CoCoTALK!

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May 31st, 2020    

Video episode 162 Space Talk

Watch Now:

Episode 162 of CoCoTALK! celebrates the NASA/Space-X live launch and incorporates that into the show.  Unfortunately, airing the live footage became a copyright issue and so this replay will now feature some substitute footage, our apologies.

 

Segment Timestamps:

00:05:36 Panel Introductions

00:09:36 Who's new to Discord this week

00:10:18 CoCo Thoughts

00:11:53 GameON! high score challenge results

00:13:49 GameON! Timberman discussions

00:23:10 Timber Bots

00:47:35 Next week's game announcement

00:53:45 GameON! news game news from around the world

00:57:39 The best 6 minutes of your life

01:20:58 NASA launch with commentary

01:44:32 CoCo Thoughts replay

01:48:46 CoCo News from around the world

02:53:17 CoCo community info

02:38:18 Project updates and Acquisitions

03:16:35 parting thoughts and outro/credits

 

News Links:

1) James Diffendaffer pointed out the video of Gary Becker showing both Ed Snider's keyboard, and a prototype GIME-X (which Gary is doing the FPGA programming for, and Ed is building the hardware), form the Central Texas Retro Computer Club Online meeting from May 2:

  https://youtu.be/NdSU-Ot7Osw?t=1686

 

2) Erik Gavriluk has released his new version of the 3D DISPLAY program from Hot Coco magazine. It features the original version, the optimized version (which is at least twice as fast, supports rotation on multiple axis simultaneously, and a Coco 3 version. Details here:

  https://github.com/milliluk/display/blob/master/README.md

 

3) Our own Stevie Strowbridge put up a video showing him (finally!) hooking up his MC-10 to his MCX1-128, and showing how much memory it gives to it's enhanced BASIC, and also showing off it's Emcee server capabilities (similar to Drivewire):

  https://youtu.be/OOSR2nZgi_s

 

4) Carlos Camacho is compiling a list of every possible Model number for all Coco's. If anyone has any more to add, please use the Facebook link to send him the information to update his spreadsheet:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158287258932641/

 

5) Allen Huffman has a post about finding a "COCOFEST" easter egg in BASIC using the RND function... or, *did* he?

  https://subethasoftware.com/2020/05/28/random-easter-egg/

 

6) Canadian Retro Things did a video of hooking his Coco 2 to a 1979 Panasonic Mini TV/Radio/Cassette recorder.

  https://youtu.be/5ZH3fRyK9SA

 

Game News:

1) Eric Monteiro posted a semigraphics demo, this time using real Coco BASIC, for animated characters for an upcoming game he is working on:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158293816847641/

 

2) I will be slowing down game page updates on Monday as I get started into EOU Beta 6, but I will have managed to have added over 70 game entries this month (I should break 80 by the end of the weekend):

  http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/coco_game_list.html

 

3) Cuthbert Dragon posted a lot of Dragon gameplay videos on real hardware.  Teee Off (Dragon color set), Arcadia, Leggit!, Monsters, Flight worth looking at.

  https://www.youtube.com/user/MaryWinstead32/videos

 

4) The Amigos have posted their next episode, featuring Mind-Roll from Tandy (programmed by Jesse Taylor @ Epyx):

  https://youtu.be/dyjNIdwps1g

They have also recorded their last regular episode (for the forseeable future) featuring Battle Stations by Novasoft, as well as the winner of the Gunstar giveaway contest. This will be officially released on Wednesday.  They have said they will still do some Coco live streams, and an occasional episode as John finds time, but I want to play this clip from the show, where they talk about their experience with the Coco:

  https://www.twitch.tv/videos/635796973?t=00h43m14s

Play until 49:13 (Battle Station start)

May 31st, 2020    

Episode 162 Space Talk

Episode 162 of CoCoTALK! celebrates the NASA/Space-X live launch and incorporates that into the show.  Unfortunately, airing the live footage became a copyright issue and so this replay will now feature some substitute footage, our apologies.

