it as, but edit the messages by adding a link to a NEW THREAD.

 

There are still users of 9938 and 9958 based hardware.  I think it would be nice for them to have a place to refer to when they are trying to find specific programs as well.  



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:08 PM

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yep, moved some NOT-F18A-contents to a new thread. thx

 

TMS9938/9958: 80 Column & Enhanced Graphics Supporting Programs



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:11 PM

 

yep, moved some NOT-F18A-contents to a new thread. thx

 

I'll go pop over and check it out!  I have no doubt this will be a great thread with your management.



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Posted Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:19 PM

Light pens have pretty much vanished from the consumer market/world.

 

1) They never really gained a viable consumer level.

2) Programs that used the technology were few and limited.

 

In todays world, time marched on,

 

3) People have touchscreen technology.

 

But what really sucks for the classic computer hobbyist that wants to use one...

 

4) They only work with CRT's.... LCD and LED technology in not compatible.

Bar Code Readers took the place of the Light Pen as it could do more and a wider range of uses.



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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:04 PM

A downloadable PDF of all currently known programs that exploit the extended functions of F18A is attached to this message.

Schmitzi is doing such a great job of documenting everything for all the various hardware items that I no longer feel the need to continue with this project.

 

Thanks Schmitzi, this is one less thing on my plate!  :grin:

 

 

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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:33 PM

yes, but I only make lists, and you make this cool designs and things around, and give them live.....







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