CLAIMED: CoCo Available (Free for Local Pickup or Will Ship for $20+Shipping)

Update: Claimed

Coco for free near Orlando, Florida.

Owner says it warms up when I turn on the power, but doesn’t have the cables to connect it to a tv to see if it works. Original packaging but the cardboard is a mess.

Free for local pickup for will ship for cost of shipping + $20.

If interested, please Contact Me. I will pass along emails in the order they arrive

Catweasel Software v4.6 Released

Quentin Barnes has releases v4.6 of the Catweasel Tools originally written by Tim Mann.

Changelog:

  • Skipping over 4.5.x versions since George Phillips had used that point release line for his work.
  • Git repo “cw2dmk” of Tim Mann’s work was created by ezrec (Jason S. McMullan). Transferred to qbarnes.
  • Switched Linux release binaries to be for 64-bit OSes.
  • Added change from George Phillips for his “join” (-j) feature that will join different rereads of the same track and merge good sectors.
  • Fixed problem of missing data between index hole detect and read started. This should noticably reduce disk read errors and even occasionally dropping of entire sectors.
  • Added change to allow cw2dmk tools to function on newer Linux releases by enabling PCI I/O space access if disabled.
  • Added change to recognize and skip factory-formatted sides of a disk. Controlled with -b option.
  • The subdirectory “cwsdpmi” is now a git sub-module for picking up the “cwsdpmi.exe” binary for MS-DOS.
  • Cleaned up and merged multiple makefiles for different environments into one. Makes it easier to maintain, build, and cross-build. By default, the Makefile will now only build for the native OS. See the new file BUILDING.md for further information.
  • Created subdirectory “firmware” for holding firmware related files including a LICENSE file. I also received some additional documentation from Jens Schoenfeld on programming the MK3 and MK4 and a file with firmware revision history saved here as firmware/Changelog.
  • To be less generic, renamed “testhist” binary to “cwtsthst”, still keeping to MS-DOS’s 8.3 file naming convention.
  • Update code base to be 64-bit clean. Fixed all known problems but some may remain.
  • Changed to using semantic versioning for version ID.

You can download from Github..

Vipers in Love

Kyle Wadsten of Plaid Vest Software (home of the NEWKEY/80) won this year’s game competition for Vipers in Love. Kyle describes the game:

You are Victor, a vicious viper in search of Violet, your sweetheart. She has gotten lost somewhere in the desert. Luckily, she has left a trail of keys you must gather in order to open tunnels in the sand that will lead you to her.
Eat eggs to stay alive while avoiding deadly cactus, scorpions, and sun-bleached bones.
Features include:
  • 100% assembly language for fast-action and high-speed graphics
  • 4-way full screen scrolling
  • Multiple levels, each with a unique theme
  • Sound effects and music
  • Runs on real or emulated hardware (trs80gp recommended)
  • Multiple input options (wasd, arrows, number pad)
  • 2020 TRS8BIT “The Double Do” competition entry

You can download Vipers in Love from the TRS-80 Software Search Page by searching for Vipers in the Description box, or from PlaidVest.com.

ROMID Has Been Updated Again

Dean Bear has been kind enough to do one more update his ROM-ID Utility for the Model I, III, and 4 (Model 4 in Model III Mode)

This update does 2 things: [1] Includes compatibility with TRSDOS for the Model III (wrapped the M3 routine to work with both M1 and M3) and [2] Added the current iterations of the FreHD ROMs to the identifiable list of ROMs.

If you downloaded ROMID over the past few days, please re-download it. You can download that file fromt he TRS-80 Software Search Page by searching for Dean Bear in the Author box.