Holiday Retro Works

So I had some time off over the Christmas / New Year period, and planned ahead to have enough parts to work on a project or two. CGA Converter for Commodore C128 First up, I’d read about a CGA to VGA adapter, designed to work with Commodore 128 systems. It was a relatively simple design,Continue reading “Holiday Retro Works”

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”

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”

Plugging away at some things

Hi Intarwubs, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m not dead, I just don’t have much exciting news. I do have some projects that are “in progress” but nothing finished. Projects I’ve been working on a GBS Control install, but it’s not working quite right yet. I am yet to determine why. I need toContinue reading “Plugging away at some things”

The current Wish List

Here’s a list of all the things I “want”.This does not include my two systems stuck overseas. Thanks Covid. The Immediate Future These are the things I’m actively searching for to buy as they become available. I’m not going to go silly on them. (I’m looking at you, $1,000 Microbee!) Amstrad CPC 6128 or 464:Continue reading “The current Wish List”

Apples and Unicorns: A sudden rush of RetroComputing (Repost)

(Originally posted on LinkedIn Jun. 24, 2020) Retrocomputing is a funny hobby. When you’re dealing with computers that are 20+ years old, most things tend to plod along at a stately pace. Maybe a new upgrade here. Maybe a new purchase there… And then there are periods like that since my last post, where overContinue reading “Apples and Unicorns: A sudden rush of RetroComputing (Repost)”