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Poll: --- TI ONLY DAY --- (26 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you onboard for TI ONLY day?

  1. YES! Count me in it sounds like fun. (8 votes [30.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  2. NO. I cannot pry myself away from other things to join in. (6 votes [23.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  3. Maybe. No promises, but I'll try. (11 votes [42.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.31%

  4. Other. Dunno why this one is here (yet), but something usually comes up. (1 votes [3.85%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

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#51 schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 5:34 AM

two 99ers and one c64 up and running now. One PEB killed. Geneve looks OK. Good packing :)

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#52 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 8:28 AM

I have XB project I plan on working on that day!



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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 10:08 AM

Too many other obligations going on that day, else I would have joined. Need more TI only days. :)

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 6:22 PM

OK, I understand it's TI only day, BUT - if anyone is interested, via a PC and TeamSpeak, we can jump on a friends server, have our own private channel and hang out at the same time via voip. Just sayin'.



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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 8:48 AM

I'll be working tomorrow, but I'll be here in the evening!



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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 11:29 AM

I continued scanning piles of floppy disks with Kryoflux. I believe I have found a few gems.

 

I wish I had not used Barry Boone's Archiver on source code collections, because one bad sector has obscured a  whole thing instead of just taking out a screenful or so.

 

I used TI Workshop and the 40 column editor to take notes on all the ideas I had.

 

But this is all on Classic99.



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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 1:17 PM

I'll be working tomorrow, but I'll be here in the evening!

 
Nice. I guess I'll be sleeping by then. :|
 
I might do an hour early and one or two in the evening.
 
Guess we can just add stuff and thoughts in this thread as time flies by. :)
 
Here are some corresponding times:

Copenhagen (Denmark)
Saturday, 5 August 2017, 23:00:00
CEST
UTC+2 hours

New York (USA - New York)
Saturday, 5 August 2017, 17:00:00
EDT
UTC-4 hours

Los Angeles (USA - California)
Saturday, 5 August 2017, 14:00:00
PDT
UTC-7 hours

Corresponding UTC (GMT)
Saturday, 5 August 2017, 21:00:00



#58 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 2:05 PM

I've gotten a head start and already started mapping out my graphics for my XB program using the Chris' most excellent CHARDEF-99 program.

 

It is super cool to be able to convert the image to hex on the fly!



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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 3:10 PM

I may not have the mental capacity for it tomorrow. I spent my morning today in the ER. Kidney stone. I'm now on pain killers that make it hard to focus on much of anything. Can't even play video games.

Edited by Sinphaltimus, Fri Aug 4, 2017 3:11 PM.


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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 4:58 PM

I may not have the mental capacity for it tomorrow. I spent my morning today in the ER. Kidney stone. I'm now on pain killers that make it hard to focus on much of anything. Can't even play video games.

 

Sorry to hear that.  Hope you have a speedy recovery!  We'll be right here so come on back when you can.



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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 7:24 PM

I may not have the mental capacity for it tomorrow. I spent my morning today in the ER. Kidney stone. I'm now on pain killers that make it hard to focus on much of anything. Can't even play video games.

feel better soon, dude.  we'll be here!



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Posted Sat Aug 5, 2017 1:21 AM

I may not have the mental capacity for it tomorrow. I spent my morning today in the ER. Kidney stone. I'm now on pain killers that make it hard to focus on much of anything. Can't even play video games.

 

Sorry to hear that. Thought about taking a look at your ZOMBi game. ;)

 

kidney.stone.jpg

 

Otherwise preparing here for best case scenario. I'll have guests most of the day though. No chance of "TI Only Day". MAME Arcade Cabinet is being put on the overall to-do. I may begin here in a week or two. :)

 

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Posted Sat Aug 5, 2017 3:45 AM

I might do an hour early ...

  

Well, that didn't amount to much. Touched about 6 different TI project in the last 4 days though. Really didn't get anywhere. :|

 



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Posted Sat Aug 5, 2017 6:07 AM

Thanks guys, well I passed the stone late last night but I'm a day behind all the things I was supposed to have done in order to make TI ONLY day happen. So I have to get to it now. Perhaps I'll be on later doing TI only stuff. depends on how quickly I can make up for lost time. I was planning on starting a rewrite of Zombi to overcome the performance issues of having 4+ zombies on screen at once.



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Posted Sat Aug 5, 2017 8:07 PM

Like your stone, I guess TI only day was just as exciting...

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 5:03 AM

Well, let's not do this again...



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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 6:16 AM

let´s find a better day.



#68 Sinphaltimus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 7:48 AM

Getting stoned always seems to mess productive things up, just say no.

