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Old 2019-12-23, 17:01   #1
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Resurrecting old programming platforms and covering your costs by marketing them as retro games consoles
- I guess that's the idea behind the "TheC64" (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?
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Old 2019-12-23, 17:15   #2
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Does anyone know what hardware they're using?
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"

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Old 2019-12-25, 13:10   #3
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The BBC archive of its 1980's computer literacy project which popularized the original BBC microcomputer is available here
It includes a Javascript emulator here

For any of our senior members looking for PDP-11 emulation, try this!
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Old 2019-12-25, 14:35   #4
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... and here is the virtual Colossus
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Old 2019-12-25, 16:31   #5
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The BBC archive of its 1980's computer literacy project which popularized the original BBC microcomputer is available here
It includes a Javascript emulator here

For any of our senior members looking for PDP-11 emulation, try this!
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.
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Old 2019-12-25, 23:36   #6
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I managed to code up LL in BBC BASIC...
You know you're seriously into Number Theory when you take time out on Christmas day to do that!
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