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#3910870 Success

Posted by --- Ω --- on Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:49 PM

I will also be recommending early adopters be comfortable with erasing and burning eproms, so as we as a community discover new things, an eprom update can be distributed.
 

 

Cool, my EEPROM programmer has been setting on a shelf mostly unused since the FlashROM was released.  It'll be nice to exercise it again.




#3910342 Off the wall projects for the TI-99/4A

Posted by --- Ω --- on Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:03 PM

I'm just getting back into 99/4a things but was thinking about PEB or sidecar things that could do rudimentary data acquisition using TI MSP430/432, or weather station things, or doing AIS decoding and such. Also was thinking about integrating a GPS module as an alternative to real-time clock things.

 

Vorticon already did a TI based weather station... AWESOME!   Some of the things I see being mentioned by you and a couple of others look like TIPI territory to me.  After Christmas when things slow down at work, I plan to play with the 80 column BASIC routines for the F18A.  I'm hoping to make some basic programs to work with TIPI when it's finally released.




#3909712 FlashROM 99 & FinalGROM 99 - Image Repository -- (11/20/2017)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:43 PM

If it were me, I'd rather download a ready-to-run image, slide it over to the FinalGROM, then slap it in the real deal and go from there.  Considering the size of TI files, the whole process would not take more than 60 seconds from download to FinalGROM.   I may be missing something here, but this is the FR99 & FG99 thread, so I've been running on the assumption that is what Sinphaltimus wanted for his buddy. 




#3909706 TI99/4a modern expansions availability

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:34 PM

It would be great if someone would make a HDX or whatever that has SAMS 1 Meg or more memory.

 

No one even makes as small as 32K chips anymore anywhere.

 

Are you planning on leaving 100% emulation Rich and going back to Iron?  If so, congratulations.

 

I'm not in the market for either myself, but *IF* I was still in P-Box goodies acquisition mode, I'd rather the memory card be part of a flex card (fire hose) replacement as it would be of use to a larger audience.


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#3909383 FlashROM 99 & FinalGROM 99 - Image Repository -- (11/20/2017)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:21 AM

It would still be nice to have a newer version for those less technically inclined or time deprived to easily access.  In most cases a person coming across something or wanting to try it for THE FIRST TIME is not going to bother going through 50 steps just check it out, which makes more difficult to grow the user base.




#3909355 TI-99 Photos Thread! Post your systems here!

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:49 AM

It really is amazing all the different setups and the way they are laid out and the environments they are in.

 

Sadly though we are also getting some of this ----> 20151003_221358_zpstxqzje50.jpg

 

All images can be hosted HERE at AtariAge so you never have this issue.




#3909258 TI-99 Photos Thread! Post your systems here!

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:03 AM

Oh my GAWD!  I starting looking at this thread from the beginning today... not only has it been so much fun looking at all these photos and marveling at how large this thread has become...  I looked at the clock and discovered too much time had gone by!  Ooops.  I'll have to finish this later. 




#3909249 The Compact Computer 40 (CC40)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:17 AM

Actually, I think our TI section here on AtariAge is now large enough to accommodate a dedicated CC40 subgroup.  With all this new activity from this new device, I think it deserves it.  It would make a nice place for people to come for all things CC40 , hardware, software, modifications, etc.




#3909248 Very odd problem w/ keyboard, changes with heat perhaps...

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:11 AM

It's a definite weak point in the TI design.  The same thing happened to me when I installed my PS/2 keyboard adapter and again when I installed an F18A on a secondary unit.  After 37 years things are not always a flexible.  In most cases I follow the, "If it's not broken, don't fix it" approach, but dang it... upgrades are so much fun.  Good luck!




#3908196 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Sat Dec 9, 2017 6:31 PM

Not exactly a safe seller to buy from either. . .he's a bit hit and miss when it comes to functionality of delivered items (or hidden damage that isn't mentioned in the listing).

 

Yeah, I read about this guy before.  I cannot remember what it was about, but it must have been bad because the name appears on my NO BUY FROM list.




#3907605 TI99/4a modern expansions availability

Posted by --- Ω --- on Fri Dec 8, 2017 9:07 PM

Congratulations!
Welcome to the club!


#3905060 TIPI - TI-99/4A to Raspberry PI interface development

Posted by --- Ω --- on Tue Dec 5, 2017 12:50 PM

A complete nanPEB replacement really with added benefits. I think we'll see TiPi development eventually eliminate the need for rs232.

 

There certainly is a need.  My personal experience with multiple Nano's was less than stellar, especially where the RS-232 was involved.  If past experience with Matt & Corey's work is involved, it'll be a useful and RELIABLE piece of equipment.  The built-in WiFi capability alone will be a definite plus for sure.

 

I've been excited about the expansion port on Matt's 32K card since day one.  The thought and effort being put into this little gadget has been way above the call of duty.  I think the TI community will be indebted to those two guys for years to come.  I wonder how long it'll take for them to be inducted into TI-Sainthood status?   ;-)




#3904893 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:29 AM

QI ?

 

QI = Quality Ignored (At least from the long term reliability of the Mitsumi keyboard).

The original "Quality Improved" monicker was just marketing spin to explain their cost reduction and cripple ware implementation.




#3904883 TIPI - TI-99/4A to Raspberry PI interface development

Posted by --- Ω --- on Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:18 AM

Matt,

   I have a question..  Is the 'official device' going to be the Rpi 0 W?  Working in headless mode, I like it as it's smaller and could reduce the overall cost.  

 

   But now I have another question?  Who out there will consider making a case to contain all three boards?  This can be the "ULTIMATE SIDECAR" for the 'ol TI for sure.  

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#3904270 All I want for Christmas is... (must be TI-99/4A related)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Mon Dec 4, 2017 2:48 PM

I've never been one for tattoos on females, but that TI tattoo would be a lot better than TI joystick images on her ample 'software'.  :evil: