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Offline runequester

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So other commodore machines?
« on: April 03, 2011, 05:54:45 PM »
So tell me about your other commodore machines.

Not so interested in what they are, or how many you have. I want to know about what you DO on them. What games did you play recently? Did you code something in basic? What action does your 20's and 64's get? Is the 128 awesome? etc etc


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Offline lsmart

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2011, 05:59:42 PM »
I just got the Commodore LOGO module for my Plus 4. The box has 121 colours which I think I must do something to really show them off one day.

I still love the way Newsroom was creating magazines on my C64 and I am thinking of getting a mps801 from ebay just for that. Strangely VICEs printer emulation won´t produce proper output.
 

Offline Cammy

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2011, 07:11:53 PM »
Over the years I've managed to pick up (for free) a C=64, C=64C, and C=128D (missing a keyboard). I also bought myself a C=64DTV (Direct-TV, the one inside a Competition Pro style joystick) from my local Target store when they were clearing them out, I was lucky to get the last of two units, the other having been opened already (probably returned), but I regret not getting that last one too now. This is the one I play games on, I haven't really had the time to set up the other Commodores permanently to use, but I'd like to eventually. There are plenty of newer games from recent years I'd love to try on them.

Here I am with my C=64DTV, and here I am playing Nebulus with the DTV on my Amiga's monitor (which has selectable RF,AV,S-Video,VGA, Component and HDMI inputs)

I would love to pick up a regular wedge model C=128 some day, and get a keyboard for my 128D. And of course I dream of some day getting one of Jens' awesome Chameleon cartridges so I can easily transfer software onto it to play and take advantage of all the other awesome features it has.

Some day I would love to be on a team that makes some C=64 games. I have ideas for some multi-platform retro games I'd love to make, targetting Commodores and Amigas, and maybe even Atari ST, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis (probably Mega/Sega CD), PC-Engine, Neo Geo CD, and I guess any other viable system where there's a coder willing to make a port.

I don't think it's impossible to make a retro multi-platform game and sell it these days. There seems to be a pretty healthy market for old second-hand games as well as new games for old systems, and other teams have pulled it off. As long as the game is simple enough to work on the lowest-end platform it shouldn't be too hard for a capable coder to reproduce on more powerful systems.

Okay, I'm dreaming a little bit, but I'm being honest about what I think about. I love the Commodore 64 with its quirky palette and amazing sound chip. I can't wait to play Shredz64 on one some day, preferably with one of my guitar controllers.
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Offline ChaosLord

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2011, 07:16:02 PM »
Does the C64dtv allow to copy new games onto it?
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Offline Franko

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 07:21:57 PM »
The old C64 gets fired up around 5 to 8 times a week for a spot of Forbidden Forest, Poster Paster, Super Pipeline and Mr Mephisto mostly... :)

The old VIC 20 maybe 4 or 5 times a month for a few games of Omega Race & Gorf for the most part... :)

Even though I can use a C64 emulator running at full speed on the Amiga it lacks something in the sound quality that only the real SID chip can produce... :)
 

Offline Franko

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 07:28:37 PM »
Quote from: ChaosLord;627330
Does the C64dtv allow to copy new games onto it?


No, but you can do as I have done and place it inside a cheap PC keyboards and add joystick ports etc... and hook it up to an Amiga to allow you to download and play all the old C64 games that you can store on your Amiga's HD... :)

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Offline kedawa

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011, 07:45:07 PM »
I had a VIC-20 for a while, but since I already had an A500 at the time, I only played with it for a coupleof months before passing it along to a friend.
The only non-Amiga C= product I own now is a calculator.
 

Offline kedawa

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 08:04:52 PM »
I had a VIC-20 for a while, but since I already had an A500 at the time, I only played with it for a couple of months before passing it along to a friend.
The only non-Amiga C= product I own now is a calculator.
 

Offline Digiman

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 11:25:50 PM »
I really like my 128D, as well built as my A1000 and just lovely. Use it mostly for programming though. VIC20 and C64 for gaming.

Had a C16 and a +4 but they stopped working. Don't bother with those unless you have the adapter for real joysticks if you want to play games.
 

Offline TheGoose

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2011, 01:54:40 AM »
I have a C64. It's got:

Mssiah cart
uIEC/SD
DUAL SID board
Jiffy DOS (not installed yet)

It sounds great. Should have some time to use it soon.
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Offline runequester

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Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2011, 02:08:02 AM »
Quote from: Digiman;627421
I really like my 128D, as well built as my A1000 and just lovely. Use it mostly for programming though. VIC20 and C64 for gaming.
 
Had a C16 and a +4 but they stopped working. Don't bother with those unless you have the adapter for real joysticks if you want to play games.

I always really liked the look of the 128. Just a nice, sleek design. A friend of mine had one when I was a kid, but we only ever used it in the 64 mode, to run old games.
 

Offline persia

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2011, 02:45:05 AM »
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2011, 04:55:49 AM »
have my original 64 that i still play my all time fav game Archon on occasionally.  Also have a modded 64c with dual SIDS installed and JiffyDOS to use with my MSSIAH cart for messing around with some freaky beats (wish i had more time for that though)
Also have a 128 that I painted Blue as I got it years ago all beautifully yellowed and retrobright etc. was not in existence then:)
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2011, 04:58:13 AM »
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...Even though I can use a C64 emulator running at full speed on the Amiga it lacks something in the sound quality that only the real SID chip can produce... :)

the Catweasel MK4+ will allow you to use dual SIDS on it to solve your problem Franko...awesome product !
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Offline Retro_71

Re: So other commodore machines?
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2011, 08:04:37 AM »
No Vic 20 but the C64 to play some games Forbidden Forest, Times of Lore and space taxi i try to program in basic but i don't get much time until all my Amiga projects get finish.
The C128D is set up (the one that looks like the A500 is in its box) but i don't use that much wish I had the time.
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