Over the years since the birth of the TI 99/4A computer, dedicated and talented programmers have produced a dazzling array of games software for it for the enjoyment of all TI'ers. Unfortunately, although several outstanding sources exist as at least partial repositories of some of these programs such as the WHT ftp site, the Hidden Reef BBS (718-448-9402 USA), and the Heatwave BBS (602-955-4491 USA or telnet://Heatwavebbs.com), they do not provide any visual clues as to what the games look like and how they play. As a result, many excellent games may be ignored for lack of a clear description and review.
This site is an attempt to correct this situation by providing a gallery of interesting games with images of the opening screen as well as an in-play snapshot, along with a brief review tested on a real TI 99/4A system. Hardware requirements will also be listed and download links provided. Most of these files will also be available in a special Game Shelf section on the Hidden Reef BBS for direct download into the TI, as well as a combined zipped file on this site.
It is my hope that TI'ers will discover here new games and remember old ones, thus preserving an invaluable legacy for posterity. Moreover, it will be a great place to introduce new game software to the community and obtain much deserved credit.
For those interested in game programming on the TI in any language or skill level, or if you are just curious, the AtariAge TI 99/4A programming forum is the place to be and where most new games are being generated. Check it out!
The success of this site is dependant on submissions from the TI community, so if you have an interesting game program you would like to display here, please feel free to E-Mail it to me in PC99, V9T9 or TIFILES format, ARC'ed, with appropriate documentation (if needed).
All of the software on display here is considered abandonware or public domain. However, if you are the copyright holder of a program on this site and do not want it posted, please let me know and it will be removed immediately. This is not a commercial site and no income is being generated from it, so, unless in the unlikely event that commercial viability is still expected from a particular piece of software, why not consider sharing your work with the rest of the TI community?
Programs Download Format [ PLEASE READ! ]
Most of the files on this site are available in two formats:
1- TIFILES format which is native to the TI 99/4A computer, which means that they will run directly on a real TI 99/4A machine as well as on the Classic 99 emulator. These files are appended with the .bin extension, and you will need to remove that extension prior to using the files. In addition, some of these files are archived, and those will have a filename ending with arc. You will need to use Barry Boone's Archiver to expand them.
2- Emulator .DSK format. This format will run using the V9t9, Classic99 and MESS emulators. In some browsers, you might have to right-click on the link and select Save Link As to save the file to disk. These files will also run using the Win994a emulator if you change the .DSK extension to .TIDISK . For those of you using the PC99 emulator, the .DSK files can be converted to PC99 format using Fred Kaal's TIDir program.
Road Hunter by Rasmus Moustgaard (ASM)
Junkman Junior by Merlin Magicware (ASM)
Bouncing Babies by John Chase (ASM)
Marble Madness by Kurt_Woloch (XB)
Mirror Maze by 1980gamer (XB)
Space Trap by Marc Hull (XB)
Meteors by Manic1975 (B)
Life by Harry Wilhelm (B)
Samecolors by Harry Wilhelm (B)
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