Blog by Carmelo Maiolino

Android developer, developer of Combian64

Combian 64


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Combian 64 v2.8.1 (Fix corrupted installer)

Dear Combians :))

many of you wrote me about the problem encountered trying to install additional packages. After a bit of investigation i discovered that image got corrupted in the partition shrink process.

I’m very sorry for that and for this reason i’m posting below the full size image of Combian v2.8.1 that shouldn’t have to present the problem anymore.

Please, if you were waiting for the new 3.0 release, i’m very sorry to inform that delay was caused by my Raspberry Pi death :))

I promise to keep going on developing version 3.0 (which will compile with the new version of Vice 3.2) as soon as possible.

Thanks for the comprehension 🙂

Get back soon 🙂

Carmelo

Combian 64 v3.0 is coming…stay tuned 😉

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 3.1 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.

Projects using Combian64

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

 

Combian 64 official group

Join the official Facebook group, a place where you can receive support by me (when i’ve time :)) and other members who already solved the same problem of yours.

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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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Combian64 V 2.8.1 (Fix installer package)

You can read all the changements in the changeLog page
Looking for older versions of Combian64?

Need VKM files for Keyrah?

If you use Combian64 to build your own Commodore retromachine based on Keyrah, thank to Antonio Stoppa, you can now download a matching C64 keyboard VKM configuration file. Enjoy it 😉

VKM for Combian2.1
VKM for Combian2.8

People who made Combian64 possible

First of all it is natural to thank the Vice team for their incredible Commodore machines emulator, without it, Combian64 wouldn’t exist.

I’d like to thank also the facebook group “Retro Emulation World.” which inspired me with the idea and suggestions on Combian64 development. If you want to be part of this incredible community, click the image below 🙂


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256 risposte a "Combian 64"

  1. Ciao Carmelo, è possibile – a partire dall’immagine disponibile per il download – creare un OS per NOOBS? Grazie!

  2. Hi, and thanks for your work!

    I installed Combian 64 v. 2.8.1, and I was surprised that my Xbox 360 wireless gamepad (paired with an USB wireless receiver adapter) worked out of the box, when mapped to joystick device 1. It uses kernel module xpad, but I noticed that userspace driver xboxdrv is preinstalled as well, so one might also opt for that.

    I have configured joystick 1 mapping to please my preferences (4 directions controlled with the left stick, fire mapped to X blue button). What I dislike though is that there are three buttons (e.g. B red button) that behaves like the F8 key–i.e. open the menu. They seem to be pre-configured, and I can’t find a way to disable them. Is there a way to aviod this behaviour?

    Cheers!

  3. Sehr Schöne Software habe aber Probleme USB Kontroller zu aktivieren !
    Gibt es eine Anleitung?
    Very nice software but have problems USB controller to activate!
    Is there a guide?
    liebe Grüße Meikel

  4. Why is booting time 2-3x in the new release? 5 sec in former releases to 12 sec now? How can i reduce to 5 sec again? That was the killer-feature and it’s now gone…

  5. Ciao Carmelo, un lavoro davvero fantastico!!
    A causa del problema di sync, lo scrolling non è mai realmente pulito, è possibile aggiungere nel menù un impostazione per il refresh rate originale? (50.125hz)
    Grazie e continua così! 😀

  6. Hi! I really love this.

    I have one question: Is there an easy way to change to change the F8 hotkey to something different? I have tons of diskmags, which use the F8 key quite a lot.

    Keep up your great work!

    1. Additionally I’d like to ask: How do I change the keyboard mapping within the emulator settings (F8). I can’t activate German (de) or any other language :/

  7. Salve a tutti.
    Scrivo in Italiano perché so che il genio sviluppatore di Combia64 è Italiano… e tanto orma si può tradurre istantaneamente con Google.
    Volevo porre delle domande tecniche.
    Qualcuno ha trovato la configurazione adatta per la keymap corrispondente alla tastiera del C=64 plaggata con l’adattatore al raspberry pi 1? (Io devo lasciare General 101 key PC col raspi-config per la migliore mappatura).
    Inoltre ho notato un certo ritardo nel funzionamento dei tasti, prima che funzionino tutti, devo tenerlo alcuni minuti acceso oppure devo riavviare più volte (lo fa solo con Combian 64, con linux invece funzionano tutti i tasti alla prima accensione del raspberry). È Forse una questione di alimentazione?

