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Old 09-03-2015, 09:41 PM
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Picked yp a commofore 64c

Traded a guy today locally for a old radio I had kicking around for a commodore 64c complete with monitor ,disk drive 4 controllers 6 game cartridges plus a shit load of disks with everything from games to programs.going to have some fun
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:50 PM
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64c? Was that the later version that had a white plastic case that looked like a 128?
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:56 PM
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:56 AM
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Old 09-04-2015, 05:44 PM
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Nice ! Commodore computers were pretty dam good in those days !

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Old 09-04-2015, 08:20 PM
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Very nice!

I wish that I still had mine, but health and life issues forced a major downsizing.

To start I had dual disk drives, two printers and various accessories including a 300 baud modem that I used to check into some of the local bulletin boards.

How many here remember GEOS for the Commodore 64?

At that time there were a number of interfaces for the Commodore that were aimed specifically at amateur radio operators such as Morse code (CW), RTTY and the really modern digital Packet Radio (using devices called TNCs-Tiny Node Controllers).

And there were interfaces that could control your amateur radio rig and even your antenna rotator. At one time I used a Commodore to control one of my repeaters.

Again, congratulations on your find. I am sure you will have some fun with it.
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:48 AM
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I still run GEOS 2.0 on my 64's and 128.
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:59 AM
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Old computers do NOT really interest me. You can't DO anything with them...and unless it is a REAL old one like an altair...---to ME...there is NO "sex appeal" to a 1980's or so computer..

Now..a small MAINFRAME...that could be made to WORK...might be appealing...if I had the ROOM for it.
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:11 AM
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I love my Commodore 64 (I also have a white one)
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:52 PM
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That joystick is the best Atari 2600 compatible stick I've tried. I have a pair for my 2600, and almost never use the factory ones.

I could have had a rig like that if I collected computers....Skycraft surplus in Orlando had a commodor monitor some years back, and there is an Anti-Q shop in TN that has the rest of one.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:25 AM
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I dunno... I like the original atari joysticks,they work fine on C64
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:30 AM
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That joystick is the best Atari 2600 compatible stick I've tried. I have a pair for my 2600, and almost never use the factory ones.
As soon as I saw your post, I looked at the picture... Yes. "Your stick-o won't go whacko, when it's a Wico!"

Yes, Wico really had TV commercials for their joysticks. That is how the 1980s were.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:11 AM
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I've had one of those sticks open and they are built like arcade machines (read tanks), and the feel of playing with one is closer to arcade joysticks than any console controller I've ever laid hands on.....Play them for a few minutes and they will make going back to the factory Atari 2600 controllers feel like a sad joke.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:44 AM
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Old computers do NOT really interest me. You can't DO anything with them...
Uh yes you can... if you really know what you're doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZIzK9bCI9Q

(This is a demo produced for the VIC 20, the precursor to the Commodore 64)
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:45 AM
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When I had the space, I used to hoard old computers. It's mostly nostalgia for me. 80s computers were what I started out on.

I still have a couple TRS-80 Color Computers, a couple C64s, an Amiga and some other random stuff lying around that I haven't got around to selling yet, lol.
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