относящихся к домашнему компьютеру TI-99/4A

H.I.M.S.: VMC Software - Released 3Q/1985 - MSRP $29.95 -- An integrated home data manager with windows, an on-screen calculator and calendar. Provides checkbook program capable of maintaining multiple accounts; an addressbook for storing up to 200 names and a home inventory module to record valuable property information. Disk system, Extended BASIC and 32K memory expansion are required.

HACKER SHACK/HACKER SHACK CLUB: A company named located at 7220 Eastex Freeway Beaumont, TX 77708 that advertised the Girder Man arcade game for the TI-99/4A in May 1984 Computer Shopper. Another ad in the same issue also offered the opportunity to, "KEEP THE TI99/4a ALIVE. Join The Hacker Shack Club 7220 Eastex Freeway Beaumont, TX 77708. SASE for details"

HALF-HEIGHT DISK DRIVES FOR THE TI P-BOX: Following is a list of half-height 5.25" floppy drives that are known to be compatible with the TI-99/4A, and that fit nicely inside the floppy drive bay.

Shugart 455s

HALL, BRYAN D.: Colorado Springs, CO author of Track-Hack copier.

HAMMONS, MARK: Author of the Disassembler program that was part of Republic Software's Utilities I product.

HAMSOFT FOR THE TI-99: A TI-99/4A specific command module with a cable connecting the module to an interface, which in turn connects to a transceiver for Ham Radio use powered by the TI-99/4A. It was produced by Kantronics Inc. 1202 E. 23rd St. Lawrence, KS 66044 (913) 842-7745 copyright April 1, 1983. The Hamsoft module software features included:

Send/Receive Morse Code at a rate of 5-99 words per minute,
Send/Receive Radio Teletype at 60, 67, 75 and 100 words per minute,
Send/Receive ASCII text at 100 and 300 baud,
Optional upshift on space,
Optional diddle,
Parallel printer compatibility,
Keyboard audio feedback,
Optional automatic ID,
Word wraparound,
Optional automatic carriage return,
Optional automatic linefeed,
Message ports storage,
Time transmission, and It was callable from TI BASIC.

HANDICAPPED TI-99/4A USERS GROUP: See also: MICROpendium Sep84, p.29.

HANGMAN: PHM 3037 - Released 2Q/1980 - MSRP $29.95 -- This is a 6K, computerized version of the classic kid's word guessing game, but with many really nice additions. While the graphics are typical blocky images, compliments of the TI-99/4's limp TMS9918 Video Display Processor, the program offers a One-Player game that provides a 'Regular Game', or a 'Scramble Game'. In 'Scramble Game' the letters you pick are placed so they appear in the order picked from left to right, not in the correct place they would belong if the word was spelled correctly. In the Two-Player game the fun gets better. Here you have the option of each player guessing the same word, each player guessing a different word, or each player gets to enter a word for their opponent. If that's not enough, you can also inject a time factor in the game to put more pressure on the player, using a built-in 30 second 'clock' that is measured by a flasshing red underline that takes 30 seconds to move from H to the last N in the word hangman. The Hangman program was created for TI by the same Milton Bradley Company that makes all the board games we grew up with. But like all MB cartridges of the day, it was actually manufactured at TI facilities in Dallas. Curiously, the MSRP on Hangman dropped to $19.95 in 1981? I've never found an explanation for this. The cover info on the documentation (1037109-37) reads, "Can you guess the correct letters in this secret word game before your hangman figure is "hung"? The Hangman Command Module offers excitement and challenge as you try to guess the correct letters in this secret word game. Playing against the computer or an opponent, you have only 11 guesses before your hangman is "hung". The program lets you play against the computer or another player, it allows you to use words randomly selected from the list that is preprogrammed into the cartridge, or you may enter your own list of up to 60 words, of up to 12 letters each, that the computer then selects at random. If you have a cassette recorder or a Texas Instruments Program Recorder (PHP 2700) and the necessary Single Cassette Interface Cable (PHA 2622) or perhaps you are the owner of the Dual Cassette Interface Cable (PHA 2000), you can even save your 'customized' list to cassette tape for later use. Disk drives, printers, speech synthesis and joysticks are not supported. While Hangman is not what I would consider a 'rare' cartridge in the sense that most original Exceltec or Sunware cartridges are rare, it is also far from being 'common' like TI-Invaders or Munchman or Parsec are 'common'. A possible reason for this status is the cartridge's apparent lack of popularity; meaning it didn't sell well. Cartridges that didn't move quickly were not given 'cosmetic facelifts' by Texas Instruments in 1983. This means that while the program was the same dependable code, it was placed in a more upbeat, white colored cartridge casing, with a new, more colorful 'artsy' cover on the same old instruction manual...that is of course, if it was a fast mover on the retail shelves.

