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  1. Fest 99/4ATX will be Friday-Sunday Aug 9-11, 2019 in Austin, TX. All are welcome. The main activity will be sharing what we know about the TI-99/4A computer, demonstrating projects and new products, and so on. Fixing broken 4As, soldering kits, and programming are all likely to happen. It really depends on what you want to do! The venue will be an air-conditioned classroom, with tables, whiteboard, and two large screens, at ATX Hackerspace on 9700 Dessau Rd. There is a lounge/kitchen/eating area. (There will be guided tours of members-only areas like electronics lab, laser cutter and 3D printing.) If anyone wants to do a presentation/stream, you would write that on the Google sheets schedule. Outside of the agenda, we will share about things TI, much like Chi-Friday. Set up your gear, gather in small groups, share, learn, fix things. The only charge will be $10 for official registration, which includes a raffle ticket, badge, snacks and drinks. Otherwise it is open for casual observers (I would expect others from the hackerspace and the local C-64 group.) For Saturday food, we are putting together a group order for Cheko's breakfast tacos (a few dollars) and County Line BBQ ($15 each person). Details: Venue: ATX Hackerspace on 9700 Dessau Rd. Has air conditioned classroom, a lounge/kitchen, and wi-fi. Guided tours of electronics/laser/shop/3D printing. Format: BarCamp style. Attendees can announce a presentation in the classroom, otherwise free form. Security: we can put gear in a locked room overnight. The building is keyed entry. The classroom has doors but does not lock. Hardware: I can provide stock P-Boxes, 4A consoles, monitors so you can travel lighter. Electronics lab available. Lodging: Super 8 near ATXHS is as low as $58. Marriot $118. There are a lot of options. Food: Saturday: Breakfast Tacos. Lunch: barbecue delivery. Dinner: trip to Chuy's (Tex-Mex.) Live Streaming: Use Zoom to join for video/audio chat. https://zoom.us/j/7707370625 See and Edit the Agenda so far here: Agenda in Google Docs Zoom Channel for the event (install Zoom on your phone or computer) https://zoom.us/j/7707370625
  2. NOTE: FinalGROM only files are listed near the bottom of this entry. FlashROM 99 Compatible Files Last update: 06/5/2019 STARTER PACKS There is a link to a rather large starter collection of files OFF-SITE at WHTECH, the files were compiled by the creator of the FlashROM99 . For these files, please << CLICK HERE >>, it's easy to overlook. If you are running a TI without a 32K memory upgrade in one it's various forms, you'll probably want to download the nice 'Starter Pack' compiled by Atari Age user 00WRex. It's available << in message #12 of this thread >>. There are lots of files for the FlashROM 99, and it's very easy to lose track of all the programs! If there is something you've not been able to find (like a Rasmus game) be sure to check the starter packs! There is also package for the FinalGROM 99 for that link, << CLICK HERE >>. UTILITIES 32kexptest.bin 32K Memory Expansion Tester Message #113 AMSTEST4-8.BIN SAMS Memory Tester v4.0 (Requires 1024K SAMS) Message #566 ARC303G32KB8.bin Archiver III Message #290 ARC40G8.BIN Archiver 4.0g Message #115 BANKTEST.BIN Check out your new cartridge Message #4 CARTESAVE32Kb8.BIN Cartridge Saver (Req. Gram Kracker & Widget) Message #663 cf2k_8.bin CF2K v2.1 Message #503 CF2K_V2.4.bin CF2K v2.4 Message #502 CFHDXP32k8.bin CF7+ Version of CFHDX Message #986 CFHDXS32k8.bin NanoPEB Version of CFHDX Message #986 ClockMaster32Kb8.BIN Clock program (Requires MBP Clock) Message #662 copycatC.bin Copy-Cat Message #654 CRUTEST32kb8.bin CRU Test Message #636 DISKTOCASS32Kb8.BIN Disk To Cassette Message #458 DISKFIXER21.BIN Disk Fixer 2.1 Message #813 EA5CART_C.BIN EA/5 Loader (Requires Storage Device) Message #3 EAII.BIN Editor/Assembler II Message #353 EAII80Edit-8.bin Edit/Assembler II with 80 Column Editor Message #28 eaprom_IV_NON.bin Edit/Assembler II with debugger 40/80 Columns Message #591 ENCRYPT32KB8.bin Encrypt / Encode It Message #23 EXPLORER32KB8.bin Explorer Keyboard Strip Message #290 DISKMANAGER32KB8.bin Disk Manager 3 Message #319 DISKMASTER32KB8.bin Disk Master Message #318 DM100061.BIN Disk Manager 1000 Version 6.1 PDF Message #182 DM2Kn.BIN Disk Manager 2000 Message #353 DSK2PC32k8.bin Disk to PC Program for the HDX (Requires HDX) Message #986 DSK2PCV12-8.BIN Disk to PC program for the HDX (Requires HDX) Message #100 DU_2K-8.BIN Disk Utilities 2000 Message #215 fastterm32k8.bin Fast Term Message #994 Browser9.2 Stuart's Internet Browser Message #468 KJTEST32kb8.bin Keyboard / Joystick Tester Message #636 LEXP.bin Paisley Version of Millers Graphics Explorer Message #29 MGEXP.bin Millers Graphics Explorer Message #1 NPDSK2PC32k8.bin Nano Compatible version of DSK2PC Message #986 PREDIT803n.bin Program Editor Message #19 