Myself and some of my comrades have been tinkering with the idea of writing a megademo for the TI-99/4A as, to my knowledge, no one has endeavored to do such a thing. If you aren't familiar with demos or the demoscene, please read some of these links.
I have several questions to pose to the community as a whole:
1. Do any of you know of any useful tools for creating fullscreen graphics to be displayed on a TI-99? Some of the tools for the MSX might be useful here as they use the same VDP, but the fixed palette on the TI-99 might be a problem.
2. I vaguely recall hearing about some music player code having already been written. Does anyone know where I can find this offhand? Is there a tracker or VST plugin for this?
3. I am a programmer, and I have cross-assembled TI-99 cartridge code before, though I have not written any code to be loaded from a floppy (which would obviously be necessary for a demo containing lots of graphics and music). Does anyone know offhand how painful it would be to write code to span multiple floppies?
4. Are YOU interested in helping out? I know several artists and musicians who are interested in this project and can deliver, but so far I am the only coder on board. It's going to be a nice first for the platform and would be a cool thing to have your name attached to. Just sayin'
Timeline for the project will be roughly the next 8 months, as I'd like to release it in January 2017 at the Synchrony demoparty in NYC (so bonus if you're on the U.S. east coast and interested in attending). If that particular party doesn't materialize, the release date will probably be July 2017 at @party in Boston. Thanks for reading, and I hope this tickles the fancy of some of you kind folks.