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  1. What do you all expect from the Ex-head of the Stasi? (or Staatssicherheitsdienst if you'd rather).....
  2. Where are you located? There may be some one close enough to you to just pop over with the program, and help. This used to be quite common, today you might just get lucky ☺️.
  3. At least to the C-64 REU Availability, there is an open source option now that's a damn good replacement! Look on Lemon64; https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=77209 Or on youtube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfzsf5WbC2Q or GitHub ; https://github.com/jburrell7/REUPlusC2
  4. I can't believe people are talking about how to port a game they have never heard of! To reduce Bioshock to a mere text adventure would a crime - no matter what computer you would it aim at. Although the System Requirements say BioShock will run on Windows XP with sp 2, that would be painful, to say the least. It needs at least an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with 2Gb of RAM, and a healthy graphics card. Have fun trying to port that to any Commodore machine. I can understand some interest in BioShock. It is one of the strangest FPS ever thought up, and loads of fun to play. But to cut it down to work in any form on a Plus 4 or C-128 would be criminal. Just my opinion.......
  5. I was just now looking on bombjack.org for something else, and found the Gold Disks the OP wanted. Look in the "disk image" section under Gold Disk, or; https://commodore.bombjack.org/commodore/disks/gold-disk/ Just click on that link. They have 16 of the gold disks available.
  6. Here are a bunch of books on the subject. Take note - this is a great source! https://commodore.bombjack.org/kim-pet/books-kim-pet.htm
  7. Here's an idea for for an REU; but, it's a DIY version (Darned neat idea though....) https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=77209
  8. Use this program to see what ROM version you have in the 1571; https://commodore.software/downloads/download/149-miscellaneous-utilities/12217-rom-check-1571 Most ROM are socketed. If you need an upgrade, post it here. I think I still have one.
  9. You are pretty safe, all things considered. The dangerous C-64 PSUs are the North American, units that are filled with Epoxy, color not withstanding and run on 115V. The European PSUs are slightly better made (and run on 220v mains). Everyone should take the age of these power supplies into consideration if you are going to use them. I have had several PSUs damage C-64 computers over the years, usually taking out most of the RAM chips, at the very least.
  10. I remember a company called "Gold Disk" that put out Amiga software, but nothing for the C-64 or C-128. They put out such programs as Professional Page, Professional Calc, Professional Draw series, Comic Setter, and Amiga Appetizer to name a few. Is this what the OP is remembering?
  11. The only other cartridge fast loader that will work on the C-128 is Mach 128 from Access Software - But I don't remember is it will work with SD2IEC. Anybody else remember?
  12. These test with the Super Snapshot will be a while. I seem to be suffering some failures with the trusty old C-64C. Best laid plans of mice and men......
  13. If the old Action Replay carts work, then the Super Snapshot cartridge should work, No? I'll to dig my old Super Snapshot V4 out and see what happens.
  14. DLH does a great job keeping this site going. I would go so far to say we should all send him a donation. It's a great site!
  15. This is the site I normally use; https://commodore.bombjack.org/ https://commodore.bombjack.org/commodore/disks/compute/ This is a great site for most any Commodore stuff
  16. Jim Brain already makes the best cartridge X Pander in the U.S.: https://store.go4retro.com/x-pander-3-slot-cartridge-port-expander/ Great product, excellent price.
  17. Here's a site for getting most of the GEOS files you will need. Good place to know about. https://cbmfiles.com/geos/ Are you running GEOS 2.0? If not, back track and get the 2.0 files. It's much better than than the earlier versions. Hope this helps.
  18. Another vote for Wizball. An amazing game on the C-64! Spindizzy is another great game, that might drive you a little crazy. Have you tried Blue Max? interesting game - have you flown under a bridge yet?
  19. I am not 100% sure the Keelog PSU is mentioned in this thread, but it's worth reading; https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=78197&start=15 There are other PSU threads there.....
  20. I understand this point, and it makes perfect sense. I have one question though - since the drive ROM can "get in the way", why has there never been a switch included with that ROM, or at least more mention of the potential problem?
  21. I've been using a C-64 since 1983, and a C-128 since 1986. I always install a switch on the computer for Jiffy DOS. I guess I am not that much of a purist - and new cases can be bought for the C-64C. You don't need a switch on the drive (any drive), because the ROM in the computer will tell the drive ROM what to use. (remember that?) Warp Speed will work with JD active, sort of, but it works better with the JD ROM turned off. Also true of several other cartridges. Edit - I just noticed that vote counter isn't working. I marked "Yes, there are times when it needs to be disabled. " but that isn't shown.
  22. Expanders for the VIC are hard to find these days. This is all I could find; https://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-vic-20-Game-Slot-Expander/254937728035?hash=item3b5b790423:g:evYAAOSwkZ5gcw69
  23. I still use a C-128 only in 128 mode, for programming, GEOS, spreadsheets, even word processing every now and then. I even use CP/M (with the REU) for dBase II.
  24. I sold an almost complete C-128 keyboard with the top case just a couple of months back (it had one broken F-Key). Maybe I should have asked more for it. I've been looking for C-128 keyboard parts, and I am surprised how unavailable they are today.
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