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Old January 6th, 2005, 09:36 PM   #1
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Commodore Computers may rise again

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Old January 6th, 2005, 09:46 PM   #2
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Sequels everywhere, even in computers!

I loved my old Commodore 64! I think Ghostbusters was my favorite game. I still remember what a revelation it was to move from games on tape to floppy disks - those were exciting times. And then I remember saving up for ages to buy an Amiga. The color and music was way ahead of its time.
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Old January 6th, 2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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Die Amiga Die!

As a devout Amigahead from 86 to 94, let me say:
Please, stay dead, Commodore.

There have been dozens of these rumours and half-starts over the years, and its just time to put it all behind us.

had a 1000, a beefed 2000, and a crummy 3000,
and did Umatic/toaster work. It was all we had under 100k.
I believed the networking issues would be worked out.
I wore my Amiga TShirt collection with pride.

<shudder>

But no matter how good NewTek was, or Dan Silva,
or Videoscape, CBM did not deserve the users it had.

Commodore does not understand anything but box sales
and has total disinterest in the developer/user community.

btw, I worked at Creative in Redondo - if you ever run into anyone
who was a manager there, pop 'em in the mouth for me.
I'll owe you 20 bucks. ;-)
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Old January 7th, 2005, 11:40 AM   #4
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Man, I'm having Commodore 64 flashbacks. Back then, we had it hooked up to an old TV. Did some of my first writing on the word processor and out onto the old dot matrix printers. Those were the days.

Had a Commodore 128 for a bit too, but all of my fond childhood memories were for the old 64. That and my Intellevision.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 01:35 PM   #5
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Remember the Vic 20? The weakling predecessor of the C64? Nowhere near as good as the big bad C64, which had a staggering 64k of RAM!

10 Print "The Commodore 64 Rocked"
20 Goto 10

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Old January 7th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #6
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Long live the Vic 20! The thing had no hard drive. Remember when magazines used to print pages and pages of code that had to be typed in manually? Then you'd get to the end and find out that you made a typo in the second line. Really dating ourselves here. Let's not forget the Commodore dot matrix printer they came out with too. There weren't enough dots to have a hanging tail on any of the characters so the p, g, and q were all raised a line. It looked so weird!
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Old January 7th, 2005, 03:09 PM   #7
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<<<-- Originally posted by Marco Leavitt : Long live the Vic 20! The thing had no hard drive. Remember when magazines used to print pages and pages of code that had to be typed in manually? Then you'd get to the end and find out that you made a typo in the second line. Really dating ourselves here. Let's not forget the Commodore dot matrix printer they came out with too. There weren't enough dots to have a hanging tail on any of the characters so the p, g, and q were all raised a line. It looked so weird! -->>>



Yeah, I remember - I used to type in some of the games, and then go through line by line to check the mistakes when it wouldn't run the first time. Of course, then you only play the game once or twice before getting bored with it and going back to playing store bought games on their enormous 10 ft. square floppy disks.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 03:13 PM   #8
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I was really jealous of you fancy types with the disk drive! I had one of those cassette drives.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 09:03 PM   #9
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Iwant cassette drives to come back...

And Daisywheel printers.
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Old January 8th, 2005, 03:27 PM   #10
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My favorite C64 Games:

Karteka
Bruce Lee
Spy vs. Spy
Asylum
Diamond Mines
The Forbidden Forrest (awesome game)

and so many others...that I can't even remember them...I do remember those damn 2nd joystick ports would always break.
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Old January 8th, 2005, 03:35 PM   #11
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Don't forget Elite and Impossible Mission!
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Old January 8th, 2005, 04:14 PM   #12
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Glenn, do you mean Karateka?
If so, yeah, I enjoyed that one too.

I've always been fond of Paratrooper, and it's many knock offs.
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Old January 8th, 2005, 04:46 PM   #13
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Yeah, I meant to write Karateka.
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