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The TRS-80 Color Computer Shop

Hey! Gotchya Coco 3 yet?

Got a hankering for some Coco hardware, software or merchandise? Hopefully this page will help you get what you're after.

This page was last updated on 5 July 2018.

Warning: Buying Coco stuff is an addiction. Please purchase responsibly ;)


Online stores

Cloud-9

Since 1994, Cloud-9 has been in the business of developing and marketing cool hardware and software products for users of the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer 1, Color Computer 2 and Tandy Color Computer 3.

Check out Cloud-9 at http://www.cloud9tech.com/

The Zippster

Ed Snider (Zippster) has a lot of projects and hardware available on his site at https://thezippsterzone.com/

Retro Innovations

Classic systems, contemporary gear from Jim Brain. Check out Jim's projects at go4retro.com

StrongWare

3D printed cases from John Strong. Check out strongware.net.

Boyson Technologies

Boyson Technologies sells, repairs and supports retro electronics, computers, gaming systems and components.

Check out boysontech.com.


Hardware

CocoSDC

Created by Darren Atkinson and manufactured/assembled by Ed Snider, the CocoSDC is a must-have for the Coco of today. The CocoSDC enables its user to store programs for use on the Coco on a SD Card, and also contains a facility to connect to a DriveWire server.

CocoSDC - Image courtesy of Retro Ports

Where to get it
Contact Ed Snider (The Zippster) at http://www.cocowares.com/item.php?nombre=CoCo%20SDC
Website
http://cocosdc.blogspot.com
See also The Zippster Zone
CocoSDC User Guide (courtesy Tim Lindner)
https://goo.gl/bZ9ebS

CocoPSG Under Development

The CocoPSG is a chiptunes cartridge for the Coco, using the Yamaha YM2149 shound chip.

CocoPSG. Image courtesy Zippster

Where to get it
Contact Ed Snider (The Zippster)
Website
The Zippster Zone
CocoPSG Manual
Google Drive - CocoPSG Manual

CocoFLASH 8MB Flash Cartridge

CocoFLASH is a multi-ROM emulator for the Tandy Color Computer Systems 1, 2, and 3. It offers 8 megabytes of ROM storage, supports >32kB ROM images (like RoboCop) and includes built-in support for the Tandy Orchestra 90 Stereo Music Synthesizer cartridge.

CocoFLASH - Image courtesy Retro Innovations

Where to get it
Retro Innovations, Jim Brain
Website
Retro Innovations
CocoPSG Manual
Google Drive - CocoFlash

DriveWire Serial Cable

The DriveWire Serial Cable allows you to hook your Coco up to a DriveWire server.

DriveWire logo

Where to get it
Cloud-9, Mark Marlette
Website
Cloud-9 - Cool Stuff for your Color Computer
Other downloads
DriveWire 4

Hitachi 63x09E

Speed, Power and Performance. The Hitachi 63x09E is a direct pin-for-pin replacement for the 6809E found in all Color Computers. Besides being a CMOS chip, which runs much cooler than the 6809E, the Hitachi 63x09E also contains an enhanced instruction set and additional CPU registers that bring significant performance beyond what a 6809 can provide.

Hitachi 63x09E chip - Image courtesy Cloud-9

Where to get it
Cloud-9, Mark Marlette
Website
Cloud-9 - Cool Stuff for your Color Computer
Related
Check out the Pro-Tector+ for your 63x09E chip - Insurance for your CPU.

Mini-MPI

The Mini-MPI provides a smaller version of the Multi-Pak Interface by offering two expansion ports. Tandy Multi-Pak Interfaces are as rare as hens-teeth these days, so the Mini-MPI is a great way to have multiple cartridges plugged into your Coco.

Mini-MPI. Image courtesy Zippster

Where to get it
Contact Ed Snider (The Zippster)
Website
The Zippster Zone
Mini-MPI Manual
Google Drive - Mini-MPI Manual

Multi-Pak PAL Upgrade

Upgrade Your Multi-Pak To Work With The CoCo 3. This upgrade allows Radio Shack's 26-3024 Multi-Pak to work properly with the CoCo 3. Without this modification, the Multi-Pak and CoCo 3's memory map overlap and can cause unpredictable results, possibly even data corruption under certain conditions.

Multi-Pak PAL. Image courtesy Cloud-9

Where to get it
Cloud-9, Mark Marlette
Website
Cloud-9 - Cool Stuff for your Color Computer

TRIAD 512K SRAM Upgrade

Super Cool, Fast and Low-Power Memory For Your CoCo 3

Triad board - IMage courtesy Cloud-9

Where to get it
Cloud-9, Mark Marlette
Website
Cloud-9 - Cool Stuff for your Color Computer
Other downloads
Documentation

Software

Latest

See below for the latest games and games currently in development.

Bomb Squad

Bomb Threat

Bomb Threat by Rick Adams

Where to get it
Contact Rick Adams, or go to Kunaki Sales to purchase.

Fahrfall

Fahrfall by John W. Linville

Where to get it
Contact John W. Linville
Website
The Making of Fahrfall - Blog by John W. Linville

Forest of Doom

Pop*Star Pilot

Pop Star Pilot by Nick Marentes

For the Tandy Color Computer 3, 512K RAM required.

Where to get it
Contact Nickolas Marentes
Website
Pop*Star Pilot
Development blog
Pop*Star Pilot Game development blog by Nickolas Marentes

Timber Man

Timber Man by Coco Brothers Software

Where to get it
Contact Paul Thayer at paul.g.thayer@gmail.com to purchase.

Software and games from back in the day

For older games, applications, books and other goodies, check out the following links:

The Color Computer Archive

This site is the result of an effort to preserve Color Computer software and documentation.

The Color Computer Archive

It is a massive archive of Color Computer, Dragon and MC10 applications, games, books and manuals.

Website
http://www.colorcomputerarchive.com/

L. Curtis Boyle's Coco Games page

Tons of game reviews and downloads. Check it out.


Merchandise

Retro Swag!

Your home for custom designed retro merchandise featuring hand drawn pixel art by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams, by Original Gamer Stevie Strow. Buy up!

Retro Swag T-Shirt - I'm a Coco Nut

FoD Swag Shop

Get all of your Forest of Doom swag from D. Bruce Moore.
Get FoD swag

FoD Swag



Are we missing something?

Something missing from this page? Have a project out or under development? Please feel free to contact me on Twitter. Thanks.

Created on Monday 1 October 2018.