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One magazine as a zip of clean hi res TIF images- read, print, ocr or pdf as you wish:
PARCO (UK) Magazine v1 n6 undated (1985)

A4 white paper, two spine staples, 32 pages.
Nicely printed and an easy scan.  Contents include:
A long sound demo program "TI Traffic" by Paul Templar;
A review of the several ways to make your TI99/4a talk to you with a demo program that requires the TE2 module; 
Listings- "Zombies and Potholes" by David Martin;  Sentinal 1 (TI Basic)  by Adrian Bunting; Gorilla by Andrew Lord; Paper Saver by M Rajyagru - requires disk system;.

(The games that are listed are NOT in TI Gamebase and may be "new" to the world...).
More on assembly programming with MiniMem and LBLA  from Graham Marshall-this time using sprites; 
Amending the INPUT beep;  suggested improvements to TI Mailing List and Apex "Sorcerors Castle";  Module Reviews: Jawbreaker 2;Othello; Hopper; Book review of the book with a long title by Fred Holtz

The next issue of Parco Magazine was in an amended format with smaller pages and a very faded blue ink... so a little more work to do with that, some pages are quite bad.  bb

 

parco_v1_n6 1985.zip

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Four full days needed for this reworked scan for this book. 

a clean HI-RES, PDF OCR not so much compressed fo maintain the quality, I prefer.

 

LEARN BASIC:

A GUIDE TO PROGRAMMING THE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS COMPACT COMPUTER 40

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https://www.ti99iuc.it/web/index.php?pageid=database_cerca&archivioid=821

 

 

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One magazine as a zip of clean hi res TIF images- read, print, ocr or pdf as you wish:
PARCO (UK) Magazine v2 n1 undated (1986) 

New page size: 175mm x 258mm. Two spine staples, 32 pages. Printed with pale blue ink. 
Due to the smaller font size I have scanned this at 600dpi.
(I'll add a colour scan to the second part- I found the low contrast made it very hard to read in the original.).
In two parts due to scan size- part 1 contains pages 1 to 16, contents:
Extracts from "TI99/4a Information Package" re joystick example, finding memory space available in TI Basic, moving characters with CALL KEY.
Module reviews- Protector 2 and Shamus.  The Shamus review refers to "other text adventures"- but Shamus is NOT a text adventure.
Sound program "CHORDS" by Phil Donald. Games listing "Beat the Robots" by J Milsom.  First part of "Turn of the Chord" by Philip Ord - part two in next post.

The games don't seem to be in Gamebase and may be "new" to the world.
This magazine - as the others posted here- is NOT in the WHT archive, so if you have access please feel free to post it there.

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PART TWO  of:
PARCO (UK) Magazine v2 n1 undated (1986)  

as a zip of clean hi res TIF images- read, print, ocr or pdf as you wish:
Due to the smaller font size I have scanned this at 600dpi.
There is a single page extra, scanned in full colour at the original contrast - I have not amended the scan at all, it really was that low contrast and pale blue.

 This is page 17 onwards- contents include:

Conclusion of listing for "Turn of the Card";

"Loan Calculations" by R King in TI Basic.

 "Scrolling Utility" by Graham Marshall in Assembly to use CALL LINK in Extended Basic.

"Watchit" by Kathryn Finch (11)- a memory game for one player.

The start of a series of articles on TI Writer by Jo Ann Copeland.

An assembly article by Graham Marshall on The Status Register

regards bb

(next up will be a TI Home Tidings- an historic copy that first used reduction from A4 to A5 for some sample pages...)

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One magazine as a zip of clean hi res TIF images- read, print, ocr or pdf as you wish.
Something of an historical issue as 61 pages were printed on 51 sides- this was the initial experiment with page size reduction - not entirely a success but all future issues were fully page-reduced from A4 to A5. Also possibly the first ad for US TI99/4 third party programs to be (legally!) offered in the UK...
A4 size, white paper, printed both sides, one staple at top left.
Due to its size I will post it in two parts- here is part one of:
TIHOME TIDINGS v2 n3 June 1982 Part One
Note that this issue was delayed and not received until 6th August 1982!


