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Thanks to all of you who have already sent in articles for the June edition of TRS8BIT. Just to remind everyone, please would you send articles, to me, by the end of May.

Check out Ira's site, he'll soon be rolling over 1,000,000 hits. WELL DONE IRA! Thanks for all your hard work and effort you put into the TRS-80 community.

On the forum, I came across Jim McGinley's GDC presentations on TRS-80 games, both his 2012 and 2016 presentations are available online at,

Matthew Reed has updated TRSTools, ( DSK/DMK Utility with the ability to show BASIC files de-tokenized, CMD files disassembled, graphic files as graphics, etc.) to v1.13.
Changes include [1] Fixing a bug that caused invalid 40-track JV1 disk images to be created, [2] TRSTools can usually recognize multiple LDOS/LS-DOS partitions in FreHD hard drive images,
and [3] Support for handling TRSDOS 2.3B disk images is improved. You can download v1.13 from Matthew's website.

Episode 4, the latest edition from TrashTalk is now available from

Indexes for NATGUG News, TRSTIMES, 80-US and 80-Microcomputing, together with back issues of TRS8BIT, the NEWDOS86/90 manual, Mav's Building the Super Micro and the Aculab
Floppy Tape User Guide, are available from the downloads page. Index down-loads are 'ZIP' files. The index(es) contain 2 copies. All are in Microsoft Works database format.
There are 2 files, the first as a *.wdb and the second as comma separated value file. All other publications, including TRS8BIT, are in .pdf format.

If you encounter any problems downloading, or if, like me, you would prefer to read a 'hard-copy', A4 booklet version of the latest newsletter, please, email me and I'll post a copy off to you.

Dusty (16K rules)

Ira Goldklang's TRS-80.COM web-site
James Jacobs TRS-80 Gaming Guide
Matthew Reed's emulator(s) web-site
Vintage computer TRS-80 forum
Lajos Kintli's fastZ80 emulator
Dave Cooper's
Mav's The Right Stuff
Radio Shack catalogues
U.K.'s Computing History site
Pascal Holdry's web-site
Marc Brumlik's M1 schematics
Pete Bartlett's 'MISE' web- site
Bill Degnan's vintage computers
Kev's RetroSearch
Peter Cetinski's TRSWIKI
Need a link to YOUR website here? Please email me with details, it's as simple (and free, of course) as that!
* Do you wish to place a FREE notice here? Just email me the details!
* Andrew Quinn's developed a new-style E.I. for the M1. It's a 'plug-in' add-on which allows you to connect a FreHD with no hardware mods.
* Ian Mavric has the fantastic FreHD and High-Res M4 board for sale, check-out the full details on his website.
* I'm always on the lookout for any documentation, technical or otherwise, regarding the ACULAB floppy tape.
* Is it possible to obtain new wafers for the Exatron Stringy Floppy, or have you managed to use a different type of media? Please email me if you can help.
* John Benson in Australia, is STILL in need of a set of instructions to install the M1, Tandy, Hi-res graphics kit, (cat. no. 260-9800). This was only
* released in the UK. If anyone can help, please email me.