I recently acquired an old TI-99/4A computer and unfortunately it was just the power cable and computer itself – no video cable, joysticks or games. I wasn’t sure if this computer even worked at all, as this TI-99/4A has no LED power light to tell me if it was turning on when I flipped the switch.
Although I don’t have any games for this computer yet, I still made a project of trying this classic computer out over this past weekend. I thought I’d share my experience with typing in the TI BASIC game “Anti-Aircraft Gun”
I used the video port pinout diagram from 99er.net to create the video cable for this project, and instead of stealing their graphic for use here I created my own:
For the TI Basic games I grabbed the Computer Gaming chapter of the book “The Best of 99er: Volume 1” which can be found here.
Note: This ftp server seems to go offline frequently. If it’s not working for you, try again later.
Such a fun little computer that’s going to be fun to collect games for, glad it works!