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  Programming the Speech Synthesizer
Posted by: opusfish - 09-06-2017, 09:22 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (2)

Hi,

I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me. I've been doing a lot of reading the last couple of days and haven't found specific enough information regarding the capabilities and programming of the speech synthesizer.

My parents have an old TI 99 4/a that I am planning to borrow and hopefully program as part of an art installation. From what I've read, using the attached speech synthesizer and the Extended Basic cartridge will allow me to program basic text for the synthesizer to read. Overall, it sounds fairly limited, but I'm hopeful it might still work for my purposes.

What I'd like to do is input approximately five simple sentences, most of which use the same words in a different order. If possible, I'd like each sentence to appear on the screen as it is being read, then once the computer has finished reading all five, the screen would clear and start over again from the beginning, over and over, on a continuous loop. If I get really lucky, I'd like to play a small sound at the end of the five sentences; something like you'd hear if you died in Hunt the Wumpus. 

Does anyone know if it is possible to continuously loop programmed speech and/or sounds on the TI?

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  TAKEN: FREE Complete system, Los Angeles, California
Posted by: MDS - 07-11-2017, 07:48 PM - Forum: For Sale - Replies (1)

The system has been taken.  My thanks to those who expressed interest.  -MDS-

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Complete TI99/4A system.  Cannot ship, but free if you can pick it up in West Los Angeles.

     * Console
     * CC 9900 Micro-Expansion System
     * Disk Drive
     * Monitor
     * Manuals, Catalogs, Magazines
     * Software, Games, Cartridges, Accessories

All parts retired working, untested in many years.

Contact: *****

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  TI Collection for sale in Lapeer, Michigan
Posted by: MStlouis - 03-08-2017, 04:46 PM - Forum: For Sale - No Replies

I am looking to sell my TI collection, I am located in Lapeer, Michigan. I would prefer to sell it all as a whole lot, but am open to offers for specific items. Below is an inventory of what I have. I can also provide pictures if anybody is interested.

I can be reached at: [email protected]


Hardware:    Quantity:    Notes:

Cartridge Expander    1    
Cassette Drive Cable for Dual Drives (Black)    3    
Cassette Drive Cable for Single Drives (Beige)    2    
Cassette Drive Cable for Single Drives (Black)    3    
Commodore 1702 Color Monitor    1    
TI Color Monitor    1    
Console (Beige) in Box, with Power Supply & RF Modulator    1    Not included in other counts for Console, Power Supplies or RF Modulators
Console (Beige)     5    1 missing 3 keys, 1 with black keyboard
Console (Black)     8    1 missing chrome trim, 1 with loose chrome trim
Joysticks aftermarket    4    
WACO aftermarket joystick adaptor    1    
TI joysticks    3    
Monitor/VGA Cables    2    
Peripheral Expansion Box Includes Flex Cable, TI 32k Card, Corcomp RS232-C card, TI Disk Controller card & Floppy Drive
Power Supplies    12    
Replacement Keyboard (Beige)    3
Replacement Internal Power Supply    1
RF Modulator    9
Speech Synthesizer    3
JC Penney Tape Recorder    1
TI Tape Recorder (Beige)    1

