I've not been on here for aaagggeeessss .. so thought I'd see what is new in the world of C= lately :-)
Anything good ?
Anything good ?
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The icons for the various boards are corrupt for me, my work laptop and my home Mac can't seem to display them, I just get what you see in the attached picture.
Is it me ? Or is a link to some pictures missing ?
I'm selling a spare 512K 1700 REU
Quite happy to ship wherever in the world,buyer pays of course!
You might have seen this allready, but was new to me :-)
Cause mine arrived ;-)
Just wondering if I can make it play nice with the 1541U, they almost work properly in a Fotios 3XP expander, but the filemanager in the IDE64 dies horribly when the 1541U is in :-( Bit of a bummer as it makes filling the IDE64 a bit harder or I have to resort to connecting the laptop up via USB (havn't woked out the ethernet side yet either)
Also can anyone explain how the plugin system works ... I'm sure there is logic to how it is implemented but I havn't grasped it yet, and certainly can;t get it to work!
« on: December 11, 2009, 08:55 PM »
The book says you can buy a disk with all the programs in the book on it .. does anyone have this disk ?
The talk of mice in another thread reminded me of a link I came across on Zimmers.net
Might be of interest to people.
« on: July 24, 2009, 05:29 PM »
I need to get a bootable disk image that has the required tools on it to format a non-Apple SCSI disk so I can install System7.
Anyone able to help out ?
I have System7 downloaded from Apple but the hard disk I have (40Mb) is to small to install onto, so I have a 2.1GB SCSI one to go in .. of course I have no tools to format said disk.
and yet again it is a different model to the others I've had .. how many types of these bloody things did Commodore make ?!?!
This one has the round DIN connectors on the back and the CVBS / RGB select switch on the front (which is much more handy than having it on the back), the only snag is I don't have an RGBI cable that goes from D9 to DIN .. and I'm not sure what sort of DIN connector it really is.
Anyone know the part number for the connector I need to find ?
so I'm back in the land of 80 columns shortly ... until this one blows up as well!
I've a nice fancy 32" Samsung LCD (1080p etc etc), if I plug in the s-video output of my C128 I get hideous artifacts on screen ... almost like if you encode video with MPEG at a low bitrate.
Anyone else have this issue ?
I've turned off the "dynamic" smarts of the LCD but still the same.
Using the s-video output on a CRT is of course great (apart from the nasty vertical bands on the VIC-II output .. whch seems to be part of the C128)
The LD is also fantastic with other s-video outputs from the DVD player and of course via HDMA and the PS3 with Blu-ray is like comparing VHS to DVD :-)
« on: June 12, 2009, 06:07 PM »
Does anyone else have issues ?
I have Safari 4 on OSX and the "Next" buttons to go to the next page of posts does not work.
My 1581 is really starting to annoy me now ... I can;t run it with the case on.
If the case is on a screwed in it powers on fine, but when you try to access a disk the light flashes and then I get a not ready status come back.
If the case is removed then it all works fine!
I'm sure it's a case of something somewhere is being flexed (or unflexed) when the case is screwed down, but I can't see where it would be.
Any guesses of what to look at ?
If I wanted to make a nice GEOS setup what would I need ?
I thinking just the software required on unexpanded 64 or 128 here .. no SuperCPUs involved :-)
Hardware wise I've the 1541U with 4GB and it's 16MB REU so storing lots of D64's is not an issue.
Something I'd like to find are:
Patch to support more than a 512K REU
RR-Net support ? (wishful thinking ?)
Patch to support for "not real" 1541 devices (for things like the uIEC or IEC device on the 1541U where there is no 6502 emulated)
And any other must have patches/utilities/apps
Any got some good pointers ?
Can someone point out to me why this can't be put into the option ROM socket and provide a real time clock ?
Might even be able to load the 32K of RAM with the routines required to use it.
Though I'm thinking setting the time would be awkward ... can you write to the ROM socket ? Even though a ROM would normaly resist such things, is it still possible to send a write to those addresses ?
Just idle thoughts :-)
I "found" a copy of GEOS 3.3 on the interweb, does anyone know much about this version ? It's more colourful and has movable windows .. oh and it's in German.
Doesn't see more that 512K of my REU though.
Wonder if I could hexedit it into english ?
I've a few C64 cases and keyboards here that are horribly yellowed, so I'm planning on painting them.
Does anyone know the proper process for painting plastic ? Do you have to prime them first and what sort of paint would work best ?
Replacement keyboard stickers I'm going to get from http://www.4keyboard.com/
I thought snowflakes were supposed to be light fluffy things with no substance to them ? These ones drifting across my screen make the CPU in my laptop beg for mercy!
50% of a 1.7Ghz Core Duo ?!?! Just to move 10 sprites around ? :-)
It's not my auction but if you need assistance buying and shipping I can help out.