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  1. Welcome, fellow Washingtonian! If you're in the Seattle area, I'd suggest we grab a beer, but you know...the pandemic. In any case, welcome to the forum!
  2. $25 does seem a little steep. My guess is that it's manual labor to put them all on for you. Doing it yourself isn't a big deal at all, so that's the way I'd go. You may want to try out the Brown keys first. While still tactile, I can't say it's the same as Blue or even Red. It's still miles above membrane keyboards, however. I don't want you to be disappointed.
  3. I'll second the use of Brown in an office environment. If you get the Brown with some key dampeners , it's easily quiet enough for an office environment while still providing reasonable tactile feel. I get my clicky-feeling keyboard without my coworkers being annoyed by the clicking. That said, I wish there was a buckling spring option for the x16 keyboard. I may have to just get a custom set of key caps for a Unicomp. I don't mind subjecting others to the machine gun fire sound of those keys!
  4. I've mostly been ignoring this, but I get a black area at the bottom of the emulator whenever I set the screen mode to 320x200@256C. Everything runs fine, as if the black area is simply not part of the screen. However, when I look at other people's demos, I never see this black area. I'm starting to worry it will be there on the actual hardware and not just the emulator. When I have an application that only runs this code: lda #$80 sec jsr screen_set_mode Here is what I see: Is this expected for some reason, or am I doing something wrong?
  5. Hi everyone! I've been following the development of the Commander X16 since its announcement, and I'm very impressed with the progress. I've been trying to teach myself 6502 assembly so I can write software for the X16 at the lowest possible level. I've been a bit busy the past few months, but finally feel I have the time to pick it up again. I have a few ideas for software that I'd like to write, and have started learning the basics so I can make it happen. I'm hoping that the Commander X16 can be my 5 year old daughter's very first computer (we don't even give our kids phones or tablets), so she can explore computing from the ground up. I love the ethos and mission of the project, and feel that this computer is going to be the most approachable way for kids (and adults) to learn about computers. I'm happy and grateful for such a wonderful community!
  6. Diving back into X16 after a few months off

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