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Video Episode 135 - hosted by Nick Marotta with CoCoVGA update announcements!

CoCoTALK!

This week we had a very special guest host, none other than Nick Marotta, Nick Marotta, Nick Marotta! We heard from Brendan Donahe about the newest update to the CoCoVGA firmware and software utilities, as well as MC-10, Dragon, and CoCo news, and project updates from the panel.

2hr 48mins

25 Nov 2019

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Episode 135 - Hosted by Nick Marotta with CoCoVGA update announcement

CoCoTALK!

This week we had a very special guest host, none other than Nick Marotta, Nick Marotta, Nick Marotta! We heard from Brendan Donahe about the newest update to the CoCoVGA firmware and software utilities, as well as MC-10, Dragon, and CoCo news, and project updates from the panel.

2hr 48mins

25 Nov 2019

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Video Episode 133 - Nick Marotta's Birthday!

CoCoTALK!

Another week brings us another fun and informative episode of CoCoTALK! You're welcome ;) Some news stories for November 9, 2019 show: 1) Sheldon MacDonald put up a video of using QMidi for Windows to create music to play on the Coco with a GMC cartridge https://youtu.be/IPAkBN9C2R4 2) Sheldon also has an update to his GMC cartridge design, which includes space for an audio out jack and a "rebuilt, stronger insert": https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157638964177641/ 3) Bill Pierce has a new video showing vertical and horizontal scrolling: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157621859412641/ 4) Petsasjim1 on YouTube's new Dragon videos: The Fruity Machine (slot machine): https://youtu.be/QC0Ty1nM-Tk He also has something different this week - running the Dragon Professional Alpha under MAME. It shows its graphic selection boot/screen. (The Alpha was a Dragon 64 with built in modem, AY Sound chip, disk interface with two 3.5" drives, and optional boot straight into OS-9). https://youtu.be/71YFVLMb05k Galleons (Battleship type game): https://youtu.be/LEYu9PZBzBw Ghost Attack - which is a port of Computerware's Pac Attack, but with 1) a different name, and 2) different color scheme. https://youtu.be/BmE1bxSyF7o Golf (did the Coco or Dragon *ever* have a good golf game?) https://youtu.be/4k4DW2Olh1Y Grand Prix (Salamander Software) - BASIC game https://youtu.be/4k4DW2Olh1Y Grid Runner: https://youtu.be/LQpUyjwjGM4 5) Henry Rietveld put up a video showing making a Canyon Climber disk (on a real floppy disk) - the twist being it is an 8" floppy, not 5.25 or 3.5" https://youtu.be/Zn1ldeK6d94 6) 6309 optimized games: Xenion (original, 6809 optimized, 6309): https://youtu.be/wxdf17B5TfE Marble Maze (original, 6309): https://youtu.be/pXqNKKMRXeY F-16 Assault: https://youtu.be/g7z33ezwyYs 8) GigerPunk released a video of the game Pub Crawl on the Dragon 32 - which reminds me of the first level of Poltergeist: https://youtu.be/YFSvbwf90EY 9) Chet Simpson has been working on a VGM to SN chiptune convert, using his prototype CPF player for the Coco.: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157631912167641/ 10) On the software side of things, Simon uploaded a 4 voice software demo that plays a 3 minute, 55 second tune, with, in only 5404 bytes. It also only uses about 1/3 of the CPU cycles, leaving 2/3 for a main program, game, etc. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157632391457641/ To download: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157633124047641/ 11) Nick Marentes put up a short blog, and video, for the latest updates to Gunstar - including some sneak peaks at all 4 levels. http://www.nickmarentes.com/Gunstar/22.html 12) Jerry Young is porting the "Duke of Dragonfear" game from the book "Giant Book of Computer Games" to the MC-10 (Jim Gerrie has competition!", and has a video showing it's current state: https://youtu.be/p-c2YhkLz1M 13) Lucas Boy on YouTube did a video of Coco 1/2 games under XRoar - his first real experience with a Coco. He covers Arkanoid, Demon Attack, Pinball, and a bunch of others, rather quickly. https://youtu.be/rChgykJX-E4 14) Paul Fiscarelli has the first prototype run for his Coco keyboard to PC adaptor (good for emulators like MAME, I presume): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157639043142641/ CoCoTALK! Join the live panel on ZOOM:  https://zoom.us/j/109422739 Live interactive video streams: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ogsteviestrow/live https://www.facebook.com/cocotalklive https://www.periscope.tv/CoCoTALKlive/ https://twitter.com/CoCoTALKlive Email any suggestions you have for the show to cocotalk@cocotalk.live Visit us on the web at http://cocotalk.live Join us for daily conversations on Discord:  https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm To find out more about the Color Computer visit http://imacoconut.com

3hr 24mins

10 Nov 2019

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Episode 133 - Nick Marotta's Birthday!

CoCoTALK!

