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  1. I played Parsec and played until the score "reset" to "zero", never seen that ship!
  2. Well... Do understand me correct... #1 Do what makes you happy. if you don't have time, do not wish to do it or what ever. Totally fine! I am very grateful that you have made C99 and even more grateful that you keep updating it. Also I understand that you have other stuff in your life, that is probably much more important then C99. So it is all a bonus what every you do. So it is part joke as I understand that it is a LOT of work behind C99. Do not want to piss you off in ANY degree ๐Ÿ˜›. I also think that there is many people in the world that use your C99 and most probably do not give you feedback of how great C99 is. Would be interesting to know how many people use it. So... if you do not do anything and make a new interface, I am happy as is So, spend your time as you think is best for you. But I will keep dreaming hehehehe And, I will develop the idea until I have a full shelf with all I things I think should be in a "extra" interface for the less technically inclined. BUT, it is not a must do or as soon as you have time. Just me dreaming. And If you do go for it and I can help you, I will do as much as I can. PS! 53 here ๐Ÿ˜›, but I have noting like C99 to show for. Just my evolved creative freedom with the computer to make art and stuff on it. PS!! Thx for the recipe to almost make it as I think it (I need to dig out my TI to get a pic with the correct angel to put the TI into the shelf. I will keep making the interface as a "what could be". For the people "I WANT IT AS IT IS" - Tick it off, if you do NOT want the "Shelf showing". Also, try to not be ticked off ๐Ÿ˜› hehehe by my dreaming)
  3. lol I will remember the "Dumptrucks full of money", when I want something done. Ohhh, I vote, almost every time I download a new ver. and sometimes when I am on your web page. I don't want to vote every day. That is cheating ๐Ÿ˜› But, I have a goal now. I will make stuff and "tempt" you. If you do or you wait. No prob. But I can tempt you ๐Ÿ˜› hehehehehe I see the point that C99 is a tool. BUT, my kid she is 10 and she loves to play Hunt the Wumpus with me. But she has no clue of how to make it work (turn it on and play games). So I think that just a little adjustment, the love of the TI can be passed on to a new generation. For me, starting out and learning to program on the TI, it gave me a more complete view of how a computer works. So it is cool that you have a clean and easy TOOL. But, why not let the new generation have access to it! If not... this (atariage and creativity) will be it, when we die, the TI is dead too. So, why not push the TI into the future with the kids. And then make a Emulator that makes it easy to get into the TI. The TI is competing with all the apps and programs on the modern computer. But for sure the TI has something to give the future and the kids of the future. So, my thinking is that IF there could be a ver. that makes it easy for new user to jump on the TI "rage" So I see the "tool" view, but why not ALSO open IT TI up for kids, new fan's that do not know they are fan's, YET
  4. Sure, I will draw anything you want! Your wish is my GOTO CALL DRAW ๐Ÿ˜› hehehe Well, I could see what I could do in making a anime of the TI being taken a part and where you can see the inside. I was thinking about making a diagram of the inside of the TI for "What would a true 16 bit TI 99 be like?" To understand what is being talked about. Like chips and pathways of info flow in order to make a 16 bit TI. I might make it or borrow pics (most probably, as I have seen some good pic of the motherboard) here and add names on it. Tell me what you want and I will make it for you, the more advanced, the more time I will need. But, for sure... "hit me"
  5. Just a wish to make it easier to find stuff... Under Cartridge, there is User, where I can put in other carts. How difficult would it to make it so that one could have a visual presentation of the games/programs. Like adding ones own pictures, or front page from the cart as a link to different carts? Like some 4*4 grid. So that I point to one folder and then I get a grid with the programs. And then I can link a picture to the different programs. Something to do if you have absolutely nothing to do? ๐Ÿ˜› In my mind I have a image of a bookshelf with Disk, Tapes, Carts and so on. I click on on icons, I get into a alphabetic library and clicking on a letter gets me into a grid with the titles under that letter. BUT... In my mind I can do it
  6. Would be nice with images of different "stuff", I see that at times I look up games I had... some place. So now I am trying to use C99 and have a humongous folder with all kinds of progs. Sorting them in different subfolders. -Image of all Basic games -Image of all Ex Basic games -Image of all Carts -Image of all utility progs - and so on Just like the games that tmop69 are compiling and have one zip/image. One can find images to "Retropi", there you can download a imagine with some 10 of 1000 of games. I am going to try to make a image with games for my Raspberry Pi, so that I can take it with me to the next Raspberry Pi.
