Our September 2, 2011 monthly Friday night Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting was a super success!

Here’s a quick list with some of the highlights of what took place:

  • Enjoyed some game time on the Commodore 64
  • VIC 20 Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s games got a lot of play
  • Show and Tell with club member hardware, software and more
  • Game time on the Intellivision retro console
  • Tinker Time: Hacking, Coding, Exploring new hardware, Cleaning of equipment
  • 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 a few club member presentations and demos:

  • Commodore Club Member Show & Tell
  • Intellivision Donkey Kong Arcade homebrew demo
  • Commodore 128 (C128) custom modifications
  • Hands on with Flyer (formerly Pilot) internet device
  • Trying to revive a vintage Apple III computer

A lot of exciting things were taking place at the meeting and we even remembered to capture a few of the rad moments on camera. Check out some of our meeting photos below. Enjoy!

Having some tasty dinner at Pied Piper Pizza while enjoying awesome friendly Commodore related conversations:

Dinner at Pied Piper Pizza - Commodore Computer Club

Jumpman Junior is always a hit during game time at the Commodore Computer Club. You can see Artillery Dual on the VIC-20 in the background:

Jumpman Junior on the C64 - Commodore Computer Club

Brandon and Dan discussing the Flyer (formerly Pilot) an internet modem and drive emulation peripheral compatible with the entire line of Commodore 8-bit computers including the PET :

Brandon and Dan discussing LCD's for Commodore Flyer - Commodore Computer Club

Here’s a picture showing Conrad’s Apple III motherboard PCB which is now one step closer to working 100% thanks to various Commodore Computer Club members jumping in to help:

Vintage Apple III - Commodore Computer Club

Tinker time at the PDX Commodore Computer Club with member Dan working on Conrad’s vintage Apple III computer motherboard:

Dan working on Apple III - 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

Game time playing Frogger on the VIC-20 using the Mega-Cart:

Game time - Commodore Computer Club

Dan, Conrad and Ivan enjoying tinker time and repairs at the C64 club meeting:

Tinker time - Commodore Computer Club

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

Members and Guests socializing - Commodore Computer Club

Everyone always has a good time playing Commodore 64 and VIC-20 computer games at our C64 Club meetings:

Playing C64 games - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore 1541 disk drive modifications and repairs being discussed:

1541 modifications and repair - Commodore Computer Club

The classic game Ms. Pac-Man being played on the Commodore 64c using a Atari 2600 joystick for the controls:

Ms Pac-Man on the Commodore 64C - Commodore Computer Club

Members, guests and friends hanging out chatting about Commodore computers and the upcoming 6th annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo:

Socializing at the meeting - Commodore Computer Club

Here are a few PDX Commodore Users Group and Computer Club members representing:

Members representing - Commodore Computer Club

Playing games on one of the Commodore 64 and VIC-20 computers at the meeting:

Game time - Commodore Computer Club

Gregory, Brandon and Ivan checking out some cool Commodore 128 custom hardware modifications:

C128 repair and modifications - Commodore Computer Club

Enjoying some games on the Commodore 64 using the EasyFlash cartridge and on the VIC-20 using the Mega-Cart:

Game time - Commodore Computer Club

Can you name the games being displayed on the Commodore 1702 monitors in the below picture? Let us know in the comments:

Game time - Commodore Computer Club

Ivan discussing his latest Commodore 128 with Tommy that he recently acquired which has a few custom ROM chips that add some pretty cool disk drive functionality:

Commodore 128 C128 custom ROM chips - Commodore Computer Club

Greg playing a few games of Moon Patrol on the Commodore 64:

Game time - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy, Ian and Ivan discussing the C128 custom ROM chips while enjoying some tasty Pied Piper Pizza food:

C128 Commodore 128 Custom ROM's- Commodore Computer Club

C64 Club members Gregory, Jeremy, Chris and Jesse socializing at the meeting:

Members socializing at the meeting - Commodore Computer Club

A’Eric aka the AllConsoleGamer and his brother Aaron playing Artillery Dual on the Commodore VIC-20 computer:

Artillery Dual on the VIC-20 - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy and Ian playing Toy Bizarre by Activision on the JiffyDOS powered Commodore 64:

C64 Toy Bizarre - Commodore Computer Club

Looking inside Ivan’s Commodore 128 with custom ROM chips and toggle switch:

Looking inside the C128 - Commodore Computer Club

Checking out a presentation on the recently released Intellivision homebrew of Donkey Kong Arcade by Carl Mueller Jr. Special thanks to Morgan for bring it to the meeting:

Intellivision Donkey Kong Arcade - Commodore Computer Club

Chris playing the Intellivision homebrew of Donkey Kong Arcade:

Intellivision Donkey Kong Gameplay - Commodore Computer Club

Jeremy and Morgan battling it out on a two player Commodore 64 Flight Simulator game:

Playing a C64 Flight Simulator - Commodore Computer Club

As always, a giant “Thank you” to everyone who continues attending our Commodore Computer Club meetings from all over the Pacific Northwest. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

Our next scheduled meeting will be Friday October 7, 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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