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by PaulQ
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Commodore Free issue 66 available (fwd)
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Very nice, thanks for sharing!
by PaulQ
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What is happening here?
Replies: 33
Views: 4143

@PaulQ and @rhurst : I also hope that others always remember that everyone here in Denial can contribute to the community. :) The simple expenses of money, time, and space it takes to acquire, maintain, and occasionally use a working Vic 20 computer in 2012 represents a contribution that most peopl...
by PaulQ
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Back to the Vic After 29 Years - Hints and Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

I asked Robert, this is his reply: In England, the two Amiga clubs I visited have some Commodore stuff. Those would be the Amiga North Thames and the Lincolnshire Amiga Group. However, more likely would be the HCC Commodore in the Netherlands. Their bi-monthly show has a sales table full of 8-bit st...
by PaulQ
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Unreleased VIC-20 game
Replies: 16
Views: 3681

The skeptic in me suspects the possibility that she might have wanted to make up a story to see what attention she'd get, and when it worked, she wisely decided to disappear and let her story take on a life of its own.
by PaulQ
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: VIC-20 "Warm" reset?
Replies: 19
Views: 2789

I've never seen a Vic 20 with a worn-out power switch.
by PaulQ
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Denial Archive released
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Rumor has it Jeff may accept Canadian Tire money for postage fees...but I may be mistaken, best to ask him first. :wink:
by PaulQ
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What is happening here?
Replies: 33
Views: 4143

Hey, Mike. I saw your post too. Excellent work. I have two Vic 20's, one has a bad video chip. I considered duplicating your efforts, but then I felt as Boray did. I like to program the Vic because its inherent limitations acts as a creative lens. Don't be dissuaded by this opinion; take it as this ...
by PaulQ
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: 1541 drive spinning on power up and still spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

I agree with Callan. If this were my disk drive, I'd get one that passes its test but can't read any disks for cheap (or free), and swap the board in.
by PaulQ
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: What is your VIC "video solution"?
Replies: 25
Views: 3704

That's interesting. The cable you describe sounds like the Commodore 64/128/16/+4 version which normally has 8 pins. The Vic 20's I've come across (both the "Gold Badge" version and the "Rainbow badge" CR version) only have a 5 pin video port. Perhaps you have a Commodore 64 in a...
by PaulQ
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Which Commodore printer is easiest to maintain?
Replies: 22
Views: 7471

The original ribbon on the MPS 802 was a single strike carbon type, so the idea was to use it once, and then toss it away. The cartridge design is almost identical to that of the nylon printer ribbon that's used in the Epson LX-810. There's no reservoir; there's just a LOT of ribbon packed into the ...
by PaulQ
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Back to the Vic After 29 Years - Hints and Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

Ah, yes...they would be NTSC...sorry, oversight on my part. I should have checked your location first before replying. Perhaps there's a similar European user group? I bet Robert Bernardo would know, I'd ask him. Boray, while I agree that working Vic 20's in good condition should retain a certain am...
by PaulQ
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Back to the Vic After 29 Years - Hints and Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

I am amazed at what some Vic 20's have sold for. Even with stuff wrong with them, they seem to be too much. The best place I've dealt with is TPUG. I've bought some hardware from them with no regrets. $30 Canadian for a system with a tape drive and software, you can't go wrong. You might need to cut...
by PaulQ
Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Which Commodore printer is easiest to maintain?
Replies: 22
Views: 7471

Nice find; it does give some hope for the future of our retro endeavours. Meanwhile, I picked up a can of this to keep everything running smoothly: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tQJoBROML._SL500_AA300_.jpg I also discovered that tigerdirect.ca has my printer ribbon of choice for a mere $6....
by PaulQ
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Welcome to Denial
Replies: 16
Views: 3969

Jeff, it looks like you got some good people here who would probably enjoy helping you with the spam issue. Perhaps greater co-operative community involvement would provide you with the relief you seek. Maybe a Denial council of sorts?
by PaulQ
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Hardware and Tech
Topic: Back to the Vic After 29 Years - Hints and Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 2537

You could get one with busted keys for cheap, and just swap components.

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