Re: versions of C64

From: Gerrit Heitsch <gerrit_at_laosinh.s.bawue.de>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 18:05:35 +0200
Message-ID: <4FB12D4F.3040202@laosinh.s.bawue.de>
On 05/14/2012 05:47 PM, didier@aida.org wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Iím thinking to buy a standard C64 (I have a SX64)
>
> There are several version of C64 (2 versions ?)
>
> Visually Iíve seen the one with a vic type box and the second one with a
> C128 like box.
>
> If I want the parts to be compatible between the C64 and the SX64
>
> I guess I have to buy C64 with the VIC type BOX ?

Doesn't quite work this way... The part that interests you is the board 
version and there are a few of them:

http://www.cbmhardware.de/c64/c64board.php

If you want to stay compatible with the SX-64, you need to avoid the 
board revision 250469 since that one uses the HMOS-II-Versions of VIC 
(8565) and SID (8580) which cannot be used (easily) in an SX-64.

If you want to stay on the safe side, you need to pick up a C64 built in 
1986 or earlier. That means the old breadbox with the dark keys and the 
flat (C128 like) version with the keyboard where the graphic symbols are 
on the front of the keys and not on top with the letters.

  Gerrit


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