  7. and... a patient man lol
  8. Shamus dos not work on this emulator ๐Ÿ˜› , that is a emulator problem
  9. NOW it is at $188 and I think this is a "made by the seller" storm. Seller is trying it all. He had set the price to $582 at one point. It started out at $290. He think that this is gold ๐Ÿ˜› hehehehe I am pretty sure it is the seller making storm in a glass, as only 2 are interested in the computer.
  10. Norway... Bid war for a TI with a game and M. Memory! So fare it is at $116, I think that this is the top. https://www.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=218829470
  11. Cool... the good thing about this system is that you can have so many "different" systems on it. So I am pretty sure there is a future for complete and ready systems like this. In one way... Some work and there could be a "true" 16 bit TI-99/4A on this. I have a Raspberry Pi that I installed with Retro Pi and the TI. Ask me how I did it ๐Ÿ˜› Do not know. It works. The next thing I will do is to try to install ALL the stuff I have on the card to maybe use the Raspberry Pi to use it on my Big screen. So... for me... Raspberry Pi and Retro Pi and I am all OK.
  12. So... then there is some good reason for making the TI-99/4A to all it can be and STILL have all the software running on the "modern" one.
  13. Hmmmm... "One board to rule them all!" Thinking... With all the separate board upgrades... maybe there should be made a project to make it ALL fit into a modern motherboard. So that it fits inside the real TI. With @matthew180 graphic "chip". With different hardware from @speccery, TIPI, Speech and more hardware from different people. So all make there own stuff. Maybe one have to do as our France man, Fabrice Montupet did it... In a all new box for his upgrade. But have a "Getting it all in ONE!" project, so that over time... slowly stuff are integrated into one motherboard. Or at least so it CAN be integrated into one computer. And then at one point, there will be this trimmed and "juiced up" TI, that is all powerful. Filled with all the powers it can hold in it's "old restrictions". 9 boards and 1 board to rule them all ๐Ÿ˜› hehehehee
  14. @speccery, I knew it was you and I keep seeing and learning about MISTer. So seeing your video, I started to wonder, could this be used to make a "new" true 16 bit. No need to solder and find parts. And I do not know how hard it is under MISTer/FPGA. I was just wondering how close to a "true" 16 bit you can get with the MISTer/FPGA. How difficult is it to make a true 16 bit with FPGA. Or maybe more correct, how close are current version's to a "true" 16 bit. Or are they JUST made around the working TI and just "raised the celling" on stuff that is possible and useful to make cooler stuff on the TI? But then I understand that if is possible to do all the stuff I asked about. Do not get why it is difficult to make USB and WI-FI stuff. If you can make the 9900 Core, why is it difficult to make the USB stuff? Is it because it is complexed and lots of circuits, so it is time consuming? I might try to install MISTer one day! I need a guide for the "the severely ONLY left brained individual" or was it... to lazy to read up on it all to be able to do it? hehehehe When I have Classic99, why should I install MISTer? My personal wish is to make C99 more visual. Like a stack of Disks, and then you pick a disk and virtually put it into the Floppy Drive. The tape into the Tape Player. Make it so that the Emulator takes care of the technical stuff. And maybe a virtual picture of how the C99 looks like with all its "extras". But I am not going to bug Tursi about that, I am just so happy that C99 exists! For a long time there was a pay for emulator and I was not THAT much into TI. BUT with C99, I am seeing that I am getting more and more into TI stuff. Maybe C99 should have a addiction warning label on it ๐Ÿ˜› hehehe On the other hand it is good to have to do what I did back in the day on the real iron. Today, my biggest regret is giving up my PEB. I got a hold of a PEB, some 25-30 years ago. But nothing more. Never got to use it for anything. I guess that one is on the trach hep, today. Lost track of it some 20 years ago. I grimmest, thinking about that I HAD the PEB. Well well! But, I like the virtual stuff. Much easier to play with. I was looking at the "Show your TI stand"... My TI stand... is my PC ๐Ÿ˜› so, not much to show. BUT I now have 3 real iron TI. My original, somewhat "fixed" and NOT working. That is something I might wait with and with a new motherboard design. I put it all on THAT. The two others is lacking because of picture quality (got them in the last 3 years, have my eyes on one more. But so fare the seller is not clued in on the "right price" hehehe) @matthew180 - Hurry slowly and with quality in mind, LONG before WHEN it should be done - making your "picture fix", for modern monitors. Also a thx to all of you for taking the time to talk about this. I guess I am the "winner" here, I learn A LOT! The more I learn about the TI, the more I learn that I have to learn, about the TI! My reason for falling in love with the TI was that I could make pictures on a computer. From the TI to Amiga and Paint Delux and on to Paint Shop Pro/Krita - today! I am all about the picture. I did my programming, that was the only thing you could do after being tired of playing the same game over and over. Happy to have gotten that start to the computer world. Today... with all the spy shit, registration and identifications. I am thinking more and more about reverting back to my good old TI and leaving behind this "big brother" spying tool. I might not even go beyond Win 7. I might just go to Ubuntu and do WINE to be able to use the few programs I "have to" use in windows. Krita is now on Ubuntu. And slowly I guess more and more stuff will get there. With WINE I will also get C99 to work under Ubuntu. So, this is also why the old TI is interesting today. NO WI-FI! No real connection to the outside world.
