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#4135585 Borzork

Posted by --- Ω --- on Today, 9:56 AM

Looking forward to trying the new version.

 

You'll love it! icon_biggrin.gif




#4134988 What Is the PEB's Weight?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 2:03 PM

Replacing the fan with a modern 12V version removes almost one pound.

 

... and makes it possible to enjoy your TI time without excessive noise.  It's a << MUST MODIFICATION >> (IMHO) for every P-Box owner.




#4134980 PACMAN Atari fixed

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 1:56 PM

 

What do you mean by "upload the DSK image to the TIPI" and them automatically extracts the files and drops them in it?  I'm still learning...........

 

 

Yeah, it's really cool....

 

1) Download the ZIP file.

2) Slide the Disk Image out of it to your desktop.

3) Load your PC's Browser

4) Choose your TIPI shortcut which takes you to: http://tipi:9900/files

5) Click the UPLOAD icon, then click on "choose files"

6) Click on the file to upload and then click on the UPLOAD BUTTON on your PC

 

THAT'S IT!  In this case of the program above it creates the directory folder and drops those files into it.

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#4134943 PACMAN Atari fixed

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 1:20 PM

.dsk file finally attached. Sorry, could not spot the problem.

 

Cool addition for those without the cartridge .BIN icon_thumbsup.gif

 

On a side note, I love the way the TIPI browser application handles the DSK image.  All you have to do is upload the DSK image to the TIPI and it "automagically" creates a folder for it, extracts the files and drops them in it.  There is no longer a need to use TI99Dir!  I don't think from download to putting it on the TIPI took longer than 20 seconds.




#4134340 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:19 PM

I personally love the concept of the TIPI and will be getting one eventually for my PEB. Do I really need it? Probably not, at least for my current uses of the TI icon_smile.gif

 

Hobbies are all about wants not needs. icon_biggrinwink.gif

Buy it now and 'justify it' later...




#4134328 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:54 PM

Here is a photo of some the stuff I eliminated when I installed my TIPI...

 

 

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#4134327 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:47 PM

Oh yes, the serial problem is another one...

Not sure about, but I think I gave up after 1 full week of testing.

(while 2 of them came back "repaired & tested")

 

This here, testing all cables and adapters (not to get mad),

was one of the time eating things it forced me to do

 

https://www.facebook...353892781469348

 

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Oh jeez, loads of fun... NOT!

 

I'm happy as heck with the TIPI, I was able to remove the "rat's nest" which comprised, two RS-232 cards, a Y-adapter, two cables, a serial to USB adapter, a UDS-10, a power adapter and a Vonets WiFi adapter.

 

Now there is just one little 5v adapter supplying power to the RPi 3 inside the P-Box.  Now it's all done without wires over WiFi.  Thank you, thank you, thank you Matt & Corey!




#4134302 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:54 PM

All my 6 NanoPEBs/CF7er are flaky icon_sad.gif

 

I had three of those things in the past and was never able to get 100% serial functionality on one of them and got 0% on two of them.  I should be thankful though as my experience with them forced me into getting a P-Box.




#4134207 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:50 PM

 

The TIPI obviously does a lot more and is the more desirable device for some, but for others it might be overkill for their purposes. In my view it's still an excellent option to have.

 

You have a valid point.  If you are mainly a gamer and only want to store a few things, the Nano (when working) is an okay solution if you do not plan on ever expanding.  If you want to do more, or think you will ever want to do more, the TIPI route definitely gives one more options.  So starting with the 32K expansion is a good start for many.

 

One of the biggest advantages of the TPI (to me) is the WiFi capability for calling the BBS's and transferring programs to and from a PC.  With the TIPI you don't need to buy and mess with cables, pinouts, soldering, gender adapters, or even buy a UDS-10.  Simply answer two question in the TIPI setup and you are good to

go.

 

For P-Box owners that version of the TIPI is great too, it essentially gives one gigabytes of storage space, in the form of a SSHD in addition to the communications capability and the mouse support and who knows what else in the future.

 

So yeah, the Nano is like a VW bug, in that it'll get you there, but the TIPI is more like a Maserati in features and sheer horsepower. (IMHO)




#4133869 Red Planet Rescue

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 AM

This game is strangely addicting.  The more you play, the more you want to play.  Devious.




#4133585 Red Planet Rescue

Posted by --- Ω --- on Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:27 PM

Thanks Omega, It's finished, i tried to put more in but failed and didn't wanna take anything out to fit different stuff in icon_wink.gif

 

Plus I'm currently working on another game.  

 

Sounds good.  I just updated the << FR/FG99 Repository >> to reflect your new addition! icon_thumbsup.gif




#4133250 Classic99 Updates

Posted by --- Ω --- on Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:17 AM

Even with Real Iron, I still use my Classic 99!

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#4133231 Yet Another Masterplay Clone

Posted by --- Ω --- on Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:24 AM

I really hope someone starts selling completed units ready for use.  <<<<<<  HINT HINT! icon_biggrinwink.gif 

I hope that was obvious enough.




#4132364 OT: pɐǝɹɥʇ ƃuıdɯnp ;)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:34 PM

For those of you only running emulators, here is a graphic to print up and slap on your PC's case.

 

 

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#4132326 Yet Another Masterplay Clone

Posted by --- Ω --- on Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:13 PM

I can already envision a 3D printed case for this thing with buttons that float on top of those pads....