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Nick 2019-12-23 17:01

Retro kit
 
Resurrecting old programming platforms and covering your costs by marketing them as retro games consoles
- I guess that's the idea behind the "[URL="https://retrogames.biz/thec64"]TheC64[/URL]" (sometimes called the Maxi to distinguish it from an earlier version called the Mini)
It looks and feels like a Commodore 64, and comes out tomorrow here in Europe.
Does anyone know what hardware they're using?

ldesnogu 2019-12-23 17:15

[QUOTE=Nick;533436]Does anyone know what hardware they're using?[/QUOTE]
Looking at the downloadable firmware this seems to be ARM code. So I'd say it's some software emulator.


[code]$ binwalk theC64-1_3_1.bin

DECIMAL HEXADECIMAL DESCRIPTION
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
80 0x50 ELF, 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, version 1 (SYSV)
200988 0x3111C SHA256 hash constants, little endian
408336 0x63B10 SHA256 hash constants, little endian
517244 0x7E47C SHA256 hash constants, little endian
520210 0x7F012 Unix path: /proc/sys/crypto/fips_enabled
648337 0x9E491 Copyright string: "Copyright (C) 2000-2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc."
648392 0x9E4C8 Copyright string: "Copyright (C) 2012-2016 g10 Code GmbH"
648430 0x9E4EE Copyright string: "Copyright (C) 2013-2016 Jussi Kivilinna"
648492 0x9E52C SHA256 hash constants, little endian
668612 0xA33C4 CRC32 polynomial table, little endian
684464 0xA71B0 Copyright string: "Copyright 2003, 2004, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 g10 Code GmbH"[/code]

Nick 2019-12-25 13:10

The BBC archive of its 1980's computer literacy project which popularized the original BBC microcomputer is available [URL="https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/"]here[/URL]
It includes a Javascript emulator [URL="https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/jsbeeb/index.html"]here[/URL]

For any of our senior members looking for PDP-11 emulation, try [URL="http://www.dbit.com/"]this[/URL]!

Nick 2019-12-25 14:35

... and here is the [URL="http://www.virtualcolossus.co.uk/"]virtual Colossus[/URL]

paulunderwood 2019-12-25 16:31

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[QUOTE=Nick;533544]The BBC archive of its 1980's computer literacy project which popularized the original BBC microcomputer is available [URL="https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/"]here[/URL]
It includes a Javascript emulator [URL="https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/jsbeeb/index.html"]here[/URL]

For any of our senior members looking for PDP-11 emulation, try [URL="http://www.dbit.com/"]this[/URL]![/QUOTE]

I managed to code up LL in BBC BASIC. The typographic rate is painfully slow on that machine. I am not going to write arbitrary precision on it.

Nick 2019-12-25 23:36

[QUOTE=paulunderwood;533551]I managed to code up LL in BBC BASIC...[/QUOTE]
You know you're seriously into Number Theory when you take time out on Christmas day to do that! :smile:


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