Friday, September 20, 2019

The Enduring Popularity of the 6502 - CommanderX16

There are many 6502 related projects ongoing.  Just search the web and you will not be lacking for interesting material.

The particular 6502 project I find most interesting is one dreamed up by David Murray, the 8-bit guy.  He and a few other experts in different disciplines from hardware and software to art production are actively designing and prototyping a modern 6502 version of what could be called a spiritual successor to the Commodore PET, the VIC-20, and the ever popular Commodore 64.  They call it the CommanderX16.

This computer is based on the 65c02 processor (still available!) and the hope is that it will run at 8MHz (8x faster than an original Commodore computer) and it will run a version of Commodore BASIC.  It will also have updated graphics and sound hardware and expansion slots!

Here is a link to their Facebook group to find out more!

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