Posted by Commodore Computer Club on July 4, 2017 in C64, Videos

Today is the 4th of July in the USA, the day we celebrate our independence, so the Commodore Computer Club wanted to showcase the Activision Fireworks Celebration Kit:

As good measure we are providing the D64 disk image so you can enjoy it on your real C64. It runs great on the Flyer internet modem and disk drive emulator using real hardware.

The Fireworks Celebration Kit was released in 1985 by Activision. It was programmed by John van Ryzin with music by Stephen Gaboury. You can even control the fireworks with your joystick plugged into port 1 on your Commodore 64.

Happy 4th of July 2017 from the Commodore Computer Club and Users Group!

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on June 15, 2017 in Meetings

Greetings Pacific Northwest Retro and Vintage Computing friends! Here are some of the pictures showcasing our June 2, 2017 Commodore Computer Meeting, enjoy!

Tommy, Jared, Doug and Morgan getting ready for some serious game time at the first Friday of the month C64 Club meeting:

C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

Chad tinkering around with one of the Commodore Amiga 500’s at the meeting:

A500 Amiga 500 - Commodore Computer Club

First game on the play list tonight was Hybris, the vertically scrolling shoot ’em up developed by Cope-Com and published by Discovery Software for the Amiga:

Amiga 500 A500 Hybris Game, 1084 Color Monitor - Commodore Computer Club

Jared playing some games using the Commodore 64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV with hardware designed by Jeri Ellsworth. You can see the SX-64 Executive to the right:

C64DTV, Portable C64 SX-64 Executive - Commodore Computer Club

Doug playing some games on his Amiga 500 and Arden playing his favorite baseball game on the SX-64 Executive computer. You can see a C64C to the right:

Amiga 500, SX-64 Executive, C64C - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore 64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV, SX-64 Executive computer serving up a game of Frogger and Space Taxi on the C64C:

SX-64 Executive C64 64 - Commodore Computer Club

At the monthly C64 Club meetings we are known to do a lot of Commodore 64 motherboard PCB repair and modifications:

C64 Motherboard PCB Repair - Commodore Computer Club

Doug still owns his original Amiga 500 from his college days and loves bringing to the monthly meetings to blow the dust off his baby:

A500 Amiga 500 Gaming - Commodore Computer Club

Jared getting ready to perform some diagnostics on a non working Commodore 64 computer:

C64 Motherboard PCB Repair, Modifications and Hacks - Commodore Computer Club

In this picture if memory serves correctly, Chad is suggesting to Jared he use a bigger hammer on the C64 PCB that’s not playing nice:

C64 PCB Repair and Hacking - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members Doug and Morgan playing some games on the various hardware at the meeting:

C64 Games, EasyFlash 3 Cartridge - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy playing one of his favorite Commodore Amiga games Zany Golf on the A500 computer:

Amiga 500 A500 Zany Golf - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club members enjoying some Pied Piper Pizza while playing games and having fun at the first Friday of the month meeting:

Pied Piper Pizza C64 Club Meeting - Commodore Computer Club

Jared is amazed at this near arcade perfect homebrew port of Donkey Kong Junior for the Commodore 64 that was released back in 2015:

C64 Donkey Kong Junior Jr Homebrew Game - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members, guests and friends having a great time as usual at the first Friday of the month C64 Club meeting:

C64 Friends, Executive SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank You” to everyone from the PDX and surrounding areas who have continued to support and attend the Commodore Computer Club and User Group meetings. It’s really appreciated.

We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on June 12, 2017 in News, Pictures

Yesterday a couple of us from the Commodore Computer Club and Users Group went on a road trip to Kirkland, Washington for a CBM PET and other vintage computer rescue:

Piles Commodore PET Computer Stuff

The picture above shows what the van looked like after loading it up for the trip back to Vancouver, Washington. The end result of the rescue was the following:

  • Commodore PET PCB boards (repair parts)
  • MSD Super Disk SD-2 Dual Floppy Disk Drive
  • CBM Series 2001 (with original factory box and manuals)
  • CBM Model 4016, Model 4032, Model 8032
  • CBM 4040 dual disk drive (5.25″)
  • Tons of floppy disk and cassette tape software
  • Box of IEEE cables
  • A bunch of Commodore manuals and books
  • Tandy 1000 and classic Apple computer “stuff”

Road trip details: 12+ hour day driving 386 miles round trip in a 9′ Uhaul cargo van, a ton of hard labor loading and unloading. The end result? A couple of tired but happy Commodore geeks.

“Thank you” to Don T. of Kirkland, WA for working out a fair deal on this awesome lot of vintage retro computers. The Commodore Computer Club hopes you enjoy your retirement abroad.

If you have anything Commodore related that you would like to sell, trade or donate, please let us know by using our contact form or leaving a comment below.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on May 15, 2017 in Meetings

Greetings Northwest Retro Commodore computing friends! Here are some of the pictures showcasing our May 5, 2017 Commodore Computer Meeting, enjoy!

