Blog by Carmelo Maiolino

Android developer, developer of Combian64

Combian 64

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Thanks to all those people
who are supporting the project.

Combian 64 version 2.8 Released!!!

What’s new in this version?

  • Fully compatible with Raspberry Pi 3b+
  • Added WiFi support
  • Rewritten boot logic: solved the issue with joysticks not always recognized at boot
  • Changed system language again to US
  • Removed mouse pointer at the emulator boot

Combian 64 version 2.7

After a period of silence, i decided to update Combian with a few nice features.

Unfortunately it’s not possible to update old Combian 2.5 with this new version, so, if you want to use it, you have to re-flash your microSd.

Combian 2.7 Experimental (Vice 3.1 +  SDL2) is delayed cause of some issue with Sdl2

What’s new in Version 2.7 ?

  • Vice was updated to version 3.1 (all emulators fully working)
  • Connect to a BBS using StrikeTerm via TCPSER
  • Updated X-Copy to support CRT files
  • Quitting from an emulator bring you back to the main Combian menu
  • Repaired layout keyboard configuration on raspi-config

I hope you enjoy this new release.

Useful notes:

  1. Sorry, i forgot to change system language from italian to US. To restore US as default, use raspi-config, change locale to US and then reboot.
  2. If you need to remove the annoying mouse pointer from screen, and set your own resolution 4:3 or 16:9, go to Vice menu–>Video settings–>Size settings and select fullscreen, set then your preferite custom resolution. 

Update: Released Version 2.5 and 2.5 Experimental

Major changements was made to Combian64 menu:

  • Items reorganization
  • Added detailed instructions
  • Added Midnight Commander
  • Added X-Copy, an option that will copy your rom from USB keys to Combian 64 folder automatically w/out straggling against Midnight Commander usage.

Please Note – Combian64 is now splitted in two version:

  • Version 2.5 [Vice 3.0 + SDL 1.2] – Regular Branch (Stable)
  • Version 2.5 Experimental [Vice 3.0 + SDL 2.0] – May have some bug due to not a full compatibility between Vice 3 and SDL2.

Welcome to the page of Combian 64

For those of you who don’t know what Combian 64 is, i explain you shortly.

Combian 64 is Raspberry Pi distribution able to boot your preferite Commodore machine in just few seconds.

It uses the brand new compiled version of Vice 3 to emulate all the Commodore Machines set.

By default, Combian 64 boots the Commodore 64 emulator, but it’s not the only one included in the distro….what if you want to emulate a Commodore Vic 20?

Easy answer! 😉

By quitting the emulator (pressing key F8), typing ‘menu’ command from the shell, you have access to the internal Combian 64 menu which will allow you to change options like: emulator to run at boot, run raspi-config command, reboot your Raspberry Pi, shutdown, or even run again the emulator.

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Terms of use and distribution

Combian 64 is a free project, this means you can modify, improve, customise it as you like.

If you intend to distribute it through some cloud service/forum/personal link etc, you can do it freely at the condition that you mention the author and insert a reference to this page.

Projects using Combian64

A really well done project using Combian to emulate a real Commodore 64

Donations

Did you like Combian 64?

Altough the spirit of this distro is to keep alive our passion for retrogaming, developing new features and releases of Combian requires time and resources, so, as an encouragement to keep on working on it, please, consider to make a free donation 🙂


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Download latest version

The distro is hosted in my Google Drive and by clicking the link below, you ask the permission to download it. Nothing complicated, the request is processed in few minutes. Please, do not make multiple requests, if i don’t give you permission in few minutes and you’re outside Europe, probably i’m sleeping :)))

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Download Combian 64 V2.8

Older versions of Combian 64

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Download Combian 64 V2.7

Please note that Combian64 is compatible with:

  • Raspberry Pi 0
  • Raspberry Pi 2
  • Raspberry Pi 3 

It DOESN’T work on new Raspberry Pi 3 B+ at the moment. A working version (2.7.1) will be released soon…

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Download Combian 64 V2.5

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Download Combian 64 V2.5 (Experimental version with Vice 3 + SDL2)

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Download Combian 64 V2.1

Combian 64 project was born thank to the wonderful facebook group “Retro Emulation World.” If you want to be part of this incredible community, click the image below 🙂


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137 risposte a "Combian 64"

  1. Hi.

    I use putty to connect by SSH. The root user, password 1234 does not work correctly (a black screen remains).

