New CoCo Coding Contest

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Hot off the CoCo mailing list press comes word of a new Tandy Color Computer coding contest. As the Website states, "Just about any software that runs on the Tandy Color Computer (1, 2 or 3) is an eligible entry. Whether you finally finish a project that has been simmering on the back burner for years or decide to start something entirely new, you are welcome to enter. See the rules for clarification and details.

Entries will be tested, reviewed, scored, beaten, and mutilated in time to announce the grand prize winner at the 2013 CoCoFest! in Chicago, IL, on April 27 - 28, 2013. You don't need to attend the fest to enter or win (but you'll have more fun if you do!)."

Check out the Website for more details, including how the entries will be distributed, and then get coding!

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TripHamer
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My Tandy experience stopped at the Model I. :) Never played with the color computers. I just remember being disappointed when I was looking thru the rack of cassette based games (in the plastic bags) and seeing that more and more games were for the color computer and not my Model I. :)

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Bill Loguidice
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TripHamer wrote:

My Tandy experience stopped at the Model I. :) Never played with the color computers. I just remember being disappointed when I was looking thru the rack of cassette based games (in the plastic bags) and seeing that more and more games were for the color computer and not my Model I. :)

What's interesting is that several TRS-80 programmers made the transition to the CoCo without too much trouble even though they're obviously very different architectures. Myself, I've only programmed in BASIC on the TRS-80 III and 4, but I hope to get around to doing something for fun on the CoCo one day.

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drudru (not verified)
This is pretty cool !

I don't know why I'm always surprised to find awesome nostalgic stuff here :-)

I got into the coco late in the game, but a CoCo III with OS-9 was awesome. I learned Unix and C on it.

If someone needs some 6809 game routines for a Coco, let me know.
I always wanted to make an Ultima clone, but that requires a lot more than just code.

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