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  1. Mean Time Before Failure - It's starting to look like this is beginning to effect more and more P-Box power supplies. Preemptive Maintenance - Fixing the situation before it destroys something else more expensive with it's failure or, puts one out of service. Plug & Play - Designed so even the least technical people in the consumer market will feel comfortable installing it, ensuring more sales. Limited Targeted Market - Niche markets, usually have test markets or single runs of a moderate size to keep costs down. I'm thinking it may be time for "someone out there" to consider a viable Plug & Play replacement for the P-Box power supply. 1 - Could the cost be reasonable? (How much are you willing to spend for an easy replacement to protect your equipment) 2 - Could it be a direct replacement, not requiring any other modifications from the customer. 3 - Could there be "an extra" on the board as a further inducement to purchase? (Example: USB power port)
  2. Don't forget to visit Ninerpedia; our wiki about the TI-99/4A. Check here. If you are the owner of one of the programs or sites and do not want it posted, please let me know and it will be removed immediately. Also if you think a reference to an important development resource is missing, then please let me know and I'll be happy to add to the list. If you are new to the TI-99/4A or returning after a long time, then you might want to check out the TI-FAQ page here. Also make sure to visit the TI-99/4A Home Computer Book Archive by @airernie, now hosted by @acadiel. It's a great collection of excellent technical books about programming the TI-99/4A. Latest update: May 5th 2019 1. Emulators classic99 win Windows-based emulator including TI-99 ROMs under license from Texas Instruments. Debugger, memory heatmap, OS file support, support for 128K bank-switch carts, can create ROM/GROM cartridges, possibility to record AVI movies. User manual is included. Check the classic99 Updates thead for the latest news on classic99. Click here to watch Tursi's classic99 tips and tricks video tutorial. (Author: @Tursi) MAME win+linux Multiple system emulator that supports the TI-99/4, TI-99/4A, TI-99/8, and Geneve. Emulates more than 400 systems. Requires ROMs from the original systems. Features a powerful Debugger, most accurate emulation, support for 64K bank-switch carts / Gram Kracker / UCSD p-code expansion card. Possibility to record AVI movies. Also see the MAME section in ninerpedia. (Author: @mizapf) Js99'er All major browsers TI-99/4A emulator written in javascript. Has support for TMS9918A VDP & supports most of the F18A functionality, TMS9919 sound. Virtual disk drives using google drive. Some preloaded games, demos and applications included. Js99'er development thread on Atariage can be found here. Js99'er source code repository on Github can be found here. (Author: @Asmusr) V9t9 win+linux TI-99/4A emulator written in java. Has support for TMS9918A VDP, TMS9919 sound & TMS5220 speech. Debugger included. V9t9 also supports the UCSD P-Code system. Some of the advanced V9t9 features include: ability to save/restore emulator state, record & playback, support for V9938 VDP. Requires ROMs from the original systems. This emulator needs the Java Runtime Environment available for free at Oracle. V9t9 discussion thread can be found here. (Author: @eswartz) Win994a win Windows-based emulator of the TI-99/4a Good TMS9900 cross-assembler included. No debugger. Ti994w win Windows based emulator. Offers 80 column support, SAMS card 1Mb of RAM, V9938 support, built-in debugger, ... (Author: @F.G. Kaal) TI-99/Sim linux Linux-based software simulation of the TI-99/4A. PC99 DOS Commercial DOS-based emulator licensed by Texas Instruments to sell ROMs. 2. Programming languages Assembly language - Software Winasm99 win Windows based TMS9900 cross assembler with GUI and ability to build 8K cartridge roms. Is part of the Win994a emulator. asm990 linux Linux based cross Assembler for the TI 990 by Dave Pitts. You'll also need lnk990 a separate linker which can be found on the same page. TIasm win TMS9900 cross assembler TIasm will build 8K console (>0000) or cartridge (>6000) rom. Is part of the old V9T9 emulator package. Source is included. Editor/Assembler IV TI-99/4A Editor/Assembler IV is a module for the TI99/4A home computer. The software this cartridge contains is the in TMS9900 assembler rewritten Editor and Assembler loader, Program loader and an implementation of my own written Linking Loader and a simple debugger. The editor and debugger are running completely in the module space (>6000 - >7FFF). The assembler is copied from EPROM to CPU RAM before it is started. (Author: @F.G. Kaal) XA99 - Cross Assembler 99 win XA99 (Cross Assembler 99) is a program for assembling TMS9900 assembler code on the PC. (Author: @F.G. Kaal) L99 - Linker 99 win L99 is a tagged object file linker by Fred Kaal for creating program files for the TI99 and Geneve home computer. (Author: @F.G. Kaal) xdt99 - TI 99 Cross-Development Tools win, linux, OS X The TI 99 Cross-Development Tools (xdt99) are a small suite of programs that facilitate the development of programs for the TI 99 family of home computers on modern computer systems. All programs are written in Python and thus run on any platform that Python supports, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Includes xas99 (TMS9900 cross-assembler), xga99 (GPL cross-assembler!) and some command line tools for handling disk images and nanoPEB/CF7A+ volumes. The development thread on atariage can be found here. (Author: @ralphb) Assembly language - Manuals Editor/Assembler reference manual PDF The official Editor/Assembler reference manual. Note that this is not a tutorial for beginners. Still, it's an essential manual when writing assembler for the TI-99/4A. The online version can be found here. COMPUTE!'s beginner's guide to assembly language on the TI-99/4A PDF The Lottrup book. The only manual available today focusing on programming games in TMS9900 assembler. The examples in the book are for the Mini Memory line-by-line assembler which is rather limited. The manual also contains a few errors. Check here for the corrections. Nonetheless this book is a must-read for everyone seriously interested in writing assembler games for the TI-99/4A. The online version can be found here. Introduction to Assembly Language for the TI Home Computer PDF The Molesworth assembly language introduction book. Covers VDP communication, keyboard reading, file access and a lot more. The Art of Assembly series PDF The full series of articles by the late Bruce Harrison compiled as PDF. Over 600 pages, very well written and thorough. Assembly on the 99/4A WEB Excellent thread on Assembly language programming for the TI-99/4A, focussing on game loops, etc. (Author: @matthew180) SPECTRA2 zip Library for programming games in TMS9900 assembly language. Has routines for handling tiles, sprites, sound & task scheduler. Documentation manual PDF is included. (Author: @retroclouds) BASIC - Software Power BASIC TI-99/4A This is a port of the 'Power BASIC' interpreter used with the TMS9995-based Powertran Cortex machine. It is written in pure assembly. Graphic commands, sprites and saving to disk are supported. Currently no sound and speech supported. Power BASIC instruction manual available. Playground TI-99/4A Playground is a package making it possible to create assembly language programs that run from TI BASIC on an unexpanded console using only a cassette player to load the program(!) Although primarily intended for use in TI BASIC, programs written for playground can be run from XB, saved in E/A 5 format, loaded into a supercart, and even made into an actual cartridge. The manual describes in detail the differences in style necessary when programming for an environment that runs in only 256 bytes of memory. There is a library of subroutines for printing text, printing a number, shifting blocks in VDP, generating random numbers, using the line editor from BASIC, HCHAR, VCHAR,GPLLNK, a bit reversal routine, and a fast scroll routine. Source code is included for three different programs that should help you get started. Check here for the development thread on Atariage. Check this related thread for some clever work based on Playground. (Author: @senior_falcon) Extended BASIC - Software Extended Basic Game Developers Package "ISABELLA" TI-99/4A This package has been extensively updated to be faster, more versatile, and much simpler to use. It consists of two applications that make it possible to produce arcade quality games with XB. Although they are designed to complement each other, each is a stand alone utility. This is meant to be used with the Classic99 emulator, but the resulting programs are fully compatible with a real TI99 with nothing more than XB, 32K and a disk drive. Note that the included XBGDP package has an option to use the older TI BASIC only runtime routines if desired. It replaces for the older "Harry Wilhelm's BASIC COMPILER" and as a bonus, it's much easier and faster to use. (Author: @senior_falcon) 1) XB256 XB256 lets you toggle between two independent screens as desired. Screen2 lets you define all 256 characters and have up to 28 double sized sprites using the character definitions available to Screen1. Scrolling routines let you scroll characters left, right, up, or down or scroll using single pixels. There is a text crawl that gives an effect similar to the STAR WARS title screen. You can highlight text, set the sprite early clock, print in any direction on the screen using 32 columns, read/write to VDP ram, write compressed strings or sound tables to VDP ram, play a sound list, and catalog a disk. A utility lets you save selected areas of VDP memory as compressed strings that cn be merged with your program. With this, character definitions, sound tables, screen images, etc. can be saved in a more compact form that can be loaded virtually instantaneously, even in XB There are two utilities that convert the CALL SOUNDs in an XB program into a sound table containing music and sound effects. Sound tables can be loaded directly into VDP memory and played automatically while your XB program does other things. Also, a second player can play a different sound list simultaneously with the first, so you can have backgroundmusic playing and add sound effects on top of the background music. 2) XB COMPILER COMPILER lets you compile an XB program into an equivalent assembly language program that will run about 30 times faster. All the XB256 subprograms are supported by the compiler and in general, all the major features of XB are supported, including XB style IF/THEN/ELSE and named subprograms. About the only XB features that are not supported are DEF and the trig functions. T80XB TI-99/4A T80XB is a collection of assembly language subroutines that give the Extended BASIC programmer easy access to the 80 column screen mode offered by the F18A and other 80 column upgrades. Lets you select from two independent screens. G32 is the default screen when a program starts running.. This is the 32 column graphics mode screen normally used by Extended BASIC. It is accessed using the usual XB graphics statements. T80 is the 80 column text screen which offers 24 rows of 80 columns.. You can toggle between the two screens as desired, preserving the graphics on each screen. When using the T80 screen there are assembly equivalents that replace PRINT, CLEAR, COLOR, INPUT, CHAR, HCHAR, VCHAR plus routines that will scroll the screen and invert text on the screen. (Author: @senior_falcon) RXB 2015E TI-99/4A RXB 2015E is an updated version of TI Extended Basic. Most bugs in XB have been fixed in RXB and GKXB is in the main core of RXB. RXB has features no other XB has such as Batch processing or Hard Drive Access or updated CALL routines. The below RXB tutorials on Youtube give a good overview of RXB's power: RXB DEMO 1 video RXB DEMO 2 video RXB DEMO 3 video RXB DEMO 4 video RXB DEMO 5 video RXB DEMO 6 video RXB DEMO 7 video RXB DEMO 8 video RXB DEMO 9 video RXB DEMO A video RXB DEMO B video RXB DEMO C video Full documentation, examples and GPL source code included in the ZIP package. Cartridge image for classic99 emulator also included. Requires a GRAM device such as a GRAM Kracker for running RXB on the TI-99/4A. (Author: @RXB) My Little Compiler (MLC) TI-99/4A Library for using assembler-like language & routines from Extended Basic. Great for putting more power in Extended Basic programs. Now includes a precompiler for high-level language syntax. Demo Pong game and documentation included. The MLC development thread can be found here. Check out the video by @rocky007 on his MLC based TI-99/4A port of Kaboom! (Author: @moulinaie) The Missing Link 2.0 (TML) TI-99/4A The zip archive contains "The Missing Link 2.0" and its documentation. This was published by Texaments in 1990. It gives the XB programmer easy access to the bit mapped features of the 9918 VDP. Full color cartesian graphics, turtle graphics, sprite graphics (32 sprites with auto motion) are