    Thank you.

  2. Hi! Very good release! My only concern for now is that the output to composite monitor was far better on Combian 2.5. From 2.7 on (I tested both new versions), I can´´ ‘t make the emulator fill the screen while in border mode. It appears to create a black frame outside the border. In Combian 2.5 that didn´t happen. The video output on 2.5 is almost identical to a real C64 And on 2.7 / 2.8 gets this awful black boder, and it streches the screen.

    1. Hi,
      have you tried to customize settings of Vice using custom resolution? You can also change Raspberry config.txt to set your own resolution and aspect ratio.

      1. I tried within VICE, but I will play a little bit with raspi config. I also wanted to install openCBM to connect a real 1541 thru zoomfloppy. I will keep you posted about this (If I succeed! ) Thanks!

  3. Ciao …. complimenti per il lavoro.
    Ma non riesco e settare la tastiera come emulazione joystick ho ridefinito i tasti ma non capisco come devo settare le porte joystick e user .la mia tastiera è USB .grazie

  4. Hi!

    I’m trying out Combian 2.7 with my RPi 3B, inside a Commodore case with Keyrah.
    I’m have 2 little issues:

    – The = key does nothing. At first I though this key wasn’t working properly, but I can see that’s not the case because I can assign a function in “Define UI keys”. All the rest work properly, with positional active keymap option activated. But without the = key, programming in BASIC is nearly impossible.

    – I’d like to use this by composite video, not HDMI. How can I activate this? (Step by step, for the absolute RPi moron, like me)

    Thanks!!

  5. Hello out there (again)
    I need some help again.
    saving “prg”, 8 load “prg”, 8 and load “$”, 8 does not work for me.
    I write save “prg”, 8 says the program – saving prg, – ready.
    I write load “$”, 8 writes the program searching for $ – loading – ready – List
    and nothing is shown.
    I would like to save and download from a usb in Raspberry Pi, as can
    move and print on another machine.

    The X-COPY program works really well to move games over to Raspberry with.

    How do I find the correct setup for – Auto Start – Image – Drive

  6. I’m not too sure as to how I can load game files onto the raspberry pi as I cannot access the sd card after format. I was wandering if it is possible to transfer games from a USB device?
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi, thank you for writing me.

      Unfortunately Combian64 doesn’t work with the new Raspberry Pi 3 B+. It’s a known issue, anyway, thanks for having reminded to me, i’ll add a warning in to Combian homepage

  7. Thank you very much for making this. Great jobb Everything works perfectly on my Pi Zero 😉 Next up, connecting a C64 keyboard too Pi Zero using a Pro Micro 👍

  8. Hello out there

    Setup help to
    Save “test”, 8
    Load “test”, 8
    and Load “$”, 8

    Where can I read how the emulator setup so I can save my programs on my Raspberry Pi 2 b +
    Now I can save “test”, 8.1 but do not load “test”, 8 again or load “$”, 8

  9. I am new to all this, so how can i add this? From the menu, where do i go to get to the prompt to enter the commands?

  10. I just want to know how to get my USB joystick to work with your fantastic distribution. I have two sticks but they do not get recognized. What is the mattter please

    1. To solve your problem you can try
      Quit the emulator and restart it or Restart combian with joystick already plugged on Raspberry
      or play with Vice Settings (swap ports)

    2. After bootup, try to exit out of VICE and run x64 (or preferred flavor of vice) again from the bash. If your usb controllers are suddenly able to be detected, I would posit that VICE is being ran before your usb controllers load. I had the same problem with my logitech f710 wireless gamepads. I had to disable Carmelo’s boot process and do my own thing. Look my post in this blog for my solution, if interested.

