Our January 6, 2012 first Friday of the month PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting was awesome with a side of winning!

Here’s a brief bullet list with some of the highlights that took place:

  • Celebrated the 30th birthday of the Commodore 64 with a raffle
  • Played games on multiple Commodore 64’s and 64c’s
  • Commodore Flyer prototype enclosure presentation
  • VIC 20 game time using the Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s games
  • Copied real floppy disks to digital files (D64, D71 and D81)
  • Show and Tell with club member hardware, software and more
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment

We also enjoyed the following:

  • The “Wives Club” (board games, cards, wine, etc.)
  • EasyFlash game cartridge fun
  • Game time on multiple Vectrex video game consoles
  • 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!

We started out the evening with a little game time on the various Commodore 64, 1541 disk drive and VIC-20 computers present at the meeting:

Game time - Commodore Computer Club

The Vectrex is always welcomed at the C64 club meetings. This time we had 3 fully restored and working Vectrex consoles for everyone to use along with a Commodore SX-64:

Vectrex game time, SX-64 - Commodore Computer Club

Here we have a Commodore Computer Club exclusive, a Flyer prototype case enclosure that we plan on producing in volume. Keep an eye on CommodoreFlyer.com for more information:

Flyer Enclosure Prototype - Commodore Computer Club

In this picture you can see a Flyer on top of a 1541 disk drive, 1702 color monitor, C64 computer with an EasyFlash cartridge and the prototype Commodore Flyer case enclosure:

Flyer Enclosure Prototype, EasyFlash Cartridge - Commodore Computer Club

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

Socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Kevin Savetz doing some Commodore 1541 floppy disk transfers to digital files (D64, D71 and D81). We ended up using Flyer to get the digital files created:

Kevin Floppy Disk Transfers - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club Members, guests and Commodore friends socializing at the meeting:

Socializing - Commodore Computer Club

“One, two, three ah ha ha ha ha” (reference The Count from Sesame Street) Vectrex game consoles on hand for gaming time at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

Vectrex game time - Commodore Computer Club

Chuck Van Pelt (Recycled Gamer) showing John Hancock his custom “recycled” retro controllers for the Vectrex:

Chuck showing John his custom Vectrex controllers - Commodore Computer Club

Seth playing the classic Commodore 64 game BC Quest For Tires. You can also see a VIC-20 with MegaCart and a complete in box C64 in the background:

Seth playing C64 BC Quest For Tires - Commodore Computer Club

“Captain Morgan” was the winner of the complete in box Commodore 64 with sealed software we raffled off in celebration of the 30th birthday of the Commodore 64 computer:

Captain Morgan Raffle Winner - Commodore Computer Club

Here we have the “Wives Club” playing the card game Apples to Apples which is a party game originally published by Out of the Box Publishing, and now published by Mattel:

Wives Club playing cards - Commodore Computer Club

Up close and personal with some of the cards from the game Apples to Apples along with Rebecca doing a peace sign:

Apples to Apples card game - Commodore Computer Club

Long standing club member Tommy all smiles while he plays the game James Bond for the first time which is archived on one of the many EasyFlash cartridges on hand:

Tom playing James Bond C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Playing a C64 club favorite Hard Hat Mack on the Commodore SX-64 computer using a classic WICO joystick:

SX-64 Hard Hat Mack game - Commodore Computer Club

Michael and Dan having a discussion about retro computers and various homebrew projects:

Michael and Dan socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy playing the Activision classic Pitfall on the Commodore 64. Pitfall made it’s first debut on the Atari 2600:

Tom playing C64 Pitfall by David Crane - Commodore Computer Club

Another Activision classic H.E.R.O (HERO) being played during game time at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

C64 HERO Activision game - Commodore Computer Club

Towards the end of the evening we had a Wizard of Wor game competition. A lot of people really got into it which was a lot of fun:

C64 Wizard of Wor - Commodore Computer Club

John Hancock watching the Wizard of Wor competition being played on his personal Commodore 64 computer he brought to the meeting:

C64 Wizard of Wor - 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 February 3, 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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