[Coco] Recreating the CoCo keyboard

rietveld rietveld rietveldh at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 21 10:29:58 EDT 2020

I just picked up an atari 2600 joystick adapter for my model 1 and its made game play GREAT


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From: msmcdoug at iinet.net.au
Sent: October 21, 2020 6:09 AM
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Subject: Re: [Coco] Recreating the CoCo keyboard

On 21/10/2020 11:25 am, Allen Huffman wrote:

> When I first saw a photo of the CoCo 3 (Rainbow magazine, probably) I
> was excited that the arrow keys were finally “together.”
> Then I got one and tried to use it to play games like Sea Dragon.

I was far more competent on the TRS-80 Model 1 keyboard with the
separated arrow keys than I ever was on a PC keyboard with clustered
arrows. I think the Model I game "Penetrator" is impossible on a
clustered keyboard.


Mark McDougall

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