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#776 Andrewmacattack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:45 AM

Only have the basic set up, sold most of my TI-99 software and MBX system about 8yrs ago.
Looking to collect it all again lol.

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#777 chue ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:16 AM

Only have the basic set up, sold most of my TI-99 software and MBX system about 8yrs ago.
Looking to collect it all again lol.

 

Basic setup?  I would have killed to have that setup 35 years ago!

 

That looks like a great system, welcome back to the TI!



#778 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:45 AM

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#779 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:06 AM

Only have the basic set up, sold most of my TI-99 software and MBX system about 8yrs ago.
Looking to collect it all again lol.

IMG_z72jas_zpsr6mv4bsp.jpg


A beautiful specimen! I had an original monitor at one point as well, but a "pop--fizz--smoke" did away with it. In retrospect, I should have kept it to repair, but we were moving a lot back then and it was a victim of our nomadic lifestyle.

Lovely machine... welcome back!

#780 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:11 AM

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#781 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 11, 2017 11:13 AM

yesterday's pickups 4/a w/2 speech synth and a black program recorder, apple iie with newer style drive and green monitor, coco2, coco3 cib, some joysticks/cables/parts, the guy says he has 4 more 4/a's so I'll be going back for those sometime.

 

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#782 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 11, 2017 5:03 PM

I think I may still have some CoCo stuff around here too--never did have a CoCo3 though. . .nice haul!



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Posted Thu May 11, 2017 8:18 PM

I've been lurking here for a couple of months with a registered account and much longer before that. I've had a TI-99/4A system since my Dad brought the first one home around 1981. I was starting high school at the time and after playing a LOT of Chisholm Trail (one of the first games we had) I decided to read that blue book that came with it. I learned BASIC with this book and the TI. Eventually, I got my own system, PEB, MBX and a whole bunch of other stuff. I majored in Computer Science and have been in the IT field the rest of my adult life.

 

I also had an Atari 400 and 2 Timex Sinclairs, but I never worked with them as seriously as the TI. I've kept all my TI systems, which now include 3 silver/black consoles, the PEB, and MBX. While I saved my Dad's and brother's TI consoles, I didn't save my Dad's PEB. Since then, I've been on a bit of spending spree. Picked up a beige system off eBay that had a VDP RAM error. Turns out it was a QI system and also had a bad keyboard. (I had an extra keyboard from Radio Shack -- Back when I worked during the Christmas break in college.) Since it was having video errors, I decided to get an F18 board for the system. (Although, one thing to note: The motherboard layout is different, so the F18 board is tilted due to the VDP RAM chips being in the way. I may get a socket or something to act as a riser.)

 

I've also purchased a nanoPEB and FlashROM99 cart. These have largely replaced my PEB and individual cartridges for most of my game playing and the like.

 

Attached are various pics of my systems, including the newest QI system, with the before and after F18 upgrade.

 

Hope I wasn't too long winded, but just wanted to introduce myself since I've gotten so much from this forum! I am amazed at how many people have developed new hardware for the platform! My thanks to all of you for getting me back into firing up my TI systems again.

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#784 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 11, 2017 10:12 PM

I think I may still have some CoCo stuff around here too--never did have a CoCo3 though. . .nice haul!

 

Thanks I have a coco1 16k, 2 coco2's and 2 coco3's now..so prob will be finding the dupes homes

 

Greg



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Posted Thu May 11, 2017 10:13 PM

I've been lurking here for a couple of months with a registered account and much longer before that. I've had a TI-99/4A system since my Dad brought the first one home around 1981. I was starting high school at the time and after playing a LOT of Chisholm Trail (one of the first games we had) I decided to read that blue book that came with it. I learned BASIC with this book and the TI. Eventually, I got my own system, PEB, MBX and a whole bunch of other stuff. I majored in Computer Science and have been in the IT field the rest of my adult life.

 

I also had an Atari 400 and 2 Timex Sinclairs, but I never worked with them as seriously as the TI. I've kept all my TI systems, which now include 3 silver/black consoles, the PEB, and MBX. While I saved my Dad's and brother's TI consoles, I didn't save my Dad's PEB. Since then, I've been on a bit of spending spree. Picked up a beige system off eBay that had a VDP RAM error. Turns out it was a QI system and also had a bad keyboard. (I had an extra keyboard from Radio Shack -- Back when I worked during the Christmas break in college.) Since it was having video errors, I decided to get an F18 board for the system. (Although, one thing to note: The motherboard layout is different, so the F18 board is tilted due to the VDP RAM chips being in the way. I may get a socket or something to act as a riser.)

 

I've also purchased a nanoPEB and FlashROM99 cart. These have largely replaced my PEB and individual cartridges for most of my game playing and the like.

 

Attached are various pics of my systems, including the newest QI system, with the before and after F18 upgrade.

 

Hope I wasn't too long winded, but just wanted to introduce myself since I've gotten so much from this forum! I am amazed at how many people have developed new hardware for the platform! My thanks to all of you for getting me back into firing up my TI systems again.

 

ahh a QI console :D  



#786 iKarith OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 12, 2017 4:10 AM

Still want one of those QIs.  MOD MOD MOD!  :D



#787 rickneff68 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 12, 2017 7:51 AM

 

ahh a QI console :D

 

Poor little guy -- He can't help that he was born a QI console!

 

Seriously, one of the reasons I picked it up (other than I knew that I could fix it) was so I could play around with doing some of the hardware modifications I've been itching to do. I have too much sentimental attachment to my original systems to recklessly start hacking at them. I don't have that issue with this one.



#788 rickneff68 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 12, 2017 8:12 AM

Still want one of those QIs.  MOD MOD MOD!  :D

 

Yep, one of the reasons I got this was to do some hardware hacking on the thing.

