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)
    2.3%
  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)
    10.5%
  6. Commodore 64 (The older brown fat model known as the "Breadbin")

    44 vote(s)
    51.2%
  7. Commodore 64C (The newer beige slim model)

    40 vote(s)
    46.5%
  8. Commodore 64GS

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  9. Commodore SX-64

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  10. Commodore Educator 64

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Commodore 16

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  12. Commodore 116 (Cost-reduced version of the C16 sold only in Europe)

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  13. Commodore Plus/4

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  14. Commodore 128

    8 vote(s)
    9.3%
  15. Commodore 128D

    9 vote(s)
    10.5%
  16. Commodore 128DCR (Cost-reduced and bug-corrected version of the C128D)

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  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)
    15.1%
  19. Commodore Emulator - I've never seen/owned real Commodore 8-bit machines, but wish I did!

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  20. Commodore Remake - FPGA or similar modern day implementation

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  21. Commodore Candy - I thought Commodore was a car model...?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. MUTMAN

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    Just watched this

    not sure if this is of any interest here ?
     
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  2. Vanne

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    Thats pretty awesome, but sadly my case already has a little hole cut in it for switching eproms. I do love how he uses the LED to indicate which rom is selected. Pretty awesome I say. :D
     
  3. cyanpixie

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    I do like it - but as the less experienced C64 user - do I really need more than JiffyDOS ROM and the normal C64 ROM? Seems like a lot of effort compared to get an extra few ROMS rather than just buying the pre-made switchless one.
     
  4. MUTMAN

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    Probably not, but Im not the right person to say. I didnt even know there was so many :o
    I just thought it was really clever :)
     
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    Ooh. a new upgrade!.. Squee!!!!. Wunnerful. I'll have to pull it down. Love the idea of REU preloads.

    Callan
     
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  6. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    Haha!

    How good are updates! :D
     
  7. Vanne

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    I am freaking mc-lovin all these updates, and how about all those new game releases.. lol.. makes me wonder WTF we need 5 ghz to use a freakin web browser.. might have a bang around on mine when i get home... :D

    edit: I've been playing through "Portal" by Activision over the last 2 days while on layover in Bologna. Freaking amazing..
     
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  8. Vanne

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    Thinking of picking up a Georam unit, anyone have any experience with those?
     
  9. JSmithDTV

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    I miss these;





    :)


    JSmith
     
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  10. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Looks like R-Type arcade?


    JSmith
     
  12. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Certainly does. Some clear inspiration there.

    Happy to see new C16/C64 development going on. There's a few in the works currently, which is great.
     
  13. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    The 1541 UII+ REU is better. Better compatibility with software outside of GEOS, more configuration options and 16MB.
     
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  14. MUTMAN

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    very bad you tube vid of a 35 yr old easter egg.
    warning - involves vinyl recording of a christian rock band, and quotes from Einstein and Jesus
     
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  15. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    My goodness YouTubers need to know how to get to the point (or set jump markers in comments). But otherwise, pretty fascinating.

    My favourite recent audio-encoded-data thing recently was the Nintendo DS version of Bangai-O that enabled custom levels to be shared by audio encoding. Quite a few videos up on YouTube where you can load a level by holding your Nintendo DS up to your speaker from your PC or phone to decode the audio!
     
  16. flu!d

    flu!d Never perfect, always genuine

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    How anyone would have successfully transferred that from LP to cassette in the day at a recording level that would reliably work on a C64 is anyone's guess. Pretty cool though, even if it is a little God loving. ;)
     
  17. MUTMAN

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    from a time when easter eggs were few and far between. no loot boxes here.
     
  18. DonutKing

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    The effort to reward ratio is pretty far off on this one...
     
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  19. Phido

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    I totally agree, but the Georam stuff is fairly cheap. Does anything other than georam commonly use RAM expansion on the C64?
    The 1541II+ is pretty awesome though. I wish I had gone for that directly instead of a SD2IEC drive first.
    https://ultimate64.com/U2P_Cartridge_Black

    Anyone tempted to build a "new" C64 with the ultimate 64 motherboard and a c64fullsize ? Looks like No one is selling the C64 cases seperately anymore..
     
  20. MUTMAN

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    once upon a time, the 'hunt' was why we participated in the thrill of being in the game.
    to find more eggs than your sibling was the best reward, not the eggs

    /takes onion off belt
     
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