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On today's menu let's bring VIC-II the future with my new product to solve an old question: Is PAL better than NTSC? No, BOTH is better! With huge help from our friendly sponsor PCBWay.com - PCB assembly only $30 + free shipping!
And Perifractic's Retro Recipes is all about keeping our childhood memories alive: In new episodes most Saturdays you can bathe in the warm glow of nostalgia as Ladyfractic and I cook up retro computing projects, 8 bit computer restorations, classic games, how tos & more. I do a lot of Commodore 64 stuff but also grew up with the Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad, Apple II, & more. It's born from a love of all these beautiful vintage machines, but always with a side of fun! Subscribe now: trvid.com/u-perifractic
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19 Oct 2019




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Çalma listem
Daha sonra izle
mauro esteban rodriguez zubieta
She blew the trompet.very well
Eduardo F Silva
Eduardo F Silva Aylar önce
Just for curiosity, in Brazil we use the "M" subcarrier of PAL, but the most strange thing about this subcarrier is that the weird configuration, because is more nearly a NTSC setting due a PAL setting. The PAL-M uses the 525 lines system(as NTSC) , 30FPS(more than normal PAL) , this was done because the black and white TVs from the era here was in NTSC system, so, to make retrocompatible the M standard as adopted. If you plug a PAL-M into a NTSC screen the image will appear black and white and the sound will work normally. This different PAL signal had been created as Brazil use 60Hz power supplies, as like USA
Just Surfin
Just Surfin Aylar önce
I am SOOO jumping in. When I was in the Military and actually had an Amiga (500 at the time), a friend of mine at the Communications branch (in the same dorm - early 90's Air Force) created an NTSC / PAL switch. Was back when you had to actually pull out the soldering iron and parts and make stuff from scratch.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes Aylar önce
Beat me to it then!
Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams 2 aylar önce
I was watching the new video and I'm like wait....my vic is horizontal not vertical. Will this work? Nice to know that you do support 425 boards like mine. I wonder what it looks like compared to the older boards.
rootbeer666 2 aylar önce
I proposed a board like this years ago on Lemon64 forums and I was told if I ever build it "[I] might as well just break the switch in the PAL position". Eh. Congrats on the project though.
rootbeer666 2 aylar önce
@Retro Recipes Actually, they're mostly correct. You have to have a good grip on the C64 context to understand NTSC vs. PAL on C64. C64 had gone out of popularity in NTSC land by late 80s, whereas it stuck around well into 90s in the PAL land, and enjoyed many late releases taking advantage of accumulated knowledge, new techniques and better development tools. There's also a much more technical reason why the PAL machine has much greater appeal, and that's the cycles math. You see, a PAL C64 has the same resolution as the NTSC machine, which means that they have to fetch 200 scanlines at 50fps and 60fps respectively, or ~17% less screen draw cycles on PAL, which means it gets that much more available CPU cycles per frame, which allows that much more complex game or demo code. NTSC machine doesn't spend nearly as much time in borders/blank. And this is pretty drastic. This is the main reason why you see so few new NTSC demos. Back when I proposed the switcher board I was a newcomer to this platform and while I understood how the machine works I hadn't considered just how more powerful the PAL machine actually turns out to be. Getting anybody to do anything on NTSC these days is a pretty tough sell. Hence the reaction from the community that I got. You can't really "fix" a PAL demo or a game to work well on NTSC, in the same manner titles are fixed to work with something like SD2IEC.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 2 aylar önce
Well as you know, nobody on the Interwebs can be wrong! ;-)
What about putting the whole lot into a Spartan FPGA and have done with it.
diyhouse 3 aylar önce
PAL = Phase Alternate Line,.. and I always knew NTSC as Never Twice the Same Color,...
