September 2020 Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the March 2020 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter.

Contents:

PAGE 4
COMPETITION Q & A’S
GET THOSE ENTRIES IN!
PAGE 7
IN MAV’S WORKSHOP
MORE MOJO FOR YOUR MODEL 4! MAV INTRODUCES THE 4CELLERATOR
PAGE 21
PATCHING BIG FIVE’S ATTACK FORCE FOR TRSDOS 1.3
KYLE SORTS OUT HOW TO RUN ATTACK FORCE.
PAGE 29
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO TRANSFER CASSETTES TO YOUR PC
PAGE 38
TRS-80 I•BASQUE TOURNAMENT
A REVIEW AND RESULTS FROM THE COMPETITION
PAGE 43
TIME CALC
ET COMES UP WITH ANOTHER ONE-LINER TO CALCULATE HOURS WORKED OVER A 24 HOUR PERIOD (ROUNDED, OF COURSE!)
PAGE 45
IN MAV’S WORKSHOP
IAN CONTINUES WITH PART 4 Of HIS CN80 MODEL 4 MOUSE PROJECT
PAGE 57
STRETCH YOUR MIND
HAROLD SENDS US ANOTHER ‘MATCH STICK’ PUZZLE
PAGE 59
LINE SURPRISE
HERE’S A SUPER LITTLE BASIC PROGRAM FROM GEORGE WHICH WAS INSPIRED FROM THE ‘NUMBERPHILE’ WEBSITE
PAGE 64
THE WAY WE WERE
INTERESTING BIT AND PIECES ‘FROM THE DAY’
PAGE 77
A SELECTION Of UK EBAY BARGAINS OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS – DID YOU GET LUCKY?
PAGE 81
COMPETITION DETAILS – TIME’S MARCHING ON
ENTRY IS FREE SO GET YOURS IN BEFORE THE END OF NOVEMBER

It can be downloaded from his web site.

Site Updates Since the Last

  1. A number of Radio Shack service manuals are now available for download on the TRS-80 Manuals: Hardware Manuals Page. Downloadable items are shaded in gray for easy recognition.
  2. Jens Guenther updated SDLTRS2 to v1.2.12. Updates are:
    • Fixed issue #3 “Handle CapsLock key in SDL2” (reported by David Barr). (v1.2.12)
    • Fixed some crashes (Copy Buffer, “SuperMem” option). (v1.2.12)
    • Fixed bugs and other improvements. (v1.2.12)
    • Made Z80 debugger an optional feature. (v1.2.12)
  3. Zaps and Patches – Programs page has been updated with new patches:
  4. The Tandy / Radio Shack Memos, Bulletins, and Releases page has been updated with the following new Technical Bulletins:

TRS-80 Trash Talk #37

First, the podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk # 37 is out now.

“In this episode we discuss a whole bunch of TRS-80 accessories and recent acquisitions. We then talk about the TRS-80 music album “Classical Mosquito” by Robb Murray. Then we dive into some interesting eBay sales of rare TRS-80 accessories. We wrap up with a review of the classic TRS-80 programming book “TRS-80 Assembly Language Programming” by William Barden Jr.”

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

Site Updates Since the Last

  1. I got 2 shipments of CLOAD tapes, one of which was completely and totally blank. 20 tapes, all blank. I converted the other set, and scanned the media for both. These are all online and available for download.
  2. In doing this I realized that the tutorial I have for reading tapes used Goldwave, which still exists, but costs. I updated the page to contain step by step instructions using the free program Audacity.
  3. I also realized that some permitted files were not present and some screen shots, media scans, etc. were missing, so I modified the ever increasingly hard to maintain program I use which generates the SQL based on various file comments other input files to audit for missing things. Hopefully this will keep the missing files and graphics low.

Symphony 90 Manuals


  • Title:Symphony 90 Music Composer System
    Year: 1991
    Company/Author:David Goben
    Size: 23MB
    Filename: Symphony 90 Music Composer System (1991)(David Goben)

  • Title: Symphony 90 Player
    Year: 1991
    Company/Author:David Goben
    Size: 1.99MB
    Filename: Symphony 90 Player (1991)(David Goben)

Ian has provided 2 missing manuals. Should be very helpful to those out there with the Symphony-90 Add-On. Thank you Ian!

SDLTRS Updated to v1.2.11


Jens Guenther has updated his forked SDLTRS to v1.2.11.

Per Jens, this version runs on BSD, Haiku, Linux, MacOS(X), Solaris and Windows (95 to current).

  • Added CPU clock speed selection.
  • Added R register to state file.
  • Fixed issue #2 “Spurious return characters” (reported by David Barr).
  • Internal improvements.

You can download a ZIP file with the full source and all executables here.