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My tandy ex computer tour if youd like to buy the adapters i make for tandy computers, they are available via my tindie store. This thread is for ibm pctandy floppy software non game on ebay or amazon that is still not dumped or redump needed as floppy disk image. The company issued its first catalog in the early 1940s and then entered the highfidelity music market. The t was tandy s last attempt in the home computer market. Also see the documents directory for manuals these disk images are in raw sector dump format, compatible with winimage and other programs.

Setting up the tandy joystick note printer configuration instructions. Ibm pc is for ibm pc 5150 pc xt 5160 pc at 5170 pc xt 286 5162, tandy is for tandy pc based on ibm pc compatible. Common models of the machine included the tandy, ex, hx, sx, tx, sl, sl2, rl, and tl, tl2, tl3. Common models of the machine included the tandy , ex, hx, sx, tx, sl, rl, and tl. I have one with a 256mb cf card installed in a compaq portable and an old ibm xt. The original tandy was a large computer almost the size of the ibm pc, though with a plastic case over an aluminium lower chassis to reduce weight. The original tandy was released in november, 1984 and worked well both as a home computer and a gaming. Tandem a tandy series emulator on the windows platform tandy , ex, hx, sx, tx, sl, rl, and tl. Whereas cga could display only four colors at a time at a screen resolution of 320. Successors to the appended two or three letters to the name, after a space e. This is the second release of tandy s guibased personal deskmate series. In 1954, radio shack began selling its own privatelabel products under the brand name realist, but was subsequently sued and consequently changed the brand name to realistic. Frequently asked questions file for the tandy series computers. The computers were distributed by radioshack and remained a popular computer series long after ibm discontinued the pcjr line.

Tandy ex, tandy sx, tandy tx, tandy rl, tandy rlx. Tandy vintage computers and mainframes for sale ebay. Later models like the rlx actually removed the 16 color graphics. The original tandy was released in november, 1984 and worked well both as a home computer and a gaming machine. When it became hard to find software for the tandy i decided it was time for another new computer. When you switch on the sl, the eeprom is set to take you to tandys deskmate graphics interface, a shell for the companys integrated software program.

The rlx is an oddity, as it is an xtclass machine that. Tandy video game music preservation foundation wiki. The tandy hx, released in 1987, was designed as another entry level ibm compatible personal computer the tandy was followed by a series of models which appended two or three letters to the name, after a space, e. Introduction to the tandy a tutorial to deskmate by olivier. The official tandy support site has setup and utility programs for the s and other pccompatible tandy models. This is the second release of tandys guibased personal deskmate series. Tandy goes further by burning those standards into the hardware. Tandy ex, tandy hx, tandy sx, tandy tx, tandy rl, tandy rlx. Msdos installation for deskmate using p c software with the tandy. Tandy graphics adapter tga, also tandy graphics is a computer display standard for an ibm pc compatible video subsystem that improved on ibms color graphics adapter cga technology. This is a pretty slick little card that will work with most 8bit systems, including tandy s.

I started out with a atari 800xl and when it started getting to hard to find any software i went with a tandy rlx. See the tandy series faq for more information on your tandy. A tandy ex ibmcompatible, among the most popular of the tandy line. I still like my tandy sx better but at least this model has a volume control for the internal speaker. Tandem a tandy series emulator on the windows platform tandy series emulators list. The t was a workhorse in the ibm pc world, large numbers of units are still in active service today as its construction was quite robust. Get the best deals on tandy and find everything youll need to improve your home office setup at. The most current version of msdos for tandy is dos 3. Sep 10, 2017 my tandy ex computer tour if youd like to buy the adapters i make for tandy computers, they are available via my tindie store. In addition, the hardware detection routine for the installer of microsoft msdos 6 could corrupt the serial eeprom of tandy hx machines. None of the deskmate versions here can be expected to run on a model other than what they were designed for. In late 1986, tandy released the ex for use in the home or in schools. Deskmate was sold by tandy radio shack and developed primarily for their trs80s and tandy pc compatibles. Jul 09, 2012 tagged computer, tandy, tandy , tandy ex, tandy hx, technology picked up tandy ex system in great condition with the boxes.

The ps2 mouse is standard but not every driver will work with the rls mouse port. However either there is no os on the hdd or the bios isnt set to look at the hdd for an os. These models appended two or three letters to the name, after a space e. The tandy series was radio shacks primary line of home. Until the rlx, tandy s were typically limited to 640 kb main memory, and nontandy versions of dos often reduce the memory available for applications and games. The tandy was the first in a line of ibm pc compatible home computer systems produced by the tandy corporation for sale in its radio shack and radio shack computer center chains of stores. Tandy is a line of home computers designed by the tandy corporation to be compatible with the ibm pcjr. Cable type d is the standard cable that you can get from your local computer store. View and download tandy msdos reference manual online. This will prevent software that requires 640 kb from running. The tandy series was radio shacks primary line of home computers, based on the more traditional 8088 and 8086 cpus. It emulates ibm 5150 pc, ibm 5160 xt, tandy , generic xt clone, dtk xt clone, schneider europc, amstrad pc1512, sinclair pc200, amstrad pc1640, amstrad pc2086, amstrad pc3086, ibm at, commodore pc30iii, dell system 200, ami 286 clone, acer 386sx25n, amstrad megapc, ami 386 clone, ami 486 clone, ami winbios 486 clone.

