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Offline snoopy

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Commodore 64 mini a remake of the old computer
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:06:16 pm »
https://thec64.com/

Wonder if Jeri Ellsworth is behind this ?
 

Offline ebastler

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Re: Commodore 64 mini a remake of the old computer
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 08:39:10 pm »
I dunno. The fake keyboard just feels wrong...
 

Offline jh15

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Re: Commodore 64 mini a remake of the old computer
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 02:00:27 am »
She built everything into the joystick.

After my Ohio Scientific c24p computer, the c-64 was my daily driver. Even had one souped up with ribbon cables to the hard drive. Don't remember who modded it. Long gone just have a few plain ones staring at me.

Used to bring one into work to shame my boss into getting me a x86 ibm clone to do my bi-weekly efficiency reports.

Was into spreadsheets on a green screen and loved them, but now there is so much bloat on any spreadsheet app, it's no longer fun.
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Re: Commodore 64 mini a remake of the old computer
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 04:57:51 am »
Fake keyboard is just stupid, either make it a functional keyboard or don't bother IMO.

The C64 built into a joystick was pretty cool, I could never figure out why they stopped making that. My friend had one he modded to use a real Commodore floppy drive.
 

Offline Towger

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Re: Commodore 64 mini a remake of the old computer
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 06:43:23 am »
Please read the description and look at the pictures.  The whole unit is not much bigger than a hand, so there is no point in having real keys.  It supports USB keyboards.
 

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Re: Commodore 64 mini a remake of the old computer
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 10:01:57 pm »
So just put it in a plain box styled in the same way as a C64 peripheral, or in the joystick like the previous retro C64 did. I've never liked fake stuff.
 


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