Posted by Commodore Computer Club on December 1, 2016 in C64

With Christmas just around the corner, the Commodore Computer Club wanted to showcase a few holiday C64 themed sprite graphics and 8-bit SID music demos.

All these demos can be loaded using a real C64 computer with a 1541 disk drive, you can load them off the internet using your Commodore Flyer and/or directly from the Flyer on-board storage, an EasyFlash 3 cartridge or even with an emulator on a modern day computer.

SX-64 Christmas Demo (1982):

C64 SX-64 Christmas Demo - Commodore Computer Club

Jingle Disk (1985):

C64 Christmas Jingle Disk Demos - Commodore Computer Club

Twisted Christmas 88 (1988):

C64 Twisted Christmas 88 Demos - Commodore Computer Club

Twisted Christmas II (1989):

C64 Twisted Christmas II Demos - Commodore Computer Club

John Henry Christmas Carols (1984):

C64 John Henry Christmas Carols Demos - Commodore Computer Club

Waveform Christmas Hits’ (1984):

C64 Waveform Christmas Hits Demo - Commodore Computer Club

For those who are interested, you can download a zip file that contains all the .D64 disk images for everything we’ve showcased.

The Commodore Computer Club and Northwest retro computing club hope that everyone has a safe and fun Christmas Holiday.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on November 15, 2016 in Meetings

Greetings Northwest Retro Commodore computing friends! Here are some of the highlights from our November 4, 2016 Commodore Computer Meeting:

  • Programmer’s Reference Guide “Using Graphic Characters In Data Statements”
  • CP/M cartridge Commodore SX-64 Computer Presentation
  • Tinker Time with a CBM PET Model 4016
  • Commodore 64 Club Marketplace with Buy, Sell, Trade and Free Tables
  • Atari Lynx II handheld game collection showcase

Below are pictures showcasing some of the retro hardware and consoles at the recent C64 Club meeting, enjoy!

George testing out his complete in box CP/M cartridge on his Commodore SX-64 computer. You can see Chad in the background setting up his Amiga A1200:

C64 CP/M Cartridge - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy playing some Crazy Taxi on the Sega Dreamcast while Morgan researches some Commodore SX-64 information on his Apple iPhone:

SX-64, Sega Dreamcast, C64C - Commodore Computer Club

Checking out the C64 Programmer’s Reference Guide “Using Graphic Characters In Data Statements” to create Sprite graphics on the Commodore 64:

C64 Programmer's Reference Guide - Commodore Computer Club

Attention C64 Friends, it’s “Tinker Time” AKA “Hacking Time” for the CBM PET 4016 at the recent Commodore Computer Club meeting:

CBM PET Model 4016 - Commodore Computer Club

Taking a PEEK (maybe a POKE) to see what’s under the hood of a recently acquired CBM PET Model 4016 Commodore computer:

Commodore CBM PET 4016 - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club members playing some Zone Ranger on the Commodore 64c and Crazy Taxi on the Sega Dreamcast video game console:

Morgan, Tommy, SX-64, Sega Dreamcast - Commodore Computer Club

Old School C64 Club member Jesse made a rockstar appearance at the meeting as seen here waving “hello” to everyone on the Interwebs while enjoying a taco salad:

C64 Friends Jesse, Doug - Commodore Computer Club

Here we have Commodore Computer Club members Tommy and Chad enjoying the original “Breadbin” C64 and Amiga 1200 computer:

Breadbin C64, Amiga 1200 A1200 - Commodore Computer Club

George loaded up the SX-64 Christmas Demo that comes on the 1541 Test Demo Floppy Disk. He used the EPYX FastLoad cartridge to speed up the disk load time:

EPYX FastLoad SX-64 Chrismas Demo - Commodore Computer Club

Later in the evening during “Tinker Time” we broke out the Digital Multimeter to see what sort of power supply Voltages we were getting on the CBM PET Model 4016 Computer:

CBM PET 4016 Multimeter - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s C64 Club member Doug showcasing his his Atari Lynx II game collection while various members and friends look on at the retro goodness:

Atari Lynx II Game Collection - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy and Ian enjoying a game of Space Taxi on the Commodore 64 computer being served up by the EasyFlash 3 cartridge:

C64 Space Taxi EasyFlash 3 Game - Commodore Computer Club

Chad showing George some pretty cool tricks on his Commodore 64 computer. You can see the KoalaPad and A1200 on the table too:

George, Chad, C64, Amiga A1200 - Commodore Computer Club

Heh, Tommy being Tommy while Ian looks over his shoulder while showcasing the Partridge Family Board Game. Who knew there was a Partridge Family Board Game anyway?!

