Posted by Commodore Computer Club on August 2, 2014 in News

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 the Living Computer Museum of Seattle, Washington, will have its first annual Vintage Computer Faire. Scheduled from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the museum:

Living Computer Museum
2245 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98314

The Vintage Computer Faire is a family-friendly, hands-on event. Admission to the Vintage Computer Faire is FREE! The day will be packed with activities for kids of all ages (0-99), telling the amazing story of the computers, from their invention to their integral role in today’s world.

Featured Activities:

  • Decorate your own 3-D printed ‘BIT’ – the official mascot of the Faire
  • Create wearables from computer hardware
  • Explore the Living Computer Museum for free
  • Play retro arcade and computer games
  • Enjoy live musical performances from Seattle’s nerd funk ensemble D20 Brass Band

The Living Computer Museum is a really awesome place and was started by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and a list of other world-class technology pioneers.

As an added bonus the Commodore Computer Club had the opportunity to check it out back on June 25, 2011 years before it was open to the public.

For more information, head over to the official announcement on the Living Computer Museum’s website. If you love retro computers and hardware, please check it out.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on July 29, 2014 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 1, 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 August 1, 2014 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100′s of games, demos and programs
  • C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth)
  • Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000 computers
  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • C64 EasyFlash 3 and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges
  • Vintage Apple IIgs with Color Monitor and with games to play

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 August 1, 2014. Come to learn, come to share.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on July 15, 2014 in Meetings

Greetings Commodore Friends! Below you check out the pictures showcasing our July 4, 2014 Commodore Computer Meeting, enjoy!

Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000 computers on hand at the C64 Club meeting:

Amiga 500 - Amiga 2000 - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore 64 (64c) computer playing the Space Taxi game, Phoenix CPS-10 power supply and classic Atari 2600 joystick:

Commodore 64 64c, Phoenix CPS-10 power supply - Commodore Computer Club

Thanks to Paul for bringing his Atari 800XL computer along with a pile of game cartridges including Choplifter:

Atari 800XL Choplifter Game - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Friends, Commodore Computer Club members and guests socializing at the monthly meeting at Pied Piper Pizza:

Commodore C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

Conrad’s 100% working Commodore 16 (C16) computer with matching C2N Cassette Unit connected up to an Apple Monitor III (A3M0039) green phosphor monochrome screen:

Commodore 16 C16 with Apple III Monitor - Commodore Computer Club

C64c, Apple IIgs and Apple IIe computers on hand for retro computer enthusiasts to enjoy:

C64, Apple IIgs, Apple IIe - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members, friends and guests socializing at the meeting:

C64 Friends Socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Everyone enjoying Commodore Amiga 500, Amiga 2000 and Atari 800XL Presentations:

Amiga 500, Amiga 2000, Atari 800XL Presentations - Commodore Computer Club

Playing some Oregon Trail, a C64 Club favorite on the Apple IIe computer with a run #3 CFFA 3000 card installed:

Oregon Trail Apple IIe - Commodore Computer Club

Uh oh! Commodore Computer Club member and Amiga enthusiast Sal has died of dysentery while on the Oregon Trail hehe…

SAL died of dysentery Oregon Trail Apple II - Commodore Computer Club

Showcasing the Commodore 64c and Apple IIe computers at the club meeting:

Commodore 64c C64c, Apple II - Commodore Computer Club

Lemmings, a C64 Club favorite being played on the Amiga 500 computer:

Lemmings Game Amiga 500 - Commodore Computer Club

A huge “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 August 1, 2014. We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

Posted by Commodore Computer Club on July 4, 2014 in C64, Videos

Today is the 4th of July in the USA, the day we celebrate our independence, so the Commodore Computer Club thought it would be cool to show off the 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.

A little later this evening will be our monthly Commodore Computer Club meeting, so if you’re around and looking for something fun to do, come join us in celebrating our Independence.

Happy 4th of July 2014 from the PDX Commodore Computer Club and Users Group!

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

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

Since this meeting falls on the 4th of July 2014, we’re expecting it to be pretty light in member attendance, but if you’re around, feel free to come hang out with us and celebrate our Independence.

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 July 4, 2014 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • Amiga 500 and Amiga 2000 computers
  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • C64 EasyFlash and EasyFlash 3 video game cartridges
  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100′s of games, demos and programs
  • Vintage Apple IIe with Color Monitor and CFFA3000 card loaded up with games
  • 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 July 4, 2014. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on June 10, 2014 in Meetings

Greetings Commodore Friends! Below you check out the pictures showcasing our June 6, 2014 Commodore Computer Meeting, enjoy!

