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Copyright: Nintendo hat offenbar Super Mario Bros für C64 gestoppt #Nintendo #C64 #Commodore #DMCA #Emulator #SuperMario #Urheberrecht


 

Super Mario Bros. has been released for the Commodore 64


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A look at the almost unknown Commodore 116 by Computerphile.

#Videos #RetroComputing #Commodore #Computers


 
Very interesting. A series of articles (still in progress) about the Commodore Peripheral Bus. Link is to the Overview.
The well-known Serial Bus (aka Serial “IEC” Bus) of the Commodore 64 that connects to disk drives such as the 1541 is just one variant of a whole family of busses and protocols used by the line of 8 bit Commodore machines from the PET to the C65. This is the first article of a multi-part series on the Commodore Peripheral Bus family.

The following figure compares the different protocol stacks. There are three different connectors with their unique byte transfer protocols: IEEE-488, Serial, and TCBM. Fast Serial and JiffyDOS are optimized, but backwards-compatible protocols for existing cables, and CBDOS integrates the drive directly into the computer. The higher level protocols are the same across all Commodore 8 bit machines, including the “KERNAL” operating system APIs.


#RetroComputing #Computers #Commodore #Peripherals #Protocols
Commodore Peripheral Bus: Overview


 
Interesting. A free PDF booklet produced by OldComputr "about the tape recorders used or produced by Commodore for its 8-bit computers".
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Commodore Tape Recorders shows all the cassette drives that were used with the Commodore 8-bit line of computers: from the first one in the PET 2001 case to the model 1530 that many of us used to load games on the Commodore 64. The models are presented in the most probable chronological order, with an image of the device and scans of the manual covers. Known variations and technical specifications are shown for each model.
#RetroComputing #ComputerHistory #Computers #Commodore


 
Just some quick #CSF (Client-Side Filter) thoughts:

Some easier stuff that doesn't require persistent shared storage:

1) Post/comment editing : You can edit a post/comment by starting a comment with the line "EDIT". The CSF uses string matching to determine which post/comment this EDIT should replace. (Matches 5 character substrings; the post/comment with the most matches is replaced.)

2) Comment liking : A like is implemented with a comment that looks like "+1 @ user "quoted ... comment". The quoted comment is the start and end of the comment, limited to 20+20 characters.

3) Ignoring comments : Currently, you still see comments made by ignored users. If I can scrape ignored users from https : // pluspora . com / privacy, then it'll be easy for the #CSF to filter out comments made by those users.

4) Personal Hashtags : A personal hashtag l... show more


 
A new sequel to 8-bit Bruce Lee, and it’s mostly keeping the look and feel of the Atari/C64 classic, rather than updating the graphics (the C64, in particular, could do higher resolutions and more colorful detailed graphics).

https://hothardware.com/news/c64-retro-classic-bruce-lee-gets-free-sequel-and-you-can-play-it-now

#c64 #commodore #atari #retrocomputing #retrogaming #8bit


 
Yesterday I was at an exhibition on Andy Warhol and I found this stuff.
I didn't expect to see a thing like that in a pictures exhibition, but it was fun.

#Commodore #Amiga1000 #AndyWarhol #exhibition #Vittoriano #Rome #retrocomputing
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The Commodore Amiga Was A Computer Ahead Of Its Time

Despite being ahead of its time when it was unveiled in 1985, the Commodore Amiga didn't survive past 1996. The machine, which went up against with the likes of the IBM PC and the Macintosh, offered far superior hardware than its competitors. But it just wasn't enough, as this video from Ahoy's Stuart Brown explains.

While the Amiga had other 16-bit computers beat on technology, it didn't really have anything compelling to do with that hardware... It's colour graphics (yes IBM PC's were green or orange monochrome) and stereo sound meant it played really great games, but it had no serious word processor spreadsheet. Anyone Deluxe Paint - the Photoshop of its day? I remember Defender of the Crown, Gunship, Ports of Call, X-Copy... and the dial-up access bulletin boards.

