I certainly want to get the full size machine. I'll probably get two: one to keep stock and the other to mod into a PC keyboard and use with my "Commodore" NUC - basically just an i3 NUC running VICE full screen. ;-)
I would also buy one... but I would take any bet that it will never come. They are not even willing to maintain the product they have already released. Boy, I HATE people promising a thousand things and then turning their backs to their customers the very moment they took their money. They promised a the big machine, failed in producing it, selling off what they already stocked on parts as this Mini-Frankenstein and let people behind with a firmware thats nothing bur crap... not even TRYING to cover it up. „Hey guys, we are closing our forums and are off. Just buy the rest of our junk... see you later on Kickstarter with the next cool product we will never deliver!“
I have a Mini and while I am impressed with the main unit itself and the fact it works pretty much out of the box, I am not impressed with the joystick. The build quality is poor, which is a shame as the joystick should be an important trigger for those nostalgic memories and I just didn't get that.
It feels flimsy, has poor action and importantly, has no micro-switches! If they do go on to make the full size C64, with working keyboard, then they must include a better, reproduced joystick.
Was looking forward to the full sized one but getting the feeling it might never happen. Pledged for the full sized one and the handheld looks like i only got 2 C64 minis. I cannot get other games to load on the Mini treid reformatting my usb stick and changing names but still struggle to get any loaded. I know im a nube and had a 64 in the 80's nothing since then. back then it was plug in and load this is a struggle.
I'm waiting too to be able to buy one. Is there any estimated release date? TheC64 should have: -SDcard -HDMI-Output -Boot into Basic directly, with carousel as an alternative. -Filemanager and Option for fastload -Keyboard with good Quality -a modernized housing like the design study -USB hub so that we are able to use 2 Joysticks and USB-stick at one time -possibility to swap Discs under Basic
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