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Posted : Friday, 29 September 2017, 07:06
Pakz
C64 mini anounced Linkage
Posted : Friday, 29 September 2017, 07:06
GfK
Clicks "order today" >> "coming soon". So.... can't order today. :/
Posted : Friday, 29 September 2017, 07:23
Jayenkai
So... The keyboard's fake?
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Why bother at all, then?

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Posted : Friday, 29 September 2017, 07:33
GfK
I'm not sure if any of those games are anywhere the "best", either. One or two possibly, but mostly, not.
Posted : Friday, 29 September 2017, 10:37
Dabz
And the award for the 2017 Worlds Worst Website To Browse On An iPhone goes tooooo.... *drum roll*

TheC64.com

Unfortunately they cannot be here this evening, so here’s a small statement from the fellas at theC64.com:-

“I like eggy bread”

And there we are... well done guys!

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Posted : Friday, 29 September 2017, 15:06
spinal
If the keyboard was real, i'd consider it, but as it seems to not be, no way.

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Posted : Friday, 29 September 2017, 16:19
rockford
No Uridium. No deal

They've got ParaDroid and Gribbly's Day Out, why not Braybrook's absolute finest hour?


Hmmm... It says on the box that 64 games are included, but only shows 40 (and most of those aren't the best), so the other 24 must be really shite.

I'm REALLY surprised that Heartland and Nodes of Yesod are on there - those games are fiercely protected by their owner.
Posted : Saturday, 30 September 2017, 16:12
Jayenkai
I dunno. I get the feeling that if it were the previous C64-TV-Doohickey company doing this, they'd've made that keyboard work!!

This feels like it's going to be no more than an emulator, a Rasp-Pi, and a case...
I'm not 100% sure why I'm thinking that, but I just can't shake it..

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Posted : Saturday, 30 September 2017, 17:24
GfK
This feels like it's going to be no more than an emulator, a Rasp-Pi, and a case...
I'm not 100% sure why I'm thinking that, but I just can't shake it..
If you're going to do that, might as well get a fullsize DOA C64, rip the innards out and stick a Pi in that. Plenty of nice, flat bits to cut new holes for USB ports and whatnot.

I honestly don't get these micro-replica computer/consoles. Especially one that has a keyboard that doesn't do anything.
Posted : Monday, 09 October 2017, 11:28
Pakz
Amiga is on the mini also :

https://www.generationamiga.com/2017/10/08/cloanto-and-retro-games-ltd-announce-release-of-amiga-mini-computer-in-2018/

Curious if it will be any good.
Posted : Monday, 09 October 2017, 11:38
Jayenkai
I still like the Armiga form factor.
https://www.armigaproject.com/
If I didn’t still have a working A600, I’d’ve bought one of those a long time ago!

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Posted : Monday, 09 October 2017, 12:10
GfK
Yet another new Amiga? Stick a Ferrari badge on a cowpat, and it's still a cowpat.

The Amiga as we knew and loved it, is dead. It's time folks stopped bastardizing the name. Likewise Atari.
Posted : Saturday, 31 March 2018, 07:00
Jayenkai

View on YouTube

8bit guy reviews, and opens up, the C64 mini.

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Posted : Saturday, 31 March 2018, 08:06
steve_ancell
I did have my eye on this, Linkage!, until I saw the f'ing pricetag. What I wanna know is what happened to the initial price of £150 - £170 when it was still in the kickstarter stage.
Posted : Saturday, 31 March 2018, 08:54
Jayenkai
They’re selling the TheC64 joystick separately. Although it’s currently out of stock on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-C64-Joystick-Electronic-Games/dp/B079JCLP8W/

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Posted : Saturday, 31 March 2018, 09:05
steve_ancell
Can a keyboard be plugged in to that, for indie devs I mean, or is it strictly just a games console?

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And can you just type straight at the Ready prompt like a classic C64?
Posted : Saturday, 31 March 2018, 09:08
Jayenkai
Yeah, you can plug in a USB keyboard to the C64 mini. You can also add disk images via a USB drive, but it's currently limited to one disk only, and it acts like a real C64 disk, so.. slow loading!!!
The 8bit guy video shows all this, btw. He's quite in-depth.
The only thing he doesn’t say is whether the joystick is crappy contacts, or proper micro switches..

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Posted : Saturday, 31 March 2018, 12:02
spinal
Got one for my birthday. The joystick is possibly the worst I have ever used

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Posted : Saturday, 31 March 2018, 13:01
Jayenkai
Oh, bugger... sorry to hear that.
Posted : Saturday, 31 March 2018, 16:12
rockford
Spinal's next joystick challenge awaits...
Posted : Sunday, 01 April 2018, 05:03
TomToad
.d64 image:
You can use quick save feature to save the .d64 image, so next time it loads faster, but there are only 4 slots for this.

Still say it is easier to just download an emulator.
Posted : Sunday, 01 April 2018, 05:38
Jayenkai
Yes, that too is mentioned in the video.
Posted : Sunday, 01 April 2018, 11:14
spinal
I think, looking at peoples experience with joysticks, that individual drivers need to be written for every single one.

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Posted : Sunday, 01 April 2018, 11:29
Pakz
I read someone posting that if you load a game from the menu first the fastloader wil be activated.
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