Happy 40th birthday Commodore 64!

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  1. CrazY_Milojko

    CrazY_Milojko Ancient Guru

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    Most of us old farts here aren't bothered with how "young" they are until they realize, for most of us oldies here, their very first computer has its 40th birthday anniversary this month!

    Let's pay some respect here on this thread to this incredible little computer. Happy birthday fatty!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64







     
  2. rflair

    rflair Don Coleus Staff Member

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    THE C64, buying the 1541 FD, BBSs, building the collection. (all old fart lingo)
     
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  3. Celcius

    Celcius Master Guru

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    I have both the C-64 and the C-128 here. They both belong to my Dad, but, guess what? He isn't getting them back.

    Each is still working just fine. I just played a few hours of "The Hunt For Red October" from MicroProse on the '64 a few days back. I think it runs as well, and looks and sounds better, than the PC version. (An original PC/XT sits right next to the C-128.)

    I can confirm that the life expectancy of 5-1/4" floppies greatly exceeds that of 3-1/2" floppy disks. I'm certain many of you are relieved to hear that.
     
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  4. A M D BugBear

    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    Thanks alot, really bring back memories.

    The ones we really owned back then were:

    PC-6001 Trek computer:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC-6000_series

    My favorite Computer of all time, even to this day, The Apple II/e:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II

    And some old Epoch Cassette Vision Jr:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassette_Vision

    Never owned Amiga but was really intrigued on how the games looked at that time, awesome times.

    For those who have never heard of the Cassette Vision, here is one game that was probably the best on the system:



    Playlist to Cassette Vision Games:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI9tOLMR2SueXC2c4ZcuIVLnxt0eqrL3-

    A very good game for the PC-6001 Nec Trek, no doubt you all heard of it, none other then Canyon Climber:



    Never really owned an C-64/c-128 but played it years ago with a friend.

    Thanks for for this post, really motivated the heck out of me.

    Old school 4 life.
     
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  5. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    This made me cry! :D

    Don't you just wish you were just as old again when you first got the C64 ?! I sure wish. Great machine, bad joysticks though.

    some of my favourite games:








    Long live the C64
     
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    Dude111 Member Guru

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    I sure love my C64 :)
     
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    Lavcat Master Guru

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    I once had a C64 but I no longer have it. However I still have my C128, including the 1351 mouse and external drive. I always thought it was neat that Commodore would allow one to switch back and forth between different processors within a program.

    For software I have various assemblers and compilers, and a copy of GEOS. The GEOS manual still sits next to me on the bookshelf. Admittedly it is a little dusty.

    Wasteland graphics are much better on the C128 than on the PC. (Though I confess I still have Wasteland installed on my DOS computer, if only because I'm lazy.)

    During a period of unemployment I used the Commodore for leaning C. It got me a job that lasted seventeen years.
     
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    SplashDown Master Guru

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    I had a buddy that got a 128 or was it a Amiga? anyhow we would play Sim City & party all the time with it good times.
     
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    I had a friend with an Amiga. I thought the graphics on the C128 were much better than on her Amiga. On the Amiga even the text was hard to read.

    Though I still have a copy of the Byte Magazine review of the Amiga.
     

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