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HI-RESOLUTION GRAPHICS PAGE:

Software & Hardware

*** NEW LOWERED PRICES ON ALL HRG BOARDS ***

*** AS OF 12TH NOVEMBER 2015 ***

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(Model III/4/4P/4D)

Tandy's first hi-res board was for the Model II computer(cat. no. 26-4104), which was quickly followed by the Model III hi-res board (cat. no. 26-1125).  Finally when the Model 4 was released a hi-res board was available (cat. no. 26-1126).   All these hi-res boards were very expensive and sold in small numbers and had little software support from Radio Shack.  µLabs produced a compatible, but less expensive Model 4 hi-res board called the Grafyx Solution along with a catalogue of software.  All these boards featured 640x240 (153,600 pixels) resolution and special BASIC language upgrade which included commands like LINE, CIRCLE, PAINT, and VIEWPORT.

 

By the mid-1980s a reasonable number of interesting and sophisticated software packages had been released for the Model III/4 hi-res boards.  This page aims to have these software packages available for download, and a place to buy the necessary hardware - some in kit form, some fully assembled - to upgrade your Model III, 4, 4P or 4D for hi-res graphics.

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HARDWARE:

Model 4P "Improved Grafyx 5.1(.1)" HRG board!

(Released 7th June, 2015)

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 - COMPLETLY ASSMEBLED AND TESTED! JUST PLUGS IN NO SOLDERING REQUIRED! -

This is my latest hi-res graphics (HRG) board based on the old µLabs GX 5.1 board which has been unavailable since the late 1980s.  This one utilises an updated design with fewer chips, smaller footprint, while still having a 25% performance increase over Tandy's HRG and compatible with most software for both the GX 4.2, 5.1, and Tandy's HRG.

This great new device works in all desktop Model 4Ps: the original non-gate array M4P and the gate-array M4P. For a video of this HRG in action, click HERE.

Only $USD165.00!

(New low Aussie price of only $A215.00)

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HARDWARE:

Model 4/4GA/4D "Improved Grafyx 4.2(.1)" HRG board!

(Released 3rd April, 2015)

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 - COMPLETLY ASSMEBLED AND TESTED! JUST PLUGS IN NO SOLDERING REQUIRED! -

This is my new hi-res graphics (HRG) board based on the old µLabs GX 4.2 board which has been unavailable since the late 1980s.  This one utilises an updated design with fewer chips, smaller footprint, while still having a 25% performance increase over Tandy's HRG and compatible with all software for both the GX 4.2, 5.1, and Tandy's HRG.

This great new device works in all desktop Model 4s: the original non-gate array M4, the gate-array M4, and the 4D. For a video of this HRG in action, click HERE.

Only $USD165.00!

(New low Aussie price of only $A215.00)

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HARDWARE:

Original style 20K µLabs Grafyx Solution HRG boards!

(Released 1st August, 2015)

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 - COMPLETLY ASSMEBLED AND TESTED! JUST PLUGS IN NO SOLDERING REQUIRED! -

Purists have asked if they can still buy the original design µLabs Grafyx Solution 4.2 board with the 10 SRam chips on them (total memory is 20K) and so I've made a small amount of them.  Once sold out there will be no more.  (You may recall I offered GX 5.1 previously but they all sold out.) 

Only $USD165.00ea!

(New low Aussie price of only $A215.00)

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HARDWARE:

Cable Kit for Model II/12/16/16B/6000 HRG

(Released 1st June, 2015)

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 - COMPLETLY ASSMEBLED AND TESTED! -

If in 2014 or 2015 you bought one of the HRG boards on eBay sold by rpsi92 in the USA, you quickly found that it lacked the pair of special cables required to hook the board up to your system.  They are made from a combination of New and NOS (hard to find) parts and work perfectly.

For a video of how to set up these cables and your HRG board, click HERE.

Only $USD69.00!

($A95.00)

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HARDWARE:

(Added 1st August, 2015)

Model III HRG board (26-1125) reproduction

 - ADVANCED KIT FOR EXPERIENCED ELECTRONICS ENTHUSIASTS -

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In the kit: reproduction PCB, 2 pre-programmed GALs, 2 pre-programmed PROMs, an LTC1799 Xtal chip, BOM and basic construction details.  Works on the Model III and can be modified to work on the Model 4 non-gate array computer.

NOTE: requires extensive soldering skill, as well as cable assembly skills, sheet metal skill (to mount the board in the system), and the ability to obtain hard-to-locate obsolete parts.  I may question your ability before selling the kit as this is not for novice electronics learners, and if I feel you may run into trouble completing the kit I may chose not to sell it - don't mind me, I'm just looking out for your best interests.

Only 5 will be made available for a sale price of:

$USD69.00 each!

