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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Roseville, CA

by Mr.Toast posted Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:04 pm

These projects certainly are VERY impressive. The tag is a little steep at over 250euros and it requires you to have a reasonable supply of existing ICs. But....dayum.

Anyone else tempted?
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by McTrinsic posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:31 am

Of course. :)

But I still have a project ahead for a C64-reloaded. So I will most probably skip this.
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Zippy Zapp

by Zippy Zapp posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:01 am

Is this the model discussed elsewhere on here that fits into a 64c case? For me there is too many trade offs, not to mention the price, to replace a Real 128.
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Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:32 am

Yeah, it's over here.

I totally understand why it was packaged for the 64C case, and while it's expensive I bet the creator is charging close to cost for a small batch. It's a massive labor of love by the creator, and I think it's awesome that the 128 is getting some attention for change with projects like these. I'm personally going to pass, tho.
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Roseville, CA

by Mr.Toast posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:44 am

Apologies for not catching this thread on the other side of the fence.

Yes, price and compatibility-unless I was sitting on some dead hardware with no future of becoming full up system again due to board failure... might be a different story from that perspective. I am sure the cost is scaled appropriately for the limited scale of economies-but daddy warbucks isn't going to cover that for me. I might regret that some day if I land a bunch of 128 hardware. That's just not looking likely at this time.

I think all the "re" boot modern board stuff is seriously exciting. Especially on the Amiga side where there has been a ton of dead stuff as a result of battery damage. And, if you were looking for some future proofing or doing a lot of repair work requiring a test platform, this would be totally justifiable.

Then there is the bling factor. I guess some people are attracted to sexy clean hardware with acrylic cases and LED blinkenlights. But...that wouldn't be anyone here, right?


...ahem... @intric8

jk, bud. I get it.
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by oldbull posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:52 am

I've been dreaming about a "Reloaded" A1200 in a kickstarter case with kipper2k keyboard. After today's news from icomp, it's looking like Vampire is the way I'll be running AGA software.
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Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:11 pm

I have no idea what you're talking about.


bwhahahahaha! :D

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