TRS-80 Trash Talk #39 is Out

Episode # 38 of the podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk is out now.

“In this episode we discuss the usual news and current events in the world of the TRS-80. We discuss a bunch of recent acquisitions. We also review the book “TRS-80 More Than BASIC” and present a new segment “Call for Projects”. Then, we wrap up with a discussion of TRS-80 newsletters, which can be an interesting historical addition to your TRS-80 collecting hobby.”

You can download or listen at http://www.trs80trashtalk.com/.

TRS-80 Trash Talk Live # 11

Announcements and inquiries from TRS-80 Trash Talk Live # 11:

  • Quentin Barnes is looking for a working copy of Quartus II v9.0 or earlier to assist the creator of the Catweasel in updating the Catweasel. If you have any information or can help, please contact me.
  • Arno Puder has gone over some updates to his TRS-IO card allowing it to do floppy disk emulation, printer port access, and any other memory mapped I/O. Arno also hopes to use bluetooth to access game controllers in upcoming versions.
  • Arno also went over the PocketTRS which is a tiny card which emulates a Model III, and has a 50-Pin Bus for hooking actual Model III hardware. They are working on v2.2 which will improve WiFi connectivity.
  • George Hines, creator of the Floppy Remapper, announced his latest project, a Model I which uses a EEPROM Header Mod to permit switching between Level I and Level II.
  • Tandy Assembly is currently scheduled for October 1-3, 2021 in Springfield, Ohio.
  • Pete Cetinski has archived RM Cobol Operating System for the Model 16. Peter Phillips is using it to fix some bugs in TRS80GP’s emulation of the Model 16.
  • Dusty mentioned that articles for the March issue of TRS8BIT are needed by end of February.
  • Ken B is working on scaning the Tandy National Parts microfiche.
  • Pete Centinski, Joe Rounceville, and Al Schemmer have been added to the TRS-80 Repair-people page.
  • Steve Hall has agreed to take on the task of providing boot disks those of in the U.K. and E.U. Information for reaching out to Steve can be found on the Diskette Request Form shortly.

January 5, 2020 – TRS80GP v2.4.1 Released

TRS80GP has been updated to v2.4.1. Release Notes:

  • Critical bug fix where .jv1, .jv3 and .imd disk drives were not saving changes.
  • Windows version remembers window positions and display modes. This includes a notion of “instances” which have their own preferences and show “#2”, “#3”, etc. in their window title.
  • FreHD firmware and boot versions to 9.08 and 7.06 to avoid frehd.rom bugs.
  • Command line -sx option to disable audio output entirely.
  • Unmapped memory regions now display in debugger as ~ff (or ~00 on the Model II).
  • Keyboard input can be fed in via TCP/IP with -ip @port or Keyboard -> Connection.
  • Don’t crash when given a floppy image for DT-1, Videotex or “-b 0” for DT-1.
  • MacOS wasn’t filling in disk view hex data or debugger hex data.
  • Z-80 debugger wasn’t updating I and R register displays in MacOS.
  • Linux custom colour picking works now.

Visit the TRS80GP Web Page for the download and information, or here for the emulator.