Jump to content
StephenJ

TheC64 Full Size - Pre-orders Open for USA

Recommended Posts

3 minutes ago, TimsterAA said:

I hope that’s truthful! Good luck - hope you get it!

According to the tracking it has left Massachusetts and is on it's way to Syracuse as we speak. YAY!! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's here, and it's beautiful! I transfered everything from my Backbit cartridge over to a thumb drive and everything I have tried just works.  This is AWESOME!  Swapping disks is super easy, and so far everything just works.  I hope you guys get your 64 soon. It was worth the wait. 20201211_145817.thumb.jpg.f3d4342f9dfb1b7b896ac69387be22ce.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DavidC,

Happy for you. Received mine yesterday.
I am also very pleased with everything so far.
Having an all-in-one C64 is really great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congrats! It’s a Festivus Miracle! 🙂

 

Out of curiosity since I’ve yet to open mine, is the plug for these US or Euro? I know it’s moot as you can just use a 5V USB plug but I’m curious. Thanks - and congrats again. Glad to hear you got them. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, DavidC said:

It was worth the wait.

I am waiting for it to be available from a different outlet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had originally pre-ordered in August, but for a multitude of reasons cancelled my preorder when (more) delays were announced around November.   I'm kind of with @OLD CS1, hoping it's available from another outlet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Question for those that already have units in hand: If you felt so compelled, using the Maxi could you load up an old word processor and save a file to the USB?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, themewsh said:

Question for those that already have units in hand: If you felt so compelled, using the Maxi could you load up an old word processor and save a file to the USB?

You would need to save the document to a d64 file on the usb, but yes it would probably work. You would then need to extract the file from the d64.

Edited by jrhodes
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/17/2020 at 1:55 PM, digdugnate said:

I had originally pre-ordered in August, but for a multitude of reasons cancelled my preorder when (more) delays were announced around November. 

I did the same. Shipping to Canada from Amazon USA was steep and the exchange rate is pretty punitive anyways, so I figured I was better off using my retro electronics budget elsewhere (it wasn't available on Amazon Canada). I'm hoping there is a Canadian distributor in the future.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, jrhodes said:

You would need to save the document to a d64 file on the usb, but yes it would probably work. You would then need to extract the file from the d64.

Sweet! That works, I thought it might be “fun” to use it as an air-gapped writing tool. The thought being that if you’re sitting down to write something on a system with no internet connection to distract, and a extra couple steps to extract the work, my hope is that it will make for a good focusing mechanism - really make the time spent typing count.

 

I dunno, if that proves to not be the case, at least there’s always games!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/18/2020 at 2:41 PM, themewsh said:

Question for those that already have units in hand: If you felt so compelled, using the Maxi could you load up an old word processor and save a file to the USB?

Yes.  I have had no problems saving or loading files to a usb stick. Swapping disks is very easy. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone experienced any issues with disk images either not being written to, or being wrecked?  

 

I have a “The VIC 20” on the current firmware and a few times I’ve noticed things like high score files on disk images not being saved even though the program thinks it saved them.  I also managed to wreck a .71 disk image somehow that whenever is mounted, any access returns a 74,DRIVE NOT READY error, and it won’t format.  I’ve tried 2 different USB sticks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was there ever an NTSC version of this available? I know they were being sold on USA sites, but were they the same as the PAL ones?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My VIC came...it's neat! Enjoying it so far as a desktop distraction and also using it as a non-internet connected digital scratchpad that I can pull data from when needed seems to be working out. No issues to report, thanks to everyone that answered questions here. I hope these become easier to get soon so everyone has access.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The triangle buttons on the joystick suck.  I keep bumping them by accident and is there a way to turn them off?   What does an up arrow in the upper right corner of the screen mean?  I keep seeing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The arrow means you have caps lock on.

In your .cjm file you could have a line as follows:

J:1*:JU,JD,JL,JR,JF,JF,,,,,,,,,

or

J:2*:JU,JD,JL,JR,JF,JF,,,,,,,,,

 

This would make all buttons on the joystick null except for directions and fire, i.e. it would be more like a original c64 joystick.

I suggest you download the manual and read it.

https://retrogames.biz/thec64/support/manuals-thec64

Also download and install latest update if you have not already.

https://retrogames.biz/thec64/support/upgrade-thec64

Edited by jrhodes
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...