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Topic # 223485 2-Oct-2017 07:34
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The best selling computer of all time is making a small comeback.

 

 

With vintage gaming in full force, even lesser-known systems are getting their days in the sun. The Commodore 64 is being rebooted as the C64 Mini, ready to be plugged into your TV's HDMI port in early 2018.

 

 

I may just have to get myself one.

 

http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/gaming/news/a28452/mini-commodore-64/?src=socialflowFB


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  Reply # 1875829 2-Oct-2017 08:14
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The Mini is a 50 percent replica of the old computer and comes complete joystick.

 

I wonder what does "a 50 percent replica" mean? That it's not fully backwards compatible?


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  Reply # 1875830 2-Oct-2017 08:21
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My first thought was 50% of the original size...


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1875832 2-Oct-2017 08:26
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Ge0rge:

 

My first thought was 50% of the original size...

 

 

Yea my thoughts exactly.


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  Reply # 1875836 2-Oct-2017 08:36
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That makes sense! The photo did make it look quite small. I wonder what typing on the keyboard is like.




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  Reply # 1875840 2-Oct-2017 08:48
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From the look of it those keys don't look very much smaller.

 

But it should be able to take a full QWERTY keyboard via USB.

 

Just take my money now!!!! I hope they don't under-stock these things like what Nitendo did with its Mini. I did try get the Nitendo mini at launch but they sold out very quickly. Still will not mind one, but not prepared to pay a huge inflated price on it.


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  Reply # 1875908 2-Oct-2017 09:35
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Are they going to fix the bugs? ; ).

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Reply # 1875931 2-Oct-2017 09:49
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gzt: Are they going to fix the bugs? ; ).

 

Ghostbusters (by Activision) will do. :-)


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  Reply # 1875938 2-Oct-2017 09:53
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(Waits for the Amiga version)

 

 





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  Reply # 1875940 2-Oct-2017 09:57
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Count me in!





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  Reply # 1876743 3-Oct-2017 15:37
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MurrayM:

 

The Mini is a 50 percent replica of the old computer and comes complete joystick.

 

I wonder what does "a 50 percent replica" mean? That it's not fully backwards compatible?

 

 

Commodore 32 ?





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  Reply # 1876748 3-Oct-2017 15:51
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This has been tried a few times including the attempts to relive the Amiga, sadly they have all failed. I feel like some old and much loved TV series they are best left as fond memories.





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  Reply # 1876753 3-Oct-2017 15:59
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MikeB4:

 

This has been tried a few times including the attempts to relive the Amiga, sadly they have all failed. I feel like some old and much loved TV series they are best left as fond memories.

 

 

True, but if done right..... Im looking at Raspberry pi with RetroPi for my retro fix.... 

 

 





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  Reply # 1877078 4-Oct-2017 10:35
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MurrayM:

 

That makes sense! The photo did make it look quite small. I wonder what typing on the keyboard is like.

 

 

Apparently the keyboard is purely cosmetic and non-functional!


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  Reply # 1877085 4-Oct-2017 10:45
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So its a Raspberry Pi running a C64 emulator in a fancy case :D

 

 





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  Reply # 1877086 4-Oct-2017 10:46
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Behodar:

 

MurrayM:

 

That makes sense! The photo did make it look quite small. I wonder what typing on the keyboard is like.

 

 

Apparently the keyboard is purely cosmetic and non-functional!

 

 

Ha! I guess that makes sense, many people will just play the built-in games, which I assume will all work with the included joystick, so no real need for the keyboard (which would just add extra expense).


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