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That's freaking SLICK dude! Best case I've seen yet for a Nano...

... and the best use for an 8 Track tape EVER! Is it still easy to open up to get to the CF card?

 

Oh yeah, in the 2nd image there's 2 slots on the back, it just pops open.

And I have really never used the rs232 port.

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Hi Lee

 

I have (and use) a nanoPEB. My question was more a query regarding the possibility of adding 32K onto the cartridge board to negate the need for a PEB or nanoPEB and thereby opening up these cartridge images to those with a console only. Imagine how many more cartridges would be sold if all of the programs could be used on a standalone Ti-99 micro?

...

 

Well, as long as the cartridge does not need mass storage, there's always this project: 32KB RAM in the Console on a 16-bit bus (switchable to 8 bits)

 

...lee

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Here's the Games #5 Binary image. There's only one file because Classic99 doesn't need an inverted file anymore. Use it in Classic99 or burn it to a 512k eprom. I had to hack Virus Attack because it looked for code in the EA Grom and it would reset because the Grom wasn't found. Can someone familiar with the game check that it works ok?

 

Thanks,

 

Gazoo

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Fritz sent me a better version of Tunnels Of Doom so I replaced it on the cart. Delete the other one and use this one instead. Thanks Fritz!

 

Gazoo

 

[deleted attachment=363361:Games5.bin]

 

edit: attachment removed, Fritz uploaded a newer version with Bigfoot fixed.

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Fritz sent me a better version of Tunnels Of Doom so I replaced it on the cart. Delete the other one and use this one instead. Thanks Fritz!

 

Gazoo

 

 

NP, TY for all your work here.

 

Burned to EProm and works great in real TI hardware

All MBX game screens ok. Virus attack seems to work

fine(but with limited testing-I could only drop a few pills.. :-D )

 

I tried it in Classic99, I can get to the '2 for Games' menu

on 2 it goes back to the title screen. :woozy:

 

I'll try more testing when I get home

WOOHOO Adventure and TOD work great!!!

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The photo does not show the connection point on the edge card connector for the +5v.

Is it the "bottom left post" or the bottom right post"?

 

<-----Bottom left, towards the outside. The pin will be cut off short or missing.

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Hmm, on the Nano I have it's attached. I was thinking of doing this as I have nothing to lose since this unit is so flaky.

 

 

 

NO look very closely at the connector, I believe the arrow is pointing at

the 2nd pin. The first one is either cut REAL short or the pin is missing.

I have 2 cf7's and 1 nano, 1 cf7 and 1 nano have the pin cut off short

the other CF7 has this 1st pin removed from the connector.

 

The pic is a little blurry but the one on the left has the pin cut off short,

and the other one has the 4 outside corner pins removed.

 

 

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Any side effects of using that 5V powerline to the nanoPEB? Does the switch still work? I am going to do the mod.

 

Darryl

None that I have found in almost 3 years. Yes the switch does the same as

the wire runs to the barrel connector.

 

 

It looks like a neat solution but I wonder why this wasn't designed in from the outset.

 

From what I read it did originally use the console power, but then you could

not use the Speech Synth, so it removed and ext. power was used.

And yes, I also jumpered my Speech Synth module too so both can

be used together. :thumbsup:

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Use Ramus' bank-inverter Java applet to re-order the banks then append a 3 to the end of the file-name. "games5_3.bin" as opposed to "games5.bin". I did this and it works in Classic99.

 

I am unfamiliar with this program nor can I find it , can you upload the inverted file....Plz

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None that I have found in almost 3 years. Yes the switch does the same as

the wire runs to the barrel connector.

 

 

 

From what I read it did originally use the console power, but then you could

not use the Speech Synth, so it removed and ext. power was used.

And yes, I also jumpered my Speech Synth module too so both can

be used together. :thumbsup:

If you use a CF7+, Speech Synth, and F18a can you only use the internal power supply or will it not be enough? I'd love to ditch my CF7+ power supply if possible.

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NP, TY for all your work here.

 

Burned to EProm and works great in real TI hardware

All MBX game screens ok. Virus attack seems to work

fine(but with limited testing-I could only drop a few pills.. :-D )

 

I tried it in Classic99, I can get to the '2 for Games' menu

on 2 it goes back to the title screen. :woozy:

 

I'll try more testing when I get home

WOOHOO Adventure and TOD work great!!!

 

Are you specifying it as a type 3 or type 8 file in your config? 3 is for inverted and 8 is for non-inverted. It's a non-inverted file.

 

Example below:

 

[userCart12]

; *** 512k cart - works ***

name="Games 5"

rom0=8|0000|80000|G:\512k Game Cartridge 5\Games5.bin

 

Gazoo

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Use Ramus' bank-inverter Java applet to re-order the banks then append a 3 to the end of the file-name. "games5_3.bin" as opposed to "games5.bin". I did this and it works in Classic99.

 

It's not necessary to invert the files anymore. Specify it as a type 8 instead of a type 3.

 

Gazoo

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I am unfamiliar with this program nor can I find it , can you upload the inverted file....Plz

Gazoo answered your query regarding making the ROM work in classic99 so this response is a little late.

 

Personally, I still prefer to modify my copy the ROMs (as indicated above) so I can drag them in and out of folders as needed without resorting to a text-editor but that's just my preference.

 

In case you need it for future use, here's a link to Rasmus' post, including a download link to his useful Bank Inverter utility.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/193163-512k-cartridge-status/?p=3025762

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Gazoo answered your query regarding making the ROM work in classic99 so this response is a little late.

 

Personally, I still prefer to modify my copy the ROMs (as indicated above) so I can drag them in and out of folders as needed without resorting to a text-editor but that's just my preference.

 

In case you need it for future use, here's a link to Rasmus' post, including a download link to his useful Bank Inverter utility.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/193163-512k-cartridge-status/?p=3025762

Kool Thanks!

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With all these cartridge files being made available, should we find a place on the FTP site to store them and info about what is in each file. only keep the corrected versions being stored?

 

I would also think a user could use a ZIF socket instead to make changing eprom easier.

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