TI-99/4A Manuals

CaDD Electronics has received permision from Texas Instruments to reproduce the origingal manuals that came with some 99/4A cartriges. The information below was posted by Mike Wright to the 99/4A list server.


PC99 PHx manuals are supplied in WordPerfect Envoy runtime format.
Envoy is a portable document format that maintains the line endings,
page breaks, formatting and font information contained in a document
created by an application such as WordPerfect.

The supplied Envoy format is a PC executable file (.EXE) and contains
the Envoy runtime viewer. It must be run under MS Windows or Windows 95.
To view a PHx manual from a diskette in drive A:

       Windows 3.x                             Windows 95
       Pull down the File menu                 Click the Start button
       Select Run                              Click Run
       Enter a:\phxnnnn.exe                    Enter a:\phxnnnn.exe

where: x = c for cassette, d for diskette, or m for command module; and nnnn 
is the original TI product number. For example: the Structural Engineering 
Library is PHD5016; the Diagnostic command module is PHM3000.

When the manual is displayed you have access to Envoy's features. You can use
its menus to:

-      Search for any text in the document

-      Print the document using your Windows printer driver

-      Highlight selected sections of the document

-      Add your own notes

The PC99 PHx manuals were created by scanning original Texas Instruments manuals
twice, using a Hewlett Packard ScanJet IICX color scanner. In the first pass the
text areas were converted to editable text using Omnipage 6.0 optical character
recognition (OCR) software. In the second pass, the graphics were scanned directly
using HP Deskscan II v2.1 and stored in TIFF 5.0 format.

The text was then edited, marked up for typography changes (italic, bold, and headings)
and spell-checked. Unlike the original, we have numbered all headings, and used them
to generate a table of contents. Corrections have been made to fix original errors.
However, it is possible that new errors have been introduced. If you find one please
let us know and we will fix it.

The graphics were converted from TIFF to WPG using Hijaak. Black and white graphics
were scanned at 600 dpi. Color covers were scanned at 100 dpi to save storage space,
and converted to 16-color WPG format. Because of this, the covers will only be 
representative of the original color. In some cases, the covers might be "blotchy".

There are also some minor changes to the page layouts. In most cases we have 
simplified some of the TI layouts to save time in formatting. Pages have also
been re-numbered so that the first page of the manual text is page 1. For many
of the 8.5" x 5.5" manuals, the original page breaks have been preserved.

Some of the TI manuals contained indexes. These have not been created because of 
time constraints.  Instead, you can use Envoy's search feature to locate any text.

The PC99 PHx manual files are distributed in terms of our software license agreement
with Texas Instruments. The following conditions apply to the distribution:

       "Reproduced with the permission of the publisher Copyright (1979-1983) Texas
       Instruments Incorporated. This file has been created by scanning the manual
       originally supplied with the Texas Instruments product PHx nnnn. Although Texas
       Instruments has granted permission for this, TI is no way responsible for any errors,
       omissions or changes introduced by this process. In the case of a dispute, the user of
       this file is referred to the original manual."

You may use the PC99 PHx manual files on one or more personal computers which you own.
You are requested not to distribute these files, or the printed output from these files,
to any third party.

