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#3774912 TI-99/4A Software Conversion

Posted by davidped on Fri Jun 2, 2017 3:32 PM

I just wanted to close the loop on this thread. Thanks to your encouragement, I was able to replace my bad 32K RAM card and hook up a modern monitor, and-- many of my programs came to life again!

 

Some didn't, sadly. When diskettes get that old, they're not guaranteed to survive. I was pleased at how many DID work, after being in non-temperature-controlled storage for over 20 years!




#3767178 TI-99/4A Software Conversion

Posted by davidped on Mon May 22, 2017 3:00 PM

Ha! That's a good one (I had to look it up). ;-)




#3767112 TI-99/4A Software Conversion

Posted by davidped on Mon May 22, 2017 1:34 PM

Ah! The autocorrect always bites me, too. I'm just new to this, so I'm never sure when there's an unfamiliar buzzword. :lolblue:




#3767089 TI-99/4A Software Conversion

Posted by davidped on Mon May 22, 2017 1:08 PM

Thank you both! The HxC sounds like a really useful option.

 

The main idea is to take these past projects into the future. If there are any worthy of sharing, I would bring those into the online community, etc.




#3763126 TI-99/4A Software Conversion

Posted by davidped on Tue May 16, 2017 1:56 PM

Wow! The F18a looks really cool. Thanks for turning me on to that.

 

I just received a basic video converter in the mail, though I have obligations this evening. I should be able to hook up my old system in the next couple of days. Very curious to see if anything still works!




#3760204 TI-99/4A Software Conversion

Posted by davidped on Thu May 11, 2017 12:55 PM

@adamantyr, @Sinphaltimus, @arcadeshopper:

 

Thanks for the offers of support and the range of ideas!

 

I'm going to unbox my TI diskettes and peripherals tonight and put it back together to see what happens (last time I tried this was 16 years ago, when it failed.)

 

I will follow up with a description of the problems I encounter to see if that pushes me toward a more specific strategy.