I bought a new device for the VIC-20: Ultimem from Go4Retro.
I just installed the "standard image" which contains many games and some utilities. Flashing the Ultimem, which has 8MB flash space, took 3 hours! You can load your own "cartridges" to the Ultimem and customize it completely to your needs.
The PSU of my VIC-20 died and so I had to find a new one. As my VIC has a two-prong connector this is more hard to find. Searching the internet I came across this forum-thread on Denial. It says that a two-prong PSU is nothing more than a transformer with a fuse. All logic is inside the VIC. It tells you can even use a simple AC/DC adapter with an output of somewhere between 9 and 12V, 3A.
So I cut the two-prong cable from the old PSU and soldered it to the output lead of a 12V 2A AC/DC adapter and the result is perfect.
Over the years I have acquired a lot of Commodore machines. As I get older and older I asked myself what to do with them. My children and grandchildren are not interested in these old machines. So I decided to sell a lot of them and only keep a few. Those that I want to keep for the time being are:
- A4000D with Cyberstorm II 060, Cybergraphics 64/3D and X-surf 100
- A1000 with A1060 Sidecar
- A600 with Vampire V2
- A500 (my original first Amiga ever)
- Commodore C-128D with RAM expansion
I sold already my A3000D, one A600 and several C-64 and Commodore 264 series machines as well as my complete CDTV-setup. I have an A2000 with GVP 030 accelerator/SCSI, Picasso II and 2286 Bridgeboard and an A500plus still for sale.
If there's one new periferal for the Amiga 500 I can recommend without hesitation it's the ACA500+ from Individual Computers. Among the specifications is 8MB RAM, 2 Compacr Flash connectors and a few expansion ports. One can be used to connect a Amiga 1200 expansion, e.g. an accelerator card. I have connected a Blizzard 1230 IV and it works like a charm. Price is € 135,00 which I think is very affordable; bang for the bucks!
But... Individual Computers does not recommend this setup. Use in an A1000 is not supported and could damage the ACA500+. You've been warned!