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August 16th, 2020    

Video episode 173 - Crikey a new Nick Marentes game!

Watch Now:

Crikey! Nick Marentes is at it again! Earlier this year he released Gun Stah, and followed that up with Rally-SG, you'd think he'd be busy counting all his money and watching his Swiss bank accounts, but no, he's at it again with yet another new game for the Coco and we'll see the world premier of his current project in progress! That along with all the other usual boring stuff, Games, News, old guys, blah, blah, blah.

 

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:

  • 00:02:49 Panel Introductions
  • 00:09:19 Simon Jonassen - Demo
  • 00:36:01 Nightmare Highway song
  • 00:40:34 Rick Adams - Bomb Threat talk
  • 01:03:35 CoCo Thoughts
  • 01:05:23 GameON! challenge results
  • 01:34:04 Next week's game announcment - Sea Dragon
  • 01:41:23 Nick Marentes - New game annoucement
  • 01:02:15 GameON! news
  • 02:43:38 News from around the world
  • 03:32:05 Project updates and acquisitions
  • 03:54:52 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion

News stories for Episode #173, August 15, 2020 show:

1) Boisy has released The Coco Collector Part 4

  https://youtu.be/cU4vOGXS3eE

 

2) Keith (ChibiAkumas) on YouTube has another Dragon/Coco assembly language tutorial episode

  https://youtu.be/QlnXqshkTyw

 

3) Jim Gerrie has a video up for the Lissajous program from Creative Computing in 1979

  https://youtu.be/IGFFXY_si7U

 

4) Glen Dahlgren has put up an image of the dust jacket for the hardcover version of his novel coming out on August 16th:

https://tinyurl.com/y6nf5tr7

 

5) Ralph Klein has released the CocoPI update - MAME 0.223 on both the Pi3 and the Pi4:

(I will only show one link on the show)

https://tinyurl.com/y6ppt3l3

https://tinyurl.com/y28lph34

 

6) Boysontech has posted a picture of a new version of the design of a little satellite board that will allow a Sound/Speech pack to run at .895, 1.78 and 2.86 MHz.

https://tinyurl.com/y22qozdr

 

7) Guillaume Major has released an update to the "complete Coco SDC image", which now has 600+ new disk images of applications, games, demos, educational, etc. compared to the previous version.

https://tinyurl.com/y6ntwlyw

 

8) Curtis F. Kaylor showed some output from his TP-10 simulator program (TP-10 was the small thermal printed that Tandy sold):

https://tinyurl.com/y5jc8xjh

 

9) James Tamer has uploaded Virtual MC-10 version 0.73i, which includes some bug fixes.

https://tinyurl.com/yxcp4fea

 

10) Another very young fella did a Coco 2 restoration on YouTube (channel: Jackson's_antiqueAdventures) retrobrighting it:

https://youtu.be/5S3A3RLfnaY

 

11) TJBChris has a new video on tricks you can do with the LOADM command:

https://youtu.be/MzO7t87baTo

 

12) A YouTube channel called hirudov2d did multiple videos of different Coco's (and a Dragon-64)

https://www.youtube.com/c/hirudov2d/videos

 

13) Glenside has their latest newsletter out

https://tinyurl.com/y4ja8qdx

 

Game On news:

1) Marlin Lee has a video up showing New Burt, a Q-Bert clone from Mike Ro Productions:

https://youtu.be/UlB4IwL-16c

 

2) Jim Gerrie has a video showing an update to Pitman

https://youtu.be/IGFFXY_si7U

He also has a port to the MC-10 from an old Dragon 32 game from the book "More Programs for your Dragon 32" from 1984, called Joust

https://youtu.be/LVv4x_7pz5g

Also a game called Civil War, from Creative Computing:

https://youtu.be/KbUntsdxPeE

Time Bomb

https://youtu.be/XnN0TNNLNuI

 

3) Paul Shoemaker shows some possible palettes that he is considering for a Wizardry clone that he is calling Sorcery,

https://tinyurl.com/y2ubh875

 

4) Jerry Stratton has a text version of Hunt the Wumpus

https://tinyurl.com/yyzxfpot

 

5) Erico Monteiro has two new blogs up about his semi-graphics fighting game:

Part 2:

https://tinyurl.com/y693oque

Part 3:

https://tinyurl.com/y29ttaxy

 

6) Erico  playing Cashman on screens 40+

https://youtu.be/UAUHVGMlSMI?t=236

 

7) Stevie did a live stream demo of Rally-SG and the Digger III

https://youtu.be/BIfepYk8wYE

 

8) Simonwgb did a 3 hour stream on Twitch playing about half a dozen Dragon 32 games:

https://youtu.be/eWaJi82Dmgo?t=114

9) Adam Haase has released a complete map and tips breakdowns of the huge Coco 3 RPG game, The Seventh Link.

https://tinyurl.com/y52jjxbo

 

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 16th, 2020    

Episode 173 - Crikey a new Nick Marentes game!

