TI-99/4A FAQ: Transfer Files to my TI from my PC

How can I transfer files from my PC to my TI?

Cartridge ROM/GROM:

      • FlashROM99 can run up to 32k ROM files from a fat32 formatted SDcard that you can load rom images on your PC.THIS IS FOR ROM BINARY IMAGES ONLY, NOT DISK FILES.
      • FinalGROM99 can run up to 1mb ROM files and additionally GROM files from SDcard that you can load these images on your PC. THIS IS FOR ROM AND GROM BINARY IMAGES ONLY NOT DISK FILES.

DISK files:

TIPI is the easiest way to share files with your TI/Geneve. TIPI can be accessed from your PC on it’s built in SAMBA/Windows file share as TIPI it also can be accessed by it’s internal webserver at http://tipi:9900 and files can be uploaded to the TIPI disk folder from this interface.

Ti99Hdx is a PC program which is capable to communicate with a TI99/4A or Geneve computer via a serial connection (TI RS232/2 interface or own build) or a parallel connection (Cf7a+ interface). or UBERGrom

Terminal programs: TI,Corcomp,Myarc RS232, terminal software on both sides and a PC with serial port. Straight through cable. Requires programs on both sides that support Xmodem CRC, for term programs see TERMINAL PROGRAMS FAQ

MagicFM – Magic file manager will allow you to use the above serial set up and copy files to/from the TI using your PC’s terminal program:

PC Drives: If your PC has a compatible disk controller and drive you can read/write disks with this tool: ftp://ftp.whtech.com/pc%20utilities/TI99-PC%203.2.1.%20Password%20’TI99′.rar

Disk Emulator: GOTEK or HXC Disk emulation, you can copy disk images to the sdcard/usb thumb drive and access them on your TI tirectly this way. Assuming you have one of these drives connected to your TI.

NANOPEB/CF7: These use a cf card to store data, the card can be accessed via your PC using the included tools, TI-Dir by Fred Kaal and also Tiimagetool 

GREASEWEAZEL: This is a usb device for your  PC that allows you to connect up a 5.25″ or 3.5″ disk drive to your PC and write disk images to it.
– You need a DS/DD drive to make viable 5.25″ disks for the TI
– You will need to convert from v9t9/pc99 disk format to HFE format to make the disks  using the tool here: http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_drive_emulator/HxCFloppyEmulator_soft.zip

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