PALEA5.bin PALEA5 (Requires F18A) Message #301 QR32KB8.BIN QR Code Generator (F18A Compatible) Message #21 RENAME FOR USE scratchpad_loader_ROM.zip Load E/A5's from DSK Message #1144 SETCLOCK8.bin By: Gazoo (Works with CorComp & BWG) Manual Message #41 The Explorer Ver 1.0.ZIP By: Tarik Insani (Texcomp) Message #2 (Added 07/19/2019) TIMXT3n.BIN TIMXT Communications Program (Requires F18A) Message #353 TIPIMENU_8.BIN TIPI Menu Loader 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(Requires F18A) Message #260 SuperSpaceAcer32KB8.zip Super Space Acer Message #477 squaryc.bin Squary Message #10 TILANDER_8.bin TI Lander Manual Message #697 TILES-2018R2.ZIP TILES (Cartridge Image Within ZIP file) Message #23 TI-PONG.BIN TI-Pong Message #001 TEXTURBO8.BIN Tex Turbo Message #977 turmoil.bin Turmoil 8K Message #1 MBX GAMES Bigfoot.BIN Bigfoot Message #110 Honeyhunt.BIN Honey Hunt Message #110 Meteorbelt.BIN Meteor Belt Message #110 Sewermania.BIN Sewer Mania Message #110 Soundtrack.BIN Sound Track Message #110 Superfly.BIN Super Fly Message #110 COMPILED BASIC PROGRAMS APERTURE8.BIN Aperture Message #126 BLOXO-TI-Z8.BIN Bloxo Message #126 CAMELOT8.BIN Camelot Message #126 MARSATTACK.BIN Mars Attack Message #69 SHOOTINSTARS8.BIN Shooting Stars Message #126 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES CBASIC80.BIN Cortex BASIC Cortex BASIC Starter Kit Message #353 fbForth208.BIN fbForth 2.0:8 Message #353 TurboForth122-8.bin Willsy's Turbo Forth Message #32 WycoveFORTH32KB8.bin Wycove Forth Message #364 GRAPHICS PROGRAMS GIFMANIA32KB8.bin GIF Mania Manual Message #303 MCPIX32KB8.bin Mc Pix Message #317 PIXPRO9932KB8.bin Pix Pro 99 Manual Message #265 SLIDESHOW32kb8.bin Slideshow Program (F18A compatible) StarterPics Message #589 SSAVER32KB.bin Screen Saver Message #349 DEMONSTRATIONS ONLY bubbc.bin Bubbles Demo Message #8 demo8.bin Texas Instruments Demonstration Cartridge Message #1008 HAPPY32KB8.bin Happy 2015 Message #585 ISO32KB8.bin ISO Scroll Demo Message #585 LYEAR32KB8.bin Light Year Demo Message #585 OSCI32KB8.bin Oscilloscope Demo Message #585 parac.bin Parallax Starfield Demo (uses joystick) Message #25 MISCELLANEOUS APESOFTCLOCK32Kb8.BIN Apesoft Alarm Clock (No clock card needed) Message #598 ASPL32KB8.bin ASPL Editor Message #360 AXELF32KB8.bin Axel F (Movie Music) Message #290 FINANCE32KB8.bin Home Finance Message #229 BUDGET32KB8.bin Household Budget Message #229 commando-music-60hz8.bin Commando (Video Game Conversion Music) Message #11 ConsoleCalc.BIN Console Calc Message #545 gronos8.bin Bill Gronos Sound Show (req. cass cable) Message #015 GYRUSSMUSIC32KB8.bin Gyruss Music Demo Message #338 home sentry 99.BIN Home Sentry 99 (Requires the X10 Device) Message #602 MUSICMAKER32KB8.bin Music Maker Message #229 PHYSICAL32KB8.bin Physical Fitness Message #229 SIDPLAYER32KB8.bin SID Player Message #265 TYPEWRITER32KB8.bin Typewriter Message #427 VIDEORAPHS32KB8.bin Video Graphs Message #229 ______________________________ FinalGROM 99 and compatible .BIN's NOTE: All files below this point REQUIRE a FinalGROM cartridge and will not run from a FlashROM. The letter "G" in the filename denotes a GROM based image. 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  3. This is not my usual blog entry. This is more of a CHEAT SHEET to links that can be hard to find of downloadable books, manuals, keyboard strips, reference cards, etc. Clicking on the links will take you to the message where the item is available for download. 3D PRINTER FILES CF7+ 3D Case (Added 07/06/2019) CartShells Speech Synthesizer Enclosure Texas Instruments LOGO Coaster Off-site TI related 3D files CR-2032 Battery Holder for Mini Memory FinalGROM Shell Mini TI-99/4A Console Nano-PEB Case Another Nano-PEB Case Power Switch for Black & Silver Consoles (Added 7/10/2019) Storage Rack for TI cartridges TI-99/4A Rpi Box TI Logo Coin TI Logo Ring Wumpus KEYBOARD STRIPS 4/A Talk, P-Term, TI LOGO Disk Manager 1000, Graphx, Disk Assembler, GRAM Kracker, TI-Calc, P-Code Editor/Assembler & Terminal Emulator II Miller's Graphics Explorer New Version of Miller's Graphics Explorer Submarine Commander Telco TI-Writer, Multiplan & Video Chess BEIGE Disk Assembler, BEIGE TI-Writer, BEIGE Graphx, BEIGE P-Code BEIGE Terminal Emulator II, Editor Assembler, TI Forth and TI-Writer (German) BEIGE 99/8 BASIC, BEIGE 99/8 TI-Writer, BEIGE 99/8 BASIC, BEIGE 99/8 P-System PS/2 Console (single row) PS/2 Console & BA-Writer (three row) QUICK REFERENCE CARDS TI-Editor/Assembler Reference Card TI-Extended BASIC TI-Writer, Multiplan & TI BASIC Willey Quick Reference Guide for TI-BASIC BINDERS & COVERS Editor/Assembler - Spine Old Style Manual Cover Templates SHIFT838 Newsletter Binder TI - Binder Covers for Multiplan and TI-Writer XB256D Manual Cover 3 Ring Binder Spine for Yesterday's News AFTERMARKET / SCANNED and UPDATED MANUALS 3D Bowling 4A Flyer All Star Baseball Aztec Game