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August 30th, 2020    

Video episode 175 - MIDI TALK!

Watch Now:

CoCoTALK! 175 is all about MIDI and MIDI on the CoCo.  What is MIDI, how do I do MIDI on my Coco, what does it look like, what does it sound like, how hard is it?  All these questions and more will be answered.  We'll have live demonstrations and information from Rob Innman, Brian "The Music Man" Schubring, L. Curtis Boyle, and Darren Ottery, and Jim Brain, so tune and get MIDIfied!

 

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:

00:02:45 Panel Introductions

00:08:39 CoCo Thoughts

00:10:25 GameON! challenge results

00:13:33 GameON! Discussion - Arkanoid

00:24:53 Next week's game announcment - Canyon Climber

00:31:52 Midi Maestro - commercial

00:32:32 Discussion - Midi Talk

02:44:36 News from around the world

03:02:59 GameON! news

03:31:24 Project updates and acquisitions

03:49:26 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion

 

Retro Innovations / Jim Brain is now fully shipping MIDI Maestro cards

  http://www.go4retro.com/products/midi-maestro/

  https://store.go4retro.com/tandy/midi-maestro/

Brian Schubring and Rob Inman showing use of these cards

#1: General introduction to MIDI on the Coco

  https://tinyurl.com/yxptfyph

#2: Playing Compacted Midi Files

  https://tinyurl.com/yyk5zeac

 

News stories for Episode #175, August 29, 2020 show:

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1) Bill Pierce has released version 2.0.1f of VCC.

  https://tinyurl.com/yxopazr8

 James Ross put up a comparison of the new composite colors from the older versions and the new one:

  https://tinyurl.com/yyzdw6ph

 

2) Bill Nobel has released his new SDC2 utility

  https://tinyurl.com/yy3oezmu

He also has uploaded a short video showing it in action:

  https://tinyurl.com/y3jepdbr

 

3) Phil Harvey-Smith has put some photos up for the custom cases he is doing

  https://tinyurl.com/y2e9mmlm

 

4) "The Digital Orphanage" YouTube page has him getting 11(!) Dragon 32 computers from the Museum of Computing in Swindon, UK

  https://youtu.be/YY56UpN37Bo

 

5) Robert Sieg has been experimenting with a program to dither colors on the MC-10

  https://tinyurl.com/yy73de37

 

6) Ken (CanadianRetroThings) go his Coco 3 up and running

  https://youtu.be/VjfPeRMJSeU

 

7) Keith (ChibiAkumas on YouTube) has his next Tandy Coco/Dragon assembly language tutorial up

  https://youtu.be/_AzD_hPkW4g

 

8) Sheldon MacDonald has released his first beta release of his RSDOS Windows utility.

  https://tinyurl.com/y2u4zul7

 

Game On news:

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

1) Neil Blanchard has announced availability of his new "The Gamester" - a customizable, real arcade hardware based joystick

  https://tinyurl.com/y2cq22y3

 

2) Denis Bisson put up a gameplay video of Pooyan under MAME.

  https://youtu.be/1gqj4ZquvFU

 

3) A reminder from Ian Mavric that the 2020 Trash Talk game programming competition for 2020 has a deadline of November 30

  https://tinyurl.com/y2marg6t

Contest page:

  https://tinyurl.com/y48dmsbq

 

4) John "Boatofcar" Shawler of the Amigos did a live Coco stream this past Thursday evening

  https://tinyurl.com/y4soq3yq

 

5) Following Brett Gordon's progress on his networkable Coco 3 game

 

6) Chet Simpson made an announcement of the official release date for the much anticipated Digger III

  https://tinyurl.com/y4jgokzb

 

7) Jim Gerrie has yet another update to his port of the 3D graphical adventure game Akalabeth

  https://tinyurl.com/y2lwb5pg

 

8) User Hloberg on the Atari Age forums has released a Mille Bornes card game (written in BASIC)

  https://tinyurl.com/yy5xat3w

 

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

 

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

 

 

August 30th, 2020    

Episode 175 - MIDI TALK!

CoCoTALK! 175 is all about MIDI and MIDI on the CoCo.  What is MIDI, how do I do MIDI on my Coco, what does it look like, what does it sound like, how hard is it?  All these questions and more will be answered.  We'll have live demonstrations and information from Rob Innman, Brian "The Music Man" Schubring, L. Curtis Boyle, and Darren Ottery, and Jim Brain, so tune and get MIDIfied!

