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  • Steve Elliott: Good luck to everyone with their projects, I'm taking a break from this cool coding place.
    Today at 16:53:23
  • dawlane: One thing to note about the MOS 6581. Some programmers would target a specific revision of that chip, so there were always subtle differences in audio. The latest SID chip replacement is the ARMSid. [link]
    October 10, 2021, 11:37:28
  • Steve Elliott: I thought they might be.
    October 09, 2021, 21:32:22
  • dawlane: The voltages are different. You'll find the differences at [link]
    October 09, 2021, 19:05:38
  • Steve Elliott: I went with the C64C because apparently it's more reliable and gives a better picture.  But the Breadbin design is the one I remember as a kid.  If the old SID is compatible I'd swap that at some point.
    October 09, 2021, 17:12:59
  • Qube: The bread bin 64 was actually better than the 64c in the audio department. The SID chip was different and often lost out on the punch and bass of the bread bin version.
    October 09, 2021, 06:01:05
  • Steve Elliott: Went into a shop today and they had the old skool bread bin designed 'The 64' emulator.  Really made me want that design that I grew up with - rather than the 64C I have. I might get a breadbin designed one from eBay and fit the C64C board inside it.
    October 06, 2021, 20:38:55
  • Steve Elliott: The best keyboard by far too.
    October 06, 2021, 10:45:41
  • Steve Elliott: The BBC Micro had some fantastic arcade ports. Snapper (Pacman) was so close to the arcade version they were forced to withdraw it and re-do the graphics!
    October 06, 2021, 10:45:02
  • Pfaber11: At some point I owned all those computers . The BBC was my personal favorite . I remember having Defender on it and it was exactly the same as the arcade version .
    October 06, 2021, 08:37:10
  • Steve Elliott: Thanks, yes they were the 3 main memories for me of computers when they first became popular in the home, ZX Spectrum, C64 and the Beeb.  Good to have all 3 now, a major nostalgia hit.
    October 04, 2021, 23:16:54
  • Steve Elliott: Just heard about fb.  I was at the cinema.
    October 04, 2021, 23:13:15
  • steve_ancell: @Steve Elliot:
    Glad you're enjoying the BBC Micro.  8)
    October 04, 2021, 22:19:09
  • steve_ancell: Looks like Facebook has seriously shit it's pants, it's still down.
    October 04, 2021, 22:17:47
  • Steve Elliott: Nah my Sony Trinitron has a flatter screen, is better looking, gives a crisp picture, can be used for more than 1 computer (Speccy is also plugged into it) and was cheaper than the CUB Monitors. I know they were popular with schools though so maybe more authentic in that way.
    October 04, 2021, 14:52:04
  • iWasAdam: BBC Micro.. CUB Monitor is your only friend (by MicroVitec)
    October 04, 2021, 14:34:29
  • Steve Elliott: Plugged the BBC B into a CRT TV through RGB now.  Just how retro computers should be. Will have to fit the chip and tiny Micro SD Board into the User Port to load software though.
    October 04, 2021, 13:00:54
  • Steve Elliott: Looking forward to getting a fully serviced BBC Micro, series 7.  After my cheap non serviced one blew up lol.
    September 27, 2021, 17:25:44
  • Pfaber11: Yes indeed hats off to sir Clive Sinclair and his game changing ideas.
    September 18, 2021, 12:27:18
  • Steve Elliott: RIP Sir Clive Sinclair :(
    September 17, 2021, 10:17:57
  • therevills: Thanks Dawlane :)
    September 14, 2021, 10:37:31
  • dawlane: I would compare specs from the manufactures website. If the specs match, then I would buy. But the old modules were matched pairs, then the new should also be matched pairs.
    September 13, 2021, 12:13:52
  • therevills: Since my board is pretty old now (4 years), the ASUS QVL really only shows discontinued products.

    Would this be compatible?


    Corsair is normally compatible with a lot so I dont think it matters too much, but normally I like to get what's on the QVL list ;)
    September 13, 2021, 10:32:41
  • Steve Elliott: Ordered another Competition Pro Joystick. So 1 for the C64 and 1 for the Speccy. A Megadrive Gamepad for the Spectrum Next.
    September 11, 2021, 18:38:58
  • Steve Elliott: A4 is too large, A5 is a better size to pick up and refer to.
    September 11, 2021, 11:12:13
  • iWasAdam: Amiga one had a superb large a4 ring bound manual
    September 11, 2021, 06:53:06
  • Steve Elliott: Yes, it's got a fantastic reputation for speed.  I had an Atari ST but I never had GFA BASIC, a mate did (but eBay lol).  I had Fast BASIC, Hisoft BASIC and STOS.  For those wondering, the manual had RED paper and black ink!
    September 10, 2021, 20:22:23
  • iWasAdam: Gfa basic and compiler - the fastest thing for the Amiga back in the day
    September 10, 2021, 20:18:01
  • Steve Elliott: GFA BASIC, what were they thinking with the manual :O I know they were trying to prevent piracy, but when the customers who buy the thing suffer too, bad move.
    September 10, 2021, 20:09:47

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