Thursday, April 28, 2011
I tried GEOS and it works VERY well on the uIEC. You do have to have it programmed as device 8, but it works. I was able to "swap" through 4 different GEOS disk images to launch GeoWrite, GeoPaint, and several other programs.
I'm eager to hunt though multi-disk games now and get them working. I know the first few will be Skate or Die, Wasteland, Gunship, and F-19 Stealth Fighter.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Booted GEOS on the 64 just to see it again. I need to figure out how to swap disks on the UIEC to launch apps, but I read online it probably won't work anyhow. Well, it looks nice. I also downloaded some word processing software. Going to try those next.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Not sure how I missed this but I found DraBrowse while testing DraCopy. If you are looking for a simple file browser / launcher for the uIEC, this is it. Fast directory browsing and launching. This one's the winner. HINT: You can use cursor left and right to get in and out of d64 images. This isn't in the instructions.
I've been using CBM Command to navigate my uIEC and it works very well. However on directories, it takes a long time to enumerate directories and scroll through them. I went hunting for other file managers and found DraCopy. It has a lot more bugs, but it does navigate directories faster. I think I will use both for now.
Here's a nice game of Arkanoid I launched using DraCopy.
I finally got Contiki working on my Commodore 64 by loading it from my new uIEC device. It never worked on my IDE64 but the uIEC seems to work well in conjunction with the IDE64+RR-NET. I was able to web browse on my first try. It is a bit challenging to find web sites that render well enough to read, but it is fun and now I can say I've browsed the web on the 64.
Friday, April 1, 2011
I received my uIEC/SD device the other day and moved my entire collection over. It took a while for me to get the hang of it. The trick was to make sure it was on device 8 instead of 10. To make it easy on myself, I use CBM-COMMAND to navigate folders and mount d64 images. I'm looking forward to this new era of disk compatibility that wasn't there with the IDE64. I do still love the ease of that device, but the iIEC seems a lot more compatible with d64 images.