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August 9th, 2020    

Video 172 - Special Guest Peter & The SCART CoCo 2

Watch Now:

We've always got a lot to talk about and a great show to be shared by all on CoCoTALK! each week, and this week is no exception, we're going to hear from Peter Cullen about his retro background, and see his official Tandy SCART CoCo, which is something most of us has probably never seen before.

 

That along with news, GameON!, some possible tech segments, show  & tell and who knows what else, get ready for an action packed episode!

 

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:

00:01:00 Panel Introductions

00:25:00 General discussion

00:25:30 Who is new to Discord

00:26:00 Peter Cullen showing a Tandy SCART CoCo

01:36:00 David O'Conner

02:20:00 CoCo Thoughts - CashMan

02:21:00 GameON! challenge results

02:31:30 Next week's game announcement - SPEEDRACER

02:34:00 GameON! news

02:47:00 News from around the retro world

03:18:00 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion

 

 

Game On news:

=============

1) Jim Gerrie posted a video of his port of Steve Wozniak's original Apple classic "Little Brick Out"

  https://youtu.be/8HMK1Si8ADY

 

2) Chet Simpson has released the first public Beta of Digger III.

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158495328987641/

 

3) Paul Thayer now has Timber Man available for paid download at itch.io:

Announcement:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158493670122641/

Download link ($5.00 USD) - includes the DSK image and full color PDF manual:

  https://pthayer100.itch.io/timber-man

 

4) Paul Shoemaker put up a short video teaser of some graphics he is fiddling with for a possible upcoming game:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158492892777641/

 

5) "The New Retro Show" has an episode about "new games" for the Coco and MC-10:

  https://youtu.be/_QR2PZXaPRQ

 

6) Canadian Retro Things shows one of the Micro Adventure Books

  https://youtu.be/ymLrh9NuTEQ

 

News stories for Episode #172, August 8, 2020 show:

1) Keith has lesson 4 of his 6809 series up now - covering the stacks:

  https://youtu.be/mW57Gy436OE

 

2) Carlos Martins Nabeto posted a cool link to some 1983-1987 news about Brazilian Coco clones (in Portuguese):

  https://computadoresbrasileiros.wordpress.com/category/noticias/

English translation:

  https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fcomputadoresbrasileiros.wordpress.com%2Fcategory%2Fnoticias%2F%3F

 

3) Jason Weber on Facebook is helping organize "SepTandy" for this year

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158503187087641/

 

4) Frederiic Griignon posted a Radio Shack catalog page for the Coco from Quebec

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158496708377641/

 

5) James Jones is still soliciting feedback on his Coco MS Basic to BASIC09

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158492811687641/

Direct link to the Google Doc so far:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DFWC0XAv6NENnqXc3AZGy_Gl6TcZDfPcHGAB34woQwg/edit

 

6) Timothy Halloran update on getting his Coco 3 running from purely USB power

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158491484982641/

 

7) Soren Roug has been typing in Dragon 128 drivers for OS-9

  https://www.roug.org/retrocomputing/os/os9/dragon128

 

8) Carlos Camacho posted the covers from an OS-9 book called "The OS-9 Guru : 1

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1929079184021683/permalink/2646468465616081/

 

9) Nigel Barnes posted in the Dragon Facebook group

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragon32/permalink/2688555014737484/

 

11) I have also put up two videos to show increased speeds of scrolling in the forthcoming EOU Beta 6, These videos are all 6809 - 6309 versions are faster still. Also, these have the overhead of printing characters, etc. so it doesn't fully show the speed increase (which is around 14-15%).