Zbigniew Szczepański
Zbigniew Szczepański 3 aylar önce
PRO WORK !!! ;)
yogibear2k2 3 aylar önce
Being as I still live in the U.K and not not moved to (wherever the heck it is you ended up,) I still use pal and prefer it. With modern hacks and emulators (sorry, I swore,) there is no need to switch between them anymore as it is all done for you, but I can see where they may be a use for it. Thanks, again Chris. A video I highly enjoyed but have absolutely no use for! By the way, don't you think It's also strange you have a daughter board but not a son board and a motherboard and not a fatherboard. Couldn't that be classed as sexism?
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 3 aylar önce
Yes, I wonder why that is. I mean, in an Amiga I could understand it... Thank you for your kind words! Means a lot 👍🕹️
Brian Reese
Brian Reese 4 aylar önce
Now that I know this exists I feel a lot more comfortable buying an ntsc c64. I bid on it and took a chance, but I feel even if it is broken I can repair it thanks to you fine youtube folks. If this goes well I will pick up an amiga or atari next! Oh and for the record I had to listen three times and turn on the CC to hear you actually say tents instead of tits. I guess I have a dirty mind.
Daryl Krans
Daryl Krans 4 aylar önce
Will this work on a c128? or will a 128 version be available?
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 4 aylar önce
We haven't tested this so I can't say either way. It's unlikely there will be a dedicated version.
Albert Vds
Albert Vds 4 aylar önce
You can actually push out the pins instead of snipping them of.
KeyStroke 4 aylar önce
8:32 "Barbie Orgy"... WTH?!? lol
KeyStroke 4 aylar önce
@Retro Recipes Haha, I wasn't sure. I was thinking it could have been accidental or perhaps on purpose like those crates in the background on episodes of "MythBusters" with funny labels on. Either way, Happy New Year to you, Ladyfractic and Puppyfractic. May 2020 bring you joy, laughter, safety and prosperity (and new adventures, too!).
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 4 aylar önce
Even I didn't spot that!
solidstate0 5 aylar önce
What a fantastic bit of R&D
DigiFootage FX
DigiFootage FX 5 aylar önce
Watching you team up with 8-bit guy is like watching Marvel and DC heroes combine forces.
Steve Day
Steve Day 5 aylar önce
Hi Christian - I was an extra in The Phantom Menace too! We must've met sometime there. I was a Naboo Soldier and in a number of scenes, including the one in the hangar where all hell breaks loose. I also live in the US now ... Texas here.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 5 aylar önce
That's cool! I'm sure I'd recognize you! Drop me an email via perifractic.com 👍🕹️
Saavik256 5 aylar önce
Never Twice the Same Colour ;)
Stefan Krause
Stefan Krause 6 aylar önce
It'd be nice to also have this for a C128. But I guess it won't payoff developing such a thing, as I've heared, the AMIGA-Version is about to be released soon... ;)
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 6 aylar önce
We're waiting to see if this version might be made to work...
Filamax 6 aylar önce
I just saw this video from Adrian Black, could you guys do a hack on his mod although this is for a C16 trvid.com/video/video-RwLsFSg0FdU.html
Dbeaumont Resident
Dbeaumont Resident 6 aylar önce
Could you do something like this for the Atari 2600? I'd like to have as modern an atari as possible so that My kids and grandkids can go on using it long after I'm gone. Graphics, connections, sounds, any kind of updated add-on board you could make to help. Would be fantastic to see, and thank you in advance! Love your channel ♥
Mr Bill
Mr Bill 6 aylar önce
Got the kit and assembled for a 425 board, no video can to unsolder ;) Having major issues. Before starting the project svideo out was pure, no lines at all on a FP monitor. Added in the Lumafix (its included so why not?), plugged in the power cord and the relays are chattering like crazy and don't stop until power is turned on, they sound like a bunch of tiny buzz saws, is this normal ? Also have to take lumafix out because it is producing such heavy jailbars that I can barely read the screen to check the contents of 678. Also parts missing and no 'procurement' list anywhere in the assembly instructions - they refer to check the procurement list at least once. I know this is a not for profit project but a parts list, ie 'whats in the box' would be nice so that we know what parts we should be getting.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 6 aylar önce
Hi Mr Bill, I can't offer support via YT comments as I don't always get notifications of replies. Can you drop me an email via perifractic.com or at the support forum that is listed on the kit that you received (bit.ly/vicii2) that way we can help you properly. There is no parts list because the parts are in the box and in the instructions (and video). Anyway, we'll get you sorted. Look forward to hearing from you. 👍🕹
dwaynezilla 6 aylar önce
Damn, those PCBs are sexy. Definite props to PCBway. Always good when a sponsor has a product you can actually get behind!
