• Re: Commodore

    From Nuke@80:774/106 to multiplemiggs on Sun Feb 28 15:11:53 2021
    What was your first commodore computer? Mine was only the C64 and to honest I never used it much. Great computer though.
    Same here. My first computer was a C64. I got mine from a recycling
    center for free in 1995 complete with disks, power supply, and a 1541 II Then there was the mystery on how to run it. No one I asked in my area

    I got my C64 ~ 1983 when I was 16. I had saved up the money working at a grocery store at $3.50 an hour, so it took some time... I got it and I was
    lost too. I had the casette loader at the time, so the system was painfully slow with programs. I didnt have a modem yet and had no idea of that sort of capability of being able to connect to the other computers. I was scouring Compute! magazine each month and using their programs they would print in the back of the magazine. Of course, it was all compiled stuff so you were
    putting in values into memory locations (255, 128, 063, 063, 000, 000... etc) but it got me started.

    Once I learned about the VicModem, the world really changed. I hooked up with Westwood BBS (my first one I visited), learned of a local c64 group that met weekly at a nearby pizza restaraunt in one of their back rooms to scour
    warez, got my hands on a 1541 drive and the my path was started.

    The BBS scene was the key... the information sharing for the C64 scene via
    the BBS really helped me become intimately familiar with it. I eventually
    went to C128 w/ RAM expansion and the 1581 drives. It was fabulous and a huge part of my upbringing.

    The mind boggling thing is how we were just smitten by the ability to load up
    a demo of Led Zepplin that was a horrible reproduction compared to today's
    MPE and WAV standards, took about 5-7 minutes to load off 1541, and played
    for 30 seconds. But I guess what do you want from a 64K computer which, on
    top of that, only allowed 38K of basic room?
    ~Nuke

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  • From Darkman Almighty@80:774/106 to multiplemiggs on Sun Feb 28 20:56:22 2021
    What was your first commodore computer? Mine was only the C64 and to honest I never used it much. Great computer though.
    Same here. My first computer was a C64. I got mine from a recycling
    center for free in 1995 complete with disks, power supply, and a 1541 II disk drive.
    Then there was the mystery on how to run it. No one I asked in my area knew how to run it. It was before the time I was on the internet so
    there was a lot of trial and error. Then one of the disks said LOAD"PROGRAM NAME",8 and I was all set.

    Wow, thats pretty cool.. 1995, never too old to start learning a piece of history. It's good you acquired it working. The machine is not dead by any stretch and enthusiasts are still making add ons for it too.

    I first got my C64 back in 1983.. tape drive for like 2weeks then it got returned for a 1541 drive. Spent sometime learning to program on it..later
    met up with friends and traded games but the real fun wasn't until 1987 with the use of a 1200bps modem.. and my mind was blown. BBS world for years.. meeting and chatting with others who had the same machine. Leeching software and posting messages.. some good times with that C64 I tell you. Oh. and I
    also used it for homework assignments when I decided to them LOL.

    =-./)arkman /\lmighty.-=

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  • From Don Rolo@80:774/99 to multiplemiggs on Tue Mar 2 11:58:29 2021
    8K. After all these years the C64 is still going strong.

    YES sir! I bought some time ago a C64 mini and still enjoy playing jewels
    like "Law of the West", "PSi 5 Trading Co.", "Street Rod" and so...

    Love the C64. And using it with a 1541 floddy disk drive was heaven!

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