User Comments: Hangman is a module game just like the game you have played on paper. You are trying to guess a word before the man gets hung. With the Hangman module you can play against the computer or an opponent. You can use the words that are already in the module or create your won word list. You can save your custom list on cassette tape if the cassette tape player is connected to the computer. ONE PLAYER GAME. You can select to play a regular game or a scrambled game. The regular game places the letters you guess that are in the word, in the proper place in the word. The scramble game places the letters in the word in the order that you select them. when the last letter is chosen in the word, it is unscrambled and displyed in its proper form. TWO PLAYER GAME. In the two player game you have several choices you can make for the game. You can each guess on the same word. You can guess on different words, or each opponent enters a word for the other one to guess. Another feature you can add to the game is to place a time limit on each guess. there is a red line that starts flashing under the H or HANGMAN as your turn starts. It takes about 30 seconds for it to reach the last letter in the word. There is no penalty assessed by the computer for the time delay. The scaffold has 11 pieces. If a wrong letter is guessed, one piece of the scaffold appears in the center of the display. Also one point is subtracted from the score. You continue guessing until the word is spelled or you hang your man. Another use for this game is to put your child's spelling list into the custom list each week. Then the child can practice spelling the words as they play a game. It can prove to be very helpful.

HARD DISKS FOR THE TI-99/4A: Myarc WDS-100 Personality Card system -- Myarc Hard and Floppy Disk Controller Card.

HARDBACK: T & J Software - Released 3Q/1990 - MSRP $15.00 -- T & J are assembly language programming wizards Dr. Tom Freeman and Mr. Jim Lohmeyer. Hardback is a TI-99/4A and Myarc Geneve 9640 utility designed to back up entire hard disk drives for these two computers, or any portion of the hard drive being used on a 99/4A or Geneve.

HARDIN'S COMPUTER SOLUTIONS: 834 N. Glenville Richardson, TX 75801 (214) 699-8998 firm that offered a two-tier Home Computer Workstation for the TI-99/4 that allowed the home computer to sit on one tier, while the daisy-chained peripherals were housed on the other tier. Three models were offered ranging in price from $265 to $300 depending upon width. See 99er Magazine Nov82, p.20.

HARDMASTER: Asgard Software -- Released 3Q/1990 -- MSRP $14.95 -- A Colin Christensen authored utility for sector editing hard disk drives. Supports editing of up to four sectors at a time. Both ASCII and HEX output is available. All other 'standard' sector editing features are is also supported. This is the only application I ever saw from this talented Australian programmer. It is very likely that he left the TI Community in disgust, shortly after software pirates took his Hardmaster application and began distributing it on Bulletin Boards for free downloading, See also: MICROpendium Aug90, p.44 -- Asgard News V2N2, p.13.


HARMS, BILL: Author of Fastran and Class programs among others.

HARRISON WORD PROCESSOR: Harrison Software - Released 1989 - MSRP $14.00 -- Bruce Harrison released his "Word Processor" (aka HWP) to the TI-99/4A commercial market in July 1989 at a retail price of $14.00. The program consisted of a two-disk set with one SS/SD floppy disk with the program files, and one SS/SD flippy disk that held the documentation. A special program named PRINTMAN was created to run out of Extended BASIC, that printed the 48 page instruction manual. It even prompted the user to flip the disk over to print the remaining pages in the manual.