Executive SX-64, Nintendo NES Classic Edition, C64C - Commodore Computer Club

Executive SX-64, Nintendo NES Classic Edition, 64 C64C - Commodore Computer Club

Amiga 500, Nintendo Switch, SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

Executive SX-64, Nintendo Switch, C64 C64C - Commodore Computer Club

CBM PET 4016, C64 64 Repairs - Commodore Computer Club

Amiga 500, Nintendo Switch, Executive SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

Nintendo Switch, Executive SX-64, NES Classic Edition, C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Nintendo NES Classic Edition, C64, Executive SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

C64 CAD Master Light Pen - Commodore Computer Club

Executive SX-64, Nintendo NES Classic Edition, C64C 64 - Commodore Computer Club

C64 BASIC 64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

C64, Amiga 1000, CBM PET 4016 - Commodore Computer Club

Executive SX-64, Nintendo NES Classic Edition - Commodore Computer Club

Dial-Up BBS 2400 9600 Baud Modem - Commodore Computer Club

Dial-Up BBS 2400 9600 Baud Modem - Commodore Computer Club

Dial-Up BBS 2400 9600 Baud Modem - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank You” to everyone from the PDX and surrounding areas who have continued to support and attend the Commodore Computer Club meetings since April 2010. It’s really appreciated.

We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on April 30, 2017 in Pictures

Achievement Unlocked: Spy Hunter game cartridge for the Commodore 64 computer published by Sega in 1984.

Sega Spy Hunter C64 Game - Commodore Computer Club

Great conversion of the popular arcade game, very authentic and playable. All the features of the arcade, just plug a joystick into the other port to access the weapons though!

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on April 12, 2017 in Pictures

On April 11, 2017 Ground Kontrol in Portland, OR had there private expansion 3.0 soft launch party and a few of us from the Commodore Computer Club were invited to help kick the tires:

Ground Kontrol, Portland, Oregon Expansion 3.0 - PDX Commodore Computer Club

Ground Kontrol, Portland, Oregon Expansion 3.0 - PDX Commodore Computer Club

Ground Kontrol, Portland, Oregon Expansion 3.0 - PDX Commodore Computer Club

Ground Kontrol, Portland, Oregon Expansion 3.0 - PDX Commodore Computer Club

Ground Kontrol, Portland, Oregon Expansion 3.0 - PDX Commodore Computer Club

The PDX is super lucky to have such an amazing barcade in the local area. The new WarGames theme is freaking awesome too!

If you have the means, the next time you’re in Portland, OR and like retro arcade games, check out Ground Kontrol.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on March 15, 2017 in Meetings

Greetings Northwest Retro Commodore computing friends! Here are some of the pictures showcasing our March 3, 2017 Commodore Computer Meeting, enjoy!

C64C playing games on cartridge - Commodore Computer Club

Executive SX-64 and Jupiter Lander C64 Cartridge - Commodore Computer Club

MIDI Music Chiptunes 8-bit - Commodore Computer Club

Buy, Sell, Trade and Free Tables Marketplace - Commodore Computer Club

Playing Games C64 Friends video arcade - Commodore Computer Club

Amiga 1200 A1200 1084S Color Monitor - Commodore Computer Club

Clay Cowgill and C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

Amiga 1000 A1000 - Commodore Computer Club

Qbert Q*bert Mini Arcade Cabinet - Commodore Computer Club

Q*bert Mini Arcade Cabinet Qbert - Commodore Computer Club

C64 SX-64 Video Gaming Fun - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club members socializing - Commodore Computer Club

CBM PET 4016 repair and hacking - Commodore Computer Club

TurboGrafx-16 TG16 Game Time - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Friends playing games - Commodore Computer Club

Clay Cowgill repair work hacking - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Friends Socializing at the meeting - Commodore Computer Club

Playing Cards - Commodore Computer Club

TurboGrafx-16 TG16, SX-64, C64C - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Drawing Tablet - Commodore Computer Club

Clay Cowgill playing games SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

Clay Cowgill - Commodore Computer Club

Clay Cowgill and Morgan playing games - Commodore Computer Club

SX-64 Amiga 1200 A1200 - Commodore Computer Club

PET CBM Repair Modifications - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank You” to everyone from the PDX and surrounding areas who have continued to support and attend the Commodore Computer Club meetings since April 2010. It’s really appreciated.

We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on February 28, 2017 in Pictures

The future is here, playing C64 8-bit SID tunes on the Samsung NUON DVD-N501 thanks to the VM Labs SDK and homebrew capabilities of this specific NUON unit.

Samsung NUON DVD-N501 C64 SID Tunes - Commodore Computer Club

VM Labs with their NUON platform was way ahead of it’s time 17+ years ago. Just imagine what could have been if this technology would have taken hold back in 1999-2000.

There is a small but active group of programmers, engineers and hackers around the world who are working hard to find out what can be done with the VM Labs NUON SDK, including a rotary spinner controller for Tempest 3000 by Jeff Minter.

This C64 music player is just the beginning for Commodore software running on the NUON.

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