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 Post subject: oh well! :)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:30 pm 
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hmm, well this was a boring pointless thread, so i shall make a weak attempt to make it slightly more interesting :wink:

so...what toaster should i buy for my fridge?


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Your best bet is a CMD FD2000, which can also read/write PC 3.5" disks with Big Blue Reader.

Next best option is a 1581, which is compatible with a lot more software and is easier to use.


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You got quite a bargin there! Were the games originals or just copies?

Regarding the 3.5 drive's, you'll have to pay a LOT more to get your hands on them :(


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boing, and i thank the professor for the info. anyway, my old childhood collection were originals.


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You can use an X cable to attach your 1541 drive to the PC. The most common is the standard X1541, but better models like the XA1541 would be better.

http://sta.c64.org has details

There are two different programs - Star Commander, which works in DOS but not reliably in Windows, and the new cbm4win which comes with a nice GUI (graphical user interface) add-on.

So if you have an older PC lying around, Star Commander is the best bet. You could also investigate www.c64hdd.com which has another way of doing things.


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:( did see a 1581 on ebay a few weeks back i think in went for around 50-60 pounds :shock: but ive seen the 1541 mk2 boxed go for 20-40 pound i used the the 1541 for years i seemed a good drive .smaller them the mk1 and not as heavy .but its up to you


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thanks for the info, i'll pass it on :wink:


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he got the message. he's decided to make one out of cardboard and plasticine instead, he reckons they're more reliable :D


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blah blah blah...oh i'm sorry, what was i talking about again?


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So you have 2 C64's now and two broken C2N's? :(


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i hope not :shock:


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Worry got confused. I have now worked out that:

C64 1 : was when you told us you won an eBay auction.

C64 2: is when above c64 was delivered to you!

It has all become clear now! I really shouldn't have 4 hour "power" naps in the early evening, I'm still zombifed at the mo x-)


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tip: only buy of ebay when you know you can at least break even when reselling goods (like me). there's money in retro antiques.

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I'm still zombifed at the mo x-)

yes, i know the feeling, that'll be the wizball syndrome. the cure?, stop playing it and take more power naps, it worked for me :|


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i bought a clockwork orange for £36 once, it didn't work. the cogs were rusted up and the springs were twisted :P


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That's funny, because they used to cost £35 didn't they? Which was a fair whack of money back then too, well worth it though!


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