The C64 (and other 8-bit Commodore machines) thread.

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What 8-bit Commodore machines do you have in your collection?

  1. Commodore KIM-1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Commodore PET/CBM

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  3. Commodore CBM-II (B128/B256/128-80/256-80/500/600/610/700)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Commodore MAX

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Commodore VIC-20

    9 vote(s)
    11.5%
  6. Commodore 64 (The older brown fat model known as the "Breadbin")

    40 vote(s)
    51.3%
  7. Commodore 64C (The newer beige slim model)

    37 vote(s)
    47.4%
  8. Commodore 64GS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Commodore SX-64

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  10. Commodore Educator 64

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Commodore 16

    4 vote(s)
    5.1%
  12. Commodore 116 (Cost-reduced version of the C16 sold only in Europe)

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  13. Commodore Plus/4

    5 vote(s)
    6.4%
  14. Commodore 128

    8 vote(s)
    10.3%
  15. Commodore 128D

    8 vote(s)
    10.3%
  16. Commodore 128DCR (Cost-reduced and bug-corrected version of the C128D)

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  17. Commodore Prototype/Unreleased (C65/C900/LCD/Other)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Commodore Emulator - I don't have real Commodore 8-bit machines anymore :(

    13 vote(s)
    16.7%
  19. Commodore Emulator - I've never seen/owned real Commodore 8-bit machines, but wish I did!

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  20. Commodore Remake - FPGA or similar modern day implementation

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  21. Commodore Candy - I thought Commodore was a car model...?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. flu!d

    flu!d Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS

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    Cheers matz. You need to install a rom in both the C64 itself as well as the 1541, unless you have a 1541 UII which comes with the rom for the C64.
     
  2. power

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    yeah i saw this video when he uploaded it and was pretty shocked at his knowledge of some super common 8 bit games.
     
  3. breech

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    C64c rises from the grave
     
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  4. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    RIP Ben Daglish 1966-2018 :upset:

     
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    Loco was my first game for the C64.



    Ben Daglish wrote the music for the game and it's stuck with me forever. I even had it as my ringtone for a while.
     
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    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    Loco was almost as crazy as Suicide Express despite the cutesy looks. Used to play both of them a lot myself!
     
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    I'd never played Suicide Express. Just fired it up in the emulator for a spin. :)

    Loco is the only game my parents still remember the music to, as it was on the TV so much back in the 80's. I also fired it up in the emulator and I now totally suck at it. It's way more difficult for 46 year old me than it was for 13 year old me.
     
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    Black thunder is another version and has Daglish music. I'm sure i've seen a fourth version around.
     
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    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    Daglish managed to chalk up quite a number of tracks in his career. Some notables on the C64 for me:
    • 720°
    • Alternative World Games
    • Auf Wiedersehen Monty (with Rob Hubbard)
    • Blasteroids
    • Cobra
    • Gauntlet and Gauntlet II
    • Loco
    • Pac-Mania
    • Percy the Potty Pigeon
    • Potty Pidgeon (Death tune)
    • Re-Bounder
    • The Last Ninja (with Anthony Lees)
    • Trap
    Trap was such an epic tune when I was a kid - still sounds great today! Never gets old.

     
  10. Vanne

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    Never heard of Trap, was that a demo?
     
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    Great demo. Some themes were taken from Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds but still a genuine classic.

    Callan
     
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    Thx Cal, ill have a listen/watch through.
     
  13. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    That looks brilliant! I love games like this that at first seem simple but turn out to be difficult to be good at.
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    The author describes it as "8 bit survival horror". Gets a bit of an inverse tetris/lumines/boulderdash kind of feel too. Very cool.
     
  16. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    Now this is a cool little project. The creator plans to put a real C64 motherboard into it soon, and provide open source instructions for building your own!

     
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    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    Haha! That's awesome!
     
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    Ive just acquired a European (belgium to be exact) C128D, NFI on which model of the 128D it is, but is being shipped to my place atm. (hopefully it doesn't go missing (like my O2 R10k did)) but i am a bit worried about what happens when i plug it in. Its sold as tested and working perfect, but i know the C64 PSU's were a mine field, are the 128D's the same? I have one of those c64 test carts to test the PSU voltages, does this work on the 128d?

    failing that, and the PSU is iffy, whats the best thing to replace the PSU /inside/ the 128D?

    sadly i don't have (in DXB) a CBM monitor, whats the best way to run video out this thing? S-Video?

    Anything else i should look at before powering this baby on when i get it? The keyboard is complete and in really good nick, supposedly not very yellow at all. NFI what else it comes with.

    [​IMG]

    My other late model C64 has Jiffy Dos installed, but for this id probably look at getting one of those epyx fast load carts. are they compatible?

    BM, i previously saw one or 2 of your posts on Vogons in regards to your C128D repair/mod/fixes, but i can't for the life of me find it again..
     
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  20. HyRax1

    HyRax1 ¡Viva la Resolutión!

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    That looks sweet.

    If you have a voltage regulator handy, slowly ramp up the input voltage on the AC line from nothing to 240v and keep an ear out for anything popping or smelling.

    I sold a couple of old PET external HDD's a couple of years ago, and whilst warned in the listing, the buyer told me afterwards that he plugged one into normal AC and got a big bang and a lot of smoke out of one of the capacitors. He was handy with a soldering iron though and replaced the capacitor in question with a new one successfully.
     

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