80x25 hardware text:

  https://youtu.be/SsHMkmKIFYo

640x200x4 graphics:

  https://youtu.be/vD_q7-z4Iqc

 

Email any suggestions you have for the show to cocotalk@cocotalk.live

Visit us on the web at http://cocotalk.live

Join us for daily conversations on Discord:  http://discord.cocotalk.live

To find out more about the Color Computer visit http://imacoconut.com

 

Custom artwork designed by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams:

https://www.instagram.com/artistjoelmadams/

Custom CoCoTALK! and retro merchandise is available at:

http://8bit256.com

Consider becoming a patron of the show:

https://patreon.com/ogsteviestrow

 

Live interactive video streams:

https://www.youtube.com/c/Ogsteviestrow/live

https://www.facebook.com/cocotalklive

https://www.periscope.tv/CoCoTALKlive/

https://twitter.com/CoCoTALKlive

 

August 9th, 2020    

Episode 172 - Special Guest Peter & The SCART CoCo 2

We've always got a lot to talk about and a great show to be shared by all on CoCoTALK! each week, and this week is no exception, we're going to hear from Peter Cullen about his retro background, and see his official Tandy SCART CoCo, which is something most of us has probably never seen before.

 

That along with news, GameON!, some possible tech segments, show  & tell and who knows what else, get ready for an action packed episode!

 

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:

00:01:00 Panel Introductions

00:25:00 General discussion

00:25:30 Who is new to Discord

00:26:00 Peter Cullen showing a Tandy SCART CoCo

01:36:00 David O'Conner

02:20:00 CoCo Thoughts - CashMan

02:21:00 GameON! challenge results

02:31:30 Next week's game announcement - SPEEDRACER

02:34:00 GameON! news

02:47:00 News from around the retro world

03:18:00 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion

 

Game On news:

=============

1) Jim Gerrie posted a video of his port of Steve Wozniak's original Apple classic "Little Brick Out"

  https://youtu.be/8HMK1Si8ADY

 

2) Chet Simpson has released the first public Beta of Digger III.

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158495328987641/

 

3) Paul Thayer now has Timber Man available for paid download at itch.io:

Announcement:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158493670122641/

Download link ($5.00 USD) - includes the DSK image and full color PDF manual:

  https://pthayer100.itch.io/timber-man

 

4) Paul Shoemaker put up a short video teaser of some graphics he is fiddling with for a possible upcoming game:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158492892777641/

 

5) "The New Retro Show" has an episode about "new games" for the Coco and MC-10:

  https://youtu.be/_QR2PZXaPRQ

 

6) Canadian Retro Things shows one of the Micro Adventure Books

  https://youtu.be/ymLrh9NuTEQ

 

News stories for Episode #172, August 8, 2020 show:

1) Keith has lesson 4 of his 6809 series up now - covering the stacks:

  https://youtu.be/mW57Gy436OE

 

2) Carlos Martins Nabeto posted a cool link to some 1983-1987 news about Brazilian Coco clones (in Portuguese):

  https://computadoresbrasileiros.wordpress.com/category/noticias/

English translation:

  https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fcomputadoresbrasileiros.wordpress.com%2Fcategory%2Fnoticias%2F%3F

 

3) Jason Weber on Facebook is helping organize "SepTandy" for this year

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158503187087641/

 

4) Frederiic Griignon posted a Radio Shack catalog page for the Coco from Quebec

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158496708377641/

 

5) James Jones is still soliciting feedback on his Coco MS Basic to BASIC09

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158492811687641/

Direct link to the Google Doc so far:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DFWC0XAv6NENnqXc3AZGy_Gl6TcZDfPcHGAB34woQwg/edit

 

6) Timothy Halloran update on getting his Coco 3 running from purely USB power

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158491484982641/

 

7) Soren Roug has been typing in Dragon 128 drivers for OS-9

  https://www.roug.org/retrocomputing/os/os9/dragon128

 

8) Carlos Camacho posted the covers from an OS-9 book called "The OS-9 Guru : 1

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1929079184021683/permalink/2646468465616081/

 

9) Nigel Barnes posted in the Dragon Facebook group

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragon32/permalink/2688555014737484/

 

11) I have also put up two videos to show increased speeds of scrolling in the forthcoming EOU Beta 6, These videos are all 6809 - 6309 versions are faster still. Also, these have the overhead of printing characters, etc. so it doesn't fully show the speed increase (which is around 14-15%).

