• Mega65 Retro Computer - Kickstarter for moulds

    From rbernardo@iglou.com@3:770/3 to All on Thursday, January 09, 2020 21:41:52
    Development of the Mega65, a clone of the Commodore 65, is progressing slowly but surely. Prototyping has gone on for a few years, prototype boards have been sent out to beta testers, and now a Kickstarter campaign has started to gather money to
    build the steel moulds (molds) for the injection-molded cases of the Mega65.

    I have sent in my donation! For more information on the Mega65, go to

    http://mega65.org/

    or go to the page for Kickstarter donations at

    http://mega65.org/moulds.html

    To see the Mega65 discussion forum, go to

    http://mega65.net (which will lead you to Forum64.de)

    or on Facebook, see

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/MEGA65RetroComputer/posts/

    Happy New Year!
    Robert Bernardo
    Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm

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  • From Andreas Kohlbach@3:770/3 to rbernardo@iglou.com on Friday, January 10, 2020 11:55:25
    On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 21:41:52 -0800 (PST), rbernardo@iglou.com wrote:

    Development of the Mega65, a clone of the Commodore 65, is
    progressing slowly but surely. Prototyping has gone on for a few
    years, prototype boards have been sent out to beta testers, and now a Kickstarter campaign has started to gather money to build the steel
    moulds (molds) for the injection-molded cases of the Mega65.

    I have sent in my donation! For more information on the Mega65, go to

    http://mega65.org/

    or go to the page for Kickstarter donations at

    http://mega65.org/moulds.html

    To see the Mega65 discussion forum, go to

    http://mega65.net (which will lead you to Forum64.de)

    or on Facebook, see

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/MEGA65RetroComputer/posts/

    Interesting to see how that develops. Luckily I have an emulator able to emulate almost any machine with a microprocessor in it and was able to
    see how the C65 works.

    Happy New Year!

    Merry Christmas! ;-)
    --
    Andreas

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  • From Ed Vance@1:2320/105 to Andreas Kohlbach on Friday, January 10, 2020 19:57:00
    01-10-20 11:55 Andreas Kohlbach wrote to rbernardo@iglou.com about Re: Mega65 Retro Computer
    Howdy! Andreas,

    @MSGID: <5E18D845.3450.cbm@capitolcityonline.net>
    @REPLY: <5E18599C.3449.cbm@capitolcityonline.net>
    On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 21:41:52 -0800 (PST), rbernardo@iglou.com wrote:

    Development of the Mega65, a clone of the Commodore 65, is
    progressing slowly but surely. Prototyping has gone on for a few
    years, prototype boards have been sent out to beta testers, and now a Kickstarter campaign has started to gather money to build the steel
    moulds (molds) for the injection-molded cases of the Mega65.
    -SNIP-
    Interesting to see how that develops. Luckily I have an emulator able
    to emulate almost any machine with a microprocessor in it and was able
    to see how the C65 works.

    I seldom turn on the C=64 and have WinVice but haven't tried to use it for
    a long while but I enjoy reading about the new developments for the C=64.

    Your writing about the emulator has me wondering if You wrote it or if it
    is a free download.

    I'm thinking that Your emulator is ran on a C=64, or do You use some other brand of gear with the emulator.

    Thanks, 73 de Ed W9ODR . .


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  • From Andreas Kohlbach@3:770/3 to Ed Vance on Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:12:24
    On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:57:00 +1300, Ed Vance wrote:

    01-10-20 11:55 Andreas Kohlbach wrote to rbernardo@iglou.com about Re: Mega65 Retro Computer

    @MSGID: <5E18D845.3450.cbm@capitolcityonline.net>
    @REPLY: <5E18599C.3449.cbm@capitolcityonline.net>
    On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 21:41:52 -0800 (PST), rbernardo@iglou.com wrote:

    Development of the Mega65, a clone of the Commodore 65, is progressing slowly but surely. Prototyping has gone on for a few
    years, prototype boards have been sent out to beta testers, and now a Kickstarter campaign has started to gather money to build the steel
    moulds (molds) for the injection-molded cases of the Mega65.
    -SNIP-
    Interesting to see how that develops. Luckily I have an emulator able
    to emulate almost any machine with a microprocessor in it and was able to see how the C65 works.

    I seldom turn on the C=64 and have WinVice but haven't tried to use it for
    a long while but I enjoy reading about the new developments for the C=64.

    The C65 is not a new development. It's like the "Commodore 64 Maxi" a -
    umm - replica. Emulated.

    Your writing about the emulator has me wondering if You wrote it or if it
    is a free download.

