After a crappy 2 weeks of hospital & ambulances, feeling sorry for myself & not touching anything retro related, the son cheered me up with the gift of another complete setup, it's been living at his workplace for quite a while and then boxed up & stored.
Shelf building planned for the monitor later this afternoon, bit low for me to use as it is, multiplayer Wipeout fury is running on the projector & the eldest son is over for the afternoon... nothings getting done 😁
Like wise I have to have my screens at eye level where possible for best viewing. If it's a tad lower one trick it to put something under the front of the screen to make it tilt towards you, like a PC monitor.
This little gear4 speaker is neat as it does "not" contain the pain in the arse rechargeable battery that they all have now! It comes with a mains adapter and you can even use normal batteries to power it. 3.5 audio-in jack on the back, vol up/down & power on the top. Easy to use and easy to move about if you have other machines and screens. From C64, Amiga, Megadrive, Sega Saturn, PSone and even a classic XBOX the sound is just about right for that localized arcade machine style sound/music when your sat on top of the screen. Bass is about right, nice and clear and wont annoy the other half who might be in a room next door watching TV.
New they were £40 each. Sainsburys used to sell them but that was like 3 years ago if memory serves correct, replaced by a slightly bigger rechargeable version...
So you can get an idea on size here's one of mine, not too big, not too small either. On the face of the speaker next to the G by the gear4 logo I put a little black sticky foam pad on it as that's where the blue LED power light is. It now has a slight blue glow instead of a bright light, and I can still see if it's on or not.
Nice compact sound solution you have there, I'm planning on using this Pioneer unit for now, there's a pair of small Wharfedale diamonds in a box somewhere around here along with a tiny mixer, I'll pick up another little tri-amp or such like to power them.
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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