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Ksarul

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  1. If you add this disk to the sets on WHT and 99er.Net, that should get rid of the bad sources and ensure access to complete sets of the data.
  2. I checked the files on 99er Net. Unfortunately, they have the same blank disk. Eric Bray did a compilation of all the Plato disks for TI99SIM a number of years ago--and I think pretty much every online set is derived from those.
  3. That could be done, but it would add about $10 to the cost of each board. On Speech boards, you would end up with two long tabs bracketing the speech synthesizer board. As these boards would still chew up a lot of the material on the panel and have significant material waste too, I suspect the price per board would go pretty close to that for a any other full size board.
  4. Most likely, that points to an improperly set VDP register issue. You might be able to see where it goes off the rails using the Classic99 debug window.
  5. Are you using a cartridge with an original TI GROM or are you using an image in a simulated GROM cartridge? It is entirely possible that it is pulling something from the console GROMs that sets one of the VDP registers incorrectly.
  6. There are several other TI items in that auction. Search on TI to find a monitor and search on Texas to find a couple of terminals.
  7. More Buttvasion. . .next will be a horde of flying space arses bombarding the Earth for fun and destruction. Of course, the space plunger launchers will foil their dirty plans. . .and thinking more on this abomination, a successful plunger strike plugs the evil arse, causing it to swell up and explode due to arse biscuit buildup with nowhere to go.
  8. Well, they did get seven shellable cartridges too, so the rest of the lot wasn't all that bad--and if the console somehow actually works, the whole lot would have been worth that price.
  9. The 32K board was an early version of the CorComp 32K card, missing the case. I didn't have a Rev E board for my reference set, so I bid on it. I have the schematics and component layout for this board--and they are both in the archive of CorComp schematics I uploaded here a few years ago. On the p-GRAM+ board, I bid on it, but didn't win it. I planned to use it to validate all of the traces required on the "+" board so that I could use it to finish my new p-GRAM layout. Maybe next time. . .I do have some good pictures of the prototype "+" board, so the real questions lie between what was done on the protottype and what was done on the production board.
  10. The original release was for the MiniMemory, and was titled Boulder Dash. That release was by Legio Computers in Holland. I doubt there are more than 50 original copies of this in circulation (and it was available on cassette or disk, as my original was on disk). Asgard released the EA version about a year later, but changed the name to Rock Runner to avoid potential name conflicts. That one was disk only. It is somewhat more common than the LCC version for the MiniMemory, but it is still a bit tough to find an original.
  11. I had the tapes--but not the manuals. Now to see if they actually show up. . .
  12. It runs fine from a physical cartridge on hardware with a 32K expansion, so it should run fine out of a FinalGROM with 32K expansion as well.
  13. You are correct about the terminal strip and the extra wires. If you can find a copy of the Formorall schematic booklet, I believe it has a description for which ones to use with each possible input voltage. I modified a US PEB of that type to work with 220V using these schematics back in the late 1980s for my then brother-in-law.
  14. Probably the biggest functional difference between the GRAMULATOR and the GRAM Kracker is that the later versions of the GRAMULATOR can also load and run any of the MBX cartridge images.
  15. Good to see you back, Ernie! I think I have a couple of hardware things to send in your direction. . .there was a whole thread on EA5 loaders a few years ago that sought to (successfully) bypass some of the issues with the TI loader. It was an interesting community project that may give you some ideas as the source code was well documented.
  16. It took me quite some time to acquire a BASIC-1 cartridge for mine. . .and I also have BASIC-1 for the Pyuuta (that comes in the same case as a Parallel Printer Interface, so it is a nice, multi-function plug-in). The Printer Interface for the Mark II is a separate plug-in box (and yes, I have one of those too).
  17. I am gathering the data I need to reproduce it. I now have permission to do so from the original developer. As already noted, the board won't be a major problem--but I still have to do some hunting to source a suitable case.
  18. Based on the picture and my experiences with these adapters BITD, it is actually an original 99'er Ware TI-Sette Adapter. They were quite common in the era of mostly cassette operations. . .
  19. It is one of the ones I was thinking of. Statistics is another. . .and I seem to remember seeing somewhere that almost all of the Scott, Foresman cartridges were in BASIC as well.
  20. Note also that several of the earlier TI cartridges were coded in BASIC and used the BASIC Interpreter to execute. The process for that was described in one of the system design documents and specifically allowed for weirdly large programs stored in GROM.
  21. I'm pretty sure the PHD5076 routines are the same ones used with the TE-II module. They were also used in the Berlin PEB Speech adapter from Winfried Winkler and in the later SNUG Speech card. I may have a copy of Utilities I. If I do, I'll check the manual to validate the contents.
  22. The disk manager for the WDS-100 (yes, @Schmitzi, the Personality Card) is probably the craziest kludge of a disk manager ever written for the TI. It was an Extended BASIC program with embedded Assembly routines. If more of them had been sold, later disk managers might have supported the WDS-100, but the price was just too steep for it to get any kind of market penetration. I think that was one of the reasons Myarc regrouped and developed the HFDC.
  23. The disk manager that was initially supplied with the MPES-50 was the TI Disk Manager II cartridge. Later, they supplied their own Disk Manager III on disk.
  24. I may have to pull out my original copy of that issue and rescan the whole thing in color. . .as the originals have always been pretty hard to find, making a crisp copy somewhat more important.
  25. This one led me on a nice adventure--and along the way, I seem to have found pointers to the 8 Pyuuta cassettes released a few years ago, along with the Pyuuta Fanzines (I believe there are 7 of those). I also saw what looks to be a replacement keyboard with membrane for the Pyuuta in one of the displays I saw pictures of. Is that still available anywhere?
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