 

Segment Timestamps:

00:05:36 Panel Introductions

00:09:36 Who's new to Discord this week

00:10:18 CoCo Thoughts

00:11:53 GameON! high score challenge results

00:13:49 GameON! Timberman discussions

00:23:10 Timber Bots

00:47:35 Next week's game announcement

00:53:45 GameON! news game news from around the world

00:57:39 The best 6 minutes of your life

01:20:58 NASA launch with commentary

01:44:32 CoCo Thoughts replay

01:48:46 CoCo News from around the world

02:53:17 CoCo community info

02:38:18 Project updates and Acquisitions

03:16:35 parting thoughts and outro/credits

 

News Links:

1) James Diffendaffer pointed out the video of Gary Becker showing both Ed Snider's keyboard, and a prototype GIME-X (which Gary is doing the FPGA programming for, and Ed is building the hardware), form the Central Texas Retro Computer Club Online meeting from May 2:

  https://youtu.be/NdSU-Ot7Osw?t=1686

 

2) Erik Gavriluk has released his new version of the 3D DISPLAY program from Hot Coco magazine. It features the original version, the optimized version (which is at least twice as fast, supports rotation on multiple axis simultaneously, and a Coco 3 version. Details here:

  https://github.com/milliluk/display/blob/master/README.md

 

3) Our own Stevie Strowbridge put up a video showing him (finally!) hooking up his MC-10 to his MCX1-128, and showing how much memory it gives to it's enhanced BASIC, and also showing off it's Emcee server capabilities (similar to Drivewire):

  https://youtu.be/OOSR2nZgi_s

 

4) Carlos Camacho is compiling a list of every possible Model number for all Coco's. If anyone has any more to add, please use the Facebook link to send him the information to update his spreadsheet:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158287258932641/

 

5) Allen Huffman has a post about finding a "COCOFEST" easter egg in BASIC using the RND function... or, *did* he?

  https://subethasoftware.com/2020/05/28/random-easter-egg/

 

6) Canadian Retro Things did a video of hooking his Coco 2 to a 1979 Panasonic Mini TV/Radio/Cassette recorder.

  https://youtu.be/5ZH3fRyK9SA

 

Game News:

1) Eric Monteiro posted a semigraphics demo, this time using real Coco BASIC, for animated characters for an upcoming game he is working on:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158293816847641/

 

2) I will be slowing down game page updates on Monday as I get started into EOU Beta 6, but I will have managed to have added over 70 game entries this month (I should break 80 by the end of the weekend):

  http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/coco_game_list.html

 

3) Cuthbert Dragon posted a lot of Dragon gameplay videos on real hardware.  Teee Off (Dragon color set), Arcadia, Leggit!, Monsters, Flight worth looking at.

  https://www.youtube.com/user/MaryWinstead32/videos

 

4) The Amigos have posted their next episode, featuring Mind-Roll from Tandy (programmed by Jesse Taylor @ Epyx):

  https://youtu.be/dyjNIdwps1g

They have also recorded their last regular episode (for the forseeable future) featuring Battle Stations by Novasoft, as well as the winner of the Gunstar giveaway contest. This will be officially released on Wednesday.  They have said they will still do some Coco live streams, and an occasional episode as John finds time, but I want to play this clip from the show, where they talk about their experience with the Coco:

  https://www.twitch.tv/videos/635796973?t=00h43m14s

Play until 49:13 (Battle Station start)

May 24th, 2020    

Video episode 161 ‘everyone’s favorite episode’

Watch Now:

We're back with another exciting episode of CoCoTALK! this week brings us episode 161.

What can you expect this week? Hearing from CoCo enthusiasts from around the world, get updates on projects and any acquisitions, we'll cover CoCo and retro news from around the world, have our GameON! segment where we'll review the results of all who played Downland this week, we may have a sneak peek or announcement from Boyson technologies, and so much more!

