CoCoTALK!

The world’s leading talk show featuring the Tandy Color Computer!

June 28th, 2020    

Video episode 166 - Rally SG premiere

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This week we'll look at the world premiere of the latest game from Nick Marentes, Rally SG, inspired by Rally-X from the arcade, it uses the 9-color semi-graphics mode, and will run on a CoCo 1,2,3 and Dragon with 64K.  http://nickmarentes.com/

 

This along with CoCo and retro news, GameOn! results, the new game of the week, projects, updates, acquisitions, and all kinds of CoCo goodness!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 00:02:23               Panel Introductions
  • 00:10:02               CoCo and Retro News
  • 00:25:11               CoCo Thoughts
  • 00:25:36               GameON! Results, discussion, and new game reveal
  • 00:45:41               Gaming news
  • 00:54:56               Rally SG premier with Nick Marentes
  • 01:15:17               Project acquisitions, updates
  • 02:04:42               additional updates and discussions
  • 02:22:19               Closing credits
  • 02:24:44               Final words

 

News stories for Episode #166, June 27, 2020 show:

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1) CanadianRetroThings has a new video out showing him hooking up his giant Panasonic TV/Radio/Cassette deck to his MC-10 this time:

  https://youtu.be/3j-fA5kBUdo

 

2) Davy Mitchell posted a link to his blog, "Davy's Retro Corner", in the Dragon Facebook group. This entry talks about a 3D terrain generating program

  https://davysretrocorner.blogspot.com/2020/06/type-in-dragon-user-fault-line-graphics.html

 

3) The Trash Talk (TRS-80) podcast has game programming contest, that includes the Coco.

  http://www.trs-80.org.uk/2020competition.html

 

4) Tim Halloran has a video demonstrating him powering his Coco 2 - from USB:

  https://youtu.be/qfa4Db2OwE8

 

5) Keith (ChibiAkumas on YouTube) has his 2nd 6809 assembly language tutorial up - this episode covers the 6809 addressing modes:

  https://youtu.be/JpIi85GWDRo

 

6) Ed Snider has some photos of his 32K RAM MC-10 board in the making

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/731424100317748/permalink/2969740209819448/

 

Game On news:

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1) Paul Shoemaker is working on a Coco 3 only Dungeon Crawler, and shows a sample screen using a tileset he purchased:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158370706662641/

 

2) Neil Blanchard has ROM cartridge versions of Rick Adam's "Bomb Threat" game available again, for $30.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1606095809633762/permalink/2636663219910344/?sale_post_id=2636663219910344

 

 

3) Neil also has the new cartridge game by Evan Wright called 3D Monster Maze, which is a Coco 1/2 version of the game

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1606095809633762/permalink/2636658969910769/?sale_post_id=2636658969910769

 

Evan also upload a video of the final version in action:

  https://youtu.be/4uqWLrzsd2U

 

4) Cuthbert Dragon has a few new Dragon gameplay videos of note this week:

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

- Monsters

 

5) Ciaran has released an updated Coco version of the Dragon game ROTABB's - it now includes the original loaded an opening story:

   http://www.6809.org.uk/tmp/da/coco_ports/

 

6) Nick Marentes has a video out to promote his Rally-SG game for all Coco's and the Dragon's (with at least 64K), which is getting released in August:

  https://youtu.be/9lUiwo7Zly4

 

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

 

June 28th, 2020    

CoCoTALK! episode 166 - Rally SG premiere

This week we'll look at the world premiere of the latest game from Nick Marentes, Rally SG, inspired by Rally-X from the arcade, it uses the 9-color semi-graphics mode, and will run on a CoCo 1,2,3 and Dragon with 64K.  http://nickmarentes.com/

 

This along with CoCo and retro news, GameOn! results, the new game of the week, projects, updates, acquisitions, and all kinds of CoCo goodness!

 

Time Stamps:

  • 00:02:23               Panel Introductions
  • 00:10:02               CoCo and Retro News
  • 00:25:11               CoCo Thoughts
  • 00:25:36               GameON! Results, discussion, and new game reveal
  • 00:45:41               Gaming news
  • 00:54:56               Rally SG premier with Nick Marentes
  • 01:15:17               Project acquisitions, updates
  • 02:04:42               additional updates and discussions
  • 02:22:19               Closing credits
  • 02:24:44               Final words

News stories for Episode #166, June 27, 2020 show:

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

1) CanadianRetroThings has a new video out showing him hooking up his giant Panasonic TV/Radio/Cassette deck to his MC-10 this time:

  https://youtu.be/3j-fA5kBUdo

 

2) Davy Mitchell posted a link to his blog, "Davy's Retro Corner", in the Dragon Facebook group. This entry talks about a 3D terrain generating program

  https://davysretrocorner.blogspot.com/2020/06/type-in-dragon-user-fault-line-graphics.html

 

3) The Trash Talk (TRS-80) podcast has game programming contest, that includes the Coco.

  http://www.trs-80.org.uk/2020competition.html

 

4) Tim Halloran has a video demonstrating him powering his Coco 2 - from USB:

  https://youtu.be/qfa4Db2OwE8

 