Watch at

#commodore #amiga #retrocomputing


 


 
Two CPUs in one SuperPET for your #retrocomputing needs!
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(Image from Robert Ferguson's detailed history of the #SuperPET)

The machine - a 64k RAM #6809 daughter board in a #6502-based Commodore PET - was sponsored by University of Waterloo's Computer Systems Group, originally touted to IBM and eventually licensed to #Commodore.

André Fachat explores the insides of the SuperPET here.

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The machine was for university teaching purposes, and had some sophisticated software and an active user group. Mike Naberezny catalogues some of the software here and mentions the copy protection dongle here.

There were some high level languages too: Basic, of course, but also #Fortral, #Pascal, and, always the winner, #APL.

Oh, and if #mos6502+#mc6809 isn't enough for you, there were also two 6502s in the CBM 8050 dual floppy drive.

(Post idea from Thomas Fuchs on mastodon)


 
Visual Defragmenter for the #Commodore #64 in Basic https://nerdcore.de/2018/12/12/visual-defragmenter-for-the-commodore-64-in-basic/
#C64


 
Visual Defragmenter for the #Commodore #C64 in Basic https://nerdcore.de/2018/12/12/visual-defragmenter-for-the-commodore-64-in-basic/
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C64-WLAN-Modem ausprobiert: Mit dem C64 ins Netz #C64 #Commodore #Dropbox #E-Mail #Ergonomie #HuaweiP9 #PC #Test #VoIP #WLAN


 
Commodore CDTV (1991): Als die Zukunft das Commodore-Logo trug #golemretro_ #AgeofEmpires #AmigaOS #BladeRunner #C64 #Command&Conquer #Commodore #DayoftheTentacle #Lüfter #Metroid


 
The TV report has just a glimpse of the #commodore #amiga in question:
https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/1980s-computer-controls-grps-heat-and-ac_20180329064517550/1086705524
The computer is responsible for turning the heat and the air conditioners on and off for 19 school buildings.

"The system controls the start/stop of boilers, the start/stop of fans, pumps, [it]monitors space temperatures, and so on," Hopkins explained.

A Kentwood High School student programmed it when it was installed in the 1980s. Whenever the district has a problem with it, they go back to the original programmer who still lives in the area.

Parts for the computer are difficult to find, Hopkins said. It is on its second mouse and third monitor.

"It's a very un
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The TV report has just a glimpse of the #commodore #amiga in question:
https://www.woodtv.com/news/grand-rapids/1980s-computer-controls-grps-heat-and-ac_20180329064517550/1086705524
The computer is responsible for turning the heat and the air conditioners on and off for 19 school buildings.

"The system controls the start/stop of boilers, the start/stop of fans, pumps, [it]monitors space temperatures, and so on," Hopkins explained.

A Kentwood High School student programmed it when it was installed in the 1980s. Whenever the district has a problem with it, they go back to the original programmer who still lives in the area.

Parts for the computer are difficult to find, Hopkins said. It is on its second mouse and third monitor.

"It's a very un
... show more


 
!Retrocomputing Forum

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New product:

Micromys V5


PS/2 Mouse Interface for Amiga, Atari ST and Commodore 64/128

Micromys V5 is the long-awaited successor to Micromys V4. The new version now supports more computers than ever before: #Amiga, #Atari ST/STe/Falcon, #Commodore VIC-20, #C64 and the Atari 8-bit series. With a total of nine different modes of operation, Micromys V5 is probably the most versatile mouse adapter on the market.

Micromys V5 uses the proven automatic computer recognition of its predecessor without the need for DIP switches. The adapter figures out most computer environments automatically, and choosing a mode of operation is done by holding down one or more mouse buttons during power-up.

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New product:

Micromys V5


PS/2 Mouse Interface for Amiga, Atari ST and Commodore 64/128

Micromys V5 is the long-awaited successor to Micromys V4. The new version now supports more computers than ever before: #Amiga, #Atari ST/STe/Falcon, #Commodore VIC-20, #C64 and the Atari 8-bit series. With a total of nine different modes of operation, Micromys V5 is probably the most versatile mouse adapter on the market.

Micromys V5 uses the proven automatic computer recognition of its predecessor without the need for DIP switches. The adapter figures out most computer environments automatically, and choosing a mode of operation is done by holding down one or more mouse buttons during power-up.

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