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#1251 ironnerd OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:20 PM

Mitsumi keyboard



#1252 AwkwardPotato ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:43 PM

Ah, ok. Good luck with your repair!



#1253 BuckoBrand OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 7:54 AM

Oh yeah. There is ONE single problem I can think of. It recognizes my 512K ROM Compilation cart as a Chicken Coop.

 

I have never played Chicken Coop!



#1254 globeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 3, 2019 9:46 AM

I cannot solder at all, but managed to get finally a shell around my finalgrom to protect against dust, etc. Works perfectly. Thanks Ralf for the guidance where to solder the wires.838ebd81fa52a8b8532b0d1f807b5cf3.jpg1c9359c6e6b79c51ecac2069c9f852b5.jpgcea42b3c5d9863d005788c7e08f7f3d9.jpg

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#1255 Shift838 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 3:18 PM

I cannot solder at all, but managed to get finally a shell around my finalgrom to protect against dust, etc. Works perfectly. Thanks Ralf for the guidance where to solder the wires.

 

Can't miss those buttons!  Love it!



#1256 tschak909 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 3:58 PM

My current setup for PLATOTERM development testing:

 

* TI-99/4A console

* RS232 sidecar

* JediM@42 32K RAM + TIPI (seriously, do you need anything else? This thing is perfect.)

 

Attached File  TI99-platoterm.jpg   630.32KB   2 downloads

 

-Thom



#1257 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 2:59 AM

Yes, Lemonade, but no Stand ;-)

 

Anybody knows what these german "Lernkurs" are coming from ?

Are they original ? From a magazine maybe ?

 

 

Attached File  IMG_7099.JPG   973.79KB   1 downloads



#1258 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 3:16 AM

...and a small list :)

 

pdf.gif  TI-99-4A-SW-KIDware-v1.00.pdf   39.88KB   453 downloads



#1259 ti99iuc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 3:22 AM

nice lot of tapes! :)

I also have some of the kidware but originals of them are very hard to find.

 

Basic Lernkurs i have never seen instead, you sould try to load it and see the LIST, maybe some infos you can find in the REM lines :P



#1260 Iwantgames:) ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 3:28 AM

Recently resetup my system. Remodeling so it had been packed up. This most likely won't be it's final home but until I decide a better area this is where she'll reside :)

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#1261 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 3:34 AM

Yes, Lemonade, but no Stand ;-)
 
Anybody knows what these german "Lernkurs" are coming from ?
Are they original ? From a magazine maybe ?
 
 
IMG_7099.JPG



Woooooooowwwww!!!!!!!!!! :o :o

#1262 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 4:57 AM

oh nice ! A new submarine game ?

 

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#1263 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 7:08 AM

What is it? Another version of Basic?



#1264 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 8:02 AM

What is it? Another version of Basic?

 

yes, german one by Hagera, it came on disk

 

here, that´s all I have about it:

 

Attached File  Torpedo_Basic_Manual-(by_Hagera-1985)-(Ger).pdf   1.86MB   14 downloads



#1265 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 8:05 AM

Who has eaten the disk ???? :)



#1266 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 8:18 AM

Ah OK, this seems to be an addon to Extended Basic.

 

For example, it gives you up to 32 screens, a "buffer" for quick exchange of the screens,

uses the 24x40 text modus, Peek & Poke in VDP-Ram, a hardcopy to the printer,

a catalog function for the disks, and much more 



#1267 Flottmann1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 9:05 AM

and here is the Disc

 

it boots looooooooooooooooooooong Time from XB :)  120 sec.

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Edited by Flottmann1, Sat Feb 9, 2019 9:06 AM.


#1268 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 9:47 AM

ah wow, bedankt ;)



#1269 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 10:41 AM

:o

#1270 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 9, 2019 8:43 PM

The BASIC Lernkurs is probably from the same folks who produced TI Magazin (Hasse Verlag), as I seem to remember it listed in their in-magazine advertisements.