Crikey! Nick Marentes is at it again! Earlier this year he released Gun Stah, and followed that up with Rally-SG, you'd think he'd be busy counting all his money and watching his Swiss bank accounts, but no, he's at it again with yet another new game for the Coco and we'll see the world premier of his current project in progress! That along with all the other usual boring stuff, Games, News, old guys, blah, blah, blah.

 

General segments with time stamps you can quick link to:

  • 00:02:39 Panel Introductions
  • 00:09:09 Simon Jonassen - Demo
  • 00:35:50 Nightmare Highway song
  • 00:40:24 Rick Adams - Bomb Threat talk
  • 01:03:25 CoCo Thoughts
  • 01:05:13 GameON! challenge results
  • 01:33:50 Next week's game announcment - Sea Dragon
  • 01:41:13 Nick Marentes - New game annoucement
  • 01:02:05 GameON! news
  • 02:43:28 News from around the world
  • 03:31:55 Project updates and acquisitions
  • 03:54:42 CoCo Caboose - after show & wrap-up discussion

News stories for Episode #173, August 15, 2020 show:

1) Boisy has released The Coco Collector Part 4

  https://youtu.be/cU4vOGXS3eE

 

2) Keith (ChibiAkumas) on YouTube has another Dragon/Coco assembly language tutorial episode

  https://youtu.be/QlnXqshkTyw

 

3) Jim Gerrie has a video up for the Lissajous program from Creative Computing in 1979

  https://youtu.be/IGFFXY_si7U

 

4) Glen Dahlgren has put up an image of the dust jacket for the hardcover version of his novel coming out on August 16th:

https://tinyurl.com/y6nf5tr7

 

5) Ralph Klein has released the CocoPI update - MAME 0.223 on both the Pi3 and the Pi4:

(I will only show one link on the show)

https://tinyurl.com/y6ppt3l3

https://tinyurl.com/y28lph34

 

6) Boysontech has posted a picture of a new version of the design of a little satellite board that will allow a Sound/Speech pack to run at .895, 1.78 and 2.86 MHz.

https://tinyurl.com/y22qozdr

 

7) Guillaume Major has released an update to the "complete Coco SDC image", which now has 600+ new disk images of applications, games, demos, educational, etc. compared to the previous version.

https://tinyurl.com/y6ntwlyw

 

8) Curtis F. Kaylor showed some output from his TP-10 simulator program (TP-10 was the small thermal printed that Tandy sold):

https://tinyurl.com/y5jc8xjh

 

9) James Tamer has uploaded Virtual MC-10 version 0.73i, which includes some bug fixes.

https://tinyurl.com/yxcp4fea

 

10) Another very young fella did a Coco 2 restoration on YouTube (channel: Jackson's_antiqueAdventures) retrobrighting it:

https://youtu.be/5S3A3RLfnaY

 

11) TJBChris has a new video on tricks you can do with the LOADM command:

https://youtu.be/MzO7t87baTo

 

12) A YouTube channel called hirudov2d did multiple videos of different Coco's (and a Dragon-64)

https://www.youtube.com/c/hirudov2d/videos

 

13) Glenside has their latest newsletter out

https://tinyurl.com/y4ja8qdx

 

Game On news:

1) Marlin Lee has a video up showing New Burt, a Q-Bert clone from Mike Ro Productions:

https://youtu.be/UlB4IwL-16c

 

2) Jim Gerrie has a video showing an update to Pitman

https://youtu.be/IGFFXY_si7U

He also has a port to the MC-10 from an old Dragon 32 game from the book "More Programs for your Dragon 32" from 1984, called Joust

https://youtu.be/LVv4x_7pz5g

Also a game called Civil War, from Creative Computing:

https://youtu.be/KbUntsdxPeE

Time Bomb

https://youtu.be/XnN0TNNLNuI

 

3) Paul Shoemaker shows some possible palettes that he is considering for a Wizardry clone that he is calling Sorcery,

https://tinyurl.com/y2ubh875

 

4) Jerry Stratton has a text version of Hunt the Wumpus

https://tinyurl.com/yyzxfpot

 

5) Erico Monteiro has two new blogs up about his semi-graphics fighting game:

Part 2:

https://tinyurl.com/y693oque

Part 3:

https://tinyurl.com/y29ttaxy

 

6) Erico  playing Cashman on screens 40+

https://youtu.be/UAUHVGMlSMI?t=236

 

7) Stevie did a live stream demo of Rally-SG and the Digger III

https://youtu.be/BIfepYk8wYE

 

8) Simonwgb did a 3 hour stream on Twitch playing about half a dozen Dragon 32 games:

https://youtu.be/eWaJi82Dmgo?t=114

9) Adam Haase has released a complete map and tips breakdowns of the huge Coco 3 RPG game, The Seventh Link.

https://tinyurl.com/y52jjxbo

 

 

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    

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

 

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