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Sal says “thumbs up for Amiga 2000 audio and video presentations” at the PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

Amiga 2000 - Amiga 500 - C64 Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club members tinkering and hacking away on some retro printed circuit boards:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

The super rare and expensive Magical Chase game for the TurboGrafx-16 being showcased and Toy Bizarre on a C64c computer:

TurboGrafx 16 - C64 Commodore Computer Club

Sal getting his Amiga 2000 and Amiga 500 computers setup for the audio and video presentation with some amazing demos:

Amiga 2000 Demo Presentation - C64 Commodore Computer Club

Here we can see Jonathan’s vintage Apple IIe running Flapple Bird aka Flappy Bird at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

Apple IIe Flapple Bird Flappy Bird CFFA3000 - C64 Commodore Computer Club

Long time Commodore Computer Club member Dan doing some high voltage monitor repair during tinker time:

Monitor Repair Hacking - C64 Commodore Computer Club

Sal and Conrad playing some games on the Amiga 2000 that was modded and tricked out like nobody’s business… only the Amiga makes it possible:

Amiga 2000 Lemmings Game - C64 Commodore Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club members and guests socializing at the Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

It’s so great seeing all smiles, happy faces and good times by all at the C64 Club meeting:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Members since the club started back in April 2010, Tommy and Greg chilling out at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Jon, Jeff, Dan and Greg having some great conversations about some upcoming Commodore and other retro computer projects:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Sal, Michael, Jonathan and even Conrad (poking his up from behind) watching Amiga 2000 demo presentations:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Retro game time on Amiga 2000 and Amiga 500 computers. Thanks again to club member Sal for bringing his pretty cool Amiga hardware:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

A huge “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 July 4, 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 June 1, 2014 in Meetings

The next PDX Commodore Computer Club meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 6, 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.

This month marks the 4-year anniversary of having out Commodore Computer Club and User Group meetings at Pied Piper Pizza! Come celebrate with us!

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 June 6, 2014 PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting:

  • Multiple Commodore 64 (C64) computers with JiffyDOS
  • Amiga 2000 computers and hard drive emulators
  • TurboGrafx-16 with a ton of games including Magical Chase
  • VIC-20 with Mega-Cart loaded with 100′s of games, demos and programs
  • Apple IIe with Color Monitor and lots of gaming software
  • 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 June 6, 2014. Come to learn, come to share.

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Posted by Commodore Computer Club on May 20, 2014 in Meetings

Greetings Programs! Below you check out the pictures showcasing our May 2, 2014 Commodore Computer Meeting, enjoy!

The Commodore 64 game M.U.L.E. being played on a C64c computer and served up by a Commodore Flyer:

Commodore Flyer EasyFlash 3 MULE C64 M.U.L.E. Game - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy enjoying a round of GORF on the mini bartop coin-op arcade machine:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Always on hand, a Commodore 64c and original bread bin C64 with JiffyDOS installed for members and guests to get their 8-bit retro computing on at the C64 Club meetings:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Tons of awesome gaming gear available on our club’s buy, sell, trade and free tables. Always a hit at our monthly meetings:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Greg playing Sinistar on the mini bartop coin-op arcade machine. You can also see a Commodore 64c running the Space Taxi game:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Tommy with his usual “crazy face” which we love and Jeff playing some Zork being served up by a Raspberry Pi:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Jeff is all smiles while checking out all the Amiga stuff for sale and trade at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Commodore friends, club members and guests enjoying socializing at Pied Piper Pizza who have been hosting our meetings for over 4 years now:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Not something you see everyday, a Commodore Plus/4 computer in clean, working condition. Thanks to Conrad for showcasing it at the meeting:

Commodore Plus 4 - C64 Commodore Computer Club

A’Eric (the Ultimate Collector) enjoying a few rounds of Super Mario Bros on the mini arcade machine on hand at the monthly C64 club user group meeting:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Conrad and Tommy working on a Commodore 16 computer, also not something you see everyday, a working C16 computer:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Jeff and Greg playing Zork on the Raspberry Pi mini computer. The next move is to open the mail box, get the leaflet, then read it:

C64 Commodore Computer Club

Here we can see a up close and personal screen shot of the game Zork being featured on a Raspberry Pi and a Digital monitor:

Zork Digital Raspberry Pi - C64 Commodore Computer Club

Take a look, the Raspberry Pi computer installed in a mini computer case. Pretty cool!

Raspberry Pi - C64 Commodore Computer Club

Multiple Commodore 64 computers on hand for everyone to enjoy and play lots of awesome 8-bit classic video games:

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 greatly appreciated.

As always, yes we will still have our upcoming first Friday of the month PDX C64 Club meeting June 6, 2014 – same bat time, same bat channel.

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