 

Take part in CoCo discussions 24/7 on our CoCo Discord server http://discord.cocotalk.live

Learn more about CoCoTALK! at http://cocotalk.live

Send feedback to cocotalk@cocotalk.live

 

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:

  • 00:02:57 Panel Introductions
  • 00:07:32 News from around the retro world
  • 00:57:42 Boysen Tech - Making the CoCoSDC
  • 01:30:47 GameON! challenge results and next week's game reveal
  • 01:55:46 GameON! news
  • 02:17:12 Project updates and acquisitions
  • 03:19:35 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussions

News stories for Episode #161, May 23, 2020 show:

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

1) Frank Hogg published on Facebook, his remembered history of creating the Tomcat computer (TC-9 & TC-70):

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158274266977641/

 

2) Stevie put up a couple of videos for the CocoPi3:

   How to set up the CocoPi3:

  https://youtu.be/nQlnXzExOqQ

  Setting up a CocoPi3 to become a full game console:

  https://youtu.be/sPvzXV0HqoQ

 

3) Carlos Camacho put up a scan of an article that Frank Hogg wrote back around 1983/1984, about the Deluxe Coco

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158274975512641/

 

4) Eric Canales running MAME in it's debug mode for the Coco, that lets you merge in your own assembly source code into the debugger

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158270853957641/

 

5) David O'Connor has started setting up a website of all of his 6809 related projects (Coco's, synthesizers, etc.):

   https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158275986067641/

 

6) Brian Wieseler posted some photos of Coco Kraft Joysticks

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158274553217641/

 

7) Alison Denu posted an encrypted file done on the Coco, and invited other Coco users to try and crack it:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158263393342641/

  By Wednesday, Paul Fiscarelli had done it, and made a video about it:

  https://youtu.be/90ly9oQ9Uvg

  ADDENDUM - Alison has changed her code a bit, and has issued the challenge anew.

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158278601702641/

 

8) David Brenneman shows a completed cartridge interface for the CocoPi3

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/748644118674047/permalink/1292324787639308/

 

9) Allen Huffman has posted another blog about BASIC, and ELSE/GOTO optimizations:

   https://subethasoftware.com/2020/05/21/basic-and-else-and-goto-and-work-part-2/

 

10) A Youtube channel that I have not seen before called "Take it Apart"

   https://youtu.be/RGqTCrq6f-0

 

11) Canadian Retro things posted a video showing using a stereo to load programs on an MC-10:

  https://youtu.be/tcK5mJbfTL0

 

12) Curtis Posted updated the Ease of Use page

  http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/nitros9_docs.html

  VED 2.9 manual (From Bob van der Poel with permission):

  http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/EOUDOCS/VED2.9_manual.pdf

  WINDOWS part of the full NitrOS-9 Level II manual (we are formatting it fairly close to the original manuals):

  http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/EOUDOCS/NitrOS-9_EOU_Level_2_Windowing_System_Manual.pdf

 

Game On News stories

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

1) Marlin Lee has a video of Avenger (a somewhat Defender clone)

  https://youtu.be/_ej6IFysjps

 

2) Paul Thayer has Timber Man back on sale again through PayPal:

  https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/WS823RPSY22YW

 

3) Pere Serrat has a full gameplay video now of his Coco 1/2/Dragon port of the AGD game

  https://youtu.be/XITAVNvrf0Q

 

4) Jim Gerrie has his final version of Mahjong for the MC-10

  https://youtu.be/-w9fUJkXNqQ

 

5) Noriko Miyagami has put up a video playthrough of the Adventure International Coco port of "Dog Star Adventure"

  https://youtu.be/Rocjx7kTt9w

 

May 24th, 2020    

Episode 161 “everyone’s favorite episode”

We're back with another exciting episode of CoCoTALK! this week brings us episode 161.