supported. Text can be displayed on screen with fonts having sizes ranging from 4x6 pixels to 8x8 pixels. The manual is updated with many previously undocumented features. A tutorial called "Potatohead" is included. There is a loader that embeds A/L programs in high memory - they can be saved as an XB program and run directly out of high memory. (Author: @senior_falcon) TidBiT - BASIC/XB Translator win, linux, OS X A translator program that reads a program written in a custom, structured form of BASIC and translates it to a BASIC / Extended BASIC program. PHP required when doing a local installation. Check here for the latest revision, installation instructions included. (Author: @matthew180) Kull KXBII Extensions TI-99/4A Kull Extended BASIC II programming package. High resolution graphics and clock support in Extended Basic. Documentation by @hloberg. Extended BASIC - Manuals COMPUTE!'s Programmer's Reference Guide to the TI-99/4A PDF TI-Basic programming manual touching graphics and sound. COMPUTE!'s TI Collection volume One PDF The online version can be found here. Best of TI-Basic programming by C. Regena Texas Instruments TI-99/4A user reference guide PDF The official user reference guide with details how to setup and connect your TI-99/4A. Includes an introduction on the TI-BASIC programming language. Extended Basic reference manual PDF The official extended basic manual, explaining the 40 new or expanded commands, sprites, etc. Check here for the online version with command lookup functionality. MG Night Mission PDF Advanced tutorial on how to program an arcade game in Extended Basic. MG Smart Programming Guide for Sprites PDF Advanced tutorial on how to efficiently use sprites in Extended Basic. C - Software C99 v4 TI-99/4A C99 is a small C compiler for the TI-99/4A written by the famous C. Pulley. Documentation included. C99C - C99 cross compiler and optimizers win C99C is the enhanced PC version of the C99 compiler for the TI99/4A home computer. Also included are multiple optimizers for compacting the generated assembly source (C Optimizer, Function Call Optimizer, ...) (Author: @F.G. Kaal) GNU C Compiler (GCC) win + linux + osx GCC for the TMS9900 allows you to cross-compile C programs on your PC (Linux, OSX or Windows) for the TI. Insomnia's release contains a set of patches against GCC 4.4. Just check out the code from the GCC project, apply the patches and build according to the build instructions for your platform and you're on your way to write programs and games for the TI in a high level language that rival the speed of assembly. And if you need just that little bit extra in terms of speed, you can always inline TMS9900 assembly for the critical sections of your code and compile everything with the same toolchain. For access to the VDP, the SN76489, etc... you can use Tursi's ti99 library, which you can find in the GCC thread. Hop over to the INSOMNIA LABS blog for background information on this port. Check the "Setting up the GCC compiler for the TI-99/4A" video by @Tursi for detailed steps on how to build and install GCC on your Windows PC. You can now download the cygwin binary port of the older TI GCC 1.10 for Windows here. (Thanks @lucien2). (Author: @insomnia) Fortran - Software 99-9640 Fortran TI-99/4A & Geneve The zip archive contains LGMA Products' FORTRAN v4.4 in both a version for the TI-99/4A and the Geneve 9640 computer. Documentation in PDF format included. The discussion thread on Atariage can be found here. Special thanks to: dano Forth - Software Turboforth TI-99/4A A brand new implementation of the Forth langugage for the TI-99/4A. The Forth system itself is written in assembler and is optimized for speed. It runs from the cartridge space so there's plenty of space for your program in the 32K memory expansion. Check TurboForth.net the companion web site for the TurboForth system. Click here for seeing some Turboforth video tutorials. (Author: @Willsy) TI Forth Instruction Manual "2nd Edition 2013" PDF 2012 enhanced version of the original TI Forth Instruction Manual in PDF format by @Lee Stewart. Look here for details on manual improvements, etc. The updated TI-Forth system disk can be found here. (Author: @Lee Stewart) fbForth TI Forth with File-based Block I/O zip fbForth uses Level 3 file I/O for I/O of Forth blocks. It also implements 80-column text mode if you have a system with that facility. fbForth 32KB 2.0.X ROM cartridge available. (Author: @Lee Stewart) CAMEL99 V2 Forth TI-99/4A Multi-tasking Forth for the TI-99/4a. CAMEL99 Forth has been built as an educational tool for those who are interested in how you could cross-compile Forth to a different CPU using an existing Forth system. Camel99 Forth Development thread on Atariage can be found here. (Author: @TheBF) GPL - Manuals/Tutorials GPL Programmers Guide PDF The original GPL programming reference manual from Texas Instruments. Covers all opcodes and advanced stuff like coincidence detection, I/O routines, etc. GPL HOW 2 Series video A complete series on how to program GPL (Graphics Progroamming Language) on the TI-99/4A. Each tutorial has its own support package with example code, GPL assembler, etc. Video tutorials done by Rich, the programmer of Rich Extended Basic. (Author: @RXB) GPLHOW2A - Introduction video / zip GPLHOW2B - Sprite demo video / zip GPLHOW2C - How to make a Screen Editor like TI Writer or Editor Assembler video / zip GPLHOW2D - Editor Assembler TI BASIC support.video / zip GPLHOW2E - DMII cartridge upgrades and how GPL works video / zip GPLHOW2F - TI Basic to GPL. Converting a TI Basic program to GPL video / zip GPLHOW2G - TI Basic CALL SOUND to GPL video / zip GPLHOW2H - Simultaneous sound lists and interrupt timer in GPL video / zip GPLHOW2I - XB2GPL demo of a XB game Baloons converted into a GPL program video / zip GPLHOW2J - Update to GPLHOW2I and adds a automatic music to the game from the last demo video / zip GPLHOW2K - How to make XB Program Image files into I/V 254 files video / zip TI-Intern PDF Details on "Monitor", the OS of the TI-99/4A. Disassembly of console ROM/GROMS and GPL interpreter. Has details on interrupt routine, utility subprograms, basic interpreter, etc. The thread "The TI-99/4A Operating System" is an ongoing community project for commenting the source code of the TI-99/4A ROM and allowing it to be assembled with todays' assemblers. LOGO - Manuals TI-LOGO programming manual PDF The official TI-LOGO programming manual. The online version can be found here. Pascal - Software Turbo Pasc'99 TI-99/4A The zip archive has the patched version of Wiposofts Turbo Pasc'99 which you can run on your favorite emulator or on the TI-99/4A itself. While Turbo Pasc'99 is not as complete an implementation of Pascal as the UCSD Pascal system, it does have the advantage of not requiring any special hardware other than 32K RAM and a disk drive, and will likely meet the programming needs of most TIers. Check here for an english translation of the german documentation. This version is started by running the Editor Assembler #EA5 program image DSK1.TP99A Special thanks to: @Vorticon, @apersson850, @retroclouds and @lucien2 Pascal - Manuals UCSD Pascal ZIP + PDF The official UCSD Pascal programming manuals and disks. The zip file (70 megabytes) contains all manuals in PDF format. Here are the PDF manuals for online viewing: Compiler, Editor, Filer, Utilities, Assembler, Linker, p-code card The UCSD system disk images in v9t9/MESS format can be found here. Note that you need the UCSD P-code expansion card for running UCSD Pascal on the TI-99/4A. Thierry Nouspikel has lots of information on the technical implementation of UCSD Pascal on the TI-99/4A. Check here for details on the P-Code card and here for details on the P-Code system software. Also a lot of details on UCSD Pascal in general (p-system vm, documentation, cross compiler, ...) can be found here. 3. Technical Documentation Hardware TMS9900 Microprocessor Data Manual PDF Data Manual on the TMS9900 16-bit processor. The TMS9900 is the CPU used in the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A Home Computer. Contains instruction execution times, opcode size, etc. TMS9901 Programmable Systems Interface Data Manual PDF Data Manual for the TMS9901, Interrupt and I/O interface controller VDP Programmer's guide PDF The official programmer'a guide for the TMS9918A and its variants. The 9918A is the Video Display Processor chip used in the TI-99/4A and several other home computers + game consoles of that era. SN76489 sound chip datasheet PDF Data sheet for the SN76489 sound generator. The TMS9919 in the TI-99/4A is close to being identical with the SN76489. TMS5220 Speech Synthesizer Data manual PDF Data manual for the TMS5220 chip used in the TI-99/4A speech synthesizer device. Interface standard & Design Guide for TI 99/4A peripherals PDF The purpose of this manual was to consolidate all information available in the public domain on the design and development of peripherals for the TI 99/4A computer into one reference. Also covers the software aspects such as DSR architecture, PABs, etc. ROM Command Module Guide 2.0 PDF This manual provides a complete description of how Assembly Language User Programs need to be written so that the object code can be downloaded into (EP)ROM's which canthen be used in the "(EP)ROM module", a module designed to be used with the TI 99/4A Home Computer. TI Hardware Manual txt Compilation of valuable hardware & programming info on Myarc memory cards, Disk Controllers, Hard Drives, CPU identification (TMS9900, TMS9995, TMS99000) in assembly language, etc. DSR (Device Service Routine) / Disk & File Management Device Service Routine Specification for the TI-99/4(A) Personal Computer PDF Functional Specification for the 99/4 Disk Peripheral PDF Software Specification for the 99/4 Disk Peripheral PDF GPL Interface Specification for the 99/4 Disk Peripheral PDF File Management Specification for the TI-99/4 Home Computer PDF File Operations in assembly language 4. Homebrew Hardware Graphics & Sound F18A Video Display Processor The F18A is a FPGA based hardware and pin compatible replacement for the TMS9918A/TMS9928/TMS9929 VDP's (Video Display Processor). Besides VGA output it offers enhanced functionalities such as 80-column mode, additional video resolutions, hardware register scrolling, an embedded TMS9900 compatible GPU, etc. The development thread on Atariage, which includes the F18A programming documentation can be found here. The store on code|hack|create has the details on F18A availability, costs, etc. (Author: @matthew180) SID Master 99 sound synthesizer card The SID Master 99 is a new sound synthesizer expansion card for the Peripheral Expansion Box. It integrates the famous MOS 6581 or 8580 SID chip (as used in the Commodore 64 home computer). SIDPLAY99 sound player software available for use with this expansion card. The store on DSAPC has the details on Sid Master 99 availability, costs, etc. (Author: @marc.hull) Homebrew cartridge boards There are a number of Homebrew cartridge boards available to the users of the TI-99/4A now. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages from a usability standpoint, and some earlier types are only available by having your own made. To read the PCB layout files mentioned below, you need the ExpressPCB software which is available for free. Check here. The files are currently not released in Gerber/Excellon format, but can be converted to it using the RobotRoom Copper Connection software, available here. Note that to convert files to Gerber format you have to have the licensed version of the software ($50). 