Manual B-1 Nuclear Bomber Backgammon Barrage scan Beyond Parsec scan BHXP1 Experimental Aircraft Simulator Boot, Remind Me!, Road Hunter Boxer, Qmaze,Spot Shot, Star Runner Centipede scan Computer War Copy C Instruction Manual Cortex BASIC 80 (manual in 'starter kit) F18A, FR99 compliant Data Base Management Manual By: Navarone Death Drones scan Defender scan Desk Top Publisher Manual By: Databiotics Dig Dug scan Disk Manager 1000-6 Disk Utilities 4.20 (Formatting slightly off) Donkey Kong scan Editor/Assembler Manual Fast Term II fbForth Manual Frogger scan Junkman Jr. scan Killer Caterpillar Midnight Mason Micro Pinball Mine Sweeper original document Micro-Tennis scan Moon Patrol scan Moonvasion scan Ms. Pacman scan Munchman scan Mini Memory Line-by-Line Assembler Miller's Graphics Explorer Manual (Hotlinked from Ciro's Webpage) Mini Memory Module Night Stalker Manual Page Pro 99 scan Peripheral Expansion System - Theory of Operation Personal Record Keeping Picasso Publisher 2.0 Documentation Manual Picnic Paranoia scan Pole Position scan PreEditor scan Protector II scan Rich Extended BASIC Manual Sabre Wulf (the official TI Manual) By: Rasmus Moustgaard Shamus Slinky Game Manual Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator (Added 07/12/2019) Strike Three! scan Sparkdrummer's Challenge: Rescue At Atari Age (Original Manual) http://atariage.com/forums/topic/288039-new-game-stratego/?p=4215361Stratego - A game of Battlefield Strategy (Original Manual) Submarine Commander revised remake Telco, TI-Lander, TI-Runner, TI-Scramble remakes Terminal Emulator II Manual TI-Artist scan TI-Artist Plus! TI BASIC Support Module Documentation restored TI Extended BASIC Manual Features Linked Index TI - Microsoft Multiplan TI - Runner Level Editor TI Speech Synthesis Tombstone City TRIS Game Manual scan MAD-HUG - Teach Yourself TI BASIC Q-Bert scan Tunnels of Doom scan Video Chess Volcano Fortress CARTRIDGE LABELS 4A Disk Operating System 2018 Contest 4K Short N' Sweet Games-A 2018 4K Contest Label-B Alex Kidd Aperture Atarisoft Labels Cartridge Label for Atarisoft Compilation 8K Super Cart Cortex BASIC 80 Crossfire Disk Manager 2000 E.T. The Extra Terrestrial E.T. In His Adventure on Land E.T. In His Adventure at Sea fbForth Labels (Not the ones the author / creator uses on his cartridges for sale) FinalGROM 99 Cartridge Label FlashROM 99 Flying Shark Hide & Seek Rock Runner Miller's Graphics Explorer Cartridge Labels Mouskattack Mr. Chin Myarc Extended BASIC II Night Stalker - A Night Stalker - B JetPac (Powered By TURBOFORTH) Perfect Push Postscript/PDF Labels (assortment) Rasmus' 8-N-1 Arcade Rasmus 8-N-1 Arcade (Old School Version) Scrabble Skyway Snake Plissken Space Station Pheta Stuart's Internet Browser Super TI-99 Mario Bros. Submarine Commander & River Rescue TurboForth and Development Cartridge Labels Turmoil Version 1 -- Turmoil Version 2 Tutankham cartridge label A method for printing, preparation and attachment of the cartridge labels is << HERE >> DISKETTE LABELS Panzer Strike Panzer Strike Diskette Sleeve Stratego 5.25 Diskette Label Yesterday's News 5.25 Diskette Label TurboForth v1.2 for 5.25 Diskettes P-BOX CARD LABELS Myarc RS-232 Interface Card Label Myarc DDCC-1 Floppy Controller Label TI 128 K Super RAM Expansion Label TI 32 K Memory Expansion Label TI Disk Controller Label TI IEEE-488 Interface Label TI Flex Cable Interface Label TI P-Code Ver 4.0 Label TI RS-232 Interface Label TI Video Controller Label MISCELLANEOUS WORKSHEETS NanoSheet Make a computer desk for your TI out of a single sheet of plywood MISCELLANEOUS 3RD PARTY MANUALS Hamsoft 99 (Kantronics) - Amateur Radio Use Only Rave 99 Expansion Box (PE/2) MISCELLANEOUS TECHNICAL MATERIALS AND SCHEMATICS Video Controller Card Materials BWG Floppy Drive Controller Schematic FLUG DSDD Floppy Drive Controller Schematic Horizon RAM Disk Construction Guide TI RS-232 Schematic Disk Drive Operating and Service Manuals Mechatronic 80 Column Card Schematic Mechatronic 80 Column SCART cable for 6 pin DIN Myarc FDCC-1 Floppy Drive Controller Schematic NTSC to PAL Video Conversion Instructions Percom Floppy Drive Controller Quest 200 Ram Disk Schematic Terminal Emulator II Protocol Manual TI Product 360 DSSD Floppy Drive Controller Schematic Zeno Board Schematics & Technical Information SOFTWARE & PROGRAMMING C-99 Floating Point Library GPL Debugger Operations Guide Software Development System Programmer's Guide (Useful for guys writing for the FinalGROM 99) PROGRAMMING AIDS Character Coding Sheets CPU RAM Chart DCHAR2 Layout Screen Sprite Table Sheet GENEVE 9640 MATERIALS Geneve 9640 Pinouts (pwr & video) GENMOD In UNAUTHORIZED UPDATES TO OUTDATED MANUALS nanoPEB Documentation V1 & V2 SELF HELP & INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS Console Debugging By: John Guion This is just the start, please message me with links that I've obviously missed.