    1. Altra perplessità (ma sarà qualche opzione che mi sfugge). Proprio con il Combian64 non riesco a far funzionare i joysticks. Con lo stesso Raspberry e interfaccia della Tynemouth, con il Retropie funzionano perfettamente, (e inoltre con la shell di linux-Debian i tasti corrispondono perfettamente). con il Combian64 invece no 😦 .

      L’interfaccia che uso, collegata al Raspberry pi 1 B+ è questa:
      https://www.google.it/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.tindiemedia.com%2Fimages%2Fresize%2Fv0eD3-xjRrlHtod–y1ReE9oi0s%3D%2Fp%2Ffull-fit-in%2F2400x1600%2Fi%2F22813%2Fproducts%2F2018-03-08T15%253A30%253A59.446Z-Internal%2520and%2520external.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tindie.com%2Fproducts%2Ftynemouthsw%2Fcommodore-64-usb-keyboard-and-dual-joystick-kit%2F&docid=NUAjuSquK2kWPM&tbnid=5rM4EvhU6tfNIM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwi80p2ljaHeAhVIQMAKHW8dBR4QMwg-KAAwAA..i&w=2400&h=1800&bih=657&biw=1366&q=tynemouth%20c64%20joystick%20does%20not%20working&ved=0ahUKEwi80p2ljaHeAhVIQMAKHW8dBR4QMwg-KAAwAA&iact=mrc&uact=8

  8. Scusate ma non capisco quali problemi riscontrate con il salvataggio dei giochi. Io li salvo tranquillamente….!
    Dovete solo andare su Snapshot-Save snapshot image. A questo punto, selezionate la cartella desiderata e digitate il nome del file desiderato.
    Per ricaricare, basta fare il procedimento contrario. Selezionate Load snapshot image e selezionate il file precedentemente creato. A me funziona alla grande.

      1. Sarebbe fantastico far funzionare il salvataggio dei giochi.
        Come puoi immaginare tutti noi siamo presi dal lavoro e impegni vari.
        Pensare di riuscire a finire i giochi in un unica soluzione, sarebbe troppo snervante.

  9. Praticamente non ho capito come fare a salvare i progressi nei giochi del C64.
    Se provo a salvare delle snapshot mi da errore… Non sono molto pratico del C64, vorrei giusto qualche dritta semplice per poter salvare le partite.
    E’ un peccato passare ore di gioco e non poter salvare…

    Sono io che non lo so fare oppure non è possibile farlo?

    Grazie.

    1. Il procedimento che segui è corretto, bisogna salvare le snapshot, ma non dovrebbe darti errore. Onestamente non ho mai provato a farlo, ma se non ti fa scrivere il file dandoti errore, credo sia un problema di permessi nella cartella dove viene salvato il file. Non ricordo quale sia, ma una volta individuata dovresti fare un bel chmod 777 per abilitare i permessi di scrittura. Se ho tempo faccio qualche prova anche io.

      1. Ti ringrazio sei gentilissimo. Sicuramente è una funzione molto apprezzata da chi utilizza l’emu

    1. Daniel,

      at the moment, if you want to emulate an ethernet connection for BBS connection, from Combian menu, you can run StrikeTerm that is an instance of Commodore 64 machine configured with Ethernet emulation

  10. Thanks a lot for the great work… Iam just missing 1 thing: Ethernet emulation. So my mini c64c could use GEOS\GEOLINK to connect to IRC servers 🙂 Is it possible to get a combian64 image with enabled ethernet emulation included? Best regards

      1. To use IRC (Geolink) I would need RR-NET Emulation like in Vice 3.2 on pc. Would the way you describe make RR-Net working? Thank you

      2. Got it, next version of Combian (3.0), will be compiled with Vice 3.2 (altough don’t know if it has RR-NET included on Raspberry version)

      3. I already talked to the vice developers. They told me: If you include Ethernet (RR-Net) emulation in your build when compiling then it will have it 🙂

        So it only depends if you select it on your build or not 🙂

        It would be great if you could add it to your next build.

