I am a relative newbie to the TI-99/4a computers. Back when I was a kid I had Commodore computers and that was the focus of my computing world.
When TI was clearing out their inventory my uncle bought me a white TI-99/4a which I still have. I didn't use it much because I didn't even have the cassette cable so there was no way for me to load or save any programs. Needless to say the TI spent most of its life in the box. Over the years I purchased additional TI items and last month I finally got a NanoPEB.
I'd like to start using the TI but I'm not sure what else I should get to really have a good experience.
I've gone over many of the posts here and elsewhere and see that there are a lot of things available for the venerable old TI-99/4a (HDX modded RS-232, F18a, flash carts, ram expansions, XB suite, etc...)
What would you guys recommend I get to have fun with my TI? I'm looking to program (any language with graphics capability), play games and do 80's style retro-computer use (this means to use the computer for general purpose tasks just like it was 1983).
Currently I have the following:
1) A few TI-99/4a computers
2) A PEB with disk controller, 32k ram, single disk drive (unknown working status of the entire PEB)
3) A NanoPEB (no power supply yet)
4) Speech Synthesizer
5) Some random game cartridges and joysticks
6) Cassette cable
Thanks in advance!