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The Ultimate-64

Postby RobertBe » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:13 am

Boing! Gideon Zweitgzer of 1541 Ultimate fame is now considering the Ultimate-64! A more radical redesign of the original C64 than the C64 Reloaded board, the Ultimate-64 is a FPGA implementation of the C64 and is still meant to fit within a C64 case. And it comes with the 1541 Ultimate built into it. See

http://1541ultimate.net/content/index.p ... 74&catid=9

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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby beamrider » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:18 am

Nice, would be great to see a vic 20 version too! Must be quite similar?

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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby groepaz » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:02 am

The C64Reloaded MK3 will also come soonish.... and we DO have a VIC20 core :)

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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby cbmeeks » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:14 pm

HDMI? BAH I say!

You whippersnappers and your HDMI. Give me RF any day of the week.

J/K

Seriously, I want one of these!
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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby Commodorianen » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:40 am

groepaz wrote:The C64Reloaded MK3 will also come soonish.... and we DO have a VIC20 core :)


Sounds great with a VIC20 core but the physical board would need to be different as well to fit in a VIC20 case with only one joystick port, different expansion port etc.

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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby mrr19121970 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:55 am

groepaz wrote:The C64Reloaded MK3 will also come soonish.... and we DO have a VIC20 core :)


The VIC20 core on my MIST FPGA is really quite limited. There is no D64 access and can only expand by 8+3kb. I am fairly sure this is easy to fix (the 1541 access on the C64 can be reused).

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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby groepaz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:51 am

the core on the mist is totally different - we have our own. it will then mostly likely get all the features that the chameleon core does have right now (turbo, 1541 emulation, cartridges etc)

Sounds great with a VIC20 core but the physical board would need to be different as well to fit in a VIC20 case with only one joystick port, different expansion port etc.

that again wont happen i think - the vic20 market is just too small to justify making a specific board for that.

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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby eslapion » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:03 pm

Commodorianen wrote:Sounds great with a VIC20 core but the physical board would need to be different as well to fit in a VIC20 case with only one joystick port, different expansion port etc.

Very moot point!

Having both the VIC-20 and a few different versions of the C64, I can tell you the plate on the joystick port side is exactly the same size on the C64 and VIC-20. As for the cartridge port, it is indeed larger on the VIC-20 but both the C64 and VIC-20 have exactly 44 pins and making an adapter (assuming the FPGA assings the pin functions accordingly) is incredibly easy.

Both the VIC-20 and C64 boards can fit in the same case and use exactly the same keyboard.
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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby beamrider » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:09 am

Sounds promising even if it was left to the community to make the cartridge adaptors.

A built in megacart clone would be cool too.

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Re: The Ultimate-64

Postby groepaz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:19 am

A built in megacart clone would be cool too

ours has that already :D


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