        Thank you

      4. The best version i compiled so far with good performance was:

        ./configure –with-alsa –without-pulse –enable-native-gtk3ui –without-oss –with-x –without-resid –enable-arch=native –disable-midi –enable-ethernet

        –enable-ethernet is the option that enables the RR-Net emulation for online game and IRC on GeoLink 🙂

        But it needs additional packages to work: libpcap-dev , libnet

        I would suggest not throw out apt-get , as it does not affect boot times, and emulation speed. But it can be very usefull when somebody needs to install any additional packages 🙂

        If you have an beta version with ethernet enabled i would anytime be ready for testing 😉

  11. Hey all – Ok, so I got a pushbutton working as a VICE “menu” button. If you’d like to do the same, do the following:

    First, you’ll need a momentary pushbutton, a resistor (I used a 1K Ohm, a 220Ohm will work), some wire, and connectors (3 to be exact).

    I’m assuming you have the petrockblock powerblock installed, so you won’t have access to 3.3V or GND up on the first couple pins. As a result you’ll need to hook things up like this:

    9th pin on the inside row (nearer the CPU), is another 3.3V… Go from that to one side of the resistor, the other side of the resistor to one of the terminals on the pushbutton. Also on that SAME TERMINAL, run a wire to the pin right across from the 3.3V one (9th down, near the outside of the board). This is the GPIO pin we’ll be listening to. On the other terminal of the button, run a wire from there to the 10th pin on the outside row.

    Then go to the Pi command line, install input-tools package:

    apt-get install input-tools

    Then, follow the directions on this page: http://blog.gegg.us/2017/01/setting-up-a-gpio-button-keyboard-on-a-raspberry-pi/

    When doing the new file, you only need 1 of the button sections (rather than all 4). Make that section look like this:

    button@24 {
    label = “breadboard Menu”;
    linux,code = ;
    gpios = ;
    };

    Save the file and follow the rest of the instructions on that page.

    This will set the button up to use the F12 button. You’ll want to configure VICE to respond to that key as the button press to get into the menu.

    Reboot and you should have a working dedicated button.

    Note: I didn’t check to see if VICE uses F12 mapped to any other function on the Keyrah to match a C64 keystroke, so you might have to change it to something else (just repeat the steps after changing the 0x58 to some other value for a keyboard keystroke code.

    (and yeah, this is all a LOT easier if you have a USB KB plugged into the Pi rather than trying to go through the C64’s keyboard…)

    I accept NO responsibility if you wire things up wrong and fry your Pi!!! If you don’t know what you’re doing, DON’T DO THIS!

  12. Hello. I am modifying a pi case to look like a 1541 disk drive. I am trying to add a red led and green led. I have the green one working, but i am having trouble getting the ACT light to work with GPIO 19, In config.txt, I have the following:
    # Use external LED as SD ACT LED
    dtoverlay=pi3-act-led,gpio=19

    What am I doing wrong?

    1. Set the WiFi region first, reboot. Next, go to the wpa supplicant settings and be sure to put in your ssid and password for the WiFi you want to connect to. Save that and reboot. Finally delete that file and again reboot. At that point you should be online. If not then double check your wpa supplicant file settings. Even if it doesn’t connect you should see wlan0 should up but without a valid IP address. If it connect to the WiFi it’ll show up with a valid IP and you should be good.

      1. I figured it out, Im using a wifi extender and it only gives one IP address, I need to add switch to it in order for it to get an IP., and yes i deleted that file Carmelio told me to, still would NOT get an IP, Im using a wifi hot spot i created through the main modem, its cofusing, but its workikng now.

    1. It works, Remeber to set the WIFi region from RaspiConfig first. From console, type ifconfig and see whether Wlan0 is attached or not. If not, try to delete this file /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules and then reboot. This time typing ifconfig, the Wlan0 interface should appear 🙂

      1. Yup, that worked for me. I also managed to get the keymap set properly for the Keyrah and the joystick ports working, as well as the PowerBlock. Will work on the Button to get into the menu this weekend (hopefully).

        Another thing I’d LOVE to be able to do (but don’t know if it’s possible) would be to have a slide switch to go between 100% emulation speed and max speed – would certainly help with load times and such. Might need to research if that’s possible.

      2. Can confirm following all of the steps worked on my RPi Zero W:
        1. Exit out of emulator and go to RaspiConfig, go to Localization options and set WiFi region to US. Reboot.
        2. Exit out of the Autoboot emulator, and int he next menu choose “Wifi Settings”. Set your SSID and password (case sensitive). Reboot.
        3. Delete the “/etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules” file. Reboot.

        When you come back up, you can exit the emulator, then exit the menu (Option 3 I believe), and check ifconfig as well as ping google “8.8.8.8” and it should work.

