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  1. the keyboard and innner functions (ASCII-codes) are identical, only difference came with the character definition files (CHARA1) in e.g. TI-Writer. You had to type [ for Ä, { for ä, \ for Ö, ] for Ü and so on (German language)
  2. I used the board to make a GRAM-device (like GRAM-Kracker) with battery backup and logic for bank switching the >6000 ROM XB-style. The two stacked NEC D43256 are the GRAM, two 6264 (below the leaked battery) are the ROM (when write protected).
  3. The EPROM(s) parallel to the 'LS161 counters is the GROM and the EPROM perpendicular is the ROM.
  4. The QI power supply (with 2 wires in) works from 18V DC.
  5. 16 TMS9995 in parallel: http://famkoplien.de/henry/TI99/
  6. My Geneve has heat sinks on the regulators, hence it cannot use the case - but the back part of the case helps with the correct orientation and seating. When you close the PEBox's lid, the foam will press the Geneve into its slot. As you can see, I've done it with the Geneve and HFDC. The box is upright (drives on top).
  7. http://www.famkoplien.de/henry/TI99/
  8. Not a BwG card: see this picture: https://www.s-n-u-g.de/bwg/index_fr.php The TMS9901 is typically a sign of a CorComp card. My CorComp card has a 1773 controller, but I have seen the 2793 mentioned (on whtech?), they are software compatible.
  9. There is no simple PAL video cable, the console has outputs for YUV (aka YCbCr/YPbPr?) component signals. Some modern TVs can take these directly (my LG 42LF65 did). Otherwise, the PAL modulator mod gives you the composite signal (slightly better quality than from US NTSC consoles), or you could use the SCART/Peritel RGB modulator (mostly sold in France) for the best quality picture. A schematic for an RGB-enoder was in the November 1988 issue of the ChicagoTImes, I built this twice, good stable picture. Then there are upgrades based on the 9938 VDP ("80column cards"), or the F18A for VGA output.
  10. With proper address decoding, only one CRU device is active at any time - so this shouldn't be an issue. The 9901 in the console isn't fully decoded, so keep out of it's address range! http://www.mainbyte.com/ti99/schematic/schematics.html has several schematics, the FDC card has the '251 connected directly to CRUIN.
  11. Since CSYNC comprises high frequency signals in the range 15.6kHz, I would connect it to HSYNC first. VSYNC is the 50/60Hz frame signal, and you would miss the line synchronization if using this input only. If this fails, try parallel connection to H and VSYNC If that fails, too, try a circuit with a LM1881 sync separator (8-pin IC and some passives)
  12. Wouldn't that compare R0 to 2 (immediate value), C R0,R2 compares two registers. The assembler option "R" does an operation like "R2 EQU 2"
  13. From the docs (tiif.txt): "Since Windows XP and newer doesn't allow direct access to the IO-port of the LPT-card, a system kernel driver is required. I decided to use TVicPort (http://entechtaiwan.com/dev/port/index.shtm) which is free for non commercial use. This combination was successfully tested on a Windows 10 32 Bit PC with an onboard LPT-port and a Windows 10 64 Bit PC with a PCIe LPT-port."
  14. just found a current version: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.sys.ti/_xbwmWs5gXY http://pengels.bplaced.net/index.php/tiif
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