C64 Come-back

Started by Bryce, 12:41, 30 August 10

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ukmarkh

I'll buy it, that's for sure...

Ygdrazil


I will not but it, that's for sure...

Quote from: ukmarkh on 18:32, 31 August 10
I'll buy it, that's for sure...

:)

ukmarkh

Quote from: Ygdrazil on 07:46, 01 September 10
I will not but it, that's for sure...

:)


Probably for the best, considering you'd try to 'but it' as you so eloquently put it.  ;)

Devilmarkus

Perhaps you can run a CPC emulator on it...  :police:
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Heh Heh, whoops!  :D

I wonder how the casing is done though :-)

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Quote from: ukmarkh on 09:31, 01 September 10

Probably for the best, considering you'd try to 'but it' as you so eloquently put it.  ;)

Gryzor

Well, starting at $500, which means possibly €500, for an ION PC you can't upgrade? Hmmmmm... :(

ukmarkh

But it looks like a C64, I'll wait for the price to drop a little... if this was an Amstrad CPC I'd hand over the cash right away.

Quote from: Gryzor on 11:51, 06 September 10
Well, starting at $500, which means possibly €500, for an ION PC you can't upgrade? Hmmmmm... :(

Gryzor

If this was an Amstrad then indeed I'd take two without blinking. Which, I suppose, is what they're driving at (but with c64 users). I do hope it catches on, though I seriously doubt it...

The thing that bothers me most is its low power. I'm looking into the micro ATX form computers because I want to install a PC in the living room that'll be as small as possible, with the screen hanging on the wall etc, and this could be a viable solution...

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have been a bit disapointed , just a PC  :(
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Yes, it's "just" a PC, but the perfect PC to run an emulator on. I'd certainly buy a 6128 version.....

Hmmm, maybe I'll get an old 6128 case an install a PC in it :o)

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Quote from: Bryce on 12:28, 07 September 10
Yes, it's "just" a PC, but the perfect PC to run an emulator on. I'd certainly buy a 6128 version.....

Hmmm, maybe I'll get an old 6128 case an install a PC in it :o )

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Quote from: Ygdrazil on 07:46, 01 September 10
I will not buy it, that's for sure...

:)

Me either! It's ugly!!!  :P

If I would buy it, then a lightning shall hit me while using the restroom...  ;D


Quote from: Bryce on 12:28, 07 September 10
Hmmm, maybe I'll get an old 6128 case an install a PC in it :o )

Hihi! I did it vice versa! Just to get a CPC pcb and all expansions in one case  8)


Quote from: Gryzor on 17:19, 06 September 10
...The thing that bothers me most is its low power. ...

Well, that's in agreement with history. Everything in that c64 plasic box was always way inferior to other systems. Like the the c64 is way inferior to the CPC.  8) 8) 8) 
Seriously, a 1.8 GHz cpu with two cores is not state of the art.  ::)

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Is it backwards compatible in a non emulation way? Does it still retain the SID chips? If it's just a PC in a C64 casing then I personnaly wouldn't pay for it. Even if it was in CPC casing, I would be better off sticking with my T60p.


MacDeath

All those "8 bit comeback" are just cash catchers... and will utterly fail.

IMO the best thing to get would be extension cards for modern PCs...
with all the realcomponents of good old Hardwares so it would enable Hard-emulation...

An extension card with a Z80, An "ASIC" (CTRC+GA), the AY (or soundchips) and all those stuffs...
and the plugs-outs...

This would be cheap and proper.

Such a card could get all Z80 based british computers per example...
Mostly Speccy and CPC/PLUS.

And would use some PC parts like HDD, MAmory (shitton of it lol)... also the display, but could also get an old style monitor plugged into it.


Would be like a Video+sound card...
And turn your modern machine into a genuine old school wonder.


andycadley

Quote from: MacDeath on 14:10, 27 December 10
IMO the best thing to get would be extension cards for modern PCs...
with all the realcomponents of good old Hardwares so it would enable Hard-emulation...
Unless the original hardware was particularly difficult to emulate (the part-analogue SID chip springs to mind), there's really no advantage to this over just doing emulation entirely in software.

robcfg

Something as MacDeath suggests exists (or existed) to emulate de Sinclair QL, it is the QXL Card.

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