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 ?
« on: April 19, 2011, 08:56 PM »
Please excuse the forum archaeology, but I thought this might be interesting to some :-)
I just tried the "benchmark" out on a Chameleon64.
With Turbo off = 141
With Turbo at 2Mhz = 87
With Turbo at 3Mhz = 71
With Turbo at 4Mhz = 24
With Turbo at 5Mhz = 19
With Turbo at 6Mhz = 16
With Turbo at no throttle = 9! :-)
And one other thing ... Driller becomes playable!!!! :-)
Recently there has been a thread on comp.sys.cbm (COMMODORE BASIC rules). There have been comments that the C64 is faster to execute BASIC code than the C128 is.
TMK, there was never a 128 version.Ah, the mind is playing tricks on me. After digging into a box, I found Megapatch 3 for the C128 on a 1581 disk, sent to me by Robert Woolf of Florida.
Is it any good ? I've still to "find" a working copy to try out.
Just think how much fun you could have if you got one of those Chameleon carts (when they come out), more CPU power and more colours to play with :-)
I think having a CPU speed agnostic fast loader would be a good thing as well.
Nice work, thanks for sharing!
I'm selling a spare 512K 1700 REU
Quite happy to ship wherever in the world,buyer pays of course!
I don't suppose there is an unlocked/master copy of an English version floating around ? :-)
My hack involved pushing the switch in so the monitor was on, then jamming a paper clip in around the edge of the switch so it wouldn;t pop out again.
Probably not the safest thing in the world :-) but it worked ... till the monitors LOPT when sqweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee pop!! :-(
Ahhh .. so it's just a standard RS232 -> X10 interface box with just a cable to the C64 userport for the TTL RS232 interface :-)
Hmmm .. so chances are fairly good that the C64 software for your box would also work for the more modern RS232 -> X10 adapters out there!
Could you .D64 (Or .G64) any of the X10 software disks you might have and post them ?
Be interesting to play with.
Thanks for the pictures!
Then I remembered a gadget I had for my old Commodore computer called an "X10 Home Control Interface". So I went through some boxes and found my old X10 stuff. I found a computer interface with 8 on/off switches...I have that!
Any chance of some photos, schematics etc ? :-)
You might have seen this allready, but was new to me :-)
No experience hacking the menuing system, just the turbo-loader / saver and copy protection.
Since I would REALLY like GEOS to have proper support for all those good things like 1541U, IDE64, MMCReplay I went and found the drivers for you ;-)
Also you might want to visit : http://members.elysium.pl/ytm/html/ciaide.html On there is a design for an IDE interface and GEOS driver source for the interface.
I attached the source here as well :
So you'll have it done by friday then ? ;-)
Now that would be interesting ... do you have any more info on that ? What the hardware and software combo is ?
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!
I posted a reply over at retrohackers ... but let me post here as well ....
I'd say move the jumpers and DIP switches off to one side, most people are lazy (ok well maybe just me ..) and would not remove the carts from the board while trying to fiddle with the jumpers and DIP switches this runs the risk of over stressing a cart in it's slot.
Also put in the BIGGEST switches you can, nothing worse than fiddling with DIP switches with the end of a pen (ala back of 1541-II drives) .. plus all us "enthusiasts" are getting older
Being able to swap the IO1/2 lines is a good feature of the Fotios board.
The ability to easily (and completely) disconnect a board from the bus without removing it would be handy so that if you have 2 board that don't play nice together you can turn off one slot ... one big button per slot ?
And how about an option ROM socket ? Maybe taking up a pseudo "slot 4" with a bank select for the larger EPROMS ?
One other thing ... I've read that the C128 has a "noisy" bus ... is this noise something that could be cleaned up or filtered by some cleverness on the expansion port ?
Anyway .. whatever you make will be nice
Attached is a grab from Safari 4.0.4 on my Apple Mac Mini (OSX 10.6.2 Snow Leopard)
See where it's put your attachment ?
I shall try out the mobile version of the site ... any chance you could put it at an easier URL ? (mobile.commodore128.org for example ?) It's fiddly tapping the screen to enter long URLs :-)
The new forum software has a few issues for non-IE and non-Firefox platforms
1) Safari - Attachments (like pictures) are displayed shunted way over to the right edge of the screen.
2) iPhone / IPod Touch Safari - the new "hover over a subject to see the text inside feature" (you know where you have the list of posts in a forum, you hover the mouse over it and it opens a window that follows the mouse as you move it along the post subject) .. that really doesn't work on my iPod, it opens the bubble window fine, but then you have to click a few times to get rid of it and into the posting proper.