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by tokra
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Games
Topic: New physical cartridge release: Cheese And Onion
Replies: 36
Views: 1253

Re: New physical cartridge release: Cheese And Onion

A package with the early Christmas-gift to myself arrived today:

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I'll have both fun playing and cracking it using my XPANDER-3 and SD2IEC.
Of course my cracked copy will stay private :D
by tokra
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: Attack UFO - Arcade game that uses the 6560
Replies: 37
Views: 538

Re: Attack UFO - Arcade game that uses the 6560

Is there an option in VICE to rotate the display? :wink:
by tokra
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: HASL for cartridges? (split/OT from: Cheese & Onion)
Replies: 123
Views: 1409

Re: HASL for cartridges? (split/OT from: Cheese & Onion)

The game looks so great that I really don't care if the cartridge destroys my VIC-20's port connector over time (the likelihood of which seems pretty low at that)! Misfit, please don't be angered by a single, poorly voiced opinion. eslapion probably means well, but issuing a warning to people not to...
by tokra
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: New physical cartridge release: Cheese And Onion
Replies: 36
Views: 1253

Re: New physical cartridge release: Cheese And Onion

I would like a digital version for those people who buy the cartridge. Otherwise I will have to crack it myself :twisted: (but keep it private of course).
by tokra
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Paddle Games
Replies: 44
Views: 1432

Re: Paddle Games

gave it a quick try, cap in parallel to the paddle certainly has some interesting side effects - but it doesnt solve this problem :=) Thanks for checking, since I'm a noob with soldering and hardware-hacking, I was going to wait until the next "Connected"-party near Hamburg to ask the loc...
by tokra
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Paddle Games
Replies: 44
Views: 1432

Re: Paddle Games

v5 will have jumpers so you can override the autodetection, so you can also use amiga mouse (or ST mouse) - i could enable the middle button check for vic20 though if there is demand for this. I don't see a reason why the check should be *disabled*. As proven by the driver an Amiga-mouse can be pol...
by tokra
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Paddle Games
Replies: 44
Views: 1432

Re: Paddle Games

I think nowadays, it should be pretty simple to make a 'perfect' or 'ideal' paddle for the VIC-20 using tricks similar to those employed by the 1351. totally. in fact, i have implemented this for the upcoming micromys v5 adapter - and its rock stable. Oooh, that sounds interesting. I suppose more i...
by tokra
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Cartridge designs released - Eagle PCBs
Replies: 34
Views: 642

Re: Cartridge designs released - Eagle PCBs

The Future Was 8 Bit now has freshly made VIC-20-cases for sale: https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/index.php/shop/cases.html I got one of the "Pre-Production" ones which is very nice already, the newer ones are supposed to be even better and 2 GBP cheaper as well. As such personally I see n...
by tokra
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Paddle Games
Replies: 44
Views: 1432

Re: Paddle Games

Tokra, You could try adding a small ceramic capacitor on that pin to the VIC chip...the fact is that the line from the joystick port has to travel a very long way across the board and this could cause some inductance. Placing a cap near the chip between that pin and ground may help with the jitteri...
by tokra
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Spiders of Mars Dual-ROM NTSC Request
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Re: Spiders of Mars Dual-ROM NTSC Request

Why not upload the files to zimmers.net (where they belong IMHO)?

http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/ ... index.html
by tokra
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: 6561 Die Shot Reversing Explorations
Replies: 66
Views: 1124

Re: 6561 Die Shot Reversing Explorations

I can't remember if its possible to change a character halfway through it, e.g. changing the color byte. Obviously the Character RAM won't be fetched twice as there is no time for it, but the color RAM could. Anyone knows (or has experimented) around this? I have experimented with this and don't th...
by tokra
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: HELP! MEGA CART TROUBLES!
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: HELP! MEGA CART TROUBLES!

Or maybe you have a filter applied that shows only some games.
by tokra
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Paddle Games
Replies: 44
Views: 1432

Re: Paddle Games

My Mega Cart says the following are also Paddle Games: Space Snake Star Post Oh, and if you want to solve a mystery: find out why almost every VIC-20 suffers from bad paddle jitter even with brand new paddles. I've checked three pairs of paddles on the C64 and VIC-20, and while they work fine on the...
by tokra
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Trying to load Doom but need help please
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Trying to load Doom but need help please

The Memtest really only works if 35K RAM is installed. It is not optimized for other use cases. The crosstalk you see with the 3K+16K RAM cart would suggest that it makes the memory visible at BOTH places and that will not work if you have another expander in your system. You need to make sure that ...
by tokra
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Trying to load Doom but need help please
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Trying to load Doom but need help please

Memtest, when run, says "Filling memory" "Please wait 7 minutes" Then it says "Error in 1024" "Break in 70" This means that the 3K-RAM-expansion does not work as it should. Maybe you did not activate the slot correctly in the port-expander or the 3K-expansion...

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