80x25 hardware text:

  https://youtu.be/SsHMkmKIFYo

640x200x4 graphics:

  https://youtu.be/vD_q7-z4Iqc

 

Email any suggestions you have for the show to cocotalk@cocotalk.live

Visit us on the web at http://cocotalk.live

Join us for daily conversations on Discord:  http://discord.cocotalk.live

To find out more about the Color Computer visit http://imacoconut.com

 

Custom artwork designed by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams:

https://www.instagram.com/artistjoelmadams/

Custom CoCoTALK! and retro merchandise is available at:

http://8bit256.com

Consider becoming a patron of the show:

https://patreon.com/ogsteviestrow

 

Live interactive video streams:

https://www.youtube.com/c/Ogsteviestrow/live

https://www.facebook.com/cocotalklive

https://www.periscope.tv/CoCoTALKlive/

https://twitter.com/CoCoTALKlive

 

August 2nd, 2020    

Video episode 171 - celebrating 40 years of CoCo!

Watch Now:

Happy 40th birthday Colour Computer! We celebrate the 4 decades of fun and enjoyment you have brought us today on CoCoTALK! Special guest host and streamer Rob Innnnman, with Nick Marotta covering GameON! and L. Curtis Boyle bringing us this weeks' retro news and full panel of middle ages retro enthusiasts, join us for a very special episode of CoCoTALK! today!

 

00:02:57 Panel Introductions

00:25:23 CoCo Happy Birthday Talk - Sharing stories

00:49:37 From then to now - Happy Birthday CoCo3 video

00:50:30 More CoCoTalk

01:38:37 CoCo Thoughts - Big Bomb Threat

01:44:39 GameON! challenge results

02:05:29 CoCo Thoughts - Big Bomb Threat - encore

02:01:42 Next week's game announcement - CASHMAN

02:12:40 GameON! news

02:41:21 News from around the retro world

03:33:41 Project updates and acquisitions

03:51:44 L. Curtis Boyle models a 1986 Rainbow Fest T shirt

03:58:31 CoCo Caboose

 

Game On news:

1) Jim Gerrie Missile Command

 https://youtu.be/y7n8G1A5jdo

Cave Raid

 https://youtu.be/IcwDACyL_LM

Red Alert, from the TRS-80 Space Adventures book:

 https://youtu.be/_BO-0wfsWJY

Puzzle game

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/731424100317748/permalink/3054995854627216/

2) Erico Monteiro semigraphics fighting game:

 https://vintageisthenewold.com/a-trs-80-color-computer-commercial-quality-action-fight-game-in-basic-part-1/

 Work In Progress #2

 https://youtu.be/uN7jC96MTPg

3) Marlin Lee Color Outhouse video:

 https://youtu.be/Wug2v9MQTwk?t=16

4) Paul Shoemaker Poker Squares Coco 3 game

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158489105042641/

5) Chet Simpson more Digger III

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158481075232641/

6) Aaron of Amigos Pac Dude Monster Maze

 https://www.twitch.tv/videos/696799665

7) Bill Sexton 5 line Fruit Slot on his Coco 3

 https://youtu.be/g-R23a9kdTc

8) FrodoNL, wrapped the score in Bomb Threat

 https://youtu.be/w_GvpEDbIrw?t=9317

9) Simonwgb 3&1/2 hour stream of playing Dragon 32 games in XRoar:

 https://youtu.be/HcFVHi-hMTE

another 1&1/2 hours:

 https://youtu.be/aQcJwkRO2AU

10) Gigerpunk plays Beyond the Cimeeon Moon:

 https://youtu.be/iVfemgShyOY

 

News stories

Brian Wieseler "Hands-On BASIC" https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158484133002641/

David O'Connor Realistic Pocketvision mini-TV

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158488345052641/

1) Canadian Retro Things (Ken) received his CocoSDC

 https://youtu.be/f82Jp_IEQTo

2) Ed Snider "HalfMeg Coco"

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158490074937641/

 http://store.go4retro.com/tandy/tandy-color-computer-coco-3-512kb-sram-pcb/?fbclid=IwAR2HNW6JKGQy8tSyj57Wzo24K33Ndwohdj8YRxeGmm9JE1HiIk2cov8oJr8

3) BoystonTech add on board for the Sound Speech Pak.