16K board PCB file The first of the new cartridge boards is the 16K board designed by @acadiel and @Stuart. This board used an inverted output from a 74LS379 to select between two 8K banks at >6000 in the TI memory map. The banks are selected by writing to >6000. This board allows most of the third-party cartridges designed for the 99/4A to be replicated. Further details on this board (components, EPROMS, software, etc.) can be found in: 16k_board_details.rtf FlashROM 99 PCB file, firmware source code The TI 99/4A Flash ROM Cartridge, or FlashROM 99 for short, is a cartridge for the TI 99/4A home computer that allows for running ROM cartridge images stored on an SD card. The FlashROM 99 supports ROM-only images of up to 32K that use the write-to->60xx bank switching scheme. It will not work with programs using GROMs or CRU-based bank switching. The cartridge does not require the Peripheral Expansion Box and runs on both PAL and NTSC consoles. Discussion thread on Atariage can be found here. (Author: @ralphb) FinalGROM99 PCB file, firmware source code The TI 99/4A FinalGROM Cartridge, or FinalGROM 99 for short, is a cartridge for the TI 99/4A home computer that allows you to run ROM and GROM cartridge images from an SD card. It succeeds the FlashROM 99 released in 2016. The FinalGROM 99 supports ROM images, GROM images, and mixed images of up to 1 MB in size that use the write-to-ROM bank switching scheme. The cartridge does not require the Peripheral Expansion Box and runs on both PAL and NTSC consoles, including modified consoles with an F18A. It will also run on v2.2 consoles and enables those to run ROM-only programs. The development thread on Atariage can be found here. (Author: @ralphb) 5. Utilities (file transfer, graphics, sound, ...) File Transfer TIImageTool win + linux TIImageTool is a tool that allows you to open disk image files as used with many emulators, and to work on them with common disk operations (like cut/copy/paste of files). It is particularly tailored for use with MESS but can also be used with other emulators. Has support for v9t9 format, PC99 format, CHD format, working with files & directories, Archiver support (can process Archiver files on the images), ... This utility needs the Java Runtime Environment available for free at Oracle. Supports Cf7a+ card images. (Author: @mizapf) TI99Dir win TI99 filemanager for windows. Great for transferring disk images to the TI-99/4A. Supports Cf7a+ cards and Cf7a+ card images. (Author: @F.G. Kaal) TiDisk-Manager OS X The TiDisk-Manager is a disk tool for disk images from floppy disks used by a TI-99/4A home computer. You will need an Apple Macintosh or Hackintosh running with Mac OS X 10.9 or newer. Has many features including file preview, export, etc. and even an interactive editor to disassemble program files and create good readable source code. The development thread on atariage can be found here (Author: @HackMac) Cf2k - Compact Flash 2000 TI-99/4A Cf2k (Compact Flash 2000) is a file manager for the TI99/4a with a CF7A+ compact flash adapter. With CF2k it is possible to protect/unprotect files, rename files/volumes, format volume, mount volume, copy/move/delete files, execute program files, ... Supports Cf7a+ cards. (Author: @F.G. Kaal) Graphics Convert9918 win Windows program for converting images into TMS9918A Graphics II (bitmap) mode. Output is in TI-Artist format or raw image/pattern dump. The article Modern Graphics on the 9918APDF gives an interesting overview on the techniques used in Convert9918. (Author: @Tursi) GraphiCV win/linux/osx Sprite Editor written in java. Draw your sprites on the PC and export them for use in Extended Basic and Assembler. Also supports export to Colecovision C format. Work with multiple sprite "layers" for creating multi-colored sprites. Click here for the GraphiCV development thread on atariage. Source code is also available at github. Check here. This utility needs the Java Runtime Environment available for free at Oracle. (Author: @unhuman) Magellan win/linux/osx TI-99/4A map editor written in java. This is the latest, updated, unofficial version. Draw your maps/screens on the PC and export them for use in Extended Basic and Assembler. Has a rich feature set: Import character set from '.PNG' or '.GIF' file, copy & paste, drawing functions, support for half-bitmap mode, Export in XB display merge format, etc. Possibility to export maps as data statements for Extended Basic and Assembler, binary export also possible. Click here for the Magellan development thread on Atariage This utility needs the Java Runtime Environment available for free at Oracle. (Author: @The Codex). Enhanced by @retroclouds, @sometimes99er, @Asmusr. Sprite Editor TI-99/4A TI-99/4A sprite editor written in C99. Runs from Editor/Assembler #EA5. Draw your sprites in an emulator or on the TI-99/4A machine. The zip file contains both the files for use in emulator and a TI disk image for easy transfer to the TI-99/4A. README file with detailed instructions included. You can see the Sprite Editor at work building some sprites: Jet Set Willyvideo and Parsecvideo. (Author: @Willsy) Sound VGM player Compresses VGM files into a format that can be played back on the TI using the included player from C and assembly. (Author: @Tursi) Mod2PSG2 Fully featured PC tracker for arranging music for the SN76489 and compatible sound chips. Can export to VGM and other formats. (Author: KonTechs/Martin) Sound List Ripper PC tool for ripping and playing back sound lists from TI files. Supports basic editing of sounds lists. (Author: @Asmusr) Sound list player Plays back sound lists from XB and assembly. (Author: @matthew180) Advanced Sound List Player TI tools for editing and playing back advanced sounds lists. (Author: @marc.hull) Speech QBOX Pro win QBOX Pro is the windows software that converts WAV files to LPC speech data for playback on the TI-99/4A speech synsthesizer. This is a 16bit windows application but it still runs in Windows 2000/XP/Vista. It requires the BWCC.DLL library which can be found here. BlueWizard osx LPC analysis tool for the Texas Instruments TMS5220 chip. Replacement for QBOX Pro. Has very good speech quality. Source code and pre-built install image for OS X can be found on gitHub here. Discussion thread on Atariage available here. (Author: @patrick99e99) Python Wizard unix/win This project is a python port (command line version and GUI) of the great macOS tool BlueWizard. It is intended to convert (voice) audio streams into LPC bitstreams used in the TMS 5220 chip or e.g. in the Arduino library Talkie. Now you can generate your own LPC streams and make your chips say the things you want them to. (Author: @deladriere) TI Synth Editor win TI LPC speech pattern exploration and editing app in the spirit of the venerable Speecoder. Watch the "How To" video to create custom speech synth here (Author: @pixelpedant) Editors Notepad++ win Notepad++ is a free source code editor that supports several languages. Runs in Windows environment. Notepad++ syntax highlighting file win Syntax highlighting file for Assembler and Extended Basic to be used with the Notepad++ text editor. 6. Tutorials Assembly language Building a multi-bank ROM image PDF Tutorial on compiling a 32K bank-switched cartridge ROM image starting from assembly source code (deref utility included). How to implement an assembly sound player for XB web Very well written tutorial on how to implement an assembly sound player for Extended Basic. It covers the tools needed and steps involved. Commented assembly source code Not a tutorial in the classical sense, but the commented source codes of the below games should help you get the idea. Pitfall! source code ZIP Munchman source code PDF TI invaders source code PDF TI Invaders source code TXT PARSEC source code PDF Moon Mine source code PDF Hopper source code PDF Thank you @Ksarul for your OCR work on the PARSEC source code. Thank you @Stuart for your OCR work on the TI-Invaders source code and tweaking it for assembly with Winasm99. Thank you @dphirschler for pointing me to Hopper and Moonmine source code. TMS9918/TMS9928 Video Display Processor TMS9918/9928 video modes video Video tutorial explaining the supported graphic modes of the video processor used in the TI-99/4A. TMS9918/TMS9928 Sprites and Characters video Video tutorial about the use of sprites and character patterns in the different video modes. TMS9918/TMS9928 How to create a bitmap title screens video Video tutorial on how to create a bitmap screen for games. Speech Synthesizer Convert WAV file for playback using speech synthesizer video Video tutorial on how to use QBOX Pro to convert a 8kHz mono WAV file to LPC speech data for playback on the TI-99/4A with the speech synthesizer device. It shows how to embed the LPC byte stream into your own assembly language program. Compilers The Wilhelm Basic compiler video Video tutorial on how to compile a basic program to assembly language. (Author: @Opry99er) File transfer (TI99->PC) RS232 File Transfer video Video tutorial on file transfer from the TI-99/4A to the PC using a serial connection cable. (Author: @Opry99er) (PC->TI99) RS232 File Transfer VIEW PART 1 / VIEW PART 2 video Video tutorial split in 2 parts dealing with file transfer from the PC to the TI-99/4A using a serial connection cable. In detail: DL a game from TI Gameshelf, Use ARC303G to unarchive it, Test in Classic99, Transfer using QModem and MFM, Running game on TI. (Author: @Opry99er) 7. TI-99/4A related websites TI-99/4A @ wikipedia Introduction and basics of Texas Instruments TI-99/4A Home Computer. ninerpedia Wiki with information on MESS and its multicart format (RPK). Home of the TI-FAQ. Thierry Nouspikel's Tech Pages Probably the best TI hardware and software tech page. It has a wealth of technical details on all things TI-99/4A. This includes GPL, GROM, keyboard scanning, speech, etc. You can also download the full site as a zip file for offline viewing. Mainbyte's home of the TI-99/4A Very good tech site with many detailed pictures and reference area. Includes various projects for upgrading your TI-99/4A, e.g. build a supercart cartridge. Jon's hexbus page Several hardware projects including pictures. Home of the 64K bank-switched cartridge project. (Author: @acadiel) [code|Hack|Create] New website run by Matthew of the Atariage group. The site covers many new hardware projects as the F18A FPGA based VDP and Bank-switch mini 256K. There's also a store where you can buy cartridge PCB's and other funky stuff. (Author: @matthew180) The nanoPEB & CF7+ Website The official website. Has the documentation, tools and some source code of the popular TI-99/4A Compact Flash device. TurboForth.net TurboForth.net is the companion web site for the TurboForth system written in TMS9900 Assembly Language by Mark Wills for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A computer. TI projects page Several hardware and software projects for the TI-99/4A. Home of TI-99Dir, TI99HDX and several other must-see projects. (Author: @F.G. Kaal) TI-99/4A Home Computer Book Archive Site where you find many books about the TI-99/4A not seen elsewhere, all collected by @airernie and now hosted by @acadiel (Author: @airernie) TI-99/4A Game Shelf Provides a gallery of interesting games with images of the opening screen as well as an in-play snapshot, along with a brief review tested on a real TI 99/4A system. Hardware requirements are also listed. Has many good Extended Basic games. (Author: @Vorticon) WHTech WHTech is the primary archive - though it's a bit overwhelming. But pretty much all software, hardware docs, etc, are available there. 99er.net Site with useful file archive and forum functionality. comp.sys.ti Covers all TI devices, including calculators.
  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. Added "ARTWORK" category near the bottom. 3D PRINTER FILES 32K & TIPI Case CF7+ 3D Case 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 Storage Rack for TI cartridges TI-99/4A Rpi Box TI Logo Coin TI Logo Ring Wumpus TI related, but non-4A related objects CC-40 EEPROM Case 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) MBX Championship Baseball Overlay (Added 09/15/2020) QUICK REFERENCE CARDS TI-Base Quick Reference Card (See full manual in manual section below) 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 Technical Data Cover 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 Beyond Video Chess scan (Added 09/15/2020) BHXP1 Experimental Aircraft Simulator Boot, Remind Me!, Road Hunter Boxer, Qmaze,Spot Shot, Star Runner Centipede scan Computer War Copy C Instruction Manual CorComp 9900 Disk Controller Manual (Added 04/14/2020) 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 PRE-SCAN IT! cleaned scan Protector II scan Rich Extended BASIC Manual Sabre Wulf (the official TI Manual) By: Rasmus Moustgaard Scrabble Shamus Slinky Game Manual Sorgan II Star Runner Manual (Added 6/1/2020) Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator Statistics Cartridge Manual (Added 6/6/2020) Strike Three! scan Sparkdrummer's Challenge: Rescue At Atari Age (Original Manual) Spot Shot (Added 05/24/2020) Stratego (Original Manual) Submarine Commander Telco, TI-Lander, TI-Runner, TI-Scramble remakes Terminal Emulator II Manual Tennis (Added 5/6/2010) TI-Artist scan TI-Artist Plus! TI-Base Manual (See TI-Base Quick Reference Card above in Reference Card section) TI BASIC Support Module Documentation restored TI Extended BASIC Manual Features Linked Index TI - Microsoft Multiplan TI-Runner Manual (From original scans) (Added 5/20/2020) 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 Yahtzee 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 Bounce 'N' Pounce 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 Logo 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 LABELS (Requires Label Maker for best results) "Solid State Cartridge" label ARTWORK Console In "Blueprint" Format" Geneve 9640 Motherboard "Steampunked TI System" TI-99/4A Motherboard & Internal Power Supply "TI User Lives Here" Sign (PDF format) UberGROM Cartridge Schematic "Blueprint" "Unauthorized Service" Sign 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 HISTORICAL SECTION The Nostalgic feeling of opening a NEW P-Box (Added 3/5/2020) Texas Instruments - The Personal Computer Division White Papers (Added 2/2/2020) Triton Advertising Flyer (Good Quality) From: OLD CS1 (Added 2/14/2020) 99/4A "National Assistance Group" Invitation/Advertisement (Added 2/15/2020) Please message me with high quality links that I've obviously missed or you wish to be included.
