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About Gilbyph

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  • Birthday 02/10/1978

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    Midland, TX
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    Ti-99/4a, Intellivision, travel

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  1. Yeah, I know 8" floppy drive is a step in the wrong direction from a 5.25 or 3.5. I just always find it fascinating what talented enthusiasts can do! Nerd flex for the win!
  2. Thanks all for the good replies! @arcadeshopper, I don't currently have a disc system or even a PEB. I grew up with the official TI tape recorder. Good times, but I've always wanted to upgrade to disc, for obvious reasons. So, most HD 3.5 drives work pretty reliably with the TI, but can't use the 1.44mb and may not be compatible with drives other that the one that wrote the disk. Does this mean the best option is to find a DD drive, especially since there is no benefit from a HD (other than the fact I have a HD in my hand, but would have to find and buy a DD if I go that route)? As I just mentioned, I would also have to look for a PEB and disk controller. I just looked on ebay and found none. I know there are several different controllers out there. Are there some I should avoid? I'm assuming DSDD is the best controller that is "findable and affordable" for the system, though I have heard of modifications that can be done to the TI disk controller that will change it from 40 track to 80 track. Does that modification turn the controller from SD to DD, or is it unrelated? Some of you may be thinking that since I don't have a disk controller or even a PEB that I should look towards other options such as TIPI or SD card reader or other such method, but I've always wanted a disk system and still hope to one day have one. Extra credit, not quite on topic question: It's my understanding that there are several disk controllers out there with different capabilities. Obviously 5.25" and 3.5" drives can be used with these, and I've even heard some can handle hard drives, but what else can be connected to a TI with the correct controller? Anyone ever hook up an 8" floppy drive, CD-ROM drive, CD-RW drive, Zip drive, Tape drive or other storage device? Just curious.
  3. Good morning all! I was dismantling old computer systems for disposal and came across some 3.5 floppy drives. I don't currently have a PEB with a 3.5 drive in it, but have always wanted one. I removed 3 different drives and want to know which would be best to keep. Two are Sony MPF920 (one is T/B53 and the other is T/B63, I doubt there is a difference between the two, but I'm throwing it out there just in case) and the other is a TEAC FD-235HG. I looked up in this forum that the Sony is TI compatible, but found no information on the TEAC. I've included a picture but can provide more information if needed. Thanks in advance!
  4. @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.
  5. 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?
  6. @Tursi I just watched Bad Apple on your site. It was pretty cool! I can't wait until the sound is improved!
  7. Do you have a link to the speech synthesizer resistor modification? I don't think I've seen it before.
  8. 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?
  9. 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!
  10. Got it! Thanks! The game is very well done! Great job PeteE!
  11. 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?
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
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