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  1. Is this a case of testing the part that plugs into the back of the computer with a multimeter? I think I will have to get one of those and test both my power units if so.
  2. Exactly the same, I'm glad you raised this as I was wondering if I was alone with this or if it's just the norm. I've read about people testing power supplies, I've no idea how to do this? I'm using my original power supply and also have a spare original.
  3. Another I've never played which is cool, seems another interesting one too. My first go with no idea what was going on, thanks to the instructions above I'll have a read and have more idea.
  4. Well even knowing what trying to go this game seems brutal. My best attempt which annoyingly I lost two ships from the off to those meteorites that seem impossible to avoid. Interesting game, but certainly a tough one. 3800. Fair play to jwild and pixelpendant, amazing scores!
  5. I need to have another go at this now I have an idea as to what is about. Will try and have a go tonight.
  6. Well now I have finalgrom I should be able to take part in most of these🙂 This particular one is a game I have never played or even seen before. I have absolutely no idea what the hell is going on. Looked on YouTube but couldn't find much on there. Anyone give me the lowdown? Seems a bonkers game but hopefully a good one if I can make sense of it all. Anyway here is my high score for now...
  7. Can't tell you how impressed I am with your work on this, watched the latest vid a couple of days ago. How about Zaxx99n?
  8. Apologies, certainly didn't mean to offend, I didn't think about emailing. Will do.
  9. Just tried again, these are the options available to me.... Where am I going wrong?
  10. Oh wow that makes a big difference, I must have got something wrong. Thanks for the correction! I'll have another look.
  11. Damn, shame I missed Moon Mine, I'm pretty good at that game. I don't have Superstorm but will keep an eye to see what next Months game is. I'm not that good at many but will be fun to have some scores to compete with again. We used to write down a high scores list for the games back in the day, now that's old school😃
  12. It is a shame about the postage, looked it up last night and the postage/handling alone is over $60, so looking at over $100 delivered and then there's the lovely import tax and PO fees to pay so would probably be not far off £100 UK pounds all in. I'll have to make do watching youtube vids of that one🤤 Game sure does look great, love discovering this stuff after all these years. Pretty incredible.
  13. Damn, how does it work then? If it's an unofficial cart release then I'm a bit screwed here in the UK as postage for any of these recent releases is a killer to here, especially when you have import tax and po fees to add.
  14. That looks good, tbh I've been playing loads now and I don't even notice this small detail anymore. I'm pretty stunned tbh how great the picture is with the Scart cable. Rose tinted glasses often hamper memories and almost put me off revisiting things of my youth, certainly not the case with the TI99, looks and plays amazing still. Speaking of which I need to rebuy A-Maze-Ing, loved that game.
  15. As a side note, now you've mentioned Tutankham the finalgrom has become even more essential! Damn I didn't even know about this! Slippery... ....................Slope,!
  16. Ah I got the wrong end of the stick it seems(hehe pun intended). I watched a video where the guy was loading the roms and seem d to suggest the Parker Bros games required the 32k. Glad I'm not going crazy as I did think it odd for me not to remember that ungainly looking add-on. Yes I'm using the original cart. It may have a fault of course by I'll try a change the joysticks over later just incase. Thank you for your help. I will still look into the 32k expansion as I plan to get a finalgrom at some point but less hurry now.
  17. Looks like I'm going to need one of these expansion ports. I assumed my Q*Bert cart was faulty as wouldn't get further than the player select screen, only just discovered it requires the expansion. Have Frogger on the way too and I think that also requires it. The funny thing is I had those games on my original system as a kid, I guess we must have had the official expansion add-on which I certainly didn't remember but definitely played those games to death on the 99. Very long shot as I don't think there are many members here from my neck of the woods, but does anyone know of any sellers within the UK? Also seeing as unlike most on here I have zero soldering experience, do they all have the option of using a USB cable as the power source or is that only fitted by certain makers? I do use the Speech Synth and would prefer not to have to open that up and risk damaging it trying to route the power from it. Thanks all from your resident noobie.
  18. Very well said, tbh I'm thankfully nowhere near the perfectionist I always used to be. I would have obsessed over details like this but I've already accepted this as a quirk now. I'm feeling I could be on a slippery slope already here.
  19. Wow that is super helpful, thank you so much for taking the time and sharing those images. Makes me feel a little better tbh. Think I need to just accept it which I am already, been playing Parsec for an hour tonight and that looks beautiful and I'm loving the speech synthesizer which I always wanted as a kid but never got to owning, adds so much to some of the games. Thanks again guys, great responses.
  20. Some superb setups shared here, really enjoyed going through. Only just set mine up, I had the TI99 as a kid when they first released and it took over from the classic Grandstand 2000. Recently rebought the 99 and have been loving playing these old classics again. Still alot of updating to my setup required, just fitted the shelf today so it's coming along already. So happy to find a nice TI99 community here, I'm just a big standard user I'm afraid, used to program in the games from the books as a kid but that was as far as it went for me. My knowledge is about the same level now as it was back then.
  21. Makes sense, I tried it on the downstairs TV, image was horrible on that one(just aswell I bought this screen special) but it did show the same way slightly off centre. Maybe I'll get one of those new Scart cables I believe somebody on here was making in the future. Thanks both for your replies.
  22. Oh I wonder, it's the official scart cable rather than an adaptor. Maybe there's an issue with the cable. Either way I guess I'll just have to live with it. Might try on the downstairs TV later to see if that's the same.
  23. Hi guys, I don't see how I can find a solution this issue but does anybody have any idea why my display is slightly off-centre to the left? I thought I chose display very carefully to give me an accurate display as possible for an LCD, it's ok for most games(games like Parsec look great), some others like one of my old faves Burger Time look pretty ropey but maybe that's just the way it was with different Devs? It does iritate me that the TI display can't be centred like I see on most of the displays I've seen posted on this forum. Am I alone with this niggle? I'm using the France only Scart cable, I bought the system from France mainly so I could have this cable as from my research that should give the best image for PAL region. I've been through all the screen settings and nothing can be done there. Do we think this is just an issue with he display I settled on or could the computer have some sort of minor fault? Thanks guys and sorry for a silly question.
  24. I have the TI99 now and sure enough it came with the joystick adaptor so that gives me alot more options. Being in the UK though I can't see many brand new options to choose from, the vintage stuff is cool but I'd like brand new for now so I know it's properly working as I remember so many older joysticks would develop issues so don't want to shell out for a lemon. The retroradionics stick that was linked to above looks great, but the EU one isn't available to the UK post Brexit it seems. Anyone know of any reasonable priced sticks in the UK? I found this which is a bit more than I'd like to spend https://amigakit.amiga.store/product_info.php?cPath=52&products_id=1172 And this one which I'm very tempted by but would be great if somebody is familiar with it https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Competition-Pro-Retro-Joystick-Replica-Amstrad-Spectrum-Atari-Amiga-C64-etc/184709159286 Thanks guys.
  25. How straightforward were they to wire together?
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