MindFlareRetro 6 aylar önce
Late to comment, as usual. A fascinating project -- very cool video and execution by all involved. I would love to build and install a kit into one on C64s one day; it's on my Christmas list. Well done, Perifractic and the dev/tester crew.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 6 aylar önce
Thanks mate! I hope you've been a good boy this year! 🧦
Meits 6 aylar önce
50Hz vs 60Hz represents the difference of the amount of interrupts per second. 60Hz has more interrupts per second which makes stuff go faster, but 50Hz gives the programmer more time per interrupt and therefore the posibility to let the computer do more per second. Music going faster at 60Hz is a result of this. There are communiet of different retro computers that fix this by checking the interrupt frequency and calling the music player according to that, making the music sound the same speed on both 50Hz and 60Hz. Some PAL stuff that does not work on NTSC systems might be coded to the max of what's possible within the longer 50 interrupts per second. An NTSC interrupt is in that case too short to handle all commands.
Roxor128 7 aylar önce
I do have to wonder why the designers chose to make the video system and the CPU use the same clock. Why not give the video its own separate clock and make the difference between models simply one of which video card is installed? Keep the variable boards small and cheap to manufacture.
THE HIPPI GEEK 7 aylar önce
I know you got a dog and a girlfriend but you do know your gay right?
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
*you're (gay)
Waimate TV
Waimate TV 7 aylar önce
19:34 Needs soldering sound effect from Ladyfractic
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Hmm how would that sound
Merlin Skinner
Merlin Skinner 7 aylar önce
NTSC: Never Twice the Same Colour. PAL: Picture Always Lovely!
Patsfan 4life
Patsfan 4life 2 aylar önce
National Television System Committee Even a broken clock is correct twice a day
National Television System Committee
Hey! I sometimes get it right! That has to count for something! -NTSC
yosi1989 7 aylar önce
japanese C64 is does not work with "normal" C64 software...
Skyfox 7 aylar önce
As I write this there are 555 comments. Good timing, huh? Anyway, any time I hear PAL Commodore music it always sounds bizarrely slow to me since I grew up with the NTSC Commodore. Hearing the PAL version sounds like a Walkman with the batteries running low. Great project! I never knew there was so much more software for PAL systems, so this is something to consider.
Skyfox 7 aylar önce
I guess since that would have made my comment 556, that means my comment had twice the capacity of the previous comment with only 6 more pins. :P
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Better than 666
Thunderbird 77
Thunderbird 77 7 aylar önce
Will it work with the SX64?
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
This is unknown but we have someone who is going to try it soon
Druman19 7 aylar önce
As a drummer, I appreciated the well-timed clicks of the switch at the end. Well done good sir.
Druman19 7 aylar önce
@Retro Recipes Finally, someone pronounced my name as it was intended, haha.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Thanks Drumman. I mean Druman! 🥁
Tim Vlk
Tim Vlk 7 aylar önce
If you can not modify the board to get it into the 64C, how about modifying the case, by adding a plastic spacer between the top and bottom halves? It could be one or more pieces as needed. The color could match or be totally different, or it could be clear and lite up with LEDs.
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
THAT is an inspired idea!
Roberto Ventilii
Roberto Ventilii 7 aylar önce
Think of all the machines left without their VIC because it was used on this project. Think of the many VICs that die if you play too much with them. Think of VIC prices that reach the sky on ebay. Then, for me, it is not worth the effort for what You get.
