🎉 I made a Twitter bot that announces activity from the Filehost, including new and updated files and new articles! Follow it here:

I don't currently have plans to have it also post to Mastodon, but I'll read up on Mastodon.py and keep it in mind. lmk if that'd be useful to you personally.

Let me know what you think! 💫

I wrote a Welcome Guide for new owners! It's a supplement to the User's Guide that captures the gap between the factory-installed software and current state of things, providing a smooth on-ramp to long-term enjoyment. Feedback welcome! dansanderson.com/mega65/welcom

The HELP key is just a fast way to enter the HELP command. I would guess applications could re-map it to their own internal HELP systems but I don't know.

Just shows how little time I've spent with the C128. Gotta remedy that! The Mega65 also has a HELP key that does the same.

The Commodore 128 has a dedicated key labeled HELP, and if you just press it it prints "HELP" and does nothing. It's actually a way to locate an error in a BASIC program! After a program exits with an error, the "HELP" command displays the line and highlights where it happened.

Having a fantastic time with the new , a modern recreation of the Commodore 65, the legendary unreleased successor to the Commodore 64. Injection molded case, vintage keyboard layout, 3-1/2” floppy drive, classic cartridge port, C65 OS with BASIC and a C64 compatibility mode, 40 MHz. HDMI and VGA out, microSD card, Ethernet, modern fixes to vintage bugs, Cherry kbd switches. FPGA-based, can run other “cores” including a full C64 core (work in progress). Vibrant, nascent community.


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