      3. Update: After deleting that file, I cannot get the emulators to work.
        At most I get Segmentation fault, and when I try to update via apt-get, it fails halfway through, and upgrade doesn’t seem to go (it.s very slow to even download the first package).

        Which really sucks because I really want to play with StrikeTerm to get on some of the TelNet BBS’s that are out there…

        One thing of note:
        I took the card and threw it into another Raspberry Pi Zero W, and it worked but no network (guessing it’s installing to the MAC of the wifi radio).

        Any update on the 3.0 build? Do you think it will fix any of these issues?
        If you need me to test anything, I have the following:
        Raspberry Pi B+
        Raspberry Pi 2 B
        Raspberry Pi 3B
        Raspberry PI 3B+
        Raspberry Pi Zero
        Raspberry Pi Zero W
        Raspberry Pi Zero WH (currently trying to get this one working on)

  13. Really looking forward to 3.0 to get the packages fix. I can’t install the packages needed to run the powerblock and a GPIO button to jump to the emulator config screen until then.. Any idea how much longer until you put it out?

      1. Thank you Mike, you shouldn’t have, i appreciate it very much. I promise i will get back to work on it as soon as possible. Meanwhile, i’m uploading a new version of 2.8 that should fix the issue with package installer. Once again, thank you very much for your donation 🙂

    1. Ah that button is a very good idea. Can you post something about it when you get that set up? Can’t wait for 3.0

      Many many problems in 2.8
      Took me forever to get wifi working, then after some time – 2.8 just kept crashing whenever I’d upload anything via wifi. Otherwise, very good package. Love the fast bootup time.

  14. Hi! I want to start by thanking you for an excellent distro!

    But I have some troubles doing apt-get update / upgrade. For some reason i keep getting “files list file for package ‘INSERT PACKAGE NAME HERE’ is missing a final newline” when i do apt-get upgrade.

    And from what i have read on the internet the list file has become corrupt for that package. Problem is that there seem to be a ton of list files that have that problem.

    I am running v2.8 on a Pi3B+

    Do you know what the issue could be?

  15. I cannot seem to update the linux portion of Combian 64.

    (all to be upgrade…)

    306 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 149 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/107 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 22.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
    debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed
    dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
    files list file for package ‘libdrm-nouveau2:armhf’ is missing final newline
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
    root@combian64:~# 192.168.1.210

    Can you provide a link or guidance? Or maybe Combian 64 3.0 ??? 🙂

  16. Ciao Carmelo. Grazie per la bella distribuzione, leggera e veloce. Cercavo da tempo una distribuzione per il raspberry zero che mi caricasse velocemente solo l’emulatore del C64, senza dover usare la Retropie che pur essendo bella ci mette un bel po’ a caricare…. e ho trovato la tua bellissima Combian64 che è perfetta, esattamente quello che desideravo 🙂

  17. Fantastic job. This seems to work well on my raspberry pi3B+. I am having no luck running it on Pi-Top hardware. Can’t imagine why it wouldn’t work.

  18. Could you attach info how have you compiled vice? I ask for ./configure options and in what system you built it? Was is combian64. Thanks!

  19. How do you go to the 80 column screen in the 128 emulator?

    Also, if you could enable ftp on the distro automatically, it would make copying disk images much easier for us Windows users.

  20. Hi Carmelo,
    Bellow I have posted a picture of my c64c case with raspberry pi zero running combian 2.8.
    I have added a LED activity on GPIO pin (not shown in the picture) with the following command in config.txt:

    dtparam=act_led_gpio=27 #physical pin 13

    Regards 🙂

  21. Hello,

    After I did the distro update and upgrade, I always ask for the login and password and after that I get only the raspbian command prompt.
    Can you tell me how to get autologin again and boot my default emulator at startup?
    Thanks in advance.

  22. Hello and Grüße aus Deutschland!

    I am trying to get Combian to display well on a PAL 50Hz Composite Video output. I am fighting a bit with the real resolutions you are using and how to modify them. Basically the worst visual artifact seems to be that in horizontal scrolling there seems to be a weird pixelation that I attribute to the PAL encoder in the RasbPi, but I can’t find any real documentation for it. I also struggle with your settings for “Fullscreen” and other details.
    What resolution are you running VICE in internally? Does it map to the resolution that the RasbPi is in or do you run on fixed parameters for viewport?
    My goal is to have the RasbPi with standard composite output give a stable image in 576p without scrolling artifacts (either Composite or even HDMI) – something the C64Mini can do. It beats Combian in visual quality (but not in anything else).
    Thanks for any pointers I could experiment with,
    Boris

    P.S. are you looking to upgrade to Vice 3.2?

