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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MIKAL VAN: Howdy all.C64 Conan game freezes on 7th screen,cannot duplicate what paid Tech that made LaunchBox Personal Menu,not available anymore,it was complex as watched on PC takeover.Can any provide the full working download .d64,or the Sacred Code.
Sept 15, 2022 16:04:16 GMT
wally: Hello guys, is there any possibility to connect TheC64 Maxi to Network? Using WiFi, ESP8266, ...?
Aug 28, 2022 10:50:40 GMT
geovillage: Hello everyone ! I am new to the forum but not new to Commodore 64. I enjoy keeping Commodores out of the landfill by repairing and helping others repair the original Commodore 64. (I make & sell PLA20V8s) I have not yet bought a Maxi, but will soon.
Aug 23, 2022 4:13:39 GMT
stevo123: Hi Guys, I have successfully added around 25 games to the carousel (D64 and CRT images). I decided to remove a few games that were not very good like Super Robin Hood, howver, the update refuses to start after I select the prompt. Any ideas?
Aug 12, 2022 16:13:37 GMT
josephchrzempiec: Hello Everyone, New here and Thought I join to learn more about C64.
Aug 11, 2022 1:24:43 GMT
mrrockitt: Hi everyone and welcome!
Jul 30, 2022 20:48:02 GMT
johnp: Hi, Im an old writer of Basic programs both professionally and for pleasure. I own an Original Plus 4 and now a TheC64.
Jul 25, 2022 10:39:19 GMT
deafdaz: Hello there everyone I am new to the C64 Community and I am looking to re learn C64 basic. for now I am exploring this site and trying to find where I can post my questions on basic. just got to get the feel of navigating this site first though.
Jul 13, 2022 22:10:39 GMT
jim1967: Hi where is the link to download the Carousel thing to USB? I have been following a video on YouTube from 2020, but the info must be different now. Apologies for my lack of knowlwdge!
Jun 27, 2022 10:33:30 GMT
stefanor: Hello, can you explain how use your retroarch on the c64? For me is difficult and i don't want damage my thec64. Thanks a lot for your work. By from Italy
May 29, 2022 6:26:29 GMT
clever64: I have a c64 maxi but having a problem with saving a program using supermon or simalar monitor to a usb stick, is there going to be a future firmware to manage this. I dont want to use the save/load that comes with the c64 maxi.
May 20, 2022 12:34:26 GMT
tambua1981: Just a favour, could you please provide THEA500 Image you are mentioning?
May 10, 2022 8:57:26 GMT
Ratte: Hello from Bielefeld, Germany.
May 6, 2022 22:43:37 GMT
zonatar: My street fighter 4 TE arcade stick (xbox 360) works like a charm with the amiga mini.
Apr 20, 2022 14:02:13 GMT
ichbins: hallo nochmal, hab versucht den mini mit windows zurückzusetzen. bekomme nach dem schwarzen Bildschirm die 2 Laufwerke nicht angezeigt, Treiber alles installiert
Apr 15, 2022 14:54:18 GMT
tonyc64: Very thanks!! great nick! your works are a real masterpiece along with jj0 the best ever the rest only cats that copy ... long live you my friend
Apr 13, 2022 7:09:32 GMT
ichbins: ist den niemand hier der mir helfen kann?
Apr 11, 2022 16:12:22 GMT
ichbins: Hallo,bin neu hier und brauche mal Hilfe. Habe beim C64 mini alles an Spielen gelöscht. Hatte mit dem The64 Game Tool gearbeitet und den Harken Sicherung vergessen. Wo bekommt man den die 64 Spiele wieder her zum aufspielen? Danke
Apr 11, 2022 14:32:23 GMT
spif2001: Hi there, new here from Denmark. Just got an A500 mini, and was looking for a smarter way to control the carousel, and bumped into this forum. Now I have to get a C64 maxi too
Apr 9, 2022 4:48:13 GMT