For the real nostalgia seekers out there, I thought I'd pass along the information that the classic disk magazine, Loadstar, works with the C64Mini. You can purchase all of the back issues of the Loadstar floppy disk magazine from Ramble House, in both .d64 and .d81 disk images, burned on to a single CD; all at a very reasonable price.
In order to save on the disk swapping (as just about each issue of Loadstar was on multiple disks), I load up the .d81 version on the Mini. So far, the issues that I've tried all worked (but having a USB keyboard plugged into the Mini helps a lot) and the games and programs I've tried all seem to run just fine.
So, if you really want to experience what computing was like on the C64 (or you may have even subscribed to them, back in the day), I suggest you give Loadstar a try. If you'd still like to give a disk magazine a try and not wish to spend a dime, you can always give Commodore Disk User a try. I don't think it's a good as Loadstar, but it still has some pretty interesting software to try out.
Loadstar is great, I have most of it in collection. Plenty of things to read, play, learn... really nice stuff. I managed to pull out half of .shp pictures from Loadstar and converted them to Koala / png format. It is more then 800 pics! It is really pity that there are only a few converters for that picture format, especially when it is a standard pic format for DotBASIC+.
gmk: Hi all new too this got a C64 mini for chiristmas takes me back to being a kid in the 80s just needs Attack of the mutant camels on it loved that game
Jan 4, 2019 21:03:51 GMT
mrrockitt: Congratulations on the new arrival Jim Happy New Year everybody!
Jan 3, 2019 8:56:17 GMT
jim: New here,Have 1 mini with another one on the way Happy new years everyone!
Jan 2, 2019 14:16:47 GMT
CaliC64: Hello everyone, having a problem with my c64... I plug it into the tv and the tv says "not compatible with this signal". Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
Jan 1, 2019 19:39:21 GMT
lucifer43: i just created a topic for games to put on C64 mini on the C64 game zone section.
Dec 31, 2018 20:03:07 GMT
Diamond: I got my C64 Mini today and its awesome (just finished updating it), what games should i put on mine?
Dec 30, 2018 23:26:29 GMT
sean: Hi everyone! Ordered my Mini a few days ago, expecting delivery tomorrow - can't wait!
Dec 30, 2018 6:06:59 GMT
creepersteve: what games do you guys recommend
Dec 25, 2018 17:32:23 GMT
speccy: Thank you. On "introduce yourself" can't see comment box. Also want to ask about games copied to USB drive/renamed _j1 dsk
Dec 23, 2018 14:39:17 GMT
virtualsky: After the latest firmware update, my C64Mini now remembers to turn off the carousel's background music when powered on. I always had to do this manually before the update. Cool!
Dec 22, 2018 21:34:34 GMT
gurce: I added in Crispin's xmas-themed WOW logo onto the wiki, thanks Crispin!
Dec 22, 2018 1:26:23 GMT
crispin: We've got 3rd solution to connect legacy C64 joystick to Mini! Thank you, Mr. Arana!
Dec 9, 2018 2:20:49 GMT