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Color BASIC “DATA” quirk.

December 2, 2020 Sub-Etha Software

I was in the middle of writing more on my CoCo Base-64 encoding series and stumbled upon some weirdness with the DATA command. Consider this silly program: 0 REM baddata.bas 10 READ A$:IF A$=”” THEN END 15 PRINT A$;:GOTO 10 20 DATA “:” 30 DATA HELLO 40 DATA “” This …

TRS-80 Trash Talk
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Episode 38

December 1, 2020 TRS-80 Trash Talk

These are the show notes for Episode 38 of TRS-80 Trash Talk Direct Episode Link: Show TitleEpisode 38 –  To Paint Or Not To Paint Your TRS-80 and Tim MannDescriptionIn this episode we’re joined by guest host Patrick Bureau from Texas Tandy Restorations.  Patrick leads us through the controversial topic of …

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Compressing BASIC DATA with Base-64 – part 3

November 30, 2020 Sub-Etha Software

See also: part 1 and part 2. A Faster Base-64 I had planned to end this series with this third part, giving a simple way to turn 8-bit value DATA statements into Base-64 DATA statements. But smarter folks than I have looked at my previous work, so now my plans …

CoCoTALK!
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Video episode 188 – MAME Talk! with Tim Lindner

November 30, 2020 CoCoTALK!

Today we’ll hear about all the cool CoCoCentric stuff that’s been added to MAME over the past 6 months or so by Tim Lindner, our CoCo MAME expert. To fast forward to the MAME specific segment, scrub to about 02:03:00 …

CoCoTALK!
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Audio episode 188 – MAME Talk!

November 29, 2020 CoCoTALK!

Today we’ll hear about all the cool CoCoCentric stuff that’s been added to MAME over the past 6 months or so by Tim Lindner, our CoCo MAME expert. To fast forward to the MAME specific segment, scrub to about 02:03:00   …

CoCoTALK!
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Video episode 187 – special guests

November 22, 2020 CoCoTALK!

CoCoTALK! episode 187 – special guests This week we have two special guests: Dave Shadoff, author of Star Spores, and Alan of AC’s 8-bit Zone join us! Check out AC’s 8-Bit Zone YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0wUUzZ68Xi5elmNo4TtGg   …

CoCoTALK!
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Episode 187 – special guests

November 22, 2020 CoCoTALK!

CoCoTALK! episode 187 – special guests This week we have two special guests: Dave Shadoff, author of Star Spores, and Alan of AC’s 8-bit Zone join us! Check out AC’s 8-Bit Zone YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0wUUzZ68Xi5elmNo4TtGg   …

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Joust on a CoCo 3?

November 22, 2020 Glen's Weblog

Hi All, I’ve been working on porting the arcade game Joust to the CoCo 3. I wasn’t going to discuss it until I actually got it working as I don’t want the project to end up like my Defender port. … Continue reading → …