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    Please help...

    I own a very nice TRS-80 Model 4, and multiple boot discs, but I dont have any kind of application software. What I am looking for are some production software such as word processing, and spreadsheet apps of any kind. Also, I am looking for some games, like chess, and card games, including solitaire games and other games that will run on my Model 4....


    Unfortunately, I also don’t know how to use my IBM 5150 to create single sided floppies either. I also dont have the know-how to make TRS-80 Model 4 discs from disc images. So, Again, if someone can send me instructions to create the properly formatted diskettes, I would be delighted. Fff

    I am not asking to bypass copyright protection either. Software should be written on single sided floppy disc.

    If someone is out there who has some software, please send me a private message with the software title and your prices, and we’ll see what we can do to make a deal.

    Hopefully, we can come up with a deal that we will both be happy about.

    Thanks much.

    Thomas
    My Collection: IBM 5150 with authentic working 5161 Expansion Unit and addditional stock IBM 5150. One IBM 5160 XT - One IBM 5155 1 - Mac SE FDHD, Apple IIe and TRS-80 Model 4, TRS-80 Color Computer Model 1

    Wanted: - IBM 5170 AT, Original authentic IBM 5100 Portable, IBM 5151 Monitor, and anything else that catches my eye.

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    While I don't use all those other *OS boot disks for the Model 4, or do games, the following CP/M URL's should
    keep you busy downloading for the next several months for your CP/M Boot disk.

    http://www.classiccmp.org/cpmarchives/
    http://www.classiccmp.org/cpmarchives/trs80.php
    http://www.classiccmp.org/cpmarchives/live.php
    http://www.cpm.z80.de/

    There are also the following archives that are on the Internet for downloading. Google for them:
    Don Maslin's Archive
    OakCPM ISO's
    Walnut Creek Archive
    Sourdough Jim's Archive


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    There are some disk images on the Imagedisk site that you might find helpful.

    http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/img/index.htm

    Imagedisk is not hard to use if you can get the images and Imagedisk software to your XT. I used an external Backpack 3.5 inch drive, and then later built one of Sergey's FDC Boards which let me attach a high density 3.5" drive directly. ( http://www.malinov.com/Home/sergeys-...a-fdc-and-uart )

    Also, check in with Ira on http://www.trs-80.com/wordpress/ who will make you diskettes for a donation to cover his costs.
    -----[ Al ]-----

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    Atari 520-ST, Atari Mega-2 ST, Amiga 1000, TS-1000, TS-2068, ZX-Spectrum, IBM 5150, 2 - Apple ][gs, Laser 128, and a butt load of Macs and Intel PCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Hartman View Post
    Imagedisk is not hard to use if you can get the images and Imagedisk software to your XT.
    Why is that necessary? Getting that material on your tweener is quite sufficient to do the job. And most tweeners are also well connected, if you know what I mean.
    If you're looking for DS/DD or DS/HD 3½" or 5¼" floppy disks, PM me. I've got some new, used, and factory over-labeled disks for sale.

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    And my 2 cents worth I could not get Imagedisk to create disk images on my IBM PC when I had it. Could on a Tandy 1000 of all things!!!
    And shouldn't this be posted in the Tandy area?
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    If he has a "tweener" with a 360k drive, then that's great! But most people don't. And trying to use a 1.2mb drive to write TRS-80 disks is problematic unless you bulk erase the disks first, or are using disks fresh from the box.
    -----[ Al ]-----

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    Atari 520-ST, Atari Mega-2 ST, Amiga 1000, TS-1000, TS-2068, ZX-Spectrum, IBM 5150, 2 - Apple ][gs, Laser 128, and a butt load of Macs and Intel PCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Hartman View Post
    If he has a "tweener" with a 360k drive, then that's great!.
    I thought everybody knows that bettablue has tweener (or two).

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...159#post255159
    If you're looking for DS/DD or DS/HD 3½" or 5¼" floppy disks, PM me. I've got some new, used, and factory over-labeled disks for sale.

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    ☞ Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

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    Sorry for the delay to this thread.

    Unfortunately, I don’t actually have a tweener. What I do have is a 3.5” floppy. I also have a 3.5” floppy connected to Alice, my IBM 5150. Then in my 5150 has 2 5.25” floppy drives. Now, if that will work, then I can create disk images that will work in my TRS-80 Model 4. Otherwise, I’ll have to create the required discs some other way.

    I had to create double-sided discs which worked fine, but I haven’t tried to make single sided discs. But then again, I haven’t needed single sided before this.

    I hope this clears up some questions.
    My Collection: IBM 5150 with authentic working 5161 Expansion Unit and addditional stock IBM 5150. One IBM 5160 XT - One IBM 5155 1 - Mac SE FDHD, Apple IIe and TRS-80 Model 4, TRS-80 Color Computer Model 1

    Wanted: - IBM 5170 AT, Original authentic IBM 5100 Portable, IBM 5151 Monitor, and anything else that catches my eye.

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