I am very much looking forward to it's release. However, I've been thinking about it and, unless TheC64 offered some unique features that cannot be duplicated by the C64Mini I might have to wait on purchasing it. The C64Mini really is a nice little console and with a USB keyboard plugged in to it, it really does become a versatile and functional C64 emulator. The small form factor is also nice, as I can leave it plugged into the family LCD T.V. and not take up a lot of space.
When I think about it, all Retro Games has to do is tweak the C64Mini's operating system a bit, allowing for "power users" to manipulate some of the more common settings, like disk drive settings and perhaps the ability to connect retro controller and other peripherals. Because, apart from the tinkering you have to do to swap disk drive images on the fly and lack of "official" peripheral support, the C64Mini is a pretty cost-effective and easy-to-use Commodore 64 emulator (in my opinion).
Last Edit: Jan 8, 2019 11:24:32 GMT by virtualsky: some wording corrections.
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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