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by ral-clan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: VIC 20 and VC 20 Factories - where?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: VIC 20 and VC 20 Factories - where?

Commodore Business Machines Limited 3470 Pharmacy Ave Toronto ON M1W 3G3 Canada I had to go there once to have my Amiga serviced. It was a large distribution warehouse / service depot and perhaps the Canadian corporate offices. I'm not sure if they made any products there, but I would assume at leas...
by ral-clan
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Collecting and History
Topic: I think I might have found an undocumented VIC cartridge...
Replies: 60
Views: 13578

Re: I think I might have found an undocumented VIC cartridge...

*** THREAD REVIVAL FOR 2017 *** I am reviving this thread for 2017 because I have been in contact with one of the authors of this programming language, Trevor Grove. He gave me permission to post his response, and is willing to take other questions on his time with the University of Waterloo comput...
by ral-clan
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Collecting and History
Topic: Coco2
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Coco2

Does a version exist that doesn't need the dongle?
by ral-clan
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Collecting and History
Topic: Coco2
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Coco2

Isn't this some sort of application software, rather than a game (i.e. a spreadsheet or word processor)?
If so, there's not much demand for it from collectors, but it would be nice if it were archived and uploaded somewhere for preservation.
by ral-clan
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, and Trade
Topic: [Ebay] Just another Mt. Drash :)
Replies: 21
Views: 641

Re: [Ebay] Just another Mt. Drash :)

Ah okay :) . Back on topic: anyone knows here if at some point in the past this package has been affordable for the average collector? Or was it a Graal right from the start? At the World of Commodore show in Toronto around 1984 I held a sealed copy in my hand on clearance for $9 Canadian. I though...
by ral-clan
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Collecting and History
Topic: Possible MOS tech docs find
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Former MOS plant being cleaned out.

There's a really cool thread over on the Vintage Computer Forum: http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?60872-Gmt-plant-final-cleanout-commadore-stuff-help! The old MOS plant is finally being cleared out, and one of the salvagers, after destroying about five C64DX's (C65s!), realised there might ...
by ral-clan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: What bandwidth oscilloscope for 1541 alignment?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: What bandwidth oscilloscope for 1541 alignment?

I'm guessing you might have seen my last post on my 1541 calibration issue. It came down to using an alignment disk or an oscilloscope. I actually ended up buying an oscilloscope, it's a Tektronix 2230 100Mhz digital oscilloscope. The reason why I bought that model is because first I don't like osc...
by ral-clan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: What bandwidth oscilloscope for 1541 alignment?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: What bandwidth oscilloscope for 1541 alignment?

Or you can run Qubes OS and have one of the VM templates as Win7. Or vmplayer with a Win image. I realise running a VM with Windows in it could be a solution to getting one of these USB scopes working within Linux. However, in my case, I specifically run Linux (Lubuntu - light Linux) so I can keep ...
by ral-clan
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: What bandwidth oscilloscope for 1541 alignment?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: What bandwidth oscilloscope for 1541 alignment?

I have been looking at the Hantek, but my problem is that I run Linux on my computers, and these USB scopes need Windows for their software. As for the used route, I have had really bad luck with getting used ones that fail shortly after and become useless, so I won't risk it unless I can test befor...
by ral-clan
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: What bandwidth oscilloscope for 1541 alignment?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

What bandwidth oscilloscope for 1541 alignment?

Hi, If I ever get an oscilloscope, there are probably only a few things I will use it for: 1. 1541 drive alignment 2. calibrating the sound chips on my old Roland Juno 106 sythesizer using the service manual and circuit board test points. 3. checking motherboard signals on old 8-bit computers to dia...
by ral-clan
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: MINIGRAFIK lineart
Replies: 16
Views: 684

Re: Re: MG lineart - Castles

How do I view these?

I loaded them into VIC both expanded RAM and non expanded and after RUN nothing happened.
by ral-clan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Commodore Store Displays?
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Commodore Store Displays?

I worked in a K-Mart Canada electronics department during the C64/Amiga years (late 1980s) and don't remember any specific Commodore branding for the displays. The Amiga and C64 were set up on display racks as demonstrators, but these were K-Mart racks, not Commodore provided. I can't remember seein...
by ral-clan
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'

Welcome. Nice to have another Ontarian here. Your web-site is impressive! I also started around 1978 on my school's PET, although you are waaaay beyond me in terms of your electronics skills.
by ral-clan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 8bit Guy covers Super Expander and Prom Queen
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: 8bit Guy covers Super Expander and Prom Queen

Whether you like his videos or not, he apparently doesn't respond. I too have a promqueen and need the rom, but he will not answer a pm or message left on the video. he has shown up at ECCC/vcfmf before, but when people have something rare and can't/won/t share the software, it really turns me off ...

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