Tag: TI-99/4A

  • Fixing the VZ200, Cleaning the Battleship, TIPI/32k

    Fixing the VZ200, Cleaning the Battleship, TIPI/32k

    VZ200 Last time I posted, I mentioned that the VZ200 wasn’t quite right. It seemed logical to tackle it as my next packet of work. The system was sort of working, and after some mucking around I realised that some games were working. First some background here. The VZ200 has a very limited amount of…

  • TI 99/4a Speech Synthesiser Module

    Thanks to an incredible offer from Noel from Noel’s Retro Lab, I have now got a Texas Instruments TI 99/4a Speech Synthesiser Module for my setup. Look at this! It’s beautiful! Now this simply plugs into the side of the TI 99/4A and any games and applications that support it can use it. Now what…

  • Total Joystick Madness

    Total Joystick Madness

    I have been busy 🙂 Now I have all the different computers working, it was time to get interfaces for them so they can fulfil their prime purpose. To wit: Video Games! Texas Instruments TI 99/4A I have a PCB design ready to go for this, but in the meantime, I decided to make a…

  • Hippo Gnu Ear

    Hippo Gnu Ear

    Well, it’s a new year and I’m still waiting on things I ordered in November 😀 Firstly, you’ll most likely have noticed I moved to a new host. There are a few “goodies” I can get with the new host, including plugins, so I have moved. Last year featured a LOT of PCB design and…

  • A Whole Lotta Nothing

    A Whole Lotta Nothing

    I’m not dead. Honest! It has, however, been a long time between posts. Unfortunately I haven’t been working on project work as much as I would have liked, and I spent a long time waiting for parts to arrive for projects. CreatiVision Controllers (AKA the Dick Smith Wizzard) The new PCBs arrived. It took me…

  • Working on the Haul

    Working on the Haul

    Well, I have the “haul” of old computers, and I’ve been slowly working through them TRS-80 CoCo With the 4 I had, all were using RF, and I knew one worked and one definitely didn’t work. I started by doing an S-Video Mod on the first one I picked up. With 2020 hindsight, this was…

  • The Long Haul

    The Long Haul

    So recently I managed to participate in an exciting retro-computing “thing” in the form of clearing and organising a seatainer full of old computers and peripherals. While most were not systems I was interested in (So many dead printers, for instance), there were some gems that I took home, as did my fellow participant. This…