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 +{{ :alien_love_sm.jpg?​nolink|}} ​ ​**STAY A WHILE...**
  
 Welcome to my website, dedicated to my favorite pieces of computing technology, the Commodore 64 and 128.  These two machines are where my fondness for computing began and where I have a lot of happy memories.  ​ Welcome to my website, dedicated to my favorite pieces of computing technology, the Commodore 64 and 128.  These two machines are where my fondness for computing began and where I have a lot of happy memories.  ​
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 ====== LATEST NEWS & UPDATES ====== ====== LATEST NEWS & UPDATES ======
  
-**New Review ​and a Few New Resources**+**Ledger64 ​and QuickNotes Updates**
  
-For the last little ​while, I've been using this excellent spreadsheet application, ​called ​Calcwhich I found on Loadstar a while back.  ​It's my new preferred spreadsheet app. for the C64 and you can read my review of it [[:reviews:​calc|here]].  ​Also, I've added a new section ​to the [[:​media|Media]] page, with a few user manuals in PDF form for a few products ​I'​ve ​reviewed on the site.+while back, I wrote two little programs in BASIC called, ​:::​Ledger64:::​ and :::​QuickNotes:::​.  ​I have recently made a few updates ​and bug fixes to them and are making them available for download, if you would consider a small donation to help me keep this blog going. ​ Just [[https://​www.buymeacoffee.com/​l/​jWJeOM1YQ|Buy Me A Coffee]] and you will be given the URL to the .D64 image that contains version 1.1 of the programs.  ​Version 1.0 of these are freely available ​to you on my [[:​media|Media]] page.  Thank you for visiting and for your support! ​ ::​Update: ​I'​ve ​also now included updated versions for the C128!::
  
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-**RAM Disk Review**+**Wasteland for the C64Mini**
  
-Although it's more of proof-of-concept than a practical utility, this program turns the memory of your C64 into a lightning fast RAM disk for your BASIC programs.  [[:reviews:ramdiskread more... ​]]+I have put together ​zip file containing ​the disk images and folder layout to play the classic RPG Wasteland on the C64Mini.  ​You will need to have a USB keyboard plugged in to the C64Mini in order to play this game.  Instructions on how to get Wasteland running can be found [[:blog:wasteland-mini|HERE]].
  
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-**Disk Whiz Review**+**Left behind in 1986**
  
-This is a review of a smallbut useful applicationto help you with your floppy disk housekeeping dutieson your C128. [[:reviews:diskwhiz| read more... ]]+ 
 +One game that I've enjoyed playing the past year is a relatively new releasecalled Trance Sector Ultimatereleased by TND back in 2015. Although I never seen or played this game before last yearit seemed familiar to me in some way; I just could not figure out why. All I knew is that I enjoyed playing it. [[:blog:2019-01-01|read more...]]
  
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-**Blogging With the C128**+**Four months with the C64Mini**
  
-I know it is probably strange, but I really do like typing on the C128 keyboard.  ​It is something ​that I miss, when working on the laptop I would really like to be using my C128 more for typing documents, for the blog and such.  ​But the problem is getting the text into a format that I can use on-line. ​[[:​blog:​2018-04-02 | read more... ]] +It's been just a little over four months ​that I have had the C64MiniSo, what do I think of this little console after having some time to play with it? I have to confess that I've warmed up to this device quite a bit and have been playing it more frequently than what I first guessed ​I would be.  [[:​blog:​2018-12-22|read more...]] ​
  
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-**Online Floppy Disk Editing Services**+**A Christmas gift to you**
  
-There are some really good floppy disk editors out therebut most of them are written for MS-Windows ​and do not work well (if at all) on Linux So, I have written a brief How-To on using three excellent on-line floppy disk editing services, which will work with any modern OS; all you need is your favorite web browser\\ [[:​blog:​2018-03-17 | read more...]]+Wellit's that wonderful time of the year once again and. in celebration of Christmas, I thought I'd bring some attention to these enjoyable holiday themed programs for your C64 [[:​blog:​2018-12-16|read more...]]
  
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-**BurgerWhop! Review**+**Reviews now include Mini check**
  
-Hey, what do you know; I was able to get another review up onto the site.  This one is another fun game for the C128!  **BurgerWhop!** has to be one of the best ports of the classic game, Burger Time, I'​ve ​ever played. ​ It has captured much of the charm and character of the originalwhich makes it one of my favorites ​on any home console. ​\\ [[:reviews:burger_whop ​| read more...]]+I'​ve ​decided to includein my C64 game reviews, an indicator for those games that work on the C64mini ​console. ​ [[:blog:2018-12-11|read more...]]
  
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-**Star Fortress Review**+**A new C64 game from Canadian publisher** 
  
-never heard of this game, until just a few months ago ​**Star Fortress** ​is much like combination of Star Castle and Yar's Revenge, and has become one of my favorite pick-up-and-play games. ​ Follow the link below to read my review\\ [[:reviews:star_fortress ​| read more...]]+happened to stumble across information about another new game for the C64set to be released early next yearWhat excited me most about this new game is that it is being produced by retro games developerhere in Canada! To me, this is fantastic news and is something that compels me to throw my support behind. [[:blog:2018-11-16|read more...]]
  
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-**Full Review of Steel Ranger**+**Review of Free Base for the C128**
  
-finally got around ​to writing ​more complete review of Psytronik'​s new release**Steel Ranger**.  ​You can find my review listed in my Review sectionor just follow ​this link... \\ [[:reviews:steel_ranger ​| read more...]]+I've had some time to play around with Free Base, free form database for the C128published in Loadstar128,​ back in 1994.  ​After spending some time working with itI've concluded that this database really seems to function like a very early version of a Wiki database [[:reviews:freebase|read more...]]
  
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 +**A failing 1541**
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 +After sitting in cold/hot storage for better part of three to four years, I finally got around to getting out my original 1541 floppy disk drive and giving it a test drive. Right from the get-go, however, the drive didn't sound very good, nor did it appear to work properly. Oh boy. [[:​blog:​2018-10-29 |read more...]]
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 +**Is the C64Mini all that bad?**
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 +My intention is not to turn this website/​blog into a C64 Mini focused one. But, I just had a desire to share a few of my thoughts on some of the negative emotions the Mini is generating amongst some of the Commodore retro community. ​ [[:​blog:​2018-10-27 |read more...]]
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 +**Playing multi-game disks on the C64 Mini**
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 +I've spent some time playing games from my own collection on the C64 Mini, but discovered an issue with disk images containing multiple games. ​ The issue being, the Mini only loads the first file it finds on any disk image, preventing you from playing any other games that may be stored on that disk. [[:​blog:​2018-10-23|read more...]]
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 +**I join the Mini revolution**
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 +I was pleasantly surprised today with a belated birthday gift from my son. Apparently, he placed this pre-order earlier this spring and, today, it was finally delivered by the retailer. I am now the proud owner of a new C64Mini specifically released for the North American market. [[:​blog:​2018-10-15|read more...]]
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 +**WS DOS Review**
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 +If you have a 1571 floppy disk drive hooked up to your C128, here's an easy way to turn it into a fast loader for your C64 games and programs. ​ [[:​reviews:​wsdos|read more...]]
  
 ====== NOW PLAYING ====== ====== NOW PLAYING ======
  
 ^  What I'm Currently Playing Through ​ ^ ^  What I'm Currently Playing Through ​ ^
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-|  **Sydney Hunter**  | +|  **The Bear Essentials**  | 
-|  By Exidy / CollectorVision Games  |+|  By Pond Software ​ |
  
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