Welcome to the DRAGON Data Archive
This site is dedicated to one of the many British small micro companies that never made it. The early years of mass home computing (1980-85) were the 'golden years' never to be repeated, with so many companies with so many products but the Dragon was where it all began for me. Whilst all around me where ZX Spectrums with it's fantastic game library the Dragon still won for me with it's better BASIC and 'professional' keyboard. The rest is history so please feel free to browse around and take a look at what was Dragon Data and their products.
All comments, corrections, additional information, pictures
etc. is always greatly appreciated, please email:
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Finds and News
|8 Dec 23
|4 Period news report videos now available, with great Dragon 32 production shots and interviews with Brian Moore and Richard Wadman.
|2 Dec 23
|The Dragon 32 Fire Your Imagination brochure is now available, along with the German version (Your Strong Companion Into The Computer Age).
|2 Nov 23
The Archive gets the fantastic opportunity to meet Brian Moore (MD),
read the interview.
|29 Dec 22
The Dragon Data Archive pays a vist to the National Archives to investigate the WDA files for Dragon Data records.
|26 May 21
|The DragonDOS source code is now available
|26 Jan 21
|Richard Wadman the Sales Marketing director at Dragon Data sadly passed away on November 18th 2020. He caught Covid in hospital after being admitted following a fall. Gallery updated with pcitures.
|07 Nov 20
|Norwegian and Italian versions of the BASIC manual scanned, PDFd and available for download.
|22 Feb 20
|magazine article for Jordi Palet the Director of R&D of Eurohard. Also includes a picture of Ramon Benedito, the designer of the Dragon 200 case.
|16 Feb 20
|The D64 circuit diagram for CPU and supporting chips has been updated after a missing link on the 6847 was found in the fold of the diagram. Thx John & Phill.
|15 Feb 20
|Created a video to help diagnose memory faults on Dragon 32's
|02 Jan 20
|PDF of the very rare LOGO cartridge manual has been finished and is available for download, along with the ROM image for the Dragon Data and Eurhard versions.
|01 Jan 20
Despite working on Dragon project throughout the year, contributing to the
Dragon Archive and posting in the
Dragon FaceBook group etc. but sadly neglecting here.
So what better way to start the year with a new game 'Tank Commander'. A 1983/84 project from myself and my brother, and available for download.
|13 June 19
|2 New Dragon 32 circuit diagrams uploade and available for download here. These are still far from the best, if you have anything better please do get in contact.
|22 Mar 19
|All 4 diagrams have been updated with 2 additional quality Dragon 64 circuit diagrams added and available for download (Set 4).
|22 Mar 19
|2 high quality Dragon 64 circuit diagrams cleaned, restored and available for download (Set 4).
|29 Aug 18
Remastered BASIC manual now avaialble for download
Originally PDF'd the manual around 12 years ago now and when opened it recently, I discovered that over the years Adobe had changed the handling of embedded fonts, resulting in numerous formatting issues. So I've taken the opportunity to to remaster it. Numerous improvements to the layout, fixed the formatting issues with recent Adobe Acrobat and now with slashed zeros :-)
Thanks to Tony Jewell for doing the proofread.
|28 Aug 18
|Dragon Magic book now avaialble for download
|22 May 18
|5 TANO items, inc. leaflet, Press Release and Dealer Price Lists have been added into the adverts section.
|10 May 18
|7 FarmFax leaflets and brochures have been added into the adverts section.
|23 June 18
** All the Dragons **
On 16th June 2018 at the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge, the stars aligned in the constellation of Draco and every known Dragon variant made by Dragon Data and Eurohard came together for the first time in the same place.
|13 June 18
Dragon Data posters has been updated and now includes 12 300dpi scans of original posters, ready to download and print!
|04 June 18
Its that's time of year for a Dragon meet at the Centre for Computing History museum in Cambridge, on the 16th June 2018. There will loads of stuff on display and to play with, from original rarities through to new developments like the Dragon MMC card interface. If all the planets align there be should be member of the Dragon Data dev. team and for the first time in one place, all the known production and prototype machine variants, from the Dragon Pippin (D32 prototype) through the Eurohard MSX prototype.
And an update... Restored from a full size A1 'white copy' a Dragon 64 schematic for the
CPU and Support Chips 39MB ZIP
|21 October 17
Information Machine Code Users
is now available for download. Thanks to Geoff Campbell for the original scan
|17 October 17
The Dragon Data Archive makes a pilgrimage to the former Dragon Data factory at Kenfig, Port Talbot.
|16 October 17
|11 October 17
Machine Code Start Pack (9MB) is now available for download, now larger and better colour. Again thanks Gareth Tuttiett
|06 October 17
It's been 5 years
in the making......
|22 September 17
Digging through archive backlog finds the
Errata To BASIC Programming scanned from Gareth Tuttiett's copy
|11 July 17
Another item from Duncan Smeed, letters to the
publisher in reference to Inside
|26 June 17
Found some unprocessed items from my visits to Duncan Smeed years ago. First of those items to get processed and restored is a document describing the changes required to OS9 for the Dragon 128 (Beta) prototype.
|24 June 17
DragonData.co.uk has new hosting so a...
BBig Thanks to...
Simon of the archive.worldofdragon.org for letting me piggyback off his site all these years.
|22 June 17
|22 June 10
The Dragon presence at the VCF doesn't go unoticed at The Register. Not the worlds best comment, or as Steve C put it: The Dragon takes a bashing on the first page
|21 June 10
|11 April 06
John has been very busy scanning in the circuit diagrams of the Beta prototype. The keyboard and the first sheet has been done. Here they are.
|27 Mar 06
MORE Beta Pics!!
|4 Jan 06
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
|26 Sept 05
THE BETA ROARS!!
|13 Nov 05
|12 Sept 05
Paul Grade who spent *many* hours running the National Dragon Users Group (NDUG) and even more helping Dragon users solve their problems has sadly passed away, I'll leave it to these quotes to say it all.....
|9 Sept 05
|18 July 05
|19 June 05
|10 May 05
Well months of spending my evenings fixing the Alpha has caught up and meant I had to take a serious break. Recently been working (again) with Phill Harvey-Smith, who has done some absolute *stella* work over the last few months. His work has produced:
After NitrOS9 and DOS became available it rapidly became apparent that the Dragon Alpha had intermittent problems with the floppy drives. As Phill is currently the source of any software for the Alpha it required another visit to his domain to discover where the problems lay (Floppy drives, Alpha, software, floppy creating etc. etc.) After a good poke about and a re-cal of the floppy controller and it's back in business - a massive improvement in reliability.
Also added the Dragon DOS cart circuit diagram.
|2002, 2003 and 2004
|2001 and Before
Aims and Polices of the Archive
Also many thanks to the other Dragon/TRS-80 recourses on the web, who's information has been most invaluable in compiling this site.
Disclaimer: (1) Please not that this site
is in no way owned/affiliated to Dragon Data Ltd. or Eurohard.
Web Contents (c) Richard Harding 2001-2023