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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
freezedream wrote:

Hey everyone, I'm keen to start tracking on my TI-82, but the USB link cables aren't really available from anywhere in Australia. There is just one listed on eBay for around $50 (AUD) which I find too expensive for just the cable. Has anyone come up with a working solution that may be DIY? I'd like to avoid PC serial or parallel ports, so some kind of serial to USB converter would be good. Thanks!

Do you have a serial or parallel port on your computer? Or access to a USB serial connector for cheap?

If so, you can build one of these simple circuits:

https://www.ticalc.org/hardware/cables/parallel.html
https://www.ticalc.org/hardware/cables/serial.html

Last edited by jefftheworld (Jan 19, 2019 7:17 am)

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Adelaide, Australia

@irrlichtproject: Thanks for the suggestions! Unfortunately I could only find one listed on Amazon and it was still really expensive to Australia.

@jefftheworld: Oh nice, that looks very promising! Have you or anyone else had success using that method?

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Find it hard to find or make samples for HT2's awesome sample feature? So did I, until I added a feature to my pcm2pwm program!



https://chipmusic.org/forums/post/262036/#p262036:

jefftheworld wrote:

Version 0.8.1 is out! A few years ago I added support for outputting in Houston Tracker 2's inverted format for my own use but I never got around to releasing that feature.

Well, that's the only new feature in pcm2pwm v0.8.1! Enjoy!

https://github.com/JeffAlyanak/pcm2pwm/tree/v0.8.1

Last edited by jefftheworld (Jun 6, 2019 3:40 pm)

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Nomad's Land

Ha, that's great news. Added a note regarding this to the HT2 manual. Thanks Jeff! smile

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London, UK

nice!