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Which TRS-80 ? Model 1/3/4 CoCo ?


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Yes, I have a Model 4 and a CoCo 2. The speech synth will be for TRS 80 Model 1 / 3 / 4.  (2 is different AFAIK).

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@XeNoMoRPH , I have parts for exactly 1 LS 3 left - are you interested? Since you just bought LS 1.95, your price will be reduced.
yes , i'm interested  8)

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Alright, offer sent!


The first batch is gone and almost ready to ship.


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Yes, I have a Model 4 and a CoCo 2. The speech synth will be for TRS 80 Model 1 / 3 / 4.  (2 is different AFAIK).


Well, I got a Genie IIIs at home (from TCS, IIRC TRS-compatible). Would the LS run there too? That would be fun!  :laugh:
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Well, I got a Genie IIIs at home (from TCS, IIRC TRS-compatible). Would the LS run there too? That would be fun!  :laugh:


This one?

https://www.classic-computers.org.nz/system-80/promotions_flyer_genie3s.pdf


Made by Siemens... wow  :)


It even has expansion slots inside... no idea whether these are compatible with any TRS80 Model 3, 4, 4p.... the TRS computers did not have internal "PC-like" expansion slots. It was possible to upgrade the RAM, put in a Serial Interface, and Graphics Card, but they all had "predefined" places on the motherboard, so no universal expansion slot mechanism existed.


However, there is an expansion port of course. If the TRS IIIs has the same expansion port and pin out like the TRS 80 Model 3 & 4, then sure, it will work!


EDIT - that was a great time when German companies were still building computers... sad to see that the TRS IIIs had no market share whatsoever. I had a Siemens PC in 1998 - 2002 (but that was already Fujitsu Siemens, and the MOBO was really ACER...)

TFM, please post a video of this beauty, with some nice CP/M graphics!!
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Link is broken...

No, not Siemens, TCS :-) It is more like this one: (see attachment). However mine has some military medical upgrades:

- Z80 runs with 8 MHz
- 2nd Z80 with also 8 MHz and own 64 KB RAM
- Piezo sound data transfer systems (mind control, measurement of bones)
- Bullet proof steel casing
- way too big keyboard

At the end of the day I work with the CPC though ;-)
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Link is broken...

No, not Siemens, TCS :-) It is more like this one: (see attachment). However mine has some military medical upgrades:

- Z80 runs with 8 MHz
- 2nd Z80 with also 8 MHz and own 64 KB RAM
- Piezo sound data transfer systems (mind control, measurement of bones)
- Bullet proof steel casing
- way too big keyboard

At the end of the day I work with the CPC though ;-)


Yes, that's the same thing as the link I posted. It was manufactured by Siemens for TCS... flyer attached.

TCS only purchased stuff and put a sticker on top / rebranded them. Same business model like Schneider had.
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Yes, that's it. A killer machine, sadly no sound was planned ever. Oh, well it got three 8 bit parallel I/O ports, that could be a digiblaster.... better I go with the LS3. 
I will be able to stream from 1,6 MB 8" floppy drives.  :)  No, just kidding, I will use the 0.7 MB 5,25" floppies of course.  :)
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At the end of the day I work with the CPC though ;-)


Well, you can use the Genie IIIs in the morning hours then though  :D
(Don't we all need a little bit of Genie inside from time to time )

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I can't wait for my Lamdaspeak - I want to see if i can patch a commercial game to have an MP3 soundtrack and speech!

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btw, did you see Robotic Liberation yet?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SdGkkp1aq8


You can imagine it is singing.

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btw, did you see Robotic Liberation yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SdGkkp1aq8
You can imagine it is singing.
Wow, that's impresse for unexpanded VIC-20... no I haven't! Thanks for sharing!


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I can't wait for my Lamdaspeak - I want to see if i can patch a commercial game to have an MP3 soundtrack and speech!
Sounds good! Switching modes and such might require some firmware changes though, we will see... we can work together on this. Do you have an EPROMER? 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-TL866II-Pro-USB-BIOS-Universal-Programmer-Kit-with-9pcs-Adapter-W1A1/401757767419?epid=25018582478&hash=item5d8aa106fb:g:ZmkAAOSwa1NcxGq1

USB TL866II

https://github.com/lambdamikel/LambdaSpeak3

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Maybe I can do a "quick and dirty" Berzerk and put it into the LS3 ROM. However if would be great to have the original source and a description of the arcade machine. This way we could do an emulation on CPC. Anybody else working on this?  :-\
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Oh, that'll be awesome!
It should be possible to get the samples from the YouTube videos.
And 128 KB of PCM memory should also suffice for them.

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Sounds good! Switching modes and such might require some firmware changes though, we will see... we can work together on this. Do you have an EPROMER? 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-TL866II-Pro-USB-BIOS-Universal-Programmer-Kit-with-9pcs-Adapter-W1A1/401757767419?epid=25018582478&hash=item5d8aa106fb:g:ZmkAAOSwa1NcxGq1

USB TL866II

https://github.com/lambdamikel/LambdaSpeak3


I don't have one at the moment.  Does the lamdaspeak have a non-CPC ROM onboard?

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Yes, the LS3 firmware running on the ATmega... well, hopefully nothing needs to change.


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LS 1.95 works on CPC464 ?  :D

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Of course, they work with all CPCs and Plus.  :)
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LS3 received, and posted... here a picture of the hypno lights... Two are off, I assume they are spare for a firmware update?

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LS3 received, and posted... here a picture of the hypno lights... Two are off, I assume they are spare for a firmware update?
I also have my unit ;D

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Cool! You've been 1st I guess!  ;D


Now I'm supposed to make an RSX expansion, but nonsense is more fun for tonite ;-)


https://youtu.be/zmBOmZLTOAk
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I can see a new RSX command there:
 
|cylon


 :)