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#1 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2018 6:42 PM

I inherited a Speak & Spell diskette, which I have vague recollection of as a kid.

 

I was looking around a bit on the AA forum and the net, but I can't find anything on this darn program, lol.  How do I run it?  

 

If I load XB and do an old dsk1.speakspell, then run, i get an error thats something like 'error in line 240'.

 

Can anyone help?



#2 Ed in SoDak OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:10 AM

Just guessing here. Have you tried console Basic? If line 240 has code referencing character sets 15 or higher than XB uses,  that's a clue it's for console Basic.



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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:15 AM

If I remember right, its a TI BASIC program which requires TE2 in the cart port.

Could you post the offending lines of code so we can have a better look? I bet line 240 says *PRINT #1:S$* or something of the like. :)
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#4 arcadeshopper ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:28 AM

is this program on whtech?



#5 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:34 AM

Ooh, good idea!

I should've given more than my generic error. I'm such a user lol.

I'll update later this morning when I can fire up my stuff.

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:50 AM

ok- i didnt see the diskette on whtech, but here's the error when i run it from TI Extended Basic:

 

BAD VALUE IN 240

 

240 is:  CALL CHAR(I+J, W$)

 

I tried to run it with TE2 'installed' from TI Basic but it bombed out at line 100 with a syntax error (I think).  Line 100 was CALL SAY ("").

 

I think there's just something I'm missing, but I have no clue without a manual or anything to go on. :)



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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:37 AM

This one is interesting.  I found the disk buried on the whtech site (here, if you are interested: http://ftp.whtech.co...OUS_1376/S_19/)

 

This program appears to be a TI BASIC program that requires the Speech Editor cartridge to run.  It also seems to require a CALL FILES(1) / NEW before you can run it successfully.  I got a MEMORY FULL error the first time I ran it without doing that.  Give that a try.



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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:44 AM

This one is interesting.  I found the disk buried on the whtech site (here, if you are interested: http://ftp.whtech.co...OUS_1376/S_19/)

 

This program appears to be a TI BASIC program that requires the Speech Editor cartridge to run.  It also seems to require a CALL FILES(1) / NEW before you can run it successfully.  I got a MEMORY FULL error the first time I ran it without doing that.  Give that a try.

oooh ok!  

 

I have to run some errands but I'll give this a try when I get back home.  :)  thank you!



#9 arcadeshopper ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:00 AM

tested this, worked for a while then gave me an incorrect statement in 14202 in the middle of "say it" 

tibasic with speech editor cart ran off tipi and finalgrom

 

Greg



#10 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:31 PM

success!

 

* Load 'Speech Editor' cart in FG99

* Run TI Basic

* CALL FILES(1)

* NEW

* OLD DSK1.SPEAKSPELL

 

works great :)  






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