Our February 3, 2012 first Friday of the month PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting was a lot of fun!

Here’s a list with some of the meeting highlights and retro fun that took place:

  • Played games on multiple Commodore 64’s and 64c’s
  • C64 Magic Voice Speech Module with Gorf and Wizard of Wor
  • Multiple Commodore Flyer’s on hand
  • VIC 20 game time using the Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s games
  • Show and Tell with club member hardware, software and more
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment

PDX Commodore Computer Club members and guests also enjoyed:

  • Custom made Commodore video and serial cables
  • The “Wives Club” (board games, cards, wine, etc.)
  • EasyFlash game cartridge fun
  • Played Vector Pilot aka Time Pilot Vectrex homebrew game
  • A lot of buy, sell, trade and free deals took place
  • All you can eat Pied Piper Pizza dinner buffet

Check out some of our C64 Club meeting pictures below. Enjoy!

Commodore Club members, guests and C64 friends enjoying some awesome friendly retro computing and gaming related conversations:

C64Friends C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Flyer serving up some games, Space Taxi a club favorite and Dragon Fire games being played during game time:

C64 Flyer, Space Taxi, VIC-20 Dragon Fire Games - Commodore Computer Club

Vectrex console with Vector Pilot/Time Pilot Homebrew game, two Commodore 64 computers and a VIC-20 all on hand for people to enjoy some retro computing fun:

Vectrex Vector Pilot, C64, VIC 20 - Commodore Computer Club

Chris enjoying a little Vector Pilot being played on the Vectrex video game console:

Vector Pilot Time Pilot Vectrex Homebrew Game - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy playing Wizard of Wor connected up to the C64 Magic Voice Speech Module we had at the recent Commodore Computer Club meeting:

C64 Magic Voice Speech Module Wizard of Wor - Commodore Computer Club

The game Crazy Comets being served up by the Commodore Flyer. Crazy Comets has an awesome soundtrack that you can just sit and listed to for hours:

Commodore Flyer Crazy Comets Game - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s a nice screen shot of the game Crazy Comets being displayed on a Commodore 1702 color monitor:

C64 Crazy Comets Game - Commodore Computer Club

Thumbs up for the Pacific Northwest PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club in Vancouver, Washington:

PDX Commodore Users Group - Commodore Computer Club Vancouver, Washington

Tommy checking out the game Gorf on the Commodore 64 computer plugged into the Magic Voice Speech Module:

Gorf Magic Voice Speech Module - Commodore Computer Club

Paul playing the game Karateka which we had loaded up via the Commodore Flyer Internet Modem and Disk Drive Emulator:

Karateka C64 Game - Commodore Computer Club

Think Geek (ThinkGeek) iCade mini arcade cabinet with an Apple iPad running MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator). You can also see Jeff’s Amiga 4000 off to the side:

iCade arcade, iPad, MAME, Amiga 4000 - Commodore Computer Club

Greg using his Commodore 64c computer connected up to his personal Commodore Flyer and an EasyFlash cartridge:

Flyer, EasyFlash cartridge - Commodore Computer Club

If you haven’t played the game Warhawk on the Commodore 64, you need to check it out. Super fun shooter:

C64 Warhawk Game - Commodore Computer Club

Captain Morgan and Chris checking out a very unique joystick controller:

Captain Morgan, Chris Joystick controller - Commodore Computer Club

Dan doing some tinkering and hacking on one of Conrad’s vintage computer items he brought to the C64 Club meeting:

Tinker Time and Computer Hacking - Commodore Computer Club

Check out the Weller soldering station we had setup at the meeting to work on retro computers, make custom video and serial cables or anything else we wanted to tinker or hack:

Commodore Computer Club

As always we have C64 Club Members, guests and Commodore friends socializing at the meeting which is always a good time:

C64 Friends Socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Paul watching Tommy playing the game Karateka which was a huge hit at the meeting:

Karateka C64 Game - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy prefers the keyboard controls for Karateka over the joystick. He says you get better control of the game this way:

Karateka C64 Game Keyboard Controls - Commodore Computer Club

The girls playing some Burger Time ’97 on the C64 and Crossfire on the Commodore VIC-20:

Burger Time '97 Crossfire - Commodore Computer Club

Wizard of Wor was another club favorite during game time especially with the C64 Magic Voice Speech Module connected up to provide a true arcade experience:

C64 Magic Voice Speech Module Wizard of Wor - Commodore Computer Club

Jeff doing a Commodore Amiga 4000 computer presentation while Tommy and other club members watch and learn:

Amiga 4000 Presentation - Commodore Computer Club

Up close and personal with the Commodore 64 Magic Voice Speech Module complete in box:

C64 Magic Voice Speech Module Complete In Box - Commodore Computer Club

Marcy playing Burger Time ’97 on the Commodore 64. Apparently Burger Time is one of her favorite games to play:

C64 Burger Time '97 Game - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s a nice screen shot of the game Burger Time ’97 being displayed on a Commodore 1702 color monitor:

C64 Burger Time '97 Game - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Friends socializing at the Commodore Computer Club:

C64 Friends - Commodore Computer Club

The game Spy Hunter being played by Marcy which was being served up thanks to one of the EasyFlash cartridges we had at the meeting:

Spy Hunter Game EasyFlash cartridge - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank you” to everyone from the Pacific Northwest and beyond who continues to support and attend our Commodore Computer Club meetings. It’s greatly appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting will be Friday March 2, 2012, so be sure to mark it down on your calendar. We hope to see you at the next meeting! Come to learn, come to share.

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