  4. 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
  5. NOTE: FinalGROM only files are listed near the bottom of this entry. FlashROM 99 Compatible Files Last update: 04/17/2020 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 >>. 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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 DM2K26.BIN Disk Manager 2000 Message #62 (Updated 3/31/2020) 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_v21a.bin Paisley Version of Millers Graphics Explorer Message #38 (Updated 08/02/2019) 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 (Requires TIPI) Message #3 TIPI CLOCK.zip Clock Display Program for TIPI equipped TI's Message #109 CLASSIC & TI CARTRIDGE GAMES 5CARDDRAW32KB8.bin 5 Card Draw Message #253 9900BREAKT.bin 9900 Breath-Thru Message #523 A-Maze-ing.BIN A Maze-ing Message 121 Adventure.BIN The Adventure Module Message #87 AGENDA9932Kb8.BIN Agenda 99 Message #459 Alpiner.BIN Alpiner Message #104 ALTMUNCH32KB8.bin An alternate version of Munchman Message #429 ANGLER8.BIN Angler Dangler Message #187 ARTHROPOD32KB8.bin Arthropod Message #338 ASTRO32KB8.bin Astro Fighter Message #265 ASTROBLITZ32kb8.BIN Astro Blitz Message #452 BACKSTEINE32KB8.bin Backsteine Message #434 BANGBANGSUB32Kb8.BIN Bang Bang Sub Message #396 BERLIN32KB8.bin Berlin Message #253 B-B32KB8.bin Billard & Breakout Message #338 BADWALLS32KB8.BIN Bad Walls Message #563 BlackjackPoker.BIN Blackjack & Poker Message #134 BREAKOUT32kn8.BIN Breakout Message #441 BuckRogers.32K8.BIN Buck Rogers Message #1074 BURDIE SLANG8.BIN Burdie Slang Message #180 Burgertime.BIN Burgertime Message #121 BUZZARD32KB8.bin Buzzard Bait Message #424 CBALL32KB8.bin Cannon Ball Blitz Message #310 CAVE32KB8.bin Cave Creature Message #434 Carwars.BIN Car Wars Message #104 Caverns.BIN Caverns Message #134 Cerberus.BIN Cerberus Message #186 Chisholm.BIN Chisholm Trail Message #104 CLOWNS32KB8.bin Clowns Message #239 COMPUCAR32kb8.BIN Compu-Car (Non English) Message #207 CongoBongo.BIN Congo Bongo Message #121 CROSSFIRE32KB8.bin Crossfile Message #239 CUBIT32KB8.bin Cubit Message #310 Demon.BIN Demon Message #104 destruct.bin Mission Destruct Message #491 Dragon.Zip Dragon (EA/3 Disk Conversion by: sprot Message #7 Added (5/25/2019) DRIVINGDEMON32KB8.bin Driving Demon Message #468 DTC_32KB8.bin Defend The Cities Message #360 ENTRAMMENT32KB8.bin Entrapment Message #318 ESPIAL.BIN (Included in ZIP) (Message # 4919) (Added 02/28/2020) Thanks acadiel! 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The letter "G" in the filename denotes a GROM based image. AID TEXT FILES aidtextfg99.zip AID Text files for FG99 programs Message #912 UTILITIES F18A_V19.ZIP F18A Update Utility to Ver. 1.9 (Multiple Formats) Message #001 (Updated 12/20/2019) GAMES alexkidd8.bin Alex Kidd (Playable Demo) Message #001 ASTIROIDS_G.ZIP Message #9 (Linked 12/13/2019) atarisoft512K8.bin AtariSoft Multicart Message #150 enigma.zip Enigma (Asteroids Clone) Message #13 flying-shark-v1.2.1-8.bin Flying Shark Message #270 jetpac.bin Jetpack Message #305 knightlore8.bin Knight Lore Message #31 parkerBr.zip Parker Brothers SUBDIRECTORY Message #890 Rasmus-8in1-cart-8.bin Rasmus 8-N-1 Arcade Message # 068 redbaron8.bin Red Baron Message #36 tilda_8.bin The Legend of Tilda Not Final Version Message #103 Tutank.zip Tutankham Message # 832 War Zone II-512K-8.bin War Zone II Message # 258 CONTEST COMPILATION(s) 4k-contest-8.bin 4K Contest Compilation of 2018 Cart Labels Message #379 DEMO's f18a-monkey8.bin Monkey Island Demo Message #282 megademo8.bin Don't Mess With Texas Mega Demo Message #282 GROM Cartridges 4ADOSFG99.zip Auto starting version of 4A/DOS (load once) Message # 1219 Note: This version will NOT work on the UberGROM board advert8g.bin Advertizer Module Message #1095 Extended BASIC 2.5 Extended BASIC 2.5 Message #798 phm311G.BIN Microsoft Multiplan Loader Message #729 Microsoft Quick Reference Guide & Keyboard Strip Microsoft Manual 80 Column Disk 40 Column Disk phm3011G.bin Speech Editor & PDF Manual Message #800 FG-Super Extended BASIC SUPER Extended BASIC Message #780 RXB2015.ZIP RXB 2015 Message #833 TI Extended BASIC PHM 3026 TI Extended BASIC Message #745 TI LOGO PHM 3040 TI LOGO Message #746 FG-TI Mini Memory PHM 3058 Easy Bug & Mini Memory Message #744 512K Mini Memory with paging on FinalGROM 99 Message #1 (NEW Added: 11/11/2019)
  6. This is a work in progress.. will be happy to add anything missing - Greg A few bits of information, rules and guidelines on posting. Short links to our sub-forums: TI-99/4A Computers http://ti99.atariage.com TI-99/4A Development http://dev99.atariage.com Please read the AtariAge site guidelines which apply to and are enforced in our subs. Our sub-forums are divided to help cater to the varied interests in our beloved platform. The parent sub-forum, TI-99/4A Computers, contains general information and conversation regarding the TI-99/4A and its siblings, such as the 99/2, 99/8, CC-40, and BASICALCS. The sub-forum TI-99/4A Development is for conversations, information, announcements, etc. pertaining to programming, tinkering, or the development of software or hardware for these computers. 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TI-99/4a and related Web pages: FTP site: ftp://ftp.whtech.com/ (ftp login is anonymous with NO PASSWORD) or just use http://ftp.whtech.com Gameshelf: http://tigameshelf.net/ Tech Pages: http://www.nouspikel.com/ti99/titechpages.htm Mainbyte photos lists and projects: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/ Fred Kaal's site: http://www.ti99-geek.nl/ 99er.net: http://99er.net/ ninerpedia: http://www.ninerpedia.org 99ers hall of fame: http://ti99ers.org/hof/ Jim Peterson Awards: http://ti99ers.org/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=77&pid=90#post_90 Tursi's TI software: http://www.harmlesslion.com/cgi-bin/showprog.cgi?TI994A http://www.ti99.com/ http://www.ti99.eu/ Users Groups: TI 99/4a OLUG: http://ti99ers.org Chicago TI 99/4a Users group: http://ti99ers.org/hof/bios/ChicagoUG/ChicagoUG.htm - The Chicago users group meets monthly and has a youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLTtWUO1syCerK4cPjOjPjg Austrian TI-99 Club: http://ti99blog.webs.com/- The new Austrian TI-99 Club has a meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm (GMT+1) Please pass this Information on to any 99ers you know from Austria. International Guests are very welcome TI 99/4a Italian User Club: http://www.ti99iuc.it TI user group of the UK: http://www.ti99ug.co.uk/ TI Gebruikersgroep (Netherlands): http://www.ti-99.nl/ TI Club Errorfree (Germany): http://www.errorfree.de/ User meets/festivals: USA: Chicago TI Fest: November 2, 2019 - Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 TI Fest West: sometime in 2020 - TBD Portland Retro Gaming Expo: https://www.retrogamingexpo.com/admission.php Europe: The German group will meet in Vienna (Austria) for 2020. It will take place from October 2nd to 4th (Friday to Sunday). The Dutch group will meet on 14th March 2020 in Den Haag, Netherlands. The British group will meet for their AGM on 17th and 18th April 2020 in Loughborough, England. More info: Windows Emulators: classic99: http://www.harmlesslion.com/cgi-bin/showprog.cgi?search=Classic99 Win994a: http://www.99er.net/win994a.shtml PC99: https://caddelectronics.com/ Linux Emulators: ti99sim: http://www.mrousseau.org/programs/ti99sim/ DOS Emulators: V9T9: http://www.99er.net/emul.shtml#V9T9 PC99: https://caddelectronics.com/ Multi-platform Emulators: Mame/MESS: http://mamedev.org/ (emulates every version of the 99/4a, the Geneve, 99/8 and more!) Java V9t9: http://eswartz.github.io/emul/ Browser based Emulators: JS99er.net: http://js99er.net/ Vendors: http://www.dsapsc.com/what-is-sid.html - SID99 add a SID soundchip to your TI http://codehackcreate.com - F18A vga VDP replacement https://shift838.fwscart.com/ - Geneve keyboard adapters, drive select boards, geneve scart adapters and more https://www.arcadeshopper.com/ - Software, Hardware, Cables and adapters. Flashrom99, SAMS, USB Keyboard adapters, Extended Basic 27 suite, RXB and much more.. new games, multi-carts etc https://caddelectronics.com/ - pc99 emulator, ti compatible system using fpga FAQ: What are the differences with the different versions of the console? http://mainbyte.com/ti99/computers/computers.html has great photos and specific differences. The QI consoles will not allow ROM only cartridges to operate from the cart port. (Atarisoft, Funware etc) there is a software based solution for this: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/184559-bypass-v22-console-protection/?do=findComment&comment=2924284 and a disk is available on arcadeshopper.com How do I hook up my TI to a modern tv/monitor? NTSC: Composite cable - The 8 bit computers of the era all share the same cable, Atari 800, ColecoVision, Coleco Adam, C64 at the least.. Buy one here: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Composite-video-cable/p/74389896/category=23804650 Make your own: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/cables/monitor.html PAL: Modify your PAL RF Modulator for use with modern TV's (PAGE IS IN ITALIAN MAY NEED TO USE GOOGLE TRANSLATE) http://www.ti99iuc.it/web/index.php?pageid=119&pagina=mod_proj1&sezione=4&data=Mod_and_Tuneed Build your own cable - VGA out (works on both PAL and NTSC consoles) F18A VDP replacement from codehackcreate.com allows you VGA out from your TI http://codehackcreate.com/store#!/F18A-V1-8-Video-Board/p/14022176/category=0 For those interested in getting a F18A VGA VDP replacement for your TI-99/4a here's the latest: The manufacturer is having boards made, he is doing this on his dime and in his spare time so it will be at least a month or two before they are available. (perhaps more) If you want one, go to http://codehackcreate.com/and follow these instructions: "If you want to be notified about F18A status and when the next batch will be available, please send me your name and email via my contact form." the link for the contact form is http://codehackcreate.com/contact-us VGA to HDMI adapters have been used to make this work with HDMI only displays. http://atariage.com/forums/topic/234226-hdmi-for-the-ti/ The audio is still output through the 5pin DIN video port so you will still need a composite cable with at least the audio pins connected to a speaker if you install a F18A Where do I find information on the power supply and where can I order one if I don't have one? http://www.mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/power_supply.html https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Power-Supplies/c/22342013/offset=0&sort=nameAsc What are all of the ports on the console? TI-99/4 Ports TI-99/4A Ports (beige example, black and silver consoles are identical) Geneve Ports I don't have a cassette cable to store/load programs how do I get one? Build one Buy one here: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Cables/c/23804650/offset=0&sort=nameAsc Can I use any cassette drive/audio source? Yes there's an official TI program recorder but it is a standard audio cassette player, any player with the proper connections (mono audio out, mic in and remote) will work with the TI. Good tips on that link for setting up your recorder with the correct volume etc.. I have had success with a stereo to mono splitter on my PC and playing WAV files out using VLC to my TI as well. WAV files are here: http://ftp.whtech.com/Cassettes/ What are the best games for the TI-99/4A? The best games are usually run in 32k from disk or use a large rom cartridge such as the 512k cart or the FlashROM99 or FlashGROM99 cartridges. RAM is a requirement for most modern home-brew games/demos. The TI Gameshelf contains a database of all kinds of games including games that run from TI-Basic, Extended Basic and Assembly Language games that require a disk system and 32k. There is a great game high score contest here on this forum that we showcase some of the best games for the 4/a every month and the winner of the high score contest usually wins TI software or hardware donated by the last month's winner. Rasumus and Sometimes99er are the most prolific home-brew game makers as of late and their software is featured here in the development forum. Cartridges for most of these are available at arcadeshopper.com. Is there a multi-cart available? Yes you can buy a game multi-cart here: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Multi-carts/c/16641009/offset=0&sort=nameAsc Also there's a XB27 suite that is a multi-cart with many utilities, extended basic, editor assembler, disk manager, diagnostics and 10 games and more: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Extended-Basic-2-7-Suite/p/44354005/category=15846004 Also there's Flashrom99 that uses an SDcard to load 32k ROM files: https://endlos99.github.io/flashrom99/ https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/FlashROM-Cartridges-cases-and-parts/c/22342012 NEW the FinalGROM99 has been released, this replaces the Flashrom99 and has 1mb ROM space and GROM emulation also supports multiple folders on the SD Card more info here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260917-the-finalgrom-99/page-10?do=findComment&comment=3802011 purchase through Ralph directly information is here: https://endlos99.github.io/finalgrom99/ Also available at https://www.arcadeshopper.com What is the difference between ROM and GROM on a TI? ROM is Read Only Memory and is used widely in the electronics industry as a standard storage for program and data on hardware. Read-only memory (ROM) is a type of non-volatile memory used in computers and other electronic devices. Data stored in ROM can only be modified slowly, with difficulty, or not at all, so it is mainly used to store firmware (software that is closely tied to specific hardware, and unlikely to need frequent updates) or application software in plug-in cartridges. