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

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by lupin, Nov 8, 2014.

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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. elvis

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    Freaking awesome :thumbup:
     
  3. Vanne

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    Wow, Amazing.. I must be bloody talent-less when I hear music like that.. either that or tone-deaf.. Amazed at what this lady did.. Top Notch!! :D
     
  4. flu!d

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    I enabled the dark theme on my C64...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Lol.. s'funny.. after NB early 30 years I can remember that poke like it's yesterday. ;)
     
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    flu!d KDE Neon 5.16

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    It just came to me all of a sudden! I'd forgotten those addresses for years and suddenly I just remembered them.
     
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    Awesome!!! Not that the plumber brothers do anything for me, but great to see this released. ;)

    Edit: and I just learned that the NES is 70% faster than the c64.. wow
     
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    Just tried it out here on real hardware and it's pretty amazing - there's the occasional slowdown and I find having to use 'up' for jump to be awkward, but it's totally playable and the sound / music is spot on.

    How is this not being shut down though? If the Giana Sisters infringed then this is the crime of the century :lol:
     
  10. elvis

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    Planning to make myself a hacked pad and stick for my C64, and I'll be including a second button mapped to up. :)

    Because it's 2019 now. :)
     
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    LOl just noticed , you've got an Amiga mouse plugged in, what are you using that for? :D

    Nice setup btw..
    Any idea about the differences for the 1084? yours is an S, mine is just the plain old 1084? is the S for Stereo?
     
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    That's my 1351 mouse! I use it for GEOS and The Final Cartridge III, works a treat.

    The only difference between the 1084S and the 1084 is stereo sound, apart from that they're identical. Thanks for the complements.

    Here's a few shots of Super Mario Bros, just released for the C64. Notice the comment about 'No Turbo Available', I wonder if this game can run with the SuperCPU?

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    [​IMG]

    I need a new joystick, mine's worn. I'd prefer some form of game pad, any recommendations anyone?
     
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  13. Vanne

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    Lol ran it last night, on vice CMD CPU supported, but for the little bit I played, noticed no difference.

    Cool little game.

    I can only recommend one stick unless you build your own arcade stick, the Epyx 500xj.

    Thanks for the stereo info. Should be easy enough to hack in. ;)

    Lol I got a final cart 3 a few weeks back, along with the wifi modem, but sadly no actual cart for the FC3.. :/ gotta source one of those.
     
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  14. flu!d

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    I've got an FC3 here, the original I had when I was a kid as well as an Action Replay IV. These days I use the FC3 built into the 1541 Ultimate II+
     
  15. Vanne

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    Not that I am snooping, but whats that forgotten realms map on your wall? looks very very familiar... :D
     
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    flu!d KDE Neon 5.16

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    Ah...

    ...Just a bit of Zork. ;)
     
  17. elvis

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    Stick = make your own. Small project box from Jaycar with a Sanwa stick, all direct wire. Map a second button to "up" for jump.

    This guy sells exactly that for insane prices. Products are great, but not at the price he's asking. Trivial to take these designs and make your own:
    https://www.bxfoundry.com/18-commodore-64

    Pad = Buy a Megadrive/Genesis controller (plenty on AliExpress and eBay new), connect it to this thing:
    https://github.com/SukkoPera/OpenC64MegaDrivePadAdapter

    Gives you two buttons, and optionally you can map "C" to "up" to make jumping in a lot of games not suck.
     
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  18. Vanne

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    I used to have button 2 hooked up to another joystick cable attached to port 2, witch in facts just presses the space bar.. invaluable for games like commando and others where the second button is mapped to the space bar.
     
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    Ohh, I might have to make one of those adapters! Cheers Elvis. The old Tac 2 just isn't as responsive as it used to be, unless I mod it with micro switches.
     
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