    Yes, it's called MAME. Earlier it could only emulate arcade video games,
    since merging with MESS some years ago also computers, including
    Commodore PET, VIC 20, C64 and C65, C128 (just took a video booting into
    CP/M using the emulator at <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSldA8gkcDw>), Amiga.

    Talking about these replicas (retro computer and -consoles), they usually
    have MAME on a rom. You can get MAME for most computers at <https://www.mame.net/> for free. You also need "driver" (containing
    hardware specs to emulate them, plus BIOS or firmware) files.

    I'm thinking that Your emulator is ran on a C=64, or do You use some other brand of gear with the emulator.

    The emulator runs on Debian Linux here. But is also available for
    Windows, Linux, Mac OS, even MS-DOS or exots like Haiku. I think there is
    even a version for the Amiga, so you can run a C64, PC, Atari or what
    ever on your real Amiga hardware. But that will be painfully slow. But you
    can. :-D

    ... Have you checked your smoke detector batteries & Fire Ext, LATELY?!

    Mine is connected to the grid and has no battery, I checked.
    --
    Andreas

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  • From Andreas Kohlbach@3:770/3 to Ed Vance on Saturday, January 11, 2020 11:21:26
    On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 19:57:00 +1300, Ed Vance wrote:

    01-10-20 11:55 Andreas Kohlbach wrote to rbernardo@iglou.com about Re: Mega65 Retro Computer
    Howdy! Andreas,

    @MSGID: <5E18D845.3450.cbm@capitolcityonline.net>
    @REPLY: <5E18599C.3449.cbm@capitolcityonline.net>
    On Thu, 9 Jan 2020 21:41:52 -0800 (PST), rbernardo@iglou.com wrote:

    Development of the Mega65, a clone of the Commodore 65, is progressing slowly but surely. Prototyping has gone on for a few
    years, prototype boards have been sent out to beta testers, and now a Kickstarter campaign has started to gather money to build the steel
    moulds (molds) for the injection-molded cases of the Mega65.
    -SNIP-
    Interesting to see how that develops. Luckily I have an emulator able
    to emulate almost any machine with a microprocessor in it and was able to see how the C65 works.

    I seldom turn on the C=64 and have WinVice but haven't tried to use it for
    a long while but I enjoy reading about the new developments for the C=64.

    The C65 is not a new development. It's like the "Commodore 64 Maxi" a -
    umm - replica. Emulated.

    Your writing about the emulator has me wondering if You wrote it or if it
    is a free download.

    Yes, it's called MAME. Earlier it could only emulate arcade video games,
    since merging with MESS some years ago also computers, including
    Commodore PET, VIC 20, C64 and C65, C128 (just took a video booting into
    CP/M using the emulator at <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSldA8gkcDw>), Amiga.

    Talking about these replicas (retro computer and -consoles), they usually
    have MAME on a rom. You can get MAME for most computers at <https://www.mame.net/> for free. You also need "driver" (containing
    hardware specs to emulate them, plus BIOS or firmware) files.

    I'm thinking that Your emulator is ran on a C=64, or do You use some other brand of gear with the emulator.

    The emulator runs on Debian Linux here. But is also available for
    Windows, Linux, Mac OS, even MS-DOS or exots like Haiku. I think there is
    even a version for the Amiga, so you can run a C64, PC, Atari or what
    ever on your real Amiga hardware. But that will be painfully slow. But you
    can. :-D

    ... Have you checked your smoke detector batteries & Fire Ext, LATELY?!

    Mine is connected to the grid and has no battery, I checked.
    --
    Andreas

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  • From rbernardo@iglou.com@3:770/3 to All on Friday, January 24, 2020 22:32:42
    Oh, my gosh, a person or persons named Tayger have just donated 40,000 Euros!

    Truly,
    Robert Bernardo
    Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
    April 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class

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  • From rbernardo@iglou.com@3:770/3 to All on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 14:30:09
    Goal reached! Now at over 69,000 Euros of the 66,000 required.

    Truly,
    Robert Bernardo
    Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
    April 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show -
    http://www.portcommodore.com/class

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  • From rbernardo@iglou.com@3:770/3 to All on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 16:38:30
    Mega65 developer Paul Gardner-Stephen talks about the new, sudden influx of money (in an article printed just before the crowdfunding goal was reached) and the plans for making the moulds at

    http://c65gs.blogspot.com/2020/01/almost-65k-in-65-days.html


    Truly,
    Robert Bernardo
    Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
    April 25-26 Commodore Los Angeles Super Show - http://www.portcommodore.com/class

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