ROMID Has Been Updated Again

Dean Bear has been kind enough to do one more update his ROM-ID Utility for the Model I, III, and 4 (Model 4 in Model III Mode)

This update does 2 things: [1] Includes compatibility with TRSDOS for the Model III (wrapped the M3 routine to work with both M1 and M3) and [2] Added the current iterations of the FreHD ROMs to the identifiable list of ROMs.

If you downloaded ROMID over the past few days, please re-download it. You can download that file fromt he TRS-80 Software Search Page by searching for Dean Bear in the Author box.

December 2020 Issue of TRS8Bit

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


Page 4
2020 Competition Details & Results
page 15
CP/M running on the Model 100! just unbelievable but brilliant. It’s a must have for M100 fans
page 19
Painting your Computer
Brighten up your old Tandy with these tip from Patrick. He really makes a great job of it
page 29
In Mav’s Workshop
Mav introduces some of his new ideas for 2021
page 37
Nack to the Future
And thinks back and remembers when the world was quite a different place
page 42
I.Santutxu Tournament
A report and photos from the latest TRS-80 tournament from Spain
page 50
Roman Nvmerals
ET produces a rather nifty one-liner to convert decimal number to their roman equivalent!
page 47
Gnomic – Alive and kicking (again)
Shane has provided a report, with photos, of the work required to bring back to life my Gnomic DP2000 system
page 53
Stretch Your Mind
Harold has an Xmas theme quiz for us all
page 55
Merry Christmas to You All – from Dee and Myself
page 57
TRS-80 Cassette Reader Website
Check out this fantastic website where you can just ‘drop’ your cassette type file and check it for errors
page 50
The Way we Were
With CP/M available for the M100, I came across this article in ‘personal computing’ everything you need to know about CP/M, it says!
page 77
In Mav’s Workshop
Mav completes his series of the CN80 mouse with part 5 for his article

It can be downloaded from his web site.

Emulator Update: TRS80GP v2.4 Released

TRS80GP has been updated to v2.4. Changelog:

New and/or Improved Features:

  • Linux beta version.
  • Videotex terminal emulation (use -mv)
  • Electric Crayon emulator; -p :ec or choose Electric Crayon in Printer -> Connection
  • TCP/IP printer support with -p host:port (like -r option is for serial ports)
  • Command line breakpoints support range syntax. e.g., b 5200:6000.
  • Add various -ir command-line options to trigger audio and video recording.
  • Add -su command line option to turn off audio filtering.
  • FreHD directory settable to ease IMPORT2/EXPORT2 usage (command line and menu).

Bug Fixes:

  • Works on Windows XP again (removed a trivial dependency).
  • Fix crash due to format mis-identification when loading up certain .cas images.
  • Floppy disk doubler detection for Model I improved.
  • ENTER key works from “all pressed” location in logical mode.
  • Stop audio from popping when continuous tones played.
  • Stop crashing if screenshot or animated GIF save file dialog is cancelled.
  • DT-1 Setup -> Save Setup wasn’t saving the settings correctly.

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

ROMID Has Been Updated

Dean Bear has been kind enough to update his ROM-ID Utility for the Model I, III, and 4 (Model 4 in Model III Mode) based on the checksums determined from the research. You can download that file fromt he TRS-80 Software Search Page by searching for Dean Bear in the Author box. The Model I/III and Model 4 copies are identical, and the 2013 file is the deprecated one. Thank you Dean!

For those up to checking their ROMs but who cannot get ROMID onto their system, you can find your ROM checksums using plain old TRSDOS 1.3’s MEMTEST on your Model III or 4.

Either way, if you have any of the following checksums, please Contact Me: 158C, 1591, 2764, 276A, 33CB, 38BC, 48AA, or 676A

TRS-80 Trash Talk #38 is Out

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

“In this episode we’re joined by guest host Patrick Bureau from Texas Tandy Restorations. Patrick leads us through the controversial topic of whether or not to repaint your TRS-80. We also discuss lots of TRS-80 news and several interesting acquisitions, including a TRS-80 voice control device known as the Scott Instruments VET-2. Finally, in our interview segment, Pete interviews the well known TRS-80 hacker Tim Mann.”

You can download or listen at