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CoCoTALK! episode 129 - Glenside election results

CoCoTALK! episode 129 - Glenside election results

Update: 2019-10-13
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The top story this week was the results of the Glenside Color Computer Club election results, we also heard project updates from the panel, and reviewed a lot of Coco, MC-10 and Dragon news from around the globe.


 


Some news stories for October 12, 2019 show:


 


0) Glenside election results


 


  • President - Eric Canales

  • Secretary - Rich Bair

  • Treasurer - Brian Goers

  • VicePresident - John Mark Mobley

 


1) Jim Gerrie has been fixing more bugs, and slightly speeding up his Akalabeth port to the MC-10 (he even took a suggestion from Curtis Boyle!):


http://jimgerrie.blogspot.com/2019/10/retrochallenge-201910-akalabeth-another.html


https://youtu.be/n9lCJjo-MJc


 


Unfortunately, his blog has a later update from Thursday, October 10th, that he is running out of BASIC memory, even on the MCX-128, to be able to fit the whole game on the MC-10 - and the Coco will have a lot of the same issues. So it may have to wait until we get time to work on the a (Nitr)OS9 Level 2 BASIC09 version, where we can get >32K for a BASIC program.


http://jimgerrie.blogspot.com/2019/10/retrochallenge-201910-coco-version.html


 


 


2) Roger Taylor is sending out feelers on Facebook about a "computer on a channel" for Roku, where you will be able to use a Coco 3 emulator through the Roku:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157540291702641/


 


3) Amigos Retro Gaming did a live stream of some classic computer game playing, including a sizable chunk on the Coco 1/2/3 (starting about 59 minutes in for the Coco). Paul Fiscarelli and myself helped supply tips & some game suggestions, and even Rick Adams popped by for a little bit.


https://youtu.be/ofiWbjGcKPQ?t=3540


 


4) Amigos Retro Gaming have also released the video of episode 1 of their Coco game podcast (the Coco Show) which features Poltergeist and Sailor Man


https://youtu.be/uxxvmehrA_o


And the audio version is up as well:


https://anchor.fm/thecocoshow


 


5) Aaron from Amigos Retro gaming also did a video of him playing Sailor Man live, showing a lot of the features, all 3 levels, the inviso screen, etc.


https://youtu.be/mOBgt-GE9Z0


 


6) Ed Snider has some preliminary designs for his new Coco 3+ - but this time for the case. It will have an external keyboard, but a built in MPI, and be in a compact, cube shape.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157542665227641/


And an actual prototype, showing the 2 slots built in:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157552612097641/


 


7) ShareSquid on YouTube did video play of Downland showing some tips and tricks - running on real hardware with a deluxe joystick.


https://youtu.be/PyoVOjIP1ig


He also did a companion piece - "Dumb Ways to Die" in Downland:


https://youtu.be/DoY_FSrqPgw


 


8) Our own Brian Wieseler has pictures of (and demo video from) the Dazzle video capture device, capturing composite from a Coco 3. It seems to be an excellent job:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/2359462640/permalink/10157550440267641/


 


9) Petsasjim1 on YouTube did more Dragon game play videos, including (This is not all of them by far):


Cave Fighter (a Scramble type game - but with some cool wall barriers added):


https://youtu.be/cMT1pstBFcc?t=14


Caverns of Doom (BASIC adventure game with RPG elements):


https://youtu.be/eGJX-xRlK1I


Capture the Flag:


https://youtu.be/9QfoDR87zbk


Buzzin Bertie (never seen this one before, not sure what the goal is):


https://youtu.be/LPf-KCdYKqQ?t=18


Bust-Out! (A higher semi-graphics version of Bustout with a fair number of game options - including some multi-voice music in the background at times & win you complete a screen):


https://youtu.be/231Qys-6AUg?t=157


Bug Diver (reminds me of Shark Treasure):


https://youtu.be/iahDeU1SODc?t=9


Bubble Buster (Popcorn style game):


https://youtu.be/6XQcH1kVDIE?t=15


Brock's Kingdom:


https://youtu.be/RpFeT4GtWoQ?t=25


Boulder Crash2 - which is a revised version of Boulder Dash that actually contains a level editor:


https://youtu.be/85CLAWyYtns?t=5


Bonka (Space Panic type game):


https://youtu.be/ZgV63G5CYNs


 


 

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CoCoTALK! episode 129 - Glenside election results

CoCoTALK! episode 129 - Glenside election results

Steve Strowbridge