Tandy Microcomputer Emulator

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  1. Dronecatcher macrumors 68030

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    Looks like a Tandy 100 portable. I remember seeing one at Radio Shack as a kid, and whipping up a quick space shooter in BASIC for it using an algorithm my buddy Ray and I designed on the TRS-80 Model III. The clerk was pretty impressed. I still remember that algorithm, full of gosubs and gotos... ugh :)
     
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    Yes, it's the 100, 102 & 200 - not the TRS-80, still fun though. I used it to run a BASIC program I wrote on the Tandy 200 to illustrate Einstein's time dilation theory to my daughter.
     
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    It used almost the same dialect of BASIC that the Model III did. I don't remember if Microsoft did the BASIC or not. I remember that I just had to find the character codes (via a for-next loop and printing out chr$), and plugged our shooting subroutine into it. The difference was that there were only eight lines of screen, so I made it a side shooter :)

    (I find it funny how I can remember something like that from 30+ years ago, but can't ever remember someone's name or where I parked the car...)
     
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    If it's any consolation I'm exactly the same :)
     

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