[vcf-midatlantic] New Commodore PET games

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 20:14:43 UTC 2021

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> On Feb 19, 2021, at 3:11 PM, Chris Fala via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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.
>> -ethan
>> P.S. - if there's no photo, that's because the list software stripped it
>> off.

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