Posted by Commodore Computer Club on September 14, 2017 in Amiga

The Amiga Boing Ball was created as an example of the machines ability. The demo showed a red and white ball bouncing around the screen and reacting with the environment – it bounced off the walls, spun, while multitasking in the background.

Here is the Boing Ball being showcased on the Commodore Amiga 1000 computer:

Amiga Boing Ball - Dale Luck and Robert J. Mical - Commodore Computer Club

The Boing Ball demo was featured at the 1984 Winter Consumer Electronics Show in January 1984 and written by Dale Luck and Robert J. Mical (R.J.) during a break at the trade show.

In a time when other computers were only just managing color display, the Amiga was displaying smooth animation in full color. Remember, only the Amiga makes it possible.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on August 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Greetings Pacific Northwest Retro and Vintage Computing friends! Here are some of the pictures showcasing our August 4, 2017 Commodore Computer Meeting, enjoy!

C64 Club members Shawn, Chad and Tommy discussing all things Commodore and Amiga related at meeting:

C64 Friends Socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Chad, Scott, Tommy, Sal and George listening to Charlie inventory the giant Commodore donation he’s making to the C64 Club:

Hardware, Software and Books donations - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s Charlie talking about all the stuff he’s donating to the club which included software, manuals and other cool Commodore stuff:

Hardware, Software and Books donations - Commodore Computer Club

Nice gathering of Commodore Computer Club members, friends and guests socializing having a fun time at the monthly meeting:

C64 Friends chatting - Commodore Computer Club

Aaron’s nephew checking out the Commodore Executive SX-64 for the first time in his life:

Executive SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club member Chad giving the thumbs up that his C64 is working again after a quick PCB swap:

C64 Repair - Commodore Computer Club

Sal showing off his blue Kickstarter C64C computer case to Commodore Computer Club members Justin, Jared and Scott. You can see George in the background:

Blue C64C Kickstarter Case - Commodore Computer Club

Here you can actually see Sal’s blue Kickstarter C64C computer case, complete with external speakers to showcase amazing SID music in video games and demos:

Blue C64C Kickstarter Case - Commodore Computer Club

Aaron testing out his latest hacking project, the Nintendo GameBoy Raspberry Pi Zero:

Nintendo GameBoy Raspberry Pi Zero - Commodore Computer Club

Here you can see a highly collectible Commodore 128D (DCR), the Executive SX-64 portable and breadbin C64 at the meeting:

128D DCR, SX-64, Breadbin 64 - Commodore Computer Club

Scott, our newest member to the Commodore Computer Club showing off his C128D (DCR) and his Commodore calculator:

C128D DCR, Calculator - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s a nice photo showcasing Scott’s super clean Commodore 128DCR computer connected up to a 1702 color monitor:

C128 DCR - Commodore Computer Club

It’s not everyday that a Commodore CMD HD-20 hard drive shows up to a C64 Club meeting:

CMD HD-20 Hard Drive - Commodore Computer Club

Checking out the classic C64 game Action Fighter on the breadbin Commodore 64 computer:

Action Fighter C64 Game - Commodore Computer Club

A few Commodore Computer Club members enjoying the brand new outside covered patio attached to our meeting room:

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 August 12, 2017 in News, Pictures

It’s time to showcase this amazing complete in box copy of Atlantis by Imagic for the VIC-20 we scored at an Estate Sale for $5.00 USD.

Atlantis by Imagic VIC-20 - Commodore Computer Club

It’s not everyday that you find a complete in box copy of a Commodore VIC-20 game in the wild, especially in 2017.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on July 14, 2017 in Meetings

Greetings Pacific Northwest Retro and Vintage Computing friends! Here are some of the pictures showcasing our July 7, 2017 Commodore Computer Meeting, enjoy!

C64 Pinball - Commodore Computer Club

SX-64 Executive, C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

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

Amiga 500, Atari 5200, C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Amiga 500 A500 Plus - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Friends Gametime Game Time - Commodore Computer Club

Colecovision Homebrew Games - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Activision Beamrider - 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.

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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!

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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 it 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.

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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.

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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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