Partridge Family Board Game - 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 2010. 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 November 5, 2016 in Pictures

Trojan CAD-Master Light Pen for the Commodore 64 computer. With this C64 accessory you can discover the exciting world of creating your own graphics on screen:

C64 CAD-Master Light Pen - Commodore Computer Club

The Commodore 64 computer had some pretty cool accessories back in the day which were way ahead of their time!

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on October 21, 2016 in Games

With Halloween just around the corner, the Commodore Computer Club and Northwest retro computing club wanted to showcase some spooky Halloween C64 themed classic games:

Ghostbusters (1984) by Activision (programmed by David Crane):

C64 Halloween Games - Commodore Computer Club

Ghosts ‘n Goblins (1986) by Elite:

C64 Halloween Games - Commodore Computer Club

Chiller (1985) by Mastertronic:

C64 Halloween Games - Commodore Computer Club

Forbidden Forest (1983) by Cosmi:

C64 Halloween Games - Commodore Computer Club

Freak Factory (1986) by Firebird:

C64 Halloween Games - Commodore Computer Club

Bone Cruncher (1987) by Superior Software:

C64 Halloween Games - Commodore Computer Club

Night Breed (1990) by Ocean:

C64 Halloween Games - Commodore Computer Club

All these games can be loaded using a real C64 computer with a 1541 disk drive, you can load them off the internet using your Commodore Flyer and/or directly from the Flyer on-board storage, an EasyFlash 3 cartridge or even with an emulator on a modern day computer. Pretty cool!

The Commodore Computer Club and Northwest retro computing club hope that everyone has a safe and fun Halloween.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on October 15, 2016 in Pictures

The future is here: AmigaOS playing a MP3 while Web browsing over WiFi on an A600 with the KIPPER Vampire II FPGA Hardware Accelerator card:

Amiga 600 KIPPER Viper II FPGA Board - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club member Aaron installed the KIPPER Vampire II card into his Amiga 600 computer at the recent C64 Club meeting. Pretty cool!

The Apollo Core / Apollo Accelerator Vampire II HW Accelerator built and sold by KIPPER has the following features:

  • 128 MB Fastmem RAM
  • Digital video output
  • SD card for HDD storage
  • 64-bit core, full 32-bit compatibility
  • Directly update core from the Amiga without need for external programmer
  • FPU and 16-bit Audio is planned for future updates

The A600 Vampire II will sit on top of your original CPU and take full control of your Amiga. Such an awesome piece of kit!

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on October 14, 2016 in Meetings

Greetings Northwest retro Commodore computing friends! Here are some of the highlights from our October 7, 2016 Commodore Computer Meeting:

Below are pictures showcasing some of the retro hardware and consoles at the recent C64 Club meeting, enjoy!

The always popular Commodore SX-64 Executive computer, Nintendo NES Top Loader with HDMI video modifcation and a Commodore 64c with JiffyDOS installed:

SX-64, Nintendo NES Top Loader, C64 C64C - Commodore Computer Club

We always start the meeting off with some tasty Pied Piper Pizza, fried chicken and all sorts of other awesome food from the all you can eat dinner buffet:

Pied Piper Pizza Vancouver, WA - Commodore Computer Club

Michael, Ryan, Justin and Jaycob playing the games Nintendo Mario Bros and Space Taxi (C64) on the Commodore 64 using the EasyFlash 3 cartridge:

Michael with kids playing C64 games - Commodore Computer Club

Showcasing an unreleased 1989 Commodore 64 prototype game on the SX-64. This RAD game has never been released, however that’s going to change in the near future :)

SX-64, 1989 RAD Prototype Game, NES cartridges - Commodore Computer Club

Chad playing the arcade perfect Donkey Kong Junior C64 Homebrew Game Port:

Donkey Kong Junior Homebrew C64 Game - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club member Doug playing some Forza 6 (hehe) on his Colecovision video game console, complete with the steering wheel setup:

Doug with Colecovision Video Game Console - Commodore Computer Club

Check out all the awesome Buy, Sell, Trade and Free items representing C64, Vic-20, Books, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox 360 and so much more:

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

C64 Club friends, members and guests playing games and having a fun time at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

C64 Friends playing games - Commodore Computer Club

George playing with his recently fixed Commodore SX-64 computer and Flyer Internet Modem. He’s playing the game Jupiter Lander. George likes anything to do with rockets:

George, SX-64, Flyer Internet Modem - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members Paul and Marcus playing some homebrew games on the Vectrex. Also seen in the picture are Paul’s Atari Lynx II game cartridges:

Paul, Marcus, Vectrex, Lynx II Games - Commodore Computer Club

Justin, Ryan and Jaycob, our youngest C64 Club members playing games and having a great time at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

SX-64, Kids playing games - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club member Aaron getting ready to install his KIPPER Viper II FPGA board into his Amiga 600 computer:

Aaron Amiga 600 KIPPER Viper II FPGA Board - Commodore Computer Club

Getting ready for the C64 MSSIAH Cartridge, MIDI Hardware and SID Software Presentation. Press any key to continue (hehe):

MSSIAH Midi SID Software - Commodore Computer Club

Chad checking out the C64 MSSIAH Cartridge MIDI Hardware and SID Software Presentation:

MSSIAH Midi SID Software - Commodore Computer Club

Justin is having a fun time playing with the Nintendo Virtual Boy that was on hand at the meeting thanks to C64 Club member Marcus:

Nintendo Virtual Boy VirtualBox In Box - Commodore Computer Club

Michael playing some Mike Tyson’s Punch Out! on the Nintendo Top Loader game console. You can see Justin smiling in the background near the Commodore 64c computer:

Mike Tyson's Punch Out! Nintendo NES Game - Commodore Computer Club

There is always tasty food, great friends and good times to be had at the Commodore Computer Club and Northwest retro computing meetings:

Colecovision, SX-64, Amiga 1200 - Commodore Computer Club

George and Chad chatting about all the things you can do with a SX-64 and Amiga 1200. Aaron can been seen in the background working on his KIPPER II FPGA mod for his Amiga 600:

George SX-64, Chad Amiga 1200 - Commodore Computer Club

Success! Aaron got his KIPPER Vampire II FPGA Hardware Accelerator installed and working in his Amiga 600 HD:

Aaron's Amiga 600 KIPPER Viper II FPGA - Commodore Computer Club

Marcus says “Thumbs up for the Commodore Computer Club” with C64 Club members Chad, Paul, Doug, George and Michael:

Chad, Marcus, Paul, George C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

Ryan and Michael playing Frogger on the C64 computer thanks to the EasyFlash 3 cartridge:

Ryan and Michael C64 Frogger Game - Commodore Computer Club

Chad giving his minty fresh Commodore Amiga 1200 computer a work out at the meeting:

Amiga 1200 Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

One of our youngest Commodore Computer Club members Jaycob playing Dig Dug on the C64 computer. Real games only need one button:

Jaycob playing Dig Dug C64 Game - Commodore Computer Club

Morgan playing with his Vectrex and recent pick up: a fully loaded Vectrex multi cartridge with all the classic games ready to go:

Morgan's Vectrex with Multi Cartridge - 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 over the past 6+ years. 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 September 24, 2016 in C64

Commodore 64, 1702 color monitor and 1541 disk drive originally purchased in 1983 and still working in 2016. The best part? It’s used on a daily basis… awesome!