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158485229962641/

4) Virtual VCF-West presentations

 http://vcfed.org/wp/vcf-west-event-schedule/

5) Thomas Winkler  his RE-FD502-KIT

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158488441527641/

6) Terry Steege spreadsheet of "all known Coco and TDP-100 cartridges"

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158486679817641/

7) CocoCrew episode is out (#62) interview with Fran Purcell

 http://cococrew.org/cococrew-podcast-62.html

8) Andrew Ayers with the old Armatron form the Coco:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158484902337641/

Hot Coco about the Armatron:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158484897777641/

9) Paul Shoemaker "TRS-80 Extended Color Basic"

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158480718012641/

10) James Jones a book to help teach users BASIC09,

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158476611857641/

11) Christopher Zepka retrobrighting project

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158475931042641/

12) John Whitworth his test setup

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragon32/permalink/2683441655248820/

13) Si Owen very rare Dragon MSX

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragon32/permalink/2683066768619642/

Info on it:

 https://www.msx.org/wiki/Dragon_MSX-64?fbclid=IwAR2bsTSNX7Egdxv_-Dlc07_YSTfsmsjRQkiJVCMH7OJpYsNS2dI1OY6HOGk

14) ChibiAkumas Hello World program in 6809 assembly on the Dragon or Coco:

 https://youtu.be/qZlOOAkaQzU

15) Re.Enthused history of the Dragon

 https://youtu.be/g9nzvpTASrI

16) Newsmakers Tech 1990 Radio Shack catalog

 https://youtu.be/QvoR96iBtL8?t=2604

 

Custom artwork designed by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams:

https://www.instagram.com/artistjoelmadams/

Custom CoCoTALK! and retro merchandise is available at:

http://8bit256.com

Consider becoming a patron of the show:

https://patreon.com/ogsteviestrow

Live interactive video streams:

https://www.youtube.com/c/Ogsteviestrow/live

https://www.facebook.com/cocotalklive

https://www.periscope.tv/CoCoTALKlive/

https://twitter.com/CoCoTALKlive

 

August 2nd, 2020    

Episode 171 - celebrating 40 years of CoCo!

Happy 40th birthday Colour Computer! We celebrate the 4 decades of fun and enjoyment you have brought us today on CoCoTALK! Special guest host and streamer Rob Innnnman, with Nick Marotta covering GameON! and L. Curtis Boyle bringing us this weeks' retro news and full panel of middle ages retro enthusiasts, join us for a very special episode of CoCoTALK! today!

 

00:02:57 Panel Introductions

00:25:23 CoCo Happy Birthday Talk - Sharing stories

00:49:37 From then to now - Happy Birthday CoCo3 video

00:50:30 More CoCoTalk

01:38:37 CoCo Thoughts - Big Bomb Threat

01:44:39 GameON! challenge results

02:05:29 CoCo Thoughts - Big Bomb Threat - encore

02:01:42 Next week's game announcement - CASHMAN

02:12:40 GameON! news

02:41:21 News from around the retro world

03:33:41 Project updates and acquisitions

03:51:44 L. Curtis Boyle models a 1986 Rainbow Fest T shirt

03:58:31 CoCo Caboose

 

Game On news:

1) Jim Gerrie Missile Command

 https://youtu.be/y7n8G1A5jdo

Cave Raid

 https://youtu.be/IcwDACyL_LM

Red Alert, from the TRS-80 Space Adventures book:

 https://youtu.be/_BO-0wfsWJY

Puzzle game

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/731424100317748/permalink/3054995854627216/

