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scotland
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C64 mini

Postby scotland » September 29th, 2017, 1:17 pm

http://www.vintageisthenewold.com/commodore-64-alike-the64-mini-is-being-released-next-year/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

There may soon be a Commodore C64 mini/flashback device. Price $90. No idea whats under the hood.

One thing a C64 kinda needs is a keyboard. the C64mini doesn't really have one - the keyboard you see is just a decoration. You can use a USB keyboard however, but the C64 keyboard was a bit different.

All in all, I would still recommend getting a vintage C64.

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Re: C64 mini

Postby Stalvern » September 29th, 2017, 3:08 pm

scotland wrote:All in all, I would still recommend getting a vintage C64.

I don't know if too many people in the 21st century will have the patience to put up with the cruel joke that is the 1541 floppy drive. The C64 is one case where I'm happier to just emulate it rather than deal with the actual hardware.

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Re: C64 mini

Postby scotland » September 29th, 2017, 3:34 pm

Stalvern wrote: I don't know if too many people in the 21st century will have the patience to put up with the cruel joke that is the 1541 floppy drive. The C64 is one case where I'm happier to just emulate it rather than deal with the actual hardware.


I hear ya. The files are so small that 1541 times really aren't bad, and a fast load cart is pretty cheap. They have the equivalent of flash carts, with an SD card holding ROMs and an 1541 emulator. Still have some load times, but otherwise works well.

The biggest issue I have had has been reliabilty issues

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Re: C64 mini

Postby matmico399 » October 2nd, 2017, 1:24 pm

Might grab it depending on the games on it.

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Re: C64 mini

Postby lynchie137 » October 2nd, 2017, 7:10 pm

Hmmm. Sounds interesting.I missed out on the C64 the first time around, so it'd be nice to get a hold of one of these just to see for myself how good some of the games were for it.

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Re: C64 mini

Postby LuckyWDFN » October 2nd, 2017, 9:21 pm

No Lode Runner, no Blue Max, no M.U.L.E.? I think list of games for C64 mini is pretty disappointing. Despite load times, C-64 & Atari 800XL users from back in the day loved using 64k capabilities to play The Ultimas, Seven Cities of Gold, Return of Hercules, or the early Castle Wolfensteins. Games you just couldn't play consoles of the day. The C64 Mini games list looks like throwaway titles by comparison... except for Summer Games and Temple of Apshai.

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Re: C64 mini

Postby newmodelarmy » October 3rd, 2017, 6:41 pm

LuckyWDFN wrote:No Lode Runner, no Blue Max, no M.U.L.E.? I think list of games for C64 mini is pretty disappointing. Despite load times, C-64 & Atari 800XL users from back in the day loved using 64k capabilities to play The Ultimas, Seven Cities of Gold, Return of Hercules, or the early Castle Wolfensteins. Games you just couldn't play consoles of the day. The C64 Mini games list looks like throwaway titles by comparison... except for Summer Games and Temple of Apshai.


No kidding! No Microprose! No RPG's (Ulitma, Question, etc), No Maniac Mansion, No Micro League Baseball, etc, etc. Plus the keyboard doesn't work? Why bother.


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