SO, WHY ARE RADIO SHACK COLOR COMPUTERS SUDDENLY COOL?
BECAUSE I FOUND ONE AT A SECOND-HAND STORE FOR $1, THAT'S WHY.
(GEEZ, I PAID HUNDREDS OF BUCKS FOR ONE OF THESE THINGS ONCE!)

OK


Contents


New Cool Stuff!

5-Oct-2002
Boy, it's been a long time since I did any CoCo'ing! I've got a Linux box now, but couldn't find a 6809 assembler for it. So I've written one in Java! It's still pretty primitive, but works. Check it out at sourceforge.

Jan-2001
An old CoCo FAQ from gopherspace


My own CoCo 1&2 stuff

The programs available here reflect my own needs; I use a cross-assembler on a PC, and download the results to a CoCo 2 in Motorola S format. My CoCo has no special hardware (ie: no RS-232 pak), so my programs do it all in software. But it does have 64K of RAM, Extended Color BASIC, and a disk drive, so most of my programs currently depend on that.

CoCo 1,2 Notes

Programs

The big two here are COMM4 and MON80. I use those two more than all the others combined. Of course, my CoCo usage is probably not quite normal. :-)

These programs come with no warranty, and by downloading and running them, you implicitly agree to the following draconian restrictions:

  1. I will send Bill some e-mail telling him how the program worked.
  2. If I had troubles with them, I'll tell him that too.
Pretty harsh, eh?

BTW, I'm afraid "Coming Soon" doesn't really mean that. If you want anything marked with that label, let me know, and I'll try to get it done. Otherwise, you may have to wait a long time. We're talking years.


Links

Since I'm mostly interested in CoCo 1's and 2's, and since most CoCo 3 people use OS-9, some CoCo 3 links are filed in the "CoCo 3 & OS-9" section instead of right here.

Bulletin Boards and random pointers

(I haven't personally checked these out, but have heard that they carry CoCo files)
Golden Coco BBS,The       713-941-1542  02.4k  Fido 1:106/941 EchoMail, OS/9
Coco Loco                 713-923-6809  02.4k
WNY Tandy Color Computer Club <coco@FREENET.BUFFALO.EDU>
The CoCo Exchange BBS     619-272-3643
ACS BBS                   770-939-1246
ClubHouse BBS             908-276-2581
PCBBS                     516-795-5874 
Glenside's Cup of Coco    847-428-0436  TR/COCO  *8-   Jan-92


CoCo Support Periodicals

From Tim Jones <Tim.Jones@107.IMA.INFOMAIL.COM>:
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MAGAZINES          PUBLISHER      COST           ADDRESS
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The World of 68'   Frank Swygert  $25.00 USA     Farna Systems PB Macros
Micros             e-mail         $30.00 Canada  P.O Box 321
                                  (6 issues)     Warner Robins, GA 31099-
                                  (one year)                        0321
                                                 (912)328-7859 (voice)
Hardcopy           Rick Cooper    $30.00 USA     Rick's Computer Enterprise
                                  $36.00 Canada  P. O. Box 276
                                  (12 issues)    Liberty, KY 42539
                                  (one year)     (606)787-5783 (voice)
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DISK MAGAZINES   PUBLISHER        COST           ADDRESS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
CoCo Friends     Rick's Computer  $6.00 each     Rick's Computer Entrprise
Disk Magazine    Enterprise       $30.00 for 6   P. O. Box 276
                                  (monthly)      Liberty, KY  42539
                                                 (606)787-5783 (voice)
MicroDisk        Farna Systems    $40.00 USA     Farna Systems PB
                                  $44.00 Canada  Warner Robins, GA 31099-
                                                                    0321
                                                 (912)828-7859 (voice)
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NEWSLETTERS      PUBLISHER        COST           ADDRESS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
MOTD             OS-9 Users Forum $25.00 USA     OS-9 Users Forum, Inc.
  (Message of    Inc.             and Canada. *  6158 West 63rd Street
  the Day)                        $30.00 others  Suite #109
  * Price includes membership fee (6 issues/yr)  Chicago, IL  60638
CoCo 1-2-3       Glenside CoCo    $15.00 USA     Glenside CoCo Club
                 Club             (membership)   RR #2, Box 67
                                  (6 issues)     Forrest, IL 61741-9629
                                  (one year)     (847)428-3576 (voice)
                                                 (847)428-0436 (BBS)
CoCo Trader      James Sternett   $6.00 USA      James Sternett
                                  (6 issues)     2861 Easy Street
                                  (one year)     Sevierville, TN  37862
                                                 (615)428-1220 (voice)
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ONLINE NEWS      PUBLISHER        COST           ADDRESS
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OS9 Underground  Alan Sheltra,    Free           http://val.net/~zog/
Ezine*           FatCat Pub.
*NOTE: HTML docs for current issue can be downloaded for the web site.


Where to get BASIC ROM images

If you have a CoCo emulator for a PC, you'll need the ROM images to make it go. Here are some of your options.


Back to my classic computer web page
5-Oct-2002
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