SOFTWARE
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Title:    Format:    Quantity:
Alien Addition    Cartridge    1
Addition and Subtraction 2    Cartridge    1
Alligator Mix    Cartridge    1
A-Maze-Ing    Cartridge    2
The Attack    Cartridge    1
Beginning Grammar    Cartridge    2
Blasto    Cartridge    1
Buck Rogers    Cartridge    1
Car Wars    Cartridge    2
Centipede    Cartridge    2
Chisholm Trail    Cartridge    1
Defender    Cartridge    1
Disk Manager 2    Cartridge    2
Early Learning Fun    Cartridge    1
Early Reading    Cartridge    1
Editor/Assembler NEW IN BOX    Cartridge with Manual    1
Hangman    Cartridge    1
Home Financial Decisions    Cartridge    2
Hopper NEW IN BOX    Cartridge    1
Household Budget Management    Cartridge    3
Hustle    Cartridge    1
Laws of Arithmetic    Cartridge    1
Measurement Formulas    Cartridge    1
Microsoft Multiplan    Cartridge with Manual    2
Mini Memory    Cartridge    1
Multiplication 1    Cartridge    1
Munch Man    Cartridge    2
Music Maker    Cartridge    2
Number Magic    Cartridge    2
Parsec    Cartridge    3
Personal Record Keeping    Cartridge    1
Physical Fitness    Cartridge    1
Pole Position    Cartridge    1
Protector    Cartridge    1
Scholastic Spelling - Level 3    Cartridge    1
Scholastic Spelling - Level 5    Cartridge    1
Securities Analysis    Cartridge    1
Teach yourself Extended Basic     Cassette    1
Terminal Emulator II in Box    Cartridge with Manual    1
Terminal Emulator II     Cartridge    3
TI Extended Basic     Cartridge    2
TI Invaders    Cartridge    1
TI-Writer Word Processor New & Sealed    Cartridge with Manual    1
TI-Writer Word Processor    Cartridge with Manual    1
Touch Typing Tutor    Cartridge    2
Video Graphs    Cartridge    1

BOOKS
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Description:    Quantity:
Beginner's Basic Book    2
Programmer's Reference Guide to the TI-99/4a    1
TI Extended Basic Manual    1
User's Reference Guide    2

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  Disk drive Problems
Posted by: jhwblender - 03-05-2017, 05:09 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (1)

Hey guys! 
I have a expansion box with a 5.25" disk drive model PHP 1250.
After I had aquired the expansion box, I had no trouble with it and was able to read and write programs on the disk drive as well as use disk manager. Unfortunaly it wasn't but too long that I got to play to play with it. Just randomly one morning it started giving me an error saying that none of the disks I have are initialized. When I try to initialize a disk it seems to be writing to it with no problem and then gives me error 31 (record not found on input). 
I tried cleaning the PCB (seemed to have some white corrosiony powder on it). I tried also cleaning the read/write head, but I'm getting the same error. 
Any thoughts? 
Thanks!

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  TI Collection available in St. Louis
Posted by: sjt99 - 02-06-2017, 10:18 AM - Forum: For Sale - No Replies

All of this TI 99/4a collection is available in St. Louis. Missouri
The owner would prefer that it be kept together as a lot.
So, the likely new owner will have to be local to him.

Contact Info.

michael .d .st .louis atgmail.com  (remove the spaces and change at to @)
Or email me.



Hardware:    Quantity:    Notes:

Cartridge Expander    1    
Cassette Drive Cable for Dual Drives (Black)    3    
Cassette Drive Cable for Single Drives (Beige)    2    
Cassette Drive Cable for Single Drives (Black)    3    
Commodore 1702 Color Monitor    1    
TI Color Monitor    1    
Console (Beige) in Box, with Power Supply & RF Modulator    1    Not included in other counts for Console, Power Supplies or RF Modulators
Console (Beige)     5    1 missing 3 keys, 1 with black keyboard
Console (Black)     8    1 missing chrome trim, 1 with loose chrome trim
Joysticks aftermarket    4    
WACO aftermarket joystick adaptor    1    
TI joysticks    3    
Monitor/VGA Cables    2    
Peripheral Expansion Box Includes Flex Cable, TI 32k Card, Corcomp RS232-C card, TI Disk Controller card & Floppy Drive
Power Supplies    12    
Replacement Keyboard (Beige)    3
Replacement Internal Power Supply    1
RF Modulator    9
Speech Synthesizer    3
JC Penney Tape Recorder    1
TI Tape Recorder (Beige)    1