#1271 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:33 PM

thanks,  I will check that. Time is coming slowly, but finally it´s coming.



#1272 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:15 PM

I need to learn German!

#1273 Flottmann1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:40 AM

here the 2 Disc's that I found today from Hagera

 

start OVILLAGEX from Image HAGERA3  DISC with BEGIN1

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Edited by Flottmann1, Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:33 AM.


#1274 mizapf OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:18 AM

and here is the Disc

 

it boots looooooooooooooooooooong Time from XB :)  120 sec.

 

Something is wrong with this image: 107 KiB is not a valid length, won't load with MAME or TIImageTool. Maybe the missing part can be filled with zeros.

 

Edit: Here is the updated image; missing part zeroed.

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Edited by mizapf, Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:25 AM.


#1275 ChiefOddball OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 2:54 AM

Hey all, new member here and an original 99er from back in the '80s!

 

My parents brought home a TI-99/4A for Christmas in 1982 after I wowed all the folks at Montgomery Ward with my chops on their demo unit.  After a few years (that I barely remember) of Beginning Grammar, Hunt the Wumpus, Car Wars and the like, we moved on to an IBM PC XT and what became of our old 99 is a mystery.  Today, now that I have a son of my own, I decided to introduce him to "dad's first computer" and picked up a good quality lot from eBay.  My son is in love with this thing, especially the speech synthesizer!

 

Although the 99 I picked up was in great shape, the keyboard had some issues -- some keys wouldn't register at all while others bounced anywhere from 2 to 4 times per keystroke.  Before I found this fantastic community, my first stop was YouTube where I found instructions for taking apart and repairing a Mitsumi keyboard.  I immediately feared I was going to have to go through that PITA nonsense, but upon taking apart my 99 I see that I have Hi-Tek switches:

 

Attached File  TI_HiTek.JPG   713.43KB   2 downloads

 

So I set about pulling the keycaps off with trim removal tools and cleaning the contacts carefully:

 

Attached File  TI_Keyboard.JPG   1.68MB   2 downloads

 

During this exercise I found a very bizarre "L" key; it seems to have a different "pole" on the cap than any other key on the grid. Perhaps it was replaced at some point in its life?  In the pic below, the "L" is the one on the right, with the black pole.  All the other keycaps on the board look like the one on the left.  The keystroke feel is 99% the same though.

 

Attached File  TI_L_Keycap.jpg   536.62KB   1 downloads

 

Finally got everything buttoned back up and the keyboard works perfectly now.  Immediately my son and I popped in Terminal Emulator II and were making our speech synth say all kinds of crazy stuff with goofy inflections.  At the end of the day I settled down for a game of chess.  Don't have a proper CRT or even a desk, so I hooked the 99 up to my plasma TV (?!?!) with the RF mod and a coaxial splice. 

 

Did y'all know the TI-99 makes a great laptop?

 

Attached File  TI_Chess.jpg   593.86KB   1 downloads

 

This is what passes for my setup now that I am once again a 99er after a thirty-three year lapse!

 

Now that I've found this community, I'm finding it difficult not to drop a ton of money on all kinds of TI-99 goodies.  Already I've ordered a TI-specific DIN to composite AV cable and an assembled FinalGROM 99 with 3D-printed case.  Next it looks like a nano PEB may be in my future...if I'm gonna write some BASIC programs with my son or play really involved chess games, we're gonna need to save our progress somewhere!  I'm a nostalgia fiend, but even I am not sure that I want to go back to storing programs on 1/8" audio cassette like my dad used to do.

 

Craziest thing...while I grew up in Michigan, I now live in Dallas right down the road from TI headquarters!  Maybe this reunion was meant to be.

 

Hope to learn lots more while I'm here -- it's great to be back in front of the old black-and-silver console again.


Edited by ChiefOddball, Yesterday, 2:58 AM.





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