[vcf-midatlantic] Help with Tandy 1000 TX

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 23:25:24 EST 2020


Thread how to make a dos 1.0 disk and at the bottom dos 3.3 is included
too.  Use dis 3.3 if you can format a disk somehow.  If you are local to
kennett square, PA, stop by the to make a disk there.

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020, 10:03 PM David K via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I have a Tandy 1000TX.  It works - I have played some Infocom and
> other games on it.
> I recently got a copy of Leather Goddesses of Phobos and have been unable
> to get it to load/work.
> The reference card mentions the game "is not self-booting". (I've attached
> a copy of the reference card)
> It appears you need to make a copy of the original game disk and the
> directions start by saying "Insert your IBM (or compatible) DOS disk in
> drive A"
> I do not have a copy of DOS for IBM (the game says you need version 2.0 or
> higher).
> Can anybody help me obtain this?  I do not have the ability or capacity to
> load something online and get it onto a floppy disk.
> I've looked on eBay and seen either higher DOS versions (I am unsure which
> versions I can use on my Tandy) or crazy prices.  I'm hoping not to waste
> money on buying the wrong thing.
> My Tandy has both a 5.25 and 3.5 disk drives.
> Thanks,
> David K.

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