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  1. With Windows 11 I get the error of not finding libusb0.dll, even tho I installed the USB Device Driver via de installed. Is Windows 11 supported?
  2. Dude, sounds like you got issues (its not me, its the forum, the world, the other people; generally speaking, of course). And Im afraid I cant help you with those. Good luck with your stuff.
  3. You should do whatever you want, Im a big proponent of people doing what they want. As such I also like to do what I want :). If you see the need to ask payment for your efforts; I could see the need to just pay for the efforts and subsequently distribute what I've puchased for free... Im also a big proponent of speaking one's mind if one wants to. And I wanted to, and thus I did. But to be concise, I never asked you to do something for free. Don't turn around the words I spoke there, thats just mean! My principle for contributing to the Atari community is because I love doing so; and it seems to be in line with a lot of other wonderful people that are involved in the scene, that contribute to the scene following this same ethos. And as such all my efforts will be from my own motivation and will never involve any charge, whatever the time spent on it . I think the main question I really have here is; do you need money; or do you want to charge for your stuff out some principle? For me this didn't really get clear.
  4. What can I say, some people really act like d*cks. But usually these things happens when money gets involved. I wonder if I should not offer my downloaded game libraries up for download myself; for free of course...
  5. I'd love it if it was possible to load current demoscene productions from the JagSD. Currently prods like https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=63929 and https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=62132 do not start from the JagSD.
  6. Id like to declare interest too! Sign me up for one.
  7. I replaced the (non-A) VDP with a TMS9929ANL. And now the machine displays bitmap graphics. Awesome! This resolves the issue I had. Now I can play all the nice TI games to my delight! Thank you for the help.
  8. Asmusr pointed me out in PM that I have a TMS9929NL chip, which is lacking the `A'. Which in turn implies it does not have support for the bitmap mode. I hope that I can just replace the TMS9929NL chip with a TMS9929ANL chip then!
  9. Good point, so to rule out the Retrotink I removed the Retrotink from the chain. And thus doing: - TI99/4A <> Texas Instruments TV PAL Encoder PHA 2030 <> TV Component input But this results in the same behaviour; which means the Retrotink is not the cause. The fact remains that the sprites of for example pacman and sabre wulf still show, but the playfield is not drawn. This is probably the same behaviour as happens with Moon Patrol. Considering the display of these `faulty' screens is still crystal clear, and the other working games are crystal clear as well, it seems not to be the cable or the PAL Encoder at fault. Could it be that a part of the VDP chip is broken/bugged, like Asmusr suggested?
  10. from above comments I have 2 things to try so far: - replace Texas Instruments TV PAL Encoder PHA 2030 with direct cable connection to retrotink; I will have so see where I can acquire one - replace the VDP chip (has been ordered)
  11. Good call. Apologies for not thinking of this to provide this information. To make up for it; let me elaborate on the setup: - TI-99/4A with TMS9929NL chip, outputting PAL - Connected through the 6 pin din cable using Texas Instruments TV PAL Encoder PHA 2030, which outputs: Component and Audio leads - Component input is connected to the RetroTink 2X - Retrotink output goes into HDMI in of my TV How does the remark of Asmusr hold up, regarding different screen modes?
  12. Just opened her up, and it seems to have a TMS9929NL vdp chip. I currently connect the machine to the display using a `Texas Instruments TV PAL Encoder PHA 2030'. Could the use of a PAL vdp chip cause the abovementioned graphical behaviour with some programs? (Edit: some thread in this forum suggests that all cartridges encountered are PAL/NTSC compatible; so I assume answer is `no').
  13. Awesome, I will have a look which VDP chip is in the machine, and see if I can source a new one.
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