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Very odd problem w/ keyboard, changes with heat perhaps...

Sat Dec 9, 2017 5:38 PM

I have a '99 that I fitted with a F18a some months back. I've used it a good many hours without issue, and some of that was online through TIMXT with a WiFi232 -- so the keyboard has been working fine.

 

I'd not used the TI in a few weeks and turned it on and noticed in the FlashROM '99 menu that certain keys were not working. Those keys are:

 

HJKL; and SPACE

 

Press normal, hard, etc. and they don't register -- TI BASIC, TIMXT, Forth, etc. But, I left the machine on for a while and I notice they keys now do work...but you need to press them just a little harder than "normal" for them to trigger, and when you do, they usually repeat a few times. One depress of 'K' results in 'KKKK' and such. So something is really strange here. 

 

I assume the hardware heating up is the change, but the repeat action baffles me. Can anyone make anything out of this? I see no other oddities with the system. I disconnected my PEB and that had no effect on the situation. 

 

Is this a specific IC failing? Or...? Thanks.

 

 

 

bp


C64 (PETSCII) term emulator app BBSing on ST?

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:09 PM

Is anyone aware of a C64-style terminal emulator app for the ST? Thanks.

 

 

bp


I typed in a BASIC program from a 35yo mag...and just talked to its author

Tue Oct 3, 2017 1:34 PM

This was a fun one. Blog post:

 

http://www.bytecella...ith-its-author/

 

(TI Extended BASIC program, btw.)

 

 

 

bp


Jeff Minter is looking for rips of Jag T2K mods/songs

Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:43 AM

Can anyone help? (He's wanting to put them in Atari-sanctioned Tempest 4000 for PS4.)

https://twitter.com/...938494156328964

https://twitter.com/...938637152768000

https://twitter.com/...938813141450752




bp

Getting BASIC prog in a remote textfile running on a TI?

Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:16 PM

I appreciate the response to my earlier thread asking how to get a BASIC program keyed into a textfile running on a TI via the FlashROM99. No real way to do that.

 

What I'm trying to do now is take this BASIC program in a text file on a remote system into a real TI-99/4A and running in Extended BASIC.

 

What I have to work with:

- TI-99/4a

- PEB w/ 32K, Serial, 5.25" floppy

- WiFi232 device

- TIMXT term prog on cart (FR99)

 

On an emulator I assume I can just paste the text file into the emulator in TI Extended BASIC and run there, but I want to run on my physical TI and I have no way to write out 5.25" floppies to feed the TI.

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

bp