Resources

Information

Matthew Reed’s TRS‑80 Emulator Web Site
My other TRS‑80 site, which features my three shareware TRS‑80 emulators, plus my freeware READDISK disk transfer tool.

Ira Goldklang’s TRS‑80 Revived Page
The preeminent TRS‑80 site, Ira’s pages contain emulators and TRS‑80 information galore.

Tim Mann’s TRS‑80 Page
Tim’s TRS‑80 emulator for UNIX/Linux, XTRS, is available for download from his site, as well as much of the classic MISOSYS and PowerSOFT software and documentation that Roy Soltoff has released for public distribution. Tim also has a complete FAQ and useful technical documentation.

System 80/Video Genie/PMC‑80 Microcomputer Archive Site
Terry Stewart created this site dedicated to the System 80, a TRS‑80 clone popular in New Zealand and Australia. It features an excellent history of the System 80, as well as manuals, magazines, and books for download. Not only that, but he has now put his entire collection of TRS‑80/System 80 software on the site for download! Also look at his page of System 80 game video captures.

trs-80.org.uk
This site looks at the TRS‑80 from a UK perspective, with several newsletter indexes and a brand-new TRS‑80 newsletter, now going on its ninth year.

The Right Stuff
Ian Mavric’s site where he buys and sells TRS‑80 computers and items and offers a repair service. It is also the place to buy the FreHD hard drive emulator.

Knut Roll-Lund’s web pages
Knut Roll-Lund’s web pages, featuring his Play CAS and wav2cas utilities. Also, take a look at his heavily expanded Video Genie computer, including the photographs.

RadioShackCatalogs.com
RadioShackCatalogs.com features Radio Shack catalogs published from 1939 to 2011.

Club 100: A Model 100 User Group
Rick Hanson founded Club 100 in 1983 to serve Model 100/102/200 users with news, information, and products. Be sure to check out the NADSBox memory card storage device and the REX option ROM/RAM add-on.

LNW80 Main Page
An in-depth site describing the TRS‑80 clones produced by the LNW Research Corporation.

Priming the Pump: How TRS‑80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution
David and Theresa Welsh wrote this excellent book about the creation and early history of the TRS‑80.

Radio Shack TRS‑80 Microcomputer (25th Anniversary)
An account of the TRS‑80 public debut, written by Richard Miller of Miller Microcomputer Services (they sold MMSForth).

He Changed Our World
A tribute to the legendary TRS‑80 Level I manual by David Lien.

Creative Computing Magazine Archive
You can read articles from old issues of David Ahl’s Creative Computing magazine here.

Nemesis.lonestar.org
Frank Durda’s web site includes the LS‑DOS 6.3.1 Restoration Project and a lot of fascinating “inside information” from the early days of the TRS‑80. He also runs M.A.D. Software, where you can still purchase replacement TRSDOS 1.3 and LS‑DOS 6.3.1 diskettes (among other things).

TRS‑80 Emulator for Classic Mac OS
Yves Lempereur, the author of many fine TRS‑80 games, such as Apple Panic and Time Runner, wrote this Model I emulator for the Classic Macintosh.

Byte Cellar
Blake Patterson’s retrocomputing weblog often touches on TRS‑80 topics.

The TRS‑80 Model II
A nicely constructed page by Kees Stravers about the the Model I’s less famous “big brother.”

Games

Big Five Software
Big Five produced classic games for the TRS‑80, such as Galaxy Invasion, Super Nova, and Robot Attack.

Volcano Hunter Facebook Page
Includes history and screen shots of Volcano Hunter, one of the last major TRS‑80 games released.

TRS‑80 Gaming Guide
Reviews by Amigan Software of 21 TRS‑80 games, plus emulator compatibility notes.

Magic Chris’ ASYLUM Pages
This site contains a history of the MED Systems adventure games, including Asylum, Asylum 2, Deathmaze 5000, and Labyrinth, as well as walkthroughs and hints.

Nickolas Marentes’ Project Archive
Nickolas Marentes wrote a number of games for the TRS‑80 Model I and the Color Computer. On this site he describes the history of the games in detail.

Forums and Groups

The comp.sys.tandy Newsgroup
Not as active as in years past, but you can still sometimes find discussions of Tandy computers on this newsgroup.

Tandy/Radio Shack – The Vintage Computer Forums
The section of the Vintage Computer Forums devoted to the TRS‑80.

TRS80 Club – A site for TRS‑80 Users
Ira Goldklang’s TRS‑80 Forum on Yahoo.

TRS‑80 – TRS‑80 Radio Shack Computers
Neil Morrison’s TRS‑80 Forum on Yahoo.

TRS‑80 Forum
A German language TRS‑80 forum. If you don’t understand German, you can still read the posts using Google Translate.

Coco – CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
The Color Computer mailing list run by Dennis Báthory-Kitsz.

TRS‑80 / Color Computer
The Color Computer forum on Facebook.

Model 100 Discussion
The Model 100 mailing list which “covers wide ranging topics centering on the TRS‑80 Model 100 line of laptops”.

TRS‑80 Love Flickr group
A TRS‑80 photo sharing group set up by Blake Patterson.

Podcasts

TRS‑80 Trash Talk
“TRS‑80 Trash Talk is the podcast about all things TRS‑80.”

The CoCo Crew Podcast
The CoCo Crew Podcast is a “delicious adventure into the world of retrocomputing news and information, featuring the Tandy Color Computer!”

Floppy Days Vintage Computing Podcast
A vintage computing podcast hosted by Randy Kindig that often mentions TRS‑80 related topics.