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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rise from your grave !!!

Hey look! A thread from 9 years ago. ;)

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Back then the "cool" device was the MMC2IEC. Nobody uses the MMC device anymore. They use the SD2IEC (for SD card) instead.

Quick eBaying shows there are a few options available (just type SD2IEC in search). There are the neat ones that look like tiny floppy drives.



And there are these slightly cheaper ones in colored cases.



There's even a version on eBay that plugs in flush to the back of the system (no wires needed).



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I eventually did buy a 1541 Ultimate. Very expensive, but it does everything.

http://www.1541ultimate.net

Looks like there's a new model of this out now with built-in Ethernet and such.

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What lead me back to the SD2IEC adapter was this.

https://www.thefuturewas8bit.caom/shop/commodore/pu-vic20.html



This little addon cart for the VIC-20.

It includes 40 ROMs on the cart, but more importantly, it adds 35 KB of RAM. When combined with a SD2IEC adapter, it can be used to play nearly any game. Fancy.

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This lead me down a rathole, where I discovered this WiFi modem for the C64.



And this funky little device that lets you attach a PC floppy drive to it, and backup pretty-much any kind of disk to an image (written to an SD card).



https://www.cbmstuff.com/cart.php

https://www.cbmstuff.com/categories.php

Neat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By god, I want all of that.
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