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PiPlay and attracting new blood.

Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:27 AM

There are a lot of RetroGamers who play on multiple emulated platforms.  When users have so many different choices to choose from, they sometimes 'check out' other systems in the menu that they never owned or used as a kid.  When this happens it could give us an opportunity to find new blood for the TI too... but only IF our system is an available option.

 

Not everyone sticks to emulation.  For instance, when I came back to the TI, is was largely due to Classic 99, but before I realized it, I was sucked in and 'Real Iron' was appearing piece by piece in the den.

 

I noticed the PiPlay has a few period systems like the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 among others, but no TI. If we could get the TI into more of these multi-platform systems, it could help our hobby.


Updating your TI while keeping the aesthetics somewhat normal.

Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:23 AM

With the TIPI in our collective futures, I've started to think about the aesthetics of the system and keeping with the stock black & silver color combination.  While I don't know what version of RPi is going to be used, I've been looking at RPi 3 cases as possible options.

 

I've noticed a few out there at reasonable prices in black, but it looks like they may need a little 'after-market painting".

 

Below are a few examples:

 

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Honestly, what I'd like to see is a homebrew 3D printed box with STYLE to match our TI's.

Maybe something similar to the P-Box?  I'm uncertain, but it looks like a niche just aching to be filled.


TI-99/4A stuff found on the Internet (sharing thread)

Sat Oct 7, 2017 8:22 PM

While AtariAge has a lot of TI goodies, there is TI activity occurring on other websites around the world.  Unfortunately, none of us can see or find it all.  This thread is for YOU to post anything you come across that is interesting and that you feel others here might like or find interesting.

 

To start this new thread off, I'm posting this link that may be of interest to TI Basic and Extended BASIC programmers.

 

<< CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW THE LINK >>


If anyone out there is bored...

Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:05 PM

This old TRS-80 game while very simple is addicting as heck, so if anyone wanted to convert it into TI format and maybe even add some fancy screen display routines, I'm sure it'll get a lot of play.  It could even be used as 'starter code' for a more advanced version.  Anyway even in just BASIC or Extended BASIC, it'll be fun and could give a newbie coder some enjoyment. 

 

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Who knows, if the finished product is good enough, someone here might even convert it into an FR99/FG99 .BIN.  :)  :thumbsup:


In need of an update?

Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:40 PM

Hey guys, I know I've missed a lot of things over the past few months for various reasons.  But now the fall and winter season comes upon us, more people will be doing indoor stuff (like coming back to the TI).  :)

With this in mind, my << shortcut to goodies list >> may be out of date.  Is there anything glaring missing?