• Re: C64 Mini

    From Bbsing.Bbs@FREEWAY to Richard Menedetter on Thursday, August 01, 2019 20:25:00
    Richard Menedetter wrote to NuSkooler <=-

    Hi NuSkooler!

    29 Sep 2017 20:28, from NuSkooler -> All:

    Looks like there is going to be a C64 Mini along the lines of the
    NES/SNES classics. Check it out:
    https://thec64.com/
    Nothing too special, but looks pretty cool :)

    I have a C64 and C128, a C64DTV and a Chameleon (FPGA board).
    All of them make 100000% more sense then the "thec64".

    There is one difference between emulators and the original. The nostalgia factor, what what nostalgia does for someone. You do get some of it with the emulators, and they are really nice, specifically the keyboard differences over 30+ years, but ... its really something to have a nice working retro unit. The marvel of something continuing service for over 30 years. They just don't build equipment today like they did in the past.



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  • From Bbsing.Bbs@FREEWAY to Richard Menedetter on Thursday, August 01, 2019 20:27:00
    Richard Menedetter wrote to NuSkooler <=-

    I am using a real C64 currently, and I have ordered a C64 ultimate ...

    HOw is the c64 ultimate working out. I've really wanted one, or the next version but I've been waiting for the wifi to be fully functional and supported by the OEM.

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  • From Bucko@FREEWAY to Bbsing.Bbs on Sunday, August 11, 2019 09:11:00
    On 01 Aug 2019, Bbsing.Bbs said the following...

    Richard Menedetter wrote to NuSkooler <=-

    I am using a real C64 currently, and I have ordered a C64 ultimate ..

    HOw is the c64 ultimate working out. I've really wanted one, or the next version but I've been waiting for the wifi to be fully functional and supported by the OEM.

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    It's working out really well.. I waited 6 months for mine and love it.. Currently I do my basic programming on it.. It's nice having a "HD" even
    though it is not a true HD, built in to it, The thing is pretty rock solid,
    I haven't hooked it up to my inhouse network yet but will be soon. It's nice having HDMI support so I can pretty much hook it up to any monitor or tv that supports it. Another option is the built in RAM Drive support, having a 16
    meg Ram Drive available to you with instant access is really nice especially with my BBS I run on the thing while I am not using it.. The only thing that was not up to snuff was the power supply.. Mine went bad after a week of constant use.. Gideon was not happy with the supplier he was using and said
    he would make it known to them. I replaced it with the same specs supply and it's been running great since.. Welp that is my spiel...

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  • From Dennisk@FREEWAY to Bucko on Sunday, May 03, 2020 22:54:00
    Bucko wrote to Bbsing.Bbs <=-

    On 01 Aug 2019, Bbsing.Bbs said the following...

    Richard Menedetter wrote to NuSkooler <=-

    I am using a real C64 currently, and I have ordered a C64 ultimate ..

    HOw is the c64 ultimate working out. I've really wanted one, or the next version but I've been waiting for the wifi to be fully functional and supported by the OEM.

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    It's working out really well.. I waited 6 months for mine and love it.. Currently I do my basic programming on it.. It's nice having a "HD"
    even though it is not a true HD, built in to it, The thing is pretty rock solid, I haven't hooked it up to my inhouse network yet but will
    be soon. It's nice having HDMI support so I can pretty much hook it up
    to any monitor or tv that supports it. Another option is the built in
    RAM Drive support, having a 16 meg Ram Drive available to you with
    instant access is really nice especially with my BBS I run on the thing while I am not using it.. The only thing that was not up to snuff was
    the power supply.. Mine went bad after a week of constant use.. Gideon
    was not happy with the supplier he was using and said he would make it known to them. I replaced it with the same specs supply and it's been running great since.. Welp that is my spiel...

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    What is the underlying emulator on that unit? Is it VICE? I've been thinking about getting one, but not sure what the advantage is over using VICE on the PC, apart from the convienience and replica keyboard.

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  • From Bucko@FREEWAY to Dennisk on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:31:00
    On 03 May 2020, Dennisk said the following...

    What is the underlying emulator on that unit? Is it VICE? I've been thinking about getting one, but not sure what the advantage is over
    using VICE on the PC, apart from the convienience and replica keyboard.

    ... MultiMail, the new multi-platform, multi-format offline reader!

