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  1. The 400 has been on my desk a couple days now. Works well as you might expect. The Pi is a mature platform and it shows. They keyboard is usable, but the mouse is truely horrible. Thank god I had a Microsoft bluetooth mouse laying around with nothing better to do
    2 points
  2. I've been a longtime professional Python and Ruby programmer... I'm not sure I would want a crippled version of either of those. What probably makes a lot of sense is a very enhanced BASIC. I know I go on and on about it on forums, but the BASIC in the Maximite is very powerful and manages a lot of modern concepts without being a crippled version of something else.
    2 points
  3. The result of using a 74LS74 (D flip flop) and a 74HCU04 (hex inverter) is going from this: To this: And it's probably going to get a bit better once I tied down all unused inputs as well, cheers everyone!
    2 points
  4. I would like to propose a -keybuf flag, similar to the one in VICE, that injects further text into the keyboard buffer after loading and running a program with -prg/-bas and -run. Background/reason: I'm currently working on an X16 port of the C64/C16 flavour of VolksForth (https://github.com/forth-ev/VolksForth). I am using VICE and now x16emu in automated build and test scripts, where I need this flag to initiate a build or test procedure after loading and starting a FolksForth binary. See https://github.com/pzembrod/VolksForth/blob/x16-390/6502/C64/emulator/run-in-x16emu.sh#L41 and https://github.com/pzembrod/VolksForth/blob/x16-390/6502/C64/Makefile#L134 for how this is used. I have an implementation proposal of this flag in https://github.com/pzembrod/x16-emulator/blob/master/main.c and would be happy to send a pull request. Cheers Philip
    1 point
  5. I've been thinking about the X16 a lot lately as a basis for thought experiments. No real end goal, just a central theme to chew on. If you're going to build a machine with intentional constraints, why not use them as part of its advantage rather than try to make it into something it's not? The primary reason for a machine like the Commander X16 is that a single person can understand all of its parts. If I have an idea in software I want to bring to the world and I chose a platform based solely on it being the platform best suited to do so, the X16 would fit a tiny subset of problems I can come up with. There are a lot of other options which would make a whole lot more sense. I've been doing this for a long time, and I suspect most of us on this forum have too. I can't say that I understand to the level that I do on a Commodore 64, all of the moving parts that make a Raspberry Pi or my MacBook work. I don't REALLY know, on a low machine level, what's going on. Not to the level where I can step through single CPU steps in a machine code monitor. I can definitely do that on a 6502 though. I always thought that this was the reason for this platform. It's constrained on purpose, with a few modern conveniences, even the purest of enthusiasts can concede were needed (SD Cards instead of floppies, for example).
    1 point
  6. Here's the circuit This is the tutorial I followed: I've since found other ones that also uses inverters but I didn't have all the component values for those. I might try some other ones as well
    1 point
  7. I'm from ex-USSR country. And while our country were behind the iron curtain, we had many country scale official clones of foreign products. There were nobody to sue us for this. Iron curtain did its job. ) Clones of Nintendo Game & Watch were extremely popular! Nearly every kid had one. Or at least had friends who have one. Here is the most popular unit, it uses USSR famous cartoon characters instead of original ones: And here is another famous redesign example, in which cook was changed from original angry design to more of a friendly one: Oh, and I remeber I loved the racing game like mad:
    1 point
  8. Released new version: 4.4 I've just released a new version of Prog8. It contains various improvements and bugfixes that you can read about on the release page in Gitub. Also quite unexpectedly I've managed to optimize the generated code even further and Prog8 is now actually a little bit faster in some microbenchmarks than optimized compiled C from cc65 See the initial post in this thread for download and documentation links.
    1 point
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