Commodore Section

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Upon logging into any of the Commodore login, the emulator will start automatically. Each of the Commodore systems will have a virtual drive 11 which is the “drive11″ directory in the home folder. In there are some useful programs, as well as a great place to save your favourites. To load any program in that dives simply type (load”program_name”,11,1). There are two ways to save a program. You can use the Midnight Commander file browser to copy any .prg or .P00 to the drive11 directory, or you can load a program in the emulator, and then save it to the virtual device by (save”program_name”,11,1). To reset to fresh screen simply press (alt)+(f12). here are some other useful hot-keys.

(alt)+(q) to quit to the file browser (alt)+(del) or (ins) to copy or paste
(alt)+(p) to pause. (alt)+(o) options (alt)+(f11) or (f10) quicksave or load


When exiting the emulator you will be taken to the file browser. Here you can select a file to run in the emulator.

Adding Programs

There are a few ways to have programs to Vintage Pi.

  1. You can insert the SD Card on your computer and transfer the files to any of the pre-made directories, in each of the home dir’s.
  2. Downloading from Vintage Pi BBS. In the “Vintage Pi Tools and Help directory there is a terminal program called Syncterm” When launched that you will see “Vintage PI BBS” near the top. Simply log on, create and account and head to the file section. By default all files will be downloaded to the /Downloads directory which can be found on the bottom panel of the file browser
  3. Using Vintage Pi FTP server. When exiting to the file browser, first go to “Vintage Pi Tools and Help”. Here you can select “Vintage Pi FTP Login credentials to edit the .netrc file, which would allow you to login to the FTP server through the file browser without needing to always enter your password. You can then press “F9” to bring up the menu. In the “Below” menu select “FTP Link” to log into the Vintage Pi FTP server. Once logged in the bottom screen will populate with the directories and files from the site, in which you can transfer to the pre-made directories.

Launching a Program

To launch a program in the emulator, simply highlight the program you want to launch and press (F2) to bring up a custom user menu. Here you can select how you want to load the Program. For example if you simply want to attach a .d64 image to drive 8, or if you want to auto start a .prg. Please note that a lot of file types outside if .64 images can only work with auto load, or auto start. Next another menu screen will pop and ask you which version of the computer system would you like to start. The emulator will then start with the options you chose.

Documents Folder

Included in each of the home folders is a Documents folder. Here is where you can read .pdf files of manuals, magazines and books. Included in each home folder are the user manuals of the system you are logged into as well as device manuals that are with the default system. There are also Qr Codes you can use with a mobile device or tablet, to experience how it was like learning each system back in the day.