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Re: C64 mini? Updated with C64 Maxi and MEGA65
« on: January 27, 2019, 06:34:45 pm »
Any of you "old" C64 guys played around with one of these?
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Re: C64 mini?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2019, 09:40:53 pm »
And now another reboot of the C64

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Users can switch between three different modes, including C64, VIC 20, and Games Carousel. If you are one of the many old school gamers and PC users who have fond memories of typing Load"*",8,1 on a blue background, that will be an option in C64 mode.

Of course, modern amenities abound for this reboot. TheC64 can connect to any modern TV via HDMI, to deliver "crisp 720p HD visuals" at 60Hz (USA) or 50Hz (Europe). It also comes with an updated joystick featuring 8 buttons, micro switches, and USB connectivity. It bears a passing resemblance to the original, but with additional bells and whistles.
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Re: C64 mini?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2019, 10:29:27 pm »
I want one, but it seems it's not available in the USA, and I don't have any friends in Britain, Germany, Italy, or Spain.
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Re: C64 mini?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 12:04:33 am »
At this point anything other then a PC/Mac emulator with all the games included is a waste of time.

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Re: C64 mini?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 03:20:37 am »
I want one, but it seems it's not available in the USA, and I don't have any friends in Britain, Germany, Italy, or Spain.

The Mini has been available in Walmart Canada.  Since it seems to be the same company I don't see why the full size one wouldn't be available as well. 

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Re: C64 mini?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 11:31:09 am »
I want one, but it seems it's not available in the USA, and I don't have any friends in Britain, Germany, Italy, or Spain.

Just stumbled on a youtube video of the C64 Maxi and it is apparently available in the U.S. finding one might be a problem as the company is in the U.K. and has it manufactured in China. 

Haven't seen one myself.

Video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxx2F4ffmeE
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Re: C64 mini?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2021, 09:33:58 pm »
This may be interesting to C64 fans the Mega65  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEz3CQ343r4ssvIdmhDauMQ/videos
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Re: C64 mini? Updated with C64 Maxi and MEGA65
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2021, 05:59:15 pm »
On the Mega65 the chip is implemented on an FPGA and the machine allows up to 8 total cores to be used with the Mega65 so it can be made to function as other machines at this point the Sinclair Spectrum has been done but hypothetically machines like the Apple II, Amiga and Atari ST could be done. 

It runs at 1mhz, 2 mhz, 3.5 mhz and 40 mhz.  It uses the floppy to make floppy noises even when you access your program from either the SD card or the microSD card just to maintain the C64 ambiance.
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Re: C64 mini? Updated with C64 Maxi and MEGA65
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 11:03:11 am »
I never had a C64, even though it was the 2nd most popular 8 bit micro-computer, during the 1980's, in the UK.

I had the vastly more popular & functionally superior 48 K ZX Spectrum +, Spectrum 128 K, Spectrum +2A and Spectrum +3 (which I eventually ran and IBM 10 M. Byte Hard Drive on).

The spectrum featured the faster & more versatile Z80 processor, 41 K. bytes of user memory (compared to the C64's 38 K. Bytes) plenty o f 3rd party peripherals such as virtual memory pericon modules, parallel floppy disc drives, video capture cards, IO ports, robotics kits, etc.

I've walked around a factory and witnessed a Sinclair Spectrum running a CNC milling machine. NASA even took one (a Timex 2068 version) up on the Space Shuttle, in 1986, to send down 2 metre Ham radio band slow scan TV for schools. The Ham Radio astronaut operator was W5WFL.

All the C64 had going for it was the nicer keyboard.

 
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