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Looking at the TRS-80 Model x Series - Part 2 (Present Location)

(Part 1 here) Welcome to Part 2. In the interest of keeping these things short and manageable, I'll start with photos of the present location of my TRS-80 Model x series stuff before I move it into the office for easier access and further detail - which will be Part 3 - so I can start doing interesting things with it all (which will be future parts after 3). Let's begin...

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Looking at the TRS-80 Model x Series - Part 1 (The Ground Rules)

In the interest of continuing to organize my all eras videogame and computer collection of 300+ systems and countless software, accessories, add-ons and literature, and learning about them all on the most fundamental level possible, as time permits I am hoping to pull out my complete collection of an individual platform and do all kinds of things with it, including cataloging, photography, videography and most-of-all, using, particularly when it comes to games. I still haven't worked out all the details or how much detail I'll actually go into, but I'm envisioning a series of blog posts as frequently as my time and energy allows. I'm going to pull the bulk of a particular collection off the shelves and into my office, and leave it in there until every item is cataloged and used, where possible. I was going to start small, but in this case I'll be starting big, first with my TRS-80 Model x collection, which represents the TRS-80 Model I, III, 4 and 4p (the II was an unrelated business-centric system that used high capacity 8" disks), of which I own a Model I, 4 and 4p, and just the mostly empty shell of a III. It's a big task, but a helpful one for me and I hope a fun one to read/hear/watch.

Since I'll be using the real hardware, I would LOVE IT if someone were interested in going at it from an emulation standpoint. There are some fine emulators and plenty of available ROMs. It's not the most attractive of systems from an audio-visual standpoint, but it does have some nifty stuff and it was among the "holy trinity" of original "true" personal computers along with the Apple II and Commodore PET.

In the mean-time, here are some helpful links to learn more about the TRS-80 series of computers:

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Gates of Delirium Live - Post 13

BL: Welcome to yakumo9275's (Stu) ongoing "Gates of Delirium Live" recounting of his play through this obscure Computer Role Playing Game for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer, released in 1987 from Diecom. Post 13:

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Gates of Delirium Live - Post 12

BL: Welcome to yakumo9275's (Stu) ongoing "Gates of Delirium Live" recounting of his play through this obscure Computer Role Playing Game for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer, released in 1987 from Diecom. Post 12:

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The Space Invaders TRS-80 'Bootleg' Project

This looks a bit old, but this person apparently successfully ported the real Space Invaders arcade game to a TRS-80 Model 4/4P with hi-res board (the board being the x-factor here and something few of us with TRS-80 collections have (I don't)).

Pretty extraordinary stuff and as the author says, probably the first of its kind ever attempted. As we know, someone did something similar on the far more capable (though no less impressive of a technical achievement) TRS-80 Color Computer 3 with arcade Donkey Kong.

Keep in mind that the Model 4 came out in 1983, based off of a platform first released in 1977, and the Color Computer 3 came out in 1987, based off of a platform first released in 1980!

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Gates of Delirium Live - Post 11

BL: Welcome to yakumo9275's (Stu) ongoing "Gates of Delirium Live" recounting of his play through this obscure Computer Role Playing Game for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer, released in 1987 from Diecom. Post 11:

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Gates of Delirium Live - Post 10

BL: Welcome to yakumo9275's (Stu) ongoing "Gates of Delirium Live" recounting of his play through this obscure Computer Role Playing Game for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer, released in 1987 from Diecom. Post 10:

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Gates of Delirium Live - Post 9

BL: Welcome to yakumo9275's (Stu) ongoing "Gates of Delirium Live" recounting of his play through this obscure Computer Role Playing Game for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer, released in 1987 from Diecom. Post 9:

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Gates of Delirium Live - Post 8

BL: Welcome to yakumo9275's (Stu) ongoing "Gates of Delirium Live" recounting of his play through this obscure Computer Role Playing Game for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer, released in 1987 from Diecom. Post 8:

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