Below are the highlights with photos from our September 7, 2012 Commodore Computer Club and Users Group meeting:

  • Played classic video games on the Commodore 64 computer
  • The “Wives Club” with cards, board games, socializing, etc.
  • VIC-20 game time using the Mega-Cart loaded with 100’s games

Retro computing and gaming presentations:

  • C64 vs VIC-20: Comparing the game Donkey Kong
  • Running Commodore BASIC on the Apple iPad (jailbreak)
  • Hands on with the Atari 2600 Flashback 2 Game Console
  • Demo: VICE C64 Emulator

PDX Commodore Computer Club members and guests also enjoyed:

  • Show and Tell with club member hardware, software and more
  • 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

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

The game Ms Pac-Man being played on the Commodore VIC 20 computer:

Ms Pac-Man on the VIC 20 - Commodore Computer Club

Retro collection of vintage Commodore Pins showcased during show and tell time at the C64 Club meeting:

Retro collection of vintage Commodore Pins - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy and Morgan chatting about the Atari 2600 game Pitfall. You can see the Wives Club in the background playing a board game:

Tommy, Morgan, Atari 2600 Pitfall Shirt, Wives Club - Commodore Computer Club

Speaking of the Atari 2600 Pitfall game, here’s a screen shot showing the awesome gameplay programmed and designed by video game pioneer David Crane:

Atari 2600 Pitfall game by David Crane - Commodore Computer Club

Defender for the Commodore 64 computer, a club favorite:

Defender game on the C64 - Commodore Computer Club

We did a C64 vs VIC-20 game competition comparing the game Donkey Kong on both systems. First we have the C64 version:

C64 Donkey Kong - Commodore Computer Club

Now we can see the Commodore VIC-20 version. Which one is the winner? You decide:

VIC-20 Donkey Kong - Commodore Computer Club

Long time club member Tommy listening to 8-bit chip tunes on Conrad’s gaming and music PC he showcased at the meeting:

Tommy and Conrad listening to 8-bit chip tunes - Commodore Computer Club

Here we can see the game Kickman being played during gametime:

Kickman game being played during gametime - Commodore Computer Club

Root beer Tapper for the C64 was a lost leader at the meeting. Someone needs to make a homebrew version of this game adding in the Budweiser logo like the coin-op version:

Tapper game for the Commodore 64 - Commodore Computer Club

Here we can see club member Seth enjoying the Atari 2600 game Missile Command being played on the Atari Flashback 2 game console:

Atari 2600 Missile Command - Commodore Computer Club

Club member Mike saying “whooo Commodore BASIC running on an Apple iPad” is pretty cool:

Mike saying whooo Commodore computers are cool - Commodore Computer Club

Here we can see the Commodore 64 boot screen on the Apple iPad:

Apple iPad C64 Emulator - Commodore Computer Club

Take a look, here it is, Commodore 64 BASIC ready to be loaded on the Apple iPad:

Apple iPad running C64 BASIC - Commodore Computer Club

The Commodore 64 cartridge Wizard of Wor received a lot of game play during the monthly PDX Commodore Users Group meeting:

Commodore 64 Wizard of Wor game - Commodore Computer Club

Seattle, WA based club member Conrad decided he wanted to do some research on VICE, the C64 Emulator for modern day computers:

VICE C64 Emulator - Commodore Computer Club

Commodore Computer Club members enjoying a little C64 Spy Hunter and VIC-20 Centipede gaming action:

C64 Spy Hunter and VIC-20 Centipede game time - Commodore Computer Club

C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV (hardware design by Jeri Ellsworth) always on hand at the meeting:

C64 Direct-to-TV C64DTV by Jeri Ellsworth - Commodore Computer Club

Popeye is a really fun platform game available on cartridge to play on the Commodore 64 as seen here:

Popeye for the Commodore 64 C64 computer - Commodore Computer Club

Always something for everyone on the Buy, Sell, Free and Trade tables at the C64 Club:

Buy, Sell, Trade Tables - Commodore Computer Club

We did a ton of game playing at the meeting which was really nice. Here is a screen shot of Moon Patrol for the Commodore 64:

Moon Patrol for the C64 Commodore 64 - Commodore Computer Club

As seen here, the game Blue Max which is sort of like Zaxxon for the C64 being served up by the Commodore EasyFlash cartridge:

Playing Blue Max during gametime - Commodore Computer Club

Tommy playing QBert. Apparently he’s a Q*bert gaming master. He kicked everyone’s butt who dared to challenge him to a game:

Tommy playing QBert Q Bert Q*Bert game - Commodore Computer Club

Seth enjoying some Atari 2600 River Raid which looks amazing for a game that’s 30 years old:

Atari 2600 River Raid - Commodore Computer Club

As always, “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 will be Friday October 5, 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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