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Hey! Gotcha Coco 3 yet?

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

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

Online stores

Boyson Technologies

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

Check out boysontech.com.

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/

Cocoman.biz

The man with all of the cables and switches you need! The Switch-a-roo, the Joey, the WallabY, and the Crikey! cable.

Check out Cocoman.biz.

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.

The Zippster

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

Hardware

The Boomerang

Created by Richard Lorbieski from Boyson Technolgies, the Boomerang comes in 2 different flavours: The Boomerang Classic 512K for the Tandy Coco 3, and the Boomerang E2 2 Meg SRAM with CPU Guardian+ board.

The Boomerang Classic - Image courtesy of Boyson TechnologiesThe Boomerang 2 Meg - Image courtesy of Boyson Technologies
Where to get it
Boyson Technologies: Boyson Technologies Marketplace
Documentation
Boomerang Classic 512K Memory Install

CoCoMECH keyboards

One thing the CoCo community has needed for some time is a viable way to repair or replace the keyboards in our aging machines. These mechanical keyboard are in the standard CoCo3 key layout and feature Gateron green keyswitches and custom laser markings.

CocoMECH keyboard. Image courtesy Zippster
Where to get it
The Zippster Zone
Website
CoCoMECH project page

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
The Zippster Zone: Buy | Project.
CocoSDC User Guide (courtesy Tim Lindner)
https://goo.gl/bZ9ebS

CocoPSG

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

CocoPSG. Image courtesy Zippster
Where to get it
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
CocoPSG Manual
Google Drive - CocoFlash

Didgeridoo Audio Digitizer Cable

The Didgeridoo is an audio digitizer cable the uses the joystick ports. Cable length is about 3FT (91cm). It has been tested to work with Sockmaster's DIGI512 and Digitizer3+.

Didgeridoo Audio Digitizer Cable. Image courtesy Cocoman
Where to get it
Cocoman Shop

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 - 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 - Cool Stuff for your Color Computer
Check out the Pro-Tector+ for your 63x09E chip - Insurance for your CPU.
Boyson Technologies
Also available: Hitachi 63C09P with 40 PIN socket, Hitachi 63C09EP CPU with Machine Socket

Joey Serial Switch

Switch between 3 devices on the 4 pin serial port on your Color Computer 1, 2, 3 and MC-10! The Selector Knob is available in 6 different colors.

Joey Controller Switch. Image courtesy Cocoman
Where to get it
Cocoman Shop
Website
cocoman.biz

Mega-Mini MPI

The MEGA mini is a four slot MPI for the Tandy Color Computer line that also adds two high-speed UARTs, OPL3 sound chip, and more to your CoCo.

Mega-Mini MPI. Image courtesy Zippster
Where to get it
The Zippster Zone
Website
Mega-Mini MPI project page
Manual
Mega-Mini MPI manual

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
The Zippster Zone
Project page
Mini-MPI project page
Manual
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 - Cool Stuff for your Color Computer

Switch-a-roo

The RGB to SCART solution for the Tandy Color Computer 3. Use your coco 3 on a modern display.

Switch-a-roo. Image courtesy Cocoman
Where to get it
Cocoman Shop
Website
cocoman.biz

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 - Cool Stuff for your Color Computer
Other downloads
Documentation

WallabY-Cable Dual RGB Cable

Connect 2 RGB display devices to your Tandy Color Computer 3. Swap RGB connections without turning over your Coco3.

WallabY Cable. Image courtesy Cocoman
Where to get it
Cocoman Shop
Website
cocoman.biz

Software

Bomb Squad

Bomb Squad by John Strong
Requirements
For the Tandy Color Computer 3, 128k RAM, 2 button joystick or mouse.
Where to get it
Contact John Strong, StrongWare
Reviews
Bomb Squad - Review by L.Curtis Boyle

Bomb Threat

Bomb Threat by Rick Adams

You're in charge of a warehouse full of boxes of merchandise, but some demented madman has strewn bombs all around, some even inside the boxes! It's up to you to save the merchandise before the bombs go off.