Although HWP produces documents stored in DF/80 format, Bruce opted to release the documentation files on the flippy disk in the more standard DV/80 format. This made them conveniently accessible and easily manageable to someone who was already familiar with TI Writer or any of it clones. Also to the credit of Bruce Harrison and Harrison Software, free customer support was available after the purchase, up to midnight Eastern time. How's that for going the extra mile?

In late 1989 Bruce discovered a couple of 'bugs' in the HWP configuration code, that he corrected immediately, and then followed that up with a newsbyte that appeared in the January 1990 MICROpendium, announcing the discovery of the bugs, the fact that they were fixed, and that existing owners who were affected
by the bugs could receive a free replacement disk for the asking.

In March 1990 Harrison Software released what Bruce called the "New Model" of HWP. Outwardly, the only way to tell the 'new' model from the 'old' model, is the copyright date on the main program menu. The old model bears a 1989 copyright date, and the 'new' model is copyrighted in 1990. No version numbers are
visible on either release.

The new model was Ram Disk compatible (because Bruce had obtained a Ram Disk himself, and could now code to it), and could support disk drive designations from 1-9 and A-Z. It also allowed the use of non-alpha and non-numeric characters in document names. Several other improvements involving faster loading time of the main program, greater printer support and multiple copy printing were added to the 'new' model.

The late Stan Krejewski, who pioneered the MICROreviews for the MICROpendium magazine, reviewed HWP in the April 1992 issue. He gave the program deservedly high marks, because it is without a doubt one of the least intimidating productivity tools to come down the pike for the TI-99/4A. Bruce NEVER tried to convince TI Writer / TI Writer clone users to switch to HWP. His entire market appeal was to those who never mastered the intracacies of TI Writer, or those who simply did not have the time or the inclination to tackle TI Writer.

As far as I know, the Harrison Software Word Processor is still a commercial product, never having been released as freeware, fairware, shareware, trialware or any other name used for try before you buy software packages.

HARTER, DAVID and GENE: Not-Polyoptics. Gene is the owner and founder. David is the author of the Spad XIII Flight Simulator that was eventually 'put in a can' (Ken Hamai's term for burning a program in cartridge form) by DaTaBioTics.

HARVEY, JAMES: 159 Dover Road Spartanburg, SC 29301. Founder of TIMOSSA, a catalog company offering programs for the TI-99/4A. Mr. Harvey also authored Whizspread , a spreadsheet like report generator. See also: MICROpendium Oct84, p. 31 -- MICROpendium Mar85, p.39

HASKELL, JEFFREY and RICHARD: Authors of the book "TI BASIC", 1984, Prentice-Hall. (Byte Dec84, p.424)

HAWKINS, FREDERICK: Author of X-Disassembler, an Extended BASIC program capable of disassembling compiled TMS9900 object code.

HEIM, TERRI: Owner of The Data Process, a firm which marketed Bugout, an assembly language debugger that was reviewed in the May 1984 issue of Enthusiast 99 Magazine. The review raised some eyebrows months later when MICROpendium author John Koloen questioned the apparent conflict of interest of a software marketer reviewing a product for commercial publication that they had a financial stake in? The matter would surface again some 16 years kater, when Gregg Wonderly, the author of the program, contacted Home Computer Encyclopedia and Timeline with the following information: "There is some slightly inaccurate information in July 1984 section of the timeline. The BUGOUT debugger was written by myself, Gregg Wonderly, and Terri Heim, a friend and associate provided The Data Process as a store front for the sales. The original information was published in the Enthusiast'99 in the May/June issue, page 17 with an add on page 20. -- Gregg"

HEN PECKED: Romox Inc. and Navarone Industries -- Released 3Q/1983 and 1Q/1986 -- MSRP $37.50 and $14.95 -- A game cartridge that was part of the Romox Software Center offerings, where you could buy their ECPC (Edge Connector Programmable Cartridge) then take it to any 7-11 and have the clerk burn a new game on the cartridge for you, once you tired of the game that was already on the ECPC. However, when Romox (founded by computer community icon Paul Terrell) went bankrupt in 1985, Navarone bought the rights to the game (or took them back, since it may have been their's in the first place), and re-released it under the name Chicken Coop in 1986.

