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Don't discard context when you're reading ;)

 

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Yes of course. Ok.

 

Diagonals work in things like A-Maze-Ing and the Diagnostics cart. Both with keyboard and usb gamepad. So the emulation is ok. And PARSEC is the issue.

 

Sorry about the dust-up. It's been decades since I even seen a real Ti-99/4A. Additionally I remember when emulators barely got their target CPU going, with no sound and no controller inputs/simulation. It was so common to instantly have to test on real hardware and doubt the emu. In the mid-1990's..

 

So here it seems Parsec is at fault. I guess BITD we thought nothing of it..

 

Carry on!

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15 hours ago, Tursi said:

Yes, though the old speech code was MAME's too! I never had enough interest in the hardware to do it myself.

Means Michael Zapf finally has a credit in Classic99. ;)

Not without a bit of pride. ;-) But keep in mind, I only had a minor part in the speech synthesis emulation.

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18 hours ago, Keatah said:

Sorry about the dust-up. It's been decades since I even seen a real Ti-99/4A. Additionally I remember when emulators barely got their target CPU going, with no sound and no controller inputs/simulation. It was so common to instantly have to test on real hardware and doubt the emu. In the mid-1990's..

 

So here it seems Parsec is at fault. I guess BITD we thought nothing of it..

No worries. I test against real hardware any time I have a question - there is a LOT in Classic99 that came from study of the real machine, and I will note that Classic99 got at least one or two things right before the others did (big wink, come on, with the number of releases it's just the law of averages.) ;) If you ever browse the source, you'll see "verified on hardware" in a few places - those are all tests that I personally did. There are also large blocks of text in places where theory or public documentation came into question.

 

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BTW, since the speech sounds so good, I was talking with Leo Laport on his show about Windows 11 accessibility, and I told him I had a blast from the past to tell him about.  I let him hear Classic99 say "you're listening to Leo Laport, the tech guy" using the TE2 text-to-speech.  Didn't get a chance to say as much as I wanted, though.  He called the sound on the TI primitive, which, compared with today's tech, is true, but, the TI had better sound than many other microcomputers of its day.  Try getting an Apple II or IBM PC to do what the TI could do.  But, I did mention the Web site where I got the emulator.BTW, with the last update, I was speaking with Leo Laport, on his show, and I gave him a quick sample of the TE2 text-to-speech as produced by Classic99.  Didn't get a good chance to say much, but, I mentioned where I got the emulator from.  He called the sound on the TI primitive, which, compared with today's tech, is true, but, I wish I had thought to say that the sound on the TI was, for its time, better than sound that came with many microcomputers at the time.  Try getting an Apple II or IBM PC to do what the TI could do, out of the box.

 

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I had heard that during the showing of an apple presentation that it was supposed to say hi instead they had to simulate the speech because of a flaw. Don't know if that was earlier than ti but maybe.

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Creating good speech with the TI's speech chips was hard. I think most programmers in the late 80's jumped on the digitize a speech stream and playback - ala the DigiPort sound system from Western Horizon Technology (WHT).

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22 hours ago, jenorton said:

BTW, since the speech sounds so good, I was talking with Leo Laport on his show about Windows 11 accessibility, and I told him I had a blast from the past to tell him about.  I let him hear Classic99 say "you're listening to Leo Laport, the tech guy" using the TE2 text-to-speech.  Didn't get a chance to say as much as I wanted, though.  He called the sound on the TI primitive, which, compared with today's tech, is true, but, the TI had better sound than many other microcomputers of its day.  Try getting an Apple II or IBM PC to do what the TI could do.  But, I did mention the Web site where I got the emulator.

Ah, cute! I met Leo back in the day - he had posted some kind words about my SCWebCam program, so I actually went to a recording of his show, and we got to chat a bit between segments. He mentioned me on the air that day:

 

 

 

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He seems like a nice enough guy, I just wish so many PHBs would stop bringing his ideas into the enterprise.  This whole shadow IT crap kills me.

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I watched the screen savers from episode 1.

 

I was bummed when the NEW Screensavers left TWIT.TV  :(

 

Tursi, the speech works great! 

 

Parsec controls as intended.  You can thrust or I guess reverse thrust?? and the ships momentum as mentioned before delta lets you do diagonals.

You can pass the X-mite ships!  It is hard to get past the second one!

Or refuel backwards in the tunnel... 

 

I never even noticed that diagonals didn't work!  LOL

 

Like intellivision.  I was so used to using the DISC and Keypad together, I didn't realize you could only use one at a time.  I just did it by instinct.

 

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  Is there a special trick to using "Start Recording Video"?

     Yes - I did look at the manual, though I might have read over something.

 

Every time I try, I get  a window with the heading: Classic99 Error and the text: Can't Open AVI File

 

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-2137205009 is 0x7ffBBF91. Can't seem to find this error code. But the most likely cause is that you have selected a codec which is incompatible with the internal video format that Classic99 uses. Over the years, I've found it harder and harder to find a setting that works.

 

Recording video from inside Classic99 is deprecated and won't get any further development. It never worked well and it has been superseded in a big way by external recording programs. I myself have used Open Broadcaster Software for the last 15 years or so (https://obsproject.com/). Windows 10 also has built-in recording that I'm told works fairly well (Windows-G, but beyond that first keypress I've not used it).

 

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Yea same as Tursi I use OBS too. I have put over 100 videos using it for screen capture of Desktop or you can window it to Classic99 or games.

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Classic99 bests CS1er working with a sampled program tape and becomes another tool in my conversion and recovery repertoire.

 

 

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