The 1979 TI-99/4 Home Computer Page

The 1979 TI-99/4 Home Computer Page

Post by Bryan Ropp » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 16:07:52

I just completed getting the new 1979 TI-99/4 Home Computer Page
up and running at Thought I would make an announcement
to see what people here thought of it. It not only provides a nice
timeline and overview of the 99/4 system, but it has great images as
well. The one thing I tried to do with this page is focus only on the
things that were released in 1979, since I am building a 1979-
manufactured setup where everything is made in 1979 (carries a 1979
print date, manufacture date, etc). It's going to be pretty fun to try
and build a setup where everything is from the first year of
production! Hope you like it out there in TI land!


Bryan Roppolo


The 1979 TI-99/4 Home Computer Page

Post by Guillaume » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 17:14:30

"Bryan Roppolo Boulder" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > a rit dans le message de

Nice pages!
I enjoyed the timeline and your 1979 setup.



The 1979 TI-99/4 Home Computer Page

Post by Henr » Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:15:01

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The timeline is great! I wasn't aware of the stuff happened before the
"A" came in such detail, really great!


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The 1979 TI-99/4 Home Computer Page

Post by Mark Niels » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:49:05


I like your 99/4 page very much, well done!!..... I purchased my first
TI-99/4 in 1981 in Australia, and I can still remember the e *** ment that I
felt plugging it in for the first time, and typing OLD CS1 to load in a Draw
Poker program that the guy at the store gave to me when I purchased it. I
spent many a night in front of that machine until the early hours of the
morning learning as much as I could about the machine that would basically
change my life.... It was the inpiration for my career in IT.....

I traded that original machine in for a new TI-99/4A (TI had an upgrade deal
on), but I now have two of 99/4's, one that works for about 20 minutes then
gets strange charaters on the screen and the other one really doesn't work
at all. I also have a number of 4A's, and peripherals as well, but nothing
can come close to the old 99/4.....

By the way, my original 99/4 had the volume control and speaker that you
mentioned on your page, and it did contol the volume of the internal
speaker. You could get a pseudo stereo effect happening between the internal
speaker and the TV speaker if you turned up the volume......

In any case, great work on the page.... Keep it up, we can't let the little
machine be left behind.

Gook luck with your collection....