August 2, 2019 – New Downloads Available

Brandt J Fine, author of Skyscraper and Gobbler, has graciously given permission to his files available for download, so if you search for Brandt J Fine, the files he ok’d should be live.

Similarly, Bill Prady has also graciously given permission to make his files available for download, so if you search for Bill Prady, the files he ok’d should be live.

July 30, 2017 – Unknown Commands

In my travels of reading disks and making sure the software runs, I have come across a few programs which use commands I cannot identify. I have check Snapp Extended BASIC, GBASIC, BASICG, LNWBASIC, LBasic, ZBASIC, NEWBASIC, etc. and I just can’t figure them out.

If anyone out there knows which Model 1/3/4 environment or software package may use the command LINPUT, please let me know. This command is part of Kim Watt’s Super Utility Help BBS, I think.


P.S. – David Sutherland researched and solved the mysteries of #CLS and HCLS.

July 9, 2019 – Floppy Days Podcast # 92 – Interview with Editor of CLOAD Magazine

Floppy Days podcast, devoted to all types of vintage computing, recently interviewed Mr. Dave Lagerquist, who was the editor of both the CLOAD cassette magazine, which was produced for the TRS-80 Model I and Model III, and Chromasette cassette magazine, which was produced for the Tandy Color Computer.

The Floppy Days podcast can be found at

July 8, 2019 – TRS-80 Model I – Free for Cost of Pack/Ship – San Diego, CA

Update: Claimed in 9 Hours

A site visitor located in San Diego, CA has a Model I, Level 2, 16k, with Cassette player and user manuals, a collection of 80-Micro and other magazines, and about 60 programs on cassette. He says the computer boots and works fine.

It is free for the cost of packing and shipping.

I will relay messages sent to me in the order received – email to contest at trs-80 dot com. First come first served.

June 8, 2019 – A Request from Scott Adams

Scott Adams, author of the great Scott Adams Adventures and owner of Adventure International, has asked that I post the following:

     I am trying to get a project finished and I am not going to be able to do it without you.
My team and I have developed a 21st century version of text adventure games and we want to bring Adventureland back to life.

As a favor to me please watch this video and then go to to help.

Many thanks my friend and Happy Adventuring.

June 6, 2019 – New TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast

The podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk # 31 is out now.

In this episode, they discuss the latest Tandy Assembly 2019 updates, the 40th Anniversary of the TRS-80 Model II, archiving of rare Radio Shack Dealer Franchise documentation, the third Connecticut Vintage Computer Auction and a lot of acquisitions. Then, in the latter segment, Pete interviews Tandy Radio Shack Engineer Valerie See.

You can download or listen at

June 3, 2019 – Anyone have a ChromaTRS?

With Robert French’s contribution of ChromaBASIC, Pascal Holdry is looking for the actual ChromaTRS so that he can archive the hardware. Does anyone have such a thing that would be willing to take high res pictures of the top and bottom of the circuit board?

June 3, 2019 – Robert French Files and Manual

Robert French, author of ChromaBASIC for the ChromaTRS, has given me permission to make (almost) all of his software available for download, so if you search for Robert French, the files he ok’d should be live. Copyright notice is included in each ZIP.

Robert also provided the manual for the Chroma TRS as well. The link in the hardware manuals is live, but it can be downloaded here.

Thank you Robert, and thank you David Sutherland for your tireless efforts to get these permissions!