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
And I would LOVE to see a modern replacement for the VIC-II chips. They're odd chips to replicate, being mostly digital with a bit of analog thrown it, but surely someone can tackle this.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
@Roberto Ventilii is all good 😉
Roberto Ventilii
Roberto Ventilii 7 aylar önce
@Retro Recipes well to be honest I was quite dramatic. Too much focus on preservation
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
18 million VIC-II chips were produced. We've sold 39 of these boards. What's your point?
Pauline Hunter
Pauline Hunter 7 aylar önce
Gosh, people are so sensitive about their video formats. It's like you are trying to take their giant SUVs away :-) What true enthusiasts you and your group are to be able to do this conversion. It is quite brilliant and I am sure others will want them too. Ladyfractic is amazing as usual and so is Puppyfractic too. That horse impression....spot on. Cheers.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Cheers Pauline 👍🕹️
sid3windr 7 aylar önce
Trumpet... oh myyyyy... LIKE VIDEO.
Ken Mason
Ken Mason 7 aylar önce
So I wound up buying one from you instead of sending you one! You did it, I didn't! Congrats on this fine project. Why did you finally opt for using relays? I'm tempted to MODIFY! - use my switching IC's rather than them relays...
Ken Mason
Ken Mason 7 aylar önce
As I said before: congratulations! You’re a real rockstar. I’m SO thankful to have discovered you and your channel. Keep it up!
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
@Ken Mason ah, that's the 3rd batch 😊🙏
Ken Mason
Ken Mason 7 aylar önce
Going by eBay saying “3 sold”...that was disheartening. “WELL IT’S 4 SOLD NOW!” I proclaimed as I hastily mashed “but now” button.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
@Ken Mason how do you know what the buyer interest has been? 🤔😉
Ken Mason
Ken Mason 7 aylar önce
It’s WONDERFUL - what you’ve done! I’m SO glad you did. But I really would expect a little more buyer interest. I’m sure, that over time - you will find much more interest - as the new C64 makes waves and the odd nerd dives into our retro rabbit hole.
Gary Lester
Gary Lester 7 aylar önce
People still use commodore 64’s? I thought they were history. 😊
Markchill2 7 aylar önce
you was a little horse of course you was
PhischTV 7 aylar önce
can somebody enlighten me: the endsong reminds me of some 90's track? Which?
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Thanks. I mean, I wrote it but listened to a lot of Rob Hubbard back then. And PSBs... BTW you can find a link to it in the description 👍🕹️
10 Minute Amiga Retro Cast
Really nice project! Thanks for bringing this into the world.
jaydee 7 aylar önce
The effort required to complete this project reminds me of the old story of the American and Russian astronauts comparing how they solved the problem of writing in space: the American proudly boasted that a team of engineers spending millions of dollars created a pen that can write on any angle in zero Gs. When asked what solution the Russians used they calmly replied that they used a pencil. I’ll stick to owning a PAL and NTSC C64.
Sagan Android
Sagan Android 7 aylar önce
2:51 but your never explain why the Brit knob doesn't filter out Brit accents.
buck pyles
buck pyles 7 aylar önce
add a small fuse to it i think
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
@buck pyles It's all good
buck pyles
buck pyles 7 aylar önce
@Retro Recipes i responded to it to early in the video sorry about that reply
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
But why
Sagan Android
Sagan Android 7 aylar önce
HOW. THE. FARK. Did you get ze dog to do that when you made the Stable pun?
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Just a happy little accident 🎨🕹️
SharkoonBln 7 aylar önce
This year´s Oscar goes to Ladyfractic for providing awesome EE-OO-EE-OO sound effects again ;)
Darren McCoy
Darren McCoy 7 aylar önce
Your voice is like BUTTER!
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Thank you for your kind words! Means a lot 👍🕹️
SharkoonBln 7 aylar önce
Waitress? Some fried VIC chips for the 8-Bit Guy please :)
Freerun-Media 7 aylar önce
A nice thing could also be to use the LED to show what state it's in. So a bi colour LED in place of the red one, select green or red for pal or ntsc. One thing is that the LED would be allways on. Or use a tri colour LED.
