Month: January 2016

Rainbow IDE

Copyright © 2003-2017 by RT-Soft – All Rights Reserved Please note that this IDE is 2nd in a chain of IDEs I’ve written (1st was Portal-9, 2nd was Rainbow, and 3rd was Phoenix).  The Rainbow IDE is the most used…

Phoenix IDE

Copyright © 2011-2017 by RT-Soft – All Rights Reserved Please note that this IDE is the 3rd in a chain of IDEs I’ve written (1st was Portal-9, 2nd was Rainbow, and 3rd is Phoenix).  Phoenix is the nicest of my…

Donkey Kong Remixed

Sock Master has done it again. Some years back he announced that he had ported the original Donkey Kong code to run on the CoCo 3.  This meant that the game played like the real arcade game.  To my knowledge,…

Ed Snider

As of January 2016, Ed Snider (aka Zippster) was active with numerous awesome CoCo 1,2,3 hardware projects including but not limited to: CoCoSDC-based animations Enhanced RGB2VGA version (VGA for CoCo 3) VGA for the CoCo 1/2 Enhanced 6847 VDG upgrade…

Roger Taylor

Roger may be known for his past CoCo jewels such as The Projector, Projector-3, The Rainbow IDE, Portal-9 IDE, CCASM 6809 cross assembler, Phoenix IDE, Jeweled, and has spent every year since the mid 80s helping keep the CoCo alive…

Nickolas Marentes

My interest in programming games began with the purchase of my first computer back in 1980, a Tandy TRS-80 Model 1. In 1984, I moved on to the Tandy Color Computer 2 and 1986,  a Tandy Color Computer 3 which I still program…

Mystery 256 Color Mode?

See the original full article by Nickolas Marentes. There have been rumours of a secret 256 color mode hidden within the GIME chip architecture of the Tandy Color Computer 3. This page reveals all the information that I have collected…

John Kowalski (Sock Master)

John Kowalski is a well-known expert with the TRS-80/Tandy Color Computer with some of the most impressive graphics demos to ever be created in this community. He’s taken people up on many challenges before and I don’t know of any…

VGA for the CoCo 3

An illustrated review of Luis Antoniosi’s RGB2VGA converter This is a personal review of the RGB2VGA video converter designed by Luis Antoniosi. All photos were taken by Roger Taylor unless they’re labeled otherwise. First, let me say that it is…

New “CoCo” in Development

A project was started by myself in July 2015 called CoCo On a Chip.  First, I would turn a Terasic DE0-Nano FPGA board into a CoCo 2 and if I succeeded then I would be convinced that it could become a…