RE: More detail... Help with copying D64 files to Disk

From: Scott <>
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 17:44:50 -0400
Message-ID: <003e01ca55bc$614cdbc0$23e69340$@net>
Peter, Bill, 

I just won a 64C (with graphics on the front of the keys) for $34.48 which includes shipping. I feel kind of lucky. It's coming from Georgia so I should have it by the end of the week. I'll let you guys know how it goes. 

Thanks again for all the help.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Peter Rittwage
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 12:42
Subject: Re: More detail... Help with copying D64 files to Disk

The newer machines have some incompatibilities and annoyances compared to the
old.  The best NTSC machine to get is a breadbox with a 1984 board and R7 or R8
VIC-II chip, in my opinion.  Some C64C's have this board, though.  The ones with
the PETSCII characters on the front of the keys instead of the top are more
likely to have the older board.

These newer boards have a low power VIC-II which have more prominent vertical
banding and defects with changing screen/border color registers (it causes stray
pixels to show up).  The newer SID has different filters and a "feature" removed
that is used for digitized music and voices in some games.

Pete Rittwage
C64 Preservation Project

On Sun, 25 Oct 2009 12:17:32 -0400 "Scott" <> wrote

> Peter,
> > I am out of town for the day, but put up a link to the exact image you are
> loading and I'll try it on my NTSC C64.
> Thank you! It's _
> I'm getting ready to bid on another 64C. Would you suggest I go for a
> breadbox 64 instead?
> Were there every compatibilities issues with the 64C. Everything I read says
> No.
> Thanks In advance...

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