      1. Thank you, can’t try these out before Wednesday… but am a bit curious. Overscan is turned off, but then you set Overscan values? An the dtparam line – any reason why I would specifically turn it on? Audio currently is not an issue. Thanks for any background I am missing.

  23. Thank you a lot, Carmelo!
    I was able to run GEOS. I’d like to add jiffydos but I don’t have a clue where to place them. I tried to find “by hand” the folder DRIVES with no luck. Could you help me?
    Even if Jiffydos is not possible, Combian 64 is fantastic!

  24. Hello there,
    I am having an issue with getting any kind of network connection working on my raspberry 3b. Installed the 2.8 version of Combian. I entered my wifi details in the configuration file – did not work. Tried different wifi router to connect – did not work. Next, to make sure nothing is wrong with my pi, I swapped the sd card to a regular system and it worked so I went back to combian and connected the pi with an ethernet cable – No luck with connection…

    Any ideas?

  25. Ciao Carmelo e complimenti per questo interessantissimo “Combian64”, che riporta alla gloria i mitici giorni e le emozioni del Commodore 64.
    Io ho installato “Combian64” su Raspberry Pi Model B e sono riuscito a settarlo quasi interamente. Funziona ottimamente in Hdmi sul mio Tv Hd Ready e, modificando opportunamente il file config.txt, sono riuscito a farlo visualizzare anche su una Vecchia Tv a tubo catodico. Per farlo andare su questo tv ho inserito prima la stringa sdtv_mode=2 e poi l’ho cambiata con sdtv_mode=18.
    Il problema però è che in entrambi i casi, in alcuni giochi e in presenza di alcuni colori, sullo schermo compaiono delle chiazze rossastre che, però, dopo alcuni minuti spariscono. Queste macchie è come se rimanessero “impresse”. Poi facendo il reset dal menù e aspettando alcuni minuti, tutto torna alla normalità. Ho provato il software collegando il Raspberry anche ad altre 2 TV a tubo catodico ma il problema si ripresenta uguale. Non si tratta quindi di magnetizzazione dello schermo.
    Come posso fare per risolvere?
    Grazie in anticipo e ancora complimenti.

    1. Ciao,
      ti ringrazio per i complimenti.

      Ho letto con attenzione quanto mi hai descritto ed onestamente non mi è mai capitata una cosa del genere.

      sdtv_mode=18 presuppone che tu abbia una TV che supporti una risoluzione a 576 progressiva, non è che per caso essendo una vecchia Tv a tubo catodico, supporta solo il 576 interlacciato? (sdtv_mode=22)

      Fammi sapere,
      Ciao

      1. Ciao Carmelo e grazie mille per aver risposto.
        Non so francamente che risoluzioni supporti il mio TV crt (è un Mivar 28 M5, di cui ho perso purtroppo anche il manuale di istruzioni) ma facendo diverse prove modificando il file config.txt, ho ottenuto questi risultati:

        sdtv_mode=22 Schermo nero

        sdtv_mode=21 Schermo nero

        sdtv_mode=2 Videata normale ma con un forte e fastidioso
        sfarfallio che rende quasi impossibile l’utilizzo
        del software (anche qui persiste inoltre il
        problema delle chiazze rossastre di cui ti
        parlavo)

        sdtv_mode=18 Videata normale, sfarfallio assente ma col
        problema delle chiazze rossastre

        sdtv_mode=1 Videata in bianco e nero

        sdtv_mode=16 Videata in bianco e nero

        Ho fatto questi test su altri 2 tv crt (leggermente più piccoli del Mivar), ma gli esiti sono identici. Le chiazze che appaiono, si verificano solo (credo) in presenza di determinate configurazioni di colori. Mi è capitato molto, ad esempio, giocando a Cj’s Elephant Antics e Commmando, per fare qualche esempio. Per farti capire meglio, è come se lo schermo per qualche tempo si “impregnasse” di questi pixel colorati di rosso, facendo restare una macchia che permane per diversi minuti addirittura anche cambiando canale del Televisore. Non so come possa verificarsi, non riesco neanche a capire quale possa essere la causa all’origine del problema.
        Impostando invece il tutto in Hdmi su TV Lcd funziona tutto alla grande e perfettamente, anche se – a dire il vero – il mio scopo era far girare il tutto su schermo catodico come ai bei vecchi tempi.

