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  1. Just a question: On the first post it seems that the .BIN repositories files for FlashROM99 and FinalGROM99 are updated on August but the date of the files on the FTP is 2017 and 2016 respectivelly. Are those files really upgraded or is necessary to check all the posts of this thread after this date? I want to start my .BINs collection as much complete as possible 😁 Thank you!
  2. Many thanks for your response, I was not aware about the frame rate moving to 60Hz. Unfortunatelly it seems that the only solution for me is to find a monitor or video converter that can correctly show the components output video signal 😖
  3. Hi, I'm newbbie with the TI-99/4A, in fact I get a unit 2 weeks ago and I already installed the FinalGROM99 and 32K memory expansion. Until now I was using the video composite output in black&white because the european models have not color composite output. Finally I built a components cable but as I read everywhere the colors are not correct on the screen. It seems that the only solution to this is the F18A MK2 but after reaading some pages of this thread here I'm not sure if I well understood: It stills being under developpement? There's any expected launching date? Will be compatible with the TI-99/4A european models? Can someone kindly confirm these points? Thank you!
  4. VIC-20 has not S-Video unless you apply a MOD to the VIC circuit, it comes from factory with Composite Video only and, it's true, signal quality it's very bad.
  5. You're right, the Commodore power supplies are dreadful and I also started to look for a replacement, but at the moment the VIC-20 and 64C have not had this kind of problems (I cross my fingers). I was also looking for 1541 Ultimate II but price was double than Pi1541 that I finallu purchased (I already have the RaspberryPi at home). Obviously it owrks on VIC-20 and 64C.
  6. I meant "guy" not "gay", sorry for the misunderstanding, sometimes not using my native languaje causes these problems 😖
  7. Yeah, that's what I want, to read this string but under Windows because once the file is on the FinalGROM99 I cannot see the 8+3 filename. My request is because I have a lot of ROMs on the SD card with similar 8+3 filenames and I want to delete some of them once tested on the TI-99/4A and discarded. To find the 8+3 filename that corresponds to the name shown in the FinalGROM99 is not always easy and in this way is complicated to delete the files that I don't want anymore.
  8. The "C" model that I own was really improved in heat matters, I add some heatsinks on some chips but preventivelly but it doesn't get really hot during the work. Also, my TI-99/4A is last version (v2.2 1983) with the new power supply at only 18vots and also is not like a coffe warmer So, I can say that I'm a lucky gay 😊
  9. That's true, the only problem is that Pi1541 do not works with Fastloader cards. It works in two different modes: Browser mode emulating SD2IEC and Real-time cycle-exact mode that is were is fully 1541 drive compatible. This allows to load and run practically any ROM unlike the SD2IEC that cannot run some ROMs. I even tried to disable the Epyx Fastloader card and disable when the Pi1541 enters in 1541 emulation mode but is not possible. On the othewr hand loading times are not exaggerated.
  10. That's true, the only problem is that Pi1541 do not works with Fastloader cards. It works in two different modes: Browser mode emulating SD2IEC and Real-time cycle-exact mode that is were is fully 1541 drive compatible. This allows to load and run practically any ROM unlike the SD2IEC that cannot run some ROMs. I even tried to disable the Epyx Fastloader card and disable when the Pi1541 enters in 1541 emulation mode but is not possible. On the othewr hand loading times are not exaggerated.
  11. Not exactly, I browsed the ROMs with the Windows Notpad and I can see information in plain text but sometimes is complicated to found the title of the ROM. I was thinking that maybe there was some program (running under Windows) to easily see the header from the ROm just loadng it.
  12. I have found that FinalGROM 99 shows the name of the .BIN files with the complete name of the program inside while the SD card under Windows only shows the 8+3 filename. Due to this I think that the complete name is into the .BIN file itself. Is there any software under Windows that allows to see and manage this names inside the .BIN file?
  13. I think so, the main unit outiside the computer is not heavy so, most probably there's no transformer inside and it it switched but this board inside has a diode bridge and two 78xx voltage regulators. Those can be easily replaced by the new "cold" TracoPower ICs but after a few hours using the computer is dosn't really becomes very hot
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