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  1. On 10/22/2022 at 3:27 PM, TomXP411 said:

    If you don't recognize what this is, I'm going to respectfully suggest that you should wait for the pre-assembled version of the computer, rather than buying the kit...  😉

    Jokes on you, I'm gonna buy the kit and put it together while wearing my tin foil hat, thanks very much!

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  2. Hi, if your assembler doesn't automatically make the mapping of CHROUT to a memory address, you probably need to make that mapping yourself.  Should be along the lines of an assignment statement like CHROUT = $FFD2. (iirc $FFD2 is CHROUT on the C64, at the moment I don't recall what it is on the X16)

    Also your LDA probably needs to be lda #$4A
    Because you want to load the literal value, not the contents of address $4A

  3. Tragic news, he wasn't much older than I am.  Hoping his family can find as much comfort as possible in a trying time.

    I interacted with him a bit about a year ago, seemed like a good dude.

    Just read his obit, it states he was "collaborating with other programmers with projects such as the Penske Robots Game for the Commodore 360."

    Penske Robots?  And a search reveals the Commodore 360 is a boat. I think he'd get a kick out of that.


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  4. Yeah, my first impulse upon recently hearing the issues with the project was to lose more faith and join a thread grousing about the situation.

    But I realized, that won't help at all. And decided to take a different tack.

    It's really quite amazing what a small, volunteer team has so far accomplished.  And I have enough faith that David, and team, want to see this through, that in all likelihood, we'll at some point have a decent product to mess around with.  So I decided I wanted to help in some way, not just sit on the sidelines.  Hopefully more will join me, and like I said before, it doesn't have to be financial, there are other ways to help.  Cheers.

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  5. On 3/18/2022 at 9:18 AM, Ed Minchau said:

    By all means, sure, money will help. However,  no amount of money will help when the FPGA used for VERA isn't going to be available anywhere in the world until September. Unless you raise a few billion to start up a chip fab, we're going to have to wait.

    Again, I made zero mention of timeline.

  6. On 3/18/2022 at 8:21 AM, Ed Minchau said:

    Right now, money isn't the issue, though the team definitely needs to be reimbursed for what they've spent.

    Right, somehow in the last 7 months, the money issue just went away, magically...  gotcha.  Sorry, this response isn't just to you, it's to anyone saying money isn't the issue.

    My call is this:  Do something to help push the project toward success.  If you can't help with the hardware or software, then join David's Patreon for $1 a month, or just Paypal him 5 bucks.  Let's hit it on all fronts.

  7. I'll add, this isn't a software project, it's a hardware project (and yes, before you point out the obvious, of course it also involves software, but let's focus, k?)

    And hardware boils down to money. Getting it made requires more than sitting at a desk typing and clicking "commit".

    If you think that money (or lack thereof) doesn't affect the other issues, then I'd say: think deeper.

    So yeah, I'm seeing that the project is having trouble, and from my position all I can do is try to help alleviate some factor, the money factor.  Will my $50 ensure success?  Of course not.  But I'm willing to take that risk.

    (edit: the above is meant in general, not a specific response to the posts above)

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  8. On 3/18/2022 at 7:11 AM, Yazwho said:

    If no one is going to take an income from it then it should definitely be 'Non profit', for the tax and licensing breaks at the very least.

    As you can see from the recent posts financing isn't the problem. It appears to be a mix of technical and managerial problems.

    Of course supporting content creators is a good thing, but dont think sending money now will hurry up this particular project.

    Where did I say "hurry up"?  I said "successful outcome", I made no mention of timeline, you're inferring that, incorrectly.

    As far as "financing isn't the problem", I'll include the text from the post I linked:  (the bold emphasis is mine)

    Regardless of whether a crowd funding platform requires something or not, I have a reputation of integrity to uphold.  The last thing I want is people saying that the 8-Bit Guy took their money and didn't deliver on a promise.  However, I have been considering doing some sort of crowdfunding where it would literally just be asking for donations to keep this project alive.  An infusion of $20,000 with no requirement to repay it would go a LONG way to pushing this product out to the public.  $100,000 would guarantee a successful launch.   But that's a lot to ask.  I know there are several thousand people interested in this.  If everyone just donated $5 that would probably be an incredible help.

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  9. Recent events got me to thinking: "How badly do I want to see a successful outcome of this project?"  There's different degrees and definitions of what success would look like, but David in this post asked for money to get it done:


    I, for one, would argue, that this board/site is populated by the die-hardest among X16 fans.  So here's my call to put up or shutup.

    The recent discussion around what platform to host this board brought out some promises of money for that, I call on you to divert those funds to David.

    David's patreon is: https://www.patreon.com/8BitGuy1
    (at his highest level - $20/month - you can have a direct 15 minute conversation with him)
    (but $1/month is also an option! And 3 other tiers besides that)

    Or, as he details in: https://www.the8bitguy.com/how-to-donate/,
    Direct donations can be made via Paypal to dfwgreencars@gmail.com, (he asks to put a note in the description or send him an email explaining the donation.)

    For myself, I've just sent $50 via Paypal, and will evaluate later sending more.

    So, how badly do you want it?

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  10. On 1/22/2022 at 2:30 PM, hardrockhero said:

    Dude that is a well put together online learning tool

    Yeah, he did a great job.  I enjoyed it very much.  And once you're familiar with all that, it's a short jump to playing with the C64 or any 65xx system, if you like, or just right into the X16.

  11. Well, 1, I wasn't giving him anything that needs a "break", I've actually been a vocal defender of David's, especially around the paperclip thing.  And 2, I'm not talking about him financially supporting the site, I don't care if he pays for it or not.  And I think disdain is appropriately used, and I did say *borderline*.  it just doesn't make sense to me.

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