Is anyone else here a fan of the Color Computer? I have a TRS-80 CoCo 2 here in my room, and I think it's an interesting little machine.
Recently, I've found some games for download (some appear to have the author's blessing even) that I was able to load via cassette interface and try them out. Some of them seem pretty good and a lot of them look mediocre.
The problem is I guess that I have a CoCo 2. All the CoCo 3 games look spectacular, because the CoCo 3 was capable of putting 16 colors on screen at once, while I believe the CoCo and CoCo 2 can only do four.
I'm actually thinking about sourcing a disk drive, or at least building a serial cable for use with DriveWire so I can try out some of the disk-based games that look good, like Gantelet (a Gauntlet clone, obviously).
Unfortunately, eBay sellers seem to want a mint for their CoCo disk drives, as well as their CoCo 3s. If all else fails, though, I can get a CoCo 3 refurbished from Could 9 Tech for $40 and try to stick with DriveWire.
Oh also, while I could load some of the games, I couldn't really play them because I have no joysticks.
After I source a pair of joysticks I might try to track down some cart games like Dungeons of Daggorath. Or I could just skip sourcing Tandy joysticks and build a CoCo to Gameport adapter, as apparently Gameport joysticks are electrically identical to Tandy joysticks, just with different plugs and with support for more buttons.
Anyway, I just wanted to start a topic and see where it went with this.