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#101 sparkdrummer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2017 7:02 AM

I just downloaded the patch and loaded it onto my Myarc 512 as disk 1. It worked fine. BTW - The Myarc was set as DSDD. Great job Tursi!


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#102 sparkdrummer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 6:28 AM

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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 7:10 AM

 

I'm impressed sparkdrummer, the newsletter is always released 'on time'.  You definitely have a serious amount of newsletter Mojo!  ;)

I look forward to it every month.  Every time a new one comes out, I always print it up and read it with my morning cup of coffee.

 

Oh about XBASHER, I imagine if one wanted to cheat, running it on Classic 99 at full speed would make it even faster...



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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 12:14 PM

cool compendium for the GRAM-card. I have to dig out my card now :)

thanks



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Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 1:17 PM

Thanks for the flowers Guys. I really enjoy doing these and hope all TI'ers get a little something out of them.

Concerning Xbasher - ive used it for years to compress code with myarc xbii, runs quite a bit faster.

Concerning Gram Karte - I have one too and used it for awhile. I didn't like that it doesn't save the contents for another session so I pretty much have stuck a Gram Kracker.

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2017 7:17 PM

Oh, I loved my Gram Karte from back in the day...

I wish I still had it, for nostalgia sake.

-M@

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2017 8:25 PM

My Gram Karte has an honored place in one of my working TI systems. I also have a system with an HSGPL in it--and another with a P-GRAM card. The GRAM Kracker (or the GRAMulator) are more often used in my test systems. . .and I haven't connected the TI GSIM lately, although I need to do that soon to test out some GRAM images I got for it last fall, as there are a couple in there where I'm not sure what they actually are.



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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 6:34 AM

Was a daughter board ever put out to bring the card to 512 or was there any other way to expand it?

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2017 8:36 AM

I saw a prototype of a 512K daughter board in Germany, but so far as I know, it never made it into production.



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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 2:30 AM

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 7:30 AM

Very nice :lust:

 

Do you know something about AC-Pascal, AC-Basic a.s.o... ?

Was it ever released ?

 

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 9:14 AM

Can't help on that one, sorry.

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 9:44 AM

I'm really digging the newsletter! (I'm late to the party--just found this thread today--but then again I was about 25 years late to the TI99/4a anyway. :P)

I have some old TRS-80 newsletters/independent user magazines that Yesterday's News reminds me of.



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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 9:59 AM

I'm glad you like them.

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Posted Fri Mar 3, 2017 9:16 AM

The AC-Software initiatives ended up being pure vapor-ware, unfortunately. . .none of it ever saw the light of day (and from what I gathered talking to Jim Horn and Chris Bobbitt back around 1990, it never made it beyond the initial planning stages, so there wasn't even beta code to continue development on).



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Posted Fri Mar 3, 2017 11:14 AM

The CALL SOUND article is interesting, I hadn't read that before. In fact the sound chip can only generate 1024 distinct frequencies (not including noise), as it's only got a 10 bit counter.

The CALL SOUND duration is misleading too: although it's entered as milliseconds (1/1000th of a second), it's counted down on the vertical blank, meaning the resolution is in steps of 16.6ms (on NTSC, an even 20ms on PAL). Of course BASIC's performance is a bit low to tell such a small difference.

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Posted Mon Mar 6, 2017 11:52 AM

 

I'm impressed sparkdrummer, the newsletter is always released 'on time'.  You definitely have a serious amount of newsletter Mojo!  ;)

I look forward to it every month.  Every time a new one comes out, I always print it up and read it with my morning cup of coffee.

 

Oh about XBASHER, I imagine if one wanted to cheat, running it on Classic 99 at full speed would make it even faster...

 

 

Secretly hoping some shifty character never attempts to steal Sparkdrummer's MoJo! Way to go brother! Thanks again for producing a newsletter for the TI. 


Edited by Airshack, Mon Mar 6, 2017 11:53 AM.


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Posted Mon Mar 6, 2017 4:04 PM

 

 

Secretly hoping some shifty character never attempts to steal Sparkdrummer's MoJo!  

 

;)



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Posted Mon Mar 6, 2017 4:34 PM

This is very impressive! What a great idea!



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Posted Mon Mar 6, 2017 5:04 PM

It would be evil to steal my mojo. It's a good thing I'm surrounded by cacti.

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Posted Mon Mar 6, 2017 5:18 PM

It would be evil to steal my mojo. It's a good thing I'm surrounded by cacti.

 

It helps that you can catch too!



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Posted Mon Mar 6, 2017 7:13 PM

Sparks... This newsletter is insanely good. Thank you so much for doing it!!!

I vote for a monthly subscription... paid for... and physical copies to be printed on an oldschool printer, photocopied on a 1986 Xerox machine, and mailed out.

I am in for a subscription.

Edited by Opry99er, Mon Mar 6, 2017 7:15 PM.


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Posted Tue Mar 7, 2017 2:40 AM

Opry- I remember those days. Waiting forever for my trusty Panasonic to finish printing a page, then realizing my ribbon was tired and the print was too light. We used Kwik copy for reproduction with different color paper for each issue, It actually was pretty snazzy. We traded newsletters with about 40-50 users groups back then. I believe a subscription for this rag would be cost prohibitive for most users nowadays.

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:04 AM

The CALL SOUND article is interesting, I hadn't read that before. In fact the sound chip can only generate 1024 distinct frequencies (not including noise), as it's only got a 10 bit counter.

The CALL SOUND duration is misleading too: although it's entered as milliseconds (1/1000th of a second), it's counted down on the vertical blank, meaning the resolution is in steps of 16.6ms (on NTSC, an even 20ms on PAL). Of course BASIC's performance is a bit low to tell such a small difference.

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I don't know how I missed this. Yes, I found the article interesting and found it worthy of republishing. In fact I find that in all of Charlies articles.

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Posted Sat Apr 1, 2017 6:57 AM

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