I recently ran across a TI emulator called Classic99. It is written by Mike Brent.
I was very impressed with the simplicity of
setting this software up. It may not have all the bells and whistles of some of the emulators, but it
contains 99% of what most of us "common" folk are looking for in an emulator. One very cool feature
that I like is the ability to record to video emulator sessions.
Again this program is so easy to set
up. Just download, unzip into a folder and click on the the classic99 program icon. It also comes
with ROM's already added, so again choose your game or app and GO!!!.
For the most part everything worked perfectly. I ran it on a an XP system, and it never locked up. The
sound worked great, though there appears to be no support for speech (yet). I could not get the TI-99/4 to
load (In the newer version it does work), but the 4A and 4A v2.2 loaded fine.
The program supports a disk drive, sound, and you can even load your own roms, and disk. Included is
instructions on how to do this.
Though I am a hardware person, and prefer my hands on an actual TI, there are times where playing with
an emulator is the most convienent, and Classic99 takes care of that need for me.
This software is a free download, and the auther only asks for a donation if you desire. I will be making
a donation myself.
The following programs are embedded within Classic99, and
included along with the source code, and is distributed under
license from Texas Instruments.
System ROMs and GROMs: TI-99/4
System ROMs and GROMs: TI-99/4A
System ROMs and GROMs: TI-99/4A v2.2
P-Code ROMs and GROMs (does not work yet)
Editor/Assembler (With Editor and Assembler disk files)
Terminal Emulator 2
TI Logo ][
BlackJack & Poker
Hunt the Wumpus
Tunnels of Doom (with Pennies, Penny and Quest disk files)
The following programs are embedded within Classic99 or
distributed along with it, and are owned by Mike Brent. No
warranty or liability is offered with these programs.
Super Space Acer
The following program is included with Classic99, and is
owned by Barry Boone. It is believed to be freely distributable,
and no warranty or liability is offered with this program.