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