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November 10th, 2019    

Video Episode 133 - Nick Marotta’s Birthday!


Another week brings us another fun and informative episode of CoCoTALK! You're welcome ;)

 

Some news stories for November 9, 2019 show:

 

1) Sheldon MacDonald put up a video of using QMidi for Windows to create music to play on the Coco with a GMC cartridge

https://youtu.be/IPAkBN9C2R4

 

2) Sheldon also has an update to his GMC cartridge design, which includes space for an audio out jack and a "rebuilt, stronger insert":

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157638964177641/

 

3) Bill Pierce has a new video showing vertical and horizontal scrolling:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157621859412641/

 

4) Petsasjim1 on YouTube's new Dragon videos:

The Fruity Machine (slot machine):

https://youtu.be/QC0Ty1nM-Tk

He also has something different this week - running the Dragon Professional Alpha under MAME. It shows its graphic selection boot/screen.

(The Alpha was a Dragon 64 with built in modem, AY Sound chip, disk interface with two 3.5" drives, and optional boot straight into OS-9).

https://youtu.be/71YFVLMb05k

Galleons (Battleship type game):

https://youtu.be/LEYu9PZBzBw

Ghost Attack - which is a port of Computerware's Pac Attack, but with 1) a different name, and 2) different color scheme.

https://youtu.be/BmE1bxSyF7o

Golf (did the Coco or Dragon *ever* have a good golf game?)

https://youtu.be/4k4DW2Olh1Y

Grand Prix (Salamander Software) - BASIC game

https://youtu.be/4k4DW2Olh1Y

Grid Runner:

https://youtu.be/LQpUyjwjGM4

 

5) Henry Rietveld put up a video showing making a Canyon Climber disk (on a real floppy disk) - the twist being it is an 8" floppy, not 5.25 or 3.5"

https://youtu.be/Zn1ldeK6d94

 

6) 6309 optimized games:

Xenion (original, 6809 optimized, 6309):

https://youtu.be/wxdf17B5TfE

Marble Maze (original, 6309):

https://youtu.be/pXqNKKMRXeY

F-16 Assault:

https://youtu.be/g7z33ezwyYs

 

8) GigerPunk released a video of the game Pub Crawl on the Dragon 32 - which reminds me of the first level of Poltergeist:

https://youtu.be/YFSvbwf90EY

 

9) Chet Simpson has been working on a VGM to SN chiptune convert, using his prototype CPF player for the Coco.:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157631912167641/

 

10) On the software side of things, Simon uploaded a 4 voice software demo that plays a 3 minute, 55 second tune, with, in only 5404 bytes. It also only uses about 1/3 of the CPU cycles, leaving 2/3 for a main program, game, etc.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157632391457641/

To download:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157633124047641/

 

11) Nick Marentes put up a short blog, and video, for the latest updates to Gunstar - including some sneak peaks at all 4 levels.

http://www.nickmarentes.com/Gunstar/22.html

 

12) Jerry Young is porting the "Duke of Dragonfear" game from the book "Giant Book of Computer Games" to the MC-10 (Jim Gerrie has competition!", and has a video showing it's current state:

https://youtu.be/p-c2YhkLz1M

 

13) Lucas Boy on YouTube did a video of Coco 1/2 games under XRoar - his first real experience with a Coco. He covers Arkanoid, Demon Attack, Pinball, and a bunch of others, rather quickly.

https://youtu.be/rChgykJX-E4

 

14) Paul Fiscarelli has the first prototype run for his Coco keyboard to PC adaptor (good for emulators like MAME, I presume):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157639043142641/

 

CoCoTALK!

Join the live panel on ZOOM:  https://zoom.us/j/109422739

 

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

 

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:  https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm

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

 

November 10th, 2019    

Episode 133 - Nick Marotta’s Birthday!

Another week brings us another fun and informative episode of CoCoTALK! You're welcome ;)

 

Some news stories for November 9, 2019 show:

 

1) Sheldon MacDonald put up a video of using QMidi for Windows to create music to play on the Coco with a GMC cartridge

https://youtu.be/IPAkBN9C2R4

 

2) Sheldon also has an update to his GMC cartridge design, which includes space for an audio out jack and a "rebuilt, stronger insert":

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157638964177641/

 

3) Bill Pierce has a new video showing vertical and horizontal scrolling:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157621859412641/

 

4) Petsasjim1 on YouTube's new Dragon videos:

The Fruity Machine (slot machine):

https://youtu.be/QC0Ty1nM-Tk

He also has something different this week - running the Dragon Professional Alpha under MAME. It shows its graphic selection boot/screen.

