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#4157075 PAL Repository

Posted by Ksarul on Today, 1:16 PM

It would definitely be good to know, Fred, as that way I can do a new layout for a Speech-in-the-Box board.

#4156870 FlashROM99 MG Explorer image

Posted by Ksarul on Today, 7:37 AM

Ciro, there is one tiny problem with the first label--the "s" is missing from Millers. I like all three labels. . .

#4155701 PAL Repository

Posted by Ksarul on Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:56 PM

Is this one a plug-and-play replacement chip for the one already on the Rave board, Fred, or does it require a new board?

#4155695 ** CS1 IS MALFUNCTIONING **

Posted by Ksarul on Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:50 PM

I was playing some music on my way home from the Faire and the speakers started spitting out modem connection tones followed by about two minutes of a data stream. My son wanted to know what that was. . .then I remembered that the CD I had ripped it from was mixed media, and that the data was actually a usable input stream. I'll have to pull it out sometime and check to see what the program was.

#4155441 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2018 (Season 11)

Posted by Ksarul on Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:20 AM

We had a bit of gaming fun-time this week, so I actually get to have an input again!  :)




Skyway                      60 minutes

Knight Lore               15 minutes

Flying Shark              40 minutes

Eric in Monsterland   15 minutes

Doncaster                 10 minutes

Restless II                  30 minutes

Tutankham                20 minutes


ILikeTurtles got most of the game time here, but I was able to contribute more than usual too. Game time is definitely fun time!


It is probably a good thing that last weeks TI-99 Yahtzee-thon wasn't played using the original Milton-Bradley Gamevision version of the cartridge. That one cheats for the computer player, giving it a real leg-up on the computer's meatware opponents. . .

#4149532 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by Ksarul on Sat Nov 3, 2018 5:12 PM

The two ALA software cassettes fit into the very hard to find category. I only saw them for sale once BITD (there were something like 10-15 different titles in the display setup I saw them in), and bought two different ones as I didn't have enough cash in my pocket that day to buy more. Unfortunately, I never saw them for sale again. . .and I have only seen titles from the series show up on eBay five or six times in the last 20 years. The rest of that lot is good--but the tapes are a definite score.

#4148615 PeB interface card and firehose

Posted by Ksarul on Fri Nov 2, 2018 1:43 PM

The schematics are up on WHT and also on the Mainbyte site, IIRC. No one has done an independent layout to replace one yet though. . .

#4148272 HRD (Horizon Ramdisk) 2018

Posted by Ksarul on Fri Nov 2, 2018 6:49 AM

I am really glad you are back in action, my friend! I may have a few of the wide 154s around here somewhere as well. I think I they are from old Russian production, so they're clones of the official chips.

#4148266 Jewel Of Seven Stars

Posted by Ksarul on Fri Nov 2, 2018 6:38 AM

Ciro, can you also post the uncut version of the label?

#4147808 Cassette Release (Markus of Marinus) TI BASIC

Posted by Ksarul on Thu Nov 1, 2018 1:56 PM

If I'm still functional, I'll pick one up at the Faire, Owen. Due to random circumstances here, I may not make it though--and the problem is nebulous enough that I can't make any assumptions either way yet. . .

#4147505 HRD (Horizon Ramdisk) 2018

Posted by Ksarul on Thu Nov 1, 2018 6:19 AM

I have plenty of new-manufactured 154s. Rochester Electronics still produces them on demand, and I bought about 1,500 of them (the minimum order) a couple of years ago. Mine are the .300 width chips, not the wider, .600 style.

#4144935 What will be your Fall/Winter project for the TI?

Posted by Ksarul on Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:19 AM

IIRC, there were two physical variants of the Advertizer cartridge--one had a single 8K EPROM and the other had two 4K EPROMs, but the code was the same in both of them. Several of the modules are in circulation, not just the one Klaus found. Mine has a Matte Black TI label with White Text, which is normal for all of the German-language cartridges of 1980 that were assembled at Almelo.

#4144608 Blockbuster - game in development

Posted by Ksarul on Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:36 PM

Yes, I really love all of @Sometimes games. He is great at pushing the limits of what we can do in an 8K space.  :)

#4144606 TI-99/4L (LEGO) Challenge: Calling all TI-99 LEGO Master Brick Builders

Posted by Ksarul on Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:31 PM

Well, it seems ILikeTurtles is having much fun with this project. He finished a very good reproduction of a Speech Synthesizer and is beginning work on the console. That is going a bit slower because we need more of some odd, specialized pieces than we have on hand, but they are being ordered as we figure out what he needs. . .

#4143956 OT: pɐǝɹɥʇ ƃuıdɯnp ;)

Posted by Ksarul on Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:12 PM

Frog Jump is probably worth about $10 to $15 with that label. You also got one other HTF cartridge. The Othello cartridge you got has the purple label, which is not at all common. It doesn't pop the value up any, but they are much harder to find than the other two label variants.