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
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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