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#3970588 "Old Yella"

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 4:05 PM

Okay, here it is, the "OFFICIAL GRADING SCALE" as chosen by Gamemoose.

The Higher resolution .PDF file is attached below for downloading and printing.

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#3970565 Is there a DECENT copy of Tetris anywhere?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 3:19 PM

Oh, for the record, it plays real nice on Real Iron with the joystick and it does not go to black like it does on Classic99.

 

 

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#3970341 Is there a DECENT copy of Tetris anywhere?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 10:27 AM

If you play will play again try to load it directly in EA5 and not in XB autoload, just a try.

 

and good luck with the highscore ;) i am sure you will do better than me on it :P

 

Well, I got the black screen AGAIN, tried to to do the ALT F4 and ended up closing the program, but.....  :evil:

This would be BLOODY AWESOME if someone turned it into a FR/FG99 BIN.

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#3970244 Is there a DECENT copy of Tetris anywhere?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 8:37 AM

As Tetris i found these in the GameBase:

 

 

Thank you Ciro!  I downloaded them all and will try out each and every one of them today.




#3970220 Is there a DECENT copy of Tetris anywhere?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Yesterday, 8:18 AM

There have been various versions of Tetris out there, but honestly I cannot remember one for the TI that I wanted to keep.  SOMEONE out the SOMEWHERE has to know of one. (I'm hoping).

 

There was a version floating around out there that looks really cool, but it's sluggish as heck when trying to control the bricks, so much so that I've given up on it.  There were also one or two others that played better but looked like terrible IIRC.  

 

Does anyone know of a Tetris version that looks and plays well?  AFAIK there are no FR99/FG99 compatible ones, but there at least has to be a disk version of one somewhere.

 

I' --- NEED --- to play some TI TETRIS today!  Please help!

 




#3969985 Anyone interested in contributing to a new fun little project?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:02 PM

Computer advertising has been known to have a lot of eye candy, usually women, to catch the attention of men who were the largest purchasers of computer equipment back in the day,  What do you think... is this suitable to put into a "coming soon" advertisement for TIPI?

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#3969668 "Old Yella"

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:46 PM

Sometimes Retro Gaming rigs are well known for their aged and yellow appearance.

Do you have any photos that you think is the best example of the worst of the worst in the "Old Yella" looks department?

 

Who can post the most atrocious yellow looking old gaming rig or computer?   It's not limited to age alone, even nicotine stains qualify!

 




#3969649 Anyone interested in contributing to a new fun little project?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:26 PM

How about a 2018 or 2019 Catalog?

 

Back in the day we used to have catalogs to drool over with all the new and exciting gadgets we could buy for our TI computers.  I was thinking it would fun to make "a new printable catalog" in PDF format.

 

We could have SAMS cards, FinalGROMS, UberGROMS, individual cartridges, and all sorts of stuff like the new programs people are writing, heck even a "coming soon" page or two with items like the TIPI.

 

There are some really talented people like Ciro who might even want to design the cover of "2018 TI-99/4A Catalog".  The sky's open on where this could go.  Anyone have any ideas of what they would like to see, contribute or anything else?

 

Even a section on 'closeouts' could have some neat photos of stuff showing things no longer readily available, but were developed in the past few years.

 

Of course some of the items could have direct links to actually purchase available items like the F18A and stuff Greg sells at Arcadeshopper.com 




#3969453 What is *YOUR* Biggest Retro-Computing Hardware Disappointment?

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:33 AM

 

Sigh... what could have been.

 

 

Those four little words....  I wonder how many times they've been uttered by us all.  I often feel the same way about my retro-box.




#3969451 OT: pɐǝɹɥʇ ƃuıdɯnp ;)

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:23 AM

Day off... it's pretty but I'm not going anywhere soon.  So, a little TI, a little AtariAge and a whole lot of cleaning up the den.

 

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#3969444 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:12 AM

Interesting concept... TI Server?

Ya know... I wonder... what if... someone had made made a TI to TI Server Card for the P-Box back in the day?

 

Let's see....

1) A server card for the P-Box with WiFi-like capability.

2) A WiFi-like add-on for the then 32K sidecar or internal modification.

 

One TI could have served multiple TI's wirelessly.  Back in the day, that would have been so cool when many of us still used the TI as our primary system and even had a lesser unit in a different room of the house.  It would have saved a few bucks and encouraged further development.  Oh what could have been.  :)

 

Now day's we'll have TIPI and all the yet unknown places it'll take us!  :thumbsup:




#3969361 Re-surfacing the the TI99/4A's casing

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:45 AM

Has anybody tried the automotive brushed aluminum vinyl sheets? 

 

Hmmm, neat concept!  I'd love to see some photos when you're done, especially how you deal with the vent slats by the cartridge port.




#3969165 Re-surfacing the the TI99/4A's casing

Posted by --- Ω --- on Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:59 AM

Be VERY CAREFUL removing the aluminium trim. Sometimes it's held in place with double backed foam tape and the attempted removal can bend or destroy the trim. 

 

I learned this the hard way back in '83 when I dropped something on my TI and dented it.  Fortunately 1-800-TI-CARES was still around and I was able to obtain a piece of replacement trim.  I discovered the difficulty in removing it at that time.




#3969082 TI Related -- Ebay / Heads Up Notice

Posted by --- Ω --- on Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:32 PM

If someone wants a good working P-Box for much less, I'll sell them my backup box (if they'll be at Fest West) for only $145.00.

It's the one that had the fan upgrade as shown in << THIS BLOG ENTRY >>.

 

Sorry for the size of the photos (click to view full-size), but I figured any potential buyer would want to be able to see every little blemish and speck of dust.

 

 

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#3968747 Re-surfacing the the TI99/4A's casing

Posted by --- Ω --- on Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:34 PM

Do the plastic paints you use actually adhere? Do they chip off easily? Interested in your experiences.

 

Yes, as long as you clean the item ahead of time the paint sticks quite well.  As for it chipping off, I've never had it happen, but then again I don't go out of my way to bang stuff around.  Right now I only have two TI-related things that are painted and they look the same now as when they were painted.

 

Here is one of the items...

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