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#4035220 Someone decapped a Disk Manager II GROM

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 8:30 PM

WOW!  I'll have to print that up!  If it looks good, I'll frame it and put it on the wall in my den.


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#4034682 New - TIPI Video

Posted by --- Ω --- on Fri May 25, 2018 8:36 PM

Good video!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:




#4034681 A Newbies Journey with the TIPI

Posted by --- Ω --- on Fri May 25, 2018 8:33 PM

Extended BASIC DIRECTORY for TIPI

(CUT & PASTE)

 

10 CALL CLEAR
20 DIM TYP$(5)
30 TYP$(1)="DIS/FIX"
40 TYP$(2)="DIS/VAR"
50 TYP$(3)="INT/FIX"
60 TYP$(4)="INT/VAR"
70 TYP$(5)="PROGRAM"
80 INPUT "Directory Disk (1-3)?":A
90 CALL CLEAR
100 A=INT(A)
110 IF A<1 THEN 80
120 IF A>3 THEN 80
130 OPEN #1:"DSK"&STR$(A)&".",INPUT ,RELATIVE,INTERNAL
140 INPUT #1:A$,J,J,K
150 OPEN #2:"PI.CLOCK",INPUT 
160 INPUT #2:CLK$
170 CLOSE #2
180 PRINT "Disk Number: ";STR$(A);:"Disk/Folder: ";A$:
190 PRINT 
200 PRINT CLK$
210 PRINT :"FILENAME   SIZE   TYPE     P":"__________ ______ ________ _"
220 FOR LOOP=1 TO 127
230 INPUT #1:A$,A,J,K
240 IF LEN(A$)=0 THEN 320
250 PRINT :A$;TAB(11);J*256;TAB(19);TYP$(ABS(A));
260 IF ABS(A)=5 THEN 290
270 B$=" "&STR$(K)
280 PRINT SEG$(B$,LEN(B$)-2,3);
290 IF A>0 THEN 310
300 PRINT TAB(28);"P";
310 NEXT LOOP
320 CLOSE #1



#4034391 TIPI enabled software listing

Posted by --- Ω --- on Fri May 25, 2018 11:20 AM

 

I actually think it's a bit harder with a joystick. We need to figure out how JoneCool achieved his score - I can't get anywhere close :)

 

Agreed!  He's admitted to me he does indeed have a secret, but he's holding out on us!




#4034287 Is There Too Many YouTubers?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Fri May 25, 2018 8:36 AM

... but some dood thinks it'd better if you spent 7 minutes watching him clicking on tiny icons and listening to his ramblings.

 

I so agree!  That's why most of my videos are UNDER 3 minutes in length.  Brevity is bliss, and so is getting to the point.

I cannot tell you how many videos I started watching, only to click out of because of some long-winded dude droning on and on.




#4034087 Is There Too Many YouTubers?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu May 24, 2018 9:18 PM

Are there too many You Tubers?  That is a question with no right and wrong, only opinions.

Are there too many videos of some guys moving their lips just to hear themselves talk?  Yes.

Are there too many boring videos?  Probably?  But you don't have to watch them.

 

I'm sure some of << MY VIDEOS >> would probably bore a non TI-99/4A user to death, but they then probably don't watch them.




#4034028 Reference POLL for developers (Hardware & Potential Users)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu May 24, 2018 7:36 PM

It would have to be the same size. I'm sure as heck not going to buy a fourth case.


#4033400 Currently in Omega's Den: 30 year old dream *FINALLY REALIZED* (Updated)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Wed May 23, 2018 8:52 PM

Well, the heck with the blog entry, I don't have the time, but here is the video as promised...

 

 

(Best when viewed at 1920 X 1080 on a 42" or larger TV or monitor.)




#4033067 80 columns with F18A and Extended BASIC

Posted by --- Ω --- on Wed May 23, 2018 11:58 AM

This is freaking slick!  If a program written with this package could be compiled, it would only be a matter of time before for an "XTREE like" program could developed.  (It would not need to be as sophisticated.)

Can you imagine how easy it would be for a guy with gobs of stuff on a hard drive or TIPI SD card to just highlight any E/A 5 program and load it?  It would be a major development for the TI.  I'd put something like this on the first page of a BATCH file in 4A DOS.  Right now I'm using batch files like Direct Access from my old PC days.

 

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#4033054 Currently in Omega's Den: 30 year old dream *FINALLY REALIZED* (Updated)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Wed May 23, 2018 11:42 AM

This cartridge is working out GREAT with my TIPI!  I can load up Chatti to check messages, instantly switch to Chess in a minimal amout of time and then when done, load up the Telnet program to check the BBS.

 

I'll be making a 'quick and dirty' video for my blog today later this evening (as time allows).  I'm really impressed with the ease of use, as it actually encourages me to check in more often.




#4032898 Currently in Omega's Den: 30 year old dream *FINALLY REALIZED* (Updated)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Wed May 23, 2018 8:00 AM

I was just thinking how Sysops of TI BBSes BITD would have loved an auto starting XB cartridge.


#4032367 TIPI enabled software listing

Posted by --- Ω --- on Tue May 22, 2018 11:25 AM

I like the change.


#4032016 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon May 21, 2018 7:26 PM

V1 and no returns this time, but super clean here as well for Midwest lookers:

 

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS PERIPHERAL EXPANSION SYSTEM + MANUALS, SOFTWARE, ETC

https://www.ebay.com...TC/352356289074

 

Nice find.  If I was just getting back into the TI world, I'd bid on this one.  It even comes with an RS-232, granted that's not as important as it was six months ago, but still.




#4031913 Currently in Omega's Den: 30 year old dream *FINALLY REALIZED* (Updated)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon May 21, 2018 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

               "DOS PROMPT"

 

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.

 

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#4031833 .BIN Repository - Images for burning cartridges (5/21/2018)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon May 21, 2018 1:16 PM

UPDATED 05/21/2018 

With UberGROM based, autoloading, menu bypassing,  full-time DOS environment.  << HERE >>