2) Erico Monteiro semigraphics fighting game:

 https://vintageisthenewold.com/a-trs-80-color-computer-commercial-quality-action-fight-game-in-basic-part-1/

 Work In Progress #2

 https://youtu.be/uN7jC96MTPg

3) Marlin Lee Color Outhouse video:

 https://youtu.be/Wug2v9MQTwk?t=16

4) Paul Shoemaker Poker Squares Coco 3 game

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158489105042641/

5) Chet Simpson more Digger III

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158481075232641/

6) Aaron of Amigos Pac Dude Monster Maze

 https://www.twitch.tv/videos/696799665

7) Bill Sexton 5 line Fruit Slot on his Coco 3

 https://youtu.be/g-R23a9kdTc

8) FrodoNL, wrapped the score in Bomb Threat

 https://youtu.be/w_GvpEDbIrw?t=9317

9) Simonwgb 3&1/2 hour stream of playing Dragon 32 games in XRoar:

 https://youtu.be/HcFVHi-hMTE

another 1&1/2 hours:

 https://youtu.be/aQcJwkRO2AU

10) Gigerpunk plays Beyond the Cimeeon Moon:

 https://youtu.be/iVfemgShyOY

 

News stories

Brian Wieseler "Hands-On BASIC" https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158484133002641/

David O'Connor Realistic Pocketvision mini-TV

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158488345052641/

1) Canadian Retro Things (Ken) received his CocoSDC

 https://youtu.be/f82Jp_IEQTo

2) Ed Snider "HalfMeg Coco"

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158490074937641/

 http://store.go4retro.com/tandy/tandy-color-computer-coco-3-512kb-sram-pcb/?fbclid=IwAR2HNW6JKGQy8tSyj57Wzo24K33Ndwohdj8YRxeGmm9JE1HiIk2cov8oJr8

3) BoystonTech add on board for the Sound Speech Pak.

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158485229962641/

4) Virtual VCF-West presentations

 http://vcfed.org/wp/vcf-west-event-schedule/

5) Thomas Winkler  his RE-FD502-KIT

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158488441527641/

6) Terry Steege spreadsheet of "all known Coco and TDP-100 cartridges"

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158486679817641/

7) CocoCrew episode is out (#62) interview with Fran Purcell

 http://cococrew.org/cococrew-podcast-62.html

8) Andrew Ayers with the old Armatron form the Coco:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158484902337641/

Hot Coco about the Armatron:

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158484897777641/

9) Paul Shoemaker "TRS-80 Extended Color Basic"

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158480718012641/

10) James Jones a book to help teach users BASIC09,

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158476611857641/

11) Christopher Zepka retrobrighting project

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158475931042641/

12) John Whitworth his test setup

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragon32/permalink/2683441655248820/

13) Si Owen very rare Dragon MSX

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragon32/permalink/2683066768619642/

Info on it:

 https://www.msx.org/wiki/Dragon_MSX-64?fbclid=IwAR2bsTSNX7Egdxv_-Dlc07_YSTfsmsjRQkiJVCMH7OJpYsNS2dI1OY6HOGk

14) ChibiAkumas Hello World program in 6809 assembly on the Dragon or Coco:

 https://youtu.be/qZlOOAkaQzU

15) Re.Enthused history of the Dragon

 https://youtu.be/g9nzvpTASrI

16) Newsmakers Tech 1990 Radio Shack catalog

 https://youtu.be/QvoR96iBtL8?t=2604

 

Custom artwork designed by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams:

https://www.instagram.com/artistjoelmadams/

Custom CoCoTALK! and retro merchandise is available at:

http://8bit256.com

Consider becoming a patron of the show:

https://patreon.com/ogsteviestrow

Live interactive video streams:

https://www.youtube.com/c/Ogsteviestrow/live

https://www.facebook.com/cocotalklive

https://www.periscope.tv/CoCoTALKlive/

https://twitter.com/CoCoTALKlive

 

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