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Read-only_memory for more info on how it works. ROM cartridges can not be used on a QI model 99/4a due to changes made in the operating system to block non-TI cartridges. See above for more info on working around this. Some ROM cartridges were made that plugged in to the side port to bypass this protection as well. Arcturus and Miner 2049er for examples. ROM cartridge boards are available from 8k to 2mb at https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Cartridge-Boards/c/16275020/offset=0&sort=nameAsc GROM is a TI propitiatory standard memory device only found on TI-99 and compatible systems. This is a technical write up on the GROM: http://www.unige.ch/medecine/nouspikel/ti99/groms.htm All carts released from Texas Instruments contain at least one GROM chip GROM chips are the storage medium for the GPL programming language developed by TI GROM chips were never available to manufacture outside of TI's control Some interesting devices were made to get around TI's GROM restrictions including: Gram Kracker from Miller's Graphics - http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/gram/gramk.html Pgram: http://www.unige.ch/medecine/nouspikel/ti99/pgram.htm Pgram+: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/peb/pgram.htm 128k Gram Karte: http://www.unige.ch/medecine/nouspikel/ti99/gramkart.htm UberGROM: The UberGROM alows us to build any cartridge that was made for the TI in the past due to it's ability to store 512k of ROM and 128k of GROM in a single board. Designed and built by Tursi, Ksarul and Acadel. Available here: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/PCB-Fetzner-UBERgrom-board-with-49F040-flash-ROM/p/44354004/category=16275020 FinalGROM99 was just released by Ralph Benzinger and supports loading ROM and GROM images from a SD card more info here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260917-the-finalgrom-99/page-10?do=findComment&comment=3802011 and a pre-built cartridge library for the sdcard is here: http://ftp.whtech.com/Cartridges/FinalGROM99/ What is 32k ram expansion and how do I get one? Are bigger memory cards available? The 99/4a came with 16k VDP ram on board, 32k ram expansion gives you additional memory for Extended basic, assembly language programs and GPL programs. It also is required for most of the utilities and fun 3rd party/homebew stuff. Editor Assembler requires 32k ram expansion. The 32k can not be duplicated in multiple cards/expansions so if you want to use another device that provides 32k you must remove or disable the existing 32k device. (this is notable with the nanopeb/cf7 device as they can not easily have their 32k disabled) You can insert a 32k ram card into the Peripheral expansion box, if you have an expansion box. Many were made by TI, Corcomp and others. The 9900 Micro expansion from Corcomp provided 32k and optional disk controller and RS232 ports http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/9900_micro/9900_micro.html TI also produced a 32k sidecar that plugged in the expansion port on the right side of your 99/4a. JediMatt42 designed and released a new 32k sidecar that has a very small footprint and expansion pins for future addons: You can buy a Jedimatt42 sidecar 32k here: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Sidecar-Peripherals-Cases-&-Power-Supplies/c/22255086 There are a couple of projects to add the 32k expansion memory directly to the console http://atariage.com/forums/topic/242260-hardware-project-of-the-calendar-quarter/page-2?do=findComment&comment=3381035 There is a pcboard on oshpark to improve this project: https://oshpark.com/shared_projects/dXyzUBwA http://www.mainbyte.com/ti99/32K16/32k16.html (no longer available to purchase) http://mainbyte.com/ti99/16bit32k/32kconsole.html Also you get 32k ram expansion with the NanoPEB and CF7 sidecars. Yes you can get bigger memory cards such as: Myarc 128k and 512k memory card - These include the 32k expansion ram and use a proprietary method to address/bank in the additional ram. They also include DSR routines to do print buffering, ram disk etc. You can use 100% of this memory in Myarc Extended Basic II which is software that requires this card, a cartridge with ram at 6000 (supercart) and a disk drive to load the program. Foundation 32k/128k memory card - basically the same thing as the Myarc card in fact there's a ROM swap to make it 100% compatible and work with Myarc Extended Basic II (there is also a hack for these to make them 512k) AMS - Asgard Memory System cards were available in 128k-512k sizes. These set the standard for AMS memory and were quite expensive when they first came out. (semi-rare) SAMS - Super AMS supporting up to 1mb of ram. base 32k is included and the rest is only compatible with software that works with AMS http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/peb/sams.html Ksarul SAMS - The latest incarnation of the SAMS with 1mb or 4mb ram capabilities. Currently only the 1mb version is available. Buy the board here and build your own: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Fetzner-1mb-SAMS-board-bare-board-assembly-required/p/65657431/category=16275021or contact Kasrul on atariage to purchase an assembled one. More info/discussion here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/252171-1-meg-super-ams-discussion-thread/ What about the NanoPEB and CF7 sidecars? NanoPEBs are available periodically on ebay and arcadeshopper.com a limited quantity is produced and sold without any regular schedule. The NanoPEB has 32k ram expansion, floppy disk emulation off a proprietorially formatted CF card and a singleDTE 9pin RS232 port. This port is not software compatible with most serial programs (with the exception of TIMXT and the Web Browser software that are programmed for it) serial communication other than that only works with DSR calls (open RS232, etc..) CF7's are also available on Ebay and arcadeshopper.com randomly.. The CF7 had 32k ram expansion, floppy disk emulation the same as the NanoPEB and a single PC Parallel port on a 25 pin connector. This port is not software compatible with programs that do not make DSR calls. Using the PIO device works fine in basic and other utilities that use that DSR. The NanoPEB and CF7 file system on the CF card can only be read and written too using the software on the author's site, TIDIR from Fred Kaal or the java application TIImageTool. http://webpages.charter.net/nanopeb/ http://www.ti99-geek.nl/Projects/ti99dir/ti99dir.html http://www.ninerpedia.org/index.php?title=TIImageTool What is TIPI? TIPI is the TI to Raspberry PI connection. This leverages the cheap storage and internet connectivity of the PI for use on your TI-99/4a computer. In a nutshell, you get an equivalent to a hard disk, floppy drive emulation and internet connection as well as access to peripherals on the PI (such as the mouse, ports etc) The raspberry PI is connected to the TI-99/4a via a sidecar or PEB box TIPI card. The sidecar TIPI card requires the sidecar 32k card with 44pin connector and external power supply to operate, while the PEB card plugs directly into the expansion box. For updated/more info see: http://ti994a.cwfk.net/TIPI.html TIPI (Pronounced tip-ee) A File system and network access device for TI-99/4A TIPI is a device for the TI-99-4A that allows communication between service scripts on a Raspberry PI and the TI-99/4A with DSR support to act as a filesystem, expose TCP and HTTP access through the Raspberry PI, and enable extensible PI services to the TI such as a mouse, or network gaming protocols. TIPI is currently out in the wild, available from ArcadeShopper.com TIPI sudecar prerequisites: 32k sideport with stacking header expansion such as my memory card. Powersupply for sideport 32k card. 32k sideport set to use 'ext' instead of 'ti' power. Suitable separate powersuppply for your Raspberry PI. Your own Raspberry PI (model 3, 3b+ or zeroW supported) SD-card with TIPI SD-Card image flashed PEB version of TIPI is available now! Prerequisites: Suitable separate powersuppply for your Raspberry PI. Your own Raspberry PI (model 3, 3b+ or zeroW supported) SD-card with TIPI SD-Card image flashed TIPI Features: DSR for file READ support: INTERNAL/DISPLAY, FIXED/VARIABLE, PROGRAM, DIRECTORY Write support: INTERNAL/DISPLAY, FIXED/VARIABLE, PROGRAM CATALOG support. Sub-directory support. Native file support: /b99 /bas /xb files can be LOADed or SAVEd as PROGRAM files with automatic transformation to/from ASCII native os files. /txt /a99 /b99 /bas /xb native os ascii files can be OPEN and READ as DISPLAY VARIABLE 80 files. other native os files can be OPEN and READ as DISPLAY FIXED 128 files. Partial long name support CATALOG shows shortened names only Long names and short names supported for file access. DSR devices: TIPI. DSK0. DSK1. DSK2. DSK3. DSK4. DSK. PI. URI1. URI2. URI3. Special files: PI.CLOCK - reading a DISPLAY 24 record returns asctime (time & date as string) PI.STATUS - virtual D/V 80 file with list of network device info on PI. (mac addresses, and ip addresses for each network device ) PI.HTTP://... - GETs an HTTP url and let you access it like a normal file. PI.TCP=hostname:port - open a socket, write opcode supported to write, read to read... PI.STATUS - virtual D/V 80 file with version and network information. PI.CONFIG - virtual D/V 80 file for configuration of TIPI services. PI.UPGRADE - open and close (D/V 80) to trigger upgrade of TIPI services. File name transformation: Devices are mapped to unix filesystem locations: TIPI. - /home/tipi/tipi_disk DSK0. - /home/tipi/tipi_disk ( alias for TIPI. for disk unit 0 support ) DSK1. - /home/tipi/tipi_disk/DSK1 DSK2. - /home/tipi/tipi_disk/DSK2 DSK3. - /home/tipi/tipi_disk/DSK3 DSK4. DSK. - /home/tipi/tipi_disk/ DSK1-4 are managed as symlinks, and can be configured with the TIPICFG program. Raspberry PI transforms TI device-filenames with the following rules: '.' in file or path names become '/' '/' or '\' in file or path names becomes '.' linux filenames with more than 10 characters can be referenced with either the long name, or the short hashed name as listed in the CATALOG there is no shortening support for directory names capitalization is observed ( the host os provides a case sensitive filesystem, as is the TI FS ) Software currently available for the TIPI includes (but not limited too) or more info see http://atariage.com/forums/topic/278913-tipi-enabled-software-listing/ TELNET - native TI telnet application with 80 column color ANSI support (with f18a VDP) also does 40col and 64col modes for 9918a stock TI (32k,TIPI, with internet connection req) CHATTI - native TI chat program that allows people to chat on the internet with other TIPI owners (32k, TIPI and internet connection req) RPS - TI basic program that lets you play rock, paper, scissors with another TIPI owner over the internet (TIPI required) How about the Speech Synthesizer Plug it in and it is available to any program that supports it. Extended basic will only say the words in the included vocabulary in the Extended basic manual. UPPER CASE ONLY if you use lower case it will say "UH OH" for every letter.. Terminal Emulator II will do "text to speech" and say any word spelled in the format documented in the manual. What about the little door on the front? Originally when the synthesizer was designed, it was programmed with about 300 words and phrases (the ones you can get from CALL SAY in Extended BASIC). TI's intention was to sell add-in modules that went into this compartment that would add additional words to the resident vocabulary. TI then figured out how to do unlimited text to speech through software, added that to Terminal Emulator II, and then there was no need for the add-in modules. So none were ever sold and very few of the speech synthesizers even have the connector inside the door for these to plug into. I hear there are a couple lines that aren't passed through the speech synth? (these can be jumpered across the board to resolve) 5v on pin 1 (Jedimatt sidecar32 requires) Sound through (SID99 requires) What is this Peripheral Expansion Box you speak of? TI released two versions of the PEB (Peripheral Expansion Box) one with the 99/4 and one with the 99/4a. There was a beige colored box in advertisements for the QI models but it was never released to the public. Great write up with photos here: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/peb/perf_box.html Many cards were made available for the PEB including Memory expansion, RAMdisks, CPM coprocessor boards, Pcode Pascal system, Western Digital Hard disk Controller interfaces, SCSI controller, IDE controller, Video controller, Floppy disk controllers, SID99, Speech synth adapter (to hide the speech board in the PEB) and much more. http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/peb/ti_cards.html http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/peb/3rd_cards.html