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My Latest Video -- An inexpensive 32K upgrade for the TI-99/4A!


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:02 PM

Do you have a basic TI-99/4A console?  Is it stuffed in the back of the closet because you don't want to spend a fortune to make it usable?  Well, now it can be upgraded CHEAPLY!  Put that TI to good use!

 


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:32 PM

WOW.  That thing is awesome. 


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 01:55 PM

I don't have a TI but this makes me want to get one.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 12:19 PM

I don't have a TI but this makes me want to get one.

 

That's quite a compliment, thank you!


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 01:26 PM

I don't have a TI but this makes me want to get one.


It's a great system. Games are plentiful and inexpensive. With this 32K upgrade, there are some really fantastic multi-carts available.

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 09:52 PM

It's a great system. Games are plentiful and inexpensive. With this 32K upgrade, there are some really fantastic multi-carts available.

 

I agree it's a great system.  Actually almost every game out there is available FREE

for the downloading << HERE >>.  ;)

 

Yes, that 32K combined with that SD card FlashROM 99 is just awesome.

In fact I'm in the process of building up a second "GAMER'S CONSOLE".  F18A, VGA to HDMI adapter, FR99 & 32K.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 10:01 PM

I must look into the FlashROM 99.  Off to Googlo now to learn more. 



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Posted 27 October 2016 - 10:07 PM

So did you buy your FlashROM 99 pre-assembled?  Is it only available from the European source? 



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Posted 15 November 2016 - 12:26 PM

So did you buy your FlashROM 99 pre-assembled?  Is it only available from the European source? 

 

Yes, I bought mine pre-assembled from overseas because my eyes are not what they used to be.

By << CLICKING HERE >> you can sometimes buy one from a fairly local source.

 

I also got my custom 3D printed case from overseas.


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:28 AM

Oh... for those of you that may have purchased on of those 32K memory expansions from arcadeshopper, there is a guy in Spain selling selling 3D printed cases to house it in now.  I'll be making a video once I receive mine.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:02 AM

Well, I purchased the 32k upgrade board, modified my speech unit (see below), and it works great!

 

 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:47 PM

Well, I purchased the 32k upgrade board, modified my speech unit (see below), and it works great!

 

Excellent!  Oh, BTW - there is a fantastic new game that will be released at Fest West this year that you'll be able to run with it!


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:46 PM

I think I accidentally saw a preview when I picked up some parts.  :) 

I also have the FlashROM now.  I'm totally pumped. 



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:47 PM

Here's my setup. 

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:50 PM

FlashROM99, 32K and also an F18A?


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:24 PM

FlashROM99, 32K and also an F18A?

No F18A.....yet



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Posted 04 April 2017 - 11:07 AM

No F18A.....yet

 

You may get lucky!  What a coincidence that an F18A is the grand prize at Fest West this year. :)


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:24 PM

Oooooooh!!! Nice.




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