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Bought a C64 :D

Post by Subzero » 18/12/2013 - 22:11

i know, i know, chastise me if you like but after many years (8) without one i finally have bought another C64 - now...the question is...what games should i buy????

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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Commie_User » 19/12/2013 - 0:29

Why not try Rolling Ronny, Mike Read's Pop Quiz, Heavenbound, Blazing Thunder, Hunchback 2, Kong Strikes Back, Who Dares Wins 2, Galaxy (1983), TV Games (pack includes Bullseye and Trivial Pursuit), Smash TV, Black Thunder/Suicide Express, Lemmings, Prince Clumsy, Kwik Snax or Mayhem In Monsterland for a knockout spread?


And grab this cassette for four more goodies. (Chameleon was crap.) I cut my Commie teeth on just this pile, save for Mayhem.

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But first, perhaps indulge yourself an AR6 and flash card interface. Them's good basics.

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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Commie_User » 19/12/2013 - 1:13

...Or you might want to buy some crap, for that authentic period flavour we all have flooding back..


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Though maybe it was a workaday drudge simulator, as actually being a ghostbuster can't be as fun as it looked on the screen.




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There's a hell of a difference between a tough game and a piece of sh*t with awful controls. And this tape quadruples the experience, just for you.

No wonder the freestyle guys look like they're falling off - it's pretty much what happens to you when playing such crud.



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Oh yes, there it all is. Dear me.

Crap outweighed the good, no doubt about it. It's what sunk Commie gaming for me until recently.





Still, as I found, an original Jive Bunny CD can always make the journey faster. They marked my 80s anyway and were a splendid mesh of sampling and cover band:

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I can't believe they're still re-releasing it and even doing new stuff. And I can't have heard this album for 20 years: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JIVE-BUNNY-TH ... 5d46cd15dd

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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Analog-X64 » 19/12/2013 - 2:12

Congratz. I've put in a pre-order for a 1541 Ultimate II adapter.
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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Subzero » 19/12/2013 - 13:16

Analog-X64 wrote:Congratz. I've put in a pre-order for a 1541 Ultimate II adapter.
wassat then lad?


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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Marcel Donné » 20/12/2013 - 7:39

Best invention since sliced bread mate ;-)

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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Subzero » 20/12/2013 - 8:44

ouch!!! well outta my price range!

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Post by Commie_User » 20/12/2013 - 12:16

Marcel Donné wrote:Best invention since sliced bread mate ;-)


What about the Chameleon?

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And if you disturb the dust in the archive, we uncover a solution way cheaper: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9936

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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Analog-X64 » 20/12/2013 - 12:31

Subzero wrote:ouch!!! well outta my price range!
I've been saving up for it for a few months now, and it wont be shipping till February 2014.

I've been researching and looking at other similar products, CRT of Censor Design had one with him at the world of commodore show and he was raving about it and I got to see how it works. Its an awesome piece of hardware and worth saving up for.

The thing is feature packed.

1541 Ultimate-II
Features:

Full, cycle accurate emulation of two real Commodore 1541 diskdrives.
Uses .D64 and .G64 files stored on MicroSD card or USB stick
Supports .G64 files as well (Read/Write)
Configurable IDs
Configurable ROM (1541/1541C/1541II or custom)
RAMBOard memory expansion (up to 40K)
MicroSD or USB storage device (stick, card reader, and even HD)
FAT/FAT32 support, with sub-directories and long filenames
ISO9660 support with Joliet, for reading .ISO files and access external CD/DVD drives through USB
Supports SD V1.1 cards as well as SD V2.0 in High Capacity mode (SDHC)
Battery backed up Real Time Clock
Dual SID implementation, optionally 8 voices each
Built-in SID player; plays SID files on either 'real' SID or emulated SID.
C64 cartridge emulation:
Final Cartridge III
Action Replay
Retro Replay
Super Snapshot
Turbo Assembler w/ Codenet
Epyx Fastloader
Custom 8K/16K carts
Custom Ocean / System3 carts (up to 512K)
Commodore 1750/1764 REU
REU Compatible
Size selectable from 128K up to 16 MB
Can be combined with Retro Replay and SuperSnapshot compatible roms
Flexible freezer menu
select, mount, create D64 images, browse disk images
create new directories, delete files
Ultra fast DMA load of single file programs (.PRG files on SD/USB, inside .D64 or .T64)
Configuration screen, with resident settings
Tape emulation, through 6-pin header on the bottom of the board*
Load .TAP files to C64
Capture tape data from C64 to .TAP file
Capture tape data from a datasette and store it as .TAP file
Totally rewritten firmware, for easier expansion and maintenance


* Tape emulator cable is an accessory, which is needed to work with tap files.


Specifications:
- Board size: 62 x 84 mm
- Sturdy plastic case, enforced with glass fiber
- 700k-gate FPGA
- Full size 6-pin DIN connector (IEC)
- 2 MB Flash ROM
- 32 MB SDRAM
- MicroSD card compatible slot
- USB host port (supports Mass storage class only)
- Stereo audio output
- 6-pin expansion pin-header for connection to tape port (for C2N emulation), or other future features.
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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Commie_User » 20/12/2013 - 15:44

Well, priorities and things I suppose. If you pay more, you get the best but not everybody wants all the features.

It's on my target list somewhere. But if they put multi-driver MIDI on it, I'd buy it in a shot. Datel carts are so rare I count my lucky stars I found mine in a Sound Expander.

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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Jan Lund Thomsen » 20/12/2013 - 21:32

What Marcel said. The 1541U2 is the best piece of kit you can get for your breadbin these days.

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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Subzero » 21/12/2013 - 8:28

probly is but for £60 less id go for the memory card loader thingy

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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Analog-X64 » 21/12/2013 - 13:31

Subzero wrote:probly is but for £60 less id go for the memory card loader thingy
In Canada we have $1 and $2 coins. December last year, I picked up one of those plastic coke bottles that is a piggy bank. During the period of one year, anytime I had a $1 or $2 coin in my pocket, I threw it in the bottle.

This month I emptied the bottle and counted. I had $1800 in change. So far it has paid for winter tires and brand new brakes and brake discs for my car and I still have money left over to buy the 1541 Ultimate and to fund my arcade cabinet project.

If you save like that over a period of 6-12 months it wont feel as bad on the wallet.

Now that I've emptied the bottle. I'm starting all over again for next year.
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Re: Bought a C64 :D

Post by Jan Lund Thomsen » 22/12/2013 - 11:22

There's a chap on another Commodore-board I visit who moaned excessively about the 1541U being too costly for his wallet, and how he'd rather get an SD2IEC. A few months after going for the cheaper option, he caved in and bought a 1541 Ultimate anyway.

The moral being that if you go for the good stuff straight away, you'll probably end up spending less money.

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