http://www.dsapsc.com/what-is-sid.html http://www.s-n-u-g.de/home/index_e.php https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Peripheral-Expansion-Box-boards/c/16275021/offset=0&sort=nameAsc Can I hook up a PC keyboard to my TI? USB: http://ti994a.cwfk.net/TiUsbKeys.html - boards and assembled units are available here: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Keyboards-and-adapters/c/23836460 PS/2: http://www.harmlesslion.com/cgi-bin/showprog.cgi?search=adapter Rave99 (no longer made..) http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/rave/keyboard.html What Joysticks and controllers are available for my TI? TI Handheld controllers are very common in the black plastic model. Less common in the beige color. These are nicknamed "hand wreckers" as they use a poorly designed lever and membrane method with foam pads under the membrane that go bad over time. Atari compatible joysticks can be used using an adapter, there were various models made from Wico and other manufacturers. A compact "Atari" joystick adapter is available here: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/Joysticks-and-adapters/c/21773047/offset=0&sort=nameAsc Make your own: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/cables/joystick.html Wico made a very nice Trackball: http://www.atariage.com/forums/gallery_ips/gallery/album_1249/gallery_35324_1249_250202.jpg they are available on Ebay now and then Milton Bradley released a MBX expansion system for the TI in 1983 that contained an enhanced speech synth, speech recognition, a "touchpad" interface and enhanced controllers: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/mbx/mbx.html Mechatronics made a TI mouse that was basically a generic xy mouse with TI drivers and a 5v power supply, there is also a DSR for TI-artist Asgard software had a serial mouse driver. <if someone has a link lmk> Here's another serial mouse driver: http://www.stuartconner.me.uk/ti/ti.htm#connecting_serial_mouse SuperSketch was available for the TI and had it's own paint program built in. Also a TI-artist DSR was available. These were difficult to use due to the linear axis of the system. http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/super_sketch.html Can I hook up a modem to my TI? To hook up a modem you need a RS232 serial port with a PEB and a RS232 card with a NanoPEB with a UberGROM board with the serial interface) What is the pinout of the TI RS232 serial port? Here is the manual: ftp://ftp.whtech.com/datasheets%20and%20manuals/Hardware/Texas%20Instruments/PHP1220%20RS232%20Card/ti%20rs232%20card%20manual.pdf 1 Ground 2 RXD 3 TXD 5 CTS 6 DSR 7 Ground 8 DCD 20 DTR What is the pinout of the NanoPEB? Manuals are available here: http://webpages.charter.net/nanopeb/ 2 RXD 3 TXD 4 DTR 5 Ground 7 RTS 8 CTS What Terminal Software is there for the TI Terminal Emulator II is a cartridge that will allow you to connect to RS232/1 or 2 at 110 and 300 baud. This software has it's own "terminal protocol" that allowed for changing character definitions and other cool stuff. Runs on a stock console without memory expansion. FastTerm was a popular terminal program that gave you basic terminal functions and xmodem transfers. 32k and disk system required. Telco is the most full featured terminal program for the TI, it included multiple terminal (including ANSI but no color) and transfer protocols, phone book and auto dialer and many other features. 32k and disk system required Term80 allowed you to have an 80 column terminal on your 99/4a with the stock VDP, hard to read but amazing! 32k and disk system required Mass Transfer was a terminal program that worked well to send multiple files between computers. 32k and disk system required (included in XB27 suite) TIMXT is the latest terminal released allowing for up to 38000 baud full color ANSI terminal on a NanoPEB or TI rs232 card and 80 column text with the F18a VDP. 32k, rom load or disk system and F18a required. http://atariage.com/forums/topic/265573-timxt-terminal-emulator-dev/?do=findComment&comment=3761846 Can I hook up a printer to my TI? Sure with the following cards/addons you can hook up a printer. TI RS232 card has two serial ports and one parallel port. You can order a TI parallel cable here: http://www.cabledepot.com/05MCOlderTI.html NanoPEB has a single serial port that is the same as a PC serial port. 9 pin CF7 has a single parallel port that is the same as a PC parallel port 25 pin There was a cartridge based program that included a cartridge based parallel port, these are relatively rare. If you don't have a printer, you can use the program TI PRINT from Fred Kaal to use your PC's printer with your TI. You just need a serial port (same as the HDX set up) and this software: www.ti99-geek.nl/Projects/ti99print/ti99print.html Disk drives? TI made a stand alone disk controller and a PEB card that supported up to DS/SD diskettes. There is an 80 track modification available from hummingbird eproms to add 80 track drives to this controller. Corcomp made a PEB disk controller and a sidecar "9900 Micro" that supported up to DS/DD diskettes. http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/9900_micro/9900_micro.html Myarc made a PEB disk controller that supported up to DS/DD diskettes. Myarc also made a HFDC (hard, floppy disk controller) for the PEB that will support up to 80 track DS/DD disks on a 4/a and fully format 1.44mb HD disks on a Geneve (with the appropriate drive). Hard drives? TIPI provides a hierarchical file system (essentially a hard disk as far as the TI is concerned) for more information see the TIPI description above or http://ti994a.cwfk.net/TIPI.html Myarc produced a Winchester Personality Card that allowed you to connect a WDS-100 SASI controller to your TI and then some MFM hard drives to the controller. This supported up to two 20meg drives. There are only three I know of in collectors hands.. Good luck on finding one! Myarc produced a HFDC controller that in addition to disk drives supported up to 2 MFM hard drives as well, I have a 40mb one on my Geneve, not sure the max limit.. (rare) S.N.U.G produced an excellent SCSI controller card that is compatible with the TI and Geneve. These are difficult and expensive to find for sale. http://www.s-n-u-g.de/home/index_e.php WHSCSI card (Western Horizon SCSI card) Handles 7 SCSI drives and with a HP SCSI port splitter box could handle 6 more SCSI drives for a total of 13 SCSI drives (rare) Therry designed a IDE controller for the 99/4a and some have been built as part of a group project among TI enthusiasts. These are not currently in production. but are open source you can build your own Disk emulators? The Lotherek disk drive emulator works with the TI with any controller The Gotek USB based disk drive emulator works with the TI with the optional firmware upgrade and any controller Yep those are here too: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/GOTEK-usb-floppy-disk-emulator-numeric-display-TI-99-4A-Compatible-firmware-installed-BEIGE/p/86757911/category=12497083 TIPI emulates disk access via DSK1-3 pointers on the tipi_disk for more information see TIPI description above or http://ti994a.cwfk.net/TIPI.html The CF7 and NanoPEB have disk drive emulators built in using CF card for storage http://webpages.charter.net/nanopeb/ RAM Disks? Corcomp's 128k and 512k memory cards are basically only usable as RAMDISK these had no battery backup so power off=blank Myarc's 128k and 512k memory cards contain a DSR routine for RAMDISK, these had no battery backup etc.. Horizion RAMDISK is a dedicated ramdisk of battery-backed memory. It will survive a reboot/power down as long as your batteries are good. Various sizes were released getting bigger as ram prices dropped. Can I transfer files from my PC to my TI? Cartridge ROM/GROM: FlashROM99 can run up to 32k ROM files from a fat32 formatted SDcard that you can load rom images on your PC.THIS IS FOR ROM BINARY IMAGES ONLY, NOT DISK FILES. FinalGROM99 can run up to 1mb ROM files and additionally GROM files from SDcard that you can load these images on your PC. THIS IS FOR ROM AND GROM BINARY IMAGES ONLY NOT DISK FILES. DISK files: TIPI can be accessed from your PC on it's built in SAMBA/Windows file share as TIPI it also can be accessed by it's internal webserver at http://tipi:9900 and files can be uploaded to the TIPI disk folder from this interface. Ti99Hdx is a PC program which is capable to communicate with a TI99/4A or Geneve computer via a serial connection (TI RS232/2 interface or own build) or a parallel connection (Cf7a+ interface). or UBERGrom Modified TI RS232 card (Must be TI brand, no 3rd party cards) using the HDX daughter-board (sold here: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/RS232-mods-cables/c/16275022/offset=0&sort=nameAsc ) and a straight-through serial cable hooked to TI RS232/2 (splitters for rs232 also sold there) Standard TI or Corcomp serial card using HDXS software that is downloadable here: http://www.ti99-geek.nl/Projects/ti99hdx/ti99hdx_ti_std_rs232.html (also this tool is included in XB27 suite cartridge) and a straight through serial cable hooked to TI RS232/1 I wrote up a detailed walkthrough here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/248292-pc-to-ti-transfers-with-stock-rs232nanopeb-and-hdx-server/page-1 NanoPEB sidecar serial port, with a NULL modem cable http://www.ti99-geek.nl/Projects/ti99hdx/ti99hdx_nanopeb.html UberGROM cartridge board with a serial device and cable. http://www.ti99-geek.nl/Projects/ti99hdx/ti99hdx_ubergrom.html TI,Corcomp,Myarc RS232, terminal software on both sides and a PC with serial port. Straight through cable. MagicFM - Magic file manager will allow you to use the above serial set up and copy files to/from the TI using your PC's terminal program: https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/?page_id=11#!/MagicFM-diskette/p/47916395/category=15846005 If your PC has a compatible disk controller and drive you can read/write disks with this tool: ftp://ftp.whtech.com/pc%20utilities/TI99-PC%203.2.1.%20Password%20'TI99'.rar A web browser? seriously? Yes, it has a subset of html that works with the TI, there are a few pages out there http://atariage.com/forums/topic/231274-stuarts-ti-994a-internet-web-browser/ for more info you will need a rs232 card or NanoPEB and a lantronics uds device. My TI isn't working right! help! Keyboard issues The keyboard is connected directly to the TI motherboard with a pin connector. This can become loose/dirty and may need cleaning/reseating. There is no logic within the keyboard is is merely shorting the keyboard lines when you hit the keys. If your cable is damaged there are replacements available at http://www.arcadeshopper.com/under hardware/cables Alpha Lock issue: With the alpha lock key on you are unable to use the up direction with the joysticks. Release alpha lock to play games OR do this fix: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/console/alpha_lock.html What keyboard do I have? There were at least 5 manufacturers of keyboards for the 99/4a. http://mainbyte.com/ti99/keyboard/keyboard.html has good pictures/info/schematic. Mitsumi: These keyboards do not have any solder points except for the alpha-lock key connection and the ribbon cable. These keyboards have a membrane under the keys that tends to go bad with age and can sometimes be revived by separating the layers (CAREFULLY) https://atariage.com/forums/topic/256662-repairing-a-mitsumi-keyboard/ Alps and others: These keyboards have solder points on the back of the PCBoard these keyboards sometimes have dirt/corrosion in the switches that can be cleaned with contact cleaner or alcohol. Console just BEEPS The start up routine of a 99/4a initializes the sound chip with a tone and then the rom boot routine shuts off the tone.. If it just beeps either there is a bad connection to a peripheral OR a board level issue that is causing the startup routine to "lock". Check all socketed chips for good connection/corrosion etc and reseat. Scrambled/Garbled screen graphics/text 80% of the time this is VDP ram and it will need to be replaced. Here is a great page on how to determine what RAM chip is bad: http://www.ninerpedia.org/index.php?title=Troubleshooting VDP Ram is soldered into the motherboard and will need to be desoldered and replaced (suggest it is replaced with sockets and new ram inserted into the socket) this ram is TMS4116 static ram. Located in number 6 in this photo: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/hardware/big_mother2.jpg The F18A VGA VDP replacement contains it's own VDP ram so replacing the TMS9918a VDP in your 4/a with a F18A will also replace bad memory without having to solder.. On NTSC/USA machines TMS9918a VDP is the hottest component on the motherboard and this tends to end it's life prematurely. Daily use consoles tend to have the VDP fry sooner or later. This chip is socketed so it is relatively easy to replace. It is covered with heatsync compound and there is a metal slug that sits on top of it under the RF shield on a original 4/a. On a QI model there is a metal heat-sync clipped to the 9918a. Cartridges don't work or don't work reliably. The TI cartridge port is the most used part of a console. It tends to get dirty and gummed up. Info here on cleaning carts and the port: http://mainbyte.com/ti99/minimem/cart_fix.html Replacement cartridge port boards are available on ebay and from vendors. wip - will add more soon!