Another week brings us another fun and informative episode of CoCoTALK! You're welcome ;) Some news stories for November 9, 2019 show: 1) Sheldon MacDonald put up a video of using QMidi for Windows to create music to play on the Coco with a GMC cartridge https://youtu.be/IPAkBN9C2R4 2) Sheldon also has an update to his GMC cartridge design, which includes space for an audio out jack and a "rebuilt, stronger insert": https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157638964177641/ 3) Bill Pierce has a new video showing vertical and horizontal scrolling: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157621859412641/ 4) Petsasjim1 on YouTube's new Dragon videos: The Fruity Machine (slot machine): https://youtu.be/QC0Ty1nM-Tk He also has something different this week - running the Dragon Professional Alpha under MAME. It shows its graphic selection boot/screen. (The Alpha was a Dragon 64 with built in modem, AY Sound chip, disk interface with two 3.5" drives, and optional boot straight into OS-9). https://youtu.be/71YFVLMb05k Galleons (Battleship type game): https://youtu.be/LEYu9PZBzBw Ghost Attack - which is a port of Computerware's Pac Attack, but with 1) a different name, and 2) different color scheme. https://youtu.be/BmE1bxSyF7o Golf (did the Coco or Dragon *ever* have a good golf game?) https://youtu.be/4k4DW2Olh1Y Grand Prix (Salamander Software) - BASIC game https://youtu.be/4k4DW2Olh1Y Grid Runner: https://youtu.be/LQpUyjwjGM4 5) Henry Rietveld put up a video showing making a Canyon Climber disk (on a real floppy disk) - the twist being it is an 8" floppy, not 5.25 or 3.5" https://youtu.be/Zn1ldeK6d94 6) 6309 optimized games: Xenion (original, 6809 optimized, 6309): https://youtu.be/wxdf17B5TfE Marble Maze (original, 6309): https://youtu.be/pXqNKKMRXeY F-16 Assault: https://youtu.be/g7z33ezwyYs 8) GigerPunk released a video of the game Pub Crawl on the Dragon 32 - which reminds me of the first level of Poltergeist: https://youtu.be/YFSvbwf90EY 9) Chet Simpson has been working on a VGM to SN chiptune convert, using his prototype CPF player for the Coco.: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157631912167641/ 10) On the software side of things, Simon uploaded a 4 voice software demo that plays a 3 minute, 55 second tune, with, in only 5404 bytes. It also only uses about 1/3 of the CPU cycles, leaving 2/3 for a main program, game, etc. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157632391457641/ To download: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157633124047641/ 11) Nick Marentes put up a short blog, and video, for the latest updates to Gunstar - including some sneak peaks at all 4 levels. http://www.nickmarentes.com/Gunstar/22.html 12) Jerry Young is porting the "Duke of Dragonfear" game from the book "Giant Book of Computer Games" to the MC-10 (Jim Gerrie has competition!", and has a video showing it's current state: https://youtu.be/p-c2YhkLz1M 13) Lucas Boy on YouTube did a video of Coco 1/2 games under XRoar - his first real experience with a Coco. He covers Arkanoid, Demon Attack, Pinball, and a bunch of others, rather quickly. https://youtu.be/rChgykJX-E4 14) Paul Fiscarelli has the first prototype run for his Coco keyboard to PC adaptor (good for emulators like MAME, I presume): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157639043142641/ CoCoTALK! Join the live panel on ZOOM:  https://zoom.us/j/109422739 Live interactive video streams: https://www.youtube.com/c/Ogsteviestrow/live https://www.facebook.com/cocotalklive https://www.periscope.tv/CoCoTALKlive/ https://twitter.com/CoCoTALKlive Email any suggestions you have for the show to cocotalk@cocotalk.live Visit us on the web at http://cocotalk.live Join us for daily conversations on Discord:  https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm To find out more about the Color Computer visit http://imacoconut.com

3hr 24mins

10 Nov 2019

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Video Episode 97 - Nick Marotta!

CoCoTALK!

We're live with episode 97 of CoCoTALK! at it's new time 8PM EST every Saturday, what will we talk about tonight? Why CoCo! of Course! We'll also introduce a new downloadable segment, CLOADM where you can load a piece of software into your CoCo, tell us what it is, and win a prize! CoCoTALK!Email any suggestions you have for the show to cocotalk@cocotalk.live Join us for daily conversations on Discord: https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm CoCoTALK! airs live, right here on YouTube each and every Saturday at 2:00 PM EDT! We are also available for replay and podcast listening! For all things CoCoTALK! visit http://cocotalk.live Regular segments:Panel introduction, review of how our week in the retro hobby transpired. Feed back review:We go over previous episodes, how many views have they received, what's our current podcast download count, who sent us comments, email feed back, all those and more will be discussed and shared. Community activity reviews:Review of news and postings from the Facebook group and the Color Computer mailing list. Question of the week:Grant Leighty will bring us a question of the week occasionally for us to discuss. TechTALK!L. Curtis Boyle and David Ladd provide us with some more depth on technical discussions CoreDUMP! Nick Marentes will host technical discussions about software development, and hopefully not only raise questions, but provide answers for our CoCo devs Ron's Garage!Ron Delvaux offers us a peek into the past by showing of his impressive retro computing collection, each week we'll see some new items and talk about them. Why did They/Tandy do that?We'll ask the hard hitting questions of why things were (or weren't) done that could have possibly changed the course of history (hey that sounds like a great premise for a series!) Interviews, News, Reviews, and more! CoCoTALK! is the nation's leading live talk show featuring the Tandy Color Computer. Custom artwork designed by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams:https://www.instagram.com/artistjoelmadams/ Custom CoCoTALK! and retro merchandise is available at:http://8bit256.com Consider becoming a patron of the show:https://patreon.com/ogsteviestrow

