I did have the mini and maxi but unfortunately had to sell the maxi last week to a friend because I'm still not back to work after a hand injury. Good news is hand is coming along nicely and should be able to work within the next month or so. Then I intend to get another maxi even if I have to pay a premium for one to have it shipped here to the states. Loved that machine. But now I'll appreciate the mini more. Eventually I'll get the working keyboard kit for it too.
C64 Mini and Maxi using latest firmware. Also fixing and restoring Commodore hardware to add to my collection.
I expect the maxi and Vic to only go up in price as years go on. Look at how the DTV plug and play C64 did. What bugs me is I bought one at toys r us years ago for $20 and ended up selling it for less at a garage sale before I knew it wasn't emulation and had a C64 on a chip. It would be fantastic if they sold it again shoved into a mini case but had the actual cartridge, tape, and disk drive ports on the back complete with the two Atari joystick ports on the side. Many people have added various actual ports to it.
I can't wait for the Amiga version of a mini or maxi they're rumored to be working on. Since I'd assume it'll be using a more powerful cpu, it should be able to emulate other 16 bit machines and consoles. Maybe even be able to run Mega 65 and Super CPU games as well as some MAME ports. Actually I wonder if the C64 mini and maxi can handle MAME games from the 80's like dig dug, frogger, or donkey Kong.
I have the C64 Maxi and two minis. One of the most important things I have learned in the last 20 years of the hobby is that when one of these unicorn products comes along like the C64 DTV, Atari Flashback 2, The C64 Maxi etc. is that you had better get a few because they don't stay in production forever. Amazon has been out of stock since my pre-order got deleted other than a return I snagged. I want to buy a stash of these things but I can't buy what isn't in stock! Then I want to see keyboard and tower cased Amigas!
My VIC20 arrived here in Canada from the UK about a month ago. I was stoked af to get it and still looking forward to setting it up. Yes..still looking forward to setting it up (its even in the plastic wrap still lol) I've been caught up with other things at the moment and looking for that perfect afternoon to fire up a bunch of extra programs to add to it once I get it setup.
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tiger0018: Taking my C64 out of mothballs, I found my monitor (1702) has issues. Is there another monitor out there compatible with the C64?
Aug 24, 2023 15:23:16 GMT
keatnpotatoes: Hey all, I've always loved older tech, but limited budget stopped me from exploring it. Just found and bought the C64 mini and so excited to really dig in!
Jun 20, 2023 15:11:15 GMT
zeist28: Thank you very much Wizart! I will do that!
Jun 14, 2023 11:30:29 GMT
billybob: hi everyone, i was a eighties user of the commodore 64, and want to carry on my interest in this great personal computer.
Jun 12, 2023 5:01:27 GMT
The Heed: Hi, am new to this. Got myself the C64 maxi, am trying to relive my youth!! hello to everyone.
Jun 1, 2023 20:04:11 GMT
welshsparky77: Hi I'm new to this so don't know if anyone can help. Using The C64 Tool, I managed to add some games to the carousel using theC64-9_9_9 and they work fine. Tried adding more games, new bin won't work, I press apply and it just skips. what am I doing wrong?
May 20, 2023 23:56:41 GMT
bencadiz: daveyy, try Assembly64, I haven't words for so marvellous.
May 11, 2023 11:51:37 GMT
daveyk: It will not let me enter much text. So far repaired 2 out of 3 Commodore 64s!!! Now I must learn the operation and where to get software for them. I am happy to be here as this seems like a good place to learn.
May 3, 2023 14:14:43 GMT
daveyk: Hello I am new here and actually new to the commodore world. Back in 1980, I was fooling around with Ohio Scientific Superboard 99, later making it in to a full fledged C1P. Anywho, I was at VCF East a few weeks ago, and since then been collected a......
May 3, 2023 14:12:21 GMT
bencadiz: Hi friends. I am really happy, thanks for so much!!! Finally I could test the pc3.10 RC1 AIO and goes flawless! I have a c64 mini ntsc.
May 2, 2023 8:20:40 GMT
64gamerdude: Hi...once extraxted PCUAE-AIO-3.1.0-RC1.zip is 24gb in size ! Do you have to copy the whole 24gb to sd card ? its huge ? why does it need so much just for fake firmware ? cheeers
Apr 19, 2023 15:01:31 GMT