    It's not an emulator per se'.. It's FPGA.. The only thing used from vice is
    the basic, chargen, and the kernal files.. Everything else is hardware
    driven.. It now has built in Swiftlink which runs pretty well on the ethernet port.. NO modems or cartridges needed for that.. He is working on a couple of surprises in the next DOS update..

    Al

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  • From Dennisk@FREEWAY to Bucko on Sunday, May 17, 2020 13:40:00
    Bucko wrote to Dennisk <=-

    On 03 May 2020, Dennisk said the following...

    What is the underlying emulator on that unit? Is it VICE? I've been thinking about getting one, but not sure what the advantage is over
    using VICE on the PC, apart from the convienience and replica keyboard.

    ... MultiMail, the new multi-platform, multi-format offline reader!

    It's not an emulator per se'.. It's FPGA.. The only thing used from
    vice is the basic, chargen, and the kernal files.. Everything else is hardware driven.. It now has built in Swiftlink which runs pretty well
    on the ethernet port.. NO modems or cartridges needed for that.. He is working on a couple of surprises in the next DOS update..

    Al

    OK, it looks like something else I am going to spend money on. ;)

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  • From Dennisk@FREEWAY to Bucko on Sunday, May 17, 2020 13:40:00
    Bucko wrote to Dennisk <=-

    On 03 May 2020, Dennisk said the following...

    What is the underlying emulator on that unit? Is it VICE? I've been thinking about getting one, but not sure what the advantage is over
    using VICE on the PC, apart from the convienience and replica keyboard.

    ... MultiMail, the new multi-platform, multi-format offline reader!

    It's not an emulator per se'.. It's FPGA.. The only thing used from
    vice is the basic, chargen, and the kernal files.. Everything else is hardware driven.. It now has built in Swiftlink which runs pretty well
    on the ethernet port.. NO modems or cartridges needed for that.. He is working on a couple of surprises in the next DOS update..

    Al

    OK, it looks like something else I am going to spend money on. ;)

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  • From Bucko@FREEWAY to Dennisk on Friday, May 22, 2020 17:29:00
    On 17 May 2020, Dennisk said the following...

    OK, it looks like something else I am going to spend money on. ;)


    `With the things he is doing with it it won't be wasted money..

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  • From Don Rolo@FREEWAY to All on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 13:22:00
    Did anyone have the BEAUTIFUL C64 Mini? Love that little piece of endless
    joy. Just waiting for a new firm update that let us, in a simple way, swap
    the virtual floppy disk.

    https://retrogames.biz/thec64-mini

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  • From Bbsing.Bbs@FREEWAY to Bucko on Friday, September 04, 2020 02:54:00
    Re: Re: C64 Mini
    By: Bucko to Bbsing.Bbs on Sun Aug 11 2019 09:11 am

    It's working out really well.. I waited 6 months for mine and love it..

    supports it. Another option is the built in RAM Drive support, having a 16 meg Ram Drive available to you with instant access is really nice especially with my BBS I run on the thing while I am not using it.. The only thing that supports it. Another option is the built in RAM Drive support, having a 16 meg Ram Drive available to you with instant access is really nice especially with my BBS I run on the thing while I am not using it.. The only thing that

    Have you attempted or used 1581 drive emulation with your BBS?

    How many drives did you use for your BBS on ultimate 64?
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  • From Bucko@FREEWAY to Bbsing.Bbs on Friday, September 04, 2020 20:00:00
    On 04 Sep 2020, Bbsing.Bbs said the following...


    Have you attempted or used 1581 drive emulation with your BBS?

    How many drives did you use for your BBS on ultimate 64?
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    At the moment there is not 1581 Emulation on it, Scott Hutter (Xlar54) was working on it but discontinued work because Gideon is doing some things differently now and will have 1581 emulation working soon.. As for drives I only use one I have a uIEC/SD hooked up to it, I have it partitioned out to
    12 partitions and a 32 gig SD card in it.. It runs fine as device 8 and although I have to break up some of the directories I have setup to better
    make use of the added space and create less directory entries (The disk
    access is slowing down due to many files in each directory) it does the job pretty well.. The only time the BBS slows down is during disk access.. Otherwise, it is fast as anything with my Turbo232T cartridge, I could
    probably push that to 38.4 with the BBS but then nothing would be seen at all on the screen.. It's already tough at 19.2k! LOL

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