TIPI is an interface which implements a Raspberry Pi to provide networking ability and file storage for your TI-994/A computer. I worked on this project in its conception phase. I built and demonstrated the first primordial TIPI prototypes, outlined the semaphore system for TI <-> Pi comms, and wrote some of the initial networking code.
Looking to register a new account? Fire up your TIPI-enabled TI, install Stuart's web browser, and go to myti99.com
(If you're seeing this page, you're using a modern computer and browser. The entire site renders differently on the TI)
I have written some C programs that run on the TI using TIPI for networking, and have created some web-based programs and games which are noted below.
TIPI programs Below are programs created for the TIPI project.
COMBATTI is a proof-of-concept game, similar to the old Atari Combat game, but for the TI + multiplayer over the Internet by any TIPI-equipped TI-99/4A.
Emulation is not currently supported.
To play COMBATTI, you must connect to the server running at myti99.com. If there an open slot on the server, you will be connected to one and a game will commence. Every minute, the server will check to see how populated the server is and add bots to empty slots. When a person connects, a bot will be booted to make room. The bots' skill will vary at random, but none are too difficult. If a person leaves your game, you may have to wait up to a minute to have a bot re-join your game.
Gameplay: You can use the keyboard or joystick to control your tank. Games will run until a player reaches 20 points, after which the game will reset.
If you've logged into myti99.com before, your screen name will auto-populate.
Stats are logged and I'm working on creating a leaderboard.
COMBATTI is in cartridge format, and can be accessed at this URL:
Please give it a try and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear of any issue you have playing it, or any general feedback.
CHATTI is a TIPI-based chat program/instant messenger where you can chat with other users of myti99.com, right from your TI.
You can load CHATTI right from your TI in console BASIC by entering:
To log into CHATTI, enter the following information:
You can press BEGIN to re-enter your account info on any other screen.
Use BACK to nagivate back out of a screen to the previous one.
To scroll between pages: FCTN-E (up arrow) and FCTN-X (down arrow)
You can also download the files and save them to your TIPI: CHATTI CHATTJ
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
This is a simple program to demonstrate a very simple game in TI BASIC that uses TIPI and the TIPI Netvariables extension.
Check it out here.
This is a beta version of CHESS that uses TIPI to allow for network play. It is still missing some features, but is under active development.
TIPI CHESS uses the same engine as the web version mentioned below, so you can play matches using either one.
I'd appreciate any feedback regarding bugs or issues you come across, and of course - I'd love to hear your suggestions!
CALL TIPI("PI.HTTP://MYTI99.COM/CHESS")You can also download the files and save them to your TIPI: CHESS CHEST CHESU
This is a game I put together along with an API on MYTI99.com which allows for high scores to be synced there. This way everyone's high scores are visible on your console.
ATTN programmers: Adding this support to a game is quite easy and requires only a couple of calls to fetch high scores, and to submit scores to the server. Currently it requires having first logged into myti99.com, so SNEK has a login page for this. I may remove this requirement so that it'd be even easier for anyone to add this score-syncing to their own games - it'd just be a matter of registering your game with myti99.com and receiving an app GUID so that the API will accept new score submissions from your game, and allow for reading them back for display within your game. If you are interested, Please contact me and I'll share the necessary info.
CALL TIPI("PI.HTTP://MYTI99.COM/SNEK")You can also download the files and save them to your TIPI: SNEK SNEL
by BeeryMiller, added: 01/02/19
Mass Transfer for the TIPI allowing Telnet connections to BBS's with uploading and downloading capability along with a phone directory.
CALL TIPI("PI.HTTP://MYTI99.COM/MXT")You can also download the files and save them to your TIPI: MXT MXU
Chess for the TI on the web
01/31/16 - I have released the first version of Chess, which you can play agains others on the web with your TI. Once I heard about Stuart Conner's web browser, I knew I had to try to make some cool games for it. Chess is my first one and I have a few ideas for others. This version of chess is still in development, and may have bugs. Please let me know if you find any.
I'd also like to point out that as of right now:
UPDATE: Stuart's browser v9 and greater supports text input, and I have created an account creation and login page on myti99.com
I will continue to post updates as requested. My goal was to create a domain and means for coders, even in BASIC, to be able to write code that maintains account state with hosted services. These services would users to interact with online games, etc. I plan on better documentation and putting more things on github. Please ask if you have questions about how to integrate with myti99.com's meager offerings. There's no need to make incorrect assumptions and poorly implement things - you have only to ask.