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8 Classic Speech Synthesizer Games for the TI-99/4A

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#1 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:37 AM

Here I show the 8 classic Texas Instruments TI-99/4A games Parsec, Alpiner, Star Trek, M*A*S*H, Microsurgeon, Moon Mine, Fathom and Buck Rogers. All those games on cartridge work on unexpanded TI-99 computers, but also support the optional speech synthesizer.

 



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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:05 AM

Awesome! Been a subscriber to your channel for a long time, love your videos. Keep it up!  :)



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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:10 AM

Now what we need is a version of Alpiner with the voice of Roli and a version of Parsec with the voice of Mrs Roli ;-)

 

Another great video Roli!!!!!!



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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:14 AM

Just had another thought, what about a ti99/4a with an internal speech synth with the voive of Mrs Roli that can recognise the current Ebay value of games, so that when you insert your latest rare DataBiotics find, the computer utters choice phrases such as "More crap from Ebay", or "Don't Bullsh*t me - I know exactly how much you paid for this".



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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:47 PM

Great video! Yet another Like ! :thumbsup:



#6 globeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:10 PM

Great video as always! Do we have a list of all modules/games that supports Speech? Probably Ralf has.
Lasso is another classic. "Oh no the sheep busted out".

Btw for the expansion built-in PEB box card with speech synthesizer I came along one that starts to speak when you turn on the computer. #Texas Instruments home computer# who invented that? Great idea!

#7 vectrexroli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:23 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback, I really had fun shooting that video, it felt good playing Parsec again.  ;) 



#8 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:59 PM

The SNUG SPVMC card is the one that talks to you on startup. . .



#9 globeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:18 PM

Thank you Jim for clarifying. I did not realise it was the SNUG version!

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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:47 PM

I think the Berlin User Group card designed by Winfried Winkler does it too, as he had a hand in the software for both cards. Initially he was trying to figure out the TE-II to see if he could use the code from it on his board--but I pointed him to the Text-to-Speech disk from TI, which was a lot easier to modify for his purposes. . .I have one of the 20 or so boards the Berlin Group made--and I have an SPVMC. They are both interesting PEB boards.



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Posted Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:17 PM

/COMPLAIN MODE ON

The Star Trek game in your video is in SERIOUS NEED of hacking!

Seriously, who's bright idea was it to design it for joystick TWO?!?  

 

StarTrek3.png

 

I'd put it in a .DSK image and actually play it if used the standard joystick one for regular play.

/COMPLAIN MODE OFF

 

BTW - Good video (as always).  :) 







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