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Hello from Southern California

VCFed about 2 days ago

I'm 54 and just started buying the first computers in my life out of nostalgia, now I can't stop. The first computer I owned was a VIC20 and the first computer I used in school was a TRS-80 Model 3. I enjoy kit building and repairing more than using but it …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • C64 core test build with switchable Digifix for 8580 SID

MISTerFPGA about 3 days ago

This test build allows the digifix to be switchable for the 8580 SID and removes the extra noise from the music and samples designed for the 8580 SIDhttps://github.com/MiSTe... ... ble-builds …

VIC-20 Repair Book Recommendations

VCFed about 6 days ago

I have a Vicky-Twenty build that is giving me some problems (no video, voltages at chips look good, all MOS chips work without issue in a working CR VIC-20 I have, known working video cable with a 1702 monitor) and I have watched some videos on VIC-20 issu …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • C64 Jiffydos SSD [Solved]

MISTerFPGA about 13 days ago

this wont default to jiffydos with the jiffydos rom it default to dolphin dos anyone know why?c64 folder is on ssd not sd card could this be cause wouth a symbolic link fix thisyes i know about this part To use JiffyDOS or another alternative kernel, repl …

Commodore 1311 joysticks - Are they really that bad?

VCFed about 13 days ago

Since I now own an SD2IEC and am also looking to expand my collection of physical software titles for my VIC-20 and C64, I'd like to 'upgrade' my joystick from the awful noname CX-40 ripoff controller I have. I know that Commodore 1311 joysticks can still …

Commodore Events - Both Old and New C= • ZOOM MEETING: Jessica Petersen - Programming in TRSE - Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 - 7:30PM ET !

Commodore.ca about 13 days ago

If you love programming or playing homebrew games, you won’t want to miss this presentation. Jessica Petersen is a Commodore enthusiast who specializes in the use of Turbo Rascal Syntax Error (TRSE), a complete cross-platform suite for making retrocomp …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • C16+4 Turbo Outrun

MISTerFPGA about 13 days ago

https://www.indieretronews... ... assic.htmlhttps://youtu.be/... Anyone else noticing the sound is off during the turbo outrun music let it run for a wee bit and you see what i mean!ingame music sound fine …
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C64+1541 drive+Gemstick+C2N(?) tape drive + some vic20 stuff + Commodore dust covers

VCFed about 29 days ago

I'm not a commodore guy and I'm unable to test any of this, I don't have a power adapter or drive cables. Everything appears excellent condition externally. Also throwing in what seems to be a Vic20 video output adapter and a vic20 power supply that was …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • Certain C64 Games are Having Problems Loading

MISTerFPGA about 1 month ago

Hello, after completing some school education a long time ago. Loaded Spellicopter without any problems, however Designasaurus only showed white garbage icons before crashing. After Sticky Bear performs his juggling animation on the title screen, Sticky B …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • Problem with NTSC VIC-20 Core

MISTerFPGA about 1 month ago

In NTSC, the VIC-20 core is no longer functioning correctly. Many games lock up when they shouldn't.Simple illustration: Dig Dug cartridge. Although the code is NTSC, it locks up in NTSC fairly quickly after booting up. It functions well in PAL.Somewhere …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • Is implementing Gmod2 Filesystem Possible?

MISTerFPGA about 1 month ago

I recently purchased the digital version of Monstro Gigante, which included a Gmod2 crt file in addition to an Easy Flash crt. They advise using the Vice emulator's Gmod2 file since it will preserve your progress. Is it feasible to get the MiSTer core to …
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Over 40 Years Later, William Shatner Still Loves The Commodore Vic-20

Time Extension about 1 month ago

"The Commodore VIC-20 was THE best personal computer of the 1980 for the price".Back in the 1980s, William Shatner was the star of several commercials promoting the Vic-20 — most of which saw the Star Trek and TJ Hooker actor comparing Commodore's classi …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • C64 Snappy Rom now works on C64 core

MISTerFPGA about 2 months ago

Hi everyoneThought I'd mention this in case anyone missed it but there was another C64 update released yesterday.One of the improvements was the support of 128k cartridges.I've always used the Action Replay 6 cart (had one back in the day) and I love it b …
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Greetings from near Philly, PA

VCFed about 2 months ago

Greetings I'm a new VCFD member having signed up as I work on building a C128 system to relive my fun as a kid when I had a C64 setup. These days my primary machine is a Windows laptop but over the years, between myself & my brother, we went throu …

VIC-20 clock problem

VCFed about 2 months ago

I have a VIC-20 that has bad sound. the 36874 and 36875 registers dont play sound at all and 36876 is not playing the correct frequencies. if you play every tone from 128 to 255 you notice that the scale starts over a few times. i have checked the clock i …

WANTED: KETEK Computer Commander for Breadbin Commodore Systems

VCFed about 2 months ago

I am in the market for a KETEK Computer Commander for the breadbin 64's simply because my most commonly used systems are my breadbin 64 and VIC-20. They made models for the 64C and 128 (biggest difference was the lower spacing for the system on the 64C an …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • C64 Gridpx issue - please disregard

MISTerFPGA about 2 months ago

Please disregard this post. I thought that MiSTer was having an issue with Gridpix, but I just tried to run it in Vice and it had the exact same problem. Apparently, the d64 file itself has gotten wonky and it's not a core issue at all. …
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Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • Automatically Running a Program from Floppy at Boot

MISTerFPGA about 3 months ago

As far as I have been able to find, there's no simple setting to make the C64 core load and run a program from a floppy image at boot.But the you can use a MGL file to mount a floppy disk and then inject a PRG file.And you can have a simple program that p …

Development for MiSTer • Snac DB9 compatibility for Amiga and 8 bit cores (FR)

MISTerFPGA about 3 months ago

Hello everybody,i've bought a Snac Db9 adapter for using on Mister cores original joysticks and paddles but while it's perfect on Atari 7800/2600 or SMS/MD core, it's not usable on Amiga (Minimig) or many 8 bit cores (C= ones, Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad at le …

Commodore Discussion • Commodore Free issue 97 - 2023

Commodore.ca about 3 months ago

A big Christmas surprise! Commodore Free magazine is back with issue 97! The last issue before the current one was published back in 2017. In the new issue, there is a tribute to the late programmer, Jason Kelk; VIC-20 news, C64 news, Amiga news, PE …

Commodore Free issue 97 - 2023

VCFed about 3 months ago

A big Christmas surprise! Commodore Free magazine is back with issue 97! The last issue before the current one was published back in 2017. In the new issue, there is a tribute to the late programmer, Jason Kelk; VIC-20 news, C64 news, Amiga news, PE …

Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • OT: C64, reset and irq implementation question

MISTerFPGA about 3 months ago

Hello,maybe this is a bit off topic for MiSTer, but maybe some experts on the C64 FPGA implementation may help me by finding an answer which is/was also of interest by the FPGA implementation of the great C64 core.I am currently working on an implementati …
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Help & Support • Older version of Tapuino project

Lemon64 about 3 months ago

I'm looking for a PCB, BOM, and build instructions in order to build a Tapuino that doesn't have SMD components on the Tapuino board. Of the information I have found, it calls for 4 buttons to control the user input. But I can't find any finished ones tha …
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Commodore 16, 64, 128, VIC-20, PET • C64 problem with The Space is Broken demo

MISTerFPGA about 3 months ago

I think I found an incompatibility issue with the C64 core in the Space is Broken - great demo by FAIRLIGHT group https://csdb.dk/release/?id... https://www.youtube.com/wat... some scenes, artifacts appear that are not visible on real …