  4. I recently designed a replacement for the power switch for the TI-99/4A. And thought I would give it to the community. I have hosted it on Thingiverse here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3697972 But I have also attached a photo. It's not perfect, but good enough compared to jamming something in the hole to turn on/off the computer.
  5. Being that 'necessity is the mother of invention', this project was inevitable... NEED(s): 1) A way to toggle the interrupt line of my HDX. 2) An easy way to reset the memory in the HDX. 3) Wanting to know the P-Box's temperature since I cannot hear the whisper quiet fan. REQUIREMENT(s): 1) Look good. 2) Be functional. 3) Not permanently desecrate my classic computers case. 4) Not lose any storage capacity. My final solution was to obtain an 'Evercool" PC storage box. This box has a nice clean face plate and has holes in the 'right spots' for ease of installation into a 5.25" disk drive location. Of course I learned this lesson the hard way on an earlier attempt, so if you want to reproduce this project, I highly recommend the PROPER CUTTING BIT, the one pictured below works great and can be purchased for your Dremel tool at Home Depot for under $10.00. Once I had everything cut out, it was time to put the temperature display and switches in the box... THE FINISHED PROJECT... LINKS UPDATED The temperature gauge is really inexpensive << HERE >> which includes free shipping. The storage drawer is an affordable item too << HERE >> but does not include free shipping. The rocker switches are really insanely cheap << HERE >> and shipping is included. To get things perfect and in the right area, it's wise to use a cutting template. The attachment below is a .PNG graphic template I created and used for mine.
  6. For little less than the price of some 'Homebrew' cartridges, one can purchase their own burner, download the free images << AVAILABLE HERE >> and make cartridges to suit their immediate needs. Later as interests change, erase and re-burn! Why not consider a burner and take your TI hobby to a new level? A while back, some of the 'TI-gods' got together, envisioned, designed, debugged and built the truly amazing "Uber Cart". The Uber Cart has been used for some really cool compilations, like the Extended BASIC 2.7 Suite cartridge developed by the late Tony (The Great Gazoo) Knerr. More recently Atari Age user Asmusr has added some really neat gaming "mult-cart" images. If you think you might be interested in purchasing one of the really affordable MiniPRO TL866CS EEPROM programmers, click << THIS LINK >> to check out some sources and pricing. If you would like to buy an Uber Cart, they are sometimes available << HERE >>. While arcadeshopper.com does not list Pay Pal as an option, Greg will be more than happy to make arrangements with you if that is the way you need to pay. You can contact him directly by clicking << HERE >>. (Must be signed into Atari Age) When I was a newbie I had some trouble programming chips with the cheap socket I *WAS* using. I thought my programmer was defective, or that I had a batch of bad chips. I figured I had nothing to lose, so I tried what you see in the video below. Don't laugh, it worked! Now the chips take programming even with a cheap socket! The video below shows the major on-screen process, and how quick it is, to program the little ROM chip with easily obtainable and free cartridge image files. * Once you get a programmer, be sure to download the PDF files below. MiniPro-programmer-1284p-GAZOO.pdf MiniPRO TL866CS -- ENGLISH Help FIle.zip ROM WORKSHEET.pdf AT49F040 (UberCart).pdf AVR ATmega1284P.pdf MiniPRO Device Listing.pdf Unbricking an AVR like the 1284P.pdf
  7. The FlashROM 99 NOTE/UPDATE: This cartridge has been superseded by the new FinalGROM 99. The FlashROM 99 that came out in May of 2016 and proved to be a definite paradigm shift in cartridge technology for the TI-99/4A. In the past, if one wanted cartridge based programs they either had to buy an EEPROM programmer, like the MiniPRO TL866CS, and some chips, and do it themselves, or pay someone else to do it. With the old method of getting things into a cartridge, there were a ‘few’ things one had to learn first, especially when making their own compilation cartridges. The required learning curve, combined with the added expense, introduced a limiting factor to this formats development. Now with this new cartridge format, if you can “drag & drop” you can do it too! Nothing could be faster or easier. There has been a literal explosion of programs converted to work with the FlashROM 99. Thanks to Atari Age users like JediMatt42 and to Static1701 who has devoted a considerable amount of time into making the lives of FlashROM 99 users more enjoyable. The thread to access all of those excellent conversions is: << HERE >> Justifying your investment This cartridge was the perfect solution for so many different types of TI users… 1 The returning user with limited equipment No memory expansion? No P-Box? NO PROBLEM! This cartridge ran many programs that don’t require all the extras. 2 The dedicated gamer If you wanted to play games, on the ‘REAL THING’, but not buy a bunch of expensive hardware, this cartridge was a must. 3 The user on a budget This cartridge could get you into the TI painlessly from a financial viewpoint. Start having fun now, worry about expanding later…if you decided/wanted to. 4 The user without the time Some people have limited time, and either can’t or didn’t want to invest a lot of it learning a bunch of convoluted steps to just program in a game or two every ‘now and then’. 5 The limited space user For those who needed an option for a small affordable storage device for ‘Real Iron’. Update 07/12/2016 There is a 3D printed case available for the FlashRom 99! To access the blog entry on the available case by << CLICKING HERE >>
