RaspTI: Convert a Vintage Computer (TI-99/4A) into a RaspPi Workstation
Matthew Epler created an Instructable documenting his project of turning a TI-99 console into a Raspberry Pi workstation. On the one hand, I hate to see a TI pulled apart and used only for the shell. On the other hand, I find the project interesting because in part 1, Matthew shows how to interface the TI keyboard to the microcontroller. Actually, I\\\'m not sure if the other parts of this project are going to be finished since part 1 looks like it may be at least 11 months old.
Here\\\'s the link: www.instructables.com/id/RaspTI-Convert-a-Vintage-Computer-TI-994A-into/
Posted on Jan 26 2014 by Rich
Running The TI-99/4a In Your Web Browser (with MESS)
A group working on a port of MESS
project site allows you to try out different supported systems. The TI-99/4a is one of those systems
, and you are able to choose the cartridge that you want to run from the drop-down list at the top of the screen. You then start the system up by pressing the space bar.
Posted on Sep 03 2013 by Rich
New Version of the Win994a Simulator - 3.010
Cory Burr has released a new version of his TI-99/4a simulator for Windows. This update consists mostly of some technical modifications including the X cpu opcode being modified so that it functions correctly, the preferences dialog now has a fast 16bit access 32K Extended Memory option, and the assembler application has been updated.
Download on the Win994a Downloads Page
Posted on Apr 02 2013 by Rich
New Version of V9T9 Emulator
Many years ago, Ed Swartz released the final version of his TI-99/4A emulator, V9T9. That version ran from the command line in DOS or in Windows with a front end. A month or so ago, Ed released his latest public version. It's written in Java, and can therefore be run on many different machines. The interface is very polished and even supports drag and drop cartridges! You can download the new version from Ed's website at http://eswartz.github.com/emul/
. If you're interested in the old version, you can still download it from this site in the download database
Posted on Mar 28 2013 by Rich
New Manuals, Win994a Disk Images and Videos
Posted on Mar 03 2011 by RichP
FC5025 5.25" Floppy Controller
I purchased a FC5025 controller from Device Side Data
, and have been using it to convert all of my old TI-99/4A 5.25 floppy disks over to Win994a format.
The FC5025 connects between your 5.25" drive and your PC via USB. The included software can read several vintage computer formats including the TI-99/4A. You then use it to make a disk image that is compatible with the V9T9 emulator (which is the same as the Win994a disk image- just change the extension to 'TIDisk').
The whole process is pretty seamless and takes only few seconds per disk. It's the easiest way I've found to convert them.
I have begun converting my collection of disks, and uploading them to the Win994a disk section of the download database
. Check back for new additions.
Posted on Feb 19 2011 by RichP
New Files In Download Database
I've added many new files to the download database
, mostly to the 'documents' and 'manuals' sections.
I also uploaded three new disk images
that contain BASIC and XB programs. All are copies of 5.25" disks from my collection.
If you want to locate the new files, just browse the above mentioned sections and look for the files with the lowest download counts.
Posted on Feb 08 2011 by RichP
New Link Database
Posted on Feb 03 2011 by RichP
New Message Boards
Posted on Jan 22 2011 by RichP
TI-99/4 User Reference Guide & TI Logo Manual Uploaded
These manuals and a few other new documents are now available in the download database in PDF format.
The TI-99/4 (NOT 4A) and TI Logo manuals can be found in the manuals
section of the database.
Posted on Oct 19 2010 by RichP
New Document In Download Database
In addition to a couple of other recent additions, I've scanned in a booklet that I had and uploaded it to the download database. It's short BASIC tutorial booklet provided by TI as part of their Computer Advantage Club program.Basic Programming For Adults
Posted on Jan 02 2010 by RichP
TI Chips User Group Web Pages
The Cleveland TI Chips User Group is no longer in existence, but the web pages of the former group are being hosted here on 99er.net:http://tichips.99er.net
Posted on Nov 06 2009 by RichP
Version 3.009 Of Win994a Released
The latest version of Win994a written by Cory Burr has been released. Win994a is a TI-99/4A simulator which runs on Windows.
More information, screen shots, and a link to download it from the download database can be found on the Win994a Page
Posted on Jul 06 2009 by RichP
TI-99 Wiki & New Files
The TI-99/4A and Geneve Wiki
is up and running! It is intended to be a sort of 'encyclopedia' that visitors and add to and edit.
I recently obtained some new TI manuals and documents. I'll be scanning them and adding them to the download database
as soon as I can. I've already added some to the 'documents'
section of the database.
Posted on Mar 15 2007 by RichP
Win994a Version 3.008 Released
Cory Burr has released version 3.008 of his simulator for Windows. There have been numerous updates including revisions of the disk manager and assembler applications. There is also a new document included that describes the technical aspects of developing code for Win994a.
A list of updates and the download link can be found on the Win994a Page
Posted on Dec 27 2006 by RichP
Emulating The TI-99/4A On The GP2X Handheld
is an open source handheld game machine. In addition to games, it also handles music, photos, and video. It runs on Linux, so people have ported a number of emulators over to it. This guy
has ported over MESS supporting the TI-99/4A (along with Odyssey2, Tandy, Atari 7800...). I've just ordered my very own GP2X
, so I hope to be running the 4A on it soon!
Posted on Dec 27 2006 by RichP