 

Contents of Part 1 (pages 1-26: 24 of them by Peter Brooks):
One page advert for programs by PRP Computergraphics- possibly the first third party TI99/4 US programs to be offered in the UK.
From Peter Brooks- a correction to the listing "Symmetrical Plotter" in TIDINGS v2 n1, top right of the page 22.tif in my zip file, posted way above- line 420 should be testing for 49 not 19.
a very detailed 11 page description of Peter's progam Designs for Fun (prototype version) with listing (58 lines TI Basic); a chat about Josephson junctions (quite off-topic...). Peter has produced a seven page guide to writing and submitting programs for a disk library- rather detailed  and unduly optimistic (flow charts anyone???)- note that Peter had no group library function!  Worth a read- you may take it as a worthy effort or parody as you wish...

The magazine has more content from page 26 onwards to follow at the weekend....  bb

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One magazine as a zip of clean hi res TIF images- read, print, ocr or pdf as you wish.
 Something of an historical issue as 61 pages were printed on 51 sides- this was the initial experiment with page size reduction - not entirely a success but all future issues were fully page-reduced from A4 to A5.
Due to its size this is posted in two parts- here is part 2, pages 27-51 with 35 A4 sides printed on 25 A4 sides...with 25 sides from Stephen Shaw.   
TIHOME TIDINGS v2 n3 June 1982 Part Two

 Note that this issue was delayed and not received until 6th August 1982!

Contents of these pages:  A three page message from TI UK - noting the problems UK users are facing with random tape recorders there is a list of those that work! and a table of TI99/4 Shift keys and the corresponding 99/4A FCTN keys. Confirmation the 99/4 CAN OPEN data files with lower case names- but not save a program with a lower case name (the 99/4A can).

Request that TI Home at least lists new programs in the group library (the library was barely mentioned in the very early magazines and then not at all...). 99/4a seen in Boots Manchester (GBP 315.00), not turned on, no modules on sale, joysticks seen.

How the TI stores programs in memory- and how to save memory.  Converting programs in other machine's Basics; Amendments for Interplanetary Rescue in 99er V1 N4; TI Basic horizontally scrolling message; accepting input in TI Basic without vertical scrolling; Two page advert for prp computergraphics programs; Benchmarks (nb includes Vn 100 XB which was slower);

That's another issue.  On to the pale blue Parco mags next but first a sheet of paper I found with an extract from the Australian Your Computer, reviewing two books for the TI99/4A- one by Peter Brooks and one by Stephen Shaw.

enjoy.    bb
 

tihome_tidings_v2_n3_June82_pt2.zip Your Computer May 85 Book Reviews.tif

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That one was the first Tenex catalog, IIRC. You are right that it hasn't been scanned before--I don't even have that one as a hardcopy. . .

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A zip file with TIF images for you to read, ocr, pdf or print of a UK TI99/4a magazine:
PARCO Magazine V2 N2 undated but 1986

All the magazine content being posted here is not in the WHT Archve.
Thin white paper, two spine staples, odd page size 182mm x 258mm
Printed in pale blue ink with variable density across the page. 32 pages.
New page size for Volume 2, and this issue announces a new Editor (not named!!). 17 pages of listings. 
For those of you puzzled by the Parco Story in these magazines, Frankly Poorish is Frances Parrish, owner. Hardly Didmore is Harry Pridmore who went on to run New Day Computing. The others are extras, family and store workers.  Contents include:  
Listings: The Comet by Stephen Barnes (XB); Music Tutor 2 by Phil Donald (XB); Super Solitaire by D Martin (TIB); Basement Bob and the Scary Monsters by S Nash (XB); Missile Duel by T Anderson (XB); Turn the display upside down by Richard Twyning (XB); Calculator by Richard Twyning (XB); Follow This by Paul Templar (XB); Snake Out by Edwin Armstrong (TIB).
Articles: TI Writer by Jo Ann Copeland; Hints for Scott Adams adventures by Scott Copeland; Using sound in Assembly by Graham Marshall.  Review - and playing hints- Defender module.


 

Coming up in the next few weeks- another two Parco magazines; some catalogs; and then on to some really thick UK TI magazines (starting with a 108 pager...).


 

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A zip containing good quality TIF images for you to read, ocr, pdf or print of a TI99/4a magazine that is not in the WHT archives (please feel free to add it):

Parco (UK) Magazine V2 N3 undated (1986)

32 pages, white paper, pale blue ink, two spine staples.
Contents- Module Review: Video Chess; Listing-Music Tutor part 3 (the third program:  each part is a different program) by Phil Donald- Accidentals and Tonic Triads;
More listings: All White by Noel Charles (TIB); Skeet Shoot by Mark Roulston; Battleships by D J Irwin.  "Members File"  by P Templar.  Battle Maze by E Armstrong; Think of a Number by Trevor Stevens; O & X by M Turner. 
Important: The program All White was printed using a TI Thermal Printer and TI Basic and includes the TIB/TP listing bug: some of the characters are weird. This impacts on your ability to input the program.
Scott Adams and Infocom adventure hints by Scott Copeland;  
An assembly code game listing by G Marshall for EA module and disk drive: "Skiing".
 

