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Rambles from TI*MES 2, Autumn 1983.
Rambles from TI*MES 3, Winter 1984. published January 1984, the first issue following TI's withdrawal from the market. This page includes an article by Howard Greenberg (of Arcade Hardware) commencing the history of the Thorn-EMI modules, and a rare article by Ian Godman (of Christine Computing) on flowcharts.
Rambles from TI*MES 4, Spring 1984 including the second part of Ian Godman's article on flowcharts.
Rambles from TI*MES 5, Summer 1984, including a report of a real genuine Thorn EMI module, and an application of the PRK extra calls.
Rambles from TI*MES 6, Autumn 1984 includes a major detailed article on producing SOUND with Extended Basic or Minimemory using faster alternatives to CALL SOUND. Lots of reviews.
Extracts from TI*MES 7 from January 1985. Call Sound program from Sean O'Brien and some animated sprites.
Rambles from TI*MES 8, Spring 1985 with major articles on setting up TI Forth, using TI Basic with Minimemory and lots of reviews.
TI*MES 9 Part 1 Summer 1985 UK User Group Magazine - including book reviews, brief TI Forth, TI Logo and SXB items, using less memory in your programs, and a lengthy article on VDP Registers and accessing them in Basic with Mini Memory module.
TI*MES 9 Part 2 - speech hint; disabling quit key; reviews of COMPUTE! books
TI*MES 10 Autumn 1985 - another bumper issue with notes on fractured files and disk repair, using TI Basic POS, DATA, Extended Basic Prescan, Enhanced Basic with PRK, printing graphics with TI Writer, faster trig functions (cos, sin, tan) in Basic and Forth, TI Forth music and speech.
Rambles from TI*MES 11 from Winter 1985/6. Includes an XB scroll down routine, using sprites in TI Basic with no modules or peripherals; using TI Forth inputs and loops; and reviews.
Text from TI*MES 12, Spring 1986. Includes a report of a visit with Myarc, samples of code for TI Logo, TI Forth, TI USCD Pascal, Pilot 99. An Editor Assembler quirk. Using ExBas prescan.
Rambles from TI*MES 13 (Summer 1986) mainly a long article on how to use TI Writer plus a few nuggets on using ram files with MiniMemory and a different description of how the TI stores data on floppy disks (detailed description of sectors 0, 1 and 2).
Rambles from TI*MES 14 mainly a long article on how to use the language c99, plus a first review of the Myarc 512k ram card, and a short graphics routine showing how Myarc XB II used graphics.
Rambles from TI*MES15 mostly a long article on benchmarks including samples of different languages for the TI99/4a, and a very lengthy detailed review of Myarc Extended Basic Version 2.12, plus an article on using data files on cassette and a short handy list of TI Writer Editor key commands.
Rambles from TI*MES 16 (Spring 1987) is a very short entry for this the last issue of TI*MES to come from Clive Scally before The Committee took over. One machine code routine for Extended Basic to search a string array. Novel input of assembly object code using TI Writer. Farewell from Howard Greenberg. Farewell to John Rice. Article by Ray Kazmer on transferring pictures to a TI graphic image.
Rambles from TI*MES 17, 18 and 19. Items from the first three magazines produced by The Committee. Includes:
Basic Programming Tips; c99 Oddities: Using #include; Useful CALL LOADs for ExBas; DATA Statements in Basic programs;, copying TI-Forth disks;, how to input a floating point number in TI Forth; lining up display of decimal numbers - Ex Bas; Operating System Oddities - Call Key; controlling Sprites in ExBas using CALL LOADs;
Turbo Pasc 99 - an introduction and benchmarks; using Centre Text (CE) with TI Writer Formatter and of course, introducing The New Committee
Items from TI*MES 20 (April-June 1988) - bumper issue covering:
Basic: Avoiding IF...THEN; Overusing GOTO; Basic Garbage Collection; On Warning and On Error; Enhanced Basic CALL A and CALL D; Book Reviews: Orphan Chronicles; Beginners Guide to Assembly Language for the TI99/4A; Crash Course in Pascal; Hidden Powers of Disk Fixer and also
Fortran; Game News: Diablo; Timeless Software / Ian Martin; Auto load disk menu; Criticisms of Rambles; Tony McGovern writes about Funlweb 4; and Editor Assembler Manual corrections. Phew.
Items from TI*MES 21 July 1988. Items include: What program is (disk file) for?; Caring for magnetic tapes ; Basic: Number correct to N places; Unreadable Display Variable 80 files; Debugging Ed/As file ASSM2; Basic with PRK/Stats- Enhanced Basic Part 2- CALLS: L,P,H,G,S.
Articles from issues 22 and 23 of TI*MES: How an Extended Basic program can tell if Alphalock is down before you press a key; Report on the Alternative Micro Show 1988; Printing with TI Writer or Funlwriter and Controlling the cassette motor and audio.