What can you expect this week? Hearing from CoCo enthusiasts from around the world, get updates on projects and any acquisitions, we'll cover CoCo and retro news from around the world, have our GameON! segment where we'll review the results of all who played Downland this week, we may have a sneak peek or announcement from Boyson technologies, and so much more!

 

Take part in CoCo discussions 24/7 on our CoCo Discord server http://discord.cocotalk.live

Learn more about CoCoTALK! at http://cocotalk.live

Send feedback to cocotalk@cocotalk.live

 

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:

  • 00:02:57 Panel Introductions
  • 00:07:32 News from around the retro world
  • 00:57:42 Boyson Tech - Making the CoCoSDC
  • 01:30:47 GameON! challenge results and next week's game reveal
  • 01:55:46 GameON! news
  • 02:17:12 Project updates and acquisitions
  • 03:19:35 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussions 

News stories for Episode #161, May 23, 2020 show:

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

1) Frank Hogg published on Facebook, his remembered history of creating the Tomcat computer (TC-9 & TC-70):

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158274266977641/

 

2) Stevie put up a couple of videos for the CocoPi3:

   How to set up the CocoPi3:

  https://youtu.be/nQlnXzExOqQ

  Setting up a CocoPi3 to become a full game console:

  https://youtu.be/sPvzXV0HqoQ

 

3) Carlos Camacho put up a scan of an article that Frank Hogg wrote back around 1983/1984, about the Deluxe Coco

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158274975512641/

 

4) Eric Canales running MAME in it's debug mode for the Coco, that lets you merge in your own assembly source code into the debugger

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158270853957641/

 

5) David O'Connor has started setting up a website of all of his 6809 related projects (Coco's, synthesizers, etc.):

   https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158275986067641/

 

6) Brian Wieseler posted some photos of Coco Kraft Joysticks

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158274553217641/

 

7) Alison Denu posted an encrypted file done on the Coco, and invited other Coco users to try and crack it:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158263393342641/

  By Wednesday, Paul Fiscarelli had done it, and made a video about it:

  https://youtu.be/90ly9oQ9Uvg

  ADDENDUM - Alison has changed her code a bit, and has issued the challenge anew.

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158278601702641/

 

8) David Brenneman shows a completed cartridge interface for the CocoPi3

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/748644118674047/permalink/1292324787639308/

 

9) Allen Huffman has posted another blog about BASIC, and ELSE/GOTO optimizations:

   https://subethasoftware.com/2020/05/21/basic-and-else-and-goto-and-work-part-2/

 

10) A Youtube channel that I have not seen before called "Take it Apart"

   https://youtu.be/RGqTCrq6f-0

 

11) Canadian Retro things posted a video showing using a stereo to load programs on an MC-10:

  https://youtu.be/tcK5mJbfTL0

 

12) Curtis Posted updated the Ease of Use page

  http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/nitros9_docs.html

  VED 2.9 manual (From Bob van der Poel with permission):

  http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/EOUDOCS/VED2.9_manual.pdf

  WINDOWS part of the full NitrOS-9 Level II manual (we are formatting it fairly close to the original manuals):

  http://www.lcurtisboyle.com/nitros9/EOUDOCS/NitrOS-9_EOU_Level_2_Windowing_System_Manual.pdf

 

Game On News stories

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

1) Marlin Lee has a video of Avenger (a somewhat Defender clone)

  https://youtu.be/_ej6IFysjps

 

2) Paul Thayer has Timber Man back on sale again through PayPal:

  https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/WS823RPSY22YW

 

3) Pere Serrat has a full gameplay video now of his Coco 1/2/Dragon port of the AGD game

  https://youtu.be/XITAVNvrf0Q

 

4) Jim Gerrie has his final version of Mahjong for the MC-10

  https://youtu.be/-w9fUJkXNqQ

 

5) Noriko Miyagami has put up a video playthrough of the Adventure International Coco port of "Dog Star Adventure"

  https://youtu.be/Rocjx7kTt9w

 

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