  11. Hi I think there is no USB joystick support?
    I tried everything but my joysticks was not usable.
    I love this distribution but thats no go sorry

  12. Hi,
    congratulations for this amazing distribution.
    I’d like to change keyboard to Spanish.
    When I do it at raspi-config it fails and shows these messages twice:
    “update-rd.d: warning: start and stop actions are no longer supported; falling back to defaults”
    “insserv: warning: script ‘Combian64 Readme.txt’ missing LSB tags and overrides”

    What can I do to fix it?

    Thank you and regards,
    Francisco

  13. I tried versions 2.5 and 2.7 on a Raspberry Pi Zero 1.3, a Raspberry Pi3B and a Raspberry Pi3B+ it wouldnt boot on any of them, I tried a 2GB card and also an 8GB sd card. Whats am I doing wrong?

    1. Version 2.5 and version 2.7 boot without any problem on Raspberry Pi 0 and Raspberry Pi 3B, didn’t try Raspberry Pi 3B+
      It’s not a matter of sdcard size, i suppose that there must be some problem either with the uncrunch of the image or with the software to flash the image.

      1. I have the same problem, what decompressor for the RAR and what flash software is recommended? What OS must be used? Tried with OSX and Windows, same result 😦

      2. OK I just used WinRAR 5.50, and Win32DiskImager 1.0, on Windows 7, and same result, black screen on Pi 0, 2 and 3, tried 3 different brands and sizes of SD cards… downloaded again, all versions, 2.1, 2.5 and 2.7… not working! any idea what to try next? Could it be possible that you re-upload another image, but with zip compression? Thanks!

      3. Images are genuines without any problem. The only thing that comes in my mind is that you’re having a problem with the hdmi output resolution on your device. By default Combian64 is set to 1280 x 1024, maybe device you’re using doesn’t support this resolution. Try to connect to a full hd monitor or TV

      4. You were right, connected it to a regular HDTV (was using a PC monitor) and it works fine. This resolution can be changed to allow these other monitors to show an image?

  14. Hi! Great emulator! I have a few problems/questions:

    1. I would like to change my keyboard layout to Danish. If I exit the emulator and run raspi-config, then choose “Internationalisation Options” and “Change Keyboard Layout”, I get an error “There was an error running option I3 Change Keyboard Layout”.

    2. If (inside Combian) I press F8 and choose “Settings management” and “Keyboard mapping” (which is currently set to “American (us)”, if I move the cursor down to “Danish (da)”, it doesn’t matter if I press enter or space, the asterisk does not change from “American (us)”.

    3. I would like to play some games, but I don’t have a joystick attached, so I would like to use the keyboard instead. Under “Settings management”, I can load and save joystick maps, but I can’t view or change it anywhere…?

    Best regards,
    Steen

    1. Hi,
      sorry for the late answer.
      Didn’t investigate about the keyboard mapping, but i think it’s a bug in the distribution. I will try to fix it in the next upcoming 2.7 release.

      1. Regarding topic no 1. Steen mentioned:

        For me it worked again by doing the following:

        apt-get install console-data
        apt-get install console-setup
        apt-get install keyboard-configuration

        best regards
        Peter

    1. Hi, thanks 🙂

      I’m thinking to produce other distros for other machines 😉

      Bluetooth service is not loaded at the boot, anyway it’s not so difficult to add it (if you have a bit of linux practise)

  15. This is pretty great stuff. Thanks! Any thoughts on emulating a modem using tcpser (or something else)? It would be great if the image booted with an attached modem already installed and ready to dial!

  16. G’day.
    I’ve been playing around with Combian64 for the last week or so and am thoroughly impressed. If nothing else, I cannot get over how quickly it boot.
    I’m actually building this into an actual C64 case + keyboard and will be using a Keyrah.
    The other thing I’ve added to my Raspberry Pi is a Pimoroni OnOff Shim (https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/onoff-shim) This little devices uses a background demon for its clean shutdown procedure, however I cannot get it to work while VICE is running. If I exit the emulator, back to the command prompt, it works. I’m *guessing* it because of the way you’ve removed a lot of the start-up services? Any idea how I can plug this back in?
    Cheers,
    Jase

  17. Thanks.. Its only for the cartridge image. This is from Protovisions digital release of the game.

    Welcome to Sam’s Journey!

