March 6, 2023 – March 2023 Issue of TRS8Bit

Dusty has released the March 2021 issue of the TRS8Bit newsletter. Here’s what he had to say:

In this, 90+ page edition, Ted Fried run a Model 1 on a ‘NABU’. E.T. Fonhume creates a BASIC one-liner time-tunnel. Tim Halloran shows how to run a M1 from a USB A connection. Peter Phillips, Clive Davidson and ML Arnautov have some smart BASIC programing hints. Vince Otten shows us some serious ‘string scanning’. Kris Garrien show us his regenerated Genie III. Pascal Holdry re-engineers the TC-8 cassette loader (has any out there a copy of the cassette software for him) and the ‘Voxbox’. George Phillips tells a Tandy joke and set the cat running (see below). The new series ‘Handy Hints’ makes its first appearance. Sarah Libman, very cleverly, sorts out the UK and USA ROM differences and finally George Phillips, in fantastic detail, closes the 2022 competition and announces the 2023 one.

It can be downloaded from Dusty’s web site at

Site Updates

I continue to try to get the site fully back online. I am down to 239 pages and have managed to clean up any 404 errors on the first 3,000 links (which is the number of free links that the Online Broken Link Checker will check). Updated site map sent to Google, so hopefully all can be back to normal.

Hopefully I can find a way to figure out what CSS is no longer needed. I currently have 509 CSS definitions which is WAY too many.

SDLTRS II Updated to v1.2.26

Jens Guenther has updated his fork of the SDLTRS Emulator to version 1.2.26. Changelog includes:

  • Added Sector Size Support for WD1000/1010
  • Added Hard Disks (WD) for EACA EG 3200 Genie III and TCS Genie IIIs
  • Added Floppy Disk controller (Expansion Interface) option
  • Added debug command to modify the ROM
  • Fixed Aster CT-80 charset in TRS-80 mode
  • Fixed TRS-80 Model 4/4P Video Page

You can download the most recent SDLTRS II from the Gitlab page:

February 15, 2023 – New Theme

I have had to change the Theme of the site because DW Minion has not updated their plugin to PHP 8.

There are definitely appearance issues and I will slowly work through them. The biggest outstanding two are the page header and the need to set up a menu in addition to the navbar.

Please excuse the apperance bugs while I work through this.