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Dedicated to the Tandy Color Computer

FD501.com is dedicated to the Tandy Color Computer, the greatest little workhorse of the 1980s.



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10 Jan 2018
New
News itemThe Best of CoCoTALK 2017 Volume II
The world's best live talk show featuring the Tandy Color Computer. Compiled by Exstructus Productions.

30 Dec 2017
News itemThe Best of CoCoTALK 2017 Volume I
The world's best live talk show featuring the Tandy Color Computer. Compiled by Exstructus Productions.

28 Dec 2017
News itemIntroducing "Emissary" for the Tandy Color Computer 3
My first blog post on the development of my new game, "Emissary". This is a game that I have been wanting to do since I was a teenager. Getting huge inspiration from people like John Strong, John Linville, Nick Marentes, Rick Adams, D. Bruce Moore, Paul Thayer, Steve Bamford and Steve Strowbridge, I thought it was time to do it!

14 Dec 2017
News itemThe Coco 3's standard color palette
Listing the Coco's 64 colours, and looking at the differences between the Australian Coco 3 and the others.

9 Dec 2017
News itemPimp My Coco (Part Two)
Adventures in adding a fan and lights to my Color Computer 3

4 Dec 2017
News itemThings I learned from CoCoTALK! Episode 36

3 Dec 2017
News itemThings I learned from CoCoTALK! Episode 35

3 Dec 2017
News itemBlast from the past, December 1982
Looking into the Color Computer's history - 35 years ago this month

2 Dec 2017
News itemPimp my Coco (Part One)
Adventures in adding a fan and lights to my Color Computer 2

23 Nov 2017
News itemBlast from the Past, November 1982
35 years ago this month

22 Nov 2017
News itemThings I learned from CoCoTALK! After Dark Episode 1

22 Nov 2017
News itemThings I learned from CoCoTALK! Episode 34

12 Nov 2017
News itemThings I learned from CoCoTALK! Episode 33

11 Nov 2017
News itemGetting FD501 up and running (finally)
I have discovered that I am my own worst enemy. Getting this blog off the ground has been an exercise in "feature-creep" insanity.