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A zip containing good quality TIF images for you to read, ocr, pdf or print of a TI99/4a magazine that is not in the WHT archives (please feel free to add it): 
Parco (UK) Magazine V2 N4 undated (due Aug 1986 but actually produced in 1987)
32 pages, white paper, pale blue ink, two spine staples.
Contents: Music Part 4 by Phil Donald- stand alone listing, bar lines and time signatures.
Listings: Alien by M Mendes; Trench Attack by P Hutchinson;
Review of Music Maker module.
Help from Mike Curtis  with Voodoo Castle and Pirate Adventure adventures with SOME of the words you can use (not complete lists).
Using Sound in Assembly Language with an XB program to work out the table values to use in your assembly source code- from CALL SOUND(500,110,0) to >89 >3F >91 >1E and as this has two bytes for frequency and one for volume we prefix that list with >03 and sample EdAs and MM source code to use that data.
Listings: Move It by NW-C and Mental Exercise by M Mendes.

PLUS the COMPRODINE FALL 1990 catalog (around October 1990), 12 A5 pages of which 3 are blank. How many of these programs have you heard of?  Actually have? Tried out?


 

comprodine_cat_oct90.zip parco_v2_n4_1986.zip

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The last catalog went down well so here is another from the same period-
the zip file contains clean hi res images for you to read, pdf, ocr or print from:
PARCO CATALOGUE in colour- from Devon, England 
12 pages, white paper, A4, two spine staples.
All items are software for TI99/4a!

The full colour screen grabs are sometimes rather poor and the colour printing is of the "screened" dotty type but lots of colour to enjoy...  enjoy seeing BEGINNERS BASIC TUTOR listed in a commercial catalogue for just two pounds...  marvel at Spy's Demise at 35 pounds (when Stainless Software had the Extended Basic game- fully legal- for just eight pounds).
 

parco_uk_colour_catalog_undated.zip

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A 72 page User Group magazine for you from the UK, the zip has hi res TIF images for you to ocr, pdf, print or read...  not on WHT so feel free to add this there.
TIHOME TIdings V2 N4   August 1982
(Produced 8th October 1982)
Due to poor print quality I have had to retype a few small sections of this one.  
Contents:  Peter Brooks writes extensively on beginning Basic- from the beginning and with great detail. More than the manual tells you. And an introduction to mathematics: Powers. An introduction to 3 dimensional noughts and crosses (the listing and documentation for a program will come later in v3n2 May 83); a review of Version 110 of Extended Basic and differences to Vn 100 (Peter -like many users- didn't spot the [...] at the top of several manual command formats... from Vn 100!);  quite possibly the only TI Article that has been peer reviewed, as it deals with current medical research using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (totally off topic); a speeded up TI Basic Banthorpe plot (bit map plotting) from Bill van Kirkoerle; a letter of news from Robin Frowd at TI UK who met Peter Brooks and Stephen Shaw at the Personal Computer World show in London... ; 
From Frank Grootjan and Paul Karis, an article on using TI Basic to work with files created by the Personal Record Keeping module and a detailed note of what CALL P does to memory.
More Vn110 XB variations to Vn100- notably different locations in memory for programs- moved by 24 bytes! and CALL LOAD(-31878,0) to speed up XB is now redundant.
Initial thoughts on the big new modules- Editor Assembler and Mini  Memory. Ad for programs from Not Polyoptics. How to print out data from Personal Record Keeping on the 32 column Thermal Printer when the data line is over 32 columns wide. A program that writes itself (XB+32k); Using Graphics Mode 3 (multicolour); the theory of CALL SOUND and why some sounds are out of tune;   Group membership 400 and rising.

Well that's quite a lot to read.

WHT already has V2N5, V2N6 and V3N1 - (http://ftp.whtech.com/user%20groups/TIdings-England/)   so my next magazine posting will be V3N2- a mere 108 pages...
So meanwhile I will post next week the Asgard 1990-91 12 page catalog.

tihome tidings V2 N4 Aug82.zip

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