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Windows 7: Commodore 64 30 years this week

04 Jan 2012   #11
Katsumoto

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

C64 had the best flight Sims. Loved Airborne Ranger and trailblazer, too. Wonderboy (I think that's what its name was,), rocked, too. 'On the Edge is a great round up of the company.

Still have an NOS Amiga500, VIC20, A600, A1200 and an A4000. Beautiful hardware.
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04 Jan 2012   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My dad got me into computers with our VIC-20 and our C64. I remember the days of loading software from the tape drive and then eventually the ole 1541 disk drive. Commands like, Load x ,8,1.
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04 Jan 2012   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i vaguely remember the c64, computers were just emerging in our school as i left Scotland to move to England.
it took until four years ago for me to get around to purchasing a computer for the first time. so embarrassingly my first system was vista,
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04 Jan 2012   #14
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Yepperz, I remember getting to play with one at a friends house. My Dad wouldn't get me one, too expensive and as he put it, "A waste of time & money."
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04 Jan 2012   #15
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 
C64 Games

I remember playing games on the C64 years ago. I liked one where you piloted a spaceship, going through mazes and such. I can't remember the name of the game though does anyone here know?
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04 Jan 2012   #16
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The first computer I used was in June of 1983. It was a KPro with two 5 1/4 inch floppy disks. The guy that demonstrated it said that one day it will become obsolete. I thought that he must be kidding. How could such a thing become obsolete.
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12 Mar 2012   #17
Katanyavich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I've still got mine, an early round-case with 2 disk-drives (runs GEOS)
and 2 tape-drives (if it wouldn't load on one, which was common, you'd
try the other). Also has a 'Freeze Machine' cartridge. Still have all the
accessories too.

Still runs fine, although it is seldom used nowadays.
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12 Mar 2012   #18
w1dpc

windows 7 x64 pro sp1
 
 

i still have my commadore vic-20 which i played ultima 1 on it. learning peeks and pokes and sprites was alot of fun.
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12 Mar 2012   #19
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w1dpc View Post
i still have my commadore vic-20 which i played ultima 1 on it. learning peeks and pokes and sprites was alot of fun.

Heh yeah, the C64 was the lazy man's computer! WAY too many commercial games and software for it.

I started out on a Commodore PET 2008. If you wanted a game, you had to write it yourself! And I did, I wrote DOZENS of games for that computer. Then I moved onto a VIC 20 which was truly mine (The PET was my fathers). The VIC had a small number of games but again, if you wanted anything else you wrote it yourself (Till towards the end when commercial games on tape became more widespread)

Sometimes to get a new game you had to type in 10 pages of code from a magazine!

Then came the C64 and commercial software was in full swing and you didn't have to lift a finger to peek or poke again if you didn't want too... tsk tsk.
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12 Mar 2012   #20
Katanyavich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w1dpc View Post
i still have my commadore vic-20 which i played ultima 1 on it. learning peeks and pokes and sprites was alot of fun.

Heh yeah, the C64 was the lazy man's computer! WAY too many commercial games and software for it.

I started out on a Commodore PET 2008. If you wanted a game, you had to write it yourself! And I did, I wrote DOZENS of games for that computer. Then I moved onto a VIC 20 which was truly mine (The PET was my fathers). The VIC had a small number of games but again, if you wanted anything else you wrote it yourself (Till towards the end when commercial games on tape became more widespread)

Sometimes to get a new game you had to type in 10 pages of code from a magazine!

Then came the C64 and commercial software was in full swing and you didn't have to lift a finger to peek or poke again if you didn't want too... tsk tsk.


That's true, to some extent, but many of us DID code our own stuff.

And yes, I can remember the hours spent typing in program listings from scratch.

Then there was the fun of de-bugging them enough to get them to run......:-)
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