well right after my post here i found the VICE emulator
for the Commodore line of computers. this is like my second attempt to get it working. the first was with my mandrake 9.1 setup and i had to depend on wine running a windows inplementation of there product for that... needless to say that was a shot in the wind!
so i go there this time, all setup for a tar.gz file to compile and wella! they have one for *nix boxes however they do not mention anywhere they i'll have any luck with linux....
i downloaded it and compiled, some of the compiling took forever but it compiled so i said, "ok, what the hey" and it's directions said to run one of the following commands:
he following programs are included:
- x64, a C64 emulator;
- x128, a C128 emulator;
- xvic, a VIC20 emulator;
- xpet, a PET emulator;
- xplus4, a PLUS4 emulator;
- xcbm2, a CBM-II emulator;
- c1541, a stand-alone disk image maintenance utility;
- petcat, a CBM BASIC de-tokenizer.
i've done both the x64 and the x128 (expecting nothing, perhaps a gpf some sort) and immediately a dialog box comes up showing a yee old commodore 64 screen that i'm sure i have not seen since i left high school.
so i said ok, if your for real, take this:
10 PRINT "PERRY"
20 GOTO 10
that was fine - it ran! and it did it run like a nut case on steriods... no...! it ran just like i had a real commodore 64 (you can see the way it's painting the screen and everything.
check it out!
what a laugh!
now if i can only figure out where the "break-key" button is....?