Pascal Holdry has completed development of the printer interface cable for the Model I. Details and schematics can be found on his site at http://www.prof-80.fr/interface-parallele/prototype-printer-interface.
Chris Osborne, @FozzTexx, has been tweeting a lot lately about his TRS-80 Model II repairs and other adventures in restoration and use.
Not only did he restore the keyboard to new-like state (using supplies from the Dollar Tree) he was been busying porting a version of Kermit (file transfer protocol) that does proper hardware handshaking, and creating a Linux CP/M cross assembler in the process.
Pascal Holdry has completed development of the buffered expansion interface cable for the Model I. Details and schematics can be found on his site at http://www.prof-80.fr/carte-tandy-1700077-c/buffered-ei-cable/prototype-buffer-expansion.
Company/Author: Micro Systems Software
TOSEC: DOSPLUS v3.5 (19xx)(Micro-Systems Software)[FR]
Company/Author: Apparat Inc
TOSEC: NewDOS-80 v2.0 (19xx)(Apparat Inc)[FR]
A new book (cover) has been added to the archive: Real-Time Control With the TRS-80, written by Russel Genet and published by Howard W Sams in 1982.
A new book (cover) has been added to the archive: Invitation to Cobol for the TRS-80, written by Lawrence L McNitt and published by Petrocelli Books in 1983.
George Phillips, who has made many many contributions to the TRS-80 and the attempts to keep it alive through emulation, was the site’s 1,000,000th visitor, and was kind enough to take a screen grab. Thank you George, and to the 999,999 other visitors helping to keep the TRS-80 alive!.
A long time TRS-80 related site, www.trs-80.nl, run by the Dutch TRS-80 Users Group has been updated.
The Dutch TRS-80 User Group was established on 1 October 1978 to support the new home computer from Tandy, the TRS-80. The User Group made a quick start and grew to over 4000 members. It published a bi-monthly newsletter, Remarks, which was the main source of information for many first-time computer users. The yearly User Day was the main event for buying hardware, software and exchanging knowledge. With the demise of the TRS-80 the User Group became accordingly smaller. The remaining members aim to preserve the TRS-80 and the knowledge of this retrocomputer.
To do so, the User Group today presents a new website and the complete archive of 108 newsletters, Remarks.
The site is in Dutch, but for those using Chrome, Google will offer to translate the pages as you move around the site.
For those of you who have not had a chance to see Jim McGinley’s GDC presentations on TRS-80 games, both his 2012 and 2016 presentations are available online.