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Pimping the C64

A good friend of the channel by the name of matze79 supplied me with a rather cheap C64G. As I didn’t own a C64 at the moment, this was an excellent opportunity. The poort little C64 came with two missing keys, which were fixed by 3D printed replacements. While this looks interesting and is impressive in its own right, I wanted a more long lasting fix. The C64 was also missing its SID chip and came with a nice little SwinSID. But again, we have some better replacement on hand! So let’s open up the machine, fix those things and enjoy the fantastic world of programs the C64 has to offer!

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The ATX2AT PC Saver

In 2019 Sam Demeulemeester (he’s actually Belgian, although I say French in the video) did a Kickstarter for the ATX2AT smart adapter. It allows you to safely attach a modern ATX PSU to a retro mainboard with AT connectors. That is your precious 286, 386 or higher will now be safe from overcurrents due to wrongly inserted CPUs, broken expansion cards, failing tantalum capacitors or rogue power supplies. It might not save the world, but it will probably save your valuable retro PC. I already lost two precious mainboards and am glad to have finally received the ATX2AT smart adapter!

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Let’s Code MS DOS 0x06: VGA Palette Tricks and Refactoring

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The “Snark Barker” SoundBlaster Compatible Card

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Quick Book Review: Nostalgia Nerd’s “Retro Tech”

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Assembling the PS2 to RS232 Serial Mouse Adapter

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Soldering the Tandy Retro Soundcard TI SN76489

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Installing a 80287 FPU

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The Roland SC 55: Battery Check and Playing with ScummVM

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Quick Review of the Open Source Scan Converter OSSC