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What "must have" accessories do you recommend for a new user to the TI99/4A platform in 2023?


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Is RAM expansion a "must" or nice to have?   For example, most C64 users don't have it.  Many Atari8bit users do.
 

Also, I see in some videos that people have DB9 joystick adapters... 

 

Finally, what's a good practical intro read / video to bring a new 2023 user up to speed w/o the full blown history of the platform?

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32K nowadays is a must have.  The best bet is to get a TI Pi with a SAMS attachment - that will give you everything you need - memory plus a storage mechanism that's easy to upload things to (SAMs has 32K built in).

 

https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/tag/tipi/#!/TIPI/c/115338525

 

Ping @arcadeshopper - he may or may not have these in stock.  The hard part will be getting a Raspberry Pi right now.

 

 

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Just now, acadiel said:

32K nowadays is a must have.  The best bet is to get a TI Pi with a SAMS attachment - that will give you everything you need - memory plus a storage mechanism that's easy to upload things to (SAMs has 32K built in).

 

https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/tag/tipi/#!/TIPI/c/115338525

 

Ping @arcadeshopper - he may or may not have these in stock.  The hard part will be getting a Raspberry Pi right now.

 

 

I get things in all the time, including pis..  ping me if you are interested

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49 minutes ago, RockLobster said:

 

Finally, what's a good practical intro read / video to bring a new 2023 user up to speed w/o the full blown history of the platform?

 

This video is from a year ago, but it's still an accurate account of the key TI-99 upgrades in the present day (according to me). 

 

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57 minutes ago, acadiel said:

32K nowadays is a must have.  The best bet is to get a TI Pi with a SAMS attachment - that will give you everything you need - memory plus a storage mechanism that's easy to upload things to (SAMs has 32K built in).

 

https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/tag/tipi/#!/TIPI/c/115338525

 

Ping @arcadeshopper - he may or may not have these in stock.  The hard part will be getting a Raspberry Pi right now.

 

 

Excellent.  thanks!   fortunately I have a stash of Pi's.

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