To what Speed should the Mega65 default on startup? 37
3.5MHz (13) 35%
40MHz (24) 65%
There's a discussion going on currently in the discord about whether the ROM should default to 3.5 or 40MHz. It looks like the 40MHz option won, but I only read discord because I don't have an account, so I still made this poll.
There's those who say that 3.5MHz would be more true to the original C65, and those who say that nobody wants to use 3.5MHz anyway.
I have to say I can understand those who argue for 3.5. The whole point of the Mega65 is to recreate a wacky computer from the 80s, and then improve it. Making it the other way around makes it feel like it's a modern retrocomputer that can also mimic a C65.
The same argument that goes against 3.5 MHz also applies to the floppy drive, the memory layout, bitplane modes, etc. When you recreate all those things but then decide to make it run on 40MHz by default, it feels like the computer got schizophrenia in the last minute.
Also, there's a reason old PCs had a Turbo button, not a slowdown button. It's way cooler to have a button that speeds up your computer than one that slows down your computer.