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.
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I'm Don . Having game troubles: I'm trying to play games in classic mode. I'm using dirmaster to load these games to a USB stick. Some play but others no joystick operation. Also , how do I change games that are in a weird graphics character mode, i.e. Manic Mansion and others?
Jan 21, 2020 16:46:42 GMT
Frank C64: Hi. I have another suggestion for a firmware update: Support for all four disk drives. Since it is already in VICE it should be a no-brainer to add. I would love that feature, as it would make it soooo much easier to work with my old Pascal 64 compiler.
Jan 18, 2020 21:18:15 GMT
spannernick: Shell: If you have THEC64 Maxi then use Classic Mode.
Jan 1, 2020 17:38:03 GMT
Shell: Is there an official way to swap disks for the TheC64? Other than folders and all that stuff? Tried to find solution but it's all old info...
Dec 31, 2019 21:38:55 GMT
pantera: Found the solution for getting Mindshadow two disk version to work, _ad needs to be put on the end of the filename and fast loading needs to be turned off. ie. MNDSHDW1_ad.D64 and MNDSHDW2_ad.D64
Dec 31, 2019 7:26:07 GMT
RubiconVale: Got my mini on Friday. Thanks for this community! So far everything has been working great.
Dec 30, 2019 21:24:56 GMT
pantera: Has anyone managed to get Mindshadow to run properly on TheC64 Maxi ? The single file version works, up to the point where you get off the island, then crashes. The two disk version will not load. The two disk version loads fine on CCS64
Dec 29, 2019 22:58:03 GMT
DJ Killmore: Any audio out option? I'm not seeing one.
Dec 28, 2019 4:01:28 GMT
FROGMAN COMPUTER LABS: EDIT NAME ERROR
Dec 28, 2019 2:46:25 GMT