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by eslapion
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: 1541 Hardening
Replies: 52
Views: 26908

Re: 1541 Hardening

A small fan can always help with the thermal aspect. Back in 1986, I put a fan connected between the 5V source and the 12V source inside my first 1541 so the fan ran at 7V.

However, with 1541 drives being as old as they are, a fan will contribute to increase dust accumulation.
by eslapion
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Eslapion's products
Topic: A new generation of PLA for the C64 is now available.
Replies: 276
Views: 177493

Re: A new generation of PLA for the C64 will soon be availab

motrucker wrote:We were talking about this on another forum, so you already know I want at least one of these. I will be using it in a C-64c with board # 250466. I do hope it works on that board.
I have a 250466 in a breadbin case. Its the first board I tested PLAnkton on. Works beautifully.
by eslapion
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: 1541 Hardening
Replies: 52
Views: 26908

Re: 1541 Hardening

The built-in power supplies of 1541/2031 drives is incredibly inneficient. Old VIC-1541 drives with very long boards consume about 1A on the 5V and 800mA on the 12V when spinning and 120mA when not spinning, that's about 15 watts when spinning and less than 6 watts when not spinning. The power cord ...
by eslapion
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Eslapion's products
Topic: A new generation of PLA for the C64 is now available.
Replies: 276
Views: 177493

Re: A new generation of PLA for the C64 will soon be availab

ERRATA:
The exact pricing in US dollars is 12.67$
by eslapion
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: 1541 Hardening
Replies: 52
Views: 26908

Re: 1541 Hardening

Have you ever thought of removing the PSU from the 1541 case, and using an external unit? I did exactly that with a 1541 that was given to me. Works beautifully. The drive weighs 2 pounds less and produces no heat anymore. I put a power connector identical to the one on 1581 and 1541-II drives. On ...
by eslapion
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Eslapion's products
Topic: A new generation of PLA for the C64 is now available.
Replies: 276
Views: 177493

Re: A new generation of PLA for the C64 will soon be availab

Getting FastLoad compatibility was very easy. Super Zaxxon (the cart version - not the disk) is very sensitive to any problems a PLA might have. It uses a flip-flop to toggle access to the upper or lower half of one of its 2 ROMs. PLAnkton supports it perfectly. PLAnkton works well with everything I...
by eslapion
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Eslapion's products
Topic: A new generation of PLA for the C64 is now available.
Replies: 276
Views: 177493

Re: A new generation of PLA for the C64 will soon be availab

Wow, this looks fantastic. So when you say this is more compatible then the SuperPLA does that mean it works with the things that one does not, like the Fastload cart? PLAnkton works with the Fastload cart and it is also more compatible with older boards like the 250407 or 326298. It has a built-in...
by eslapion
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Eslapion's products
Topic: A new generation of PLA for the C64 is now available.
Replies: 276
Views: 177493

A new generation of PLA for the C64 is now available.

A new generation of PLA for the C64 is now available! PLAnkton is a new substitute for the C64 PLA U17 part no. 906114-01 or 251064-01. A few years ago, a PLA based on the Xilinx XC9536 appeared in the Commodore community. This circuit is now out of production and has been for quite some time. The n...
by eslapion
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Summer 2015 services & products price list
Replies: 0
Views: 1926

Summer 2015 services & products price list

VIC-20 Behr-Bonz Cartridge - 127 games in one cartridge - NTSC version -> 49$ - PAL version -> 49$ Upgrade ROMs: - 318045-02 for 1581 -> 4$ - 310654-05 for 1571 -> 4$ - 318005-05 kernal update for C16 and Plus4 NTSC rev 5 -> 4$ - 318004-05 kernal update for C16 and Plus4 PAL rev 5 -> 4$ - Upgrade fo...
by eslapion
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Behr-Bonz 64 in development!
Replies: 37
Views: 22902

Behr-Bonz 64 in development!

The VIC-20 Behr-Bonz multicart was quite succesful. As such, I have decided to develop a version for the C64. I would need some advice as to what games to put in there. Please note, I can only put games that are 16k or less in the cartridge's EPROM. Please tell me what games you'd like to see in the...