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  1. what's also interesting is I sent that 1200xl back and got a 800xl and that same chip worked fine in it. Then several years later I got another 800xl, a very early model, and the 32in1 exhibited the same problems that the 1200xl did and never worked in that 800xl. no idea.
  2. around 2005 I purchased a 1200xl and with the 32in1 rom installed from Atarimax. from the beginning the computer had similar problems that you are experiencing. it would lock up on the menu at random points. I worked with Steve? of Atarimax for over 2 months (swapped several 32in1 chips out) but never got it working. He eventually gave me my money back and we concluded that some 1200xl, for whatever reason won't work with Atarimax 32in1 rom chip. by the way, this one did not have a memory expansion installed. except for the 32in1 it was plain jane.
  3. a couple weeks ago I had a backup drive crash with a lot of my retro-computer stuff on it. fortunately I have found most of the stuff elsewhere but while looking through my old Atari software I found some interesting games I wrote and thought it be fun to post them. 1st set stuff is the MSBASIC games I posted now I'm going to post one of the oddest role playing games ever, 'the TV game'. way back in the 80s me and some friends of mine came up with a role playing game where you took on the mantle of a network TV primetime programmer. Our 1st iteration of the game was on paper and my friends TI programmable calculator. well it wasn't long the game grew past that and I wrote a small program for the TI-99/4a to help. that didn't last too long before the game out grew that too (I needed random access disk files by that time) so I wrote a huge suite of programs with databases, charts, printouts and such on the Atari 800xl. This is that game. You use the show creating program to create TV shows then put them on a weekly schedule. the other networks (3-5) do the same. all the schedules are put through a ratings program that spits out reports of that weeks ratings, shares and ranking. you adjust your schedule then do the next week. after a set amount of weeks all added up and a winner is declared for that season. Me and my friends play this game on and off for quite a few years. sometime there where just 3 networks, sometimes as much as 5. one year we even video taped our version of the emmys for the game while being a little inebriated. the files are in .txt or .bas form. PLEASE don't ask me details of how the game works though. you are on your own. it's been almost 20 years and we rarely wrote down instructions as we made up a different set of rules every time we played. included is the programs written in turboBASIC XL, lots of the reports, the databases with some of the shows we created and all runs on an Atari 8-bit with 64k. this is posted for entertainment purposes only. the programs seems to all work but i'm too lazy to run a full season to really test it. Enjoy. TV game.zip
  4. I have a few other MSB stuff I had been working on and put to the side I'll eventually post. note: the games I posted had a homebrew variant called MSB 2.7. whoever modded it took out a few unnecessary bytes and made it to be able to boot a MSB program after it loads. it also does not require a MSBII cart as it loads from disk. It's actually a variant of MSB 1.0 even though it's named 2.7. and downloaded the fastbasic, thanks.
  5. thanks. I'll add it to my other MSB.
  6. Added Music Pro by Asgard to applications.
  7. need to give FastBASIC a look. sound interesting.
  8. I've played mankala and there are essentially the same. I had thought about allowing to play Awari rules or Mankala rules but was too lazy to implement it. I also translated Uno to TBXL at one time and the speed was about the same. oh, and feel free to play with the code and if you come up with a better MSBASIC version, post it.
  9. Atari MS BASIC did get much love back in the day. I, personally, have always liked it. It's fast, easy translate programs in and has lots of features. So, a while back, I wrote a couple simple games for in Atari MS BASIC. Uno (the card game) and Awari (see David Ahl Computer Games book for description) to make a little demo of it's capabilities. I can't remember If I posted these a while back, my check i didn't see any, but if i did I apologize. I been hang out in the TI99 forum for a couple years working on some projects and just getting back to the 8-bit. Awari-MSB.ATR Uno-MSB.ATR
  10. added Disk Manager 1000 v6 manual under C99.
  11. thanks. I sure I have one somewhere. ever since I started uploading stuff to ti99resources.wordpress.com I found my dozens and dozens of gigabytes of TI99 data is a frik'n mess. 😬 which is one of the reasons why I created ti99resources in the 1st place, it's forced me to put this data in some sort of organized order. as for Line Hunter, if I could just figure out how to exit the program it might be useful. rebooting the ti99 to exit isn't a good way to go.
  12. got some request here: anyone got a manual, text doc, whatever to: DM1000 & Line Hunter? these are embedded in funnelweb and I'm using FW to re-learn E/A programming. but there some of the features in these programs I can't seem to figure out like how to exit linehunter or copy ect.. in DM1000.
  13. FYI: made a post of a lot of the games I got here on the website. https://ti99resources.wordpress.com/ still have a few more to go through later to post. thanks all for the help.
  14. added games 3d-bowling, aperture, BHXP1, core war, dow4 gazelle flight simulator, galaxy, hordes, khe sanh, live tomb, maniac, micro adventures 1-6, nonogram, ring destroyer, pyjamarama, strike 3, ti99opoly & time lost to 3rd party games; software & documents. thank you @sparkdrummer for the assistance in finding some of this software. full list of games HERE. I have a few dozen more games in the works to be uploaded soon.
  15. just got around to checking out the files. looks like you got them alright. thanks. I'll post them this weekend with a shout out to you from the website. again thanks.
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