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VIC-20 Registry?

Postby BBQedIguana » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:13 pm

I found on the Interwebs today (while surfing on my break) a 64 registry. Does such a beast exist for the VIC? Should it exist??

http://c64preservation.com/dp.php?pg=registry

I know those kinds of things are big amongst car collectors - does it translate well to the 8-bit computer world? Dunno...

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Postby English Invader » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:23 pm

Sounds like a good idea. There could even be separate registers for working and non-working VIC-20s with additional links to trusted repair services and guidance on repair procedures.

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Postby Jeff-20 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:27 pm

i love the idea.
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Postby matsondawson » Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:25 pm

If someone does it, it may need two serial number slots, one for case & one for motherboard. As my Vic-20's are frakenstiens.
In fact, there's c64 bits in my 20's, and I'm not the only one.

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Postby ruud » Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:18 am

matsondawson wrote:it may need two serial number slots, one for case & one for motherboard.

AFAIK the motherboard does not have its own serial number. At least I never noticed it.

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Postby BBQedIguana » Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:03 am

Well, I can probably whip up a simple but nice registry pretty easily. Maybe I'll give it a go this weekend!

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Postby Pedro Lambrini » Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:26 am

It would be interesting to see which models are where in the world as I'm sure quite a few Vics have traveled the world! :)
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Postby Clockmeister » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:25 am

English Invader wrote:Sounds like a good idea. There could even be separate registers for working and non-working VIC-20s with additional links to trusted repair services and guidance on repair procedures.


Excellent idea. I'm more then handy with a soldering iron if anyone in (Western) Australia needs their broken VIC-20/C64 looked at.
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Postby Jeff-20 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:53 am

It's also a great way to track stolen VICs. :lol:
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Postby matsondawson » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:36 am

ruud wrote:
matsondawson wrote:it may need two serial number slots, one for case & one for motherboard.

AFAIK the motherboard does not have its own serial number. At least I never noticed it.


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At least on the two I just checked there is.

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Postby pitcalco » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:39 am

Jeff-20 wrote:It's also a great way to track stolen VICs. :lol:
:lol: Yeah, there is a really hot market for those. :wink:
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Postby BBQedIguana » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:08 am

Okay, if I were to build this (couldn't on the weekend - and glad I didn't cause this question needs to be asked!), what kinds of things should I capture other than serial number? I don't think we should be asking people to open their VIC's to get any numbers from the inside. But from what I understand there were a few different VICs (per the Wiki)...

- Original monochrom logo versus new colour logo
- PET keys verus "normal" keys?
- beige function keys versus gray function keys
- 2 prong power versus DIN plug power

Should I be asking for this info (after maybe a very short intro that explains these differences)?

I should also put a simple captcha to keep the bots and goolies out of the database too. :)

Let me know what you think! I believe I have time this week to work on it.

Thanks,

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Postby Pedro Lambrini » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:33 am

Sounds good to me. The more info that can be added the better as far as I'm concerned.

I also think there should be different entries for NTSC, PAL as well as VC 20's and VIC 1001's (not that there'll be many of those kicking around...). :)
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Postby BBQedIguana » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:39 am

Excellent points! I'll include that info too! :)

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Postby English Invader » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:04 pm

I've noticed that there are a lot of VC-20s in the UK (I personally own two and I've seen a lot more on eBay). At the same time, they seem to come in the standard UK packaging and look like they were bought in the UK (one box I have has a shop sticker that is clearly from an English electronics store).

Anyone have any additional info on this anomaly?


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