(The Alpha was a Dragon 64 with built in modem, AY Sound chip, disk interface with two 3.5" drives, and optional boot straight into OS-9).

https://youtu.be/71YFVLMb05k

Galleons (Battleship type game):

https://youtu.be/LEYu9PZBzBw

Ghost Attack - which is a port of Computerware's Pac Attack, but with 1) a different name, and 2) different color scheme.

https://youtu.be/BmE1bxSyF7o

Golf (did the Coco or Dragon *ever* have a good golf game?)

https://youtu.be/4k4DW2Olh1Y

Grand Prix (Salamander Software) - BASIC game

https://youtu.be/4k4DW2Olh1Y

Grid Runner:

https://youtu.be/LQpUyjwjGM4

 

5) Henry Rietveld put up a video showing making a Canyon Climber disk (on a real floppy disk) - the twist being it is an 8" floppy, not 5.25 or 3.5"

https://youtu.be/Zn1ldeK6d94

 

6) 6309 optimized games:

Xenion (original, 6809 optimized, 6309):

https://youtu.be/wxdf17B5TfE

Marble Maze (original, 6309):

https://youtu.be/pXqNKKMRXeY

F-16 Assault:

https://youtu.be/g7z33ezwyYs

 

8) GigerPunk released a video of the game Pub Crawl on the Dragon 32 - which reminds me of the first level of Poltergeist:

https://youtu.be/YFSvbwf90EY

 

9) Chet Simpson has been working on a VGM to SN chiptune convert, using his prototype CPF player for the Coco.:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157631912167641/

 

10) On the software side of things, Simon uploaded a 4 voice software demo that plays a 3 minute, 55 second tune, with, in only 5404 bytes. It also only uses about 1/3 of the CPU cycles, leaving 2/3 for a main program, game, etc.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157632391457641/

To download:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157633124047641/

 

11) Nick Marentes put up a short blog, and video, for the latest updates to Gunstar - including some sneak peaks at all 4 levels.

http://www.nickmarentes.com/Gunstar/22.html

 

12) Jerry Young is porting the "Duke of Dragonfear" game from the book "Giant Book of Computer Games" to the MC-10 (Jim Gerrie has competition!", and has a video showing it's current state:

https://youtu.be/p-c2YhkLz1M

 

13) Lucas Boy on YouTube did a video of Coco 1/2 games under XRoar - his first real experience with a Coco. He covers Arkanoid, Demon Attack, Pinball, and a bunch of others, rather quickly.

https://youtu.be/rChgykJX-E4

 

14) Paul Fiscarelli has the first prototype run for his Coco keyboard to PC adaptor (good for emulators like MAME, I presume):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157639043142641/

 

CoCoTALK!

Join the live panel on ZOOM:  https://zoom.us/j/109422739

 

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

 

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:  https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm

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

 

November 3rd, 2019    

Episode 132 - Lots of Revelations!

A lot of revelations on this week's show!

A new product "The Joey" has been announced by Jason Reighard and will allow you to switch multiple joystick configurations around.  Visit http://cocoman.biz  to learn more/order.

Stevie Strow has a new CoCoVGA game project

Visit http://cocovga.com  to learn more about that product

Ron Delvaux and Terry Steege host a TDP-100 segment

Curtis Boyle reveals 6309 optimized games that run faster on the CoCo 1/2/Dragon and would run even faster on the CoCo 3

Nick Marentes shows a new way to palette patch PMODE 3 colored games to look better on a CoCo 3!

 

Some news stories for November 2, 2019 show:

1) Jim Gerrie has ported his MC-10 Akalabeth to the Coco, using the same PMODE 2.

https://youtu.be/4s9f8edNpXY

https://youtu.be/WtSF4Al4hGA

He also ported "Paint Duel" to the MC-10

https://youtu.be/3AZSy_YQk0Y

 

2) Paul Shoemaker has released a new video update to Oregon Trail:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157600108852641/

 

3) Chet Simpson has a demo testing his VGM player that will support the original Speech Systems Symphony 12 card, or Jim Brains Philharmonic 12. He still has a way to go, but the Moon Patrol theme at the beginning sounds very much like the arcade:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157602710247641/

 

4) Todd Wallace has a demo of simple OPL music player based on Ed Sniders CCT (Coco Chip Tunes) format that he plans on using as the base of an OS9 player.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157603182972641/

 

5) Amigos Retro Gaming has a few new Coco videos:

https://youtu.be/Kacg-R-b3cs

https://youtu.be/_RDkZKJtkDk

https://youtu.be/IYj2BlYvLYg

 

6) Petsasjim1 has some more Dragon videos:

Dragrunner (Kind of Frogger with guns?):

https://youtu.be/T0_dXReupXc

Fireball (written in BASIC):

https://youtu.be/71zRvBlNv3k

Fireforce

https://youtu.be/mscZ1gtgyUQ

Fearless Freddy:

https://youtu.be/jZqXHb_sV-g?t=46

Folly's Farm Chicken Run:

https://youtu.be/jRFTUqM5ITs?t=11

Football Manager: Manage your Football (Soccer to us North Americans) team, and low res game play views as well.

https://youtu.be/JZWVv4nreIg?t=18

 

7) Gigerpunk has a game video for the Dragon that was a game promo for Weetabix cereal

https://youtu.be/tY1S4LF2dc0

 

8) CanadianRetroThings has part two of his MC-10 video up on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/WJleDGNi5dY

 