HENHOUSE: Funware -- Released 2Q/1983 -- MSRP $32.95 -- A game cartridge.

HEXBUS INTERFACE: An offically released peripheral that was designed to link the 99/4A low-cost peripherals that could also be used with the TI-99/2, the Compact Computer 40 and the TI-74 programmable calculator. It appeared in the June 1, 1983 official TI Price List for $59.95, and was officially released according to TI Historian Dr. Charles Good, but it never appeared in any marketable quantity unfortunately. The peripherals that were manufactured for use with the interface were smaller than existing devices, plus they were stackable so they occupied a much smaller footprint on the user's desktop. Photos of various Hexbus peripherals can be seen in the February 1983 and March 1983 issues of 99er Magazine and 99er Home Computer Magazine respectively. See also: Part # 1049000-1 on Product Numbers page.

HEXBUS PERIPHERALS: With the exception of the Printer 80, which was released in 1984, the Hexbus peripherals were never released by Texas Instruments. Despite the fact that the Hexbus Interface was listed in TI's official price list, it had received FCC certification and it was promoted in a color photo on all of the beige colored 99/4A console packaging, neither the interface, nor any of the products created to work with it ever made it to the consumer market. Dr. Charles Good of the Lima, Ohio User Group theorizes that the reason for the Hexbus' demise was the failure of the wafertape drive to live up to performance and reliability expectations. According to Good, who owns a wafertape drive, it is not a very reliable storage device, especially when used on battery power.

* PHP 1300 Hexbus Interface -- $ 59.95
* HX 1000 4 Color Printer/Plotter -- $199.95
o "The Texas Instruments Printer/Plotter gives you hard copies of all your work. Words. Numbers. Plots. Even graphics can be reproduced in up to four colors. You can easily make pie charts, bar graphs, line charts...even create pictures. You can select four different print angles and 10 different type sizes. Print up to 36 characters per line, with print speeds up to 11 characters per second. Printing colors are red, blue, green, and black. It uses standard 2 1/4 inch plain paper. The Printer/Plotter has its own rechargeable power supply using a detachable recharger (included)".
* HX 1010 Printer 80 -- $249.95
* HX 2000 Wafertape Drive -- $139.95
o "TI Wafertape cartridges offer a convenient, low-cost way to store data or programs. Continous loop tape cartridges are available with a variety of storage capacities (up to 48K) allowing optimization of response time during use. Tapes are completely computer controlled and require no rewinding. The Wafertape system is much faster and more accurate than start/stop audiocassette drive systems. A 4K program can be loaded in less than 10 seconds. And built-in file management allows you to access files by name rather than having to remember position numbers. The TI Wafertape drive comes with an AC Adapter -- it may also be powered by 4 AA batteries (not included)".
* HX 3000P RS232 w/Parallel Interface -- $124.95
o "The HEX-BUS RS-232 Interface will let you connect other accessories to the TI-99/4A Home Computer. For example, you can connect a full-page 80-column printer -- such as the TI Impact Printer. The HEX-BUS RS-232 Interface is powered by 120 volt AC".
* HX 3100 Hexbus Modem -- $99.95
o "For use with the TI Home Computer through the Hex-Bus intelligent peripheral port, this low-cost peripheral is a 300 baud full-duplex, direct connect device that is Bell 103 compatible. Battery operated, the modem is able to send and receive data simultaneously. It plugs directly into the phone line using standard modem plugs. With the modem, users can access the TEXNET Information Service, which includes THE SOURCE computer software service for business, education, and home entertainment. Since the RS-232 function is built into the modem, users have a low-cost means of accessing office, home or data base computers. The unit uses 4 AAA batteries".

HFDC: See Myarc Hard and Floppy Disk Controller.

HI-PAD DIGITIZER: See also: 99er Magazine V1N2, p.53 and p.54.

