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Modifying a fake/replica TRS-80 III for fun and enjoyment.

Yesterday, 9:27 PM

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There is a 3D printed version of the TRS-80 Model III floating around the Internet, but I have to wonder. could these be modified to accept a single LED behind the screen and placement for a CR2032 battery and micro switch underneath?


Is there a DECENT copy of Tetris anywhere?

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!

 


"Old Yella"

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!

 


Anyone interested in contributing to a new fun little project?

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 


A poll for NON-Peripheral Expansion Box owners

Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 PM

If you be a newbie, or just someone that currently does not own a P-Box, this poll is for you!

There are many ways to expand, up to the level you want, so please let us know in this anonymous poll where you are currently at, and how far and by which route you plan to expand...or not expand.  :)