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mtsfz2
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Posted Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:47 am

I think so, though I mostly just use it for its Fastloader. See: https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Final_Cartridge_3 for more info.

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dddaaannn

Posted Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:42 pm

For MIDI, the Mssiah cartridge is great fun and includes a sequencer. Supports dual SIDs for 6 voices. https://www.mssiah.com/

If you're not using an Ultimate 1541, you might consider a JiffyDOS upgrade. JiffyDOS is still maintained and sold, and is available as hardware kernal chip replacements. It works *great* with an SD2IEC, and keeps the cartridge port free for other add-ons. The hardware chip includes a switch you can mount to the case to physically disable JiffyDOS for games that don't support it.

If you do use the Ultimate 1541, it comes with fast load cart images built in, and you can also purchase a licensed JiffyDOS ROM image and load it via the Ultimate. I have both an Ultimate and an SD2IEC and use JiffyDOS in this combination without replacing the kernal ROM chip. (When I'm not using the SD2IEC, I just use one of the built-in utility carts.)

For coding, you might reconsider the Ultimate 1541 for its RAM Expansion Unit (REU) emulation. Turbo Macro Pro REU Edition + a real REU or emulated REU is a powerful combination for on-device assembly programming.

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fxgogo
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Posted Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:33 pm

Thanks Dan. I have seen some videos on the Messiah. It does look good. I have a dream of hooking up my Amiga and C64 to my Arturia Keystep and do some serious Chip Jamming...

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dddaaannn

Posted Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:50 pm

This is not an impressive demo but the first thing I did with my Mssiah was plug in a Keystep. :) https://twitter.com/dan_sanderson/statu ... 45537?s=20

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:49 pm

@dan
I got some serious Dig Dug vibes off that at one point.

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fxgogo
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Posted Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:16 pm

Just been looking into the Tapecart SD reader. It looks quite promising. Anyone played with it?





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