HISTORY OF THE PERSONAL COMPUTER by Stan Veit: This history of the personal computer is written by Stan Veit, the editor-in-chief emeritus of the Computer Shopper magazine. The book covers the history of the computer revolution from the Altair to the IBM. It also has a chapter discussing the rise and fall of the TI-99/4A and the ensuing computer wars of the 80's. This book should be great reading for any classic computer fan!
History of the Personal Computer
HI-TECH SYSTEMS: Manufacturer of a 32K RAM unit for the the TI-99/4A in 1983. Their product was released during the first quarter of 1983 at a suggested retail price of $159.95.

HIGH GRAVITY: Asgard Software - Released 1987 - MSRP $14.95 -- A Tom Wible authored space and ballistics simulation, written in c99. A space station is trapped deep within a solar system with crushing gravity fields. You must shoot your unguided resupply capsules to the scientists on board, or else. Version 2.0 features a solar system editor for creating test situations. Also has load and save options. The Asgard catalog reads, "This truly amazing simulation of space will astound. Shoot your supply capsules through complicated gravity fields. An excellent game for students of physics. Simple to use, but you control all the variables of space flight." See also: MICROpendium May91, p.32.

HITZ, GENE: Founder of Arcade Action Software company in Wisconsin, and long-time supporter of the TI-99 Community. Game designer and programmer responsible for such titles as:

* Alpine Skiing - ski down a course through red and blue flags while avoiding the trees
* Bonkers - try to catch the falling bonkers with your bonker catcher

HODDIE, J. Peter: James Peter Hoddie. JPH started out on a TI-99/4A as a young person (early teens?) and in 1983 was writing games (Fishy Business, J. Freddy Frog, Klimbing Kong, Nuclear Rain, Space Battle: 2101) and selling them under the company name Optimus Software. His name became known in the TI-99 community (as I remember it anyway) after he joined CompuServe's TI Forum and began to contribute neat little utility programs to the public domain (1985-86). Not long after he began to show his prowess as an assembly language programmer, and an accomplished writer/contributer of articles about things TI-99 in nature.

Between 1986 and 1989 he wrote and released:

* Fontwriter
* Fontwriter II
* GRAM Packer
* Horizon RAM Disk EPROM
* JPH Assembler for the Geneve
* My-Word 80-Column Word Processor for the Geneve
* My-Word Externals for the My-Word application
* Pre-SCAN-It
* Sort Experiment

and many other apps too numerous to mention.

During his tenure in the TI-99 Community JPH wrote a monthly column for the Boston Computer Society's newsletter, he was a contributor to Asgard News and to MICROpendium to mention a few. Seems like he was also the author of Warren Agee's First Base DBMS instruction manual? Not 100% sure on that one though. My memory's not what it used to be.

Along the way he formed Genial Computerware, a company which marketed software from such notables as Wayne Stith, Jerry Coffey and JPH himself. In August 1989 JPH went to work for Apple Computer and he moved to Menlo Park, CA where he renamed his Genial Computerware company to JP Software, operating the firm out of his apartment. By 1991 JPH had all but left the TI-99 behind him (he was a MAC disciple now) and JP Software changed hands amidst complaints of non delivery of paid for products.

As an Apple employee J. Peter Hoddie can take credit for being the chief architect behind Apple's QuickTime movie playing software. He stayed with Apple until February 2000 when he left to form Generic Media in Palo Alto, CA. A long way from a TI-99/4A in Grafton, MA.

HOFFMAN, CARY: Owner, with father Larry Hoffman, of Tex*Comp LTD, a firm which began life on April 1, 1995 after the Hoffman's purchased the TexComp Users Supply business from founder Jerry Price.


HOME ACCOUNTANT: See Encyclopedia C for Continental Software entry.

HOME COMPUTER COMPARISON CHART: An internal marketing tool that TI used in its dealer contacts to show the strengths of the TI-99/4A against the competition. While the chart is not dated, based upon other material in the package, it appears to be something that was used in 1983. Comparisons were made against the Commodore 64, the VIC 20, the Coleco Adam, the Atari 400, 600 and 800 models and the SpectraVideo SV-318 home computers. Categories compared were Console ROM, User Accessible RAM, Microprocessor type, Languages Available, Current Availability, Console Warranty length, Software modules currently available, Free Programming Course availability, Number of Service Centers and amount of rebate.

