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I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/22/2021 8:26:11 PM   
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ok I fixed a coin count bug, & expanded the graphics, but i ran out of memory while trying to draw it with better graphics

https://manyone88.itch.io/c64-fruit-machine-coded-2021-c64

the reasons why not first.

Well first off I thought all these Retro machines were just a mini arcade box.

I thought the games would be dated.

I thought no one would use or dev the games.

I found the new full sized THEC64 for sale on amazon, and I found myself researching it, most emulators never recreated a retro consoles without perfect keyboard and joystick and executables. the c64 mini was just a box with lets face it dated games.

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the reasons for it as I found them

I bought THEC64 first because I saw they run the thousands of games you can download and put on a FAT32 USB stick, and the Price was equivalent to the original C64.

then the quality when I opened the box , gave me goose-bumps like my first one in the 80s, it was made with love I can tell you

Next it acts just like the original hardware, the system uses the same software as the original, you can fire up basic and use it just like the original, but on any TV with HDMI,

so its now NOT restricted to tape drives and old TV monitors, but still keeps the C64 working like the original

NOW CAME FOR ME THE crunch, you can distribute your C64 games you write on itch.io. now this interested me, so I looked at a book called 'RetroGameDev C64 Edition Volume 1' and found it advertised a free IDE environment called 'CMB rpg studio' and the VICE emulator, so I could trust the tools, and downloaded them as they were recomended and had awards from the book.

the IDE also have designers for the graphics, and exported straight to your game. this interested me because in the 80s game art was simple and you did not have to be an artest, just a programer.

then I thought the joystick would be expensive but it was not it was £17.

The THEC64 console is a brilliant recreation of the original and I feel there is an outlet for my work on itch.io and I swear I feel like I'm back in the 80s roots, the programing was just as rewarding as it was back then, you can do an ASM dump and export the code in Hex and then feed it in as data into a basic program. the free IDE is great! quick! and proffessional!

it above all is fun and a great side line to our hobby, I would recomend anyone from the 80s to get one, the young guys wont feel the buzz like us, it just feels like opening the box of my first computer, thec64 team must of been c64 devs back in the day, because they did it well.



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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/22/2021 11:59:43 PM   
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Are you a shill?

Have you considered writing a blog?

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 2:55:49 AM   
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if Shil means advertise,Im mortified by your suggestion If you dont like the post sorry! I thought old timers on here would like a c64 clone news report, I thought there was a few on here from the 80s,. I honestly am just excited how good it is and wanted to give an honest view of the console. in the 80s everybody programed, I have not done anything as yet, but chances are if you wanted this console you would be interested in programing.

There is no off topic forum on here, so general discusion looked ok to air this. I shall reframe from anymore posts for a month and avoid posting anything about myself in future.

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 9:04:48 AM   
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in the 80s everybody programed, I have not done anything as yet, but chances are if you wanted this console you would be interested in programing.


My first PC wargame ever was AH's "Midway"for C64 - written in Basic! When I got bored I put my nose into the program and created all sorts of variants. Still my pinnacle in the field of programming games...

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There is no off topic forum on here, so general discusion looked ok to air this. I shall reframe from anymore posts for a month and avoid posting anything about myself in future.


No need to do this

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 9:09:32 AM   
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Greetings mainsworthy,
My old C-64 was my first computer back in 1980's and loved it. Then moved on to the commodore Amiga 500, 1000, 2000 & 3000 tower.
I was not aware of the NEWC64 so thanks for posting so I can check it out.

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 9:47:14 AM   
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thankyou guys, I must say I'm relieved, I don't want to post unwanted stuff,

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 3:24:55 PM   
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Wargame for C64: Planet X2. Does THEC64 got a disk drive?

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 3:30:53 PM   
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It uses the original diskdrive load "" ,8 function, but uses the USB FAT32 STicks. you can load all the original games you can download from http://www.c64.com/ , and you can create prg files, and can save and load like the original save "" 8 for diskdrive device.

i will have a look at the planet x2 now and report back

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 3:34:21 PM   
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Digital download of manual, game, and soundtrack. it says it has a digital download so it may be possible to put on a USB stick,

Includes game in .D64 (compatible with The C64 Mini, emulators, 1541Ultimate, or SD-2-IEC), so yes its works, my system is the Maxi version of the mini

it was very interesting to see this for sale thanks.

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 7:46:42 PM   
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i will have a look at the planet x2 now and report back

If you care, first Planet X game is for Vic-20 and last Planet X3 is for PC.

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/23/2021 8:05:12 PM   
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Planet X2, was the biggest C64 seller of 2017 and maybe later, its inspired me to program, I dont know about buying it yet, but as a wargame for the C64 its on my interest list.

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/24/2021 10:56:20 AM   
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Beginner's Step-by-step THEC64 Coding Course is £25 on amazn

but Kindle Edition is £6.99, so I grabbed it on kindle for that price, it may have relavent info about THEC64 that dosnt appear in C64 books

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/28/2021 12:57:14 AM   
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I've got a game only a week or so off finishing, for THEC64 its going to be a prg file until I figure something else out but the prg files seem quite common now anyway,, its not a remake of a particular game, but there were plenty of games like this in the 80s, I don't want to give the info yet, but stay tuned . I like it so far , I have done it in Assembly so the screen is smooth.

As a clue its got fruit in it :)

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/28/2021 5:50:37 PM   
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Forget all that big brain computer talk, does it have porno capabilities?

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RE: I bought THEC64 New Console Why? These is My Reasons - 6/28/2021 9:54:49 PM   
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ok I fixed a coin count bug, & expanded the graphics, but i ran out of memory while trying to draw it with better graphics

https://manyone88.itch.io/c64-fruit-machine-coded-2021-c64

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