Hello and welcome back! I hope anyone that was within the vicinity of Hurricane Florence last week is safe and sound. We have a lot of news for you this week so let’s get started!
C64 Reloaded MK2 Is Now Available
Whether you pre-ordered the C64 Reloaded MK2 or have just been waiting for them to become available first, they’re now available. Readers have reported they are receiving their pre-orders in the mail. Also there are a number of boards ready to be shipped immediately if you’ve been holding out until stock refilled. For more information on prices and shipping you will want to check out the C64 Reloaded MK2 page over at Individual Computers right away!
Ever wanted a mechanical keyboard for your Commodore 64. Look no further MechBoard64 has arrived. This is a nice unboxing video which also shows the building of the board. This would be a perfect accessory for a C64 rebuild project or to use with a C64 Reloaded MK2 or the Ultimate64 replacement boards. For more information on MechBoard64 check out BreadBox64.com.
C64 OS Technical Documentation Updated
Gregory Nacu has updated the technical documentation for the C64 OS that he’s been working on since 2016. What is C64 OS you ask? It’s an entirely updated Operating System for the C64 to make it much more useful in the modern era. You can read more about it via C64OS.com.
Joyswap C64 Internal Joystick Switch Rev 2.0
Developer Jeroen has just completed the release version (Rev 2.0) of the Joyswap switch. Other new features of this revision include swaping the control lines of the 4066 chip that controls the mouse and paddles. So now it will not only swap the (digital) joysticks but also the paddles and mouse from the same port.
For more information, schematics and firmware click here.
Commoflage E.E. #7 Is Out
The latest English Edition of Commoflage is now available. This months podcast covers puppets, strange keyboards and SID composing tricks. Click here to listen.
TPUG Announces World of Commodore 2018
The Toronto PET Users Group (TPUG) has just announced the World of Commodore 2018 event. Check out their website for all the details.
SidAMP for Android
Sceneworld Podcast 53 Is Live
The Sceneworld crew interview Andrzej Wisniewski about his new power supplies for the classic Commodore hardware! Joerg talks to him about this complex project, and how important it is to preserving this hardware.
Freeze64 Issue 21 Now Available
The latest edition of Freeze64 is now available. This months edition contains an interview with Karl Hornell along with the regular monthly columns.
For more information on how to get your copy check out their site here.
Just One More Thing
Readers are reporting that Ultimate-64 boards have started arriving in the mail. This is looking like it’s going to be a great holiday season with two major modern C64 motherboard releases showing up before Christmas. If you have been waiting to order one now is the time! Ultimate64.com
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