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MiniWriter 3 cart (with novel, integrated parallel interface)

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More features in the program. It then evolved into Wordwriter, Wordwriter Extra and Beyond Wordwriter--and there was apparently a Wordwriter II in the works, but it never saw the light of day.

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the 2 Roms from the Miniwriter 3+ 27C128 Eprom (Bank switching)

Awesome, thanks for dumping the EPROM.

 

I need to get my regular 3 (no plus) dumped as well. Be curious what all the differences between these are.

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Usually, the plus variants added the Parallel Port, but were otherwise identical to the regular version. . .but the labels often got completely mixed up, so that wasn't always a true statement.

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Flottman, I've watched that video probably 10 times. Seeing Jon's success has inspired me as well. I need one of these carts with the parallel edge. :D Willing to buy or trade. :)

 

Who has an extra?

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Usually, the plus variants added the Parallel Port, but were otherwise identical to the regular version. . .but the labels often got completely mixed up, so that wasn't always a true statement.

The boards are slightly different. Both have an edge card connector in front. Not sure yet if the binaries for the rom are the same or not.

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Note that yours may also have the version 1.0 Miniwriter III+ code. That would also go far towards explaining two different cards with edge connectors, especially as the dumped version identifies itself as V2.0 on the EPROM--and the schematic I have fits the board you have, not the V2.0 board.

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The folder that -should- have contained WordWriter/MiniWriter source is empty but I found a nearly complete set of code from which this excerpt was copied. I'll have a look through my disks another day, on the off-chance I still have the originals.

 

Finally had a chance to look through my files. There were snippets of MiniWriter source but nowhere near complete.

 

I did find source to Sorgan, Desktop Publisher, 4ATalk (Qtem), and a few others. I don't know if anyone is around to OK their release; I came across them from another TI'er long, long ago. Anyone have thoughts on this?

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Finally had a chance to look through my files. There were snippets of MiniWriter source but nowhere near complete.

 

I did find source to Sorgan, Desktop Publisher, 4ATalk (Qtem), and a few others. I don't know if anyone is around to OK their release; I came across them from another TI'er long, long ago. Anyone have thoughts on this?

To be honest, I am for releasing all source code so that it can be preserved for history, more than anything else really.

This is for a system that is now 40 years old. Tend to agree that for new homebrew software for the Ti-99/4a it is up to the author to decide how to deal with it.

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