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.
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