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my c64 set up.  I just pulled it out of storage and feel 2016 is a great year to bring it back to life.  I have yet to power it up but I am was told there is a usb flash card adapter that goes with this

i forgot what it was called.

 

any suggestions?  

 

thanks in advance
Brent

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that is awesome!   this isn't the one that was suggested to me but I like this one better!  it will fit my c64 right?     

 

and then i have to find all the roms or are they called something else.  I am so new to this but so excited at the same time

 

Thanks so much man!  

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It will fit any C64.  It plugs into the disk drive socket, and then has a separate plug for power.  It works on VIC-20 and C128 too. 

 

Like I said, if you get one...I can hook you up with an image that has the fastloader and my favorite ROM files. 

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wow man awesome thanks!  I better go see if my c64 in the photo above still powers up.

 

for now it is in my gaming closet and will be transferred when i finish my office.   

 

I just want to bring clients in and show them the c64 to show them what i'll be editing their video on lol

 

 

 

 

 

It will fit any C64.  It plugs into the disk drive socket, and then has a separate plug for power.  It works on VIC-20 and C128 too. 

 

Like I said, if you get one...I can hook you up with an image that has the fastloader and my favorite ROM files. 

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where did the sound go?  i mean i haven't hooked this thing up for since i hooked it up in 1988

 

 

Power cable into right side of the machine.  Video cable in the back.  Monitor on....computer on....cross fingers.  That's all there is to it. 

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sorry for the delay...  Coaching my Daughters Basketball team.

 

here is the photo of the back of my c64back-of-my-c64.jpg

 

 

 

Can you explain what your AV cable out of the C64 looks like?  Is it a single wire?  Or is it the Yellow/White/Red composite setup?  There's a few different ways you can hook it up, so I need to know what your cable looks like.

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Ah yes....I didn't understand you were missing that cable.  I have a homemade one for sale/trade if you are interested.  I can beat that ebay price for sure. 

 

As a temporary solution, you can just use a standard RF cable that goes into a screw-in antenna RF adapter.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about...just go ahead and get a cable as you've linked above. 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/C64-SD-card-SD2IEC-SDrive-1564-LCD-SD-card-interface-Commodore-1541-emulator-/121851773309?hash=item1c5eee817d:g:WUcAAOSwFnFWAw0Q

 

Here is the one I have.  I don't remember what I paid for mine, but I got it several years ago.  It works great.

 

A picture of my setup:

 

attachicon.gifC64 001.JPG

 

I wish they made something like that for Atari 8-Bit computers

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I wish they made something like that for Atari 8-Bit computers

Might wanna look into Atarimax products. I  have flashcarts for Atari5200 and ColecoVision by them though I know nothing of this particular product I have seen people praise them.

http://www.atarimax.com/myide/documentation/

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I wish they made something like that for Atari 8-Bit computers

There are a lot more options, with better prices for the Atari computers.  Also much easier to use.  Just do a Google search for "SIO2USB", "SIO2SD", "SIO2PC".

 

I use an SIO2PC cable, which is a very inexpensive option.  The idea here is that a PC can be used as a hard drive for the Atari.  I use an old junky laptop running Windows XP.  On the PC, you run software in which you pick the disk image to load.  Then you boot the Atari and it loads it...as if it were a real floppy drive. 

 

I should probably do up a blog post about how this works if people are interested. 

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I have yet to order the cable yet... I will... I been upgrading my rig for the new upcoming editing season.    

 

I'd love to get one of those c64 shell builds i've seen and build an editing computer out of that just to see the look on my clients faces lol

 

Have a great day everyone!

 

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