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About MarkO

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  • Birthday 04/07/1966

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    Albany, Oregon, USA, North Western Hemisphere, Planet Tera
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    Computers, programming, OS/2, Open BSD, Bass Playing

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  1. I bought PDF versions of Jorden's Journals... Very Interesting reading... Great Tools and Ideas he used to make the games... https://www.jordanmechner.com/store/#books MarkO
  2. I'm 4 Hours south of Seattle. I'm not going to be driving to Seattle any time soon, but I hope if you meet in a small group that you might post a few pictures.... MarkO
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    The Epyx FastLoad was one of the First Things I bought, after I bought my Sx-64 in 1986... I still keep it in my SX-64 Bag, and have acquired a second FastLoad in the last few years... MarkO
  4. Good Information.... MarkO
  5. Yep, that's me... One of the CoCoTALKers that's been there since the First Show... The Tandy CoCo Discord Server is https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm MarkO
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    Hey Rietveld.... I've had a C64, ( the Portable SX-64 ) since 1986... I don't know everything about the C64, but I remember a lot.... MarkO
  7. Since the Apple ][ and ][+ didn't have Lower Case, from the Factory, nor a Caps Lock Key, none of the Older Games expected Lower Case Characters.. It's Harder to Program for things you don't have.... MarkO
  8. I signed up for a couple of tables.... I was there last year... Tandy CoCo, Apple ][e and Commodore SX-64... MarkO
  9. Yes, it can be changed... I'm not sure exactly where in the ROM it is, but I can ask some people I know... All the Smart People I know that know the CoCo hang out on a Discord Server.... MarkO
  10. The Apple ][e had at least Two different Keyboards, the earlier "White Key" board has slightly better feel for me than the later, "Black Key" board. For "modern PCs", IBM Type M, All the Way!!!! MarkO
  11. The Atari Joysticks with work with an Adapter: https://console5.com/store/byteboosters-sega-atari-snes-joystick-adapter-to-apple-ii-e-c-c-iigs.html MarkO
  12. I'm still new to the CoCo World, since I got my first one, a CoCo 3 in 2012, but I have heard of an RF Modulator in a CoCo 1 that basically disintegrated, while the rest of the CoCo was perfectly fine.. So there is a chance that your CoCo will never get better, unless it's opened up... There are some ways to ( carefully ) heat and remove the original Warranty Stickers so that they can be replaced.
  13. WOW!! I haven't seen anything like that since the last visit from the Evil Mirror Universe... The big IC is a Fairchild TR1602-B, which according to Google is an Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter... See PDF Page 18 of this Document: http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/components/westernDigital/_dataBooks/1981_Western_Digital_Product_Handbook.pdf MarkO
  14. The CoCo 2 was first available with what is called the "Melty Key" Keyboard.. Later Tandy made a "Full Travel" Keyboard that was modified for the Dulex CoCo and CoCo 3. The Mylar Membrain can "degrade" and cause issues... This might be what happened to yours.. ( I own Three, CoCo 3s, Four, CoCo 2s and Two, CoCo 1s, and all their keyboards seem to be in working order.. ) MarkO
  15. All of the Non-Enhanced Apple ][e can be Enhanced with a ROM Upgrade and 65C02 Upgrade.. Apple sold the kits, BITD.. Reactive Micro still sells a version: https://www.reactivemicro.com/product/iie-enhancement-kit/ MarkO
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