Virtual disks of TRS-80 "Copy Protected Software"

This page contains software that was distributed on "copy protected disks" or special Model 1/III dual booting disks.

Copy protected disks were designed to prevent the user from making copies of the software and giving them to other users, PIRACY. These disks could not be copied by normal DOS backup programs. Special programs were developed later to copy these disks, like "Super Utility" and "CopyCat".

Some distribution disks were dual booting. These disks had a Model1 boot sector and a Model III boot sector. This allowed the same disk to boot on the Model 1 and Model III. Some of these dual boot disks were "copy protected", like "Forbidden City", while others were not, like "Starfighter". While some of these dual boot disks were not "copy protected" they still could not be copied by standard backup programs and copies made using a program like "SUPERZAP" were no longer dual boot since the dual density boot track would still require a special programs to create.

These virtual disks require at least version 5.00 of the emulator to run.


Spook House
Graphic Adventure
by Roger Schrag & Adventure International

Toxic Dumpsite
Graphic Adventure
by Roger Schrag & Adventure International

 * ADVENTURE * (Version: 8.4) Adventure number: 1 (Version: 4.16)
 Copyright Adams 1979. Box 3435 Longwood FL 32750 1-305-862-6917

       This program will allow you to have an "Adventure" without
 ever leaving your armchair! You will find yourself in a strange
 new world. You will be able to L00K AT, PICK-UP and otherwise
 MANIPULATE the objects you find there. You will also be able to
 TRAVEL from location to location. I will be your puppet in this
 Adventure. You command me with 2 word ENGLISH sentences. I've
 over 120 word vocabulary so if a word doesn't work, try another! 

 Some commands I know: HELP, SAVE GAME, SCORE, INVENTORY, QUIT.

      The Author has worked over a year on this program and
      is currently writing many new Adventures, so PLEASE:
 DON'T COPY OR ACCEPT A "PIRATED" COPY OF ADVENTURE! Press enter 

Scott Adams' Adventures
by Scott Adams & Adventure International

 

SC-78503
STARFIGHTER

by Sparky Starks & Adventure International

Special thanks to Joseph McCarthy for sending the original disk for conversion.
 

Forbidden Planet
Talking Adventure
by William Demas & Fantastic Software

Forbidden City
Talking Adventure
(Forbidden Planet Part II)
by William Demas & Fantastic Software

Robot Attack
by Big Five Software

Super Utility Plus
Version 3.x
by Kim Watt & Breeze/QSD Inc.

This is a virtual disk copy of the original distribution disk, therefore the configuration
information can be saved to disk, unlike the /CMD version.
 

Super Utility 4/4P
by Kim Watt & Breeze/QSD Inc.

This is a virtual disk copy of the original distribution disk, therefore the configuration
information can be saved to disk, unlike the /CMD version.

HyperZap
Version 3.2c
by Hypersoft

This is a virtual disk copy of the original distribution disk, therefore the configuration
information can be saved to disk, unlike the /CMD versions.

 

 =============================================================== 
 The Floppy Doctor "SuperDoc" -- Mod III Floppy Disk Diagnostic
 Vers. 2.0 -- 1982 By Dave Stambaugh -- All Rights Reserved
 ===============================================================
 
Line printer error output? (Y or N) N
 Enter the drives to be tested? (0-3) 0
 How many tracks? (1=35, 2=40, 3=77, 4=80) 2
 Single or double density? (1=Single, 2=Double, 3=both) 2
 Starting sector number on each track? (0 or 1) 1
 Single or double sided drives? (1=Single, 2=Doub1e) 2
 Tk-to-tk access time? (1=30 MS, 2=20 MS, 3=12 MS, 4=6 MS) 4
 Tests? (ABCDEFGHI,ST)
 

Floppy Doctor
Model III - Version 2.0
by Dave Stambaugh

This utility will check out your virtual disk drives to be sure they are working ok.
Seriously, this program could be copied to a real floppy disk (using Super Utility) for use
on a real Model III or 4.
The emulator supports all floppy features tested by this utility and all tests will
pass without error on v5.0 or higher of the Model III/4 emulator.
 

 

 * *  MICROSOFT'S TRS-80 ADVENTURE V1.0  * *
 * *           BY * SOFTWIN *            * *

     TRS-80 * *   A D V E N T U R E S * *

  COPYRIGHT (C) 06/1979 BY * SOFTWIN * CO.
  UNAUTHORIZED DUPLICATION PROHIBITED.

 WELCOME TO ADVENTURE!! WOULD YOU LIKE INSTRUCTIONS?
 
 
      SOMEWHERE NEAR BY IS COLOSSAL
 CAVE, WHERE OTHERS HAVE FOUND FORTUNES IN TREASURE AND GOLD,    
 THOUGH IT IS RUMORED THAT SOME WHO ENTER ARE NEVER SEEN
 AGAIN. MAGIC IS SAID TO WORK IN THE CAVE. I WILL BE YOUR
 EYES AND HANDS. DIRECT ME WITH COMMANDS OF 1 OR 2 WORDS. I
 SHOULD WARN YOU THAT I LOOK AT ONLY THE FIRST FOUR LETTERS
 OF EACH WORD, SO YOU'LL HAVE TO ENTER "NORTHEAST" AS "NE" TO
 DISTINGUISH IT FROM "NORTH". (SHOULD YOU GET STUCK TYPE
 "HELP" FOP SOME GENERAL HINTS. FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO
 END YOUR ADVENTURE, ETC., TYPE "INFO".)

 THIS IS A COMPLETE VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL PDP-10
             * A D V E N T U R E *
 

Microsoft's TRS-80 Adventure
Colossal Cave
by Softwin

ScarfMan
by The Cornsoft Group

  • ScarfMan (11k) - Dual boot Model 1/III virtual disk

Caterpillar
by Soft Sector Marketing, Inc.

  • Caterpillar (24k) - Dual boot Model 1/III virtual disk