I wrote my first emulator as a practice in general hardware emulation and just to see if I could do it. In addition to games and educational software, Radio Shack sold productivity software for the Color Computer in Program Pak, cassette, and disk versions. These were rubber keys, similar to those used on some calculators. Want to contribute to this wiki? Easy-to-use Program Paks program your Color Computer instantly for a variety of games and personal uses. The original Color Computer now often referred to as the Color Computer 1 , made its last appearance in the 1984 Radio Shack catalog. This emulator has been running online for 10 years now and has a vast collection of disk and cassette programs to run.
I am aware of changing the light since it's hard to read from the screen. The start-up, configuration and virtual disk selection screens are written in C++. Not much is known of this emulator. This version is still a work in progress. I'd also like to know if you want to see more of these videos.
By this time however I was to far into it to stop. There is a chance that any changes done since then were lost, but I do not recall any edits. All contents copyright © 1993-2001 , all rights reserved. Radio Shack later sold such well-remembered games such as Clowns and Balloons catalog number 26-3087 and Dungeons of Daggorath catalog number 26-3093. The documentation should answer most question about the emulator's functions.
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There are likly to be bugs undocumented features and functions may change in future releases. Color artifacting option for graphics mode G6R. A 16K Extended Basic Color Computer that I bought in January or February of 1981 was my first computer and I still have it. Your contributions and comments help justify the time spent writting it and encourage me to continue updating and adding new hardware support for them. Software There was very little software available for the Color Computer in its first year. When it's finished, who knows? The 64K Color Computer from a Radio Shack catalog The Color Computer 2 Radio Shack announced the successor to the Color Computer, the Color Computer 2 on September 9, 1983. The Color Computer shared much of its design, including the case, with the introduced earlier that year.
The Motorola 6809 was a highly regarded processor with many design features that were more in line with a 16-bit microprocessor. I needed to brush up on my 80386 assembler and learn a new assembler and C++ and I felt this would be the perfect project. Some people even preferred them to the more common full-travel keyboards. But the Color Computer inspired a wide range of uses, multiple support magazines, and a vibrant third-party software and hardware market. Send at least one e-mail telling me what you thought of the emulators. Thanks Downloading: You may download the complete emulators to experience the 1980's again without cost. My server techs have resolved this issue, and things should be working again.
There is no documentation for the Multi-Pak Interface. I have also finished the for the new Color Computer emulator. Some of the titles included the database Color File catalog number 26-3103 , the spreadsheet Spectaculator catalog number 26-3104 , and the word processor catalog number 26-3105. So I began writing the new emulator. These microcomputers were popular in the 1980s.
Even though the 6809 in the Color Computer ran at only 0. Radio Shack also sold educational software from Disney, such as Telling Time With Donald catalog number 26-2530 and Problem Solving With Scrooge McDuck catalog number 26-2531. It wasn't until I was almost finished with v1. The following links contain a list of the enhanced instructions and documentation for each instruction. The emulators support virtual cassettes and protected disks and I've already converted all the tapes and disks I have. The on-line documentation has been updated. Note: To use the virtual floppy drives you will have to insert the disk cartridge into the selected slot and reboot.
This is hard to understand, because abandoning the substantial library of Model I compatible software would have made no sense for Radio Shack. Check the keyboard and joystick sections in the on-line documentation for additional info. Since it attaches to any color television set, it can easily be used anywhere for home, personal, or educational uses. I have also updated the documentation and added the. I have also fixed the floppy disk rotation speed which was emulated a little fast. Read that page to keep up with the plan for that, and adding better keyword tags categories to all the pages.