5) Keith (ChibiAkumas on YouTube) has his 2nd 6809 assembly language tutorial up - this episode covers the 6809 addressing modes:

  https://youtu.be/JpIi85GWDRo

 

6) Ed Snider has some photos of his 32K RAM MC-10 board in the making

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/731424100317748/permalink/2969740209819448/

 

Game On news:

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

1) Paul Shoemaker is working on a Coco 3 only Dungeon Crawler, and shows a sample screen using a tileset he purchased:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158370706662641/

 

2) Neil Blanchard has ROM cartridge versions of Rick Adam's "Bomb Threat" game available again, for $30.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1606095809633762/permalink/2636663219910344/?sale_post_id=2636663219910344

 

 

3) Neil also has the new cartridge game by Evan Wright called 3D Monster Maze, which is a Coco 1/2 version of the game

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1606095809633762/permalink/2636658969910769/?sale_post_id=2636658969910769

 

Evan also upload a video of the final version in action:

  https://youtu.be/4uqWLrzsd2U

 

4) Cuthbert Dragon has a few new Dragon gameplay videos of note this week:

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

- Monsters

 

5) Ciaran has released an updated Coco version of the Dragon game ROTABB's - it now includes the original loaded an opening story:

   http://www.6809.org.uk/tmp/da/coco_ports/

 

6) Nick Marentes has a video out to promote his Rally-SG game for all Coco's and the Dragon's (with at least 64K), which is getting released in August:

  https://youtu.be/9lUiwo7Zly4

 

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

 

June 26th, 2020    

Video episode 165 - everyone’s favorite show

Watch Now:

We're back with everyone's favorite talk show about the CoCo and this week we'll talk about news, GameON! results for Galagon and so much more!

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:
00:03:08 Nick Marotta magizine cover
00:03:46 Panel Introductions
00:07:50 Project updates and acquisitions - Part 1
00:29:39 News from around the retro world
01:03:17 CoCo Thoughts
01:03:43 GameON! challenge results
01:26:59 Next week's game announcment
01:37:26 GameON! news
02:43:54 CoCo Thoughts
02:46:28 Project updates and acquisitions - Part 2
03:41:38 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion
03:43:22 CoCoTalk - In these trying times

News stories for Episode #165, June 20, 2020 show:
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1) Canadian Retro Things has a video of how to fix some screen glitches he had in his MC-10 with the 8K RAM mod.
https://youtu.be/NYdWeXxZGzw

2) Phil Harvey-Smith has some photos of the first factory manufactured circuit boards for the DragonSM.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragon32/permalink/2645282975731355/

3) Jim Gerrie basically has Sword of Fargoal working on the MC-10, but he needs some bug-testers.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/731424100317748/permalink/2939712129488923/

4) Allen Huffman's new blog post is a bit different this week - he found an old handwritten disassembly that he had written decades ago
https://subethasoftware.com/2020/06/04/coco-notebook-mystery-6809-assembly/

5) Ed Snider has a test CocoMECH keyboard using black keys:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158358030137641/

6) Bart van den Akker of the Home Computer Museum in the Netherlands had his original Coco 2
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158354120977641/

7) Todd Wallace has released his new DIR utility for NitrOS-9 that works similar to DIR in MS-DOS (his screenshot is even using his CGA PC font), and you can download it from his site:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158353911262641/

8) Boysentech has announced availability of their version of the CocoSDC
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158362863532641/

9) Mini discussion topic - Michael Pittsley put up a question on Facebook Friday evening about what is the best "Demo" program on the Coco 3?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158364749812641/

10) Boisy Pitre has released The Coco Collector Episode 3 - which shows a Coco 3 that used to belong to Marty Goodman
https://youtu.be/4_v9WPeUvvw

Game On news:
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1) Marlin Lee has put up a video of a rare Moon Patrol style game (Butterfly Patrol)
https://youtu.be/IQ97Xr1SCaQ

2) Brian Palmer has been hunting through his disks looking for later versions of Spectral Associates games, after they enabled speech (for the Sound Speech Pak)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/files/

3) Jim Gerrie has (possibly final) video showing The Sword of Fargoal
https://youtu.be/GF2uxtnkeGM

4) Cuthbert Dragon has been busy again:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MaryWinstead32/videos
Ones of note (some totally new, some where he/she actually knows how to play):
North Sea Action (which appears to be a clone of Anteater from the arcade, or at least a derivative).
Impossiball
Rola Ball
6809 Express
Super Nova
Darts
Perilous Pit
Castle Attack
River of Fire (it changes color sets as you play, which is different for a graphic adventure game)
Death Valley
Droids
Cosmic Crusader (which I just added to my website recently)
Return of the Ring (make sure to scrub through - there are several display types as one plays)
Juxtaposition (skip to 5:30, when he leaves the dome, too - some of the walking has a 3D type effect)
Sword and the Sourcerer
Starman Jones
Kung Fu the Master
Sky-Joust (which at first glance it looks like Joust, but... you can shoot?
Star Defense
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

June 21st, 2020    

Episode 165 - everyone’s favorite show

We're back with everyone's favorite talk show about the CoCo and this week we'll talk about news, GameON! results for Galagon and so much more!

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

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