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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:56 am 
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Anymore news on this device and service. ?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:10 am 
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zap wrote:
Anymore news on this device and service. ?
The hardware is finally completed which supports all Commodore 8-bit machines (from the PET to the C128) and the companion website is being fine tuned along with firmware updates. For now check out pictures of the completed device:

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Kindly add http://www.retroswitch.com/ to your bookmarks for updates on the hardware and website stuff.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:04 am 
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Wow! This is great.

@commodoregeek: You should really make a new thread under "News" forum with brief description, photos and links. This is retrohackers news indeed! :)


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Yes indeed. 8)

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Cool!! :shock:

I want one :D


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RaveGuru wrote:
Wow! This is great.

@commodoregeek: You should really make a new thread under "News" forum with brief description, photos and links. This is retrohackers news indeed! :)
After a couple more things are fine tuned on the firmware for initial public release, I'll do a news post as you suggested. Thanks for suggesting that by the way. Your support is greatly appreciated.

As mentioned before the firmware on the device can be updated anytime there are new features added, bug fixes, etc, but to make sure the device hits the ground running on opening day, a few additional features are being put into place and the users guide is also being finalized before orders are taken.

For those who want to get in on the first batch released to the public, head over to http://www.retroswitch.com/ and send a message via the contact page.

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Been looking forward too checking out the flyer! Cleared a space for it on the test bench already.

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Some of you are already aware, but for those who are not, there are a limited number of Flyer's ready to go (and more are being produced). Head over to http://www.retroswitch.com/products/flyer/ for more information, etc. I'm working on an official Retro Hackers news post as well, but feel free to spread the word to your Commodore Friends you feel might be interested in getting one.

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Paid for mine two days back :)
Didn't want too buy anything new for a while with xmas around the corner, but this one i have been looking forward and waiting for.

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Paid for mine two days back :)
Didn't want too buy anything new for a while with xmas around the corner, but this one i have been waiting for.

Shane.

Indeed, yours was sent out yesterday (Tuesday). Should be to you pretty quickly. You are going to really enjoy the Flyer. Pretty awesome "early" Christmas present if you ask me :)

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Indeed, yours was sent out yesterday (Tuesday). Should be to you pretty quickly. You are going to really enjoy the Flyer. Pretty awesome "early" Christmas present if you ask me :)


My wife has indicated this.
Looks like i will need too get that new mixing wand early for her. :wink:

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zap wrote:
commodoregeek wrote:
Indeed, yours was sent out yesterday (Tuesday). Should be to you pretty quickly. You are going to really enjoy the Flyer. Pretty awesome "early" Christmas present if you ask me :)


My wife has indicated this.
Looks like i will need too get that new mixing wand early for her. :wink:

My wife is into cooking gadgets as well... so I agree, you should get her the new mixing wand, then you both can be giddy with excitement with your new toys :)

As for Flyer, again you will really enjoy using it and having it in your Commodore collection. Being able to use it on all 8-bit Commodores from the PET to the 128 is just awesome. Some new features are coming soon via the onboard firmware which can be updated super easy via the internet. This device is going to set new standards in Commodore homebrew projects for sure.

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Hey guys :)

The Flyer arrived today. First impressions Nice layout and after looking closely at the finished job, well made!

Connected Ethernet cable, IEC lead, 9vdc and switched on the Flyer, it promptly displayed

<- Flyer - >
1.1.1
then seconds later.
No disks found!

Ok it work's now too read manual and setup the network.

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The Flyer comes with a CONFIG program that you use too setup the network it's easily found with load"$1",9 then list, you will see "CONFIG" file in device 9 or whatever the Flyer is currently set too, wait changed too device 10 without reseting the C64 and now it's on 10! " Nice you can change the device number without resetting the C64 Smile "
OK load"1:config",10 and run Brings up a configuration menu on your C64.

(N) etwork (A) liases (C) louds (Q) uit entered N
Then my network setting, That could not have been easier well maybe when DHCP is working but i setup everything with static IPs at home anyway.

Now too load disk images.. more on that later need too read manual.

Did the online firmware update v1.1.2 is on the Flyer now. All network devices should update this way.

load “^:*”,7 too update firmware ^ is the up arrow key next to the restore key Smile Thanks Sean.R

First grip!
I think the LEDS are too bright especially the RED and two BLUE ones you can't help but stare at them. I put a piece of white plastic tape over them much better.

Registered at commodoreonline and created a new disk image using the sites disk tools, added some games files too the new image and renamed it games. Now i have a disk image on Commodoreonline all there is too do is save it too the Flyer. So far easy as your ABC.

load"disk:games",7 and got NO AUTH "hmmm".

Fixed that using the CONFIG program that comes with the Flyer, I had not added my username and password from my account on commodoreonline too the cloud one settings on the Flyer.

load"disk:games",7 and got lots of LEDs flashing and Downloading on the display along with a BAR graph letting me know how far into the download it is.

The download of a disk image is slow compared too loading files from a uIEC, but this was too be expected, the LCD display and the flashing LEDs let you know things are going well! 25 seconds later your ready to go. One disk image on the flyer.

load"$",10 and then list ---- there they are.
load"avenger",10 and your lock and loaded.

Sometime later after playing avenger Smile Submit.

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I wanted too give loading files off my network a go before dinner. So quickly setup an alias for one my domains on the Flyer and downloaded a commodore game file via this command load"a2:loderunner.prg",7 Can drop as many files into the web folder on that domain as i like! However after using the disk image tools and web interface on commodoreonline it makes more sense to use there service.

Enabled and gave DHCP ago, however DHCP did not discover our network settings will try again when the new firmware is released.
This side of the house uses a wifi network bridge that connects too another on the other side that plugs into a 8 port switch connected too the router there are 11 devices working on the network at this moment.

So far the Flyer has proven a robust network device besides DHCP "beta anyway" it has
not given me a ounce of trouble. I hope too install network cable too this side of the house soon.


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If Flyer by itself wasn't good enough, check out this Flyer enclosure prototype:

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There have only been 4 prototypes made and 3 are already spoken for. The 4th one is going to be auctioned off at some point with a Flyer installed.

If there is enough want/demand for the enclosures as seen in the pictures, more will be produced.

Something to note though is this case enclosure is not an official Retroswitch product but a hobbyist/homebrew project to help make Flyer just a little more awesome.

Source: http://www.commodorecomputerclub.com/commodore-flyer-enclosure-prototype/

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There have only been 4 prototypes made and 3 are already spoken for. The 4th one is going to be auctioned off at some point with a Flyer installed.
If there is enough want/demand for the enclosures as seen in the pictures, more will be produced.

Absolutely Awesome.

We "I" will need details of where and when this will be Auctioned. :) If it's at the club can we send in a confidential absent bid with you. ?

P.S could this and the other Flyer post be moved to a "The New Flyer Network Modem" thread.

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