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#1201 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2019 9:30 AM

 My equally humble starter set:

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One day I'll have a Composite Video Cable and I'll be able to see if it works ;)

 

Welcome ironnerd!  Looking good!  Here is one of many articles that describe what to do to make the composite cable: https://www.99er.net...ideoadapter.htm

 

Happy 99ing!



#1202 ironnerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2019 3:47 PM

Thank-you!

-ZANG!!!-



#1203 --- Ω --- OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 3, 2019 10:12 PM

Some of the instruction files from years past are obsolete with part numbers from Radio Shack a now defunct company.  Some of the more often use text files could be updated with new sources.  It's a project I would like to take on, but don't have the time.  Now if anyone is interested in starting a thread to post updated projects I think it would be well received.

 

 

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#1204 RickyDean ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2019 6:51 AM

Radio Shack is not defunct and is starting to show back up in some malls and strip malls, but they don't seem to have this unit in their lineup. But if you google the number you will still find plenty of suppliers. Ebay especially.



#1205 ironnerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2019 5:36 PM

I went to the local thrift store and got two RCA cables for $5, and then hit the Computer Store and got a cable with two 5-pin DINS for $3. So far the most expensive bit of my Composite Video Cable is the heat shrink sleeve...

 

Now to find my wire-stripping pliers... Pretty sure they are in the ... basement...

 

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#1206 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2019 6:12 PM

With the Nothing...



#1207 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2019 6:53 PM

Looks like something down there is watching you back. . .



#1208 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 4, 2019 7:23 PM

Nice!!!

#1209 mizapf ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 5, 2019 5:48 AM

- It's just down there, in the basement.

- The whole place is a basement!

- It's a metaphor...



#1210 ironnerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2019 4:25 PM

OK.

I survived the thing in the basement, and got the old machine up and running (mostly).

 

It looks pretty good, but several of the keys do not work. Like the "1" key... which means I can't do much with it yet.

 

I have no idea why the picture is sideways....

 

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2019 4:44 PM

OK.

I survived the thing in the basement, and got the old machine up and running (mostly).

 

It looks pretty good, but several of the keys do not work. Like the "1" key... which means I can't do much with it yet.

 

I have no idea why the picture is sideways....

 

 

try hitting 1 a bunch of times, sometimes there is just corrosion/etc and it clears up 



#1212 --- Ω --- OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 7, 2019 7:51 PM

Oh the indecision of it all!  No matter how hard I've tried, I simply can't get it down to "only one cartridge".  Two is pretty good though, one for 'mostly games' and one, one for everything else...

 

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#1213 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 4:23 PM

I'm thinking this is about 1981- me and my granddad.  You'll note this is a 99-4, not a 4A :)

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#1214 jmazzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 4:34 PM

I'm thinking this is about 1981- me and my granddad.  You'll note this is a 99-4, not a 4A :)

 

Wow, that's an impressive setup and very neatly arranged.  Was all of that equipment your grandfather's?  What was the large squarish beige chassis to your left?



#1215 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 5:35 PM

to be honest, i'm not sure what the heck that is to the left on the desk, lol.  my guess is that it was some kind of radio, maybe.

 

this was my grandpa's 'radio room' when i was a kid- he was VERY particular about how his stuff was kept, I suspect partly from his background in the Navy (and partly because he was just that way).



#1216 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 5:44 PM

I like to think that lost somewhere in a drawer of a long-forgotten desk in my elementary school is a photo of ten year-old me punching away at a 99/4 belonging to the school's special assistance room.  I remember the photo being taken but was never given a copy.



#1217 --- Ω --- OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 5:47 PM

 

I have no idea why the picture is sideways....

 

 

No problem, easy fix...

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#1218 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 7:47 PM

Ironnerd, I often have that issue with my pix coming in sideways when uploading with my phone.

I assume you are uploading with your phone.

In order to prevent that from happening, open it up in a photo editing app (any app will do, I use Snapseed) and save it. No need to edit or flip it or anything... just open it and save it.

It won't be sideways when you upload it.

Don't ask me why.

#1219 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 8:01 PM

Oh the indecision of it all!  No matter how hard I've tried, I simply can't get it down to "only one cartridge".  Two is pretty good though, one for 'mostly games' and one, one for everything else...

 

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Try this: Attached File  4ADOSFG99.zip   6.9KB   26 downloads

 

Your auto-booting 4A DOS made to work from the FinalGROM99 Cartridge.

 

Note:  This won't work on UberGrom... 

 

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I zero'ed the PROGRAM list entry in the 4ADOSC.BIN, made a note of the address it normally launches. 

Then added a "4A DOS" PROGRAM entry to the 4ADOSG.BIN, this runs a single byte GPL routine 'EXIT' which takes us back to the boot process, and the powerup routine Tursi wrote...

(adding a program entry to the GROM was necessary to get the FG99 to load it)

Then, I since I zeroed out the entry list in the ROM, I changed Tursi's code that searches for the entry point, to just load the known value for 4A DOS, and proceed to his 'LAUNCH' routine.

 

-M@



#1220 --- Ω --- OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 8:25 PM

 

 

Try this: attachicon.gif4ADOSFG99.zip

 

Your auto-booting 4A DOS made to work from the FinalGROM99 Cartridge.

 

 

Freaking AWESOME!  You rock Matt!!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Load it once (by menu) and it stays in control until you turn off the console.  

 

** EDIT **

This awesome new BIN has been linked from the repository.


Edited by --- Ω ---, Tue Jan 8, 2019 8:34 PM.


#1221 twoodland OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 8, 2019 9:14 PM

This is killer!!! Thanks Matt!

#1222 arcadeshopper ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 4:02 PM

Brought in the 99/4a to work to show up the coworker's mini 64a7e4748c62f9873692a9581c792cb1be.jpg

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#1223 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 6:23 PM

Brought in the 99/4a to work to show up the coworker's mini 64

 

Well done!  The poor fella stood no chance!



#1224 ironnerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 7:43 PM

didugnate: yer Grampa was COOL!

Opry99er: Ah-HAH! I'll try that next time (just snapped a couple more pics on the Ti-Phone -- oh if only things had gone differently)

Arcadeshopper: Your's is much more impressive :) (you work in a way cooler place than I do).

finally

--- Ω ---: DOS cart. It's the adult thing to do. By the way, where were you looking to buy the mostly game cart from (I'm just asking for a friend, of course)?



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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 9:37 PM

 

--- Ω ---: DOS cart. It's the adult thing to do. By the way, where were you looking to buy the mostly game cart from (I'm just asking for a friend, of course)?

 

The mostly game cart is my FinalGROM99.  It's a great cart, but now my FlashROM just sits around month after month getting no love...   :sad:

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