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About Gilbyph

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  1. @HOME AUTOMATION I've never heard of this speech synthesizer modification before, maybe you should make a new thread to share it with others! I'd be interested to know how far the speech synthesizer can be pushed, upgraded, or even if it can be redesigned into a speech synthesizer 2.0, but that's getting pretty far off topic.
  2. Yay Journey! 😎 I'd love to hear "Only Solutions" from the Tron soundtrack coming out of a TI! Thanks for the pictures! What made you want to modify the speech synthesizer like that? Is it a useful modification?
  3. @Tursi I just watched Bad Apple on your site. It was pretty cool! I can't wait until the sound is improved!
  4. Do you have a link to the speech synthesizer resistor modification? I don't think I've seen it before.
  5. It's been a while since I've seen the clip so my memory may be a bit fuzzy, but I remember it being very impressive! Not only the video, but also the audio. I'm very surprised that the TI sound chips can put out such great sounds! It got me thinking, is the TI capable of playing actual music? Like some kind of MP3 equivalent? If the TI can not play music (let's say a song by Journey), what would be the road block? The sound chip? The size of the music file? I know the TI wouldn't be a very efficient MP3 player, but has anyone ever tried?
  6. Good day! I remember there being a video on YouTube of a short clip of Spaceballs being played using a Ti-99/4a, but when I went to look for it today I couldn't find it. Is anyone familiar with this clip? Was it in fact being played on actually TI hardware? Is the video available to watch somewhere else besides YouTube? Thanks for any information!
  7. Got it! Thanks! The game is very well done! Great job PeteE!
  8. I'm been trying to get this game to work with MAME, but so far no luck. I have the file in my cartridges folder Both zipped and unzipped. Here is what the zip file looks like. But the game does not show up on my playable game list. Any suggestions?
  9. Star Trek 25th Anniversary Doom Curse of the Azure Bonds (My favorite, I like the whole series though) SimCity SimCity 2000 SimFarm Oregon Trail These were among my favorites!
  10. For the longest time I couldn't figure out what it did either. I finally found the answer in this newsletter. Page 6, paragraph 3. RockyMountain8405.pdf
  11. I know this is over a year old, but I don't see an answer here yet. Weapon Availability allows you to use a one time only weapon more than once per fight. Example: if you use Warball and Chain during a fight, the next time that character's turn comes up it'll say "you are using your hands", but if Weapon Availability is cast, the character can you the Warball and chain a second time during the same fight.
  12. Will you be able to do the internal 32k on the 16bit bus memory modification and still be able to use the NanoPeb, or will you be skipping that one?
  13. I'm interested in seeing where this is going. Do you have a list of all the upgrades and modifications you plan on putting into this system?
  14. Thank you for all the great replies! Looks like I should have taken a look over at the TI-99/4A Development page. The Geneve 2020 looks pretty exciting! FarmerPotato I responded to a different topic before suggesting that I'd like to see two (or more) button joysticks. Could that function be added to the Geneve 2020 while still keeping 100% compatibility with the TI-99/4a? Just wondering, not trying to "everything but the kitchen sink" your project.
  15. Hello all! I've seen many wonderful upgrades to the Ti-99/4a on this site. F18A, NanoPEB, projects to add the 32k expansion memory directly to the console, or even change the 12mhz crystal to increase the TI's clock speed and many more! All of it is great and it takes a lot of talent and time to create these enhancements, but I was wondering, is anyone trying to make more Geneve 9640 cards? I also read some time ago that there was someone trying to create a Geneve II card. How is that progressing? Wouldn't a new batch of Geneve 9640 cards, or even a new Geneve II card be the ultimate upgrade for the Ti-99/4a? My understanding is that the Geneve is fully compatible with the Ti-99/4a but increases the CPU speed, video performance, provides a 80 column text mode, increases the available RAM, and let's you use an external keyboard and mouse, among other enhancements. So wouldn't a project to make new Geneve or Geneve II cards provide the most bang for one's buck? just wondering what you all think about such an option.
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