[Coco] CoCo 3 Technical Manual

Stephen Fischer SFischer1 at Mindspring.com
Tue Apr 3 21:48:34 EDT 2018

OK, somebody will ask soon anyway, do you have the story of the 256 
color mode of the GIME.

You do know that we have the CoCo3 prototype and have been unable to 
figure it out.


On 4/3/2018 6:29 PM, Rick Adams wrote:
> On further reflection, I can give a few more details.  At the time I was 
> going from an early copy of what later became the service manual, which 
> I believe was in the form of a loose leaf notebook, which I borrowed 
> from Dale Lear, who had one of the early Coco3s before they were even 
> announced.  Funny story... Dale contacted Falsoft asking if they wanted 
> us to write articles for Rainbow and they politely demurred, until he 
> mentioned that he had one of the few Coco3s that existed at the time. 
> Suddenly the answer became, "Yes, please."  Dale usually did the 
> programming and I did the writing for our articles.
> On 4/1/2018 10:47 AM, Deny Wilson wrote:
>> In the March 1989 edition of Rainbow Magazine, Rick Adams has an article
>> called GIME Power (pg 14). In the article, he mentions Tandy's *CoCo 3
>> Technical Manual*. I've looked on the Color Computer Archive, in the
>> Hardware manual section, and the closest I can see to such a book is the
>> Color Computer 3 Service Manual. Is this the book Rick was referring 
>> to, or
>> is this a different book entirely? If it's a different book, does anyone
>> have the book and would they be willing to scan it in and upload it to 
>> the
>> archive?
>> Thanks,
>> Den

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