Friday, March 30, 2018

MiniMount for The C64 Mini

Ok, I admit. When I saw that crazy little thing called "The C64 Mini" I could not resist and I had to get one in my hands. As a former C64 user, I must admit Retro Games Ltd did a very good job, bringing a nice pretty console with a damn simple user interface to the market. Unluckily, simpleness and user friendlyness stop when you decide to play something else than the 64 games already bundled with the machine. In order to mount a different .d64 disk image, in fact, you are supposed to copy your file to the root of a USB pendrive and rename it into "THEC64-drive8.d64" every time. Quite a boring thing to do every time by hand, isn't it? Well, luckily enough, I can save some of your precious time, sharing the script I wrote - for AROS and Windows - to automate the process. Just download the version you need and extract all files into the root of the USB pendrive you're using to mount .d64 files on your C64 Mini, then start "minimount" and choose a .d64 file. It will be copied and renamed according to your little console's needs.

> Download MiniMount 0.1 for AROS
> Download MiniMount 0.1 for Windows

NOTE: the AROS version should work also on any other Amiga(ish) operating system, since only AmigaDos commands are used. The Windows version needs a little program (stored in the Data directrory) called OpenFileBox.exe - which is basically a "requestfile" replacement for Windows by Rob van der Woude. It's included in the zip archive.