  8. You want to use your F18A enhanced computer, vintage game machine or other VGA equipped classic computer on your fancy new big screen television set? Think again, most new TV’s no longer support VGA or S-Video inputs. Don’t you just love planned obsolescence and cost saving methods? What’s a hobbyist to do? There are many different VGA to HDMI converters available for sale. The Sewell Hammerhead is on the upper end of the price scale, but there are other more reasonably priced devices that will not ‘break the bank’ and still do the job quite well. Items that you will need 1) VGA to HDMI converter (comes with power cable) 2) HDMI video cable 3) Optional power supply if you don’t use the USB power on the TV. There are numerous lower priced knock-off units out there, some in the $6.00 -$11.00 range. I cannot guarantee results with any of those as I do not have any first-hand experience with them. The one I purchased was listed in this link as a << “Vic Tsing” VGA to HDMI >>. This unit sells in the $20.00 range and is confirmed to work quite well with the F18A in my TI-99/4A. Thanks to Atari Age user JediMatt42 for bringing this specific unit to my attention. If you do not already have an extra HDMI cable, you’ll probably want to purchase one at the same time. Be aware that if your VGA output is only 640 X 480, like with the F18A, you’ll have to adjust the setting on your TV to display it at the full or proper size. This thing is a snap to install, however the audio output on many different devices varies, so no matter what converter you end up purchasing, you may have to purchase or make your own converter for the audio plug. INPUT WANTED If you end up purchasing a device in the under $10.00 price range, I'd like to read your comments and a review. Thanks. In the event you want to print this up, a PDF version of this blog entry is attached below. Using Classic VGA Based Gear on Contemporary TV's.pdf
  9. For decades, graphics on the TI-99/4A sucked by contemporary standards. As time marched on, so did the world of static images, leaving the aging TMS9918 all but abandoned for active work. Working with graphics on the TI became slow and cumbersome, compared to modern machines. This 'dual combo' is real easy to use together, and makes using graphics on the TI a viable alternative again. Click on the video for a short example. CONVERT9918 The last two video modes in Tursi’s Convert9918 program take advantage of the F18A video enhancement by Matthew Haggerty. This VGA card can display graphics never before possible on the TI… photos that can actually be recognized for what they are! If you don’t care to use the Slideshow99 program with an F18A, you can still easily use this program to obtain graphics off the Internet for use in older programs like TI-Artist, Page Pro 99 and others. SLIDESHOW99 Features: Supports any file device real or emulated, up to 12 paths allowed, as long as it can give a directory. For instance you can load all your floppy drives with images for a larger slideshow, or use the HDX, or a CF device, or whatever comes next. Number of images allowed is very large, 65,000 per path and 65,000 total. It would be slow with that many pics to sift through though. It supports three modes on the standard TMS9918A: - 2 color monochrome bitmap - 15 color standard bitmap - 225 color half-multicolor (flicker) It supports two modes on the F18A: - 16 color paletted bitmap - 3072 color scanline paletted bitmap (16 colors per line) It automatically detects each image as it's loaded, so feel free to mix and match. IN CLOSING Some of you guys might have wives that don’t relate to our little black & silver object of desire. One might actually hear, “Oh, more crap from eBay” when they see your latest addition(s). Well, the Slideshow99 program might change their feelings. Imagine what your honey will say when she walks into the room and sees photos of the children, grandchildren, your wedding photos or even… her parents cycling through on the TI's screen! She just might warm up to the old TI once and for all! Now even, if you personally think you have no use for graphics, try this program anyway, just to please the 'old lady'. LINKS Tursi’s “Slideshow99” is available at : << THIS LINK >> TI program Tursi’s “Convert9918” is available at: << THIS LINK >> PC program Tursi’s orginal writeup on the slideshow program is viewable : << HERE >> For more information on the F18A video enhancement go : << HERE >> UPDATE: 10/05/2016 Atari Age user Shift838 converted the program for use in the FLASHROM 99! You can get that version: << HERE >> THANKS CHRIS!
  10. Back in the day there were a ton of TI-99/4A consoles released into the wild, most of them went 'unexpanded', many ended up in the back of a closet never to see daylight for decades. Why? Because the system add-ons were very expensive, so by the time prices came down, TI had abandoned the home computer market and people had moved on to newer, faster and more powerful computers. An unexpanded TI was very nearly worthless, it still is, but now with this affordable and easy to use 32K device, almost anyone can enjoy the latest and greatest games for the computer at a very affordable price.
  11. The NanoPEB & CF7's have been available for a few years, and now after an extended period of time, appear to be back in limited production again. Now in the past, like the present, one of the major drawbacks of the Nano PEB & CF7 has been the lack of an available protective case. Many of us were forced to "kludge" something together for that purpose. Some of our solutions were better than others, and many of them did very little to enhance the look of our individual TI systems. A crappy case is no longer an issue because these new 3D printed cases look pretty nice in my opinion. The video below shows c0d3m4st4's (codemaster's) new 3D printed cases for BOTH units. If you are interested in purchasing one of these neat little cases from c0d3m4st4, just click <<THIS LINK>> and you'll be taken to his thread (which is currently being edited). NOTE(s): There are multiple variants of the NanoPEB and CF7 out in the wild, so be sure to check the photos out to make sure yours in compatible. The builder is a great guy to work with too, so feel free to ask him questions. He's easy to purchase from too as he takes PayPal. P.S. I love my case and it's great to FINALLY have my NanoPEB enclosed.
