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  1. Thread: TRS 80 Games

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    Thanks! Bear in mind those games are for the...

    Thanks! Bear in mind those games are for the Model 1. Many model 1 games seem to run on the III/4 ok, but some do not. Anyway, good luck with the repair. I have a Model 4 myself. Love it!

    Tez
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    My review of the SD2PET Future

    I've been having a lot of fun playing with this device, which has given my PET a new lease of life. Anyway, here's a review for those not familiar with it....
  3. Just listened to the podcast today on my...

    Just listened to the podcast today on my lock-down exercise walk. I was wondering if you had any pictures of the rescue Pete and voila! There they are.

    Amazing!

    Tez
  4. Thread: TRS 80 Games

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    My favourites are listed here: ...

    My favourites are listed here:

    https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/system-80/software_games.htm

    Tez
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    I've checked this out in an MS-DOS machine in...

    I've checked this out in an MS-DOS machine in VirtualBOX. Looks great but my question is...how do you slow it down? In the blink of an eye all guns have been destroyed! (-:

    Tez
  6. Thread: BAS to CAS

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    Given all the variables involved, you might need...

    Given all the variables involved, you might need to experiment with your system to see what works best.

    Tez
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    I LOVE space invaders. Thanks, I'll try this...

    I LOVE space invaders. Thanks, I'll try this when I get a chance.

    Tez
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    Yea. Here's the Avery article (see link). The...

    Yea. Here's the Avery article (see link). The screws in Photos 1, 4 and 5 all seemed relatively tight when I came to loosen them prior to adjusting the cam screw....
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    Thanks for those comments guys. Yea, all the...

    Thanks for those comments guys. Yea, all the screws holding the stepper assembly did seem tight enough when I had to loosen them. That's not the say whatever they were screwed into did not go awry...
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    TRS-80 drive realignment experience

    I've written this drive alignment adventure up for those who might be interested.
    https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2020-03-31-trs-80-model-4-drive-realignment.htm

    Tez
  11. Hi Patrick, Yes, well maybe. The screen works...

    Hi Patrick,

    Yes, well maybe. The screen works fine but now that you have pointed it out, it does merit a check. I did check some of the other caps to see if they were in tolerance but I can't...
  12. Fixing a vertical linearity problem in a TRS-80 video monitor

    Just a repair writeup if anyone's interested.
    https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2020-03-30-model-1-video-monitor-fix.htm

    Given all electronic shops are COVID-19 closed, it's a relief to...
  13. So sorry. Keep strong and keep well. Tez

    So sorry. Keep strong and keep well.

    Tez
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    Yes, I think there are plastics and there are...

    Yes, I think there are plastics and there are plastics. I had a printer in my office that yellowed to the extreme. Never ever saw direct sunlight. Wasn't even near a window!

    Tez
  15. Thread: Covid-19

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    Yea, I think we are lucky we are far away from...

    Yea, I think we are lucky we are far away from the rest of the world. It's given NZ a chance to see what does and doesn't work in other countries. Certainly the approach here is to take it very...
  16. Thread: Covid-19

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    Hahaha. Off-topic but I'll reply anyway. I've...

    Hahaha. Off-topic but I'll reply anyway. I've only sold 70 items. Only five were from the official collection. One reason. I needed room in my computer shack. Room to lay things out, room for...
  17. Thread: Covid-19

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    Here in New Zealand we've closed our borders we...

    Here in New Zealand we've closed our borders we do have 30+ cases but all linked to people flying in recently. No evidence yet of community transmission but it's assumed it will happen . Our...
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    I don't know Chuck. I don't have my head around...

    I don't know Chuck. I don't have my head around all the science and as I said in the article, people are still debating it. should sit down sometime and read, and try to understand all the articles...
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    Retrobright by sun only

    My recent experience here (with photos):
    https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/blog/2020-03-20-retrobright-by-the-sun-only.htm

    Quite a positive result.

    Tez
  20. Yes, I wondered that myself. For the past month...

    Yes, I wondered that myself. For the past month or so I've been doing some "housecleaning" as in selling vintage computer spares, oddities, unwanted accessories and books in our local auction market...
  21. Yes, it's a real retro-futuristic design. ...

    Yes, it's a real retro-futuristic design. Actually I've got two and the non-working one is presently listed for sale on our national auction site Trade Me. Sad to see it go, but I really need the...
  22. For me. A Polycorp Poly 1...

    For me. A Polycorp Poly 1
    https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/collection/poly1.htm

    Tez
  23. Good to see you are still doing this stuff Mike. ...

    Good to see you are still doing this stuff Mike. Sounds great.

    Tez
  24. P.S. I'm assuming you've seen this page too Dusty...

    P.S. I'm assuming you've seen this page too Dusty
    https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/system-80/software_esf_archive-imaging.htm

    Tez
  25. Cheers Dusty, Don't forget I have a small...

    Cheers Dusty,

    Don't forget I have a small archive site for digital images of Stringy Floppy programs. I'd love more!!
    https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/system-80/software_esf_archive.htm
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