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  1. Great news. Thanks...
  2. New HP ink and pen plotters are still available on the market and after market... https://www.amazon.com/Richter-Compatible-Replacement-51604A-Works/dp/B08WT2K2DQ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=51604A&qid=1616311836&sr=8-1 Old dot matrix ribbons? Who knows...
  3. That's about C v7 http://woj.piasta.pl/documents/streszczenia/2003_2004/ang17.pdf
  4. Yeah, actually Microsoft used P-Code way before VB1 - AFAIK their C compiler was able to emit it and several of their products were compiled as P-Code instead of machine code, which helped to save disk space (a premium at the time, especially considering it could make a difference on how many floppy disks they shipped) and quickly port their applications to other emerging platforms at the time (like the Macintosh). Both Microsoft's P-Code and Java were really inspired by UCSD Pascal which only emitted P-Code to be executed by a runtime they implemented quickly in a lot of systems (including the original IBM PC).
  5. If you want to print text only, any printer, serial or parallel should do the work. Different story for graphics printing. For text I use a HP ThinkJet 2225 with no issues. In the '80s I used a Mannesmann Tally MT80, in text and graphics. I wrote the graphics subroutines to be able to dump the TI-99 screen. Pretty easy in Extended Basic.
  6. From web literature we know that Microsoft Multiplan was written to use a very clever p-code compiler system created by Richard Brodie. This p-code system, which was also used later by Microsoft Word, allowed Microsoft to target Multiplan to a huge number of different 8-bit and 16-bit computer systems. (Charles Simonyi once estimated that Multiplan was available for 100 platforms.) Any witness from MS or TI from that era?
  7. Ciro has a magic SCART box solution. You can get near VGA quality on PAL machines. Impressive.
  8. All TI carts work. I try to clean contacts at my best. Anyway, interesting machine. C key is back to work after some hummer therapy :)- Thanks everyone for help.
  9. QI slot: Notice that my grounding fingers are silver in color. So why the TI welcome screen shows (C)1981? Maybe a prototype? Btw, all Atari games from disk, via NanoPEB, runs with no issues (of course).
  10. FYI: F18A from Hans: working PEB box with TIPI and P-CODE: working NanoPEB: working This unit is coming from Egypt. Maybe a special model? A mockup from Argentinian one? Beige PAL consoles are unusual in Europe.
  11. Received, installed and working well... Great job Hans, way-to-go... Waiting for the MKII model at least we have a valid option here. Cheers
  12. Lucky you. An hour ago the C key stop to work at all on mine 😭
  13. I have a white 99/4A, PAL model, assembled in the USA, that shows on the main screen the classic (C)1981 but is reading only original TI modules. No Atari, no FlashRom or FinalGrom, even no the SuperSketch module. The power switch is blue. Any idea? Thanks in advance. PS: btw, the C letter of the keyboard is not working. The only one. Even i pressing hard or ticking several times. :(-
  14. ANSI is full supported in CP/M with excellent results...
  15. Definitely yes! I learned programming with a TI-99 with Extended Basic and 32K sidecar memory expansion, during studies. That was the maximum configuration that could be afforded in 1984 in a modest country like Italy. That become my job, migrating to PCs and later Mainframes.
  16. Working on Lenovo Thinkpad... but so sloooow...
  17. Yes, the Terminal Emulator ZE3 DSK image.
  18. Can't wait to turn it on... 💖🤞⌨
  19. Even without card, the terminal is loading. I prepared a floppy in DSK1 from DSK image via TIPI.
  20. What A Find! For the lucky owners of the Foundation Z80 Card...
  21. Impressive and very promising... I'm ready to buy one, even if beta or prototype.
  22. Me too... waiting... and still counting...
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