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Title: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: Homer J Simpson on October 08, 2017, 11:58:59 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg04GyhS3ss (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg04GyhS3ss)
Title: Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: joeqsmith on October 08, 2017, 01:52:32 pm
I'm watching him do a directory and thinking, I don't remember any of that.   :-DD   I wanted my VIC to talk so I made an interface board for it with an LPC encoder chip.  I even attempted to do some speech recognition similar to what I had shown with my IBM AT but it just did not have the power to pull it off or my skill set was too lame.   Fun times.
Title: Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: joeqsmith on October 09, 2017, 04:31:06 am
No game players here.  Interesting story.  Youngster gets the VIC20 and shows the previous owners work on it.   

https://youtu.be/E0yLak9X5nw
Title: Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: eugenenine on October 09, 2017, 09:43:49 am



Intro music sounds like 80's PBS, why not use some music from an 8 bit machine
Title: Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: kPATm on October 13, 2017, 01:16:12 am
Ah. My very 1st computer that was. Absolutely magic times
Title: Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: djos on October 14, 2017, 05:46:33 pm
Good video from 8-bit guy as per usual - I'd like to know why his VIC-20 is missing the Orange function keys tho? It looks like a C64 keyboard to me.
Title: Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: joeqsmith on October 15, 2017, 04:42:09 am
I looked through my box of VIC-20 parts.  Shown is my homemade joystick (I was never much of a game player), the programmers manual and my expansion board.  The DC-DC generates the programming voltage.  From what I remember, I could only program the old Motorola EPROMs, not the standard 27xxx.   The 5220C is an LPC used for the speech.  LPC is what was used in the Speak and Spells.  I wanted to use a standard Centronics based printer with it and added a port for it. 
Title: Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: cowasaki on January 19, 2018, 11:47:19 am
VIC-20.....  The first computer I ever used (not with the first TV in this image!)
Title: Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
Post by: Alex Eisenhut on January 19, 2018, 03:04:59 pm
A sweet and simple machine. Although these days I find the BASIC terribly limited. But I'm reviving my VIC and hoping to get Programmer's Aid and a ML monitor going in there.