Software

The software included in the adapter kit was LDOS V 5.1.3 and the TRSHD1 DCT driver. This setup would only work with the 5 Meg drive. In early 1991, Art McAninch of Borger, Tx and a friend of his, Dan Yertzell, went to work on the Model I with a view to using other, larger hard drives. Art and Dan ran into several problems as they researched. First, the included drivers were only written for the 5 Meg hard drive. Between them, they completed patched versions of the TRSHD drivers to allow use of...

Hardware

First off, what hardware is required Avery good question, that. Not all Model I's are equal, which I'm sure you veterans all know. But some of you with hand-me-down Model I's may not know. Radio Shack produced several versions of the Model I keyboard and two versions of the Expansion Interface. The keyboards varied in their internal arrangement, but it was not until the owner added an Expansion Interface that he discovered the critical differences. The early Expansion Interfaces had problems...

The Many Advantages Of A Model I

It doesn't have that corporate look, of a spotless white plastic keyboard with 110 keys, and a color monitor with the latest in ultra-phenomenal high resolution. It doesn't have a built-in OEM 40 MB hard drive nor the lastest in 3 1 2 drives. You won't find software, hardware, or anything at all for it in the mainstream slick, glossy computer magazines or advertisements. It's as if it never existed, never was, even in Tandy Radio Shack computer centers. To a somewhat lesser degree, the Model...

Allwrite Tips

As many of us use ALLWRITE, here are some tips that might be helpful to some people. Create the following JCL file, installing Memdisk and followed with copying the files as indicated to Memdisk. System Drive 2,Driver Memdisk D D Y .Copy files to Memdisk Copy Al cmd 0 2 Copy Al def 0 2 Copy Alf cmd 0 2 Copy printer def 0 2 Copy printer tab 0 2 Al Now each time you boot the Allwrite working disk, after the date is entered, Memdisk will be installed and 5 files copied to it, then ALLWRITE will be...

Tricks For Lsdos And Ldos

This article was originally planned to cover only LS-DOS 6.3.1 for Model 4. However, since Roy Soltoff of MISOSYS has just released LDOS 5.3.1 for both Model I and III and the command structure is nearly identical to that of LS-DOS 6.3.1, we will include these in our discussion. Incidentally, the L in LDOS and the LS in LS-DOS stand for LOGICAL SYSTEMS, the company which originally wrote and distributed the DOSes. Now that LOGICAL SYSTEMS is no longer active in the TRS-80 world and ownership...

Info

Now that we have gotten that out of the way, let's talk about some of the exciting things that are happening in the TRS-80 world. Yes, even though our machines have long ago been abandoned by Tandy, there are dedicated people still creating new things for our favorite machines. One of the most dedicated TRS-80 fan that we know is Gary Shanafelt. Not only has he written many articles to TRSTimes, CN80 and the Misosys Quarterly, he has also gone out of his way to procure and update software just...

Volcano Hunter Author Discovered

In my article on the Volcano Hunter in the July August issue, I said that I had no idea what had happened to the game's author, David Smith. Scarcely had the issue been printed, then I found out. He had uploaded an MS-DOS version of Volcano Hunter to CompuServe, created by taking the TRS-80 version and modifying it with a new MS-DOS TRS-80 emulator which had also recently been uploaded there. David says he began Volcano Hunter in December of 1982 and finished it around January of 1984, cutting...

Exchange

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