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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
  16. Lets see.... I got an Apple ][e with One Disk ][ Floppy and Green Screen Apple /// Monitor in NOV-1983, and in 1985 got an Apple Super Serial Card, so I got a deal on a US Robotics ( USR ) 300/1200 bps Password™ Modem. I called a lot of Commodore C64 BBSs at 300 bps and one CP/M based system on a Northstar Advantage system with a 300/1200 bps modem.. My second model was "generic" 2400 bps, I still have it somewhere.. My Third, ( and Fourth and Fifth ) are Supra 14.4 and 33.6 Modems... I got Dial Up Internet in MAR-1996 and used the Supra's to connect to my ISP. I used them regularly up until the year 2000 when I got Cable Internet.. MarkO
  17. I have my original Sinclair ZX-81 from 1982 and the an Apple ][e from 1983... I got a Commodore SX-64 in about 1986 and my first CoCo, ( a CoCo 3, NIB ) in 2012... So I am a "new" CoCoNut!! The CoCo Crowd is a pretty friendly group, so I keep, Hanging Out with them... MarkO
  18. https://www.facebook.com/painintheworld?fref=gm
  19. Hello.. What User name on Facebook?? I can check... On Discord, I'm an Admin... I'm new to the CoCo.. 2012 was my first one, now I have 8 of them plus a Tano Dragon... MarkO
  20. That's the Facebook Group... Here is the Discord Server: https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm MarkO
  21. If you want to work with 6809 Assembler, here is Bill Yakowenk's Page with some Bit Banger Serial Routines... http://www.cs.unc.edu/~yakowenk/coco.html#local MarkO
  22. Also the Tandy CoCo Discord Server has an Oregon Trail Channel, which has some Oregon Trail Game, historical links. Join Discord here: https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm MarkO
  23. mozartpc27: Chris Pedersen took a 1978 version of Oregon Trail and modified it for the CoCo: https://github.com/topherPedersen/OregonTrailTRS80Edition Paul Shoemaker is making a Version for the CoCo's from the 1985 Apple ][ Version: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157585460487641/ MarkO
  24. They are BACK, On-Line!!!!! I haven't try connecting to the Game Server, yet.... http://8bit-slicks.com/ MarkO
  25. I just got a message from Anthony... His Server was Compromised and his Web Host is redeploying the Server... It's just taking a while.. MarkO
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