The Battle (Part 2)

The battle against the SE/30 continues… So since Part 1, I have made progress, mostly forward, some backwards. Digging for “Gold” First up, I went looking for some “easy” upgrades. Specifically I remembered I had an old SPARCStation IPC I wasn’t currently using in a cupboard. I grabbed it out, hoping to “pillage” the SCSIContinue reading “The Battle (Part 2)”

Very Quick Post on a Very Quick Modification

So today I had a bit of time and a pile of parts. As a result I made up a very simple adapter for the Apple IIgs allowing me to connect the D15 RGB connector to a VGA monitor. It’s a pretty easy job. A straight “connect green to green” affair. So of course IContinue reading “Very Quick Post on a Very Quick Modification”

The Collection (As of 08/10/2020)

A quick document of what equipment I have, and what status it’s in, as of today. Computers 8 Bit Commodore Vic 20, with a smattering of cartridges. Commodore 64c x 3. 2 working, one needs work. JiffyDOS, Floppy disks, Cartridge emulator, FDD emulator, Printers. Commodore SX64, DEAD. Needs the PSU rebuilt. Commodore 128D, Internal FDDContinue reading “The Collection (As of 08/10/2020)”

Introducing the Open Source MultiCart for the CreatiVision System

Hey all, This is a project I’ve been working on for a while and today I’m pleased to announce the release of our open Source MultiCart system. Clockmeister kindly gave me all the information from his cart, and gave me permission to release this as Open Source. We both also want to acknowledge and thankContinue reading “Introducing the Open Source MultiCart for the CreatiVision System”

Fresh Victims for My Ever Growing Army of the Undead!

So the kind collector who offered me my batch of Apple II computers (As discussed already here) contacted me after reading my post about what I’m hoping to collect (Hi Greg!) and offered me some more retro computers. Naturally I said “Yes!”. After a few days, and some discussion, I trundled my car over andContinue reading “Fresh Victims for My Ever Growing Army of the Undead!”

Why Reversible Mods are Good Mods

Recently I modded my Creativision to add composite video and audio. While I thought I had succeeded, after a while I noticed glitching and visual artefacts. By making my mod easily reversible, I was able to unsolder the added leads, reconnect the disconnected power lead to the RF Modulator, and it worked fine. I willContinue reading “Why Reversible Mods are Good Mods”

Creativision Works

So I have been working a lot on my Creativision, AKA the “Dick Smith Wizzard” (Or as my kids so rudely like to call it, Dad’s ‘Dick Wizzard’. Mutter mutter. Kids of today.) Considering this project started out a very long time ago as an attempt to resolve a longstanding MAME Testers bug, which hasContinue reading “Creativision Works”