PDXCUG Meeting Highlights
Vol. 2, No. 11 - November 10, 2011 - Meeting Highlights
Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia was released for Easy Flash and we flashed it and played it. A really nice game and extremely well-done. If you have an Easy Flash cartridge, you should definitely try this game. What a lot of fun!
Chat with Bil Herd
We had a nice little surprise this month - a visit from Bil Herd during our Online Virtual Meeting!
After chatting a bit, we decided to put together a quick video chat between Bil and our group so that he could see us all and we could see some Commodore items he has in his collection. What a great session! Bil had some really cool tidbits and stories to tell to our group.
Also rather neat was Daytona had a BETA version of RikChat128 (as you can see in the chat log). It is an 80-column chat program for use with the Comet64 Internet Modem on the Commodore 128 or VICE 128.
38.4K Baud on User Port--Done!
Agent Friday has completed the 38K baud RS-232 driver. He demoed this for our group to see first but will be releasing it shortly to be used in V-1541 for CommodoreServer.
CSD Demo Disk
CSD has sent us some cool programs, demos and utilities for our group to look at. Though I didn't take pictures of all of them, here are three you can see. Nice work, CSD!
Goog's Blue Commodore 64 with an Easy Flash, JiffyDOS, a cool little IEC port expander (see below), a 1541, a CMD-20, and a 1581. Has Lode Runner playing on the screen.
Commodore Amiga 600
Show & Tell
Goog says: I picked up this little guy at ECCC in September from Jim Peters. He made a few of these and I was lucky enough to get one. I really like the small footprint and cool design. Sadly, there are no more - I and DMackey got the last two.
This thing is really cool - Jeff made it to be used as an arcade-style joystick for the Commodore 64. Rather than constructing it with a new design, he used an off-the-shelf shelf. Makes for some good two-player shoot-em-ups.