• Solitare implementation!

    From mewpokemon@hotmail.com@3:770/3 to All on Saturday, September 12, 2020 08:00:35
    Heyas!

    I recently wrote a Solitare implementation for modern platforms because I thought I might play it on my tablet and so on and I hate ads.

    Anyway, I just had to do a C64 implementation, too!

    Et voila! I ported M3wP Solitare to GEOS on the C64!

    Its not complete yet, I have to make a proper icon and so on as well as implement auto solving and some nice end game effects but its playable now. Oh! The graphics are a WIP too. I'm getting help with those.

    I'm not sure if there are any other Solitare implementations for GEOS. It doesn't matter, I suppose...

    My implementation is open source and available on GitHub at https://github.com/M3wP/M3wPSolitare

    There is no documentation as yet, either. Sorry! I'll get there!


    Daniel.

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  • From Daniel@3:770/3 to mewpo...@hotmail.com on Monday, September 14, 2020 01:30:27
    "mewpo...@hotmail.com" <mewpokemon@hotmail.com> writes:

    Heyas!

    I recently wrote a Solitare implementation for modern platforms
    because I thought I might play it on my tablet and so on and I hate
    ads.

    Anyway, I just had to do a C64 implementation, too!

    Et voila! I ported M3wP Solitare to GEOS on the C64!

    Its not complete yet, I have to make a proper icon and so on as well
    as implement auto solving and some nice end game effects but its
    playable now. Oh! The graphics are a WIP too. I'm getting help with
    those.

    I'm not sure if there are any other Solitare implementations for GEOS. It
    doesn't matter, I suppose...

    My implementation is open source and available on GitHub at
    https://github.com/M3wP/M3wPSolitare

    There is no documentation as yet, either. Sorry! I'll get there!


    Daniel.

    At some point, I will be recapping and restoring my C64 and will have
    GEOS and all that jazz working. This sounds exciting.
    --
    Daniel
    Visit me at: gopher://gcpp.world

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  • From Dennis Katsonis@1:124/5016 to Daniel on Monday, September 14, 2020 20:53:00
    Daniel wrote to mewpo...@hotmail.com <=-

    "mewpo...@hotmail.com" <mewpokemon@hotmail.com> writes:

    Heyas!

    I recently wrote a Solitare implementation for modern platforms
    because I thought I might play it on my tablet and so on and I hate
    ads.

    Anyway, I just had to do a C64 implementation, too!

    Et voila! I ported M3wP Solitare to GEOS on the C64!

    Its not complete yet, I have to make a proper icon and so on as well
    as implement auto solving and some nice end game effects but its
    playable now. Oh! The graphics are a WIP too. I'm getting help with those.

    I'm not sure if there are any other Solitare implementations for GEOS. It
    doe
    sn't matter, I suppose...

    My implementation is open source and available on GitHub at
    https://github.com
    /M3wP/M3wPSolitare

    There is no documentation as yet, either. Sorry! I'll get there!


    Daniel.

    At some point, I will be recapping and restoring my C64 and will have
    GEOS and all that jazz working. This sounds exciting.
    --
    Daniel
    Visit me at: gopher://gcpp.world

    Do ceramic caps need to be replaced? I've noted on my Vic 20, which isn't displaying an image, most of them appear to have a white powder, one one near the VIC chip seems to have a small hole. This might be why there is no image.


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  • From Silver Dream !@3:770/3 to mewpo...@hotmail.com on Monday, September 14, 2020 15:31:39
    On 12/09/2020 17:00, mewpo...@hotmail.com wrote:
    Heyas!

    I recently wrote a Solitare implementation for modern platforms because I
    thought I might play it on my tablet and so on and I hate ads.

    Anyway, I just had to do a C64 implementation, too!

    +1!


    Et voila! I ported M3wP Solitare to GEOS on the C64!


    I especially like it being GEOS application.


    My implementation is open source and available on GitHub at
    https://github.com/M3wP/M3wPSolitare

    +1!

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  • From Andreas Kohlbach@3:770/3 to mewpo...@hotmail.com on Monday, September 14, 2020 14:18:36
    On Sat, 12 Sep 2020 08:00:35 -0700 (PDT), mewpo...@hotmail.com wrote:

    I recently wrote a Solitare implementation for modern platforms
    because I thought I might play it on my tablet and so on and I hate
    ads.

    Anyway, I just had to do a C64 implementation, too!

    Et voila! I ported M3wP Solitare to GEOS on the C64!

    Its not complete yet, I have to make a proper icon and so on as well
    as implement auto solving and some nice end game effects but its
    playable now. Oh! The graphics are a WIP too. I'm getting help with
    those.

    I'm not sure if there are any other Solitare implementations for GEOS. It
    doesn't matter, I suppose...

    My implementation is open source and available on GitHub at
    https://github.com/M3wP/M3wPSolitare

    There is no documentation as yet, either. Sorry! I'll get there!

    Was looking through my C64 library and found a "normal" version of
    Solitaire. I have no idea how to play Solitaire but once I get GEOS
    working on the C64 I'll have a look at your version.
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    Andreas

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  • From Computer Nerd Kev@3:770/3 to Dennis Katsonis on Monday, September 14, 2020 23:03:43
    Dennis Katsonis <nospam.Dennis.Katsonis@f1.n770.z1654.fidonet.org> wrote:

    Do ceramic caps need to be replaced? I've noted on my Vic 20, which isn't displaying an image, most of them appear to have a white powder, one one near the VIC chip seems to have a small hole. This might be why there is no
    image.