  7. Looking to unload my duplicate TI-99/4A cartridges. Most are cartridge-only but I have a good number of manuals, too, and also have four box + tray sets and two additional boxes (without trays), so we can put together complete in box (CIB) sets of your choosing, based on supply of manuals and such, just let me know what you're looking for. Also have some manuals without their corresponding carts that I'd be happy to sell, including manuals for Buck Rogers, Defender, and Zero Zap (modern style), among others. Note that Atarisoft carts are listed separately below the "first party" TI cart list. A-MAZE-ING (beige cart, red label) A-MAZE-ING (black cart, black label) The Attack (black cart, black label) Blackjack and Poker (black cart, black label) Blasto (black cart, red label) Blasto (black cart, black label) x 2 Car Wars (black cart, black label) x 3 Chisholm Trail (black cart, black label) x 2 Congo Bongo (beige cart, red label) Home Financial Decisions (black cart, black label) Home Financial Decisions (black cart, purple label) Jawbreaker II (beige cart, red label) Microsurgeon (beige cart, red label) Moonsweeper (beige cart, red label) Munchman (black cart, red label) x 2 Parsec (black cart, purple label) x 2 Popeye (missing label) Speech Editor (black cart, black label) TI Invaders (black cart, red label) TI Invaders (black cart, black label) Tombstone City (black cart, black label) Video Chess (black cart, black label) x 2 Dig Dug Donkey Kong Pac-Man Picnic Paranoia Shamus I would be happy to provide pictures and prices via PM. The more cartridges you buy, the greater the discount. Guaranteed to be lower than eBay. Also don't hesitate to reach out with interest in manuals, as I mentioned I have several. Thanks!
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TI-CHAT TAGs: LISTS PDF TI-99 TI-99/4A Resources Doom Adventure Games Hardware Software Texas Instruments Toxic Instruments //\\ //\/ / /\\ / \ / \ /\/ \ / \ / \ //\ \ / \ /\/\ /\ /\ \ /\ /\ /\\/\ /\/\ /\ /\/ \/ \\/\/\/\/\\ /\ ///\ / / \ \ ** NEWS-TICKER (at a glance) ** Latest Changelog / / \ \ * 2019-11-30 11/30/19 - Repair / / * 2018-06-20 06/20/18 - RS232/HDX/XFER-related (full list) \ \ * 2018-06-20 06/20/18 - Software (almost): Walid Maalouli / / * 2018-04-29 04/29/18 - TI related HTML-Links \ \ * 2018-03-17 03/17/18 - Formorall Applied Electronics Inc. \ \ * 2018-02-20 02/20/18 - Mouse related / / * 2018-02-16 02/16/18 - NON-PHM Cartridges \ \ * 2018-02-12 02/12/18 - Page Pro & Related / / * 2018-02-12 02/12/18 - Artist & Related / / * 2018-02-06 02/06/18 - Floppy Formats \ \ * 2017-12-25 12/25/17 - HERE (PDF) some infos on this DB/XLS / / * 2016-09-16 09/16/16 - TI-99 related Books \ \ * 2016-09-16 09/16/16 - Manuals / / * 2016-09-16 09/16/16 - Techs Docs \ \ * 2016-09-16 09/16/16 - ALL paper work / / * 2016-09-16 09/16/16 - FORTH \ \ * ****************** / / * 2016-06-27 06/27/16 - Floppy-Controller \ \ * 2016-06-18 06/18/16 - TI-99 compatible floppy +++ \ \ * 2016-06-27 06/27/16 - Harddisk-Controller / / * 2016-05-27 05/27/16 - Scott Adams/Adventure international \ \ * 2016-05-10 05/10/16 - AMS, SAMS & related / / * 2016-04-25 04/16/16 - Gilliland/Kazmer/Notung \ \ * 2016-03-25 03/25/16 - I.E.C. Parts & Cables / / * 2016-03-18 03/03/16 - EU-Cartridges (EU-only) \ \ * 2016-02-28 02/28/16 - Emulators&Tools / / * 2016-02-01 02/01/16 - system-99 user-group (snug) / / * 2016-01-27 01/27/16 - Ti PEBs \ \ * 2016-01-12 01/12/16 - Ti CC-40 / / * 2016-01-05 01/05/16 - FULL Cartridge list \ \ * 2016-01-03 01/03/16 - Ti-Basic-Proggies / / * 2015-12-31 12/31/15 - The Millenium List / / * 2015-12-18 12/18/15 - SIDEPORT-Devices \ \ * 2015-12-07 12/07/15 - IO-XFER-HDX-related-NO-EMUs.pdf / / * 2015-12-07 12/07/15 - XFER/HDX-related topic (w/ all 3 PDFs) / / * 2015-11-28 11/28/15 - TI-99/8-Beta-List \ \ * 2015-11-26 11/26/15 - AA:SSGC-List 2010 \ \ / / V PLEASE FIND ALL LISTS HERE BELOW: >>:0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CARTRIDGES 05.01.2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-CARTRIDGES-v1.14.pdf [+87] TI-99-4A-CARTRIDGES-PHMs-v1.15c-sort-PHMnr.pdf [+0] TI-99-4A-CARTRIDGES-NON-PHMs-v1.00-beta.pdf [+0] . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SUPER-CARTS 14.11.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-CARTs-SUPER-v1.11.pdf [+21] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CARTRIDGES US+LOCALIZED 18.03.2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-CARTs-EU+US-v1.14.pdf [+57] TI-99-4A-CARTs-EU-only-v1.14.pdf [+0] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - EPROMs´n´BINs 17.10.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-ROMs-n-EPROMS-v1.02-beta.pdf [1] TI-99-4A-ROMs-n-BIN-FILES-v1.02-beta.pdf [1] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MANUFACTURER´s & PRODUCTS SECTION 16.04.2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ROMOX: TI-99-4A-MANU-ROMOX-v1.00-beta.pdf [+0] S.FORESMAN: TI-99-4A-MANU-FORESMAN-v1.00-beta.pdf [+0] SNUG (Germany): TI-99-4A-MANU-SNUG-v1.00.pdf [+0] IEC Parts&Cables: TI-99-4A-MANU-IEC-Parts-v1.00.pdf [+0] Gilliland, Kazmer, Notung: TI-99-4A-MANU-Gilliland-Kazmer-Notung-v1.03.pdf [+0] RAG, Ron A. Green TI-99-4A-MANU-RAG-Ron-A.-Green-v1.00-beta.pdf [+0] Artist & Related TI-99-4A-SW-ARTIST&Related-v1.00-beta.pdf [+0] Page Pro & Related TI-99-4A-SW-Page-Pro&Related-v1.00-beta.pdf [+0] Formorall Inc. TI-99-4A-MANU-Formorall-Inc.-v1.00.pdf [+0] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DEVELOPER´s SECTION 16.11.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-DVLP-BETORI-v1.02.pdf [+1] [+1] TI-99-4A-SW-FORTH-v1.03c.pdf [16] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ADVENTURE-GAMES (with & w/o the Adventure-Cartridge) 20.09.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-SW-GAMES-ADVENTURE-CART-V1.11.pdf [20] TI-99-4A-SW-GAMES-ADVENTURE-Stand-Alone-V1.11.pdf [1] TI-99-4A-SW-SCOTT-ADAMS-v1.00-beta.pdf [0] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DOOM-GAMES (requiring the Doom-cartridge) 20.09.2015 - 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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - STAINLESS Software (Stephen Shaw) 23.08.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Important: please find the FULL infos here: http://shawweb.myzen.co.uk/stephen TI-99-4A-SW-STAINLESS-v1.03.pdf [14] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - EDUCATIONAL (all categories) 19.09.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-EDUCATION-ALL-v1.10.pdf [9] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DOKU, PAPERS, BOOKS, LINKS 02.03.2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-DOKU-BOOKS-v1.06a--347.pdf [31] TI-99-DOKU-MANUALS-v1.06a--100.pdf [17] TI-99-DOKU-TECH-DOCs-v1.06a--21.pdf [13] TI-99-DOKU-ALL-PAPERS-v1.06a--470.pdf [15] TI-99-DOKU-LINKS-v1.02b-beta.pdf [10] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CONSOLE - TYPES (ALL CPUs) 19.09.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-CONSOLES-v1.10-ALL-CPUs.pdf [19] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - GENEVE 9640 & PARTS 28.12.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-GENEVE-9640-v1.14-beta.pdf [+31] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - POWERSUPPLIES 26.10.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CONSOLE: TI-99-4x-PowerSupplies-v1.12.pdf [10] OTHERS: TI-99-4x-PowerSupplies-OTHERs-v1.15.JPG.pdf [0] PICTURES: [15] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PEB-CARDs 27.06.2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-PEB-CARDS-v1.10.pdf [27] TI-99-4A-HW-SW-SAMS-v1.02-beta.pdf [+14] TI-99-4A-FLOPPY-CONTROLLER-v1.00.pdf [0] TI-99-4A-HDD-CONTROLLER-v1.00.pdf [+0] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - SIDEPORT-DEVICES 18.12.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Cartridges only: TI-99-4A-HW-SIDEPORT-CARTRIDGES-v1.11.pdf [+0] Other devices: TI-99-4A-HW-SIDEPORT-DEVICES-v1.11.pdf [+28] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - F18A - 80 Column & Enhanced Graphics Supported Programs 19.09.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - please refer to Omegas thread, there is all desired info: F18A - 80 Column & Enhanced Graphics Supported Programs 51.71KB 41 downloads - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - RS232&PIO-DEVICES w/o printers 16.11.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-IO-DEVs-RS232&PIO-V1.01-beta.pdf [+1] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - HID - HUMAN INPUT DEVICES 23.09.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-HID-HumanInputDevices-v1.10-BETA.pdf [1] TI-99-4A-HW-HID-MOUSE-v1.00-beta.pdf [0] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FLOPPY-DRIVES 18.06.2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - please see the right column for PEB-compability: 1 or 2 drives in PEB=OK 1=1 drive OK, 2 maybe (due to drive-power) E=Ext 80=FDC-MOD needed N=non-TI all TI-99 compatible drives (main list): TI-99-4A-FLOPPIES-TI-99-v1.10-ALL-TI-99.pdf [+62] only 1 in PEB / PeriBox: TI-99-4A-FLOPPIES-Only-1-inPEB-v1.10.pdf [+39] 80-track / MOD needed: TI-99-4A-FLOPPIES-80TRACK-wMOD-TI-v1.10.pdf [+31] "all" vintage floppy drives: TI-99-4A-FLOPPIES-TI-99-v1.10-ALL.pdf [+0] I am Legend: (please ask for manuals, I have many of them) Many thanks to Louis Guion & Glen Fredricks, their lists were the basic for me in 2015, and inspirated me to do more work on the lists, from the today´s point of view. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - FLOPPY - FORMATS (BETA) 06.02.2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A_KB-FLOPPY-FORMATS-v1.10.pdf [+52] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - EMULATORs & TOOLs (BETA) 29.02.2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-EMU-and-TOOLs-v2.05b.pdf [+65] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - PRINTERS 31.10.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - TI-99-4A-PRINTERs-v1.11.pdf [+24] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DEVICES USING C R U s 19.09.2015 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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  9. I posted a scan of a photocopy of the SDS Programmers Guide in the Development Resources sticky, but it was suggested I start a new thread, so here it is. I have some other stuff, SDSMAC source listings, additional documentation, etc. to put here, too. Coming soon. Anyone else have anything relevant, please post away. The SDS consists of a GPL assembler, linker, simulator, and debugger running under DX10 on a TI 990 mini, typically a /10. TI BASIC programs can be converted to GROM format to run on the simulator. [edit] Anyone has a copy of the SDS software or even a running system, or knows where such might be, please post here, message me, or email [email protected] Thanks! jbdigriz HCM_SDS.pdf
  10. I've got a spare Treasure Island for the TI-99/4A, complete in box with cartridge and manual. Cart is fully cleaned and tested and works great. Asking $25 shipped. This is one of the harder to find "first party" games for the TI, as it only had a limited run towards the end of the computer system's lifespan. The graphics are great and it's a lot of fun! Please see pictures for exact condition of all items. Manual has the item number cut out on the back right, as is commonly seen with TI manuals due to their giving out freebies for X number of games purchased. The box's plastic is broken a bit on the sides where the seal was originally broken. It says "Saturday Night Bingo" on the sticker on the back of the box. Will ship via USPS in a carefully packed box. Please send me a PM with any q's or to purchase.
