Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

TI99-IMG_7132

 

 

Hjemmecomputeren der kom på markedet som en af de tidligere hjemmecomputere. Den tilbød farve og kostede det halve af dens forgænger TI-99/A. TI-99/4A blev en udbredt succes og mange programmøre havde deres første oplevelser med programmeringen via denne. TI7-99/4A

The Texas Instruments TI-99/4A is a home computer, released June 1981 in the United States at a price of $525 ($1,366 adjusted for inflation). It is an enhanced version of the less successful TI-99/4 model, which was released in late 1979 at a price of $1,150 ($3,749 adjusted for inflation). The TI-99/4 had a calculator-style chiclet keyboard and a character set that lacked lowercase text. The TI-99/4A added an additional graphics mode, “lowercase” characters consisting of small capitals, and a full-travel keyboard. Both used 16-bit processors, making the TI-99/4 series the first 16-bit home computers.

 

Fun fact:

  • Mange spil til TI-99/4A tilladersnydekoden: Hold shift nede og tryk 838
  • 16-bit konsoller blev først rigtigt populært i

Many TI-developed video games, especially those developed by John Phillips, may be forced into “cheat mode” by holding the shift key and pressing 838.