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Old 04 December 2017, 22:56   #261
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The mini thec64 doesn't have a functioning KB, the full size version due sometime after will have a full KB to use.
Oh, yes . I see:
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PLUS – Full sized, fully working version also coming in 2018 as well!
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Old 05 December 2017, 19:11   #262
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Also if you backed the full size one they are giving you a Mini for free !
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International Karate Ultimate (EasyFlash, a D64 will follow later) was released. Great new backgrounds and some useful new game options/features.

http://csdb.dk/release/?id=160698
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Old 08 December 2017, 15:30   #264
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Luftrauserz finally released for the C64 by RGCD!

Cartridge version:
http://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/lu...z-commodore-64
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https://rgcddev.itch.io/luftrauserz
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Old 08 December 2017, 19:37   #265
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Luftrauserz finally released for the C64 by RGCD!

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http://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/lu...z-commodore-64
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https://rgcddev.itch.io/luftrauserz
PAL only and sold out

But it's great that this development continues!
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Old 09 December 2017, 17:02   #266
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PAL only
Anyone serious about C64 should already have a PAL unit instead of crying about NTSC. All the scene is Europe centric. It's been for decades.

There's unlimited, super cheap, impossible to sell out digital copies that anyone can have right now.
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Anyone serious about C64 should already have a PAL unit instead of crying about NTSC. All the scene is Europe centric. It's been for decades.

There's unlimited, super cheap, impossible to sell out digital copies that anyone can have right now.
Will the pal C64 work in America?
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Will the pal C64 work in America?
Sure, they're not region-locked like DVDs and Blurays. You cannot use a 230V PSU though but need a 110V unit from an NTSC C64.

You also need a monitor that accepts a PAL signal which can be an issue with some older CRT monitors, however most modern monitors/TVs do not care about PAL/NTSC. The monitor I am using for my C64 is a Dell 2001FP which is also common in US and it works equally well with PAL and NTSC.
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Sure, they're not region-locked like DVDs and Blurays. You cannot use a 230V PSU though but need a 110V unit from an NTSC C64.

You also need a monitor that accepts a PAL signal which can be an issue with some older CRT monitors, however most modern monitors/TVs do not care about PAL/NTSC. The monitor I am using for my C64 is a Dell 2001FP which is also common in US and it works equally well with PAL and NTSC.
I use a Commodore 1084S. Any ideas if that will work?
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I use a Commodore 1084S. Any ideas if that will work?
Don't think that will work unfortunately. While the monitor can do 50 Hz, it will only show a black and white image if you hook up a PAL C64 to it. The 1084S can work with PAL Amigas though if you connect them through RGB, but Composite and Luma/Chroma will be B/W.
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What demolition says is true. But you can also, nowadays, get a cheap converter box that will work with your 1084 or another display.
Power supply needs are easily fixable with transformers or new PSUs.

You could also convert your NTSC machine to a PAL one... bit more tricky, but theoretically, with the right parts, it should work. But you still have the display issue.

Solution in my view (what I did): Import an european 1084.
Easiest solution: use a modern display, like demolition.
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What demolition says is true. But you can also, nowadays, get a cheap converter box that will work with your 1084 or another display.
Power supply needs are easily fixable with transformers or new PSUs.

You could also convert your NTSC machine to a PAL one... bit more tricky, but theoretically, with the right parts, it should work. But you still have the display issue.

Solution in my view (what I did): Import an european 1084.
Easiest solution: use a modern display, like demolition.
Interesting ideas. Any idea how much the converters are?

I already have the USA PSU with my NTSC C64 #AcronymOverload
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I never had the need for one so no idea, but also, now that I think of it, is there any converter that does S-Video? All the ones I've seen are for inferior Composite.

Also wonder what would happen to the luma/chroma video output after you convert the machine to PAL. I need to check this myself (I have a half-converted NTSC machine that I need to finish)
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I never had the need for one so no idea, but also, now that I think of it, is there any converter that does S-Video? All the ones I've seen are for inferior Composite.

Also wonder what would happen to the luma/chroma video output after you convert the machine to PAL. I need to check this myself (I have a half-converted NTSC machine that I need to finish)
Ok thanks. If I ever buy a game that requires only pal maybe I'll test all this out. I did ask for a couple of games from Psytronik on cassette this year, so we'll have to see what Santa brings me! I did it for fun, like the old days when I was 12 and praying to find Ghostbusters on tape under our tree! (I did! Thanks mum and dad!!)
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Nice to see the Commodore 64 on an old episode of Red Dwarf!
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Old 17 December 2017, 20:00   #276
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I never had the need for one so no idea, but also, now that I think of it, is there any converter that does S-Video? All the ones I've seen are for inferior Composite.

I use a converter from S-video to vga, so I can use my Pc monitor and it works perfect. I'm not sure if this model, but it looks like it: https://www.ebay.es/itm/AV-to-VGA-HD...Zj8CiDaPVQKL9g
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Just to comment about this beauty that I've just seen: The RedPhatty. Tons of love put into this mod:

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I've got to paint my C64 and I'm thinking if matt black/ gloss black /red with white lines.

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All I see when anybody does this to a computer:




Why is there even a freaking (tube?) in there??
Most of this is no added functionality.

I guess my C64s have as many or more mods but they are all for a purpose.
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Just to comment about this beauty that I've just seen: The RedPhatty. Tons of love put into this mod:

[ Show youtube player ]

I've got to paint my C64 and I'm thinking if matt black/ gloss black /red with white lines.
Looks seriously awesome. I love the screen, SD card slot and speakers, all adding new features that it didn't have before. Plus it just looks cool.
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There's a lot of cheap C64 stuff on itch.io right now, great titles of the last few years for less than $5

Go fetch:
https://itch.io/search?q=C64
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