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.
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.
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
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.