[Coco] CoCo 3 Technical Manual

Rick Adams rick at rickadams.org
Tue Apr 3 22:34:20 EDT 2018

I don't know anything about the 256 color mode, no, at any time 
including those early days.  I do know that the looseleaf version of the 
book had handwritten notes on it, some including question marks, and 
those sheets were photocopied and leaked here and there.

On 4/3/2018 8:48 PM, Stephen Fischer wrote:
> 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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