Re: C64 w/No Original Silicon!!!!

From: Dave R. (
Date: 2001-05-11 15:41:32

At 11:18 PM 5/10/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>   Yesterday I successfully fired up a c64 compatible
>machine that has none of the original Commodore chips.


>   I've recreated the CIA's, PLA, and VIC(I haven't
>tried the SID yet) in programmable logic.  It also
>uses a 65c816 that is asynchronous to the video, ps-2
>mouse, keyboard, vga monitor, iec serial port and

It figures.  I finally get the CIA cloned and able to be fit in a CPLD and 
you announce that you cloned the whole damn machine. :)

>   At the risk of upsetting people on this list I would
>like some feedback on what people would like in a next
>generation C= compatible machine.

My main concern is compatibility, compatibility, compatibility.  Short of 
that...modern ports.  Specifically, I like your idea of ditching the user 
port.  How about a built-in Geocable interface if you haven't done so already?

>   I will post some pictures tomorrow evening on my web
>site after I dig out the web cam.

I can't wait!


   :::::      Dave Ross / Dr. Watson          "Yesterday's technology
::    ===              today...for a better
::    ===                                    tomorrow!"

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