SDLTRS II Updated to v1.2.23

Jens Guenther has updated his fork of the SDLTRS Emulator to version 1.2.23. Changelog includes:

Updates:

  • Added Anitek MegaMem card for TRS-80 Model III and 4/4P.
  • Added support for TRS-Model III 4 MHz speedup hardware.
  • Added SIO (serial port) for TCS Genie IIIs.
  • Added TCS Genie IIs/SpeedMaster RAM 192 B memory expansion.

Fixes:

  • Fixed TCS Genie IIs/SpeedMaster emulation.
  • Fixed boot of G-DOS 2.4 for Genie I/II.

You can download the most recent SDLTRS II from the Gitlab page: https://gitlab.com/jengun/sdltrs.

M4ZVM Infocom Executor Updated to v12

Shawn Sijnstra has updated his Infocom Executor to version 12. Changelog includes:

  • Implemented “sentence space” – cosmetic fix for Shogun
  • Tuning colour support
  • Code rewriting for speed and space including maths routines and disk save/load
  • Added command line switch for turning off sound
  • Fixed cosmetic issue on restart for z3
  • Improved save error handling
  • Reorganised source code and memory map, increasing cache to 21K

Full list of credits, features and issues as well as the source and compiled code are in the Gitlab page: https://gitlab.com/sijnstra1/m4zvm.

Non-TRS-80 Scott Adams Adventures Now Playable

Thanks to a combination of mysterious people who, back in the day, converted some Scott Adams adventures to Infocom Z5 format, and Shawn Sijnstra who has been updating his Infocom Executor, four of Scott Adams adventures which were not made for the TRS-80 can be played on a Model 4

  • Adventure 14: Return to Pirate’s Island Adventure
    This game is as tricky and devious as the mind of Scott Adams gets. A treasure hunt in the same vein as its predecessor, it incorporates some of the more interesting effects Scott achieved using his system. Knowledge of “Pirate Adventure” is essential.
  • Adventure 41: Buckaroo Bonzai Adventure
    Buckaroo Banzai, a neurosurgeon, rock star and more, must try to fix a jet car that can drive him into the 8th dimension.
  • Adventure 51: Questprobe I: Hulk v1.27
    The Hulk gets taken to a surreal otherworld for his testing by the Chief Examiner, and must find a way to survive in this alien environment while collecting a number of Gems.
  • Adams Adventure 52: Questprobe II: Spidermn
    It’s the amazing Spidermn’s turn to be tested by the mysterious Chief Examiner. The offices of the Bugle have been taken over by some of his most famous adversaries, and it’s up to him to get the presses rolling again.

Walk-throughs are available on the Scott Adams Adventure Page. To download Scott Adams Adventure files, click here.

M4ZVM Infocom Executor Updated to v11

Shawn Sijnstra has updated his Infocom Executor to version 11. Changelog includes:

  • More core speed improvements
  • Rewrite z3 status line code to take advantage of 80 character width and improve speed
  • z3 status line now supports am/pm and works with the Cut Throats easter egg as expected
  • Bugfix on length of unordered dictionary
  • Regression fix and improvements to line input and Function key shortcuts (Beyond Zork)

Full list of credits, features and issues as well as the source and compiled code are in the Gitlab page: https://gitlab.com/sijnstra1/m4zvm.

More Jay Lichtenstein Downloadable Software

Jay Lichtenstein has provided some more of his software for download.

  • Interrupt Task Control Status is an assembly language program to display the active task slots. TRSDOS could run 12 tasks concurrently (timers, filters, etc) and this will show which slots are being used.
  • Talking recipe filing system. This ultimately morphed into a Windows program (Windows 11 compatible) called “The Recipe Processor”.

To download Jay’s files, click here.

Emulator Page Comparison Chart Updated with SDLTRS2

With the development of SDLTRS2 moving forward so quickly, and with having emulations that neither TRS80GP nor TRS32 have, I have updated the Emulator page to include SDLTRS2 in the comparison chart.

For people looking to emulate the EG 3200 or Genie III, or for people who need emulation of Dave Huffman’s or Selector’s or EG 64.1 RAM upgrades, or people who want to emulate the HRG1B high-res graphics or the Schmidtke 80-Z Video Card, or people who want to emulate Archbold, Holmes Sprinter II/III, or Seatronics speed-up boards, or people who want to access real floppy drives (Linux Only), note that SDLTRS does all that.

Great work, Jens!

New Downloadable Software

Jay Lichtenstein has provided some of his software for download.

  • Mappersv/bas will graphicly display granules by the entire disk or can toggle to show individual files, including all information about the file, attributes, allocation, and extents. A fun program for those interested in seeing how their files are stored on a floppy.
  • FM/bas is a file manager to bulk copy/delete files. Useful to copy large groups of unrelated files from floppy to floppy. This lets you select files by tagging them, and then specify the operation to be performed.

To download Jay’s files, click here.