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Major set of articles from TI*MES 24 and 25, Spring and Summer 1989, with lots on basic programming and hi res graphics: Basic Programming: Solving apples and pears problems; Call Sound inaccuracy; Practical programming: playing with digits;
Extended Basic very fast colour changing; Writing your own Extended Basic subprograms with samples; TI writer (and Funlwriter) tips; Graphics Demo programs: Peter Maurer Rose Curves; Lisajou Curves and the G language; Barry Martin's Mapping, Hopalong; Chairmans Farewell; Reports on: Bloxwich Workshop April 1989; Alternative Micro Show April 1989; Review: Triton Super Extended Basic; Triton SXB program to print TI Artist pictures. Phew.
Rambles from TI*MES 26, Autumn 1989: Report on Romiley meeting; Programming: Rounding in Basic Functions; Leaving Loops. Graphics Programs: More Martin Mapping; Attractors;
Three routines in G; Small Logo routine. Reviews: PagePro; Book Reviews: Armchair Universe; Lisp; Fractals Everywhere; Science of Fractal Images; TI Base
Articles from TI*MES 27: Basic: Faster Basic Programs; Finding Nth root; Compacting Data; Myarc VAL function; Translate PRK data to DV80; Speech and the TI99/4a;
Review: TI Sort; 3rd Alternative Micro Show; Graphics Extended Basic Hi Resolution plotting; Freeform Art; Henon Mapping ; Random Stars; Farewell to: John Guion; Guy Stefan-Romano
Items from TI*MES 28, Spring 1990. I have omitted some long listings, but left in a number of module reviews. There is an interesting article on maintaining variable values after BREAKing a program (and also between programs when one program RUNs another one) and a few general comments.
Rambles from TI*MES 29, Summer 1990. The Sevens Problem - and the first two answers;
Graphics on the TI with TML: Points on a circle, Ikeda map, Turtle graphics. More games module reviews.
Articles from TI*MES 30: Console Only Corner- Error proofing; Unlistable basic programs and making them listable; Reviews: Tris module; Balloon Wars; TI Base Version 3; Chaotic Bifurcations as Sound; Graphics: Gingerbread Men || Connett Circles
Rambles from TI*MES 31- lots here, especially graphics! Programs for Disk Drives; Fitting and using a load interrupt switch; Puzzles: 50 apples, plus fuel economy; Reported UK user group history; Ed/As module and cassette; BASIC: Switching variable values; Tutorial: user subprograms; ExBas tips: strings, POS, arrays; REVIEWS: Hunchback Havoc; Hang Glider Pilot; Airline; TI Base Utilities; Remind Me; Book: Computers, pattern, chaos and beauty; Rock Runner GRAPHICS routines: Truchet Tiling; Rotate turtle path; Visualise random distribution; Bifurcation plot;
Egg tile generation; Random cartoon faces; Connett Circles again; Rotated Random Dots Moire; After Feigenblaum.
Articles from TI*MES 32 and 33 (1991): Extended Basic: Buying Apples, Buns and Cakes; Line Numbers; Randomize Bug; Rems and Tails; Order of Variables;
Terminal Emulator 2: Reading Disk Text files aloud
Reviews: Book: Magic Machine ; Book: Turing Omnibus
Reviews: Backsteine; Certificate 99; Extended Business Graphs; Joy Paint; Picture It; TI Casino;
Other: 1991 UK Group AGM; Smith Numbers; Ten Years After
Articles from TI*MES 35: Games module cheat codes; Controlling the cassette motor from Basic; Huge arrays (how to have a numeric array with 8,000 values); Pilot 99- the language, an introduction; Graphics: Popcorn.
Articles from TI*MES 37 with major detailed articles by Mark Schafer on using PRINT USING, and choosing the right way to save data to disk. Plus an article by Jim Peterson on arrays and on sorting.
Articles from TI*MES 38, Autumn 1992. Basic: Easy math program; Date Formats; Graphics: Attractors; Games Review: Mancala; TI Writer: Lower Case file names; Algorithms; Assembly Language Part 1
Articles from TI*MES 39 Winter 92/93. Basic: XB only Pixel plotting; TI Writer for novices; Art of Assembly part 2; Plato courseware; Disk File $$1; Graphics: Feather fractal; Twisted fractal
TI*MES 40 Spring 1993- a thin issue due to emergency editing by someone who didn't have the intended copy and had to use a lot of material from other groups. Original material here includes:- The 49 formula; fast sprite coincidence detection; using joysticks and a horizontal scrolling print display (emphasis on Extended Basic this time.)
TI*MES 41 Summer 1993. Report on 1993 AGM. Major programming articles- sprites, chaining programs, multiple ways of solving a problem with TI Basic (adding fractions), the Koch curve, and advanced c99 programming.
(more to come as time permits)
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