Welcome to FD501

Exstructus Productions' dedication site to the Tandy Color Computer

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



What's new?

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When the Generals Talk

While researching my next blog post, "35 years ago this month", I found a copy of the Australian Rainbow magazine from January 1985. Graham Morphett was the Editor and Publisher. He wrote a PRINT#-2 (Rainbow's editorial column) which had me thinking.

Monday 29 January 2018

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Floppy Life - The David Ladd Story

Our hero, David Ladd, saves the world with his floppy knowledge, in the upcoming blockbuster movie, Floppy Life - The David Ladd Story. Trailer no. 1.

Saturday 27 January 2018

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The Best of CoCoTALK 2017 Volume II

The world's best live talk show featuring the Tandy Color Computer. Compiled by Exstructus Productions.

Wednesday 10 January 2018

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The Best of CoCoTALK 2017 Volume I

The world's best live talk show featuring the Tandy Color Computer. Compiled by Exstructus Productions.

Saturday 30 December 2017

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Introducing "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!

Thursday 28 December 2017

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Merry Christmas my fellow CocoNuts!

A little graphics program to express my Christmas thoughts.

Sunday 24 December 2017

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The 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.

Thursday 14 December 2017

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Pimp My Coco (Part Two)

Adventures in adding a fan and lights to my Color Computer 3

Saturday 9 December 2017

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Blast from the past, December 1982

Looking into the Color Computer's history - 35 years ago this month

Sunday 3 December 2017

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Pimp my Coco (Part One)

Adventures in adding a fan and lights to my Color Computer 2

Saturday 2 December 2017

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Blast from the Past, November 1982

35 years ago this month

Thursday 23 November 2017

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Getting 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.

Saturday 11 November 2017