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PC99 PHx Manual order form

      PHM 3000    Diagnostic
      PHM 3001    Demonstration
      PHM 3002    Early Learning Fun
      PHM 3003    Beginning Grammar
      PHM 3004    Number Magic
      PHM 3005    Video Graphs
      PHM 3006    Home Financial
                  Decisions
      PHM 3007    Household Budget
                  Management
      PHM 3008    Video Chess
      PHM 3009    Football
      PHM 3010    Physical Fitness
      PHM 3011    Speech Editor
      PHM 3012    Securities Analysis
      PHM 3013    Personal Record Keeping
      PHM 3014    Statistics
      PHM 3015    Early Reading
      PHM 3016    Tax/Investment
                  Record Keeping
      PHM 3017    Terminal Emulator 1
      PHM 3018    Video Games I
      PHM 3019    Disk Manager
      PHM 3020    Music Maker
      PHM 3021    Weight Control
                  and Nutrition
      PHM 3022    Personal Real Estate
      PHM 3023    Hunt the Wumpus
      PHM 3024    Indoor Soccer
      PHM 3025    Mind Challengers
+     PHM 3026    Extended Basic
      PHM 3027    Addition and
                  Subtraction 1
      PHM 3028    Addition and
                  Subtraction 2
      PHM 3029    Multiplication 1
      PHM 3030    A-Maze-ing
      PHM 3031    The Attack
      PHM 3032    Blasto
      PHM 3033    Blackjack and Poker
      PHM 3034    Hustle
      PHM 3035    Terminal Emulator II
      PHM 3036    ZeroZap
      PHM 3037    Hangman
      PHM 3038    Connect Four
      PHM 3039    Yahtzee
+     PHM 3040    TI Logo
      PHM 3041D   Adventure
      PHM 3042D   Tunnels of Doom
      PHM 3043    Reading Fun
      PHM 3044    Personal Report
                  Generator
      PHM 3045D   SMU Electrical
                  Engineering Library
      PHM 3046    Reading On
-     PHM 3047    Reading Roundup
      PHM 3048    Reading Rally
      PHM 3049    Division 1
      PHM 3050    Numeration I
-     PHM 3051    Numeration II
      PHM 3052    Tombstone City:
                  21st Century
      PHM 3053    TI Invaders
      PHM 3054    Car Wars
+     PHM 3055    Editor/Assembler
      PHM 3056    Alpiner
      PHM 3057    Munch Man
      PHM 3058    Mini Memory
-     PHM 3059    Scholastic Spelling  
                  Level 3
-     PHM 3060    Scholastic Spelling  
                  Level 4
-     PHM 3061    Scholastic Spelling  
                  Level 5
-     PHM 3062    Scholastic Spelling  
                  Level 6
      PHM 3064    Touch Typing Tutor
      PHM 3067    Othello
      PHM 3082    Reading Flight
-     PHM 3083    Computer Math Games II
-     PHM 3084    Computer Math Games I
-     PHM 3085    Computer Math Games III
-     PHM 3086    Computer Math Games IV
-     PHM 3088    Computer Math Games VI
      PHM 3089    Disk Manager 2
      PHM 3090    Addition
      PHM 3091    Subtraction
      PHM 3092    Multiplication
      PHM 3093    Division
      PHM 3094    Integers
      PHM 3095    Fractional Numbers
      PHM 3096    Decimals
      PHM 3097    Percents
      PHM 3098    Number Readiness
      PHM 3099    Laws of Arithmetic
      PHM 3100    Equations
      PHM 3101    Measurement Formulas
-     PHM 3109    TI Logo II
      PHM 3110    Chisholm Trail
+     PHM 3111    TI-Writer Word
                  Processor
      PHM 3112    Parsec
+     PHM 3113    Microsoft Multiplan
      PHM 3114    Alligator Mix
      PHM 3115    Alien Addition
      PHM 3116    Demolition Division
      PHM 3117    Dragon Mix
      PHM 3118    Minus Mission
      PHM 3119    Meteor Multiplication
      PHM 3122    Plato Interpreter
-     PHM 3125    E.T. The
                  Extra-Terrestrial
      PHM 3131    Moonmine
      PHM 3144    Early Logo Learning Fun
      PHM 3145    Sneggit
      PHM 3146    Munch Mobile
      PHM 3148    Championship Baseball
      PHM 3149    Space Bandits
      PHM 3150    Sewermania
      PHM 3151    Bigfoot
      PHM 3152    Meteor Belt
      PHM 3153    Super Fly
      PHM 3154    Terry Turtle's
                  Adventure
      PHM 3155    I'm Hiding
      PHM 3156    Honey Hunt
      PHM 3157    Soundtrack Trolley
      PHM 3158    M*A*S*H
      PHM 3168    Treasure Island
      PHM 3169    Word Invasion
      PHM 3177    Facemaker
      PHM 3178    Story Machine
      PHM 3185    Word Radar
      PHM 3189    Return to Pirate's Isle
      PHM 3194    Jawbreaker II
      PHM 3197    Slymoids
-     PHM 3207    Crossfire
      PHM 3219    Super Demon Attack
      PHM 3220    Microsurgeon
      PHM 3222    Fathom
      PHM 3224    Moonsweeper
      PHM 3225    Star Trek Strategic
                  Operations Simulator
      PHM 3226    Buck Rogers
      PHM 3227    Congo Bongo
      PHM 3229    Hopper
      PHM 3233    BurgerTime
      - = not available

Mark the manuals you wish to order. Manuals are supplied in WordPerfect Envoy format on a PC
disk. Please calculate your costs according to the following options:

1.    You supply a formatted 1.44Mb (or 1.2Mb) PC disk and return postage for each manual
      ordered. Cost is $2.00 per manual. If manual is marked "+", cost is $3.00 per manual. Special
      note: for PHM3113, Microsoft Multiplan, you must supply two disks.

2.    CaDD supplies the disk and pays the postage. Cost is $4.00 per manual. If manual is marked
      "+", cost is $5.00 per manual. Special note: for PHM3113, Microsoft Multiplan, cost is $6.00.

We are fully licensed by Texas Instruments to distribute these manuals in this form for use with
PC99. However, the following statement of copyright ownership and liability should be read and
understood before ordering:

      "Each file has been created by scanning the manual originally supplied with the Texas
      Instruments product PHx nnnn. Although Texas Instruments has granted permission for this,
      TI is no way responsible for any errors, omissions or changes introduced by this process. In
      the case of a dispute, the user of this file is referred to the original manual."


                               CaDD Electronics,
                             45 Centerville Drive,
                             Salem, NH 03079-2674,
                          603-895-0119, 603-893-1450

Web Page: http://pw2.netcom.com/~mjmw/index.html

E-mail at:[email protected]

------------------------------------------------------------ In addition to the PHM manuals listed above, we are working our way through the PHD (diskette) series. In some cases customers have requested a manual (such as text-to-speech), and we have gone out of order and produced it. Depending on the complexity of the manual, it can take up to a week to produce a new one. The worst cases are lots of graphics (such as in Logo II), material that does not OCR properly (such as math), and poorly reproduced manuals. Surprisingly some of the printed manuals were poorly inked and scan badly, but the most common offenders are things that were only partially ready for release (such as the Course Designer Authoring Package -- which is now done!).

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