  11. Just acquired a TI-99/4A and I'm in the market for some games. No need for CIB but I like to pair my games with manuals. Below is a list of what I already have, so compare that to what you're willing to part with and shoot me a note if you think we can do business together. Thanks! Here is what I already have: 4A Flyer cart + manual Addition and Subtraction 1 cart + manual Alpiner cart + manual A-Maze-ing cart + manual Ambulance cart + manual Ant Eater CIB (manual = back of box) The Attack cart + manual Beginning Grammar cart + manual Bigfoot cart + manual Blackjack and Poker cart + manual Blasto cart + manual Buck Rogers CIB Burgertime CIB Car Wars cart + manual Centipede cart + manual Chisholm Trail cart + manual Congo Bongo cart + manual Connect Four cart + manual Defender cart + manual Dig Dug cart + manual Donkey Kong cart + manual Driving Demon CIB (manual = back of box) Early Learning Fun cart + manual Espial CIB Fathom cart + manual Football cart + manual Frogger cart + manual Hangman cart + manual Henhouse cart (need manual!) Hen Pecked NIB Honey Hunt cart + manual + overlay Hopper CIB Hunt the Wumpus cart + manual Hustle cart + manual Indoor Soccer CIB Jawbreaker II cart + manual Jungle Hunt cart + manual M.A.S.H. cart + manual Meteor Belt cart + manual Micro Pinball cart + manual Microsurgeon CIB Midnite Mason cart + manual Mind Challengers cart + manual Miner 2049er cart (need manual!) Moon Mine CIB Moon Patrol cart + manual Moonsweeper cart + manual Ms. Pac-Man CIB Munch Man cart + manual Munch Man II cart + manual Munch Mobile cart + manual Othello cart + manual Pac-Man cart + manual Parsec cart + manual Picnic Paranoia CIB Popeye CIB Princess and Frog CIB (manual = back of box) Protector II CIB Q*bert CIB Rabbit Trail cart + manual Return to Pirate's Isle cart + manual Rotor Raiders NIB Sewermania cart + manual Shamus cart + manual Slymoids cart + manual Sneggit cart + manual Soundtrack Trolley cart + manual Space Bandits cart + manual Star Trek cart + manual St. Nick cart (need box, since back of box = manual) Strike Three! cart (need manual!) Super Demon Attack CIB Superfly cart + manual TI Invaders cart + manual Tombstone City cart + manual Treasure Island CIB Video Chess cart + manual Video Games 1 CIB (original TI-99/4 gatefold style) Yahtzee CIB (original TI-99/4 gatefold style) Zero Zap cart + manual
  12. Hi, I am trying to fetch *all* dates of former meetings, to sort the pics I´ve gathered together. If you know about more dates, please let me know, so I can create empty folders, as a first step. And maybe just have some place here, to post old pictures... or send them to me via PM, and if not wanted to publish here, or if HiRes, just send them to [email protected] thx PS: Here are the dates I know about, and wether they were INTernational,REGional, or whatever. Pls see the foldernames. "empty" means, I know the date, but have no pics.
  13. Has the COVID-19 pandemic allowed you to spend more time on TI-99/4A activities?
  14. Here we've got a TI-99/4A computer in its original box. Everything has been fully tested and works great, except where noted below. Please see provided pictures for exact condition of all items. Here's everything you get: TI-99/4A original black and silver model with box. All keys work. Fully play-tested with multiple games. Cosmetic issues include some scratches and the brushed aluminum top casing is coming up a bit on the front left side. The original box is worn. Joysticks - A pair of dual original TI joysticks are included but don't recommend using them. One of them is missing the stick part (but fire works!) and the other joystick works, but the "up" direction requires a little extra effort. It'll work in a pinch for one-player games, but I recommend purchasing an Atari joystick adapter ($10-15, my favorite is this one, which is also on eBay for slightly more $. That adapter can also be beautifully paired with this 3D case, if you're so inclined) so that you can use Atari-compatible joysticks of your choosing. Another great option is @RetroGameBoyz's TI gamepad. It works for single player only, or you can buy one of his Atari pads and use them with the aforementioned Atari adapter. The joystick port has been further tested with my personal TI joysticks and everything worked perfectly. Original OEM power supply - works as it should. Lots of manuals - User's Reference Guide, Beginner's Basic, Read this First, Teach Yourself Basic cassette manual, TI joysticks manual, and a TexNet flyer. Keyboard "strips" x 2 which you can write on for keyboard shortcuts (no strip holder, however, but the strips still sit on the computer fairly effectively). Miscellaneous - an untested OEM cassette player cable, in case you opt to get a cassette deck down the road, along with untested Teach Yourself Basic on cassette (two tapes). If you can't tell by now, I don't have a cassette deck/"TI Program Recorder" to test this cassette stuff with. Original OEM RF modulator does not seem to work but it is included for completeness. The good news is that composite monitor cables are readily available on eBay and are better than RF, anyway. I've always had success with Atari monitor cables. I just don't have a spare at the moment. I'm asking $50 plus shipping but I can be flexible if need be. Looking for some TI games, too? I have a bunch of extras. A full list is available here. Shoot me a PM and we can come up with a great discounted deal for you as part of a larger bundle with this computer. Let's put something together for you to get your TI-on!
  15. . Hi Folks, we have a date in Germany Pls find more infos on www.errorfree.de thx .
  16. On 03/10/2016 this entry was temporarily unlocked to perform maintenance after the AtariAge update. 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. 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. I got my first-ever TI-99/4A last fall and have been enjoying it immensely. That said, since I have it in use all the time, I don't have any need for the AWESOME travel case that it came in. I have no idea of the history of this item, other than that the foam cutouts are clearly made for the TI-99/4A and its components. Here are some pics. Since it appears to be a unique item, I have no idea what to ask for it, so let's give "best offer" a try and go from there. Any q's and to make an offer, please shoot me a PM. Please note that these pictures are for display purposes only and you would only be purchasing the case itself with the padding - no TI-99/4A computer or accessories. Thanks!
  18. Looking for the original cartridge and manual of Munch Man II for TI-99/4A. If someone is willing to sell a spare or their own copy that they're tired of, please shoot me a PM. Thanks! Just got this cart + manual in a lot, so no need for this anymore. Woo!
  19. Here we have a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A Home Computer Bundle. The computer has been lightly cleaned and fully tested and works great! Don't roll the dice on an untested unit when you can purchase this fantastic starter bundle with confidence! Includes everything you need to get your retro gaming on as soon as the package arrives at your doorstep. Here's everything you get: TI-99/4A Computer (original black/silver model; 1983 production date) TI Speech Synthesizer TI Power Supply TI RF Modulator (even includes a push-on F-type balun for more modern TVs) TI Dual Joysticks Original Box with Styrofoam Insert Five (5) Complete in Box Games: Parsec, Munch Man, Tombstone City: 21st Century, Car Wars and Zero Zap - all tested Several Manuals/Reference Guides: User's Reference Guide w/Addendum, Beginner's BASIC, Read This First w/Addendum, BASIC Reference Card, Wired Remote Controllers and Video Modulator manuals, TI-99/4A Owner/User Information Card,TexNet Information Services pamphlet and TI Computer Advantage Club flyer During testing, one joystick worked as it should and the other only worked in the "left" and "down" directions. Considering the stock joysticks aren't very good, anyway, it is recommended that you purchase an Atari joystick adapter and use your favorite Atari-compatible joysticks instead. While the RF modulator works, it is recommended that you upgrade to a composite AV cable. Such cables are pretty inexpensive and readily available. As evidenced by the close-up picture, the cord of the modulator that plugs into the computer is starting to fray a bit. The keyboard strip, while present, is just sitting in position, as a strip holder is not affixed to this computer. The computer box has seen better days but still holds its shape fairly well. As seen in one of the pictures, a prior owner cut out the bottom end of each of the five game boxes, most likely for easy access. "Zero Zap" is handwritten on the side of the Zero Zap box; "Hangman" is handwritten on the side of the Tombstone City box. While several minor flaws have been identified, please see pictures for exact condition of all items. Asking $110 plus shipping OBO. Will ship in a carefully packed box via USPS Priority Mail. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures. ***Cross-posted on eBay***
  20. Just a few things I'd like to get out of the way. Thanks for looking. 🙂 Lot of 3 Nintendo Carts: Power Puff (GBC); Home On The Range & Backyard Baseball (GBA) $5 shipped 4 Vintage Mac software CD's includes You Don't Know Jack & Scrabble $5 shipped Jaguar TV Game Switch $5 shipped Atari Action Pack 2 CD and disks vintage Mac $5 shipped Simpsons Cartoon Studio vintage Mac $5 shipped Casino for vintage Mac SEALED $6.80 shipped Lot of Apple II games: Zork I, Type Attack, Where in the World, Magazine disk SOLD Box Only for Atari Jaguar Dino Dudes $5 shipped SOLD Manual for TI-99/4A RS-232 PEB card $3 shipped SOLD
  21. Here's a little device I bought on ebay. Got it out of curiosity really. Costed me 40 EUR including shipping in Germany. It's a centronics interface that plugs into the sideport. Basically what interested me most is what DSR is included. Appears to have costed 299 german mark back then. That is according to the "Kaufhof" label that is still on the original box. Probably boils down to 300 EUR nowadays. I scanned the device using my own DSR scan program, but nothing shows up. So either the device is broken or it needs power from an external source (the centronics interface?) Anyone else seen such a device before? At least it's new to me. Centronics would be matrix printer style right?
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    Texas Instruments TI-99/4a.

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  23. 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!
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