SOFTWARE
-------------------------------------------------------

Title:    Format:    Quantity:
Alien Addition    Cartridge    1
Addition and Subtraction 2    Cartridge    1
Alligator Mix    Cartridge    1
A-Maze-Ing    Cartridge    2
The Attack    Cartridge    1
Beginning Grammar    Cartridge    2
Blasto    Cartridge    1
Buck Rogers    Cartridge    1
Car Wars    Cartridge    2
Centipede    Cartridge    2
Chisholm Trail    Cartridge    1
Defender    Cartridge    1
Disk Manager 2    Cartridge    2
Early Learning Fun    Cartridge    1
Early Reading    Cartridge    1
Editor/Assembler NEW IN BOX    Cartridge with Manual    1
Hangman    Cartridge    1
Home Financial Decisions    Cartridge    2
Hopper NEW IN BOX    Cartridge    1
Household Budget Management    Cartridge    3
Hustle    Cartridge    1
Laws of Arithmetic    Cartridge    1
Measurement Formulas    Cartridge    1
Microsoft Multiplan    Cartridge with Manual    2
Mini Memory    Cartridge    1
Multiplication 1    Cartridge    1
Munch Man    Cartridge    2
Music Maker    Cartridge    2
Number Magic    Cartridge    2
Parsec    Cartridge    3
Personal Record Keeping    Cartridge    1
Physical Fitness    Cartridge    1
Pole Position    Cartridge    1
Protector    Cartridge    1
Scholastic Spelling - Level 3    Cartridge    1
Scholastic Spelling - Level 5    Cartridge    1
Securities Analysis    Cartridge    1
Teach yourself Extended Basic     Cassette    1
Terminal Emulator II in Box    Cartridge with Manual    1
Terminal Emulator II     Cartridge    3
TI Extended Basic     Cartridge    2
TI Invaders    Cartridge    1
TI-Writer Word Processor New & Sealed    Cartridge with Manual    1
TI-Writer Word Processor    Cartridge with Manual    1
Touch Typing Tutor    Cartridge    2
Video Graphs    Cartridge    1

BOOKS
---------------------------------------------------
Description:    Quantity:
Beginner's Basic Book    2
Programmer's Reference Guide to the TI-99/4a    1
TI Extended Basic Manual    1
User's Reference Guide    2

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  Get Bed Bug Control Services With Guarantee Of Quality
Posted by: PrimaxServices - 01-27-2017, 03:49 AM - Forum: For Sale - No Replies

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  Original 32K Mod for Speech Synthesizer
Posted by: sjt99 - 01-21-2017, 07:34 PM - Forum: Hardware - No Replies


.pdf   32modforspeech.pdf (Size: 738.09 KB / Downloads: 9)
This is the original 32K mod drawing with comments by John Wilforth, plus some additions by me sometime later.

It does use (4) static ram chips stacked, instead (1) larger 32K chip.

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Photo Quick and easy TI99/4a monitor solution
Posted by: sjt99 - 01-09-2017, 05:32 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (1)

Since small monitors with composite input are getting harder to find , I decided to look for a solution for a back up system. (The TI modulator RF output can be used with a tv/monitor but direct video will look better) and you can use a regular vga computer monitor.

The answer is to buy or create a video output cable. (Pre-made cables are available on ebay)

This solution will allow you to connect your TI to a standard VGA monitor ( assumes it can do 800x600 @60hz)

Next you need a composite video to VGA adapter.
I found this one on ebay for less than $12 with free shipping.
It includes the adapter, power supply and a Vga cable.



See photos of adapter and it's output on a HP VGA computer monitor.



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  PEB Wanted - Lancaster, PA
Posted by: jhuyett - 11-25-2016, 02:52 AM - Forum: Wanted - Replies (6)

Hello All,
I've been reliving my childhood and would love to get a hold of a PEB.
I still have the console and speech synth, but my PEB got lost at some point - probably during a move.

I know they are out there, but they rarely seem to show up on eBay.
Or when they do they look like they've been through a war, or are missing any/ all of the Drive, Disk Controller, RAM, and Flex Cable Card.

I'm in Lancaster but would be willing to travel to surrounding areas.
Or would definitely pay shipping if someone is willing to box one up.

Regards,

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  Free - San Diego, CA [SOLD]
Posted by: Chinook - 10-24-2016, 09:40 PM - Forum: For Sale - No Replies

Free to a good home, local pick up. I pulled my childhood computers out of attic storage.

2 consoles, one beige, one black & silver
2 PEBs
A few cartridges including Sneggit and Munchman, Terminal Emulator II
2 Speech Synthesizers
Assorted cassettes and floppys with games and programs.
1 set TI joysticks
Assorted manuals

I would like these to go somewhere rather than relegating them to the electronics recycler.

Thanks

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