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Vic-20 support



  • @jimbo said in Vic-20 support:

    Just need to find a way to scrape the roms

    I was able to collect most of the box art in good quality from different sites.

    Skyscraper can scrape from Mobygames that has many Vic20 and Commodore 64 games.

    and find a Commodore 128 SVG logo!

    Just did a quick check on actual box images: it seems 2 versions of the logo existed; one with the commodore typical font and one with a different font.
    Shouldn't be difficult to recreate in SVG, will try.



  • @udb23 3 logos actually: the logo on the machine is different that the 2 on the cartons.



  • @udb23 I found this for the C128 but it didnt work in my carbon theme, ended up all squashed.

    http://www.awsm.de/#bonus



  • @jimbo said in Vic-20 support:

    it didnt work in my carbon theme

    Did some quick changes on that site's c128 logo for compatibility with ES and to fix colors.
    Try this and let me know if it works.

    The fonts used in that logo are not 100% those on the actual label on the C128.
    As said multiple versions are available; will recreate all from scratch.

    Meanwhile you should be able to use the above linked "modified" SVG.



  • @udb23 Looks good, will try tonight when I get home.....Don’t happen to have svg files for Amiga 500, Amiga 1200 etc?

    I notice Recalbox has them, but havent worked how to rip them off that platform to get them onto RetroPie.

    Basically I have separated out all my Commodore systems so I don’t have a mountain of roms in each;

    Commodore Vic 20
    Commodore C16/Plus4
    Commodore 64
    Commodore 128

    For Amiga games using WHDLoad files.
    Amiga 500 - for ECS games
    Amiga 1200 - for AGA games
    CDTV
    Amiga CD32



  • @udb23 Thank you for the c128 logo, worked well..

    I managed to rip the Amiga 600/1200 logo graphics from recalbox and uploaded to my Carbon theme. They appear to have worked as well!



  • @jimbo said in Vic-20 support:

    Amiga 500 - for ECS games
    Amiga 1200 - for AGA games
    CDTV
    Amiga CD32

    Found some box and actual machine images with the logos.
    Except CDTV couldn't find any "real" vector logo for these machines. Also managed to find out the fonts used by Commodore for all these logos. Will add making these logos to my todo list.



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  • If anyone is looking for the real Commodore feel, and happens to have a dead Vic20/C64 around, this guy sells interface cards that convert the Commodore to work as a USB keyboard, so you can put a Pi inside and run RetroPi on it without too much pain. No, I haven't bought one (I don't have a dead computer to work with) and I have no connection with the seller, but it looks like an interesting project, and is now on my to-do list.

    https://www.tindie.com/products/tynemouthsw/commodore-64-usb-keyboard-kit/



  • @douga There's a very famous solution that's been around for a long time called Keyrah, you can check it out here http://www.vesalia.de/e_keyrahv2.htm . I know the C64 runs quite well on VICE but because it's such a famous machine there are better solutions around in FPGA if your life depends on a good modern version of the C64 in your original case. No real need to software emulate this one.



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