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  1. From looking at the pictures, Note 2 may not hold true in every case any more
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    WTB: TI PEB Cards

    I can do SMB soldering, but very slowly.... Have to do it manually. The problem with the kits are that there are parts that just cannot be obtained any more For some, I was able to find close approximations that were the right size, but there were a couple I just couldn't find anywhere. Even the close approximations, I can't be sure would actually work. They should, but I just don't understand enough about electrical engineering actually know. One part, at least, would require hacking in something else, and hoping the replacement (which wouldn't fit normally, didn't cause a failure. Which is why I decided to start looking for one that was already put together.
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    WTB: TI PEB Cards

    I'm trying to remain with the TI-99/4a's native system as much as possible. Both the Myarc & IDE cards (with TI99-geek's DSR,) pretty much maintain the 99's system (meaning a 248 MB cap on the HDD.) So, even my smallest IDE drive (assuming I don't purchase another one,) will end up losing over half it's size (it's 2G.) But, still, 4 drives at 248 MB each for my TI would be rather huge.... Or with the Myarc card, the 60 MB drives I've tracked down (that are both half height & MFM,) would be a considerable addition. The TIPI (along with all the other alternatives I've looked up,) instead just have pseudo DSKx drives set up.
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    WTB: TI PEB Cards

    Wanted to buy a Speech Synth adapter card and IDE card for the TI-99/4a PEB. A Myarc HFDC card instead of the IDE card would also be acceptable, but figure the IDE card would be more likely. Also thinking that an IDE to CF/SD adapter is probably easier to come by than an MFM version Also, does anyone happen to have the measurement specs for PEB cards? Including thickness to fit the slot comfortably? Too thin and connections are iffy, too thick and it becomes too tight.
  5. I'm wondering how hard it would be to modify one to: 1) Accept the audio out from the TI-99/4a to mix with internal audio 2) Add an audio out to take the mixed audio to the monitor/speakers normally 3) Add a tape port pass through, so constantly plugging/unplugging it won't be necessary 4) Add a disable switch and allow direct control port pass-through (with built in Atari Joystick adapter.) 5) Finally, add in true headset plug (with either a separate headphone jack, or using a 3-channel plug instead.) Wouldn't mind a total re-creation either, considering the asking prices I've found so far. There is apparently a fairly active programming community, and with something like this available, I could see people writing some awesome software for it
  6. JS99er.net was a big help I don't yet have one myself. Been sitting here anticipating the MK2 for a while now. He had stopped production of the MK1 when I was ready to get one I don't think I'm ever likely to have an MBX system, though. Would love to dig into programming it, but just don't have access for testing/learning purposes. From what I've read, I really like the system, and I wish there had been more support for it in the past.
  7. Mainly for testing and programming purposes. At least, that's why I would like it. Can't, yet, really emulate the F18A either (that I've found, at least.) As an, admittedly amateur, programmer, I'd like to be able to program for those devices (at least as an option,) and test on my main PC before transferring to real HW for final testing. But that's just me
  8. Is there an emulator that emulates the MBX system?
  9. I know how to do that, in theory. Would be nice if Eagle had the tools for that (measure the trace lengths, then put in the crimps to make them all the same.) Will have to look into that.
  10. Someone wouldn't happen to have the dimension details of a PEB card would they? I'll lay that out into a CAD program with construction details
  11. Dang... Been trying to get my speech synth into my PEB for ages
  12. I wouldn't mind owning it as part of my collection... But, I'm not willing to pay that much for it. The game just doesn't look "that" interesting.
  13. I'm all for a reduced release with the rest coming as an update. Even better if the updates can be done without cracking the case again. Though I wouldn't mind installing a separate port for that if needed/possible
  14. I thought I was a member And, I think Farb already has my address, and not just approximate location
  15. Can't find the edit button... Going blind I guess. Changing the line "I'm always willing to dump disks" to "I'm always willing to dump disks for anyone that doesn't have the HW to do it themselves." Already dumped & uploaded (to various places) my entire library. The only Atari 8-bit disks I have were sent for me to dump, and the senders didn't want them back, I let them do the uploading - which they did. I have had people pay the return shipping on disks they sent me, but don't remember if any of them where Atari or not. I know I've dumped a case of Amiga disks, and shipped those back (but those are the only ones I remember specifically.) They were also the last ones I did. OK, found the Edit button for this post, guess it gets disabled at some point. After a response, maybe?
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