HOME COMPUTER DIGEST: An advertising vehicle used by Gary Kaplan's Emerald Valley Publishing for revenue generation, after they made the bold claim that they would no longer support advertising in their Home Computer Magazine. They didn't. Kaplan simply moved the advertising to a separate publication. Pretty clever. Although I can't verify the number of issues of Home Computer Digest that were published, I own five total:

* September 1984
* November 1984
* February 1985
* Volume 1, Number 1 and
* Volume 1, Number 2




* VOLUME 4, NUMBER 1 o LOGO Apollo (logo) - o Larry's Ten Fiddle Tunes (basic) - o Flak Attack (basic) - o Meltdown (x/b) - o Music Assembler (basic-mini memory) o Music Magic (x/b) - o Slots (basic) - o Tower of Hanoi (basic)
* VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2 o Cannibal (basic) - o Frogo (logo all) - o Logofiles (logo procedures) - o Sea of States (x/b) - o Tablut (x/b) - o The Electronic Home Secretary (basic)
* VOLUME 4, NUMBER 3 o Bars and Plots (basic) - o Cyber-Cypher (basic) - o Elementary Addition and Subtraction (basic or x/b) - o Logo Flakes (logo) - o Missle Math (basic or x/b) - o Snap Calc (x/b) - o Wild Kingdom (x/b)
* · VOLUME 4, NUMBER 4 o Boolean Brain (x/b) - o Logo Spreadsheet (logo) - o Market Madness (x/b) - o Missionary Impossible (logo) - o Stadium Jumping (basic or x/b) - o Tax Deduction Filer (x/b)
* VOLUME 4, NUMBER 5 (contains a folded page entitled "A Snap-Calc Sampler") o Bird Brain (x/b) - o Division Tutor (x/b) - o Jumpling Ahead with Game Programming (Peg Jump, basic or x/b) - o Logo Clones (logo) - o Personal Loan Calculator (basic, on side B) - o Personal Loan Calculator (x/b) - o Quiz Construction Set (basic or x/b) - § Quiz Make and Quiz Take § German1 (quiz file example) § German2 (quiz file example) § Trivia (quiz file example) § Vocab1 (quiz file example) § Vocab2 (quiz file example) o Slither (basic or x/b)- o Snap-Calc Data File (Seattle, side B) - o Snap-Calc Logic File (Tripcost, side B) - o Snap-Calc Update (x/b mergeable file containing bug fixes. To be merged with Snap-Calc from HCM On-Disk V4N3. § Place On-Disk V4N3 in drive 1 § Type OLD DSK1.CALC § Place On-Disk V4N5 in drive 1 § Type-MERGE DSK1.SNAPFIX § Save new version of Snap-Calc to a disk that has at least 31 sectors free.
* VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1 o Electronic Backgammon (x/b) - o Kors-Elf (x/b) - o Logo Sailing (logo) - o Orbital Defender (basic or x/b) - o Orbital Defender (x/b) - o Organizer (x/b with 32K memory and disk system req'd) - § *Filemngr (file manager) § *Organize (main menu) § *Outline (outline editor) o Personal Loan Calculator (basic or x/b) - o Quiz Print (basic or x/b) o Wordwood (basic or x/b)
* VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2 o Evacu-Pod (x/b) - o It Figures (x/b) - o Laserithmetic (basic or x/b) - o Music Key (basic or x/b) - o *Organizer File Example (*remodel_d, randon access file data) o *Organizer File Example (*remodel_l, randon access file link list) o Outline Editor Update (outline_fix) o Sea of States Update (seast_fix) o Switch 'n' Spell (basic or x/b) - o Tax Deduction filer Update (deduct_fix) The Organizer Reports (x/b)
* VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3 o Achilles and the Turtle (a_race1 and a_race2, logo) - o Budgetron (basic or x/b) - o Evacu-Pod Update (evcpd_fix) o Geometrix (basic or x/b) - o Horizon (x/b) - o Over-React (basic or x/b) - o Personal Loan Calculator Update (lnclcb_fix) o TI Tech Note (screen editor, x/b)
* VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4 o Archeodroid (basic or x/b) - o Composer (x/b) - o Mine Over Matter (x/b) - o Run-Day-View (basic or x/b) - o Trig-Trix (basic or x/b)
* VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5 (SS/SD 179 sectors) o Bugout (x/b) - o Cyber-Abacus (x/b) - o Card-Trix (x/b) - o Nanoprocessor (basic or x/b) - o One-Liner (x/b) - o Plains of Salisbury (basic or x/b) - o Ten-Liner (basic or x/b) - o TI Tech Note (Error Recovery) o Vital signs (basic or x/b)
* VOLUME 5, NUMBER 6 o Cell Mates (x/b) - o NanoAssembler (basic or x/b) - o NanoEditor (basic or x/b) - o One-Liner (x/b) - o Razzle Dazzle (basic) - o Serf City (basic or x/b) - o Ten Liner (basic or x/b) - o TI Card Shufffler (x/b) - TI Ventriloquist (basic or x/b)