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
And there are two test pads on the board that could be used for a custom LED. You'd need to wire it and add resistance yourself, but they are there... +5v through the NTSC pad when it's active, +5v through the PAL pad when it's active, and a convenient GND pad right next to them...
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
We used to have that. It adds cost, and the switch tells you. If you add a label 😉
Nakashii 7 aylar önce
Weird question and a weird place to ask it, but say I wanted to buy all of the custom chips to build one of those remake Amiga 500 boards with mostly new parts and a new case. Where would I find the custom chips? Are there kits with all of the other parts?
Nakashii 7 aylar önce
... and do any of them ship to Canada?
iccaros 7 aylar önce
I always use a 40 pin socket to hold headers like that so it lines up and is held strait, then tape to hold tight for the first solder
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Nice tip
1960ARC 7 aylar önce
Nice project! Like your photo of the earth from the moon, it's as realistic as NASA's!
Sultaneous 7 aylar önce
Genius. Well done. Thanks for Open Sourcing it; are you going to release the Kicad files / gerbers? Or is it going to be kit only?
Brian V
Brian V 7 aylar önce
PCBWay has a shared project section, that would be a good place to eventually put it up.. I believe it also pays the owner of the 'shared project' a percentage every time someone gets boards printed.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Kit for now, open source soon...
Nicolas F
Nicolas F 7 aylar önce
I like when Ladyfractic makes an appearance. But Also, when is Ashleyfractic comming back? She's fun too!
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Soon! Some scheduling delays but it's a priority!...
Thomas smith
Thomas smith 7 aylar önce
Very cool, something 99% of C64 users who are in the PAL regions will never need but great for Americans that want to reminisce over their faulty NTSC C64s :p
Darren Shoesmith
Darren Shoesmith 7 aylar önce
If you make a mistake, just solder on!
Pica Delphon
Pica Delphon 7 aylar önce
good ending snipit
joonatanu 7 aylar önce
This is not western union splice...
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
I mean, it's close...
Ramsis Alec N.
Ramsis Alec N. 7 aylar önce
Hey Sir Peri H. Fractic, love your channel, and the project.
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
Some folks prefer minimal modification... we already had you desolder 5 or 6 pins... we wanted to keep it as original as possible.
Ramsis Alec N.
Ramsis Alec N. 7 aylar önce
@Retro Recipes Sounds legit. But also, very confusing (remove simplicity, OMG). I'll put that on -eBay- Twitter. ^^
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Thanks! I hear you. Basically each step is made to be as simple as possible, but you can always go more advanced. That way the "kit" is suitable for the widest audience. In other words, you can remove simplicity from the kit, but it's hard to add simplicity if it's not there in the first place. So we went with the majority.
HERBIE HERB HERB 7 aylar önce
And as we all know, NTSC stands for “ Numb Tongues Sing Cautiously”
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Shane Heroux
Shane Heroux 7 aylar önce
I can't really describe how much I love this project. I've been playing with a lot of c64 gear over the last year, and this bit of kit is super classy! Ordered yesterday along with two PAL VICs so I can hybridize a couple of breadboxes. A c64 with dual SIDs and dual VICs is kind of a dream!
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Thanks, that means a ton to us! 👍🕹
Jeremy Holloway
Jeremy Holloway 7 aylar önce
Kudos for all of the hard work, making it open-source, and doing it not-for-profit. There's a simpler yet simpler board for Atari 8-bits called "the Antix" that is also a PAL/NTSC switcher. Luckily, it doesn't require 2 crystals. More info is here: antix.rewindgames.com/
Jean Morin
Jean Morin 7 aylar önce
NTSC = Not Twice Same Color
craig gilchrist
craig gilchrist 7 aylar önce
Nice David Frost impression lol
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
CubicleNate 7 aylar önce
I loved everything about this video. The trumpet playing to the flicking of the switch in time with the tune, so much fun. Thank you!
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
So glad! :)
Mario Serrano
Mario Serrano 7 aylar önce
Hi, I would like to buy one. Send me the link. Thank you
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
Updated link :) ebay.to/31u0DFO
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
It’s the eBay link in the video Description.
