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Old 14 August 2014, 02:28   #1355
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Need more info on Pal NTSC Switch?

Hello Jens (Schoenfeld),

I need to verify something concerning the 64 reloaded new motherboard you currently are in the process of developing. I was under the impression that your motherboard would go from Pal to NTSC and back with just a switch? However, it looks like this is not true? I have games from both Europe and the United States. If I want many people in a building to play any game on the commodore system (Europe or US), then I need to load that game on the region specific computer. However, this is frustrating and a hassle. I would rather press a switch and use the same computer. To my knowledge, the c64 computers from all regions are the same except the video signal (Pal or NTSC) and the Power Frequency (50hz for Pal and 60hz for NTSC). So, how hard could it be to switch between two video modes and make a switch for the power frequency. I must admit that the average person today will not mess with the Chamelon (Multi Cartrdge) device and I see no reason to do so today. The only thing that might be nice is to save a level and come back to it and I can already do that with Super Snapshot Cartridge. Finally, if I am not mistaken, then would this system you're currently producing considered to be a Pal only unit?

PS: I might be interested in one Pal Unit but honestly I would be interested in a whole lab of these motherboards if they had the Pal and Ntsc switch. You must realize that great games can be found in the US and Europe. There is not just one region of good games available. In my opinion, if you want to make your motherboard a big hit then you need a multi national system that will run all formats. But it is up to you whether this product is a big hit or just a mediocre attempt! By the way, I sent three email requests or three generated tickets and no one has responded to me regarding your New c64 reloaded motherboard on your Individual Computer's Website. I finally decided to look on Lemon only to find you on this Web forum. So, I don't know if you're backed up significantly but I find two weeks waiting for a response to my inquires on Individual Computers Website to be incredibly frustrating. I hope this changes because I think some people might consider not to do business with you when this sort of thing is going on. However, I am pretty forgiving on such matters because I want everyone to enjoy retro things more for the fun aspect and not the business aspect of things. I look forward to your oppinion on this!
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