The 99 4a keyboard has 40 keys and your keyboard has more. Feb 27, 2017 ti andor retail stores had just knocked down the price of the ti. On the other hand, ive been struggling to find a nice way to do something of value with the ti 99 4a i own, since i use such projects to learn the platform. The texas instruments ti 994a is a home computer released in june 1981 in the united states. The ti 994a was one of their more popular machines, selling 2.
These pages are dedicated to the texas instruments ti 99 4a home computer. In 2018 the ti 99 community is still strong, trying their best to keep these products alive. As these were not tied to each other in any way, normal variation meant that you could not assume a sprite would move a constant distance whilst a program command was executed on two different consoles. I stopped by because i had expertise to check datasheets, and the op asked. What sold me on the ti 99 4a was the speech synthesizer which a ti representative was demoing at a local department store. After the release of its first personal computer, 1979s ti 99 4a fairly substantial commercial disaster. Answer yes to scan for drives and populate the ti 99 4a subtree. Texas instruments ti 99 4a home computer system brand new old stock from my personal collection getting down to my last few this is the perfect gift for the retro gamer or vintage computer enthusiast in your family. The ti 99 4a flash rom cartridge is open source hardware released under the cern ohl license, in the hope that ti 99 enthusiasts may find it useful. The new 4a has a new graphics chip and a better keyboard. Reviewed in home computer compendium aka micropendium apr84, p.
I found about a dozen original cassettes and would rather not spend the time digitizing them if its already been done. The 99 er magazine actually produced and sold a little gizmo called the ti sette adapter. Ti994a cartridges, games, software, programs, books, computers and accessories used texas instrument ti994a computer with power supply in good condition. The ti994a usb keyboard conversion kit includes the controller board, mounting pillars, power led and usb cable. The flashrom 99 supports romonly images of up to 32k that use the writeto 60xx bank switching scheme. Three types of program and data storage ti offered three types of program and data storge options for the ti99 home computer.
Ti99 related specification documents and software license. Way back in the 1980s, in the heyday of the personal computer revolution, texas instruments were one of the major players. The third generation of home devices from texas instruments included laptop models. I strongly recommend you do not pay for a digital download unless you are absolutely 100% sure you can do it as a third party proprietory system seems to be in use.
Faq, links, avis, emulators, screen saver and theme, history, equipment sources, more. Lot of 14 texas instruments ti 99 4a mint in box software module mib. I went on to win the high school computer science award and work as a. The ti 99 4a flash rom cartridge, or flashrom 99 for short, is a cartridge for the ti 99 4a home computer that allows for running rom cartridge images stored on an sd card the flashrom 99 supports romonly images of up to 32k that use the writeto60xx bank switching. Texas instruments ti994a vintage home computers for sale. It is an enhanced version of the less successful ti 99 4 which was released in late 1979. Flashrom 99 a flash rom cartridge for the ti 99 4a view on github download. View and download texas instruments ti994a user manual online. The ti 99 4a flash rom cartridge, or flashrom 99 for short, is a cartridge for the ti 99 4a home computer that allows for running rom cartridge images stored on an sd card. Daneben wird monstervision software vorgestellt, unter dessen namen.
System roms and many cartridges are included under license from texas instruments. Each card has an led that blinks or flickers when being accessed by software. Phm 3024 indoor soccer different blackwhite 99 4a manual. The ti 99 4 and ti 99 4a are the first 16bit home computers, using the texas instruments tms9900 16bit cpu. Ti 99 4a conversion by walid maalouli in this computerized remake of the venerable board game stratego, you take control of napoleons forces and face off against the duke of wellingtons coalition controlled by the computer in the battle of waterloo. Further ti 99 4a manuals available in 1037109 style. Finally, as part of this redesign, the name of the main console cartridge ti 994a. Sold with capture the intruder as a combo special 1 by cms 3. Jul 12, 2017 texas instruments ti, which had pioneered both pocket calculators and speech synthesizer technology in the 1970s, released its ti 99 4a home computer in 1981.
Many kids in the united states grew up leaning to program basic on a ti994a and. Per atariage guidelines, please refrain from posting identical threads in both sub forums as way to ensure the topic gets viewed. I got my ti 99 4a over thirty years ago when i was 8 years old. As demand for the 994a soared, ti initiated a crash program to ramp. It was one of the first if not the first, 16bit microprocessors available for the home. Texas instruments ti994a steves computer collection. Ooeygui mess launcher has been coded by chris schneider shift838 to be a frontend launcher for use to with mame to easily launch an emulated ti 99 2, ti 99 4, ti994a, ti 99 8 and myarc geneve 9640 computer systems. The 99 4a formed the rest of the ascii character set using the fctn key with other alphanumeric keys.