9) David OConner put a video up showing some custom fonts/palettes using the CocoVGA running on his Coco 1. https://youtu.be/TvXa2UMvU3w

 

10) Simon Jonassen has an animated 10 color palette demo, based on his RGB/10 color demo he did previously, which will be the base background for a much fancier looking demo he is working on.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157617349797641/

 

11) James Jones mentioned on Facebook that the Paul Schreiber interview (from Tandy Assembly) is up on YouTube:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157613982202641/

 

12) Davy Mitchell has updates to SGEDIT online semigraphics screen editing tool, and Rob Inman also found out that it works fine from iOS (in addition to desktop browers):

https://hardcore-jackson-6272e8.netlify.com/

 

13) New cartoon from D. Bruce Moore:

http://joey.gracenote.ca/004-syntax-errors/

 

VOLUME 1 OF COCO 1/2 6309 ENHANCED GAMES (will work on Coco 3 as well - and if you do POKE 65497,0, some of them *really* run fast) - Includes 6309 sped up versions of 3 old Coco 1/2 games.

https://youtu.be/DdDHVTEjoS8

To download:

http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/Coco12-6309games-volume1.zip

 

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

 

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:  https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm

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

 

November 3rd, 2019    

Video Episode 132 - Lots of Revelations!


Lots revealed on this weeks show!

A new product "The Joey" has been announced by Jason Reighard and will allow you to switch multiple joystick configurations around.  Visit http://cocoman.biz  to learn more/order.

Stevie Strow has a new CoCoVGA game project

Visit http://cocovga.com  to learn more about that product

Ron Delvaux and Terry Steege host a  TDP-100 segment

Curtis Boyle reveals 6309 optimized games that run faster on the CoCo 1/2/Dragon and would run even faster on the CoCo 3

Nick Marentes shows a new way to palette patch PMODE 3 colored games to look better on a CoCo 3!

 

Some news stories for November 2, 2019 show:

1) Jim Gerrie has ported his MC-10 Akalabeth to the Coco, using the same PMODE 2.

https://youtu.be/4s9f8edNpXY

https://youtu.be/WtSF4Al4hGA

He also ported "Paint Duel" to the MC-10

https://youtu.be/3AZSy_YQk0Y

 

2) Paul Shoemaker has released a new video update to Oregon Trail:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157600108852641/

 

3) Chet Simpson has a demo testing his VGM player that will support the original Speech Systems Symphony 12 card, or Jim Brains Philharmonic 12. He still has a way to go, but the Moon Patrol theme at the beginning sounds very much like the arcade:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157602710247641/

 

4) Todd Wallace has a demo of simple OPL music player based on Ed Sniders CCT (Coco Chip Tunes) format that he plans on using as the base of an OS9 player.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157603182972641/

 

5) Amigos Retro Gaming has a few new Coco videos:

https://youtu.be/Kacg-R-b3cs

https://youtu.be/_RDkZKJtkDk

https://youtu.be/IYj2BlYvLYg

 

6) Petsasjim1 has some more Dragon videos:

Dragrunner (Kind of Frogger with guns?):

https://youtu.be/T0_dXReupXc

Fireball (written in BASIC):

https://youtu.be/71zRvBlNv3k

Fireforce

https://youtu.be/mscZ1gtgyUQ

Fearless Freddy:

https://youtu.be/jZqXHb_sV-g?t=46

Folly's Farm Chicken Run:

https://youtu.be/jRFTUqM5ITs?t=11

Football Manager: Manage your Football (Soccer to us North Americans) team, and low res game play views as well.

https://youtu.be/JZWVv4nreIg?t=18

 

7) Gigerpunk has a game video for the Dragon that was a game promo for Weetabix cereal

https://youtu.be/tY1S4LF2dc0

 

8) CanadianRetroThings has part two of his MC-10 video up on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/WJleDGNi5dY

 

9) David OConner put a video up showing some custom fonts/palettes using the CocoVGA running on his Coco 1. https://youtu.be/TvXa2UMvU3w

 

10) Simon Jonassen has an animated 10 color palette demo, based on his RGB/10 color demo he did previously, which will be the base background for a much fancier looking demo he is working on.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157617349797641/

 

11) James Jones mentioned on Facebook that the Paul Schreiber interview (from Tandy Assembly) is up on YouTube:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157613982202641/

 

12) Davy Mitchell has updates to SGEDIT online semigraphics screen editing tool, and Rob Inman also found out that it works fine from iOS (in addition to desktop browers):

https://hardcore-jackson-6272e8.netlify.com/

 

13) New cartoon from D. Bruce Moore:

http://joey.gracenote.ca/004-syntax-errors/

 

VOLUME 1 OF COCO 1/2 6309 ENHANCED GAMES (will work on Coco 3 as well - and if you do POKE 65497,0, some of them *really* run fast) - Includes 6309 sped up versions of 3 old Coco 1/2 games.

https://youtu.be/DdDHVTEjoS8

To download:

http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/Coco12-6309games-volume1.zip

 

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

 

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:  https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm

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

 

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