• New c64 user

    From Cranksy@FREEWAY to All on Sunday, September 27, 2020 20:42:00
    Funny thing is, with all the Minis and Maxis, Ultimate64, and Mega65 on the horizon... I just bought two new to me Breadbin c64s. One NTSC and one PAL. Which I had shipped over from the UK, since most of my interest in the
    machine is demoscene stuff. But being able to play games and stuff is a plus, so I picked up a Monster Joystick kit.

    I ended up getting an Electroware PSU, cables from 8bit classics, and Found
    out about the Dell 2001 monitor, and stumbled onto one on eBay for a good price, so it's doubling as my second monitor on my main desktop, with the c64 plugged into the Svideo, which looks great! I just picked up a retrotink Mini just in case I desire to hook it up to something HDMI.

    I however am still waiting (for well over a month!) for the UltimateII+ cart
    to arrive, but is scheduled for tomorrow. It's been frustrating looking at
    this beautiful machine idle without being able to load anything into it. I
    also got a Backbit cartridge coming as a backup, or maybe just load it up
    with all NTSC specific stuff for the other machine, as the PAL is going to be my main.

    As a musician, I've long had a soft spot for SID tunes, and have dabbled in them myself via Goattracker, so it will be great to be able to play them on proper hardware! Speaking of that, I got a SIDfx sitting here waiting to go
    in and an 8580 chip on the way as well. So yeah, I spent WAY too much all at once to get all this up and running, but am really looking forward to get
    into deep diving into the little bugger. Maybe even get myself to start
    coding finally and try my hand at some demos myself.

    So, what should I try out first? Probably some music, maybe the new Memento Mori demo, and buy and download the new Zeta Wing game. Any other recommendations?

    Thanks, and cheers.

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  • From Spitfire@FREEWAY to Cranksy on Sunday, September 27, 2020 22:43:00
    .-: On Sun 27-Sep-2020 8:42p, Cranksy@80:774/81.0 wrote :-.
    C: So, what should I try out first? Probably some music, maybe the new
    C: Memento
    C: Mori demo, and buy and download the new Zeta Wing game. Any other
    C: recommendations?

    C: Thanks, and cheers.

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    Make saure you get a modem and call out to a Commodore board too!

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  • From Cranksy@FREEWAY to Spitfire on Sunday, October 04, 2020 19:34:00
    Make saure you get a modem and call out to a Commodore board too!

    -Spitfire Inc presents 3 Unique Systems...

    Reign of Fire rof.cnetbbs.net:2300 C-Net Amiga Pro BETA System. Reign of Fire II rof.cnet64.com:6400 C-Net 64 DS-2 BETA System.
    Reign of Fire III rof.cnet128.com:6502 C-Net 128 v7.2+ Retro System.

    I just finally got my UII+ cart up and running and on the network, so I will check those out. Currently chatting with a buddy on IRC from it. Great stuff.
    I signed up one bbs so far awaiting access. I'll give those a call too!

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  • From Spitfire@FREEWAY to Cranksy on Monday, October 05, 2020 11:33:00
    .-: On Sun 4-Oct-2020 7:34p, Cranksy@80:774/81.0 said to Spitfire :-.
    C: I just finally got my UII+ cart up and running and on the network, so I
    C: will
    C: check those out. Currently chatting with a buddy on IRC from it. Great
    C: stuff.
    C: I signed up one bbs so far awaiting access. I'll give those a call too!

    Your set on the Commodore 64 BBS. Enjoy!

    -Spitfire Inc presents 3 Unique Systems...

    Reign of Fire rof.cnetbbs.net:2300 C-Net Amiga Pro BETA System.
    Reign of Fire II rof.cnet64.com:6400 C-Net 64 DS-2 BETA System.
    Reign of Fire III rof.cnet128.com:6502 C-Net 128 v7.2+ Retro System.

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