HOME COMPUTER WARS: A delightful book written in 1984 by former Commodore employee, and Jack Tramiel collegue Michael Tomcyzk. Announced in December 1984 from Compute! Books, it is now out of print. I was fortunate enough to track down a copy in 1986, that apparently was found in a Pennsylvania warehouse, just after Compute! was sold to ABC Publications. If you find one on eBay or at a yard sale, scarf it up. It's good reading. There's not a lot about Texas Instruments, nor the TI-99/4A, but that doesn;t hurt the book's value.

HOME FINANCIAL DECISIONS: PHM 3006 - Released: 2Q/1980 - MSRP $29.95 -- A Home Management cartridge that provides home and car buying, personal savings and general loan calculations along with the ability to change variables in order to create various "what if" scenarios. Data cannot be saved to a storage device nor can it be printed. A rather strange decision on the part of Texas Instruments? Was carried in the Tenex Computer Express catalog as item #15939 and in the Triton Catalog as item #AEAA.

HOME FINANCIAL MANAGER: hfm PHL 7001 - Released: 1Q/1982 - MSRP $139.95 -- The TI Home Financial Manager album can help you gain better control of your family's financial planning with these three Solid State SoftwareTM Command Modules: Home Financial Decisions, Household Budget Management, and Personal Real Estate. Based on the information you enter, the data supplied by the modules can assist you in making decisions regarding your budget, investments, major purchases (such as a car or home), loans, and savings. The Household Budget Management and Personal Real Estate modules require an audio cassette tape recorder and the TI Cassette Interface Cable or the TI Disk Memory System (TI Disk Drive Controller and TI Disk Memory Drive)-sold separately.

HOMEWORK HELPER: Navarone Industries - Released 4Q/1984 - MSRP $49.95 -- A word processor with special features designed to help organize high school to college level homework assignments. Includes a 20,500 word spell-checker on disk, and a separate instruction manual supplement, which was pretty advanced 'stuff' for its time. As is/was consistent with virtually any Navarone product, the documentation for an otherwise great piece of software, was an embarrassment. For example...page 3, PIO is listed as P10. Navarone's advertising blub went like this; " Makes homework fun, develops basic computer skills. The new educational program for children 8 years and older, features a built-in 20,000 word checker dictionary to identify spelling errors. Homework Helper is a simple-to-use tool for improving study habits, written work quality, and planning class asignments. Homework Helper contains a word processor which includes standard format book reports and class projects. DISK DRIVE REQUIRED". Carried Tenex Computer Express item #31877, and Triton Products item #BAAC

HONEY HUNT: PHM 3156 - Released 4Q/1983 - MSRP $49.95 -- Part of the Milton Bradley Bright Beginnings Series of educational cartridges developed for the TI-99/4A. According to the documentation (1053590-1056), the program is "A delightful game patterning and prediction for your child to play alone or with you. Especially designed for ages 5 to 8". This cartridge can be used with or without the MBX Expansion System. The TI Solid State Speech Synthesizer is also supported if you have it. Unfortunately, Milton Bradley Co. did not give credit to the programmers or designers who created their software, and I've not been able to find out who wrote this program yet.

