• Best Modern C64 Software Solution?

    From Staypuft1030 to All on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 18:10:25
    I've been thinking about buying a C64 for quite some time, and of course software came on cartridges, disks, and cassettes.

    That being said, all of those mediums have certainly deteriorated in the near 40 years the C64 has been around, but thankfully there are more modern SD Card-based solutions in the modern day.

    I just want to know which solution is the best one out there. I have seen a few crawling around eBay, but I was hoping to maybe hear first-hand experience from somebody.

    That's about all really, please feel free to let me know.

    Thank you and have a nice St. Patrick's Day. I forgot to wear green to work today but luckily I didn't get pinched. :)
  • From Kurisu to Staypuft1030 on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 22:40:00
    Re: Best Modern C64 Software Solution?
    By: Staypuft1030 to All on Wed Mar 17 2021 06:10 pm

    I personally have, since I got my C128 in 2013, use uIEC to SD http://store.go4retro.com/uiec-sd/

    While I never did figure out how to set up a "page" file to swap d64 disk images on the fly, I still was able to otherwise trivially use it to load up disk images, load them and run most games and the like. My C128 came with JiffyDOS (never installed, so I had fun doing that myself) and am able to take advantage of fast load times... as in, faster than they already normally would be given no mechanical floppy disk drive is doing its thing.

    I do still find some games need to be copied to a real floppy to work, but I've got blanks -- it's all fine there. Quite honestly cartridges are going to be alright, as will most magnetic tape. I dare say floppies, when stored well, will be alright too. It seems the ones I got with my system are still alright, and I hope they stay that way.

    I wish I could say more on this unit, but it's all I've actually ever used -- I got it, it worked for what I needed it to, and I've been happy. No major issues!