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  1. I am not surprised that assembly using HRD4000B took longer as on the TIPI. That kinda matches the test results I posted a while ago. ROS level 3 file I/O is blazingly fast on reading, but very slow on writing.
  2. To me it's exactly the opposite. Since I have my HRD4000B I'm not as much using my TIPI anymore. All of the development work/testing is primarily done with the HRD4000B. I'm really a fan of ROS.
  3. I have a Tutor with a broken chicklet keyboard, so would be worth a shot.
  4. Looking at the pictures of the Tomy Tutor MK2 and comparing them against the Radio Schack Color Computer 2 (Tandy), it appears to me that they are using the exactly same keyboard albeit with different key caps. For sure, I've never seen a MK2 in the wild, but considering that the Tomy wanted to produce the Tutor as cheap as possible, that makes sense to me. Wonder if they did the same for the MK1, I think so yes. Looked for the keyboard and the Color Computer 1 also had the chicklet keys, but with differently positioned keys. It would also be interesting to see if the MK2 is compatible with the MK1 as far as the keyboard ribbon cable is concerned.
  5. The BQ clock ship seems to have died and is no longer recognized, rendering the IDE card useless. Not a good day...
  6. What would it take to create a new low-cost homebrew version of the board? Would be crazy to have an arcade machine with a pyuuta jr. board and custom ROM in there. Also note the way the "keyboard" is connected would it allow for a full keyboard to be connected?
  7. For the purpose of science I've opened up my Pyuuta Jr. game console and took some pictures. It's quite incredible how small the board is. Also there aren't that many components as you can tell. Apparently there are multiple revisions of the board, as this is revision B
  8. Perhaps Pyinstaller is an option https://pyinstaller.readthedocs.io/en/stable/index.html But if on Windows I’d instead use WSL2 for getting a linux environment.
  9. What are the differences between the American and Japanese Tutor that makes them incompatible for some games. Why do I have to pull Jumpers to make it work?
  10. Next up are TeamEurope PCB's. Game adapter + Flash Cartridge version 1, it has 18 games on it (up to 16KB each) Then there's also the 3D Multi-Game Cartridge with up to 4 games on there (32KB each). Look at these great games! 🙂
  11. I'm not a hardware guy, but would like to know more about the PCB's, particularly capabilities and what the jumpers are used for.
  12. Here's my collection of Tomy Tutor homebew PCB's. I'll start of with the great gift I received in 2018 by Tanam from Japan. The middle cartridge has Pitfall! converted to the Tomy Tutor. The more interesting one to me is Door door pictured on the left. Notice there's also a 32K RAM on there. I have both a Pyuuta (=Japanese version Tutor) and later I also bought an american Tomy Tutor. The interesting part is, that there are differences between the two. On the Adapter board I need to remove the EPROM and pull the kill jumper to make it work on the American version. @tanam1972 if you're reading this: Does the red cartridge PCB also has RAM on there?
  13. What needs to be done to allow me to move qualified threads into the new TMS9900x Tomy Tutor subforum (See TI-99/4a computers) or at least tag them accordingly so they can be moved by a moderator. I’m not a moderator, but did volunteer with Albert for moving topics when I requested the new subforum. Thanks Filip (retroclouds)
  14. Should probably be able to find a lot of details in emulator source code.
  15. It’s like the 99/4A a lot. And probably even more like the 99/8 I’d say.
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