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  1. Just placed my second vote - This is getting exciting. I've often tried similar things to get an Amga dedicated laptop. I did eventually get it to work well using AF7 with it's linux base to boot, but it's pretty limited. I would love to setup another old laptop I have here as a dedicated TI emulator. So you'll get some booter votes from me when i remember to do so.
  2. Oh, BTW - I found a tutorial explaining how to use the Action reply 6 built in Cartridge to save game states.
  3. I have a pre-order for the V4sa. Hopeful it'll ship in a month or so. I wish they had a Vampire stand alone that included all the original external ports. It's nice to have original HW but all of it is aging and harder to repair as time goes on. Without the communities out there designing and selling modern alternatives I'm afraid emulation on a modern computer will win out in the end. There's something about original hardware and peripherals that just make it so desirable. However, I can say that between the C64mini and the Ultimate 64 Elite, I've got myself pretty much where I've wanted to be regarding the C64 in general. And I will still get myself the full size c64mini (max) when it comes to the US.
  4. It arrived on christmas eve. I just got it in a C64 case with keyboard. I flashed the roms and the firmware. Configure it and got an original 1541 drive connected and working. Using my slick stick. Was able to load up a sample of my friends disk collection and make them into d64 images and they work. Always wanting a real c64 this is the next best thing in my opinion. My buddy has a whole box full of disks, out of the 4 sampler pack, one floppy was bad. Otherwise, loving it. Haven't researched enough yet to see if there are any tricks to do a save state and load it up again. That'd be over the top. I don't have any real c64 carts to use as it does also have a cartridge port. Got dolphinDOS running on it for fast loading and that works pretty nicely so far. Anyway, here it is connected to an HDMI TV (I'm going 4:3 35" CRT tomorrow) as I set it up and did the flashing and testing of a disk. So nice...
  5. No issues there on mine. On a side note, I found this joystick mod I am going to do to mine. Hopefully this weekend. I often wondered what people did when they say they shelved the original joystick and use their own. How do they resolve the extra system buttons for saving and loading game states? anyway, this mod looks to be perfect for my needs.
  6. I am on the top of the list for the second batch of Ultimate 64 elite boards. paid in full over a year ago. I 'm very excited for it and wish it could be here before christmas, but I'm guessing sometime early 2020.
  7. LOL. Yeah I know. It was one of those projects I started without a clean cut plan and just ran around my basement grabbing things I could use. I will never open the cover again as long as it remains 100% working. So far so good. No one needs to know what it looks like under the hood (outside of a couple of internet posts).
  8. So my c64mini joystick broken a while back nd I did a repair. Then it starting getting flaky on my so I did a second repair and after testing I have to take it apart one more time to make some adjustments. Got very frustrating and to top it off my repair was a little off so the joystick sits at a minor but noticeable angle which causes issues. Decided to buy a replacement joystick on Amazon. WOA! Sticker shock! $29.99 for replacement joystick. Scroll down to see if there is another listed at a lower price and there is the c64Mini itself for sale...$30.99. Looks like I'm going to have 2 soon. LOL. With free next day delivery. Kind of like ink jet printers these days, almost the same price to buy a new printer instead of new ink cartridges. funny. I'll mod the new joystick proper this time before it breaks. The new mini will now become my "travel" c64mini solution leaving this full sized conversion home when the situation calls for it.
  9. I think I mentioned I never owned a C64 but played a lot on Friends computers back in the day. My parents went the TI-99/4a way which i don't egret now. But my current C64 experience is the mini converted to full sized. I am also eagerly awaiting my Ultimate 64 Elite to ship as soon as its ready. My frist two C64 computers were donated broken but I have the case and KBs to use - one for the mini conversion and then next for the U64E. Also have a 1541 I have yet to see if it works. I continue to play Castles of Dr. Creep. Current castle really difficult. My next greatest game moment; and consequently next few, will be each castle completed culminated by completing the entire game. I'm sure at this rate it will take another year or so. LOl. I feel glad to be enjoying this platform for the first now.
  10. Maybe 2 adaptors? https://www.amazon.com/Ksmile®-Right-Degree-Female-Adapters/dp/B01C6031MA/ref=pd_sbs_23_t_0/139-1992286-6294310?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01C6031MA&pd_rd_r=150d2043-396b-4d7b-808f-1feb41e44b86&pd_rd_w=x44HV&pd_rd_wg=t4a44&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=JVYZJ8PBC5WGV19FEZ45&psc=1&refRID=JVYZJ8PBC5WGV19FEZ45
  11. Unmodified TI on Modified PEB I use an old 13" CRT TV. Original look. Modified TI with F18A I use a coby TV with HDMI Converter. Plugs into KVM for convenience with multiple computers sharing the same screen keyboard and mouse next to my everyday PC.
  12. Still using it weekly. Granted I am only playing the Castles of Dr Creep at the moment (until I finish all 12 castles). And it's more fun now since I did the conversion on it and put it in a large case if only for the keyboard functionality. Just thought, after a while; I'd answer the OP "Anybody own the C64 Mini? Impressions?" - I really like it. At the lower price point I purchased it for and with the community build allowing USB sticks to load game images, I'm pretty impressed. And I use the default joystick with it even after breaking and repairing it, the system is giving me much joy.
  13. It's "The Castles of Dr. Creep" by Ed Hobbs.
  14. Ah, the ATX PSU PEB mod topic. It was fun and a great learning experience. The AA link has many broken photo links hence the public FB link right after with photos from start to finish.. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10206883911608295&id=1592441926&ref=bookmarks
  15. Plugged it in to my WinX PC. Plugged in Atari style joystick that comes with the Retron 77. Brought c64 forever (Vice based). Some minor config changes for controller (Selecting the correct one) Ran Castles of Dr. Creep. Smooth as silk! Love this, thank you much for making it!
  16. Not yet but I will. I've not checked every key. It's an old keyboard and i don't know if it's 100% or not. when I first connected it, I had the jumpers set to Amiga, so things weren't that fun. Went from UK to US on the mini each with the switch in up and down. Until I realized my error. Then I just had the switch down and checked between UK and US again with a few keys and a few Shift+Key strokes, it was working fine. As soon as I saw that I powered it off and having powered it on since...yet. Been busy and squeezed this little project in as fast as i could given the amount of free time I had to make a mess and clean it up again. No worries though. I plan to thoroughly put this thing through its paces. Especially when my U64Elite arrives. I'll do some side by side comparisons then. I got all excited and disappointed at the same time when I saw The c64 I think its called. The new full sized "mini" with keyboard and 2 more USB ports. I went for this project because it saved me some dough and I get the added bonus of 4 more ports for 6 total plus the two original controller ports. But now I'm just baballing....
  17. I think mine is not far away. I'm a few days from completing a castle in Castles of Dr. Creep for the first time ever..
  18. Lemme know the moment I can order one.
  19. My youngest boy's name is Jonas. He always hated me calling him Jonesy. I loved getting him to say "I'm not Jonesy!" So I could look sternly at him and say "You're not Jonesy.". Oh, and I still throw my hands in the air and yell "I Duddits!" Upon happy victories. Hence the topic.
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