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#1151 curtis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2018 10:31 AM

Noticed that + right away. Delicious! :)

You wouldn't happen to have a prototype hexbus video adapter would you?

And it is at this point I start whimpering.

 

I had one once upon a time.  Picked it up while I was living in Lubbock from a TI employee who worked on the 40 project.  He didn't want it so he sold it to me along with a VERY early hexbus floppy drive (lots of wire wrap and in a Commodore style case).

 

Sadly, I got short on money and sold it all.  I've been kicking myself ever since.  Especially given the guy who bought it all didn't even finish paying me for it all and disappeared!



#1152 iliketurtles OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2018 11:41 AM

That sucks! Especially since one was a Video Interface, those are actually useful if you don't wanna scroll in TI BASIC. Or to play Hunt The Wumpus (It's on Games I for the CC40.) easier.


Edited by iliketurtles, Sun Dec 2, 2018 11:43 AM.


#1153 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2018 12:41 PM

We need that adapter so we can RE the S.O.B and make a bunch of em.

#1154 curtis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2018 7:43 PM

We need that adapter so we can RE the S.O.B and make a bunch of em.

There was someone in Germany, can't remember his name, that actually did that and sold them for a while, but ran into supply problems.  I think he couldn't find the original video chip that TI used.

 

What I really would like to get my hand on again is a PCIF.  I've got one, but the circuit board is cracked and one of the network resistors is busted.  Re-soldering the circuit board isn't too much of a challenge, but not sure what the value of the resistor is!  And yes I know the schematic is out on the web, but I suspect there's an error in it.



#1155 videofx OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 3:29 PM

Finally got around to taking a photo.

 

Here is my TI99 System :)

 

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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2018 3:57 PM

One word... TOWER...

#1157 videofx OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2018 2:39 PM

One word... TOWER...

 

 

For sure :) 



#1158 FarmerPotato OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 11:08 AM

Now, if I could only do a direct transfer rather than a label.

Necro-posting...

This gives me an idea. Iron on transfer to metal.  I have transferred toner to copper PCB: put a glossy magazine page into your laser printer (Make magazine worked best), set for dense toner printing, take the print and iron it onto the copper.

 I imagine it will work with other metals.



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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 11:13 AM

^

Post of the day!

 

Ooooh, yeah... that is a damn good idea!  Imagine what one could do with a good TI-99/4A graphic on a copper sheet?  Nice artwork for the den!

If you do this, would you please document it and include photos.  Also, please specify which specific products you used.  I image there will be others wanting to copy your method, myself included.

 

I've often wondered about ink resist and etching artwork on copper as well.



#1160 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 11:16 AM

I would want to re-create the Tronics console my dad used to have.... it seemed like the Tronics logo was just "transferred" onto the metal of the console... I don't have any pictures, but I'm hoping to find the actual console when I go back to Denver in the Spring.

#1161 peterfleeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 1:03 PM

I recently found these bumper-sticker style signs inside of an original console box.  Great stuff!

 

Amazing to think that I didn't make it to a Chicago faire until the 36th in 2018!

 

TI 99/4a 1985 Bumper Stickers


#1162 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 1:31 PM

Finally got a working sidecar rs232 at least it is responsive to old RS232. 32k and TIPI working on the enda73765cd89eabdd9bb2ce685a4706da2.jpg

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 1:37 PM

I'm curious, what are you using the RS-232 for when you have a TIPI?



#1164 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 2:15 PM

I'm curious, what are you using the RS-232 for when you have a TIPI?

I need to test BBS sw running off TIPI storage

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#1165 LASooner OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 4:04 AM

Finally got around to taking a photo.

 

Here is my TI99 System :)

 

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I had this exact same monitor until I got an Amiga, it served my TI and Commodore 64 for years though



#1166 videofx OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 8:16 AM

 

 

I had this exact same monitor until I got an Amiga, it served my TI and Commodore 64 for years though

 

 

For sure. I got this when I bought my Atari 800 in the 80's. I have had it since since new. The date code is 1983 and has been workin flawessly.



#1167 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:49 AM

 
 
For sure. I got this when I bought my Atari 800 in the 80's. I have had it since since new. The date code is 1983 and has been workin flawessly.


Looks like it's a wide aspect format although I suspect it's related to the photo angle :)

#1168 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:57 PM

My Orange TI-99/4A Update:  Now includes the COREi64 FinalGROM 99 Case and 32K sidecar + TIPI Case in ORANGE!

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=rsRjQDrDnY8

 

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#1169 pjduplooy ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:02 PM

twoodland

 

What color is your monitor?

 

(I like this very very much)


Edited by pjduplooy, Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:03 PM.


#1170 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:13 PM

twoodland

 

What color is your monitor?

 

(I like this very very much)

 

Thank you so much and good point!  I will need to find and paint an orange and beige monitor.  Right now it is connected to a black VISIO monitor that I share with my other computers.  I will take a photo and post it.



#1171 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 4:38 PM

 

Thank you so much and good point!  I will need to find and paint an orange and beige monitor.  Right now it is connected to a black VISIO monitor that I share with my other computers.  I will take a photo and post it.

 

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#1172 iliketurtles OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 6:10 PM

^^Now that is something you call A-MAZE-ING.






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