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#4173726 Classic99 Updates

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 6:45 PM

So, a series of things were happening, and I've got it working now, but not sure how/why.


I made my son an Administrator (ugh), then I had to open all permissions to every account on the computer. This was a huge ordeal involving the RUN program, CMD, a command line prompt, and some clever creation of a new ghost "Hidden" administrator account..... This didn't fix the issue.

I then found an issue with the "Ownership" of the file... somehow we didn't "own" the file (for some reason). I tried re-downloading it, so I could "own" it.... didn't help for some reason.

I then tried a workaround whereby I moved the program folder to another directory and renamed it to something completely different (in this case "Chickentown") and then restarted the computer, booting back up in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, I moved the folder back into the desired directory, changing the name back to Classic99.

Once this was done, i tried to run it. Our antivirus stopped it, letting me know that the program would blow up my house, violate my cats, and piss on my face. I had to manually force the AV to allow Classic99.... then re-start to "accept the changes."

Once back in, I launched Classic99 and the screen blew up to something like 200% magnification. I dug through and found a setting somewhere in the drop down menus that was forcing Classic99 to run at 640x580 pixels or something like that. I unclicked that box, relaunched, and now it works like a charm.

3 hours later, and I hate Windows 10 so freaking much right now.


#4173578 Red Baron/SPAD XIII docs

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 3:14 PM

Thanks for the typo fix, son.

Calling out his dad in a public forum... wow.


#4173485 Opry99er's Cartridge Christmas List

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 12:57 PM

well, phooey, hehe.  i don't have a lot of terribly unique stuff, so that piqued my interest.  :)  It's interesting to note that Defender has the 'big box' and Jungle Hunt has the 'small' box.
 
fwiw, the Jungle Hunt CIB was fairly difficult for me to find.  I stalked ebay for several months looking for it.



Yeah.... I have DK CIB.... that one little box makes my eye twitch..... "Need.....more....boxes!!!!..... Can't.....control.....OCD"


#4173479 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 12:49 PM

My famous red ball sticks are awesome. I also love my Suncom Slik Stik.


#4173477 Opry99er's Cartridge Christmas List

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 12:47 PM

Thanks Nate!!! I have 'em on the way. :D

I'm hoping to stay far far away from boxes.... that is an extremely slippery slope and I am not disciplined in my hobby. :D


#4173448 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2018 (Season 11)

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 11:54 AM

TI-99/4A:

Barrage (9 minutes)
Pitfall! (10 minutes)
Red Baron (100 minutes)
St. Nick (60 minutes)
Strike Three! (20 minutes)
War Zone (20 minutes)


#4173374 TI Video capture/composite/vertical lines

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 10:06 AM

Well son of a....... finally got an S-Video cable only to find out that the S-Video Output on my VCR/DVD is only for the DVD player.... plain as day in the manual (which I found online).

Unfortunately, composite IN only translates to the VCR output. Sucks....

On a better note, the TI looks beautiful running through the VCR, so I'll likely try to go find some blank VHS tapes and start taping my TI sessions.... then I'll transfer those from tape to digital.

This whole thing is a bit ridiculous, if you think about it.....


#4173365 Red Baron/SPAD XIII docs

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 9:48 AM

As seen in the demonstration yesterday at the meting, here is the complete binder of documents Vic Steerup has graciously scanned in for everyone.  It's a bunch.  Almost 100MB of scans.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

https://www.dropbox....N docs.zip?dl=0




#4173362 December 2018 CTIUG Meeting

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 9:44 AM

Barrage is great... the controls feel pretty good and it really scratches my Missile Command itch when I have it...

 

 

But it is NOT Missile command...  :)

 

As far as the TracBall is concerned, I don't know if it works on all joystick games... I am 100% sure that it wouldn't work CORRECTLY on all joystick games though.  I know there are many here more technically gifted than I who can tell you more about it.  

 

Id like to try the TracBall on Parallax Starfield.  :D 




#4173225 Trading 39 TI cassette tapes for the TI-99/4a

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 1:02 AM

Oooooh.... PM incoming. :)

I'm in the US, but I'll still make an offer.


#4173211 Bad consoles--Information thread

Posted by Opry99er on Yesterday, 12:44 AM

https://www.ninerped...Troubleshooting


Nice troubleshooting guide for determining which VRAM chips to investigate. (From FAQ)


#4173111 Opry99er's Cartridge Christmas List

Posted by Opry99er on Sat Dec 8, 2018 9:04 PM

Santa came early!!!!


:D :D :D :D

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#4172903 CTIUG User Group Meetings

Posted by Opry99er on Sat Dec 8, 2018 1:56 PM




#4172901 CTIUG User Group Meetings

Posted by Opry99er on Sat Dec 8, 2018 1:56 PM

Love streaming now. We are playing Red Baron


#4172882 CTIUG User Group Meetings

Posted by Opry99er on Sat Dec 8, 2018 1:33 PM

Cartridge