Hallo Frank, > Optional. C128 keyboards can be used or rewired PC keyboards > can be also used. I want to see you rewiring a two layer plastic folie type of board :) I did it once, it wasn't worth the trouble. > PD> The cassette port can definitely be ditched. Same > PD> thing with the RF output. > > At least the power lines can be wired to same-type PCB connector for > compatibility. What do we gain by ditching it? I have been throwing away thing and regretted it to often. IMO we should keep the cassette port. In general I'm not in for a new mobo. The reason is simple: I don't think enough people are interested to cover the costs involved. You all wanted new gadgets to be added. To use Ramses' list: -"Geek port" either as a completely new port or an expansion to the userport -CBM-serial port -RS-232 port -IEEE port -ISA -PCI -USB -Firewire -IDE -SCSI -normal parallel port -Video card capable of 1280*1024 (Or was it 1200*1024???) -PC-keyboard connector This is all I/O. Video card: use ISA or PCI bus PD> Make the KERNAL customizeable. What is I/O or KERNAL (and other things) is decided by the PLA. And then we only want to "influence" a handfull of its lines. We'll need access to the address- and data lines as well. Replace the 6510 with an small daughterboard and IMHO you can realize all of the above. The PLA is put on a sepperate daughterboard which only function is to tap the lines we want to control ourself. (Problem: new small C64 mobos) I used this daughterboard principle by replacing BOTH the 6510 and PLA. But this solution is only usable with one type of board again. Other processor? Replace the 6510 with a daughterboard (on top of the above one). I've prooven that this is possible. > -PC-keyboard connector What about a PS/2-mouse? > programmed, but FLASH programming needs a prog. device. If one can reprogram his PC's FLASH-BIOS, it cannot be so difficult to add this feature to our new design as well. On the other hand I like the suggested idea of loading the KERNAL in SRAM but not from EPROM but from disk like an OS. Even a combination should be possible. Groetjes, Ruud http://Ruud.C64.org - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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