 

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:

00:02:35 Panel Introductions

00:08:29 CoCo Thoughts

00:10:15 GameON! challenge results

00:13:23 GameON! Discussion - Arkanoid

00:24:43 Next week's game announcment - Canyon Climber

00:31:42 Midi Maestro - commercial

00:32:22 Discussion - Midi Talk

02:44:26 News from around the world

03:02:49 GameON! news

03:31:14 Project updates and acquisitions

03:49:16 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion

 

Retro Innovations / Jim Brain is now fully shipping MIDI Maestro cards

  http://www.go4retro.com/products/midi-maestro/

  https://store.go4retro.com/tandy/midi-maestro/

Brian Schubring and Rob Inman showing use of these cards

#1: General introduction to MIDI on the Coco

  https://tinyurl.com/yxptfyph

#2: Playing Compacted Midi Files

  https://tinyurl.com/yyk5zeac

 

News stories for Episode #175, August 29, 2020 show:

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

1) Bill Pierce has released version 2.0.1f of VCC.

  https://tinyurl.com/yxopazr8

 James Ross put up a comparison of the new composite colors from the older versions and the new one:

  https://tinyurl.com/yyzdw6ph

 

2) Bill Nobel has released his new SDC2 utility

  https://tinyurl.com/yy3oezmu

He also has uploaded a short video showing it in action:

  https://tinyurl.com/y3jepdbr

 

3) Phil Harvey-Smith has put some photos up for the custom cases he is doing

  https://tinyurl.com/y2e9mmlm

 

4) "The Digital Orphanage" YouTube page has him getting 11(!) Dragon 32 computers from the Museum of Computing in Swindon, UK

  https://youtu.be/YY56UpN37Bo

 

5) Robert Sieg has been experimenting with a program to dither colors on the MC-10

  https://tinyurl.com/yy73de37

 

6) Ken (CanadianRetroThings) go his Coco 3 up and running

  https://youtu.be/VjfPeRMJSeU

 

7) Keith (ChibiAkumas on YouTube) has his next Tandy Coco/Dragon assembly language tutorial up

  https://youtu.be/_AzD_hPkW4g

 

8) Sheldon MacDonald has released his first beta release of his RSDOS Windows utility.

  https://tinyurl.com/y2u4zul7

 

Game On news:

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

1) Neil Blanchard has announced availability of his new "The Gamester" - a customizable, real arcade hardware based joystick

  https://tinyurl.com/y2cq22y3

 

2) Denis Bisson put up a gameplay video of Pooyan under MAME.

  https://youtu.be/1gqj4ZquvFU

 

3) A reminder from Ian Mavric that the 2020 Trash Talk game programming competition for 2020 has a deadline of November 30

  https://tinyurl.com/y2marg6t

Contest page:

  https://tinyurl.com/y48dmsbq

 

4) John "Boatofcar" Shawler of the Amigos did a live Coco stream this past Thursday evening

  https://tinyurl.com/y4soq3yq

 

5) Following Brett Gordon's progress on his networkable Coco 3 game

 

6) Chet Simpson made an announcement of the official release date for the much anticipated Digger III

  https://tinyurl.com/y4jgokzb

 

7) Jim Gerrie has yet another update to his port of the 3D graphical adventure game Akalabeth

  https://tinyurl.com/y2lwb5pg

 

8) User Hloberg on the Atari Age forums has released a Mille Bornes card game (written in BASIC)

  https://tinyurl.com/yy5xat3w

 

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

 

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

 

August 23rd, 2020    

Video 174 - New online multiplayer game from Bret Gordon!

Watch Now:

This was a game heavy show this week with the GameON! Results and discussions around playing Sea Dragon this past week, and hearing about a new multi-player game being designed by Bret Gordon, which looks amazing and will be quite fun to have an online multi player CoCo game to enjoy with friends.

