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 Post subject: misc. c64 mods/hacks
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:52 am 
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Well, as some of you may know, I like to add hardware mods to my c64.. the usefulness doesn't really matter...

Right now I only have a fan in it to cool the Vic-II ( actually works too! ), but I want to add more stuff.. and I'm pretty sure more stuff is possible, because I've seen c64's with switches and LEDs and whatnot, just can't find anything online... =/

Mods I plan to add:
- Keylock ( lock like on 386 PC's, will be wired to HALT and GND pins of 6510 )
- c128 PSU ( okay, not really a mod, but will give a more steady PSU )

Mods I want to add, but no idea if possible or unsure how to do it:
- LEDs in the keyboard ( I think I know how to do this, still working it out )
- IRQ status LED ( I saw someone who had this on his c64 at BP'07.. )
- CPU/RAM status LEDs ( I saw a cartridge which had this functionallity, possible to embed this in the c64 itself? )
- Dual SID ( but different. this is to switch between 6581 and 8580 )
- KITT-style LEDs ( wheeeee... not useful, but would totally look awesome )

Here a fuzzy pic of my c64 as it is now..:
http://zomgwtfbbq.info/knoeki_room/dsc00611.jpg


also, don't worry, I still have 5 other c64 in somewhat original state ( the way I got them )


if anyone has any other ideas, or ideas/schematics about how to do above mentioned stuff, post! I don't care how useless you may think it is... :_)


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custom kernel with 'knoeki' boot screen? :)

Im going to try to build a 1581 into my c128 (using a slimline drive mech) so if you have access to one you might want to think about it.

How about CPU speed digital display/control? :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:20 pm 
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here is one of my latest mods.

http://www.c64net.com/sx64hd/pictures/sx6428.jpg

http://www.c64net.com/sx64hd/pictures/sx6421.jpg

The rest of the story is on http://www.c64net.com/sx64hd

Once i get the 1541iii mmc drive in i will finish it off with
dark perspects and drill holes for the switchs for the hard drive.

Have Fun zap

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devnull wrote:
custom kernel with 'knoeki' boot screen? :)


well, I was thinking about modifying the TFR/RR ROM to make it display "**** DIGITAL SOUNDS SYSTEM ****" at the top.. because it exactly fits over the original text =)


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Im going to try to build a 1581 into my c128 (using a slimline drive mech) so if you have access to one you might want to think about it.


nope, have got neither c128 nor a 1581... would love to have the latter, because it seems possible to build it in a c64c ( or maybe a breadbin, although with more work due to lack of space ) with also a slimline drive...

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How about CPU speed digital display/control? :)


hehe, sounds cool.. but no idea how I would do that... seems hard too... another something I found, was a hardware debugger for 65xx CPU's, with hexidecimal segment displays for output.. now that could be interesting too...

argh, so many ideas ;_)


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