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  1. If the cartridge you're using is not bank-switched, then you might be able to use the bank switching technique to latch some address lines to provide control signals for your microcontroller. http://www.stuartconner.me.uk/ti/ti.htm#bank_switching might be of interest.
  2. I meant the browser pages listed on that page (look for the heading "Sample Web Sites") rather than that page itself. My bad!
  3. What happens if you click around on the pages listed on [http://www.stuartconner.me.uk/ti/ti.htm#internet_web_browser]? Do all those pages work OK? I know that Corey has done loads of changes to his myti99.com site to make use of the latest browser features, and it may be there is a bug using it with the browser v9.2.
  4. The hostname lookup on my site should be working again ... looks like I was using a PHP function that became deprecated then unsupported.
  5. Maybe it is. I give an E/A5 image to Tim W who uses some utility to produce the FinalGROM bin. Looking closely at the bin file now, I can see it has a cartridge header and what may be bank-switched 'unpacking' code - added by that utility. So maybe it will work on a red cart board ... are you able to try it to be sure?
  6. So what is it you're supplying? If its a FinalGROM99 board then no problem. If its a bank-switched cartridge then the EPROM images for those are the old version that support the Lantronix only and which don't contain the latest updates. Sorry if that's not clear from my website. I'm tempted to just remove all the band-switched cartridge / Lantronix versions and just support the TIPI version from now on.
  7. Only works from a TIPI.BROWSER folder I'm afraid. It's quite disk intensive now ...
  8. v9.3 of my browser is now released. It is only available for the TIPI. The program is on a TiDisk format image which can be downloaded here. Extract the TiDisk file from the zip file, then upload it to the root directory of the TIPI using the TIPI web interface. The TIPI will automatically extract the files into a directory named "BROWSER". To run the program, boot with the Editor/Assembler cartridge, select E/A option 3 and type the filename TIPI.BROWSER.INTERNET (or DSK.BROWSER.INTERNET). The program will automatically start after loading. The program is also available as a FinalGROM99 image here. The program needs some of the files on the TiDisk image above in order to run, so you still need to download that TiDisk format image and upload it to the TIPI. Full details of the program are available at http://www.stuartconner.me.uk/ti/ti.htm#internet_web_browser, but a quick summary of the major changes for v9.3 is as follows: -- New <cookie> tag. Stores a cookie value to be associated with the host name from which the page was downloaded. Cookie details are stored in a COOKIES file on the TIPI disk, and so are persistent across browser sessions. The cookie value is included in the HTTP request header for all future page requests to the same host. Corey will be using this on his www.myti99.com so you don't have to log in on each visit. -- Clicking on the first 3 character positions of the URL address bar now prompts for entry of a new URL. Clicking on any other character position of the URL address bar now displays the current URL for editing. (Note that clicking anywhere at the **very top** of the screen performs a 'page scroll up' action, as it always has.) -- The number of hyperlinks on a page is now in effect unlimited, as hyperlink information is now stored in a file on the TIPI disk. -- The browser will now display pages where the HTTP response code is 200 (OK) or 301 (new permanent URI). In addition, the browser will also display pages where the HTTP response code is 404 (page not found) or 500 (internal server error) as long as the error page includes content within <99ml></99ml> tags. This enables a server administrator to set up browser-compatible error pages for these response codes. -- New <input-dv></input-dv> field tags. This is the same as an input field defined by a pair of <input></input> tags but the <input-dv> tag includes an extra parameter that specifies the number of characters between the tags to use as a default field value. This field value is returned unless the user types a different value into the field. This type of field is useful when redisplaying a form that the user has already filled in but which contains some sort of error or invalid value. -- New <pwd></pwd> field tags. This is the same as an input field defined by a pair of <input></input> tags but all characters typed into the field are displayed as asterisks. The actual entered field value is returned as a parameter in the URL specified by the <submit> tag. -- New <favs></favs> link tags. These form a link that displays the user's favourites file. -- Tweaked TIPI mouse support so that any mouse data being buffered by the Raspberry Pi is cleared after rendering a page or after editing a text field. Many thanks to Corey for extensive testing and suggestions, and to Tim for converting to the FG99 image.
  9. Initial thoughts ... I could imagine that most digital voice recorders would have an earplug socket so probably no problem connecting that (but how good the signal is, don't know - although I have loaded a program to the TI by playing a .wav file through a PC sound card). But do they have a mic socket to record from the TI? Looking at the price of data cassette recorders on eBay - looks to be same sort of ballpark cost as a digital voice recorder. So might be better to get an actual cassette recorder? - many of them are reasonably small. But not all work well with the TI, so you have the problem of possibly getting one off eBay and it not working with the TI. And it breaks after 3 days because it is 30 years old ...
  10. I've been given some chips to pass on to someone who can make use of them: -- V9958 VDP -- 5 off 41464 RAMs -- CXA1645P RGB to composite encoder -- some 74HC154 -- some GAL16V8D -- some 74HC138 -- some 74HC139 'Free' - but £2 + cost of postage from me in the UK to wherever you are. Payment required by PayPal once posted and I know the actual postage cost. If you're interested, let me know. Stuart
  11. Is he talking about using a digital voice recorder in place of a cassette recorder to load/save programs?
  12. According to Appendix B of the VDP data manual, 4116-15 and 4116-20 RAMs should be OK, but 4116-25 RAMs will not work under worst case conditions.
  13. A PAL console would originally have come with a PAL RF modulator which has a female coax IEC socket, and a male-to-male coax IEC lead to connect the RF modulator to the TV. To use the monitor, I think you'll need to pick off a composite signal from within the PAL RF modulator. There are several versions of RF modulator, just to make things more complicated. There are some instructions here (in Italian plus pictures) http://www.ti99iuc.it/web/index.php?pageid=119&pagina=mod_proj1&sezione=4&data=Mod_and_Tuneed. I've got yet another variation of the instructions (in German) that I'd need to scan in as the website I got it from years ago is now defunct. Apersson850 in message #13 above has also modded his RF modulator to provide composite video as well. So it's not straight forward I'm afraid ...
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