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by eslapion
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Just got a VIC20, now what? :)
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: Just got a VIC20, now what? :)

Suggest grid-runner and pulse for starters... Grid runner shows me that this system can perform just as strong as the c64 given the right circumstances. Pulse is absolutely brilliant. The VIC-20 is actually slightly faster than the C64 because on the C64 the video chip steals cycles from the CPU to...
by eslapion
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Programming
Topic: BASIC 3.5 on a VIC?
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: BASIC 3.5 on a VIC?

A BASIC with more instructions is also slower. The difference is most obvious with BASIC 7.0 of the C128 but this is also true of BASIC 3.5.

The BASIC 2.0 equipping the VIC-20 is the fastest and this is most obvious on European VIC-20 which run their 6502 a bit faster than US/Canada ones.
by eslapion
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Preventative maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Preventative maintenance

1 The power supply. They are the original Australian 'Arlec' branded 240v AC to 9v AC plugpack adaptors. Each vic has a different 2 pin tip on it. If these malfunction, it could kill the machine - and they get HOT. The early VIC-20s used a 2 prong power supply that is in fact only a basic transform...
by eslapion
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, and Trade
Topic: Behr-Bonz 2015
Replies: 180
Views: 10177

Re: Behr-Bonz 2015

alexjlopez wrote:Does anyone happen to know where I can download a file/image of the Behr-Bonz cartridge for use with Vice? Or is there a way where I can copy my cartridge into a file usable by Vice?

Sending PM...
by eslapion
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: 8701 replacement: meet TOLB
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: 8701 replacement: meet TOLB

Pricing adjusted for the current US$ vs Euros exchange rate. 10% discount now applies to both PLAnkton and GandALF.
by eslapion
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: New generation of PLA - PLAnkton
Replies: 47
Views: 4363

Re: New generation of PLA - PLAnkton

1000 units sold!

European pricing adjusted for the change in value of the US dollars. PLAnkton is now 13 Euros for European buyers, all quantity discounts and combined orders discounts still apply.
by eslapion
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: International VIC
Topic: Le VIC en France et au Qu
Replies: 48
Views: 22596

Re: Le VIC en France et au Qu

@Floopy Bien content de faire ta connaissance. J'utilise le VIC-20 depuis 1981 mais j'en possède un depuis 1983 car j'appris à utiliser celui de ma tante en premier. Peux-tu nous dire qu'est-ce que tu étudie à l'université ? Moi, j'ai un baccalauréat en génie électrique et j'avoue que mes connaissan...
by eslapion
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, and Trade
Topic: Behr-Bonz 2015
Replies: 180
Views: 10177

Re: Behr-Bonz 2015

Hi, I'm could be interested in one of your Behr Bonz cartridges, but $12 USD for shipping within Canada? Couldn't you send it oversize lettermail, that'd only be a couple bux. Thomas The very friendly people at Canada Post have a tendency to flatten (as in crush to pieces) the items you send when y...
by eslapion
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Cannot load cassettes
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Cannot load cassettes

Thanks for reply. What is it? Where can i found it? You can find used ones on eBay. This is a new equivalent replacement part: http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=0virtualkey0virtualkeyW65C22N6TPG-14 When you say new, is that 'new' or NOS.. Can we get them to make some 6561s? :wink: :...
by eslapion
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Cannot load cassettes
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Cannot load cassettes

Kawawoky71 wrote:Thanks for reply. What is it? Where can i found it?

You can find used ones on eBay.

This is a new equivalent replacement part: http://www.mouser.com/search/ProductDet ... 22N6TPG-14
by eslapion
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Cheap n cheerful PSU fix ?
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Cheap n cheerful PSU fix ?

Right idea I guess ..poor choice of switching psu .. I guess I _could_ make my own .. Or perhaps someone knows of a better module that will fit in that space ? rgds VS See : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191676922882 More expensive... more quality. This one is UL registered and CE but there are many ot...
by eslapion
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Other Systems
Topic: 8701 replacement: meet TOLB
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: 8701 replacement: meet TOLB

100 units sold!

An interesting video posted by aphexteknol on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=occ8JTayl08
by eslapion
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Cheap n cheerful PSU fix ?
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Cheap n cheerful PSU fix ?

@ViperSan These converters don't appear to be UL or CSA or ETL listed or registered. This means if they cause an electrical or fire hazard, you may not be covered by insurance. Also, inexpensive switching PSUs tend to generate a lot of ripple on their output. Even if they pose no safety hazard at al...
by eslapion
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Odd Issue: Freezes/Unfreezes When Bumped
Replies: 10
Views: 191

Re: Odd Issue: Freezes/Unfreezes When Bumped

AFAIK, this is the scientific explanation for what happens with your VIC-20: When dissimilar metals comes in contact (such as a chip seated in a socket), it sometimes causes a very small voltage to form, a bit like a very low power battery but this battery draws its energy from the chemical reaction...
by eslapion
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: VIC 20 mouse, trackball, ...
Replies: 19
Views: 4729

Re: VIC 20 mouse, trackball, ...

I was boggled for a long time as to why the C64 1351 mouse which uses paddle ports wouldn't work on the VIC. It turns out it's a matter of 'timing' or refresh rate. Paddles work by checking how long it takes to charge or discharge a capacitor but this has to be checked at regular intervals. The inte...

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