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Fund raiser for C128D [message #416340] Thu, 25 August 2022 22:54 Go to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Brian Seeley

https://www.gofundme.com/f/c128d-keyboard?utm_source=custome r&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow- 1
Re: Fund raiser for C128D [message #416348 is a reply to message #416340] Fri, 26 August 2022 04:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: nospam.Gary.McCulloch

On Thu 25-Aug-2022 7:54p, Brian Seeley@3:770/3.0 wrote:
BS> https://www.gofundme.com/f/c128d-keyboard?utm_source=custome r&utm_medium=
BS> copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1

BS> --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
BS> * Origin: Agency HUB, Dunedin - New Zealand | Fido<>Usenet Gateway
BS> (3:770/3)

Very creative and good luck!

Telnet: call.rofbbs.com ports 2300 6400 and 6502

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Re: Fund raiser for C128D [message #416349 is a reply to message #416340] Fri, 26 August 2022 21:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: John Dillinger

On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 19:54:08 -0700 (PDT), Brian Seeley
<bkseeley@gmail.com> wrote:

> https://www.gofundme.com/f/c128d-keyboard?utm_source=custome r&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow- 1

No. People should just use a VICE emulator. It works on Windows,
MacOS, BSD and LinuxOS. The commodore computers are now reaching forty
years old and most of them need major part replacements to run at all.




--
/\_/\
((@v@))
():::()
VV-VV
Re: Fund raiser for C128D [message #416360 is a reply to message #416349] Sun, 28 August 2022 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Anahi Seeley

On Friday, August 26, 2022 at 9:54:42 PM UTC-4, John Dillinger wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 19:54:08 -0700 (PDT), Brian Seeley
> <bkse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> https://www.gofundme.com/f/c128d-keyboard?utm_source=custome r&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow- 1
>
> No. People should just use a VICE emulator. It works on Windows,
> MacOS, BSD and LinuxOS. The commodore computers are now reaching forty
> years old and most of them need major part replacements to run at all.
>
>
>
>
> --
> /\_/\
> ((@v@))
> ():::()
> VV-VV
Sorry you feel that way - hope others want to use the C128D in it's original form.
Re: Fund raiser for C128D [message #416361 is a reply to message #416360] Mon, 29 August 2022 05:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Clocky is currently offline  Clocky
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On 29/08/2022 9:23 am, Anahi Seeley wrote:
> On Friday, August 26, 2022 at 9:54:42 PM UTC-4, John Dillinger wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Aug 2022 19:54:08 -0700 (PDT), Brian Seeley
>> <bkse...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> https://www.gofundme.com/f/c128d-keyboard?utm_source=custome r&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow- 1
>>
>> No. People should just use a VICE emulator. It works on Windows,
>> MacOS, BSD and LinuxOS. The commodore computers are now reaching forty
>> years old and most of them need major part replacements to run at all.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> /\_/\
>> ((@v@))
>> ():::()
>> VV-VV
> Sorry you feel that way - hope others want to use the C128D in it's original form.
>

A lot of people do because nobody is nostalgic for an emulator. Nothing
beats the the real hardware.

--
keith on the 7 Oct 2021 wrote;
"He asserts that the claim is true, so, if
it is unproven, he is lying."
Re: Fund raiser for C128D [message #416430 is a reply to message #416361] Sat, 03 September 2022 16:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I forwarded to Brian the following questions from another user --

* does he have a prototype created yet?

* has he found a manufacturing company and gotten a ballpark estimate
for the project

* is he recreating or enhancing the keyboard?

* does GoFundMe also have a tier level like Kickstarter (i.e. throw in
$100 and you get a keyboard, $165 for two keyboards)

* has he matched the color of an original keyboard to a modern day color
for production, are there other colors available (sacrilegious!)

* what does $15K get the community? it's not clear, does the project
result in an open source product or just some cash for him?

* does the keyboard have enhancements like processing onboard via an
ardurino/RPI CM/PLA which then allow its use as a USB device for
PCs/Macs/or ideally other old retro platforms (VIC-20/C-64/Amiga/TI99 4A/ST)

* how will this work with a non-US C128D?, that will need slightly
different keycaps, where are the translations/lanuages for the keyboard
- in ROM?

No reply from Brian yet,
Robert Bernardo
Re: Fund raiser for C128D [message #416553 is a reply to message #416430] Sat, 10 September 2022 23:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Brian Seeley

On Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 4:22:25 PM UTC-4, Robert Bernardo wrote:
> I forwarded to Brian the following questions from another user --
>
> * does he have a prototype created yet?
>
> * has he found a manufacturing company and gotten a ballpark estimate
> for the project
>
> * is he recreating or enhancing the keyboard?
>
> * does GoFundMe also have a tier level like Kickstarter (i.e. throw in
> $100 and you get a keyboard, $165 for two keyboards)
>
> * has he matched the color of an original keyboard to a modern day color
> for production, are there other colors available (sacrilegious!)
>
> * what does $15K get the community? it's not clear, does the project
> result in an open source product or just some cash for him?
>
> * does the keyboard have enhancements like processing onboard via an
> ardurino/RPI CM/PLA which then allow its use as a USB device for
> PCs/Macs/or ideally other old retro platforms (VIC-20/C-64/Amiga/TI99 4A/ST)
>
> * how will this work with a non-US C128D?, that will need slightly
> different keycaps, where are the translations/lanuages for the keyboard
> - in ROM?
>
> No reply from Brian yet,
> Robert Bernardo

Unfortunately at this time I am unable to continue this project. I hope to resume this in the future as I feel it is a good endeavor. Thank you for your interest in this project. I also received some good suggestions in the comp.sys.cbm newsgroup. I have requested a refund to the two members that supported the effort.
Re: Fund raiser for C128D [message #416557 is a reply to message #416340] Sat, 10 September 2022 17:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: nospam.Gary.McCulloch

On Sat 10-Sep-2022 8:06p, Brian Seeley@3:770/3.0 said to Robert Bernardo:
BS> in the comp.sys.cbm newsgroup. I

Where are you getting the comp.sys.cbm news group?

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Re: Fund raiser for C128D [message #416558 is a reply to message #416340] Sun, 11 September 2022 17:28 Go to previous message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: KP KP

On Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:54:10 PM UTC-7, Brian Seeley wrote:
> https://www.gofundme.com/f/c128d-keyboard?utm_source=custome r&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow- 1
Too bad, I thought this was a good endeavour.
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