jreidsma
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:19 am

Hi everyone

My dad's boss gave me this computer today


Here's the floppy disk like drive

Cassette player for it:

The original monitor and some joy sticks it came with


It also came with "one on one" and a couple other games. Like centipede and some racing games. Then a galactic starwars like game. I Will be trying out some more later

I always thought these could have a graphical desktop? This one only has the command prompt/terminal as it is in linux Still pretty cool though. Has quite a bit of historical value

kardianos
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:38 am

Yeah, it was called GEOS.  Honestly, you were better off with a "command prompt" so to speak.  However, it's worth noting that the c64 "command prompt" is actually just a BASIC interpreter, for instance, you could turn it on and start writing BASIC code PEEK, POKE, GOTO 10.

Have fun!

LOAD "*",8,1

RUN


singapura
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:34 am

The C64 never had a real GUI. You started machine code programs with "sys 49152". After 24 years this is still engraved in my brain. Excuse me, I have to go and feel old now...

MINKIN2
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:50 am

Very nice haul, you have there mate! You don't come across 5 1/2" disc drives for those too often let alone the monitors. Get yourself a copy of Terminator2, it was one of the last great games released for it IMO. (and not a bad movie tie-in game either)

Jim Brown
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:35 pm

SYS 64738 for the win!

I have a C64 in the attic along with a stack of cassette games. My pride possession being Jet Set Willy. Awesomeness redifined

abqlewis
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:04 pm

I never owned a C64, but I would always find them on display in department stores and type something like:

10 PRINT "Some derogatory comment"

20 GOTO 10

... and walk away.

Also, when I see the cassette, I remember (maybe correctly) that the electrical interface to these was basically a 300ish baud modem.  Instead of transmitting the audio over phone lines, they just saved it as audio on a cassette.  If you have one of these computers today, it would be interesting to see if you could replace the cassette player with the modern version, an MP3 player (that also records).  The C64 would convert bits to audio, that the MP3 player receives and converts from the audio back to bits to be stored.  The irony would be deafening.

jreidsma
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:10 pm

Thanks everyone

I am only 16 years old, so this computer is way beyond me I still love it thought I have no idea how to run anything on it except games.

Singapura... Sorry I had to laugh a bit at your statement Everyone has to feel old every once and a while

I am amazed that a computer this small could be produced at the time it came out.

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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:21 pm

jreidsma said:


Thanks everyone

I am only 16 years old, so this computer is way beyond me I still love it thought I have no idea how to run anything on it except games.

Singapura... Sorry I had to laugh a bit at your statement Everyone has to feel old every once and a while

I am amazed that a computer this small could be produced at the time it came out.



There were much smaller ones around - The Timex-Sinclair for example...

ningmoss
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:52 pm

abqlewis said:


I never owned a C64, but I would always find them on display in department stores and type something like:

10 PRINT "Some derogatory comment"

20 GOTO 10

... and walk away.

Also, when I see the cassette, I remember (maybe correctly) that the electrical interface to these was basically a 300ish baud modem.  Instead of transmitting the audio over phone lines, they just saved it as audio on a cassette.  If you have one of these computers today, it would be interesting to see if you could replace the cassette player with the modern version, an MP3 player (that also records).  The C64 would convert bits to audio, that the MP3 player receives and converts from the audio back to bits to be stored.  The irony would be deafening.



Indeed you can run from an MP3. I have some of the audio on a CD that I connected to my sinclair 48k

jreidsma
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:18 am

Very cool!

Thanks for the link also

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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:45 pm

There is also the modern equivalent of the Commodors 64. It"s called – er – the Commodore 64x I believe!

See here: http://www.commodoreusa.net/CU.....A_C64.aspx

The website seems a bit out of date in places though – I"m not sure exactly how available it is yet…

jreidsma
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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:42 am

Thanks

I have been checking up on that website for a while now. I found it while looking up my older version. I am not planning on getting the new one though, I think the new one is going to go for over $500 or something.

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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:06 pm

Hi All

I have a number of commodore 64 cassette tapes

How can I Transfer the commodore 64 cassette tapes to CD ?

For archiving.

My main computer is Windows XP.

I do have 2 or 3 commodore 64's
Please remember that I am Dyslexic wen replying

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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:28 pm

Have you looked on Amazon? there are a few devices you could use: for example, HERE

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Re: Commodore 64 :)

Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:49 pm

1531

Disk drive model number.

The C64 wasn"t a bad machine. I had one between the Spectrum and the CPC. Wasn"t a Z80 so lost interest real quick. The only computer you"d end up programming using playing card symbols to get what we would now call specific escape codes.

Ran it up under SDL MESS today too on Fedora
Steve N – binatone mk4->intellivision->zx81->spectrum->cbm64->cpc6128->520stfm->pc->raspi ?

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