    If you want to play the cartridge version with an emulator, you need VICE 3.1+ and you should use these command line options:

    -cartgmod2 “sams-journey-gmod2-flash.bin” -gmod2eepromimage “sams-journey-gmod2-eeprom.bin”

    We have provided start scripts and config files for vice with these options enabled in the gmod2-pal folder. Copy them along with the gmod2 files into your VICE folder and you can start them directly from there.

    The .bat file is for Windows, the .sh file for linux users.

    You can play the disk versions of Sam also from 1541 Ultimate of Turbo Chameleon 64. Our cartridge (Gmod2) is currently not supported by 1541 Ultimate or TC64.
    Sam uses a very fast custom loader that is not supported by SD2IEC.

    If you get a black screen when starting the game please make sure…
    – …that you have only one drive turned on (#8)
    – …that you have no printer or other user port enhancement attached

    Trivium: due to technical reasons, Sam is harder as it runs faster on NTSC machines than on PAL ones.

    Have fun playing,
    Your Protovision Team

  18. Is there any possibility to get a new build with VICE 3.1? The new game “Sam’s Journey” requires GMOD2 cartridge support (for the cartridge version) which is apparently only on VICE 3.1. I know you are not actively developing this, but I just figured I’d ask.

    1. Hi,
      Didn’t know that “Sam’s Journey” require Vice 3.1 to run from cartridge…by the way, wonderful game!

      When i’ve free time, i’ll compile Vice 3.1 to be included on the next release of Combian.

  19. I’ve been trying to map the joysticks for c64 and so far on both 2.5 and 2.5 experimental its as if it doesn’t see the USB gamepad. I’ve tried about 5 pads so far with no luck. Is there a configuration option that needs to be enabled for USB gamepad support?

      1. Ok. I think I know what it was. I was plugging the USB gamepads in after boot and it was not able to recognize that I had hotswapped them in. I just booted up with the gamepads already plugged in and it let me configure them.

      2. I have similar issue, but different.
        USB Gamepads are not recognized upon boot up.
        However, if I exit the x64 emulator, and immediately execute /root/combian64/x64
        the gamepads are recognized.
        I can only determine that x64 is being launched before the gamepads are able to be recognized or before the device drivers for them are loaded.

        I thought it might be an error from an older version (2.1).
        I upgraded to 2.5 experimental and experienced the same issue.

        Is there any way to adjust the boot sequence to allow the SDLJoystick to detect USB Gamepads that are plugged in upon boot up?
        I would like to enjoy the feeling of booting straight into VICE, with USB Gamepads supported.

        Thank you!

      3. UPDATE!!

        Okay, so after much digging, I have fixed all issues observed.

        PROBLEMS DEFINED:
        USB Gamepads not recognized on startup
        Keystroke output / garbage from VICE being fed to BASH
        TV having trouble with HDMI signal
        Need separate partition for C64 roms to allow for COMBIAN updates

        SOLUTIONS PROPOSED:

        ADD PARTITION AND AUTO-MOUNT ON STARTUP
        ===================
        Made a new 50GB ext4 partition on 64GB MicroSD card with GPARTED
        Moved new partition to end of volume
        Made directory GO-HERE in /root/combian64 as mount point
        opened /etc/fstab in vi
        My settings follow:
        /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat defaults 0 2
        /dev/mmcblk0p2 / ext4 errors=remount-ro,noatime,nodiratime,commit=120 0 1
        tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,nodev,nosuid 0 0
        /dev/mmcblk0p3 /root/combian64/GO-HERE ext4 defaults 0 0

        DISABLE EARLY START
        ===================
        copy /etc/init.d/aaabatterysupportedremote to /etc/init.d/zzzaaabatterysupportedremote
        remove /etc/init.d/aaabatterysupportedremote

