Thank you all for the warm welcome! I am indeed a very newcomer.
*Edit* I didn't quite get how the quotes worked here at first. I'll make it nice next time
Out of curiosity, as a relative new-comer what are your top five programs or games? I'd be fascinated to find out, considering you've never been influenced by the nostalgia of the past.
Well, I have to admit I have mostly been playing with games so my top 5 TI natives are:
1: Scott Adams Adventure series
2: Munch Man
4: Treasure Island
From what I've heard That might change after I've had time to actually play Tunnels of Doom.
Even though this machine is new to me, I have been nostalgic about revisiting old favorites on the new toy. Burger Time and Donkey Kong are very nice on the TI, and I basically needed a nanoPEB because *INFOCOM*
One thing besides gaming I would like to try is some music stuff, I just haven't gotten to it yet.
Nice avatar photo. I spent many hours back in the day typing in the programs from that book. IIRC, there is an adventure game near the end of the book call "I.T." or something like that. That was the first time I cheated to solve a game; because I had the code and thus the option to cheat. That did not make it easy though, since it was written in such a way that even though you were entering the game code you could not directly tell what was going on (at least the 13-year-old me could not). I even remember what I did to cheat, so if anyone else types in the game and plays it, I would be very curious to compare notes. :-)
Anyway, welcome to the forums!
Thanks! That book is awesome, "Terrific Games for the TI994/A".
That's funny you mention "I.T.". I got a little too big for my britches when I had my XB cart and tape recorder and spent a couple nights typing and saving on cassette. needless to say I couldn't tell how the game was actually going to play out either, not that I finished putting it in. I do mean to try again soon now that I have the nanoPEB.
I actually bought my copy of that book on amazon. After I got up and running I went searching for books and magazines, and I love buying used books on amazon. Other books that I got there are:
101 programming Tips and Tricks for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A Home Computer
36 Texas Instruments TI-99/4A Programs for Home, School & Office
SAMS TI-99/4A: 51 Fun And Educational Programs
SAMS TI-99/4A: 24 Basic Programs (which has a case and a sealed cassette inside I have not opened, yet)
and Compute!'s First Book of TI Games
I haven't gotten into those yet and I also have some Home Computer magazines and newsletters that I got on ebay. Spring and Summer Is my busy time at work, so I have a lot of reading ready for when it's over!
Edited by iCamefromEarth, Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:41 PM.