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Old 16 November 2014, 20:18   #1
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C64P - The next stage in C64 Retro Gaming [HARDWARE REVIEW]



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So far we have done a number of hardware reviews now from products such as the UCassette, to The Future Was 8bit's SD2IEC. Well now we have something incredibly special to show you, a hardware device which is sure to be the next best thing in portable C64 retrogaming. It's the C64P; a C64DTV based laptop that has been sent to us by The Future Was 8bit! (Please note that this is an early press build and any issues are likely to be addressed for full retail )
http://www.indieretronews.com/2014/1...ro-gaming.html

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Old 17 November 2014, 06:54   #2
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That's an interesting product there mate, i did see mention of this on there site recently and was curious about it.

And again great review there Neil, really informative!

I personally wouldn't get one as i already have a few C64's, netbook, caanoo and jxd tablet for C64 stuff, but i have to admit it looks really nice!
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so if you, like me, don't like those huge borders of wasted space then just select a wider zoom.
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Old 17 November 2014, 11:45   #5
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Does the display output at 50hz for proper smooth scrolling? Not important to some but a deal breaker for myself.
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Old 17 November 2014, 16:35   #6
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Can the device be used for anything else? Other emulators, linux etc...
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Don't believe so as it's built with C64 parts, not that I've tried anyway
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Old 17 November 2014, 17:22   #8
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Can the device be used for anything else? Other emulators, linux etc...
Being based on the C64DTV which is an FPGA, nope. Unless you can reprogram it somehow with another core (which won't be easy), but afaik you can't
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Old 17 November 2014, 18:39   #9
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C64DTV is not an FPGA, it is a custom ASIC, so you can't 'reprogram' it.
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C64DTV is not an FPGA, it is a custom ASIC, so you can't 'reprogram' it.
Whoops, my bad. I meant loading another core by the way, 'reprogram' was just for sake of clarity Nevermind, doesn't make much difference if it's an ASIC!
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Looks like a simple Gameboy..

I guess the size of it, u can easily carry it... like notebook. Not bad, but its an extra device..

Now if something like this could be done for the Amiga we'd be set
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Looks like some people really want to have one. Seven days to go and the current bid is 595.00
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231407240285
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