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TI-CHIPS: Meeting Minutes May 2002

The May meeting of the TI-Chips was opened and the minutes from the April meeting were 'paraphrased' and discussed. (Didn't read them, just talked about what went on last month.)

There were no Treasurer's or Membership reports this month. However, Alan Hewston and his son Timothy paid us a visit, and Alan decided to join the TI-Chips. Welcome to the TI-Chips, Alan. (I took the opportunity to take a picture of Alan, with his boy, for inclusion in our Members' Gallery.)

Alan does comparative electronic game studies, and writes articles about the outcome of his trials. Alan is looking for TI games, in either cartridge or floppy disk format, to further his comparative work. Here is a list of the games he is interested in evaluating. (At the bottom of the list is the address of his Web site. I said we would be happy to include a link to his site on our Favorite Links page.)

hewston95@stratos.net also pitfall_harry65@hotmail.com

Here are the games that I am still looking for. I also hope to get the instruction manuals as well, but they are secondary.

TI-99 carts or disk:
  • Anteater
  • Buck Rogers
  • Choplifter
  • Dig Dug
  • Henhouse
  • Frogger
  • Joust
  • Microsurgeon
  • Miner 49er
  • Moonsweeper
  • Ms. Pac Man
  • Munch Mobile
  • Robotron 2084
  • Topper
A cart is best, even if only able to borrow. A disk would be great if there is a way to copy a game, as I hope that my PE box and my Toshiba drive work OK.


PS: Check out my game reviews at -


Les Kee explained the reason for the Zip Disk backups for our Web site. Les' main concern was converting HTML code. Craig Getty was unable to attend this month's meeting, so I guess we'll have to wait until Craig can make a meeting to get answers for Les.

I reported on the results of this year's Jim Peterson Achievement Awards. I stated that being nominated was a great honor in itself, but actually receiving the award was beyond anything I could ever imagine.

I also showed TI-Chips fliers and table signs we will have at the CCAG 2002. Our TI-99/4A system will be set up Friday night, May 24th, and we will be providing demos at the show on Saturday, May 25th.

There were also a variety of discussions about ISP advertising, Norton Utilities and Norton Anti-virus as well as the characteristics of various makes of printers.

Harry and Nina Mae Hoffman were unable to attend because they were on their annual trip to Florida. We missed not having them at the meeting, but expect to see some Florida tans when they return in June.

There was no 50:50 drawing this month.

Next month's meeting will be on Saturday, June 15, from 10:00 AM 'till noon in the Story Time Room in the North Royalton branch library.

-Glenn Bernasek

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