commodore 64/128 question
teoz at neo.rr.com
Fri Sep 1 23:19:23 CDT 2006
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lance Lyon" <lance.w.lyon at gmail.com>
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Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2006 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: commodore 64/128 question
> Hi Jay,
> > So, my question is - for the c128 people... if I really just want a C64,
> > will the C128's C64 emulation be 100% and make me happy? If so I'd like
> > 128 as long as I'm going for a C64 so I have some extra functionality to
> > play with. But if the C128 won't run 100% of the C64 software, then I'd
> > best just stick with getting a C64.
> > Advice?
> 99.9% compatible - there are a few badly written C64 programs that won't
> work & you may have issues with some fast loaders in 64 mode. However, by
> large it's a superior machine - C128 40 & 80 colum modes, 64 mode, CP/M
> & let's not forget it's better keyboard! If you must, get the 128D rather
> than the flat 128. Looks better & if you get the metal case job (DCR)
> end up with a 64k VDC rather than the 16k one in the origanl D & flat
> I have a 128D here on my desk & it takes up less space than the 64 it
> replaced (monitor behind, floppy beside).
> // http://landover.no-ip.com
> Commodore 128 forums & more! //
If all you are going to do is play games a standard C64/1541 setup is MUCH
cheaper then the 128 DCR. Heck I have 3 sets of C64's and 1541's on the
shelf just incase one dies (2xC64c+1541c and 1x C64/1541). The most
expensive part is probably a working Monitor plus shipping.
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