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    I am quite sure that square C2N one was sold with both PETs and early VICs, and the later, rounded 1530 model arrived with the C64, VIC-20CR and CBM-II (!) series. The latter do have a cassette connector, but no ROM support. There are several examples of custom ROMs and routines to communicate with the cassette port though, so it is not dead, just unsupported in stock ROM on the CBM-II / B-series.

    Worth noting is the square C2N usually (?) doesn't have a housing on the connector, just the plastic connector itself.
    Anders Carlsson

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    Quote Originally Posted by nige the hippy View Post
    So does that mean you get an extra 12 hours Cheat!!! Cheat!!! Cheat!!!
    Hehehe. Hey, but it means you guys started earlier!

    Quote Originally Posted by nige the hippy View Post
    I still can't quite reach my pet
    It's in storage somewhere Nige?

    Tez
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    I'm not sure that there was a strict "this went with that" time line, except for the incompatible Plus/4. As I recall, the 'normal' shape/size C2Ns (originally black) were the standard cassette drive (probably a modified standard OEM drive like the original built-in Sanyo[?]) from the days of the first full-size keyboard PETs right up to and past the introduction of the VIC-20, when the smaller unit started to appear. Here's an assortment:

    http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/c.../gpage1/02.jpg

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    Just a note to say the award deadline is closing in 30 mins. I can't be here to post a close-off note at the exact time as I've got another committment then.

    It will be interesting to see what Earl selects

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    Back from my meeting.

    The awards competition is now closed off and Earl will be checking to entries in the next few hours. Thanks to all those who participated.

    After Earl announces the winners (and allowing some time for us to all tease/congratulate them), I'll write a few words officially closing the event. Probably later tonight my time (Monday 10.00 GMT or so).

    Tez
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    I'm not sure that there was a strict "this went with that" time line, except for the incompatible Plus/4. As I recall, the 'normal' shape/size C2Ns (originally black) were the standard cassette drive (probably a modified standard OEM drive like the original built-in Sanyo[?]) from the days of the first full-size keyboard PETs right up to and past the introduction of the VIC-20, when the smaller unit started to appear. Here's an assortment:

    http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/c.../gpage1/02.jpg
    Thanks for that link Mike. Quite a line up of little soldiers there. I didn't realise there were so many models.

    Tez
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    Default PET Alive! Awards

    Thanks and congratulations to everyone who participated in the PET Alive! celebration. Since my first days hunting and pecking on our classroom's PET 2001, I've always been fascinated with the PET line of computers. It was great seeing not only a lot of PETs in action, but new projects being born.

    Without further ado, because who needs ado? Here are the PET Alive! awards:

    BEST DRESSED PET

    This award goes to none other than the person hosting the event - Terry (screen name "Tezza"), whose PET is adorned with sunglasses, a classy bow-tie, and a brew? Awesome! Way to dress up the PET!

    Of course, I never give my PETs any brewskies. The 6502 is kind of a lightweight



    BEST BEHAVED PET

    We have twin winners in this category - for our first well-trained PET, we turn to none other than Robin Harbron (screen name "MacbthPSW"), with stereo PETs playing a very smooth scrolling marquee (and source code to boot!). See the video on the early pages of the thread for this scroll down memory lane!

    Co-winner for best behaved PET is billdeg, with the beginnings of a multi-player PET extravaganza that, while not rivaling modern Internet FPS bullet-fests, definitely opens new frontiers of PETs playing together!



    BEST GROOMED PET

    Most of the PETs posted were in tip-top shape, so this category was particularly hard to judge. The award here goes to Phil (screen name "Nama") for his Japanese original PET 2001. Not only is the machine in great shape, but it's also a bit of a rarity and was very fun to look at, even on the inside:



    MOST NEGLECTED PET

    Undoubtedly, the award for most neglected (abused? thrashed?) PET goes to MikeS, and his tornado-ravaged 2001:



    Wow, that PET needs a medic! Stat!

    And, a bonus award category:

    MOST GENETICALLY-ENHANCED PET

    André's turbo-charged PET is, at 10 MHz, a screamer!



    Thanks again to all for participating! I hope we'll do this again!

    - Earl
    We discuss retro computers of all shapes and sizes on the Retro Computing Roundtable (RCR) Podcast. Listen in at http://rcrpodcast.com.

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    Fantastic job Earl! Thank you.

    Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who exhibited something!

    Re: Best Dressed Pet. I must confess that my wife Annette assisted with ideas in fashion design. Blu-tack was also handy for holding on the sunglasses!

    MOST GENETICALLY- ENHANCED PET: Love it!!

    Stand by for a PET ALIVE wrap up in 6-7 hours or so.

    Tez
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    Hmm... I forgot all about that 'Most Neglected/Abused' category...

    Don't know whether to say thank you or hang my head in shame; maybe that'll be a 'Before' picture to compare to an 'After' picture some day soon.

    Thanks for a great idea, Tez! It was interesting and also a lot of fun; let's do it again some day.

    Now let's see if we can get those poor ailing PETs out of the Critical Care ward in the Hospital thread...

    mike

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    Congratulations to all the winners, and may the PET activities not end here.
    Anders Carlsson

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