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Old 13 February 2016, 14:38   #1
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Mega 65. Fpga Commodore 65.

I just saw this on another site and thought I'd mention it here. Considering the vampire board is fpga also I thought it relevant and surely of interest.
http://mega65.org
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Old 13 February 2016, 16:33   #2
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I just saw this on another site and thought I'd mention it here. Considering the vampire board is fpga also I thought it relevant and surely of interest.
http://mega65.org
And there is a good chance it will be cheaper than the €10,000 that the real C65s go for on ebay ;-)

They name VIC IV as the graphics chip, AFAIK there was no VIC IV, the C65 prototypes used VIC III but then again , adding HD output probably required some modifications.

Not sure why they would add a floppy though... Its not like we have a bunch of c65 software on floppies and need to have a drive for legacy support...

Since I usually like crazy and unusual projects I will keep an eye on this one..
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And there is a good chance it will be cheaper than the 10,000 that the real C65s go for on ebay ;-)

They name VIC IV as the graphics chip, AFAIK there was no VIC IV, the C65 prototypes used VIC III but then again , adding HD output probably required some modifications.

Not sure why they would add a floppy though... Its not like we have a bunch of c65 software on floppies and need to have a drive for legacy support...

Since I usually like crazy and unusual projects I will keep an eye on this one..
Yes it's deffo crazy and unusual. I'm not sure why the floppy disc drive either. Do they intend to produce actual injection molded cases, I doubt it.
Intriguing nonetheless.
Yes, the real deal is so expensive, there's only a few of them in exisyance of course.
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there was some link to a reproduced C65 case .... anyone got that ? that would look really nice on my office table
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there's more info available in German clips on youtube, unfortunately my German skills are not high enough to understand.

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Also, the board they use / recommend costs ~ $320. Seems fairly pricy for what it does, does it not?

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