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Old 19 February 2018, 19:07   #21
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I will happen one day, but not for the mass market like this toys. 300-350 Euro maybe for such an Amiga like the reloaded.
Sad but true, seems the owners of these IPs are happy to sell a few hundred of something rather than actually think what could be done, then again this has been happening since 1995
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Old 19 February 2018, 22:18   #22
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Sad but true, seems the owners of these IPs are happy to sell a few hundred of something rather than actually think what could be done, then again this has been happening since 1995
I have no crystal ball, and because I prefer to see the half full glass, just hope you are wrong .
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Old 19 February 2018, 23:02   #23
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I have no crystal ball, and because I prefer to see the half full glass, just hope you are wrong .
I prefer to the see the glass half full, its just that we always see it half empty! I hope im wrong too!
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Old 19 February 2018, 23:05   #24
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No, a keyboard Amiga like the A1200 or A500. The reloaded is planned as an A1200 similar computer in an A500 case. A hybrid of real chips and FPGA.

Full compatibility to the old software is mandatory. I don't care about the useless nextgen Amiga stuff.

http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/Commodore_A1200_Reloaded
Thank you for the link .
I have also read the page about the C64 MK2 Reloaded.
Both look really interesting. The idea to be able to "mount" the C64 or Amiga to the need is really good.
Nevertheless, even if they tend to be reassuring, I am wondering about the compatibility with the existing applications/games.
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Old 19 February 2018, 23:21   #25
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If you're considering a new C64 mainboard, also consider this great piece of tech: https://ultimate64.com/Ultimate-64
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Old 26 March 2018, 12:55   #26
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My TheC64 Mini has arrived !!
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Old 26 March 2018, 13:00   #27
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So, another one who can check this: http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=1220775&postcount=8
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The joystick is just that a joystick everything is built into the mini C64 inc the games etc, I fired it up with out the joystick plugged in and you have access to all the games, you just can't select anything.
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My TheC64 Mini has arrived !!
Cool !
So what do you think about it ?
I am a little bit surprised by the amount of buttons on the joystick.
Could you detail what are those 4 small buttons for ?
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Old 26 March 2018, 13:22   #30
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You have the 2 big buttons which are Left and Right Fire, the smaller triangle buttons are L1 and R1, and the small buttons from left to right are A, B, C and Menu
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OK, cool to know! Thanks for clearing it up.
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Old 26 March 2018, 13:48   #32
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Mine has arrived as well this morning. Strangely no email contact at all since placing the preorder last year. no delivery confirmation either. Thankfully it arrived though
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Yea they said they were just sending them out with no delivery info as they were afraid of interceptions of the stock.
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Can someone explain how you run additional games off USB?

Can you add covers to added games?
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No you can't currently add covers to games from USB and you can only play 1 game at a time from USB, this is supposed to change with a firmware update later on.
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You can start other games, but it seems painful inconvenient.

https://thec64.com/loading-other-programs/
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You can start other games, but it seems painful inconvenient.

https://thec64.com/loading-other-programs/
the second option seems fair for now, loading disks the old fashion way. I am curious already what the firmware upgrade will bring...
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Seems RPi is much better and easier option.
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The joystick is just that a joystick everything is built into the mini C64 inc the games etc, I fired it up with out the joystick plugged in and you have access to all the games, you just can't select anything.
Long sentence without punctuation... Sorry if I did not understand correctly.
So without the original joystick we are stuck ?

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You have the 2 big buttons which are Left and Right Fire, the smaller triangle buttons are L1 and R1, and the small buttons from left to right are A, B, C and Menu
Thanks for the precisions.
One question indeed. Long time I didn't play with a C64 but back to time joystick were only having 2 big buttons and the stick .
Are the L1, R1, A, B, C useful in game ? or just to browse the menu ?

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the second option seems fair for now, loading disks the old fashion way. [...]
Agree but don't forget that the keyboard on the C64 mini is just "to show off" so an external USB keyboard has to be used.
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The Mini comes with a Joystick anyway, but you can buy extra sticks for two player games, you can also plug in a USB Keyboard and program using Basic. I have not found more of a use for the extra buttons as of yet but I have only played a couple of games.
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