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Hello,

Does anyone here know if there is an .iso anywhere on the internet for Basic V2? My Dad used to have a C64 and still has the manual and reference guide, and I am very interested in finding one so I can use it for a Virtual Machine w/ a keyboard overlay for the special characters. Is there any legal way to get a copy? Would it cost anything? I know MS-DOS is freeware nowadays, so my hopes are up!

Thanks,

L

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Not sure what you mean, but the X16 comes with a version of Basic v2, so you can check the Downloads section for the emulator and ROM, it's all freeware.

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On 9/18/2020 at 10:59 PM, LlywelynT said:

Hello,

Does anyone here know if there is an .iso anywhere on the internet for Basic V2? My Dad used to have a C64 and still has the manual and reference guide, and I am very interested in finding one so I can use it for a Virtual Machine w/ a keyboard overlay for the special characters. Is there any legal way to get a copy? Would it cost anything? I know MS-DOS is freeware nowadays, so my hopes are up!

Thanks,

L

Microsoft BASIC 2 never shipped for any platform that could make use of a CD-ROM or an ISO file. If you want the special Commodore (aka PETSCII) characters, the most reliable way to get them is to use VICE, a Commodore emulator. 

This is the main download site for the Windows version. Get the "Download zip no-cpuhist" version. 
https://vice.pokefinder.org/

And you can get other versions here:
https://vice-emu.sourceforge.io/

You might also look at the TheC64 or TheC64 Mini, which are stand-alone computers running the Commodore 64 and VIC-20 environments. The full size TheC64, with built in keyboard, is releasing in the US in November, here:

https://www.amazon.com/C64-not-machine-specific/dp/B08GMTJYXJ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=thec64&qid=1600880449&sr=8-3

and is already available in other parts of the world. 

 

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