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  1. "He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever". "There is no such thing as a stupid question, only stupid answers".
  2. It's good to have site online. Thank you!
  3. Thank you for sharing info and videos! I meant any known working software. Just wanted to scroll through some list of names, descriptions, screenshots, videos.
  4. Is there software for these machines? I mean Stefany and other users should've been already written at least several useful programs for these machines, and should've shared them with community. I navigated to Software category [https://c256foenix.com/software/?v=6cc98ba2045f], but is says "IN CONSTRUCTION", and all sublinks redirect to other non-software site categories.
  5. I sometimes say to scammers and to spammers: "Your call is very important to me. Please stay on the line." And then turn on some music. Or I just politely ask if they can wait for some time, then I mute call, and see how much he can really wait.
  6. Well, in case of X16 I prefer Tapatalk on my phone, because web mobile version of forum is not ergonomic and font is too small (and no option to make font bigger). Tapatalk solved both problems. Now after forum update mobile layout trashed, and now it is even less usable. And Tapatalk integration went down. So now I can't read X16 forums from my phone. A sorrow...
  7. @MattGrandis @Perifractic I can't login to X16 group through Tapatalk. I doublechecked login and password, but the error is "You are not logged in or you do not have permission to do this action". I think this happened after forum update. Perifractic, I remember you are not participating in project, but I mentioned you since I remember you presented us with Tapatalk X16 group. If there is no Tapatalk support now, then may be it is better to remove group from Tapatalk.
  8. @MattGrandis It looks like layout of user profile page is broken. Seems like achievements are taking up more space then intended, and their layout is a mess. https://www.commanderx16.com/forum/index.php?/profile/13-cyber/
  9. It is true. But only occasionally when you are in the mood for it. Maybe for some people this happens more often, for others less. Depends of one's will and available time. If you have time, and don't rush anywhere, it's a pleasent feeling to insert floppy, listen to drive's motor, wait for it to load, etc. But yeah, overall it gets to waiting in frustration. Especially when you don't have much free time, then you want some quicker alternative.
  10. I think they wanted Mega 65 to look like unreleased Commodore 65 as much as possible. This explains me everything.
  11. And there is part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcXcy2b1dRM Both parts are interesting to watch. For some reason I never knew about Amiga CDTV. May be because it's harware is nothing special, but the exterior design is kick ass!!
  12. Okay, now I used my wireless NES clone (RMC EXTREME MINI GAME BOX EMX-041 HDMI) for a while, and I have some feedback. Since it's a chinese clone, quality is not that great, but it's definetely worth its money and it's playable enough. It's not a real NES hardware (unlike other modern chinese clones, which are real NES hardware), it's emulation, so some games glitch sometimes (in Battle Toads for example, your toad may disappear or game may hang). Most games don't glitch, and work fine. But the good thing being emulation, they implemented load&save feature! You access it by pressing select+start. Load&save helps you beat hard games, save your progress in long games, and... even helps to overcome glitchy games by saving before the glitch! ) Also I noticed turbo buttons don't work turbo enough. And even if I press regular A or B very quickly, it does not respond quickly enough in the game. So, for example, beating "hit fist only guy" in Robocop is extremely hard. Not sure whether it's because of emulation ot wireless feature. But there are still many games that can be played well without noticable problems. And I haven't mentioned yet another reason why I decided to get wireless console. I have 3 year old daughter, and when I play, she pulls my cables, which physically interrupts my gameplay! %) So now I have projector, console and screen all attached to ceiling, and they all are pretty out of reach for her. And I have a wireless d-pad in my hands, so now it is much harder for her to spoil my fun. )
  13. They got me interested with this! Now I really wonder whether they gonna release TheA500 Maxi? And are they thinking about releasing some other retro machines in same manner? I'm so astonished that retro theme is rising this days! It's almost like in Ready Player One by Ernest Cline: 80's is popular again.
  14. Wellcome to the community! Speaking about double quote being Shift + 2, in modern cyrillic layout double quote is typed with Shift + 2. ) And since I use cyrillic much (I need English, Russian and Ukraininan in my everyday life), so I type double quote with Shift + quote when I type English, but when I switch to Russian or Ukraininan, I need to remember, that double quote is Shift + 2 now. Actually you get used to it after a while. But just now you got me realize that modern cyrillic layout is a bit retro Commodore. ))
  15. I figured this one out: the setting moved from Streams to Account Settings -> Content View Behaviour.
  16. There are other issues. For example, I can't navigate to first unread post in thread (and the option to turn it on is missing). Text on some buttons is not readable, because its color very similar to button's color. Not sure whether to report this in dedicated thread or just wait. Update process might be not finished yet.
  17. Hello! This all is quite impressive! There were similar build your computer articles in 80's magazines in my childhood as well. But it is always interesting to learn about more of them.
  18. If the project would colaborate with www.qeep.net it could go like: "Are you qeeping up with the Qommodore? 'Cause the Qommodore is qeepin up with you!"
  19. @Oldrooster have you considered releasing your project as open source providing PCB PNGs, components list and construction information (which component goes where on PCB)? This way anybody could build Haruna from scratch by themselves. For example, Geoff's projects are released in this way (geoffg.net).
  20. I can't think of any PCB company that would take the job, just because things changed over the years. You are talking about a simple old-school process of making PCB that many did at home. It might not be a PCB company you are after. I think you have better chances of just finding some people who are ok to take any job that can be done with their bare hands. I will folow the project. I might be interested to build one unit for myself if you post enough information someday. I know there are many people who would like too.
  21. It turned out I don't have particular favorite keyboard. At least yet. But I have one that gives me joy. ) Some time ago I needed a good keyboard and nouse fit for my kitchen all-in-one PC. It needed to be wireless, compact and with design to fit in kitchen place. I found Logitech MK240 keyboard and mouse wireless combo set, immediately liked it, and it fitted in perfectly. Now it is used every day by all family for entartainment or work, and it looks very nice as well.
  22. Sorry for treating you serious, but I actually used to such distinctions, even though they are rare. For example I remeber somebody treating Atari 2600 retro and everything that came after a modern stuff. Apparently he was an old guy. Speaking about myself, I'm not that old. I'm 38, but I live in twisted country. We often fall behind with the rest of the world, then later catching up in an odd way. My early childhood was filled with NES games and MS-DOS CGA games and software. Both machines were clones. Some time later we, still kids, were introduced to Atari 2600 clone, and we called it 4 bit, because it was inferior to NES on our eyes. ) So warm memories...
  23. Not often I hear such distinction. It usually depends on speaker's age and more importantly which era he lived and when he was first intoroduced to computers and consoles. Is it correct with your case? ) I personally treat both 8 bit and 16 bit as retro. Modern era started for me with 32 bits and continues by this day. Though in 32 bits I distinguish good old ganes and more modern boring ones. But once I watched a YouTube video titled "Collection of retro games" or something like that, and it featured 10 games released about year 2000! I was like "WAT!" Then I realised this video was made by a young guy. And 2000 is pretty retro for him. My first reaction was "Wasted!", but then "Never mind him".
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