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TI99/4A find at a thrift shoppe

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I'll just show you guys in an upload to youtube.

 

 

 

I would fancy myself a TI99 noob with NO experience with the beast.

 

I'd be tempted to offer a trade if someone were to PM me an offer.

 

I'd personally LOVE to find me a Tandy CoCo2 somewheres =)

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shubibinman, that was an epic find. I loved that video. There's some excellent games in that lot.

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Lucky find! There are many really excellent games for the TI99/4A. Parsec, Donkey Kong, Shamus, and Hunt the Wumpus come to mind. All the Atari games were really good. Some were even better than what Atari did for the 400/800.

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I'd personally LOVE to find me a Tandy CoCo2 somewheres =)

Look for one labeled Tandy rather than Radio Shack and manufactured in Korea.

That's the later model with true lower case characters if you poke to a certain address.

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shubibinman, that was an epic find. I loved that video. There's some excellent games in that lot.

 

O_O Hey man small world!! Thanks again CoCoLeaf !! ;)

 

I still need to get some TV hookups to get the beast rolling!

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Our favorites were Parsec, Alpiner, Chisholm Trail, Tombstone City and Munchman. You have quite a few goodies there for sure.

 

Would you be interested in parting with one of your Extended Basics? Maybe some of your other doubles? Shoot me a PM if you are.

 

Steve

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That was indeed a great find. You've got some rare carts in that bunch too. I am extremely envious. The obsessive collector in my wants to get those off you but the "nice guy" part suggests that you keep everything and have a blast with it. The TI is a great system and can be extremely fun.

Getting A/V cables is quite easy. Here's where I've got mine and it's only $5:

 

http://www.8bitclassics.com/TI-99/Peripherals/5-Pin-DIN-to-RCA-AV-Cable-6-Ft-New.html

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TurboStar,

 

I STRONGLY recommend trying out the TI before you get rid of it. The TI is an excellent gaming system and has some outstanding titles. Q*Bert, Donkey Kong, Popeye, Parsec, TI Invaders (best SI clone ever!), Munchman, and many others! Carts aren't expensive either so getting a cool collection won't take long.

 

Long live the TI! :)

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Got the TV AV cables at MGC yesterday!!

 

Gonna try it out tomorrow and work on getting more video's of gameplay up soon (hopefully)!!

 

:) thanks for the heads up!!

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Got the TV AV cables at MGC yesterday!!

 

Gonna try it out tomorrow and work on getting more video's of gameplay up soon (hopefully)!!

 

:) thanks for the heads up!!

 

Excellent. Can't wait to see some gameplay vids :D

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Coming in late to this thread but that is a great find! I just got a TI-99/4A myself and some of the games are quite fun. What a score for 20 bucks!

 

My only issue is that I don't have a console where all the keys work. Were these keyboards prone to failure? Is there an easy way to repair them?

 

I now have three systems (trying to find one that works 100%) and on one of them ONLY the "0" key works, on another about half the keys work and the third all keys work except "8" and "K" (so close).

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