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by ral-clan
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Vic-20... still keeps on tickin'
Replies: 6
Views: 261

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: 756

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 ...
by ral-clan
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Odd Issue: Freezes/Unfreezes When Bumped
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Odd Issue: Freezes/Unfreezes When Bumped

You might also want to try reseating / the fuse and cleaning contacts on it (not sure if the later VICs have a motherboard glass fuse, though).
Since you mentioned it happened when typing, I would also try swapping the keyboard from another VIC into it if you cannot isolate the problem.
by ral-clan
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Odd Issue: Freezes/Unfreezes When Bumped
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Odd Issue: Freezes/Unfreezes When Bumped

In this case the first things I would do are:

- reseat all socketed chips (but you said it was a later version so there might not be any)
- clean connectors on all i/o ports
- reflow all solder points on the bottom side of the board.
by ral-clan
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Usb joystick/gamepad with Vice?
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Usb joystick/gamepad with Vice?

I cannot stand gamepads. I guess that's because I grew up in the era of proper joysticks. It doesn't feel right to play any game from the joystick era on a gamepad to me (and I can't use them well). So I bought a cheap USB gamepad, opened it up and soldered a DB-9 connector to its control contact po...
by ral-clan
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Collecting and History
Topic: Rally X packaging - mock up?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Rally X packaging - mock up?

Just looking at the photos of the artwork, it seems to have been printed on a colour inkjet printer (I think I can see the print-head banding). If so, this would put it far past the date the cartridge was actually released. It still makes for an interesting mystery though. It is possible that Commod...
by ral-clan
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: My PET 4032 is dead
Replies: 30
Views: 411

Re: My PET 4032 is dead

Glad you got your PET 4032 working. I had the same problem with the power socket of my VIC-1540 floppy drive. I turned it on, walked away and came back a few minutes later to smoke coming out of the back end. The power socket was burned up. It was the same white coloured part that was in your PET. S...
by ral-clan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Disk image editor for Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Disk image editor for Linux?

I figured it out. The .d64 I was using was copied from the TPUG CD-ROM library, so it still had the read-only flag on it. I changed the write permission in Linux, then I could write the file to the disk using write testfile.prg test (when in interactive mode) or c1541 testdisk.d64 -write testfile.pr...
by ral-clan
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Disk image editor for Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Disk image editor for Linux?

I'm trying out c1541 in the VICE package, but can't understand how to properly copy a file in the host system directory TO a .d64 image . The tutorials online are not comprehensive enough to explain the proper syntax to a new user. For example, if I invoke it from the Linux command line: brent@brent...
by ral-clan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Emulation and Cross Development
Topic: Disk image editor for Linux?
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Disk image editor for Linux?

Hi, is there a .d64 editor available for Linux? Right now I am running DirMaster for Windows under WINE, but would rather have a Linux native utility for this. I'd like something that can not only edit disk images, but export files from disk images to other disk images and take them out of disk imag...
by ral-clan
Sun May 14, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Mega-Cart Easter Egg Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 7462

Re: Mega-Cart Easter Egg Thread

One Easter Egg is:

Press the "M" key while in the music setup screen to show a music player.


I never found the serial number one.

I've tried typing my Mega-Cart serial number in all the menus, but that didn't find anything.

Has anyone found any other Easter Eggs?
by ral-clan
Mon May 08, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: PET Wifi Modem
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: PET Wifi Modem

I am definitely not an expert, but I think it's slightly different --- like it doesn't have the power lines.....or does not emulate a proper RS232 port like the home 8-bits. I asked this question a while ago on Amiga.org and it got answered: http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=71181 Also, I...
by ral-clan
Sun May 07, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: PET Wifi Modem
Replies: 2
Views: 127

PET Wifi Modem

Does anyone know how to get in touch with Paul Rickards so I can ask about the Wifi Modem he is making for the PET computer? He has a few Twitter threads about it, but no web-site or e-mail link I can find. https://twitter.com/paulrickards/status/713202875732766720 https://twitter.com/paulrickards/s...
by ral-clan
Sat May 06, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Combining my Vics to make a good one?
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: Combining my Vics to make a good one?

Had a bad Vic day yesterday and the situation gets more confusing. ...sorry for the rambling thoughts and queries in advance Vic (1) stopped working suddenly whilst play Arknoid, crashing then going to a black screen...I am wondering if using the WiModem from Cbmstuff.com could be damaging to my Vi...
by ral-clan
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Collecting and History
Topic: I don't know if this was such a smart buy....
Replies: 43
Views: 7703

Re: I don't know if this was such a smart buy....

Reviving this ancient thread because a copy of the HEXKIT software has finally been archived. This is for the PROMQUEEN and the TACTEC EPROM burner devices for the VIC-20 expansion port. They are both the same device rebranded. File attached. Anyone know how to get in touch with Bo Zimmer so this ca...

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