 

  • 00:02:43 Panel Introductions
  • 00:09:59 CoCo Thoughts
  • 00:11:41 GameON! challenge results
  • 00:13:32 GameON! Discussion
  • 00:33:44 Next week's game announcment - Arkanoid
  • 00:35:46 Discussion with Brett Gordon - Multi player game
  • 00:56:06 GameON! news
  • 01:11:36 News from around the world
  • 01:54:57 Project updates and acquisitions
  • 02:47:09 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion - Staying with a project

 

News stories for Episode #174, August 22, 2020 show:

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

1) Jim Gerrie has a couple of videos showing some Reverse video routines

  https://youtu.be/oerMg-ZgUk0

ML routine by Anders Carlsson to invert video a CLS command

  https://youtu.be/uDtBPiAYn40

Port of General Accounting Program originally done by Larry Allen

  https://youtu.be/Wc6PPHvw7EM

 

2) Canadian Retro Things has an unboxing video up for his newly acquired Coco 3

  https://youtu.be/mxKK9Gzv5Iw

 

3) Cyberhug Technologies is working on fixing his Coco 1

  https://youtu.be/FehNAj98h9I

 

4) James Diffendaffer put up a speed comparison video between the original MC-10 BASIC ROMs and the current version of his optimized one:

  https://youtu.be/kRpYmfpwYx0

 

5) Ed Snider just posted a video of his 8MB prototype board for the GIME-X:

  https://youtu.be/iEVl8Hh9ejQ

 

Game On news:

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

1) Chet Simpson convert some graphics from the Capcom CPS-1 platform version of Ghouls and Ghosts.

   https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158533587722641/

2) Richard Kelly has uploaded a new version of the graphics game "Artillery!"

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158531573052641/

3) Jason Reighard Ghost Gobbler game from Spectral Associates

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158531109277641/

4) Erico Patricio Monteiro showed some possible SG-4 enhancements that could be done to Jim Gerrie's Pittman game:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158538984097641/

5) Jim Gerrie put up an MC-10 video of an original game he did called Halifax Tail Gunner:

  https://youtu.be/kfCayAipSMc

6) LRU's outrageous gaming project has a playthrough to level 10 of Pegasus and the Phantom Riders

  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKaIk2c7dGJ2uVLyvrGgh7Q/videos

August 23rd, 2020    

Episode 174 - New online multiplayer game from Bret Gordon!

This was a game heavy show this week with the GameON! Results and discussions around playing Sea Dragon this past week, and hearing about a new multi-player game being designed by Bret Gordon, which looks amazing and will be quite fun to have an online multi player CoCo game to enjoy with friends.

  • 00:02:43 Panel Introductions
  • 00:09:59 CoCo Thoughts
  • 00:11:41 GameON! challenge results
  • 00:13:32 GameON! Discussion
  • 00:33:44 Next week's game announcment - Arkanoid
  • 00:35:46 Discussion with Brett Gordon - Multi player game
  • 00:56:06 GameON! news
  • 01:11:36 News from around the world
  • 01:54:57 Project updates and acquisitions
  • 02:47:09 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion - Staying with a project

News stories for Episode #174, August 22, 2020 show:

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

1) Jim Gerrie has a couple of videos showing some Reverse video routines

  https://youtu.be/oerMg-ZgUk0

ML routine by Anders Carlsson to invert video a CLS command

  https://youtu.be/uDtBPiAYn40

Port of General Accounting Program originally done by Larry Allen

  https://youtu.be/Wc6PPHvw7EM

 

2) Canadian Retro Things has an unboxing video up for his newly acquired Coco 3

  https://youtu.be/mxKK9Gzv5Iw

 

3) Cyberhug Technologies is working on fixing his Coco 1

  https://youtu.be/FehNAj98h9I

 

4) James Diffendaffer put up a speed comparison video between the original MC-10 BASIC ROMs and the current version of his optimized one:

  https://youtu.be/kRpYmfpwYx0

 

5) Ed Snider just posted a video of his 8MB prototype board for the GIME-X:

  https://youtu.be/iEVl8Hh9ejQ

 

Game On news:

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

1) Chet Simpson convert some graphics from the Capcom CPS-1 platform version of Ghouls and Ghosts.

   https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158533587722641/

2) Richard Kelly has uploaded a new version of the graphics game "Artillery!"

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158531573052641/

3) Jason Reighard Ghost Gobbler game from Spectral Associates

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158531109277641/

4) Erico Patricio Monteiro showed some possible SG-4 enhancements that could be done to Jim Gerrie's Pittman game:

  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10158538984097641/

5) Jim Gerrie put up an MC-10 video of an original game he did called Halifax Tail Gunner:

  https://youtu.be/kfCayAipSMc

6) LRU's outrageous gaming project has a playthrough to level 10 of Pegasus and the Phantom Riders

  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKaIk2c7dGJ2uVLyvrGgh7Q/videos

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