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  1. A look at the data file shows a bunch of 16 digit strings (character definitions ?) separated by periods. In the middle of this is oddly a 2 digit string of 'FF'. At first glance the problem appears to lie there. But of course, I'm probably wrong.
  2. Thought I'd bang out the cartridge while I was just sitting here with nothing better to do. Busywork, guess nobody else felt like doing it... et_on_land.zip
  3. Here it is in EA5 format. If you really want in in cart format, it'll take some time as I'll have to fire up the SNUG system and transfer it there to make the cart.etonland.zip
  4. The esteemed Mr. Hull is not the ony one... There are several more of us insane aliens still active.
  5. The answer is either here: ftp://ftp.whtech.com/pc%20utilities/TI99-PC%203.2.1.%20Password%20%27TI99%27.rar or here: ftp://ftp.whtech.com/pc%20utilities/TI99-PC_3.0.0.zip Gazoo
  6. They all work together in various combinations, as long as you don't duplicate devices. I've had just about every combination connected together over the years. There's no reason this combination shouldn't work, so it's truly a piece of hardware not functioning correctly, probably the sidecar 32k. Gazoo
  7. You might want to try cleaning the contacts on the right side of the side car memory expansion. If nothing's been connected there for some time or maybe never (my best guess), those contacts might be pretty well oxidized. You can use a pencil eraser for this if you can get it in there, or a second best option would be a q-tip with some alcohol on it. Gazoo
  8. The pictured Horizon Ramdisk is the original board upgraded to 256k, the 32k ram modification is not present. Looks like the dipswitch is set for CRU >1000 - switch 1, not the best choice. (try >1400, switch 5 or >1500, switch 6 if available). The current Horizon ROS (CFG is the loader) is here: ftp://ftp.whtech.com/emulators/pc99/utils/ros814f.dsk The manual for the ROS is here: ftp://ftp.whtech.com/datasheets%20and%20manuals/Hardware/Horizon%20-%20Bud%20Mills%20Services/ROS8-14%20and%20rambo%20manual.pdf ... aren't these cards a dime a dozen? Gazoo
  9. Look at LOAD/SYS or SCSI/SYS or DISK/SYS for the Geneve as examples of reading sectors. Gazoo
  10. Click Carts. Click Insert Cartridge. Highlight Editor Assembler in Cartridge Selection list. Click Insert Cart. Press any key. Press 2 for EDITOR/ASSEMBLER. It may help for you to play around with the menus and find out what everything does there before trying to load tapes and disks. Gazoo
  11. Press 5 from here and then enter CS1 on the next screen. Gazoo
  12. What happens when you use the same tape with E\A option 5? Gazoo
  13. From Basic: OLD CS1 or OLD CS2 From E\A option 5: CS1 or CS2 Gazoo
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    The information quoted is simply someone's opinion, and there seems to be a lot of disgruntlement included in it. The real truth about theYahoo groups is as follows: The original Yahoo group (the one with the dash) often got quite out of hand with spamming and trolling, and the moderator seemed not to care about things getting out of hand. The trouble was caused by two individuals, who didn't respond to any sort of requests by others to stop their unacceptable behavior. This led to some members simply not wanting to put up with the aggravation any more and leaving the group. The newly formed Yahoo group was formed for those members that left the old group as a more mature, centered, TI and Geneve discussion group. All members of the former Yahoo group as well anyone here is welcome. Spamming and trolling are not allowed, and are handled quickly and effectively. It has continued to survive and grow based on that philosophy. And there are quite a few members of that group that are also members here, myself included. The difference I see between that group and this one is basically gaming. The gaming discussions occur here, and the serious hardware and software discussions are common to both groups. So the reference "them" and the "evil TIers" as qouted in the above message is not only incorrect, but insulting. The mature yahoo group can be found here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/TI994A/ and anyone that cares to behave as an adult is welcome to join. There are also two more Yahoo groups that have not been mentioned, but are similar wealths of information. They can be found at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swpb/ and http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Geneve9640/ Hope this clears things up.
  15. Maybe not the best live example, this one would be the standard to judge all others by: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS3h-ZEDtvE&feature=related Chick Corea, Hubert Laws, Stanley Clarke, Bill Watrous, Lenny White, George Benson... Perhaps not a better cast of talent ever assembled? Gazoo (woohoo!) Hey, I'm a poet. ^
  16. There are a few different ways to code xbasic music. I experimented with several different styles based on what I saw other programmers doing. One way is to use call sound statements, and just list them one after another. It works, and sometimes it's the best way. Easy to keep track of what's going on. The next best way is to use a standard gosub call sound with variables, like CALL SOUND(a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i). Then just change the variables as you go and do the gosub. Another style is to use vibrato along with the gosub call, as in the late Bill Knect's 'Why Me'. Look at the program to see what he's doing. Genius. Thanks, Bill, sorry you had to have that shit eating at your brain. And sometimes you combine several of the styles to get the best result. I'm most proud of 'Spain', it's the best result I've gotten from my music programming efforts. It uses several techniques, and is the most realistic piece of music I've coded as far as staying true to the original piece of music. Just look at the techniques that I and those that have gone before me have used. It's a guide to what you can do and expand upon, the sky's the limit. Go for it! T.K.
  17. Never dallied in Forth, perhaps someone else can answer that. If no response is forthcoming, an explanation of the two things you mention might provide some insight into an answer.
  18. When setting up the input parameters for a floppy disk format routine, here's what needs to be included: >834C - This byte will be the drive number. Drive numbers start at 1, not 0. >834D - This byte is the number of tracks to format, either 40 (>28) or 80 (>50). >8350 - This byte's left-most 6 bits contain the sector interleave number. If the value is zero, it will use the default setting of the DSR (recommended). The right-most 2 bits contain the density setting: 0 or 1 are single density, 2 is double density, and 3 is high density (high density with Geneve and HFDC combination only). After the format routine is called, the number of sectors formatted is returned in the word at >834A and error codes in the word at >8350. Note also that the format routine does not place the required information in sectors 0 and 1 to make the disk useable. The data written to all the other sectors remains there, either all >E5 or >E7 depending on the DSR and controller. It is normal practice to verify all sectors with the sector read routine before writing the sector bit map to sector 0. The sector 0 information can then be manually constructed and written to the disk. Sector 1 should then be written as all zeros to indicate no files are present. Only after all these steps are complete will the disk be read/writable at the user level. I think that about covers it. Let me know if I've missed something.
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