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 https://www.patreon.com/Clopas 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 http://www.trs80trashtalk.com/.

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!

June 1, 2019 – New Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the June 2019 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter on the download page of his web site.


Page 04Now You See It!
Just For You L2 16k’ers, Here’s A Nice Little Article
Hubert C Borrmann
Page 05In Mav’s Workshop
Trs-80 Printers – Part 9
Ian Mavric
Page 16Binary Conversions Revisited
E.t. Remembers A Novel Way Of Binary Conversions
E.t. Fonehume
Page 20The Exatron Stringy Floppy
Keith Gives A Review Of The Exatron.
Keith Carlson
Page 33A Frehd For The 8″ Systems?
Conversations With Pascal Holdry, Eric Dittman, Hans Rietveld, Frederic Vecoven And Ian Mavric On The Latest Developments For The 8″ Range
Page 39The Way We Were
A Couple Of Different, But Unique Items Of Interest From The Day
Page 472019 Competition – Full Details
Have You Entered Yet? Check-out The Prizes!
Page 48In Mav’s Workshop
Trs-80 Coco Deluxe Rs232 Program Pak
Ian Mavric
Page 56The Aculab Data Buffer – D89
A Brief Look At The Db9, A Data/printer Buffer From The Day
Page 58In Mav’s Workshop
What Was Newdos/86 And 90?
Ian Mavric
Page 67A Short Review Of The Aculab Floppy Tape

May 23, 2019 – Two Site Updates

The site has been moved to SQL v5.7. This means that it was basically restored from a backup. Hopefully nothing broke 🙂

The Tandy Memo Page has been updated to include a bunch of Radio Shack Dealer/Franchise Updates.

May 5, 2019 – Information on ORCH-85

Pascal Holdry continues his work to archive TRS-80 hardware. He has asked that if anyone has the connections for the Orchestra-85 map, please reach out to him at ph at prof-80 dot fr.

His work on the ORCHESTRA-80 can be found at http://prof-80.fr/index.php/new-orchestra-80.

April 17, 2019 – New TRS-80 Trash Talk Podcast

The podcast TRS-80 Trash Talk # 30 is out now.

In this episode, In this episode, Spring is in the air at Trash Talk headquarters, so we’ve been itchy to make quite a few acquisitions lately that we discuss, including a long weekend drive to Chicago. We also introduce a new TRS-80 search engine that should prove to be a highly valuable resource to the TRS-80 community. Then, we do some eBay shopping for TRS-80 computers and related items. Finally, we interview TRS-80 programmer Rick Papo. Rick was the author of several important reference books for the TRS-80 which included reverse engineered and highly documented system source code. These are invaluable references for the modern day Z80 assembler programmer..

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

April 12, 2019 – Site Updates

The following fixes and updates have been made to the site:

•   The MULTIDOS pages have been updated to HTML5 so they can now be read without being cut off. If there are other pages which are being cut off on the right, please let me know so I can fix those as well.

•   The Archive Search page now allows you to choose if you want to see missing files or files which are not missing.

•   The Archive Search page now has a ‘clear fields’ button.

•   The Archive Search page now allows for ‘noau’ in the Author field to filter out programs where the author is unknown.

•   The Archive Search results page now has a ‘New Search’ button.

•   There are now 1,594 missing files identified, 2,364 ads, and 17,578 screenshots