I've tried all of gurce's suggestions, and still have not successfully loaded any .d64 files successfully. They all are listed as "read only". I did update the firmware with the same flash drive easily. Also, I can't find the online game store or the advertised itch.io integration.
Hmm, the way I used to assess for the existence of an MBR was a bit on the techy side, with a few linux console tools to help me look at the contents of the first 512 bytes of the drive. I look for the existence of certain sequences of bytes that are indicative of an MBR existing.
It's a bit of a techy way, probably not for the faint hearted, I could elaborate in more detail in a future post when I get the chance.
But if you're sure that you used that 3rd party formatting tool ( www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ ), then I'm reasonably confident it added the MBR for you, as I tested how it performed on my USB sticks and confirmed that the formatting tool does indeed add an MBR.
So I'm thinking two remaining paths of investigation left:
1) Perhaps there is something unique to this particular USB stick you have
- If so:
a) I wouldn't mind investigating it further, and I'd be interested to see what the first 512-bytes of your USB-stick contain (which means I need to jot down the steps of retrieving them, unless you beat me to it and find a walkthrough online on how to grab these bytes )
b) Have you tried an alternate USB stick to see if that works? That will also help rule out if the problem is unique to your initial USB stick or not
2) Any chance you could share the .d64 file you are dropping onto your USB stick? Just as a way for me to try it on my system and assure it works fine. If not, maybe I can investigate the file itself and see if there's something wrong with it.
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