  12. As the 'classic' TI-99/4A home computer has been getting more and more popular over the past couple of years, the TI community is quite literally exploding with new users, hardware and software. Now has never been a better time to join the community or to 'come back home' from a long absence. In the past there were a few limitations that held some people back from taking the plunge of getting in, or returning to the TI-99/4A. Some of those limitations were: 1 Limited space for huge legacy peripherals. 2 Limited incomes to purchase the bulky legacy equipment. 3 Ways to easily get FREE software over to the TI from the Internet. All three of those limitations have now been TOTALLY ELIMINATED. This short blog entry shows one popular entry configuration that is bringing people back into the TI world with limited investment and hassle... will you be another one? HOW IT'S DONE First – Obtaining a console is easy << CLICKING HERE >> will take you directly to Ebay where you can pick and choose from an assortment of readily available consoles. Prices vary greatly, so choose wisely. Second – << CLICKING HERE >> will connect you with a source for an inexpensive sidecar 32K memory expansion interface. Third - << CLICKING HERE >> will get you a FinalGROM 99 cartridge capable of running most the programs available, assuming you have the 32K memory expansion. Fourth - WHERE to get all those FREEBIE programs to use on your new system? << CLICK HERE >> to download them ALL! When your system arrives, just slide them onto an SD card, plug it into the FinalGROM 99 and you are good to go! Once you have all the 'operational hardware', you might consider protecting your investment by getting a couple of cases, one for your 32K memory expansion and one for your FinalGROM 99, the ones I recommend are linked below. 3D Printed Case for the FinalGROM 99 Cartridge Case for 32K Memory Expansion If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. The Register Article.pdf
  13. Currently, few people have a decent 3D printer, even fewer people have the design skills to create cool stuff on them. It's really no problem because here at AtariAge we have a diverse community. We have people with almost every skill to fill almost every available niche. One member, who goes by "COREi64" has the printers (currently four), the skill set and the desire to make cool stuff for us. His first design, the 32K case was a work of art. I was so impressed I had to have one, but then something wonderful happened… TIPI hit the market. So sadly, I can't use that brand new case. But my loss gave me the idea for this blog entry. If YOU know what the future holds, YOU can make better decisions and save a few bucks at the same time! So this blog entry will show you what is going to be available, and what is currently available. A case for the 32K Memory Expansion Phase One (Completed) Not everyone needs or wants a TIPI. Some folks are perfectly happy with a FinalGROM99 cartridge and the 32K memory expansion board. For those folks, COREi64 has the solution for you. See the video (below) for that item. Case for 32K & TIPI Unit Phase Two (Completed) The 32K/TIPI case is available on his website << HERE >> which is slightly cheaper than the eBay offering << HERE >>. So if you want to avoid the eBay fees, click the first one! NOTE: If you live in the United States. fellow TI user Greg, (ArcadeShopper) is currently selling these cases << HERE>>. It's the same case, made by the same guy, but you save a fair amount on shipping. A Matching Case for the RPi Phase Three (Completed) This enclosure will be of use to current design TIPI users, and future users of the planned P-Box version. This design became available on 06/23/2018. This new case is a complete work of art and consists of a three piece construction, box, lid and base. It went through many revisions to get form and function melded into one beautiful unit. I truly doubt this enclosure will remain a secret to us TI'ers... I think a lot of non-TI Raspberry Pi users will want this unique case too. To order the RPi 2 & 3 version, the RPi 3 only version or even a custom face plate << CLICK HERE >>. Watch the video for a better look!
  14. An HONEST appraisal of the Nano-PEB The Nano-PEB is a small device that functionally replaces the larger and much heavier Texas Instruments Peripheral Expansion Box, albeit with some limitations. All units come with the following features: 1) CF Memory card for data storage. (The device emulates three 'virtual' 400K disk drives). 2) Built-in 32K memory expansion 3) One I/O device (that varies by version) The device comes in three different 'flavors': A) Nano-PEB V1 RS-232 with TI-Compatible UART (IMHO the option to choose) This unit is compatible with most existing software. B) Nano-PEB V2 RS-232 with 16550 UART (Not compatible with all TI software) While the new V2 model is faster, how often does one need speed versus the incompatibility of the V2? Speed is useless if the software will not work with it. C) CF7+ Basic features, but with a printer port instead of an RS-232 Pro's 1) Small 2) New 3) Customer support from the creator/seller. Cons 1) Marginal construction on some units. 2) Does not run all software (most notably telecommunications programs). 3) Some units can be flaky or unreliable. * (see update below) Some of this was due to timing issues with the F18A and was apparently resolved on some later units. 4) Limited future expand-ability, which may not be an issue for some users. The creators website with more information is located << HERE >> In closing the Nano-PEB is a little gadget for the casual TI user or gamer to have fun with "Real Iron". * update on the flakiness issue A cause of some Nano-PEB's flakiness can be attributed to the cheap sockets for the PLCC chips. If you start having any issues, 'out-of-the blue', try pulling the chips, cleaning the contacts on the chips and socket and then re-seat the chips. UPDATE 03/25/2018 If you already own a Nano-PEB or are planning to get one, check out << THIS AWESOME POST >> by SparkDrummer. It's a 9 volume pre-configured collection of Nano goodness! UPDATE 12/28/2016 NOTE: You can now obtain nice looking protective cases for the NanoPEB & CF7! << CLICK HERE >> for the new blog entry and video about these cases. OPINION: It's my opinion that if a person wants a reliable expansion device for the 'long haul', they would best be served going the TIPI route. While it's initially a little more money upfront, you'll be able to do so much more in the future with a device that is currently and actively supported with new programs and upgrades.
