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#101 Schmitzi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:47 PM

Just a hint: Wasn´t Freddy a program with copy protection ? Or is this a "clean" version ?



#102 Justin Payne OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:29 AM

So, speaking of disk controllers to use with this thing, obtaining one seems like it's going to be somewhat of a challenge. I did find some schematics online, which would allow me to build my own. Before I take on that task, would it actually be worth it? Reason I ask is that the TI99 was really more of a cart based machine and it seems to me that obtaining that solution first would be a better starting point. I want to support the Gotek initiative but maybe I'm not in a good position to help with that at this time. Thoughts?

#103 mizapf ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:37 AM

So, speaking of disk controllers to use with this thing, obtaining one seems like it's going to be somewhat of a challenge. I did find some schematics online, which would allow me to build my own. Before I take on that task, would it actually be worth it? Reason I ask is that the TI99 was really more of a cart based machine and it seems to me that obtaining that solution first would be a better starting point.

 

The cartridges of the TI are typically software-only. It is possible to put hardware beyond simple EPROMs inside, but typically you have to connect controllers as expansion cards in the P-Box. One simple reason: The cartridge port does not offer the address range that is used for the device drivers.






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