Our November 4, 2011 monthly Friday night PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club meeting was a super success!

Here’s a brief list detailing out some of the highlights that took place:

  • Played games on multiple Commodore 64’s and 64c’s
  • VIC 20 game time using the Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s games
  • Amiga 500 A500 games and utilities fun
  • Game time on an original Xbox video game console
  • Multiplayer Bomberman on the Sega Saturn
  • A lot of buy, sell, trade and free deals took place
  • All you can eat Pied Piper Pizza dinner buffet enjoyed by all

We also enjoyed the following:

  • Presentation of Flyer (formerly Pilot) internet device
  • Show and Tell with club member hardware, software and more
  • DEC PDP-11 computer, connected to a VT100 terminal demo by Earl Evans
  • Showcasing a Mattel Aquarius computer
  • Sony Hitbit HB-F1XV Presentation
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment

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

Up close and personal with Flyer, the internet modem and disk drive emulator for Commodore 8-bit computers designed and built by C64 Club member Brandon:

Flyer formerly Pilot - Commodore Computer Club

We downloaded Berzerk Redux from the internet using Flyer, then played it on the Commodore 64 computer:

Berzerk Redux - Commodore Computer Club

Another nice turn out for our monthly C64 Club meeting as seen here by all the socializing going on at the Commodore club meeting:

Socializing at the meeting - Commodore Computer Club

Box of Commodore 64 floppy disks sitting on top of the computer power station:

C64 Floppy Disks - Commodore Computer Club

MSD SD-2 Dual Floppy Disk Drive, VIC-20 with Mega-Cart playing the game Black Hole:

MSD SD-2 Disk Drive - Commodore Computer Club

Sony Hitbit HB-F1XV vintage computer on display at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

Sony F1-XV - Commodore Computer Club

Multiplayer Bomberman on the Sega Saturn. Thanks to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo staff for providing the setup for our meeting:

Bomberman on the Sega Saturn - Commodore Computer Club

PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club members enjoying a little game time on the C64 and VIC-20 on hand at the meeting:

Commodore 64 VIC-20 Game Time - Commodore Computer Club

Amiga 500 (A500) with external floppy drive and a huge box of Amiga software which included games, utilities and various other Amiga software:

Amiga 500 - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore VIC-20 computer using the MSD-SD2 floppy drive to load classic video games:

MSD SD-2 VIC-20 - Commodore Computer Club

You can always find a good deal at the Commodore Computer Club’s Buy, Sell, Trade and Free Tables setup at our C64 Club meetings:

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

Vintage DEC PDP-11 computer, connected to a VT100 terminal being showcased by Earl Evans from the Retrobits Podcast:

DEC PDP-11 VT100 terminal Retrobits Podcast - Commodore Computer Club

Playing a little Wizard of Wor on the Commodore 64. Wizard of Wor was a huge hit at the meeting and received a lot of gameplay:

C64 Wizard of Wor - Commodore Computer Club

Frogger ’07 being played via the VIC-20 Mega-Cart that’s always on hand at our C64 Club meetings:

VIC-20 Frogger 07 - Commodore Computer Club

VIC-20 computer, color monitor and CN2 Cassette Unit that belongs to Seth, a C64 Club member. This is the first time in years that his system has been up and running:

VIC-20, CN2 Cassette Unit - Commodore Computer Club

Mattel Aquarius computer complete with the the Aquarius Mini Expander being showcased. Thank you Morgan for bringing some of your retro goodness to the meeting:

Mattel Aquarius computer - Commodore Computer Club

Here you can see a PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club member testing out the Mattel Aquarius computer:

Mattel Aquarius computer - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club member Tommy kicking back while reading his new Amiga 500 book that he acquired from the buy, sell, trade and free tables:

Amiga 500 book manual - Commodore Computer Club

In this picture you can see the huge attendance at our recent Commodore Computer Club meeting. We always have a good time socializing:

Socializing at the meeting - Commodore Computer Club

Here you can see what we are now calling “The Wives Club” playing a combination card and board game at the C64 club meeting:

Wives Club - Commodore Computer Club

Look out, the Wives Club now has wine to drink while playing games and socializing. It’s so nice that the women of all the geek men can have fun at the meetings too:

Wives Club - Commodore Computer Club

Earl Evans doing a little programming on his recently acquired DEC PDP-11 computer, connected to a VT100 terminal:

DEC PDP-11 VT100 terminal - Commodore Computer Club

Gregory watching Chuck from the PRGE playing a serious game of Berzerk Redux on the Commodore 64. Chicken, fight like a robot:

Berzerk Redux - Commodore Computer Club

There are always multiple Commodore 64’s setup with EasyFlash cartridges at our meetings loaded up with classic video games:

EasyFlash cartridge Easy Flash - Commodore Computer Club

Members and guests enjoying a little game time on the C64 and VIC-20 on hand at the meeting:

Gametime Game Time - Commodore Computer Club

For a little added excitement, we fired up an original Xbox and played some multiplayer Halo at the Commodore Computer Club meeting:

Xbox Halo - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy playing a little Arkanoid by Taito on his Amiga 500 computer:

Amiga Arkanoid by Taito - Commodore Computer Club

Toy Bizarre by Activision being played during game time. This is such a fun game. If you haven’t tried it, come down to a Commodore Computer Club meeting. Free games to play!

Toy Bizarre by Activision - Commodore Computer Club

“Thank you” to everyone who continues attending and supporting our Commodore Computer Club meetings from all over PDX. It’s greatly appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting will be Friday December 2, 2011, 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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