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Posted By

RobertB
on 2017-06-22
02:32:44
 Photos and video at PaCommEx

The June 10-11 Pacific Commodore Expo NW was a success! Check out the classic Commodore and Amiga gear. You can find photos at

http://blog.retro-link.com/2017/06/saturday-photos-from-pacommex.html

and at

http://blog.retro-link.com/2017/06/sunday-photos-from-pacommex.html

and there is a very brief, video look of the Kent Sullivan / Bryan Minugh presentation on the SwiftLink RS-232 cartridge at

https://youtu.be/1r7rA1hpue4

Videos of the complete Saturday and Sunday presentations are available. For "Sullivan and Minugh and the SwiftLink RS-232 cartridge", see

https://youtu.be/oPoUX_f9Ies

For "Nyman and Opcodes and the Commodore Cartridge w/o EPROMs", see

https://youtu.be/AkxVnhQv2XE

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
July 29-30 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

Posted By

MMS
on 2017-06-22
16:59:25
 Re: Photos and video at PaCommEx

Nice photos! Too bad it is so far from here, not to speak about VISA

(That poor Plus/4 looked so alone with no devices attached to it...)

Just one question: how the Swiftlink on C64 can reach 38400 baud, if it uses the same 6551 IC as Plus/4? As I know, Plus/4 is limited to lower speeds.
(theoretically, as no SW is able to use it at it's full potential)

Posted By

gerliczer
on 2017-06-22
15:24:29
 Re: Photos and video at PaCommEx

@MMS: Check the datasheet of 6551. It has external clock source pins. With the default external clock specified in the document it can go over a 100kb/s, I think.

Posted By

RobertB
on 2017-06-22
16:59:47
 Re: Photos and video at PaCommEx

MMS wrote:

> Nice photos!

Thanks!

> Too bad it is so fart from here, not to speak about VISA

Oh, you need a visa to come to the USA? I am too accustomed to going to other countries with just my passport.

> (That poor Plus/4 looked so alone with no devices attached to it...)

Actually, I was thinking of attaching my SD2IEC to it, but I couldn't find it in the 40+ cubic feet of Commodore stuff that I had in the station wagon. However, the museum attendees were quite happy to use the Plus/4 as is. Some of them said they did not know CBM produced the Plus/4, some said they had never seen one working (i.e., all the ones they had seen were broken), and some did not know about the Plus/4 built-in software. So, they tried out the word processor and spreadsheet.

Next year, I should try to devote more time to make it an exciting Plus/4 exhibit.

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
July 29-30 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

Posted By

MMS
on 2017-06-22
17:54:29
 Re: Photos and video at PaCommEx

Thanks Robert for the quick response, and the dedication you continuously show to keep this small black guy known and living . (and it was not a critical comment, just a comment).

I plan to work on some slideshows that may need no restart after it finished it, but continuously load the same 10-12 spectacular ( ) pictures, may help to get attention on the Plussy without too much effort from your side.

How about a superhero slideshow? And I may create +4Man too, who will protect the 8bit World.
Will be blacker than Batman

OFF
VISA: yeah, once I got one for a 10 years period or so, but it ended, and I think such long VISA is not given any more.
(I made once a new product range saving action in South Carolina, Charleston. It was pretty hot and humid with almost no ozone protection.
I was invited by my taxi driver to taste an aligator stew, but at that time I was too young and was not brave enough...)

Posted By

RobertB
on 2017-06-25
02:50:47
 Re: Photos and video at PaCommEx

MMS wrote:

> I plan to work on some slideshows that may need no restart after it finshed it, but
> continuously load the same 10-12 spectacular pictures, may help to get attention on the
> Plussy without too much effort from your side.

That is a great idea! Attendees could then say that they didn't know the Plus/4 was capable of that picture quality.

> How about a superhero slideshow? And I may create +4Man too, who will protect the
> 8bit World.

Fantastic! Yes... and please include Supergirl and Wonder Woman.

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
July 29-30 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

Posted By

MMS
on 2017-06-25
14:38:32
 Re: Photos and video at PaCommEx

Wonder Woman just wached yesterday, and it worth the time.

Supergirl is something new for me, should be checked

Posted By

RobertB
on 2017-06-30
00:37:00
 Re: Photos and video at PaCommEx

Read an on-line review of the Pacific Commodore Expo NW at

https://amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=262

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
July 29-30 Commodore Vegas Expo v13 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex



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