I have thought about using the case with a new mobo. A rundown of the history, pros and cons of the systems and games, what to look for and be. Watch banner mania grand opening tandy pc compatibles software, box, manual rare. With the exception of the rlx and rsx, the tandy machines are xtclass machines, which cannot support. You can also find technical information there, such as jumper and switch settings. The tandy was followed by a series of models which appended two or three letters to the name, after a space, e. Tandy leather was founded in 1919 as a leather supply store and acquired a number of craft retail companies, including radioshack in 1963. A500 vs tandy ex or hx commodore amiga atariage forums.

Produced towards the end of the series line, the rl, rlx and rsx were slimline models marketed as complete, selfcontained, lowcost systems for the home or home office. Tandy corporation was an american familyowned leather goods company based in fort worth, texas, united states. Tandy s came shipped with one of several varieties of deskmate, their own gui productivity software suite. Pcem is an ibm pc emulator for windows and linux released under a gpl license. Tandy dos in the tl or sx disk sets will run on other series models. Jun 22, 2018 while i didnt have a tandy ex or hx i wanted an hx bad when they first came out but couldnt afford it, i did have a tandy rl, then rlx 286 then rsx 386 in quick succession and had no problems running anything on any of these machines. Unlike other solutions such as dosbox or scumm, it doesnt simulate an operating system or game environment. With the exception of the rlx and rsx, the tandy machines are xtclass machines, which cannot support extended memory despite some models using 80286 processors, though expanded memory may be used on an 8bit lim ems. In 2000, the tandy corporation name was dropped and the entity became the radioshack corporation. Hi all, been very interested in getting back into a tandy. Added a 3voice music program plus enhancements to the paint program, including a separate canvas screen with full 16color capability. Honestly unless you really want to have spinning disk, i would recommend getting one of these. It was designed to be compatible with the ibm pcjrs enhanced graphics, and the original model arrived one year after the tandy 2000.

Tandy deskmate is a desktop environment that integrates with a number of useful bundled applications. I had one as a kid in the 80s a sx, i believe, and i have recently found some old programs and games that i had way back then at my moms house. Common models of the machine included the tandy , ex, hx, sx, tx, sl, sl2, rl, and tl, tl2, tl3. Jan 28, 2020 until the rlx, tandy s were typically limited to 640 kb main memory, and non tandy versions of dos often reduce the memory available for applications and games. Tandem is a tandy and ibm pcjr emulator for 80386 or higherbased pcs.

With the exception of the rlx and rsx, the tandy machines are xtclass machines, which cannot support extended memory despite some models using 80286 processors. While i didnt have a tandy ex or hx i wanted an hx bad when they first came out but couldnt afford it, i did have a tandy rl, then rlx 286 then rsx 386 in quick succession and had no problems running anything on any of these machines. Therefore it requires originals of both the machine bios and compatible. Its an important decision, and users benefit by getting a faster, simpler, more efficient computer. It emulates ibm 5150 pc, ibm 5160 xt, tandy, generic xt clone, dtk xt clone, schneider europc, amstrad pc1512, sinclair pc200, amstrad pc1640, amstrad pc2086, amstrad pc3086, ibm at, commodore pc30iii, dell system 200, ami 286 clone, acer 386sx25n, amstrad megapc, ami 386 clone, ami 486 clone, ami winbios. In a few instances, after these letters a slash was appended, followed by either a number or additional letters e.

Tagged computer, tandy, tandy, tandy ex, tandy hx, technology picked up tandy ex system in great condition with the boxes. Store diskettes in an upright position, never in a stack. Tandy ex and hx its raining tandys ancientelectronics. The first versions used text mode only and were available for. The images are raw copies of the original 360kb floppy.

According to press releases from fort worth, tandy sales are booming, making it one of the most successful releases in tandy history. The t was tandys last attempt in the home computer market. It is a classic emulator designed to emulate 81632 bit x86 hardware used by ibm and other clone manufactures. While not strictly an adapterthe tga hardware was available only. It was designed to be compatible with the ibm pcjrs enhanced graphics, and the original model arrived one year after the tandy 2000 tandy went out of its way to paint the tandy as clearly superior to the ibm pc, much as it had done in 1983. You may return any new computer purchased from that is dead on arrival, arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. In a few instances, a slash and a number or additional letters were appended to these letters e.

Rare vintage tandy rlxb 286 pc computer tested working. Common models of the machine included the tandy, ex, hx, sx, tx, sl, rl, and tl. When you switch on the sl, the eeprom is set to take you to tandy s deskmate graphics interface, a shell for the companys integrated software program. Review from the perspective of a somewhat casual collector. Do not confuse with the character based deskmate ii it is designed for specifically for use on the tandy hx and tx. Radio shack tandy the company was started as radio shack in 1921 in boston, massachusetts, by two brothers, theodore and milton deutschmann, who wanted to provide equipment for the cuttingedge field of amateur, or ham, radio. On a personal note, i worked in a radio shack store during the 1988 holiday season when the tx. To order parts call 18008437422 or visit your local. It will run most of the software commonly used in the business world, all of the. Released in november 1984, 1 the tandy was followed by a series of models which appended two or three letters to the name, after a space e. Aug 25, 2017 in the pcem directory, create a subdirectory to store the tandy operating system. Tandy shipped pcs with their own customized version of msdos, which are compatible with tandy graphics and keyboard.

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