2hr 33mins

25 Feb 2019

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Episode 97 - Nick Marotta!

CoCoTALK!

We're live with episode 97 of CoCoTALK! at it's new time 8PM EST every Saturday, what will we talk about tonight? Why CoCo! of Course! We'll also introduce a new downloadable segment, CLOADM where you can load a piece of software into your CoCo, tell us what it is, and win a prize! CoCoTALK!Email any suggestions you have for the show to cocotalk@cocotalk.live Join us for daily conversations on Discord: https://discord.gg/4J5nHXm CoCoTALK! airs live, right here on YouTube each and every Saturday at 2:00 PM EDT! We are also available for replay and podcast listening! For all things CoCoTALK! visit http://cocotalk.live Regular segments:Panel introduction, review of how our week in the retro hobby transpired. Feed back review:We go over previous episodes, how many views have they received, what's our current podcast download count, who sent us comments, email feed back, all those and more will be discussed and shared. Community activity reviews:Review of news and postings from the Facebook group and the Color Computer mailing list. Question of the week:Grant Leighty will bring us a question of the week occasionally for us to discuss. TechTALK!L. Curtis Boyle and David Ladd provide us with some more depth on technical discussions CoreDUMP! Nick Marentes will host technical discussions about software development, and hopefully not only raise questions, but provide answers for our CoCo devs Ron's Garage!Ron Delvaux offers us a peek into the past by showing of his impressive retro computing collection, each week we'll see some new items and talk about them. Why did They/Tandy do that?We'll ask the hard hitting questions of why things were (or weren't) done that could have possibly changed the course of history (hey that sounds like a great premise for a series!) Interviews, News, Reviews, and more! CoCoTALK! is the nation's leading live talk show featuring the Tandy Color Computer. Custom artwork designed by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams:https://www.instagram.com/artistjoelmadams/ Custom CoCoTALK! and retro merchandise is available at:http://8bit256.com Consider becoming a patron of the show:https://patreon.com/ogsteviestrow

2hr 33mins

25 Feb 2019

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Episode 97 - Nick Marotta!

CoCoTalk! Live!

We're live with episode 97 of CoCoTALK! at it's new time 8PM EST every Saturday, what will we talk about tonight? Why CoCo! of Course! We'll also introduce a new downloadable segment, CLOADM where you can load a piece of software into your CoCo, tell us what it is, and win a prize!CoCoTALK!Email any suggestions you have for the show to cocotalk@cocotalk.liveJoin us for daily conversations on Discord: https://discord.gg/4J5nHXmCoCoTALK! airs live, right here on YouTube each and every Saturday at 2:00 PM EDT! We are also available for replay and podcast listening! For all things CoCoTALK! visit http://cocotalk.liveRegular segments:Panel introduction, review of how our week in the retro hobby transpired.Feed back review:We go over previous episodes, how many views have they received, what's our current podcast download count, who sent us comments, email feed back, all those and more will be discussed and shared.Community activity reviews:Review of news and postings from the Facebook group and the Color Computer mailing list.Question of the week:Grant Leighty will bring us a question of the week occasionally for us to discuss.TechTALK!L. Curtis Boyle and David Ladd provide us with some more depth on technical discussionsCoreDUMP! Nick Marentes will host technical discussions about software development, and hopefully not only raise questions, but provide answers for our CoCo devsRon's Garage!Ron Delvaux offers us a peek into the past by showing of his impressive retro computing collection, each week we'll see some new items and talk about them.Why did They/Tandy do that?We'll ask the hard hitting questions of why things were (or weren't) done that could have possibly changed the course of history (hey that sounds like a great premise for a series!)Interviews, News, Reviews, and more!CoCoTALK! is the nation's leading live talk show featuring the Tandy Color Computer.Custom artwork designed by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams:https://www.instagram.com/artistjoelmadams/Custom CoCoTALK! and retro merchandise is available at:http://8bit256.comConsider becoming a patron of the show:https://patreon.com/ogsteviestrow

2hr 33mins

25 Feb 2019