[vcf-midatlantic] New Commodore PET games
chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 20:11:08 UTC 2021
There is no photo. Can you share another way?
On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 2:51 PM Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 2:45 PM Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > On 2/19/2021 2:02 AM, Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> > > I would not recommend letting people play on the original keyboard
> > > (game use wears the printing off the letter and does wear out the 3
> > > keys - I had to replace the keyboard PCB on my 2001N because we
> > > literally wore the gold off the pads). I built an "arcade interface"
> > > with 3 buttons that tapped into the row and column lines
> > THAT'S A GREAT IDEA. I have brought my 4016 to science events and it
> > has had a ton of use too.
> > I think I'll do the same if I take it out again!
> I made this from a damaged Radio Shack 150-in-one frame. I cut the
> long sides away and left the wire tray intact. The old bottom serves
> to stabilize it and fits right between the feet on the PET.
> The buttons are real arcade buttons, bought as spares around 1980. I
> recycled the keyboard harness from the bad PCB for the connector.
> There are 4 wires coming off of my new cable - row and 'A', "4', and
> '6'. No programming changes required.
> P.S. - if there's no photo, that's because the list software stripped it
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