  15. The HDX brings your TI-99/4A to a whole new level, in fact (at the time of this posting) it was one of the TOP TWO modifications, that were are a MUST for everyone who uses a TI-99/4A. Whether you are a gamer, a programmer or an all-around user, this modification really gives the TI user a lot of bang for their buck. In fact quite a few of your fellow AtariAge members that hang out in the TI-99/4A Programming area already have and use these. The HDX is one of those 'elusive upgrades', the kind that actually pay for themselves. Why? Simply because you may never need to buy another diskette again. If that's not justification enough, what is? This little bugger is fast too, you'll find that it loads programs TWICE AS FAST as from diskette. So I ask you, are your reading this blog on a PC? Does your PC have a hard drive?" If so, why not use your hard drive for your TI too? It's not all about storing or getting programs to and from your PC. If you don't have an old compatible printer, no problem, with the HDX you can also print to your PC's printer! The sister program for the PC will spit the output to your modern printer. So now, getting files to the TI has NEVER been easier, you can load them and run them directly off the PC just like it was DSK1, you can even share the same files with an emulator like Classic99. If you do not feel comfortable modifying your own RS-232 card, or if you don't have a TI RS-232 card, the Atari Age member called "arcadeshopper" sells these units completely assembled and mounted, all ready to go... for only $80.00 << HERE >> NOTE: Greg may be out of stock from time to time, so there may be a delay in shipping. After a few years of use, the battery will get low, and you may develop an issue booting your TI and get a BLUE SCREEN, << CLICK HERE >> for the glitch fix. When this starts to occur, just replace the CR2032 battery and you'll be fine for another few years. Someone once asked if the HDX will run on a PC without an old-style serial port, the answer is YES! Any modern PC with a USB port will work just fine. In fact, it's what I used. If you are a programmer, using the HDX in conjunction with Classic99 is a great way to move over TEXT LISTINGS from the TI section of Atari Age... without typing. The short video below will demonstrate some of the additional capabilities you will gain by using the HDX, please check it out and see for yourself.
  16. On 11/19/2016 this entry was locked into time-capsule/archive status. Have you ever wondered, if you could only have one cartridge for your TI-99/4A what cartridge that would be? That question was answered thanks to the late Atari Age member Tony "The Great Gazoo" Knerr. Tony "The Great Gazoo" Knerr - Born 09/22/1958 - Passed 09/22/2015 Are you a Newbie or returning TI'er with only a console? If so, forget about buying one of those over-priced XB carts on eBait, get this cartridge instead. This Cartridge will work on limited machines too. Version 1, while holding down the space bar will take you directly to Extended BASIC with no need for 32K or an expansion system. As you E X P A N D your system or gain more knowledge, you'll grow into this cartridge, but I doubt you'll ever outgrow it... Do you have a P-Box or Nano-PEB or both? This cartridge "supports them all" and has a suite of programs that are REALLY USEFUL, so it does not matter if you have a CorComp FDC, TI-FDC, Myarc HFDC or a Nano-PEB, this thing is ready for you now or in the future, however you choose to expand. Are you more of an advanced user? Do you want to do some assembly language programming? This single cartridge REPLACES the Editor/Assembler cartridge too! So now if you want to program, it's got you covered there too, and yes, it'll even load E/A 3's not just the E/A 5 files like most loaders. So where are we at? This thing REPLACES Extended Basic AND the Editor Assembler, and it costs less than both those cartridges combined but it does so much more! In fact it does so much more that I'm not even going to attempt to cover it all here! If you want to learn more, download the documentation below or on the authors thread. Tony left us an awesome legacy, for utility I do not believe a better cartridge will ever come to be. This cartridge is the end product of YEARS of development. Many of the "TI-Gods & Guru's" have their mark on this cartridge, in the hardware, software and integration of everything into this one package. Now you the user can get it at a very affordable price. Oh yeah, if you just want to relax a little, it comes pre-loaded with 16 games. So now if you just want to play a quick game of Parsec, Pole Position, Solitaire or whatever, it's got you covered there too. This is a well thought out cartridge and one I believe belongs in EVERYBODY'S personal TI-Library. ** UPDATE 09/27/2015 ** So long my friend, thank you for letting me be your beta tester on this project, while I could never understand why you chose me, it was indeed an honor. You'll be missed. ** UPDATE 04/24/2015 ** Gazoo came out with a major improvement for users of BOOT! Version 2, as the video shows, when you turn on your TI, hit reset or quit a program you will now automatically return to BOOT! No more having to press buttons to get past the title and menu screens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQR93oQeH0 To download the utility and update your cartridge, go to Gazoo's post << HERE >> Update from 03/27/2015 You can now UPDATE YOUR CARTRIDGE IN THE TI CARTRIDGE SLOT! Check this message << HERE >> for details from the author! This is simply an awesome new utility, one that even has the ability to 'unbrick' a cartridge by using a special loader in TI BASIC! Check it out! XB v2.7 Suite.pdf