It was the first home console to feature a 16bit processor and included a prototype plugandplay serial bus similar to what would become known as usb. Telnet is now included in the tipi software package at tipi. I still remember the good times i had with that machine. In order to use them, you must download the file, unzip it. Now that i have figured out how to transfer my ti disks to my pc, im going to try to make as many availble here as possible. May 19, 2018 telnet is a tcp telnet client for the 99 4a that connects via tipi to the telnet address and port of your choice. This page contains source code and corresponding screen dumps for programs i wrote in basic for the texas instruments.
The four vedas american software design ti994a miner 49er american software design ti994a stone age american software. This site is not affiliated with texas instruments. The ti 99 4a was one of their more popular machines, selling 2. An ide interface is a well traveled path for myself, but i dont know that i need one for my peb right now. I was lucky enough to find a pair of the original ti joysticks brand new at a yard sale this past weekend. Visit cadd electronics for details of pc99w, a ti99 4a emulator for the pc. The texas instruments ti 99 4a is a home computer released in june 1981 in the united states. Hi, as some of us maybe already know, chris bobbitt from former asgard software is sending around his findings from his very old asgard software archive to us, to get it digitalized and to share it to the community. These pages are dedicated to the texas instruments ti994a home computer. Tipi enabled software listing ti994a computers atariage. A large number rom cartridges 36 kb each were developped for this computer.
The company produced a range of thirdparty cartridges for the ti 99 4 and 4a, including games and software programs. A home computer created by texas instruments and released in 1981. If you want to upgrade these cartridges, it may be easiest to create them using the supplied setup script. We have 5 texas instruments ti 994a manuals available for free pdf download. The ti 99 4a added an additional graphics mode, lowercase characters consisting of small capitals, and a full travel keyboard. The texas instrument ti 994a was a very succesful computer. Ti 994a games gallery all museum of computer adventure. Texas instruments vintage computers and mainframes for sale. Per atariage guidelines, please refrain from posting identical threads in both subforums as way to ensure the topic gets viewed. Ti 99 infospot your place for the ti 99 home computer family, with focusing on internal documentation and the ti 99 8 menu skip to content.
Get the best deals on texas instruments ti 99 4a vintage home computers when you shop the largest online selection at. This section of the site is not yet populated please check back regularly. The ti 99 also had a cassette port, so you could purchase software on cassette tapes, and actually save your own programs to a tape. Texas instruments, ti, ti994a, cc40, and ti 99 x are all trademarks or service marks of texas instruments inc. Ti994a cartridges, games, software, programs, books.
Weitere produktionsverzogerungen, ein ende 1980 lediglich 30 titel umfassendes softwareangebot, eingeschrankte basic. But i also will say classic99 is a great emulator, and there are things it does that you cant do in mame that make things very easy to interchange with a real 99 4a especially if you have a tipi hooked up to it. Texas instruments has granted written permission to email protected to post 99 4a documentation on this website. It is running a tms9900 cpu, a tms9918a vdp and some more ti chips. Pc99 is a commercial program for dos which emulates the ti99 4a hardware. Below you will find several projects for the ti 99, the geneve, and other related hardware items. Also, 99 4a programs often refer to symbolic key names like redo and procd, which map. This included joysticks and the speech synthesizer module. My first gaming systemti 994a spiele, legenden, heimcomputer. The section of the power supply that powers the card slots is unregulated.
Ti994a software this page contains source code and corresponding screen dumps for programs i wrote in basic for the texas instruments ti 99 4a computer in 1982 and 1983. Texas instruments created many cartridges, which, they called solid state software. The ti 99 4a is a redesign of the ti 99 4 system, which was discontinued. The ti 99 4a, ken gilliland and notung software start with the ti 99 4a. Texas instruments vintage home computers for sale ebay.
Ti 994a basic ti99basic is a version of texas instruments basic as found in rom on the ti994a. You can use it in interactive mode or pass a basic file as a command line parameter. Computers emulators ti 99 4a 4 emulators and emulation resources for the ti 99 4a and other systems generally considered to be in the ti 99 4a family, which include the ti 99 2, ti 99 4, ti 99 8, cc40, geveve and the tomy tutor. It supports 80,64 and 40 column screen 80 requires a f18a and also has a full ansi emulation including full color on the f18a. Software components are released under the gnu gpl license. I would be remiss not to mention the driving motivation for continuing to work on the emulator at all in the 2000s, after my original ti994a became mostly unusable no access to a tv or monitor with rca connectors, for example thierry nouspikels excellent compendium of technical data, the ti994a tech pages. Ti andor retail stores had just knocked down the price of the ti.
