PDXCUG Meeting Highlights
Vol. 2, No. 7 - July 14, 2011 - Meeting Highlights
This month was a full-on Tinker Time session. Members got to play with hardware, software, diagnose and fix Commodore equipment, and hack on their Commodore machines.
Amiga 2000 with Video Toaster
Both Karl and Goog brought their Amiga 2000 computers (Goog's is not shown). Karl's has four hard drives, a floppy drive, a CD-ROM drive, and a Video Toaster. The Video Toaster was having some trouble, but we determined that using the proper monitor makes all the difference!
PDXCUG.org Virtual Meeting
PDXCUG.org hosts a chat session each month where owners of a Comet64 Internet Modem or VICE users can participate and talk about what we're doing, ask questions and interact with local members.
This month, a new program was introduced by Goog - ChatteRR-Box Chat for RR-NET to allow owners of an RR-NET-compatible device to participate as well. Even if you don't have an RR-NET device, you can still Configure VICE to use RR-NET and join the fun.
Commodore 64C Keyboard Repair
Goog brought one of his C64Cs to have the keyboard repaired.
Hacking the Easy Flash
Reading the Easy Flash Directory
Agent Friday gave a little demo on how to read the contents of an Easy Flash cartridge. Here, he shows only the first three entries in the list. A more elaborate demonstration will be presented at CommVEx, later this month.
Stereo SID Player
Goog gave a demonstration of his stereo SID board, by Digital Audio Concepts. Using Stereo SID Player, users can enjoy the thousands of stereo SID files available for download. The Stereo SID board allows an additional three voices, utilizing a second SID chip, providing a stereo (left and right channels) output.
Goog gave a quick demonstration on what it takes to use JiffyDOS and showed just how useful it is, especially with DMackey's 3-KERNAL ROM Adapter!
Gaming Time: Bomb Mania
An old favorite of PDXCUG.org - a four player Bomberman-style game.