following the new firmware I got myself a USB keyboard and all was working well. However i recently bought a innex controller and a USB adaptor. All seemed good but now i have noticed when i swap between games from the USB - sometimes - the USB icon disappears from the front screen. only way to get it back is to reboot. Happened several times now. Is this due to my USB hub (not powered) or the controller? The only other thing that is different is that i have add more games to my USB. Anyone else had this? any help appreciated
This might be being caused by USB power brownout. Some USB sticks pull a fair amount of power that exceeds the USB Port's ability to deliver. Some ports can sustain it for short periods, but if it's long enough the USB controller will often shut down the port for protection and it has to be reinitialized to turn it on. A lot of keyboards are famous for this when plugging them in while the device is on, but if you plug them in ahead of time, sometimes that resolves the issue as the port is reinitialized during boot. If you have a flash drive on the same port, the drive may try to pull too much current at the same time as the Keyboard for too long, and it may cause it to brown out again if the USB drive needs more power than is available. Controllers usually don't have this issue.
It sounds like you have a hub, and a controller and the USB drive attached to the same port? If so, try dedicating the drive to the other USB port, and leave the controller and keyboard on the hub on the other port and see what happens if you turn the C64 mini on with everything plugged in that way. If it goes away, it might be the hub + the controller + the keyboard all trying to pull too much at the same time. I have a small unpowered USB hub that I leave the controller and keyboard plugged into when I need it that seems to be fine, but your mileage will vary.
synchromesh: Anyone know why thec64.com is down ?
Aug 2, 2019 23:06:45 GMT
DG5KR: When I was young I felt like the world was turning faster. The C64 was a world full of adventure. First Basic, then Assembler, playing incredible games with friends. It was the best time of my life.
Jul 5, 2019 9:08:27 GMT
Heini: Zieht den Bayern die Lederhose aus!
Jun 27, 2019 21:20:54 GMT
j.: @lordvico - I've noticed this with lots of games. I wondered if this was a PAL vs. NTSC thing and also wondered why the screen type wasn't translated for me.
May 3, 2019 1:01:44 GMT
j.: william - don't pull the joystick. If you need to pull to insert a USB stick - get a USB hub so you can have both plugged in at the same time. One way to save would be to use the game save-state feature. This would be the easiest to do for 4 or less
May 3, 2019 1:00:29 GMT
william: So far I am pretty frustrated using the BASIC. Every time I pull out the joy stick to put the usb into the machine it pops out of BASIC and goes back to the main menu. How does one write a program in BASIC and save it?
Apr 29, 2019 15:11:45 GMT
eBUG: Hmm how about the C64 makers include some Pascal software and other creative software in addition to games in the carousel ? :-D
Apr 7, 2019 22:45:31 GMT