This is the place to discuss our glorious C64/128 machines and their very active scenes. Other C= 8-bits welcome, too!
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:26 pm

Ya for me it's all about GEOS 128 2.0 these days. I think for a few others it is still the BBS hosting benefits.

A friend of mine swapped his out recently with the Turbo Chameleon for his board, and it's unfair how fast and snappy his BBS is now. (not to mention the acceleration boost, too, which is faster than the SuperCPU!)
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Zippy Zapp
CA, USA

by Zippy Zapp posted Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:09 pm

Noice. The REU and Speed of the TC must be a major boon to a BBS.
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obitus1990
USA

by obitus1990 posted Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:50 pm

intric8 wrote:Ya for me it's all about GEOS 128 2.0 these days. I think for a few others it is still the BBS hosting benefits.

A friend of mine swapped his out recently with the Turbo Chameleon for his board, and it's unfair how fast and snappy his BBS is now. (not to mention the acceleration boost, too, which is faster than the SuperCPU!)



Eric,

Does the TC provide acceleration when used in cartridge mode, or, only in standalone mode? Is your friend using it on a 64?
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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:20 pm

Yes - the TC can provide acceleration in cartridge mode. This is precisely how I play the new Super Mario game. I load the game up on the TC via a CRT file. And the game auto-detects it.

But the TC won't accelerate every game you play with it. It's kinda like the SuperCPU in that regard.

Important: It turns out the TC can not be used with a 128. It could fry it, which is a massive flaw.

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