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 11:51 AM

I didn't sign on for TI Only day. I use my TI systems EVERY day but both systems are connected via serial to my Compaq Armada 7800 running dead, dead, dead Windows 98se. I swap all kinds of files back and forth and really don't "TI" without the PC.

 

Anyway, Something that's bugged me for some time now is documentation on TI disks. Almost all the TI shareware, freeware, etc came with the documentation on disk, which makes perfect sense for the author. I have REAMS of docs from all the stuff I've collected thru the years. I wanted a better way to archive all this stuff, I have looked for software that would allow an Epson compatible serial print from the TI (with graphics, as needed) to the PC and save off as a pdf. I've yet to find anything.

 

But, through some hoop jumping I have discovered I can transfer some docs.

 

This is what I did yesterday - as well as fooling around with one of my new FG99's (awesome Ralph) and of course working on Yesterdays News.

 

Attached File  cribsheet.pdf   46.36KB   11 downloads

3 page cribsheet that's been around forever.

 

Attached File  BHXP1.pdf   74.89KB   8 downloads

Documentation for BHXP1 Experimental Aircraft flight simulator.

 

I am going to attempt to do more of these as time allows.

 

 

 

 



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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 12:05 PM

I didn't sign on for TI Only day. I use my TI systems EVERY day but both systems are connected via serial to my Compaq Armada 7800 running dead, dead, dead Windows 98se. I swap all kinds of files back and forth and really don't "TI" without the PC.
 
Anyway, Something that's bugged me for some time now is documentation on TI disks. Almost all the TI shareware, freeware, etc came with the documentation on disk, which makes perfect sense for the author. I have REAMS of docs from all the stuff I've collected thru the years. I wanted a better way to archive all this stuff, I have looked for software that would allow an Epson compatible serial print from the TI (with graphics, as needed) to the PC and save off as a pdf. I've yet to find anything.
 
But, through some hoop jumping I have discovered I can transfer some docs.
 
This is what I did yesterday - as well as fooling around with one of my new FG99's (awesome Ralph) and of course working on Yesterdays News.
 
attachicon.gifcribsheet.pdf
3 page cribsheet that's been around forever.
 
attachicon.gifBHXP1.pdf
Documentation for BHXP1 Experimental Aircraft flight simulator.
 
I am going to attempt to do more of these as time allows.


These are awesome, genuine searchable PDFs... I have used Fred Kaal's HDX server to print from TI (TI-Writer/Formatter) to PDF, but I don't recall if that produced searchable PDFs, or if it ended up being all graphics... What technique are you using?

-M@

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 12:18 PM

cribsheet is cool !!

 

@Jedimatt42: if you send me the PDFs (or just some to test) I can try to batch-convert them (make them readable) with my tool (PaperPort)



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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 12:19 PM

No, send them all :D



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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 12:41 PM

If the doc file has formatting I run it thru TI FORMAT but send it my Myarc 512 to save it off as a DV/80 file. I then send it to my PC using HDX (I do not have the HDX with the daughterboard on the RS232). Once it's on the PC I convert the TI DV/80 to a PC file using Fred Kaals wonderful TI99DIR. Once that's done I load it into Word and tidy up all the pages to my liking. Then I print the file using Adobe Acrobat Distiiler to end up with a pdf.

 

Presently, If there's any graphics/artwork involved I try to kludge my way thru using PagePro(or one of the other software pieces). Hence the desire for a genuine Epson compatible converter from TI to PC, which would make the artwork stuff much easier.



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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 5:46 PM

I did some TI stuff, was redesigning the main graphic sets for the CRPG, which meant viewing them on the TI monitor to see how they looked. My plan right now is to generate all content (maps, monsters, items, dialogue, etc) for the first game disk of four, which is about 25% of the game. Then I'll complete the AMS conversion work of the engine around it.

I'm killing a few sacred cows on the way with graphics; single width pixels look fine in emulation but in NTSC are more their luminosity with a taste of color. So I redesigned my dirt tiles to be 2x1 pixels in places to make them more prominent. I also dropped my five character pattern cavern walls in favor of one. Since I went MSX style multicolor, they looked just flat and boring.

I also got a new monitor from eBay in the mail but to my disappointment, it's green monochrome. I contacted the seller (who failed to note this in the description) and they gave me an immediate full refund! With no return necessary! Not bad... I don't dislike a green monitor, so I'll keep it.

That was my TI day... :)

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 11:21 PM

I might do an hour early and one or two in the evening.

 

It appeared there was nobody to hang out with, so I spent the two hours doing something else. :|
  






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