HOPPER: PHM 3229 - Released 4Q/1983 - MSRP $29.95 -- One of two games that I am aware of which were written by TI employees under the company's Employee Author Incentive Program. The other is Sneggit was written by James R. Von Ehr II. Hopper was written by TI employee John Phillips, with assistance from TI employee Michael Archuleta. According to the documentation (1053590-2029), "Three evil circus trainers are trying to capture Chadly, the Australian Kangaroo. With quick thinking and clever strategy, you can help Chadly escape danger and captivity. " The game was moderately popular with 99/4A owners as far as I can determine. It supports use of joysticks.

HORIZON RAM DISK: The first RAM DISK for the TI-99/4A. Created by Ron Gries, David Romer and John Clulow. Ultimately sold to Bud Mills of Bud Mills Services, who still owns it today (2002).

HOSHIELD, STEVE: Michigan assembly language programmer who authored CSGD Label Maker in 1990 and released it as Fairware. Last version available, v1.1, was released in May 1991.

HOUSEHOLD BUDGET MANAGEMENT: PHM 3007 - Released 2Q/1979 - MSRP $44.95 -- A Home Management cartridge that supports cassette or disk storage. Does not provide hardcopy printouts unless you have Bob Lawson's HBM Print utility that was written for Buehrer-Hahn Software. Why Texas Instruments would produce a financial cartridge that will not print financial reports is beyond comprehension? One nice feature of HBM is that it is NOT date sensitive, meaning it will accept 01 and interpret it as meaning the year 2001. Uses rounded to the dollar expenditure and income amounts. Provides up to 34 active budget categories from a list of 99 unchangeable ones. Supports graphing, matrix analysis by month or account and projections. Released in the 2nd Quarter 1979 at a suggested retail price of $44.95. Price dropped to $39.95 in 1981 and stayed there until TI dropped the home computer product in October 1983. According to the documentation (1037109-7) "A step-by-step guide to better money management. Helps you set budget guidelines, track income and expenses, spot problem areas, keep easily accessible records. Easy to use!"

HUGHES, LARRY: Ларри Хьюз - владелец и основатель компании "Quality 99 Software", а также автор программы "Super Disk Cataloger", которая распространяется компанией "J & KH Software".

HUMPHREYS, CHUCK: Чак Хэмфрис - руководящий сотрудник в компании "Navarone Industries".

HUNT THE WUMPUS: PHM 3023 -- Released 2Q/1981 - MSRP $24.95 -- A game cartridge that was among the earliest produced for the original 99/4 Home Computer. It is a maze game where the player must search caverns for the Wumpus using randomly generated mazes offering three levels of difficulty. Because it was written for the 99/4, the program does not offer bit-mapped graphics but is still fairly challenging and mildly entertaining. According to the documentation (1037109-23) "An exciting simulated hunt in a hidden maze of caverns and twisting tunnels! Seek out the lair of the Wumpus, while avoiding perils along the way." Joysticks are supported.

User Comments: Requirements: The basic console. Summary: Deep in a dark and twisted maze lives a creature called the Wumpus. Hiding in its lair, the Wumpus wants to ambush careless explorers who enter its cavern. In hunt the Wumpus, you play a hunter, looking for clues to help you find the Wumpus and fire a single arrow into its cavern. At the same tine, you must avoid the perils of the maze... slime pits, giant bats, and the Wumpus itself. Hunt The Wumpus has three levels of maze difficulty- Easy, Hard, o Pro. You can also try it Normal, Blindfolded, Express, or Blindfolded and Express.

HUNTER, BILL and KATHY: Owners of Foundation Computing in Tiburon, CA.

HUSTLE: PHM 3034 -- Released 1Q/1981 -- MSRP $24.95 -- Direct a snake-like object to hit targets while avoiding your opponent, the edge of the screen and even yourself. Developed by Milton Bradley Co.

User Comments: A fast action 1 or 2 player game requiring lightning fast hand-eye coordination and quick thinking! you score points by outmaneuvering your opponent or the computer. The games challenge your ability to make split-second decisions while maneuvering a snake on the playing area. Each game has three skill levels. Joystick optional.

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