 

The odd thing about the QI system is that the shielding is soldered on one half of the board, yet just clipped to the other side. I really would have preferred a screw or two similar to the older shielding. The good part of the QI design is that the shielding is only on the bottom. I don't have to cut up the shielding if I put IC sockets everywhere or put something on that sticks up a bit.

 

I also like the neat clip-on heat sink the VDP uses too. Although, the VDP was the first thing I replaced on the system.



#789 iKarith OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 12, 2017 1:30 PM

 

Yep, one of the reasons I got this was to do some hardware hacking on the thing.

 

The odd thing about the QI system is that the shielding is soldered on one half of the board, yet just clipped to the other side. I really would have preferred a screw or two similar to the older shielding. The good part of the QI design is that the shielding is only on the bottom. I don't have to cut up the shielding if I put IC sockets everywhere or put something on that sticks up a bit.

 

I also like the neat clip-on heat sink the VDP uses too. Although, the VDP was the first thing I replaced on the system.

 

My first plans for the thing mostly involve fixing the cart port, replacing the firmware if necessary, and documenting that procedure.  That may mean a pin-compatible replacement chip since I'd prefer to not need to pilfer custom chips from working systems.  I'm sure there's a dead console I could pull GROMs out of somewhere, but ...that's a thing that can be done nowadays without even much fuss.  :D  There just hasn't been a huge demand yet.

 

Yet.  ;)



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Posted Fri May 12, 2017 2:24 PM

I've been lurking here for a couple of months with a registered account and much longer before that. I've had a TI-99/4A system since my Dad brought the first one home around 1981. I was starting high school at the time and after playing a LOT of Chisholm Trail (one of the first games we had) I decided to read that blue book that came with it. I learned BASIC with this book and the TI. Eventually, I got my own system, PEB, MBX and a whole bunch of other stuff. I majored in Computer Science and have been in the IT field the rest of my adult life.

 

I also had an Atari 400 and 2 Timex Sinclairs, but I never worked with them as seriously as the TI. I've kept all my TI systems, which now include 3 silver/black consoles, the PEB, and MBX. While I saved my Dad's and brother's TI consoles, I didn't save my Dad's PEB. Since then, I've been on a bit of spending spree. Picked up a beige system off eBay that had a VDP RAM error. Turns out it was a QI system and also had a bad keyboard. (I had an extra keyboard from Radio Shack -- Back when I worked during the Christmas break in college.) Since it was having video errors, I decided to get an F18 board for the system. (Although, one thing to note: The motherboard layout is different, so the F18 board is tilted due to the VDP RAM chips being in the way. I may get a socket or something to act as a riser.)

 

I've also purchased a nanoPEB and FlashROM99 cart. These have largely replaced my PEB and individual cartridges for most of my game playing and the like.

 

Attached are various pics of my systems, including the newest QI system, with the before and after F18 upgrade.

 

Hope I wasn't too long winded, but just wanted to introduce myself since I've gotten so much from this forum! I am amazed at how many people have developed new hardware for the platform! My thanks to all of you for getting me back into firing up my TI systems again.

Welcome back to the fold!



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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 4:14 PM

Finally, I now have my permanent retro corner setup. The TI sits very nicely in the corner with just enough room for the PEB, although this is only half of my collection and I've still got to figure out how to get the continuous paper to feed from underneath the printer.

 

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I bought the chair today from Staples for only $129, with $100 off. It's really comfortable. I'm going to put up a couple of hutches on the wall for all my bits and pieces, books etc and another table opposite. This will be the work table for projects. The walls could go with some more period artwork - any ideas guys?



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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 4:43 PM

NICE SETUP!  When I get home tonight I'll post or link a few photos suitable for framing.   :thumbsup: 



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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 5:30 PM

Okay, you can buy some cheap frames at Dollar Tree and print up one or two of these to dress up you wall...

 

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#794 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 6:30 PM

call me peanut butter cos i'm jelly of that setup @wyerd.  That is FANTASTIC.  :)



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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 6:42 PM

Finally, I now have my permanent retro corner setup...

 

Wyerd, where did you get that desk?  I like it!



#796 wyerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 7:17 PM

 
Wyerd, where did you get that desk?  I like it!


Thanks! Charlie's Office Furniture, Queensbury. It's a local office store. It's basically a showroom for this catalogue http://www.charlieso...om/catalog.html . Real prices are around 40-50% less than listed. I routed all the power cables underneath the desk.

This picture on Mainbyte just has to go on the wall. http://www.mainbyte....rdware/big.html

#797 wyerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat May 13, 2017 7:22 PM

Most of my collection have 240v PSUs, so I've started to convert them instead of using the bulky step up transformer that's hiding between the Memotech and Einstein. I built one for Memotech and I'm working on one for the Einstein based on the Mean Well PT-65B. Should get the parts next week.

#798 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 16, 2017 6:57 AM

I've still got to figure out how to get the continuous paper to feed from underneath the printer.

 

 

I have the Panasonic KXP-1123, an earlier model from what you have (KXP-1124?), and I run the continuous feed perforated paper out the back to a box on the floor. Alternatively, you can find cheap risers on Ebay so you can feed it from the bottom. I have been using that printer for over 25 years now and it is still going strong! I did hoard up a stash of ribbons for it just in case though :)



#799 schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 21, 2017 12:54 AM

I cannot post my systems at this moment, but maybe you remember ;)

 

 

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Almost 70 of this boxes of TI-stuff ready for move now, but I still have to pack all my magazines. puuuh

 

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Posted Sun May 21, 2017 1:04 AM

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OK, I made a small modification to one of the boxes, so let´s see what happens :-D :grin:

 

 

 

 

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