        Grazie di nuovo e un caro saluto.

  26. Hey. I’ve tried using V2.5 on my Raspberry Pi Version 1 and on a CRT television (via PAL Composite). I find the scrolling is very poor. Is this build only designed for HDMI? Thanks.

  27. Hi Carmelo,
    I noticed that if I try to run a CRT file, the emulator crashes and the shell screen appears.
    This problem arose after I have established a wifi connection, I don’t know if this problem depend on this os it’s an already know problem
    Cheers

  28. Hi,
    Very nice work! VICE is booting fast and fine 🙂

    I had hard times to map my Commodore 16 to Linux (not using Keyrah because it woukd be too easy ;-)) and now I can use C64, C16 and VIC20 with all keys.

    My next step is to be able to use the 2 SubD-9 sockets I’ve connected on the GPIO. Do you think by installing this driver I could make it work with VICE ?
    https://github.com/recalbox/mk_arcade_joystick_rpi

    Thank you for your help 🙂

    1. The driver got installed and with some adjustments it worked fine from the boot.

      As VICE is launched pretty quick during the boot sequence, in case you need to modify the keymap (to adjust Keyrah mapping for example), you’ll need to modify first the preliminary keymap and (depending on your sd card speed) adding a sleep command just before VICE is launched (without messing up the launch script ;-)).

      Side question: why using “aaabatterysupportedremote” as filename for launching VICE? Just because it is on top of alphabetical order?

      1. Which version of Combian are you using?
        In version 2.8 aaabatterysupportedremote is not used anymore and the boot logic were changed a bit

      2. I can’t answer to your message so I answer to mine.

        I still use 2.7 because when I tried 2.8 I was not able to get Ethernet working (and it was needed for package updates). Putting all my mods to another version will take time so maybe later if something new and significant is coming.

  29. Hi Carmelo, thanks for porting VICE on raspberri pi! I have a rp0w board and I have tryed to connect to BBS via wifi. I have setup ssid and password then, after rebooting the system, I have lounch striketerm using combian64 menu but rp0w seems don’t connecting to my wifi router, any suggestion to solve this problem?
    Thanks

    Matteo

    1. Hi Matteo,
      I’m sorry to hear this, but couldn’t try Combian2.8 on Raspberry Pi 0 W.

      Quit from Combian64 Menu and once you are on the shell, type “ping google.com” and see if it receives the packets.
      If it does, there must be a problem with you WIFI settings, otherwise it can be an issue with the new Wifi drivers updated for the new 3B+

      Cheers,
      Carmelo

      1. Hi Carmelo,
        actually giving the ping google.com command I do not receive any packages.
        In any case, the emulator works perfectly, I’m waiting for a micro usb hub to be able to connect a joypad.
        regards
        Matteo

      1. Hi Carmelo,
        to recognize my wifi I have try this command ifconfig wlan1 up and then wpa_supplicant -iwlan1 -c /etc/…wpa_supplicant.conf After that a message of connectionto a MAC address, but when I digit ping google.com the output is unknow host google.com
        I havent’t the skill to solve this problem, I hope to gave you some useful hint to fix wifi connection on rpi0w

        Cheers
        Matteo

      2. Hi Carmelo, after many trial and error, I have change wlan0 in wlan1 inside the /etc/network/interface file and now the wifi connection works ok, I have upload same games via ssh and connected to afterlife BBS without problem!
        Thanks for the support and for this brilliant distro

        Kind regards
        Matteo

  30. Hi.

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

    Thank you.

  31. 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!

  32. 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

  33. 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!!

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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 👍

  37. 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

  38. 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?

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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?

  43. 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)

  44. 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!

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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.

  48. 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

  49. 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!

  50. 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!

  51. 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.

  52. 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!

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. 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.

  56. 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?

  57. 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?

  58. 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!

  59. 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?

  60. 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.

  61. 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?

  62. 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.

  63. 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

  64. 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’

  65. 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?

  66. 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!

  67. 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 !!!

  68. 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…

  69. 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?

  70. 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 !

  71. 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?

  72. 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!

  73. 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

  74. 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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