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Does anybody here remember the commodore 64 computer


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#1 funkypigeon

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:42 PM

Just wondering if anybody here remembers the old Commodore 64 with the cassette tape games and cartridges. I used to love playing that as a kid in the 80s. There used be a game on it called Flimbos Quest, would spend hours on it :)It was a pretty cool machine, obviously nothing like computers today, but for its time was really good. I would actually play games on it if i could find one .

No internet on it or anything, ive only been using the internet a few years. It was just a fun computer with cassette games that had to load and took a few minutes to load :-D and some models had cartridges.

Graphics wise, the football games had square footballs and about 4 colours but good fun. It was my second machine after the Atari 7800
Good fun

Do you remember the commodore? do you have still have one ?

Edited by funkypigeon, 23 March 2012 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

Ah! Those accurate, but extremely slow tape drives; they came out with a disk drive (5 and 1/2 inche disks) that seemed miraculous. I learned my first computer programme on the Vic and the 64---MS Basic. Peeks and Pokes. I still have a Vic20 and a Commodore, along with some of the tapes and games, carefully stored away.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:09 PM

Ah! Those accurate, but extremely slow tape drives; they came out with a disk drive (5 and 1/2 inche disks) that seemed miraculous. I learned my first computer programme on the Vic and the 64---MS Basic. Peeks and Pokes. I still have a Vic20 and a Commodore, along with some of the tapes and games, carefully stored away.


Hi jgweed.I used love it only for the games, even waiting minutes for them to load, rewind etc was worth it. With all the advancements in gaming today though, i wonder if patience would be as strong while waiting for the tape to load ? :-)

Thats great that you still have one. I sold mine years ago. WOuld love to get one again and play it, along with some other old computers, consoles .

Random game from the c64 came into my head just now, it was called Shadow Dancer !! i used enjoy that too.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

I don't remember :crazy: I know I'm old enough to know but I just don't remeber.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:58 PM

Everything old is new again. :wink:

The New Commodore 64, Updated With Its Old Exterior

http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:18 PM

I never had the pleasure of using a Commodore 64 but I vaguely remember the Christmas when my older brother got a Spectrum 48k.

My Dad sat for two days programing it to make a little man run around the TV screen while playing bleeping music.
I was too young to understand it but I soon got the hang of playing Manic Miner and Jetset Willy.
Often, the talk in the playground was, "Mine's better than yours". When arguing over the C64 and the Spectrum.

I still have the Spectrum 48k and the Spectrum 128+ somewhere in my parents loft, along with all the games, two joysticks and the monthly Input magazines that were available at the time.

Little did we know just how popular computers would become.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

I loved the C=64! Did some (relatively) serious programming with it. I did some fun stuff in BASIC and assembly language. I also hacked photocells into a set of game paddles and graphed changes in light levels, etc.

I still have my VIC-20, and a crate of ROM cartridges. I'm going to hold onto them until they're worth something!

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:20 PM

I remember. Kim. Then PET 8K, 32K. Then Commodore64. Learned machine lanaguage/assembly on the 6502 chips. Great computers.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

Started off with the Vic 20 in 1983 after saving up for two months from my cooking job at a truckstop after the USMC and then replaced that about a year or so later with a C64. Used to have the speech synthesizer and pen light tools but alas they've all disappeared.
Started off with the horrendous cassette tape drive after about 6 months of losing every program by shutting the computer off. About 8 months later I finally saved up enough for the whopping 5.25" drive and thought I'd died and gone to heaven. Did some accidental BBS hacks with my 1200 baud modem and then lost it all in a divorce grrrr. Fast forward about 28 years later and I've replace my C64 and 5.25" floppy drive along with the datasette and a few games and of course the ever necessary Epyx FastLoad cartridge :).
I also remember hearing a few months ago I believe that Jack Tramiel died :(. I so wanted to get him to sign my copy of "On The Edge". While he may have been an unforgiving and ruthless businessman at some points in his life, he still helped to usher in the computer age to the masses to the tune of record breaking sales numbers (despite Apples lies) for the early Commodore Computers which to this day have not and will probably not ever be broken! I only lived about 40-60 miles south of West Chester, PA near their East Coast Commodore assembly and factory site. I wish I would have known when they were closing up as it is still to this day my all-time favorite computer.
My hat is off to EVERY Commodore employee for you were all the true Revolutionaries in my book. Thank you so much!!!!!

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:22 AM

Well -
I still have mine in the original box, stored in my garage cupboards -

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:47 PM

It was the first computer I ever seen. I remember sticking those gigantic floppy disks in the add-on floppy drive, as a kid. Boy theose floppy disks actually were floppy LOL
I remember my uncle had two disk drives, one 5 1/4-inch (I believe built into the computer) and one 8 inch.
Then I got an Amiga 500 for my 12th birthday, it came with a 3 1⁄2-inch floppy drive built into the the computer.
Oh and I remember there were games for the commodore that had to be played on a tape drive LOL

What's funny is, my huuuuge game collection, boxes of floppy disks, and yet I bet all those games could easily fit on a $10 USB stick LOL

Come to think of it, I am pretty sure if you went back to 1987, you could take every game, every program there ever was on the planet, and stick it on a $90 2TB HDD today.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:07 PM

Ahhh yes. That was the first computer I ever owned . . .

The local community college had kids activities on Saturdays, and my parents signed me up to the computer course -- that's where I got exposed to the PET. That was probably around 5th or 6th grade. Around 7th or 8th grade was when the C-64 came out and I bugged my parents into getting me one for my birthday. Fond memories of keeping Jumpman away from those floating bullets are coming back (along with memories of typing programs in out of Compute!).

Anyone also remember the 1541 disk drive? The local C-64 users group recommended adding an aftermarket heat sink to it -- boy did that get warm.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

An older sibling had one I think. And Atari. I remember playing Q-bert, Donkey Kong Jr. and some game with Ladybugs in it. I was littler then when I first started using a PC.


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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

Bill 0, you can simply add an 80mm fan to the top to pull out air or to blow into the drive without having to alter the integrity of the drives container. Some of the earlier ones did get pretty hot but I had at least one later one that actually ran somewhat cool. I also remember my first 1571 drive which had the double side read built into it and ran much cooler. Seemed to run faster also?

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:44 AM

I love my C64!!

Anyone else who does also check out this site!

http://www.lemon64.com/forum

Edited by 4dude, 13 July 2012 - 12:44 AM.





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