C64, 1702 Monitor, 1541 Disk Drive - Commodore Computer Club

On top of the monitor is a LED lamp that was purchased at ThinkGeek.com a few years ago and sadly is no longer available.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on September 3, 2016 in Meetings

Hello and Greetings Northwest retro Commodore computing friends! Here are some of the highlights from our September 2, 2016 Commodore Computer Meeting:

  • C64DTV designed by Jeri Ellsworth C64 project box
  • IMSAI 8080 microcomputer from the 1970’s
  • Magavox Odyssey 2 game console collection
  • Samsung N501 NUON Tempest 3000 DVD game
  • Pac-Man wrist watch from the 1980’s

Here is some of the retro video game and computer hardware at the C64 Club meeting: NUON Samsung N501, Sega Master System, Namco Plug-n-Play and Commodore 64:

NUON Samsung N501 N401, Sega Master System, C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Is it a DVD player, or a video game console? It’s both! Here’s the game Tempest 3000 playing on Paul’s Samsung N501 NUON. Nice NUON t-shirt Paul heheh…

Samsung n401 n501 NUON Console - Commodore Computer Club

The future begins yesterday, NUON is here at the Commodore Computer Club meeting along with Tempest 3000:

Tempest 3000 NUON Console - Commodore Computer Club

Here are two new members into the Commodore Computer Club that came down from Kelso, WA to hang out and play games on the Commodore 64 computers:

Friends socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Another picture showcasing the Sega Master System, Namco Plug-n-Play and JiffyDOS powered Commodore 64 computer system:

C64, Sega Master System - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club members Kevin Savetz and Paul doing some floppy disk drive repairs at the meeting. George watches while enjoying a cool refreshing drink from Pied Piper Pizza:

Atari Disk Drive Hacking and Repair - Commodore Computer Club

Always a hit at the Commodore Computer Club meetings, the Activision classic game H.E.R.O. (HERO) for the C64 on cartridge:

Activision HERO H.E.R.O. C64 Game - Commodore Computer Club

Christopher showcasing his modded C64DTV designed by Jeri Ellsworth Commodore 64 project box up and running on a big color TV. Pretty cool!

Jeri Ellsworth C64 DTV Project Box - Commodore Computer Club

There was a lot of retro goodness on the Commodore Computer Club’s buy, sell, trade and free marketplace tables:

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

Video gaming and sound programming books for the Commodore 64 and VIC-20 computers scored from the C64 Club marketplace tables:

C64 and VIC-20 Programming Books - Commodore Computer Club

Doug brought his Magavox Odyssey 2 game console collection to the Commodore Computer Club meeting. It was a huge hit for sure!

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Commodore Computer Club

It’s not everyday you see a IMSAI 8080 microcomputer from the 1970’s. The IMSAI 8080 computer was featured in the 1983 movie WarGames:

IMSAI 8080 Microcomputer WarGames - Commodore Computer Club

After the rain stopped, the sky cleared up a little showcasing these amazing clouds outside at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

Commodore Computer Club

We had a Atari Lynx Checkered Flag ComLynx battle royal with multiple Atari Lynx II color handhelds between Aaron, Mike, Doug and Paul. So much fun!

Atari Lynx II color handhelds - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members relaxing and socializing at the meeting:

Retro Tinkering and Hacking - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members Kevin, Aaron and George doing a little floppy disk archiving to keep these awesome programs alive for many years into the future:

Floppy Disk Archiving - Commodore Computer Club

Aaron quickly grabs the Nintendo NES Zapper yelling “Back off! These Commodore Computer Club buy, sell, free and trade deals are mine!” hehe…

Aaron Cowdog360 - Commodore Computer Club

Kevin Savetz and Paul having some fun during tinker time at the Commodore Computer Club:

Tinker Time with Kevin Savetz and Paul - Commodore Computer Club

“Don’t copy that floppy!” C64 Club members looking through a huge collection of floppy disk software getting ready to play some games on the Commodore 64c computer:

C64C Box of Floppy Disks - Commodore Computer Club

Check out this awesome Pac-Man wrist watch from the 1980’s. Doug has owned this since he was a little kid and recently put in fresh batteries. Yep, still works like new!

Vintage Pac-Man Wrist Watch - Commodore Computer Club

George playing a game of Jupiter Lander, a Lunar Lander clone game at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

C64 Jupiter Lander Lunar Lander - Commodore Computer Club

Christopher and Paul playing the game Ballistic on the Samsung NUON DVD video game console with graphics that compare to the SEGA Dreamcast or Sony PlayStation 1:

Ballistic NUON Game DVD - Commodore Computer Club

Paul giving some technical advice to Kevin Savetz on how to clean up the video signal on the Atari 800XL computer:

Atari 800XL 800 XL - 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 over the past 6+ years. It’s really appreciated.

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