Re: [Tomy Tutor ] Hi - I've become obsessed over the Tomy Tutor
> Thanks for the link!I can't find a reason why it wouldn't work, but as you say,
> One thing that I noticed was the part on video capabilities:
> Lately some people have been working on replacing the 9918A video
> card on the TI with the 9928 which outputs component rather than
> composite... with at least one success so far but I don't know if
> such a thing is possible (or even desirable) for either the Tutor or
> the Pyuuta's....
> With these consoles being so rare compared to the TI-99/4A, I can... right. I'd hate to be wrong and ruin a 9928, not to mention a Tutor.
> imagine its not an experiment anyone would want to actually try.
> As far as gameplay (not computing) is concerned, what is the mainA Pyuuta will run almost every cartridge that a Tutor will, except for
> difference between using a Pyuuta vs. a Tutor? I am kinda under the
> impression that they will both play games from the other console, but
> I haven't been able to actually ask someone with both.
"3-D series" games which require extra addressing lines (there were
converters for these) that are not on the Pyuuta, and Car-Azy Racer will
run but be effectively unplayable because there are no lower-case characters.
Similarly, a regular Tutor will run all Pyuuta games, but they may not
appear in Japanese (and they may be garbled).
For an example of this, look at the Scramble screenshot on the catalogue
> Thanks... I'm just glad there is still anyone at all into thisIt's not really a console, though (except the Pyuuta Jr which really *is*
> obscure and really fascinating console...
a console) -- it was and remains targetted as a computer. It's just a shame
that Tomy never let it progress very far.
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>> I can't find a reason why it wouldn't work, but as you say,
> > With these consoles being so rare compared to the TI-99/4A, I can
> > imagine its not an experiment anyone would want to actually try.
> ... right. I'd hate to be wrong and ruin a 9928, not to mention a
Well the 9928 can be obtained for $10.00 at
The process has been done successfully by DjPubba on AtariAge forums:
The problem is the risk to the Tutor. Once I find one, I don't know
if I'd be willing to risk it.
> > Thanks... I'm just glad there is still anyone at all into thisreally *is*
> > obscure and really fascinating console...
> It's not really a console, though (except the Pyuuta Jr which
> a console) -- it was and remains targetted as a computer. It's justa shame
> that Tomy never let it progress very far.Sorry, you are correct, it is *not* a console, I just have a bad
habit of calling it that as my main desire is to use it to play games.
I do the same thing with the TI-99/4a, even though it's not a console
either, and I even did loads of Basic programming as a kid. I guess
because I'm only interested in using them to play games (and to
preserve them), I may slip and call them consoles...