By Pierre Sarrazin
Color Eights is a card game derived from Crazy Eights (but slightly different) for the TRS-80 Color Computer.
The program requires a CoCo (real or emulated) with at least 32 kB of RAM for the Disk version or 16 kB for the cartridge version. The game runs in the PMODE 4 (256x192) graphics mode. Since version 0.1.12, it can be run under NitrOS-9. It does not require a joystick. The game can be compiled and run on the Dragon computer, but the orange and blue colors will not appear correctly on a PAL screen.
The current version is 0.1.12 (2019-06-03).
I can be contacted (in French or English) at sarrazip at sarrazip dot com.
This program is distributed under the GNU General Public License (version 3 or later).
xroar -machine cocous -cart-autorun -cart color8-0.1.12.rom
See SHA512 signatures for these and other files.
Once the disk image has been copied to an actual floppy disk on a real CoCo's drive 0, or mounted in drive 0 under an emulator like XRoar or MESS, type this command in the Basic interpreter: RUN"COLOR8"
Another way to start the game is to type: DOS
Color Eights does not use the high speed poke.
Left and right arrows: move the cursor over your cards. SPACE: play the current card. P: pick a card. Q: quit the program.
You cannot pick if one of your cards is playable. If the picked card is playable, it is played.
An 8 changes the requested suit. So does the joker, which also makes the opponent pass their turn and makes them pick 5 cards.
A 2 makes the opponent pass their turn and pick 2 cards (4 cards if 2 of spades).
A jack makes the opponent pass their turn.
Last update to this page: 2020-07-30 18:00:43 EST5EDT