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by BenjaminLumen
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: What do I plug a Commodore 64 into?
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: What do I plug a Commodore 64 into?

Or a Commodore 1702 Monitor if you can find one.
by BenjaminLumen
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Commodore 8 Bit Programming
Topic: C Compiler for Commodore 64/128
Replies: 10
Views: 11368

Re: C Compiler for Commodore 64/128

CC65 conform's to what type of C ? K&R???? I know Unix V, 'vi and cc' all Logical Operators are double.. An 'AND' '&" is actually '*&&' ... Is CC65 the same, it's been 5 years from my original post and I still don't know... Let me see if I can find a CC65 Book... Funny, Internet slowed to a fraction...
by BenjaminLumen
Tue May 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: 11 Forgotten Media Formats of Yesteryear
Replies: 1
Views: 1572

Re: 11 Forgotten Media Formats of Yesteryear

Fascinating article.

In the 6th grade I just felt fortunate that I didn't have a Data Cassette, but actually ended up with 1541 Disk Drive! Which the 1541 had to be the slowest Drive known to mankind in that particular epoch!
by BenjaminLumen
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: New Member with Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Re: New Member with Questions

BlueSky Software appears to be a really late to the 8-bit era Company. So think 18 or 19 year old that was trying to make it big when the 8-bit era was ending. Pretty Cool! Perhaps Sad!! Hayden Software appears to have made Crystal Cavern's, Crime Stopper, Alibi, and others!! No Info on the Company ...
by BenjaminLumen
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: 650x Schematic
Replies: 3
Views: 1950

Re: 650x Schematic

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Western-Design-Center-WDC/W65C02S6TPG-14/?qs=opBjA1TV903lvWo9AEKH5w%3D%3D&gclid=CNGZ1rbS-9ACFYq2wAodrWgBUA Nice Idea however, produce every single chip that is no longer produced thereby ensuring that we can keep all computers in operation from 1942-2017.. Awesom...
by BenjaminLumen
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Switching between C= 128 screens
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

Re: Switching between C= 128 screens

Thanks Rbernardo, I cannot recall which system that I was doing that with? Oh wait a second, didn't or wasn't there a Commodore 64 Program that simulated 80 Column on a Commodore 40 Column Monitor a hi-res? It was kinda like a Terminate and Stay Resident in DOS, you could load it and run it and it d...
by BenjaminLumen
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: BBS: Bulletin Boards for Commodores
Topic: Borderline BBS - DIAL-UP!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 16274

Re: Borderline BBS - DIAL-UP!!!

wow, Borderline BBS; as soon as I created an Account, I was informed that I had zero ability to do anything until validation and that the Sys-op was not available, the memories came flooding back!!! 2400 Baud, sure beats Commodore Modem300.... 2400 Baud Rocks!!!! I remember staying up all hours of t...
by BenjaminLumen
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Switching between C= 128 screens
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

Re: Switching between C= 128 screens

I thought you merely typed Ready? Column 80 <CR> Ready? Column 40 <CR> Esc is CHR$147 or something, X is CHR$<nnn> so you should be able to write a basic program to execute the CHR$,CHR$ Sequence. then just run the program . So you could in essence make your own little commands that you can run!!, b...
by BenjaminLumen
Mon May 09, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Problem with Commodore 4040 dual floppy drive
Replies: 6
Views: 4057

Re: Problem with Commodore 4040 dual floppy drive

It may be the driver circuitry on the controller card. Not able to source enough current..do you have a digital multimeter? Power it up and start checking voltages.

Ftp://www.zimmers.net/public......
Has schematics and maintenance Manaus for commodore 4040 drives.
by BenjaminLumen
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Where is Jack Tramiel buried
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

Re: Where is Jack Tramiel buried

In Grant's Tomb!

hahahaahahahahahahahahaha
by BenjaminLumen
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Commodore Computer Store around my Old Haunt
Replies: 1
Views: 2062

Commodore Computer Store around my Old Haunt

This is from 1982-1998.... This is the Computer Store around my old stomping grounds in Oklahoma. I actually ended up working for this Computer Shop in the 1990's, quite unplanned. The staples of the day were Commodore and Amiga Repairs (Chip Swapping Mostly) and 386/486 AMD, Intel or Cyrix (Quite o...
by BenjaminLumen
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Commodore 8 Bit Programming
Topic: Maximum RS232 speed on C64 user port
Replies: 7
Views: 7710

Re: Maximum RS232 speed on C64 user port

Hmmmmm, Have you tried the commodore schematic? 6526 CIA... Hmmm, how to get that puppy moving??? The 2Mhz version of the 6526 would accept max bit rates of 500Kb/Sec.... Hmmm, Test it against a C128.... The 6526 is also used for Parallel coms.... 2400bps....... As configured in the Commodore 64 and...
by BenjaminLumen
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: My Second Post and my querky 8296
Replies: 5
Views: 5554

Re: My Second Post and my querky 8296

As an aside, Usually you expose an EPROM to light to erase the ROM... Usually any UV content in the light will erase it... SO the fact that you are getting your PET to boot by doing this does indeed sound a little odd. There must be something else going on.... Try measuring the temperature of the RO...
by BenjaminLumen
Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: ComVEX - Commodore Los Angeles Super Show (CLASS)
Topic: 3D printer at CommVex V10 2014?
Replies: 10
Views: 7805

Re: 3D printer at CommVex V10 2014?

I don't know how well the 3D Printer will fair. Its so close to being a straight up Numerical Control Machine, that you would be just as well machining dies for injection molding plastic then turning out your designs that way. I guess the flip side of the coin is the price , N.C. can be very pricey,...
by BenjaminLumen
Fri May 09, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Commodore Discussion
Topic: Commodore 1520 printer/plotter
Replies: 8
Views: 6858

Re: Commodore 1520 printer/plotter

Someone may have developed an Commodore Printer Port to USB or Parallel Printer Conversion Module... I am not really in the know.. This would allow you to use modern printers and so it saves you from having to look for inks for various 1980's commodore printers.... I had a rackety noisy old Oki-Data...