Re: has anybody tried to replace a vic or vic II chip with a board containing a propeller ?

From: Groepaz <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:44:50 +0100
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On Monday 27 February 2012, you wrote:
> On 02/27/2012 08:13 PM, Nate Lawson wrote:
> > The remaining problems are:
> > 
> > * You'd still need an analog stage for both SID and VIC chips, which
> > might take up more of the chip footprint. For example, you'd probably
> > need a few tuned op-amps to do the integration of the SID filter. * The
> > final product would probably cost more than people are willing to spend,
> > given that a working C64 is $10-25 on ebay.
> > 
> > So unless chip replacements can be sold for $50 or more, it's probably
> > not worth doing except as a one-off hobby project.
> The only chip I could see a market for would be a drop in replacement
> for the 6526. That one is fully digital and does die quite often since
> it has direct connections to the outside world.
> The VIC is still easily available and doesn't fail very often. Same for
> the CPU (6510 or 8500).

yeah, CIA is also more realistic to reproduce (today) in some cheap way 
(perhaps without needing an fpga even).


Die Berühmtheit mancher Zeitgenossen hängt mit der 
Blödheit der Bewunderer zusammen. 
<Heiner Geissler>

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