Friday, April 1, 2011

Finally, Raid on Bungeling Bay via uIEC #c64

Thanks to the new uIEC/SD device I received, I was able to get one of my favorites to finally work, Raid on Bungeling Bay! I was never able to get the d64 to work right on my IDE64 and was always too lazy to move it to floppy -- it was just easier to play it via emulation. But now I have it working on the genuine hardware and it is as awesome as ever.

I received my uIEC/SD device the other day and moved my entire collection over. It took a while for me to get the hang of it. The trick was to make sure it was on device 8 instead of 10. To make it easy on myself, I use CBM-COMMAND to navigate folders and mount d64 images. I'm looking forward to this new era of disk compatibility that wasn't there with the IDE64. I do still love the ease of that device, but the iIEC seems a lot more compatible with d64 images.


  1. Though I can't afford it for some time, I'm eager to get my hands on the CommodoreServer modem for precisely the reason you touch on, here: some games just doesn't feel right in Emulation.

    I'm happy to say that the VICE emulator controlled by C64 Forever is about the best I've ever used. I can finally play Space Taxi with the precision that game requires. But there are quite a few games that simply demand the original hardware if they are going to work and feel right.

    I can't wait to score some old Atari 2600 joysticks and hook it up to my functioning C64. Your posts are certainly inspiring to that end.

  2. Playing Wasteland on my real Commodore 64 was probably one of the most satisfying things I've done on it so far. I can't get it to work any other way but making all 4 required floppy disks and doing the old disk swapping while playing. It's a bit cumbersome, but very authentic!

    I even pulled out the old hole puncher to make the floppies I had double sided. There's nothing more genuinely nostalgic then that!

  3. Hah! I remember hole punching. As I write this, I'm going through stacks of old C64 disks and trying to reacquire as many of the .d64 images as I can find online. Many of the disks are nigh unreadable after all these years.

    Incidentally, you can really tell which manufacturers cheaped out on their materials. :)