John D.
John D. 7 aylar önce
These are 2 modern things I would like to see for the Commodore 64: 128KB RAM cartridge GEOS cartridge with 128KB or more of RAM Maybe future games could make use of this.
The Baby Eating Bishop Of Bath And Wells.
So where we got the short end of the stick with many European console games where they ran to slowly the Americans got the microcomputer games that ran too fast. Does show a little bit that in Europe Micros were king through the 80's.
Mr Guru
Mr Guru 7 aylar önce
The effort is commendable, but you forgot that owning something that old requires skills in repairing PCBs to be able to keep it working. There are only so many working VIC-II chips around and they are dying off at an alarming rate. That is what most people don't realise, especially in the arcade scene where someone used to play Galaga at the local arcade and now wants one in their game room. For people who don't have a clue about repairing hardware, a better idea is buy the new Ultimate 64 motherboard which is a brand new PCB using all new modern parts. No more having to find a working VIC-II chip upwards of $70 when it fails since the Ultimate 64 uses modern and cool-running FPGA hardware to do the same thing. It is designed as a drop in replacement in an original case and can be switched to PAL or NTSC in the software menu. It is 100% plug and play and has close to 100% compatibility. Any issues found can be updated in the firmware so it is essentially future-proof.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
I also think we were pretty clear about the disclaimer and skills needed. If you have an easier way to do this we'd be all ears.
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
I think we got to as close to “drop-in” as was practical, but you’re right that this is not for everyone.
Samuel Scott
Samuel Scott 7 aylar önce
The lineman's splice is also the way I was taught to splice wires in the Navy! (2M Mini and Micro courses) (taught = do it this way or your in trouble)
Benjamin Vestergaard
Benjamin Vestergaard 7 aylar önce
Not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but Strange Parts has made a more detailed factory tour of PCBWay.
Benjamin Vestergaard
Benjamin Vestergaard 7 aylar önce
@Retro Recipes That could be an interesting crossover too.
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
I read that as "Stranger Things" and I was wondering why PCBWayyyy would've been in that show...
Георги Пацев
trvid.com/video/video-XONgqVT8pd0.html Christian, you can just pull the pins from the plastic holder and recycle them in another project. Greetings from Bulgaria!
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
True. We’re using machine headers now, so that’s not as easy on those.
Ираклий Арчвадзе
In Russia there is no more TV signal SECAM. Now I use the PAL system ...
Shawn Brezny
Shawn Brezny 7 aylar önce
Awesome work!
Richard T
Richard T 7 aylar önce
Dawn of the shed ... 😂
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
I get that more than you’d expect.
xtraOhrdiNAIR 7 aylar önce
Next Video : Same for the C128(D) 😂
Lurker1979 7 aylar önce
I demand you hook it up to the 8-bit guy! :P
Retro Recipes
Retro Recipes 7 aylar önce
But where?
Tony P
Tony P 7 aylar önce
Hard to locate a PAL vic-II at reasonable cost? I can't see adding ntsc version being that popular. I have ideas to simplify the circuit to 50% both in size and cost.
Tony P
Tony P 7 aylar önce
@Sean Harrington Hint: keep the ntsc crystal in place, just bring a secondary 17.734475MHz x1 and x4/9 driver for the pal vic-ii up on to the pcb, as long having a those signals still coming in to a unpowered ntsc vic-II is safe. Having all other signals (bus) still going in seems safe, I guess no clamp diodes on ttl mos?
Sean Harrington
Sean Harrington 7 aylar önce
Cool. Let us know when it's available. There is plenty of room for improvement!
Eric Son
Eric Son 7 aylar önce
Love your videos. It made me regret letting my parents sell my C64 set long ago...
Eric Cooley
Eric Cooley 7 aylar önce
Very nice. Wish I had kept mine. I've just recently gotten back into the C64. I had forgotten how incredible my memories were. The reality is a bit dated lol. Enjoy the channel.
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