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Offline Homer J Simpson

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Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
« on: October 08, 2017, 11:58:59 AM »

 

Offline joeqsmith

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Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
« Reply #2 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.   

How electrically robust is your meter?? http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
« Reply #3 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
 

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Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 01:16:12 AM »
Ah. My very 1st computer that was. Absolutely magic times
 

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Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Commodore History Part 2 - The VIC 20
« Reply #6 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. 
How electrically robust is your meter?? http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 
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