  17. The TI-99/4A Super Cart was one of those things Texas Instruments 'SHOULD' have made back in the day, but didn't. So what exactly is a Super Cart and why did we all want one? The Super Cartridge is basically an Editor/Assembler cartridge with an additional 8K of RAM that gave us some additional utility, flexibility and ease of use. Some examples: 1) With the ability to store a configurable menu system (like Quikload), we no longer needed to load one program just to load another program. It was a great time saver as it was always right in memory ready to go. If you got a new program, you just updated the menu. 2) (My favorite) was the ability to run 4A DOS. Interestingly, with the advent of the new FlashROM 99 and FinalGROM99 4A DOS has made a resurgence, but will probably be supplanted with the new Force Command DOS by Jedimat42. ═══════════════════════════════════════════ There are multiple methods for building a Super Cart. THE 'OLD SKOOL METHOD' Instructions on the old way to build an 8K Super Cart are at the Mainbyte site: <<HERE>> There is also a 4 bank version (which I never had) : <<HERE >> NOTE: You'll also need a double sided 'donor cartridge' like a TI-Invaders or Munchman If you are unable to make one yourself, keep an eye out on eBay, they've been known to show up from time to time. Better yet, ask in the TI section here on Atari Age, someone may be willing to build one for you. THE NEW METHOD (Better in my opinion) By clicking <<HERE>> you can buy a new, modern and ready to go PCB . Of course you'll still need to acquire an old Editor/Assembler module to get the required GROM chip. ═══════════════════════════════════════════ One of the most useful programs for the Super Cart (IMHO) was 4A/DOS, which is available for download below. The ZIP contains copies the documentation, the cover, and is in the following formats: FIAD, FR99,HFE, DSK & NanoPEB. I recommend downloading this program and looking at the included PDF of the user's manual. You might find that for a user with only disk drives or a floppy emulator, that this is truly the way to go. You'll be able to swap disks or images on the fly and keep using DOS. 4A/DOS is also compatible with the 80 column mode on the F18A! EDIT : Attached is a SuperCart resident MENU LOADER called "QUIKLOAD". This program is, in my opinion, the BEST menu loader available for the SuperCart . UPDATE: A lot has happened in the TI community since this entry was first posted and in the decades since the Supercart had it's "Golden Age". With cartridges like "Extended BASIC 2.7 suite", the FlashROM 99 and now the FinalGROM 99 the Supercart has become more of a collectors item and educational project. NOTE: If you are interested in 4A DOS and downloaded the program from the old link above, please download the new "REV-02" version of my manual below. QuikLoad SuperCart.zip 4A DOS (2016).zip
  18. Converted my Atari 800 game Uno card to TI-99. I used the KXBII extensions to create multi-color text. (see earlier blog post for Uno for Atari 800 and KXBII extensions for TI-99/4a). Plays at TI-99 XB speeds, which is to say, fast enough. The multi-color text is part of the KXBII extension package. Works rather well & fast enough and bug free. Only weird glitch is 1/2 character random flicker in one letter (you'll see it) when text being printed. I created a CALL PR(X,Y,TEXT$,fore-color, back-color) SUB-routine for printing to simplify conversion from Atari 800 MSBASIC. attached is a booklet and the .DSK bootable disk game. Enjoy. uno.zip
  19. RetroElectroDad


    From the album: RetroElectroDad Computer Collection

    Texas Instruments TI-99/4a.

    © Trevor Briscoe

  20. I recently found a TI-99/4A, and since I don't want to buy the program recorder, I am looking for a way to connect any old cassette recorder/player to the TI-99/4A. Is there any way I can do this? Thanks in advance!
  21. Hitachi


    Hello all. I've decided to condense my wanted into one post... any mods observing this are more than welcome to delete my other topics... I'm almost done getting the classic computers I want, but there are a few others I'd like... An Atari ST. I'm not really picky on model, but if it doesn't have RF out, I'd like a monitor too. A Color computer 3. I really thought about getting an earlier model, but after seeing the stuff cloud9tech has put out, I think I'll go for this one. Apple iii. I know this is a lot to ask. However, I am a Tron fan, and seeing that Kevin Flynn used one in the movie, I'd like to get it. Apple //e games Commodore 64 monitor and tape drive Ti-99/4A monitor and speech 130xe monitor and games Thanks for looking Adam
  22. Hey all, I just acquired a side car floppy drive, but I don't have a 32k RAM expansion for it and I'm looking to mess around with assembly language. I do however have a nanoPEB. Now, as silly as this may sound, would it be possible to set up the floppy drive, AND the nanoPEB so that the nanoPEB would act as the 32K expansion, or would having the 3 emulated floppy drives and the real floppy drives make something go wrong? In addition to that, now that I have a real floppy drive, what are good floppy disk games out there? Thanks!
  23. From the album: ti

    A picture of my TI-99/4a in June 2015
  24. I recently purchased some beige TIs off of craigslist. I cleaned them up and they still had a bit of yellowing so I had this great idea to retrobright them. It was a big mistake. The retrobrighting process turned them white, and the process also left the coloring marbleized. For reference, I did not retrobright the keys; also in the photos, the TI sits on top of a white freezer. I did die a little inside after I saw the results It is entirely possible that I did something wrong, but I just thought I would share my experience in case someone else has the same great idea. It might give you a little pause before you do it.
  25. Hi folks, just recently I stumbled on a new version of the v9t9 emulator, this time written in java. There was a post on the yahoo group I can't remember. Anyway, this afternoon I played around with it a bit and it has some nice features. For one it offers a savestate. Basically you can pause the machine, save to disk and later resume the TI-99/4A. It does not seem to support the new bankswitching method, so I was not able to test Pitfall! Also had some trouble setting up disk support You need to copy the ROM and GROMS of the TI-99/4A but the emulator has a nice frontend for doing ROM setup. From the documentation: Here's the URL: http://eswartz.github.com/emul/
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