        EDIT CONFIG.TXT
        ==================
        open /boot/config.txt in vi
        My settings follow:
        gpu_mem=128

        disable_overscan=1
        hdmi_group=2
        hdmi_mode=35
        hdmi_drive=2
        hdmi_force_hotplug=1
        dtparam=audio=on
        amixer cset numid=3 2
        scaling_kernel=8

        start_x=0

        ENABLE X64 TO START BEFORE BASH
        AND REMOVE RANDOM VICE KEYSTROKES
        BY SENDING THE OUTPUT TO LOG
        ===============================
        edit /etc/rc.local
        My settings follow:
        #!/bin/sh -e
        #
        # rc.local
        #
        # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
        # Make sure that the script will “exit 0″ on success or any other
        # value on error.
        #
        # In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
        # bits.
        #
        # By default this script does nothing.

        cd /root/combian64
        ./x64 > /root/x64-log.log

        /usr/bin/printf ” My IP address is\033[0;31m `/sbin/ifconfig | grep “inet addr” | grep -v “127.0.0.1” | awk ‘{ print $2 }’ | awk -F: ‘{ print $2 }’` \033[0m\n” > /dev/console

        dhclient eth2

        exit 0

  20. It looks like xpet is not loading up under 2.5 (non experimental) it boots to the shell if you have it selected as the default emulator… and it throws an error if you try to start it manually.

    But overall, the C64 functionality is great.. keep up the great work!

  21. Hello! Thank you so much for the wonderful work you’ve put into this. I especially appreciate your support on ths page and that from fellow users. I have a quesion about setting drive sounds on. I feel like I saw the option in the menu somewhere, but I can no longer find it. Can you point me in the right direction? Cheers!

  22. Hi! Great work with this dist Carmelo.
    I feel that the absolutely moster important things is to acheieve a perfect framerate with the pi. I think the first raspberry is too slow anyway in order to emulate the 64 with full performance. So the rpi 2 or three is the only way to go.
    But being able to customize the config with 50.12 Hz would be the absolutely greatest thing. It should in principle be possible. But I will look into it more deeply when i get the time.

  23. Hi CARMELO MAIOLINO

    Super nice program you have made.

    I have installed COMBIAN64 on one
    Raspberry Pi 2 b 1 gb, super easy installation,
    no problems at all.

    But now I have a question
    Which keyboard setting is optimal for thes application
    Right now I’m having trouble with the (“) character.

    LOAD “$”, 8 becomes LOAD @$@,8

    Right now I’m using a Danish keyboard.

    With the best regards
    Kent Bruun
    Denmark

    1. Can you tell me how you fixed the issue? I am using a keyrah inside a US commodore 64 and shift-2 gives me @ rather than quotes.
      Thanks!

      1. Try changing the keyboard layout inside Vice config, from symbolic to postional. Solved it for me!

  24. Hi, I really like this and how quick it boots up, I made my own keyboard interface with an arduino for a C64 and installed the pi inside so from the outside it just looks like a c64. What would it take to make a similar image that would work the same the with lets say a sinclare spectrum or a bbc. do the emulators need compiling for this boot image ?

    thank you for this excellent system.
    Lee Smith

    1. Hi,

      You could easily add Spectrum and/or bbc emulator to Combian64.
      You need to compile emulators and modify Combian64 menu to add them to the distro.

      I’ve planned to add extra emulators to Combian64,(other than Commodore machines), i only need to find time to do it :))

      Cheers,
      Carmelo

  25. First of all I want to say thank you very much for your great work!
    I’ve got a little problem. After apt update & upgrade I am asked for login and password.
    Can you tell me login and password please? Or is it not wanted to update system?
    Shall I set up the system again and do no update?

    Cheers
    Ley

    1. Nice work!! i like how you explained everything clearly.

      I noticed that the link for Combian64 in your blog doesn’t redirect to my blog link.

      If you read the license, this is not allowed.

      If you modified the image and want to distribute it you could do it freely, but in addition you have to add the link to the original download.

      I hope this is not a problem 🙂

      Thank you very much 🙂

      Cheers,
      Carmelo

  26. Hi Carmelo, thank you for the combian-64. It works great on a TV with a HDMI-Cable.
    But i have a little problem with combian-64 on my PC-Monitor with DVI.
    I use a HDMI to DVI-Cable from the Raspberry Pi to the Monitor.
    The Screen is moved 10cm to the right side.
    Can I change a Parameter in the config.txt to resolve the Problem ?

