Overview of this Site
This site is devoted to providing extensive information on the line of TRS-80 personal home computers, with a specific focus on the Model I, Model III, and Model 4. There is also SOME information on the Model 100/102/200/600, Color Computer, and Pocket Computer lines as well as Printers and Clones. Information from these links includes product descriptions, catalog numbers, pictures, prices, operations, hardware, software, etc.
You can also find utilities and information on how to read TRS-80 disks and how to read TRS-80 tapes on a modern PC, how to run them on a modern computer using a TRS-80 emulators, and utilities to manipulate the disk images and cassette images once you have them converted. I can even read your disks for you into a format which you can use in a TRS-80 emulators on your PC.
Other information on the site includes online reference manuals for Level II BASIC and NEWDOS/80, as well as information (and walk-throughs) for the Scott Adam’s adventures and tips/tricks/easter eggs. There are even utilities to play your old ORCH 80/85/90 files again!
There are pages devoted to TRS-80 DOS’s such as NEWDOS/80, DOSPLUS, MULTIDOS, and CP/M, as well as hacks for TRS-80 Model I, Model III, and Model 4 and for Hardware Repair, and Modern-Day Hardware which can substitute for TRS-80 Hardware.
Almost all of the magazine covers featured on this site also come with details about the issue, and the table of contents of the articles which were present. There are currently over 240 pages to the site (not including news postings), so feel free to poke around.
And for your reading/research pleasure, there are interviews with TRS-80 personalities, Radio Shack Lore and Site visitor contributed personal stories about the TRS-80.
Do you have a real TRS-80?
If you have a real TRS-80 and can check to see if the ROMs you have are different than those which have already been found, we would love to hear from you. You can find instructions on how to check the CRC of you TRS-80 based on the Model … Model I, Model III, and Model 4. Those pages will explain what version of the ROM you might have, list what we are missing, provide a program for you to determine your CRC, and instruction on how to dump your ROM.
Do you have real TRS-80 disks just lying around? LET ME RESCUE THEM
While TRS-80 disks were not made to hold data for 35 years, the data is most likely still there if the disks were stored properly. However, that is a big “if”.
If you have TRS-80 Model I, III or 4 disks lying around, please contact me. I can read those diskettes into a format which can then be used on modern PC’s running emulators (letting you re-live your memories). This will also preserve your collection!
I do NOT charge for this and put together this FAQ for those interested.
Free Services and Goodies
Do you have a real TRS-80 and need disks? Click here to request.
Are you a copyright holder? If you didn’t give me permission to host your property, then your property is NOT available for download on this site. However, if you are willing to allow it to be, please contact me!
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