($A95.00)

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OPERATING SYSTEMS:

(Added 19th March, 2015)

Download the following operating systems to get started using your hi-res board:

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TRSDOS 1.3 - DOS with BASICG - Model III (came with 26-1125)

TRSDOS 1.3 DOWNLOAD

TRSDOS 6.01.02 - DOS with BASICG - Model 4 (came with 26-1126)

TRSDOS 6.01.02 DOWNLOAD

Grafyx Solution Software - GBASIC - Model 4 (came with µLabs board)

Grafyx Solution Software DOWNLOAD for Model 4

Grafyx Solution Software - GBASIC - Model III (came with µLabs board)

Grafyx Solution Software DOWNLOAD for Model III

GBASIC-63 for TRSDOS 6.3 - Model 4 (came with µLabs board)

GBASIC-63 DOWNLOAD for Model 4

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SOFTWARE:

(Added 9th March, 2015)

Download the following software packages to use on your hi-res board:

xT.CAD - Computer Aided Drafting - Model III/4

  

 xT.CAD DOWNLOAD

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PostMaster - it's like PrintShop® for the Model 4

  

PostMaster DOWNLOAD

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AnsiTerm 4 - Proper ANSI terminal emulation for the Model 4

AnsiTerm DOWNLOAD

(Two patches are needed to run AnsiTerm 4 on Improved Grafyx HRGs, they are provided with thanks to George Phillips, and can be downloaded HERE.)

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OLD µLABS SOFTWARE:

(Updated 28th July, 2015)

Download the following software packages to use on your hi-res board:

Fractals - Mandelbrot Set Explorer - Model 4

FRACTALS DOWNLOAD

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Tournament Chess - Model 4

CHESS/CMD DOWNLOAD

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Bizgraph Software - Model III/4

Bizgraph DOWNLOAD

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Pro-Draw Software - Model III/4

Pro-Draw DOWNLOAD

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Dog Catcher Game - Model 4

Dog Catcher DOWNLOAD

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3D-Plot Software - Model III/4

3D-Plot DOWNLOAD

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Draw Software - Model III/4

Draw DOWNLOAD

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MathPlot Software - Model III/4

MathPlot DOWNLOAD

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Life Experimenter with Spiro-Graph - Model 4

  

DOWNLOAD LIFE

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Pascal Routines by David Ryan - Model 4

Pascal Routines DOWNLOAD

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Slot4Mod4 and VidPokr4 - Model 4

 

Slot4Mod4 and VidPokr4 DOWNLOAD

(Two patches are needed to run Slot4Mod4 and VidPokr4 on Improved Grafyx HRGs, they are provided with thanks to George Phillips, and can be downloaded HERE.)

 

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MacPaint® Clone - in BASICG for Model 4

It's actually called "Rembrandt" and is from 80micro magazine, September 1985, pp. 56.

MAC/BAS DOWNLOAD

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MagicDraw - 128K Model 4 with LS-DOS 6.3.1

 

MagicDraw requires a 128K Model 4 or 4P with LS-DOS 6.3.1, a 3-button serial mouse and relevant adapters to connect to the Model 4 or 4P serial port.  If your early Model 4 non-gate array has no serial board then you need to add one as well.

DOWNLOAD MAGICDRAW

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CN80 Hi-Res Utilities Package by David Goben - Model 4

DOWNLOAD PACKAGE

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MultiDOS v5.11 High-Resolution BASIC - Model 4

DOWNLOAD HR BASIC & DOWNLOAD HR BASIC PDF MANUAL

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MultiDOS 5.11 (if needed)

 DOWNLOAD

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TRS-80 Model II/III/4 Computer Graphics Image Generator Web Page

by Peter Cetinski

Enter the URL for an image to download a TRS-80 Model II/III/4 Computer Graphics (ie. Hi-Res) compatible image file.

Once downloaded, copy the file to your TRS-80 emulator or real machine and then run "GLOAD IMAGE/BIN".

GLOAD comes with the TRS-80 Computer Graphics software packages.  You will have to run GRON and GROFF to toggle the hi-res video.

Check out Pete's site HERE.

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FreHD Image for Model 4/4P with Hi Res Software

Contains: LS-DOS 6.3.1, BasicG, Gbasic, Gbasic63, ProDraw, BizGraph, Pascal Routines, CN80 HR Utils, MagicDraw, Tournament Chess, PostMaster, 3D Plot, MathPlot.

Floppy-boot M4/4P Download it HERE.

NEW!! Auto Boot Model 4/4D Download it HERE.

NEW!! Auto Boot 4P (std boot Rom) Download it HERE.

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Knight Lore game port for Model 4 from ZX Spectrum

(Added 23rd January, 2016)

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The classic Sinclair ZX Spectrum game now for the TRS-80 Model 4.  The port has been done by TCDev's Retro Ports.  Nice work Mark.  Two versions of the game (one in 256x192 and the other 512x192) are in the download and it works on both standard and Improved Grafyx Solution HRGs.

Download it HERE.

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Hi-res software with no photos

- Quick downloads of interesting software in DMK, DSK or JV3 format -

Dow Jones Market Analyzer (RS 26-1606) for the Model III with RS HRG (26-1125) DOWNLOAD

 

 

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