Posted by Commodore Computer Club on March 31, 2014 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014 from 6:00 pm PST until 12:00 am PST.

This meeting will be the Commodore Computer Club’s 4 year anniversary. Yep, the C64 Club’s 4th birthday! How time flies. Speaking of birthdays, we’ll have cake at the meeting :)

Club members, friends, guests and retro enthusiasts from the PDX and surrounding areas typically show up between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm PST.

Our “first Friday of the month” meetings take place at Pied Piper Pizza located in Vancouver, WA which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon:

Pied Piper Pizza - Commodore Computer Club

Pied Piper Pizza – 12300 NE Fourth Plain Rd. – Vancouver, WA 98682 – Get directions

Once inside Pied Piper Pizza, head straight back past the dart boards to the private banquet room #4. Look for Commodore computers. If you can’t find it, ask someone at the counter.

What You Can Expect To See, Hear and Enjoy:

The following hardware and software will be available to enjoy at the April 4, 2014 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100′s of games, demos and programs
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges
  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)

Of course there is always more hardware, software and gaming fun brought to the meetings by our members and guests that we don’t have listed, so come and be surprised!

Bring your Family and Friends:

As always it’s perfectly fine to bring your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or kids with you to the upcoming meeting. All are welcome. The more the merrier!

Presentations, Demos, Member Showcase, Etc:

As for presentations, we do plan on having a few PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club member presentations which also include showcasing some cool software and hardware.

We always plenty of room, tables and electrical outlets, so if you have anything (game consoles, rare retro items, etc.) to show off or enjoy with other members, please feel free to bring it along.

Retro Gaming And Computer Marketplace – Buy, Sell, Trade or Give it away for free:

For those who frequent the meetings know, there are always good finds to be had at our buy, sell, trade and free tables, so remember to bring any Commodore, other 8-bit computer or gaming console items you want to sell, trade or give away.

Need more information?

To find out more about our meetings, get directions, etc, please check out the Commodore Computer Club meetings page.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting on Friday April 4, 2014. Come to learn, come to share.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on March 14, 2014 in Pictures

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter π) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi Day - Commodore Computer Club

Pi Day has been observed in many ways, including eating pie, throwing pies and discussing the significance of the number π. Some schools hold competitions as to which student can recall Pi to the highest number of decimal places.

Since today is March 14, 2014 the Commodore Computer Club would like to wish you a Happy Pi Day. Ok, now go enjoy a slice of apple pie… mmm pie…

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on March 13, 2014 in Meetings

Due to an extremely busy personal and work schedule, the March 7, 2014 Commodore Computer Meeting recap and photos will be posted soon.

At some point this blog post will be updated with the meeting pictures and recap, so please keep checking back.

For now feel free to check out close to 4 years of previous recaps and photos to get an idea of what to expect at an upcoming Commodore Computer Club meeting.

We will however still have our upcoming first Friday of the month C64 Club meeting April 4, 2014 – same bat time, same bat channel.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on March 1, 2014 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:00 pm PST until 12:00 am PST.

Club members, friends, guests and retro enthusiasts from the PDX and surrounding areas typically show up between 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm PST.

Our “first Friday of the month” meetings take place at Pied Piper Pizza located in Vancouver, WA which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon:

Pied Piper Pizza - Commodore Computer Club

Pied Piper Pizza – 12300 NE Fourth Plain Rd. – Vancouver, WA 98682 – Get directions

Once inside Pied Piper Pizza, head straight back past the dart boards to the private banquet room #4. Look for Commodore computers. If you can’t find it, ask someone at the counter.

What You Can Expect To See, Hear and Enjoy:

The following hardware and software will be available to enjoy at the March 7, 2014 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100′s of games, demos and programs
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges
  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)
  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS

Of course there is always more hardware, software and gaming fun brought to the meetings by our members and guests that we don’t have listed, so come and be surprised!

Bring your Family and Friends:

As always it’s perfectly fine to bring your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or kids with you to the upcoming meeting. All are welcome. The more the merrier!

Presentations, Demos, Member Showcase, Etc:

As for presentations, we do plan on having a few PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club member presentations which also include showcasing some cool software and hardware.

We always plenty of room, tables and electrical outlets, so if you have anything (game consoles, rare retro items, etc.) to show off or enjoy with other members, please feel free to bring it along.

Retro Gaming And Computer Marketplace – Buy, Sell, Trade or Give it away for free:

For those who frequent the meetings know, there are always good finds to be had at our buy, sell, trade and free tables, so remember to bring any Commodore, other 8-bit computer or gaming console items you want to sell, trade or give away.

Need more information?

To find out more about our meetings, get directions, etc, please check out the Commodore Computer Club meetings page.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting on Friday March 7, 2014. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on February 23, 2014 in C64, Videos

Can’t get enough of the game Flappy Bird on your cellphone or tablet? Sad that Flappy Bird was pulled off the app store? No worries! Now you can play Flappy Bird on your Commodore 64:

What’s really awesome is you can even play it using your Commodore Flyer internet modem and disk drive emulator. Pretty cool!

For your convenience you can download the .D64 disk image that we created or the original .PRG file below from the Commodore Computer Club website:

Special thanks to coder Dong Nguyen .GEARS for building the original game, and developer Sos who recently ported it to the Commodore C64 computer.

Source: Flappy Bird for C64

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on February 20, 2014 in Videos

Greetings Programs! Commodore Computer Club member Brandon B. (hardware and software designer of Commodore Flyer) from RetroSwitch recently co-wrote a new game for the Apple II computer called Retro Fever. Check it out:

Most if not all of us into the Commodore 64 or other retro computers probably got our start using Apple II’s in school back in the day, so having a new homebrew game for 2014 is pretty cool!

You play as an Apple II enthusiast trying to add to their collection. In other words, you play as you! Objectives include collecting the computers from a recycling center, fixing them in a repair shop, and protecting them from the yellowing effects of the sun! Standing in your way is an evil businessman who only wants the computers to resell on eBay for inflated prices! Other obstacles include reckless drivers, overgrown lab rats, and your angry wife who wants you to sell your “junk”. This game has it all!

Source: Retro Fever

This game is a lot of fun and we’ll have it to play at upcoming Commodore Computer Club meetings when the Apple IIc is available for use.

You can buy the hard copy version of the game which includes Disk + Manual + Ziplock Baggy for $17.00 USD ($22.00 USD if international) and shipping is included.

What’s cool is you can also download a disk image for free for use with Apple II emulators, however the C64 Club does recommend purchasing the floppy version as it helps to support the Apple II community and the development of more homebrew games.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on February 11, 2014 in Meetings

We had a lot of snow for our February 7, 2014 Commodore Computer Club meeting, but a handful of people ventured out and came to hang with us.

Below are some of the pictures showcasing our snow filled Commodore Club meeting including some Pac-Man shaped pizza :)

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Commodore Computer Club C64 PDX

Conrad CGE Adventures - C64 Commodore Computer Club

“Thank you” to everyone from the Pacific Northwest and surrounding area who continue to support and attend our Commodore Computer Club meetings. It’s really appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting of the new year will be March 7, 2014. 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 9, 2014 in C64, Videos

Space Lords is an action-packed C64-party game for 1-4 players. The game principle is based on the classic Atari 2600 game Warlords but the graphics are heavily upgraded and the gameplay action moved into outer space:

You control the game using paddles like on the Atari 2600 or joystick controls are also supported but only allow two player action.

Special thanks to Tommy, a long time C64 Club member for that hat tip on this game. We’ll have it to play at future Commodore Computer Club meetings.

Source: RGCD Space Lords

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