- November 29, 2018 at 5:23 am #107555
- November 29, 2018 at 5:27 am #107557
- November 29, 2018 at 9:26 am #107559
- November 29, 2018 at 9:56 am #107563
Mark asks: “How much?”
If you have to ask you can’t afford it.
- November 29, 2018 at 4:15 pm #107574
- November 29, 2018 at 11:44 pm #107580
Did the article say $64 but here is the thing I hate and that is the keyboard actually does not work. Its cool that they have USB ports on it but I am sure they could have found a way to make that keyboard actually function.
In my younger years I had a C64, modified 1541 disk drive with that cable that I pluged into the serial port of the computer and ran a program called 21 second backup and could copy any piece of software made for the C64. I had tons of pre cracked games too by the group Eaglesoft.
Two other copy (crack) programs I had was Super Snapshot which would plug in to the cartridge port and you would load your copy-protected game and as soon as it ran hit the red button. Now it saved a image of the game and then you simply save it to disk bypassing all copy protection.
There was a group that started to experiment with digitally recording audio on it but just 3 seconds of a song took 664 blocks (yes they called them blocks back then) and we thought we were onto something.
The 1581 mini disk drive was 1 MB back then and we thought we mastered a mile stone back then. The OS was built into the computer and super easy to use. Actually if Commodoe was still in business they would have given Microsoft a run for their money.
- November 30, 2018 at 2:20 am #107581
Not that long ago Commodore 64 was back in business. A group was manufacturing NEW Commodore 64 machines that would run the original system as well as a modern system. They actually went into production and sold new Commodore 64’s. I wish I could remember all the details. This was several years ago and I just couldn’t convince myself that the cost to buy one was worth it mainly just for the nostalgia. There’s an old article about it here:
I did follow them for quite some time seriously thinking about buying one just for the fun of it, but never managed to talk myself into it. That group still exists today, I follow them on Facebook but they ceased production. Clearly what seems like a good and fun idea doesn’t always translate into the $$ to support it!
- November 30, 2018 at 9:07 am #107586
I have two Commodore 64 computers and four Amiga computers which haven’t been used in over 10 years so they might have forgotten how to turn on.
Eventually I’ll list it all on eBay, but not until I figure out how to save some files on Amiga disks.
If memory serves I think there are some Commodore files on the Wayback Machine and there are several Amiga websites with what appear to be holdovers who still use Amigas.
- December 1, 2018 at 9:59 pm #107612
“The Commodore 2018….it’s what’s happening!!” – An (imagined) ad
- December 4, 2018 at 1:36 pm #107648
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