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Just a little tease for all you loyal Commandos of how the machine is looking in the user guide illustrations:

 

 

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I notice there's a NumLock indicator LED on the keyboard, but no indication on the keycaps of any NumPad doubling (nor would I expect it, based on the behavior of the emulator). Is this just an extra LED that can't be hidden or reassigned?

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Ooh ring bound manuals! My goodness the prospect of flipping through those pages of retro joy shouldn't elicit such eager anticipation but oh boy it does!

Here's hoping Kevin and the team manages to get those bugs out of prototype board 2 soon!!

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I notice there's a NumLock indicator LED on the keyboard, but no indication on the keycaps of any NumPad doubling (nor would I expect it, based on the behavior of the emulator). Is this just an extra LED that can't be hidden or reassigned?
Currently we don't have a use for that and the icon in the keyboard will either be removed or be a hollow square. Reassignment is unlikely logistically.
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9 hours ago, JohnGill said:

Ooh ring bound manuals! My goodness the prospect of flipping through those pages of retro joy shouldn't elicit such eager anticipation but oh boy it does!

Here's hoping Kevin and the team manages to get those bugs out of prototype board 2 soon!!

My thoughts exactly! 🙂

Apropos - are there any news regarding the prototype development?
It's been rather quiet in that thread here in the forum (but I don't know about the Facebook group).

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2 hours ago, Fnord42 said:

Apropos - are there any news regarding the prototype development?

 

It's been rather quiet in that thread here in the forum (but I don't know about the Facebook group).

I haven't seen anything since the response on FB about when the next "movie" (ie, video) would be out and the mention that they are still working on getting it booting up, followed, of course, by a series of "turn it off and turn it back on" jokes.

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We appreciate the excitement to know more. As per those boring ol' rules, please don't ask for updates as it puts unfair pressure on David and the team. Bear in mind you likely aren't the only one, including emails, Facebook posts that get removed, comments under videos, private messages, etc.

Updates will come every time there is something worth updating. When a day passes without an update, it means there is no major update and we are working behind the scenes.

Thanks for understanding.

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20 minutes ago, Perifractic said:

We appreciate the excitement to know more. As per those boring ol' rules, please don't ask for updates as it puts unfair pressure on David and the team. Bear in mind you likely aren't the only one, including emails, Facebook posts that get removed, comments under videos, private messages, etc.

Okay, point taken. I apologize.

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That looks amazing!

Ring bound manuals, never thought I would see one of those packaged with a computer ever again.

Also, I love seeing it as a horizontal "desktop" case, not a tower. Towers have been the standard for so long now, and while I like them for my modern hardware, there are many times I miss the classic desktop designs.

It's the simple things that often catch, and hold, my interest about a project. Things you don't even realize you miss or want until you see them.

Thanks for sharing! 😁

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On 10/5/2020 at 6:57 PM, Strider said:

Also, I love seeing it as a horizontal "desktop" case, not a tower. Towers have been the standard for so long now, and while I like them for my modern hardware, there are many times I miss the classic desktop designs.

Won't stop me from forcing the thing on edge.  But, yes, it might serve as a nice platform for a monitor?

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Won't stop me from forcing the thing on edge.  But, yes, it might serve as a nice platform for a monitor?

Correct, it's solid steel and intended to support a CRT. 

 

The feet will be loose in the box so you can choose the orientation though.

 

 

 

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Remember that wartime caution against stowing your 386sx during the Nazi occupation of Europe: loose feet sink ships.

Or something like that...

 

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On 10/4/2020 at 2:46 PM, SlithyMatt said:

I notice there's a NumLock indicator LED on the keyboard, but no indication on the keycaps of any NumPad doubling (nor would I expect it, based on the behavior of the emulator). Is this just an extra LED that can't be hidden or reassigned?

Don't forget that this is actually a PC keyboard with custom printed keycaps. If the original version of this keyboard had an embedded numpad, it's still there - even if it's not not obvious now with the Commander keycaps.

 

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On 10/4/2020 at 9:37 PM, Perifractic said:
On 10/4/2020 at 2:46 PM, SlithyMatt said:
I notice there's a NumLock indicator LED on the keyboard, but no indication on the keycaps of any NumPad doubling (nor would I expect it, based on the behavior of the emulator). Is this just an extra LED that can't be hidden or reassigned?

Currently we don't have a use for that and the icon in the keyboard will either be removed or be a hollow square. Reassignment is unlikely logistically.

On a PS/2 system, the host controls the LEDs, and I can think of various uses for those LEDs: Drive activity, Upper/Lower case mode, or online status indicators when using communication programs. It's just a matter of exposing the API via a KERNAL call (which hopefully already exists to set the Caps Lock light...)

 

 

 

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