      1. Thank you for the Link.
        I resolved the Problem.
        In the config.txt i changed “hdmi_drive=2” to “hdmi_drive=1”.
        And now the PC-Monitor with DVI-Input works fine.

    1. Hi Doug, thanks for the help. I fixed hdmi display by only leaving the line ” dtparam=audio=on ” in the config.txt. Because I couldn’t locate the nano editor, I did that by doing ” echo dtparam=audio=on > /boot/config.txt ” from the command line.

  27. When booting the Combian64 v 2.5 image, I don’t get any output on my HDMI monitor. I don’t have issues with other RPi images (e.g. Raspbian). Any idea what could be the problem?

    1. …I found out that Combian works with the composite video output by default, that’s why I got no screen using my HDMI cable. How could I change the output to HDMI?

  28. Hi Carmelo, the Combian project sounds very promising. However I could not run the image on my Pi 2. Does it only run on Pi 3? Thanks!

    1. …I found out that Combian works with the composite video output by default, that’s why I got no screen using my HDMI cable. How could I change the output to HDMI?

  29. It’s a shame hat you have decided to stop working on this but thank you for all your hard work. I have enjoyed (and I am still) playing with it. All the best!

  30. I am sure I’m using the 2.5 version (not experimental) and have the mouse pointer in the top left of the screen. Any thoughts?

  31. Hi
    Got version 2.5 up and running – very nice! Vic 20 emulation seems to be pretty good (only using a RPi model B. One other question, is there any way to turn the mouse pointer off as this ruins the illusion of being a real Vic 20?

    1. Hi,
      If you are using Combian64 V 2.5 experimental compiled with SDL2, it’s not possible to remove the mouse pointer.

      The regular version 2.5 hides mouse automatically.

  32. Hi
    Got version 2.5 up and running – very nice! Vic 20 emulation seems to be pretty good (on;y using a RPI model B. One other question, is there any way to turn the mouse pointer off as this ruins the illusion of being a real Vic 20?

  33. Ciao!
    Ho un androidbox (clone del beelink x2) che fa il boot da micro sd.é compatibile con orange pi.Ho provato a usare il combian64 ma non fa il boot , (credo perchè il mio utilizza il sistema uboot , ma non sono sicuro in quanto ne so ancora poco di ste cose).é possibile avere una versione di combian64 compatibile con il beelink x2 ( o con orange pi che è la stessa cosa?).
    Grazie.

      1. Ciao Michele,
        Scusami se rispondo solo adesso, ma ogni tanto mi capita di saltare qualche commento.
        Vorrei portare Combian su Orange Pi, spero di procurarmene uno al più presto, se ci sono novità lo riporteró sul blog.

  34. Hello,

    I’ve got az problem with image.
    The download is correct. I extract Combin25.img from Rar archive
    When I try to copy the image file on my SD card with Win32DiskImager 1.0,
    When the copy is ended. It isn’t possible to read the card. I’ve got an erro message like : You must format your disk ….

    It seem the archive is corrupted. Can you help me ?

    Best regards

    Didier

  35. Hello,
    I’ve got a problem to write archive on my SD Card.
    I unpack Combian25.rar and write .img with Win32DiskImager.
    When the write operation is right, I trie to open the SD to view config.txt, …. but it seem the card is corrupted. I make other test on other card with same issue. Can you Help me ?

    Best Regards.
    Didier

    1. Hi,
      If you’re trying to open file config.txt from Windows it doesn’t work.That will be fixed in next release.
      Use Linux OS to edit config.txt or you can edit it using midnight commander that you find in the combiam menu, recallable through the command line by writing the command ‘menu’

  36. i sovled my problem. but still wondering will there ever be a option to setup wifi/internet connection so we can have the ability to call/telnet BBS using moderm terminal programs such CCGMS2017 or Striketerm 2014 or Zterm or even qlink?

  37. Thanks for the download – love how quickly it loads but having trouble as it seems to have problems saving settings and unstable. Maybe it is because i am using a RP model b?