    They don't age like electrolytic capacitors, and the exterior
    appearance often isn't all that significant, but as with all
    components, even resistors, they can and do fail. So they're
    a suspect for why your VIC 20 isn't working, but probably not
    the most likely one.

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  • From Dennis Katsonis@1:124/5016 to Computer Nerd Kev on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 19:53:00
    Computer Nerd Kev wrote to Dennis Katsonis <=-

    Dennis Katsonis <nospam.Dennis.Katsonis@f1.n770.z1654.fidonet.org>
    wrote:

    Do ceramic caps need to be replaced? I've noted on my Vic 20, which isn't displaying an image, most of them appear to have a white powder, one one
    near
    the VIC chip seems to have a small hole. This might be why there is no
    image.


    They don't age like electrolytic capacitors, and the exterior
    appearance often isn't all that significant, but as with all
    components, even resistors, they can and do fail. So they're
    a suspect for why your VIC 20 isn't working, but probably not
    the most likely one.

    I was able to poke the VIC chip and get it to produce scratchy sound, so it appears to function, partly. It worked a bit. Without a replacement VIC chip to try out, I'll try and change the dodgy looking capacitors and see how it goes.

    The VIC does seem to run though.

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  • From Daniel@1:340/7 to Dennis Katsonis on Saturday, September 19, 2020 23:45:00
    Dennis Katsonis wrote to Daniel <=-

    Daniel wrote to mewpo...@hotmail.com <=-

    "mewpo...@hotmail.com" <mewpokemon@hotmail.com> writes:

    Heyas!

    I recently wrote a Solitare implementation for modern platforms
    because I thought I might play it on my tablet and so on and I hate
    ads.

    Anyway, I just had to do a C64 implementation, too!

    Et voila! I ported M3wP Solitare to GEOS on the C64!

    Its not complete yet, I have to make a proper icon and so on as well
    as implement auto solving and some nice end game effects but its
    playable now. Oh! The graphics are a WIP too. I'm getting help with those.

    I'm not sure if there are any other Solitare implementations for GEOS. It
    doe
    sn't matter, I suppose...

    My implementation is open source and available on GitHub at
    https://github.com
    /M3wP/M3wPSolitare

    There is no documentation as yet, either. Sorry! I'll get there!


    Daniel.

    At some point, I will be recapping and restoring my C64 and will have
    GEOS and all that jazz working. This sounds exciting.
    --
    Daniel
    Visit me at: gopher://gcpp.world

    Do ceramic caps need to be replaced? I've noted on my Vic 20, which
    isn't displaying an image, most of them appear to have a white powder,
    one one near the VIC chip seems to have a small hole. This might be
    why there is no image.

    I don't know. I've seen a number of C64 and Vic20 cap replacement kits.

    I think it may be good practice to replace all of them..

    Did you know someone reverse engineered the C64 mainboard and sells it new?

    www.tindie.com/products/bobsbits/sixtyclone-commodore-64-replica-pcbs

    I think you can order the cap kits from him too. I've seen the kits on various sites on the web so they're not novel.

    Daniel Traechin

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  • From Dennis Katsonis@1:124/5016 to Daniel on Monday, September 21, 2020 21:45:00
    Daniel wrote to Dennis Katsonis <=-

    Dennis Katsonis wrote to Daniel <=-

    Daniel wrote to mewpo...@hotmail.com <=-

    "mewpo...@hotmail.com" <mewpokemon@hotmail.com> writes:

    Heyas!

    I recently wrote a Solitare implementation for modern platforms
    because I thought I might play it on my tablet and so on and I hate
    ads.

    Anyway, I just had to do a C64 implementation, too!

    Et voila! I ported M3wP Solitare to GEOS on the C64!

    Its not complete yet, I have to make a proper icon and so on as well
    as implement auto solving and some nice end game effects but its
    playable now. Oh! The graphics are a WIP too. I'm getting help with those.

    I'm not sure if there are any other Solitare implementations for GEOS. It
    doe
    sn't matter, I suppose...

    My implementation is open source and available on GitHub at
    https://github.com
    /M3wP/M3wPSolitare

    There is no documentation as yet, either. Sorry! I'll get there!


    Daniel.

    At some point, I will be recapping and restoring my C64 and will have
    GEOS and all that jazz working. This sounds exciting.
    --
    Daniel
    Visit me at: gopher://gcpp.world

    Do ceramic caps need to be replaced? I've noted on my Vic 20, which
    isn't displaying an image, most of them appear to have a white powder,
    one one near the VIC chip seems to have a small hole. This might be
    why there is no image.

    I don't know. I've seen a number of C64 and Vic20 cap replacement kits.

    I think it may be good practice to replace all of them..

    Did you know someone reverse engineered the C64 mainboard and sells it new?

    www.tindie.com/products/bobsbits/sixtyclone-commodore-64-replica-pcbs

    I think you can order the cap kits from him too. I've seen the kits on various sites on the web so they're not novel.

    The caps you can get anywhere. The dodgy looking ones are 0.1um Farad rated at 25V. I'll buy 10 and replace them.

    Oddly, it produces sound, albeit very, very, very quietly.

    Once the lockdown lifts, I will get the other C64's from my parents garage and test them. I know one doesn't start (black screen), and one only has 29 bytes RAM free. It's really weird. It WORKS, but instead of 38911 bytes, it says 29 bytes free. Type a couple of lines of BASIC code and you run out of RAM.

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