Peripherals

There have been a number of problems related to printer code response involving several Model I III software packages. I will try to explain here the sources of the problems, the resulting errors and possible corrective actions which might be taken. The printer drivers which are a part of Model I ROM were tailored to fit the only printer available at the time (LP I), and the Model III drivers were fashioned after the Model I drivers to maintain com-patability and assure support for Model I...

Model II Ideas

Kenneth Willoughby of Fairacres, NM sent us the following .etter and program I am enclosing 2 software programs that may interest your readers. These are for the TRS-80 MODEL II. One is a cheap WORD-PROCESSOR by which I am writing this letter using the EDITOR functions to correct mistakes and so on. Each instruction line could have 2lh lines of instruction to fill out the logical record but this would goof up the automatic page and line count in the FORMS control when running the program and...

Interfacing Profile And Scripsit

If you have at least two disk drives on your MOD-II and own either PROFILE or SCRIPSIT, do yourself a favor and look into the capabilities of the other. If you do not have an external drive, you may find that the combination of PROFILE SCRIPSIT could make the purchase of a second drive a worthwhile investment. PROFILE has the ability to spin off a SELECT file of merge data from your data base. A SELECT file is a special file which can be used by SCRIPSIT for merging information into standard...

Color Castle

We recently received a letter from Mr, Ken Clause of Metuchen, NJ. The letter contained two parts, the first part was a modification to Dec. 1980's Christmas Tree program, and the second part was a rewrite of the Level I Castle Shot Program Fire When Ready, Gridley Page 212 of the Model I Level I manual . Here are portions of his letter The December, 1980 issue of Microcomputer News listed a program page 14 A Tree for your Color Computer. This program did not run on my color computer or the...