Where to get it
Bomb Threat at Itch.io
Reviews
Bomb Threat - Review by L.Curtis Boyle

Cosmic Aliens

Cosmic Aliens by Steve Strowbridge

Cosmic Aliens was a game developed in 1988 during my college programming class, where, out of boredom, I told my classmate I could create a Space Invader like game on the classroom computer in BASIC, to which he replied "no you can't", and the rest is history!
- Steve Strowbridge

Requirements
For the Tandy Color Computer 1, 2 or 3 and Dragon.
Where to get it
Cosmic Aliens
Formats available
Digital download, DSK image

Digger III

Digger III: The Saint's Ascension

Take on the role of the man known only as The Saint as you infiltrate the hidden underground lair of the Gomer Clan to take back what is rightfully yours. Snatch back gold, jewelry, and other treasures while avoiding the Gomers as they patrol the caverns protecting their booty. Avoid bubbling lava, radioactive monsters, rabid bats, and deadly traps while digging holes to trap and kill Gomers. Collect all the treasure in each cavern to advance to the next level and pray you reach the exit to the surface.

Requirements
For the Tandy Color Computer 3 with 512k RAM, RGB.
Where to get it
Hypertech Gaming - Itch.io
Formats available
Digital downloads, DSK images; Digger III Manual (pdf)

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

Gunstar

Gunstar by Nick Marentes

Pilot the Gunstar back to the Alien's home world through 4 levels of Alien attack to take out the Alien Overlord and end the invasion of Earth.

Requirements
For the Tandy Color Computer 3, 512K RAM required, Hitachi 6309 CPU required. Will run on emulators (MAME and VCC).
Where to get it
Go to nickmarentes.com
Formats available
Digital download, Physical CD Media
Development blog
Gunstar Game development blog by Nickolas Marentes
Reviews
Gunstar review by L. Curtis Boyle

Nightmare Highway

Nightmare Highway physical CD media cover

You are trying to get to Cocofest, but the highway ahead is full of furniture barring your way. Dodge the sofas, collect the green fuel cans, and get to the Cocofest on time!

Requirements
For the Tandy Color Computer 1, 2 or 3.
Where to get it
Go to Nightmare Highway or Nightmare Highway - CocoFest Edition
Formats available
Digital download, Physical CD Media
Website
Nightmare Highway by Can Ken Make It

Omnistar

Omnistar by Rick Adams

It is the year 2525 and the worldwide intrusive surveillance net OMNISTAR encircles the globe with satellites in orbit around 20 of the world's most prominent cities.

Requirements
For the Tandy Color Computer 3 in RGB.
Where to get it
Omnistar at Itch.io.

Pop*Star Pilot

Pop Star Pilot by Nick Marentes

Have you got what it takes to navigate all 5 zones of this aerial obstacle course? Dodge and manoeuvre your way over buildings, inside caverns and through suspended structures popping balloons along the way to earn points.

Requirements
For the Tandy Color Computer 3, 512K RAM required.
Where to get it
Go to nickmarentes.com
Formats available
Digital download, Physical CD Media, downloadable patch available
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, manuals and magazines.

Website
http://www.colorcomputerarchive.com/

L. Curtis Boyle's Coco Games page

Tons of game reviews and downloads. Check it out.

Merchandise

Retro Swag! (8bit256.com)

Your home for custom designed retro merchandise featuring hand drawn pixel art by Instagram artist Joel M. Adams, by Original Gamer Stevie Strow. T-Shirts, mugs, DVDs and software. 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

Gunstar Swag

Look like a HERO in a Gunstar T-Shirt!
Get your Gunstar T-Shirt

Gunstar

Check out my Communities and Resources Links page for links to other great Coco resources.

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Created on Monday 1 October 2018. Modified on 18 October 2020.