If you want to support this blog, you can donate via patreon or paypal, or buy something from my store. I generally use mame on windows so that i can run any of the 99 x series computers 99 2, 99 8, etc. The ti 99 4a had two independant clocks, one for the cpu and one for the vdp which controlled sprite speed. I started my computing life with a ti 99 4a in 1981, the year it was introduced. They were still in the styrofoam packaging but the box was missing. Ti 99 4a ti 99 ressources pour votre texas instruments ti 99 4a ti 99. Items on this noncommercial site are presented for referencenostalgia purposes only. I would be remiss not to mention the driving motivation for continuing to work on the emulator at all in the 2000s, after my original ti 994a became mostly unusable no access to a tv or monitor with rca connectors, for example thierry nouspikels excellent compendium of technical data, the ti 994a tech pages. Ti994a basic ti99basic is a version of texas instruments basic as found in rom on the ti 99 4a. Texas instruments, ti, and ti 99 4a are all trademarks or service marks of texas instruments inc. Sep 12, 2018 way back in the 1980s, in the heyday of the personal computer revolution, texas instruments were one of the major players. You could simply plug in one of these cartridges, push a button or two and have a ready made program running on the console. Texas instruments vintage computers and mainframes.
A site dedicated to the classic 1980s home computer, the ti 994a. Classic99 texas instruments ti994a downloads emulators. On the ti994a side, you should run a tiny extended basic program, such as. Get the best deals on texas instruments vintage computers and mainframes. A lot of software was released on cassette, and even with a disk system it is probably not a bad idea to also have a program recorder handy.
Per fcc regulations, consumer electronics that might interfere with. The hardware was designed with the open source electronics design automation suite kicad. In order to use them, you must download the file, unzip it and then copy it into one of the pc99 disks. Describes the software modules produced by texas instruments for use with the ti 99 4a home computer. The ti994a was one of their more popular machines, selling 2. They contain mainly technical information on the various processors and memory chips found in the console, on peripheral cards and cartridges and on additional hardware. Ti introduces a 5 14inch minifloppy disk drive for the ti 99 4. By learning basic at search an early age, it paved the road for me to be able to easily learn and understand new languages.
Classic99 is a open source texas instruments ti99 4a emulator for windows 2000 and up. Mame software list ti994a home computer us youtube. January production problems haunt ti 99 4 for the first few months of 1980 and ti is selling fewer than units per month. The ti994 and ti994a are the first 16bit home computers, using the texas instruments tms9900 16bit cpu. A message box appears in vdm99, asking you if you wish to scan the remote ti 99 4a right away.
A searchable database of hardware, cartridges, software, and literature for the texas instruments ti 99 4a home computer. About the only way to expand the original ti 99 4a was from the expansion port on the right side of the console. The main purpose of this message is to delay vdm99 until the hook routine on the ti 99 4a is ready to accept command. Two years later, ti fixed those issues with the ti994a note the. Granros ti994a olivers twist asgard software ti994a rapid loader for infocom games texcomp ti994a. Topangebote fur ti 99 4a in computerklassiker online entdecken bei. It is an enhanced version of the less successful ti994 which was released in late 1979. An early home computer which predates the term pc release by texas instruments in june of 1981.
These pages are dedicated to the texas instruments ti994a home. Is there a ti 99 4a archive out there with copies of disks and cassettes. Ti99 4a solid state cartridge application software household. This is an introduction to the ti 99 4a home computer that was launched in 1981. Personal real estate, programing aids, home financial decisions, music maker, weight control and nutrition, early learning fun, and taxinvestment record keeping. View and download texas instruments ti 994a user manual online. The windows version, pc99w comes complete with the dos version and the ti encyclopedia the cyc. This allowed the remote jack to work on the above mentioned recorders. Texas instruments once released a home computer called ti 99 4, with a successor ti 99 4a. You can order a kit from available from my tindie store.1465 1084 721 146 286 1443 973 1026 1174 1557 67 1291 907 1589 533 314 608 163 614 245 466 1005 171 844 60 1585 1291 1297 265 680 1115 1366 570 1128 1150 58 545 1428 75 26 741 1482 18 1094 837 436 763 958 828 448 487