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Posted Wed May 16, 2018 6:34 PM
Posted Wed May 16, 2018 9:00 PM
Okay, this is sitting next to an original TI Extended BASIC cartridge. The color is a little off and I think I'll going to go back to BOLD for my last and final version.
Don't pay the lousy cutting job any attention, I just used scissors to see how it would fit, my final one will be cut out properly and look 'presentable'.
Posted Wed May 16, 2018 9:27 PM
Okay, I'm officially done mucking around with this label.
This FINAL version is PERFECT. The color matches, and the white text is fully legible (I'm using HP premium glossy presentation paper).
Your original image's aspect ratio is a tad off, so I had to compress it a smidge width-wise in the printing process, but I'm totally satisfied. Now all I need is the 1284P to arrive in the mail to put this project to bed.
Posted Wed May 16, 2018 10:03 PM
Edited by Opry99er, Wed May 16, 2018 10:05 PM.
Posted Wed May 16, 2018 10:12 PM
Looks really good.
What fonts are those?
All various sizes of "Arial"
IIRC: "COMMAND MODULE" was 20 pt all caps, not bold.
" TM" was 10 pt. and the only item not in italics.
"Disk Operating System" was 45 pt. in BOLD.
"Powered By: Tursi Technology" was 16pt. in bold.
Posted Wed May 16, 2018 10:13 PM
Posted Wed May 16, 2018 10:17 PM
Hey, no problem. I had the day off today and had plenty of time this evening to dork around. It was kinda fun getting ready for the final piece of the puzzle.
Were you planning on making an autostarting cart too? If so, I'll need to upload the GROM portion for the 1284P.
Posted Thu May 17, 2018 10:11 AM
Posted Thu May 17, 2018 11:25 AM
Posted Yesterday, 12:05 PM
I'll try to make a video of this in action by the end of Wednesday, but damn, it's FAST!
So far it exceeds my dreams! No more color bar screen and no more selection screen to repeatedly slog through when exiting a program. It's just there! Once I get the BATCH file written I'll be ready to rock! My TIPI enjoyment factor has multiplied by at least a factor of 2.
Tursi, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Posted Yesterday, 1:05 PM
Don't forget to add the image to the UberGROM cartridge images already out there--every new UberGROM image is a good thing. . .
The attched ZIP contains everything you'll need (software & instruction-wise) to get an UberGROM up and running.
Posted Yesterday, 3:59 PM
I ran into a slight glitch that I was able to correct, but it had me scratching my head for a couple of minutes.
The problem : This cartridge is so fast, that it gets in the way of the TIPI startup/reset routine!
What happens : On a long "AUTO-BAT" file, it starts processing before TIPI can get it's "BEEPS OFF",
so it starts making a noise that will not quit.
The Solution : Making a small "AUTO-BAT" file that slows things down by a fraction of a second.
Configuration: "AUTO-BAT" now loads "MENU-BAT" which gives you your online selections or other
resident programs like "TIPICFG". There is even a selection to drop to the
Once you make your cartridge for the UberGROM, put these three files on your "DSK1."
For TIPI users, be sure to MAP your "DSK1." to the appropriate directory.
I named mine "DOS"... original huh?
For those of you NOT using an auto-loading UberGROM, you can dispense with the AUTO-BAT program and rename MENU-BAT to AUTO-BAT and go from there.
The photo below is a screen shot of my current "MAIN MENU". As soon as I hit RESET, I'm back here. Over time I'll probably link sub menus off of this one, but for now I wanted all my regularly used TIPI programs instantly available.
Posted Today, 12:49 AM
Posted Today, 3:57 AM
I like the way it will load anything off the 49F040 named "PROGRAM". With this UberGROM anyone could make *MOST* anything into an auto loading cartridge, and with minimal effort. I wonder if this will end up selling more UberGROMS or 1284P's? At any rate if someone decides to update or improve the DOS environment for the TI in the future, it'll be a super easy to upgrade.
Oh Tursi, I REALLY like that CHARA1 file you included. It looks awesome in 80 columns. Again, thanks!
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