  15. I see this FPGA system/chips or maybe more correct possibility to make a virtual true 16 bit. (Was/is looking at Erik Piehl's presentation in 2017, Italy, Rome.) And it made me think about this, "What if" and is it possible and how easy is it. Also... Dos FPGA make it so that you can make different versions of the "same computer". So that if someone has one Idea, they can take it in one direction and the other has another? How difficult is it to make a "new" true 16 bit computer with FPGA? If I understand it correct it is a virtual machine, and in light of "What if"... If it was made with FPGA, can you then test old software on it and all that. Or dos you have to make a "new OS" for the "new TI" to make it work? Is there a library of different IC in FPGA? Or to say in in another way... Can you use this to make a modern TI with USB, WI-FI and other stuff on the old Motherboard, BUT virtually?
  16. Pasted in 4 to 585 Then did "CALL FILES(0)" Run... Memory full in 112 I got the picture of the pitch up, before it stopped ๐Ÿ˜›
  17. Score 500, cool game! 480 something, change in speed ๐Ÿ˜› Nice feel to it all! End screen... score at the bottom to print screen it, to here?
  18. So everyone is smart as you and knows everything? I KNOW that I ask a lot of stuff, that is most probably stupid". Should I now be scared to ask about stuff. Just in case it is TO STUPID to ask or say? And that gives YOU the right to be this "nice", what about being just helpful and remember that sometimes people do not know or maybe even forgotten stuff. Most of all... How did you help and how did this make things better? Do you think he will ask you for stuff or maybe even MORE important. What is his motivation to try out your stuff? Your shooting yourself in the foot! The irony is that sometimes I read that people say stuff to YOU and YOU misread or misunderstand and you get offended. But, for some reason you do not understand it the other way? Here is no misreading or misunderstanding of what your saying. You are clearing saying indirectly that he is stupid! So... IF YOU don't like it when YOU think people have offended you, why do YOU think it is OK to offend others? I am pretty sure you have asked and or said stuff that was "Dohooo, did you not know that?" Please, be nice! And if you can not... please, just don't say anything! This is the second time in a short time you do not "ADD" to a discussion!
  19. I like this ๐Ÿ˜› Tribute to two games ๐Ÿ˜›
  20. I think that, today the tall wall to jump over is that there is not that much drive to make stuff something slightly better and the tales wall is the eco-system would not support even slightly better TI. And then we have the computer power we have in the modern computer, to much hassel. But it is interesting to read what people think could have been and what is tested and tried. And maybe the best way to do something like this is to make a emulator to simulate a slightly better TI. And maybe easier to convert old stuff to that. At least one would not use years to figure out all the hardware. But, even an emulator would still make it not work with old software. Maybe the most important thing... It would then not be the TI 99/4A. But I learn more about the TI and at least it dos not cost and dos not take time to imagine - "what if". So if I understand the "better TI", there would have to be many changes, to make it work as a true 16 bit. I almost hear a "Amiga way", where one could add age appropriate IC to take care of picture and sound stuff, because there would be so many changes. And... was there other stuff to support a HOLE true 16 bit TI motherboard, at that time? I also read that some of the stuff they did in the TI to make it work, is pretty smart.
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