Post by Golan Klinger on Apr 6, 2006 12:25:40 GMT -5
I gotta ask, why is everyone so excited about the Keyrah? I can understand its appeal to a heavy user of emulators but if you use actual Commodore 64s, why would you want to use a keyboard from one connected to a PC? The C=Key, on the other hand, makes sense to me as it can be used to mate a 64 keyboard to a DTV.
Post by Jeff Ledger on Apr 6, 2006 13:20:50 GMT -5
I don't always have my own 64's (or other retroboxes) setup because of a lack of space in my shop. When work floods in, I several spots on my bookshelf where the units are bagged and stored when not in use. The idea of being able to quickly replace my PC keyboard with a 64 unit w/joystick ports appeals to me because I can go from "shop mode" to "game mode" in a couple mins.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." -Albert Einstein
Post by Golan Klinger on Apr 10, 2006 9:49:03 GMT -5
Golan, did you mean DTV?
Whoops. Yeah, that's what I meant.
Can't you use a USB to PS/2 adaptor to use the Keyrah with the DTV?
I suppose you could although it would be best if someone with a Keyrah could test it to make sure. The C=Key does the same thing directly which makes more sense to me. I'm eagerly waiting for someone to mod a DTV into a 64 case with the original keyboard. That would be neat.
It seems like there's a land-rush lately to adapt everything and anything to a 64 and vice versa even if the applications aren't immediately obvious. I think thurstan hit the nail on the head. It's a novelty.
Post by Golan Klinger on Apr 10, 2006 21:49:02 GMT -5
Joe Palumbo (www.jppbm.com/) has stacks of 64 keyboards (amongst other things) so contact him if you need one. Also, I think he'll be attending the C4 Expo (see c4expo.org/) so if you're going and you need anything, contact him in advance and he'll bring it along.
Well finally managed to pick up a non working C64 for a measly 99pence off ebay. The keyrah is very easy to fit and am using it to type this! only took 10 minutes.
Definitely feels cool using it, but its not exactly a great keyboard for typing quickly!! Will give it a week of use to see how I get on with it. Though I think it will be mainly used for emulator use. Hmmm wonder if I dare use it to play Battlefield 2? . . . .
okay plugged in an old competition pro joystick and fired up winvice and it works fine! it seems to map the joystick directions to the cursor keys and the fire button to the space bar. So you need to configure the joystick and away you go!