    1. I’m an idiot – I was trying the experimental version and now that I have installed V21 everything is fine! It is a shame that if I turn on scanlines that the speed drops – probably doesn’t happen with a RP2/3! Thanks for a great bit of software. Have installed the Pi in an old (not working) Vic 20 with keyrah and it is all pretty seamless. Just need to tidy up the cables.

      One question, is there anyway of copying roms on v21 or do I need to access them from USB stick?

    2. Hi, It’s more convenient to use Version 2.5 regular, it has an option in menu to copy automatically ROM from your USB KEY.
      In any case, in version 2.1 you can access “Midnight Commander” and copy your Rom from Usb Key to Combian64 folder

      1. Ok – will try 2.5 in my just built Raspberry Pi powered Vic 20 and let you know how it goes!

  38. Salve,vorrei collegare il mio raspberry p2 su una tv a tubo catodico ma non so dove trovare il file di configurazione per modificare i comandi per una corretta impostazione…è possibile farlo? Credo che su una tv crt la resa grafica sia molto migliore…
    Grazie

      1. Ti ringrazio,sono riuscito a farlo partire e la resa su tv normale è quanto di piu simile sia possibile ! Unica pecca lo sfarfallio,leggero ma presente purtroppo nn cambia anche su altri tv ( ci vorrebbe un anti flicker ) e il refresh rate che in fase di scrilling suo giochi un po disturba….x il resto è tutto perfetto,confezionato il raspi nel case del c64 + interfaccia controlli Keyrah v2….indistinguibile dal c64 originale !!!

  39. This was the distribution I was looking for!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to create. I have four VIC 20s in various states of operation. One of them will soon receive a Raspberry Pi 3 with Keyrah V2. This distribution will create a Commodore experience like no other. While I could use RetroPie, it leaves much to be desired when you want to emulate the Commodore experience as closely as possible to the original feel of the 1980s. I must blog about this soon. And don’t listen to those that give you grief about distributing via Google Drive. That too was perfect for my particular use.

    Steven
    http://www.stevencombs.com

      1. Provato ma non mi riesce. Potresti tentare anche te giusto per capire se c’è qualcosa che non va nel mio sistema? Già al primo comando ho problemi. mi dice che non riesce a mappare la seconda partizione…

  40. Thanks for the access to Combian. I have tried downloading it three times now (Combian25.rar), every time the archive is reported as corrupt. Tried WinRAR, WinZip & 7zip. What am I doing wrong?

  41. ottimo lavoro e grazie x l immagine ,unica domanda…è possibile utilizzare un joypad wireless playstation3? riesco solo ad utilizzare pad con filo…+grazie anticipatamente

      1. Grazie gentilissimo…
        Persone come te ci danno la gioia di poter rivivere momenti della nostra gioventu grazie a lavori come il tuo,complimenti !

  42. Hi.. Thanks for all your hard work. I downloades the previous versions of Combian and works like a charme. This time, as you write in this page, I sent you a request to get access two days ago to the google drive downloads but no clue about it. Are you ok? Was the request sended to you or are there any problem?

  43. I’ve been using Combian v2.5 quite a bit on my raspberry pi 3, and I love it. I find the best looking video setup is with screen doubler turned OFF and the CRT emulator turned ON. Of course this leaves much of the screen unused with a HD monitor. Would setting the rasp pi to a lower screen resolution perhaps help with this? Somehow Vice on the current retropie version does this by default (and also on UAE4ARM). Thank you for developing this!

  44. Ciao Carmelo, where would you like us to contribute with bug reporting and so ? I have been playting a bit with 2.5 experimental and I have a few things. Probably most of them actually might come from VICE 3.0 indeed

  45. At the current phase not much than a simple emulator on rpi, but looks very promising !
    I’m pretty much amazed by the boot time. Fastest linux boot ever ! Unfortunately yet i have no time to more tests, just booted up and played with it a bit. It needs some services like samba or ssh for convenient C= ware handling. I will keep my eye on this project. Good luck and keep up !

    1. It is fast because it doesn`t boot un-needed services such as samba.There is a provision to put your roms on a usb stick and have the distro copy them from.Adding more and more to this would then take the project AWAY from it`s goal of boot/emulate, to just another distro.

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